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Odd Legends From around the world

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Reality, fact and fiction are three sisters who dance themselves into a stupor under the blubbery face of the wobbly moon. The diaphanous membrane that separates history from legend is frequently penetrated by human imagination and the dancing tempest of wavy nonsense. Join us, dear reader, as we explore peculiar legends from all around this great sagging sanguine globe. 

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Fiction & Drollery

Cupid's Cocktail: Elixirs of Love & Lust

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“I will show you a love potion without drug or herb, or any witch's spell; if you wish to be loved, love.” ― Hecato of Rhodes

Can magic potions make someone fall in love with you? 

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Fiction & Drollery

Hendrick’s Bibliophilic Reposorium

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In today’s age of instant (and un-gratifying) gratification, the book is more important than ever. Here are three books that will make your shelves sigh with unbridled appreciation. What greater pleasure than a cocktail in one hand, an unusual book in the other and an hour away from the pericanacious worries of the modern age? 

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Fiction & Drollery

5 Lovely Food & Cocktail Pairings

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It is always the odd couples that make the party – with this in mind we have paired five cocktails with five dishes to create some distinctly unusual combinations. These peculiar culinary marriages will not please all tastes!

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