The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social

The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season[EPUB] ✺ The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season By Ross Campbell – Varanus.us When travel journalist Sophie Campbell squeezed into heels and a hat to investigate the English social season, she got than she bargained for Why, she wondered, were events such as the Chelsea Flower When A Summer Whirl Through ePUB ¹ travel journalist Sophie Campbell squeezed A Summer Epub Û into heels and a hat to investigate the English social season, she got than she bargained for Why, she wondered, were events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Derby at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the Henley Royal Regatta, Wimbledon Fortnight and Glorious Goodwood so formal, so fashionable and so famous Her hectic and sometimes hilarious journey through the English summer proved as exotic as any The Season: MOBI :µ tribal rite of passage as she swam the River Thames in the dark, partied with owners and trainers at Ascot, camped out for Wimbledon, joined Irish Travellers at The Derby, infiltrated the parents stand at the Eton v Harrow cricket match and got caught using a mobile in the Stewards Enclosure at Henley En route she found a fascinating and surprisingly complex social structure dating back to the time of the Stuart monarchs and involving fashion, food, Season: A Summer MOBI î art and the marriage market The English summer will never be the same again.

The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social
    Have Kindle books hilarious journey through the English summer proved as exotic as any The Season: MOBI :µ tribal rite of passage as she swam the River Thames in the dark, partied with owners and trainers at Ascot, camped out for Wimbledon, joined Irish Travellers at The Derby, infiltrated the parents stand at the Eton v Harrow cricket match and got caught using a mobile in the Stewards Enclosure at Henley En route she found a fascinating and surprisingly complex social structure dating back to the time of the Stuart monarchs and involving fashion, food, Season: A Summer MOBI î art and the marriage market The English summer will never be the same again."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social Season
  • Ross Campbell
  • English
  • 02 January 2017
  • 1845137035

    10 thoughts on “The Season: A Summer Whirl Through the English Social

    Have Kindle books hilarious journey through the English summer proved as exotic as any The Season: MOBI :µ tribal rite of passage as she swam the River Thames in the dark, partied with owners and trainers at Ascot, camped out for Wimbledon, joined Irish Travellers at The Derby, infiltrated the parents stand at the Eton v Harrow cricket match and got caught using a mobile in the Stewards Enclosure at Henley En route she found a fascinating and surprisingly complex social structure dating back to the time of the Stuart monarchs and involving fashion, food, Season: A Summer MOBI î art and the marriage market The English summer will never be the same again."/>
  1. says:

    Sophie Campbell sets out to explore the typical English social season She attends events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Ascot, and the Henley Royal Regatta Along the way, she also interviews people involved in these events about their historical significance This book outlines her experiences I particularly enjoyed the pictures, which really helped me visualize the different events.The author chose twelve different events, so none of them gets covered with a large amount of detai Sophie Campbell sets out to explore the typical English social season She attends events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Ascot, and the Henley Royal Regatta Along the way, she also interviews people involved in these events about their historical significance This book outlines her experiences I particularly enjoyed the pictures, which really helped me visualize the different events.The author chose twelve different events, so none of them gets covered with a large amount of detail I can t quite put my finger on the reason why, but I found this book to be a bit bland It didn t really hold my interest Perhaps it would appealto someone who is English, who would understand all of the cultural references that I missed.I received this book as a Goodreads First Read Yay


  2. says:

    A delicious read, best done in installments, about famous English events which I would love to have attended as well


  3. says:

    An interesting romp through 12 events in the English summer season The author, a travel journalist, attends all 12 events and also gives a history of each event and how it started.


  4. says:

    Interesting romp through the English social calendar Somewhat boring at times.


  5. says:

    Sophie Campbell s breezy, fun look at the modern London Season, and all of its iconic events was a lot of fun to read Handsome men who spend their days in the Army or the City, girls who make a full time job into a part time one so they can attend all these events think a young Sarah Ferguson who exasperated her boss with her social life , the parents paying for it all it s a delight She throws in a reasonable amount of history, but it s the level you would enjoy with a Pimms, Champers or a Sophie Campbell s breezy, fun look at the modern London Season, and all of its iconic events was a lot of fun to read Handsome men who spend their days in the Army or the City, girls who make a full time job into a part time one so they can attend all these events think a young Sarah Ferguson who exasperated her boss with her social life , the parents paying for it all it s a delight She throws in a reasonable amount of history, but it s the level you would enjoy with a Pimms, Champers or a strong G T Put on your Sloaney clothes and dive right in Rupert, Henry, Caroline, and Sohpie will let you join in their party


  6. says:

    3.5 stars The Season is a look at the English Social Season, which takes place during the summer and acts as a who s who guide to English society As a Yank and an Anglophile, I ve been fascinated by the social season We really don t have anything comparable on any large scale here in the States so I was interested to learn a little bitabout these customs.Ms Campbell takes us through the entire social season and all of the various sets of customs for each event These events include h 3.5 stars The Season is a look at the English Social Season, which takes place during the summer and acts as a who s who guide to English society As a Yank and an Anglophile, I ve been fascinated by the social season We really don t have anything comparable on any large scale here in the States so I was interested to learn a little bitabout these customs.Ms Campbell takes us through the entire social season and all of the various sets of customs for each event These events include horse races, regattas, and the Chelsea Flower Show this event would probably be my very favorite among other events What was especially interesting to me was how long some of these traditions and customs have been around for I also really liked reading about the fashion aspect of these events It does help to have a little bit of knowledge of what these various events are before you read this book so that you understand what s going on This book will appeal to those who want to know a littleabout the why of these events There are some really interesting historical elements to all of these events even though on the surface, they can often seem as simply an excuse to have a really big party I thought the section about the debutantes were really interesting Up until the end of the 1950s, families would still bring the eligible young ladies of their families to court to bring them out, or rather to officially initiate them into the adult world I didn t realize that happened for so long Overall, this is an interesting overview that whet my appetite to find outabout some of these events


  7. says:

    A whirlwind indeed Campbell takes us on a breezy tour through the English aristocratic social events of the Season giving the reader a taste of the fashion and flippancy and also the historical development and importance of events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Ascot, and the Henley Royal Regatta It was a great introduction for me, an anglophile on thehistorical side, and showed me that the period drama shows that I enjoy so much on TV really still have a modern equivil A whirlwind indeed Campbell takes us on a breezy tour through the English aristocratic social events of the Season giving the reader a taste of the fashion and flippancy and also the historical development and importance of events such as the Chelsea Flower Show, the Royal Ascot, and the Henley Royal Regatta It was a great introduction for me, an anglophile on thehistorical side, and showed me that the period drama shows that I enjoy so much on TV really still have a modern equivilant in contemporary life Which I find interesting and also a little frightening A fast and fun read, not dull but not terribly serious either Recommended I received this book as part of the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program thanks


  8. says:

    The premise of the book caught my attention, but the plodding prose and dreary historical rambles made this book into a slog I think the author didn t really get behind the scenes or into the privileged ranks of British society to give us anythan the briefest of glimpses or the dullest of observations about the social Season.


  9. says:

    Cricket, horses, tennis, gardens, lawns, operaand a healthy dose of history to tell us how the English social season began, adapted, and morphed into what it is today Very interesting for Anglophiles like myself who would love to be part of the crowd but live across the pond.


  10. says:

    I won this in a first reads giveaway All in all I found this to be an enjoyable book as the jacket said it is a description of the English Social Season I think the book would have been better if it had gone intodetail about fewer events but that is my only real complaint.

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