I have a feeling that this is definitely your type of book.
The "Monthly Letter" which accompanies the book (as it is a Limited Editions Club book) states:
"We think she [Louisa May Alcott] would have liked the flowered brocade that will cover the boards - chosen by Mr. Clarke because it is reminiscent of a period when young ladies plied a needle as adeptly as they now tune in their favourite TV channel."
The Letter is dated September 1967.
I hope you are happy with your choice Mary!!!
NOTICE TO ALL LIBRARY PATRONS
As you may have noticed, our Head Librarian (Ms. E) has been working extended hours so as to keep up with the growing demand for books. Ms. E. will attempt to finalise all loans by Monday, prior to the closing of the library Tuesday and Wednesday due to the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
Borrowing will resume on Thursday, but only in the afternoon, as excessive consumption of chicken soup, matza balls, gefilte fish, chopped liver, turkey, tsimmes, potato kugel and honey cake is expected.
We thank you in advance for your understanding, and wish you "Shana tova umetuka" - a very good and sweet new year.