Evelyn Waugh’s Brother Invented the Cocktail Party

October 6, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

“Unable to replicate the success of his first novel [The Loom of Youth],” writes Philip Quarles, “[Alec Waugh] did create a lasting impact by being credited with inventing the cocktail party when he shocked guests by serving, instead of afternoon tea, rum swizzles.”

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