Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners

The Indispensable Handbook

John Morgan

Thomas Dunne Books

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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.

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1BIRTH, BAPTISM AND
OTHER CEREMONIES OF CHILDHOODBabies, for such small things, enter the world to a great fanfare – not only their own, but the enthusiastic adulation of family and friends as well. They are also, in an age when procreation is increasingly regarded as positively miraculous, trumpeted to a quite unprecedented extent.
BIRTH
Announcement of a Birth
This is traditionally the duty of the father, who must ring any immediate relations who were not present at the birth. Close family should be the first to hear the glad tidings, followed by prospective godparents, friends

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John Morgan

John Morgan was senior editorial contributor at Conde Nast, and was the Associate Editor of GQ (Europe). As one of the UK's best-known writers on style, he wrote the weekly "Morgan's Modern Manners" for the Saturday Times, and was a frequent broadcaster and commentator on matters of taste, correct form, and dress. John Morgan also wrote feature for The Tatler, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Times, The Guardian, and several Conde Nast publications.

Debrett's Peerage Ltd. was founded in 1769 during the reign of King George III. Debrett is traditionally best known for its Peerage and Baronetage, the book which officially lists all the British families' official titles (over 32,000 people). You cannot be a member of The House of Lords, without first appearing in Debrett's. Debrett's is the ultimate standard for propriety and manners.

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Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners
The Indispensable Handbook
John Morgan

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
November 2001
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312281243
ISBN10: 0312281242
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$31.95

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429978286
ISBN10: 1429978287
384 pages
$7.99
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