The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits

A Handbook of Etiquette with Recipes


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Lee Manigault, Suzanne Pollak


Nestled deep in the South is a tiny Academy that teaches classes in the most important subject in the world: the domestic arts. The Academy’s unique curriculum includes everything from cocktail-party etiquette to business entertaining, dealing with household guests, and cooking for the holidays. Here, after a little gentle instruction from Deans Pollak and Manigault, interspersed with plenty of humor, students find they are living healthier, having stronger ties to friends and family, and using their houses to branch out in ways they never dreamed possible. Since not everyone can get to their sold-out classes in Charleston, the Deans are now offering this book so happier livĀ­ing can be within everyone’s grasp, not just the select few.

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Weight 706 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 July 2014
Number of pages 216
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 22.8 cm
Weight 706 g


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Suzanne Pollak is the author of Entertaining for Dummies and The Pat Conroy Cookbook. She was the spokesperson for Federated Department Stores, giving seminars on home decorating, entertaining, and cooking for many years. Lee Manigault lives in one of the grand 18th-century Charleston homes and hosts an array of activities there.