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  • Draw People in 15 Minutes

    By Jake Spicer
    Authors:
    Jake Spicer
    Anyone can draw, and anybody who can already draw can always learn to draw better. In this book, best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer gives you all the skills you need to sketch the human figure in just 15 minutes.Good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over; some of the best pieces are swift, energetic studies that capture the feel of the subject in a few well-placed lines. This book contains a series of exercises that develop the core skills for drawing people, all of which can be completed in a quarter of an hour. · Master the basic figure.· Build confidence in mark making.· Understand anatomy.· Play with proportion and foreshortening.· Capture details such as hair, hands and feet.
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  • Desk Wars

    By John Austin
    Authors:
    John Austin
    'Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out.' WIREDAchieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively with Desk Wars - perfect for do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts. Follow fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to build 30 miniature secret weapons and surveillance tools from stationery, transforming common household items into uncommon gadgets and sidearms.Assert dominion over the desktop with these cunning contraptions:>>> Paper-Dart Watch>>> Pen Blowgun>>> Mint-Tin Catapult>>> Rubber-Band Derringer>>> Toothpaste Periscope>>> Bionic Ear>>> Cotton Bud .38 Special>>> Paper Throwing Star>>> 44 marker magnum>>> And more!
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    Do Robots Make Love?

    By Laurent Alexandre, Jean-Michel Besnier
    Authors:
    Laurent Alexandre, Jean-Michel Besnier
    Should we enhance the human condition with technology?Does anyone really want to live for a thousand years?Could AI end up destroying mankind?Discover the incredible potential of mankind's near future as a Doctor and a Philosopher debate the big questions surrounding the incredible potential of transhumanism. This movement - that seeks to improve the human condition through science - has fast become one of the most controversial the scientific community have ever faced. As scientists in California make great strides in using advanced technology to enhance human intellect and physiology, the ethical and moral questions surrounding its possibilities have never been more pressing. Should we change the way we reproduce? Could we enhance the human body with technology to the point where we are all technically cyborgs? Is it possible to make love to a robot?Doctor and entrepreneur Laurent Alexandre and tech-philosopher Jean Michel Besnier go head to head on the big questions in an entertaining and thought-provoking debate on the fundamental principles of transhumanism.
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  • Daily Mail Big Book of Sudoku 1

    The first book in a brand new Daily Mail puzzles series, Daily Mail Big Book of Sudoku 1 contains over 400 sudoku grids ranging from easier puzzles for beginners right up to fiendish puzzles that will challenge even the most experienced of sudoku-lovers. Never be without a diverting pastime on a long train journey or a rainy evening with this bumper collection of sudoku puzzles from the Daily Mail.

    Distilled

    By Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison
    Authors:
    Neil Ridley, Joel Harrison
    Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards Drink Book of the Year 2015.Annual Spirited Awards - Nominated for Best New Spirits Book 2015.Today's world of spirits is experiencing an explosive increase in craft distillers and pioneers of new distillates. It's about men and women tearing up rule books and creating new spirits with extraordinary personality and passion. This book uncovers the best spirits the world has to offer. These are not necessarily the best-known examples on the planet - though if they are good, they have a place here - but the best crafted and most interesting. Spirit by spirit Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley explain what you need to know to appreciate a spirit - its ingredients, its classic forms, the choices a distiller makes in creating it - and offer their picks to 'Drink Before You Expire' - the world's best examples of their type, from gin and rum to shochu and tequila. There are plenty of suggestions for how to drink too, with innovative and classic cocktails and their insider tips on getting the best out of your spirits.
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  • Daily Mail All New Quick Crosswords 10

    Daily Mail All New Quick Crosswords 10 is a brand new collection of demanding puzzles from the Daily Mail. With 200 grids in a variety of difficulties, these puzzles are sure to put minds of all ages and abilities through their paces. Perfect when facing the daily commute, or for passing a spare moment at home, these fun brainteasers are guaranteed to entertain any crossword fan.

    Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords 9

    A bumper collection of quick but tricky crosswords from the Daily Mail, with plenty to keep you occupied on the longest of train journeys or the rainiest of evenings. With over 400 puzzles, this is the perfect compilation for any keen crossword-lover, and will test the skills of novices and inveterate crossword-lovers alike.
  • Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 8

    This bumper-sized volume will have you thinking sideways, every which way and outside of the box to solve the 200 brilliantly frustrating cryptic crosswords.Perfect for those who love wordplay and cracking clues, Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 8 provides the ultimate puzzle entertainment for any spare moments in the day.
  • Daily Mail Pitcherwits – Volume 4

    By Professor Rebus
    Authors:
    Professor Rebus
    The Daily Mail's most popular picture puzzles, Pitcherwits are an intriguing mix of crossword and cryptic visual puzzle. Now, Professor Rebus is back with Pitcherwits Volume 4, packed full of even more perplexing pictogram puzzles.This book contains 200 new Pitcherwits puzzles, and is perfect for all puzzle fans who are looking for something a little bit different to test their deductive skills.
  • Daily Mail All New Cryptic Crosswords 10

    Daily Mail All New Cryptic Crosswords 10 is a new collection of cryptic crosswords, guaranteed to test the grey matter every which way, whatever your age or ability. With 100 brainteasing grids to hone your lateral thinking, this book is perfect for banishing boredom at home or on the daily commute.

    Dress Like a Parisian

    By Aloïs Guinut
    Authors:
    Aloïs Guinut
    Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live. Dress Like a Parisian is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Aloïs Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Aloïs reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.'This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.
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    Diana Henry

    By Diana Henry
    Authors:
    Diana Henry
    'Everything Diana Henry cooks I want to eat' - Yotam Ottolenghi'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 on How to Eat a PeachDiana Henry's recipes turn everyday ingredients into something special with the minimum of effort. In this teaser booklet, recipes have been selected from Diana's published books to whet your appetite for her new title, How to Eat a Peach, which is available now.

    The Declaration of the Rights of Women

    By Olympe de Gouges
    Authors:
    Olympe de Gouges
    Olympe de Gouges was the most important fighter for women's rights you've never heard of. An activist and writer in revolutionary Paris, she published 'The Declaration of the Rights of Women' in 1791, and was beheaded two years later, her articulate demands for equality proving too much for their time.Over one hundred and fifty years later, the key statements of her declaration were internationally endorsed by the United Nations in its Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which in turn went on to be legally recognized by nearly every country in the world. This volume presents both of these key texts along with enlightening and inspiring commentary from a host of powerful women, from Virginia Woolf to Hillary Clinton.
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    Duck & Waffle

    By Dan Doherty
    Authors:
    Dan Doherty
    Duck & Waffle has been one of the most talked-about restaurant openings in recent years. Located on the 40th floor of Heron Tower on Bishopsgate (so the best views in town) it's London's only upscale 24-hour restaurant, serving an average of 4,000 customers a week. 32-year old Daniel Doherty, winner of Tatler's Rising Star Chef award at the 2013 Restaurant Awards, is the Chef Director and his cooking has turned the restaurant into an instant success.Daniel's modern take on European cuisine showcases his culinary diversity, with an emphasis on local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable British ingredients. Signature dishes include Spicy Ox Cheek Doughnut with Apricot Jam, Roasted Essex Beetroot with Goat Curd, Honeycomb & Watercress and of course Duck & Waffle with Crispy Leg Confit, Fried Duck Egg & Maple Syrup.Photographed by the celebrated Anders Schonnemann, the book provides a collection of 100 recipes for breakfast and brunch dishes, small plates (a key part of the Duck & Waffle dining experience), main courses, desserts and cocktails, while also capturing the atmosphere of the restaurant as the sky, cityscape and clientele subtly shift through a 24-hour period.
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    Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers

    By Holly Wales
    Authors:
    Holly Wales
    Discover your drawing and creative skills with this fun-packed book, designed to take your pack of pens further.There is more fun to be had with felt-tips than colouring. With her trademark vibrant and energetic style, felt-tip illustrator Holly Wales shakes up your humble pack of pens and gives you the best tips on the tips.Learn how to draw, decorate, doodle and embellish using every colour and permutation of the pen. More fun, more inky and more vibrant than pencils and pastels, Draw ANYTHING with Felt-Tip Pens & Markers is the perfect way to discover your creative talents.
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  • Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

    By Matthew Brehm
    Authors:
    Matthew Brehm
    This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series. Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.
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    Draw Yourself Happy

    By Alex Beeching
    Authors:
    Alex Beeching
    Tried mindfulness? Yoga? Therapy? New hair? Forget that! Sometimes finding happiness is much simpler than you thought. Draw yourself happy! With this engaging activity book all you have to do is pick up a pen and get doodling, colouring, embellishing and completing the uplifting and joyful drawing exercises within. You'll learn how to create whimsical cities, cute animals and intriguing insects - and how to turn the simplest doodle into charming cheerful art.You don't have to be an artist. Lose the fear, enjoy the moment, and join in. Alex Beeching's delightful characters and scenarios are designed to put a smile on your face.
  • Daily Mail All New Cryptic Crosswords 9

    Banish boredom forever with this brand new collection of 100 tricky cryptic crosswords. From challenging anagrams to complex and misleading wordplay, these puzzles are bound to delight beginner and expert cryptic crossword-lovers alike.Devilishly difficult, these crosswords will provide hours of brain-teasing fun.
  • Daily Mail All New Quick Crosswords 9

    Get ready for a brand new collection of quick crossword puzzles from the Daily Mail. With puzzles for all abilities, from novice to seasoned puzzler, there is something here for every crossword fan. Containing 200 all new crosswords, this is the perfect book for the daily commute, a long train journey, or even a cosy evening in.
  • Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords Volume 7

    A bumper collection of cryptic crosswords from the Daily Mail, ranging from easier puzzles for novices to fiendishly tricky crosswords for seasoned puzzlers. With over 400 puzzles, this is the ideal compilation for any cryptic crossword-lover.