The beloved Mr. Boddington, whose love for exquisite stationery gave rise to his bestselling line of desk accessories, would daresay he has little patience for those who can’t properly thank a host, handle their silverware, or – egads! – converse politely. In Mr. Boddington’s Etiquette, he presents the dos and don’ts of civilised society with a dash of wit and a wealth of lovely illustrations. Authoritatively curated, the content includes must-know guidance for everyday life (how to make an introduction, what time to arrive at events, and what to gift a hostess), the hard-to-remember rules of social protocol (by when do I need to send a wedding gift? Which way do I pass the bread basket? Whose name goes first on the envelope?), and a smattering of tips for the digital age (think cell phones in restaurants and emailed invitations). Packaged in a gifty, full-colour hardcover, and featuring an engaging introduction on the importance of treating each other kindly and making every moment a manners-worthy occasion, it’s irresistibly chic and charming – Mr. Boddington at his best.