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The Art of Conversation: How Talking Improves Lives Paperback – 3 Sep 2009

2.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray (3 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184854166X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848541665
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 122,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is a treasure trove of literary and historical delights, with each page containing a little gem in the form of a quotation or a factoid (Independent on Sunday)

'Witty, charming and appropriately garrulous . . . it shamed me into wanting to
mend my own, lumpen, non-conversational ways and pull my speech-related
socks up...this smart little book should be in every house like Gideon
bibles in hotel rooms'

(Mail on Sunday)

A bit of fun by a young genius. The Art of Conversation . . . is a witty meditation upon
all aspects of talk . . . if you give to a friend it will itself provoke hours of amusing chat as you read out her jokes and her wisdom

(A.N. Wilson)

'Blending science with psychology and philosophy with literature, she argues the case for banter and badinage. It's free, fun and gets your brain cells firing like the prettiest of firework displays' (Marie Claire)

'I tried my hardest to dislike The Art of Conversation, but it's hard to dislike anything that quotes Chanelle from Big Brother in the same breath as Andrew Marvell and Henry James' (Guardian)

'Everybody will read it, but pretend they haven't' (Observer)

'As Woodrow Wilson once opined of the US President Warren Harding, I am simply in possession of 'a bungalow mind'. I hope that reading The Art of Conversation has furnished me with a staircase or two' (Observer)

'A witty, entertaining guide, much praised' (Bookseller)

'Modern man - and woman - have forgotten how to engage larynx and ears. Catherine Blyth teaches the lost art with wit and charm' (Harry Mount, author of AMO, AMAS, AMAT . . . AND ALL THAT)

'Brings a professional sensibility to the topic' (Scotland on Sunday)

Book Description

Ever wanted to be the most interesting person in the room? Let Catherine Blyth take you on an entertaining tour of the neglected art of conversation. You'll never think of talk as cheap ever again . . .

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