How to Dine in Style: The Art of Entertaining

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First published in 1920, How to Dine in Style: The Art of Entertaining opens a window onto the golden age of elegant dining, when the basic function of ingesting nourishment was elevated to a high social art, attended by intricate details and elaborate ritual.

An engaging blend of practical advice and a catalogue of eccentricities, The Whole Art of Dining, republished by the Bodleian Library as How to Dine in Style, gives tantalizing glimpses into the astonishing excesses of the decadent classes who came to prominence in the post-war period.  And, it may even inspire readers to try their hand at throwing a stylish soiree of their own.

Hardcover |168 pages | 30 halftones | 5 x 7.8