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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
Spruce

The Little Juice Box

Mitchell Beazley

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

Killian Fox
Authors:
Killian Fox

**FREE SAMPLER**gannetnoun1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.2. British informal, a greedy person.The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.Praise for The Gannet"The Gannet noses out the hidden stories about food - the unusual, the quirky, the unexpected, the personal." - Diana Henry"The Gannet is a charming observer of food being eaten, prepared and thought about. A joy." - Fergus Henderson, St John"I love The Gannet." - Sabrina Ghayour"A breath of fresh air." - El Pais

Hamlyn

Wine it's not rocket science

Ophélie Neiman
Authors:
Ophélie Neiman
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

Tried mindfulness? Yoga? Therapy? New hair? Forget that! Sometimes finding happiness is much simpler than you thought. Draw yourself happy! With this engaging activity book all you have to do is pick up a pen and get doodling, colouring, embellishing and completing the uplifting and joyful drawing exercises within. You'll learn how to create whimsical cities, cute animals and intriguing insects - and how to turn the simplest doodle into charming cheerful art.You don't have to be an artist. Lose the fear, enjoy the moment, and join in. Alex Beeching's delightful characters and scenarios are designed to put a smile on your face.

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.

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
Mitchell Beazley

Memories of Gascony

Pierre Koffmann
Authors:
Pierre Koffmann

"One of the great works on regional French food, by one of the greatest of all French chefs." Tom Parker BowlesTo mark Pierre Koffmann's 50th year as a chef, this new edition of his iconic, award-winning cookbook is classic Koffmann and includes his celebrated Pieds de Cochon (stuffed pigs' trotters) recipe from Tante Claire, his mouthwatering Soufflé aux Pistaches (pistachio soufflé) plus seasonal dishes and simple family recipes from the south-west of France. Pierre Koffmann's Memories of Gascony is the story of how one of the most influential chefs of our time first learned to love food. With recipes and reminiscences from his grandparents' home in rural Gascony, this is an intimate account of school holidays spent on the farm helping his grandfather to harvest and hunt, and learning to treasure seasonality, simplicity and the best ingredients at his grandmother's side. The finest of Gascony produce is here, with a focus on simplicity. The recipes stand the test of time and speak to the food tastes and trends of today. You'll devour the cuisine as you go along - with recipes for dandelion salad with bacon and poached egg, grilled chicken with shallots and vinaigrette, and greengages in armagnac in Spring; chicken liver pâté with capers, Bayonne ham tart with garlic, oeufs à la neige in Summer; roast hare with mustard and beetroot, salt cod cassoulet and quince jelly in Autumn; and fried eggs with foie gras, potato and bacon pie and tarte aux pruneaux in Winter."The first time you taste Pierre's pistachio soufflé you can never go back." Jason Atherton"Pierre is one of the world's great, instinctive chefs." Heston Blumenthal"Pierre Koffmann is a giant of the kitchen, and his shadow looms larger than anyone else's. Almost every decent chef I can think of learned most of what he knows from Pierre." Giles Coren"Pierre Koffmann has a unique talent, and I have always admired how he cooks from the heart." Tom Kitchin"This book does a rare thing: it brings Pierre's love of simple ingredients and deeply delicious rural French cooking to within the grasp of us mortals." Russell Norman"'Pierre the Bear' as he is known to me, and to the many other chefs who have been lucky enough to work in a kitchen under his tutelage, is an extraordinarily talented man." Gordon Ramsay"If you do not own a copy of Pierre Koffmann's glorious Memories of Gascony your cookbook collection is not complete. Brilliant to read; even better to cook from." Jay Rayner"One of the purest of purest chefs." Albert Roux"No words can describe how delicious his food is. He is the Chef's Chef." Michel Roux Jr"Pierre is a genius, an authentic and pure Gascon." Michel Roux Sr

Mitchell Beazley

Pretty Fly For a Mai Tai

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
Mitchell Beazley

Creative Makers: Simple Sewing with Lola Nova

Alexandra Smith
Authors:
Alexandra Smith

Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.

Hamlyn

The Secret Life of your Cat

Vicky Halls
Authors:
Vicky Halls
Godsfield Press

The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity

Carolyn Boyes
Authors:
Carolyn Boyes

Most of us want to attract money into our lives. Money is really about prosperity - living in abundance and, sometimes, breaking a cycle of lack. The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity reveals the most successful prosperity rituals, from money charms and angelic help, to setting the right goals and intentions - a vital way to programme your future self for success. Discovering how to use the Law of Attraction - the principle that like attracts like - you'll learn how to shift your thinking to change your reality and identify your money blocks to visualize future success. The time to take action is now - showing gratitude, tithing and money talismans help money flow.

AWW

Easy Cupcakes by Colour

Pink, white, yellow, blue, green or chocolate - choose the colour that suits your taste, your theme or your china - and then charm and delight your friends with these divine little cakes. Quirky and witty and incredibly simple, you can make a selection for a birthday party or arrange them in tiers for a stunning cake for a wedding or other celebration.