A Pinch of Posh: A Beginner's Guide to Being Civilised

9780007236268: A Pinch of Posh: A Beginner's Guide to Being Civilised

Sit up straight, smarten yourself up, find a saucer for that cup and prepare to be Poshed.

What is a Pinch of Posh?

As the bloodless severed head of class lies hollow on the marble pavement of the Winter Palace, it is obvious that the world cries loud for leadership. Through a life lived as an example of civilisation, Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn-Bowen show how to create a new perfect brand of Posh for a post-post-punk generation, all uniquely (bespoke) tailored so that even you might learn to enjoy 2000 years of culture, spot fake Prada at 100 paces and most important of all, learn how to use "One" correctly in any (and every) sentence. With this book the world can at last rid itself of the evil that is middle-aged ladies in mini-skirts; the morbidly obese in sports wear; men stripped to their juddering waists to celebrate the first day of spring; and above all, street eating.

It's witty, it's barbed, it's not always nice, but who doesn't find tough love deeply, deeply erotic? For after all the ends do justify the means and when the ultimate goal is a Pinch of Posh no sacrifice is too great.
Contents include:
–Creating One's Own Class System
–Keeping and Caring for Household Staff (don’t leave them in the car on a hot day without opening a window)
–Throwing Spanners at Good Manners (toilette, toilet and the towelette)
–Grooming (including downstairs grooming)
–Sportism and Understanding the Sportistic, or Should One Sport with Balls?
–Killing Things for Fun
–When Good Bankruptcy Goes Bad; Life in Prison (celebrate your cell – mini makeovers in minutes)
–DIY Surgery
–Posh Death: Briefing a Florist
–And oh so very much more…Do keep up


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‘A fabulously snobbish celebration of all things posh’ - Gravesend Reporter

‘An excellent book to read whilst reclining in a bubble bath’ - The Bath Chronicle

About the Author:

With his muddied bourgeois blood and inherited sense of Celtic romanticism, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is master of the mysterious and powerful magic of makeover. He is the author of six books, presents television programmes on design, interiors and travel, and holds his cameo on League of Gentlemen dear to his heart. As yet, he does not have a rose (or any other flower) named after him.

Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen comes from a family that for generations has been cluttering up the aisles of churches with courtly brasses and marble tablets to knights and their fair ladies. But, like Tabasco, the hot DNA of her Polish grandmother (ice dancer, knife thrower’s assistant and professional ‘hostess’) makes her who she is today. She is an author and television presenter, and is proud to have seen the Sex Pistols life at the Marquee when she was 13.

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Llewelyn-Bowen, Laurence; Llewelyn-Bowen, Jackie
Published by Harpercollins Reference (2006)
ISBN 10: 0007236263 ISBN 13: 9780007236268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Harpercollins Reference, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007236263

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