Guest Blog: Victoria's Favourite Literary Celebrations
“The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” in Alice in Wonderland.
I’m a fan of wordplay, overlapping dialogue, and this classic scene is so manic and strange and quippy that I had to put it on the list.
“The Floating Market at Harrod’s” in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Neil Gaiman’s work, and Neverwhere is my favorite of his books. The combination of chilling villains and hidden worlds is magical enough, but the Floating Market was such a wonderful detail, it’s stuck with me long after I put the book back on its shelf.
“The Venture Ball” in Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn. This scene where Vin and Elend first meet is just delightful, the perfect balance of atmosphere and witty banter and action. Vin is a street urchin posing as a young noble, and Elend is avoiding the entire thing and reading a book.
“The Red Wedding” in George R.R. Martin’s Storm of Swords