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Ilex Press

The Palm Reading Guide

Frank C. Clifford
Authors:
Frank C. Clifford

Palmistry is a powerful craft and a way of gaining self-awareness. It will help you to better understand and develop your character, love life and career in order to become the person you want to be and live the life you truly desire. Not all of the lines have been written yet and by studying your palms you can learn how to alter a negotiable future. Your destiny is in your hands.

Mitchell Beazley

Gregg's Italian Family Cookbook

Gregg Wallace, Anna Wallace
Authors:
Gregg Wallace, Anna Wallace

Gregg Wallace has fallen in love with Italian cuisine. Along with his wife Anna, and a little help from her Italian parents, he has created a simple Italian cookbook so we can all enjoy traditional Italian cuisine at home.For Italians, food is not just about recipes, it's a way of life. It's about making time for each other, forgetting work and worries, and enjoying tasty, satisfying meals. Gregg and Anna share the dishes they have explored, laughed and argued about with their family, from vitello tonnato to orecchiette and crespelle to veal chops, bagna cauda and bowls of vongole. Brought to life through stunning photography in the Tuscan countryside and buzzing food markets, you'll discover traditional recipes, cooked the authentic Italian way.'I want to do this book and I want to do it with my new Italian family. Everybody knows this is my favourite cuisine...it is to my mind the greatest cuisine of the world. It's family food, it brings people to the table, it's not difficult to do, everybody can learn to cook this way...I have discovered so much love in this new family of mine and it's centred around the table. I want to share this passion, I want everybody to taste their own slice of it." - Gregg Wallace

Kyle Books

Mid-Century Modern Living

Keith Stephenson, Mark Hampshire
Authors:
Keith Stephenson, Mark Hampshire

Bursting with beautiful ideas for bringing a signature mid-century look into your own space, as well as practical advice on what will work where, this is an essential guide for any lover of interior design and mid-century style. In this beautifully photographed book, Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns show you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own homeKnown for their striking use of pattern and colour, Mark and Keith's designs are inspired by everything from childhood memories to commentaries on popular culture, and through this lens they explore how different influences and designers have created key mid-century looks. They delve into the cornerstones of mid-century style, from colour and pattern to materials and curation, and share their secrets on how to bring together the things you love to create your own look. They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse.

Mitchell Beazley

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything

Emily Leary
Authors:
Emily Leary

Get Your Kids to Eat Anything is an achievable 'how to' for parents in the battle to overcome picky eating and 'make new the norm'. Emily Leary's unique 5-phase programme looks at the issue of 'fussy eating' in a holistic way that links imagination with food, and which situates parents alongside - not in opposition to - their children.You'll embark on a food discovery which will change the way you look at food and bring healthy variety into every meal for years to come. You will ease away from the same four-to-six staple meals most families fall back on, towards truly varied meal plans from day to day, week to week, to the point where introducing your whole family to new flavours, colours and textures is a breeze because new is the norm.Each phase includes a clear explanation of what you're going to learn and achieve, clear advice/commentary, two weeks of delicious tried and tested recipes, and hands-on activities to try out with your family, all of which will help bring that phase to life and help you and your family to progress forward.The 5-phase approach:Phase 1: Unfamiliar into the familiar. Introducing unfamiliar colour, flavour or texture into familiar favourites.Phase 2: Educate. Experimenting with food, and understanding where it comes from and why it's important.Phase 3: Fun. Putting the fun back into food and building enthusiasm for food variety.Phase 4: Into the unknown. Discovering new ingredients and flavour combinations.Phase 5: Cementing variety. Learning techniques to keep your family meals varied long-term.

Ilex Press

The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games

Peter Leigh
Authors:
Peter Leigh
Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

"Who would have thought you could create a cat bed from a washing-up bowl, design a doll's house from an old shoe box or make a flower pot from a margarine tub - all on live television!" Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter presenter 1962-1972"My ultimate favourite has to be Tracy Island. I loved all the little details, such as the bendable pipe cleaner, palm trees and that it was compatible with the shop bought Thunderbirds toys."Konnie Huq, Blue Peter presenter, 1997-2008Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming andsocial media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsimiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doily. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.

Aster

Four-Legged Therapy

Four- Legged Therapy is a delightfully illustrated collection of ten stories that recognise the therapeutic value of having animals in our lives. A charming exploration of how pets can support our minds and bodies in everyday life. From grumpy cats, fat dogs and muddy ducks to goats in a classroom and rescue-hens in a care home, this book recognises animals as the unsung heroes that save lives and make life worth living. Animals offer companionship, love and fun. They teach us the gift of kindness and acceptance. They can connect us to the world, slow down time and sharpen our senses in a kind of informal meditation. They can be good listeners, offering reassurance and devotion that steadies our self-esteem. They ask us for routine and consistency, to show a kind of resilience that is good for us."Your dog's utter faith in your humanity will make you feel like more and more of a human, every day"- Caroline O'Donoghue, author of 'Promising Young Women', shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards writing about the joy of unconditional from her Jack-Russell terrier, Sylvie. "I feel as if I've been permitted a glimpse into the wonder at the very heart of life, led there by my dog" - Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, author of Things My Dog Has Taught Me: About being a better human.

Ilex Press

Star Wars Felties

Aimee Ray
Authors:
Aimee Ray

Learn how to create adorable Star Wars characters out of friends to keep or gift.The kit includes an illustrated instruction book with easy-to-follow steps for 10 projects (as well as techniques for basic embroidery stitches), die-cut templates and all the materials you need to make adorable felt versions of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, Wicket the Ewok, Yoda, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Boba Fett.Inside you'll find:48-page instruction bookDie-cut templates for 10 projects11 sheets of feltEmbroidery needle9 colours of embroidery threadStuffing

Ilex Press

Disney Frozen Crochet

Kati Gálusz
Authors:
Kati Gálusz
Ilex Press

Stop Staring at Screens

Tanya Goodin
Authors:
Tanya Goodin

Technology was designed to make our lives easier, and yet it's one of the biggest drivers of family rifts and stress. Making healthy and realistic decisions about when and where you really need technology can be tricky but is essential for restoring harmony in your home. Stop Staring at Screens has the answers you need.* Find sanity-saving solutions and practical tips* Follow diagnostic quizzes* Identify key triggers * Address common issues* Learn what works best for you and your family

Kyle Books

Let's Go Camping! From cabins to caravans, crochet your own camping Scenes

Kate Bruning
Authors:
Kate Bruning

Go glamping without the threat of unpredictable weather and nasty creepy crawlies, and instead crochet your own adorable camping scene that will keep any child entertained for hours and celebrate all that is great about camping. Reminiscent of vintage camping memorabilia, you can create a nostalgic collection of crochet projects encompassing all aspects of outdoor life. With mix and match projects ranging from vintage caravans and ice cream trucks, to tents and teepees with all the camping paraphernalia of sleeping bags, backpacks and a log fire, as well as mountain and forest scenery you can create your own outdoor world. Or why not craft an alternative camping scene with a classic narrow boat, or a wooden lakeside cabin which can open up to reveal immaculately decorated insides. Instructions for playmats will give children a fantastic base for playing, allowing them to create games and stimulate their own imagination.

Kyle Books

What to Knit When You're Expecting

Nikki Van De Car
Authors:
Nikki Van De Car

Nikki Van De Car spent the months before her daughter's birth knitting constantly to keep her hands busy and to help the time before her arrival pass more quickly. She knitted everything from sweaters and hats to burp cloths and stuffed animals. Over the course of the following year, she learned which items were actually useful, and which sat in a drawer, never to be worn. The 28 patterns collected in 'What to Knit When You're Expecting', for babies aged from 0 to 12 months, are the best of these, and include booties, mittens, bibs and blankets, as well as sweaters, hats and cardigans. All are relatively simple, so can be knit while your mind is elsewhere, and all are immensely practical. This title is organized according to where you are in your pregnancy, the patterns for the first trimester reflect the fact there is still plenty of time to finish a longer project; those for the second, when many women learn the sex of their baby, focus on clothes for girls and boys; and projects for the third are quick and easy.

Ilex Press

Desk Wars

John Austin
Authors:
John Austin
Kyle Books

101 Brilliant Things For Kids to do With Science

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac

From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science - and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen. Whether they want to Launch a Rocket, Blow a Square Bubble, Discover their own DNA or Build a Balloon Powered Racing Car, there's a whole wealth of fun suggestions to keep kids amused - and you never know, they might even learn something along the way.

Ilex Press

Cute Kawaii Doodles

Sarah Alberto
Authors:
Sarah Alberto

Bursting with ideas for illustrators and those who have never sketched before, this inspirational book will teach you how to draw more than 100 adorable doodles and super-cute characters in just a few easy steps. Starting with a simple shape such as a circle or a square, Sarah Alberto - aka Doodles by Sarah - shows you how to transform these into a quirky plant, a cute donut, a characterful face, a dainty cloud, and much, much more.Annotated with quick tips and tricks to explain the process, the visual steps will show you how to create a whole host of charming characters, using the ubiquitous ballpoint pen. Why a ballpoint pen? It's universal, affordable, and versatile, and allows you to create small details and sharp lines. Sarah also demonstrates how you can also use coloured pencils or markers to add extra life to your completed doodles.With the author's engaging, sweet and simple style, you'll be instantly inspired to pick up a pen and some paper and doodle like you've never done before!

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Miniature Garden Grower

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

For the miniature garden grower, lack of space is not a problem. Who needs a large garden when a landscape can be created in a single pot, or an entire ecosystem in a glass terrarium? In fact, you don't need a garden or any kind of outdoor space at all!RHS Miniature Garden Grower shows you how to create tiny gardens that bring big rewards. The projects are divided into five styles. Each one starts with the basic principles behind that style of garden, and a few snippets of simple plant science back up the easy-to-follow practical advice..You don't need a lot of square footage to create beautiful green spaces. These teeny-tiny gardens take very little time to plant and are a great option for a rainy-day activity. Many have the added advantage of being instantly complete and mature, making them great gifts and inspiration for gardeners of all ages.

Ilex Press

Even More Star Wars Crochet Pack

Lucy Collin
Authors:
Lucy Collin

Brandish your crochet hook and create even more of your favourite Star Wars characters! This starter kit includes everything you need to make BB-8 and a Jawa, plus tutorials for ten more characters. Your collection can soon include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, Rey, Finn, and many other favourites from a galaxy far, far away. The kit includes a crochet hook, all the yarn you need to make the droid BB-8 and an alien Jawa, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle. As well as a book that guides you step-by-step through each of the projects with easy instructions and clear photos so that even crochet novices can learn.

Cassell

Ukulele for Beginners

Will Grove-White
Authors:
Will Grove-White

Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you.Originally published as Get Plucky, this all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Ukulele for Beginners is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children alike, and a must for anyone with an interest in the instrument.- No knowledge of music required- Clearly written and easy to understand- Full colour photographic illustrations- Chords to learn and songs to strum- Simple and advanced strumming techniques- Tips and tricks for writing your own songs- How to play in a group- Play along with the songs onlineAlso includes:- Pull-out comprehensive chord dictionary- A complete history of the ukulele- Biographies of great uke players from past and present- Ukulele revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley and more...

Ilex Press

Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art from The Avengers, you'll have hours of fun bringing the superheroes to life.Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall...there are a host of ways to complete Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book. Includes puzzles of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and many, many more!

Kyle Books

101 Things for Kids to do Outside

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac

Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag. This hands-on guide will help children get the most from being outdoors, and you don't need a big garden - a local park or small area will suffice. 101 Things for Kids to do Outside is sure to get your kids away from the computer and provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.