The Penguin Book of Etiquette

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Penguin Group Australia, Apr 2, 2007 - Cooking - 512 pages
How should one reply to an invitation - or behave at a Hindu wedding, or select an appropriate anniversary gift, or write a letter of condolence, or eat tricky foods like artichokes?The Penguin Book of Etiquette is the definitive guide to modern manners in Australia. Entertaining and witty, it guides the reader through the appropriate codes of conduct for every occasion in a person's life from the cradle to the grave. From birth to baptism, engagement, marriage, entertaining, serving wine, making introductions, choosing clothes, behaving at the office, writing letters, issuing invitations, and attending funerals.The colourful traditions and religious customs of different cultures are a feature of this book, and reflect contemporary multicultural Australia. Other prevalent social dilemmas such as the use of mobile phones, illegal social drugs, voicemail and the Internet are also covered.The Penguin Book of Etiquette is a necessary reference for every home, and the perfect gift for 21st birthdays, engagements and weddings.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
Hello world
Growing
Everyday encounters
The dangerous years
Leaving the nest
Modern communication
Looking for love
Here comes the bride
Your habitat
Eat drink and be civilised
House guests
Grownup graces
Bon voyage
Calendar of Australian festivities

Manners in business
Keeping up appearances
There goes the marriage
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Born in Sydney, Marion von Adlerstein has lived and worked in her native city and in Melbourne, London, New York and Venice. Between 1976 and 1998 she held several posts with Vogue Australia publications, including Travel Director. During those years, Marion wrote about many subjects, including fashion, beauty and interiors. She is the author of The Passionate Shopper and The Penguin Book of Etiquette, both published by Penguin.

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