Monday, 24 November 2014
The Curse of the Dirty Bottles
[Image from Dirty Bottles website. Used by permission]
... or as the locals in Alnwick, Northumberland say it, 'Thi Dorty Bottles', is going to re-open at Christmas. It was a sad day when it closed down a few years ago. Open for over two centuries, the pub was actually called Ye Old Cross Inn. Due to "The Curse of the Dirty Bottles", said bottles remained untouched in one of the front windows for around that time. A sign was affixed at the window, which read 'Dirty Bottles',so most people, including little old underage drinker me, knew it by that name.
Anyway, I couldn't write a novel featuring 19th Century Alnwick without mentioning this most famous hostelry. When you pledgers get your book you can read about what nefarious business Moffat got up to there. In the meantime an account of the legend is here.
The Unbounders have received sketches for cover illustration! Exciting times, can't wait to see them.
Thanks to all contributors, tell all your friends about Unbound and Gibbous House, there's still time to be at the launch party or get their name in the back of the book.