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The English Gentleman Abroad

Douglas Sutherland

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ISBN 10: 0850110424 / ISBN 13: 9780850110425
Published by Burke's Peerage, 1984
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The English Gentleman Abroad

Publisher: Burke's Peerage

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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Tongue-in-cheek treatment of the legendary upper class man which examines his habits, actions and viewpoints concerning such diverse considerations as wardrobe, war, the Church and domestic habits

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Originally written for Debrett¹s Peerage, Douglas Sutherland¹s guide to that endangered species, the English Gentleman, was composed as an antidote to all the dull little books on manners: the kind read by those who long to be recognized as part of the real gentry by the way they use their finger bowl or address an archbishop. Both genuinely informative and very amusing, The English Gentleman offers the parvenu a window onto the world of the genuine article. It describes his habits: where he might live, what he might wear, his school, his clubs, his hobbies and sports, his family and relationships, his mode of speech, and the acceptable way to behave in almost any given situation (invariably the very opposite of what the outsider might think). Not to mention advice on the correct attitude toward money (it¹s vulgar), sex (it¹s vulgar), and business (it¹s vulgar unless, of course, it¹s run at a heavy loss). A hilarious initiation into the eccentric world of the stiff upper lip.

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