Scents and Insensibility

If you’re in London next Thursday (25th February), you might want to come to an event where I’ll be talking about smell, booze and literature with Odette Toilette at Libreria, a new bookshop in East London. She’s young, charismatic and knows a lot about perfume, and I like a drink. Happily there will be plenty to drink courtesy of Brighton Gin.

With gin like that, we’d be mad not to look at Graham Greene and Patrick Hamilton, but our voyage through the senses will also take in detective fiction, modernism and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. If it smells or gets you drunk, it’s in.

Tickets are £15. Did I mention there’d be booze?

Event is from 7- 8.30pm at Libreria, 65 Hanbury Street London E1 5JP. Click here to book. 

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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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