Beer in the Snooker Club

Author(s): Waguih Ghali


Behind the bar at Jameel's in Cairo hang two mugs engraved with the names of Ram and Font. During their years together in London, they drank many a pint of Bass from these mugs. But there is no Bass in Nasser's Egypt, so Ram and Font have to make do with a heady mixture of beer, vodka and whisky.


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Born and brought up in Cairo, Waguih Ghali spent much of his adult life in Europe. His stay in London and his tragic suicide in 1969 were described in After a Funeral, by Diana Athill, (Cape, 1986). Beer in the Snooker Club is his only novel.

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  • : 9781846687563
  • : Profile Books Ltd
  • : Serpent's Tail
  • : December 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2011
  • : books

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