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The Week-End Book

A Sociable Anthology

Duckworth and the Nonesuch Press

Mug up on your parlour games and sporting jollities and enjoy some good old-fashioned funThe Oldie

When last I was given a Week-End Book to review, I thought what a terrific present it would make afterwards - but I could not bear to give it away. I feel the same about the 2006 editionCountry Life

Last year Duckworth resurrected the legendary Week-End Book, much to the delight of modern readers. This year we have invited some of the wittiest and most entertaining contemporary writers at work in English to contribute to the Week-End Book tradition, and combined new work with essential material from the original. Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist, Julian Fellowes, explains how to be the perfect guest. Legendary adventurer and writer Rory Stewart, tells us how to prepare for a long walk. All this, plus the rules for human polo, recipes for an ambrosial Sunday brunch, and a complete illustrated guide to that most daunting or sartorial peaks the bow tie.