Packaged in paperback, Everyday Drinking is cheaper than a round, lighter than a pint, more stylish than a gin martini and will be more welcomed than a steaming mulled wine come Christmas ... it will last longer too This long forgotten work by a beloved author is coupled with an introduction by journalist, bestselling author, critic and friend of the Amis family, Christopher Hitchens Roughly 100% of Kingsley Amis fans enjoy the occasional drink, so this is an ideal gift for dads, recent English grads, and other hard-boozing literati
Born in London in 1922, Kingsley Amis was one of the best-loved British novelists of the twentieth century. He was the author of more than twenty novels, including the classic Lucky Jim, and a number of other works of criticism, poetry, and memoir. He was knighted in 1990, and died in 1995 at the age of seventy-three.
"Kingsley Amis's drink writing is better than anybody else's, ever..." - Esquire "These books are so delicious they impart a kind of contact high; they make you feel as if you've just had the first sip of the planet's coldest, driest martini." - The New York Times Daily Review "There has never been a more charming, erudite, eager, generous and devoted lover of drink - to judge by his writing - than Kingsley Amis." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review "His treatise on the hangover (both physical and metaphysical) is among his best known for a reason, and is required reading for the dipsomaniacs amongst us." - The Washington Times