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Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis

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Publisher Comments:

“There has never been a more charming, erudite, eager, generous and devoted lover of drink to judge by his writingthan Kingsley Amis.”New York Times Book Review

Here is the beloved, bestselling compendium of Kingsley Amiss wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amiss musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Mans Diet, The Mean Sods Guide, and (presumably as a matter of speculation) How Not to Get Drunkall leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a delightful cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one of our great gimlet wits.

Synopsis:

Here is the beloved, bestselling compendium of Kingsley Amis's wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Man's Diet, The Mean Sod's Guide, and (presumably as a matter of speculation) How Not to Get Drunk—all leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a delightful cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one of our great gimlet wits.

About the Author

Kingsley Amis was one of the best-respected British novelists of the mid-20th century. He was the author of more than 20 novels, including the classic Lucky Jim. He died in 1995 at the age of 73.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596916289
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Introduction by:
Hitchens, Christopher
Introduction:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
830 x 6.43 x 0.855 in

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Here is the beloved, bestselling compendium of Kingsley Amis's wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking. Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Man's Diet, The Mean Sod's Guide, and (presumably as a matter of speculation) How Not to Get Drunk—all leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. Mixing practical know-how and hilarious opinionation, this is a delightful cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge, served by one of our great gimlet wits.
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