The "Guinness" Drinking Companion

The "Guinness" Drinking Companion

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Take delicious sips from the literature of brews and spirits, Leslie Dunkling, under the imprimatur of the world's most famous brewer, gives a comprehensive introduction to the history and range of alcoholic beverages. Dunkling amasses poems, bits of biography, and clips from novels that show numerous coincidences between alcohol and literature. Chapters include "Liquid Magnanimity - the Wines of the World", "Lifting the Spirits - the Spirits and Liquers of the World" and "Something Brewing - Beers, Ales and Stouts". Peppered with quotations from literary figures, including Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy and William Shakespeare, "The Guinness Drinking Companion" is sure to please lovers of fine literature and poetry as well as imbibers. It is a fascinating and often amusing look at the literature and history of alcoholic beverages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 166.1 x 238.3 x 13.7mm | 408.24g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 1585746177
  • 9781585746170

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Take delicious sips from the literature of brews and spirits. Leslie Dunkling, under the imprimatur of the world's most famous brewer, gives readers a comprehensive introduction to the history and range of alcoholic beverages. Dunkling amasses poems, bits of biography, and clips from novels that show numerous coincidences between alcohol and literature. Chapters include "Liquid Magnanimity-The Wines of the World;" "Lifting the Spirits-The Spirits and Liqueurs of the World;" and "Something Brewing-Beers, Ales, and Stouts." Peppered with quotations from literary figures, including Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy, and William Shakespeare, and many others, The Guinness Drinking Companion is sure to please lovers of fine literature and imbibers alike. It is a fascinating and often amusing look at the literature and history of alcoholic beverages.show more

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"Good to the last drop - er, page." - Booklistshow more

About Leslie Dunkling

Leslie Dunkling has always been a moderate drinker, and has always been fascinated by the role drinking has played in literary history. He is the author of the best-selling Guinness Book of Names. He lives in England.show more

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