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An Entertaining Story

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Style icon, India Hicks, whose godfather is HRH Prince Charles, has always had a regal boho approach to entertaining and is known for her irreverent take on fashion. In her third book, India presents her own eccentric spin on entertaining. She believes that the cocktail hour is the most important time of the day, so that’s where the book begins and it ends with breakfast. In between, there’s family suppers and big dinners, birthday cakes and Christmas crackers, quick teas and long lunches.

India Hicks advocates for mustard pots as vases, and bedcovers for tablecloths. The pages of this book are pumped with personality including the Panic Dinner – for when you suddenly find yourself feeding a crowd – to Naked Cake – decorating for the untalented or harried. She also throws in a White Christmas in the Bahamas for good measure.

Beautifully photographed and embellished here and there with some of Hicks family lore, the book is rounded out with a sprinkling of recipes from India's beloved cook, Claire Williams (fondly known as Top Banana), and other family members. (Her father was the late, David Hicks and she was a bridesmaid to Princess Diana ). You’ll turn the pages to find traditional English fare including a Victoria Sponge - to tropical treats such as the Marquess's Banana Daiquiri.

  • Hardcover, 224 pages
  • Written by eccentric English aristocrat, India Hicks
  • A guide to entertaining with tablescapes, recipes, family anecdotes and tips of style
  • Refreshingly unpretentious, she uses mustard pots for vases and occasionally bedcovers for tablecloths
  • Lots of tips on last minute dinners for a crowd and cake decorating for the icing challenged
  • Foreword written by Brooke Shields – the American actress
  • A very British guide to living it up
  • Published by Rizzoli

Dimensions: 24cm (l) x 29cm (h) x 3cm (w).

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