Every day we use our mobiles and computers to communicate, but ironically we are losing touch with face-to-face talk. Catherine Blyth reveals the endless possibilities of conversation and shows that when it works it can come close to heaven.
With examples from Elizabeth I to Tommy Cooper, courtesans to nomads, The Art of Conversation is full of tips on listening, the perfect handshake, talking shop and surviving conversational bores. Be it sharing a joke with a stranger, sparking a new idea or just letting off steam with a friend, there are infinite adventures to be had if you break the ice and say hello . . .
Catherine Blyth is a writer and editor. She spent several years at Fourth Estate, working on literary and commercial fiction, and a range of non-fiction. Since leaving Fourth Estate she has written scripts for the BBC and Channel 5, and contributed to national publications including the Daily Telegraph and The Times. The Art of Conversation is her first book.