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After compulsively searching for an hour for some sort of explanation, I found nothing to explain it. I'm amazed that no one else has asked this question before! But you are right: Amazon, Alibris, and a lot of book sellers refer to the author of Bourdain's books as "Lord Anthony Bourdain". But when I search my county library's database, there's no references to anyone named "Lord Anthony Bourdain". Weird.

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I apologize - I should have said that I checked elsewhere, too. I'm thinking someone hacked into Amazon and "corrected" all references to Bourdain. I think this is a fairly recent development.

May I be Lady K, please? :rolleyes:

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May I be Lady K, please?

Yes! Even though it sounds like a high-end breakfast cereal. Funny story, thanks, I wonder if somebody will elaborate further. . .

Peter Gamble aka "Peter the eater"

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Basically, it's a typo. Both Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy (a character created by an idiosyncratic NJ guy) and Tony are Bloomsbury authors, and years ago, for some reason, Whimsy and Bourdain got cross-referenced wrongly in various databases of current books, etc. They have NO relation or connection whatsoever, and Tony is no lord (!)

http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/details.aspx?tpid=2952

The whimsy dude is a self-proclaimed modern dandy, practicing 18th century etiquette in 21st century NJ:

http://www.lordwhimsy.com/whimsy/index.html

And, as you can see, this bon vivant looks nothing like Tony:

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/i-new-...e-swells-whimsy

And writes nothing like Tony:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AKOM13IH640VF.

Basically, this eccentric little man spends a lot of time being FABULOUS! IN! MAKING THE SOCIAL SCENE IN NY! And doing so while sartorially resplendent. I forget what he does to support his fabulousness, but I believe I read somewhere that he's married. So he's not gay. Just EVER so fashion-forward and veddy, veddy Regency England (!)

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Thank you, Claudia Greco!

That's one strange dude. Now I've got to check my pants to see if they're 11-wale corduroy.

Peter Gamble aka "Peter the eater"

I just made a cornish game hen with chestnut stuffing. . .

Would you believe a pigeon stuffed with spam? . . .

Would you believe a rat filled with cough drops?

Moe Sizlack

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