Monday, 17 March 2008

Web exclusive: Drinking with Kingsley Amis

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Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly):

Ok, so not really drinking with Kingsley Amis, but we do have New Humanist regular Toby Saul's humorous look at inebriation, assisted by a copy of upcoming collection Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis.

The great novelist is often remembered for his drinking and, as Toby finds, he deserves equally to be remembered for his writing on drinking. Anyone who spent a significant amount of time writing columns on boozing for national newspapers gets our vote – perhaps it's time health conscious editors looked back on the example set by Amis and appointed a new generation of drink correspondents?

Here in the office we're enjoying reading about Amis's alco-journalism – for more great examples have a look at Alexander Waugh's review of Everyday Drinking on Book Forum.