A Guide to Australian Etiquette

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Penguin Group Australia, Feb 23, 2011 - Cooking - 288 pages

'Good manners give a person increased self-confidence and the ability to be at ease in most situations.  Good manners mean being kind and thoughtful to others, making allowances for their shortcomings, and being considerate about their feelings.'

Ita Buttrose has been an inspiration to generations of Australian women.  In the course of her phenomenal media career she has seen how important etiquette is in every aspect of life, from the personal to the professional.  Correct etiquette not only ensures that a meal will be pleasant or a wedding will run smoothly, it can also make or break a career.

If you want to know how to:

  • organise a wedding, from choosing a dress to deciding who sits where
  • arrange a funeral
  • prevent 'trolley rage' at the supermarket
  • get in  and out of a lift without it turning into a football scrum
  • be the perfect guest at a dinner party
  • host a business lunch
  • carve a roast
  • make a speech
  • behave in a mosque

Ita is the woman to ask

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About the author (2011)

Ita ButtroseAO, OBE has enjoyed an extensive career in print, radio and television. She has edited leading magazines and newspapers including Sydney's Daily & Sunday Telegraphs,The Australian Women's Weekly, Cleoand ITA. She is a regular social commentator on Channel Nine's Today show and in popular demand on the professional speakers' circuit. She is National President of Alzheimer's Australia, Vice-President Emeritus of Arthritis Australia and National Patron of the Macular Degeneration Foundation and has also been awarded Australian of the Year 2013.

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