Shandygaff


Read by David Wales

(5 stars; 2 reviews)

A number of most agreeable Inquirendoes upon Life & Letters, interspersed with Short Stories & Skits, the whole most Diverting to the Reader. (Title page) SHANDYGAFF: a very refreshing drink, being a mixture of bitter ale or beer and ginger-beer, commonly drunk by the lower classes in England, and by strolling tinkers, low church parsons, newspaper men, journalists, and prizefighters. Said to have been invented by Henry VIII as a solace for his matrimonial difficulties. It is believed that a continual bibbing of shandygaff saps the will, the nerves, the resolution, and the finer faculties, but there are those who will abide no other tipple. (John Mistletoe: Dictionary of Deplorable Facts.) Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. Here are thirty-five of his humorous essays. - Summary by Book Preface and david wales (7 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Introductory: Titles And Dedications; The Song Of Shandygaff 4:04 Read by David Wales
A Question Of Plumage 26:59 Read by David Wales
Don Marquis 34:50 Read by David Wales
The Art Of Walking 22:58 Read by David Wales
Rupert Brooke 21:39 Read by David Wales
The Man 14:10 Read by David Wales
The Head Of The Firm 10:44 Read by David Wales
17 Heriot Row 16:10 Read by David Wales
Frank Confessions Of A Publisher's Reader 13:49 Read by David Wales
William McFee 23:55 Read by David Wales
Rhubarb 13:23 Read by David Wales
The Haunting Beauty Of Strychnine 7:14 Read by David Wales
Ingo 11:08 Read by David Wales
Housebroken 5:16 Read by David Wales
The Hilarity Of Hilaire 22:38 Read by David Wales
A Casual Of The Sea 18:10 Read by David Wales
The Last Pipe 18:07 Read by David Wales
Time To Light The Furnace 8:32 Read by David Wales
My Friend 5:01 Read by David Wales
A Poet Of Sad Vigils 24:45 Read by David Wales
Trivia 10:41 Read by David Wales
Prefaces 12:46 Read by David Wales
The Skipper 11:11 Read by David Wales
A Friend Of Fitzgerald 20:00 Read by David Wales
A Venture In Mysticism 8:19 Read by David Wales
An Oxford Landlady 5:47 Read by David Wales
Peacock Pie 8:54 Read by David Wales
The Literary Pawnshop 7:17 Read by David Wales
A Morning In Marathon 6:52 Read by David Wales
The American House Of Lords 3:17 Read by David Wales
Cotswold Winds 5:21 Read by David Wales
Clouds 5:09 Read by David Wales
Unhealthy 12:28 Read by David Wales
Confessions Of A Smoker 8:26 Read by David Wales
Hay Febrifuge 12:34 Read by David Wales
Appendix: Suggestions For Teachers 4:23 Read by David Wales

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(5 stars)

I found this very entertaining. the reader did an excellent job