As society began to evolve, so too did Debrett's. In 1982 Debrett's Handbook appeared, and was the first new biographical reference book of its kind to record successful business people alongside titled families and the landed gentry.
changes in the scope and structure of society gave rise to
Debrett's Distinguished People of Today, first published
in 1988. The aim of this new reference work was to include a wider
spectrum of people considered distinguished by their role in
society rather than bloodlines. In its current form, Debrett's
People of Today, the work continues to recognise those
whose achievements have raised them to renown as leaders in their
The twentieth century also saw the publication of the classic titles Correct Form and Etiquette and Modern Manners.
In 2006 a new edition of Correct Form was published, fully updated for the digital age, and Etiquette for Girls, the ultimate guide for the modern girl about town. In 2007 the Wedding Guide hit the shelves as well as a stunning range of real leather diaries.
At the end of the year the 147th edition of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage was launched as was the 2008 edition of Debrett's People of Today.
Debrett's A-Z of Modern Manners and Guide for the Modern Gentleman were launched in 2008. All of these titles are beautifully designed and illustrated. They are not only perfect gifts, but also indispensable guides.
In 2010 Debrett's published Thoroughly Modern Motoring Manners and Petiquette, along with the 148th edition of Peerage & Baronetage and the 2011 edition of People of Today. A special edition of Guide for The Modern Gentleman was also produced for Movember, the men's health charity, in support of its 2010 Modern Gentleman campaign theme.
Every year, Debrett's publish a range of luxury leather diaries whixh have been received much critical acclaim. The 2013 diary range is now available from this website.
2011 saw the publication of A Modern Royal Marriage, offering an exclusive perspective on the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Debrett's also published a short guide on entertaining, Debrett's Dinner Parties.
Visit Debrett's Publications for further details on and how to buy any of these titles.