The Butler's Guide to Clothes Care, Managing the Table, Running the Home, and Other Graces (A Fireside book)

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For the man or woman who aspires to true elegance in the home, this thorough guide teaches the fine art of housekeeping, as carried on in the great houses of England by that rare and remarkable breed - the English butler.

Stanley Ager: former butler to the second and third Lords St. Levan, offers wonderfully old-fashioned tips and techniques for clothes care, managing the table, and running the home, culled from his five decades of service in noble households. Carefully detailed and illustrated, these include:
· HOW TO CLEAN AND POLISH SiLVER
· HOW TO BRUSH A JACKET, TROUSERS, OR A FELT HAT
· THE CORRECT WAY TO PACK CLOTHlNG (TISSUE PAPER IS THE SECRET)
· HOW TO CLEAN A CHANDELIER
· THE MANY WAYS TO FOLD A NAPKIN
· THE PROPER WAY TO DUST BOOKS
· HOW TO LIGHT A TABLE FOR DINNER (PLAIN WHITE CAN SUIT ALL OCCASIONS)
· AND MANY OTHER DOMESTIC GRACES

The home-care hints Ager imparts are enhanced by innumerable anecdotes and the flavor of his strong personality. Intriguing, entertaining, and eminently valuable, they recreate in the home a forgotten lifestyle of aristocratic grace and easy elegance. For the hostess with taste or the bacheior with savoir-faire, THE BUTLER'S GUIDE is a must.

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