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CollectionsYour library (193)


Tagshistory (85), society (52), culture (36), food (29), restaurants (27), women (18), architecture (17), mystery (17), design (12), department stores (10) — see all tags

MediaNot set (5), Book (188), Paper Book (169), Audiobook (1)

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About meUntil about ten years ago I mainly read library books but now I buy them and they've started crowding me out of my house. But, come to think of it, a house is not really a home without books spilling out all over. I also write books, two so far. Right now I'm working on a social history of American restaurants. Who knew there were barbeque places in the 1760s?
Visit my restaurant history blog, Restaurant-ing through history --

About my libraryI like non-fiction best, with moderately high-brow mysteries thrown in for entertainment. Reginald Hill is, I think, a brilliant writer, but so are Donna Leon and Henning Mankell. Some of the books in my LibraryThing are currently in progress. Usually I read about 10 at a time. I also included old books that I've collected for research. I acquired quite a few for my book on department store history, Service and Style, and now I'm researching old restaurants, so that accounts for Eating Around San Francisco.

GroupsCrime, Thriller & Mystery, What Are You Reading Now?


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Real nameJan Whitaker

Locationa quaint little valley in Massachusetts

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Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/ephem (profile)
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Member sinceFeb 4, 2007

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