Emily Post on Entertaining

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Harper Collins, 1987 - Entertaining - 128 pages
Answers to the most often asked questions about entertaining at home and in business. Illustrated.

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When I was a child, my grandmother had an old copy of Emily Post’s book on etiquette and I found it fascinating, so I welcomed this. Though some of the rules are a bit much, I still enjoyed learning about proper etiquette.

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Page 25 - Or: . . . regret that they are unable to accept the kind invitation of Mr. and Mrs.
Page 55 - You always start with the implement of each type that is farthest from the plate.
Page 14 - ENTERTAINMENTS requests the pleasure of your company at a Ball to be held at the clubhouse on...
Page ix - The etiquette of entertaining begins with a code of behavior, based on kindness and consideration, and continues with the guidelines that enable you to be self-confident and comfortable in any social situation, whether it be a picnic on the beach or a formal ball.
Page 110 - The invitation is extended by telephone and the date should be set at a restaurant convenient to both the host and the guest. Make a reservation, requesting a quiet table, particularly if business matters will be conducted.
Page 51 - If more than three courses are served before dessert, therefore, the fork for the fourth course is brought in with the course; or the salad fork and knife may be omitted in the beginning and brought in when salad is served.
Page 41 - A dinner envelope has a man's name on the outside and inside is a card with the name of the woman he is to escort to the table and sit beside.
Page 41 - Another option is a foldover card with the man's name on the outside and his partner's name on the inside.
Page 50 - Butter knife, positioned diagonally at the top of the butter plate • Soup spoon and/or fruit spoon placed outside the knives • Oyster fork...
Page 53 - They may be of any color that complements your table setting, but they must be high enough so that the flame is not at the eye level of the diners.

About the author (1987)

Elizabeth L. Post, granddaughter-in-law of the legendary Emily Post, has earned the mantle of her predecessor as America's foremost authority on etiquette. Mrs. Post has revised the classic "Etiquette" five times since 1965.

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