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on 2 October 2017
I am thrilled to own such a book.
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on 11 September 2017
perfect
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on 4 November 2017
Yes it wasvery good x
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on 22 April 2017
Great book the book really does sound like it was written by the character Mrs Bucket (pronounced Bouquet). It has lots of quotes and stories from the tv show (up to the release of this book) and it explains why Hyacinth behaves the way she does in the situations she finds herself in. It also contains some other bits of information not included in the series such as the fact she knew Richard 5 years before they got married.There's even a picture of Hyacinth with the queen. The only thing that bothered me was a picture on page 184 it says in the caption to the bottom picture it is Elizabeth being kissed by Onslow however it is Hyacinth being kissed by Onslow he only thought it was Elizabeth and then he realized it was Hyacinth straight afterwards (this was in the tv series first christmas episode I believe). Also there are no pictures of the first actor who originally played Rose only the second one.
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on 28 May 2006
This is a brilliantly warm,well-written, funny book which all fans of the comedy series will appreciate. It builds on the characters of the TV show and even reveals more about them, even hinting at a touching reason for Hyacinth's snobbery at the end of the book.

It's an easy read and you really will not want to put it down for too long. Brilliant!
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VINE VOICEon 27 May 2005
I have to admit that the BBC sitcom is one of my favorites. When I got "Keeping Up Appearances" Hyacinth Bucket's Book of Etiquette as birthday gift I was pleased and sceptical at the same time as seeing Hyacinth, Rose, Violet and Daisy and all the rest in flesh on the telly is quite different from a book. Well, I should not have worried because when reading this most amsuing book I could nearly here them all speaking. It is great to read all these famous lines which one has heart before and one can actually keep thme in mind and use them if one is in one's Hyacinth's mood.....like I love my sister Daisy dearly, but I am just not very fond of her cracked mugs...
So for all the Bouquet fans this is a must... enjoy it on your settee(hoping that is is an excat replica of the one in Sandringham house) with a nice cup of coffee and milk (which hopefully will come from the cows on the Eral of Crawford's estate).... already forgotten these line.... well look them up in this book !!
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on 28 June 2012
Product was in exact condition described and arrived exactly when it was meant to so I'm happy :). As for the product itself, great read, would recommend it to any keeping up appearance fans.
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on 8 August 2015
For a book which is a spin off from a TV programme and as such is fairly well defined in what it must do this is rather good and should please fans of the show or fans of To the Manor Born or The Good Life. It’s padded with lots of pictures and floral borders and amusingly written text. Hyacinth is an amusing character and her indomitable desire to do things in what she perceives as the right way are funny and ridiculous. It’s a book I can lend to my Mum because it’s not rude, although Hyacinth’s sister Rose and her gentlemen are discussed.
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on 27 December 2012
I bought this book an whim as a present. As such it is nice enough. Otherwise it is a shameless attempt to make a buck off the television series.
The book is well published; hardcover with nice pictures and the one I got happened to have an autograph by mrs Routledge. The content is a bit cringe inducing though. But then again: so was the old series back in the nineties!
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on 28 December 2012
The best companion for the serials. A must ! I advise fans to read it with the following 'Hectic social calendar.'
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