Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Katie Kontent is witty, practical and gets more than she bargains for as she journeys from a secretarial pool to the upper echelons of 1938 New York society. George Washington’s “Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour…” hover in the background of the novel … (my favourite rule? “While in the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet”). I loved this book.

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  1. Cathy Trautman says:

    Caroline – read this about a month ago. One of the guys at work’s wife is a ‘book buyer’ (my dream job) and we talk books constantly. He recommended this and I loved it. Also – Half Blood Blues Esi Edugyan, The Art of Fielding Chad Harbach, A FIne Balance Rohinton Mistry. Just read Hunger Games trilogy – did like also. Anyway is xmas morning and going to treat myself to new book on Kobo so logged on here for a reco from you :). Had a nice skype with boys this morning. They had a wonderful Xmas day. Hope you are enjoying having yours home and the family together. lots of love, Cathy

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