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Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming andsocial media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsmiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doiley. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.
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Higgidy: The Cookbook

By Camilla Stephens
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Camilla Stephens
Higgidy is known for its scrumptious pies and tarts. In this updated edition of their debut cookbook, co-founder and chief pie maker Camilla Stephens ventures beyond pastry with new recipes for healthy and delicious frittatas and more. Also included of course are mouth-watering Higgidy classics such as Chicken Pot Pie, the Best Quiche Lorraine and Salted Pecan Fudge Pie.From chapters on Simple Suppers and Crafty Quiches to Party Pies and Sweet Treats, all your cooking needs are covered, so you can enjoy a Simple Fish Pie for an after-work supper, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart for a summer picnic, Little Hot Dog Rolls and Mini Chorizo and Chilli Tartlets for a party and a Chocolate Snowflake Tart for a wintry treat.With Camilla's expert guidance on foolproof pastry techniques added in, this is a wonderful source of heartwarming recipes for family and friends.
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HOOKED

By Mark Hix
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Mark Hix
Hooked delves into the exciting fishing adventures of celebrated chef, restaurateur and food writer Mark Hix, opening with the story of his first catch, age 8, being cooked for supper by his grandmother - the catalyst for what has become his passion.You will be regaled with tales of extraordinary fishing expeditions at home and afar, from the banks of the Dumfriesshire coast to Tuscany's Porto Ercole, with each trip ending with a feast - be it the catch of the day (if all went to plan), or something found and foraged if the need arises (always have a back-up plan). Hooked features both exotic and humble dishes such as Hot stone salmon, Barracuda & pineapple ceviche, Trout kedgeree and Mahi mahi sashimi.Weaved into the narrative are the infectious, and unexpected, joys of fishing and what it does for you. Hint: it's not necessarily about the fish.Featured locations:EnglandScotlandIrelandItalyFloridaThe BahamasSouth AfricaAustraliaNew Zealand
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How to Ride a Bike

By Sir Chris Hoy
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Sir Chris Hoy
An invaluable manual for cyclists of all ages, experience and ability, which will help them achieve peak performance. Full of practical advice, this book includes information on: Strength conditioning to improve your performance Targeted training plans to focus on strengthening weaker areas Bike care and maintenance Riding different terrains and environments Road cycling skills and safety The book will also help you explore your five key abilities of cycling fitness, defined as the maximum effort you can maintain for the following periods of time: 6 seconds (max sprinting) 30-60 seconds (sub-max sprinting) 3-5 minutes (VO2 max) 1 hour (zone of transition) Several hours (long steady distance riding) This book acts as a training toolbox with which you can structure bespoke sessions to improve these five facets of performance. There's also advice on diet, weight loss and the psychology of cycling, and plenty of stories and anecdotes from Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic track career.Full of helpful and inspiring advice for those getting on a bike for the first time in a while, along with plenty of tips and tricks for seasoned cyclists looking to take it up a notch, this is a book for beginners and pros alike.
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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2019

By Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
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  • The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook

    With all the essays and exams, not to mention the enormous pressure of having to go out partying four nights on the trot, staying healthy and well-fed has never been more important, and The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook will make sure you get all the essential nutrients to get you through from freshers' week to graduation, all while following a vegan diet. Alongside the recipes are helpful hints and tips for getting the most out of a tiny student budget, creating gourmet feasts out of what you can find in your storecupboard, and advice on what kind of equipment you might need to take to uni (read: steal from the kitchen at home).Carry the flag for the vegan revolution all the way to your student halls, and once your new friends get a whiff of the amazing food you're cooking up, you're bound to find more people are willing to join the healthy-eating and cruelty-free vegan revolt. Because this book isn't just about cooking some truly delicious recipes; it's also about reducing your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment by cutting out animal products, and improving your health with a plant-based diet. And ok, yes, it is also about cooking totally yummy recipes and scoffing the lot (and with a clear conscience too!).Whether you're a committed vegan looking to branch out with some new recipe ideas, or you're just getting started on the road to veganism and want to learn the ropes of vegan cooking, this is the perfect book to add to your student bookshelf.
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    How To Draw

    By Jake Spicer
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    Jake Spicer
    Jake Spicer wants you to learn how to draw. This is his complete course in drawing, suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists, and designed to help you fit drawing into your lifestyle. Tried-and-tested exercises, ranging from five-minute sketches to dedicated sessions of an hour or longer, cover every subject and location you could wish for, while accessibly written drawing theory helps you relate the technical concepts to your practice, helping you to hone your craft. Whatever your goals are, expert art tutor Jake Spicer gives you the inspiration and encouragement to draw more - and keep improving.
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    Happy by Design

    By Victoria Harrison
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    Victoria Harrison
    Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design our living spaces. From the paint colour that's been named the happiest, to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all, from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home.By quizzing experts from NASA scientists to colour gurus, Victoria Harrison has devised a Happy Home Programme to help everyone transform their living spaces and put wellbeing at the heart of their homes. With fun and easy ideas for each room in the home, the programme is easy to follow and packed with tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible.
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    HelloFresh Recipes that Work

    By Patrick Drake
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    Patrick Drake
    Started back in 2012, HelloFresh is the world's leading recipe kit service. Each week their customers receive delicious recipes, recipe cards and all the fresh ingredients to cook them from scratch, straight to their door. In their debut cookbook, Head Chef and HelloFresh Co-Founder Patrick Drake shares the all-time top 100 recipes and techniques, as tested by millions of customers.Whether you're a beginner who likes clear instructions, or a seasoned cooked looking for quick mid-week inspiration, Recipes That Work is the simplest way to get delicious dinners on the table in around 30 minutes.These recipes require minimal effort and no complicated techniques. Impress friends and family with tasty, nutritious dishes such as Roasted Honey Feta with Crispy Sweet Potatoes, Super Mexican Shepherd's Pie, and HelloFresh's famous Prawn and Prosciutto Linguine.This is not a cookbook that will just look pretty on a shelf, but one that will become the most reliable, sauce-spattered, page-folded, go-to book in your kitchen.Features:- 100 delicious HelloFresh customer-approved recipes and techniques with step-by-step photography- Extensive vegetarian options- Key techniques for easier cooking- Tips on equipping your kitchen on a budget- A list of store-cupboard essentials- Quick recipes for post-work suppers, most ready in under 30 minutes
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    How to eat a peach

    By Diana Henry
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    Diana Henry
    'This is an extraordinary piece of food writing, pitch perfect in every way. I couldn't love anyone who didn't love this book.' - Nigella Lawson'...her best yet...superb menus evoking place and occasion with consummate elegance' - Financial TimesWhen Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.
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    The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

    By Tarek Malouf
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    Tarek Malouf
    The number one bestseller (more than 830,000 copies sold) now updated with new recipes.From their first shop in Notting Hill's Portobello Road, The Hummingbird Bakery introduced London to the delights of American-style baking. The simple yet spectacular recipes for indulgent cupcakes, muffins, pies, cheesecakes, brownies, cakes and cookies, in this, their first and bestselling cookbook, ensured that the home cook could create some Hummingbird magic in their own kitchens too.Now Tarek Malouf and The Hummingbird Bakers have created a new edition of the book, fine-tuning their classic recipes and introducing new bakes such as:Mile-high Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake Sticky Fig and Pistachio Cupcakes Hot Cross Bun Cupcakes Chocolate Cola Cake
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    Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2018

    By Hugh Johnson
    Authors:
    Hugh Johnson
    Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.
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    The Handmade Loaf

    By Dan Lepard
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    Dan Lepard
    'In The Handmade Loaf, Dan gathers together the knowledge he acquired travelling, tasting and photographing his way through northern Europe. He takes the handfuls and pinches and turns them into weights and measures to create recipes that are easy to follow. His descriptions of the countries and their bread offerings are warm, personal and inviting. You really get the sense you're making a loaf passed down from generations which, in essence, is what baking is all about.' - Observer Food MonthlyWith more than 75 recipes, from dark crisp rye breads and ricotta breadsticks through to effortless multigrain sourdough, The Handmade Loaf guides you through the stress-free techniques you need to make and bake great breads at home. Made and photographed in kitchens and bakeries across Europe, from Russia through to the Scottish Highlands, Dan Lepard's ground-breaking methods show you how to get the most flavour and the best texture from sourdough and simple yeast breads with minimal kneading and gentle handling of the dough. Let this classic cookbook guide you to making superb bread at home.
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