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The Resource Sorry! : The English and their manners, Henry Hitchings

Sorry! : The English and their manners, Henry Hitchings

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Sorry! : The English and their manners
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Sorry!
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The English and their manners
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Henry Hitchings
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eng
Summary
Journalist and theater critic Hitchings (The Language Wars) takes up the curious study of proper English behavior in his latest book. Manners matter to the English, yet the Daily Mail reported a study in 2008 "claiming that bad manners were the biggest problem facing society." Part social history, part cultural critique, the book moves humorously from the ancient to the modern with pithy anecdotes and amusing factoids. In the medieval court of Henry II, "One shouldn't attack an enemy while he is defecating, should avoid sharing secrets with one's wife, and ought to look towards the ceiling when belching." As the author notes, "people have been talking about modern manners' since the 18th century, " and the discussion continues. The tour of manners encompasses living conditions, language, social structures, innovations, and philosophy throughout centuries. This is not a book of etiquette instruction, but deconstruction
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Sorry!
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Examines the development of manners and codes of conduct in England from the Middle Ages to the present and what they reveal about English society and how English people react to awkward situations--with both formality and rudeness
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BTCTA
Dewey number
395.0941
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1873
LC item number
.H58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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Henry Hitchings
Sorry! : The English and their manners, Henry Hitchings
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Sorry! : The English and their manners, Henry Hitchings
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn827256879
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24 cm.
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Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780374266752
System control number
(OCoLC)827256879

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