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it’s just a book – “Safari” by Bartle Bull

August 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Africa & Safari, It's just a Book

When this book first appeared in 1988, the romance of Safari fever was at its height. The movie “Out of Africa” had spawned a whole new revival in fashion with jodhpurs, leather and animal prints. The US designer Ralph Lauren launched the eponymous perfume and people rediscovered Beryl Markham, Isak Dinesen and the notorious “Happy [...]

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it’s just a book… “Happy Times” by Lee Radziwill

March 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Coffee Table Books, It's just a Book, Jacqueline Kennedy

Lee Radziwill “Happy Times”
What is the purpose of coffee table books? The term itself already implies that this type of publication is of lesser value than its prose-filled cousins. Many ideas have developed around this genre. Seinfeld’s Kramer wanted to write a coffee table book about coffee table books with built in legs and coasters.
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