A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper mannersMost of us know a bit about what passes for good manners―holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table―and we certainly know bad manners when we see them. But where has this patchwork of beliefs and behaviors come from? How did manners develop? How do they change? And why do they matter so much? In examining English manners, Henry Hitchings...
By Henry Hitchings
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First American Edition edition (November 5, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1459085
Format: PDF Text TXT book
I found this book to be both informative and hilarious. Hitchings provides the framework for a deeper understanding of the many nuanced rituals of everyday life in the UK.
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