Mind Your Manners
A Guide to Good Behaviour
By: Robert O’Byrne
Publication Date: November 2004
It’s the thought that counts. So, while society has changed, the need for thoughtfulness, courtesy and good manners has not. What is the etiquette for internet use, emails and mobile phone calls? How does one handle the delicate politics of flat-sharing? What are the rules for meeting through a dating agency? Mind Your Manners provides effective answers to these and many more dilemmas of modern decorum.
Covering all situations – weddings, work, throwing a party, visits to a restaurant or theatre, driving – Robert O’Byrne gives witty and urbane advice on how best to behave with style in the twenty-first century in Mind Your Manners. Here are practical tips for getting though Christmas with a smile on your face; being a good host ( how do you introduce Susan self-Effacing to Aileen Assured?); and dealing with a funeral (not a good time to network).
Combing humorous but indispensable advice with hilarious cartoons from Merrily Harper, correct conduct has never been easier.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert O’Byrne is a writer and lecturer specializing in the fine and decorative arts and author of more than a dozen books, among them The Last Knight: A Tribute to Desmond FitzGerald, 29th Knight of Glin (2013), Luggala Days: The Story of a Guinness House (2012), Desmond Leslie 1921-2001 (2010), Romantic Irish Homes (2009) and Hugh Lane 1875-1915 (2000). He writes a monthly column for Apollo magazine and contributes to the Burlington Magazine and the Irish Arts Review. Since 2012 he has written an award-winning blog, The Irish Aesthete.