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    • ISBN:9780600633686
    • Publication date:06 Oct 2016
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The Chase

The Greatest Chases

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A Chase quizbook with a difference, this time instead of playing as a contestant, you can see if you have what it takes to join the ranks of the elite Chasers: The Governess, The Beast, The Sinnerman, The Barrister and The Vixen.

A Chase quizbook with a difference; see if you have what it takes to succeed where the Chasers have failed.

With a brand new format and new questions from the show, The Chase: The Greatest Chases is the ultimate indulgence for fans of ITV's most popular quiz programme.

Containing 50 of the most difficult chases where contestants actually beat the Chaser, this book challenges you to do the same and defeat one of the show's stars: The Governess, The Beast, The Sinnerman, The Barrister and The Vixen. Have you got what it takes to beat them at their own game, and answer the questions that they couldn't?

With over 3,500 tough questions to test yourself against, this is the ultimate challenge for viewers who reckon they could take on a Chaser... and win.

Biographical Notes

The Chase, hosted by Bradley Walsh, is ITV's most popular teatime show and a must see for millions of quiz fans. Contestants are set the task of reaching the final chase where they can win a cashpot worth thousands. However, in their way is the common enemy... The Chaser. Whether it's Anne (The Governess), Shaun (The Barrister), Mark (The Beast), Paul (The Sinnerman) or Jenny (The Vixen), the contestant will have to survive a duel with one of the finest minds in the country and then hope the survivors' collective brain power is enough to outwit the Chaser's in the show's climax.

This is less a general knowledge quiz, more a race. Get over the line and you win the pot; get caught and you lose the lot.

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  • ISBN: 9780600632818
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
Hamlyn

I'm a Celebrity... Where's Kiosk Keith?

Kiosk Keith has escaped the Outback Shack and is somewhere in the jungle. Can you locate him, 10 bushtucker trial stars, and key celebrities, critters and objects? It's not as easy as you may think!Since the show's first airing in 2002, I'm a Celebrity has gone from strength to strength to become a hugely anticipated fixture in the nation's TV calendar. In 2016 it had its best year ever and recorded a peak audience of 12.7 million viewers... comfortably ITV's biggest show of the year.In recent years the star of the show has been the impassive owner of the Outback Shack... Kiosk Keith. In this fun, family activity book, you get the chance to hunt him down in 17 incredible artworks. Each depicts scenes from the 16 series, with an extra 'behind the scenes' artwork. Within each artwork you're tasked with not only finding Keith, but various other celebrities, critters and objects too. Every artwork is accompanied by a description of that year's highlights, photos of the most iconic moments and details of where each celebrity finished and what trials they faced, creating a comprehensive history of the show. With potted histories of each series, images of the most iconic jungle moments, and stunningly detailed artworks, this is the perfect indulgence for every I'm a Celebrity fan.

Mitchell Beazley

Duck & Waffle

Dan Doherty
Authors:
Dan Doherty

Duck & Waffle has been one of the most talked-about restaurant openings in recent years. Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower on Bishopsgate (so the best views in town) it's London's only upscale 24-hour restaurant, serving an average of 4,000 customers a week. 32-year old Daniel Doherty, winner of Tatler's Rising Star Chef award at the 2013 Restaurant Awards, is the executive chef and his cooking has turned the restaurant into an instant success.Daniel's modern take on European cuisine showcases his culinary diversity, with an emphasis on local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients. Signature dishes include Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut with Apricot Jam, Roasted Essex Beetroot with Goat Curd, Honeycomb & Watercress and of course Duck & Waffle with Crispy Leg Confit, Fried Duck Egg & Maple Syrup.Photographed by celebrated photographer Anders Schonnemann, the book provides a collection of 100 recipes for breakfast and brunch dishes, small plates (a key part of the Duck & Waffle dining experience), main courses, desserts and cocktails, while also capturing the atmosphere of the restaurant as the sky, cityscape and clientele subtly shift through a 24-hour period.

Cassell

The Element in the Room

Helen Arney, Steve Mould
Authors:
Helen Arney, Steve Mould

'These nerds are the real deal.'Ben Goldacre,author of BAD SCIENCE'Made me go Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon, Hydrogen Argon.'Rufus Hound'They make science fun and understandable which is a great combo.' Saudi Toksvig'MIND BLOWN.' Tim Harford'Science was never such hilarious explosive fun.' Richard Herring'This book is 37% better than mine. But it took 100% more nerds to write it.' Matt Parker (the other third of Spoken Nerd)Why is it impossible to spin your right foot clockwise while you draw a 6 with your right hand? Can you extract DNA from a strawberry daiquiri? Would you make love like a praying mantis? Should you book a holiday on Earth 2.0? The Element in the Room will take you on a rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled adventure to explain everyday science that is staring you in the face. If you are sci-curious, p-curious or just the-end-is-nigh-curious then this is the book for you.Steve Mould and Helen Arney are two thirds of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. As a trio they have appeared on QI, created their own experimental* comedy show 'Domestic Science' for Radio 4, toured their stand-up science shows to over 50,000 nerds (and non-nerds) and accumulated millions of views on YouTube.

Ilex Press

Wallace & Gromit Querkles

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Thomas Pavitte's amazing Querkles are an exciting twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children, and have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is an amazing picture, waiting to be revealed!Featuring the beloved characters of Aardman's Wallace & Gromit movies, this book provides hours of creative colouring fun for fans of all ages. Along with several portraits of our cheese-eating inventors you will discover a collection of curious characters from the films including Feathers the Penguin, the moon robot and Shaun the Sheep. Choose your own colour scheme or use the suggested palette for your Querkle, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking portrait that you can easily remove and display.

Cassell

The Maths Behind...

Colin Beveridge
Authors:
Colin Beveridge

Have you ever wondered why traffic jams often turn out to have no cause when you get to the end of the queue? There's a mathematical explanation for that. Or ever considered whether some lotteries might be easier to win than others? There's a formula for that too. If you've ever been curious about the mathematical strings that hold our world together, then look no further than The Maths Behind.This intriguing and illuminating book takes a scientific view of your everyday world, and can give you the answers to all the niggling questions in your life, along with many you never even thought to ask. From the science behind roller coasters, to the maths behind how to consistently win at Monopoly (and become very unpopular with your family), this is a fascinating look at the mathematical forces that run beneath our everyday transactions.

Hamlyn

Top 10 of Everything 2018

Paul Terry
Authors:
Paul Terry

For over 27 years, Top 10s have been delighting readers with fascinating lists and mindboggling facts. Ever wondered in which country you would find the fastest roller-coaster in the world? Or wanted to know the terrifying size of the biggest shark known to man? Ever wondered who could be the biggest selling musical artist of all time? This is the book for you.Top 10 of Everything 2018 is divided into genres including Epic Structures, Outer Space, Forces of Nature and Humankind, and includes lists, charts and tables to break down the details of each amazing fact. Packed full of photographs and incredible information, this is the perfect book for anyone with a curious mind and an insatiable appetite for facts, stats and trivia.

Mitchell Beazley

Feasts

Sabrina Ghayour
Authors:
Sabrina Ghayour

'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OliveIn Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include Whipped ricotta toasts, Savoury pork & fennel baklava, Tamarind sticky ribs, Roasted cod loins with wild thyme, Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream and White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares.Praise for Sabrina Ghayour:'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious.'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia'Princess of Persia' - Metro'The deservedly best-selling Persiana showed Sabrina Ghayour's incredible flair for making the exotic accessible, and she's pulled off the same trick in Sirocco' - Nigella Lawson

Mitchell Beazley

Fever Tree - The Art of Mixing

Ilex Press

National Gallery Dot-To-Dot

Francesca Protopapa
Contributors:
Francesca Protopapa
Ilex Press

OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life

Tanya Goodin
Authors:
Tanya Goodin

Feeling frantic?Lost without your phone?Exhausted?Unable to relax or focus?It's time to switch OFF and reset.We tap, swipe and click on our devices 2,617 times per day. We spend more time online than we do asleep. With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it's not easy to let go. This canny little bible will help you log off and wake up to less stress and more time. Enjoy real experiences, real connections and real happiness. Reset your boundaries with carefully crafted exercises, wise words and new outlooks.Log off your social media. Turn off your notifications. Switch off your devices. And feel better.Tanya Goodin is an award-winning digital entrepeneur, a digital detox specialist and founder of Time To Log Off. https://www.itstimetologoff.com/(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Cassell

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Limited (FSO Ed Sheeran), Phillip Butah
Authors:
Ed Sheeran Limited (FSO Ed Sheeran), Phillip Butah

With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produced artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is an exclusive, fully authorised, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter.In the book, now published for the first time in paperback, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success, and is an honest account of what it takes to make it in the music business.Included in this book are Ed's recollections of working tirelessly on the London gig circuit and self-releasing EPs, working hard on finding his sound, signing to Asylum Records and recording his huge hit debut album, '+', performing at the Grammys, touring with Taylor Swift and performing sell-out headline gigs at Madison Square Garden. With Phillip Butah's distinctive portraits of Ed throughout, this is a unique book celebrating a unique musician.

Mitchell Beazley

Fress

Emma Spitzer
Authors:
Emma Spitzer

Fress (Yiddish): 'to eat copiously and without restraint' 'Fress, the knockout debut cookbook from Emma Spitzer, a 2015 finalist on Britain's 'Masterchef' show, seamlessly blends Ashkenazic and Sephardic culinary heritage ... Spitzer is a Brighton-born travel business entrepeneur who now caters and teaches cooking classes ... her voice is that of a home cook privileged to be a part of the new food world order, acknowledging her Russian roots, her mother-in-law's Israeli feasts, British celebrity chef John Torode and cookbook author Claudia Roden. There's a touch of Yotam Ottolenghi in the book's images - vegetables that look lush and savoury on the plate. Props to the styling team, who make even beef-stuffed artichokes look handsome.'The Washington PostEmma Spitzer's style of cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. For Fress, her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. Big on flavour and spice, Fress is full of happy, sociable food to feed the soul.

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Pitcherwits – Volume 3

Professor Rebus
Authors:
Professor Rebus
Hamlyn

Daily Mail Pitcherwits – Volume 2

Professor Rebus
Authors:
Professor Rebus

The Daily Mail's most popular picture puzzles, Pitcherwits are an intriguing mix of crossword and cryptic visual puzzle. Now, hot on the heels of the best-selling first volume, Daily Mail Pitcherwits Volume 1, Professor Rebus is back with even more perplexing pictogram puzzles.This book contains 200 new Pitcherwits puzzles, and is perfect for all puzzle fans who are looking for something a little bit different to test their deductive skills.

Cassell

The Secret Life of Equations

Richard Cochrane
Authors:
Richard Cochrane

Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schrödinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good for; its history, detail and related equations.Behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. They are far from baffling, and now you too can understand their power and beauty!

Cassell

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

Dr Ben Still
Authors:
Dr Ben Still

Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world.The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.

Cassell

1001 Quotations to inspire you before you die

Robert Arp
Authors:
Robert Arp

From the bestselling 1001 series, comes a collection of 1001 quotations from numerous brilliant minds of the Ancient World through to the present day. With quotes from everyone including Marcus Aurelius, Sun Tzu, Shakespeare and Nietzsche through to Ellen DeGeneres, Nelson Mandela, Mark Zuckerberg and Monty Python's Flying Circus, there is an immense range of ideas, witticisms and musings to ponder.The quotations cover a wide range of topics, including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion, made accessible and brought to life by being placed in their historical contexts and accompanied by a wealth of illustrations.

Cassell

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider
Authors:
Steven Jay Schneider
Cassell

1001 Songs

Robert Dimery
Authors:
Robert Dimery

From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse, gifted songwriters have crafted a cherished body of music that has become part of our lives. Imagine the Fifties without the magical clamor of 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Hound Dog', the Seventies without the anthemic 'Le Freak' and 'Anarchy in the UK' or the Noughties without the leftfield pop of 'Toxic' or 'Crazy'.1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You'll also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way.Updated for 2016, this edition also includes new entries for songs such as Bowie's 'Where Are We Now?', Pharrell's 'Happy', The War on Drugs' 'Eyes to the Wind' and Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off', amongst other additions.

Ilex Press

Moodscapes

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
Authors:
Rebekka Guoleifsdottir

This book reveals the techniques that will make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd and win a place on a gallery wall. Covering a wide variety of techniques, from long exposures and other shooting ideas, to subtle post-processing methods, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir shows how to master an array of styles popular with contemporary art collectors and exhibitors. You'll also learn how Rebekka was able to break out from her native Iceland and onto the global stage using online communities and social media; invaluable advice for photographers at any stage in their career.