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From award-winning and bestselling author Taras Grescoe comes a highly compelling new book about the twilight of Shanghai before the Second World War On the eve of the Second World War, the foreign-controlled port of Shanghai was the rendezvous for the 20th…

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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 California…

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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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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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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 . In Straphanger , Grescoe hits the commuter road in a global quest to understand and…

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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…