"You could find yourself as Nicky Haslam's `plus one' at the swellest parties with his delicious memoir."
--Harpers Bazaar, Naomi West
This is a wonderfully entertaining memoir, gossipy, touching and tender, even if at times it verges on self-parody. --Literary Review
Nicky is featured as a `style hero' --Sunday Times
'Society gossip galore by the gadfly's gadfly' --Daily Mail
`this really rather wonderful book is about a life devoted to "Looking the part"' --Daily Telegraph
`Haslam is an intriguing man...[and] can write wonderfully well' --The Spectator
'the joy of this book comes from Nicky's undying joie de vivre'
--Indemepdent on Sunday
'gloriously entertaining' --Tatler
`Haslam writes evociatively and touchingly'
It is... boisterously good company and proof that if Haslam knows one thing, it's that you can only get away with a life like his if you are never, ever boring. --Metro
A terrifically entertaining read! --Daily Mail
Extremely diverting, essentially kind-hearted and well-written. --Evening Standard
Nicky Haslam has known everyone from Greta Garbo to Cole Porter to the Royal Family, with many unforgettable eccentrics in between. But this is not a catalogue of celebrities. It is a truly felt, beautifully crafted , wise consideration of a full life, which paints an unforgettable picture of a vanished England and America. Masterpiece is an overused word, but this Proustian evocation is indeed a masterpiece From the Mitfords to Warhol's Factory to Paris Hilton - Nicky Haslam has been at the centre of every glittering social circle in living memory... Haslam should be declared a National Treasure. While the nation's spirits are grievously low, Haslam brings joy and sprinkles magic dust of one sort or another wherever he goes. The Times Redeeming Features is a tour de force romp through high society and the more glamorous chapters in the counterculture of the 20th century and the 21st...Haslam pops up from decade to decade alongside some of the most fascinating people in our cultural history. Vanity Fair