By 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.
Blogging for Creatives
By Robin Houghton
Best of British
By Michael Farr
When Ed Baines joined the judges' panel on ITV's Britain's Best Dish, he dived head first into the world of true British cooking. Hundreds of people presented him with their versions of the best food this country has to offer, and here Ed brings his take on the most iconic of those to your kitchen. Over the last ten years, food has become more and more about the incredible ingredients available to us, and Ed will help you transform them into easy, delicious dishes that will 'wow' your guests. Chapters such as Breakfast, Pies, Curries and Teatime show the wide range and depth of the now very trendy British cuisine. Lovers of traditional food will enjoy the Coddled Eggs, Pressed Ham Hock and Steak Pie, whereas adventurous cooks will be inspired by recipes such as Chicken Stuffed with Stilton and Lobster Martini.
By Critsey Rowe
The Bird Photography Field Guide
By David Tipling
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.
Bread Machine Easy
By 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.
By 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.
Baby's Record Book
By Amy Nebens, Claire Garland
Chronicle your baby's life up to age five - a time of growth and discovery - in this well organised keepsake. Classic lullabies and nursery rhymes are placed throughout the book for you to entertain your growing child. Baby Record Book pairs charming illustrations with prompts that help parents to record their child's measurements, milestones and memorable events. Spacious pages allow plenty of room for photographs, and storage envelopes and pockets are perfect for preserving locks of hair and other mementos. Baby's Record Book will become the keepsake that parent and child can have forever to capture the magic of childhood.
Build Your Own Paper Air Force: Amazing Plane Designs to Print, Fold and Fly
By Trevor Bounford
Everyone loves barbecues - the sun, the smells, the smiles - however most of us would admit that we have a limited range when it comes to producing flame-grilled food. This book gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your barbecue into a barbie banquet! From quick and easy classics including Greek-style Lamb Burger and Coconut Butterfly Prawns to more meaty masterpieces such as Balsamic Steaks with Basil Mash and Tandoori Chicken, Barbecues' huge selection ensures that your barbie need never be boring again. There are also recipes for salads, desserts and drinks to make your barbecue complete.
The Blissful Brain
By Dr Shanida Nataraja
What goes on in the brain when we meditate? Are we biologically programmed to need religious and mystical experiences? Can the benefits of meditation be measured? In The Blissful Brain Dr Shanida Nataraja explores the extraordinary research that shows practices such as meditation, tai chi and yoga are not only helpful in reducing stress; they may actually be crucial for good health and optimal brain functioning. From the effects of meditation on blood pressure and depression to the latest insights from brain imaging studies, this book reveals the scientific evidence that proves meditative practices should be at the very heart of our healthcare system.
The Bridesmaid's Wedding
This book covering every aspect of the bridesmaid's duties, from therun-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. Packed with expertadvice, ideas and tips from the UK's leading source of weddinginformation, The Bridesmaid's Wedding tells you what your responsibilities asbridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night andprepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understandwhat to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girlsand pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you makeyour best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
Ballymaloe Cookery Course: Revised Edition
By Darina Allen
Ballymaloe is one of the world's best cookery schools and Darina Allen, its co-founder and main teacher, is in a league of her own. Every student who has gone through her school has begged her to write down her recipes and thoughts, tips and shortcuts, and here they are in this definitive teaching book, which has everything to inform and inspire you to become adventurous in the kitchen. Ballymaloe Cookery Course explains 1,175 recipes, 370 variations and more than 100 basic skills, from making pastry to the art of carving, from preserving lemons to making delicious home-made pasta, from culturing creamy yogurt to butterflying a leg of lamb: the simple instructions given by one of the world's great cookery teachers will inspire you to prepare and enjoy the art of fresh produce and fine food.
The Beginner's Guide to Taking and Making Great Digital Photographs
By Ian Probert, Peter Cope
Beading For Beginners
By Lucinda Ganderton
Baking With Tiny Tots
By Becky Johnson
A selection of recipes that the whole family will enjoy baking and eating. Easy-to-follow instructions for over 50 tasty cakes and bakes that kids will love to make. Children find it really rewarding to serve up food they've cooked themselves. And, as a bonus, cooking together encourages family time and develops important skills. Cooking teaches kids skills in a fun way - weighing out ingredients familiarizes them with numbers, while mixing, spreading and spooning aid co-ordination.
The Big Sleep
By David Baird
The Big Book of Halloween Fun
By Susie Johns
Maybe you are planning a Halloween party and you want some spooky ideas to turn your home into a horrible haven for apple bobbing, fortune-telling, and other Halloween revelry. Or you've been invited to a party and you don't know what to dress up as...Look no further. You'll find this book full of imaginative projects, party games, gruesome recipes, pumpkin craft, and crazy costumes that are guaranteed to get your Halloween off to a flying start! Watch out for Creepy Door Wreaths, Fearsome Finger Puppets, and Pumpkin Print T-shirts, not to mention black cats, vampires, witches, jack-o-lanterns, spiders, and background on lots of traditional Halloween customs. With ideas, tips, and trivia bursting out of every page, there plenty here to make Halloween unforgettable!
Bring Out the Genius in Your Child
By Ken Adams
Give children the best possible start with successful techniques to aid their ability to speak, count, write, solve problems and progress well at school. Let educational expert Ken Adams teach you how to support your child's learning with practical exercises, fun activities and ideas for interactive play. By understanding how babies and children learn, this book shows you how to motivate and improve school performance up to 11 years old.