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Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin Became the Spirit of London

Gin Glorious Gin: How Mother's Ruin Became the Spirit of London

How Mother's Ruin Became the Spirit of London

by Olivia Williams
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/06/2015
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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.

ISBN:
9781472215345
9781472215345
Category:
History
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
196.85x127x25.4mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Olivia Williams

Olivia graduated with a scholarship in Modern History from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where she remained for her master's degree.

She worked as a journalist before writing her first book Gin Glorious Gin, and now works as a freelance writer living in London.

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