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The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600

Antony Wild

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Established by Royal Charter in 1600, the East India Company was, and remains to this day, the largest and most powerful multinational business the world has ever seen. It controlled over half the world's trade and a quarter of its population. It singlehandedly ruled India, raised its own army and navy, minted its own currency, and traded with every corner of the globe. It also trafficked in opium, greed, and brutal oppression, sowing the seeds that would lead to its downfall -- and absorption by the British Crown."The East India Company" describes how "the Honourable Company" created its extraordinary trading empire by introducing an exotic cache of tea, silks, porcelain, cashmere, and spices to a luxury-starved England. It also explains how the company conducted its day-to-day business at home and in the East, through colorful figures such as Captain James Skinner and John Nicholson; how the opulent daily life of East India Company rulers amongst the ruled led to "the Mutiny"; and why India's first war of independence spelled an end not only to the company itself, but, eventually, to an entire empire.

Coffee: A Dark History

Antony Wild

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“Masterful and exhaustive . . . eye-opening lessons in economics, ethics, culture and science, resulting in a comprehensive overview of a commodity that is second only to oil in its importance to world trade.” ―Worcester Evening News

Coffee trader and historian Antony Wild delivers a rollicking history of the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world after oil―an industry that employs 100 million people throughout the world. From obscure beginnings in east Africa in the fifteenth century as a stimulant in religious devotion, coffee became an imperial commodity, produced by poor tropical countries and consumed by rich temperate ones. Through the centuries, the influence of coffee on the rise of capitalism and its institutions has been enormous. Revolutions were once hatched in coffeehouses, commercial alliances were forged, secret societies were formed, and politics and art were endlessly debated. Today, while coffee chains spread like wildfire, coffee-producing countries are in crisis: with prices at a historic low, they are plagued by unprecedented unemployment, abandoned farms, enforced migration, and massive social disruption. Bridging the gap between coffee’s dismal colonial past and its perilous corporate present, Coffee reveals the shocking exploitation that has always lurked at the heart of the industry.

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book: More Than 160 Classic Recipes For Sandwiches, Pretty Cakes And Bakes, Biscuits, Bars, Pastries, Cupcakes, Celebration Cakes And Glorious Gateaux

Antony Wild

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The ultimate teatime recipe collection with an introduction to serving traditional afternoon tea, photographed throughout.

Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series)

William Shakespeare

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John Wilders - literary advisor to the BBC TV Shakespeare series - brings thorough scholarship and a practical understanding of performance needs to this new edition. Clarity, accessibility and rigour are the hallmarks of an edition which will provide invaluable guidance for all its readers. "This edition has a very helpful introduction and good clear text, as well as the exceptionally excellent and detailed notes." Dr Michael Herbert, St Andrews University ''a useful treatment of a complex play'Barry Gaines, University of New Mexico, Shakespeare Quarterly

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book: More than 160 classic recipes for sandwiches, pretty cakes and bakes, biscuits, bars, pastries, cupcakes, ... and glorious gateaux, with 650 photographs

Antony Wild

Best price for this book: $ 32.84

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The ultimate teatime recipe collection, with an introductory guide to preparing and serving the perfect afternoon tea, along with all the family faovurites you'd expect to find

Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare, 3rd Series)

William Shakespeare

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John Wilders brings to life the range of approaches that have bee taken to the play's performance throughout its history, together with the insights and changing views which critics have offered. Commentary on the play provides invaluable guidance to the play's classical references and short biographies are given of the play's historical characters. The edition also includes an accessible discussion of the decisions involved in establishing an edited text, opening up Arden's scholarship to the general reader.

The Perfect Afternoon Tea Book: Over 70 Tea-Time Treats

Antony Wild

Best price for this book: $ 39.75

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Afternoon tea is the quintessential English tradition that everyone loves to share. This delightful book provides all the classic recipes that you will need together with a history of the custom of afternoon tea.

The East India Company Book of Tea

Antony Wild

Best price for this book: $ 34.95

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Since history began, tea has been a much-loved and sought-after beverage. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, from its early discovery in China to its adoption in the West and final worldwide acceptance. The East India Company was a vital catalyst on the British nation's love affair with tea, which has lasted to this day, but its influence was also felt in America where the Company's tea was tipped into Boston harbour at the infamous tea party. The East India Company Book of Tea illustrates lavishly the tea story, as well as offering advice on the different varieties and the best ways of brewing tea from all around the world. Add some wonderful recipes, some strange tales and many previously little-known facts, and the stage is set for the story of tea - 'water bewitched'!

The East India Company Book of Spices

Antony Wild

Best price for this book: $ 21.92

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A guide to spices and their uses features recipes, little-known facts, exotic tales, and a look at the history of the spice trade

Afternoon Tea: 70 Recipes For Cakes, Biscuits And Pastries, Illustrated With 270 Photographs

Antony Wild

Best price for this book: $ 32.48

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A sumptous book of delicious tried-and-tested recipes that are ideal for afternoon tea.