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#1
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Harry Oliver.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536373.  Daedalus Item Code: 60998
 
Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red—Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of phrase that have emerged from everyday life. ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 61001
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen's ... (Read More)
 
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#3
More Women's Wicked Wit: Over 2000 Scintillating Quotations from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love
Michelle Lovric.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853755675.  Daedalus Item Code: 61257
 
This follow-up to Women's Wicked Wit contains some 2,000 of not only the scintillating quotations mentioned in the subtitle, but also acerbic retorts and saucy one-liners by some of the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are
Philip Hensher.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447221692.  Daedalus Item Code: 54841
 
When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Grail: A Secret History
John Matthews.
Publisher: Barron's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780764158674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60442
 
What is the Holy Grail? It has been variously described as a stone, a chalice, and even as an enduring idea that encapsulates Christian mysticism. In this book, illustrated with some 90 color images, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Drawn Together
Aline & R. Crumb.
Publisher: Knockabout.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780861661787.  Daedalus Item Code: 60381
 
They have always seemed an unlikely pair, yet cartoonists Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky Crumb have been, since the 1970s, the world's most famous—and possibly only—underground comics couple. Here ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White and the Birth of a Children's Classic
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408823057.  Daedalus Item Code: 54090
 
While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E.B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats—White ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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