Rebellious Spirits : Audacious Tales of Drinking on the Wrong Side of the Law Paperback / softback
by Ruth Ball
A delicious taste of the secret, exciting and often dangerous history of illicit spirits; Britain has always been a nation of enthusiastic drinkers.
Any attempt to regulate, limit or ban our favourite tipple has been met with imaginative and daring acts of defiance: selling gin through pipes in a London back alley; smuggling brandy across Cornish clifftops; or dodging bombs and shrapnel running whisky in the Blitz.; The history of spirits in Britain has more illicit in it than licit - and that history has shaped these isles.
Packed with wild stories, as well as authentic recipes from the past, Rebellious Spirits reveals the colourful characters and tall tales behind Britain's long and lively love affair with booze.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
- Publication Date: 19/04/2018
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9781783963799