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Thrifty

Living the Frugal Life With Style

Harris, Marjorie

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Thrifty
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Best-selling author Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide to living the richly frugal life. From tips on how to haggle to becoming a frugal fashionista, maintaining your home on a budget, and thrifty gardening, travel, and entertainment, Harris provides essential guidelines to living a quality life on less. Written in her trademark witty, engaging, and accessible style, Thrifty is packed with simple and savvy tips drawn from Harris' own fulfilled, thrifty experience. Bonus tips come from renowned experts such as best-selling author Margaret Atwood, chef Jamie Kennedy, actor R. H. Thomson, travel writer Sylvia Fraser, and The Globe and Mail's style columnists.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2010
ISBN: 088784832X
9780887848322
Branch Call Number: 640.73 H3151t 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 211 p. ;,20 cm

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Thrift is an old-fashioned value, but this book brings it back and makes frugal look not only achievable, but good.


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Mar 04, 2010
  • silverlady rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Marjorie's broadening out from her well-loved gardening books but this is still vintage Marjorie. She describes the childhood she and Margaret Atwood experienced, where family circumstances meant that they learned to do a lot while young. She still subscribes to the "thrifty" lifestyle which is currently in vogue with our concern for the environment, "doing more with less"!

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