Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium – Lucy Inglis
In Milk of Paradise cultural historian Lucy Inglis traces the history of opium taking readers on a journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan; from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to synthetic opiates. It is a tale of addiction, trade, crime, war, medicine and, above all, money.
The history of opium is our history.
Lucy Inglis is the creator of the acclaimed Georgian London blog and her book of the same name was shortlisted for the Longman History Today prize.
Hardback. 440 pages.
16cm x 24.2cm x 4cm