Drink, drink and be merry – A short history of Drunkenness

on 16 November 2017.

Mark Forsyth

Hungerford Town Hall on Wednesday the 6th of December at 7.30pm.

Mark Forsyth'Tis the season to be merry and that is exactly what Mark Forsyth proposes to deliver in his upcoming book talk on ‘A Short History of Drunkenness’ which will feature at Hungerford Town Hall on Wednesday the 6th of December at 7.30pm.

Bestselling author Mark Forsyth is most known for his witty commentary and perspective on some of the best loved traditions of our society, such as we’ve seen in his book Eloquence of Elegance, which revealed and debunked Christmas myths and traditions.

In this delightful talk, he will reveal his inspiration for this brilliantly reviewed book, A Short History of Drunkenness. It is revered or feared in almost every culture around the world and where there is drink, there is inevitably drunkenness. Whether it is enshrined in ritual, sexual, sending you to battle or geeing you down the aisle for your wedding day, drink has a special place in social etiquette.

Forsyth will reveal its ancestry from our primate ancestors through to prohibition answering every possible question along the way.

You can book your tickets at Hungerford Bookshop by visiting the shop or call 01488 683480 http://www.hungerfordbookshop.co.uk/our-events

Tickets cost £6 (which entitles you to purchase the book for £10 on the night)

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