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Downton Tabby: A Parody
Chris Kelly.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781476765938.  Daedalus Item Code: 41840
 
Welcome to Downton Tabby, where the aristocrats of the animal kingdom dwell in stately splendor, unaware that their way of life is about to be swept away by the noisy vacuum cleaner of history. For ... (Read More)
 
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101 Two-Letter Words
Stephin Merritt. Roz Chast, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393240191.  Daedalus Item Code: 49544
 
(First Edition, with Bookplate Signed by Author & Illustrator) Okay, Scrabble lovers—we get that the key to winning word games is knowing all the two-letter words that can make otherwise ... (Read More)
 
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Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit
Andrew A. Rooney. Brian Rooney, intro.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586489038.  Daedalus Item Code: 43398
 
Like Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken before him, the bestselling author of Common Nonsense was a writer and a wit, but a cultural analyst above all. Spanning Andy Rooney's six-decade career, these ... (Read More)
 
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Anne Taintor 2015 Engagement Calendar
Anne Taintor.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: calendar.
ISBN: 9781452118734.  Daedalus Item Code: 45730
 
If you can't say something nice, then this is your calendar. Clipped from bright-eyed mid-century magazine ads and given slightly more sarcastic captions, Anne Taintor's naughty ladies and ... (Read More)
 
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At Home: A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43850
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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At Home—A Short History of Private Life: Special Illustrated Edition
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385537285.  Daedalus Item Code: 39031
 
As he did with A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him both the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize), Bill Bryson here reintroduces At Home—his lively history of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents—And Ourselves
Jane Gross.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307472403.  Daedalus Item Code: 29433
 
When Jane Gross—a longtime New York Times expert on the subject of elder care—suddenly became caretaker for her 85-year-old mother, she was forced to face challenges that even she had never ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power
Brian Thornton.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440503702.  Daedalus Item Code: 43151
 
Benedict Arnold may be the most famous American traitor, but he's certainly in good company in this frighteningly funny history book from the author of 101 Things You Didn't Know About ... (Read More)
 
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Crasswords: The Enhanced Edition
Francis Heaney, ed.
Publisher: Puzzle Wright Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781402777271.  Daedalus Item Code: 41589
 
Who says that exercising your brain has to be a morally uplifting effort as well? These fiendish crosswords from former Games magazine editor-at-large Francis Heaney boast decidedly racy ... (Read More)
 
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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
Karl Shaw.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330512923.  Daedalus Item Code: 41417
 
An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, ... (Read More)
 
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The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990–1990
Miriam & Ezra Elia.
Publisher: Blue Rider Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780399165979.  Daedalus Item Code: 38944
 
"Why write? Life is a cage of empty words." Trapped behind bars with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward the Hamster records the existential angst that is the sum of his short ... (Read More)
 
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A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Elvish to Klingon, The Anwa, Reella, Ealray, Yeht (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons
Stephen D. Rogers.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781440528170.  Daedalus Item Code: 44070
 
Can you converse in Klingon? Ask an Elf the time of day? Greet a speaker of Esperanto? It seems that the human impulse for language is so strong that it compels some of us to make up our own, and ... (Read More)
 
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