The Butler Speaks by Charles Macpherson
A Return to Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, and the Art of Good Housekeeping

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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler.
     In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

About Charles Macpherson

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A world authority in household management and butlering, Charles MacPherson is the founder of Charles MacPherson Associates Inc., North America's only registered school for butlers and household managers. He brings over 24 years of experience in his field and is the resident butler for THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW. Charles' weekly column "Ask Charles the Butler" is featured in METRO NEWS. Visit Charles at
Published April 23, 2013 by Appetite by Random House. 288 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Cooking, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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This definitive work fairly oozes the polish and poise of proper butlering, etiquette and household management. MacPherson (founder of Charles MacPherson Associates), neatly lays out the fundamentals

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