Books included in a Gentleman's Library

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Debrett's People of Today 2003
1.  Debrett's People of Today 2003 by Daniel Sefton
The list author says:
  "This contains all my friends and acquaintances and the addresses to which to write."
£116.77   Used & New from: £39.99

Whitaker's Almanack 2003: 135th Annual Edition. Standard Edition
2.  Whitaker's Almanack 2003: 135th Annual Edition. Standard Edition by unknown
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  "As well as being a general sea of information, it contains a list of closer friends (the peerage) though no addresses."
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Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners
3.  Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners by John Morgan
The list author says:
  "Explains how a gentleman must behave.  Gives a concise list of correct form too."
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The English Gentleman (Prion Humour Classics)
4.  The English Gentleman (Prion Humour Classics) by Douglas Sutherland
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  "Although meant as a parody, a true gentleman must follow this strictly."
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The English Gentleman Abroad
5.  The English Gentleman Abroad by Douglas Sutherland
The list author says:
  "The same idea for our luxurious holidays.  (The antiquated advertisements suggest gentlemanly institutions to frequent.)"
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Noblesse Oblige (Oxford Language Classics)
6.  Noblesse Oblige (Oxford Language Classics) by Nancy Mitford
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  "A study of my species.  One can only laugh at the analysis of the non-U.  (Do such people exist?)"
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The Oxford Compendium of English (3 volume set): Oxford Language Reference, Oxford Quotations & Proverbs, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus: "Oxford ... Proverbs", "Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus".
7.  The Oxford Compendium of English (3 volume set): Oxford Language Reference, Oxford Quotations & Proverbs, Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus: "Oxford ... Proverbs", "Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus". by Jonathan Law
The list author says:
  "Just one of those things that everyone must have (normally to prove other people wrong)."
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Fowler's Modern English Usage (3rd Revised Edition)
8.  Fowler's Modern English Usage (3rd Revised Edition) by Henry W. Fowler
The list author says:
  "As a member of the Queen's English Society, a gentleman must preserve correct usage and scorn those that do not."
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The King's English
9.  The King's English by Kingsley Amis
The list author says:
  "Amis's version is a little wittier, but gives more insight too into the true workings of a toff."
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BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names
10.  BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names by Gertrude M. Miller
The list author says:
  "There should be no embarrassment to pronounce words in true RP, in the old BBC manner.  (This must be bought second hand, preferably signed.)"
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Troublesome Words
11.  Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "This is a good abridgement of all the noted usage guides.  It is always good to have secondary evidence (id est, with Fowler's)."
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
12.  Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Room Adrian
The list author says:
  "Another must-have.  Highly interesting and useful.  All those little things that everyone wants to know.  Impress your friends at the club!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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The Superior Person's Book of Words
13.  The Superior Person's Book of Words by Peter Bowler
The list author says:
  "These words must be learnt from memory and used as often as possible, for the sake of confusing inferiors (milkmen, postmen and the like)."
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Cassell's Standard Latin Dictionary: Latin/English, English/Latin
14.  Cassell's Standard Latin Dictionary: Latin/English, English/Latin by D. P. Simpson
The list author says:
  "A gentleman will have a good grasp of Latin, but may need a dictionary in order to include pithy latin phrases within the context of a pretentious letter."
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Vox Latina: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Latin
15.  Vox Latina: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Latin by W. Sidney Allen
The list author says:
  "Reading Latin is most important, and this books shows how to do that in the most academic way.  Horace's Odes should be memorised and declaimed daily."
£22.99   Used & New from: £18.53
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Collins Robert French Dictionary
16.  Collins Robert French Dictionary 
The list author says:
  "Of course, we gentlemen are fluent in the internationally aristocratic tongue.  But we must keep in touch with the modern lingo.  (A German Dictionary is needed too, in case they invade again.)"
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
17.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language by David Crystal
The list author says:
  "This interests me greatly.  Language is such a civilised invention."
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
18.  The Oxford Companion to English Literature by Margaret Drabble
The list author says:
  "A gentleman has studied and read much of his country's finest books.  This book should, however, brush up his memory."
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Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
19.  Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "Just for show really and for use in the crossword (The Times of course).  A more decorative separate version of each of the plays should also appear on the bookshelf."
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The Norton Anthology of Poetry
20.  The Norton Anthology of Poetry by Margaret Ferguson
The list author says:
  "The same idea for poetry.  Perhaps it would be good to cite examples randomly to your wife at breakfast."
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Book of Ties
21.  Book of Ties by James Laver
The list author says:
  "I have memorised these so that I can recognise rivals and strike up conversation easily."
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A Well-dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide
22.  A Well-dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide by Oscar Lenius
The list author says:
  "It is important to look like a true gentleman.  This gives good tips on how to do this."
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"Times" Restaurant Guide 2002
23.  "Times" Restaurant Guide 2002 by Jonathan Meades
The list author says:
  "Which restaurant to frequent and not to frequent.  Also lists some good clubs. (The Garrick and White's should be joined immediately.)"
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The World Atlas of Wine
24.  The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson
The list author says:
  "Which wines to choose at the above restaurant.  A bottle should be consumed per day, hence developing genuine conoisseurship (sic)."
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Passing Time in the Loo Volume 1
25.  Passing Time in the Loo Volume 1 by Steven W. Anderson
The list author says:
  "This is a brilliant book to be kept in one of the loos (not WCs or toilets) - probably the guest one."
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