The Society Club: a dog-loving bookstore and members club cum cocktail bar in the heart of London. Tonight it was also the venue for the launch of my friend Sarah Perry’s poetry collection 24 Hours in Soho. The amiable staff treated us to classic cocktails (such as the gimlet, pictured) while Sarah read some of her equally intoxicating poems. The fact we were surrounded by many of the characters who inspired and/or featured in the writing only served to enhance the magic of the place further. Thanks to Sarah, the staff at The Society Club and all involved in the preparation and running of such a unique event.