Gin: The Much-lamented Death of Madam Geneva

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Justin, Charles & Co., 2003 - Social Science - 354 pages
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This book follows gin's introduction, its rise in popularity, the prohibition and the bootleg underground, straight on through to regulation and the big businesses that still dominate the industry today. 20 illustrations.
 

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Dillon's book is a detailed yet highly accessible account of the gin craze that overtook London in the 18th century. The author, a London architect and novelist, neatly illustrates the many ... Read full review

Contents

First chapter
5
Notes
306
Bibliography
324
Index
335
Back jacket
355
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Dillon was born in London and has always been interested in its history.

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