A Boozy Booklist for January

On the joys - and the horrors - of a stiff drink (or two, or three...)

Book now for our screening of Ermanno Olmi's adaptation of Joseph Roth's The Legend of the Holy Drinker on Monday 26 February. Tickets here.

The Spirits

Richard Godwin

From the publisher:

Of all the skills you might acquire in life, the ability to make a good cocktail will never be a waste of time. no house-guest will complain about a round of Gin Sours. This ...

Highballs for Breakfast

P. G. Wodehouse

From the publisher:

‘A splendid anthology’ The TimesNo writer knew better than PG Wodehouse how a drink can lift the spirits – and he was a master at the high comic effects of having a few ...

Whisky Galore

Sir Compton Mackenzie

From the publisher:

Whisky Galore was made into a glorious film in 1949 and has remained a classic comic novel ever since. This new edition of a much-loved classic published for the first time ...

Lucky Jim

Kingsley Amis, introduction by David Lodge

From the publisher:

Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain’s new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons – as long as ...

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann

From the publisher:

Joseph Roth’s tale of an alcoholic vagrant who has a series of lucky breaks that lift him briefly onto a different plane of existence

Good Morning, Midnight

Jean Rhys, introduction by A. L. Kennedy

From the publisher:

In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference. She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to ...



From the publisher:

The best gin distilleries, the best gin cocktails, and the very best flavour infusions you can create for yourself. Attention trendy millennials and city dwellers! ...

Hangover Square

Patrick Hamilton

From the publisher:

A pitch-black comedy set in London overshadowed by the looming threat of the Second World War, Hangover Square is a true classic.