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Five Minutes to a Mindful You

By Aster
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Aster
Mindfulness is in the moments.In this guided journal there are mindfulness exercises and prompts to help you nourish a sense of inner calm wherever you are.From immersing yourself in your senses as you savour that first cup of tea or coffee in the morning to letting go of a terrible day, mindfulness develops your awareness. You become the watcher of your emotions, acknowledging all while understanding that you need not be controlled by them. Journaling is a wonderful practice for developing mindfulness, noticing the glorious detail in life and how you feel without clinging on to your emotions.Connect with yourself for these few minutes and see all the connections in your life blossom and grow.
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Four-Legged Therapy

A WORDLESS LISTENER, A REASON TO GO OUTSIDE, AN INTENSE SURGE OF JOY...What healthy habits can we learn from our fluffy, scaly and, let's face it, stinky companions? Is it just the companionship and love or is there more to it?Discover the myriad ways in which our pets and other animals can help us feel more present and connected in our lives, how they literally save lives and also make life more worth living. From the 'hensioners' who look after ex-battery chickens to 'goat club', dogs who listen to children learning to read and Mitzpah the collie who just knows how to make people smile. There is a world of therapy out there, waiting to sit on your lap.
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  • Forgotten Women: The Writers

    By Zing Tsjeng
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    Zing Tsjeng
    'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - IndependentThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposés on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence.Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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  • Forgotten Women: The Artists

    By Zing Tsjeng
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    Zing Tsjeng
    'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - IndependentThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures.The Artists brings together the stories of 48* brilliant woman artists who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to the history of art, including Camille Claudel, the extraordinarily talented sculptor who was always unfairly overshadowed by her lover, Rodin; Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who has been claimed as the true originator of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain; and Ana Mendieta, the Cuban refugee who approached violence against women through her performance art before her own untimely death. With chapters ranging from Figurative to Photography, and Craft to Conceptual, this is an alternative guide to art history that demonstrates the broad range of artistic movements that included, and were often pioneered by, female artists who have been largely overlooked.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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    The Fashion Chronicles

    By Amber Butchart
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    Amber Butchart
    From BBC television and radio presenter Amber Butchart, The Fashion Chronicles is an exploration of 100 of the most fascinating style stories ever told.From Eve's fig leaf to Hilary Clinton's pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyoncé, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell. Entries include:TutankhamunBoudiccaEleanor of AcquitaneGenghis KhanKing Philip II of SpainKing Louis XIV of FranceCatherine the GreatMarie AntoinetteKarl MarxAmelia EarhartJosephine BakerFrida KahloMalcolm XMarsha HuntBeyoncéChimamanda Ngozi Adichie...and many more
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    Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook

    By Camilla Fayed
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    Camilla Fayed
    'Farmacy food is what we have all been waiting for. Great tasting healthy food for an optimum mind and body means a better planet for us and the creatures we share it with' - Stella McCartney'Since it opened, Farmacy has been the hottest table in town' - Vogue'THE healthy eating place' - GQ'An oasis of health and happiness' - Harper's BazaarInterested in eating and living in a more conscious way? Want to eat well with nature's best ingredients while being aware of where our food comes from? Think taking better care of the land and people who grow these ingredients is important? Welcome to the Farmacy Kitchen, where you will find inspirational ideas for conscious living and delicious recipes for plant-based eating. The Farmacy ethos is about bringing attention back to nature, simplicity and balance. We love to follow the concept of 'simple abundance' in the food we create, using fresh, colourful and whole foods in inspired combinations for maximum taste, digestion and enjoyment.We know how good food tastes when it's made with love and intention. It's a creative process that brings care into the kitchen to make great-tasting food to nourish the body and energise the soul. A process that you can now bring to your own kitchen with the help of this book.
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    Feasts of Veg

    By Nina Olsson
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    Nina Olsson
    Following on from the success of Bowls of Goodness, Nina moves from casual bowl food to celebrating in style. This joyful book focuses on delicious festive vegetable dishes that are easy to make. The recipes are driven by modern plant-based cooking inspired by kitchens from around the world: with Mediterranean, Asian, Northern European and Middle Eastern flavours.Chapters include Small Bites, Celebration Salads, Midsummer, Midwinter and Al Fresco, Plated, Hearty Meals and Sweet Endings. This is food for relaxed parties with a pick-and-mix attitude, but there are also stand-out dishes to feed the whole party and more fine-dining plates for dinner parties. And Nina gives handy tips on creating a balanced meal, cooking recipes in advance and how to make recipes vegan and dairy-free.Recipes include a Smorgasbord, Summer Rolls, Herbed Lentil, Beetroot and Feta Salad, Golden Kerala Curry and Midsummer Dream Cake. Nina makes vegetarian cooking fun and sociable - the recipes, in themselves, are worth celebrating!
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    Fast Art

    By Bev Speight
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    Bev Speight
    Everyone can be an artist!Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or experience -- you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself while making great art.
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    Five Seasons of Jam

    By Lillie O'Brien
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    Lillie O'Brien
    'I'd love my shelves to be stocked with jars of pêche de vine and lemon jam, whitecurrant and lemon balm jelly, bergamot marmalade and cobnut and plum mincemeat, and enjoyed reading all the recipes with their intriguing and inviting flavour combinations.' Nigella Lawson'Any day started with Lillie's jam is a good one.' Anna Jones'A truly beautiful book. It is a delight to read and her recipes are excellent.' James Lowe, Lyles, London'Lillie O'Brien and her wonderful preserves.' Claire Ptak, Violet BakeryThese innovative recipes, bubbling with fruit, nuts, herbs and spices, are separated into 5 seasons:ALIVE/spring- blossoming florals and awakenings (Peach & Fig leaf Jam, Salted Cherry Blossom, Wild Garlic Pesto)HOT/summer - vivid sweetness (Nectarine & Thyme Jam, Strawberry & Wild Fennel Jam, Pickled Walnuts)BLUSH/early autumn - smoky warmth and rich spice (Blackberry & Cocoa Nib Jam, Elderberry & Pomegranate Molasses, Tomato Jam, Marjoram Jelly)BARB/late autumn - robust and bristling (Pear & Masala Jam, Pumpkin Jam, Damson Cheese)FROST/winter - biting, dark and cosy (Salted Mandarins, Seville Orange & Chamomile Marmalade)Lillie creates recipes to be lingered over, that inspire and give confidence to be a little more adventurous in the preserving kitchen.
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  • Forgotten Women: The Leaders

    By Zing Tsjeng
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    Zing Tsjeng
    Selected for the Evening Standard present gift guide of the year'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including:Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queenSylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movementAgent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American RevolutionNoor Inayat Khan, who went undercover to spy for the French Resistance and became Nazi enemy no. 1Amina of Zazzau, the formidable ancient Muslim warrior queen of Northern NigeriaChapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a spotlight on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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  • Forgotten Women: The Scientists

    By Zing Tsjeng
    Authors:
    Zing Tsjeng
    'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Scientists celebrates 48* unsung scientific heroines whose hugely important, yet broadly unacknowledged or incorrectly attributed, discoveries have transformed our understanding of the scientific world. Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life Emmy Noether, dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of"Ynés Mexía, the Mexican-American botanist who discovered over 500 new plant species Wangari Maathai, who started an environmental and ecological revolution in KenyaMargaret Sanger, the maverick nurse who paved the way for the legalization of contraceptionChapters including Earth & Universe; Biology & Natural Sciences; Medicine & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Mathematics and Technology & Inventions profile the female scientists who have defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around us.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.
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    Forty Ways to Write I Love You

    By Lana Hughes
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    Lana Hughes
    Learn 40 creative hand-lettering styles. Starting with an overview of necessary materials and a brief introduction to the art of typography, you will master a huge range of modern calligraphy styles. Easy to follow step-by-steps will teach you how to use frames, borders, shapes, banners, and other decorative flourishes to enhance your penmanship. Practise pages accompanying each style invite you to try out your newfound lettering skills. This lettering book has one major difference: Each unique design says 'I Love You' in a different language.

    Five Minutes in the Morning

    By Aster
    Authors:
    Aster
    WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TODAY?What if five minutes could change your routine and change your day? What if you checked in with how you are feeling for just those few minutes, maybe sitting down over that cup of coffee or tea, or quietly sitting by the window before you head towards the shower?Writing things down has been shown to help people more successfully achieve their dreams and goals. It is a way to help us focus on what matters, prioritise what we are going to do for the day ahead and track our progress. Five Minutes in the Morning offers a beautiful space and creative exercises to encourage reflection and intention setting at the start of the day. ALL IT TAKES IS FIVE MINUTES IN THE MORNING.
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    Fashion and Lifestyle Photography

    By Dixie Dixon
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    Dixie Dixon
    Succeed in the commercial world and become a stand-out fashion & lifestyle photographer. "If you are interested in pursuing fashion and lifestyle photography, this book, from this rising young star of the field, is a must." - Joe McNally Only a few years ago, fashion photography used to be a stuffy world for a tiny elite. Now an explosion in social media and lifestyle advertising has created opportunities for a whole new breed of professional photographer. Fashion and Lifestyle Photography is based on the talks Dixie Dixon, a Nikon Brand Ambassador, has given to crowds at major international trade shows. Expanding on the subject in the book, she reveals how to succeed in this exciting marketplace, covering key topics such as:· Professional case studies· Behind the scenes· Lighting diagrams & gear· How to build your careerFrom finding your vision, to building your dream team, this book will provide you with the essential gear and know-how to capture the looks of the media world that leap off the page or screen."Dixie Dixon is a truly wonderful, vibrant young talent in the field of fashion and lifestyle photography. In this book, she takes you on a lively, complete tour of not only how to make compelling, beautiful photographs, but also how to grow a business, develop a signature look, make your own breaks, gather clients and keep them, use social media well, and assemble a great support team. And that's the short list. This book is full of gems about the seemingly small details that are essential to success." - Joe McNally

    Feasts

    By Sabrina Ghayour
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    Sabrina Ghayour
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Ghayour is responsible for making Persian food fashionable, and her new book does not disappoint. It is a joyous celebration of gathering friends and family around a table laden with abundance.' - Sunday Times Ireland 'Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party: serve big dishes of beautifully spiced food and let everyone dig in.' - OLIVE 'Sabrina Ghayour's Middle-Eastern-plus food is all flavour, no fuss - and makes me very, very happy' - NIGELLA LAWSON In Feasts, the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana & no. 1 bestseller Sirocco, Sabrina Ghayour presents a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Enjoy menus and dozens of recipes for celebrations and occasions with family & friends, such as summer feasts, quick-fix feasts and brunch. Recipes include: Whipped ricotta toasts Savoury pork & fennel baklava Tamarind sticky ribs Grilled corn in harissa mayo Roasted cod loins with wild thyme Spiced rhubarb cake with cinnamon cream White chocolate, cardamom & macadamia squares Praise for Sabrina Ghayour:'The golden girl of Persian cookery' - Observer'The new queen of Eastern cooking' - delicious.'Sabrina Ghayour...has made us mad for Persian Cuisine' - Grazia'Princess of Persia' - Metro
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    Fever Tree - The Art of Mixing

    'The Ultimate G&T' -- Jamie Oliver'The best tonic on the planet' -- Ashton KutcherThe first cocktail book to put the mixers centre-stage, from brilliant Fever-Tree brand and created by leading bartenders around the world.Rather than starting with the spirits, this book focuses on key mixers - including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola. Leading bartenders have created 125 classic and contemporary cocktail recipes that make the most of the botanical partnerships.The book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower, revealing the role quinine has played in geo-politics, for example, and the impact different herbs have on taste. In the way that we increasingly want to know the source and production methods of the food we eat, so this guide allows you to understand more fully what we drink - and use that knowledge to create the most delicious cocktails.
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    Fress

    By Emma Spitzer
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    Emma Spitzer
    Fress (Yiddish): 'to eat copiously and without restraint' 'Fress, the knockout debut cookbook from Emma Spitzer, a 2015 finalist on Britain's 'Masterchef' show, seamlessly blends Ashkenazic and Sephardic culinary heritage ... Spitzer is a Brighton-born travel business entrepeneur who now caters and teaches cooking classes ... her voice is that of a home cook privileged to be a part of the new food world order, acknowledging her Russian roots, her mother-in-law's Israeli feasts, British celebrity chef John Torode and cookbook author Claudia Roden. There's a touch of Yotam Ottolenghi in the book's images - vegetables that look lush and savoury on the plate. Props to the styling team, who make even beef-stuffed artichokes look handsome.'The Washington PostEmma Spitzer's style of cooking is unfussy and uncomplicated, extracting the maximum flavour from the humblest of ingredients without spending hours in the kitchen. For Fress, her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia, Jewish recipes learned from her mother, travels in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and North Africa, as well as Algerian recipes shared by her mother-in-law. Big on flavour and spice, Fress is full of happy, sociable food to feed the soul.
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    For the Love of London

    By Conrad Gamble
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    Conrad Gamble
    Londoners share their favourite aspects of the capital - featuring Sir Paul Smith, Dame Zaha Hadid, Stephen Fry, Martine Wright, Dom Joly, Don Letts, Henry Holland and many moreLondon is an epic story, with glorious locations that make your heart race and your head think. And, like all the best stories, it has wonderful characters. This book is filled with those characters talking about their favourite aspects of this phenomenal city. From leaders in their fields to local legends, these are the people whose beat sets the rhythm of London. Their brief was simple: to reveal something that captivated them about London. The result is a diverse range of vignettes that capture the eccentricity, authenticity and true originality of London.Beautifully illustrated throughout with stunning photography by Tony Briggs and Andy Donohoe, amongst others, this unique book is the perfect package both for those who have already fallen in love with London, and for those who are just beginning to discover the city.

    Flipping Good

    By Sudi Pigott
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    Sudi Pigott
    Everyone loves pancakes and with Flipping Good! you can make them a regular occurrence, with no need to wait for pancake day. Sudi has taken inspiration from countries all over the world to create a dynamic and intriguing collection of recipes such as Ricotta pancakes with Banana and Honeycomb Orange Butter; Buttermilk and Spelt Pancake Stack with Poached Blackberries; Potato Latkes with Sumac Fried Egg; Galettes de Sarrasin with Leeks and Merguez sausage; Okonomiyaki with Shredded Cabbage, Prawns and Tamarind Sauce; Banh Xeo Rice Flour Pancakes with Prawns, Shitake and Mangetout; Russian Buckwheat Blini with Smoked Salmon; Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with Apricots and Maple Syrup; Kaiserschmarren with Plum Compote. Organised into chapters on Breakfast & Brunch, Snacks, Main Meals, and Teatime & Desserts you're sure to find something for every occasion.
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  • Fifty Shoes that Changed the World

    Shoes hold a special place in the hearts of many people, and their design can range from the humble and practical to the exquisite. Whether mass-produced or individually hand-crafted, designed for practicality or to make a bold fashion statement, shoes never fail to exert a fascination on the popular imagination. Here, the Design Museum studies the top fifty shoe designs that have made an impact in the world of design today - from the 1863 Frye boot worn by soldiers during the American Civil War to Zaha Hadid's futuristic 2008 Melissa shoe, and many in between. Discover the social changes that affected the evolution of shoe design, and the developments in technology that transformed the manufacture of footwear. With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Fifty Shoes That Changed the World is the perfect gift for fashionistas and design enthusiasts of all ages.
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