Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners

Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners : An Etiquette Guide

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An essential guide to modern manners, this enlightening and useful book strikes a balance between the stuffy, rigid rules of the 1950s and today's anything-goes school of thought. It is packed with good-humoured advice for the way we live today, but also discusses which formal points of etiquette are still relevant in the 21st century. * Introduction: who needs manners?* A Few Basics: punctuality (and overstaying your welcome), saying sorry and when it's best to lie* Party People: invitations, playing host, being a good guest, meeting and greeting* What to Wear: avoiding the pitfalls of modern dress codes* Rites of Passage: christenings, weddings and funerals* Eating Out: from saying grace to understanding cutlery* Going to Stay: following house rules, helping out, not making yourself too much at home* Getting Around: the rules of public transport and how to avoid road rage* Communications: how to make a phonecall and write an email* A Good Day at the Office: how to conduct yourself at workshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 122 x 188 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • National Trust Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • No illustrations
  • 1905400411
  • 9781905400416
  • 194,221

About Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray is a writer and journalist with a background in psychology. She possesses a wealth of knowledge about manners and etiquette that she imparts in the belief that perfectly polished manners are within everyone's grasp.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Who needs manners? 2. The Basics: punctuality (and overstaying your welcome), saying sorry and when it's best to lie 3. Party People: invitations, playing host, being a good guest, meeting and greeting 4. Rites of Passage: christenings, weddings and funerals 5. Eating Out: from saying grace to understanding cutlery 6. Going to Stay: Following house rules, helping out, not making yourself too much at home 7. Getting Around: the rules of public transport and how to avoid road rage 8. Communications: how to make a phonecall and write an email 9. A Good Day at the Office: how to conduct yourself at work 10. What to Wear: avoiding the pitfalls of modern dress codesshow more