Booze and the Empire

My latest review: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/21/empire-of-booze-henry-jeffreys-review. Just a fun piece. But – hey! – it’s Christmas.

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One Response to Booze and the Empire

  1. Phil says:

    “First mind you steer clear o’ the grog-sellers’ huts,
    For they sell you Fixed Bay’nets that rots out your guts –
    Ay, drink that ‘ud eat the live steel from your butts – ”
    – Kipling, “The Young British Soldier”
    It doesn’t sound as if he’s referring to chicken boiled in rum, but who knows?

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