I’m settling-in to the first episode of the 3rd series of Detectorists (like you do/did), and Andy and Lance are settling onto the sconce of their favourite oak for a spot of idle rumination. Which six people would you invite (alive or dead) to a dinner party?
It made me wonder in quick succession, who I would invite, and then who the wisdom of the AW crowd would identify as the top six raconteurs, sympathetic listeners, buxom/well-packaged companions for a night around the Afterword Algonquin round table.
So, if you’d care to line up your nominees, I’ll see if there’s consensus around a final sextet of the brightest and the best whose company we’d revel in.
Here’s my starter for, um, six