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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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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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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1968-
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Brown, Pete
Dewey number
647.95421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX950.59.G7
LC item number
B77 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
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Brown, Pete
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  • George Inn (Enfield, London, England)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Great Britain
  • London (England)
  • Enfield (London, England)
Label
Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - the George Inn, Pete Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title Shakespeare's local by Macmillan"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-347)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Concerning scandal, murder, smuggling, highwaymen, coffee, & C. -- In which we make the perilous and eventful journey to the George Inn, Southwark. From my house -- Concerning dates, names, Mutya, Heidi & C. -- Being some remarks on London's first bridge, and how this bridge gives our story its very shape -- On inns, taverns, alehouses, pubs and boozers. But mainly inns, and the distinctive nature thereof -- The poet's tale, or, how English literature was born in a Southwark inn -- In which we meet the inhabitants of sinful Southwark, and the patrons if its divers inns, taverns and alehouses -- Concerning bulls, bears, actors and other beasts, and their various 'entertainments', including the sad tale of a monkey on a horse -- Further unsavoury activities in inns and alehouses, and how these places were burn'd by almightly God's fury (if you believe in that sort of thing) -- Our inn enjoys a golden age of romance, highwaymen, complicated timetables and sore posteriors -- Concerning drink, hops and politics, and how the George Inn brings these elements together -- In which the road of steel replaces the roads of the Romans, and the inns of the Borough suffer a terrible fate -- Concerning a mother and daughter, two brothers, and the condition of nostalgia -- In which the George Inn is sav'd for the nation, and a princess and a bishop have a lock-in -- Epilogue : a drink at the George Inn to-day -- Timeline and dramatis personae
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781250033888
Lccn
2013010139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn832428116
  • 1304534
Label
Shakespeare's pub : a barstool history of London as seen through the windows of its oldest pub - the George Inn, Pete Brown
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain under the title Shakespeare's local by Macmillan"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-347)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Concerning scandal, murder, smuggling, highwaymen, coffee, & C. -- In which we make the perilous and eventful journey to the George Inn, Southwark. From my house -- Concerning dates, names, Mutya, Heidi & C. -- Being some remarks on London's first bridge, and how this bridge gives our story its very shape -- On inns, taverns, alehouses, pubs and boozers. But mainly inns, and the distinctive nature thereof -- The poet's tale, or, how English literature was born in a Southwark inn -- In which we meet the inhabitants of sinful Southwark, and the patrons if its divers inns, taverns and alehouses -- Concerning bulls, bears, actors and other beasts, and their various 'entertainments', including the sad tale of a monkey on a horse -- Further unsavoury activities in inns and alehouses, and how these places were burn'd by almightly God's fury (if you believe in that sort of thing) -- Our inn enjoys a golden age of romance, highwaymen, complicated timetables and sore posteriors -- Concerning drink, hops and politics, and how the George Inn brings these elements together -- In which the road of steel replaces the roads of the Romans, and the inns of the Borough suffer a terrible fate -- Concerning a mother and daughter, two brothers, and the condition of nostalgia -- In which the George Inn is sav'd for the nation, and a princess and a bishop have a lock-in -- Epilogue : a drink at the George Inn to-day -- Timeline and dramatis personae
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9781250033888
Lccn
2013010139
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn832428116
  • 1304534

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