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Everything But the Kitchen Sink

What Every Modern Woman Needs to Know

Illustrated by Ben Cracknell

Twenty-first-century women are called upon to perform any manner of tasks, recall even the most random bits of information, and all the while carry on a charming conversation. Thankfully, from historian and British television personality Francesca Beauman comes this indispensable and authoritative survival guide that will allow women to tackle any problem and work any party with ease, style, and grace.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink is a compendium of delightfully witty facts, figures, diagrams, lists, charts, quotes, and practical advice. True, you may not ever need to know how to roast a hedgehog, treat a shark bite, or say "No, thank you. Please leave me alone" in Russian. But isn't it good to know you can?

Francesca Beauman earned a first-class degree in history from Cambridge University. Her first book, The Pineapple: King of Fruits, was published in the UK in 2005 and lauded by critics. She has been the host of numerous British television programs and was recently named one of the top fifty "Brit Young Things." Francesca divides her time between London and Los Angeles.