Benedict Cumberstitch: Crossstitch Mr Cumberbatch in 15 great patterns
By Angela Wright
You've watched all his films, you've coloured him in, and, let's face it, you've tried out how your signature would look with 'Cumberbatch' at the end of it - now it's time to get stitching! Benedict Cumberstitch is your unofficial guide to creating a series of amazing cross stitch designs featuring the Cumberbatch in all his glory. Beginners can quickly pick up the simple yet addictive art of cross stitch, and seasoned stitchers will be delighted by the range of designs on offer. Whether you want to see him smouldering in a tuxedo, delivering a soliloquy as Hamlet, or photobombing with the best of them, there's sure to be patterns here to satisfy even the most dedicated of Cumberbitches.
How can you free yourself from niggling everyday worries? When your mind is distracted simply pick up this collection of 70 intricate designs inspired by India and the fabulous world of Bollywood and reach for your colouring pencils. There are absolutely no rules - you can choose any combination of colours you like. As you concentrate on the simple action of colouring in, you will find your mind clearing and stress disappearing. The sheets in this pad are all detachable, so you can display your favourite creations.
The Bikini Promise: Shape up for summer -100 deliciously healthy recipes
By Vatcharin Bhumichitr
Sally Bee's philosophy is all about what you should eat rather than what you shouldn't, and she sees weight loss simply as a side effect of a healthy approach to food. The Bikini Promise will feature one-pot wonders for the whole family, quick meals taking 10 minutes from start to finish, wonderful timesaving methods like making 3 meals from 1 base recipe, salads and sides packed with vitamins and minerals, plus how to treat yourself without guilt. Sally will also offer helpful hints and tips on how to keep motivated and change your approach to shopping, cooking and eating with the aim of a lifelong lifestyle change, as well as simple ideas to increase movement and show how simply changing the way you do 10 household tasks can make a vast difference to your weight-loss goal.
Birds & Butterflies
By Alice Chadwick
Choose your colours, unleash your creativity and lose yourself in a wonderful coloured universe. As you focus on colouring in and forget the stresses of everyday life, you'll find calm returning.
By Peter Walker
Being massaged makes babies relax and cope better with stress, improves their muscular coordination and flexibility and helps them straighten tightly flexed hands and legs. And who better to teach parents how to acquire these essential skills than Peter Walker, the world's best-known baby massage teacher. In this fully revised edition of his best-selling guide, he demonstrates vital new sequences essential for very young babies, which can be done while a baby is clothed.
A Bird in the Hand
By 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.
Bread: Over 60 breads, rolls and cakes plus delicious recipes using them
By Nick Malgieri
Nothing beats the deliciously warm aroma and taste of freshly baked bread, and more and more people are rediscovering this pleasure as they start to bake from scratch at home. All you need is an expert book with fail-safe tips to get you through your first experiments with yeast and 'turning' the dough, and Nick Malgieri's Bread provides you with just that. Working from the essential first building blocks of ingredients, equipment and techniques, and taking you right through to the accomplished heights of slow-rise, two-step, sourdough and pumpernickel (the varieties are endless), steadily equipping you with skills along the way, this is a masterclass from a master baker. With additional recipes that showcase your beautiful bread, like Sicilian Pasta with Breadcrumbs, Calzone, Empanadas and a Total Heaven Chocolate Almond Cake, this is the bread bible to turn to again and again.
Blogging for Writers
By Robin Houghton
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.
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.
A Brief History of Manga
By Helen McCarthy
Manga is more than a genre in the comics field: it is a vital creative medium in its own right, with hundreds of millions of readers worldwide, a host of graphic styles, and a rich history now spanning seven decades.Now for the first time, that history is told by an award-winning expert in the field. Covering topics from Akira to Mazinger Z, this book is fully illustrated throughout, and photos of key creators accompany accessible sidebars and timelines.Answering the key questions of any fan where did my favourite manga come from, and what should I read next? this book will open doors to neophytes and experts alike.
Fudgy, soft and deeply indulgent, brownies have become a modern-day classic for home bakers - they are quick and easy to whip up, can take a huge variety of flavourings and provide the perfect treat for an otherwise sullen packed lunch. With classic triple-chocolate and fudge recipes, nutty additions and salted caramel brownies, as well as new twists on the recipe such as beetroot brownies, this is a collection for the most avid brownie-lover.
Beg, Steal or Borrow
By 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.
By Gino D'Acampo
Buonissimo! is Gino's second collection of recipes. Divided into 5 chapters, this book will cover recipes for the family - whatever your family. 'Romantico' offers recipes for two - sexy food, sensual ingredients. 'Salute' is food for sharing - dinner parties as well as party food, appetisers and barbecues. In 'Facile facile' are Gino's versions of takeaway favourites - an Italian hamburger, healthy fish 'n' chips (Gino recently won BBC2's Take on the Takeaway challenge) food that children, and adults, will enjoy. 'Per tutti i giorni' are nutritious weekday meals, while 'Per Me' are recipes specially designed for 1 person, including one-pot meals and comfort food.
The Best of Rose Elliot: The Ultimate Vegetarian Collection
By 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!
The Barking Blondes
By 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.
Blogging for Photographers
By 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.
By 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.
Black & White Photography Field Guide
By Michael Freeman
There's a whole new world of possibility waiting within each and every digital image you capture, and in this comprehensive field guide, you'll get straight-to-the-point tips and techniques for black-and-white conversions, written by acclaimed photographer and author Michael Freeman.Begin by exploring the illustrious history and tradition of black-and-white photography, to better understand its unique aesthetics so you can aptly apply them to your own creative work. Then study the particular advantages that digital photography brings to the equation - from how the technology works, to the best and most up-to-date post-production software, and all the specialised techniques and processes in between.Finally, learn to think in black and white by considering the numerous interpretations that each scene presents, and set about achieving your precise creative vision with skill and competency.