First published in 1958, Teach Yourself Etiquette and Good Manners is a fascinating guide packed full of both timeless advice and tips that in today's world will make you chuckle.
So, if you've ever wondered how you should peel an apple at a dinner party, break-off an engagement or announce the birth of a baby in 'the proper manner', this is the book for you!
An extract: Some people maintain that the skin of an apple is nutritious. On informal occasions a person desiring to remove the skin is permitted to do so with a fruit knife. If he enjoys (and who does not?) removing the skin in one unbroken piece, he should nevertheless refrain from advertising his prowess by holding the apple so far above the plate that a foot or so of skin dangles freely downwards.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2008