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The Essential Handbook of Victorian Entertaining

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An illustrated collection of amusing, authentic Victorian manners. Pick up the correct fork and dig into this delicious collection of Victorian society's weird, crazy and strange rules concerning dinner parties, teas, luncheons, social calls, overnight visits and more! Copiously illustrated with authentic line drawings by noted artists from the Victorian period.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 10th 2005 by Bluewood Books
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Jul 27, 2011 C rated it really liked it
A fascinating look at how much entertaining has changed. Gone are the formal clothes for at home parties and crawling around on the floor making pig noises beneath guests' chairs.
Becky Everhart
Dec 12, 2011 Becky Everhart rated it really liked it
The worst thing I can probably say about this book is that it isn't long enough! That and the cover seems to be from too far ahead in time with so much skin showing. the illustrations within are lovely. The book is filled with interesting little tidbits about navigating the Victorian-era social sphere. I like how the topics are broken down to include pages aimed towards hostesses and guests. The faux pas information can be just as informative/entertaining as the information about what one is sup ...more
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Apr 17, 2015 Nikol rated it really liked it
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That was marvelous and witty. The drawings were also super cute and sassy.
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