Back To The Local

Maurice Gorham

£10.00

Probably the most delightful and evocative book ever produced on the English pub.

Paperback

Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9780571386987

Description

 

 

In this love letter to the London pub, our genial guide takes the reader through all aspects of the local hostelry as it was in the 1940s – a time of dark wood, dark corners and dark beer.

Back to the Local is a fascinating nostalgic ramble around the post-war pubs of London: we are introduced to The Regulars and Barmaids Old and New; we venture into the familiar surroundings of the Saloon Lounge, Saloon Bar and Public Bar and squeeze into possibly the lesser known Jug-And-Bottle Bar, where customers queue to buy ale to drink elsewhere; we learn about ‘lost’ drinks such as ‘The Mother-in-Law’ or ‘The Snort’.

A truly memorable pub crawl, illustrated by the wonderfully atmospheric drawings of Edward Ardizzone.

This edition features a new preface by Robert Elms.


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm