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Pretty good, but somewhat GQ style.
on 12 March 2009
I thought it will be, first and foremost a etiquette book. It is not. Somehow very GQish. It covers a lot of area, from bespoke suit to how to sand a wooden floor to five famous hotel room deaths. Because a huge range of topics covered, it is a shallow book. I thought Debrett's should delete gossips like "Six psuedo-shakespearean insults","four celebrity-owned hotels" and give a better detail about the essential operas, unquestioned rules and etiquette, how to write a polite letter, et cetera.