Dining with the Durrells by David Shimwell,Lee Durrell

Dining with the Durrells
  • Title : Dining with the Durrells
  • Author : David Shimwell,Lee Durrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781529337556
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'We lolled in the sea until it was time to return for tea, another of Mother's gastronomic triumphs. Tottering mounds of hot scones; crisp paper-thin biscuits; cakes like snowdrifts, oozing jam; cakes dark, rich and moist, crammed with fruit; brandy snaps brittle as coral and overflowing with honey. Conversation was almost at a standstill; all that could be heard was the gentle tinkle of cups, and the heartfelt sigh of some guest, accepting another slice of cake.' - My Family and Other Animals, Gerald Durrell In Dining with the Durrells, David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell's original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family. From her recipe for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' to 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam', and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine-filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.


Dining with the Durrells by David W. Shimwell,Louisa Durrell

Dining with the Durrells
  • Title : Dining with the Durrells
  • Author : David W. Shimwell,Louisa Durrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 253
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  • Language : English
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In "Dining with the Durrells", David Shimwell has delved into the Durrell family archives to uncover Louisa Durrell's original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family. From her recipe for 'Gerry's Favourite Chicken Curry' to 'Dixie-Durrell Scones with Fig and Ginger Jam', and including the family stories and photos that accompany them, this book will transport you to long lunches enjoyed on the terrace of a strawberry-pink villa, sunshine filled picnics among the Corfu olive groves and candlelit dinners overlooking the Ionian Sea.


Whatever Happened to Margo? by Margaret Durrell

Whatever Happened to Margo?
  • Title : Whatever Happened to Margo?
  • Author : Margaret Durrell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241983223
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are dashed as the tenants reveal themselves to be a host of eccentrics: from a painter of nudes to a pair of glamorous young nurses whose late-night shifts combined with an ever-revolving roster of gentleman callers leading to a neighbourhood rumour that Margo is running a brothel. Margo's own two sons, Gerry and Nicholas, prove to be every bit as mischievous as their famous Uncle Gerald - and he himself returns periodically with weird and wonderful animals, from marmosets to monkeys, that are quite unsuitable for life in a Bournemouth garden.


The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag

The Durrells of Corfu
  • Title : The Durrells of Corfu
  • Author : Michael Haag
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • ISBN Code : 9781781257883
  • Pages : 211
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  • Language : English
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The Durrell family are immortalised in Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its ITV adaptation, The Durrells. But what of the real life Durrells? Why did they go to Corfu in the first place - and what happened to them after they left? The real story of the Durrells is as surprising and fascinating as anything in Gerry's books, and Michael Haag, with his first hand knowledge of the family, is the ideal narrator, drawing on diaries, letters and unpublished autobiographical fragments. The Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the War. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a world famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals. The book is illustrated with family photos from the Gerald Durrell Archive, many of them reproduced here for the first time.


My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

My Family and Other Animals
  • Title : My Family and Other Animals
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780141037479
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animalsis a charming and comic autobiographical novel. Fleeing the gloomy British climate, the Durrell clan move to Corfu carrying the bare essentials of life- acne cures for Margo; revolvers for Leslie; books for Larry and a jam jar full of caterpillars for Gerry. Recounted with warmth and humour, it is a heart-warming portrait of an eccentric family surrounded by a wonderful cast of friends and fauna.


The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell

The Corfu Trilogy
  • Title : The Corfu Trilogy
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504043324
  • Pages : 768
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  • Language : English
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National Bestseller: The complete trilogy that inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu in one volume. The tales of a naturalist and his family, who left England for the Greek island of Corfu—where they interacted with fascinating locals of both human and animal varieties—these memoirs have become beloved bestsellers and inspired the delightful series that aired on PBS television. Included in this three-book collection are: My Family and Other Animals: Ten-year-old Gerald Durrell arrives on sun-drenched Corfu with this family and pursues his interest in natural history, making friends with the island’s fauna—from toads and tortoises to scorpions and geckos—while reveling in the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household. Birds, Beasts and Relatives: Written after a boyhood spent studying zoology, this memoir is part nature guide, part coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir. The Garden of the Gods: In the conclusion of the trilogy, Durrell shares more tales of wild animals and his even wilder family, including his mother, Louisa, and his siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo, in the years before World War II. “[Durrell’s] books have an unfailing charm. . . . It is a tribute to his skill that one never tires of his accounts” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.


A Kitchen in Corfu by James Chatto,W. L. Martin

A Kitchen in Corfu
  • Title : A Kitchen in Corfu
  • Author : James Chatto,W. L. Martin
  • Publisher : New Amsterdam Books
  • ISBN Code : 146166330X
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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In the heart of Corfu, away from the tourist beaches, old traditions of living and eating still flourish. Over the centuries culinary influences from all over the Mediterranean have been absorbed into the classical Greek cuisine and adapted to suit the extraordinary variety of produce that comes from this beautiful and very fertile island. The result is a style of cooking unique in the world. For many years James Chatto and his wife, Wendy Martin, made their home in the remote village of Loutses, an olive-farming community in the north-east of Corfu. During their first winter, when the tourists had left and the shops and restaurants of the coastal resorts closed, they learned that there was more to Corfiot cooking than they ever imagined. The Lousiotes take a keen interest in food and were willing teachers. Cooking from memory, measuring the ingredients by eye and correcting the seasoning by frequent tasting, they have preserved their recipes without ever writing them down. The island provides abundant produce: olives, vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese and wine, a wide variety of fish and shellfish from the sea, and from the hills, herbs, horta or wild greens, game, nuts and wild fruits. The pace of life is unchanging, the rhythm of work and daily fare determined by the seasonal cycle. Many of the dishes prepared are linked with the festivals of the Christian calendar, such as Lenten pilaf, Easter biscuits, Paschal lamb and the vasilopitta of New Year. A sociable people, the Corfiots love to enjoy food and wine in good company—at home or at the taverna. In this delightful book James Chatto and W.L. Martin set down the recipes they have collected, describe the growing, gathering and preparation of food, record the daily round of their friends and neighbors and enjoy the life of a rural village in Corfu.


At Home with Magnolia by Allysa Torey

At Home with Magnolia
  • Title : At Home with Magnolia
  • Author : Allysa Torey
  • Publisher : HMH
  • ISBN Code : 0544177452
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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“Filled with Catskills farmscapes, it’ll make any cook with a hankering for the country happy. . . . These recipes are company-worthy and easy to boot” (Daily News, New York). A Greenwich Village landmark, Allysa Torey’s Magnolia Bakery is the place to get all-American sweet treats. But you can’t live on cupcakes alone—so when Allysa’s at her country house in upstate New York, she turns to locally grown, seasonal ingredients to put together family-friendly meals packed with flavor and old-fashioned comfort food appeal. Now, in this full-color cookbook, she shares more than ninety of her favorite everyday recipes—and invites you to experience the delights of country living. Here are new twists on traditional American favorites such as Chicken and Vegetable Stew with Cream Cheese Herb Crust, Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond-Streusel Topping, and Yellow Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham Hock. There’s an enticing variety of starters, from Crab and Crayfish Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce to Yellow Beet, Walnut, and Gorgonzola Salad. For dinner, there are quick and flavorful weeknight recipes such as Lemon-Tarragon Chicken and Grilled Salmon with Corn and Cherry Tomato Salad—and more elaborate dishes for entertaining, like Mustard Herb Pork Loin Roast with Cornbread Apple-Pecan Dressing and Cider Gravy. And since no Magnolia cookbook would be complete without desserts, Allysa serves up two dozen of her favorites—in a cookbook that’s “a tasty blend of nostalgia and innovation” (Publishers Weekly).


The Garden of the Gods by Gerald Durrell

The Garden of the Gods
  • Title : The Garden of the Gods
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher : Ulverscroft
  • ISBN Code : 9781444841596
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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The enchanting island of Corfu was home to Gerald Durrell and his family for five years before the Second World War. For the passionate young zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems. Gerald's family often objected to his activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family's villa or even worse - the fridge. In addition to his tales of wild animals, Durrell recounts stories about his even wilder family - including his widowed mother, Louisa, and elder siblings Lawrence, Leslie, and Margo - with undeniable wit and humour.


Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories by Gerald Durrell

Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
  • Title : Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781559701808
  • Pages : 197
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  • Language : English
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A collection of short stories by a world-renowned naturalist and author of My Family and Other Animals introduces an eccentric cast of characters including a prize-truffling pig in France and an aging Memphis belle.


The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium by Gerald Durrell

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
  • Title : The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504042611
  • Pages : 194
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  • Language : English
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Uproarious antics fill this genre-crossing collection of six stories from the beloved British naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy. The eccentric Durrell family sets off on an ill-fated excursion in “The Picnic” and embarks on a Greek cruise in “The Maiden Voyage.” Next, things take a turn for the diabolical when a solo Durrell runs into a former flame in “The Public School Education”—and then finds trouble of a different sort in “The Havoc of Havelock.” Finally, the typically jocular Durrell unexpectedly shifts to the macabre with the surprise cuisine of “The Michelin Man” and the spine-tingling horror of “The Entrance.” With his knack for describing his often outlandish, always entertaining adventures, Gerald Durrell serves up an engrossing blend of genres in this intriguing collection of stories. Including both fiction and nonfiction, The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium reveals the wide-ranging talents of the famed naturalist and memoirist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.


The Story of Colchester Zoo by S. C. Kershaw

The Story of Colchester Zoo
  • Title : The Story of Colchester Zoo
  • Author : S. C. Kershaw
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • ISBN Code : 0752497219
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Colchester Zoo is today one of the finest zoos in Britain. Yet, unlike almost every other major zoo in the country, Colchester Zoo has never had its story told – until now. The forgotten figures of Frank and Helena Farrar are here brought to life once again in these pages which show how they founded firstly Southport Zoo in the 1950s and then Colchester Zoo in the 1960s. Told here is the story of how Frank and Helena’s domestic life with their lions and monkeys prompted them to embark on a series of adventures which took them all over the world. Also told is the story of how Colchester Zoo declined in the 1970s and how the Tropeano family turned it into the internationally respected breeding centre for endangered animals that it is today. This is a tale of struggle and heartbreak but also of transformation and redemption, and is a fitting tribute to one of our great animal institutions as it reaches its fiftieth anniversary.


Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs

Naked Lunch
  • Title : Naked Lunch
  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780613706186
  • Pages : 255
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  • Language : English
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Bill Lee, an addict-hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world


The Shining Years by Emilie Baker Loring

The Shining Years
  • Title : The Shining Years
  • Author : Emilie Baker Loring
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780316532853
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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Stanley Holbrook, who lives in rural Connecticut in a replica of a medieval castle, finds his solitary existence threatened when he receives four unexpected letters.


My Bangladesh Kitchen by Saira Hamilton

My Bangladesh Kitchen
  • Title : My Bangladesh Kitchen
  • Author : Saira Hamilton
  • Publisher : Lorenz Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780754834502
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A beautiful culinary adventure from the Masterchef cook, exploring her heritage of Bangledeshi food.


Sauces by Michel Roux

Sauces
  • Title : Sauces
  • Author : Michel Roux
  • Publisher : Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1849491720
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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A superb sauce can transform the simplest dish into an impressive creation. This comprehensive collection of over 200 sauces by Michel Roux, proprietor of the 3 Michelin-starred Waterside Inn, has already attained classic status as the essential guide in every good cook's kitchen. For this new and revised edition, Michel has updated all the recipes for today's lighter, healthier taste, added 20 new recipes and over 50 new colour photographs. The techniques and methods of sauce making are explained simply and clearly, many illustrated with step-by-step instructions and photographs. A comprehensive directory which recommends the best sauces for key dishes and ingredients is also included.


Five Roses by Elizabeth Driver

Five Roses
  • Title : Five Roses
  • Author : Elizabeth Driver
  • Publisher : North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781552854587
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Guide to Good Cooking


The Language of Birds by Jill Dawson

The Language of Birds
  • Title : The Language of Birds
  • Author : Jill Dawson
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • ISBN Code : 9781473654556
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on the infamous Lord Lucan affair, this compelling novel explores the roots of a shocking murder from a fresh perspective and brings to vivid life an era when women's voices all too often went unheard. In the summer of 1974, Mandy River arrives in London to make a fresh start and begins working as nanny to the children of one Lady Morven. She quickly finds herself in the midst of a bitter custody battle and the house under siege: Lord Morven is having his wife watched. According to Lady Morven, her estranged husband also has a violent streak, yet she doesn't seem the most reliable witness. Should Mandy believe her? As Mandy edges towards her tragic fate, her friend Rosemary watches from the wings - an odd girl with her own painful past and a rare gift. This time, though, she misreads the signs.


Lawrence Durrell by University of California, Los Angeles. Library,Lawrence Clark Powell

Lawrence Durrell
  • Title : Lawrence Durrell
  • Author : University of California, Los Angeles. Library,Lawrence Clark Powell
  • Publisher : Los Angeles s.n.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 50
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  • Language : English
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Islands of the Mind by Richard Pine,Vera Konidari

Islands of the Mind
  • Title : Islands of the Mind
  • Author : Richard Pine,Vera Konidari
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1527546616
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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730 million people—almost 10% of the world’s population—inhabit islands. One quarter of the states represented at the United Nations are islands. Islands constitute almost twenty percent of the total land area of Greece, and exhibit more significant aspects of biodiversity than other global contexts. They are both occasions of triumph and occurrences of catastrophe. Islands are both open and enclosed communities, points of arrival and departure. Islands exert a fascination for the visitor and generate, in the islander, both positive and negative mindsets. The romantic fallacies about self-sufficiency and insularity of islands are constantly challenged. This collection of essays by scholars from some of the world’s most compelling islands—Jersey, Ireland, Tasmania, Corfu, Ereikousa, Prince Edward Island, Malta—explores the psychology of islands, islanders and their visitors, the literatures they stimulate, and the scientific, ethical and biogeographical issues they present in an increasingly globalised world. Corfu, the home of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in the 1930s, and host to literary and scientific enquiry, is the place where this collection was conceived, and occupies a central place in its discussions.


Copenhagen Style Guide by Anna Peuckert,Soren Jepsen

Copenhagen Style Guide
  • Title : Copenhagen Style Guide
  • Author : Anna Peuckert,Soren Jepsen
  • Publisher : Murdoch Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781743367322
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Sparkling waterways, world-famous interiors and friendly well-dressed people on bicycles-welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, and home to the Danes, the happiest people on earth. Copenhagen effortlessly combines the latest trends in fashion, design, furnishings and architecture with a refreshingly relaxed approach to life. And, while this is a city that enjoys an international reputation for culinary excellence, dining out can be as inexpensive as it is thrilling, if you follow some insider tips. Authors Anna Peuckert and Soren Jepsen share the secrets of their spectacular city: the shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and hotels that exude a uniquely Danish sense of style and serenity.Copenhagen Style Guide is an indispensable companion for both visitors who prefer to stray from the well-trodden tourist paths and locals looking for that unique insight or special view of their home. Eat. Sleep. Shop. Love it.


The Next Exit by Mark Watson,Next Exit

The Next Exit
  • Title : The Next Exit
  • Author : Mark Watson,Next Exit
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780971407312
  • Pages : 542
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  • Language : English
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The Book of the Dead by Muriel Rukeyser

The Book of the Dead
  • Title : The Book of the Dead
  • Author : Muriel Rukeyser
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781946684219
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Written in response to the Hawk's Nest Tunnel disaster of 1931 in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, The Book of the Dead is an important part of West Virginia's cultural heritage and a powerful account of one of the worst industrial catastrophes in American history. The poems collected here investigate the roots of a tragedy that killed hundreds of workers, most of them African American. They are a rare engagement with the overlap between race and environment in Appalachia. Published for the first time alongside photographs by Nancy Naumburg, who accompanied Rukeyser to Gauley Bridge in 1936, this edition of The Book of the Dead includes an introduction by Catherine Venable Moore, whose writing on the topic has been anthologized in Best American Essays.


The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 by John Sandford

The Best American Mystery Stories 2017
  • Title : The Best American Mystery Stories 2017
  • Author : John Sandford
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 054494920X
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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The New York Times–bestselling author presents a thrilling anthology of devious crimes with stories by C. J. Box, Peter Straub, Joyce Carol Oates and more. “Some people might tell you that crime short stories, unlike the more precious kind, are a kind of fictional ghetto, full of cardboard characters and clichéd situations. Not true. These stories are remarkably free of bullshit—al­though there’s always a little, just to grease the wheels,” writes guest editor John Sandford in his introduction to this action-packed volume of mystery fiction. From an isolated Wyoming ranch to the Detroit boxing underworld, and from kidnapping and adultery in the Hollywood Hills to a serial killer loose in a nursing home, The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 hosts an entertaining abundance of crime, psychological suspense, and bad intentions. The Best American Mystery Stories 2017 includes entries by C.J. Box, Gerri Brightwell, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Trina Corey, Craig Johnson, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, and others.


How to Write a Scholarship-Winning Field of Study and Research Program Plan by Travis Senzaki

How to Write a Scholarship-Winning Field of Study and Research Program Plan
  • Title : How to Write a Scholarship-Winning Field of Study and Research Program Plan
  • Author : Travis Senzaki
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9784909776013
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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Your step-by-step guide to developing a compelling research question and proposal plus formatting your Field of Study and Research Program Plan to appeal to reviewers. This guide will take you from having no research topic all the way through a finished project. It also includes examples and analysis of past, successful plans, as well!


The End of Books--or Books Without End? by J. Yellowlees Douglas

The End of Books--or Books Without End?
  • Title : The End of Books--or Books Without End?
  • Author : J. Yellowlees Douglas
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780472088461
  • Pages : 205
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An exploration of the possibilities of hypertext fiction as art form and entertainment


Petrol In My Blood by Eric Jackson

Petrol In My Blood
  • Title : Petrol In My Blood
  • Author : Eric Jackson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1105334848
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the course of his career, Eric went around the world - literally on one famous occasion - on driving epic trips, winning rallies, breaking records and generally causing mayhem. But that's not all his book is about. Read about his humble beginnings, from his birth as the illegitimate son of a gypsy right through to today, as he completes his memoirs in his eighty-seventh year. Along the way, travel with him on his adventures, meet fascinating characters and discover why he is nicknamed Lucky Jacko as he uses up another of his nine lives.


Birds, Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell

Birds, Beasts and Relatives
  • Title : Birds, Beasts and Relatives
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Title : Tess of the D'Urbervilles
  • Author : Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 404
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  • Language : English
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Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family's fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d'Urbervilles. But Alec d'Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable. When Tess meets Angel Clare, she is offered true love and happiness, but her past catches up with her and she faces an agonizing moral choice.Hardy's indictment of society's double standards, and his depiction of Tess as "a pure woman," caused controversy in his day and has held the imagination of readers ever since. Hardy thought it his finest novel, and Tess the most deeply felt character he ever created.


Five Roses Cookbook by Books Whitcap,Elizabeth Driver

Five Roses Cookbook
  • Title : Five Roses Cookbook
  • Author : Books Whitcap,Elizabeth Driver
  • Publisher : Whitecap Books Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781551109954
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In 1915, the Five Roses Cook Book was in daily use in nearly 650,000 Canadian kitchens - practically one copy for every second Canadian home. Here you will find a faithful reprint of this amazing book. "Enjoy the Five Roses Cook Book as a charming glimpse into the past, and as my grandmother did, as a friend and helper." - Elizabeth Baird, food editor at Canadian Living Magazine


Prospero's Cell by Lawrence Durrell

Prospero's Cell
  • Title : Prospero's Cell
  • Author : Lawrence Durrell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1453261656
  • Pages : 258
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  • Language : English
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From a member of the real-life family portrayed in The Durrells in Corfu, this memoir of the idyllic Greek island is “among the best books ever written” (The New York Times). Before Lawrence Durrell became a renowned novelist, poet, and travel writer, he spent four youthful years on Corfu, an island jewel with beauty to match the long and fascinating history within its rocky shores. While his brother, Gerald, was collecting animals as a budding naturalist, Lawrence fished, drank, and lived with the natives in the years leading up to World War II, sheltered from the tumult that was engulfing Europe—until finally he could ignore the world no longer. Durrell left for Alexandria, to serve his country as a wartime diplomat, but never forgot the wonders of Corfu. In this “brilliant” journey through that idyllic time and place, Durrell returns to the land that made him so happy, blending his love of history with memories of his adventures there (The Economist). Like the blue Aegean, Prospero’s Cell is deep and crystal clear, offering a perfect view straight to the heart of a nation.


Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige
  • Title : Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige
  • Author : Kathleen Gilles Seidel
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 033050567X
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Darcy van Aiken is doing very well, thank you. She’s an ICU nurse with an ‘amicable’ divorce from ex-husband, Mike, two great kids, and a prescription for Ritalin. Then her older son, Jeremy, gets engaged to Cami Zander-Brown – daughter of a wealthy New York family – and her world turns upside down. The source of the trouble is not Cami’s elegant and accomplished mother, Rose. Nor is it in the form of Guy, her charismatic and wildly successful literary agent father. Instead, lurking in the shadows of Mike’s new life, is the beautifully dressed and highly manipulative Claudia. The Zander-Browns have money. Lots of money. The plans for their daughter’s dream wedding grow more fabulous by the day, and Claudia is loving every minute of it. With her perfect taste, she can’t help thinking she’d make a much better mother of the groom than Darcy. This wedding gives her the opportunity to entrench herself in Mike’s life, and take credit for the two sons Darcy has raised. It’s a battle for supremacy, and it takes all of Darcy’s courage and determination to outwit the determined Claudia. What emerges is a wonderfully delicious, hilarious and touching read about family, friendship and human behaviour.


Gifts of the Gods by Andrew Dalby,Rachel Dalby

Gifts of the Gods
  • Title : Gifts of the Gods
  • Author : Andrew Dalby,Rachel Dalby
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • ISBN Code : 1780238541
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

What do we think about when we think about Greek food? For many, it is the meze and the traditional plates of a Greek island taverna at the height of summer. In Gifts of the Gods, Andrew and Rachel Dalby take us into and beyond the taverna in our minds to offer us a unique and comprehensive history of the foods of Greece. Greek food is brimming with thousands of years of history, lore, and culture. The country has one of the most varied landscapes of Europe, where steep mountains, low-lying plains, rocky islands, and crystal-blue seas jostle one another and produce food and wine of immense quality and distinctive taste. The book discusses how the land was settled, what was grown in different regions, and how certain fruits, herbs, and vegetables became a part of local cuisines. Moving through history—from classical to modern—the book explores the country’s regional food identities as well as the export of Greek food to communities all over the world. The book culminates with a look at one of the most distinctive features of Greece’s food tradition—the country’s world renown hospitality. Illustrated throughout and featuring traditional recipes that blend historical and modern flavors, Gifts of the Gods is a mouth-watering account of a rich and ancient cuisine.


Play with Me by Grace Banks

Play with Me
  • Title : Play with Me
  • Author : Grace Banks
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781786270825
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Artists are increasingly using doll-like human effigies to explore politics and gender in contemporary culture, ranging from radical statement to sophisticated critique. Play with Me showcases this appeal of animating the inanimate as well as the multifarious and fascinating ideas that dolls bring to life—from the way female forms have been objectified to the way dolls generate ethical and political debate to the way they represent the self. Unlike sculptures, dolls offer a living and open construct of the human figure. And artists are reacting to this human form in a manner that's never been seen before, constituting an exciting new direction in contemporary art.


The Little Library Cookbook by Kate Young

The Little Library Cookbook
  • Title : The Little Library Cookbook
  • Author : Kate Young
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1784977667
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

One of the Guardian's Best Books on Food of 2017 Shortlisted for the Fortnum and Mason's Debut Food Book Award Winner of World Gourmand Award for Food Writing. 'A work of rare joy ... I could not love it more' SARAH PERRY. 'A cookbook for readers' NIGELLA LAWSON. Paddington Bear's marmalade, a Neopolitan pizza with Elena Ferrante, afternoon tea at Manderley... Here are 100 delicious recipes inspired by cookery writer Kate Young's well-stocked bookshelves. From Before Noon breakfasts and Around Noon lunches to Family Dinners and Midnight Feasts, The Little Library Cookbook captures the magic and wonder of the meals enjoyed by some of our best-loved fictional characters. 'If food can comfort, so can books' THE GUARDIAN. 'Bringing together two of our greatest loves, food and books ... An absolute joy' STYLIST. 'Has great charm and is a very good read ... Part of the delight is in seeing what Young has come up with' DIANA HENRY.


The Description and Classification of Vegetation by David W. Shimwell

The Description and Classification of Vegetation
  • Title : The Description and Classification of Vegetation
  • Author : David W. Shimwell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Autumn Gleanings by Theodore Ph Stephanides,Durell School of Corfu,International Lawrence Durrell Society

Autumn Gleanings
  • Title : Autumn Gleanings
  • Author : Theodore Ph Stephanides,Durell School of Corfu,International Lawrence Durrell Society
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780954993733
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Complete for the first time in Autumn Gleanings are Stephanides' memoirs of his meetings with Lawrence Durrell in Corfu, Athens and Egypt, in the years 1935-44, together with the last (and hitherto unpublished) collection of poems."--Page 4 of cover.


The Black Book by Lawrence Durrell

The Black Book
  • Title : The Black Book
  • Author : Lawrence Durrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 243
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The New York Times International Cookbook by Craig Claiborne

The New York Times International Cookbook
  • Title : The New York Times International Cookbook
  • Author : Craig Claiborne
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 599
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Collection of international recipes compiled by New York Times food writer Craig Claiborne.


The Zoo Memoirs by Gerald Durrell

The Zoo Memoirs
  • Title : The Zoo Memoirs
  • Author : Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1504052080
  • Pages : 380
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The British naturalist and bestselling author of the Corfu Trilogy—the inspiration for the Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu—founds a zoo. In this trio of delightful memoirs, British wildlife preservation pioneer and national bestselling author Gerald Durrell recounts the ups and downs he faces in transforming his lifelong dream of creating a new kind of zoo into a reality. A Zoo in My Luggage: In 1957, Durrell and his wife travel to the British Cameroons in West Africa to begin assembling his menagerie. The greater challenge proves to be in safely transporting their exotic animals back to Britain and finding a home for them. “Animals come close to being Durrell’s best friends. . . . He writes about them with style, verve, and humor.” —Time The Whispering Land: On an eight-month journey in South America to expand his menagerie, Durrell and his wife travel across windswept Patagonian shores and through tropical forests in the Argentine, encountering fur seals, ocelots, penguins, parrots, pumas, and more. “An amusing writer who transforms this Argentine backcountry into a particularly inviting place.” —San Francisco Chronicle Menagerie Manor: In 1959, on the grounds of an old manor house on the Channel Island of Jersey, Durrell finally opens the Jersey Zoo—now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park. Along with the satisfaction of providing a safe habitat for rare and endangered species come the trials of operating a fledgling zoo, including overdrawn bank accounts and escaped animals. “No one can be funnier than Mr. Durrell in relating his own adventures or the antics of the claw and paw set.” —The Christian Science Monitor