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A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature Hardcover – 11 Oct 2012

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  • Hardcover: 301 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; 1st edition (11 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1447209559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447209553
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.7 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 681,095 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It takes a book like Suzette Field's A Curious Invitation to remind us of the absolute centrality of social entertainment to the way in which a literary classic works its spell."
--The Daily Telegraph

"Need a bit of entertaining inspiration? Take a page from a new book on the greatest gatherings that never were."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Suzette Field is a genuinely talented story teller. Her book possess 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 Historian, BBC television presenter and author

"This invaluable guide is written with a professional's eye and is full of wit and apercus."
--The Chap magazine

"A Curious Invitation (Picador) is her review of what she considers to be the 40 greatest parties in literature, a subject that I suspect could become a dinner party topic in its own right."
--Mrs Moneypenny, Financial Times

"What a brilliant idea."
--The Lady

"A Curious Invitation is a book for people of discerning taste who seek some wilful delusion and joyful delirium of their own." --Litro Magazine

"A Curious Invitation is a book for people of discerning taste who seek some wilful delusion and joyful delirium of their own." --Litro Magazine

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A witty and informative guide to literature’s best parties by London’s most brilliant party planner

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