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Wife Dressing: The Fine Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife

The original edition of Wife Dressing by Anne Fogarty from 1959 is becoming rather hard to find for obvious reasons. However, this cult book was republished in 2008 and can be still read in utter amazement.

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Introducing BiblioCupid – the new dating service for booklovers

Today AbeBooks is launching a new service for its customers. Introducing BiblioCupid – our new dating service for lonely lovers of literature where AbeBooks matches customers according to their taste in books. BiblioCupid uses a complex love algorithm that matches bibliophiles according to the books they have bought on AbeBooks. Although the exact formula is […]

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American Grown: Michelle Obama’s Vegetable Garden

Michelle Obama has a new book on the way: “American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities” will be released in April 2012.

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Neighbourhood Book Lending Box

Book exchange box found amongst the hollyhocks while on a evening bike ride.

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AbeBooks’ Video Review: What To Make For Children by Popular Mechanics

My colleague Julie reviews a long forgotten book from 1947 – What To Make For Children by Popular Mechanics. Blimey – take a look at the complexity of these projects. Look at the portable baby crib (a sort of wooden coffin) that sits on the backseat of a car! They put people in prison for […]

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Our Uncle Eric is George Orwell

Imagine being related to an author? I’m sure a few of you are, but imagine having George Orwell as your uncle? The Daily Telegraph carries an interview with two nieces and a nephew of the big man… aka Uncle Eric. I love how they all laugh about the time when Uncle Eric almost drowned. Having […]

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Do you own grandma’s first cookbook?

The blog at Bon Appétit magazine asks do you have your Grandma’s first cookbook? I don’t but judging by the comments on this post a few people do. My grandmother used to jot her best (customised) recipes on down on small pieces of paper and tuck them inside the covers of a few cookery books. […]

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Lucky Thirteenth Tale for some

A lady called Diane Plumley has written at the Bookshop blog about how she discovered The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield after reading an AbeBooks feature on twins in literature. Hurrah!

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Posh & Becks boost Mockingbird sales with daughter Harper

We should applaud anything that puts books into people’s hands and encourages reading. So this morning we are giving a round of applause to Becks and Posh Spice (that’s David Beckham, the well known association football player, and his wife Victoria, formerly of the popular music group, The Spice Girls). Apparently this most showbiz of […]

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Red petticoats & more with Nesbit’s Railway Children

I’m reading E Nesbit’s The Railway Children (an old Puffin film tie-in edition with Jenny Agutter on the cover) to my eldest daughter as our book at bedtime at the moment. I didn’t read this book, first published in 1906, when I was a child so it’s something new for both us. To be honest, […]

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