This is the second annual edition of Debrett's Distinguished People of Today. Debrett's Distinguished People of Today differs from other works of biographical reference for two important reasons. First, it is published by the acknowledged experts on British society and etiquette, Debrett. And secondly, all those listed truly deserve their place; each entry is reviewed annually. If the person with whom you are dealing appears in 'Distinguished People', you are dealing with the right person. ' The introductory pages of Debrett's Distinguished People of Today include articles on the Royal Family and Royal Households and further articles on correct forms of address and precedence. The Foreword is written by the Duke of Norfolk and there are several fascinating articles. Craig Brown shares his amusing thoughts on distinction with us, Hubert Chesshyre gives us a privileged insight into the work of the College of Arms, Lesley Abdela takes a look.at some Distinguished Women of Today, and David Williamson traces the history of the Dukedom of York. There are also many useful lists and indexes, including a list of Clubs with their addresses and telephone numbers, and the 1988 Birthday Honours and 1989 New Year Honours lists are included in full.-A complete list of current Royal Warrant Holders is also provided. Debrett's Distinguished People of Today is an indispensable reference book for any office or library, an invaluable guide for social and official functions, and a mine of useful and fascinating information.
Excellent pages, a little edge and D/J wear.