'The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them'
Monday, 1 March 2010
Pubs. Drinks, socialising, football - what more could you want? Yet pubs, not that you would know it now, have, through the past, held literary significance. From Chaucer's 'The Tabard', from which the pilgrims set out, to Shakespeare's 'The Board Head', home to Sir John Falstaff, pubs have been places of meetings, robberies, love and secrets. The theme is explored in a programme by Radio 4, which can be heard here