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Acclaimed author Frank Moorhouse considers the world's most elegant and mysterious cocktail whilst also reflecting on his life.

Acclaimed author Frank Moorhouse considers the world's most elegant and mysterious cocktail whilst also reflecting on his life.

At once a celebration of the most elegant, arcane and mysterious cocktail of them all - the martini - and a lyrical memoir of friendship and love won and lost, Martini: A Memoir is Frank Moorhouse at his melancholy and hilarious best. As he muses on the aesthetics of martini lore - olive or twist, shaken or stirred, Dorothy Parker or James Bond? - and the nature of drinking, Moorhouse reflects on the role of the martini in his own life in prose as dry and intoxicating as the martini itself.

With an Afterword.

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    9781742746661

    October 26, 2011

    Random House Australia

    272 pages

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    9781740513616

    September 3, 2007

    Vintage Australia

    272 pages

    RRP $19.99

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