Modern manners defined
A book about manners seems old-fashioned – frock coats, curtseys and fish knives are not part of people’s lives any more. But what about good manners while driving a car? Or at the cinema? And what about etiquette in the office? How should you behave at the beach or in the gym? In In this collection of essays, various authors explore good and bad manners in our modern world.
Respect for the old
Are heroes and role models necessary?
How to behave on public transport
Hats at the horse races
Modern table manners
Dealing with snobby shop assistants
The Art of Effective Conversation
By Ulrike Batholomäus
Communication is more than just speaking. In this book on communication skills for business and everyday life, the author explores how we speak to each other – with words and through our behaviours.
The lecturing bore
Seated body language
More seated postures and what they say about you
Hand gestures: openness and the controlled right over left hand
Nervous face touching and a calm hand position
Take Me Away
The Big Issue Fiction Edition
I admit – not really a book project, but a fantastic example of a very rare species: illustrated fiction for adults. It would be wonderful to see more illustrated books for grown-ups.
Every year, the Big Issue Australia publishes a collection of short fiction. I was asked to illustrate the entire issue, with full page colour illustrations accompanying every story.
Story about a seaside encounter with an Aboriginal man
Six friends have an awkward meeting at a pub
A story about organ donation and transplants
The flying door-to-door salesman
Unrequited love of a woman for a balloonist
Exploring the past through grandma’s cooking