William Hanson - The UK's leading etiquette coach & expert
Etiquette Coach and Expert


Buy William Hanson's bestselling books on the topics of British etiquette and civilised entertaining.


The Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette (signed)
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The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette

First published in 2014, this book will help you instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of etiquette and high society. Know what to say, what not to say, where to be seen, and what and what not to wear. Never again be found wanting when asked if someone is a PLU or a NQOCD, why port should be passed to the left, or how many air kisses you should aim at the proffered cheek of someone you barely know.

"The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette is the most snobbish book I have ever read… is it wrong to say that I enjoyed every page of it? William Hanson is the 21st century’s high priest of snobbery." | Eamonn Holmes, broadcaster.

"Until Hanson’s Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette landed in our house (note: not our ‘home’) Coco our mongrel was widely acknowledged to have the best manners in the family. William Hanson’s brilliant and essential book is social satnav and a funny and infallible guide to modern life and times." | Rachel Johnson, author and columnist

"In The Bluffer’s Guide to Etiquette – which is both factual and funny – we discover how to behave. How refreshing it is to see people like William telling us all is not lost and there's still hope." Dickie Arbiter, Former Buckingham Palace Press Spokesman.


The Bluffer’s Guide to ENTERTAINING

In his new book, published in 2019, William Hanson reveals all the necessary rules and protocols about everything from `working a room' to selecting the right food and drink for different occasions - all by applying a few easy-to-learn hints and techniques with charm and panache.

“The Bluffer’s Guide to Entertaining underscores William Hanson’s steady and stylish advice on hosting. His dry and incisive humour turns this reference into a joy. If nothing else, guests should enjoy themselves: this book ensures the party giver has fun too.” | Alastair Bruce, historian and broadcaster

“William is an etiquette genius with a stunning eye for detail - he's the only person who knows more about buffet suppers than I do.” | Camilla Long, Sunday Times

“Before you host any party, read this book. You may want to wallop the author at times, but you'll also find that what William Hanson says is both helpful and useful.” | Jordan North, BBC Radio 1