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A gift for anyone who loves good liquor and high-proof prose: a collection of hilarious and deeply informed writings about drink from one of the all-time authorities.

Kingsley Amis was one of the great masters of comic prose, and no subject was dearer to him than the art and practice of imbibing. This new volume brings together the best of his three out-of-print works on the subject. 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, What to Drink with What, 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.

Synopsis:

Mixing practical know-how and opinion, this collection of hilarious and deeply informed writings about drink is served up by one of the great all-time authorities.

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:
9781596915282
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Introduction by:
Hitchens, Christopher
Introduction:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Amis, Kingsley
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Subject:
Drinking customs
Subject:
Alcoholic beverages
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in

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"Synopsis" by , Mixing practical know-how and opinion, this collection of hilarious and deeply informed writings about drink is served up by one of the great all-time authorities.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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