Debrett's Etiquette for Girls Hardcover – 15 Oct 2008
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I was also very upset at the section on telling lies where Rule number one is to watch your back. If you're overheard bad-mouthing someone, and are sure that umbrage was taken, apologise at once. If you're too spineless to do it in person, e-mail.
My daughter is so lovely yet very smart and after a good sit down and a chat with me about these subjects, she and her friends now agree that this book is really irresponsible and uncool. Every woman should realise that having affairs and telling lies just hurts people afterall it's someone's father or husband you're messing with. It's really sad that this book makes affairs and telling lies seem cool. A note of warning, this is not a suitable book for trendy girls and certainly not for teenagers. Being trendy is about being honest and not lying to your best friends.
Most people sneer at the term 'etiquette,' thinking it out-of-date and unnecessary in the modern world. This elegantly written book however proves the opposite: it's not a bunch of people making silly conservative rules - whether we like it or not, people DO get offended by excessive use of capitals in emails, having music too loud on public transport, or letting a door go in someone's face. We've made the rules ourselves; this book just reminds us of them and teaches us those we have missed.
If you want to be a respected, well thought of and (in the long term) successful lady, give this book, and its guidance, a shot. You may be pleasantly surprised.
A word on the depth of the content: this is neither a beginner's book nor an expert's. This book is mid-way, giving thoughtful advice that, if you stick to, will probably guard you against offending anybody, ever again. That said, if you want an all-inclusive-down-to-the-last-melon-fork guide for specific scenarios/events, get Debrett's A-Z.
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very much about being the ideal perfect women and polite more then anything elsePublished 15 days ago by CLAIRE DAVEY
So my wife bought this book hoping for some advice on her posture. After she had flicked through it and found nothing of value, I looked at it myself. Read morePublished 4 months ago by flintlock
Book was delivered on time and is in excellent condition for a second hand book. Content as expected, although slightly more up to date than expected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by geminishopalot
I love this book. I think it offers some great advice and I like how it covers a range of topics. Debrett's etiquette for girls is nicely set out with photographs and sections but... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rebecca