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Lucy H Yates

Lucy Helen Yates (1863-1935) was born in Nottingham, the daughter of a lacemaker. She began writing for the Girls’ Own Paper and other periodicals, contributing both short stories and advice on cookery and housekeeping. Her first book was The Profession of Cookery from a French Point of View (!894), while The Convalescent's Diet appeared in 1901. She was a suffragist and gave lectures on 'The Financial Independence of Women’, several of her books, such as The Management of Money A Handbook of Finance for Women (1903) and Business Matters for Women Simply Explained (1908) dealing with this subject. In 1912 she wrote  In Camp and Kitchen: A Handy Guide for Emigrants and Settlers (1912)  (she was at this point living in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea with her elder sister Amy). What's Good to Eat appeared in 1926 and Marriage on Small Means in 1931. She contributed to various periodicals and did some broadcasting for the BBC. The Country Housewife’s Book (1934) was her last book. 

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