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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

By Peter Boxall

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A fully updated edition of the essential literature reference book, featuring reviews of the bestselling and most acclaimed novels of all time, along with more than 500 colour images of original book jackets.

A fully updated edition of the essential literature reference book, featuring reviews of the bestselling and most acclaimed novels of all time, along with more than 500 colour images of original book jackets.

Whether you're trying to broaden your literary horizons, find the perfect book for a friend, or simply select a good read for yourself, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is the only guide you will need to make the right choice.

Offering concise critical insight to the novels and the writers that have fired imaginations and influenced cultures around the world, this newly updated edition runs the gamut from the first Latin novel to survive in its entirety to Dave Egger's highly topical novel about an all-seeing, all-knowing technology company, The Circle.

Organized chronologically and covering the whole range of literary styles, this indispensable reference traces the history of world fiction. Discover the stories behind the adjectives Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the writers behind the stories. From the dark recesses of the Marquis de Sade's jail cell to Aldous Huxley's brave new world, and from the society of Barbara Pym's excellent women to Don DeLillo's falling man, you'll find critiques of the most important and bestselling fiction ever written.

Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and let general editor, Peter Boxall, guide you through the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Read and enjoy.

Biographical Notes

Peter Boxall is Professor of English Literature at the University of Sussex. He is author of many books on the
novel, including Don DeLillo: The Possibility of Fiction (2006), Since Beckett (2009), Twenty-First-Century Fiction (2013), and The Value of the Novel (2015). He is editor of the Cambridge Companion to British Fiction: 1980 to the Present, co-editor, with Bryan Cheyette, of volume 7 of The Oxford History of the Novel, and with
Peter Nicholls of Thinking Poetry. He is also editor, since 2009, of the UK journal Textual Practice. His most recent book, The Prosthetic Imagination: A History of the Novel as Artificial Life, is forthcoming.

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  • ISBN: 9781788400862
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2018
  • Page count: 960
  • Imprint: Cassell
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Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant
Mitchell Beazley

Chinatown Kitchen

Lizzie Mabbott
Authors:
Lizzie Mabbott

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Mitchell Beazley

Oklava

Selin Kiazim
Authors:
Selin Kiazim

'Fantastic Turkish-Cypriot food' - Yotam Ottolenghi 'Welcome to the extremely tasty world of modern Turkish-Cypriot food - what a stunning and beautiful book' - Peter Gordon 'This woman can bloody cook' - Grace Dent, Evening Standard'Keep an eye out for Selin Kiazim, because she is going places, in every conceivable way' - Giles Coren, The Times'Swoon' - Time Out LondonWith influences from the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East, Turkish-Cypriot food offers incredible flavour combinations unique to its region. Oklava: The Cookbook celebrates the culinary delights of this area in a way no cookbook has done before. Oklava translates simply as 'rolling pin'. For Selin Kiazim, this word conjures up memories of her Turkish-Cypriot grandmother: a rolling pin was never far from her hands, which meant a delicious treat was imminent. The same can be said for this book. These sensational recipes will take you on a journey from home-cooked meals and summers spent in North Cyprus to an exciting interpretation of modern Turkish-Cypriot cooking in London. Bring the Oklava experience into your home with Turkish delights such as Pistachio-crusted Banana & Tahini French Toast with Orange Blossom Syrup & Smoked Streaky Bacon; Grilled Quails with Palm Sugar, Sumac & Oregano Glaze; Courgette, Feta & Mint Fritters; Crispy Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Breast with Yoghurt; Chilli-Roast Cauliflower; and Chocolate, Prune & Cardamom Delice.

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Contributors:
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Mitchell Beazley

Gatherings

Flora Shedden
Authors:
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A gathering is an easy way of cooking and hosting. It means no pressure, no code of conduct, and everyone - cook included - can actually enjoy themselves. This collection is a mixture of modern dishes, staple snacks, salads and sides, interesting bakes, and puddings perfect to end a feast with. Nothing overly fussy or complicated, just tasty, pretty plates of food.Choose from the chapters led by occasion or pick and choose from dishes such as Sloe Gin Braised Venison, Cocoa Nib Brownies and Redcurrant Pavlovas to put on a spread. There are menu ideas to show you how.CONTENTSMornings Quick & Slow | Menu idea: Autumnal brunchSmall Plates | Menu idea: Spring lunchFood to Fling Together | Menu idea: Riverside picnicFood to Take your Time About | Menu idea: Wandering weekendsEverything Baked | Menu idea: Summer garden partyDrinks & Other Things to Celebrate with | Menu idea: Winter partySweet Plates & Puds | Menu idea: Presents

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Mitchell Beazley

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Marvel's Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
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Team up with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and all your favourite wall-crawlers on a new adventure from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic fight scene with over 1500 dots to join, web-heads will have hours of fun bringing Spidey's friends, allies and most villainous foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are loads of ways to complete the Marvel Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!

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Mitchell Beazley

Gizzi's Season's Eatings

Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
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No one loves a get-together more than Gizzi, so in her latest book she shows you how to create delicious, crowd-pleasing fare for every occasion. Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, a New Year's brunch or a frightful feast for Halloween: whatever the occasion, you will find something special to share with the ones you love. Recipes include Boxing Day turkey mole enchiladas, Bonfire night sausage casserole, Thanksgiving clambake and Dense chocolate Christmas cake.Praise for the bestselling Gizzi's Healthy Appetite:'A great collection of food you'll really want to eat' - Tom Kerridge'The Korean fried chicken is our go-to indulgence... there's no excuse for such dishes not to feature regularly in your midweek menu' - Stylist'A seriously smart foodie authority' - GQ

Cassell

Cracking Philosophy

Martin Cohen
Authors:
Martin Cohen
Cassell

The Invention of Numbers

Peter Bentley
Authors:
Peter Bentley
Mitchell Beazley

Memories of Gascony

Pierre Koffmann
Authors:
Pierre Koffmann

"One of the great works on regional French food, by one of the greatest of all French chefs." Tom Parker BowlesTo mark Pierre Koffmann's 50th year as a chef, this new edition of his iconic, award-winning cookbook is classic Koffmann and includes his celebrated Pieds de Cochon (stuffed pigs' trotters) recipe from Tante Claire, his mouthwatering Soufflé aux Pistaches (pistachio soufflé) plus seasonal dishes and simple family recipes from the south-west of France. Pierre Koffmann's Memories of Gascony is the story of how one of the most influential chefs of our time first learned to love food. With recipes and reminiscences from his grandparents' home in rural Gascony, this is an intimate account of school holidays spent on the farm helping his grandfather to harvest and hunt, and learning to treasure seasonality, simplicity and the best ingredients at his grandmother's side. The finest of Gascony produce is here, with a focus on simplicity. The recipes stand the test of time and speak to the food tastes and trends of today. You'll devour the cuisine as you go along - with recipes for dandelion salad with bacon and poached egg, grilled chicken with shallots and vinaigrette, and greengages in armagnac in Spring; chicken liver pâté with capers, Bayonne ham tart with garlic, oeufs à la neige in Summer; roast hare with mustard and beetroot, salt cod cassoulet and quince jelly in Autumn; and fried eggs with foie gras, potato and bacon pie and tarte aux pruneaux in Winter."The first time you taste Pierre's pistachio soufflé you can never go back." Jason Atherton"Pierre is one of the world's great, instinctive chefs." Heston Blumenthal"Pierre Koffmann is a giant of the kitchen, and his shadow looms larger than anyone else's. Almost every decent chef I can think of learned most of what he knows from Pierre." Giles Coren"Pierre Koffmann has a unique talent, and I have always admired how he cooks from the heart." Tom Kitchin"This book does a rare thing: it brings Pierre's love of simple ingredients and deeply delicious rural French cooking to within the grasp of us mortals." Russell Norman"'Pierre the Bear' as he is known to me, and to the many other chefs who have been lucky enough to work in a kitchen under his tutelage, is an extraordinarily talented man." Gordon Ramsay"If you do not own a copy of Pierre Koffmann's glorious Memories of Gascony your cookbook collection is not complete. Brilliant to read; even better to cook from." Jay Rayner"One of the purest of purest chefs." Albert Roux"No words can describe how delicious his food is. He is the Chef's Chef." Michel Roux Jr"Pierre is a genius, an authentic and pure Gascon." Michel Roux Sr

Mitchell Beazley

Sirocco

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

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Authors:
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Rosa's Thai Cafe

Saiphin Moore
Authors:
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