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Celebrate NOLA's Historic Hotels and Paul Oswell's New Book

Travel journalist and self-proclaimed New Orleans loiterer Paul Oswell has sojourned all over the world only to find that the place that catches his eye and endears itself to his heart is the Crescent City. In exploring his love of New Orleans, Oswell has crafted comedic characters that dissect his inherently British nature, as with his first New Orleans fringe show playing Sebastian Lyme-Regis, and via stand-up. Thus, his New Orleans - Historic Hotels promises to be an entertaining romp through some of the city's most illustrious hotels, many featured on our Hotel 18 list.

To celebrate the release of his book and in the spirit of keeping things entertaining, Oswell is having his book launch party this Thursday, November 6th from 6pm to 9pm appropriately at Roux at the Bourbon Orleans hotel. Buying the book before the launch or at the party guarantees supporting a supporter of our great city and registers you for a drawing. Prizes include booze, art, food, and decadence, of course — examples of drawing prizes include a Cane and Table gift card and a luxurious Hotel Maison de Ville bathrobe.

There are also book-buying incentives based on prices ranging form $20 for a signed first edition copy to a doubling up of the book, a pair of VIP tickets to the launch and afterparty invitation as well as two copies of Oswell's previous two books for $100. For more info and to order the book directly from Oswell, head to his website at and see you at the book launch!

· New Orleans Historic Hotels Book Launch Party [Paul Oswell]
· Hotel 18 Coverage [Curbed NOLA]