How to Be a Lady

by Alexandra Parsons
Illustrator Lord Dunsby

Ryland Peters & Small | April 1, 2014 | Hardcover

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This invaluable guide will help you make your way in polite society.


There comes a time in every girl''s life where she has to leave behind the follies of youth and embrace adulthood. No longer can you get away with spending a Friday night necking bottles of cheap alcopops on a park bench until dawn, you must instead present a sophisticated, cultivated persona to the world. With so many terrible role models out there (we''re looking at you Z-list celebrities, drunkenly photographed falling out of cabs and straight into the following day''s papers), girls need a firm hand to guide them on the path to civility, and that''s where How to be a Lady comes in. As morals become looser and manners become rarer, Alexandra Parsons attempts to redress the balance and have people behaving in far more appropriate ways. First up is How to Dress, featuring tips on presentability and helpful hints on choosing the right outfit for any social engagement. Next comes How to Behave in Public, explaining how to interact in polite society, whether it''s at a dinner party or a hotel bar. The Ladylike Lifestyle chapter will teach you all you need to know about careers, relationships, and family life. Finally, Speaking and Writing Like a Lady covers elocution, teaching people to pronounce their words properly, think before they speak, and deliver the killer quip.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.63 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1782491155

ISBN - 13: 9781782491156

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How to Be a Lady

by Alexandra Parsons
Illustrator Lord Dunsby

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.63 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1782491155

ISBN - 13: 9781782491156

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This invaluable guide will help you make your way in polite society.


There comes a time in every girl''s life where she has to leave behind the follies of youth and embrace adulthood. No longer can you get away with spending a Friday night necking bottles of cheap alcopops on a park bench until dawn, you must instead present a sophisticated, cultivated persona to the world. With so many terrible role models out there (we''re looking at you Z-list celebrities, drunkenly photographed falling out of cabs and straight into the following day''s papers), girls need a firm hand to guide them on the path to civility, and that''s where How to be a Lady comes in. As morals become looser and manners become rarer, Alexandra Parsons attempts to redress the balance and have people behaving in far more appropriate ways. First up is How to Dress, featuring tips on presentability and helpful hints on choosing the right outfit for any social engagement. Next comes How to Behave in Public, explaining how to interact in polite society, whether it''s at a dinner party or a hotel bar. The Ladylike Lifestyle chapter will teach you all you need to know about careers, relationships, and family life. Finally, Speaking and Writing Like a Lady covers elocution, teaching people to pronounce their words properly, think before they speak, and deliver the killer quip.

About the Author

Alexandra Parsons is an author, editor, and life-long foodie. Her career in food began with a catering business before moving to North Wales to devise dishes, cook, and wash up at an eccentric family-run restaurant. A career in publishing followed, authoring and editing books on everything from breakfasts to interiors.

Lord Dunsby, aka Steve Millington, is a UK illustrator and designer who specialises in 60′s mod images in a cartoon style.

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