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Bad Vocab, the New Christmas Carol, an Austen Getaway, Foodie Travel & More: Endnotes 08 November
Bad Vocab, the New Christmas Carol, an Austen Getaway, Foodie Travel & More: Endnotes 08 November
Every Friday, we share the best reading- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the trailer for the new Christmas Carol, the meaning of zombies, foodie travel, bad vocab, mesmerizing architecture, and an Austen getaway.
Ah, Paris! Love, Romance, Books, and Danger with 'The Bookseller'
Ah, Paris! Love, Romance, Books, and Danger with 'The Bookseller'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Paris: bookstalls along the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, sidewalk cafés — but also Nazi hunters, drug gangs, and motorcycle assassins. The City of Lights has a dark side.
Hainanese Chicken With Rice Inspired by 'Take-Out'
Hainanese Chicken With Rice Inspired by 'Take-Out'
This Chinese dish is almost a character in the short story 'Have you eaten'? by Rob Hart. We devoured the story, then created this recipe: tender chicken, spicy sauces, and savory rice. It's dangerously delicious.
The Splendor of the Morgan Library in New York City
The Splendor of the Morgan Library in New York City
It looks like the enchanted library of your dreams, but it's really the East Room of banker J.P. Morgan's 1906 Library, the heart of the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. Commence swooning.
Airport Shopping, Country House Libraries, Mini-Books & More: Endnotes 01 November
Airport Shopping, Country House Libraries, Mini-Books & More: Endnotes 01 November
Every Friday, we share our favorite reading- and travel-related links. This week, we've got the French craze for guillotine haircuts, country house libraries, the best time to buy airline tickets, and miniature books.
Time Travel to Victorian England with 'A Curious Beginning'
Time Travel to Victorian England with 'A Curious Beginning'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Victorian England. Meet a lady lepidopterist, celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, and — oh, dear! — get caught up in villainy, kidnap, and a little murder.
5 Thrilling Manor House Novels with Modern Setting and Ties to the Past
5 Thrilling Manor House Novels with Modern Setting and Ties to the Past
Set in Sweden, Scotland, England, Canada, and Salem, Massachusetts, these stories place memorable characters in dire circumstances so we can live vicariously — and safely — through them. Welcome home.
Victorian Seed Cake Inspired by 'Jane Eyre'
Victorian Seed Cake Inspired by 'Jane Eyre'
Our heroine Jane Eyre is much put-upon, but during her first day at Lowood School, the harsh privations of the place are tempered by the kindness of a teacher named Miss Temple and her secret stash of seed-cake.
7 Manor House Novels Set in the 20th Century
7 Manor House Novels Set in the 20th Century
These books — set between the two world wars — feature houses that could be a safe haven for the characters, if it weren't for all the tension, the close quarters, the haunted feelings, and oh, yeah... muuuurder.
6 Classic Novels Set in Memorable Manor Houses
6 Classic Novels Set in Memorable Manor Houses
In literature (and life), a home is often seen as a reflection of a person's status, motivation and values — a nifty shorthand for conveying character. The stately manors in these six classics speak volumes.
5 Gothic Novels That Feature Moody Houses and Haunted Heroines
5 Gothic Novels That Feature Moody Houses and Haunted Heroines
From classics 'Jane Eyre' and 'Northanger Abbey' to Agatha Christie and Tana French, the creaky halls and haunted histories of manor houses are the ideal backdrop for secrets, ghosts, betrayal, and romance.
England's Peak District Gets Eerie in 'Help the Witch'
England's Peak District Gets Eerie in 'Help the Witch'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to England's Peak District. In this collection of short stories, you'll visit a maybe-haunted house and wonder if that's 'just the wind' or something else entirely.
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