Lady Behave, A Guide to Modern Manners
Edwards, Anne. Lady Behave, A Guide to Modern Manners. First Edition. 1956. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in very good minus condition—jacket shows minor edge tears. Decorations by Geoffrey Salter.
Modernity is a relative term, tethered to a particular time and place. In this uncommon import from the United Kingdom, etiquette arbiter Anne Edwards instructs on how to behave correctly in post-World War II English society, albeit not as correctly as one once behaved a generation previously. It is the perfect book for the Anglophile, with advice on Ascot, presentation at court, house parties in the English countryside, and how and when to interject common foreign phrases into conversation (answer supplied by none other than Winston Churchill himself).
"'Times have not changed,' one of the Old Guard was heard to remark. 'But they have, dear,' rejoined his wife mildly, 'you used to have ten servants and now you only have me.'"