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FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS., Blanch, Lelsey.
1 Blanch, Lelsey. FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS.
John Murray, London, 1989, first edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0719546923 8 colour illustrations. "This is not a cookbook in the usual sense. Nor is it strictly a travel book though it does tell somehing of far lands (Afghanistan, Roumania, Iran, Turkey, France, etc.) and circumstances, of local dishes in local settings from Rothschild feasts to Turcoman tents and the tables of Hollywood. Lesley Blanch herself describes it as a sketchbook, a work of nostalgia which evokes dishes, pl a c e s a n d people encountered while on the move through life. Here are Pushtu kebabs of lamb marinated in yoghurt and vinegar, shared with dusty but sumptuous Afghan horsemen, their eyes rimmed with kohl and their guns studded with turquoise; h er e br ea d a nd velvet - rough brown bread and thick clotted cream,offered at a Turkish wedding feast. Here also is kasha pilaff of buckwheat, egg and wild mushrooms, once cooked over a brushwood fire when partisans held up the Orient Express. An d her e a re 's tch ee' a la Stravinsky, Count Rumford's soup, cucumber sandwiches as Tolstoy ate them at Yasnaya Polyana, and 'tsuica' drunk to gypsy music in the garden restaurants of a Bucharest no longer to be found." Minor wrinkling at to p/bo tt om o f sp ine . d ust jacket has been price-clipped, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY:  THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE., Countess of Carnarvon.  (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.)
2 Countess of Carnarvon. (Lady Fiona Carnarvon.) LADY ALMINA AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY: THE LOST LEGACY OF HIGHCLERE CASTLE.
London Hodder & Stoughton 2011 1444730827 / 9781444730821 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Signed by Author
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page (signature only). "Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere, both upstairs and downstairs, changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Lady Carnarvon weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian stately homes." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION, Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors
3 Jackson-Stops, Gervase and Simon, Robin, Editors THE NATIONAL TRUST 1895-1995 100 GREAT TREASURES: 100 CELEBRITIES SELECT THEIR PERSONAL FAVOURITES FROM THE TRUST'S COLLECTION
London National Trust / Apollo Magazine 1995 0952208156 / 9780952208150 Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 
80 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in colour. J. Carter Brown, Nicholas Baring, Mark Girouard, Simon Jervis, Lucinda Lambton, James Lees-Milne, Jonathan Miller, Richard Baker, Lord Menuhin, Christopher Hogwood, Sir Hugh Casson, Lord Rothschild, Lady Emma Tennant, John Julius Norwich, David Gentleman, Bamber Gascoigne, Lady Mary Keen, Auberon Waugh, Sir Roy Strong, et al. describe their favourite furniture, rooms, portraits, landscapes, sculpture, follies, etc. from the National Trust's collection. Interior - several very small printing ink smudges on page 44, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - some very light edge wrinkling, small sticker residue mark on front cover, minor curling at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS:  FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER., Pincher, Chapman.
4 Pincher, Chapman. THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS: FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1991, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283060603 B&w photographs. "Dirty tricks - actions carried out surreptitiously to inflict damage - are the lifeblood of the secrets world and have a far greater impact on the lives of ordinary people than commonly imagined. From the MI5 plot against Wilson to the Iraqi oil-pipe super-gun, 'dirty tricks' have recently dominated the headlines: and in the exciting new era of East-West relations they are a growth industry. T h e W i l son years were a piping period for dirty tricks, both real and imagined, but the Thatcher reign is also having its share: since Gorbachev came to power the KGB's dirty tricks department has never been so active. In his long career Cha p ma n Pi n ch er h as been associated with many dirty tricks and confesses to deliberate involvement in some of them. His latest book is an up-to-date study of the activities of master dirty tricksters from Wilson's 'Rasputin', through Peter Wri gh t an d Sir M aur ice Ol dfield to Gorbachev's army of 'techno-bandits', now using every underhand ruse to secure the Western technology which the Kremlin so desperately needs. It ranges through assassinations, character assassinations, defect ors w ho n ev er w ere , bl ackm ail through sex, betrayals and deceptions of staggering ingenuity. With access to documents and new information Chapman Pincher is able to reveal the real truth about the Wallace Affair, the plot against Lord Roths chil d, and a sc ore o f ot her m yster ies. Examining the impact of the new East-West situation on the world's secret services he explains why dirty tricks will continue to prosper and exert their impact on history." Very light soiling mark at bott om of fre e fr ont en dpape r, fai nt cig arett e odor, small light watermark on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Teltser-Schwarz, Susan, compiler. MONEY TALKS.
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press 1988 0880884428 / 9780880884426 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Thomas Sperling. 
64 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Black, white, yellow & green illustrations. "A compilation of quotations and proverbs, both witty and wise, on the subject of money, filthy lucre, and just plain cash." With "Money Glossary; To Coin a Phrase" at rear. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at bottom of front panel, three small closed tears with soft creases, minor wear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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