Sorry! delves into the English obsession with manners.

It examines where this patchwork of behaviours and attitudes comes from, and considers both manners in general and the particular textures of English manners - indeed, of Englishness itself.

Ranging from the medieval concern with avoiding violence at table to 21st-century issues (such as the etiquette of online dating and social networking), it is a blend of history, anthropology and personal journey.