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Peas & Queues: The Minefield of Modern Manners [Kindle Edition]

Sandi Toksvig
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught - and getting it wrong is the stuff of comedy at best and humiliation at worst. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners,with tips on what to do whether you're talking to a bore, or forgot their name in the first place. (Just call them 'darling'.)





The award-winning Radio 4 broadcaster and writer offers guidance on the social pitfalls of every phase of life, from christenings to condolence letters. With characteristic wit and perceptiveness, and revealing the trickiest of her encounters along the way, she highlights decency rather than convention and provides an essential guide to twenty-first century behaviour.





Now this down-to-earth, hilarious guide is available in perfect pocket-sized paperback size.



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This little book will change your life - and that of your loved (and unloved) ones - for the better. And make you laugh. (John Humphrys)

[Toksvig is a] national treasure and doyenne of Radio 4 (Guardian)

There are three things you immediately notice about Sandi Toksvig. Her height, her wit and her distinctive voice ... it's rip-roaring stuff, and it translates to the page, too. (Independent on Sunday)

An entertaining guide to modern manners, which also uncovers some fascinating details about how our manners have changed through time (Bookseller 2013-07-12)

Book Description

The queen of Radio 4, Sandi Toksvig, delivers an entertaining and fascinating guide to what to do and why in the confusing world of modern manners - now available in paperback.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 619 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1781250324
  • Publisher: Profile Books (3 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FDWNZIO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,156 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 16 Nov. 2013
By Loulx
Format:Hardcover
Really entertaining and informative, and written with the wit and intelligence that you hope for when you read anything by Sandi Toksvig.

One reviewer here critisises the tone of the book, but I found it an enjoyable instruction on manners through the ages with, if anything, tongue in cheek references to the authors (often contrary) experiences.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a revelation 26 Jun. 2014
By Q88
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have always admired Sandi Toksvig and this book is an excellent reminder of yesteryear when far more people had basic manners, than they seem to have nowadays. In certain parts there is a little written history of how certain manners arose. Both very informative and as usual with Sandi, very funny as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New kindle, Good choice for download 12 Oct. 2013
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This is one of those books which you want to read quickly because it is so entertaining but want it to last ages. This will shorten those long winter nights.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing 12 Jun. 2014
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I am a great fan of Sandi Toksvig and have read most of her books with relish. However, this one left me disappointed. Couldn't make my mind up about whether it was supposed to be humorous or a serious book about manners. Certainly not what I had expected but I did finish it! Not a bad book and maybe I misread the book description.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I like Toksvig's style and usually well researched writing and this was no exception. Written notionally as a letter to a Goddaughter, this should be in every teenager's Christmas stocking! Easy to dip in and out of, some parts perhaps obvious, but a pleasant and sometimes humorous reflection on the need for manners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and entertaining once I got into it. 11 Jun. 2014
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If took me a few pages to get into this, but I enjoyed it after that and I found out the origins of the way people behave too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Love Sandi but this disappointed 2 Jun. 2014
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I am a huge fan of Sandi, her intellect and quick wit is always impressive but this book disappointed so much I didn't even finish it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fun read 17 April 2014
By garshau
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Was as described & delivery wasn't long to wait. Got it as a gift for a relative & she loved it, a great & funny read.
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