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#1
You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
 
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781606521328.  Daedalus Item Code: 52211
 
This fun little book is a boon for former students who are now a little foggy on why Cicero was such a big name in ancient Rome. The author of I Used to Know That, Caroline Taggart gives us ... (Read More)
 
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#3
His Shoes Were Far Too Tight
Edward Lear. Daniel Pinkwater, ed. Calef Brown, illus.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811867924.  Daedalus Item Code: 51498
 
"Masterminded" by Daniel Pinkwater, who traces his own offbeat humor to a favorite childhood book of Edward Lear poems, this is a modern collection of delicious and delightful nonsense that remains ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
 
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Good Rat: A True Story
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060856694.  Daedalus Item Code: 51309
 
In a history every bit as compelling as The Godfather, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Branch Rickey and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight gives us a look through the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
 
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980882.  Daedalus Item Code: 51950
 
Before James Beard Award–winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune in New York's East Village, she spent 20 hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. In this memoir ... (Read More)
 
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#8
A Brief Guide to Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Author
Charles Jennings.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446292.  Daedalus Item Code: 51766
 
Despite the apparent modernism of Jane Austen's wit and perception into the affairs of the well-mannered heart, her England of 200 years ago was a place we would scarcely recognize, notes Charles ... (Read More)
 
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#9
A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448050.  Daedalus Item Code: 51767
 
In this entertaining companion to P.G. Wodehouse's most delightful creation, Nigel Cawthorne introduces us to the affable if batty Bertie Wooster and his omniscient, efficient, and unfailingly loyal ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Last Love of George Sand: A Literary Biography
Evelyne Bloch-Dano. Allison Charette, trans.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781611457162.  Daedalus Item Code: 52139
 
As famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work, George Sand remains one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of 19th-century France. She was known for her ... (Read More)
 
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