In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a new kind of drunkenness. In the 18th century, gin-craze debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth's satirical masterpieces "Gin Lane" and "Beer Street". In the 19th century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics.
What does a bird's eye view show us about the night Christ was born? Here is an audiobook for those who love Christmas and don't want to get it over and done with in one day. Tales involving biblical birds, interspersed with carols, recover untold stories about the Christ of Christmas who cares for the birds and us. Enter a biblical world of signs, wonders, and whimsy where prayers are answered, even though it is as hard, mean, and in need of a Redeemer as today.