London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2006. First UK Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Some toning. Illustrated endpapers. Black paper boards with red lettering to spine. Index. 15.5 x 24 cm. 270 pp. / Very Good. Price clipped. Item #12948
A.A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the Sunday Times with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who want to hate him agree: A. A. Gill is hopelessly, painfully funny. He is one of a tiny band of must-read journalists and it is always a disappointment when the words 'A. A. Gill is Away' appear at the foot of his column. This second book is a further collection of those absences; 22 travel pieces and essays on other subjects that belie his reputation as a mere style journalist and master of vitriol. This is writing of the highest quality and ambition.