Found a lovely bargain today in a 10p book box at my local charity shop. Have checked the Amazon and it turns out not to be rare or valuable, but a real treat none the less!
It's a pre-war edition of The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Needlecraft, and it's a wonderfully comprehensive guide to sewing and knitting. There's info on how to design patterns, make do and mend tips on just about everything from gloves to bed linen and a few fabulous articles such as 'A Chat on Grooming'. There's a couple of chapters I can't imagine getting much use out of (when am I going to work with fur? Never, I hope), but it's still a pretty good looking reference volume.