Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

aka The Herripedia

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SURSTRÖMMING

On the Swedish herring delicacy which defies delicacy, insisting upon schnapps and communal singing in the face of its intimations of mortality

VENTJAGER

How they got the good new herring from somewhere off the coast of Scotland to wealthy Dutch burghers fresh from a hard day of being painted by Rembrandt

WEDGWOOD

In which we lust after that object of desire, the Wedgwood Queen's Ware herring dish (c 1780)

WHITE HERRING

On the nature of white herring, its international markets and its historical underachievement with the Great British public

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