Back to the Local (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 134
Illustratør: Ardizzone, Edward
Forlag: Faber & Faber
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780571247394
Kategori: Kulturhistorie
Omtale: Back to the Local
"Wonderful ...a detailed study of life in London pubs...Sketching the people who frequented his favourite pubs in Camden and the West End on anything that came to hand - backs of cigarette packets, drinks mats, napkins - [Edward Ardizzone] and his drinking friend Maurice Gorham, art editor at the Radio Times, had a bar-side view of a British cultural institution". (Dan Carrier, Islington Tribune). In 1939 Gorham and Ardizzone published The Local, a work that suffered a shorter life even than was usual during wartime when its plates and all remaining stock were destroyed in the Blitz. But after the war was over the authors put together a new edition with a revised text and illustrations, Back to the Local (1949). The results are a delightful nostalgic ramble - a pub crawl, if you like - around the hostelries of London during a now-bygone age.

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