The Container Gardener
By Frances Tophill
Whether you love growing, love creating, or just want to liven up your outdoor space, a container garden is just the answer. So many of us nowadays are crammed into our homes and a garden is a luxury that few can afford. But there is always room for a bit of greenery; whether it's herbs and spices to add fresh flavour to your food, or putting a jungle on your windowsill, a container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces. Frances Tophill covers the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. From urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets alongside what to grow inside them - bonsai to annuals, bulbs, grasses and bamboos, tumbling and creeping plants and flowers - there are also 40 ideas on how to pair plants and pots, including upcycling existing items and creating your own containers.
By Linda Tubby
The humble egg is full of goodness and a go-to ingredient for millions of people across the world. Sales of eggs are on the up as shoppers recognise the health benefits offered by this cheap, storecupboard staple. But do we know how to make the most of this amazing ingredient? Linda Tubby offers a huge variety of recipes, from classic to contemporary, and includes insider tips on how to make the perfect boiled, scrambled, poached egg as well as how to master meringues, hollandaise sauce, mayonnaise and pasta. With recipes for Egg Hoppers with Kachumber, Bun Cha with Omelette Noodles, Cheesy Kale and Nut Fritters, Quail Egg Coconutty Curry, Mocha Meringue topped Brownies and Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, this is an inspirational collection of dishes for anyone who likes eggs!
By Sandi Mann
Learn all about the history of psychology, the theories that shaped society and the experiments that changed the world - with biographies of the most influential psychologists of our times and insight into fascinating psychological phenomena, such as the Freudian Slip and False Memory.Find out how you can use psychology to feel happier, manage anger, tell when someone is lying, encourage someone to stop smoking, improve your memory and much more.This extensive guide is perfect for anyone who wants to understand the inner workings of the human mind.
By Chris Gatcum
400 pages to take you from beginner to expert photographer"The must have book for EVERY photographer" - Diana ElizabethWhether you're a complete beginner, a casual snapper or a seasoned photographer, there is a lot to be learned from this extensive photography guide. Take the guesswork out of your photography and understand not just what to do with your camera, but how and why this affects the photos you take. Make More Impact You'll learn how to compose a shot for visual impact, focus it to attract the viewer's eye, expose it so every detail is captured and so much more.Get More Book At 400 superbly designed & illustrated pages, this book represents better value than anything else. Any Camera Photography never stands still so it doesn't matter what camera you have, whether you own an SLR, film camera or a compact digital camera, Chris will teach you how to take the best photos possible.Easy to Read Chris Gatcum's writing is clear and instructive, covering a vast range of essential photography aspects in great detail so that you can truly understand how to take a great photo that stands out.The Voice (& Photos) of Pros As well as Gatcum's expertise on the subject, Complete Photography is packed with tips and masterclasses from other inspirational professionals.Stunning Photography and Bespoke Diagrams Each point is illustrated with carefully selected, beautiful photography examples along with clear diagrams to inspire and instruct.Table of professionals case studies in this bookSectionMasterclassProfessional Master-PhotographerExposureLandscape David Taylor PortraitsBen Anker SportsIan MacNicol InteriorsAdrian WilsonLight & ColourFoodStuart Ovenden Still LifeDaniel Brooke FashionDixie DixonLensesStreet PhotographyBrian Lloyd Duckett WildlifeRichard Garvey-Williams MacroAndy Small ArchitechtureJanie Airey AbstractRyan BushPost-processingRetouchingMiss AnielaIn The BagDocumentaryMichelle FrankfurterThe cover design features a mirrorless digital camera with interchangeable lenses, a reto-style film camera and an iPhone 7 because this book applies to every different way you can take a photo.
Clean and Lean for Life: The Cookbook
By James Duigan
If you want to eat well, you need to learn to cook well - but it needn't be as hard or as complicated as you think. In Clean and Lean for Life: The Cookbook, James Duigan helps you every step of the way with mouthwatering recipes and cookery tips that will have you whizzing up nutritious meals in minutes, whatever your budget or lifestyle. For years, James has advocated cutting out sugar, avoiding alcohol and eating 'good' fats - advice that has now become mainstream. With tips on avoiding the cravings that can lead you off track, and on whether to use microwaves, whether it's worth getting a spiralizer or Nutribullet, plus inspiring ideas on how to maintain your new healthy lifestyle, James demonstrates that you, too, can be Clean and Lean for life.
By Thomas Pavitte, Thomas Pavitte
From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Cat Querkles, 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 whiskery face waiting to be revealed!Featuring a menagerie of adorable felines from roaring lions to loopy long-hairs, Cat Querkles 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 kitty portrait that you can easily remove and display.
Coronation Street: The Official Colouring Book
By Glenda Young
Lose yourself in the history of your favourite soap with this fun and fascinating colouring book, which is sure to delight Corrie fans old and new. Not just a relaxing and creative activity book, this also serves as a potted history of the show with your favourite characters from over 55 years of storylines and drama. The book is made up of 45 scenes to colour in, from Elsie Tanner in the very first show, through classic scenes and iconic title shots, and ending up with the stars of the current episodes.Coronation Street is Britain's longest-running and best-loved soap. Now you can pick up your colouring pencils and immerse yourself in the history of your favourite street.
By Trevor Davies
Nowhere is it more apparent that the cat reigns supreme than on Twitter. Having got over the initial disappointment in finding Twitter was nothing to do with budgies, cats have finally taken to tweeting. In the wrong paws the smart phone has been turned into an antisocial network by the dominant feline race. Enjoy their greatest tweets as they point out the failures of other species, the pitfalls of house sharing with humans and other idiots, and where to stick your hashtag.
By Martin Cohen
This guide covers the main schools of thought from the Ancient Chinese philosophies of Confucius and Lao Tzu, Ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Plato, Zeno and Pythagoras through to those most influential of philosophers studied the world over - Hegel, Marx, Descartes, Kant, Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein to name but a few. It also discusses the big questions such as 'What is truth?', the relationship between philosophy and religion and the problem of morality..Accessible, well-informed and fully-illustrated, this is a wonderful book for anyone who is keen to know more about the history of philosophers and their theories.
By Colin Beveridge
This comprehensive guide covers the history and development of mathematics, from the Ancient Egyptians and Pythagoreans to key figures such as Galileo, Dodgson, Babbage and Lovelace through to contemporary work of the 21st century. It tells of the remarkable stories that have shaped mathematics and also features sections on how maths can be used to solve the mysteries of the universe, what the Prisoner's Dilemma is as well as Fermat's Last Theorem amongst many more.Accessible, well-informed and fully-illustrated, this is a book that shows perfectly just how varied and fascinating mathematics is as a subject.
Create Your Own Website The Easy Way
By Alannah Moore
Whether you need a personal site to showcase your work, or a complex webstore with customised features, you can build it yourself without having to code, design or spend a lot of money.Alannah Moore made a name for herself by demystifying website creation and enabling non-technical people to get themselves up and online using the powerful tools available today - the 'Do-It-Yourself' way. She guides you through every decision, breaking down each step along the way, from planning your pages to getting the most out of social media and search engines. Whether it's WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify or something different, this book will help you choose something for you. In Alannah's capable hands, you will find the process of building your site easy, painless and enjoyable.
Cook Japanese at Home
By Kimiko Barber, BARBER, KIMIKO
Japanese food is healthy, delicious and universally enjoyed, but despite the popularity of sushi and noodle bars around the world, so few of us cook this delightful cuisine at home. This impeccable guide from Japanese cook Kimiko Barber demystifies the cuisine and makes it accessible to the home cook. Kimiko covers everything you need to know about Japanese food, including its long and intriguing culinary history, and gives clear and concise explanations of Japanese ingredients, cooking terms and techniques, - as well as providing more than 200 recipes. These exceptional dishes are a combination of traditional classics that have been updated to suit today's busy home cooks, and new, specially created, easy-to-make meals - laid out in the more familiar Western-style format of starters, mains and desserts rather than the traditional Japanese one of cooking methods. With Kimiko's expert guidance and ideas for clever improvisations, your confidence will grow and soon you'll be creating Japanese dishes with all the flair and style of a true itamae.
Chef on a Diet: Loving Your Body and Your Food
By Sophie Michell
They say you should never trust a skinny chef - but what if that skinny chef held the secret to losing weight without compromising on foodie pleasure? In her new book, executive chef Sophie Michell reveals the recipes she herself has used to lose weight despite spending all day, every day, surrounded by food. Sophie has developed this diet with an emphasis on flavour, so you'll never feel like you're missing out, even as you drop the pounds. The recipes have been carefully formulated to provide you with essential proteins and nutrients, and will leave you full of energy, with your taste buds satisfied and your body slimmer. With everything from smoothies and juices to brunches, packed lunches and impressive yet achievable mains, this diet allows you to really embrace your love of food. Enjoy a breakfast of Avocado and Chipotle Frittata, a dinner of Crisp Duck Wings with Miso Glaze and Kimchi Salad, and an array of tempting sweet dishes such as Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Cake. The recipes are so tasty you'll want to keep cooking them long after you reach your goal weight, helping you to maintain it - as Sophie says, a successful diet is 'a life choice, not something you endure to lose the pounds. ' With the focus on flavour and enjoyment rather than calorie counting, it's time to diet like a chef.
Cooking, Blokes and Artichokes: A Modern Man's Kitchen Handbook
By Brendan Collins
Are you looking for tasty, no bullshit food? You've come to the right place. Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes is for every bloke searching for inspiration and a solid guide to good cooking. Collin's easy-to-follow recipes can help any modern man broaden his kitchen skills - from making proper vinaigrette to the fool proof technique for braising meat. You won't find bland how-to tutorials; Brendan teaches through his recipes. Want to know how to take apart a lobster? Make the decadent lobster Bolognese and you'll see how! Starting with the essential man-food, sandwiches, in Things On Bread and moving on to choosing the ultimate meat selection in One Charcuterie Plate to Rule Them All, plus tips on meats in Grilling 2.0, Brendan's 100 straightforward recipes cover everything, from super side dishes and pressure cooker meals to date night food, game day nibbles and, of course, desserts. The more recipes you try, the more skills you'll learn to cook delicious food, impress your mates and get creative in the kitchen.
The City Grower: Design, Create and Manage a Small Food-growing Plot
By Matt Franks
Think you don't have the time or space to grow your own food? Think again. The City Grower shows you how to find spaces suitable for growing no matter their size, and gives you the skills to grow around a busy lifestyle in a simple, five-step process: the plot, the build, planting, maintenance and harvest. Whether you rent a room in a house with a shared garden or live in a flat with a small balcony or window ledge, Matt Franks will guide you through the process to transform your space into an eco-friendly growing machine. With great tips on up-cycling of discarded materials, keeping pests at bay with household items, when to grow which veg and where, plus how to use your smartphone for maximum yield, this is the perfect book for any aspiring city grower.
The Cardamom Trail
By Chetna Makan
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites.Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
Crops in Pots
By Bob Purnell
There are few things more rewarding than picking your own homegrown ingredients for a salad, pasta dish or stew. The flavour of freshly harvested produce is far superior to anything you can buy in the supermarket. What's more, you have the satisfaction knowing that it was your own handiwork, and you're able to control whether or not to use chemicals.You don't need a huge amount of space in order to get a worthwhile crop. A wide range of edible plants can be grown successfully in containers and many are just as much a delight to the eye as to the tastebuds.This book has 50 great ideas for growing fruit and vegetables in containers. Your hanging baskets, window boxes and pots will be colourful, beautiful to look at and produce plentiful crops.
Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons
By Diana Henry
In this culinary exploration of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa, Diana Henry has gathered together dishes that combine exotic flavours in ways long forgotten - or never discovered - in many Western kitchens. Colourful, aromatic and perfumed ingredients, from leathery pomegranates, with their insides bursting with ruby seeds, to flower-waters that allow you to drink in the scent of a garden, combine to bring an intoxicating whiff of the exotic to your table and pleasure to your kitchen. The core ingredients of these cuisines are increasingly available so dishes such as Chermoula-marinated Tuna, Fennel, Pomegranate and Feta Salad, and Lavender, Orange and Almond Cake are both delicious and accessible to cook.
Colour: The Professional's Guide
By Karen Triedman
Colour is one of the most complex elements of design and it is also what people respond to first on an emotional level, whether they are surveying a restaurant interior or browsing an online catalogue. An in-depth understanding of colour is one of the most important and useful assets available to a visual professional. Working successfully with colour in a global community involves understanding colour theory and psychology, as well as geographical and historical reference. This information is covered thoroughly, with clear and precise explanations and examples. Colour: The Professional's Guide is comprehensive, offering informative techniques, examples, inspiration and, above all, exemplary solutions to fit the designer's every need, whatever their discipline. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 colour images, this guide removes the grey areas from the full colour world of contemporary design, providing designers from all disciplines with everything they need to become true, confident colourists.
The Ciate Book of Nail Style
By Charlotte Knight
Learn how to look after your nails with insider advice from a beauty expert. From high end to high street there's a range of looks to try from the classic red manicure in the style of Olivia Palermo to stripes, spots and playing with textures such as glitters and Ciate's famous caviar look. Charlotte takes you through the basics from the essential toolkit - what you need, what not to bother with and why - to prepping your nails for polish, caring for nails on the go and nutritional tips to nurture nails. With different nails shapes, golden rules for the perfect paint job to experimenting with topcoats this book answers your nail FAQs while inspiring you to try new looks.