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Week-End Book: A Sociable Anthology

The Week-End Book: A Sociable Anthology

Editors of the Nonesuch Press

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-035-3
Trim Size: 4 1/2 x 7 3/4
Cloth
Overlook
4/3/2008

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Last year, Overlook resurrected the legendary Week-End Book, published for thirty consecutive years in England by The Nonesuch Press in 1924, much to the delight of modern readers. This year we have invited some of the wittiest and most entertaining contemporary English language to contribute to the Week-End Book tradition with this new and comprehensive guide to good old-fashioned weekend fun.

Julian Fellowes, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Gosford Park and author of Snobs: A Novel, explains how to be a perfect guest. Legendary adventurer and writer Rory Stewart, author of Occupational Hazards, sets forth how to best prepare for a long walk. All this, plus the rules for human polo, recipes for an ambrosial Sunday brunch, directions for the monthly endeavor of ridding your garden of pests, a cocktail-making cheat sheet (and some good toasts), and a complete illustrated guide to that most daunting of sartorial peaks the bow tie.

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