- Paperback: 159 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press (1983)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312582293
- ISBN-13: 978-0312582296
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,367,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The official Sloane Ranger handbook: How the British upper class prepares its offspring for life Paperback – 1983
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This would include (quote from the front cover) "Why it really matters to * WEAR navy blue * EAT jelly with a fork * READ Dick Francis and the FT [ie. the Financial Times] * GIGGLE in bed * CRY when you sing carols * NOT CRY at funerals" ... " * KILL salmon * DRINK seriously * PUT the 'Great' into Britain and the 'Hooray' into Henry and LIVE IN THE COUNTRY (or, failing that, Kensington Square)"
The text is mixed up liberally with all kinds of off-the-wall photographs, diagrams, cartoons, rhymes, and lists, appropriate to the popular London style magazine 'Harpers & Queen', and is a solid 150 pages of reasonably small print.
One of my favourite sections details table manners. Eg: "Fish Knives. Sloanes make a joke about not owning these. They're not supposed to - the Georgians didn't - but many do, because Sloane fortunes were _Victorian_ fortunes. _Rule relaxed_. (N.B. The Great Sloane Question: Does the Queen have fish knives? Answer: No.Read more ›
If you’re a Sloane Ranger now, that’s how you’ll always think of yourself! BTW, I’ve a flat in Sloane Guardians if you’re looking…
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What a hoot! Hard to imagine we were that stuffy "back then"Published 14 months ago by debra holland
This is a brilliant gift to give for Anglophile fans. Sarcastic, funny, & very English!Published on February 18, 2010 by Mary Therese Villanueva