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A Bird in the Hand

By Diana Henry
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Diana Henry
Diana Henry named Best Cookery Writer at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2015Winner - James Beard Award: Best Book, Single Subject The Guild of Food Writers named Diana Henry as Cookery Journalist of the Year 2015Chicken is one of the most popular foods we love to cook and eat: comforting, quick, celebratory and casual. Plundering the globe, there is no shortage of brilliant ways to cook it, whether you need a quick supper on the table after work, something for a lazy summer barbecue or a feast to nourish family and friends. From quick Vietnamese lemon grass and chilli chicken thighs and a smoky chicken salad with roast peppers and almonds, through to a complete feast with pomegranate, barley and feta stuffed roast chicken with Georgian aubergines, there is no eating or entertaining occasion that isn't covered in this book. In A Bird in the Hand, Diana Henry o­ffers a host of new, easy and not-so-very-well-known dishes, starring the bird we all love.
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The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1

Interest in photography has never been higher, with high end digital cameras now ubiquitous and millions of us now expert photographers, regularly documenting the world around us. The British Life Photography Awards exist to celebrate that interest, that expertise and the very best of British reportage, documentary and street photography. One of the most valuable prize funds in the genre, combined with a storied judging panel and the chance to be published, has attracted thousands to enter the competition in its first year. This book collects the winners and celebrates the best of the rest, with hundreds of eye-opening images giving a thought provoking, beautiful and refreshing view of life in the UK today.
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Blogging for Writers

By Robin Houghton
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Robin Houghton
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  • The Bonsai Bible

    By Peter Chan
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    Peter Chan
    The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
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    Burgers

    Could anything be more enjoyable than eating home-cooked burgers surrounded by family and friends?Take a fresh look at burgers with over 40 irresistible recipes that are easy to make and extremely delicious.There is a burger for everyone: Choose from a great selection of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian recipes.Burgers have never been so good, and now you can partner them with the perfect homemade sides, sauces, and salads - the perfect accompaniments to everyone's favourite meal.With brilliant novel takes including the Chorizo Burger, the Chicken Caesar Burger and the Jerk Chicken Burger as well as all the classics, this really is the ultimate burger book.
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  • Baby Purees

    As we are increasingly aware of the perils of ready-made foods, packed with hidden sugar, salt and preservatives, it makes sense that the way to guarantee the best start in life is to make your baby's meals, from real food, from scratch. Having a new baby can be stressful and hectic so the Test Kitchen has created simple, nutritious meals from easily accessible ingredients that will satisfy all your baby's needs. In addition there are ideas that can be made in advance and saved for later occasions meaning you never have to turn to sugar-laden, shop-bought substitutes again.
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  • The Baking Collection

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    Beg, Steal or Borrow

    By Spencer Honniball
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    Spencer Honniball
    Charting the wayward tale of the UK's most notorious group and written with full co-operation of the band this is the ultimate rock and roll story and is destined to become a classic of the genre. From rehab in a Thai monastery to riots at the Astoria, the tabloid exposé of Kate Moss to countless brushes with the law, the book is often funny, sometimes tragic, but always totally compelling. Currently riding high with a critically acclaimed album Sequel to the Prequel under their belt, a successful arena tour of Europe and the UK completed and a host of big festival dates lined up for the summer, Babyshambles are enjoying their most successful year to date.
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    The Barking Blondes

    By Anna Webb, Jo Good
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    Anna Webb, Jo Good
    When Jo saw Anna feeding Molly meatballs from her bra, she knew that here was awoman after her own heart. What she couldn't know was that this was the start of afriendship that would take them both on an incredible and bizarre journey.From nearly drowning in swimming pools during filming to tearing around Parisin search of Rin Tin Tin's grave, the more the dog world opened up to them, themore convinced they became, like Bardot and Mae West before them, that man isnot necessarily a girl's best friend.This is a hilarious, touching tale of how two women's lives were transformed bytheir pets.
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    The Best of Rose Elliot: The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection

    By Rose Elliot
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    Rose Elliot
    'Vegetarians often miss out. But Rose Elliot's menu means you won't have to.' - Eat InFeatured in The Guardian's 10 Best 10-minute meals!Rose Elliot is the definitive voice in vegetarian cookery and her recipes have been enjoyed and shared by generation. With her wealth of experience, she brings vegetarian food to life with colour, vibrancy, and flavour, making it simple and accessible for all.In The Best of Rose Elliot you will find recipes selected from two of Rose's best-loved books - Veggie Chic and Vegetarian Supercook. With sumptuous photography throughout, this elegant collection is a delicious showcase of Rose's favourite dishes.Whether it's an after-work meal for the family that can be cooked in under 30 minutes, ideas for entertaining with ease, classics reworked with an exciting twist or even ideas for how to stay slim while eating mouth-watering meals, here you'll find simple-to-follow recipes to prepare at home without any fuss.This vegetarian collection is Rose Elliot at her best - simple, fresh, and delicious recipes in one delightful cookbook. Contents includes...StartersSoups & SaladsClassics with a twistMidweek MealsDinners to ImpressAl FrescoParties & CelebrationsSide DishesDesserts & CakesNotes on ingredientsNotes on the recipes...and much more!
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    Build Your Own Pinhole Cameras

    By Justin Quinnell
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    Justin Quinnell
    Did you know you can make your own camera, and create striking images, for next to nothing?Pinhole cameras have existed since the 19th Century, and use a tiny hole instead of a lens to make pictures on film that can be processed in the normal way. The results are amazing, and in 'Build Your Own Pinhole Cameras', one of the world's leading pinhole photographers shows you how to make your own paper cameras using the unique camera templates on the disc and step-by-step instructions - you can even learn how to turn your digital SLR into a pinhole camera!
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    Blogging for Photographers

    By Jolie O'Dell
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    Jolie O'Dell
    Photography is a dominant force in the blogosphere, and the potential reach and influence of a successful blog is something photographers of all levels can hardly ignore but where to begin? Veteran blogger Jolie O'Dell shares the secrets of finding success online with reliable and inspirational methods for building, maintaining, and promoting your own personal photo blog. Your images will find new audiences, your voice will be heard across the web, and your business will grow by leaps and bounds!> Dozens of inspirational blogs featured throughout show off some of the very best work done today.> Loaded with tips on how to consistently create content that's fun for you and your readers.> Learn how to engage your readership and interact with the global community.
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    Brick City

    By Warren Elsmore
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    Warren Elsmore
    While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs', or Adult Fans of LEGO, have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you may find at a local store.LEGO models created by adult fans, however, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available. Skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark, they may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces.In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St Pancras and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, LEGO artist Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form.Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognizable.
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    Beards

    By Cara Frost-Sharratt
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    Cara Frost-Sharratt
    William Shakespeare. Abraham Lincoln. Santa Claus. Behind (well, slightly in front of) every great man, lies a great beard. And now you too can join the ranks of the most illustrious beard-sporting gentlemen of history.Find out what each beard says about its wearer, which one will makes women fall at your feet (and not run for the hills) and most importantly, which ones will get crumbs stuck in it. With marks on each one's ease of grooming, growing and its potential to grate, whether you want to sport a French Fork or a Fu Manchu, a Soul Patch or a Chin Puff, we have the lowdown on the right set of whiskers for every occasion. What's more, our custom-designed beard artworks mean you don't have to commit yourself to months of gruelling growth to find out how you'll look with the finished article - just hold the book up to your face to amaze and astound your friends and family with your new found veneer of virility and intellectual prowess.Gone are the days when facial hair was maligned as untrustworthy and unsanitary. With this book, you can give your face a new lease of life and command the respect and admiration you've always deserved.
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    Blogging for Creatives

    By Robin Houghton
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    Robin Houghton
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    Boudoir Photography

    By Critsey Rowe
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    Critsey Rowe
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    The Bird Photography Field Guide

    By David Tipling
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    David Tipling
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  • Burgers, Bolognese & Meatballs

    Mince normally features in everyone's list of favourite dishes - from Shepherd's Pie to Spag Bol and Kebabs to the home-made burger. Here we provide a quick, handy source of inspiration and add delicious new touches to old favourites. Spaghetti Bolognese has become almost a national dish in many countries outside of Italy. Meatballs can be made from all kinds of meat, seafood and poultry and recipes originate from a wealth of different countries. And burgers? A wonderful midweek standby beloved by both children and adults. Burgers, Bolognese & Meatballs also contains recipes for accompanying sauces, salads and fries.
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    Bread Machine Easy

    By Sara Lewis
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    Sara Lewis
    There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, but not everyone has the time to hand-make their own. With Bread Machine Easy, you won't have to. Packed with 70 easy-to-follow recipes, this practical recipe book shows you how to make the most of your bread machine. Using an imaginative range of ingredients for traditional and international favourites, you can easily bake anything from everyday classics such as Olive Oil Bread to more exotic loaves like Mediterranean Herb with Salt Glaze, and even wheat-free breads. Including step-by-step instructions for basic techniques, expert's tips and an easy-reference troubleshooting guide, Bread Machine Easy takes all the effort out of baking the perfect loaf.
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  • Bonsai Basics

    By Colin Lewis
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    Colin Lewis
    The New Pyramid Bonsai Basics explains in detail all the techniques needed to keep a bonsai alive and in good shape. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence. Filled with over 120 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the New Pyramid Bonsai Basics is an extensive directory of both indoor and outdoor trees and their characteristics.
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