Tigers in Red Weather Twitter Party
You're all invited to our vodka-martini-themed Twitter party on Friday 21 June at 8.30pm, with special guest Liza Klaussman, author of this summer's must-read novel, Tigers in Red Weather.
A long lazy summer-solstice evening, mixing martinis and hanging out with other Mumsnetters online. Shaken and stirred? Then we'd love you to raise your cocktail shaker and join us all for our second Mumsnet Twitter Party. (If our last Twitter Party is anything to go by, it should be a blast!)
And here's how to join in on the night
- When: 8.30pm, 21 June
- Hashtag: #TigersInRedWeather
It will all kick off on Twitter at 8.30pm on 21 June, when our special guest Liza Klaussman will be joining us to shooting the literary breeze about life, love and her latest book.
If you click on the #TigersinRedWeather hashtag in someone else's tweet, or search for it in the search bar, you'll be able to see the whole party convo and reply to other MNers.
For a fuller Twitter how-to read our 10 handy tips.
To take part, all you need to do is pour yourself a summery beverage (give our vodka martini recipe, below, a bit of a whirl!) and be on Twitter, making sure you're following @mumsnetbloggers and @mumsnettowers by 8.30pm. Then, using the hashtag #TigersinRedWeather, get Tweeting!
Everyone who joins the Twitter party will be entered into a draw to win £50 of books of your choice from www.panmacmillan.com plus a signed copy of Tigers in Red Weather.
If you're not on twitter, then fear not as you can join in with the party and read the live twitter feeds on this thread here.
How to make a vodka martini
Even if you're not lucky enough to win one of our free Vodka Martini sets, you can still shake yourself up a knockout version of the grand-daddy of cocktails. Here's how...
Makes one cocktail
- 15ml Vermouth
- 60ml vodka
- 3 olives
- cocktail stick
- ice cubes
Pour the Vermouth and vodka into a mixing glass or shaker and stir well or shake. Fill the glass with the ice cubes and then pour in the vodka mix, stir. Garnish with olives lined up on cocktail stick.
About Tigers in Red Weather
Set during the '40s, '50s and '60s, most of the action in Tigers in Red Weather takes place in a glamorous holiday house on the East Coast of America, where the beautiful and the dammed have come to play.
A woman named Nick has inherited Tiger House and, one sultry summer, her cousin Helena comes to stay with her new Hollywood husband and son. Cocktails, parties and tennis will form the backdrop to their dysfunctional marriages and relationships. But when their children make a grisly discovery on the island, things turn darker.
What the reviewers say
- "Palpable tension and spot-on sensual detail. Marvellously plotted and deliciously sophisticated, this is a book I'll be raving about for a good while!" Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
- "Shot through with glamour and the glint of family secrets. Intensely evocative, it is by turns unbearably febrile and utterly chilling, and often both at once." Megan Abbott, author of The End of Everything and Dare Me
Snippets of the book
Or listen to an audio extract below
About the author
Liza Klaussmann started writing Tigers in Red Weather when she was on a course at Royal Holloway University. It took her about three years to finish. Here she tells us about her inspiration for Nick...
"Just before I started the course, my grandmother died. She was very complicated and was my inspiration for Nick, the first narrator. Suddenly, the idea of all these damaged, carnivorous people circulating around an iconic summer house evolved. I spent a lot of time with my grandparents in Martha's Vineyard when I was growing up and most of the detail came from hearing their stories. But occasionally I'd have to stop writing for days to research something really obscure, such as how long would it take the operator to connect a call across the country in the 1940s."
Liza Klaussmann worked as a journalist for the New York Times for over a decade. She has lived in Paris and is now based in London. Tigers in Red Weather is her first book.
See the house that inspired Tiger House.
If you aren't lucky enough to recieve a free copy, then you can buy Tigers In Red Weathers.