Book Club 'Rules of Civility'

Starting on 10 December 2019 11:30:00
Final meeting of the year - plus Christmas Celebration
We will meet on Tuesday 10 December to discuss 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles. Do join us afterwards for a special Christmassy Lunch featuring two courses of traditional festive fare and beverages. Let's dress up 1930's style! 
Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish - from the author's name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, 1937, will change the course of both their lives." - Guardian

"If you want shopping at Bendel's, gin martinis at a debutante's mansion and jazz bands playing until 3am, Rules of Civility has it all and more... While you're lost in the whirl of silk stockings, furs and hip flasks, all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next. Another one bartender, please." - Observer

"Irresistible... A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right - the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw" - Telegraph

"Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful.. and desperate for a martini." - Stylist.

"If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction in 2011, I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit" - Herald



Event details
Date: Tuesday 10 December
Time: Meeting 11.30am
Venue: Shell Cove Room  
Cost: Members and their guests $7, includes coffee, tea and biscuits.  
Lunch: 1pm
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost $85 for 2 courses and beverages

Bookings essential!
Online bookings close at 9am on the day of the event. Please book via Reception after this time 9955 7171.
NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.