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Debrett's Handbook - Coronation Edition: British Style - Correct Form - Modern Manners 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781999767099
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780992934811
Published: April 2023
Publisher: Debrett's Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £35.00

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With informed insight on a range of formal occasions, modern manners and forms of address, Debrett's Handbook is a trustworthy companion to social life and rites of passage. This weighty 480-page compendium of advice is a stylish hardback book with a beautiful red and gold-embossed front cover.

This Coronation Edition was revised and updated in 2023 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.

All formal address guidance has been updated to reflect the accession, the new position of the Queen Consort, and other changes in the Royal Family.

In addition, Debrett's Handbook addresses many modern dilemmas, including social graces, dress codes, mobile manners and dining etiquette. It offers advice on civilised hosting and entertaining, from formal dinner parties to drinks parties, informal suppers and overnight stays.

  • All advice relating to forms of address is fully revised and updated
  • Contains a comprehensive guide to invitations and correspondence
  • Offers a modern interpretation of traditional manners
  • Advice on digital communications includes emails, text messages, social media and WhatsApp groups
  • Step-by-step guidance to navigating all the major rites of passage
  • Everyday manners are reappraised and codified

Reference, Drafting and Legal Writing
Correct Form
Formal Address
Letters after the Name
Formal Events
Dress Codes

Rites of Passage
Births Christenings
Coming of Age

Modern Manners
Social Graces
Table Manners
At Home - How to Entertain Guests
Public Manners

Sample Letters
The British Social Season
Wearing Orders and Decorations
Order of Precedence
Surname Pronunciation