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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Summer Cooking (New York Review Books Classics) - Elizabeth David Think the obsession with fresh, local ingredients is recent phenomenon?
Elizabeth David was urging a populace obsessed with newly-improved freezing techniques to return to simple, seasonal foods. Some sections of the book, such as her explanations of the uses of now-common herbs, are quite dated; others, such as her instruction that salads should be made from fresh greens, washed and dried, and lightly dressed, seem obvious at first -- but then I think of how many limp leaves soaked in dressing I've been served.

Unfortunately the text here was reduced to a size that was not very pleasurable to read, but most of the recipes themselves were not to my taste, anyway.