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The Weird and Wonderful Story of Gin (Hardback)

From the 17th Century to the Present Day

P&S History Social History 20th Century 19th Century 18th Century 17th Century Food and Drink

By Angela Youngman
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: A Dark History
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 20 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781399002769
Published: 30th March 2022


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Gin is a global alcoholic drink that has polarised opinion like no other, and its history has been a roller coaster, alternating between being immensely popular and utterly unfashionable.

The Weird and Wonderful Story of Gin explores the exciting, interesting and downright curious aspects of the drink, with crime, murder, poisons, fires, dramatic accidents, artists, legends and disasters all playing a part. These dark themes are also frequently used to promote brands and drinks.

Did you know that the Filipinos are the world’s biggest gin drinkers? And even that Jack the Ripper, Al Capone and the Krays all have their place in the history of gin? Not to mention Sir Winston Churchill, Noel Coward, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and James Bond!

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About Angela Youngman

Angela Youngman is a professional journalist and author living in Norfolk. She is the author of several books including Norfolk: A Dog Walker's GuideGardening: A Beginner's GuideGreen Roofs Guide, and Kiddiwalks Norfolk. She is a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance and writes for a range of travel and lifestyle magazines and websites. Angela loves fantasy and reading, and has always been fascinated by Alice in Wonderland in its many guises.

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