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What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School

Jay Calderin
Authors:
Jay Calderin

How do you navigate the confusing and competitive fashion world after the relative comfort of fashion school? How do you learn to adapt to an industry that constantly evolves and throws new challenges your way? And above all, how do you play to your strengths as a designer, and build a successful career in business.What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School is your survival guide to the fashion industry. Providing expert advice, and lots of inspiration, Jay Calderin shows you how to make a brilliant career in the exhilarating world of fashion.

Cassell

Picturing Prince

Steve Parke
Authors:
Steve Parke
Mitchell Beazley

Bone Daddies: The Cookbook

Ross Shonhan, Tom Moxon
Authors:
Ross Shonhan, Tom Moxon
Cassell

Distraction Pieces

Scroobius Pip
Authors:
Scroobius Pip
Mitchell Beazley

Make Mine a Martini

Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge

'Martini is made with gin. A Vodka Martini is made with vodka. Apple Martinis are an abomination. That is all.' - Kay Plunkett-HoggeFrom just a few friends for drinks and snacks in the kitchen to a sophisticated soirée for everyone you know, Kay Plunkett-Hogge draws upon her background in the worlds of film and fashion and her youth in Mad Men-era Bangkok to create the ultimate guide to making your evening as easy as ABC. Kay's approach to throwing a party is to keep it simple (yet stylish), plan ahead and, above all, enjoy it.The 80 cocktail recipes are organised by base spirit, with chapters on Gin, Vodka, Rum etc, and the 40 canapé recipes are grouped into Vegetarian, Fish & Seafood and Meat.As Kay writes in the book's introduction: 'Just the sound of ice being shaken, preferably to a rhythm all of its own, is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face. It's the promise of sweet relief, of good times, good friends and good conversation. Just make mine a Martini.

Mitchell Beazley

Wine Science

Jamie Goode
Authors:
Jamie Goode

This revolutionary book is the only indepth reference to detail the processes, developments, and factors affecting the science of winemaking. Jamie Goode, a highly regarded expert on the subject, skilfully opens up this complex subject and explains the background to the various processes involved and the range of issues surrounding their uses. He reports on the vital progress in winemaking research that has been made in the last decade and explains the practical application of science with reference to the range of winemaking techniques used around the world, as well as viticultural practices, organics and ecology, and lifestyle influences. Written in a uniquely accessible style, the book is divided into three sections covering the vineyard, the winery and human interaction with wine. It also features over 80 illustrations and photographs to help make even the most complex topics clear, straightforward and easy to understand.

Mitchell Beazley

A Change of Appetite

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

'Cookery Book of The Year' Guild of Food Writers AwardsShortlisted for the André Simon AwardsNominated for The Bookseller Cookery Book Award, Sponsored by FoylesWhat happened when one of today's best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet - less meat and heavy food, more vegetable-, fish- and grain-based dishes - often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia.Curious about what 'healthy eating' really means, and increasingly bombarded by both readers and friends for recipes that are 'good for you', Diana disocovered a lighter, fresher way of eating. From a Cambodian salad of prawns, grapefruit, toasted coconut and mint or North African mackerel with cumin to blood orange and cardamom sorbet, the magical dishes in this book are bursting with flavour, goodness and colour. Peppering the recipes is Diana's inimitable writing on everything from the miracle of broth to the great carbohydrate debate. Above all, this is about opening up our palates to new possibilities. There is no austerity here, simply fabulous food which nourishes body and soul.

Conran

Little Leon: Soups, Salads & Snacks

Leon restaurants have transformed lunchtime with their many flavourful alternatives to an energy-sapping sandwich. In this adorable gift-sized collection discover Apple's Persian Onion Soup, Laura's Jewelled Salad or Arthur's Favourite Duck & Lettuce Wrap.

Mitchell Beazley

Food Glorious Food

Spruce

Beards

Cara Frost-Sharratt
Authors:
Cara Frost-Sharratt

William Shakespeare. Abraham Lincoln. Santa Claus. Behind (well, slightly in front of) every great man, lies a great beard. And now you too can join the ranks of the most illustrious beard-sporting gentlemen of history.Find out what each beard says about its wearer, which one will makes women fall at your feet (and not run for the hills) and most importantly, which ones will get crumbs stuck in it. With marks on each one's ease of grooming, growing and its potential to grate, whether you want to sport a French Fork or a Fu Manchu, a Soul Patch or a Chin Puff, we have the lowdown on the right set of whiskers for every occasion. What's more, our custom-designed beard artworks mean you don't have to commit yourself to months of gruelling growth to find out how you'll look with the finished article - just hold the book up to your face to amaze and astound your friends and family with your new found veneer of virility and intellectual prowess.Gone are the days when facial hair was maligned as untrustworthy and unsanitary. With this book, you can give your face a new lease of life and command the respect and admiration you've always deserved.

Mitchell Beazley

The Accidental Vegetarian

Simon Rimmer
Authors:
Simon Rimmer
Hamlyn

Dating the Second Time Around

Dr Gian Gonzaga
Authors:
Dr Gian Gonzaga

Entering the dating arena the second time around can be daunting, difficult and fraught with pitfalls. This book arms you with the tools you need to surmount the particular challenges of dating again after the end of a long-term relationship. Chapters One and Two include insightful quizzes that will help you to turn the mirror on yourself and consider what great qualities you have to bring to a new relationship. Chapter Three explores the notion of compatibility, while Chapter Four encourages you to pin down exactly what it is you want in a partner. Chapter Five provides expert advice on where to meet people, whether it be through friends and acquaintances, at work, through leisure activities or online. It even gives pointers on how to create a successful online profile. Dos and don'ts of dating are explored in Chapter Six, and Chapters Seven to Ten detail how to make a relationship work, from the early weeks through to marriage and parenthood. Lastly, Chapter Eleven signs off with some essential nuggets of wisdom from the eHarmony experts on how to keep your relationship fresh.

Hamlyn

Top 10 of Football

Russell Ash, Ian Morrison
Authors:
Russell Ash, Ian Morrison

Football fans love lists: league tables; starting 11s; performance statistics. From the bestselling author of Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything series comes a brand new collection of 250 exclusive lists that cover everything from the obvious to the obscure and uncover fascinating facts about the planet's favourite sport, including: Top 10 bestselling World Cup songs 10 World Cup unsung heroes Top 10 longest team names in the League of Wales 10 FA Cup giant-killers Top 10 highest-paid players 10 celebrities who had trials for professional clubs Top 10 football singles 10 unfortunately-named players Last 10 winners of the Mascot Derby 10 unusual football injuriesThe youngest goalscorers, the greatest comebacks, the worst disciplinary records and the most unusual club nicknames - all of these stats and more are revealed in this pocket-sized homage to the beautiful game. A conversational goldmine for men and the perfect present for the footy fanatic, Top 10 of Football is a must for every soccer-nut.

Hamlyn

The Sex Diaries

Bettina Arndt
Authors:
Bettina Arndt

From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.

Spruce

How to Date a Vampire

Sophie Collins
Authors:
Sophie Collins

A fantastic magazine-style guide to romance for young teens...with a twist! For any girl looking for a boy who's more Cullen than caveman, this book is your helping hand to a happy ending. A vampire boy is smart, he's sexy, and he's waiting to discover someone a little bit different; so use this little lifesaver to show him what's so special about you and set his pulse (if he had one) racing.Of course, if like Bella or Buffy, the man of your dreams is more than just a high school crush, you won't find help in the problem pages. Luckily for you, this book is packed full of quizzes, charts and failsafe advice, from finding out if the guy giving you sleepless nights is a real vamp or a fanged faker, to great date ideas that don't involve Type-O milkshakes. With space to write about your own close encounters, plus style advice and beauty tips that are sure to slay him on sight, this is the only guide you'll ever need to spotting a vampire and knocking him (un)dead.

Cassell

Movie Charts

Paul Copperwaite
Authors:
Paul Copperwaite

The most memorable, quotable, cultish and favourite films of all time are given anew dimension. Movie Charts unleashes a caustic and comic eye on the best andworst lines, scenes, films and actors' filmographies from the movie world.Oscar winner or complete turkey, each film is given a graphic presentation that cuts right to the heart with staggering simplicity and exposes it to unwavering scrutiny. Hilarious graphs, pie charts, flow charts and diagrams dissect your favourite films and ensure you'll never be able to watch Jaws again without wondering what else they needed, apart from a bigger boat.Following on from the fabulous Pop Charts, Movie Charts analyses pop culture with the same unwavering eye and tongue in cheek which made it's predecessor such a success. Everything from movie masterpieces to filmic follies are taken apart with bullet-point brilliance. If you've never laughed at The Godfather, it's time to look again.

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Dr Gian Gonzaga

Dr Gian Gonzaga, Ph.D, is an expert in the field of relationships, emotions and health psychology. In his work for eHarmony, Dr Gonzaga is researching initial attraction and directing one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of marriage to date. Prior to joining eHarmony Dr Gonzaga worked with world-renowned marriage researcher Dr Thomas Bradbury at the University of California, Los Angeles. There he researched the factors that led to marital success as part of an 11-year study of married couples. He has taught, presented and published extensively on topics relating to relationships, love and health, and has received numerous honours and awards for his work, including the prestigious National Science foundation minority Predoctoral Fellowship and Psi Chi National Undergraduate Research Competition.