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Exclamations

We're going to the Proms!*

Free tea!**

Books!***

* We have tickets for tonight's Proms concert, a Tchaikovsky/Shostakovich/Prokofiev fest. It's the first time going for both of us.

** This month's IMBB theme is Tea - and the date is July 31st, if you care to participate. In honor of the event, Adagio Teas is offering free tea samples to IMBB participants and food bloggers in the U.S. and Canada. If you're interested, the details are here.

*** I spent some time in what looks to be Canary Wharf's only bookstore today, encouraged by a 5 pounds off voucher we'd acquired thanks to the HP book. It's a smaller bookstore, but the selection is rather better than I initially thought a few months back. I was pleased to see a good selection of Rough Guides and Tokyopop manga translations. The Diana Wynne Jones selection was, however, rather slim. I went home with the Rough Guide to Scotland (Glasgow ahoy!), the newest Jasper Fforde novel, and a trial copy of Time Out.

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lazyknight
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
*blink*
*blink*

There's a new Fforde out? Drats, I new there was a site I'd not checked in with recently.
owlfish
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: *blink*
It came out within the past two weeks. It's called The Big Over Easy. It's not a Thursday Next book, but vaguely related - a murder mystery about Humpty Dumpty.
lazyknight
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Re: *blink*
*noddle*

He held a rough straw poll for the name of the next book at the Bristol signing last year (or was it the year before?) and I think it was a toss-up between "The Big Over Easy" and "The Last Eggsit To Swindon"
haggisthesecond
Jul. 29th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
There are two bookstores, one near the Canary Wharf DLR and one in the Jubilee Place mall which is a fair amount bigger. I suspect you've been in the first. The Jubilee Place one is in a corridor near Burrells the jeweller, kind of tucked away near an escalator up to one of the office buildings.

A little further on the DLR, there's an Ottakar's bookstore in Greenwich which is pretty good, lots of bookstores that sell remaindered books cheap (Booktime etc) and a couple of used bookstores hanging on by the skin of their teeth.
saffronjan
Jul. 30th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
IMBB
I want to thank you for reminding me about IMBB... I went there, and found a lovely recipe for New Orleans style olive salad that I'm really looking forward to trying.
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