Bloomsbury Guide to Good Manners

Bloomsbury Guide to Good Manners

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Writing on manners has traditionally consisted of earnest and worthy advice on such arcane topics as how to address a divorced Earl's wife's brother or how best to dispose of cherry stones while dining at Buckingham Palace. This book adopts a questioning approach to modern manners and conventional etiquette and is designed to deal with the more everyday problems of behaviour in today's world. The subjects tackled are diverse: whether to bother with table manners, now that so many people don't; how to deal with rude and obstructive shop assistants - and customers; the changing needs of modern communications, both written and spoken; organizing special occasions, from parties to weddings; and what sort of manners should exist in the workplace, among tourists, and between the sexes. Drawing on experience, a nationwide consumer survey and social observation, this book is a blend of useful facts and information on more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 420g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747515220
  • 9780747515227

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