Writers, bibliotaphs, authors, illustrators, bibliognosts, librocubicultarists, scripturients, this is the perhaps the most exciting thing that has happened in London for World Book Day in the 20 years of its existence… Lol(ita).
Everyone’s favourite fictional penguin (sorry, Pingu), is giving away FREE BOOKS… with a THEMED LITERARY COCKTAIL. There are a choice of three cocktails (so you ‘have’ to try at least three drinks) and they are wonderful… Though, it is Penguin Classics, so we had Great Expectations.
We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.
Put on a set of falsies and don a bowler hat to fully experience the ‘Milk Punch’ which comes with a copy of A Clockwork Orange. Just try not to get too bezoomny, don’t want to lose any of your droogie droogies in the Korova Milk Bar… Well, the London Edition Hotel on Berners Street.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.
F. Scott Fitzgerald could have been talking about any Londoner in the quote above… So go for the Let Forever Bee which comes with The Great Gatsby. London’s favourite tipple, gin, naturally, is in the mix for Jay Gatsby and his West Egg (End) crowd.
A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.
This London Edition and Penguin pairing is taking place for one day only, tomorrow, 2nd March. The three bespoke literary cocktails can be found in the lobby bar and all guests will receive a free book with each order. Plus, feel great as you drink in the knowledge that £2.50 of the price will be going to Ministry of Stories, a local writing and mentoring centre in East London, where anyone from 8 to 18 years can discover their own gift of writing.
Happy World Book Day, London!