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Bottle and Glass ➽ [Reading] ➿ Bottle and Glass By Morgan Wade ➲ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War of The novel follows the fortunes of Jeremy Castor and his Bottle and Glass is a story of survival and escape told from the barstools of two dozen boisterous Kingston taverns at the close of the War ofThe novel follows the fortunes of Jeremy Castor and his cousin, Merit Davey, two young men snatched from the Cornish coast by the Royal Navy in the summer ofA year later, they arrive in Kingston, in The Dominion of Canada, a town tense with the fear and deprivation of war Paid, pent, and thirsty, their first riotous night ashore is spent at a tavern, the novel s namesake, Bottle and eBook Ð Violin, Bottle, and Glass On this Saturday night it seems like the entire town is crammed into the two story clapboard roadhouse It is thick with spicy bodies, sour tobacco, sweet liquor, and traces of sea salt Each reveler has their own private need The bos n s mate looks to drink something other than lime leavened rum and he thinks of home The young seamstress hopes to meet a midshipman and she thinks of away The bored need a distraction The bottled, a releaseJeremy and Merit meet sixteen year old Amelia Barrett, newly and unhappily married to Colonel Noble Spafford, a Peninsular War veteran many decades her senior When, later that evening, Jeremy stumbles upon a dead man linked to the Colonel, the lives of these three people seeking freedom become bound together forever.


About the Author: Morgan Wade

Morgan Wade s first novel, The Last Stoic, was edited by award winning novelist Helen Humphreys Coventry, The Reinvention of Love and in it made the ReLit Awards long list Morgan s short stories and poems have been published in Canadian literary journals and anthologies, including, The New Quarterly and The Nashwaak Review He attended the Humber School of Writing where he worked with acclaimed novelist Michael Helm He lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.



10 thoughts on “Bottle and Glass

  1. Jillann Jillann says:

    Local author Kingston in 1814an eye opening portrayal of the squalor and poverty of the time


  2. Wayne Turmel Wayne Turmel says:

    This book was an unexpected pleasure Besides telling a solid story that isn t often sharedthe War of 1812 from the Canadian side of the riverit looks at the role alcohol played in frontier life in an honest and often brutal way Morgan has a gift for description that paints a vivid, if bleary eyed, portrait of Canadian and British life.


  3. Noelle Walsh Noelle Walsh says:

    This was a story that isn t often told the War of 1812 from the Canadian side It was worth reading for that alone A must read for anyone who has an interest in the War of 1812 and it s worthwhile for Canadians in general to read this as it provides a new perspective on the war and as a part of our history won as a GoodReads Giveaway


  4. Johann Laesecke Johann Laesecke says:

    Historical fiction story set in Canada while the War of 1812 simmers across the border and affects Canadians and the British troops stationed there Most of the story is set in a dozen or so pubs, but then the pub was often the center of activity in small towns of the era For me, good historical fiction requires well developed characters, a compelling plot, and excellent use of historic context Bottle and Glass covers these requirements in an excellent fashion This is a five star read with so Historical fiction story set in Canada while the War of 1812 simmers across the border and affects Canadians and the British troops stationed there Most of the story is set in a dozen or so pubs, but then the pub was often the center of activity in small towns of the era For me, good historical fiction requires well developed characters, a compelling plot, and excellent use of historic context Bottle and Glass covers these requirements in an excellent fashion This is a five star read with some grim scenes, but the times were dark and difficult for almost everyone


  5. Leanne Lieberman Leanne Lieberman says:

    Bottle and Glass is a a meticulously researched, moving, rollicking adventure The story takes place in Upper Canada at the end of the war of 1812 about two soldiers who want to escape the Royal Navy Many of the scenes take place in historic Kingston places, especially taverns When I was reading it, I had very vivid images of earlier Kingston It made me think of an Anne Fadiman s essay, called You Are There, which is the practice of reading books in the places they describe You go to Greece, Bottle and Glass is a a meticulously researched, moving, rollicking adventure The story takes place in Upper Canada at the end of the war of 1812 about two soldiers who want to escape the Royal Navy Many of the scenes take place in historic Kingston places, especially taverns When I was reading it, I had very vivid images of earlier Kingston It made me think of an Anne Fadiman s essay, called You Are There, which is the practice of reading books in the places they describe You go to Greece, you read Homer In New York you read Salinger or Joseph O neil When reading Morgan s book, I had the sense of It Used To Be Like That Here I could so clearly see the Kingston landscape I know, both as it was then, and it is now If you re interested in drinking culture, Kingston history or a good historical novel, this is a great read


  6. Fay Fay says:

    I gave this book 3 stars due to the uniqueness of the setting and time era However I found the writing style hard to follow Maybe I am just thick but I often had to re read portions after sections changes to understand where the new setting was I would like to seework from the author after there is a littledevelopment in the writing style I won a copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway and I am under no obligation to leave a review and do so voluntarily.


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