Jane Austen and the midnight quadrille

“My friend G.G. was there with two of her friends from Canada: one is a great guy I have met a few times and who actually flies into Vienna to attend balls and that is so neat and international spy-like. Her other friend had just arrived in Vienna for the very first time. I think attending a ball and being in Vienna for the first time is probably incredibly surreal and a little time warpy. When the midnight quadrille started, she just shook her head in amazement and said ‘I mean, I’ve studied Jane Austen but this…'”

Tova Marr on the ball 2017 in her fantastic blog “Operation Tubetop”