Nicholas Foulkes

Cigars: A Guide

Cigars: A Guide

a fantastically sumptuous journey through the history, craft and enjoyment of cigars


A beautifully illustrated and packaged study of the cigar - its history, its production and its joys - from world-renowned expert Nicholas Foulkes and written in conjunction with Davidoff, the world's leading cigar importer. A fascinating gift for anyone wanting to be educated and entertained...

'I would recommend it for every cigar-smoker's stocking this Christmas' -- The Field

'Entertained, informed and kept me interested throughout' -- ***** Reader review
'Amazingly entertaining' -- ***** Reader review
'Encyclopaedic, scholarly, elegant, fun' -- ***** Reader review
'A superb book' -- ***** Reader review


"The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Cigar." Evelyn Waugh

Exploring not just the extraordinary story of tobacco and cigars but also a history that has been instrumental in the foundations of societies and cultures, Cigars will take you on an astonishing journey through landscapes, scents and an incredible roll call of the great, the good and the not-so good. The cigar has provided solace and a chance for worldly contemplation to generations of thinkers, businessmen, writers, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs.

In this elegiac offering to the pinnacles of hand-rolled tobacco, world-renowned expert Nicholas Foulkes guides you through the myths, legends, nuances and delicious realities of the smoke-savouring universe, serving as an introduction for the novice and a reference for the connoisseur.
A stunning, fully-illustrated gift package, perfect for anyone wishing to be educated and entertained...

"A cigar ought not to be smoked solely with the mouth, but with the hand, the eyes, and with the spirit." Zino Davidoff

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