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Knitting Vintage Socks: New Twists on Classic Patterns
Nancy Bush.
Publisher: Interweave.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781931499651.  Daedalus Item Code: 40626
 
Intended for knitters of all levels, this collection of vintage sock patterns mines Weldon's Practical Needlework—a compilation of newsletters published more than 100 years ago—for 24 ... (Read More)
 
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Konkan Stripe Journal

Publisher: Designwallas.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9788174365507.  Daedalus Item Code: 33108
 
Burnt orange plush stripes, over lime green cloth, wrap around the flexible cover of this little journal. It fits nicely in the hand, at just over 5 x 7 inches, and the soft, ribbed fabric—like ... (Read More)
 
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La Batarde: The Bastard
Violette Leduc. Deborah Levy, intro. Simone de Beauvoir, foreword. Derek Coltman, trans.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564782892.  Daedalus Item Code: 33994
 
"My case is not unique: I am afraid of dying and distressed at being in this world." Humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, Violette Leduc sought solace in a ... (Read More)
 
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The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily
Nancy Goldstone.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802716705.  Daedalus Item Code: 31907
 
"Resilient Queen Joanna of Naples (1326–1382) weathered overwhelming political challenges, financial ruin and a papal-run murder trial for the death of her Hungarian husband—all by age 22. Nancy ... (Read More)
 
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Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
The Countess of Carnarvon.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385344968.  Daedalus Item Code: 38843
 
In this juicy and entertaining companion piece to Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, Fiona, the 8th Countess of Carnarvon, continues the saga of Highclere Castle with the story of ... (Read More)
 
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The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans
Mark Jacobson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416566281.  Daedalus Item Code: 32263
 
Recalling horror stories of World War II death camps, including the persistent tale that the skin of murdered prisoners was used to make lampshades and other "mementos," journalist Mark Jacobson ... (Read More)
 
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
Robert B. Strassler, ed. John Marincola, translator. David Thomas, introduction.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849164771.  Daedalus Item Code: 32639
 
A pupil of Socrates and himself a Spartan soldier, Xenophon here details the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Xenophon also provides an overview of the years ... (Read More)
 
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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374183295.  Daedalus Item Code: 33137
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (Read More)
 
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Large Black Canvas Journal: 200-Page Lined Notebook

Publisher: Miro.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46504
 
With its tough, flexible covers of plain black canvas, and measuring a whopping 14 1/4 x 10 inches when laid open, this is the journal you want to pack on your next adventure—whether to tropical or ... (Read More)
 
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Large Green Utility Plain 2-Pack: Two 108-Page Unlined Notebooks

Publisher: Miro.   Format: 2 vols..
Daedalus Item Code: 46550
 
The bright green notebooks in this two-pack measure 7 x 10 inches closed and feature clean, unruled pages—ideal for sketching, drawing, pasting in pictures and paper keepsakes, or just for writing in ... (Read More)
 
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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848870826.  Daedalus Item Code: 40141
 
The author of seven books about family, nature, and community, San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Richard Louv here takes a hard look at the developmental deficit in children that can occur ... (Read More)
 
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