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The Thrift Book The Thrift Book is a guide to how to live well while spending less by bestselling writer India KnightFeeling poor because of the credit crunch Feeling guilty because of global warming Feeling like you d like to tighten your belt, but aren t ready to embrace DIY macram handbags No need to panic Put down the economy mince and buy this book instead it s a blueprint for living beautifully, while saving money and easing your conscience India Knight will show you How to make wonderful dinners with every little money How to dress on a budget and still look fabulous How to make friends and start sharing with your neighbours How to holiday imaginatively with barely a carbon footprintTry it you have nothing to lose but your overdraft A blueprint for living well, however broke you are, with thrifty tips on looking fab, cooking, pampering and partying Cosmopolitan The Thrift Book might be the only sure fire investment out there Harper s Bazaar A triumphant treat and a useful and sensible manual IndependentIndia Knight is the author of four novels My Life on a Plate, Don t You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton Her non fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India s Idiot Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India s Idiot Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three childrenFollow India on Twitter indiaknight or on her blog at


10 thoughts on “The Thrift Book

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I thought this would be a good book to read to get some ideas at living cheaper as I embark on my new life of living on a narrowboat Unfortunately, I didn t learn anything new many of the tips I already do and the rest weren t relevant to me things to do with childcare, loans, credit cards, houses etc The author makes assumptions that the reader


  2. Nikkishell Nikkishell says:

    A great book about living on less Even better is that my Wardrobe Refashion website is mentioned in there


  3. Hayley Hayley says:

    Re read this book still some great ideas but slightly dated now.


  4. Dianne Burton Dianne Burton says:

    I enjoyed this book there was a bit of humour in it along with the tips I would say a lot of the tips I already use but for anyone new to saving money and budgeting it just about covers everything I would have given it four stars but the author is very preachy in places and given that she is privileged, as she points out, she could have considered s


  5. Annie Annie says:

    The book is easy and fun to read and I m sure it will be interesting for any money saving newbies.While a lot of specific information, prices and suggested websites are outdated for example some prices have doubled or tripled since the year the book was published the only reason for its three star it still gives a really good insight on how to manage


  6. Suzy Suzy says:

    I ended up skimming a lot of this, as the author s attitude was quite irritating Another review mentioned that she was preachy and I agree I thought I d learn some new tips, but alas there were only directions to websites that I could visit to learninterspersed with personal anecdotes that were not especially interesting Also, call me old fashioned, b


  7. Kathleen Jowitt Kathleen Jowitt says:

    Hints and tips and occasional rants around the general theme of thrift I feel it would beuseful to someone who has been in the habit of spending a great deal and wishes to do less of that, rather than to anyone who hasn t had much to spend in the first place It also assumes a specific lifestyle, where time isn t an issue and shops are accessible I thin


  8. Lucy Lucy says:

    Great ideas.A little out of date now, but some brilliant recipes and general ideas to live very well and save lots


  9. Jai Arun Jai Arun says:

    One time read.


  10. Meredith Meredith says:

    I LOVE India Knight She is such fun to read, so personable and so present on every page It is ten years old now, this book, and yet seems so absolutely prescient


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