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Hurry Up Please, It's Time

Robert Hanks presents an elegy for pubs in literature, and explores what the smoking ban, the gastro pub and the five quid pint are going to do to writing.

From Falstaff at The Boar's Head to John Self at The Shakespeare in Martin Amis's Money, English literature and the pub are intertwined. It started in a pub - Chaucer's pilgrims setting out from The Tabard in Southwark - and has been waiting to be chucked out ever since. Robert Hanks presents an elegy for pubs in literature and an exploration of what the smoking ban, the gastro pub and the five quid pint are going to do to writing.

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Mon 1 Mar 2010 15:00

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