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Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Happy Robbie Burns Day – enjoy perusing these collectible copies of Robert Burns’ works.

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Mrs Beeton’s toast sandwich makes a comeback

Anyone ever eaten a toast sandwich? Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is reviving this Victorian dish of two slices of bread around a slice of toast. The BBC has the story. The food writer Mrs Beeton popularized this somewhat bland meal in the days before Coco Pops, Pop Tarts and Angel Delight. Mrs Beeton’s […]

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Famous Authors Send Anniversary Wishes to Halifax Library

Authors from around the world send letters to Halifax Library saying why libraries and reading are important to them.

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Around Dublin without a pub

In a misguided attempt to celebrate Bloomsday an Irish software developer has put the power of computing to the task of solving the age old James Joyce riddle of can you cross Dublin without passing a pub? The Belfast Telegraph reports: Using online maps, the Dubliner worked out an algorithm – a computer equation – […]

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Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration book in demand after royal wedding

One of AbeBooks’ most searched for books over the past weekend was The Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries by Joseph Lambeth. The William and Kate royal wedding sparked renewed interest in this classic cake book from 1934. Apparently, the Lambeth Method is derived from a style of decorating that uses intricate piping […]

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Brides’ Books Revisited

Apparently, there is a wedding tomorrow…. a royal wedding at that. With all due respect to the Prince William, weddings are really about the bride. Authors agree. There are few novels about bridegrooms but there are thousands about brides. In fact, AbeBooks has almost 150,000 listings where the word ‘bride’ is mentioned in the title. […]

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The Szyk Haggadah

Polish-born illustrator Arthur Szyk created what is arguably the most beautiful book of all time. His magnum opus is The Szyk Haggadah – a book completed in the style of an illuminated manuscript where the text is supplemented by decorated initials, borders and deeply vibrant illustrations. It was created under the shadow of Adolf Hitler […]

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Gone With the Wind fanatics

Did you know that people who are obsessed with Gone With the Wind are called Windies? Watch out Atlanta! The Windies are coming your way.

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2011 BC Book Prizes Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2011 BC Book Prizes have been announced

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Remembering Roald Dahl: Twenty Years After

My colleague Beth has written a nice piece about one of her favourite authors. Roald Dahl lead a very interesting life and if you haven’t read his two autobiographies, Boy and Going Solo, they are worth a look. The two books document his own childhood at boarding school as well as his time working in […]

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