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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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    April 2, 2007

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    512 pages

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Rules For Modern Life
The Reluctant Hostess
Manners That Matter Most
Modern Manners
The Lazy Hostess
Entertaining: The Virgin Guide
A Guide to Australian Etiquette
The Pocket Enquire Within
Relaxed Cooking With Curtis Stone
Barbara Cartland's Etiquette Handbook
The Well-Dressed Woman's Do's and Dont's
How to be the Perfect Housewife: Entertain in Style
The Magic Key to Charm
The Alternative Hen
The Fabulous Girl's Guide To Decorum