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  • A-Z Great Modern Writers

    By Caroline Taggart, Andy Tuohy
    Authors:
    Caroline Taggart
    Illustrated by:
    Andy Tuohy
    A-Z Great Modern Writers is an essential reference guide to the world's most important contemporary writers, boldly illustrated by Andy Tuohy.Artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy turns his hand to the world of modern literature in this new instalment of the A-Z series. Rendered in his distinctive style, this new book features portraits of 52 key modern writers significant for their contribution to literature, with a whole host of names from across the world including:-Simone de Beauvoir-F. Scott Fitzgerald-Kazuo Ishiguro-Doris Lessing-Salman Rushdie-Vladimir NabokovBest-selling author Caroline Taggart provides a crib sheet of everything you need to know about each author: why they are important in the field of literature, a list of their must-read books, and a surprising fact or two about them. Alongside Andy's portraits, the book features additional imagery, including book covers and author photographs.A fun, easy guide to some of the best writers of modern times, this is a great gift for anyone who wants to broaden their literary horizons.

    Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl

    By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
    Authors:
    Kay Plunkett-Hogge
    As featured in the Sunday Express and Evening Standard Must Haves'...a heady and enchanting book and a manifesto of our times ...if you're interested in food, film, fashion or simply fantastic adventures to far-flung places, you'll want to devour Kay Plunkett-Hogge's Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl'.Metro'This eclectic memoir, with its evocative vignettes of life in some of the world's mostvibrant cities, is punctuated with mouthwatering recipes - everything from sashimi with Thai salsaverde to the perfect dry martini'.Daily Mail'...a romp through the life of one-time male model-booker Kay Plunkett-Hogge. There are recipes and checklists peppered among the riotous stories. Dip in and out or read on the train to brighten your commute - it's better than a Berocca fix (and far more entertaining'.delicious.magazine'[A] feisty, funny memoir, interspersed with personal recipes. Best enjoyed with a Martini'.Sainsbury's MagazineWith a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film. It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde. Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.
  • Amsterdam: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
    Authors:
    Abi Daker
    Illustrated by:
    Abi Daker
    The team behind the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books now brings you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This hardback book concertinas into a frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing hours of puzzling fun. A perfect souvenir for jet-setters as well as Amsterdam's inhabitants, it celebrates the city's most famous buildings and landmark cobbles and canals, including the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Palace and Oude Kerk; coloured in, it will look even better! So you can enjoy your handiwork to the full, the frieze is perforated: you can easily remove the completed panorama, and display it on your wall.

    Abundance: How to Store and Preserve Your Garden Produce

    By Alys Fowler
    Authors:
    Alys Fowler
    Fresh produce is a joy: crunchy lettuce, sun-warmed tomatoes, juicy berries - their flavours are immediate - but a winter of those summer flavours preserved, now that's a feeling of satisfaction. If you are going to truly try and attain a little more self-sufficiency (and save some money at the same time), think about what you can store to get you through the leaner months. Alys takes you through all the different ways of preserving - bottling, drying, fermenting, freezing, pickling, using sugar - with delicious recipes that make the most of your produce. This book is a must for anyone who wants to store and preserve their garden bounty.
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  • Animal Querkles

    By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
    Authors:
    Thomas Pavitte
    Illustrated by:
    Thomas Pavitte
    From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Querkles Animals, putting an exciting new twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a furry face waiting to be revealed!Featuring a menagerie of adorable creatures from chomping chimps to louche giraffes, Querkles Animals provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover what's hidden in each puzzle, and create a striking animal portrait that you can easily remove and display.

    Around the World in Salads

    By Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
    Authors:
    Katie Caldesi, Giancarlo Caldesi
    Salads are fresh, healthy and delicious - and infinitely adaptable. Katie and Giancarlo show how salads are perfect for any time of day and occasion - Watermelon, Feta and Mint for a refreshing breakfast, meat, fish and vegetable-based mains for a complete meal plus recipes for starters and side salads where salad plays a supporting role. They even cover sweet salads such as Roast Black Fruit Salad or Raspberries and Redcurrants with Whipped Ricotta for a healthier alternative to an indulgent dessert. Featuring recipes from around the world you can enjoy Vietnamese Roasted Duck with Five-Spice Fruit Salad or a spicy Mexican Beef Salad, sample Mediterranean flavours with Courgette and Courgette Flower Carpaccio and Greek Lemon Chicken or savour Middle Eastern classics such as Fattoush and Tabbouleh. With a selection of essential dressings to compliment any salad this mouthwatering collection of inspirational recipes will ensure you'll never be stuck with a limp leaf of iceberg lettuce again.
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    The Art of the Jersey

    By Andy Storey
    Authors:
    Andy Storey
    A lifelong cycling enthusiast, Andy Storey has assembled a huge collection of the most important designs in recent cycling history, from iconic retro designs worn by Tour de France winners to specialist items and hard-to-find collector's pieces. For each jersey he brings together key information, context and extended captions telling the jersey's story. With more than 200 examples accompanied by photography and analysis, The Art of the Jersey is the perfect book for the road-racing enthusiast and the modern style-conscious cyclist.
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    The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible

    By Josephine Fairley, Sarah Stacey
    Authors:
    Josephine Fairley, Sarah Stacey
    In this fully updated edition of their bestselling book, health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey bring together everything a woman needs to know about feeling great, looking gorgeous and being fabulous, whatever your age. Chapters include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet and nails, sleep, exercise and much more. There are top tips for taking off ten years in minutes as well as the secrets of inspirational older women. And of course Jo and Sarah's trademark 'tried and tested' reports on scores of health and beauty products - reliably tested by over 5,800 women. Packed with insider info from the world's leading experts, this is the bible for the older woman, showing you how to look, feel and be fabulous - forever.
  • An Atlas of Tolkien

    This lavish, colour atlas is a complete guide to the weird and wonderful geography of Tolkien's world. Packed with full page maps and illustrations of events in the annals of Middle-earth, it is the perfect companion to the bestselling A Dictionary of Tolkien. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

    A. Wong – The Cookbook

    By Andrew Wong
    Authors:
    Andrew Wong
    DECLARED "NO. 3 RESTAURANT IN THE UK" - 2017 NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS'a gorgeous cookbook filled with passion and soul' - Ken HomFrom Lotus root crisps, Taiwanese popcorn chicken with basil and Baked pork buns to Crispy aromatic duck, Chilli barbecued five-spiced Dover sole and Singapore noodles, A. Wong - The Cookbook offers a host of new and exciting authentic Chinese recipes. Andrew Wong's philosophy is simple: maintain the fundamentals of the original Chinese recipes whilst adding an unmistakably 'Wong' spin to it. For Andrew Wong, cooking is all about inclusiveness; cooking and creating a meal is an act of love and friendship, which is perhaps why his restaurant in London's Victoria is so incredibly popular. This unmissable new cookbook introduces a way of eating Chinese that is unlike any other.Praise for A.Wong:'The joy of A. Wong...and it is a joy - is in the detail' - Lisa Markwell, The Independent'You know what this is? This is Modern British Chinese, and I think the first of it I have ever seen' - Giles Coren, The Times'Presentation is delicious. A nest of shredded filo cradles slow-cooked, tea-smoked eggs dusted with satay powder. If that's not sensory overload enough, a burning stick of cinnamon breathes scented smoke over it' - Marina O'Loughlin, Guardian
  • A-Z Great Film Directors

    By Andy Tuohy
    Authors:
    Andy Tuohy
    A striking, design-led reference book. A-Z Great Film Directors features Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 directors significant for their contribution to cinema including kings of world cinema Wong Kar-Wai and Akira Kurosawa, arthouse pioneers Fritz Lang and David Lynch as well as the often under-appreciated female directors Kathryn Bigelow and Jane Campion.With text by film journalist Matt Glasby, each director's entry will also have a summary of the essential things you need to know about them, why they're important, a list of their must-see films, and a surprising fact or two about them, as well as images of their key films throughout.So whether you're already a film afficionado, or looking for a helpful cheat to pass convincingly as an arthouse fan, you'll love this guide to international directors, past and present.

    Asia Light: Healthy & fresh South-East Asian recipes

    By Ghillie James
    Authors:
    Ghillie James
    Asian ingredients are fresh, vibrant and renowned for their health benefits, but Asian recipes often aren't as healthy as they seem because of their use of lots of sugar, salt, unhealthy oils and fatty cuts of meat. Asia Light offers nutritious and lower fat ways of cooking classic dishes, such as Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Laksa and Beef Rendang, as well as Ghillie's own creations, including Steam Baked Salmon and Vegetable Parcels with Asian Dressing and Vietnamese Chocolate Coffee Pots. These recipes are packed with superfood ingredients and have the traditional South East Asian balance of hot, sour, salty and sweet. With chapters on: Starters; Soups; Salads; Rice & Noodles; Baked, BBQ and One Pot; Stir-fries; Curries; Ices, Coolers, Cocktails & Sweet Treats; plus a bonus Basics section on how to make more healthy versions of South-East Asian pastes and sauces, this is a cookbook that can be used every day and by anybody.
  • A-Z Great Modern Artists

    By Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters
    Authors:
    Andy Tuohy, Christopher Masters
    A most striking, design-led reference book, A to Z Great Modern Artists features artist and graphic designer Andy Tuohy's portraits of 52 key modern artists, rendered in each artist's own characteristic style - including Aleksandr Rodchenko in his constructivist poster style, Andy Warhol as a classic repeat print, and Barbara Hepworth illustrated to resemble one of her distinctive bronze and rod sculptures. With expert text by art historian Christopher Masters, each artist's entry includes a summary of the essential things you need to know about the artist; their biographical details, why they're so significant, where you can find their works today, and a surprising fact about them plus reproductions of key works.Whether you're already an art expert, or looking for a helpful cheat to navigating around a gallery, you'll love this stunning and intelligent guide to global artists of the modern age.
  • Afternoon Tea Party

    As we continue to guzzle tea like there's no tomorrow, tea parties and afternoon tea have surged in popularity for birthdays, hen parties, baby showers or just a little treat. With a gorgeous collection of cakes, biscuits, scones and sandwiches, Afternoon Tea Party will elevate any teatime to something extraordinary and this little Mini has everything you need to make your party extra special.

    The Art of Neil Gaiman

    By Hayley Campbell
    Authors:
    Hayley Campbell
    Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist - a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults - there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to ground-breaking comics and graphic novels like The Sandman and Violent Cases; from big screen fantasies like Coraline to small screen epics like Doctor Who; and from short stories to songwriting, stage plays to radio plays, journalism to filmmaking, and all points in-between, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the first comprehensive, full-colour examination of Gaiman's work to date.Author Hayley Campbell, a close friend of Neil's since she was a small child, spent many months rummaging through Neil's attic to source the never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings and personal photographs for this book; these are complemented by artwork and sketches from all of his major works and his own intimate recollections. Each project is examined in turn, from genesis to fruition, and positioned in the wider narrative of Gaiman's creative life, affording unparalleled access to the inner workings of the writer's mind.Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

    The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible Everything you need to look and feel gorgeous

    By Sarah Stacey, Jo Fairley, Jenny Hawke
    Authors:
    Sarah Stacey, Jo Fairley, Jenny Hawke
    In this latest in their bestselling Beauty Bible series, health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey bring together everything a woman needs to know about feeling great, looking gorgeous and being fabulous, whatever your age. Chapters include guidance on skin, hair, make-up, hands, feet and nails, sleep, exercise and much more. There are top tips for taking off ten years in minutes as well as the secrets of inspirational older women. And of course Jo and Sarah's trademark 'tried and tested' reports on scores of health and beauty products - reliably tested by over 2,000 women. Packed with insider info from the world's leading experts, this is the bible for the older woman, showing you how to look, feel and be fabulous - forever.

    The Alternative Guide To Baby Names

    By Cara Frost-Sharratt
    Authors:
    Cara Frost-Sharratt
    Guarantee your kid stands out from the crowd with this vast selection of hip, edgy and occasionally outrageous baby names. The Alternative Guide to Baby Names goes beyond the pedestrian suggestions of the traditional baby name book, featuring boys' names like Draven, Legion, Skylar and Snake, and quirky girls' names such as Harper, Nori, Eyre and Effie. Taking inspiration from celebrities, fictional characters, the music industry and place names, this book will provide you with hundreds of ideas and hours of fun.
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    The Art of Classic Comics: 100 Postcards from the Fabulous 1950s

  • The Ayurveda Bible

    By Anne McIntyre
    Authors:
    Anne McIntyre
    This comprehensive guide explores the Indian healing system of ayurveda, from its origins in ancient Vedic scriptures to ayurveda as practised today. Learn how to work towards optimum health through diet, lifestyle, exercise and spiritual practices, according to your dosha or constitution type. Also included are detailed recommendations for the holistic treatment of common ailments, with herbs, food, massage and meditation.

    The Accidental Vegetarian

    By Simon Rimmer
    Authors:
    Simon Rimmer
    When Simon Rimmer bought a small vegetarian restaurant, he had no idea how to cook. Armed with two cookbooks and heaps of enthusiasm, he and a friend created the best vegetarian restaurant in Manchester, famous for its unusual food and lovely atmosphere. A confirmed meat eater, Simon had to rethink his cooking and has created vegetarian recipes to please even the most dedicated carnivore. This book is a collection of some of his recipes that are quick to prepare but totally delicious. From good old favourites like macaroni cheese to Simon's more exotic fusion creations such as spicy beetroot and coconut soup, The Accidental Vegetarian will kill the lentil and sandal image of vegetarianism forever!
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