Book Party at the British Embassy

British Ambassador Peter Westmacott praises a new book about the British Embassy as its co-author, Anthony Seldon, listens. In the pink suit is the ambassador’s wife, Susie Westmacott. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The book party, which was mostly lively conversation on the embassy’s back terrace, paused for a short while for the guests to listen to Ambassador Westmacott and author Anthony Seldon, who narrated a slideshow. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

This photo depicts the embassy’s construction as it was happening on Massachusetts Avenue in 1930. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A fife and drum performance was the special entertainment at the British Embassy for the book party launching The Diplomacy of Architecture. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A guest, Joann Mason, snaps a photo of the fife and drum performance. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

A crystal punch bowl of Pimm’s Cup, a delicious and refreshing British cocktail that includes cucumbers, strawberries, oranges, and Pimm’s No. 1. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The cocktail canapés at the British Embassy party for The Diplomacy of Architecture. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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