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Drinking with Dickens : being a light-hearted sketch

Author: Cedric Dickens
Publisher: New York : New Amsterdam Books, 1988.
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Drinking with DickensThe Victorian sources include a penny notebook dated 1859 and kept by "Auntie Georgie," Georgina Hogarth, when she was looking after the younger children of Charles Dickens at Gads Hill. It starts with a recipe for Ginger Beer, a teetotal drink which calls for a quart of brandy! Then there is the catalogue for the sale of Gads Hill after Charles Dickens died which shows what was in the cellar at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dickens, Cedric.
Drinking with Dickens.
New York : New Amsterdam Books, 1988
(OCoLC)21207411
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Dickens
ISBN: 9781461732693 1461732697
OCLC Number: 852159335
Description: 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Foreword-""Will you permit me to have the pleasure, sir?""; Introduction; Setting the Scene; A Background to Drinking; Beer; Brandy; Brandy Based Cordials; Cider; Geneva; Gin; Gin Based Cordials; Madeira; Port; Rum; Sherry; Whiskey; Whisky; Wine; Compound Drinks; Some Drinkers in Dickens; Hints on Drinking; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Notes; Index of Recipes; Index of Drinks; Blank pages for notes.
Responsibility: by Cedric Dickens.

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There are vivid and memorable drinking scenes in all of Charles Dickens' works, and this book abounds in excerpts from the novels and in recipes for the drinks consumed in them.  Read more...

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If you like Dickens and drink, this is a pleasant, idle interlude. The Boston Globe Drinking with Dickens is good fun, both as light reading and as a useful supplement to your library of mixology... Read more...

 
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