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

I’m a drinks writer. My day job is features editor at the Master of Malt blog. I also contribute to BBC Good Food, the Spectator and others. You can read some of my work here. I’ve done a bit of radio, given some talks and written a couple of books (Empire of Booze, The Home Bar and the forthcoming Cocktail Dictionary).
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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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