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Hardback:The house party : a short history of leisure, pleasure and the country house weekend.:2019 The house party : a short history of leisure, pleasure and the country house weekend.
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Author: Tinniswood, Adrian.
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 306.48
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2019.
ISBN: 9780571350964 (hbk.) : 10.00
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Croquet. Parlour games. Cocktails. Welcome to a glorious journey through the golden age of the country house party - and you are invited. Our host, celebrated historian Adrian Tinniswood, traces the evolution of this quintessentially British pastime from debauched royal tours to the flamboyant excess of the Bright Young Things. With cameos by the Jazz Age industrialist, the bibulous earl and the off-duty politician - whether in moated manor houses or ornate Palladian villas - Tinniswood gives a vivid insight into weekending etiquette and reveals the hidden lives of celebrity guests, from Nancy Astor to Winston Churchill, in all their drinking, feasting, gambling, and fornicating.
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