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The Resource Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn, Pete Brown

Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn, Pete Brown

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Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn
Title
Shakespeare's pub
Title remainder
a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn
Statement of responsibility
Pete Brown
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Subject
Summary
"A history of Britain told through the story of one very special pub, from "The Beer Drinker's Bill Bryson" (Times Literary Supplement) Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes' walk from the Thames. Grab yourself a pint, listen to the chatter of the locals and lean back, resting your head against the wall. And then consider this: who else has rested their head against that wall, over the last six hundred years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way out of London to Canterbury. It's fair to say that Shakespeare popped in from the nearby Globe for a pint, and we know that Dickens certainly did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, before heading to all four corners of Britain--while sailors drank here before visiting all four corners of the world. The pub, as Pete Brown points out, is the 'primordial cell of British life' and in the George he has found the perfect example. All life is here, from murderers, highwaymen, and ladies of the night to gossiping peddlers and hard-working clerks. So sit back with Shakepeare's Pub and watch as buildings rise and fall over the centuries, and 'the beer drinker's Bill Bryson' (UK's Times Literary Supplement) takes us on an entertaining tour through six centuries of history, through the stories of everyone that ever drank in one pub"
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Brown, Pete
Dewey number
647.95421
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  • George Inn (Enfield, London, England)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Great Britain
  • Enfield (London, England)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
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Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn, Pete Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent.
Control code
37374801
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781250049025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37374801
  • (Sirsi) 37374801
Label
Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - The George Inn, Pete Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent.
Control code
37374801
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781250049025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37374801
  • (Sirsi) 37374801

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