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The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations

By Joe Tracz
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Joe Tracz
The perfect companion to Netflix's adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations is a fourth-wall-breaking deep dive into the hilariously twisted saga and the creative team that brought it to life on the screen. Discover a host of insider secrets about the show and the Baudelaire family with interviews from the cast and crew, as well as everything from exclusive looks at storyboards and sketches to the Baudelaire orphans' pasta puttanesca recipe. Foreword by Neil Patrick Harris Profiles of characters and cast Interviews with cast and crew Never-Before-Seen storyboards and sketches Annotated script excerpts Behind-the-Scenes photographs Violet Baudelaire's most intriguing inventions Guide to the show's hidden clues and Easter eggs Lyrics to the opening title songs Glossary of terms defined in the show The Baudelaires' Recipe for pasta puttanesca
  • Politics Hacks

    By Julian Flanders
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    Julian Flanders
    Understanding the history and significance of today's political climate can be confusing and daunting. Politics Hacks is here to give you quick definitions and background on 100 key political theories from the last 1,000 years.Each idea is broken down into three stages:1/ The helicopter view, which gives you an introduction to the idea, and some context around it. 2/ The shortcut, which gives you the core elements of the theory, along with a range of examples that everyone can understand. 3/ The hack, which is a one-liner designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.Whether you quickly want to get to grips with globalization, understand the Electoral College, or understand post-truth politics, this book is the perfect way to speedy enlightenment.
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  • Philosophy Hacks

    By Robert Arp, Martin Cohen
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    Robert Arp, Martin Cohen
    Discover the simple way to understand and remember the most groundbreaking concepts in 3,000 years of philosophical thought. Each idea is broken down into three stages: 1/ The helicopter view, which gives you an introduction to the idea, and some context around it. 2/ The shortcut, which gives you the core elements of the theory, along with a range of examples that everyone can understand. 3/ The hack, which is a one-liner designed to stick in your memory and give you an instant grasp of the concept.From Pascal's Wager to Kant's categorical imperative, and from Camus's Existential Nihilism to Arendt's Banality of Evil, there are 100 concepts explained. The perfect introduction to philosophy, this is a great new way to learn about the most important philosophical ideas and concepts in a way that makes them easy to recall even months after reading the book.
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    Why You Like This Photo

    By Brian Dilg
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    Brian Dilg
    What you see is very different from what you think you see... There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if the composition is subverting your expectations, where did those expectations come from in the first place?To answer these questions, international award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result.
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    Ethiopia

    By Yohanis Gebreyesus, Jeff Koehler
    Authors:
    Yohanis Gebreyesus
    Co Writer:
    Jeff Koehler
    The national borders contain one of the most fertile swathes of land on the continent. All this makes for a food culture as fascinatingly distinct as it is startlingly delicious. Chef Yohanis takes the reader on a journey through all the essential dishes of his native country, along the way telling wondrous stories. There are recipes for Doro Wat, chicken slowly stewed with berbere spice; Yeassa Alichia, curried fish stew; and Siga Tibs, flashfried beef cubes. The cuisine also boasts a wealth of vegetarian dishes. Among these are Gomen, minced collard greens with ginger and garlic; Azifa, green lentil salad; and Key Shir, marinated beet and potato salad. Then the book explains the intricacies and variations of Injera, the foundational sourdough flatbread made from the teff grain (which is gluten free and more nutritious than wheat). Complete with photography of the country's stunning landscapes and vibrant artisans, this volume demonstrates why Ethiopian food should be considered as one of the world's greatest, most singular and most enchanting cuisines.
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    Catapults & Key Hooks

    By Geoffrey Fisher
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    Geoffrey Fisher
    Whether building a bee hotel to help your garden's ecosystem thrive, crafting a catapult, whistle, skipping rope or cup and ball game to give away, or making a key hook or cobweb brush to organise your home, the result of each will be entirely unique while also effortlessly stylish.All basic woodworking techniques are covered, plus Geoffrey also shows how best to prepare materials, including checking for disease, drying and stripping bark, and gives a detailed guide on your essential tool kit - what to have, how to handle your tools safely and how to maintain everything to the highest standard -meaning anyone can pick up Catapults & Key Hooks and dive straight into the world of Geoffrey's designs.
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    The Vintage Tea Party Book

    By Angel Strawbridge
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    Angel Strawbridge
    AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S HIT TV SERIES ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU 'The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion.' - Glamour (SA)'Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree...' - the IndependentAngel Strawbridge cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den or Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company, originally founded in East London where it spent years wowing its clientele with unforgettable tea parties from a bygone era. In 2015, the company (and Angel) relocated to the beautiful Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France, and now offers fairytale vintage weddings, among other unique celebrations. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!
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    Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook

    By Jean-François Mallet
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    Jean-François Mallet
    Discover the joy of cooking with your loved ones using 100 recipes inspired by your favourite Disney characters. Make spaghetti with Lady and the Tramp, sweet snowballs with Olaf and Elsa and Hawaiian pizza with Lilo and Stitch. Each recipe uses only 2-5 ingredients and has simple instructions so that you can whip up a delightful dish with ease. With healthy dishes for children, adults, or the whole family, you'll be cooking up a storm in no time!

    50 Ways to Help the Planet?

    By Sian Berry
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    Sian Berry
    We are becoming increasingly aware and engaged in environmental issues, but it's not always clear what the solutions are and how we can do our bit. We are ready and willing to make changes to our lifestyles, but often the advice about which are the best ones to make can be confusing.In this friendly guide you are shown how you can make changes in a positive and practical manner, and with some suggestions easier than others, there's a multitude of ways in which you can live more sustainably. Siân looks at the choices we can all make, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the planet and change the world without changing your life.The 50 ways are divided into Plastics, Energy, Cooking and Eating, Travel, In the Garden and Action, and include a range of options, such as buying plastic-free beauty products, upcycling your furniture, cutting down on meat and having greener celebrations.
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    Declutter

    By Debora Robertson
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    Debora Robertson
    Bursting with practical and relatable advice, this book injects enthusiasm, energy and some much-neededhumour into the essential task of de-cluttering. Forget the holier-than-thou approach promising a wholenew you if you alphabetise your sock drawer - this is decluttering for real people, with real lives. Witha refreshingly honest approach, Debora tackles the best ways to deal with domestic dilemmas, clutteredkitchens and crowded cupboards. She includes handy tips and tricks for the average time-poor person. Tasks are broken down into achievable goals and 'quick fixes', allowing even the busiest of people to create, maintain and achieve a tidy home. And it's not just the home she tackles. Debora helps you banish anxiety and kick-startproductivity with '10 de-cluttering commandments' and includes honest advice on how to conquer thefear of change. The busy writer, who has transformed her own cluttered home and mind using thesetechniques, also explores how best to unclutter your virtual world, from managing social media accounts tobalancing email mailing lists.
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  • Skinny Pasta

    By Julia Azzarello
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    Julia Azzarello
    Although pasta is often on the 'avoid' list of a diet, this needn't be the case as it's the accompanying sauces and topping that pile on the calories, and the pounds. The recipes in Skinny Pasta prove otherwise - all are small on calories, but big on nourishing nutrients, full of flavour and decent portions.Featuring a mix of timeless classics and contemporary interpretations, the recipes focus on fresh, healthy and nutritious ingredients, plus many are vegan, vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free. From fresh and flavourful Vermicelli with Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket & Feta, and Mafaldine with Romanesco Sauce, to tasty salads such as Greek Rotini and soups including Butter Bean, Chorizo & Spinach with Pappardelle, as well as many quick and easy mains like Orecchiette with Cime Di Rapa & Chilli as well as the ever popular Spaghetti Carbonara and Mac 'n' Cheese, there's a pasta dish for any occasion. And if you have a little more time on your hands then make your own basic pasta dough, gluten-free gnocchi, fresh pesto or marinara sauce, although all the recipes can be made with shop-bought pasta too. With nutritional info for every recipe, each dish is 500 or less calories per portion.
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    Secret Yoga Club

    By Gabrielle Hales
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    Gabrielle Hales
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  • The Story of the Bauhaus

    By Frances Ambler
    Authors:
    Frances Ambler
    Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
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