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By Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh

“Can a girl be absolutely fabulous and a pillar of civility at the same time? Ceri Marsh and Kim Izzo think so, and their smart, authoritative guide to modern manners gives life to the girl of our dreams: sexy, sophisticated and well-dressed, yet never less than perfectly considerate. She’s a gem, and so is the book.”
-Mark Kingwell, author of The World We Want

“In a world filled with random acts of rudeness, it is refreshing to read a book that dares a young woman to be “grand” — in the same way that Jackie Onassis, Holly Golightly and Coco Chanel were models of taste and diplomacy….As solid as the pillars of civilization itself.”
The Globe and Mail


Izzo Marsh_The Fabulous Girl's Guide to DecorumGood manners will make you fabulous. Good manners will make you sexy. The well-mannered get invited to more dinner parties, see their career aspirations blossom, and have a wider array of friends and eligible suitors. So if you want to become your most fabulous self, read on–The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum is your ticket to becoming the girl you want to be.

Authors Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh know first-hand that today’s young women require etiquette advice that speaks to their modern sensibilities. Yes, we girls need to know how to write a perfect thank-you note and set a proper table–but we also need to know how to handle a one-night stand, how to ask for a promotion, what to wear at an art opening, and when a budding romance should move from supper to sex.

“Etiquette experts Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh are making civility cool.”
Sunday Express

“Dispenses brisk, big-sisterly advice on all manner of contemporary conundrums.”
The Observer (UK)

“This spunky new handbook of modern manners by Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh takes on everything from road rage to elopement.”
Marie Claire

“(Five Stars – “Genius”) Embarrassing situations won’t worry you after you’ve read this guide to modern manners. It’s all there, from work to relationships – every woman should have a copy.”
Women’s Own

“A charming, whimsical account of the authors’ own gaffes and what they’ve learned along the way to becoming successful magazine editors.”
USA Today

“The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum is a fairly exhaustive work. Izzo and Marsh have taken pains to think of just about every social situation and what type of decorum might be required. If you have the questions, Guide to Decorum will likely have covered the answers.”
January Magazine

“A fun, quick read because of its elegant prose and cheeky voice…it assumes the voice of a truly excellent girlfriend, who gently advises but never reprimands, no matter how shocking the situation.”
The Toronto Star

“It doesn’t take long for this guide to find its footing…it quickly transforms into a more developed philosophical system…etiquette, it seems, is a system of give and take.”
-Bruce LaBruce in the National Post


Random House Canada, October 2001

Broadway Books, U.S., December 2001

Random House (Transworld), UK

RCS Libri SpA, Italy

Euromedia, Czech Republic

Editorial Bizancio, Portugal

Arena, Netherlands

Nation Books, Thailand

AST, Russia

China Radio & Television Publishing House, China

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