Book reviews 2020 – politics, piety and parable

Firing Blancs by Peter Stafford-Bow book cover

See this guide to all of this season's book reviews.

Whether you're spiritual or political or think mythology might be a firmer reality than either, the books below are persuasive in their case that wine offers more to get fired up over than alcohol content. Our own Purple Pager, Reverend Robert Stanier, also offers food for thought on the spiritual side of wine.

Firing Blancs 
Peter Stafford-Bow 
Acorn Independent Press 
ISBN 9781913036232 
£9.99, $12.99, AU$19.99 

Firing Blanks is the third in the satirical Felix Hart series, following on from Corkscrew and Brut Force. When it arrived, I...