This enlightening guide to good behavior strikes a beautiful balance between the stuffy, rigid rules of the 1950s and today's anything-goes lifestyle. With good humor, “Her Ladyship” dishes out contemporary advice and discusses which formal points of etiquette remain relevant in the 21st century. From “A Few Basics” (like punctuality and not overstaying your welcome), to handling party invitations and playing host, to dressing properly, eating out, and writing emails, this is an essential look at modern manners.
|Publisher:||Batsford, B.T. Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||4.75(w) x 7.13(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Lucy Gray is a writer and journalist with a background in psychology. She possesses a wealth of knowledge about etiquette that she imparts in the belief that perfectly polished manners are within everyone’s grasp.
Table of Contents
Who needs manners? 6
A few basics 17
Party people 31
What to wear 47
Rites of passage 54
Eating out 78
Going to stay 102
Getting around 112
A good day at the office 140
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Her Ladyship's Guide to Modern Manners based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.