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The Illustrated Winespeak [Hardcover]

Ronald Searle
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  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd; First Edition edition (31 Dec 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285625926
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285625921
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 17.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 217,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An absolutely brilliant and acerbic collection". -- 'The Oldie'

"As an artist he's been compared to Hogarth... every bit as brilliant and
inventive." -- 'The Guardian'

"A devilish picker-apart of Englishness." -- 'Sunday Telegraph'

"Unique... one of the finest illustrators of the past century." -- Gerald Scarfe, 'The Independent'

"Vintage Ronald Searle, a wicked little offering high in acidity" -- 'The Observer'

Synopsis

Ronald Searle's send-up of wine-tasters jargon.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Debunking Inflated Metaphors 11 July 2009
Format:Hardcover
Everyone except the humourless snob snorts with derision at the fanciful language used by the bottlers of wine and the television 'experts', but it takes the witty art of Ronald Searle to reveal just how silly such talk is. He does it by taking its metaphors semi-literally; typically by applying them to a person (usually a woman) in his delightful politically incorrect way.
A book to be enjoyed by all who like wine and many who don't; it might even make a pretentious connoiseur laugh at himself.
Arresting and surprising, with a fruitiness that is complimented rather than negated by its acidity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 18 Oct 2013
By Kathy
Format:Hardcover
Excellent entertaining book individual prints would make good framed pictures for display in a kitchen or similar room. A good buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job 14 May 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I wanted some small gift for friends who produce their own wines and this was just the ticket. The condition of the 'used' books was excellent - I would never have known they were not new. Certainly the reaction of one of the recipients was one of great enjoyment and I look forward his wine labels next year.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 30 Dec 2010
By Lulu
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought this a present for my Dad who is a fan of a nice bottle of wine (or two). To be honest, I don't know what I was expecting, but I don't think this was it. The illustrations are good, and there's humour in there, but I feel like there's something lacking. That said, my Dad seemed to love it, so maybe you just need to appreciate wine to appreciate this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Winespeak, a book for all wine lovers 28 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
If you love wine and have a sense of humour about some of the more pretentious descriptions of the fermented fruit of the grape, this is the book for you...
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