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FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS., Blanch, Lesley.
1 Blanch, Lesley. FROM WILDER SHORES: THE TABLES OF MY TRAVELS.
London John Murray 1989 0719546923 / 9780719546921 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). 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, places and 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; here bread and 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. And here are 'stchee' 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 top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light rubbing. 
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
2 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 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.
3 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
 
 
4 Teltser-Schwarz, Susan, compiler. MONEY TALKS.
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press 1988 0880884428 / 9780880884426 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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