Trust No Aunty
By Maria Qamar
Aunty is a term of endearment (and sometimes, insult) used to describe an older woman. The Aunty is a cross-cultural phenomenon that isn't limited to family members; she could be a neighbour, a family friend, or just some lady on the bus who wants throw some casual black magic your way. Most commonly featured in Indian soap operas, an Aunty is a feisty and dramatic powerhouse of a woman who enters your house and plans to take over your life. They are at family parties or friendly get-togethers with your mother, finding ways to make your life difficult, trying to get you married to their sons and telling you to lose weight while simultaneously trying to feed you a second dinner.We've all experienced 'Aunty interference' which has hindered our social growth and embarrassed us in front of our friends and cool cousins. If you thought you were alone in dealing with the meddling, oddly comforting and overwhelming attention of the Aunties in your life, then this book is for you.
Top 10 of Everything 2017
By Paul Terry
This latest edition takes a look at the best and most extreme in the world of animals, machines, nature, humankind, sports, music, space, movies and much, much more!A range of features provide useful ways for readers to engage with facts - including charts that explain data clearly and easily, and snapshot lists that break down details into boxouts. With a brilliant, colourful design, packed full of photographs and incredible information across every topic imaginable, there's sure to be something to keep any reader amused!
The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective
By Trevor Prideaux, Royston Weeksz OBE, FRSA
The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK art award satirising the less well known Turner Prize. Originally inspired by Tracey Emin's 1999 Turner Prize-shortlisted 'My Bed', the Turnip Prize aims to celebrate the best of the worst of contemporary art. Every year, locals send in their least inventive creations to the judges in the village of Wedmore in Somerset, who then have the dubious honour of choosing the winner. From "Poo Tin' (a tin filled with poo, topped by am image of Vladimir Putin), to "Ewe Kip" (a toy sheep having a nap), the Turnip Prize pays particular attention to the quality of the art's punning title, and to evidence of a 'considerable lack of effort'. The winner is awarded a turnip impaled on a rusty six-inch nail.Including 40 images of entries from throughout the prize's not-so-illustrious history, The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective features pontificating critical analysis of each piece by Royston Weekz, FRSA, along with insightful comments from the competition judges (such as, 'Complete b*ll*cks'). The ultimate gift for art-lovers and art-establishment sceptics alike.
This fun quizbook will delight both fans of the programme and quiz enthusiasts alike. Featuring rounds from the show, 30 complete quizzes and 750 questions it's sure to test your general knowledge and tickle your trivia bone. Sections include the Think Tanks answer bank as well as a selection of Question Impossibles for the final round. To add to the mix, throughout the book are some of the weirder responses the contributors have given. There's also a Foreword from the host himself describing what it's like recording the show.Think Tank is sure to be a daytime quiz classic. Why not enjoy the quiz with your family with this fun, fact-filled quizbook.
The Tattoo Dictionary
By Trent Aitken-Smith, Ashley Tyson
Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, The Tattoo Dictionary uncovers the fascinating origins of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them. This beautifully packaged book is an inspiring look at tattoo culture, and an indispensable guide to choosing your own tattoo.
Terence Conran: My Life in Design
By Terence Conran
In My Life in Design, Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand from the founding of the Conran Design Studio sixty years ago to the creation of the Design Museum, now moving to a dazzling new space on High Street Kensington in November this year. Extensively illustrated chapters consider the many areas where Terence and his design team have made a lasting impact on the way we live our lives, including the founding of Habitat, which introduced good, affordable homeware to the high street, his restaurants, which brought Britain out of the culinary dark ages to discover the joys of eating out and his talent for rescuing and regenerating abandoned buildings and bringing them back into exciting new use. My Life in Design is illustrated with more than 400 images - many from private collections that have not been published before.The book is introduced by internationally renowned designer, Thomas Heatherwick, who identifies his mentor Terence Conran as 'a modernist who, together with a tiny handful of others, gave us a new vision of Britain and ourselves.' Now in his eighties and still designing beautiful homeware and opening buzzy, welcoming restaurants, Terence reveals the secrets and stories of this transformation of British design. Gloriously lively, opinionated and visually stimulating, this is the only book to tell the story of Terence Conran's remarkable career in his own words. Terence Conran: My Life in Design is published in time for the opening of the Design Museum at its new home in a world-class building. It will appeal to designers, students and all those who have grown up with the work of the multi-talented Sir Terence Conran.
The Telegraph All New Big Book of Quick Crosswords 7
Fuel your passion for puzzling with this bumper book of quick crosswords from the UK's most popular quality newspaper. With a wide variety of fun clues and over 300 crosswords, this book is guaranteed to keep you entertained in any spare moments.
The Telegraph: All New Quick Crosswords 11
Sharpen your wits with these quick-fire crosswords, filled with fun and clever clues. They may look easy, but these puzzles are challenging all the same. Perfect for novice puzzlers and practiced solvers alike.
The Telegraph All New Sudoku Puzzles 7
You don't need to be a maths expert to get hooked on sudoku, everyone's favourite number challenge. Test your logic to the limit with a brand new collection of 200 addictive grids.
The Telegraph All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 7
This bumper collection of cryptic crosswords will provide hours of fun, as you work your way through puzzling clues. Perfect for any spare moments, these puzzles are the ultimate test for anyone who loves a lateral thinking challenge.
The Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 11
Navigate your way through a mix of wordplay and intricate clues-within-clues to solve these crosswords. Hours of fun, this book is perfect for keen puzzle solvers who enjoy lateral thinking.
The Telegraph: Pub Quiz Volume 1
This brand new collection of 4000 general knowledge questions is set by Gavin Fuller, Mastermind's youngest ever champion, and compiled from his weekly quiz in the popular Weekend section of the Telegraph. With questions on anything and everything, from the Classics to The Magic Roundabout, this is perfect for all who love a challenge, and can be used to set your own quizzes with family and friends..For die-hard pub quiz fans, this book also includes Gavin's Snorter questions, the most fiendishly difficult questions from his quiz each week. With such a wide variety of questions, it's fun for everyone, and you might even surprise yourself with what you know!
Toast Hash Roast Mash
By Dan Doherty
Dan Doherty's first book, Duck & Waffle: Recipes and Stories, was featured in 'Best Cookbooks of the Year' selections in Observer Food Monthly, BBC Good Food, The Mail on Sunday, Great British Food and Red magazine. Now Dan is back with the recipes he cooks at home for family and friends - informal, easy and as indulgent as ever. With ideas based around eggs, hash, pancakes, toast, simple savoury dishes and sweet bakes, this is food inspired by the best a breakfast or brunch menu can offer - but to eat all day. Recipes include Ricotta, Pear & Honey on Toast, Smoked Salmon, Horseradish & Sour Cream Hash, Mexican Eggs and a whole chapter devoted to food to defeat a hangover, including the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
By John Fisher
In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour, he taught us to 'Think Dog'. In this seminal pet psychology book, he examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view. The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.
Trump on Trump
By George Beahm
One thing you cannot deny about Donald Trump is that he speaks his mind... and the results are fascinating!Get to know how that mind works by reading his words. This is an unbiased collection of Trump's most famous and interesting quotes and thus an unofficial guide to his thinking.Brash, outspoken and successful, Donald Trump is a political phenomenon. Some of his more contentious comments have outraged the immigrant community, feminist groups and even the Pope. Whether you like him or loathe him, he's impossible to ignore.Now you can understand more about this most infamous public figure and form your own opinion about the way he thinks. Covering the time since Trump announced that he was running for Republican candidacy, this book looks at excerpts and speeches and puts them into context. Among many topics it covers his views on business, America and other countries; his opinion of himself, women and those who stand, or have stood, against him.This is a fascinating insight into the world's most controversial politician.
Treasures Beneath Your Feet
By Steve Brooker
So where to start looking for treasure? Steve Brooker will guide you through looking at your environment, how to go about treasure hunting and what you should target. He also explains about actual finds themselves - everything from coins, buttons, pottery and stone tools through to jewellery, precious gems and fossils. This book will also be filled with anecdotes and illustrated with images of the collection being assembled for the new Museum of the Thames that the author is co-curating, making it a vital piece of reference.
The Three-Colour Drawing Book
By Sarah Skeate
You won't believe how much fun you can have with just three coloured ballpoint pens! This engaging and anarchic little book takes the art of doodling and drawing to new heights, using the most basic tools and only three colors: red, black & blue.The artistic explorer will discover how to make punky patterns, draw the most adorable animals, personalise their belongings, and summon up the cutest little characters-all with the pens that they already have at home. Combining step-by-step lessons in drawing with ingenious ways of decorating and doodling, The Three-Colour Drawing Book is a perfect for ballpoint mavericks of all ages.
The Telegraph: Killer Sudoku 2
The ultimate test of logic, these challenging puzzles take sudoku to a whole new level. The killer sudoku is a favourite in the Telegraph newspaper and with puzzles across a range of difficulties included in the book, whether you're a seasoned expert or new to the game, you're sure to be utterly hooked.
The Telegraph: Ultimate General Knowledge Crosswords 3
Trickier than your average general knowledge crosswords, these have clues across a wide range of subjects including food and drink, history, geography and television, with more obscure and varied answers.
The Telegraph: All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 6
Cryptic crosswords from the Telegraph are the most popular around, and this bumper collection will both frustrate and delight in equal measure. Perfect for any spare moment, and completely addictive, these puzzles are certain to test your thinking to the limit.