101 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day
By Dawn Isaac
From the author of 101 Things for Kids to do Outside, which has fast become a go-to book for children and parents alike, comes this excellent new volume full of creative (and occasionally crazy) ideas for things to do when the weather is bad and you're stuck inside - without having to go any where near a TV or computer screen! Why not grow a windowsill herb garden, make your own jigsaw, or learn to play the glasses? Get crafty with decoupage and salt dough, or play detective by dusting for fingerprints. Exciting makes include terrariums and kaleidoscopes, whilst wacky games cover everything from Balloon Stomp to Sticky Note Scramble. All 101 ideas are designed to be achievable with little or no parental help, and only use materials that you already have around the house. With a wealth of creative and fun suggestions to keep you amused, you might not even notice that the rain has stopped.
1001 TV Series
By Paul Condon
This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries.It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an international team of critics, authors, academics, producers and journalists, this book reviews TV series from more than 20 countries, highlights classic episodes to watch and also provides cast summaries and production details.
100 Great Breads
By Paul Hollywood
TV's Paul Hollywood conveys his love of bread-making in this collection of fantastic recipes. He reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple food and shows you that baking bread is far easier than you could possibly have imagined. 100 Great Breads features a wide range of recipes, from a basic brown and white loaf to savoury and sweet, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient breads.
50 Great Thai Curries
By Vatcharin Bhumichitr, BHUMICHITR, VATCHARIN
From well-known favourites such as Green Curry to regional specialities like Gaeng Gai Chian Rai (Northern Chicken Curry) and Stuffed Curry Mussels, top Thai chef Vatcharin Bhumichitr presents 50 of Thailand's best curries. The gorgeous photographs and useful hints and tips help you dive straight into cooking your own authentic curries at home. The secret to a good Thai curry is a fresh curry paste, made with aromatic ingredients. Vatch begins by teaching you how to create a range of these zingy mixtures of herbs and spices, which form the heart of nearly all Thai dishes, before going on to demonstrate how they can be used in delicious and healthy curries. With a great range of vegetable-, fish- and meat-based curries, from the sumptuous Roast Duck with Lychee Curry to the fresh and tasty Stir-fried Spicy Seafood, there is a wealth of flavour and spice to choose from.
2-Day Fasting Diet
Join the scores of people who have discovered the best way of dieting - eat less for just two days a week while eating normally on the other days. This famous 'fasting' diet allows 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men, and the recipes are so delicious, that you'll never be tempted to over-indulge on your regular eating days.
100 Family Dinners
This is the perfect book for busy parents who want to create satisfying, nutritious meals that don't take hours to prepare and which children and adults alike will love. With one pot dishes, stir-frys, roasts, curries and risottos, it has the Test Kitchen's signature international inspiration and accessible recipes all in one place
By Jenny Linford
Gourmets with an appetite for good food in gorgeous settings will find their taste buds tingling in anticipation as they flick through the pages of this book. The eateries listed here come from around the world and range from beloved, local institutions-favorite spots for family celebrations-to elegant, haute cuisine establishments in which to enjoy refined and elegant dishes.As well as celebrating the traditional and the classic, 1001 Restaurants You Must Experience Before You Die showcases the best of the contemporary dining scene. Discover where the world's best chefs-René Redzepi, Pierre Gagnaire, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, to name but a few- are performing their culinary wizardry. Read about grand old European cafés, brasseries, and restaurants in places such as Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, and Budapest-whose décor evokes the confident affluence of the nineteenth century-as well as the most modern and stylish temples to gastronomy.The featured restaurants are all iconic, selected not only for the standard of their cooking but for their atmosphere, ambience and setting. There's no shortage of culinary choice either: the world's cuisines are all well-represented in their diverse glory. If you've ever wondered where to find the best curries in Delhi, feijoada in Brazil, dim sum in Hong Kong, sushi in Tokyo, or antipasti in Rome, this is the book for you.
21 Days To The Perfect Dog
By Karen Wild
Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog.The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers.Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.
The 1000 Dot-To-Dot Book: Animals
By Thomas Pavitte
It's dot-to-dot gone wild in this addition to the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, as author Thomas Pavitte sets out to explore the animal kingdom. Enjoy bringing your favourite animals to life with The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals, featuring popular pets such as cats and dogs, alongside the more exotic beasts of feathers, fur and scales - each rendered in 1000 dots, and resulting in beautifully detailed line drawings that you'll want to keep.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes
By Thomas Pavitte
In The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes, Thomas Pavitte takes his incredible 1000 Dot-to-Dot series to the urban jungle.Tackle the iconic skylines and landmarks of Paris, New York, London, Venice and many more besides, and experience the cities of the world in a whole new way as each one comes to life beneath your pen.
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Masterpieces
By Thomas Pavitte
After the phenomenal success of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, for his fourth outing author and artist Thomas Pavitte takes on the challenge of recreating some of the world's finest works of art - all in 1000 dots!20 masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh, Michelangelo and Hokusai are rendered in exquisite line drawings for you to complete yourself. Not only will you discover the satisfaction of seeing each artwork come to life as you join up the dots, but once you've finished, the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your masterpiece ready to be proudly displayed!
The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Icons
By Thomas Pavitte
The first collection in Thomas Pavitte's internationally best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot series features 20 iconic portraits, including Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Albert Einstein, to complete yourself.With each drawing consisting of 1000 dots (handily colour-coded in groups of 100 to help you keep your place), you'll have hours of fun creating images that are not only satisfying to complete, but also cool enough to put on your wall.
By Guy Kesteven
Never before have so many bicycles been profiled within one beautifully illustrated volume. 1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die explores in detail the greatest bikes of all time and from across the globe: from the early historic velocipedes of the 1890s to the arrival of today's standard upright bikes that dominate the marketplace. This comprehensive book brings together models from every cycling discipline, from road to mountain biking and BMX to track racing. Key brands are also represented, from the Italian maestros Colnago, Bianchi, De Rosa, and Pinarello to the American ambassadors, Trek and Specialized. Also included are many of the smaller but equally influential designers, such as BMC, Scott, LeMond, and Cervélo.1001 Bikes to Dream of Riding Before You Die celebrates the designs and individual stories behind the world's most influential, groundbreaking, and high-profile bicycles. A detailed photograph of each bike-whether it is a racing shot or stock manufacturing image-is accompanied by illuminating and insightful text revealing the history, development, and importance of each of the 1001 bikes featured.Each entry details every bike's specifications and manufacturing history, as well as the impact it has had on the bicycle industry. A visually stunning compendium, the book allows readers to trace the evolution of the bicycle, from its early incarnations in wood, all the way through to the record-breaking race bikes of the contemporary world. It promises to be an intriguing read for all bicycle enthusiasts and experts.
101 Things for Kids to do Outside
By Dawn Isaac
Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. The huge selection of ideas covers all four seasons and ranges from quick 10-minute activities to a full day of fun. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography, so you can't go wrong! Activities include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage, setting up a wormery, planting a potato tower, making natural inks, flying a homemade kite and playing torch tag. This hands-on guide will help children get the most from being outdoors, and you don't need a big garden - a local park or small area will suffice. 101 Things for Kids to do Outside is sure to get your kids away from the computer and provide hours of entertainment for the entire family.
200 Healthy Chinese Recipes
Ditch the takeaways and learn to make your very own fresh and healthy Chinese food. Learn to make all your favourites dishes, with recipes including Chicken noodle soup, Sweet and sour pork and Singapore chicken, and let your tastebuds be tempted by more unusual textures and flavours, as you choose from an exciting array of dishes, from Duck with honey and lime sauce to Peanut, squid and noodle salad, to Sesame tuna with spicy noodles. With a wide range of dishes including broths, main courses, salads and snacks, you can enjoy Chinese cuisine at any time of day, in your own home.
30 Years at Ballymaloe: A celebration of the world-renowned cookery school with over 100 new recipes
By Darina Allen
When Ballymaloe's doors opened to students in 1983 there were 15 courses available. Now there are over 100, reflected in the recipes collected here, including curing meat, making gluten-free meals and sushi as well as learning forgotten skills like producing butter and cheese and beekeeping. The book chronicles how the school has been at the forefront of cooking and food trends since its inception, from Darina's championing of the Slow Food movement and her highlighting the importance of using local, seasonal and fresh produce to installing a wood-burning oven and expanding its gardens so students can learn the importance of eating less meat and more veg and preserving heirloom varieties of produce. A fascinating insight into Ballymaloe, this is also a history of food over the past thirty years, from a time when Darina couldn't get anything other than pre-packaged, grated Parmesan cheese to one where a local producer makes his own mozzarella.
The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook
By Angela Dowden
Everyone's talking about the 5:2 Diet - the easiest fasting plan to adapt to your tastes and hectic weekly lifestyle. Reduce your calorie intake two days a week, and you can eat whatever you like for the other five days, with freedom to drink, eat out or have treats. This is your guide to those fasting days, a collection of delicious recipes for light meals accompanied by stunning photography that will motivate you to stay on track. Far from feeling deprived, this book will open your eyes to new taste combinations and ideas for small meals that pack a big flavour punch. As well as contributing to your weight loss and good health, these recipes make for tasty dishes in their own right. Wake up to fragrant Moroccan baked eggs, lunch on Butternut squash frittata and dish up Herby lamb or Sesame salmon at dinner. You can even make room for a treat or two on a fasting day with these recipes for Mango and passionfruit trifle and Strawberry roulade. So, why not give it a try? Change your life for the better by cutting back just two days a week. Includes: guide to the 5:2 diet, over 100 recipes, tips and techniques for portion control and staying motivated, 100 calorie-counted recipes, meal planners, calorie counter.
101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography
By Carl Heilman II
A comprehensive guide to improving your landscape photography by one of today's foremost landscape photographers.Landscape photography is perhaps the single most popular genre among DSLR owners. In 101 Top Tips for Digital Landscape Photography, experienced professional landscape guru Carl Heilman II gives the benefit of a lifetime spent shooting spectacular wilderness and mountain shots, offering a host of targeted tips and tricks that will allow photographers of all abilities to lift their landscape work to the next level.The reader will learn how to harness natural drama, use difficult lighting situations to your advantage and capture unusual perspectives, all the while benefiting from Carl's clear instruction and beautiful landscape work.
101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists
By Meredith Walsh, Sonia Leong
As a sophisticated and highly stylised art form, Manga presents a series of challenges for budding artists, from character and set design to creating dynamic page layouts, perfectly paced narrative and panels with ever-changing camera angles.Here, award-winning professional Manga artist Sonia Leong and a collective of acclaimed creators lay bare the expert techniques that you need, from essential drawing tips to designing characters, painting vivid illustrations and exciting storytelling.Manga comes in a variety of styles, from kawaii (cute) to hyper-realistic. 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists identifies the key features of each, enabling you to develop your individual style.Including both traditional and digital art methods alongside tips on becoming a professional, 101 Top Tips from Professional Manga Artists is the ultimate resource for beginners and more experienced artists alike.
101 Top Tips for Black & White Digital Photography
By John Beardsworth
A comprehensive look at black & white photography by one of today's leading experts on digital-editing software and black & white conversion techniques.John Beardsworth explores the most powerful software for converting your color shots into stunning, high-quality black-and-white photos, with detailed explanations of how each tool works and why to try it out on your own images. His streamlined methods will optimise your workflow and inspire your photography.In addition to providing an abundance of step-by-step instructions with brilliant imagery, Beardsworth also teaches the aesthetic value of black and white, and how to visualise the creative potential of each shot. With its fun and approachable tips-based structure, this book will motivate you to experiment with impressive effects and innovative tools, ensuring that you make full use of the B&W software at your disposal.