Until Hanson s Bluffer s Guide to Etiquette landed in our house (note: not our home ) Coco our mongrel was widely acknowledged to have the best manners in the family. But now I no longer HKLP (hold knife like pen) and am buying copies for all my friends and friends children for presents. William Hanson s brilliant and essential book is social satnav and a funny and infallible guide to modern life and times. --Rachel Johnson, Author, Journalist And Former Editor Of The Lady
My Let s Do Lunch colleague William Hanson has created and written the perfect gift for those interested in polishing up on their manners and learning to behave properly. --Melanie Sykes, TV Presenter
About the Author
William Hanson is one of the UK s leading etiquette consultants and society commentators. His life s work has necessitated giving lessons all over the world in How To Be Nice and What Not To Do at every conceivable occasion. He has trained everyone from royalty, government officials, diplomats and VIPs who wish to integrate with British society to pupils at top public schools, ironing out any creases that the boys and girls may have allowed to interrupt their smooth transition to becoming fully-rounded members of the establishment. He regularly graces uncomfortable television sofas to talk about good behaviour, correcting the hosts when they call them couches . It was a tragic accident of birth that he was born without a title, but he has since gone on to defy the odds and become a member of the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.