A short history of drunkenness mark forsyth on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers by the author of the sunday times no 1 bestseller the etymologicon almost every culture on earth has drink. A short history of drunkenness by mark forsyth is a humorous and informative look at alcohol and man in history and geography forsyth is a writer whose work concerns the meaning and etymology of english words. About a short history of drunkenness from the internationally bestselling author of the etymologicon a lively and fascinating exploration of how throughout history each civilization has found a way to celebrate or to control the eternal human drive to get sloshed almost every culture on earth has drink and where theres drink theres drunkenness. margaret atwood forsyths jokes are snappy and well delivered unlike most comical writers he never falls into the trap of confusing long windedness with irony craig brown mail on sunday my favourite book of this and possibly any other christmas is mark forsyths a short history of drunkenness marcus berkmann the spectator show . A short history of drunkenness by mark forsyth in fact this is the heart of forsyths thesis drunkenness hasnt been pursued by mankind merely for pleasure or escapism but also for authentic
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