The Vintage Librarian recommends: How to be adored Our lovely Vintage Librarian Claire Pursglove isn’t a big fan of ‘How to’ manuals and guides to beauty and style. However, this week she might have found the exception to the rule. How To Be Adored: A Girl’s Guide to Hollywood Glamour – Caroline Cox Quadrille Publishing, £12.99 In all honesty I am always a little sceptical of ‘beauty manuals’. There are so many of them, and the majority either exist to market some other product (‘watch my show!’, ‘buy my shape-wear/make up range/other books!’ etc) or are so adept at stating the obvious that you feel cheated. This book is truly wonderful though, both humorous and insightful in equal measure. Packed with great photos and hilarious quotes, Cox has collected together titbits from all the old Hollywood stars (who always did shine the brightest let’s be honest), as well as some more recent faces, to create a catalogue of features that are easy to dip in and out of. These range from hair and make-up, how to exude charm, basic etiquette, and even relationship advice. Far from being vacuous, this book can help you achieve your potential both inside and out. What I want to know is, when is the sequel coming out? 4 Responses Stephanie November 16th, 2009 oh I definitely have to have this! Will have to ask the boyfriend to get me it for Christmas! Lisa Prest November 16th, 2009 Its quite a nice book actually, you can get it much cheaper on Amazon. It took about 30 minutes to read all in all but its a pretty thing with a few useful hints and tricks. Kat November 16th, 2009 Ooh this is so getting added to my Christmas list! Jenifir November 17th, 2009 I loved this book and recommended it in a recent post in my blog. While it contains many tips, I believe that the real value of the book emphasizes personality which appeals to my vintage sensibilities.