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Books on the bedside table

Posted Tuesday November 4th, 2014, 11:30 pm by

A trip to the USA means some unusual books made their way onto the table last month.

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding.  An esteemed dealer who becomes an obsessive thief of rare maps.  A must for any map collector but also a good read for those who like intrigue.IMG_2255

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide.  A delightful story set in Japan with a very good insight in to Japanese culture and life.

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  Frank Lloyd was an inspirational architect and very naughty.  Not a new book but new to us.

Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating by Ari Weinzweig. Zingermans is an institution in Ann Arbor MI and this wonderful book is by one of its founders.

Adventures in Stationery: a journey through your pencil case by James Ward.  They say the history of stationery is the history of civilisation.  How true.  This book also gives a history of some of the key inventors in the world of stationery such as Mr Biro.

The Innovators: how a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created a digital revolution by Walter Isaacson.  Any new book by Isaacson is a must read and this is no exception for those interested in the evolution of the information age.

What’s on your bedside table (conventional or as an e-book)?

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