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  • Retro: The Complete Collection

    Retro recipes are always high on the all-time favourites list, no matter where you eat - at home, restaurants, diners, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. There's nothing like a spot of nostalgia to remind you of a special moment in your life. This book is full of such memorable recipes - Scotch Eggs, Duck à l'Orange, and Classic Trifle - as well as recipes with a lighter 21st-Century twist like Black Forest Soufflé - alongside iconic advertisements from the 1950s. It's a culinary stroll down memory lane with each turning page.
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    RHS Gardening for Mindfulness

    By Holly Farrell
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    Holly Farrell
    Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration.Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.
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    RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces

    By Kay Maguire, Tony Woods
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    Kay Maguire, Tony Woods
    Bestselling author Kay Maguire and RHS Young Designer of the Year Tony Woods provide stylish design ideas, growing tips and advice to help readers turn even the tiniest outdoor space into a beautiful and life-affirming oasis. With 30 step-by-step projects, RHS Big Ideas, Small Spaces shows the urban gardener how to transform balconies, walls, windowsills, rooftops and the smallest of yards.Discover the best planting plans for your garden, with ideas for hanging planted screens, mobile gardens, balcony rail planters and potted shelves. Learn the things you need to know to get your garden started, and how to overcome common problems, and ensure your garden, however small, is beautiful all year round.
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    RHS The Urban Gardener

    By Matt James
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    Matt James
    Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.
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    RHS How Do Worms Work?

    By Guy Barter
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    Guy Barter
    Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden. Written by the head of the RHS Members' Advisory Service, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.
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    Rum The Manual

    By Dave Broom
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    Dave Broom
    This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible. The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.
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    The Retronaut Guide to Raising Children

    By Chris Wild
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    Chris Wild
    The highly successful Retronaut blog looks at the past as it has never been looked at before. Here, in the second of a new series of Retronaut books, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings you a thought-provoking collection of photographs from our hidden history. Often witty and entertaining, but also thought-provoking and at times puzzling, the images are chosen to shift our perceptions, making us think-and look again. Discover what our ancestors considered to be good parenting in the days before the 'care' was put into childcare, from dangerous sports to the best brand of cigarette for your baby. A perfectly reassuring gift for today's new parent, this book will also appeal to anyone who likes pictures of babies in sunglasses.
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    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners

    RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
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    The Retronaut Guide to Keeping Pets

    By Chris Wild
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    Chris Wild
    Millions are addicted to the Retronaut blog, one of the Web's leading visual sites, that shows you the past you never knew existed. Here, in the first of a new series of books, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings together an astonishing and thought-provoking collection of photographs from the hidden and forgotten corners of the archives. Often witty and entertaining, sometimes thought provoking, and at times puzzling, these images will make you think, look again, and marvel at the way we were. The Retronaut Guide to Keeping Pets is the first book to reveal how people once thought it amusing to picnic with crocodiles, and will appeal to anyone who enjoys laughing at cats on the internet.
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    Real Life Family Photography

    By Amy Drucker
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    Amy Drucker
    Go beyond the birthday snapshot and learn how to take inspired and unposed family photographs that capture the ages and stages of family life. Real Life Family Photography puts an end to awkward family photos, encouraging you to take inspiration from the every day details, while offering tips on fundamental techniques such as exposure, composition, lighting and focus. There's even advice on how to photograph babies and pets, giving you the knowledge and freedom you need to take unique, frame-worthy pictures.
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    RHS Miniature Garden Grower

    By Holly Farrell
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    Holly Farrell
    For the miniature garden grower, lack of space is not a problem. Who needs a large garden when a landscape can be created in a single pot, or an entire ecosystem in a glass terrarium? In fact, you don't need a garden or any kind of outdoor space at all!RHS Miniature Garden Grower shows you how to create tiny gardens that bring big rewards. The projects are divided into five styles. Each one starts with the basic principles behind that style of garden, and a few snippets of simple plant science back up the easy-to-follow practical advice..You don't need a lot of square footage to create beautiful green spaces. These teeny-tiny gardens take very little time to plant and are a great option for a rainy-day activity. Many have the added advantage of being instantly complete and mature, making them great gifts and inspiration for gardeners of all ages.
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    RHS The Little Book of Bonsai

    By Malcolm and Kath Hughes
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    Malcolm and Kath Hughes
    The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniature trees. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai really isn't as hard as most people think. In fact, they are no more difficult to look after than other pot plants, and easier than many. This book makes the job even easier by breaking down the subject into three clear sections: Getting Started, Ongoing Care and Species Profiles. Jargon-free text and dozens of photographs and diagrams make this the ideal guide for complete novices, as well as a handy companion for more experienced growers. Whether you want to grow from seed or source an established plant, everything you need to know is contained in this guide, which, like bonsai themselves, is small but perfectly formed.
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    Raw Cakes

    By Joanna Farrow
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    Joanna Farrow
    Free from dairy, sugar and gluten, these cakes are not only good for you, they're delicious too! With recipes for a whole host of cakes, desserts and sweet treats including Carrot Cake with Macadamia Frosting, Salted Caramel Brownies, Raspberry, Rose and Pistachio Semifreddo and Raw Banana Banoffi Pie, this book is perfect for anyone on a special diet - even if you're gluten or lactose intolerant, vegan or diabetic you don't need to miss out on the good things in life.All recipes come with a taste guarantee and are easy to make from readily accessible ingredients, making for truly heavenly, healthy cakes.
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    RHS How to Plant a Garden

    By Matt James
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    Matt James
    Evening Standard The Best Gardening Books of 2016Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? The book takes you on a structured journey through the design process, from the initial assessment of your existing space, through choosing a theme or style, to putting it all together. Learn what various plant groups can provide and how to problem-solve by selecting the right species. Understand the role that form, colour, scent and texture play in the garden, and how to use focal points and accent plants for added interest. Tiny courtyard gardeners and suburban gardeners alike will learn how to mix plants in pleasing combinations that will provide interest through the seasons and last for years. RHS How to Plant a Garden proves that a good planting scheme can transform your garden from the ordinary to the truly inspirational.
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    RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner

    Written by the Royal Horticultural Society's foremost fruit and veg experts, RHS Allotment Handbook & Planner provides the lifestyle-changing advice that gardeners need for growing a year-round supply of healthy, edible crops for their garden. With RHS tried-and-tested varieties, this book covers what to grow, how and where to grow it. Exploring best practice growing advice, allotment life and its numerous benefits, this book also includes a month-by-month calendar of tasks to guide gardeners through the year.
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    RHS Lessons from Great Gardeners

    By Matthew Biggs
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    Matthew Biggs
    Since its earliest days, the art and science of gardening has been continually transformed and enhanced by great gardeners - men and women whose passion for gardening has driven them to improve and innovate, to overcome challenges and experiment with new ideas. These gardeners have provided inspiration for future generations, as have their gardens, which attract millions of visitors every year. From the greats of yesteryear to the best modern-day practitioners, the gardeners are drawn from throughout history and from around the world. The stories of their life and work are revealed, along with practical hints and tips that unlock the secrets gained from their long years of trial and error. Packed with botanical illustrations of their signature plants, the book also includes stunning photographs of twelve of the world's most iconic gardens, from Jardin Majorelle in Morocco to Sissinghurst in Kent. RHS Lessons from Great Gardeners is a journey through the world of gardening past and present, and a beautifully presented source of inspiration and ideas for all gardeners, great and small.
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    Robot Takeover

    By Ana Matronic
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    Ana Matronic
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  • Retro Baking

    Retro food is back in a big way, everybody's cooking it, talking about it and eating it, and Retro Baking gives the best selection of nostalgic treats, both savoury and sweet.Peppered with forgotten favourites and exciting new ideas, this fantastic new collection provides everything you need to be inspired by the past. From Pies, Tarts and Scones to Cupcakes, Cookies and Muffins, as well as Big Cakes, Breads, Buns, Brownies and many more, this is packed with vintage inspiration
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    RHS Plants from Pips

    By Holly Farrell
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    Holly Farrell
    What do avocados, apples, mangos and tomatoes have in common? The answer is that they can all be grown at home, for free, from pips that you would otherwise throw into the recycling bin. /RHS Plants from Pips shows you how to grow a range of fruit and vegetables, indoors and out, with minimum equipment and experience. This complete guide covers everything from the science of how plants grow to how to deal with pests and other problems. Find out what to grow, what to grow it in and when and where to grow it for the best results. Packed with colourful photographs and step-by-step illustrations, this is the perfect way to introduce beginners of all ages, from 6 to 60, to the joys of watching things grow.
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    RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower

    By Kay Maguire
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    Kay Maguire
    From 'Hungarian Hot Wax' to 'Red Savina', and 'Scotch Bonnet' to 'Elephant's Trunk', chillies come in dozens of shapes, colours and degrees of spiciness - from sweet and succulent to blow-your-head-off hot.RHS Red Hot Chilli Grower provides everything you need to grow your own chillies from scratch, with step-by-step instructions for sowing seeds, caring for the plants, harvesting the fruit and troubleshooting common problems. Chilli-lovers will also find plenty of background information, such as a short history of the chilli and a guide to Scoville heat units (the official measurement of spicy heat), as well as tasty tips for enjoying the fruits of your work. Packed with charts, checklists, photographs and illustrations, this is the perfect guide to the world of grow-your-own chillies.
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