All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours

Jessica Kerwin Jenkins


Entertaining, unforeseen, and entire of attraction, the follow-up to Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite offers a miscellany of attractive tales, detailing the fascinating customs, traditions, and accountable pleasures pursued through the ages.
 
All the Time within the World takes its cue from an iconic part of medieval lifestyles, the booklet of hours, which prescribed definite readings and contemplations for yes elements of the day all year long. Divided into greater than seventy-five entries, All the Time within the World is brimming with witty bons mots, attention-grabbing etymologies, and arresting anecdotes encompassing an array of cultures and eras. matters lined comprise the daylong rite of laying a royal Elizabethan tablecloth; the radicalization of sartorial stylish in Eighteen Nineties Paris; Nostradamus's trust within the aphrodisiac energy of jam; the sensuous perform of sniffing incense in fifteenth-century Japan; the yank fascination with flaming muffins; the short-lived creative self-discipline of “lumia,” or visible tune; the evolution of espresso from a non secular ritual to a forbidden appreciate the center East; Henriette d'Angeville's fearless and wine-fueled ascent of Mont Blanc; the frilly treasure hunts concocted via London's vivid younger issues; and the musical revolution referred to as bebop. An antidote to the modern cult of “getting issues done,” All the Time within the World revives forgotten treasures of the previous whereas inspiring a fondness for strong dwelling within the present.

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