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Hello Beautiful

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  • £P.O.R.

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  • ISBN: 9781840724431
  • Publication date: 24 Oct 2002
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Moon

Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Authors:
Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey

A source of light in the dark of night and our ever-changing cosmic companion, the Moon has fascinated humankind since we first gazed into the sky. In this extensively illustrated and illuminating volume, art historian Alexandra Loske and astronomer Robert Massey present a rich and curious history. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the Space Race and current exploration efforts, discover the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity's existence.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists

Matthew Biggs
Authors:
Matthew Biggs

Botanists are the trailblazers who first discovered how plants work and collected from around the world many of the species that we find in our gardens today. This informative and beautiful guide presents the stories of 35 plant collectors and gardening pioneers of the past and present, including Joseph Banks, Asa Gray and Marianne North.Arranged in chronological order, each profile covers one botanist, presenting their life story, discoveries and legacy, while special feature pages reveal their secrets, exploring the qualities that brought them success and showing what ordinary gardeners can learn from them.Illustrated with beautiful period botanical watercolours and vibrant photographs, RHS The Secrets of Great Botanists will provide inspiration and practical guidance for gardeners of all levels, from successful plant cultivation to adding interest to your garden.

Kyle Books

Nadia Sawalha's Little Black Dress Diet

Nadia Sawalha
Authors:
Nadia Sawalha

Nadia's Little Black Dress Diet, covering 100 recipes from Breakfast through to Dinner - not forgetting those scrumptious puddings - shows you how to make healthy yet succulent dishes to help you slip into your little black number. From quick and tasty recipes for thinner dinners and sinless snacks, Nadia gives her top tips on how to lose the weight - tricks to 'beat the bloat' and survival tips for the party season. And once you're there, Nadia reveals how to look your finest on the day, from which shoes to wear to the correct posture to adopt, everything you need to complement the new you. This is an essential book for anyone wishing to look and feel fabulous in their LBD.

Kyle Books

Greedy Girl's Diet

Nadia Sawalha
Authors:
Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha has always loved cooking, but until recently rarely ate her own food. Like a lot of women, whilst her family tucked in to delicious dishes, she nibbled on diet food. Later, ravenously hungry, she binged, somehow convincing herself that the calories didn't count if nobody saw her eating them. Two years ago, after decades of fluctuating weight, she decided enough was enough: * She wasn't going to start a new diet tomorrow. * She wasn't going to start a new diet ever again. * She was going to eat normal meals with her family and, most importantly, she was going to do so for the rest of her life. Since then, Nadia has lost and kept off 31/2 stone, by simply throwing away the diet books. Instead she shaved off the hidden calories, all without anyone noticing. A little less oil here, a different cut of meat there; brown rice instead of white, more herbs, spices and colour; and a dessert every day! The result is The Greedy Girl's Diet, which is packed with more than 100 delicious recipes, and Nadia's invaluable tips and advice on how to achieve a slim, fit and healthy body.

Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions.This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better.Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.Praise for Write Yourself Happy:'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.'Miriam Akhtar MAPPAuthor of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth?'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.'Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPPPsychologist and author of Character Strengths Matterwww.dare2behappy.com'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!'Susanna HalonenThe Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passionwww.happyologist.co.uk'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.'Kristen Truempy, MAPPCreator of the Positive Psychology Podcastwww.strengthsphoenix.com 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.'Samantha SpaffordPsychologist and Director of Positive Mind Workswww.positivemindworks.co.nz

Cassell

On the Edge of Infinity

Stefan Klein
Authors:
Stefan Klein
Kyle Books

Love, Bake, Nourish

Amber Rose
Authors:
Amber Rose

We are all aware of the benefits of eating seasonally and healthily, and yet often this isn't something we consider when baking. Amber believes that cakes, bakes and puddings shouldn't be made with refined white flour and white sugar. She develops recipes using fruit and honey to give sweetness and ancient flours such as buckwheat, spelt and rye to give depth of flavour. Chapters are Seasonal Cakes; Puddings, including baked fruit, crumbles, pies, sponge and rice puddings; Tarts and Meringues; Small Bakes; Creams, Custards & Compotes; and Herbal Teas. Enjoy baking a Spiced Carrot Cake with a crumbly topping; make Berry Good Fairy Cakes for the kids, create a Coconut & Passionfruit Tart for a dinner party, or try the healthy Mince Pies with an orange zest pastry. Baking is always indulgent and comforting but, with Amber, it can be nourishing too.

Kyle Books

Love Your Skin

Abigail James
Authors:
Abigail James

Renown throughout the beauty industry for her `healing hands', Abigail draws on a decade of practical expertise to provide real solutions to skincare issues. The skin you look at in the mirror is not the same as that of a friend's. Just because they swear by an amazing face cream doesn't mean it's going to be your skincare hero too. Your genetic background, where you live, and what you eat will all have an impact, as will your stress and hydration levels, gut health and sleep patterns. Covering everything from the key product ingredients to look out for, to alternative low-cost solutions and home-made beauty products that really work, Abigail's advice will truly benefit your complexion. From her top habits for healthy skin to the best professional treatments and methods, by way of facial yoga and massage, Love Your Skin is all you need to ensure your skin is always at its best.

Mitchell Beazley

The Art of the Party

Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge

'Kay can cook - but she can shake a damn fine cocktail too.' - Heston BlumenthalKay Plunkett-Hogge demonstrates that entertaining need not be stressful with more than 90 deliciously simple recipes for cocktails and finger food that can easily be scaled up and made in advance. Kay draws on her own party-planning experience to help you be the perfect host, with handy tips on everything from guest list to painless clean-up.Features favourite recipes from three of Kay's previous books, including the award-winning Make Mine A Martini, as well as new creations such as Mini Cornbreads with Bacon, Chilli and Cheese, Smoked Mackerel Paté and Scandinavian Glögg.

Kyle Books

Take One Pot

Georgina Fuggle, Georgina Fuggle
Authors:
Georgina Fuggle, Georgina Fuggle

The beauty of cooking in one pot is that it involves minimal fuss. All the recipes can be created in just one single vessel - the roasting tin, the casserole, the deep frying pan and the baking dish, so no specialist equipment is required. For when you don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen, you can make a speedy risotto or a quick and hearty Potato, Prosciutto and Rosemary Soup. When you are hankering after a slow-cooked meal, there is Plump Whiting, Butterbean and Red Pepper Stew and Burgundy Beef Shin with Stilton Dumplings. Traditional favourites include Whole Roast Chicken with Roasted Lemons and Cassoulet and recipes using more unusual ingredients like Beef, Prune and Ginger Casserole. There are vegetarian friendly dishes such as Sweet Potato and Coconut Dhal. As well as main meals there are also a variety of side dishes, like Creamy Paprika Dauphinoise and Oozy Ham and Thyme Gratin. The recipes cater to cooks of all levels of expertise and include tips on how to get ahead, recipe variations and serving ideas. Whether you're cooking a family meal or a quick supper, Take One Pot delivers satisfying and comforting food.

Kyle Books

Take One Veg: Super simple recipes for meat-free meals

Georgina Fuggle
Authors:
Georgina Fuggle

Celebrate vegetables! They are cheap, versatile and packed full of goodness. In Take One Veg, Georgina Fuggle explores the colours, textures and flavours of veggies to create delicious and wholesome dishes. In each recipe, she focuses on one veg - the star of the show - and brings out their best qualities, with ideas for brunches, lunches, week-night suppers and weekend occasions. So make the most of gluts from the garden and cheap deals at your local market, grocer or supermarket, try cooking with a new vegetable, or find an interesting way to use an old favourite - these vegetarian recipes are inspiring, nourishing and easy to create.

Mitchell Beazley

Beauty Food

Maria Ahlgren
Authors:
Maria Ahlgren

Nourish your hair and skin with recipes to bring out the very best in you, inside and out.Enjoy healthy recipes for breakfast, filling main meals, juices, smoothies and even delicious desserts and decadent cocktails - all carefully chosen to bring you the perfect blend of natural superfoods that boost beauty from the inside.Beauty Food also includes a Beautypedia, telling you which ingredients contain just the right oils, minerals, vitamins and acids to help with common beauty ailments.

Kyle Books

The Art of Natural Beauty

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

Kyle Books

The Art of Edible Flowers

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

This gorgeous little book is a joyful exploration of the many ways in which flowers can be used in a range of delicious recipes. From Rose and Lavender Cocktail Syrup to Jasmine and Green Tea Ice Cream, the ideas and flavours are subtly, deliciously floral. Savoury options include Courgette Carpaccio with Wood Sorrel Flowers and Artichokes with Roasted Garlic and Chive Flowers, while the drinks range from Fermented Elderflower Fizz to soothing Poppy Milk.Rebecca's creative ideas and thoughtful approach make the entire process of cooking a mindful experience, from picking the flowers through to the very last bite.Bursting with beautiful creations and infused with natural flavours, this volume offers recipes suitable for all abilities.

Kyle Books

The Art of Herbs for Health

Rebecca Sullivan
Authors:
Rebecca Sullivan

This beautifully photographed book contains a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wants to improve their health with herbs. Herbal medicine has been used for centuries, and in this thoughtful and inspiring guide, Rebecca Sullivan shares a combination of traditional wisdom and modern ideas.The Treatment section includes Ginger and Pepperment Travel Sickness Pastilles and Herby Chest Rub, while the Drinks & Tonics chapter offers Sage and Lavender Kefir and Tarragon Tincture. There is also a selection of foods using herbs for health, including Herby Ice Lollies and Lemon Balm Bliss Balls. The book is also full of Rebecca's brilliant tips and advice - from soaking your feet in cool black tea to fix smelly feet to making ginger-infused ice cubes to combat nausea.With a detailed herb glossary and plenty of information about essential oils, this is an essential volume for every would-be modern apothecary.

Ilex Press

Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Days

Haje Jan Kamps
Authors:
Haje Jan Kamps
Aster

Five Minutes in the Morning

Aster
Authors:
Aster
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Flowers The Watercolour Art Pad

Rachel Pedder-Smith
Authors:
Rachel Pedder-Smith
Ilex Press

Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

Dixie Dixon
Authors:
Dixie Dixon

Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as:· Professional case studies· Behind the scenes· Lighting diagrams & gear· How to build your careerFrom finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen."Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

Kyle Books

Nourish: Mind, Body and Soul

Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson
Authors:
Amber Rose, Sadie Frost, Holly Davidson

We get so much more out of life when we feel positive and energised and therefore it is such a shame when the everyday pressures of life build up and we find ourselves doing almost anything simply to get by and end up a long way from the ideal that we still wistfully have in mind. Full of the wisdom and good nourishment that helped Sadie, Holly and Amber through their own personal struggles and setbacks, Nourish promises to restore you to the path of complete well-being. With Amber's delicious food to nourish the body, Holly's exercises to strengthen it and Sadie's beauty recipes to soothe the skin and yoga and meditation routines to still the mind, this beautiful book is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life, proving that there is always a way to stay nourished and happy.