"Gloriously entertaining" (Sebastian Shakespeare Tatler
"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" (A. N. Wilson)
"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" (Kate Muir The Times
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
"You could find yourself as Nicky Haslam's 'plus one' at the swellest parties with his delicious memoir" (Naomi West Harpers Bazaar
From legendary designer Nicky Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of his frenetic life.