Cookery book, 'Mainly for Nurses and Bachelor Girls', M.P. Shepherd, Australia, [1920-1930].
Softcover cookery book bound in blue card with blue cord through two holes. It contains 128 pages of single-sided printed text, black and white printed photographs, title page, forward, frontispiece and index. The title is embossed on the front cover and the owner's signature is inscribed in black pen on the side of the front cover and title page.
The book consists primarily of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes. There are several illustrations throughout accompanied by aphorisms from people such as George Bernard Shaw. At the end are several menu suggestions for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner.
An introductory page describes the compiler M.P. Shepherd as cookery teacher and lists the hospitals and institutions she/he has worked in throughout Sydney and NSW. A second page describes the purpose of the book as educating nurses and young single women 'bachelor girls' in the practicalities of cooking. There are no publishing details.
Recipe for cheese and walnut loaf on cardboard inserted in cookery book.