Cover design and illustrations by Lynn Hatzius
What do Plato, Jane Austen, Dickens, Proust and Jackie Collins have in common? They all wrote a good party.
In A Curious Invitation, Suzette Field, who co-runs London’s premier party promoters The Last Tuesday Society - casts her professional eye over some famous fictional festivities: taking place everywhere from ancient Babylon in 500 BC to outer space in the distant future. Find out who was there, what they wore, what they ate and drank and what (and who) they talked about in this invaluable guide to the greatest parties in literature.
'Suzette Field, the renowned organiser of extraordinary parties is - as should be no surprise - a genuinely talented story teller. Her book possesses a playful lightness of touch, but is pregnant with fact and meaning. It is both amusing and informative. Never has education been such a pleasure, never reading a learned exposition so delightful.'
Dan Cruickshank – Art historian, BBC television presenter and author
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