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Corkscrew: The Highly Improbable, but Occasionally True, Tale of a Professional Wine Buyer (Paperback)
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Corkscrew: The Highly Improbable, but Occasionally True, Tale of a Professional Wine Buyer (Paperback)

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Paperback 406 Pages / Published: 31/08/2016
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Felix Hart, a tragic orphan, is expelled from school, cast onto the British high street, and forced to make his way in the cut-throat world of wine retailing. Thanks to a positive mental attitude, he is soon forging a promising career, his sensual adventures taking him to the vineyards of Italy, South Africa, Bulgaria and Kent. His path to the summit is littered with obstacles, however. Petty office politics, psychotic managers and the British Board of Wine & Liquor prove challenging enough. But when Felix negotiates the world's biggest Asti Spumante deal, he bites off more than he can chew and is plunged into a terrifying world of Mafiosi, people smuggling and ruthless multinationals. Part thriller, part self-help manual and part drinking companion, Corkscrew is a coruscating critique of neo-liberal capitalism, religious intolerance and the perils of blind tasting. "An astonishing debut. Bed-wettingly funny." - The Little Chalfont Gazette "Not suitable for young adults. Or most old ones, frankly." - Buckinghamshire Bookworm Monthly "A wholly inappropriate gift for any wine lover." - American Goblet Magazine

Publisher: IAS Publishing
ISBN: 9781911079354
Number of pages: 406
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 23 mm

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“So Funny.”

This book will appeal to any wine lover. Felix Hart starts his career in the fast and competitive world of wine retailing. He wants to climb the ladder quickly and will stop at nothing to do that.
The adventures of... More

Paperback edition
17th August 2017
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“Wine-based hilarity”

Very creative and absolutely hilarious. This starts as the tale of a rather despicable character before you begin to warm to him, against your better judgment, and finally embrace him as a true angel. Or not,... More

Paperback edition
3rd February 2017
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“Brilliant book and fabulously funny!”

I took this book on holiday with me and finished it within days! Only wish there was a sequel as I would have ripped through that too! Super funny and bags of fun - would recommend to anyone! Enjoy!

Paperback edition
31st August 2017
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