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Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners
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Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners

By Henry Alford

Twelve, USA, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. few years ago, humourist and journalist Henry Alford found himself 'reverse-apologizing': offering apologies for other people, on their behalf, when they failed to do so themselves. Ever since, he's realized he needed to take a closer look at manners-his own, and others'.In WOULD IT KILL YOU TO STOP DOING THAT? he interviews experts both likely (Miss Manners, Tim Gunn) and unlikely (a former prisoner, an army sergeant). He volunteers himself as a tour guide for foreigners visiting New York City and as an online etiquette coach for his friends. He travels to Japan. He teaches Miss Manners how to steal a cab and designates the World's Most Annoying Bride.Providing answers to questions like, Why shouldn't you ask a cabdriver where's he's from? and Why is posting baby pictures on Facebook a fraught activity?, this hilarious and non-elitist book looks past the standard 'dos' and 'don't's' of good form, in search of ways we can treat each other better. 242 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Etiquette; Reference; ISBN/EAN: 9780446557665. Inventory No: 239493.. 9780446557665

$10.55

Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion
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Celebrate: The Art of the Special Occasion

By Lucia Van Der Post

John Murray, Great Britain, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. The queen of style leads us through a year of celebrations. Pushing the boat out for a special occasion takes time, planning and a touch of magic. Author of Things I Wish Mother Had Told Me, Lucia van der Post, will show you how to make the most of events such as birthdays, weddings and Christmas. Life is too short not to make those key moments as special as possible. Whether you are organising a picnic in the park, a day at Ascot or a Bonfire night extravaganza, Celebrate is a wonderful source of inspiration and practical advice. 428 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Etiquette; Reference; ISBN/EAN: 9780719522970. Inventory No: 239311.. 9780719522970

$12.30