Monday, 9 May 2011

A good beer and a bit of murder...

Had some very tasty Hogsback Gardener's Tipple last night - i'm not usually a massive ale fan but this was really nice, not too strong at 4%, very fruity and easy to drink. Also it makes a nice change from all the cider i've had recently - as soon as the sun comes out in London cider sales must skyrocket, everyone seems to be drinking it. This beer is made in Surrey too so i am doing my bit to support local brewing!
And alongside my beer i am reading The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders, which is a fantastic book about the Victorian's obsession with grisly murders and how the reporting of them became a huge money spinner for the press, just as it still is today. It's a great book, full of bloody murders and dark humour, and i am thoroughly enjoying it! It feels a bit like i should be reading it in the winter by a roaring fire, but you can't have everything.

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