Hang your Halo in the Hall: A History of The Savile Club from 1868.

By: Anderson, Garrett.

Price: £50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Hardback in Very Good condition, with dustwrapper, also in Very Good condition. First edition, pp430 with b&w illustrations and index. With blind stamp. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, SO FOR UK FIRST CLASS AND INTERNATIONAL, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE REQUIRED. Hang your Halo in the Hall: A History of The Savile Club from 1868.If you are interested in London's gentlemen's clubs (in the proper sense) or the Savile Club in particular, this book is a must for your reading. It gives the history of the Savile Club (so named as it was once housed in Savile Row at an early point in its history), a club for a wide variety of people for the sole purpose of socialising with fellow interesting people. This set the club slightly apart from most other clubs of the time, which usually had some common purpose behind them, usually political or sporting. The book is thorough, going through from the initial meeting where it was set up, to (almost) the present day. Its writing was handicapped by a fire in the 1970s which destroyed many of the club's records - but the author manages to overcome that. If I were to have a criticism - and it's only minor - it would be that the book, as it progresses, becomes more about the interesting club members and less about the club itself, but perhaps that is inevitable. Of more general interest is that the Savile Club is typical of all the London clubs, as the world and fashions changed about them, and they suffered a series of ups and downs. The main difference is the Savile Club is still with us and going strong in its original guise - so many other great clubs are sadly no more.

Title: Hang your Halo in the Hall: A History of The Savile Club from 1868.

Author Name: Anderson, Garrett.

Categories: History, England,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Savile Club: 1993

ISBN Number: 095201520X

ISBN Number 13: 9780952015208

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 007006

Keywords: Savile Club, London, Gentlemen's Clubs, ,