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  • OFF. Your Digital Detox for a Better Life

    By Tanya Goodin, Camilla Rockley
    Authors:
    Tanya Goodin
    Read by:
    Camilla Rockley
    Feeling frantic?Lost without your phone?Exhausted?Unable to relax or focus?It's time to switch OFF and reset.We tap, swipe and click on our devices 2,617 times per day. We spend more time online than we do asleep. With so many ways to stay connected, procrastinate and distract yourself, it's not easy to let go. This canny little bible will help you log off and wake up to less stress and more time. Enjoy real experiences, real connections and real happiness. Reset your boundaries with carefully crafted exercises, wise words and new outlooks.Log off your social media. Turn off your notifications. Switch off your devices. And feel better.Tanya Goodin is an award-winning digital entrepeneur, a digital detox specialist and founder of Time To Log Off. https://www.itstimetologoff.com/(P) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group
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    Oklava

    By Selin Kiazim
    Authors:
    Selin Kiazim
    'Fantastic Turkish-Cypriot food' - Yotam Ottolenghi 'Welcome to the extremely tasty world of modern Turkish-Cypriot food - what a stunning and beautiful book' - Peter Gordon 'This woman can bloody cook' - Grace Dent, Evening Standard'Keep an eye out for Selin Kiazim, because she is going places, in every conceivable way' - Giles Coren, The Times'Swoon' - Time Out LondonWith influences from the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East, Turkish-Cypriot food offers incredible flavour combinations unique to its region. Oklava: The Cookbook celebrates the culinary delights of this area in a way no cookbook has done before. Oklava translates simply as 'rolling pin'. For Selin Kiazim, this word conjures up memories of her Turkish-Cypriot grandmother: a rolling pin was never far from her hands, which meant a delicious treat was imminent. The same can be said for this book. These sensational recipes will take you on a journey from home-cooked meals and summers spent in North Cyprus to an exciting interpretation of modern Turkish-Cypriot cooking in London. Bring the Oklava experience into your home with Turkish delights such as Pistachio-crusted Banana & Tahini French Toast with Orange Blossom Syrup & Smoked Streaky Bacon; Grilled Quails with Palm Sugar, Sumac & Oregano Glaze; Courgette, Feta & Mint Fritters; Crispy Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Breast with Yoghurt; Chilli-Roast Cauliflower; and Chocolate, Prune & Cardamom Delice.
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  • Old Fashioned Desserts

    Olives, Lemons and Za'atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking

    By Rawia Bishara, Jumana Bishara
    Authors:
    Rawia Bishara, Jumana Bishara
    Tangy lemony tabbouleh, smoky, rich baba ghanouj, beautifully spiced lamb shank...the recipes in Olives, Lemons & Za'atar provide something irresistible for every occasion. These dishes represent the flavours of Rawia's Middle Eastern childhood with recipes copied faithfully from family cookbooks (her mother's most treasured harissa), and then developed with a creative flourish of her own. Her food is deeply personal and so she includes the classics but also the Mediterranean influences that come from summer holidays in Spain and living in Bay Ridge, the old Italian neighbourhood in Brooklyn. The result is a sensational cross-cultural mix and provides you with everything you need - pickles, yogurt, bread, mezze, salads, stews etc - to enjoy the best home cooking and share the most convivial Middle Eastern hospitality.
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    On the Edge of Infinity

    By Stefan Klein
    Authors:
    Stefan Klein
    From Germany's bestselling popular science author, Stefan Klein - How a rose blossom can demonstrate that nothing and nobody exists on their own.- How a hurricane can reveal the world's unpredictability.- How the exploits of burglars in New York and London can demonstrate how everything can be in two places at once.- How a DIY accident can prompt debate on whether the void can exist.- How a greying beard might demonstrate the irreversibility of time.Award-winning, bestselling German science author Stefan Klein employs stories about simple everyday items or occurrences as analogies to illuminate counterintuitive realities behind the visible world, revealing the astonishing beauty of the universe. This book transforms a simple everyday thing such as a rose blossom, or a day of stormy weather, into a key to understanding the most complex ideas and theories in 21st century physics. Through clever use of analogy, Klein renders the complexities and intricacies of physics accessible to a reader with no previous knowledge of the subject. In doing so, he demonstrates that scientific progress is as much, if not more, about the unanswered questions, the dark corners, as it is about what we have discovered; our knowledge constitutes merely 'an island in an ocean of ignorance'.A thought-provoking and original way in to the most intriguing scientific theories and ideas, designed to be accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about the workings of our universe.
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    On the Pulse

    By Georgina Fuggle
    Authors:
    Georgina Fuggle
    Organised by colour, On the Pulse offers a vibrant selection of classic and contemporary dishes using everything from chickpeas, puy lentils and peas to more unusual pulses such as adzuki, soya and edamame beans. Georgina shows you how to embrace this often-overlooked, rich and nutrient-dense legumes, guiding you through the varieties, their health benefits, and how best to use them so that you can cook with confidence. With recipes such as Green Falafel with Harissa Yogurt, Vietnamese Meatballs with Edamame Beans, Broad Bean Pappardelle with Pancetta, and Chocolate, Bean and Almond Cake, this is an inspirational collection that cannot fail to get you excited about cooking with pulses.

    On The Road With Your Digital Camera

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman

    One Face, Fifty Ways

    By Imogen Dyer, Mark Wilkinson
    Authors:
    Imogen Dyer, Mark Wilkinson
    Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how - with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe - you can revolutionise your portfolio.That's always been the mission of photographer Mark and presenter/model Imogen in their smash-hit YouTube channel WeeklyImogen, and their expertise has attracted 160,000 subscribers with well over a million views a month (and growing).In this book they'll turn the practical wisdom so popular with thousands of photographers worldwide into a simple and accessible guide. You won't need to spend a fortune on props, studios or equipment; photographers and models alike will quickly learn how to create an exciting, varied portfolio of fresh portrait photography.
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    One Light Flash

    By Adam Duckworth, John Denton
    Authors:
    Adam Duckworth, John Denton
  • One Pot

    One Putt

    By Ken Brown
    Authors:
    Ken Brown
    Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills.This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book.With Ken's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining.
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    Ooh La La: Perfect Body

    Ooh La La: Perfect Face

    Ooh La La; Perfect Hair

    Ooh La La: Perfect Make-Up

  • Optical Illusions

    When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate optical illusions and reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - simply choose a design at random, choose any combination of colours you like, and get started. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find calm returning. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.

    Orange Blossom & Honey

    By John Gregory-Smith
    Authors:
    John Gregory-Smith
    Orange Blossom & Honey is a culinary journey across Morocco, from the souks of Marrakesh, through the Sahara, and onto the blustery shores of the Atlantic coast. In researching this book, John travelled into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then journeyed north, through the city of Fes, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are still prepared in many homes. From here he continued on to the Rif Mountains, where rustic recipes are made with the freshest seasonal produce. From Moroccan-style paella, cooked in the painted town of Chefchaouen, to stuffed Berber breads baked in the hot desert sands, John has discovered the real food of the country, learning from the locals to reveal little-known dishes, which he then gives his modern twist. The chapters include Streetfood, Salads & Vegetables, Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Tagines and Desserts, plus there is a section of spice mixes and marinades from chermoula to harissa. With mouthwatering recipes, breath-taking location photography and John's infectious enthusiasm, this is an essential addition to every cook's collection.
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  • Orchid Basics

    By Brian Rittershausen, Sara Rittershausen
    Authors:
    Brian Rittershausen, Sara Rittershausen
    Elegant and exotic, the allure of orchids is undeniable and this practical guide will ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can grow them with confidence. With expert advice, clear instuctions and step-by-step photographs father and daughter team Brian and Sara Rittershausen explain all the techniques you will need to ensure that your orchids flourish every time. There are hints and tips on watering, feeding and the optimum lighting and temperature conditions in which to grow your plants in addition to advice on propagation, hybridization and caring for orchids in pots. Also included is an extensive directory of all the specialized and popular orchid groups.

    Organic Gardening

    By Sue Stickland, Pauline M. Pears
    Authors:
    Sue Stickland, Pauline M. Pears
    Illustrated with step-by-step artworks, this guide dispels myths about organic gardening and explains all aspects of organic garden management, including the planning of an organically-balanced environment, soil preparation, pests and diseases, weed control, crop care and cultivation, and also contains a year-round checklist for instant season-by-season planning.