Beer in the Snooker Club (Paperback)

Waguih Ghali

Known and loved by readers and writers since first publication, now back in print as a Serpent's Tail Classic

Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. First published in 1964, Beer in the Snooker Club is a classic of the literature of emigration.

Publication date: 02/12/2010

£8.99

ISBN: 9781846687563

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, World Literature

Introduction by: Diana Athill

Beer in the Snooker Club (Ebook)

Waguih Ghali

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Known and loved by readers and writers since first publication, now back in print as a Serpent's Tail Classic

Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky. Yearning for Bass they long to be far from a revolution that neither serves the people nor allows their rich aunts to live the life of leisure they are accustomed to. Stranded between two cultures, Ram and Font must choose between dangerous political opposition and reluctant acquiescence. First published in 1964, Beer in the Snooker Club is a classic of the literature of emigration.

Publication date: 02/12/2010

£8.99

ISBN: 9781847653079

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, Serpent's Tail Classics, World Literature

Introduction by: Diana Athill

Waguih Ghali

Waguih Ghali

Born and brought up in Cairo, Waguih Ghali spent much of his adult life in Europe. His stay in London and his suicide in 1969 were described by his friend Diana Athill in After a Funeral (Cape, 1986). Beer in the Snooker Club is his only novel.