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JRR Tolkien's Annotated Middle-Earth Map on Show at Bodleian
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Map, Middle Earth, JRR Tolkien )

Ray
- 63 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A map of the fictional Middle-earth annotated by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien has gone on display.
Earth: A Lioness Named Else, Inspired An Epic Fight Against Poachers,
Offbeat  (tags: Born Free, Book, Animal, Fight Against Poachers, Wildlife )

Ray
- 75 days ago - bbc.com
Meru National Park has endured a decades-long running battle against poachers, who are determined to take its precious wildlife for themselves
Rare 17th-Century Sex Manual Which Was Dubbed the 'Dirtiest Book of Its Time' for Advising on 'Actions of the Genitals' Goes Up
Offbeat  (tags: Rare, sex, book, medieval, auction )

Scooby
- 204 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An explicit Western sex manual is set to go under the hammer - filled with 17th-century erotica and graphic love-making tips.
A Children's Book Illustrator Turns Little-Known Facts Into Art
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humor, pictures, unusual, children, crime, culture, design, dogs, book )

Beryl
- 227 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Trivia nerds: Mike Lowery imbues truth with whimsy.
Fancy a Wing in the Willows? Now You Can Rent Out Part of Toad of Toad Hall Country Mansion
Offbeat  (tags: wind, in, willows, book, mansion, london, england, history )

Scooby
- 292 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An entire wing of the 16th century country mansion which inspired the famous hoity-toity Mr Toad character in Wind In The Willows is up for rent. But you'll need deep pockets because it will cost you £5,000 a month.
Britain's Forgotten Relics: Book Reveals Over 250 Breathtaking Hidden Wonders From Abandoned Castles to Crumbling Follies That a
Offbeat  (tags: Ruins, castles, follies, monastery, UK, Britain, book, history, castles )

Scooby
- 445 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Sometimes we are so quick to explore the wonders found in foreign countries, that we overlook the hidden, forgotten relics that lie right on our doorstep.
The Family Dog as We Know It Today Was Invented in the London of the 19th Century.
Offbeat  (tags: London, UK, dogs, Victorians, book, companionship )

Scooby
- 460 days ago - ianvisits.co.uk
Dogs have been companions to humans for tens of thousands of years. In a new book, Dr Philip Howell argues that it was the Victorians who âEUR~inventedâEUR(TM) the modern dog with a place at the heart of the family.
I-Wonder: What's So Wonderful About Alice?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Fairy Tail, Children, Lewis Carroll )

Ray
- 539 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Lewis CarrollâEUR(TM)s classic childrenâEUR(TM)s story AliceâEUR(TM)s Adventures in Wonderland is one of our most popular novels. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print.
Is Alice in Wonderland Really About Drugs?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Fairy Tail, Drugs, Children )

Ray
- 540 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Alice in Wonderland fans have been marking the 150th anniversary of the fateful boat trip that saw the genesis of the children's tale. But why do so many see adult themes in the story, asks Sophie Robehmed.
Photo Book Dedicated to Flying Cats to Come Out in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, photos, pictures, book )

Jeri
- 555 days ago - blogs.wsj.com
Tokyo-based publisher Kadokawa Magazine will publish a photo book dedicated entirely to images of airborne cats, featuring more than 100 photographs of them diving, jumping and leaping from wall to wall, roof to roof and even between two floating boats.
The Hobbit: How England Inspired Tolkien's Middle-Earth
Offbeat  (tags: Book, The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien, England )

Ray
- 628 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Small hairy feet will be back on screen again as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies marches into cinemas worldwide next week. While the film trilogy, along with the previous Lord of the Rings adaptation, were shot in New Zealand,
What Do Dictators Like to Eat?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Dictators' Dinners, A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrant, authors, Victoria Clark, Melissa Scott )

Ray
- 628 days ago - bbc.co.uk
You are what you eat - but also how you eat and who you eat with. Food can affect your mood, your bowels and your world-view, write Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott, authors of Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants.
The Book in Every Iranian Home
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Koran, Iranian )

Ray
- 663 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The works of the 14th Century poet Hafez can be found in almost every Iranian home - more than 600 years after his death, the writer still offers an insight into his country's identity.
A New Book Spotlights Simon, A Donkey Who Went To Hell And Back
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, Book, donkey )

JeanisAWA
- 678 days ago - thedodo.com
All of us, animals and humans alike, carry some baggage from earlier days, either in the form of trauma and abuse, or just simple regret. Some carry a freight-train amount; others just a fanny pack. What Simon the donkey carried was almost beyond (more)
Grumpy Cat Looks as Cheesed Off as Ever at Book Launch
Offbeat  (tags: Grumpy Cat, book, launch, funny, humans, pets, society )

Giana
- 749 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Internet sensation, Grumpy Cat, lived up to her name on Thursday at her latest book launch in New York.
 

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