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    Licensed to Sell: The History and Heritage of the Public House (Paperback) By (author) Geoff Brandwood, By (author) Andrew P. Davison, By (author) Michael Slaughter, Foreword by Bill Bryson


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    DescriptionThe pub is one of Britain's great institutions, loved at home and envied abroad. For hundreds of years it has offered refreshment and pleasure to communities throughout the land. The traditional pub, as we know it, was largely a Victorian creation but since the 1960s it has been subject to rapid and often insensitive change. Consequently, fewer than 4 per cent of the country's pubs now have interiors of any signifcant historic value. This books shows how important it is to preserve this unique heritage. It describes the long and interesting history of the public house and reveals how changing attitudes are reflected in its design and planning. From simple country pubs to those shimmering with vivid tiles, painted glalss and gilded woodwork, this book describes them all. It is packed with information on brewing, temperance and legislation as well as a section on the pub mythology that describes the tall tales told about pubs! With over 300 illustration, including specially commissioned colour photographs and plans, this book is a celebration of a treasured British institution.

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    Licensed to Sell
    The History and Heritage of the Public House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Brandwood, By (author) Andrew P. Davison, By (author) Michael Slaughter, Foreword by Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 195 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 676 g
    ISBN 13: 9781850749066
    ISBN 10: 185074906X

    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000, ARC005000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 725.720942
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHTB
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    Publication date
    07 December 2004
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    Author Information
    Geoff Brandwood is an expert on public houses and their history, and is the pubs caseworker for CAMRA. He is also chairman of the Victorian Society.