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Through a Glass Lightly
Author: Cecily Gayford

ISBN: 9781782273158
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Description:
A love letter to wine, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library

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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