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  • Published: 12 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241258514
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.00

Rules For Modern Life




In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang offers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the correct footwear for shooting or how to look professional in a bath towel, debating the etiquette of doggy bags or installing a massage room in your second home, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and more besides.

Do gentlemen wear shorts? What are the rules regarding interior decor in a high-security prison? Is it ever acceptable to send Valentine's cards to one's pets?
The twenty-first century is an age of innumerable social conundrums. Around every corner lies a potential faux pas waiting to happen. But if you've ever struggled for the right response to an unwelcome gift or floundered for conversation at the dinner party from hell, fear not: help is at hand.
In Rules for Modern Life, Sir David Tang, resident agony uncle at the Financial Times, delivers a satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life. Whether you're unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David has the answer to all your social anxieties - and much more besides.

  • Pub date: 12 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241258514
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $37.00

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