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    DescriptionAn 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 work


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    Title
    Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucy Gray, By (author) Robert Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 247 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905400416
    ISBN 10: 1905400411
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: WJX
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    Libri: I-RB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.6
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    LC classification: TX
    DC22: 395
    B&T Approval Code: A33802000
    Abridged Dewey: 395
    BISAC V2.8: REF011000, REF000000
    Thema V1.0: WJX
    Illustrations note
    No illustrations
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    National Trust Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Allen was born in London, grew up in Edinburgh and lived in Cambridge with his German wife. As a psychologist he became Director of Mensa Psychometrics, a company selling psychological testing to businesses and individuals. The human mind has been a source of enduring fascination and he wrote many books in the field of popular psychology, including The Mind Workout Book (Collins & Brown, 2003) and Improve Your Memory (Collins & Brown, 2004), Boost Your Creativity (Collins & Brown, 2005), Me, myself and I (Collins & Brown, 2005). He also contributed to Fowler's Modern English Usage and wrote articles on the modern use of English in English Today and other journals.
    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 codes