Have you ever wondered: o How to deliver a baby? o How to put up a tent in the dark? o How to buy a swimming costume? o How to decide whether or not accept a marriage proposal? Or have you grappled with the thorny issues of the etiquette of group sex, where to sit dysfunctional family members at a wedding, or how to say 'Please', 'Thank you' and 'Would you like to dance?' in thirty different languages? Have you found yourself lost for words at a dinner party, or struggling to remember Kate Moss's boyfriends - and the haircuts she had while she was with them - or wanting to know the ingredients of a lipstick or the central premises of the world's main religions? Then look no further. The answers to all these questions, and more, lie within the pages of this book. Everything But the Kitchen Sink is the definitive distillation of current wisdom for the modern woman. It is a celebration of all things female: a delightful cornucopia of essential facts, figures, diagrams, lists, pie charts, quotes and practical advice that deserves a place in every handbag, backpack or Birkin.
Francesca Beauman graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in History. Her first book was a history of the pineapple entitled THE PINEAPPLE: KING OF FRUITS published by Chatto & Windus. She also writes, presents and produces for television. She is 30 and divides her time between London and Los Angeles.