English Drunks, Both Fictional and Not
I linked to The Guardian’s obituary of Wilfrid Sheed (1940–2011) yesterday. Sheed’s first book was A Middle Class Education (1960), which was apparently semi-autobiographical, much like Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited.
The Guardian notes that there’s a lot of drinking in Middle Class:
Owing more to Kingsley Amis than to Evelyn Waugh, A Middle Class Education…