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  • House & Garden Fifties House

    By Catriona Gray
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    Catriona Gray
    The post-war consumer boom of the 1950s, coupled with a desire for new, innovative design resulted in one of the most exciting decades in the history of interiors - a visual revolution that was captured on the pages of British House & Garden.In Fifties 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 Le Corbusier, Giò Ponti, Terence Conran and Hans and Florence Knoll. The first title in the new Decades of Design series, House & Garden Fifties House is required reading for mid-century modern enthusiasts, collectors and decorators in search of inspiration from the most influential homes of the past.
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    Orla Kiely Home

    By Orla Kiely
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    Orla Kiely
    "Orla Kiely is a virtuoso of vintage pattern and design." - The Sunday Business Post"Whether you're a fan of Orla Kiely's cult retro patterns or not, it's hard to resist her second book." - Real HomesInternationally renowned designer Orla Kiely describes her career as 'a journey in pattern and colour'. Her distinctive palette, and graphic and stylized motifs in clean repeat constructions, have won her devoted fans across the world, and have helped to turn, what began as a small British business designing bags, into a global fashion, accessories and homeware brand. Following the success of her first book Pattern, Home opens the door on Orla's own house, looks at a series of British, Irish and Scandinavian case studies - all beautifully photographed by Richard Powers - reveals the mid-century modern items that have inspired her work and tracks the creation of her homeware range including furniture, textiles, wallpaper and ceramics. 'I have always been inspired by architecture and interiors so the move into furniture and homewares was completely natural,' Orla says. 'To me, the home is where we can truly express our style and personality, where we can be playful.'Contents Includes...ElementsMy WorkMy HouseCase StudiesSiegel HouseScheer HouseVilla BendvoldBygdøy HouseBrabrand HouseAarhus...And Many More!

    Kittens For When Sh*t Happens

    By Trevor Davies
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    Trevor Davies
    Stressed at work?... There's a kitten for that. Relationship breakdown?...Norman the tabby will help...just look at the kittens, there are over 70 funny felines for every crisis.When things are driving you crazy or life is getting you down, sometimes only a cute kitten can make you feel better. The photos in Kittens For When Sh*t Happens illustrate the 'kitty version' of all our human problems, with hilarious results: the pithy captions will soon have you giggling your worries away. Whether it's a bad hair day or the break-up blues, there is a kitten in this book that is guaranteed to put the smile back on your face.Contents Includes:Home EmergenciesDay-to-Day TravailsWork WorriesRelationship ProblemsFamily FrustrationsAge, Health and Hope... And everything in between!

    Complete Cat Care

    By Dr Bruce Fogle
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    Dr Bruce Fogle
    In this book of five chapters, Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains how to bring home a new cat and how to organise the first days at home, to include feeding, bedding, going out and meeting the rest of the family. Chapter three covers training and housetraining your cat, and the secrets of happy play. Chapter four explains the inner psychology of the cat, why it does what it does. Chapter five covers health: from body maintenance to choosing a vet, health problems and dealing with emergencies.

    Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

    By Liz Wright
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    Liz Wright
    Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watchdogs, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With detailed information on over 40 of the most popular duck and geese breeds, this book shows you how to select the right breed for you, what you need get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the very start.

    Keeping Bees

    By Paul Peacock
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    Paul Peacock
    More popular than ever, beekeeping is a fascinating craft that is fun to learn and the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. This practical guide covers everything a new beekeeper needs to know, from buying equipment to harvesting your very own honey. With clear, step-by-step instructions on handling and checking your bees, helpful tips and advice on keeping them healthy and productive and also featuring a collection of tempting honey-based recipes for you to try, Keeping Bees contains everything a modern beekeeper should know.

    Puppy Parenting

    By Dr. Scott Miller
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    Dr. Scott Miller
    Give your dog the best start to life with Dr Scott Miller's guide to raising the perfect puppy. All your questions are answered and concerns quelled with this friendly and authoritative guide to puppy care, which also contains features on puppy psychology and debunking popular myths. Follow Puppy Parenting's clear chronological format and learn what to expect at each stage of your pet's development, as well as how you can deal with behavioural and health issues. Case studies demonstrate real life problems and solutions and allow you to compare your experiences to those of other's, including Dr Miller's, as he raises his own troublesome terrier, Betty.

    Puppy Love

    Fat Cat Thin

    By David Alderton
    Authors:
    David Alderton
    Cats are well-known for their lazy, self-indulgent attitude and can sometimes have too much of a good thing. With real consequences for health, such as cardio and respiratory difficulties, burgeoning weight can affect every aspect of your cat's life, including life-expectancy. Fortunately "Fat Cat Thin" has the answer. It is packed with essential advice on nutrition, how to assess your cat's health and tips on looking after your cat's well-being, and is guaranteed to keep your cat happy, healthy and in tip-top condition.

    Choosing and Keeping Chickens

    By Chris Graham
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    Chris Graham
    More and more people, even those in cities, are keeping chickens, tempted by the appeal of eating fresh free-range eggs. This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing a breed to ensuring they are happy, healthy and productive. How do I make their house secure? What if I go on holiday? Will they get on with my children? All your questions and more are answered. "Choosing and Keeping Chickens" includes a gallery of 60 of the most popular breeds, from the Dorking to the Silkie.

    Ultimutts

    By Wynn Wheldon
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    Wynn Wheldon

    Dancing with Dogs

    By Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray
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    Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray
    Heelwork training is a rewarding experience that will help you bond with your best friend whilst creating an imaginative and fun show. This easy-to-follow book teaches you how to train your dog to perform simple but elaborate-looking dance routines. Teach him basic tricks, learn how to pick the music and choreograph the routine and try one of 15 dances. Step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated to show you and your pooch how to enjoy this exciting new sport.

    Living with Books

    By Alan Powers
    Authors:
    Alan Powers
    This is an inspirational book that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. Books are among the commonest but most treasured possessions in a home, yet their storage and display is often neglected and not given serious consideration as part of the interior design - something all the more necessary as the functions of home and workplace now often merge. Chapters are devoted to separate rooms, looking in turn at reception rooms, home offices, and libraries, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, with over 180 colour photographs from around the world providing a wealth of inspiration. Ingenious space-saving devices are illustrated for storing books in odd spaces within the home - for example in staircases, corridors, and hallways. There is a chapter on caring for books, plus practical pages providing useful technical hints for planning and building bookshelves (scale, proportion, materials, fittings, etc), complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions showing how to carry out your own imaginative book-storage projects.Special double-page features appear in each chapter on topics such as ingenious designer solutions, book plates, and creating furniture out of books.