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TV tie-ins May 26, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, J is for Juvenile, nonfiction, summer.
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Well, this blog kind of missed a trick with the Henry VIII miniseries this month – did you see some demand for books on the Renaissance and biographies of Anne Boleyn and Katherine of Aragon? We sure did.

So, in the category of Learning from our Mistakes…

Take advantage of the Hallmark Channel’s Marco Polo to highlight the gorgeous new book by Russell Freedman, The Adventures of Marco Polo (J B P), as well as other biographies of the enigmatic explorer.

PBS is presenting the television premier of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, a really wonderful 2003 documentary about a homeless San Francisco man whose life is changed by his acquaintance with, yes, parrots. When was the last time you had an excuse to group together books about parrots, homelessness, and San Francisco?

There always seems to be a good excuse to haul out the pirate books, and lately, there are always great new pirate books to haul out. This time, it’s a new “Survivor”-style reality series, called Pirate Master. A batch of contestants set sail on a square-rigger ship sailing the Caribbean and complete “expeditions” for gold coins. There’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean game (on both XBox and Playstation), as well as Scourge of the Seas, by Angus Konstam and The Republic of Pirates, by Colin Woodard (both, 910.45) to headline a scurvy piratical display.

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