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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die

By Peter Boxall

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A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the best fiction from around the world. Completely redesigned with over 150 new images.

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

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  • ISBN: 9781844037193
  • Publication date: 10 Jan 2012
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  • Imprint: Cassell
Mitchell Beazley

101 Wines to try before you die

Margaret Rand
Authors:
Margaret Rand

The world is full of wines. So why waste your time drinking something mediocre? Award-winning author Margaret Rand has selected the 101 wines you should taste in your lifetime. Some will definitely challenge your bank balance - but are so worth it; some are classics that any serious wine lover should experience; others are secret inexpensive gems that you will be delighted to discover. Together they form a fabulous selection of must-drink wines.From the prestigious vineyards of France and California to lesser-known wine makers in Hungary and Greece, discover the best wines from across the globe. Complete with tasting notes, advice on the best vintages and dishes to pair with the wines, this is the perfect gift for both wine aficionados and wine novices alike.

Mitchell Beazley

Distilled

Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison
Authors:
Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison

Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015.Annual Spirited Awards - Nominated for Best New Spirits Book 2015.Today's world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It's about men and women tearing up rule books and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion. This book uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet - though if they are good, they have a place here - but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit - its ingredients, its classic forms, the choices a distiller makes in creating it - and offer their picks to 'Drink Before You Expire' - the world's best examples of their type, from gin and rum to shochu and tequila. There are plenty of suggestions for how to drink too, with innovative and classic cocktails and their insider tips on getting the best out of your spirits.

Ilex Press

Spiroglyphics Around the World

Thomas Pavitte
Authors:
Thomas Pavitte

Conran

Vogue Essentials: Little Black Dress

Chloe Fox
Authors:
Chloe Fox
Conran

Vogue Essentials: Handbags

Carolyn Asome
Authors:
Carolyn Asome

Since its inception more than a century ago, Vogue has been fascinated by the infinite incarnations of the handbag. From the myriad surrealist creations of Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to Prada's democratic nylon backpack, from the exclusive Hermés Birkin bag to individual vintage gems, the handbag is fashion's most inventive accessory. No shock, then, that the handbag market today is worth more than a hundred billion dollars. From each season's must-have to five-figure rarities, the handbag symbolizes the inexplicable power of fashion desire. Vogue Essentials: Handbags explores all the greatest hits in a collection that any fashion devotee will covet.'Any woman can wear shoes and handbags: it's not a question of how tall you are, how skinny you are, how blonde or blue-eyed or tanned or whatever.' Marc Jacobs

Mitchell Beazley

Casablanca

Nargisse Benkabbou
Authors:
Nargisse Benkabbou
Ilex Press

The Watercolour Ideas Book

Joanna Goss
Authors:
Joanna Goss

Rub it, dab it, scratch it, scrunch it. Cut it, glue it, sew it and seal it. And above all, learn from what other people do! This little book is full of big ideas to inspire you to think outside your humble box of watercolours. With a new idea on every spread of the book, you will discover textures, applications, techniques, combinations of materials, and new ways of tackling the subjects you love. You will take advantage of watercolour's immediacy and find it a flexible, dynamic medium, full of artistic opportunities.The first in an exciting new series of great ideas for creative media, this book is ideal for artists of all levels and abilities.

Ilex Press

Take It, Don't Fake It

Paul Reiffer
Authors:
Paul Reiffer
Ilex Press

The Collage Ideas Book

Alannah Moore
Authors:
Alannah Moore

Collage allows your creativity to run riot. It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; digital and hand-produced can be combined. What you can create with collage knows no bounds.Expertly curated with an eye to the fresh, the exciting collection of new collage ideas will inspire collage artists at every level, from those dipping a toe in the art form to experts.

Mitchell Beazley

Dress Like a Parisian

Aloïs Guinut
Authors:
Aloïs Guinut

Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live. Dress Like a Parisian is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Aloïs Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Aloïs reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.'This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.

Ilex Press

The Declaration of the Rights of Women

Olympe de Gouges
Authors:
Olympe de Gouges
Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Leaders

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen; Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movement; and Agent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. Chapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a light on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng
Mitchell Beazley

MAZI

Christina Mouratoglou, Adrien Carré
Authors:
Christina Mouratoglou, Adrien Carré

'Probaby the best Greek restaurant in England, Mazi is pure alchemy and poetry' - Alain Ducasse'You must try it for its artful cooking, that honours the cuisine of Hellas while putting before the happy diner a succession of tastes that are blissfully new.' - IndependentMAZI:TOGETHER - [tuh-geth-er] - adverbGathering, company, mass, combination, mixtureTired of outdated perceptions of typical Greek food, Mazi is on a mission to revolutionize Greek cuisine. With a strong emphasis on sharing a feast of small dishes, Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carré bring a trendy tapas vibe to recipes exploding with flavour yet relying only on the finest fresh ingredients and simple techniques to achieve the best results. Introducing authentic flavours with a modern twist, Mazi is innovative Greek food at its best. Whether it's the Spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks & chillis, Crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea & tahini purée or Loukoumades with lavender honey & crushed walnuts (Greek doughnuts soaked in honey), Mazi's food is intrisically edgy, cool and completely delicious.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Mitchell Beazley

Breakfast is Served

Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli
Authors:
Laura Ascari, Elisa Paganelli

Give your breakfast or brunch a global twist and travel the world before lunchtime with this celebration of the most delicious morning meals from around the globe - featuring quick and simple recipes for pastries, soups, cereals, tarts, cakes and more. From popular favourites to new discoveries, transport yourself to Italy, Argentina, Morocco, India and beyond with over 40 recipes for the most important meal of the day.From the familiar - French Pain au Chocolat, Italian Brioche and Austrian Strudel - to the new and exciting - Swedish Kanelbullar, Brazilian Bolo de Fubá and sweet, creamy Pasteis de Nata from Portugal - get your day off to the tastiest possible start, with the best-kept breakfast secrets from countries around the world.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids

Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Authors:
Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Spruce

The 5:2 Cookbook

Angela Dowden
Authors:
Angela Dowden
Hamlyn

Love Island – On Paper

Revel in all the island antics from the likes of Kem, Marcel, Chris, Georgia and Camilla, and delight in this irreverent guide to modern love from the TV sensation that everyone's talking about. Featuring exclusive interviews with your favourite characters, and images of the contestants within the villa, this official Love Island book will teach you essential lessons in love.Including:- How to tell if you're being a 'melt'- Work out which islander's basket you should put all your eggs into- A crash course in being classy from Camilla - Dr Marcel's guide to coping with heartbreakPacked full of all the funniest quotes, most embarrassing moments and cutest romantic shenanigans, and including an indispensable glossary explaining the likes of 'muggy', 'grafting' and the unforgettable 'dick sand', Love Island - On Paper is the ultimate indulgence for every fan of the hit ITV2 show.

Mitchell Beazley

Mr Todiwala's Spice Box

Cyrus Todiwala
Authors:
Cyrus Todiwala