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Excerpt from The Butler’s Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces

Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn bring you a carefully detailed, charmingly illustrated, eminently useful volume that offers important insights and techniques on homekeeping.

Revered by everyone from royalty to the estate staff, Stanley Ager considered it his calling to run a home gracefully and efficiently. Several of the men whom he trained at St. Michael’s Mount went on to serve in the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace and at British embassies throughout the world. But you don’t need a manor to benefit from Ager’s wisdom on homekeeping. The Butler’s Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn will show you how to:

Wipe a glass—or a chandelier—until it sparkles.
Fold napkins precisely—in six different ways.
Polish furniture—or silver—to a mirror finish.
Lay a beautiful table and serve a meal impeccably.
Brush, buff, and maintain any manner of clothes and footwear.

And, among other graces, open a door soundlessly, roll an umbrella perfectly, and iron a newspaper.

The Butler’s Guide to Running the Home and Other Graces by Stanley Ager and Fiona St. Aubyn

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