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In a medieval cookbook in a special-collections library, near-future London, jaded food and drink authority Nick Kippax finds an alluring stain next to a recipe for the mythical crandolin. He tastes it, ravishing the page. Then he disappears... So begins an 'adwentour' that quantum-leapfrogs from Central Asia in the Middle Ages to Russia under Gorbachev, from the secrets of confectionery to the agonies of making a truly great moustache, from maidens in towers to tiffs between cosmic forces. Food, music, science, fruitloopery, superstition, railways, bladder-pipes and birth-marked Soviet statesmen; all are present in an extraordinary novel that is truly 'for the adwentoursomme'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 28mm | 458.13g
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1907681191
  • 9781907681196
  • 331,110

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"A fairy tale Dostoevsky would have liked... It's like it was written by a demented chef." -- David Kowalski
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About Anna Tambour

Anna Tambour has worked as an industrial designer, graphic designer, scent developer, cook, and as a grower of fruits too daunting for most purported gourmets. Of no fixed nationality, she currently lives in the Australian bush with a large family of other species, including brayers, medlars, quinces, and a man. Her stories have appeared in an anarchy of places, including infinity plus,The HMS Beagle: BioMedNet Magazine, Scary Food: A Compendium of Gastronomic Atrocity, the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Strange Horizons, Rudy Rucker's Flurb; and numerous anthologies including The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Paper Cities, and Bloody Fabulous.
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3 28% (18)
2 6% (4)
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