The ability to engage and entertain your companions always stands you in good stead—but many people feel nervous with strangers or fear that they lack the skills to put others at ease. Fortunately, Her Ladyship is on hand to help you become a conversationalist par excellence! Embracing all sorts of situations from formal parties and business receptions to chance encounters and dating, this charming guide covers common errors of conversational etiquette and offers countless suggestions on how to keep the banter flowing so you become the most valued of guests. Her Ladyship teaches you how to make yourself interesting, handle generational differences, deal with bores, and much more.
Caroline Taggart is the author of Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English (National Trust), I Used to Know That (Reader's Digest), The Book of English Place Names (Ebury Press), and The Book of London Place Names (Ebury Press), and coauthor of My Grammar and I or Should That Be Me? (Reader's Digest). Also a highly experienced editor, she visits literary festivals and writers' workshops around the country, advising aspiring writers on how to get published. She is not related to Her Ladyship, but shares many of her prejudices. She lives in London.