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The Little Book of Ayurveda

The Little Book of Ayurveda

A beginner’s guide to Ayurveda, the ancient system of self-healing.

Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest healing systems. These ancient principles teach you that everyone is unique and there is no “one size fits all” solution – each individual is made up of a unique combination of three main doshas, or energies, which give them their unique physiology and psychology.

The preventative and long-lasting health benefits of Ayurvedic self-healing include improved gut health, sleep, diet, stress management and many more.

This little book is the perfect introduction to Ayurveda – with guidance for improving both your physical and mental health, as well as simple exercises to help introduce this ancient wisdom into your daily life.
The Little Book of Zen

The Little Book of Zen

Treat the stresses of modern-day life with The Little Book of Zen.

Who knew so much wisdom could come in such a small package? This little book is packed full of easy practices and meditations to help you introduce the principles of Zen Buddhism into your day-to-day: enhance your spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing, tune into your natural intuition, and find your inner calm.

Beautifully presented, this book is the perfect introduction to this ancient practice.
Vegan Slow Cooking

Vegan Slow Cooking

by Hamlyn
Perfect for busy lifestyles, these recipes will revolutionise your meal planning, meaning you can indulge in nutritious, comforting vegan dishes every night of the week with little to no effort. With dishes for breakfast, snacks, mains and sweet treats, this is simple food that the whole family can share and enjoy together.

Recipes include: Seedy banana breakfast loaf, Tofu shakshuka, Satay cauliflower, Pulled jackfruit burgers, Mac n-no-cheese, Sweet potato shepherd’s pie, Chocolate lava slab and Lemon blueberry drizzle.
Vegetarian Slow Cooking

Vegetarian Slow Cooking

by Hamlyn
Perfect for busy lifestyles, these recipes will revolutionise your meal planning, meaning you can indulge in vibrant and comforting vegetarian dishes every night of the week with little to no effort. With dishes for breakfast, snacks, mains and sweet treats, this is simple food that the whole family can share and enjoy together.


Recipes include: French toast bake, Refried beans with avocado, Sri Lankan green bean curry, Beetroot gratin, Mexican baked eggs, Mushroom stroganoff, Slow cooked frittata, Miso aubergine noodles, Veggie Lasagne, Coconut rice pudding and Pineapple upside down cake.
Basta

Basta

Triple European Footballer of the Year. Once World Footballer of the Year. European Champion two UEFA Super Cups, European Champion with the Dutch National Team in 1988 and numerous national championships with both Ajax and AC Milan. Marco van Basten is known as one of the greatest footballers of all time, but his personal life has always remained somewhat of a mystery, until now.

Basta is the raw, honest, but above all gripping autobiography of Marco van Basten.

It’s the unfiltered story of his rise to fame, from being under the wing of Cruyff and experiencing life as an Ajax player to being propelled into the spotlight following Euros ’88 – and scoring the greatest goal ever to win a major final – and playing for AC Milan at the peak of Italian football’s popularity.

But despite countless successes, Marco van Basten experienced many low points, including losing a childhood friend, battling with pain after his numerous fluffed operations, and ultimately coming to terms with life after playing football.

Basta is his story.
Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2021

Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2021

The world’s best-selling annual wine guide.

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine – in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 44th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide.

Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both.

This latest edition of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book includes a colour supplement on terroir.
Philip's 2021 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky in Britain & Ireland

Philip's 2021 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky in Britain & Ireland

“IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE… YOU WON’T DO BETTER THAN THIS” BBC Sky at Night Magazine
“I WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY ‘STARGAZING’ AS THE MONTHS GO BY” Helen Sharman, Astronaut
“VERY USEFUL INDEED” Chris Lintott, Sky at Night presenter

Discover the latest in star gazing with the new and definitive guide to the night sky.

Whether you’re a seasoned astronomer or just starting out, Philip’s Stargazing 2021 is the only book you’ll need. Compiled by experts and specially designed for use in Britain and Ireland, Stargazing 2021 acts as a handily illustrated and comprehensive companion.

– 12 Brand-New Maps for year-round astronomical discovery
– Month-to-Month informationDaily Moon Phase Calendar, highlighting special lunar events throughout the year
– Planet Watch for ideal viewing days in 2021
– Avoid light pollution with our detailed Dark Sky Map
– Expert advice and insight throughout from internationally renowned Professors Couper and Henbest
– Using Binoculars – Stargazing recommendations from expert Robin Scagell
– Perfect for home use during lockdown
– Complete calendar of major astronomical events, including the Top 20 Sky Sights of 2021
– Jargon Buster, explaining common or confusing terms
– The planets’ movements explained from solar and lunar eclipses to meteor showers and comets
The Telegraph: How To Solve a Cryptic Crossword

The Telegraph: How To Solve a Cryptic Crossword

Have you always wondered how to do a cryptic crossword?

Solving one maybe easier than you think thanks to this book.


The Telegraph’s Puzzle Editor, Chris Lancaster, shows how to crack cryptic crosswords in an easy-to-follow way.

This simple-to-use guide will help you solve any cryptic crossword, whether you’re a complete beginner or a puzzler seeking to expand your knowledge. This book features:

– Explanations of the common clue devices, including double definitions, hidden clues, charades, subtractions, homophones and container-and-contents clues
– Work-throughs of practice crosswords
– Tips for spotting each variety of clue
– The top 10 solving tips you need to know
– Advice on reference materials and taking your puzzling to the next level
– Chris’s top-12 solving tips
– Appendices of useful lists including single-letter abbreviations and a glossary of common ‘crosswordese’


Whether you’re a novice or an inveterate puzzle lover, this is the perfect crossword solving guide for all.
A Matter of Facts

A Matter of Facts

Actor and acclaimed celebrity quizzer Shaun Williamson lifts the lid on a National drug that everyone hooked on… quizzing. A Matter of Facts is a personal journey into the world of quizzes. At the start Shaun enters the World Quiz Grand Prix, pitching his knowledge against the Nation’s finest minds, including Eggheads and Chasers… he fails. Unperturbed, he sets out to improve his skills through memory training, practice and even hypnosis. His adventure sees him get his old quizzing ‘band’ back together as they work their way through the leagues. As he does so, he meets many characters and experiences the wonderful vagaries of the pub quiz and discovers its place, not just in communities, but in people’s lives. Over the course of year Shaun aims to end his journey at a triumphant return to the Grand Prix… can his experiences and new-found knowledge end in triumph?

A Matter of Facts is a fun, fascinating and heart-warming read that will be adored by those who enjoy a regular meeting of alcohol and trivia.
Ask a Philosopher

Ask a Philosopher

The perfect gift for the smart thinker in your life.

For several years Ian Olasov has set up ‘Ask-a-Philosopher’ booths around New York City, answering questions from passersby. Now in this book he offers answers to the real-life questions on people’s minds.

From the philosophical to the frivolous, questions include:
– Are people innately good or bad?
– Is it okay to have a pet fish?
– Is it okay to have kids?
– Is colour subjective?
– If humans colonise Mars, who will own the land?
– Is ketchup a smoothie?
– Is there life after death?
– Should I give money to homeless people?

Every question is approached from a philosophical standpoint, but the answer is made fun and accessible for everyone.

One of the many joys of this book is that you see how philosophy can be both perfectly continuous with everyday life and also utterly transporting.
Clodagh's Weeknight Kitchen

Clodagh's Weeknight Kitchen

Clodagh’s 100 interesting, simple recipes from meat-free meals to quick-fix dishes and storecupboard suppers offer the answers to all your weeknight dinner dilemmas. With her trademark twists, Clodagh’s inspirational but achievable dishes elevate the simple to something special. Including ideas for:

Quick Fixes – recipes on the table in less than 30 minutes – perfect for when you’ve been stuck in the office and need a quick fix.
One and Done – a variety of one-dish dinners, including roasting tin meals, one-pot stews and casseroles and one-pan recipes.
Meat-free – vegetarian dishes for meat-free Monday (or any other night of the week).
Storecupboard stand-bys – recipes based on basic storecupboard staples like pasta and tinned tomatoes, which don’t require a long list of ingredients.
Friday Night In – satisfying and substantial dishes that can feed 6-8 people for weeknight gatherings of friends and family.
The DASH Diet

The DASH Diet

Reduce your blood pressure and improve your health with this beginner’s guide to the DASH diet.

Millions of people worldwide suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, and the DASH diet is a tried-and-tested programme designed to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and combat other health issues, such as diabetes and excessive weight gain.

DASH, ‘Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension’, is grounded in healthy eating principles and focuses on unprocessed foods. It is rich in fruit, vegetables, low-fat and non-fat dairy, lean protein, nuts and seeds, beans, heart-healthy fats and a limited amount of whole grains.

This book will tell you everything you need to know, including the latest research about how the diet works and its nutritional benefits. It features a 21-day plan to help you get started with more than 40 heart-healthy recipes to help you on your way.

The DASH Diet is designed for anyone who wants to improve their heart health and control their weight in the process.
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