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  • The Little Red Book of Kitchen Wisdomby Nicole Frail; Matthew Magda; Kerri Frail

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    From Thomas Keller to Julia Child—hundreds of quotes that are sure to please anyone who loves to cook, bake, drink, and eat. As American chef and food writer James Beard once said, "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." Everyone has a favorite food or meal, a method of cooking or baking they swear by, or a secret ingredient they utilize... more...

  • The Designer Saysby Sara Bader

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    Whether musing about the creative process, the merits of failure and criticism, or the challenges of keeping the studio lights on, designers make good, and opinionated, copy. The Designer Says , the follow-up to our best-selling The Architect Says , is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's leading practitioners. Quotes... more...

  • The Quotable Longfellowby Wesley McNair

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Arguably America?s most popular poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a celebrity in his day, and his books consistently sold tens of thousands of copies?far more than any American poet before, or since. Introduced by Maine poet laureate Wesley McNair, this is the first collection of its kind to bring us the wisdom and wry wit of America?s poet. ... more...

  • What the Apothecary Orderedby Caroline Rance

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 10.95

    This pocket handbook of medical advice draws together the most bizarre and disgusting cures recommended by healers to their patients from Ancient Greece to the twentieth century. It features such delightful treatments as gargling sugared snail juice for a sore throat (from 1920s Lincolnshire), soothing a child's teething pains with a dab of cocaine... more...

  • Words of Wisdomby Gareth Southwell

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    Words of Wisdom brings together 360 of philosophy's most famous quotations, explaining their meaning and telling the stories behind them. Western philosophy may be said to have begun in ancient Greece, where, inscribed in his temple at Delphi, the words of the god Apollo commanded those who sought wisdom to first "know thyself." With the author's... more...

  • A Garden of Inspirationby Jo Brielyn

    Hatherleigh Press 2015; US$ 9.99

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  • All the Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 15.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret?they're all here in this collection of 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ("My name is Pussy Galore") and slices of snappy dialogue... more...

  • Immortal Wordsby Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2012; Not Available

    An anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations, from not only great writers, thinkers and orators, but also from less well-known sources such as gravestones, book dedications, speeches and political manifestos, letters and diaries. more...

  • Immortal Last Wordsby Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Immortal Last Words is a fascinating, diverse collection of history's most uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking dying remarks and final farewells. more...

  • Immortal Wordsby Terry Breverton

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 23.26

    An anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations, from not only great writers, thinkers and orators, but also from less well-known sources such as gravestones, book dedications, speeches and political manifestos, letters and diaries. more...