The Butler Speaks: A Return To Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, And The Art Of Good Housekeeping

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The Butler Speaks: A Return To Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, And The Art Of Good Housekeeping

by Charles Macpherson

Appetite by Random House | April 23, 2013 | Hardcover |

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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler.
     In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: April 23, 2013

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449015912

ISBN - 13: 9780449015919

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The Butler Speaks: A Return To Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, And The Art Of Good Housekeeping

The Butler Speaks: A Return To Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, And The Art Of Good Housekeeping

by Charles Macpherson

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: April 23, 2013

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0449015912

ISBN - 13: 9780449015919

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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler.
     In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

About the Author

A world authority in household management and butlering, Charles MacPherson is the founder of Charles MacPherson Associates Inc., North America''s only registered school for butlers and household managers. He brings over 24 years of experience in his field and is the resident butler for THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. Charles'' weekly column "Ask Charles the Butler" is featured in METRO NEWS. Visit Charles at www.charlesmacpherson.com

Editorial Reviews

“This definitive work fairly oozes the polish and poise of proper butlering, etiquette and household management. MacPherson (founder of Charles MacPherson Associates), neatly lays out the fundamentals of his business into five sections. Part one covers the oddly fascinating history of the service industry, including tidbits such as a footmen’s typical pay scale—based on height and good looks, not competence. Part two sets the etiquette standards with butlering how-tos and dos and don’ts. This is the part that will turn your brewed tea into an art form and your introductions into a statement about your pedigree, real or not. Part three is all about throwing the ultimate shebang, complete with the requisite cutlery, dishes, and glasses. Illustrations ensure you never use a three-tined dessert fork for your salad again. Mothers will appreciate part four, in which MacPherson exhorts readers not to put their elbows on the table, among other rules of table manners. A yearly cleaning calendar is just one aspect of the art of housekeeping discussed in part five. With wit and panache, MacPherson jams in reams of tips that will have you cultured in no time.” —Publishers Weekly “This [book] everything you never paid attention to while living at home: stylish entertaining, etiquette and the art of good housekeeping. Read this book and you will become the chicest domestic expert around.” —Metro “All warmth and charm, Charles take
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