Poet's Pub

Poet's Pub

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by Eric Linklater
     
 

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A literary Cheers—filled with British charm and wit

Comprised of an entertaining series of vignettes that occur at the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled collection of stories by award winner Eric Linklater—one of the original titles commissioned by Penguin Classics founder Allen…  See more details below

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A literary Cheers—filled with British charm and wit

Comprised of an entertaining series of vignettes that occur at the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled collection of stories by award winner Eric Linklater—one of the original titles commissioned by Penguin Classics founder Allen Lane—and again available to American readers. When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes control of the Pelican Pub, what he desires most is the peace and freedom to craft his poems without 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.

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"Do you enjoy screwball comedy movies from the 1930s? Then you’ll love this novel, a lark in almost a literal sense, flying high above the English countryside, taking in the whole parade of human folly with chirping delight and impartial wisdom. . . If you don’t buy this wonderful novel, you’ll never know what joys you’re missing."
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"Best reissue thus far of 2012? Got to be Poet's Pub. . . Fizzy. Nicely sour."
—Dwight Garner 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101584835
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
993,180
File size:
360 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Do you enjoy screwball comedy movies from the 1930s? Then you’ll love this novel, a lark in almost a literal sense, flying high above the English countryside, taking in the whole parade of human folly with chirping delight and impartial wisdom. . . If you don’t buy this wonderful novel, you’ll never know what joys you’re missing."
BookPage

"Best reissue thus far of 2012? Got to be Poet's Pub. . . Fizzy. Nicely sour."
—Dwight Garner

Meet the Author

Eric Linklater (1899–1974) is the author of Juan in America and The Wind on the Moon, which was awarded the Carnegie Medal and nominated for Best Book of 1944.

 

Nancy Pearl is a regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, the author of Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, and the 2004 winner of the Women's National Book Association Award. She lives in Seattle, Washington.




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