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Mary Killen: Sandi Toksvig is wrong about the placement of the pudding fork

But her book Peas and Queues gives good advice to youngsters about phone and plane etiquette

9 November 2013

9:00 AM

9 November 2013

9:00 AM

Peas & Queues Sandi Toksvig

Profile Books, pp.261, £12.99

Sandi Toksvig, as this book’s cover declares, ‘makes Stephen Fry look like a layabout’. The broadcaster, author, comedian, actress and mother of three has also had time to churn out 20 books in 20 years. This one, a guide to modern manners, although dedicated to ‘Mary’, an eight-year-old girl whom she addresses regularly throughout, is said to be aimed at adults, or Mary when she grows up.

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Available from the Spectator Bookshop, £10.39. Tel: 08430 600033. Mary Killen writes The Spectator’s ‘Dear Mary’ advice column.

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