Her ladyship's guide to modern manners

Her ladyship's guide to modern manners

by Lucy Gray
14th July, 2016

£8.45 £8.99 Save 6% | Hardback


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

Details & Specs

Series: Ladyship's Guides

Author: Lucy Gray

Publisher: Batsford

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781849943673

Publication Date: 14th July, 2016

Pages: 157

Dimensions: 188 x 117 x 17 mm

Notes: no illustrations

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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