The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1796076627

Total Pages:394

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Here’s a book that will appeal to all well-read individuals, at many levels, for many reasons. For starters, as an anthology it is a collection of texts--both fiction and non-fiction—that are just plain engaging, intrinsically so, whoever the author. No wonder, since they are all by some of the most accomplished, most admired, British and American writers of their time and to this day. Then there is the sheer surprise and pleasure in discovering that these texts are so unlike the work associated with these authors—again, authors whose enduring reputations lead you to think you could not be surprised by anything they wrote. And finally, the aspect that makes this anthology unique: the format that invites you to identify, to guess, just who is the author of the texts you have enjoyed. For this is how and why this anthology has been concocted: a deliberate selection of offbeat texts set forth in such a way that you will not learn whether you have guessed the correct author until you turn to the back of the book. And in fact, as “offbeat” as these texts are there are clues—whether in the subject matter, point of view or style—to give the perceptive reader a fair chance of guessing correctly. So go ahead—test your knowledge, your perceptiveness, all the while enjoying a good read!

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I Am Spartacus

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ISBN:1504977750

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The book is meant to be a guide for the neophyte as well as a training manual that a seasoned executive can use for weeks on end to train his team about fundamentals they will use their entire working life. Many actual life experience stories and or actual meetings you might perform are interwoven into the metaphors of Gladiatorial ages and sports in general.

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

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Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1405383712

Total Pages:652

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The Rough Guide to Andalucia is the definitive travel guide to the best attractions Andalucia has to offer. Whether you wish to explore the vibrant regions of Andalucia, taste the flavours of Andalucia’s cuisine or discover the enchanting Alhambra palace and the White Town of Ronda; the Rough Guide to Andalucia has expert advice on what to see and do in Andalucia. Full-colour features explore the Semana Santa Holy Week and Moorish Andalucia; with comprehensive coverage on Andalucia’s history, attractions and the unique flora and fauna of this stunning region. Fully updated and expanded, this guide combines up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels and hostels in Andalucia, the best restaurants and tapas bars in Andalucia and entertainment to cater for all budgets. Explore all corners of Andalucia’s varied landscapes with expert tips for outdoor activities, from rock climbing and hiking to kite surfing and mountain biking and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of you holiday with The Rough Guide to Andalucia!

Moon Portugal

Author:Carrie-Marie Bratley

Publisher:Moon Travel

ISBN:1640491821

Total Pages:400

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From trendy cities to classic fishing villages, soak up the romance of this charming country with Moon Portugal. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries including a ten-day tour of the best of Portugal and two days in Lisbon, designed for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Relax on a beach sipping vinho verde and snacking on freshly grilled sardines (a Portuguese classic!). Shop for hand-painted tiles or authentic leather goods, visit the famous Port wine cellars, or browse contemporary galleries and museums along Lisbon's cosmopolitan avenues. Savor a romantic meal on cobblestone esplanades and catch a traditional fado show in an intimate bar. Explore the Roman ruins in Évora, trek majestic mountain ranges, cruise the Sado River, or soak in a volcanic hot spring Trusted advice from long-time Portugal resident Carrie-Marie Bratley Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on Portugal's landscape, history, and cultural customs In-depth coverage of Lisbon, the Algarve, the Alentejo, Porto and Northern Portugal, Coimbra and Central Portugal, and the Azores and Madeira Handy tools such as visa information, a Portuguese phrasebook, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior With Moon Portugal's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Seeing more of the Iberian Peninsula? Check out Moon Barcelona & Madrid or Moon Barcelona Walks.

The Food Lover's Guide to Paris

Author:Patricia Wells

Publisher:Workman Publishing

ISBN:0761181407

Total Pages:448

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The book that cracks the code, from the incomparable Patricia Wells. An acclaimed authority on French cuisine, Ms. Wells has spent more than 30 years in Paris, many as former restaurant critic for The International Herald Tribune. Now her revered Food Lover’s Guide to Paris is back in a completely revised, brand-new edition. In 457 entries—345 new to this edition, plus 112 revisited and reviewed classics—The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris offers an elegantly written go-to guide to the very best restaurants, cafés, wine bars, and bistros in Paris, as well as where to find the flakiest croissants, earthiest charcuteries, sublimest cheese, most ethereal macarons, and impeccable outdoor markets. The genius of the book is Ms. Wells’s meritocratic spirit. Whether you’re looking for a before-you-die Michelin three-star experience (Guy Savoy, perhaps, or Restaurant Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée) or wanting to sample the new bistronomy (Bistrot Paul Bert, Le Comptoir du Relais) or craving something simple and perfect (L’As du Fallafel, or Breizh Café for crêpes), Patricia Wells tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. You no longer have to rely on the iffy “reviews” of Yelp or Trip Advisor. Included are 40 recipes from some of her favorite chefs and purveyors and, of course, all the practical information: addresses, websites, email, hours, closest métro stop, specialties, and more.

The New Yorkers

Author:Hortense Calisher

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1480438944

Total Pages:604

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A sprawling, multicharacter masterpiece of guilt and the hope for redemption Opening in 1943 and spanning over a decade, The New Yorkers is Hortense Calisher’s most ambitious novel. Judge Simon Mannix, a well-educated upper-middle-class New Yorker, is faced with a terrible decision when his unfaithful wife is accidentally shot and killed by their twelve-year-old daughter. Mannix insists upon keeping the truth a secret, claiming that the death was a suicide, as he attempts to save his child from a life of psychological trauma. Shame accumulates in his consciousness, and Mannix finds himself obsessed with the nuances of guilt. Calisher weaves a complex tapestry of closely observed human behaviors and emotions, accentuated by a collection of fragmented portraits of the lives that intersect with those of the judge and his daughter.

Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines

Author:Gary Vaynerchuk

Publisher:Rodale Books

ISBN:1605299197

Total Pages:256

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Millions have logged onto Gary Vaynerchuk's Wine Library TV—watching him boldly and unconventionally rate hundreds of wines. Viewers are attracted to his youthful energy, unique voice, and often outrageous descriptions. Now, in Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines, Vaynerchuk reveals his first ranked list of the most exciting and tantalizing spirits he has sampled while traveling the globe. Deeming himself "the wine guy for the average Joe," Vaynerchuk avoids the pomposity of traditional educators. Unlike wine guides that lack animation and lecture rather than inspire, 101 Wines shows you how to develop the necessary go-drink-wine attitude. Vaynerchuk encourages you to trust your own palate—stressing that your love of a certain wine makes it good regardless of what the experts or the price on the bottle say. Vaynerchuk's recommendations span a wide range of prices, nations, grapes, and styles—allowing everyone from novices to connoisseurs to expand their wine horizons. Unlock the secret to why Vaynerchuk labels wines "From Ruins to Riches," "Red with Fish," and "Not Your Father's Spumante." Discover wines that taste like ones 10 times their price. Read as Vaynerchuk illuminates his top choices with vivid terminology such as "Bring the Thunder" and "Riding the Rainbow." Demystify conventions that once limited your wine-tasting desires. Journey through wine styles and break down barriers with his technical notes and stories behind the vintage. Smile as you realize you too can become a wine aficionado. With your newfound knowledge, you will out-entertain and enlighten your friends, host extraordinary parties and treat your taste buds to an exhilarating ride. So if you are ready to become a "Vayniac"—one devoted to selecting wines based on Vaynerchuk's innovative principles—grab that corkscrew because a wine sampling adventure like no other awaits.

Offbeat

Author:David Amram

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317255275

Total Pages:356

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David Amram has been described as "the Renaissance man of American Music." His musical career has spanned participating with Jack Kerouac in the original jazz-poetry reading in 1957 in Greenwich Village to being honored as the first Composer-in-Residence for the New York Philharmonic and to playing in Farm Aid concerts. He's performed with an incredible variety of musical greats, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Willie Nelson, and and Tito Puente, and he continues to compose and tour nationally. Now available in paperback, following the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's classic On The Road, Offbeat is the rollicking story of this legendary musician and his adventures with his close friend Jack Kerouac. Amram and Kerouac shared a relationship based on creativity, respect, and fun, and Offbeat offers the reader a full share of each. This wonderful memoir takes the reader from the coffee houses of New York to the San Francisco Opera House and into the making of the now-classic film Pull My Daisy. Offbeat is Amram's energetic and heartfelt account of Kerouac and the creative community of artists-including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Langston Hughes, and Neal and Carolyn Cassady-that courageously explored their creative potential and, in doing so, changed American culture forever.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine

Author:Hugh Johnson

Publisher:Mitchell Beazley

ISBN:1784722944

Total Pages:336

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.

The Invader: A Novel

Author:Margaret L. Woods

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513284975

Total Pages:206

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As it is common and necessary in the academic world, students study art and its history, perceiving many, many works over their academic career. However, it is rare that a piece art can be traced back to a student through personal history. Yet, Professor Fletcher’s pupils get this chance as they study a portrait of a woman named Lady Hammerton. First starting with the story of his grandfather’s scandalous marriage to a woman twenty-four years younger than him, Professor Fletcher leads the discussion on the intriguing story behind the portrait, and the colorful personality and accomplishments of the lady immortalized on the canvas. While the students hear of stories both heart-breaking, inspirational, and shocking, they become even more invested when they realize the uncanny resemblance a fellow student, Milly, shares with the woman in the painting. As they learn of their blood connection, the students keep these stories in mind as they continue their studies with a greater perspective. Though not often found in print, The Invader: A Novel by Margaret Louisa Woods is a compelling and thought-provoking read. Through the exploration of topics such as art, history, and ancestry, this dramatic novel allows modern readers a privileged perspective into the culture of the early 20th century, especially concerning the academic world. With captivating characters, and vivid description, The Invader: A Novel is alluring and fascinating. Decorated with Woods’ gorgeous and poem-like prose, The Invader: A Novel intimately depicts characters and scenery that stay imprinted on readers’ minds long after the narrative is finished. This edition of The Invader: A Novel by Margaret Louisa Woods features an eye-catching new cover design and is presented in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition is accessible and appealing to contemporary audiences, restoring The Invader: A Novel to modern standards while preserving the poetic prose and mastery of Margaret Lousia Woods’ work.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine

Author:Hugh Johnson

Publisher:Mitchell Beazley

ISBN:1784725617

Total Pages:336

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.

Whiskies Galore

Author:Ian Buxton

Publisher:Casemate Publishers

ISBN:0857903519

Total Pages:272

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A travelogue of one man’s whisky-tasting journey across Scotland’s beautiful islands, by the bestselling author of 101 Gins to Try Before You Die. Island whiskies have long held a fascination and a powerful emotional draw on whisky drinkers the world over. Their special combination of heritage, mystique, and remote location captures the imagination; their highly distinctive flavors are often imitated but seldom bettered. There have been few books on island whisky and none written in recent years. But Whiskies Galore is not your average whisky book. It is not simply a catalogue of distilleries, but a story of discovery and adventure. Join Ian Buxton on a personal journey across Scotland’s islands, where he learns to fish with high explosives, ends up hurling his dinner into the sea, and comes face to face with a basking shark. Combining an expert’s knowledge of whisky with a travel writer’s fondness for anecdote, and with a keen description of place, he provides a special treat for all who love the islands’ magical drams. “One of the great whisky writers.” —The Guardian (UK) Praise for Whiskies Galore “A great read: it mixes childhood recollections, laments about Hebridean weather, historical anecdotes and 101 astute, humorous observations.” —Brian Townsend, TheDundee Courier (UK) “Sardonic, unsentimental and often very funny . . . the most original drink book I’ve read in a long time . . . this book will make you love Scotch whisky all the more.” —Henry Jeffreys, award–winning author of Empire of Booze

The Rough Guide to Cape Town, The Winelands and the Garden Route (Travel Guide eBook)

Author:Rough Guides

Publisher:Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:0241343852

Total Pages:296

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Discover Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to admire the panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain, indulge on a wine estate tour or spot the Big Five in a wildlife reserve, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. Inside The Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route - Independent, trusted reviews written in Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Cape Town's city centre or find your way around Stellenbosch without needing to get online. - Stunning, inspirational images - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: the city centre; the V&A Waterfront; Robben Island; the Cape Flats; the Atlantic Seaboard; Stellenbosch; Paarl; Franschhoek; Somerset West; the Whale Coast; the Garden Route and Overberg Interior; Route 62 and the Little Karoo; Port Elizabeth and the private reserves. Attractions include: Table Mountain; Boulders Beach; Cape Point; Chapman's Peak Drive; De Hoop Nature Reserve; the wine estates; Tsitsikamma National Park; the Cango Caves; Addo Elephant Park. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, health, the media, festivals, parks and wilderness areas, crime and personal safety and more. - Listings chapters - from accommodation, food and drink to shopping and Cape Town for kids. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, music and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with the Rough Guide to Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route

Moon Lisbon & Beyond

Author:Carrie-Marie Bratley

Publisher:Moon Travel

ISBN:1640493387

Total Pages:256

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From the vibrant azulejo tiles and colorful rooftops to the warm, golden coastline, get to know the charming City of Seven Hills with Moon Lisbon & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Wander Lisbon's most interesting neighborhoods, like Chiado, Castelo, Bairro Alto, and Belém, and nearby regions, including the Setúbal Peninsula, the Portuguese Riviera, and the Costa da Caparica Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from over a dozen flexible itinerary options designed for foodies, beach-goers, history buffs, art lovers, and more, or customize your own adventure with recommendations for food, festivals and events, sights, and activities Get Outside the City: Venture through the fascinating Chapel of Bones in Évora, go surfing in Nazaré, relax by the tranquil river in Tomar, and sip the local cherry liqueur in Óbidos See the Sights: Hop on Tram 28 to explore the hilly capital, wander through 11th century castles, shop for artisan treasures at a local flea market, or soak up the vibrant colors of Lisbon's famous tiles at the Museu Nacional do Azulejo Savor the Flavors: Enjoy mouthwatering pasteis de Belém, order fresh grilled sardines at an outdoor bar, and people-watch as you snack on local cheese and charcuterie Experience the Nightlife: Catch a traditional folk music show in a neighborhood fado house, chat with locals over a pint in neighborhood pub, and sample delicious regional vintages at a chic wine bar Get to Know the Real Lisbon: Follow suggestions from Portugal transplant Carrie-Marie Bratley on supporting local businesses and avoiding crowds Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Portugal's history and culture, plus tips on ethical travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Lisbon & Beyond. Exploring more of Europe? Check out Moon Venice & Beyond or Moon Barcelona & Beyond.

The Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago (Travel Guide eBook)

Author:Polly Thomas,Rough Guides

Publisher:Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN:1789194946

Total Pages:296

Viewed:1954

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Discover these fascinating twin islands with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to join a mas band at Port of Spain's Carnival, dive Tobago's coral reefs or enjoy the pristine beaches, The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore the colonial-era streets of downtown Port of Spain or navigate the bars, restaurants and guesthouses of Tobago's Crown Point without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of thebest sights and experiences in Trinidad & Tobago. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: In Trinidad: Port of Spain, Chaguaramas and the Bocas islands, North coast beaches and villages, Brasso Seco, Toco,Grande Riviere, Manzanilla/Mayaro, San Fernando, Icacos. In Tobago: Crown Point, Mount Irvine, Scarborough, Castara, Windward Coast, Speyside, Charlotteville. Attractions include: In Trinidad: Carapichaima; the North Coast Road; the Northern Range; Asa Wright Nature Centre; Yerette and Mount St Benedict; Nariva Swamp; Pitch Lake; Tobago: Store Bay beach; Pigeon Point; Bon Accord lagoon; The windward and leewards coasts; Forest Reserve; Little Tobago Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and public holidays, outdoor activities, sports, culture and etiquette, crime and personal safety, shopping and more. Background information- a Contexts chapter devoted to history, Carnival, music, ecology and wildlife and recommended books, plus a section on Creole English. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago About Rough Guides : Escape the every day with Rough Guides. We are aleading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020

Author:Hugh Johnson

Publisher:Octopus Books

ISBN:1784726451

Total Pages:336

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The world's best-selling annual wine guide Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 43rd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This latest edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book includes a colour supplement on 'Wine Flavour: How, What, Why?'

Mediterranean Summer

Author:David Shalleck,Erol Munuz

Publisher:Crown

ISBN:0767930231

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1978

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An alluring, evocative summer voyage on the Mediterranean and into the enchanting seaside towns of France and Italy by a young American chef aboard an Italian billionaire couple’s spectacular sailing yacht. Having begun his cooking career in some of New York’s and San Francisco’s best restaurants, David Shalleck undertakes a European culinary adventure, a quest to discover what it really means to be a chef through a series of demanding internships in Provence and throughout Italy. After four years, as he debates whether it is finally time to return stateside and pursue something more permanent, he stumbles upon a rare opportunity: to become the chef on board Serenity, the classic sailing yacht owned by one of Italy’s most prominent couples. They present Shalleck with the ultimate challenge: to prepare all the meals for them and their guests for the summer, with no repeats, comprised exclusively of local ingredients that reflect the flavors of each port, presented flawlessly to the couple’s uncompromising taste—all from the confines of the yacht’s small galley while at sea. Shalleck invites readers to experience both place and food on Serenity’s five-month journey. He prepares the simple classics of Provençal cooking in the French Riviera, forages for delicate frutti di mare in Liguria to make crudo, finds the freshest fish along the Tuscan coast for cacciucco, embraces the season of sun-drenched tomatoes for acqua pazza in the Amalfi Coast, and crosses the Bay of Naples to serve decadent dark chocolate-almond cake at the Isle of Capri. Shalleck captures the distinctive sights, sounds, and unique character of each port, the work hard/play hard life of being a crew member, and the challenges of producing world-class cuisine for the stylish and demanding owners and their guests. An intimate view of the most exclusive of worlds, Mediterranean Summer offers readers a new perspective on breathtaking places, a memorable portrait of old world elegance and life at sea, as well recipes and tips to re-create the delectable food.

Charles Bukowski

Author:Barry Miles

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:0753521598

Total Pages:352

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'Fear makes me a writer, fear and a lack of confidence' Charles Bukowski chronicled the seedy underside of the city in which he spent most of his life, Los Angeles. His heroes were the panhandlers and hustlers, the drunks and the hookers, his beat the racetracks and strip joints and his inspiration a series of dead-end jobs in warehouses, offices and factories. It was in the evenings that he would put on a classical record, open a beer and begin to type... Brought up by a violent father, Bukowski suffered childhood beatings before developing horrific acne and withdrawing into a moody adolescence. Much of his young life epitomised the style of the Beat generation - riding Greyhound buses, bumming around and drinking himself into a stupor. During his lifetime he published more than forty-five books of poetry and prose, including the novels Post Office, Factotum, Women and Pulp. His novels sold millions of copies worldwide in dozens of languages. In this definitive biography Barry Miles, celebrated author of Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats, turns his attention to the exploits of this hard-drinking, belligerent wild man of literature.

Tasting Pleasure

Author:Jancis Robinson

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440621373

Total Pages:352

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Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the "undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine" (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a passion that began while studying at Oxford University.Writing with Julia Child's authority, Elizabeth David's intelligence, and M.F.K. Fisher's verve, Robinson takes us on a journey through the world's finest cellars, most beautiful vineyards, and best restaurants. As she explores the universe of the grape--from Bordeaux to Australia and South Africa to California--we meet scores of colorful, wine-loving characters, including Philippe de Rothschild, Julian Barnes, Francis Ford Coppola, and Julio Gallo.There are many books about producing and rating wine; this one is about enjoying it. Witty, revealing, and knowledgeable, in Tasting Pleasure Jancis Robinson has distilled twenty years in the wine world into a hugely entertaining read.