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The household tips of the great writers

Author: Mark Crick
Publisher: London : Granta, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Humor, satire, etc. : English
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"A complete guide to household management compiled by the sparklingly funny Mark Crick: everything you ever needed to know, but were too literate to ask."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Crick
ISBN: 9781847082527 1847082521
OCLC Number: 751723366
Notes: "Excepting the preface, the text in this book was previously published with colour illustrations in three volumes: Kafka's Soup, first published by Libri Publications Ltd, 2005, extended paperback edition published by Granta Books 2007; Sartre's Sink, published by Granta Books 2008; Machiavelli's Lawn, published by Granta Books 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: x, 276 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface, with Mrs Isabella Beeton --
Great writers in the kitchen. Lamb with dill sauce à la Raymond Chandler --
Tarragon eggs à la Jane Austen --
Quick miso soup à la Franz Kafka --
Rich chocolate cake à la Irvine Welsh --
Tiramisu à la Marcel Proust --
Coq au vin à la Gabriel García Márquez --
Mushroom risotto à la John Steinbeck --
Boned stuffed poussins à la Marquis de Sade --
Clafoutis grandmère à la Virginia Woolf --
Fenkata à la Homer --
Vietnamese chicken à la Graham Greene --
Sole à la Dieppoise à la Jorge Luis Borges --
Cheese on toast à la Harold Pinter --
Onion tart à la Geoffrey Chaucer --
Rösti à la Thomas Mann --
Moules marinière à la Italo Calvino --
Plum pudding à la Charles Dickens --
Great writers' DIY tips. Hanging wallpaper with Ernest Hemingway --
Bleeding a radiator with Emily Brontë --
Reglazing a window with Milan Kundera --
Replacing a light switch with Elfriede Jelinek --
Painting a room with Haruki Murakami --
Tiling a bathroom with Fyodor Dostoevsky --
Putting up a shelf with Julius Caesar --
Repairing a dripping tap with Marguerite Duras --
Boarding an attic with Edgar Allan Poe --
Putting up a garden fence with Hunter S. Thompson --
Applying sealant round a bath with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --
Remedying a drawer that sticks with Samuel Beckett Unblocking a sink with Jean-Paul Sartre --
Painting a panelled door with Anaïs Nin --
Great writers in the garden. Introduction with Niccolò Machiavelli --
Planting a hanging basket with Raymond Carver --
Growing potatoes with Bertolt Brecht --
Dividing bamboo with Isabel Allende --
On the art of mowing with Niccolò Machiavelli --
Planting a fruit tree with Henrik Ibsen --
Removing a sucker with Bret Easton Ellis --
Burying bulbs in autumn with Sylvia Plath --
Weeding by hand with Émile Zola --
Caring for heather with Alan Bennett --
Propagating from a vine with Mary Shelley --
Repotting a house plant with Martin Amis --
How to prune the rose with Pablo Neruda.
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