"Every one ought carefully to guard against imprudent conduct!" - Etiquette of Love and Courtship
"Every one ought carefully to guard against imprudent conduct!"- Etiquette of Love and Courtship 

From Victorian etiquette to how to host a proper tea party, our books cover a wide range of subjects from days gone by.

 

Etiquette for Coffee Lovers

‘Coffee is sweeter than honey, better than a thousand kisses’

Sebastian Bach

This book is the perfect companion to coffee time.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette of Love & Courtship

For weddings, engagements, and bridal parties. This advice from Victorian days is the book for romantics!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette for the Children

Good manners, cultivated in childhood, can make us happy and successful in life.

This helpful guide, from 1901, offers advice for good habits in dress, in person and at the table!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00 

Etiquette for Chocolate Lovers

The delight of chocolate to eat and drink - history, recipes, etiquette and love tokens. A special treat for all chocolate lovers.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette for the Bride

In Victorian times, a bride of the leisured classes would have been considered badly equipped had she less than two dozen of all underwear in her provision.

Traditional advice to delight and inspire today’s bride

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette for the Chauffeur

To be a good chauffeur 'It is not enough to be a good mechanic and know how to drive a car. You must also study your employer’s wishes and carry them out.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette of an English Tea

The art of making a perfect afternoon tea - containing customs, recipes, how to serve tea, and when to serve tea.  This book is highly recommended to any person who understands the luxury of a perfect cup of tea.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette for Gentlemen

To blow your nose as if it were a trombone, is a vulgarity scrupulously to be avoided.

No real gentleman should be without these rules for perfect conduct first compiled in the 1890s.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00

 

Etiquette of Motoring

To drive on one’s own side of the highway is the first principal in the etiquette of the road - 1907

Manners and driving hints for new or experienced motorists.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette of Naming the Baby

A good name keeps its lustre in the dark - Old English Proverb

Choosing a name is a very special gift you give to your child. Name your baby after royalty, inventors, explorers and others with a place in history.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Etiquette of Politeness

‘He is the very pineapple of politeness’

R.B. Sheridan

A Victorian collection of good advice for those wishing to appear polite and well-bred at all times.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette of English Puddings

Does someone you know love a good old-fashioned pudding? This little book contains traditional recipes such as Bakewell Pudding, Treacle Pudding, Half-Pay Pudding, Fig Pudding - as well as Etiquette notes for serving!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00

Etiquette for the Traveller

The days of steamer trunks and coach bags may be long gone, but this little pocket companion should accompany every voyager today.

Useful and essential information.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Etiquette for a Traditional Christmas

Mulled wine and mistletoe; mince pies and cakes; crackers and decorations - everything you need to know for a truly delicious and traditional festive celebration.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Etiquette for Wine Lovers

Discover Shakespeare’s favourite wine!

The subtle art of tasting and serving. Hints from days gone by. Perfect to accompany a good bottle of wine!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Etiquette for the Well-dressed Man

Refer to this timeless advice when first impressions matter.

Including: Why do some men look smart and others dowdy?

Why the best is cheapest in the long run.

How to ruin a good suit.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price  £5.00


Recipes of an English Tea

Recipes for the very best scones, jams and cakes; recipes

for cleaning the silver trays, recipes for keeping a spotless tea-pot!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Recipes for High Class Cookery

Good cooking creates a good impression. Easy to follow advice for distinguished food.  Just add a damask cloth, polished glasses and glistening silverware!

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Recipes for Gardeners

This book contains ideas and advice which no gardener will want to be without.

Garden lovers will enjoy these traditional ‘recipes’ and trusted hints.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


Recipes for Roses

Sweet bags placed in a lady’s writing case, will add fragrance to the notepaper - a reminder of a garden full of roses.

Delights for ladies to adorn their persons, tables and closets. Essences, powders, perfumes and sweet-smelling waters.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


English Lavender

For pleasure, lavender is surely the typical English perfume. Evocative of country gardens and days when life was lived at a slower pace.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00

Halving the Housework ~ advice for those who hate doing it

Clear muddle and clutter.  Discover the pleasure of a clean, sparkling home - without becoming a drudge! Valuable advice from the 1950s.

Dimensions: 5¼ x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


The Gentle Art of Flirtation

Flirting is a gentle art and will be perfected with practice. Study this advice from days gone by and watch the results.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


 

 

 

The Duties of Servants

A authentic Victorian guide: How much to pay your butler, when the parlourmaid should open the door, the duties and privileges of the cook. And many more rules for an efficient and well-run household!

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


Never

Never complain, never explain, Never do

anything eccentric -  1907.

This little book of ‘manners for the multitude’ was never meant to be taken seriously and will make everyone laugh.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


How to Entertain your Guests

‘To all hosts who at one time have not known what to do with their guests - this book is sympathetically dedicated.’

In 1911, one woman collected these parlour games. Now you can enjoy them today.

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


The Lady’s Dressing Room

How to get up fresh, beautiful and in an amiable frame of mind, with all your wrinkles smoothed over - and other fragrant tips from a golden age. 1892.

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


Social Success - the modern girl’s guide

Do you want to be popular? At ease in all situations with an attractive personality? Study this book and you will be rewarded by a feeling of poise and a ‘Social Success’!

1930s etiquette for all occasions

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


Party Book

Advice and ideas from time gone by to amuse and inspire the host and hostess today.

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


The Lady’s Book of Manners

How to become a perfect lady;

How to talk correctly; Polite and accurate conversation; Common errors corrected; How to read.

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


Tea; an Everyday Indulgence

How to Enjoy Tea

Friends for Tea

Tea Time Trivia

Amusements and Good Taste

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


Things a Gentleman Needs to Know

How to give a good first impression; Personal grooming; Keeping fit

Golf; a stylish pastime; Looking after your trousers

How to iron your own shirt.

Dimensions: 7 x 5¼ inches

Price £10.50


The Servantless Household - how to cope

How to keep the house in order without the benefit of staff. Maintain high standards and be prepared for anything!

Dimensions: 5¼ x 5¼ inches

Price £6.00


 

Cheese & Wine

Simple pleasures for those of refined taste.

Dimensions: 5¾ x 4¼ inches

Price £5.00


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