The Butler Speaks: A Return to Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, and the Art of Good Housekeepingby Charles MacPherson
In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and/i>
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.
• "This book covers 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
• "One of my favourite guests, Charles the Butler gives great advice on managing your life, loving laundry and pursuing good manners." Marilyn Denis, host of The Marilyn Denis Show
• "This definitive work fairly oozes the polish and poise of proper butlering, etiquette and household management. . . . With wit and panache, MacPherson jams in reams of tips that will have you cultured in no time." Publishers Weekly
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—Pamela Eyring, President of The Protocol School of Washington
“One of my favourite guests, Charles the Butler gives great advice on managing your life, loving laundry and pursuing good manners.”
—Marilyn Denis, host of The Marilyn Denis Show
“Charles has been my go-to resource for nearly a decade now. His expertise, elegance, and thoughtful tips are an unbeatable combination. I am thrilled that he is sharing his in-depth knowledge with the public in this handy resource."
—Benjamen Douglas, Former Household Manager to Morgan Freeman and Myrna Colley-Lee
Meet 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
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Bought this book for my Nook but had to order the book itself upon completion. This book has ideas which anyone can use irregardless of their income or where they live. It's indexed for quick use & easy to understand. Illustrations are easy to follow; especially on folding bedded sheets. From cleaning to clothes care to entertaining to good housekeeping this book has it. Truly three books in one. HIGHLY recommended.