Millions today are rethinking priorities & seeking to rediscover life's simpler pleasures. First published in 1990, Mrs. Sharp's Traditions is dedicated to the charms & style of a family-centered life. Completely redesigned & revised, Sarah Ban Breathnach's classic first book is back, filled with nostalgic suggestions & contemporary resources for recreating the pleasures, pastimes, & celebrations of the Victorian home. Ban Breathnach offers step-by-step advice on preparing a traditional family dinner, hosting a taffy pull, baking Irish soda bread, throwing an ice-cream social, making a scarecrow, & dozens of other recipes, crafts, & events. Heartwarming & endlessly inspiring, this beautiful keepsake volume evokes the warmth of a bygone era through the wisdom of Mrs. E. F. Sharp, a fictional Victorian "literary domestic" who believes that the home arts--cooking, decorating, crafts, & family recreation--are not second-rate burdens but among a parent's (and spouse's) most satisfying accomplishments. "Sarah Ban Breathnach speaks to the very modern soul of frazzled women who suffer from a lethal sense of impossible expectation." --USA Today.Breathnach, Sarah Ban is the author of 'Sarah Ban Breathnach's Mrs. Sharp's Traditions Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort & Joy' with ISBN 9780743210768 and ISBN 074321076X.