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In Praise of Courtesy

A weekly reflection on a topical issue. AL Kennedy explores the merits of courtesy, but she points out that finding where true courtesy lies can be a complicated business.

AL Kennedy takes the recent death of a friend - the screenwriter Gill Dennis - as her starting point in an exploration of courtesy. "When courtesy walks into a room," she writes, "it seems to turn a light on". She contrasts this with a striking example of discourtesy she encountered on a train journey.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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A Point of View: The underrated power of courtesy

A Point of View: The underrated power of courtesy

Courtesy has a quiet power which is often overlooked, says AL Kennedy.

Read AL Kennedy's article on the BBC News website

 

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