Empire of Booze cover is here!

A quick post today to share my delight at my book cover. I’ve worked in publishing a long time and know what a nightmare it can be to get cover right. The problem is that too many people have an opinion. For an insight into this tortured process, read this rather wonderful article by KJ Charles.

Unbound instead have simply hired someone very talented, Sroop Sunar, who has done jackets for Salman Rushdie and the recent Rudyard Kipling reissues, and let her get on with it. It’s nothing how I imagined the book to look and all the better for that. She’s captured the essence of the book in that the Booze is more important than the Empire. So here it is:


The only thing that will change is the subtitle to something like, How Britain Created the World’s Finest Drinks. Publication date is now 3rd November. It’s even up on Amazon.

About Henry

Henry Jeffreys was born in London. He has worked in the wine trade, publishing and is now a freelance journalist. He specialises in drink and his work has appeared in the Spectator, the Guardian, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Oldie and Food & Wine magazine. He was a contributor to the Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013) and his book Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass was published in November 2016.
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3 Responses to Empire of Booze cover is here!

  1. Not to make fun, but it’s hilarious that Britain is referred to as ‘the Realm’. I hope Mordor doesn’t encroach too much 😉

  2. Gary Gillman says:

    Nice work there, and good to receive the notice from Unbound about this.


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