How the Queen Can Make You Happy

How the Queen Can Make You Happy

By: Mary Killen

ISBN: 9781908739148
eBook ISBN: 9781908739155
Cover: Hardback
Published: June 1, 2012
Size: 175x111mm
Page Count: 112 pages


Modern manners leave a lot to be desired. In How the Queen can Make You Happy Mary Killen, etiquette expert, mixes wit and polemic to make the case for civilised conduct – based on the ultimate role model, HM the Queen. In the year of her diamond jubilee, Mary argues that the Queen represents the best of British behaviour – which is why she is held in such high esteem around the world. Now you can use examples from her own life to navigate life’s social complexities with ease and good grace.

Entries include:
– how to manage difficult pets
– how to deal with bores
– how to address an insult
– how to dress properly
and many more.

Examining such under-rated virtues as discretion, politeness and kindness, How the Queen can Make You Happy is a humorous celebration of long-held British values in an age where discretion is not generally the better part of value.

Never mind the curtsey, where’s the courtesy?

  • Move Over Anthony Seldon there’s a new happiness guru in town

    - Matthew Bell Independent on Sunday
  • A delightful book, it gave me so much bursting pleasure that I took it straight off to visit to a neighbour in hospital, and ordered three more copies for friends.

    - Vicki Woods, columnist, Daily Telegraph and Vogue
  • If Proust can change your life, then will imitating the queen make you happy? Mary Killen, society fixture and posh agony aunt of British magazine The Spectator certainly believes it can.

    - Tom Skyes, the Daily Beast
  • It’s so good!

    - Virginia Ironside, columnist, Independent and The Oldie