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How to Be a Gentlewoman

The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times
Narrated by: Lotte Jeffs
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Gender Issues
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How to Be a Gentlewoman is pitched as somewhere between the best-selling nonfiction Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton, and Nora Ephron for the Trump-aghast world. It presents an antidote to the often brutal and aggressive conditions of modern life by asking the listener to embrace a way of being that has gentleness (to oneself and others) at its centre. Lotte's first-ever book weaves powerful memoir with practical advice and a psychological deep dive into what truly constitutes a meaningful and happy existence. It posits that it is engaging with others, being emotionally attuned, and deft both in negotiation and relationships that ultimately will help us to discover our real and lasting power.

Contributors include Elizabeth Day, Romy Madley Croft (the lead singer of The xx), Paris Lees, Gina Martin, Clara Amfo, Alex Eagle, and Lorraine Candy as well as archaeologists, artists, happiness consultants, and academics.

©2019 Lotte Jeffs (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

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"This is brilliant and timely." (Elizabeth Day)

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