The highly successful Retronaut blog looks at the past as it has never been looked at before. Here, in the first of a new series of Retronaut books, the site's founder, Chris Wild, brings together an astonishing and thought-provoking collection of photographs from the hidden and forgotten corners of the archives. Often witty and entertaining, but also thought-provoking and at times puzzling, the images are chosen to shift our perceptions of history, making us think and look again. Starting with a crowd-pleasingly humourous selection, The Retronaut Guide to Raising Children is certain to raise a smile when you discover what our ancestors considered to be good parenting in the days before the 'care' was put into childcare. Designed to raise a smile in our politically correct world, this makes a perfect gift for a new parent, and anyone who needs reminding that modern parents are not as bad as all that.