Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Mid-Week Reads: History Edition

Check out these gorgeous covers of Pride and Prejudice. My favorite is the Harvard University Press edition. But #8 had me crying out, "This makes no sense! She doesn't ride! That's the whole point in the chapter where she walks over to Bingley's house!" The Guy nodded tersely at me and continued working. It's clear who the Jane Austen fan in this household is.

I was fascinated by this article about the origins of curry. Apparently, people of the Indus Valley civilization used garlic, ginger, and turmeric in cooking!

Agatha Christie was investigated by British intelligence because of the name of a character in one of her books! But they didn't dare question her directly.

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