I have often thought who would I invite to dinner if I could invite anyone; living or dead.
So here goes. My dinner guests would have to include:
Aneurin Bevan; as a passionate believer and supporter of the NHS I would want to hear his passion for the health service and how he thinks we can restore the ethos that he instilled.
Archbishop Desmond Tuto; I am not religious but I find this man fascinating. And his infectious giggle would just be wonderful to hear at close quarters.
Billy Connolly; just because he is so funny. There are many more comedians that I love (Eric Morecombe, Tommy Cooper to name but two) but I think Billy Connolly would be naturally funny and also encourage more of Archbishops Tutu’s wonderful giggle.
P D James; an amazing writer and having heard her speak at Times Literary Festival, she is wonderful to listen to. So many interesting stories of her life.
Tony Benn; another political hero with an interesting tale to tell.
Well that’s just a start for my ideal dinner party companions. They are all passionate people so I guess that tells you what I admire most in people. It’s a bit heavy on the male dinner companions, there’ll be more women at the table on my next ‘Who’s coming to dinner?’ post.
So sho would be your ideal dinner guests?