British etiquette manual tells you how to behave in the 21st century 

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LONDON — Debrett’s, the publishers of a famous handbook on social skills and manners, has released a new guide to modern-day etiquette.

For the first time in its 245-year history, the authority behind the 480-page guide has shared the most frequently asked questions submitted by the public, and published some pointers in response.

Debrett’s receives over 10,000 enquiries a year, suggesting that a more permissive and modern existence, free of Downton Abbey-like constraints but driven by technology, is rife with dilemmas.

Editor Jo Bryant told Good Morning Britain: “I think it really shows that as we live in a more relaxed society, the rules are less clear.” Read more…

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