Every Friday I’ll be posting another dinner guest wish list in my guest series, Come Dine With…
This series asks all sorts of bloggers who their dream dinner guests are, and why. As you’ll find out there is quite an eclectic mix! This weeks dinner guest wish list is from Kirsty. You can find Kirsty’s blog over at World For A Girl.
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So without further ado, let’s Come Dine With… World For A Girl
Mary Wollstonecraft – to have the first-ever celebrity feminist at my dinner party would be an honour. Mary wrote the A Vindication of the Rights of Woman but died in childbirth long before women were given any real lawful rights in society. I’d love to hear her talk about her travels around Europe in the 18th century and discuss how far gender equality has come.
Maya Angelou – this amazing American author and activist would definitely get to sit at the head of my dinner table. Her life story is complex and inspirational. She used to be a singer so perhaps she could sing us a soulful tune or two. I imagine that Maya would tell the most wonderful tales and make us all laugh until we cried.
Margaret Forester – I absolutely love Margaret’s novels and biographies. She must have been a fascinating guest at dinner parties with her tales of pioneering women, heroines from history and her own life. She wrote in such a humorous and perceptive way that I think all the other guests would be captivated by her.
Michelle Obama – I can imagine that Michelle Obama is a popular guest at dinner parties. For me. she is a modern example of a woman who cares and stands up for what is right. I’d also be secretly hoping that her husband might drop in for an after-dinner drink as well!
Whitney Houston – there’s no real reason for me to invite the late Whitney Houston to my dinner party except that I have adored her since I was a kid. OK, she might bring the ‘intellectual” tone of the party down a bit and she might keep popping off to “powder her nose” but I think she’d be inspired by the others. Maybe we could group together to encourage her to make some better life choices.
Oscar Wilde – of course, there is room at my dinner table for a man! A proudly gay man with a fascinating and tragic past and who can create the most memorable and witty quotes. I’d be sitting there with a pen and paper ready to jot down a new quotation.
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