• I have "The Body in the Library" version of this mug - knautia

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Cyberspace edited by Michael L. Benedikt.
Inside I found a clipping from Viilage Voice withthis story: Phiber Optik Goes Directly to Jail by Julian Dibbel. Dibell, the author of A Rape in Cyberspace an oft-cited article on Lambdamoo which was expanded in My Tiny Life and, most recently Play Money, has been writing interestingly and entertainingly about virtual communities since the early 90's.

Basics of Left-Handed Calligraphy by Margaret Shepherd

Presidents Birthplaces, Homes and Burial Sites by Rachel M. Kochmann

Tales of Times Square by Josh Alan Friedman

The Celts by Nora Chadwick

Queen Victoria's Little Wars by Byron Farwell

Answer to Job by C. G. Jung

Bye Bye Baby: My Tragic Love Affair with The Bay City Rollers by Caroline Sullivan
Even music critics were young once

The Kingdom in the Country by James Conaway

The History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay

Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain: 1870-1914 (Social Hist of Britain) by Jose Harris

Paper Moon by Joe David Brown
Originally titled Addie Pray the book from which Movie (and then, apparently, the TV series) was made

The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand

Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places by John R. Stilgoe

The Reshaping of Everyday Life: 1790-1840 (Everyday Life in America) . by Jack Larkin

George Orwell: As I Please, 1943-1945 : The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters (Collected Essays Journalism and Letters of George Orwell) by George Orwell

Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country by Robert E. Pike
He's a lumberjack

Just the One: The Wives and Times of Jeffrey Bernard by Graham Lord
A life of Jeffrey Bernard a frequently unwell journalist who liked a drink. Or, probably, a drinker who liked to write. His autobiography, Low Life is most entertaining, if also frightening.

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang

The Best Short Stories of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling

All the Devils Are Here by David Seabrook

Children of the City: At Work and At Play by David Nasaw

Res Gestae Divi Augusti: The Achievements of the Divine Augustus by Augustus

The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor by Flann O'Brien

Scent of Dried Roses by Tim Lott

Medieval Village by G. G. Coulton

One Night Stands by Rosa Liksom

Mythologies by Roland Barthes

Front Row (mugs):

Cafe du Monde

Bonjour Tristesse
The mug of the book by Françoise Sagan

  1. Rejean Pellerin 87 months ago | reply

    That's the kind of photo I like! Full of informations!

  2. johnyuhb 87 months ago | reply

    I really like the Penguin Books coffee mug :)

  3. glenfinlas 87 months ago | reply

    Bay City Rollers? Who'd have thunk it ...

  4. knautia 87 months ago | reply

    damn, I wish I culd browse your bookshelf and borrow half your books....

  5. niznoz 87 months ago | reply

    Thanks all. I like the coffee cup too--I can see developing a bit of penguin coffee cup addiction, frankly.

    glenfinias: I'm not sure the book convinced me that I missed out on anything not having been a teenage Rollers fan. But it was an amusing read.

    knautia: next time you're in NY you are welcome to browse.

  6. Martinish 87 months ago | reply

    I would like to borrow the other half of the books left behind by knautia. They all look fascinating. I feel ill informed! I've only read the Orwell. I do have a Great Gatsby penguin mug if that gets me any credibility? And I was in the Coach and Horses on Saturday talking, or rather listening, to an old sot who reckoned that he was a good friend of Jeffrey Bernard - which I doubt.

  7. niznoz 87 months ago | reply

    I was in the Coach and Horses on Saturday talking, or rather listening, to an old sot who reckoned that he was a good friend of Jeffrey Bernard

    No trip to the Coach and Horse would be complete without.

  8. vfm4 87 months ago | reply

    would you, please, add this photo to the "Penguin Paperback Spotters' Guild"? :-)

  9. fiction~dreamer.●๋• 70 months ago | reply

    good collection, and I love the mugs

  10. tuxedo katz 32 months ago | reply

    nice pic. love the mug!

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