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Bad Manners: 08/26/08

Christine, an American, living in London, recounts her disastrous dates with a man she only calls by the nickname "the Prince." In the end she realizes he isn't right for her and sets out to declare her independence.

I have to admire her patience with "the Prince" as he is an appalling character. He needed a good telling off.

As the title suggests the story is about manners. Christine in her dates with "the Prince" is constantly comparing herself to Eliza Doolittle for his constant nagging about her diction, her choice in art, and of course her manners.

Genuine bad manners do come into play, but how, I won't tell. It's a cute story and I don't want to spoil it.

The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).

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Comment #1: Wednesday, August, 27, 2008 at 08:42:28

Toni says:

I have never been much of a short story reader. However, with a toddler, blogging and other things I find that my reading a book a week has dwindled to not reading much at all. I will check this out, it may be the answer to my reading needs!

Comment #2: Wednesday August 27, 2008 at 20:18:52

Pussreboots says:

I have two children and this month has been very busy. I haven't had the time to read as much as I usually do so I've been relying more on short stories. I'm glad you've been enjoying my reviews of them.

Comment #3: Wednesday, August, 27, 2008 at 11:50:11

Denver Cereal

Heya - it's me Claudia! :) You do such a fabulous job with this. You really could make a huge career from this information. ((hug))

Comment #4: Wednesday August 27, 2008 at 20:22:11

Pussreboots says:

I wish I could turn these reviews into a career.

Comment #5: Thursday, August, 28, 2008 at 02:07:33


Lyes you could be a Librarian :)

Comment #6: Thursday August 28, 2008 at 21:38:33

Pussreboots says:

Actually I can't. I would need a degree in Library Science to be librarian.

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