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Titles and Forms of Address: A Guide to Their Correct Use

by A&C Black

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How to address mainly British and Commonwealth people of distinction (or at any rate of title) from Royalty downwards, in speech and writing, with useful tables of abbreviations and of pronunciation of surnames. Some of the examples are a trifle laconic but on the whole the book is helpful and occasionally amusing. The difficulty might come not when reading it but when, overawed by the occasion, one attempted to put its precepts into practice. Georgette Heyer and PG Wodehouse include incidental instruction on the same subject but in a lighter-hearted and less didactic fashion ( )
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First published in 1918, this guide to titles and forms of address is intended for those who wish to address letters and formal invitations to a range of titled people.

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