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Gin glorious gin : how mother's ruin became the spirit of London

Author: Olivia Williams, (Journalist)
Publisher: London : Headline, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In and out of both legality and popularity - gin is the only drink to be simultaneously shorthand for metropolitan glamour and alcoholic squalor. It crosses paths with all professions and cuts through class - writers and artists, politicians and scientists, royalty - gin is a great leveller. 'Gin Glorious Gin' is funny, quirky, interesting, informative and full of famous names - Dickens to Churchill, Hogarth to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Olivia Williams, (Journalist)
ISBN: 9781472215338 1472215338 147221532X 9781472215321 1472215346 9781472215345
OCLC Number: 894095004
Description: 319 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.The Ginnaissance --
2.The Trouble Begins --
3.A Slow But Sure Poyson --
4.Gin Geography --
5.Into the Georgian Gin Shop --
6.Madam Geneva's Women --
7.Clamping Down on the Poisoners-General --
8.Drunk for a Penny, Dead Drunk for Two Pence --
9.A Pint of Purl and a Kick in the Guts --
10.Gins Other Powers --
11.The Advent of the Gin Palaces --
12.The National Gallery Versus the Gin Palaces --
13.Moderation Versus Teetotalism --
14.The Gentlemen Distillers --
15.London Dry --
16.Gin is the Tonic --
17.Fancy Drinks --
18.Grime and Grandeur --
19.How are the Martinis? Dry as a Bone --
20.Survival --
21.Advance Britannia! --
22.London Gets Into a Groove, while Gin Gets Into a Rut --
23.The G&T Loses Its Fizz --
24.Prawn Cocktails and Black Forest Gateaux --
25.The Way We Drink Now.
Other Titles: How mother's ruin became the spirit of London
Responsibility: Olivia Williams.
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A colourful and fascinating history of our favourite spirit told through the life and times of our capital city.  Read more...

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A light and engaging read The Times Full of fun and fascinating detail Jilly Cooper This is just the tonic! Rachel Johnson A real treat for gin lovers Mark Hix I love this book! Daisy Waugh Finally - Read more...

 
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