By Alex Mitchell
In cities around the world, we are redefining our sense of urban living. No longer satisfied with a grey, sterile metropolis, we want the best of both worlds - the energy and diversity of the city, but a connection with nature too. Filled with practical advice, projects and inspiring stories from bus stop landscapers, guerrilla gardeners, urban homesteaders and rooftop beekeepers from all over the world, The Rurbanite illustrates how our cityscapes are being transformed and shows you how enjoyable and simple it is to: * turn your back garden into an urban homestead * put a green roof on your garden shed * plant to encourage wildlife * guerrilla garden * keep bees, hens, quails, ducks * learn to identity the wild flowers growing out of cracks in the pavement * turn ex-industrial sites into vibrant community gardens
Running Well: Run Smarter, Run Faster, Avoid Injury and Enjoy it More
By Sam Murphy, Sarah Connors
By Kelly Holmes
Think, move and eat like a double Olympic champion!Running Life is Dame Kelly Holmes's inspirational and practical guide to how Mindset, Fitness and Nutrition work together to transform your physical and mental health. Drawing on her own experiences of overcoming depression and a raft of injuries to achieve her Olympic dream, Kelly shares her tips on how to make positive changes to your mindset, exercise and diet to help you perform at your highest level. Keep your body strong and improve your running performance, fuel your body with deliciously healthy meals and attain a winning mindset with advice from one of Britain's most recognisable and admired athletes.
Run for Life: The Complete Guide for Every Female Runner
By Sam Murphy
Practical and engaging, this book will show you how to fit running into your everyday routine as well as encouraging you every step of the way. Suitable for all abilities - from the virtual runner who hasn't actually got round to getting their trainers on to the experienced runner lacking motivation and at risk of grinding to a standstill. Backed by scientific research, expert advice and the experiences of female runners, Sam shows you how to stay motivated, the best food and drink for maximum energy, the optimum stretches for top results and how to keep your programme balanced, realistic and challenging but, above all, fun.
Rum The Manual
By Dave Broom
Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award.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.
The Rules of Photography and When to Break Them
By Haje Jan Kamps
One of the most popular cameras on the market is called the 'Digital Rebel' yet many photographers use it and its brethren to follow tired old rules from tired old photographers.This book shows you how to move beyond the dogma and shoot more creatively.If you're just starting out with a camera, or are starting to think about switching away from Auto mode, then this is the perfect book for you. Not only will you find within all the classical rules of photography - useful basic knowledge that can sharpen anyone's eye for finding great photographs - but you'll simultaneously be shown how you can push the boundaries that many teachers set, filling your memory card with exciting, different pictures that push the limits.After all, unless you understand the confines of the box, you can't consciously decide to think outside of it, can you?
Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook: Nutritious recipes for during and after cancer treatment, to share with friends and family
By Clare Shaw PhD RD
The book is divided into three: a detailed section by Dr Clare Shaw on diet and cancer and the problems you may face during treatment (such as loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouth, change of taste); recipes to cook during treatment, which are nutritionally beneficial and wholesome enough to keep you strong even if you can't eat too much; and a section of recipes for after treatment aimed at keeping you healthy. These recipes are designed to serve smaller portions and two people as well as families, and there are lots of tips about budgeting, leftovers and freezing. Dr Shaw wants to emphasise that you don't have to cook 'special', separate meals for one, the rest of the family can eat in the same way, saving on time and stress as well as encouraging a healthier diet for all.
Rosemary Shrager's Bakes, Cakes & Puddings
By Rosemary Shrager
With a few perfect recipes in your repertoire, you can master any dish and create many more. Rosemary Shrager's Bakes, Cakes & Puddings makes it easy to cook over 250 classic tried-and-tested recipes perfectly every time. With crystal-clear instructions for over 20 master recipes and techniques in fantastic photographic detail plus hints, tips and ideas, and plenty of explanation to take the mystery out of cooking, this book is the next best thing to being side-by-side with Rosemary at her famous cookery school. From rye sourdough bread and ginger biscuits to fig, honey & walnut tarts and classic black forest gateau, Rosemary will guide you effortlessly every step of the way, and in no time you'll have the confidence to create perfect sweet and savoury treats for every occasion.
Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Food for Family & Friends
By Rosemary Shrager
With a few perfect recipes in your repertoire, you can master any dish and create many more. Rosemary Shrager's Absolutely Foolproof Classic Home Cooking makes it easy to cook over 200 classic tried-and-tested home recipes perfectly every time. With crystal clear instructions for over 20 master recipes and techniques in fantastic photographic detail, plus hints, tips and ideas, and plenty of explanation to take the mystery out of cooking, this book is the next best thing to being side-by-side with Rosemary at her famous cookery school.From soups to soufflés, risottos to roasts, custards to cakes, Rosemary will guide you effortlessly every step of the way, and in no time you'll have the confidence to create perfect meals for every occasion.
Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Vegetarian Cookbook
By Saiphin Moore
'Damn, Saiphin can cook - the perfect ambassador for this glorious food and country' - Tom Parker Bowles'One of London's coolest female chefs' - Time OutFinding strictly vegetarian food in Thailand can be tricky, where fish sauce is the king of the kitchen. In the follow-up to her debut, Rosa's Thai Café: The Cookbook, Saiphin Moore embraces this challenge, creating over 100 delicious and simple recipes for Thai-loving vegans and vegetarians. Featuring authentic dishes such as Tom yum noodle soup, Congee with shiitake mushrooms, Stir-fried aubergine with roasted chilli paste and Butternut red curry, this brilliant sequel adds an exciting new strand to Rosa's repetoire.
Rosa's Thai Cafe
By Saiphin Moore
Rosa's Thai Cafe. Born in the East. Raised in the East End. In keeping with its contemporary twist on authentic Thai cuisine (sometimes based on western ingredients), Rosa's Thai Cafe celebrates traditional Thai cooking techniques and features over 100 recipes, including dishes from the menu at Rosa's as well as family favourites and regional dishes from founder Saiphin Moore's regular trips back home. Recipes range from the aromatic Beef Massaman Curry to the Soft Shell Crab Salad, Larb Spring Rolls, homemade Sriracha Sauce and Mangoes with Sticky Rice.
Root & Leaf
By Rich Harris
'Harris's strength is in providing recipes to feed a crowd, from shareable salads to loaded, sticky-fingered flat-breads. This is vegetarian food but not as we know it' - the Daily TelegraphIn this exciting book they take centre stage as Rich Harris explores the many ways of using them, including pickling, smoking and fermenting, alongside the more traditional roasting and braising.As a chef and committed carnivore, Rich's use of vegetables focuses on flavour, bringing out the natural tastes of vegetables and playing with complementary textures and qualities. His creative and delicious recipes include Miso Glazed Pumpkin, Gnocchi with Caponata and Burrata Cream, as well as Celeriac Rice Pudding with Bramble Compote. Perfect served alone, as a side dish or part of a collection of vegetarian small plates, Rich's recipes show you how to celebrate vegetables in their delicious and varied glory.
By David Roberts
This is a unique visual encyclopedia of rock and a must-have reference guide for any serious music fan. Documenting the development and impact of 250 of the world's most influential rock acts over the past fifty years and detailing the development of their sounds and line-ups, innovative colour-coded infographics outline each band's chart success and provide full details of every band member together with photographs and a biography. Beautiful and iconic images of the world's 50 biggest acts illustrate their defining looks and the huge impact that rock has had outside the music world. Written by renowned rock music authority David Roberts, Rock Chronicles is truly comprehensive, informative and compelling reference guide for everyone who enjoys and loves great rock music.
Roast Figs, Sugar Snow
By Diana Henry
Diana Henry spent 5 years travelling and eating in search of the tastiest dishes from the snowiest climes, resulting in an irresistible collection of dishes from North America and Northern Europe. This unique collection of recipes celebrates some of the world's most overlooked cuisines by using produce that can be found on our own doorsteps. There are potato and cheese dishes from Italy's skiing slopes, pastries from the coffee houses of Vienna and Budapest, and little appetizers that have been eaten at Russian celebrations since the days of the Tsar. These recipes will bring warmth to your heart as well as your home.
The Ritz London
By John Williams
'When you look at the dishes in this book, the photographs - it's beyond beautiful. You wouldn't need to cook a thing. You could just flick through these pages - it is a proper feast for the eyes.' - Graham Norton 'The dining room has long attracted old-world grandees and now enjoys a new stream of gastronauts eager to try Williams' "Menu Surprise" for the first time ... Extraordinary standards.' - British GQ'[John William's] distinctive classical British dishes match their beautiful surrounding.' - Telegraph'These establishments have long and illustrious histories, but the cooking at both has never been better than it is today.' - Rebecca Burr, Editor of the Michelin Guide' John's remarkable career is an example to anyone who wants to become the very best in the culinary world.' - Andrew Oxley, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Services at The AAThe Ritz: The Quintessential Cookbook is the first book to celebrate recipes of the dishes served today, at lunch and at dinner. The book features 100 delicious recipes, such as Roast scallops bergamot & avocado, Saddle of lamb belle époque and Grand Marnier Soufflé, and is divided into the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.The recipes reflect the glorious opulence and celebratory ambience of The Ritz; seasonal dishes of fish, shellfish, meat, poultry and game. Desserts include pastries, mousses, ice creams and spectacular, perfectly-risen soufflés. There are recipes that are simple and others for the more ambitious cook, plus helpful tips to guide you at home.Along the way, John Williams shares his culinary philosophy and expertise. For any cook who has wondered how they do it at The Ritz, this book will provide the answers. There will be plenty of entertaining tales about the hotel and unique glimpses of London's finest kitchen beneath ground.
Rick and Morty: The World According to Rick
By Rick Sanchez, Matt Carson
As the most intelligent being in the multiverse, I've got a lot of knowledge to drop. Check out this collection of my words of wisdom. If you 're smart, you 'll pay attention - Rick SanchezEach season Rick and his grandson Morty embark on thrilling domestic and intergalactic adventures, all for the benefit of science (and Rick's inflated ego). But what makes the depraved genius tick? Now Rick is eager to impart his unique (and sometimes disturbing) take on life, love, and everything in-between for the benefit of aspiring mad scientists everywhere. Giving a unique insight into a deranged mind, The World According to Rick is a collection of Rick's most meaningful (and meaningless) sayings, monologues, and quotes, complete with a personal introduction by the mad man himself. Isotope 322. This stuff's so powerful, Morty, it makes Isotope 465 look like Isotope 317 - Rick on ScienceThere's pros and cons to every alternate timeline. Fun facts about this one: It's got giant telepathic spiders, eleven nine-elevens, and the best ice cream in the multiverse! - Rick on Interdimensional Time TravelOut of the frying pan, dot dot dot, huh, Morty? - Rick on AdventureWhen a Rick is with a Morty, the genius waves get cancelled out by the, uh, Morty waves - Rick on MortyA truly distinctive volume, this collectible is sure to become a cult favorite like the show that inspired it, and an invaluable reference for Rick's millions of fans.
Rib Ticklers and Choux-ins
By Glynn Purnell
The yummy Brummie returns! Glynn's first book, Cracking Yolks and Pig Tales, shared behind-the-scenes stories and exciting dishes from his Michelin-starred restaurant, Purnell's. Now he's back with an enticing selection of recipes inspired by the success of Purnell's Bistro. The menu here is described as 'rustic home cooking with an eclectic twist', and with dishes such as Confit Lemon and Vanilla Pork Belly with Salt Baked Pineapple and Grilled Szechuan-style Chicken Skewers, there's plenty to explore. Kick things off with a Scorched Lemon and Vanilla Margarita, impress with Duck with Spice Plum Jam and Watercress, and finish with a Poached Summer Fruits in Basil and Cardamom. Written with Glynn's trademark cheeky wit ('Big, juicy, spicy plums! Oo-err missus!') and packed with tempting recipes, this is a great choice for anyone who wants to get creative in the kitchen.
RHS Wisley Handbooks: Garden Succulents
By Terry Hewitt
Succulents evolved to counteract dry conditions and now furnish gardeners with an exciting, often bizarre, array of forms with which to experiment. As a result, many of these plants are fast becoming a common sight in modern gardens. Grow them in pots orin a sunny, well-drained border to make an exotic display. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of succulent care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.