Sophie Dahl Takes On Mrs. Beeton

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Newishly-minted domestic goddess Sophie Dahl will be fronting a BBC documentary on Isabella Beeton, the author of Victorian Bible Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Despite the authoritative title, the matron in question was 23.

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If memory serves, poor Mrs. Beeton didn't make it much past 23.