Debrett's Wedding Handbook

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Author: Lucy Hume

Publisher: Debrett's Ltd

ISBN: 1999767047

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Debrett's revised and updated Wedding Handbook is the definitive guide to planning your wedding day. It provides practical and expert advice on all aspects of the planning process, from announcing the engagement, to drawing up a guest list, budgeting, recruiting a wedding team, finding a venue and choosing food, drink and entertainment. The Wedding Handbook is an essential tool to smooth the planning and organisation stages and ensure you and your spouse-to-be are fully versed in what to expect from the day itself. It also includes a checklist of tasks and a timetable of events for the day to ensure that nothing is forgotten in the run-up to your wedding day. The revised edition features advice and information on the traditional British wedding, while also advocating ways in which such traditions can be adapted to honour your vision and incorporate elements personal to you.

Debrett's Handbook

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Author: Elizabeth Wyse

Publisher: Debrett's

ISBN: 0992934869

Category: Reference

Page: 805

View: 9338

A quintessentially British reference tool, and an entertaining guide to modern manners, Debrett’s Handbook contains informed insights on a range of formal occasions, hosting and entertaining, dress codes, written forms of address, social correspondence and correct form. This fantastically thorough compendium of advice is now available in ebook form, making it easier to use than ever before. With informed insights on a range of occasions including weddings and formal events, the Handbook is a trustworthy companion to social life and rites of passage. It also addresses many modern dilemmas such as social graces, mobile manners and dining etiquette, and offers advice on civilised hosting and entertaining.

Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder

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Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9919

›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.

Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners

The Indispensable Handbook

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Author: John Morgan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429978286

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 350

There is no better time than now for a definitive guide to contemporary civilized living. As traditional codes of behavior have given way to an increasingly informal society, many people are disconcerted by the current lack of guidelines. The established rules are as important as ever, but need adaptation for the complications and developments of the twenty-first century. The Debrett's New Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners cuts through the confusion to combine the very best of traditional standards of conduct with acceptable modern innovations. Packed with no-nonsense step-by-step advice, it covers everything from basic table manners to how to equip yourself at the grandest royal and diplomatic gatherings. Written with clarity and wit, this book celebrates the charm, beauty, and fascination of classic good manners, and their enduring role in a civilized society.

Distinguished Classics of Reference Publishing

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Author: James Rettig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 2892

An examination of how and why certain books have become the most widely used reference works in American libraries. From Who's Who and World Book to Turabian's Manual, it explores the origins, influence and possible future for each of these works.

Finding the Law

A Guide to Australian Secondary Sources of Legal Information

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Author: Colin Fong,Graham Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 698

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ARBA Guide to Biographical Resources, 1986-1997

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Author: Robert L. Wick,Terry Ann Mood

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

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This single-source guide to selected biographical dictionaries and directories gives complete bibliographic information along with price and a critical evaluation for each entry.

Inheritance and Wealth Inequality in Britain

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Author: Colin Harbury,David Hitchins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136505296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 3764

Modern Britain is characterised by marked inequalities in the distribution of wealth, which continue to fuel controversy and arouse strong, if adverse, feelings. Originally published in 1979, Inheritance and Wealth Inequality in Britain provides detailed evidence on the relative importance of inherited and self-made wealth. It is the first major work in the field since Wedgwood’s pioneering study in 1929, and represents a major contribution to current debates on justice and inequality. The study is based on more than fifteen years of detective work on successive generations of the wealthy. Professors Harbury and Hitchens have searched through the public records of registered wills, contacted relatives, executors and solicitors and have even tramped through graveyards in order to build up their picture of how wealth is actually transmitted from generation to generation. Results of this research challenge the commonly held view that inheritance is no longer a main force in the perpetuation of wealth and demonstrate unquestionably that it remains a factor of paramount importance. The book helps to answer such questions as: what proportion of wealthy men and wealthy women are self-made? Do the rich tend to marry the rich? Which industries tend to favour self-made as against inherited wealth? What are the chances today of inheriting or dissipating a fortune? Inheritance and Wealth Inequality in Britain is essential reading for those academically and professionally concerned with policymaking on income and wealth distribution and with the tax system; and to students taking courses in welfare economics, public finance and the sociology of class. It is also an important contribution to the history of modern Britain.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Neuseeland

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Author: Charles Rawlings-Way

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829722931

Category: Travel

Page: 831

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Mit dem Lonely Planet Neuseeland auf eigene Faust durch eines der spektakulärsten Länder der Welt! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 800 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Mountainbiken? Keinesfalls verpassen sollte man die Wahnsinnsfahrt durch den Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, außerhalb von Rotorua. Oder lieber Surfen? Das Board gewachst und auf den Surf Highway 45 südlich von New Plymouth. Und wo unterwegs aktiv werden und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, eine große separate Faltkarte, ein Farbkapitel mit 20 Top-Erlebnissen, Reiserouten, Tipps von Insidern, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen, inspirierende Fotos sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut durchs Land kommen - einen Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Neuseeland ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.