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  • Published: 3 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780552153041
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

House Rules

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Do you know how to store your knitwear? Write a letter of condolence? Unblock your kitchen sink? This unique and comprehensive guide for modern living will help you run your life in a practical, orderly - and elegant way.

Do you yearn to throw a sophisticated dinner party, but don’t know what to cook? * Do you cringe at not knowing how to unblock your drains but feel too embarrassed to admit it? * Have you ever lusted after a to-die-for dress, only to spill wine down it and relegate it to the depths of your wardrobe for ever afterwards? If such scenarios strike a chord then this chic yet practical book can provide a solution to these plus many other domestic dilemmas. House Rules is an informative and fun reference book containing advice on every aspect of modern living, from cleaning to storage from entertaining to writing a condolence letter. Packed with insider tips from professionals including Jimmy Choo, Cath Kidston, Antonio Carluccio and Jo Malone, it is an indispensable addition to any homemaker’s bookshelf. The guide to glamorous living, House Rules will help you to run your life in an orderly and supremely stylish way.

  • Pub date: 3 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780552153041
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Author

Clare Coulson

Clare Coulson is Fashion Editor at the Daily Telegraph and also contributes to magazines including Harpers & Queen, Elle and Red. Having spent years dispensing common-sense advice to domestically challenged friends, she has now written House Rules for those who aspire to live well both inside and outside their homes.

Praise for House Rules

“'A mine of practical know-how...Tips from glamorous experts, ranging from Kelly Hoppen to Jimmy Choo, make it irresistible for dipping into'”

Mail on Sunday

“'This stylish little book is packed full of useful hints, tips and suggestions to help make your home and life feel organised and glamorous'”


“'Carluccio on cooking, Armani on entertaining, Choo on shoe care - with such in-the-know advice, it's a must-own manual'”


“'A delish book to curl up with on a designer day-bed while sipping rose water, or on an Ikea futon while scoffing Wotsits'”

Guardian Weekend

“'A great gift for a newlywed or a girlfriend, this is a great little gem to have to hand'”


“Practical advice to help you live like the Nigella Lawson-inspired domestic goddess you long to be... With Giorgio Aramani advising on entertinaing, Jimmy Choo helping out with shoe care and Lulu Guinness making suggestions about accessory storage you'll be getting tips from the very top”


“Written by a fashion editor with advie on everything from laundry to modern manners - the Mrs Beeton guide for 2005”


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