'E's always pokin' in the mud by the river an' a-cleanin' them muchly-fish with 'is thumbs." Revere was still absorbed in the Company papers, and the Sergeant, who was sternly fond of Bobby, continued, -" 'E generally goes down there when'e's got 'is skinful
, beggin' your pardon, sir, an' they do say that the more lush - inebriated 'e is, the more fish 'e catches.
The waiter, a wild-haired youth in tarred boots and a pink shirt, exclaimed, uncovering his pale gums in a silly grin, that Ziemianitch had got his skinful
early in the afternoon and had gone away with a bottle under each arm to keep it up amongst the horses--he supposed.
Other nominated books include Rebound by Kwame Alexander, The House with Chicken Legs by Candy Gourlay and A Skinful
of Shadows by France Hardinge.
Before that I had a massive skinful
of beer in Dublin - and it was already playing up."
So far, so fair enough (not that I can believe real-life detectives ever have a skinful
of booze on "school nights"!) And then...
Granted, I was thinking about it on the evening of January 1 after another festive skinful
, although in my defence the day had started healthily enough with a four-mile walk to the first of a series of pubs.
"I had a real skinful
last year, with a pretty bad hangover.
In A Skinful
of Shadows Hardinge has created an atmospheric historical fantasy novel, steeped in 17th century detail and with a resourceful, compassionate central character at its heart.
Reading A Skinful
of Shadows is like studying a Vermeer painting, wherein a young woman with an enigmatic expression gazes defiantly at her audience." CAITLYN PAXSON
Going out and having a skinful
, you left yourselves open to getting locked up.
Doing the silly things that kids do, he would stagger from the doorway saying: "I'm drunk and blootered" which , he says, is a Scots word for having a skinful
, This evolved into "I'm bunk and dlootered" and "I'm bunk as a skunk when I'm drunk".
What I didn't bank on was me having a skinful
of spots which were fit to burst when I awoke on Christmas morning.