Heath Robinson’s Home Front

How to Make Do and Mend in Style

W. Heath Robinson and Cecil Hunt

Heath Robinson’s Home Front

W. Heath Robinson and Cecil Hunt

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

136 pages | 125 halftones | 4 3/4 x 7 | © 2016
Cloth $17.50 ISBN: 9781851244447 Published April 2016 For sale in North America only
Heath Robinson’s Home Front sees the well-loved cartoonist working in collaboration with the writer and humorist Cecil Hunt. Together, they offer hopelessly impractical solutions to some of the most perplexing problems of the day. Pity the poor Briton advised to play his weekly bridge tournament while wearing a gas mask, the gardener who substitutes a complex configuration of magnets in the shortage of simple pea-sticks, or the motorist who must find a way to power her vehicle without gasoline. The result is an amusingly idiosyncratic celebration of the British population’s remarkable ability to “make do and mend.”

Heath Robinson was a household name in Britain, and millions of readers around the world continue to thoroughly enjoy his cartoons today. A classic military-themed compendium, Heath Robinson’s Home Front will be a favorite with fans of the cartoonist’s complicated, fanciful contraptions.

Dugouts—How to disguise and beautify them
Camouflaging a house. Gas masks. Wardens and warnings

Domestic Shortages
Food rationing. Substitutes for food and fuel.
Cooking devices. ETC., etc

Coping with the Black-Out
Collision preventers. How to cross streets in safety.
Parachute dangers

General Economy
Anti-waste mesures. Artful substitutes

Holidays and Recreations
Bringing the holiday to the home. Improving local amenities. 
Glamour in the museums. Progress without petrol

Indoor Recreations
Party games and emergency excitements. Bridge in the gas-mask. Courting by black-out

Crowing your own food
Ideas for householders and municipalities. Gardening gadgets and kitchen contraptions

Making Protection a Pleasure
Air-raid parties. Comfort in the kitchen. Sonia Sensible leads the way

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