literary Cheers-filled with English charm and wit
When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes control of The Pelican pub in Downish, what he desires most is the peace and freedom to craft his poems with being disturbed. This is the least of what happens, for the local watering hole soon becomes an out-and-out attraction for various eccentric characters, ranging from uncouth rogues to members of academia.
Comprised of an entertaining series of vignettes revolving around The Pelican pub, this humor-filled collection of stories by award-winner Eric Linklater-one of the original titles commissioned by penguin classics founder Allen Lane-is again available to American readers.
'The joy in reading Poet's Pub derives from Linklater's ability to find humor in the quirks and foibles of human nature, as well as to write excruciatingly bad poetry on behalf of his main character.' From the Forward by Nancy Pearl
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2012
- 129 x 198mm