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Auction is for both books.


-1978 Hardback

Fabulous collection of five of Barbara's best stories in one beautiful hardcover book, with dust jacket.


-with over 60 illustrations by Francis Marshall
-1962 First edition
-Worn dust jacket
-Price Clipped

Written nearly over half a century ago Barbara Cartland’s Etiquette Handbook conjures up a period when addressing work colleagues by their first names was frowned upon, wives should expect to receive a weekly allowance of five shillings from their husbands, and hats were ubiquitous.

Laced throughout with Barbara Cartland’s wit and wisdom, and Francis Marshall’s illustrations, this is a wonderfully evocative insight into the manners of an England that has largely disappeared.

‘For the record, the word “parlour” is not used, nor is the relatively recent insidious “lounge,” except about airports, hotels and liners.’

‘Boys should be taught at a very early age — six or seven — to say “sir” to an older man.’

‘I cannot stress too often that on every formal occasion, whether it is Luncheon, a Bazaar or a Meeting, a hat should be worn.’

When there are servants, the plates for the first course are never put on the table until everyone is seated.

On neighbours: 'If you are asked in after dinner you leave at 10.30, unless you are pressed to stay to watch the end of a televised play or play a rubber of bridge'

On drunkenness: 'Intoxication is neither amusing nor mannerly. It is objectionable'

On young love: 'Young people will not be involved in unsuitable love affairs if they have been brought up correctly'

On novelties: 'I can see no social advantage in installing a toilet-roll holder bought in Lucerne that plays music when the roller moves'

Happy to combine postage. See my other romance books.
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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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