December 27, 2013

Modern Manners


Lately I've been really interested in etiquette books and with a shout-out from the girls at Man Repeller, I simply had to get Modern Manners. Written by Dorothea Johnson, the person you need to listen to when talking etiquette and Liv Tyler, Dorothea's granddaughter. Together they've teamed up and written down a little book with all things you ought to know regarding etiquette and manners in modern daily life. It was the cover and the name that grabbed my attention, but the inside is not so bad itself. Not at all...

 

Besides the beautiful cover, the entire book is well put together - of course what you expect from a duo of etiquette connaisseurs. The best gifts for a party host, which fork to use when and how to dress for formal/B.T./W.T. parties are subjects that are featured in the book with an understandable explanation, making it easy to grasp and understand. Simply expect every little thing you need to know in your daily (professional) life in this nifty book. Accompanied with cute illustrations, do's and don'ts, anecdotes and short explanations, it's sure a book to remember. Truth be told, it ain't that bad to show on your bookshelf either.


What are your thoughts on an etiquette book?


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  1. Ha it looks so great!
    I love Liv Tyler, didn't know she was working on this.
    Definitely a good little gift for someone, or even just for myself!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. I love how whimsical it looks and the illustrations fit just perfectly with the book. And I couldn't agree more, great gift for anyone honestly x

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  2. OMG! Im ordering this book right now! Sounds fantastic :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. It's really good and it contains loads of examples and handy tips. Enjoy!

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  3. I love etiquette books! My mother has several including an antique one called "manners for men" (1897) it is hilarious and includes a chapters such as "dinner parties" and "in the street" which says:"The seaside season is prolific in chance acquaintanceships-'flirtations' as they may be called. Bicycling is well known to favour them." - so odd. Lovely to find your blog :)

    Truly Scrumptious

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    1. I've always been so intrigued with etiquette books and I'm so glad I finally bought one. And must check out some antique ones just for a good chuckle. And thanks, glad you like it x

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  5. i sometimes wonder if there's a place for these ore formal early 20th century etiquette tips nowadays. of course general rules of being courteous and appreciative still apply but things like having the best dinner settings and how to perfectly script invitation cards seems misaligned with the times and for general society. these books fascinate me in a more social context sort of way rather than in a learning how to be a good hostess sort of way.

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    1. Honestly I think it's basically reminding us of how people with common sense would act and live, more than rules we should oblige to. As it's my first etiquette book, it's rather eyeopening for me as I've never even thought about the different types of formality and how one is (or was) supposed to mingle at parties.

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  6. Honestly I think it's basically reminding us of how people with common
    sense would act and live, more than rules we should oblige to. As it's
    my first etiquette book, it's rather eyeopening for me as I've never
    even thought about the different types of formality and how one is (or
    was) supposed to mingle at parties.

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  7. You can order it through Amazon!

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  8. I've always been so intrigued with etiquette books and I'm so glad I
    finally bought one. And must check out some antique ones just for a good
    chuckle. And thanks, glad you like it x

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  9. It's really good and it contains loads of examples and handy tips. Enjoy!

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  10. I love how whimsical it looks and the illustrations fit just perfectly
    with the book. And I couldn't agree more, great gift for anyone honestly
    x

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