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Mutton to MasterChef

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/09/2021 - 1:48pm in

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This food timeline started as a way to explore the revolution in Australian food that has occurred during the baby-boomers’ lifetime, but has since expanded to include more about the previous decades (and century) as well. Also included are overseas events and trends that had an impact here. The entries are brief, but there are lots of links if you want more information.

How did Tim Tams get their name. Who invented the Chiko Roll? My book A Timeline of Australian Food: from mutton to MasterChef chronicles 150 years of Australian food, from the first Australian cookbook in the 1860s to MasterChef in 2010. It's available online now or your bookstore can order it for you.

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A Near-Future Novel for Our Gorgeous and Beleaguered Present

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/09/2021 - 6:00am in

Woolsey Fire, California. Photo credit: Jay Pinette / Shutterstock _____ Upon the publication of her new novel, Something New Under...

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Judging Philosophy Books By Their Covers

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 11/09/2021 - 1:27am in

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Do, however, judge the cover.


[assorted philosophy book covers from bookworship]

Relatedly, but not the main point: don’t judge the author by the cover of their books, as book design is often not up to the author; do judge the publisher. (Sorry/you’re welcome publisher friends.)

Philosophers are people, too, and beauty and design are among the many things we should care about, particularly in regard to activities (like work) which take up so much of our time.

Recently, there was a request to open up a space here for people to post philosophy book covers they really like. Maybe the cover captures the ideas or questions of the book in a particularly interesting or creative way, maybe its just a beautiful image or a striking piece of design work, maybe it’s humorous (intentionally or not), maybe you don’t need me to suggest reasons.

We did this 7 years ago, just a few months into DN’s existence (here). The readership of the site is larger now, and comment functionality has improved, so let’s do it again (feel free to repeat your earlier suggestions on this post, if you’d like, but you’re welcome to add new ones, too).

Please honor these few requests:

  • one book cover per comment, and please don’t submit more than three comments on this post in a single day
  • include an image of the cover; to do this, click the little image icon in the bottom right corner of the comment box
  • include the title and author, and if you know it, the publisher and year

You’re of course welcome to explain what you like about the cover.

Posting your own book’s cover is allowed, but that doesn’t stop it from being tacky. Better to do that on your own social media when you share this post. (Was that tacky?)

OK, let’s see ’em!

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Something New Under the Sun

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/09/2021 - 10:00pm in

Cover image of Something New Under the Sun by Alexandra Kleeman (Hogarth, 2021). _____ Excerpted from Something New Under the...

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The New Social and Impact Economy: A Conceptual Framework and a Comparative Perspective

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:37am in

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by Benjamin Gidron and Anna Domaradzka* Our book was conceived and written against the background of first one and then a second major global crisis, which shook the world economic and social order. We refer of course to the 2008/2009 subprime mortgage collapse, which at the time led to a major international economic crisis, but […]

The Lucy Wilson Mysteries - The Children of January

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 06/09/2021 - 12:46am in

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Candy Jar Books has announced the latesrt instalment of The Lucy Wilson Mysteries,
 

 Candy Jar Books)<\/a>The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: The Children of January

Written by Tim Gsmbrell

 

A new calendar year. A new term. A new set of challenges for Lucy Wilson and Hobo Kostinen.

The two of them discover they’ve been selected to represent their school at a national team event, that weekend.

But why such short notice? Who are the other seven children making up their team? And why are none of them bothered by the prospect of searching out concealed aliens on the frozen wastes of Dartmoor in January 2020?

Pretty soon, Lucy and Hobo realise that no one is quite what they seem on this particular weekend away.

 

 

The Lucy Wilson Mysteries is a Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off adventure inspired by characters created for Doctor Who by Mervyn Haisman<\/a> and Henry Lincoln<\/a>. It also features Sergeant Benton, created by Derek Sherwin.

 

Lucy is the granddaughter of the iconic Doctor Who favourite Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, and the last four years have seen her contend with a succession of extra-terrestrial threats drawn to her home in the seaside village of Ogmore-by-Sea, Wales.

This time, however, Lucy is packed off on a school trip to Dartmoor, where to her surprise she encounters seven other young defenders of Earth.

 

Head of publishing at Candy Jar, Shaun Russell, said:

Lucy and Hobo have really grown as characters since Sue Hampton masterfully introduced them in Avatars of the Intelligence. Since then we’ve seen them thwart an invasion of Mirror Clowns, end the TV career of Billy Bandrel, meet the Quarks, help the Brigadier save the universe, visit Fang Rock, and even witness Lucy’s birth. But now Lucy and Hobo are taking on their greatest challenge – and this time they need help!

Enter Joshua Benton, Reisha Travers and many more – the Children of January!

 

Tim Gambrell, the author of The Children of January, is thrilled to be kicking off this new phase of the Lucy Wilson saga. He said:

For one reason or another, I seem to have spent a lot of time with Lucy Wilson and Hobo over the past two years! It wasn’t planned that way, that’s just how it’s worked out. For me, at least, it’s been a joy. Lucy and Hobo are great characters to write for and build stories around. But since The Brigadier and the Bledoe Cadets was published, the next planned step for me was always The Children of January.

The book is set in January 2020 (hence the title), before the impact of COVID-19. Lucy and Hobo are sent off to Dartmoor to represent their school, alongside various other pupils from schools nationwide. This adventure ties up a few loose ends from the previous books, and establishes a brand new mystery for our heroes. Tim continued:

The Children of January was never going to be just another Lucy Wilson Mysteries book. Shaun gave me the title and a shopping list of things he wanted the book to contain. This included quite a large cast of characters. In fact, there’s even a guest appearance from a certain well-known warrant officer! Shaun then left me to turn his shopping list into an engaging Lucy Wilson Mysteries book. It was a challenge, for sure, but hopefully I’ve succeeded.

 

The book is now available for pre-order exclusively from the Candy Jar and Lethbridge-Stewart websites<\/a>. You csn read a free chapter from the book via our website<\/a>.

 

 

Diary of a Somebody – ebook

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/09/2021 - 10:10pm in

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If you’re an ebook sort of a person, you might like to know that Kindle version of my novel ‘Diary of a Somebody’ is available at the bargain basement price of 99p at the moment.

Please note cat is not included in price of ebook.

And if you’re more of a papery sort of a person – I know I am – paperback (and hardback) copies are also available, of course, through all the independent bookshops, as well as Waterstones, Blackwell’s and the like.

And should you need any more persuasion, this is from the Daily Mail’s review of the book:

“I mostly found this man irritating. I also preferred the prose to the poems even though I know some are bad on purpose.”

Oh, and it got shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award.

Here’s the ebook link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Somebody-Brian-Bilston-ebook/dp/B07LCR1YW1/ref=nodl_

I think of myself as an investigative poet.Palast on poetry, in conversation with James Navé.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 28/08/2021 - 7:13pm in

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My guest today is a fellow I've known since the mid-eighties, when he came to a poetry festival in Asheville. His name is Greg Palast. Greg wears a number of hats. He's a writer, he's a journalist, he reports the news, and he's a poet ... READ MORE

The Ex-Con Con-JobNorth Carolina to allow ex-cons to vote, too bad the Dems are MIA on registering them.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 25/08/2021 - 8:49am in

North Carolina courts ruled to allow ex-cons to vote even if they haven’t paid old fines. The GOP is freaking. Here’s why: a University of Minnesota study found 89% of ex-cons vote Democratic, no matter their color. I’ve calculated that over 9 million ex-cons are ELIGIBLE to vote — but need help and guidance getting through the berzerko rules for ex-cons to register — which ain’t so easy for ... READ MORE

B&B: Critique of wellness | Humans as robots | Women and Work | Economy runs on racism | Capitalism and sexual dysfunction |Corporations’ civil rights |Inequality hurts longevity

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/08/2021 - 2:35am in

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> Working out became a form of conspicuous consumption for the upper middle class; only they have the resources to maintain the illusion of an integral self. Gabriel Winant discusses Barbara Ehrenreich’s radical critique of the wellness movement and politics of selfcare, elaborated in her book Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of […]

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