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Ma Gastronomie

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by Fernand Point
Since its first publication in France in 1969, Fernand Point's "Ma Gastronomie" has taken its place among the true classics of French gastronomy, alongside works of Careme, Lucien Tendret, and Escoffier. This essential volume is as celebrated for Point's wise, witty, and provocative views on food as for his remarkable, inventive recipes-over 200 of them-carefully compiled from his handwritten notes. An undi...
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The Tin-Kin

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by Eleanor Thom
When her aunt Shirley dies, Dawn finds herself back in her claustrophobic home town in Northern Scotland for the first time in years. She spends her days caring for her small daughter, listening to tapes of old country songs and cleaning Shirley's flat, until one day she comes across the key to a cupboard that she was forbidden to open as a child. Inside she finds an album of photographs, curling with age, ...
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Why Italians Love to Talk About Food

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by Kostioukovitch/1
Italians love to talk about food. The aroma of a simmering ragu, the bouquet of a local wine, the remembrance of a past meal: Italians discuss these details as naturally as Brits might talk about politics or sport, and often with the same flared tempers. In "Why Italians Love to Talk About Food", Elena Kostioukovitch explores the phenomenon that first struck her as a newcomer to Italy: the Italian 'culinary...
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Cleopatra's Wedding Present

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by Robert Tewdwr Moss
Cleopatra's Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the very first page. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day he finished the book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy. He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his astute observations of the region's culture and explosive politics....
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Inside Central Asia

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by Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro's "Inside Central Asia" is a thoroughly comprehensive and accessible history of a region that is beginning to play a key role in the 21st Century.
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Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

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by John Bayley
In this frank memoir, John Bayley describes the life he has shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he has coped emotionally and practically with the illness that has beset the woman he loves and cherishes.
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War,Evil and the End of History

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by Bernard-Henri Levy
From the celebrated author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? comes another startlingly original work of literature. In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Levy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific 'forgotten' war zones. In Sri Lanka, he conducts a clan...
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Margarita's Olive Press

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by Rodney Shields
An enchanting true story of one man's 20 year odyssey on the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos. Dennis Potter was the first to enjoy early tales of life at the olive press, which he found 'diverting and properly flavoured with yoghurt and honey'. 'The house is in a wild place and stands on its own - like its owner' is the introduction Rodney Shields is given to the remote house on the beautiful Greek isla...
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The WeekEnd Book

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by Meynell, Francis
A delightful little book for 'week-enders young or old, guest or host, married or single, discreet or adventurous'. THE WEEK-END BOOK is an invaluable book for week-enders of all ages. Containing a wealth of advice from what to eat on country jaunts ('Use tinned goods, but disguise them. No-one should ever suspect that they are tinned'; 'N.B. - mice cooked in honey should be imported from China, not prepare...
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Hitler's Piano Player

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by Peter Conradi
Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain, where he was interned and transferred to America. There he worked as the star of Roosevelt's 'S-Project,' informing on 400 leading Nazis and creating a detailed psychological portrait of Hitler. Through newly declassified d...
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The Weekend Problems Book

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by Phillips, Hubert
"The Week-End Problems Book" contains hundreds, even thousands, of hours of stimulating puzzlement, with time tests, crosswords, and card problems among many others. It is the perfect companion for rainy weekend afternoons. In selecting these puzzles, Hubert Phillips aimed to 'provide maximum entertainment' and they are sure to test even the most astute of 21st-century minds (there is a complete set of solu...
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In the Last Blue

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by Carme Riera
During the Spanish Inquisition on the island of Majorca, a small enclave of local Jews - all of whom have been baptized as Christians - determine to escape detention in the Inquisition by escaping to lands of freedom across the Atlantic. But weather frustrates their flight, and eventually 37 of them were captured and condemned to burn at the stake in the Auto-de-Fe. In prose at once lyrical and suspenseful,...
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The Weekend Book-A Social Anthology

Last year, Duckworth resurrected the legendary "Week-End Book", much to the delight of modern readers. This year we have invited some of the wittiest and most entertaining contemporary writers at work in English to contribute to the "Week-End Book" tradition, and combined new work with essential material from the original. Clarissa Dickson Wright, chef and countryside campaigner tells us how to make the mos...
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Sons of the Conquerors

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by Hugh Pope
Since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire following World War I and the subsequent founding of the Turkish Republic by Ataturk, Turkey has played a prominent, albeit dependent, role in international affairs, as a vital ally to NATO and as a secular Islamic democracy. In this major new work, Hugh Pope provides a vivid picture of the Turkish people, who today encompass a region much larger than the politica...
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Waiting for the Electricity

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by Nichol, Christina
In the Republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by something much more confusing, that's for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren't compensated. And when they are compensated, it's because the jobs are not strictly scrupulous. When Slims discovers an application for an American small business internship programme sponsored by Hillary Clinton, he k...
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An Estate Car Named Desire: A Life on the Road

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by Gurdon, Martin
Even as a toddler, Martin Gurdon was obsessed with cars. Before he could read or write he could distinguish a vehicle passing in the street from the purr of its engine. His first car-not strictly legally-was as a fifteen-year-old, parked round the corner from his boarding school, and driven up to London when bunking off. At one time or another he has owned or driven most of the truly dreadful, but often bi...
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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader

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by Qvortrup, Matt
Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Her achievements at home and abroad have seen her top Forbes' most powerful women list ten times and she is still going strong after over ten years in office-yet she may also be the least understood ruler in the world. Her government's hard approach to the crisis in Greece has seen her receive mass criticism worldwide and could well determine the f...
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The Book of English Folk Tales

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by Marshall, Sybil
A master storyteller, social historian and folklorist, Sybil Marshall scoured English history to bring together a fascinating collection of folk tales in one glorious edition. Out-of-print for over thirty years, Duckworth is re-issuing this bewitching book to enchant a new audience. From the great mass of folk tales that exists, Sybil Marshall has chosen a wide variety of stories, retelling them with wit an...
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The Nine Lives of John Ogilby: Britain's Master Mapmaker and His Secrets

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by Ereira, Alan
'A spectacular book with a wide range of insights to the 17th century' Terry Jones Four hundred years ago, every barrister had to dance - because dancing put them in harmony with the universe. John Ogilby's first job, in 1612, was to teach them. By the 1670s, he was Charles II's Royal Cosmographer, creating beautiful measured drawings that placed roads on maps for the first time. During the intervening yea...
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Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula

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by Asmundsson, Valdimar
Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery: In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world famous 1897 novel Dracula. Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, "Powers of Darkness"), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the c...
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