There is no better time than now for a definitive guide to contemporary civilized living. As traditional codes of behavior have given way to an increasingly informal society, many people are disconcerted by the current lack of guidelines. The established rules are as important as ever, but need adaptation for the complications and developments of the twenty-first century. The Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners cuts through the confusion to combine the very best of traditional standards of conduct with acceptable modern innovations. Packed with no-nonsense step-by-step advice, it covers everything from basic table manners to how to equip yourself at the grandest royal and diplomatic gatherings. Written with clarity and wit, this book celebrates the charm, beauty, and fascination of classic good manners, and their enduring role in a civilized society.
A comprehensive guide to contemporary conduct, from Britain's leading experts on manners and etiquette.
The essential handbook for the modern gentleman.
Author: Dorothea Johnson, Liv Tyler
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
A guide to twenty-first-century manners for young professionals covers topics ranging from cellphone and e-mail etiquette to fine dining and making introductions, in a work that includes commentary from the author's granddaughter.
Author: Elizabeth Wyse
A quintessentially British reference tool, and an entertaining guide to modern manners, Debrett’s Handbook contains informed insights on a range of formal occasions, hosting and entertaining, dress codes, written forms of address, social correspondence and correct form. This fantastically thorough compendium of advice is now available in ebook form, making it easier to use than ever before. With informed insights on a range of occasions including weddings and formal events, the Handbook is a trustworthy companion to social life and rites of passage. It also addresses many modern dilemmas such as social graces, mobile manners and dining etiquette, and offers advice on civilised hosting and entertaining.
Drawing on Debrett's extensive expertise in manners and etiquette, this practical guide will help to ensure that hosts and hostesses are able to cope with an array of dilemmas and challenges, from catering for vegans and people with food allergies to dealing with drunken visitors, ensuring that guests mingle and laying on special entertainments for small children and elderly relatives. Structured around the four seasons, the book explores British rituals, customs and traditions throughout the year - from Christmas, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday and Easter to Halloween and Bonfire Night. It is also a helpful guide to the social events and occasions that punctuate the British calendar, from country house operas and days at the races to summer barbecues and village cricket matches.
Debrett's 'Etiquette for Girls' is the essential guide to life for every girl about town.
Author: Jo Bryant, Karen Wilks
Publisher: Hodder Christian Books
Essential Manners for Men helps men make the right decisions about what to do and say in every situation that counts. Peter Post, great-grandson of Emily Post, distills the essential information men need for all the important roles they play in life. Organized into three parts -- "Daily Life," "Social Life," and "On the Job" -- Essential Manners for Men resolves situations that can stump even the savviest. Peter Post's advice is sharp-witted and sensible, with tips, boxes, and candid anecdotes about his own etiquette blunders. Topics include: The most important behaviors to avoid and emulate at the gym, at work, on the golf course, at home, out with friends, at a business social event, and a child's ball game Tipping, driver's "ed-iquette," introductions, sportsmanship, and parenting Successfully sharing living spaces with a roommate, significant other, or spouse -- from the toilet seat to the remote control to the kitchen sink How to throw a great party or be the perfect guest How to successfully navigate the business dinner Things men do wrong that make women wince, and things men do right that women love The five-step process to resolve any situation where there is no etiquette "rule" Short and shoot-from-the-hip honest, Essential Manners for Men is a book no man can afford to be without.
Debrett's revised and updated Wedding Handbook is the definitive guide to planning your wedding day. It provides practical and expert advice on all aspects of the planning process, from announcing the engagement, to drawing up a guest list, budgeting, recruiting a wedding team, finding a venue and choosing food, drink and entertainment. The Wedding Handbook is an essential tool to smooth the planning and organisation stages and ensure you and your spouse-to-be are fully versed in what to expect from the day itself. It also includes a checklist of tasks and a timetable of events for the day to ensure that nothing is forgotten in the run-up to your wedding day. The revised edition features advice and information on the traditional British wedding, while also advocating ways in which such traditions can be adapted to honour your vision and incorporate elements personal to you.
Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame, fortune, and glamour. He designed clothes for the world's most beautiful women and royalty, most famously the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day. He created a multimillion-dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. But behind the confident facade and bad-boy image, lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion. As the pressures of work intensified, McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end. Meanwhile, in his private life, his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair. And then there were the dark secrets that haunted his sleep... A modern-day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy, Alexander McQueen tells the complete sensational story, and includes never-before-seen photos. Those closest to the designer--his family, friends, and lovers--have spoken for the first time about the man they knew, a fragmented individual, a lost boy who battled to gain entry into a world that ultimately destroyed him. "There's blood beneath every layer of skin," McQueen once said. Andrew Wilson's biography, filled with groundbreaking material, dispels myths, corrects inaccuracies, and offers new insights into McQueen's private life and the source of his creative genius"--
Debrett's Correct Form
Author: Patrick Montague-Smith
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Debrett has been the social arbiter on etiquette and protocol for over 200 years, the book gives assistance to all those in contact with the titled and untitled. It gives advice relating to all types of social and business entertainment and covers a spectrum of people from peers to presidents.
Debrett's: A Modern Royal Marriage offers an exclusive perspective on the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This beautiful book celebrates and commemorates their relationship, from their first dates right up to the marriage ceremony and honeymoon, and is sumptuously illustrated with gorgeous photographs and filled with quirky facts about the royal couple. The Debrett's experts also provide an insight into the royals themselves, with a biography of both William and Kate, the Royal Family tree and the genealogy of the Middleton family. There is a section devoted entirely to the wedding ceremony, with details of The Dress, bridesmaids, flowers, music and Westminster Abbey, and the role the iconic building has played in Royal Weddings through the ages. Debrett's: A Modern Royal Marriage is a unique book and the perfect Royal Wedding companion.