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Quilts: Charm Book

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840720686
  • Publication date: 31 Oct 1999
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  • Imprint: Spruce
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

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

Killian Fox
Authors:
Killian Fox
Spruce

The Little Juice Box

Feeling lethargic, listless, or a bit under the weather? This collection of four juice recipe books might be just the answer you've been looking for. Whether you're looking to clear up a cold, or simply give your immune system a bit of a boost, you're sure to find a juice that can help you on your way in this collection of 80 juice recipes. Brought together in a beautiful pink slipcase, these books are perfect as a gift, or simply as a little pick-me-up treat for yourself!The four books in the collection are:Energize: Juices to Invigorate - Perfect for when you're feeling lethargic, irritable or lacking enthusiasm. Activate the senses and stimulate your body through the natural power of juices and smoothies.Health Remedies: Juices to Heal and Revitalise - Fresh juices can alleviate the symptoms of many common ailments from sinusitis to anaemia. Restore your body to good health through the power of juice.Immune Boosters: Juices to Protect and Heal - Constant colds, feeling listless or just under the weather? Raise your energy levels and help your body fight disease through the natural potency of juices.Detox: Juices to Cleanse and Rejuvenate - Feeling bloated, listless or lethargic? Revitalize and cleanse your body the natural way with this handy collection of juices.

Hamlyn

Wine it's not rocket science

Ophélie Neiman
Authors:
Ophélie Neiman

Rocket science is complicated, wine doesn't have to be. With information presented in an easy, illustrated style, and bursting with fool-proof and reliable advice, Wine: it's not rocket science is the guide that answers the sentence: I wish I knew more about wine. From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the colour, aroma and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident serving and ordering wine at any occasion, this book explains it all in the simplest way possible. Every page, every piece of information, and every detail is illustrated in charming and informative colour drawings and infographics.

Mitchell Beazley

The Joy of Sex [First Edition 1972]

Alex Comfort
Authors:
Alex Comfort

The original, groundbreaking The Joy of Sex returns in this audio version of the first (1972) edition of the illustrated sex guide. Featuring 100 tracks covering all the chapters of the original edition.A bestseller since it was first published in 1972, Alex Comfort's classic work celebrates human physical intimacy with such authority and clarity that a whole generation felt empowered to enjoy sex. It was groundbreaking and unique in the wide range of subjects it discussed and in its reassuring authority and sense of fun. No other book has come close in providing such a wise, witty, uninhibited - sometimes delightfully eccentric - guide to lovemaking. As featured in the movie Sex Tape.Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., (1920-2000) was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Ilex Press

Draw Yourself Happy

Alex Beeching
Authors:
Alex Beeching
Conran

The English Roses

David Austin
Authors:
David Austin

David Austin Roses is one of the world's leading rose nurseries. The English Roses developed there have brought the rose to a new level of beauty and strength; their ability to flower continually throughout the summer and autumn makes them one of the most durable garden flowers.In this revised and updated edition, David Austin describes how he combines the beauty and fragrance of the Old Roses with the repeat-flowering and wide colour range of the Modern Roses. David presents seven groups of classification for his roses and advises how to grow and maintain them.Featuring more than 20 new rose varieties, all with detailed descriptions and updated photography throughout, this third revised edition of The English Roses is an essential reference for all rose lovers and gardeners.

Kyle Books

Charming Small Hotels: Spain

Fiona Duncan
Authors:
Fiona Duncan

The only independently-inspected English-language accommodation guide to small and charming hotels in Spain. No hotel pays to be in the guide. The redesigned cover emphasizes the broad appeal of the guide - covering traditional and contemporary places to stay in Spain. Every main hotel selection has two colour photographs. Highly selective: every entry is more than just a bed for the night: it's an experience, worth planning a holiday around, or going out of your way for.

Hamlyn

Simply Dairy Free

Lesley Waters
Authors:
Lesley Waters

Millions of people are lactose intolerant - meaning they lack enough of the lactase enzyme to digest milk products properly. It is a common digestive problem that affects an estimated 9.5 million people in the UK alone. Others simply prefer to eliminate dairy as part of a "clean" diet. So, what to eat? In Simply Dairy Free, Lesley Waters provides more than 100 fresh and simple lactose-free recipes for healthy eating every day. Recipes range from White Bean Creamy Hummus with Broad Bean Salad & Dukkah to Coconut Rice Pudding with Griddled Pineapple, with cheats and swaps along the way so that die-hard dairy lovers can enjoy favourite dishes they're missing.

Spruce

Cat Tweets

Trevor Davies
Authors:
Trevor Davies

Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.

Kyle Books

Samarkand: Recipes and Stories From Central Asia and the Caucasus

Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford
Authors:
Caroline Eden, Eleanor Ford
Kyle Books

Quick and Easy Quilts: 20 Beautiful Quilting Projects

Lynne Goldsworthy
Authors:
Lynne Goldsworthy

Homemade quilts add interest and colour to a room and often become family heirlooms, being passed down to the next generation. Despite being much-loved items, though, many people are put off by the amount of time and effort required to create a quilt. Cue Lynne Goldsworthy, quilter and creator of popular quilting blog Lily's Quilts, with a gorgeous collection of quilts that are quick and easy to make with your sewing machine - some can even be done in a weekend. Quick & Easy Quilts focuses on projects made from big blocks, meaning that the finished project, whilst still beautiful, can be made in a fraction of the time. With her bright, modern designs and easy to follow instructions, this is a must-have book for any wannabe quilter. Twelve stunning quilts include the bright and lively Summer Picnic quilt and the impactful Supernova quilt, whilst a further 8 smaller projects include bed runners, wall hangings, cushion covers and more.

Mitchell Beazley

Pretty Fly For a Mai Tai

It's an undisputed truth that music and booze go hand-in-hand. So what better way to improve your favourite songs than by pairing them with a tailor-made cocktail?A perfect gift for any music fan, Pretty Fly For A Mai Tai offers 75 delicious drinks recipes accompanied by humorous illustrations which are sure to please the audiophile in your life. Cocktails include: The Gin GenieSmells Like Martini SpiritThis Charming ManhattanNegroni Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)Born to RumHey Ho, PiscoEggnoggin' on Heaven's DoorHotel Caipirinha

Kyle Books

Home Sewn

Cassandra Ellis
Authors:
Cassandra Ellis

Divided into three sections - Eating & Sharing, Living and Resting - Home Sewn provides a range of practical soft furnishing projects dedicated to activities around the home. Items are gorgeous, but also useful, with both style and functionality. From leather placemats, a painted canvas floor cloth, to a linen ottoman, rustic linen pendant shades and a gathered antique lace valance, the ideas use a wide range of fabrics. With heirloom items as well as simple but effective creations, these projects will help create a striking interior in any home.

Ilex Press

The Hipster Colouring Book

Charlotte Farmer
Authors:
Charlotte Farmer

We all know who the hipsters are - or do we? Discover the hip people of this world in all their habitats: the coffee shop, the flea market, the queue for an indie film show. Find out what they keep in their vintage bag, how they like their shoes, how they get to work, and what they get up to at the weekend. Enjoy the hairstyles, the pets, the tattoos and the bicycles, and discover what they really keep in their store cupboards. In this exquisitely drawn collection of 37 illustrations to colour in, (hip) illustrator Charlotte Farmer leaves no coffee pot unpercolated in the hipster domain. Drawing on her keen observation of hipster settlements, she has charmingly created the book every hip person will pretend not to want, and you never know, as you colour in these beautiful drawings, you too may find your inner hipster.

Conran

Absolutely Beautiful Things

Anna Spiro
Authors:
Anna Spiro

In Absolutely Beautiful Things, successful designer Anna Spiro shows you how to create an interior that's just right for you. To her, it's all about the mix, not the match, and, with her help, you'll find beauty in unexpected places. She'll give you the confidence to put together a layered and very individual home using elements you love, and make you see your old belongings in a new light. As well as lavish photographs of rooms Anna has created, she shares many of her secrets from a life in decorating, gives practical details on how to work with pattern and colour, and provides a room-by-room guide to furniture choice. 'I always endeavour to create happy, interesting, layered and uplifting spaces. That means mixing everything: colour and pattern, old and new, square and round, quirky and conservative. It's the imperfections and surprises that make a space interesting'.

Hamlyn

Toby The Cross-Eyed Stray

Celia Haddon
Authors:
Celia Haddon

'Hunched among the shoes, half hidden by my dresses, filthy and terrified, he looked like a cat that might be seriously ill. He was toast-rack thin, with all his ribs sticking out, even through his longish hair...'As Toby's story unfolds, so does Celia's. From her alcoholic exploits as a Fleet Street journalist during the 60s, to the death of her mother, Celia's bond with the feline world becomes stronger. Ronnie, a former war correspondent with an incredible career also finds himself succumbing to feline charms and comes to need Toby as much as Celia does. This is a story of courage, hope and love in the most trying of circumstances.

Ilex Press

Alphabeticals

Spruce

The Little Book of Corgi Charm

Trevor Davies
Authors:
Trevor Davies

One is very amused! You too can find happiness thanks to the smiling face of the world's cheeriest dog.When you're down and troubled and you've got nowhere to turn, the infectious happiness of the corgi will save the day. These little bundles of doggy joy are so effective that even Her Majesty the Queen has filled her palace with them!In this book, 50 of the cutest corgi photos are accompanied by positive maxims, showing you how your life can be a walk in the park if you follow the corgi philosophy - love, laugh and generally lap up life!

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.