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Bright Young People by D.J. Taylor
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Mar 16, 12

Read from March 12 to 16, 2012

The Bath and Bottle Party, the Mozart Party, the Second Childhood Party, the Impersonation Party, the Circus party--the Bright Young People of London in the 1920s had a talent for drinking, dressing up, extravagant pranks, parties, and entertainment, living recklessly in the aftermath of World War I. At first on the crowd's periphery, then entirely part of it, Evelyn Waugh took the most notorious members and transformed them into characters in Decline and Fall, Vile Bodies, and Brideshead Revisited.

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