The Gin Lane Gazette: A Profusely Illustrated Compendium of Devilish Scandal and Oddities from the Darkest Recesses of Geo by Adrian Teal

The Gin Lane Gazette: A Profusely Illustrated Compendium of Devilish Scandal and Oddities from the…

byAdrian Teal

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Many of us think of the ill-behaved celebrity and the tabloid splash as modern inventions, but the antics of footballers and soap stars are as nothing when set alongside the hell-raising of the 18th century celebs.

The Gin Lane Gazette is stuffed with true stories of boozy MPs who settled their political differences with duels in Hyde Park; peers of the realm who sat the unburied corpses of their cherished mistresses at their dinner tables; entertainers who rode horses standing upright in the saddle, while wearing a mask of bees; and famous courtesans who ate 1,000-guinea banknotes stuffed into sandwiches, simply to make a point. Before it was dashed from their lips by the Victorian party-poopers, our Georgian forebears drank deep from the cup of life.

Title:The Gin Lane Gazette: A Profusely Illustrated Compendium of Devilish Scandal and Oddities from the…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Random HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908717769

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