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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Robson Press (12 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849545057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849545051
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.1 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The wisdom of butler and lady combine in this book to instruct anyone who wishes to 'recreate that same grace in entertainment' on how to lay down wine, polish brass, iron trousers, clean shoes, and so on. If you know people who aspire to these tasks, give them this book. --The New York Times

A fascinating insight. --Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey

The gentleman's impeccable gentleman...delightful and informative for everyone. People Packed with sensible information, to say nothing of the enjoyment to be gained in reading about life 'downstairs' and protocol 'upstairs' in a stately English home. --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

STANLEY AGER spent nearly thirty of his fifty-three years as a butler and valet at St. Michael s Mount under the Lords Levan. His teachings have been deemed vital by butlers from Buckingham Palace among many others. FIONA ST. AUBYN is an author and the granddaughter of the late Lord and Dowager Lady St. Levan.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookymum on 22 Feb. 2013
Format: Hardcover
`I'm not a mop lover,' says Stanley Ager. `The best way to scrub a floor is on your hands and knees.' Reading Ager's tips on running a household wasn't just a fascinating insight into life below (and above) stairs in a bygone age, but surprisingly reminded me of so many little things my parents did around the house when I was a child, like always washing and polishing the quarry tiled kitchen floor by hand, pressing suits with a wet cloth and carefully dusting all the books once a month. Whilst some of these tasks have been rendered obsolete in this disposable, digital age, many of the hints (beautifully embellished by by Ager's anecdotes and memories) such as`telling a white lie' and advice on guests who outstay their welcome, are as relevant now as they ever were. In fact, I was prompted to make a list of many basic household tasks I have neglected to teach my own children, like how to pack a suitcase properly, lay the table for a dinner party and do the washing up - and I don't mean just loading the dishwasher! All in all, being reminded of `how it used to be' in Ager's warm, informative way made for a lovely winter afternoon's read by the fire and one I would thoroughly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By johnniemac83 on 20 May 2013
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I bought this as a present for a Downton Abbey fan, but now I think I am going to keep it as so much of the information it contains is unexpectedly useful. Even though Stanley Ager was a butler in a great house and was surrounded by beautiful and valuable things, much of what he says is just as useful to those of us in more humble abodes. He is very sensible about routines, cleaning and keeping things tidy, and his tips for storing wine or making a dining table look pretty are still valid. Of course it is dated and old fashioned at times, but that adds to its charm. A book to treasure!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. Hares on 25 Feb. 2013
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Brilliantly evocative picture of the lonely heirarchy of a great house which comes straight from the horse's mouth and is accompanied by a plethora of practical tips which are as relevant for today's housewife as they ever were. A truly winning combination. Rush out and get a copy (and a bottle of ammonia!) The Butler's Guide: To Running the Home and Other Graces
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TattyMuffin on 23 Feb. 2013
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I really enjoyed this book, particularly learning about how much butlers actually did for people; I was especially amused by the fact that when H.G. Wells came to stay the table cloth caught fire and the butler simply appeared, put it out, and then disappeared again - like a superhero! A great read.
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