Through a Glass Lightly: Confession of a Reluctant Water Drinker

Author(s): Various Authors

Food and Cookery | Drinks

"A drinker's crown of sorrow is remembering wetter days" The love of drinking was well-developed in the nineteenth-century Englishman. With chapters on port, claret, sherry, champagne, Burgundy, Madeira, wine cellars, glasses and butlers, Through a Glass Lightly is a love letter to wine and everything that came with it. But the passionate tale has a sorry ending: in the final two chapters, the author develops gout and has to become a teetotaller in order to be able to take out life insurance. Through a Glass Lightly is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

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General Fields

  • : 9781782273158
  • : Pushkin Press
  • : Pushkin Press
  • : November 2016
  • : 178mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Various Authors
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 641.2
  • : 96