Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a word journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him—seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot’s story reminds us that there’s always a way back home.
"The latest fashion among young city-dwellers, providing a new advertising niche for manufacturers of luxury products, is the good old family picnic."--Le Monde "An upper-class English ritual traditionally confined to rural French life, the picnic has been rebranded."--The Economist "The great charm of this social device is undoubtedly the freedom it affords.
. . To eat cold chicken and drink iced claret under trees, amid the grass and the flowers."--Appleton's Journal of Literature, Science, and Art, 1869 Urban picnics are a hot foodie trend right now; from The Economist to Le Monde, food journalists and lovers the world around are jumping on the blanket. Like so many of us, they want to put their hectic city lives on hold and enjoy themselves--without having to head off into the hinterland. The Urban Picnic is designed for modern gourmands and kitchen newcomers alike to inspire them to introduce a little pleasure and picnickery into their lives. With an irreverent and highly opinionated history of the picnic, strange accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, original illustrations and over 200 recipes--many contributed from renowned chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Mark Bittman, Regan Daley and Bob Blumer--it's the essential how-to (and how-not-to) for anyone who was ever looking for a tasty little morsel to eat under that tree that grows in Brooklyn. Two-color throughout. Recipes include: Barbecued Lemon Chicken (Anne Lindsay) Banana-Strawberry Layer Cake (Regan Daley) Mint Julep Peaches (Nigella Lawson) Chicken Liver Crostini (Umberto Menghi) Ahi Tuna Salad with Green Papaya (Rob Feenie)
Bus Station: Unbound is a fable about about finding yourself in-between places and times, an interactive fiction where the narrative decisions lie in your own hands and a grown-up "Choose your own adventure" like none you've ever read before. If you like Tales of the Unexpected, Twin Peaks and Welcome to Night Vale, you'll love this. You're heading home for Christmas. There’s a snowstorm, the roads are gridlocked and you’re stranded in a bus station known as the North’s most monstrous building.
People here are behaving strangely.
A group of teenagers seem to have vanished into thin air. Your parents' marriage is on the rocks. The whole town is traumatised and grieving and snow falls and falls like it will never stop. Outside the church bells are ringing… Bus Station: Unbound is the first in a trilogy of fully interactive novels from Curious Tales, one which tracks your journey and presents different moods, characters, genres and styles depending on the choices you make.
Is this a satire about an iconic building under threat from a short-sighted council, a horror story about infernal retribution and the tyranny of choice or a tale of guilt, home, grief and forgetfulness? You decide. Read, remix and play again. CURIOUS TALES is an author-led publishing collective.
We specialise in the dark and the weird.
We pride ourselves on producing limited edition, print only anthologies, beautifully produced original artwork and design, innovative web-only projects and interactive, site-specific e-books.
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Once in a generation a novelist captures the essence of a time and a place. In this richly textured and astounding novel, Michael Peterson has written the classic story of Vietnam that is "compelling . . .
blood-chilling . . . sweeping .
. brilliant".--Los Angeles Times.
Файл электронной книги подготовлен в Агентстве ФТМ, Лтд., 2013