Esquire Handbook for Hosts: The original 50s guide for the sophisticated man

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9780007106899: Esquire Handbook for Hosts: The original 50s guide for the sophisticated man

Paperback edition of the super-cool ’50s entertaining guide

Eclectic, funny and kitsch advice for every wannabe sophisticated man-about-town, the Esquire Handbook for Hosts, first published in 1955, deserves to be a modern humour classic. This edition with 40 of the original illustrations contains witty and informative sections on:
• all sorts of classic James Bond type cocktails
• recipes and hangover cures
• manners for the modern man – notes on etiquette
• how to carve
• how to remove a drunk from the house
• the art of conversation, small talk and debate
• rules for card and party games, including poker, three-handed bridge and gin rummy
• chatting up the opposite sex

…and much, much more.

A design/humour classic – the book is designed ’50s style with muted colour tints dropped in.

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From the Back Cover:

WHAT EVERY DEBONAIR MAN NEEDS TO KNOW


Continental cocktails, highballs and punches

Tipples for teetotallers and hangover cures.

Recipes for the repertoire of every good host.

Etiquette guide – the correct code of conduct

How to handle a drunk in the house

Small talk to charm the opposite sex

Managing a skilful debate

Poker, gin rummy and three-handed bridge

About the Author:

Peter Howarth is the editor of Esquire. He will give interviews.

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