The Secret Life of the Savoy

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The story of the Savoy’s founders, through three generations and a hundred years of luxury

‘A real triumph, beautifully written, with many wonderful stories of the Savoy.’ Lady Anne Glenconner, author of Lady in Waiting ‘An elegantly crafted, yet spritely and sparkling book, perfectly befitting its subject.’ – Ophelia Field, author of The Favourite

In three generations, the D’Oyly Carte family pioneered the luxury hotel and the modern theatre, propelled Gilbert and Sullivan to lasting stardom, made Oscar Wilde a transatlantic celebrity, inspired a P. G. Wodehouse series, and popularised early jazz, electric lights and Art Deco.

Following the history of the iconic Savoy Hotel through three generations of the D’Oyly Carte family, The Secret Life of the Savoy revives an extroardinary cultural legacy.

“For The Gondoliers-themed birthday dinner, the hotel obligingly flooded the courtyard to conjure the Grand Canal of Venice. Dinner was served on a silk-lined floating gondola, real swans were swimming in the water, and as a final flourish, a baby elephant borrowed from London Zoo pulled a five-foot high birthday cake.”

AUTHOR: OLIVIA WILLIAMS
ISBN: 9781472269805
PUBLICATION DUE DATE JULY 2021

“ The PUBLICATION DUE DATE was correct at the time of publishing, however all dates are estimated time of arrival and are subject to change ”Prices are subject to change according to the rate of exchange

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