Emily Post on Entertaining

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Harper Collins, 1987 - Entertaining - 128 pages
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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.

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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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