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I-Wonder: What's So Wonderful About Alice?
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Fairy Tail, Children, Lewis Carroll )

Ray
- 21 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
- 22 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
- 37 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
- 110 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
- 111 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
- 145 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
- 160 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
- 231 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Internet sensation, Grumpy Cat, lived up to her name on Thursday at her latest book launch in New York.
'Spill' Shows Deepwater Horizon Disaster in An Artistic Light
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, oil spill, book )

Cher
- 371 days ago - greenerideal.com
The Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred in 2010 is still a fresh thought in peoples' minds, but a new book called Spill by photographer Daniel Beltrá is showing the effects of the BP oil spill in an artistic light.
Grumpy Cat Is Out of Control, Now Has Official Drink, Will Soon Rule World
Offbeat  (tags: Grumpy Cat, humans, world, famous, book, drink, bizarre, interesting )

Giana
- 605 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Grumpy Cat, the Internet's favorite forlorn feline, is expanding her domination of American culture with a new coffee drink called the "Grumppuccino." This comes just a week after Grumpy Cat held a book release party for its new book.
The Crow and the Kitten....An Unusual Friendship Lives On in Children's Book
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, crow, book )

Cher
- 899 days ago - halopets.com
A cat and a crow? You might not believe it, unless you saw the video that more than 9 million people have viewed, documenting Cassie the Cat and Moses the Crow's life together.
'To End All Wars:' Lessons From the Past -- Why It's So Hard to Stop Wars and Prevent New Ones
Offbeat  (tags: war, Hochschild, book )

Nancy
- 1376 days ago - alternet.org
In his newest book, To End All Wars, Hochschild takes readers on an extraordinary, novelesque journey into the unbelievable insanity of World War I and the unfathomable idiocy of the upper-crust British military leaders who orchestrated the slaughter of
70 Metal Books Found in Jordan Cave
Offbeat  (tags: Jordan, metal, book, found )

Tarequl
- 1457 days ago - daily-sun.com
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.
Best Animal Book of 2010 Tells Story of Vicks Lost Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: book, vick animal victims, tortured, survial vick animal abuser, dog killer )

Simone
- 1542 days ago - sfgate.com
I guess is what a lot of people mean when they say he's redeemed himself for his past crimes. I don't know, because I don't care about Michael Vick's second chance, no matter how many football games he wins. And here's why:
The World's Most Expensive Book
Offbeat  (tags: Book, expensive, birds )

Tarequl
- 1567 days ago - birdlife.org
A copy of John James Audubon's Birds of America has became the most expensive book ever sold when it went under the hammer at Sotheby's for a staggering US$11,542,683 (£7,321,250).
 

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