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 volume brings together the best of his three works on the subject: Kingsley Amis in Drink, Everyday Drinking and How’s Your Glass? Along with a series of well-tested recipes (including a cocktail called the Lucky Jim) are 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. This is a delightful cocktail of wry humour and distilled knowledge.
Sayre’s Law states: ‘In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake.’ I’ve noticed this in the world of booze. Some people take the...Read more