Gin Glorious Gin - Olivia Williams

Gin Glorious Gin by Olivia Williams is a vibrant cultural history of London seen through the prism of its most iconic drink. Leading the reader through the underbelly of the Georgian city via the Gin Craze, detouring through the Empire (with a G&T in hand), to the emergence of cocktail bars in the West End, the story is brought right up to date with the resurgence of class in a glass - the Ginnaissance. As gin has crossed paths with Londoners of all classes and professions over the past three hundred years it has become shorthand for metropolitan glamour and alcoholic squalor in equal measure. In and out of both legality and popularity, gin is a drink that has seen it all. Gin Glorious Gin is quirky, informative, full of famous faces - from Dickens to Churchill, Hogarth to Dr Johnson - and introduces many previously unknown Londoners, hidden from history, who have shaped the city and its signature drink.

Book Title: 

Gin Glorious Gin

Subtitle: 

How mother's ruin became the spirit of London

Author: 

Williams, Olivia

Publisher: 

Headline

Edition: 

2nd

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9781472215338

Pages: 

314

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

22.2 × 14.5 × 3.1 cm

Book Weight: 

0.902 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R360.00

Price: 

ZAR145.00 

In Stock: 

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