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Mini Infatuations: Baby

  • Hardback
  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840720730
  • Publication date: 30 Jun 1999
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Desk Wars

John Austin
Authors:
John Austin
Kyle Books

Rhapsody in Green: A Novelist, an Obsession, a Laughably Small Excuse for a Garden

Charlotte Mendelson
Authors:
Charlotte Mendelson

Gardening can be viewed as a largely pointless hobby, but the evangelical zeal and camaraderie it generates is unique. Charlotte Mendelson is perhaps unusually passionate about it. For despite her superficially normal existence, despite the fact that she has only six square metres of grotty urban soil and a few pots, she has a secret life. She is an extreme gardener, an obsessive, an addict. And like all addicts, she wants to spread the joy. Her garden may look like a nasty drunk old man's mini-allotment, chaotic, virtually flowerless, with weird recycling and nowhere to sit. When honoured friends are shown it, they tend to laugh. However, it is actually a tiny jungle, a minuscule farm, a wildly uneconomical experiment in intensive edible cultivation, on which she grows a taste of perhaps a hundred kinds of delicious fruits and odd vegetables. It is a source of infinite happiness and deep peace. It looks completely bonkers. Arguably, it's the most expensive, time-consuming, undecorative and self-indulgent way to grow a salad ever invented, but when tired or sad or cross it never fails to delight.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Little Book of Bonsai

Malcolm Hughes, Kath Hughes
Authors:
Malcolm Hughes, Kath Hughes

The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniature trees. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai really isn't as hard as most people think. In fact, they are no more difficult to look after than other pot plants, and easier than many. This book makes the job even easier by breaking down the subject into three clear sections: Getting Started, Ongoing Care and Species Profiles. Jargon-free text and dozens of photographs and diagrams make this the ideal guide for complete novices, as well as a handy companion for more experienced growers. Whether you want to grow from seed or source an established plant, everything you need to know is contained in this guide, which, like bonsai themselves, is small but perfectly formed.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Miniature Garden Grower

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

For the miniature garden grower, lack of space is not a problem. Who needs a large garden when a landscape can be created in a single pot, or an entire ecosystem in a glass terrarium? In fact, you don't need a garden or any kind of outdoor space at all!RHS Miniature Garden Grower shows you how to create tiny gardens that bring big rewards. The projects are divided into five styles. Each one starts with the basic principles behind that style of garden, and a few snippets of simple plant science back up the easy-to-follow practical advice..You don't need a lot of square footage to create beautiful green spaces. These teeny-tiny gardens take very little time to plant and are a great option for a rainy-day activity. Many have the added advantage of being instantly complete and mature, making them great gifts and inspiration for gardeners of all ages.

Philip's

Philip's Gift Edition Street Atlas London - new hardback edition for 2018

THE POCKET LONDON STREET ATLAS THAT SHOWS YOU ALL THE THINGS YOUR SMARTPHONE WON'TThe most comprehensive pocket London street atlas - for Londoners and visitors, for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.'Absolutely fabulous' www.londontaxi.com'Must buy' Evening Standard- More streets (26,191 to be precise)- More lanes and alleys- More named buildings- More house numbers- More estate building names- Street maps show hundreds of places of interest, tube and rail stations, car parks and postcode boundaries.- Congestion Charge Zone.- Central London street maps show one-way streets and banned turns.- Tube map.- Index includes postcodes, schools, industrial estates, hospitals and sports centres.- Scales: 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Central London: 7 inches to 1 mile (1: 9,000).The maps mark every named street, plus car parks, tube, rail and bus stations, post offices, schools, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus hundreds of places of interest. Schools, hospitals, railway stations and shopping centres, etc, are highlighted in red, while leisure and entertainment venues such as museums, galleries and sports grounds are shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas London is suitable for both drivers and pedestrians. For drivers, through-routes are highlighted. One-way streets and restricted turns are clearly displayed along with the Congestion Charge Zone.For pedestrians, tourist sights and attractions are clearly labelled and its compact size fits easily into a briefcase or handbag.

Ilex Press

Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art from The Avengers, you'll have hours of fun bringing the superheroes to life.Colour your completed puzzle, frame it on your wall...there are a host of ways to complete Marvel's Avengers 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book. Includes puzzles of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, and many, many more!

Ilex Press

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction

John Austin
Authors:
John Austin

We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies - foldback clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips and plastic utensils - the everyday junk drawer can hold all the materials needed to create pocket-sized weaponry. Whether you're slowing dying of boredom in a stuffy office, plotting revenge on your older siblings or simply looking for a wonderful way to kill some time, this book is for you. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear pictures, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, darts, crossbows, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive "bomb." Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. The instructions are simple so that anyone can make these wacky innovations in minutes whilst also learning about mechanics and physics in a fun, hands-on way.

Kyle Books

The 2 Meal Day

Max Lowery
Authors:
Max Lowery

In The 2 Meal Day, Max Lowery introduces intermittent fasting - eat just two meals a day, either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner - to burn fat and get fit fast. Rather than grazing on food all day or having to do complicated calorie calculations for two days of the 5:2 diet, simply eat two meals to lose weight, reduce hunger and feel more energised. Choose your two meals from Max's delicious, nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes; start the day with Salmon Mini Frittatas or a Breakfast Burrito; Lunch on Thai Green Chicken Curry or Tuna Casserole or enjoy Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto or Sea Bass Sauce Vierge for Dinner. There are even healthier desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth without over-indulging - choose from Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse or Banana Pancakes. Max shows how to combine your 2-meal day with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - short duration and maximum effort exercises - and resistance workouts to help you drop fat and get fit quickly. So ditch the calorie-counting and the sugar highs and lows and enjoy two meals a day alongside Max's workouts for a leaner, fitter, healthier body.

Spruce

The Little Moomin Book of Positivity

Ilex Press

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte
Conran

Fifty Cars that Changed the World

Kyle Books

Dictionary of Idioms and Their Origins

Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell
Authors:
Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell

The English language contains a great store of idioms that can be used in creative and forceful ways. Dictionary of Idioms examines over 400 such phrases, tracing each one's source and history through a rich supply of examples. New entries in the revised edition include 'play fast and loose' (from a 16th-century fairground game), 'head over heels' (a totally illogical variation on the more sensible 'heels over head') and knee-high to a grasshopper (which won out over knee-high to a mosquito and knee-high to a toad). Mini-essays scattered through the book expand on such broader themes as What is an idiom? National Rivalries and The Old Curiosity Shop of Linguistics. Linda and Roger Flavell combine scholarly accuracy with an unfailing understanding of the snippets of information that intrigue the browser.

Kyle Books

Dictionary of Proverbs and Their Origins

Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell
Authors:
Linda Flavell, Roger Flavell

Did you know that if the cap fits refers to the traditional jester's cap with bells on it so anyone wearing such a cap could be expected to do something foolish? Or that the ancient Greeks believed that it was camels rather than elephants that never forgot? The Spanish writer Cervantes defined a proverb as a short sentence drawn from long experience and Linda and Roger Flavell trace the origins of over 400 of these invaluable pieces of wisdom. The entries are interspersed with mini-essays on such diverse subjects as The Proverbial Cynic and When there's a R in the Month. The result is essential reading for anyone who delights in words.

Ilex Press

Marvel's Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
Contributors:
Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte

Team up with your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and all your favourite wall-crawlers on a new adventure from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, each consisting of at least 1000 dots and including an epic fight scene with over 1500 dots to join, web-heads will have hours of fun bringing Spidey's friends, allies and most villainous foes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are loads of ways to complete the Marvel Spider-Man 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!

Ilex Press

Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
Contributors:
Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte

Join the greatest heroes in the universe with this super puzzle book from best-selling dot-to-dot artist Thomas Pavitte. With 20 complex puzzles to complete, all based on Marvel's finest comic art, you'll have hours of fun bringing your favourite super heroes to life.Tear out the perforated pages to enjoy connecting the dots with friends, or relax and unwind on your own. Colour your completed puzzle, frame it for your wall... there are thousands of ways to enjoy Marvel's Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book!

Conran

Little Leon: Lunchbox

Wholesome, yummy.... joyously healthy. - Sunday TimesIf there isn't yet a Leon restaurant near your workplace, you will love this collection of recipes for your lunchbox from Leon's award-winning cookbooks. Tasty, healthy and easy to prepare in advance, the lunches inside - such as Chard & Bacon Tart; Bean, Fennel & Feta Salad or Egyptian Falafels - will liven up your lunchtime.

Mitchell Beazley

Gizzi's Healthy Appetite

Gizzi Erskine
Authors:
Gizzi Erskine
Cassell

Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

Thomas Eaton
Authors:
Thomas Eaton
AWW

Afternoon Tea Party

As we continue to guzzle tea like there's no tomorrow, tea parties and afternoon tea have surged in popularity for birthdays, hen parties, baby showers or just a little treat. With a gorgeous collection of cakes, biscuits, scones and sandwiches, Afternoon Tea Party will elevate any teatime to something extraordinary and this little Mini has everything you need to make your party extra special.

Conran

Little Leon: Breakfast & Brunch