The history of gin or "geneva" in the 18th Century is the subject of Patrick Dillon's new book.
The Much Lamented Death of Madame Geneva - The 18th Century Gin Craze reveals how serious the addiction became, particularly in Hogarth's London and particularly for women.
Patrick is joined by fellow historian, Jenny Uglow, author of Hogarth: A Life and A World to discuss the story of Madam Geneva's rise and fall. The Much Lamented Death of Madame Geneva - The 18th Century Gin Craze by Patrick Dillon, published by Rview; ISBN 0747235457 Hogarth: A Life and a World by Jenny Uglow, published by Faber and Faber; ISBN: 0571169961
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