The Fabulous Girl's Guide To Decorum

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Transworld, Aug 31, 2010 - Cooking - 304 pages

'You know the Fabulous Girl, don't you? She's Holly Golightly, the girl you must have at your cocktail party. She's smart, fun, sophisticated, and of course beautifully well-mannered. She's the friend who always knows when you need a shoe-shopping expedition to lift your spirits. She's the one who calls you after your disastrous dinner party and insists that she had a marvellous time. She's the girl you admire, the girl you want to be.'

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is an entertaining, stylish and thoroughly modern guide to manners. It offers invaluable advice on workplace etiquette and how to maintain the admiration and respect of your colleagues, entertaining (including how to throw the perfect dinner party and what to do if it all goes horribly wrong), sex and romance (which we all know aren't necessarily the same thing), dealing with one-night-stands, modern marriage and divorce, friendship and fashion. Woven throughout this wealth of witty advice is the story of the Fabulous Girl herself as she learns to glide gracefully through her days.

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is as essential as a little black dress - elegant, practical and something no woman of today should be without!

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User Review  - lyssrose - LibraryThing

Try as I might, I just could not manage to slog my way through this. Full of over-the-top, this-would-never-apply-in-my-life situations and examples, I finally had to give in and admit defeat. Perhaps ... Read full review

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User Review  - rampaginglibrarian - LibraryThing

This is a fun little modern book of manners but i think the girls take themselves a little too seriously at times (or maybe that's just me) Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Kim Izzo is the arts/features director at Flare magazine. She has been a frequent contributor to various newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) Style and Fashion magazine.

Ceri Marsh is editor-in-chief of Fashion Magazine and editorial director of Fashion 18 Magazine. Her articles have appeared frequently in The Globe and Mail newspaper, Toronto Life Magazine and Flare Magazine.

Friends since college, Izzo and Marsh's first book together, The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is published by Corgi Books. They also launched They have appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, and live in Toronto, Canada, where the book was a massive bestseller.

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