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December 14, 2012

Suzette Field’s top 10 literary party hosts

A-Curious-Invitation-The-ForFrom Jay Gatsby to Mrs Dalloway to the Devil himself, here’s a selection of the meanest party throwers in literature.

As a professional party organiser, I base many of my events on parties from works of literature. These fictional parties usually have a dramatic as well as a social function. They can provide the backdrop for significant events, including intrigues, seductions, quarrels and even murders. Frequently, they are a vehicle for satire, particularly on the theme of the social aspirations of the nouveau riche. All this means that the hosts tend to be larger than life. Here are a few of my favourites.

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