Be a Mermaid
By Sarah Ford
Mermaid is happy in her own fins. She is fiercely independent and is just as happy taking herself out for dinner as she is on a night out with the squad. Never one to bow out early, she confronts every challenge head on and isn't afraid to get her hands dirty (though her tail will always be sparkling clean). So let Mermaid guide you through the trials and tribulations of real girl power and you can be sure she'll always have your back. Be a Mermaid is a great gift for friends who need reminding of their inner mermaid, as well as a must-have addition for anyone who needs to regain the power.
Be a Llama
By Sarah Ford
Sweet natured, sociable, and blessed with great hair, Llama is taking on the world... she is doing it one step at a time and staying really, really chilled. Take a leaf out of Llama's book and seek out the calm amidst the chaos.From llama weddings to therapy llamas, these are the animals of tomorrow. Or the day after. No rush. Find your inner llama Zen with this little book of calm, illustrated with sweet pictures of little charmer Llama. Full of funny quotes to help you achieve total llama 'calma', this book is a wonderful gift for friends and family, as well as a great treat for you.
The Brain Diet
By Tara Swart
Everyone knows the importance of eating well for physical health, but research shows that the foods you eat can have a significant impact on your mental and cognitive health, too. Food and health are emotive subjects, and we are increasingly bombarded with conflicting information about what to eat (and what not to eat). This can be overwhelming and make it harder to choose the right foods for us. Dr Tara Swart's The Brain Diet is a myth-busting breath of fresh air, with practical and scientific information presented in an easy-to-understand, accessible way. This comprehensive book explains how food fuels the brain, highlights brain-friendly ingredients for you and your family, and explains which foods should be avoided, helping you to make the right choices for your cognitive health. Armed with this reliable information, and a selection of recipes to get you started, you will be ready to begin your journey to living a longer, healthier life. So boost your body and improve your cognitive health for better wellbeing and successful ageing.
The Book of Ornamental Alphabets
By F. G. Delamotte, Alan Anderson
Whether you're a type nerd, an illustrator or a professional designer, The Book Of Ornamental Alphabets is the perfect sourcebook. FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1858, Frederick Delamotte's Ornamental Alphabets Ancient & Mediæval was an immediate hit, and a huge influence on generations of designers in every medium.An idiosyncratic, personal selection of over fifty scripts and typefaces, it remains guaranteed to inspire anyone with an interest in lettering, from designers and artists to tattooists, hand-letterers, and calligraphers.
Bob's Basics: Sowing, Planting, Watering
By Bob Flowerdew
A practical guide to ensuring success in the garden, Sowing, Planting, Watering and Feeding shows that there is more to gardening than putting a seed in the soil and watching it grow. Bob Flowerdew draws on his 30 years of experience to guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing for, planting and nurturing your plants. He will guide you around the common mistakes, make sure you don't dampen off your seeds, save you from over or under-watering, talk you through cutting, layering, rhizomes, when is the most effective time to feed, and many other tips that will give you the knowledge and confidence to get going in your garden. This is one book of an indispensable series that can answer all your queries and, because it's Bob, no doubt make you laugh too.
Bob's Basics: Simple & Green Pest & Disease Control
By Bob Flowerdew
Organic gardeners often face the problem of how to effectively eradicate pests and diseases without harming other, beneficial wildlife. This is where Bob, with his 30 years' experience of organic gardening, comes in handy. Bob explains the best methods for removing and preventing a wide variety of common garden pests, from aphids and slugs to vine weevils and whitefly. He goes on to discuss the most effective and organic ways to avoid and cope with diseases, such as dieback, canker, silver leaf and rust. One in an indispensable series of books, Simple, Green Pest and Disease Control will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, pest and disease-free.
Bob's Basics: Pruning and Tidying
By Bob Flowerdew
Correct pruning is essential to keep plants healthy and free of pests, but for many gardeners, it can seem confusing and even daunting. In Pruning, Training and Tidying, Bob Flowerdew draws on his long experience as an organic gardener to guide you through the process in his customary clear and straightforward manner. He explains when is the best time of year to prune each plant, tree or shrub, and gives clear instructions on where and how to cut. He provides advice on selecting and using the best tools and equipment, and tips on how to increase cropping and flowering. Bob also gives handy and imaginative suggestions to guide you through the seemingly never-ending task of keeping your garden trim and tidy. One in an indispensable series of books, Pruning, Training and Tidying will answer all your queries and help you achieve a well-maintained and prosperous garden.
Bob's Basics: Weeding without Chemicals
By Bob Flowerdew
More and more people are choosing to garden organically, but struggle to manage their gardens without resorting to dangerous chemicals. Chemical weed killers can be incredibly harmful to the wildlife in your garden, not to mention any fruit and vegetables you might have growing. With over 30 years' experience of organic gardening, Bob Flowerdew has tackled every kind of weed in a variety of ways to devise the best ways to remove them and maintain a weed-free garden. He discusses each group of weeds individually, as they all need a different approach. Even seemingly ineradicable weeds such as ground-elder, convolvulus and fat-hen can be successfully dealt with. One in an indispensable series of books, Weeding Without Chemicals will answer all your queries in a clear, straightforward manner, leaving you to enjoy your garden, weed-free.
Bob's Basics: Composting
By Bob Flowerdew
Composting is an excellent way to recycle kitchen and garden waste and to help your garden flourish. As Bob Flowerdew explains, any organic materials can be used, such as plant trimmings, vegetable cuttings, eggshells and teabags. He demonstrates just how easy it is to build your own compost bin and use the compost to help your garden grow. The composting process produces a dark, crumbly matter that can be used as fertiliser in garden soil. Bob explains each step of the process, from different recipes for creating organic compost, to the effects it has on different plants. A great guide for those wanting to start composting for the first time, and also packed with advice on utilising your existing compost heap. In Composting, one of an indispensable series, Bob answers all your queries in his usual practical, inventive and straightforward manner.
Bob's Basics: Companion Planting
By Bob Flowerdew
Companion planting simply means working with nature to get the best from your plants and, as Bob Flowerdew explains, it is the key to successful pollination and the prevention of pests. With over 30 years' experience as an organic and often experimental gardener, Bob is the perfect person to explain just how it works. He has long observed interesting and potentially useful interactions between different plants - how some flourish when planted together while others fail. For example, a border of lavender, box or rosemary will protect your plants from invasion by slugs and snails, and growing chives under roses will help the roses resist blackspot and increase their performance. He also shows how to select plants that won't compete for light, space or nutrients in the soil. One of an indispensable series of books, Companion Planting will answer all your queries, and allow to you really make the most of your garden.
Breakfast is Served
By Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Give your breakfast or brunch a global twist and travel the world before lunchtime with this celebration of the most delicious morning meals from around the globe - featuring quick and simple recipes for pastries, soups, cereals, tarts, cakes and more. From popular favourites to new discoveries, transport yourself to Italy, Argentina, Morocco, India and beyond with over 40 recipes for the most important meal of the day.From the familiar - French Pain au Chocolat, Italian Brioche and Austrian Strudel - to the new and exciting - Swedish Kanelbullar, Brazilian Bolo de Fubá and sweet, creamy Pasteis de Nata from Portugal - get your day off to the tastiest possible start, with the best-kept breakfast secrets from countries around the world.
The Bonsai Beginner's Bible
By Peter Chan
The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
By Richard Taylor, James Watt, Martin Dickie
Includes pull-out beer matsBrewDog's first beer book is a brilliant intro to the world of craft beer. It includes a look at what makes craft beer great and how it's made, explains how to understand different beer styles, how to cook with beer and match beers and food, right through to how to brew your own at home. It's not just about BrewDog's beers either - plenty of other excellent breweries and their beers from around the world are featured. This book is both a window into the BrewDog world and a repository of essential craft beer information.Designed in the highly individual style of the brand, the book also includes quirky features such as spaces to place your drop of beer once you've ticked a particular beer off your 'to-drink' list and pull-out beer mats.