Peas & Queues: The Minefield of Modern Manners

Author(s): Sandi Toksvig


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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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.

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

Sandi Toksvig is a well known broadcaster for both television and radio, hosts The News Quiz on BBC Radio 4 and 1001 Things You Should Know on Channel 4. She has written more than twenty books including fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children,

General Fields

  • : 9781781250334
  • : Profile Books Limited
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : 0.303
  • : June 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sandi Toksvig
  • : 288
  • : 288
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Aug-14
  • : Aug-14
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 395.0207
  • : 395.0207