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A witty yet practical short guide to modern manners that, like Lynne Truss, takes a subject often treated in a stuffy, high-handed way and deals with it lightly and humorously. Until recently, social conduct (as it was known), was illogical but easy. There were rules, and everybody knew and adhered to them. ‘Don’t hold your knife like a pen.’ ‘Offer to pass your neighbour the salt/ pepper/ water/ butter. Don’t wait for them to ask.’ ‘When you have finished, leave your knife and fork at six o’clock/ four o’clock/ nine o’clock with the prongs of the fork turned up/ turned down.’ Scarcely a trace remains now of this bizarre labyrinthine world of ‘manners.’ ‘Come as you are, ‘ we say, ‘Be yourself.’ But the age of emails and metrosexuality has thrown up a whole new set of social dilemmas. We don’t know what to do. Our free-and-easy ways have left us in a vacuum of uncertainty and embarrassment. Take the nightmare of social kissing. How many times? In what order? Where? At what stage of an acquaintanceship? What about thanking? Do you have to thank at all? What do you do if a guest wants to smoke in your house? What do you wear to a dinner party? Do you have to bring a bottle? Something has got to be done, and Thomas Blaikie, author of You Look Awfully Like the Queen, is the man to do it. He’ll tell you how to tip, how and when to ‘drop in’ on a friend, how to send condolences (is email good enough? will a text message do?), how to avoid being a party bore, how to react politely to flirtation from someone of the opposite sexual persuasion, and myriad other twenty-first-century social traumas
Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps, Eyewitness Travel Guide: London includes in-depth coverage of London’s unforgettable sights from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to the trendy piazza of Covent Garden. Unearthing the best of the city’s stunning architecture, palaces and parks, west-end musicals, world-class art galleries and museums in between, there are 3D aerial views of London’s most interesting districts, cutaways and floor-plans of all the major sites, and detailed listings of the best hotels and restaurants in London for all budgets. The guide includes four ‘Great Days Out’ and extensive practical information including insider tips on where to find London’s best shops and markets, traditional pubs and the goldmine of fun to be found for children. Whether you’re taking a thrilling ‘flight’ on the London Eye or gazing at the crown jewels at the Tower of London, there is detailed background on everything from Kings and Queens to where to see Roman, Medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian London as well as several guided walks of varied character.
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Here are all the best “manly” rules from Esquire’s popular feature, collected in one heck of an amusing and enlightening paperback.
Just being a man was never more fraught with confusion and peril-and that’s why this best-selling guide has been expanded. Derived from Esquire’s popular feature, this men’s manual to life offers more than 600 rules and manly musings. Accompanied by wry black and white illustrations on each page, the rules are guaranteed to set a guy straight. Here is entertainment to live by:
Rule number 198: When it comes to luggage, men don’t pull.
Rule number 311: A man should avoid using the phrase “assume the position” on the first date.
Rule number 543: If you can’t make it good, make it big. And if you can’t make it big, make it red.
Rule number 538: No bioweapons jokes in the cover letter.
Rule number 571: Every sitcom must feature an episode in which the male character is tragically torn between celebrating a romantic milestone and using unexpected basketball tickets.
Rule number 592: One exclamation point per e-mail!
Rule number 597: Disc 2 is the best disc in the box set.
Rule number 600: The wackier a doctor’s neckties, the less prestigious the medical school.
Rule number 604: The best villains have accents and walk slowly.
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