2016-07-21

A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

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  • Full Title : A Butler's Guide to Table Manners
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Batsford
  • ISBN Code : 184994413X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Who better to ensure the nation's table manners come up to scratch than an English butler with over 10 years' experience? With the revival in good manners, etiquette, spelling and grammar, this is a timely book on table manners and dining etiquette to ensure grace at the table at all times. Covers all aspects of eating etiquette from napkin folding, cutlery, glasses, bread rolls (never use a knife!) and silver service to how to eat soup, spaghetti, escargots and artichokes and open a bottle of champagne. With diagrams for those tricky table placements and eating actions and a range of tips and hints, the book is the last word on how to eat. It will ensure that you and your family never let the side down whatever the company you keep while dining.


2016-07-21

A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

By Nicholas Clayton
  • Full Title : A Butler's Guide to Table Manners
  • Author : Nicholas Clayton
  • Publisher : Batsford
  • ISBN Code : 184994413X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Who better to ensure the nation's table manners come up to scratch than an English butler with over 10 years' experience? With the revival in good manners, etiquette, spelling and grammar, this is a timely book on table manners and dining etiquette to ensure grace at the table at all times. Covers all aspects of eating etiquette from napkin folding, cutlery, glasses, bread rolls (never use a knife!) and silver service to how to eat soup, spaghetti, escargots and artichokes and open a bottle of champagne. With diagrams for those tricky table placements and eating actions and a range of tips and hints, the book is the last word on how to eat. It will ensure that you and your family never let the side down whatever the company you keep while dining.


2013-04-23

The Butler Speaks

By Charles MacPherson
  • Full Title : The Butler Speaks
  • Author : Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0449015920
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. Now in its fifth printing, this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in a clear, straightforward style. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. Charles MacPherson offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.


2015-04-28

The Pocket Butler

By Charles MacPherson
  • Full Title : The Pocket Butler
  • Author : Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0449016811
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Your favourite butler is back with even more advice to help you succeed in etiquette and entertaining! In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life. In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.


2012-11-06

The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces

By Stanley Ager,Fiona St. Aubyn
  • Full Title : The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces
  • Author : Stanley Ager,Fiona St. Aubyn
  • Publisher : Potter Style
  • ISBN Code : 0385344716
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perched on an island off the shores of Cornwall, England, the soaring castle of St. Michael’s Mount has been home to the St. Aubyn family since 1647. For nearly thirty years, Stanley Ager, one of the most esteemed butlers of the twentieth century, ensured that St. Michael’s Mount was an impeccable place to live and a gracious and welcoming one for guests to visit. Revered by everyone from royalty to the estate staff, Stanley Ager considered it his calling to run a home gracefully and efficiently. Several of the men whom he trained at St. Michael’s Mount went on to serve in the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace and at British embassies throughout the world. But you don’t need a manor to benefit from Ager’s wisdom on homekeeping. This carefully detailed, charmingly illustrated, eminently useful volume offers important insights and techniques, including how to: Wipe a glass—or a chandelier—until it sparkles *** Fold napkins precisely—in six different ways *** Polish furniture—or silver—to a mirror finish *** Lay a beautiful table and serve a meal impeccably *** Brush, buff, and maintain any manner of clothes and footwear *** Fold and pack for a trip—for business or pleasure *** Select and pour wine *** Stage “impromptu” romantic picnics *** And, among other graces, open a door soundlessly, roll an umbrella perfectly, and iron a newspaper


2013-01-01

Book of Etiquette

By Lillian Eichler
  • Full Title : Book of Etiquette
  • Author : Lillian Eichler
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1605209767
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The only serious competitor to Emily Post as etiquette maven to America between the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt. This is the guide to good manners she produced in 1921, mining her own experience as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it was a huge hit with those aspiring to a grander station. Volume I covers: [ why it pays to be agreeable [ the secret of social success [ engagements and weddings [ how and when to make an introduction [ the intricacies of the social call [ calling cards for the young lady, the married couple, and others [ correspondence and invitations [ appropriate dress for children [ addressing titled people [ and much more.


2013-09-01

24 Karat Etiquette

By Lisa Gache
  • Full Title : 24 Karat Etiquette
  • Author : Lisa Gache
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1628734191
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything—except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents’ unique social dilemmas through the eyes of an etiquette expert, tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. Not only does Lisa rule the roost at her in-town manners school, but her services are also in demand across the globe. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster over the years. In today’s technological world, Lisa counsels clients on more than their table manners. Thanks to the explosion of social media, netiquette is a vital new discipline. If a tweet hits the fan, it doesn’t matter if you’re a “nobody” or a “somebody”; repercussions are real and sometimes devastating. Everyone, regardless of their proximity to the Hollywood stars, can pick up something to apply to their own lives through the stories Lisa shares about her experiences with her most amusing, clueless, and stubborn clients. The inquiries never cease to amaze her. Teaching an Oscar nominee how to successfully navigate the red carpet Instructing sixty sorority girls how to use a fork and knife properly Tutoring a child actress requiring formal instruction on interacting with “normal” people Counseling an overnight rags-to-riches success story without a clue how to fit in Training soldiers specializing in interrogation how to assimilate back to their home lives


2016-07-21

A Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming

By Nicholas Clayton
  • Full Title : A Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
  • Author : Nicholas Clayton
  • Publisher : Batsford
  • ISBN Code : 1849944148
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A real gentleman knows that it is essential to be well-groomed, and while a bit of moisturizer will help, it is not enough. Our Butler s guide is the ultimate source of information for looking pukka. It need not take long either, and this short guide cuts to the chase: skin care, including the best shaving techniques, hair care, from the mop on your head to nasal hair trimming, style guide (with tips on what to wear for what occasion), and taking care of your clothes and shoes. This simple valet guide will get you dressed to perfection to impress the ladies and the gents.


2017-08-29

How to Set a Table

By Potter Gift
  • Full Title : How to Set a Table
  • Author : Potter Gift
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • ISBN Code : 0451498038
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table--whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethers Whether you live in a small apartment or sprawling suburban kitchen, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home. This gift book, wrapped in a pretty, printed fabric, serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining--with extra information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, and napkin folds. With unexpected ideas for using all the great tableware you can find at flea markets, chain stores, or around the house, How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.


2018-10-02

The Pocket Butler's Guide to Travel

By Charles MacPherson
  • Full Title : The Pocket Butler's Guide to Travel
  • Author : Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0147530873
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Indispensable travel advice from Everyone's Favourite Butler A world authority on the art of travel, Charles MacPherson has planned itineraries for celebrities and business leaders, and trained the staff of some of the world's leading hotels. In this easy-to-follow guide, you will find his tips on how to: • Plan Your Trip: choose luggage and accommodations, master wrinkle-free packing, secure an upgrade and manage your schedule. • Travel in Style: for business or pleasure; by plane, train, cruise ship, coach, yacht, car or even private jet. • Make the Most of Your Stay: get help from the concierge (every hotel's best-kept secret) and navigate international dining etiquette and tipping culture. And much more! Slip this compact book into your carry-on luggage for a trusted companion wherever your travels may take you.


2019-12-05

Manners for Men

By Mrs. Humphry
  • Full Title : Manners for Men
  • Author : Mrs. Humphry
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 348
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Manners for Men" by Mrs. Humphry. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2009-11-18

To Say Nothing of the Dog

By Connie Willis
  • Full Title : To Say Nothing of the Dog
  • Author : Connie Willis
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • ISBN Code : 0307574083
  • Pages : 512
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel . . . Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He’s been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It’s part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier. But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past. Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right—not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself.


2019-09-17

The Madness of Crowds

By Douglas Murray
  • Full Title : The Madness of Crowds
  • Author : Douglas Murray
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1635579996
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Updated with a new afterword "An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." – Joe Rogan "Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" – Jordan B. Peterson Are we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society – from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women – Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.


2008-12-14

In the Royal Manner

By Paul Burrell
  • Full Title : In the Royal Manner
  • Author : Paul Burrell
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780446553544
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Paul Burrell has worked in the service of the royal family for 22 years, working his way up from footman to the Queen, to Princess Diana's personal butler at both Highgrove and Kensington Palace. Now, for the first time ever, he shares the secrets of royal entertaining with the general public. Burrell covers all aspects of throwing the perfect party or dinner party for all occasions: invitations, place settings, menus, recipes, napkin folds, and the art of giving a toast. Featuring the rules of etiquette that set the standard at Buckingham Palace, color photographs of proper place settings and decorations, and favorite recipes of the royals, this is the comprehensive bible of entertaining at home.


2010-05-12

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

By John Berendt
  • Full Title : Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307538370
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.


2014-11-11

Beverly Hills Manners

By Lisa Gache
  • Full Title : Beverly Hills Manners
  • Author : Lisa Gache
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1629148695
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything—except class, grace, and sophistication. In Beverly Hills Manners, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique social dilemmas of the residents of the hills of Beverly through the eyes of an etiquette expert tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster. She’s taught Oscar nominees how to successfully navigate the red carpet, sorority girls to use forks and knives, and NFL coaches to shake hands. In this book, she reflects on those experiences to teach you how to present yourself as a respectable professional in real-world situations. Beverly Hills Manners covers more than just table manners. It includes advice on what Lisa calls “Child Wrangling”—laying down the law as parents when it comes to cliques, bullying, and cattiness—and netiquette, a vital new discipline in tune with every type of social media. You’ll also learn how to gracefully conduct yourself during life’s most trying moments, such as comforting a friend on the loss of a loved one or agreeing to help a family member who may be down on his luck.


2013-08-06

Heirs and Graces

By Rhys Bowen
  • Full Title : Heirs and Graces
  • Author : Rhys Bowen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101624922
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lady Georgiana Rannoch learns that not everyone knows their table manners when a knife ends up in a duke’s back in the seventh Royal Spyness Mystery. London, 1934. Entrusted by Her Majesty the Queen with grooming Jack Altringham—the Duke of Eynsford’s newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia—for high society, Georgie now has the luxurious opportunity to live in one of England’s most gorgeous stately homes. But upon her arrival at Kingsdowne Place, Georgie finds herself in a manor full of miscreants, none of whom are pleased with the discovery of her new ward. Then the duke announces he wants to choose his own heir and causes quite the hubbub. Somewhere along the way Jack’s hunting knife ends up in the duke’s back. Eyes fall, backs turn, and fingers point to the young heir. As if the rascal weren’t enough of a handful, now he’s suspected of murder. But while Jack may be wild, Georgie would bet the crown jewels it wasn’t he who killed the duke...


2008-12-10

The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining

By Colleen Rush
  • Full Title : The Mere Mortal's Guide to Fine Dining
  • Author : Colleen Rush
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0307488160
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From aperitif to digestif, approach every meal with savvy and grace. We’ve all experienced Fancy-Pants Restaurant Jitters at some point – the fear that you will unknowingly commit some fine-dining crime, whether it’s using the wrong fork, picking an amateur wine, mispronouncing foie gras, or gasping when your fish entrée arrives with its head still attached. Relax. The Mere Mortal’s Guide to Fine Dining is the ultimate antidote to restaurant anxiety. Where does your napkin go when you leave the table? Should you sniff the wine cork? And why, pray tell, are there so many forks? This comprehensive and accessible primer answers these and dozens of other questions and offers the basics on every aspect of fine dining, including: * How to navigate a place setting * Speaking menu-ese and the language of fine food * A refresher on polite and polished table manners * 911 for wine novices * A carnivore’s guide to beef, pork, lamb, and veal * What local, sustainable, and organic really mean * Japanese dining dos and don’ts * Who’s who on a restaurant’s staff * How to be a regular—or get the perks like one * Top restaurants across the country * What the food snobs know (and you should, too) * And much more… With a little help, any Mere Mortal can order wine with confidence, get great, attitude-free service, decipher menus, and finally, truly, savor any dining experience.


2012-07-30

Route 66 och den amerikanska drömmen

By Peter Kadhammar
  • Full Title : Route 66 och den amerikanska drömmen
  • Author : Peter Kadhammar
  • Publisher : Leopard Förlag
  • ISBN Code : 9173434523
  • Pages : 183
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Journalisten Peter Kadhammar reser samma väg som familjen Joad i John Steinbecks klassiska romanVredens druvor, från Oklahoma till Kalifornien. Han gör nedslag i småstäderna och pratar med folk på bensinmackar, bilverkstäder, härbärgen och i soppköer. Han stannar till i staden med 22 tomma motell samtidigt som antalet hemlösa nått rekordsiffror. I en annan stad hittar han pantbanken, överbelamrad med verktyg som hantverkarna tvingats pantsätta för att få pengar till mat. På plats efter plats ser Kadhammar ett land i förfall. Fängelserna är överfulla och i Las Vegas haffar polisen dem som samlar in pengar till bostadslösa. Det är långt mellan bonusarna på Wall Street och den vanlige amerikanens verklighet.