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Whatever daily practical household challenges you might face, they pale compared to those encountered by Stanley Ager, who for nearly thirty years served as Butler to the second and third Lords St. Levan. His skills were hard-earned: He entered home-keeping service at the age of 14. In The Butler's Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces, the man called "the quintessential British servant" and his wife Fiona St. Aubyn (who served as Head Parlor Maid) provide a charming manual that can benefit even those of us who do not oversee dozens of mansion servants. The practical skills dispensed include cleaning and polishing furniture and utensils; setting a pleasing table and serving an impeccable meal; cleaning and maintaining clothes and footwear; and folding and packing for a trip. A road map to easy elegance.