Poet's Pub (Penguin Classics)

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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.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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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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"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."
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