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  • Published: 15 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784870300
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $40.00
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The Reluctant Hostess


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A charming and very funny guide to entertaining etiquette from the 1950s.

'Parties are like pigs. You can't push them, only lead them, and if it will run itself, so much the better for everyone'

Do you dread dinner parties? Is your catering catastrophic? Ethelind Fearon is here to help. In this charming 1950s guidebook you’ll find suggestions for cocktails rated by technical difficulty (GVC = good and cheap; NN = not for novices), ideas for party games (how about a cork race?), as well as some of the most unappetising recipes known to mankind – Liver Flan with curried cheese, anyone? Hilarious yet indispensable, The Reluctant Hostess will ensure you achieve excellence in all your entertaining.

  • Pub date: 15 March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781784870300
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $40.00
Categories:

About the Author

Ethelind Fearon

Ethelind Fearon was born in 1898 and lived in Thaxted, Essex. Her great passion was gardening (she was gardener to H.G Wells) and restoring fourteenth-century houses, but under pressure from publishers and an eager public she also wrote a number of books on such diverse but essential subjects as pigkeeping, pastries, how to keep pace with your daughter and how to grow herbs. She also wrote a number of children's books, including The Secret of the Chateau and The Sheep-dog Adventure. Ethelind Fearon died in 1974.


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