Party Academia

It’s party season so come and gatecrash some of literature’s greatest parties of all time at Suzette Field’s talk at the ever-brilliant Treadwell Books.

“In literature, the party is a useful literary device, not only for social comment and satire, but as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in love, fall out or even get murdered. Some depict real events, like the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair; others draw on the author’s experience, such as Lady Metroland’s party in Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies; yet others come straight from the writer’s bizarre imagination, like Douglas Adams’ flying party in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” (Source, Treadwell Books)

Tickets 12th December, 7.30pm, £7

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