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The Devil's Picnic
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Never in history have we seemed to have such global freedom, such an opportunity to indulge our wildest tastes. We think we live in a time of unprecedented choice. But as Taras Grescoe discovers, this is just an illusion. In this witty expose our intrepid author goes in search of the things that the rulers of the world will punish you for trying - all the time asking the question: why in ostensibly free states should we be criminalized for behaviour that concerns no one but ourselves? In a travelogue that takes in Swiss absinthe, Cuban cigars, Bolivian coca tea and stinking French cheese, Taras Grescoe drinks, smokes and eats his way to finding out. Fun, philosophical, and unafraid of the big questions, this is a journey for free-thinkers, not the faint-hearted. As insightful and outraged as Fast Food Nation and as funny and astute as Dude, Where's My Country , The Devil's Picnic is a feast for anyone who has ever made a stand for personal liberty.
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Section - i: PROLOGUEChapter - 1: APERITIF Hjemmebrent: The Viking MoonshineChapter - 2: CRACKERS Savory Crackers: Poppies for NannyChapter - 3: CHEESE Epoisses: Satan in a Poplar BoxChapter - 4: MAIN COURSE Criadillas: Brussels vs. the Bull's BallsChapter - 5: SMOKE Cohiba Esplendido: It's the LawChapter - 6: DIGESTIF Absinthe Suisse: One Glass and You're DeadChapter - 7: DESSERT Chocolat Mousseux: The Exonerated BuzzChapter - 8: HERBAL TEA Mate de Coca: Never Say NoChapter - 9: NIGHTCAP Pentobarbital Sodium: The Last SipSection - ii: EPILOGUE

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Taras Grescoe is a prize-winning journalist and author, his articles having appeared in The Times, National Geographic, The New York Times, Wired and the Independent. He has written two previous books - Sacre Blues:An Unsentimental Journey Through Quebec and The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists - and lives in Montreal.

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