“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland)

Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin

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28 February 2013

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINE SONG EVER?

Morgana King is best remembered by many as Marlon Brando's wife in The Godfather.  But she was also the most astonishing singer, and her heady rendition of Lilac Wine has always been a favourite of the DRINKSTER.

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