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Rough spirits & high society : the culture of drink

Author: Ruth Ball, (Chemist); British Library,
Publisher: London : British Library, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The tavern, the inn, the coffee house, the tea shop: these are places where, throughout history, we have met and socialised and where the issues of the day could be discussed over a drink. Rough Spirits and High Society shows the surprising, often subversive ways in which drinking has changed the world, and the ways in which society has struggled to control the places where people drink. Postal services developed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Ball, (Chemist); British Library,
ISBN: 9780712352154 0712352155
OCLC Number: 1012119845
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Inn communication --
2. Tavern society --
3. The alehouse of the people --
4. Caffeinated trading --
5. Gin lane to gin palace --
6. Tea and suffrage.
Other Titles: Rough spirits and high society
Responsibility: Ruth Ball.

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The tavern, the inn, the coffee house, the tea shop: these are places where, throughout history, we have met and socialised and where the issues of the day could be discussed over a drink. Rough  Read more...

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