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The House Party by Adrian Tinniswood

The House Party

A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure and the Country House Weekend

Adrian Tinniswood

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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 7 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780571350964

The House Party explores privilege and leisure from the viewpoint of the guest and the host, showing us what it was really like to spend a weekend with the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous belted earl, and the bright young thing.

4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
16 Aug 2019

"Tinniswood traces the evolution of this quintessentially British pastime from debauched royal tours to the flamboyant excesses of the Bright Young Things"

"Croquet. Parlour games. Cocktails. Welcome to a glorious journey through the golden age of the country house party-and you are invited." Tinniswood traces the evolution of this quintessentially British pastime from debauched royal tours to the flamboyant excesses of the Bright Young Things.

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