The Gin Lane Gazette

The Gin Lane Gazette: A Profusely Illustrated Compendium of Devilish Scandal and Oddities from the Darkest Recesses of Georgian England

Non-Fiction, Education, Humour, Science & Maths, Biology & Life Sciences
Hardback Published on: 01/11/2014
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Synopsis

Many of us think of the ill-behaved celebrity and the tabloid splash as modern inventions, but the antics of footballers and soap stars are as nothing when set alongside the hell-raising of the 18th century celebs. The Gin Lane Gazette is stuffed with true stories of boozy MPs who settled their political differences with duels in Hyde Park; peers of the realm who sat the unburied corpses of their cherished mistresses at their dinner tables; entertainers who rode horses standing upright in the saddle, while wearing a mask of bees; and famous courtesans who ate 1,000-guinea banknotes stuffed into sandwiches, simply to make a point. Before it was dashed from their lips by the Victorian party-poopers, our Georgian forebears drank deep from the cup of life.

  • Publisher: Unbound
  • ISBN: 9781783520817
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 330g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 176 x 10 mm

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