Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners : An Etiquette Guide, Hardback Book

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

Part of the Ladyship's Guides series

2.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)

Description

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 work

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, No illustrations
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Parties, etiquette & entertaining
  • ISBN: 9781905400416

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Light-hearted guide to current etiquette and I wish in fact that I'd read it before, because simple and seemingly obvious (in retrospect) social responses could have eased my way in various situations or made me a better guest/host. You might be surprised at what you don't know or cues you've missed too. Easy to read and well-formatted book.

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This one was a disappointment for me. <br/><br/>It was pretty lame...I was expecting a lot more useful info, instead of mostly general info and glossing over topics.<br/><br/>Most of the book, about 80%, were just common sense or very basic obvious knowledge to me. Ok, so I was taught good manners by my parents growing up, but I figured I could find some more useful info in this book....unfortunately I didn't.

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2

This one was a disappointment for me. <br/><br/>It was pretty lame...I was expecting a lot more useful info, instead of mostly general info and glossing over topics.<br/><br/>Most of the book, about 80%, were just common sense or very basic obvious knowledge to me. Ok, so I was taught good manners by my parents growing up, but I figured I could find some more useful info in this book....unfortunately I didn't.

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2

This one was a disappointment for me. <br/><br/>It was pretty lame...I was expecting a lot more useful info, instead of mostly general info and glossing over topics.<br/><br/>Most of the book, about 80%, were just common sense or very basic obvious knowledge to me. Ok, so I was taught good manners by my parents growing up, but I figured I could find some more useful info in this book....unfortunately I didn't.

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