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Fictitious Dishes

Literary characters can be pretty much anything the author wants, from murderous bastards to dragon-riding heroes. But almost universally, they all need to eat. Fictitious Dishes celebrates the meals of some of literature's best known tales, from the tea party in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to the Swiss cheese sandwich and malted milk from Catcher in the Rye, by photographing each and placing the images next to the text from which they came. Add in some food trivia and stories about the authors, and you've got great coffee table fodder for any serious reader.

  • Whisky: The Manual

    There are many different whiskys in the world to enjoy, and many ways to enjoy them. Many you may not have thought of before. After reading Whisky: The Manual, there might still be some you don't know about — but definitely less than before. Written by whisky expert Dave Bloom, this must-have tome covers what to drink — from rare single malts to tasty blends — as well as how to drink them, from pouring them straight to mixing them with water, mixers, and into cocktails.

  • Letters of Note

    While a good portion of history happened out in the open, allowing it to be preserved in the history books for everyone to read for generations, still more happened in the private correspondence of people who mattered. In Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (brought to you by the creator of the blog by the same name) you'll read letters spanning across centuries, from influential political leaders, authors, actors, murderers, and more. Each one lends a unique insight into the major events of the time, whether they're wars, cultural shifts, key moments, or important discoveries. This epistolary compilation contains over 300 letters, detailing the personal thoughts of everyone from Jack the Ripper to Kurt Vonnegut.