Victoria Alexander: Home

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Love Books

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Specifications

Number of pages: 440pp printed on uncoated paper

Product dimensions: 190 x 250 mm 

Cover: coloured cloth

Edges of the book block: printed digitally

H&T bands: two-colored

Binding: cased, smyth-sewn 

 

2022

Victoria Alexander: Home

Pale pink pervades the home of Victoria Alexander:  it colors plates and cups, it tinges the walls and the frames of the woodblock prints that hang on the ancient walls, it comes through the windows, a distillation of the very colors found in Australian sunsets.

Writer, passionate cook, refined photographer, Victoria Alexander together with Love Books, a small but intriguing publishing house in Sidney, gives us a book steeped in pink, starting with the color of the cover.  After a cup of tea sipped in her company, she leads us through Home: a fresh account of what she terms an anthropological pilgrimage through the home, and through houses:  from the tribal tents of Kenya through the colorful constructions of Ethiopia, by way of the blossoms put out to dry in a Japanese house and the slatted balconies of old Stockholm.

Dedicated to those who cheerfully color outside the lines, writes Victoria in the epigraph to this book, wrapped in a coarse cloth with a debossed title, and printed on uncoated paper of a delicate pink shade.  The edge of the pages, printed digitally, repeat the title along with the adjective “sweet.”

Home! Home!
Sweet, sweet home!
There’s no place like home
There’s no place like home!

So goes the popular song.  And with that ditty in mind, the author describes with words and illustrates with her own photos the houses in which she would love to live, the cocoons, the nests which we would love to inhabit.

 

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Dishoom

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Bloomsbury

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Specifications

Binding: Quarterbound with cloth
Number of pages: 340 pp
Product dimensions: 36.0 x 27.5 cm
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January, 2020

Dishoom

At long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.

As you learn to cook the comforting Dishoom menu at home, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You’ll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.

This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.

Text by Bloomsbury