Gin Glorious Gin

Gin Glorious Gin

Paperback (26 Mar 2015)

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Synopsis

Gin Glorious Gin 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 information

ISBN: 9781472215345
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Headline
Pub date:
DEWEY: 641.255
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 319
Weight: 238g
Height: 193mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 22mm