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American Retro: Main Street

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  • ISBN: 9781903318201
  • Publication date: 14 Nov 2000
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  • Imprint: Spruce
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The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl & Tonic blogger 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithful-Williams, former health editor of Grazia and co-author of The Feelgood Plan 'Catherine's writing style and voice captivate me. She has a way of translating her story into an experience I don't want to end. I want to drink every drop she produces.' - Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriety sounds as liberating as taking a trip to the jungle. Fun and inspirational. What an important book for our time! A joy to read.' - Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville 'Sober is too often equated with "sombre" in our culture. Gray's book turns that idea on its head. Her experience of sobriety is joyful and life-affirming. A must-read for anyone who has a nagging suspicion that alcohol may be taking away more than it's giving.' - Hilda Burke, psycotherapist and couples counsellor 'Catherine Gray manages to achieve what so many have struggled to do before her; bring the undeniable joys of a sober lifestyle to light in a non-preachy, honest and accessible way. I am very excited that her words have come into the world at a time that calls for so many of us to wake up and live more consciously. My heart is bursting at the thought of how many lives this book will go on to positively and profoundly affect.' - Joanne Bradford, co-author of The Inner Fix and founder of Motherheart

Cassell

The Vinyl List

Mitchell Beazley

Timeless

Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard
Authors:
Louise Young, Loulia Sheppard
Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Street Fashion

Caroline Cox
Authors:
Caroline Cox
AWW

Retro: The Complete Collection

Philip's

Philip's 2018 Big Road Atlas Europe

PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist'The best of its kind with quick, easy-to-use information' Fleet WeekMultiscale mapping - more detail where you need itSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's 2018 Big Road Atlas of Europe has:- Every country in Europe and Western Europe- Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- 50 town and city plans- 31 urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.

Ilex Press

Complete Photography

Chris Gatcum
Authors:
Chris Gatcum
Mitchell Beazley

Vintage Fashion & Couture

Kerry Taylor
Authors:
Kerry Taylor

"I thought I knew almost everything about the history of fashion until I met Kerry Taylor. The inside-out knowledge she has of garments will inspire both students and designers to look at fashion with fresh eyes." - Sarah Mower, US Vogue "This beautiful book by Kerry Taylor - the go-to woman for vintage and antique couture - is a treat for collectors and fashion lovers alike." - The Wall Street Journal"Whatever my question about vintage, Kerry Taylor has the answer. Her expertise, knowledge and historical anecdotes have raised the level of interest in this subject hugely." -Lisa Armstrong, Daily Telegraph Named one of Glamour Magazine's "Must-Read Style Books"! Profiled by Vogue and The New York Times and courted by style icons with wardrobes to sell and top designers in search of inspiration, Kerry Taylor is one of the world's leading experts on vintage fashion and couture. In this lavishly illustrated book, Kerry tells the story of a century of fashion through the work of its key design talents and the memorable women who have worn their creations. All the fashion stars are here from Poiret to McQueen via Lanvin, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Madame Grès, Dior, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Alaïa, and Margiela. For each designer Kerry explores their career through a dazzling range of clothes and accessories, explaining what makes each item so desirable to the collector or wearer of vintage fashion. Each chapter includes at least one 'style icon' whose relationship with fashion has had a lasting impact, including Baba D'Erlanger, Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso and Kate Moss. Illustrated with a mix of gorgeous fashion photography plus images from Kerry's own astonishing archive, this book is set to become an invaluable guide for collectors of vintage (whatever their budget) and all those who love fashion.Contents includes...Foreword by Hubert de GivenchyPrologue by Christopher Kane1900sPaul PoiretLucileMariano Fortuny1920sJean PatouJeanne LavinChanel in the Twenties1930sElsa SchiaparelliStyle Icon Wallis SimpsonMadeleine Vionnet - The Architect of Couture1940sThe effects of War on Fashion in EuropeAmerican Fashion in the FortiesChristian Dior - The Saviour of French Haute Couture1950sPierre BalmainCristóbal Balenciaga - The MasterStyle Icon Grace Kelly1960sMary QuantHubert de Givenchy Style Icon Audrey Hepburn1970sYves Saint Laurent in the SeventiesZandra RhodesVivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren1980sItalian MastersAzzedine AlaïaJohn Galliano1990sThe New RomanticsThierry MuglerStyle Icon Kate Moss2000sLater McQueenStyle Icon Daphne GuinnessCollecting VintageTaking Care of your Collection..And so much more!

Mitchell Beazley

5-Minute Hair

Jenny Strebe
Authors:
Jenny Strebe

Whether you're heading to work, a party or out with friends, 5-Minute Hair has fifty looks that are perfect for busy women everywhere.Hairstylist Jenny Strebe compiles the best classic and modern styles - from a retro bouffant ponytail to a hip stacked side plait - all simple enough to do in under five minutes. With plenty of options for all hair types and lengths, it has never been so easy to try something special, even when you're in a hurry.Packed full of easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous step-by-step photographs and handy timesaving tips and tricks from the professionals, 5-Minute Hair is the perfect book to help you achieve maximum style with minimum fuss.

Mitchell Beazley

The Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inspired Fashion

Amber Jane Butchart
Authors:
Amber Jane Butchart
Philip's

Philip's Street Atlas Somerset

THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF SOMERSET.The UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to SomersetIncludes all the streets in BATH, BRIDGWATER, FROME, TAUNTON, WESTON-SUPER-MARE, YEOVIL, Bruton, Burnham-on-Sea, Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Clevedon, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Keynsham, Minehead, Midsomer Norton, Nailsea, Portishead, Sherborne, Shepton Mallet, Street, Somerton, Wincanton, Watchet, Wedmore, Wells, Wellington, Yatton.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.

Conran

Vogue Goes Pop Colouring Book

Iain R Webb
Authors:
Iain R Webb
Cassell

Trump on Trump

George Beahm
Authors:
George Beahm

One thing you cannot deny about Donald Trump is that he speaks his mind... and the results are fascinating!Get to know how that mind works by reading his words. This is an unbiased collection of Trump's most famous and interesting quotes and thus an unofficial guide to his thinking.Brash, outspoken and successful, Donald Trump is a political phenomenon. Some of his more contentious comments have outraged the immigrant community, feminist groups and even the Pope. Whether you like him or loathe him, he's impossible to ignore.Now you can understand more about this most infamous public figure and form your own opinion about the way he thinks. Covering the time since Trump announced that he was running for Republican candidacy, this book looks at excerpts and speeches and puts them into context. Among many topics it covers his views on business, America and other countries; his opinion of himself, women and those who stand, or have stood, against him.This is a fascinating insight into the world's most controversial politician.

Mitchell Beazley

The Art of the Jersey

Andy Storey
Authors:
Andy Storey

A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Andy Storey has assembled a huge collection of the most important designs in recent cycling history, from iconic retro designs worn by Tour de France winners to specialist items and hard-to-find collector's pieces. For each jersey he brings together key information, context and extended captions telling the jersey's story. With more than 200 examples accompanied by photography and analysis, The Art of the Jersey is the perfect book for the road-racing enthusiast and the modern style-conscious cyclist.

Conran

Vintage Vogue

Iain R Webb
Authors:
Iain R Webb

Colour in these gorgeous postcards from VOGUE and immerse yourself in a glamorous world of cocktail dresses and luxurious ballgowns, smart suits and elegant hats.This book of hand-drawn postcards has been created by the award-winning writer, fashion editor, curator and Royal College of Art Professor, Iain R Webb. The artworks are inspired by iconic images from British VOGUE in the 1950s and feature a glamorous dream wardrobe from key designers including Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Chanel. Each postcard is detachable, so you can enjoy colouring them in yourself or send them to a fashion-savvy friend. These postcards make the perfect present for all those who love vintage fashion.

Conran

House & Garden Sixties House

Catriona Gray
Authors:
Catriona Gray

From Pop art to Op art, plastic furniture to bubble-gum paint colours, the Sixties saw a new wave of interior design that was closely linked to popular culture and fashion, becoming increasingly youth-oriented and playful to appeal to the new generation of baby-boomers. In Sixties House, mid-century modern enthusiast Catriona Gray has drawn on the magazine's peerless archive, curating the best illustrations and photographs to show how the use of colour, pattern, homewares and furniture evolved through the decade. The homes of key tastemakers are featured including Bridget Riley, Mary Quant, David Mlinaric, Barbara Hulanicki of Biba and David Bailey. The second title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Sixties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.

Philip's

Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain: Spiral 2nd Edition

THE ONLY ATLAS OF BRITAIN FOR CAMPING, CARAVANNING AND MOTORHOMES'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No. 1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No. 1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist- Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000)- Over 3,000 approved campsites located, plus useful advice from the Camping and Caravanning Club- Includes essential information for caravanning motorists: 6290 bridge height limits, 1477 bridge weight limits and 256 bridge width limits- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity- Britain's best road mapping in a great spiral format- Every street in Britain marked on the maps- Over 3000 main roads named- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches to 12 major urban areas- Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets- 416 pagesPhilip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain includes a special feature by The Friendly Club, which is packed with essential camping and caravanning information.

Ilex Press

Pilcher's Marijuana Miscellany

Tim Pilcher
Authors:
Tim Pilcher
Ilex Press

The New Street Photographers Manifesto

Tanya Nagar
Authors:
Tanya Nagar

Hit the streets with your camera and capture life in all its excitementWhether you shoot with a digital SLR, a Holga or the camera on your phone, today's cameras let you seize the moment and shoot whenever and wherever you like. This makes them perfect for street photography, the genre of choice of some of the greatest photographers of all time, with names like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weegee and Robert Frank turning gritty reality into iconic images.In this book, Tanya Nagar will open your eyes to the photographic potential of our urban world, offering the tricks and techniques that put you in the right place, at the right time, and let you create amazing photos.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Mind

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman