The fairy godmother doling out advice is the eminently stylish Lucia van der Post, who manages never to patronise her reader or - as other guides do - write as though she has been lobotomised . . . Her tips on simple but treacherously difficult things like how best to wear black are vital reading
Poised, elegant and idiosyncratic, Lucia is the grande dame of style . . . Good advice was never so glam
Finishing school in a book
This fantastic style companion reveals the secrets of achieving an uber-glam woman-of-the-world lifestyle . . . This book could change your life for the better. Even your mother would approve
'Winsome tome packed with shrewd fashion advice . . . it's a big cut above all the other fashiony "how-tos". No "how to face the paparazzi" rubbish here, just common sense, and a dash of glamour'
Packed with golden rules from style queen Lucia
'A compendium of wardrobe, cosmetic and all-round advice from The Times style writer'
'Every inch as gorgeous as a book on style should be'
Lucia van der Post's finishing school manual for the 21st-century is the most pleasurable, at once insightful guide and a delightful fantasy
A mother, grandmother and respected journalist, she gets her priorities right - be charming, don't take offence and spend less time tidying and more time reading. Enchanting
A supremely elegant guide . . . a compendium of useful information applicable to every conceivable situation . . . a delightfully eclectic book, it's destined to be a lifelong companion
Anyone searching for a style companion to steer them through the maze of modern-day etiquette and gracious living will find it here