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  1. TESTING TIMES

    TESTING TIMES

    PETER BROOKES

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    This volume of political cartoons from the award-winning Times cartoonist Peter Brookes is full of great satire and brutally effective caricatures. There’s often a touch of vulgarity about th... Learn More
  2. SHERBET AND SPICE

    SHERBET AND SPICE
    The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts

    MARY IŞIN

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    The stories behind Turkey's huge variety of sweets and puddings are as fascinating as their multiplicity of flavours. This exploration of their history and role in Turkish culture is a voyage of adven... Learn More
  3. THE CIGARETTE PAPERS

    THE CIGARETTE PAPERS
    A Eulogy for the Cigarette Packet in Anecdote and Literature

    PETER ASHLEY
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    A seagull swoops across a packet of Senior Service, a seaman from HMS Hero poses in a lifebelt cameo on twenty Player’s, a laughing cavalier puffs away at a Passing Cloud, and a Jeeves-style butler ... Learn More
  4. ROUMELI

    ROUMELI
    Travels in Northern Greece

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR

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    Patrick Leigh Fermor's Mani compellingly revealed a hidden world of Southern Greece and its past. Its northern counterpart takes the reader among Sarakatsan shepherds, the monasteries of M... Learn More

  5. THE BROKEN ROAD

    THE BROKEN ROAD
    From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

    PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR
    Edited By :
    COLIN THUBRON and ARTEMIS COOPER

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    The third unfinished volume of Leigh Fermor's enchanted journey through Mitteleuropa is in paperback at last. The author is arguably more present in loving editorial hands than in any of his other boo... Learn More
  6. RUSSIAN FRONTIERS

    RUSSIAN FRONTIERS
    Eighteenth-Century British Travellers in the Caspian, Caucasus and Central Asia

    BEATRICE TEISSIER

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    The vast and expanding Russian empire of the eighteenth century was inhabited by a great number of peoples. This book, part anthology, part commentary, introduces the reader to the various areas regio... Learn More
  7. CONVERSATION

    CONVERSATION
    A History of a Declining Art

    STEPHEN MILLER

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    Miller chronicles the art of conversation in Western civilisation from its beginnings in ancient Greece, through its apex in eighteenth-century Britain to its present endangered state. He reveals why ... Learn More
  8. RUNNING

    RUNNING
    A Global History

    THOR GOTAAS

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    This is an admirable and humorous attempt to cover the running phenomenon, not merely in its cultural and historical sweep but also in its philosophy. Gotaas brings us many unusual and curious stories... Learn More
  9. THE HISTORY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE

    THE HISTORY OF THE MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE

    TREVOR HICKMAN
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    In 1831 Edward Adcock began wholesaling his 'Melton Mowbray pork pie' in London, making use of the daily Leeds to London stagecoach to convey his pies to the city centre. In 1840 Enoch Evans set up a ... Learn More
  10. A REVOLUTION IN TASTE

    A REVOLUTION IN TASTE
    The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650-1800

    SUSAN PINKARD

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    Modern French habits of cooking, eating and drinking were born in the ancient regime, radically breaking with culinary traditions that originated in antiquity and creating a new aesthetic. This... Learn More

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