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From award-winning and bestselling author Taras Grescoe comes a highly compelling new bestselling book about the twilight of Shanghai before the Second World War Finalist for the 2016 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction Longlisted for the 2017 British…

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by Taras Grescoe

|October 20, 2008

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Just when opting for omega-three-rich seafood is recognized as one of the healthiest dietary choices a person can make, the news seems to be full of stories about mercury-laden tuna, shrimp contaminated with antibiotics and collapsing fish stocks. In a world of…
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The Devil’s Picnic is a feast like no other: start with an aperitif of powerful Norwegian moonshine; nibble on a French raw-milk cheese that can carry a brain-swelling bacteria; sip Bolivian coca tea and Swiss absinthe; maybe puff a Cuban cigar in a…

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Taras Grescoe has written books that have changed the way we look at illicit substances, in The Devil’s Picnic , and how we think about the world’s seafood, in Bottomfeeder . Now, as oil prices soar and suburbs continue to sprawl, Grescoe hits the…

Straphanger

by Taras Grescoe

|March 1, 2012

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Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution "I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public…
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From award-winning and bestselling author Taras Grescoe comes a highly compelling and bestselling account of the high life in Shanghai just before the Second World War On the eve of the Second World War, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous…
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Award-winning journalist Taras Grescoe has written books that have changed how we look at illicit food and other substances ( The Devil’s Picnic ), how we think about the world’s seafood ( Bottomfeeder ), and how we as commuters hit the road ( Straphanger ). The…

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Hilariously informative: the travel book of the year Where do you go when there’s nowhere left to go? Now that seven hundred million tourists leave home every year, there doesn’t seem to be a single patch of earth untouched by the tourist industry.…
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An investigation into what thrills us, what terrifies us, and what would make us travel ten thousand miles and evade the local authorities, The Devil's Picnic is a delicious and compelling expedition into the heart of vice and desire. Taras Grescoe is the author…