Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Marijuana (But Were Too Stoned To Ask)
By Tim Pilcher
Do you know the origin of the word 'bong'? Could you name ten countries where marijuana use is entirely legal? Would you like to cook using cannabutter, or mix cocktails with a tincture of the herb? Are you curious as to how marijuana actually works on you brain, or the ways in which it is used in religious ceremonies around the world? This book is for you! Let expert author Tim Pilcher guide you through a fascinating world of marijuana-related myth, medicine, madness, and munchies; you'll never look at this seemingly simple pastime the same way again...
Damn Fine Cherry Pie
By Lindsey Bowden
Enjoy the taste of the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks with more than 100 recipes inspired by the show's scenes and characters - including Maple Ham Pancakes, Coffee Donuts, Icelandic Hangikjot, Percolator Fish Supper and Chocolate Chestnut Log. Along the way you'll discover fun facts and features - such as how to tie cherry stems in your mouth, and how to fold origami owls - and a diner jukebox selection inspired by the show that you can enjoy with a slice of damn fine cherry pie.This publication has not been prepared, approved or licensed by any entity or individual that created or produced the well-known TV programme Twin Peaks.
World Atlas of Beer
By Tim Webb, Stephen Beaumont
'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the GuardianAs craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, The World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer, with information on brews ranging from the Trappist ales of Belgium to the wheat beers of Bavaria, Breton black beers, barrel-aged Californian beers, British bitters, Vietnamese bia hoì, traditional Finnish sahti, and the output of the hundreds of craft breweries around the world, from the USA and Canada, to Japan and even the Easter Islands. It explores the development of beer and the myriad brewing techniques in use today. Country by country the book considers a vast range of beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated second edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.
By Scroobius Pip
The Times Bestseller (Non-Fiction)Join Scroobius Pip as he gets to the bottom of what matters most in life: whether getting Russell Brand to expound on capitalism, Jon Ronson on the perils of social media, Simon Pegg on the power of satire, Killer Mike on race relations in the United States or Howard Marks on drugs and cancer, Pip elicits thought-provoking material by rummaging through the minds of some of the most interesting creatives of our time. Distraction Pieces features both curated highlights from the iTunes-chart-topping podcast - from Akala to Howard Marks via the likes of Adam Buxton, Romesh Ranganathan and Amanda Palmer - and exclusive new content, with chapters on politics, social media, music, comedy and more. Featuring illustrations by tattoo artist mr heggie, this is a must-have for fans of the Distraction Pieces podcast, and a must-read for anyone interested in the creative mind.
By Liz Dobbs
With so many plants in the world, this book helps you to navigate the myriad number of species and hybrids available and learn what to look for when choosing varieties. The plants in this book are featured for being particularly enjoyable or delightful - edible fruits, tender vegetables or fresh herbs, ornamental flowers, eye-catching foliage or plants with evocative scents. Others have a pleasing architectural shape, strange texture or other curious quality that make them worthy of note.The flowers, trees and herbs have been chosen by an expert team of garden writers and plant lovers, with the home gardener in mind and full-colour photographs, authoritative text, and at-a-glance growing information is provided for each selected plant. Expert contributors discuss plants from Europe, the USA and Australia, selecting plants based on authoritative plant awards, impartial trials and records, and feedback from gardeners.
Speeches that Changed the World
Lady Penelope's Classic Cocktails
By Sarah Tomley
Whatever would we do without cocktails? Whether one is dying of boredom on a Sunday evening or racked with tension after a perilous mission, these little wonders hit the spot every time. Rather like those cheeky Tracy boys and their glorious Thunderbird machines.This priceless selection of drinks includes all my favourites, from the classic Cosmopolitan to Jeff Tracy's fabulous Tracy Island Iced Tea. Simply follow my tips for the final flourish in each case and you can be assured of impressing the highest of society with your savoir faire, even if you lack the services of a reliable man like Parker. It's so hard to find the staff nowadays.
By Kajsa Kinsella
You've watched every Scandi TV series going, you have Nordic light fittings, and you want Birgitte Nyborg as your Prime Minister. Yes it's fair to say there is a general love-in with everything related to the northern countries.Over the last decade, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture?Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a quick introduction to 100 icons of Scandi style and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper, made famous by TV detective Sarah Lund; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the ubiquitous Swedish Dala horse; the concept of 'hygge' (a feeling evoked by being in candlelit warmth with friends during winter); Midsomer seasonal celebrations; practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors; or an enduring love of noir literature and dramas, you'll find the key to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.
By Adrian Tierney-Jones
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, the most refreshing, the most sociable, and the most versatile. It has been brewed since the dawn of time and still has the capacity to delight and obsess its many adherents. This bewitching, thirst-inducing, gorgeously illustrated book is a guide to the best beers in the world with a succinct history of the breweries, tasting notes, temperature recommendations, and what food to serve them with, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries. Here you will sample world classics such as the ales of England, the speciality beers of Belgium, the new wave beers of U.S. craft brewers, the magical lagers of Germany and Central Europe, and a host of world beers that will beguile and bedazzle. The reader might not drink all these beers in their lifetime, but after reading this book they will know which ones will be their personal favorites.
By Cara Frost-Sharratt
William Shakespeare. Abraham Lincoln. Santa Claus. Behind (well, slightly in front of) every great man, lies a great beard. And now you too can join the ranks of the most illustrious beard-sporting gentlemen of history.Find out what each beard says about its wearer, which one will makes women fall at your feet (and not run for the hills) and most importantly, which ones will get crumbs stuck in it. With marks on each one's ease of grooming, growing and its potential to grate, whether you want to sport a French Fork or a Fu Manchu, a Soul Patch or a Chin Puff, we have the lowdown on the right set of whiskers for every occasion. What's more, our custom-designed beard artworks mean you don't have to commit yourself to months of gruelling growth to find out how you'll look with the finished article - just hold the book up to your face to amaze and astound your friends and family with your new found veneer of virility and intellectual prowess.Gone are the days when facial hair was maligned as untrustworthy and unsanitary. With this book, you can give your face a new lease of life and command the respect and admiration you've always deserved.
Confetti: The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties
Every father looks forward to the day his little girl gets married. However, when that day arrives, how can you be sure that you're doing everything you can to make it a perfect one? The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties shows you exactly what the role requires and how best to make everything a smooth success. Whether you're anxious about sticking to budget, preparing the speech of a lifetime or simply what you need to do on the day, this book explains it all. Including wedding etiquette, money matters and your responsibilities for both church weddings and civil ceremonies, as well as sample jokes, toasts and speeches that you can adapt to make our own, with this book you can stop worrying and simply enjoy your daughter's big day!
Confetti: The Bridesmaid's Handbook
This book is full of top tips that tell you what you need to know about the bridesmaid's duties, from the run-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. The expert advice in The Bridesmaid's Wedding shows you what your responsibilities as bridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night and prepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understand what to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you make your best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
The Bridesmaid's Wedding
This book covering every aspect of the bridesmaid's duties, from therun-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. Packed with expertadvice, ideas and tips from the UK's leading source of weddinginformation, The Bridesmaid's Wedding tells you what your responsibilities asbridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night andprepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understandwhat to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girlsand pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you makeyour best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
Confetti: The Groom's Wedding
If you are thinking of taking the plunge but not sure what that may entail, this essential little book has the answers. Follow this witty countdown to the big day with expert tips, tricks and information to ensure a stress-free engagement. Chapters cover what the golden rules are when popping the question; things to consider when preparing for the big day; hot tips on how to look your very best; a detailed guide to your role on the day; essential speech dos and don'ts and advice for choosing a fabulous honeymoon.
Confetti: The Bride's Wedding
This handy little book is packed full of handy tips for a smooth and stress-free wedding day. Expert help from the UK's leading source of wedding information guide you through your engagement and wedding day, from modern day etiquette, including ways in which to announce your engagement and how best to send invitations, to practical advice such as choosing your venue and how to look your best at the altar. You will also find out how to keep yourself and your family calm during the preparations, as well as useful checklists and timelines to help you perfectly plan your big day.
Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting
By Storm Dunlop
The guide gives detailed information on how to make your own forecast and covers every aspect of weather forecasting, from what causes the weather to information on recognizing clouds. Details of weather systems, depressions, anticyclones and hurricanes are included, plus information on the extreme weather that has so dominated the news in recent years. Local weather, such as wind systems, visibility, frost and snow, is featured along with optical effects such as rainbows, haloes and mirages.The full range of forecasting is explored, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching - including instruments you might use at home.The book features numerous colour photos and diagrams and is ideal for the amateur forecaster.
Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland
By Jeremy Thomas
Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland begins with a valuable introduction to butterflies, explaining the differences between butterflies and moths, the life cycle and structure of butterflies, their movement and migration patterns, and helpful information on the distribution and habitats of the main family groups so that readers will know at a glance which species they are likely to see and where - useful for both identification purposes and for those readers who want to find a specific species. The introductory section finishes with information for gardeners, detailing which plants to grow and when. Each section is illustrated with diagrams and photographs. There then follows an illustrated key to the main family groups, detailing principal physical and flight characteristics, as well as other key information to aid identification. The next section consists of 60 specific species descriptions. These comprise detailed identification notes for both adult and young stages, information on life cycle, habitat and behaviour, and distribution and status - all accompanied by life-cycle artwork and time charts, a distribution map and a large colour photograph.Finishing with photographs and information on the most common day-flying moths, Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland is an essential guide for both experienced naturalists and newcomers to the subject.
Confetti: The Best Man's Speech & Duties
With clear advice on the formalities and etiquette plus inspiring ideas for your speech, here you will find all you need to be the best ever Best Man. * Sample speeches, jokes and one-liners * Your duties and wedding etiquette explained * Delivering the perfect Best Man speech * Great tips on making a toast to the happy couple
Confetti: How To Write A Wedding Speech
Tips and advice on how to plan, write and deliver your wedding speech. From thanking the right people to getting a laugh in, this invaluable guide will help you prepare and present a brilliant speech, whatever your role in the marriage ceremony. * Researching and gathering material * Structuring your speech * Quotes, jokes and anecdotes * Giving a winning performance
Confetti: Planning Your Wedding
Comprehensive, simple and easy to understand, this guide will help you to plan your dream wedding. Church or civil? White or ivory? This is the definitive guide to making your big day perfect, from choosing flowers and picking the right dress to budgeting for the event and organising the reception. * Simple and effective ways to get organized * Easy-to-understand tips for budgeting * Wedding traditions and etiquette explained