A gentleman’s literature


For many, literary exploration ends once the last page of Harry Potter or The Da Vinci Code is turned. This should not be so! A gentleman has many a plethora of intriguing and sophisticated reading to feast his brain upon.

Cary Grant knows a little bit about the finer things in life. A pipe, book and a glass of scotch (scotch not pictured here).

The works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are a good place to start. If you can’t trust a man who is known by all three of his names, then whom can you trust? Just take a look at this fine specimen of gentleman.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The moustache, waistcoat and scholarly pose all make this the picture (quite literally) of a gentleman. He was also enjoying a scotch when this picture was taken (scotch not pictured).

A gentleman’s literature also has gentlemanly protagonists. Have you ever known a private detective not to be a perfect gentleman?

Inspector Clouseau is distracted while he inspects his scotch with his trusty magnifying glass (scotch not pictured).

What better way to relax after a long day than to pour a scotch, light your pipe, loosen your tie and read a leatherback?

Sinatra liked books so much that he insisted one be written about him. What better picture for the front cover than Sinatra enjoying a scotch (scotch not pictured).

And what better way to start a day than read up on the news in between sips of Earl Grey (or scotch)?

JFK starts his day with a phone call from his mum, a quick flick through the newspaper and a scotch (scotch not pictured).

And finally, we all know William Shatner enjoys nothing more than sitting in front of his fire with a good book and a scotch.

William Shatner reading a book at great distance whilst having a Scotch suppository. The future is indeed a strange place.

Until next time,

H.L. Griffith