Seafood and Cocktail Recipes from Europe's Atlantic Coast
A humorous, light-hearted theme recipe collection, inspired by the heritage of pirates, corsairs and buccaneers! Recipes for your starving... More > crew include Captain Haddock's Kedgeree... Jack Tar's Eeels, Mock Whale-meat Stew... and plenty of potent mixes for authentic "Dutch Courage".
Illustrated with old engravings and photos.
Great for armchair admirals or for party planning!< Less
A treasure-chest from the golden age of travel writing. Annotated, humorous highlights from over 100 eye-witness travel accounts (diaries, journals, collected letters, reports, travel guides) written... More > between 1750 and 1918. English and American authors, including some of the most famous literary figures of the 18th and 19th centuries: Dickens, RL Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, Henry James, plus an eccentric host of itinerant parsons, amateur antiquarians, well-heeled aristocrats and ladies of independent spirit. A huge read.
Long before Peter Mayle grumbled his way through A Year in Provence, or Stephen Clarke traced his slippery path through A Year in the Merde, travellers from the English-speaking world were amazed by the curious customs, the strange sights, sounds and smells of France. Complaining about the waiters, the plumbing, admiring the cheeseboards and pretty girls...
Now available as large-format (A4) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download!< Less
A collection of infamous classics of drug literature: short stories, essays, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with dozens of vintage 19th-century illustrations (prints, photos,... More > postcards...), capturing the heady essence of Victorian drug culture.
From the Romantic opium-eaters, to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the underground art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis, hasheesh eaters, water pipes, halluncingens and hallucinations, dreamy afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex. Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive?
A literary anthology of authors including Aleister Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott! 224 pages - hours of giddy entertainment!
Available as large-format (US Letter) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download! **Revised and improved edition, Feb 2008! **< Less
A digital scrapbook album from the days of the British Empire in India, Burma (now Myanmar), Pakistan and Ceylon (now Sri lanka). Dozens of old photos, postcards, prints, engravings, maps... 18th,... More > 19th and early 20th century images. Features many color views from the famous and highly collectable Tuck oilette post card series. Fascinating scenes from daily life, plus exotic temples, palaces, legendary cities including Benares (Varanesi), Bombay (Mumbai), Delhi, Madras.
Makes an original gift or souvenir, ideal for collectors, amateur historians, travelers, ex-pats and retired civil servants, services personnel, tourism professionals, etc. Also available in windows screensaver format.< Less
This book will interest anyone who enjoys, for instance, humorous travel writing, Bill Bryson, William Dalrymple, Stephen Clarke, history (particularly nautical/piratical), or anecdotal recipe... More > books.
The author travels the length of the European Atlantic coast, in search of the legacy of “day raiders”, in the widest sense of the term, through the ages: Vikings, English monarchs, pirates and corsairs, bohemians, tourists….
Then-and-now sketches of the major pirate ports along the Atlantic coast of Europe.
Liberally sprinkled with recipes relating to local characters, places and events. The author's observations are interspersed with an edited compilation of humorous, period travel accounts.
- 100+ B&W illustrations: photos, line art, period engravings and posters
- 40+ fish and alcoholic recipes, all with a nautical / buccaneering theme
- Nautical glossary of English and French terms of piratical interest < Less
A stunning collection of over 100 vintage erotic images of ladies in their stockings and hose - silks and nylons, fishnets, garters, bodices, suspender belts, and other old-fashioned period women's... More > undergarments - a fascinating tour of intimate fashion from the Victorian period to early 20th century. Suggestive, risqué shots and artistic shots from genuine old photos and postcards. Classic, long-legged models!
Supplied as a .PDF ebook file, in rolling presentation mode, with random transition effects between each image! A great alternative to a screensaver!< Less
Dozens of delightful, girly photo portraits from the heyday of Edwardian fashion - actresses, dancers and showgirls in outrageous gowns, enormous hats, lace and frills. Lilacs, pinks, floral prints... More > and polka dots - the height of bad taste, or just a bit twee - you decide! An entertaining costume extravaganza (of general, theatrical, gay and lesbian interest).
Supplied as a PDF ebook with optional rolling slideshow functions and random transition effects between images. If you like this, you'll love Kitsch Beauties, also available on this site! Contains free samples from our sister titles.
**New improved edition, January 2010!!< Less
A collection of over 100 classic early photos, prints and postcards of Japanese geisha girls and female oriental beauties. Traditional ethnic dresses, antique jewelry and silk costumes, domestic and... More > tribal scenes, ceremonies, dances... a fascinating insight into the lives and fashions of women of yesteryear, from imperial Japan and the colonial period lands of the Far East. Many of the gorgeous, nostalgic images in this digital album, originally dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s, are hand colored and have a timeless erotic and esthetic charm.
In PDF ebook format, with optional rolling slideshow functionality and random transition effects between images! Entertainment, historical and anthropological interest. In presentation mode this e-book makes a great alternative to a screensaver. Also includes tasters for other titles from our ebook series. New, improved edition, Jan 2010!< Less
Fascinating anatomical and medical illustrations from 19th century text books! These engravings include human physiology diagrams of the brain, heart, major muscles, arteries and organs, and several... More > simple Victorian operations including cataracts! This 2010 wall calendar makes a great gift for doctors, physicians, opticians, psychologists, med students and other health professionals, ideal for the consulting or waiting room wall!< Less
A dozen picturesque vintage photos and postcards of Egypt, from the late 19th century through the early 20th - souvenirs of intrepid Victorian and Edwardian tourists. Includes scenes of Cairo, its... More > famous hotels and museum, mummies, pyramids and sphinx, mosques, camels, veiled ladies, the Nile... and several prints in truly beautiful hand-tinted color.
A talking-point for the wall at home or in the office, also makes a great, original gift! See also our other vintage travel titles availale as downloadable ebooks and screensavers, including "Ancient Egypt - Old Engravings"!< Less