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  • Miller's Field Guide: Art Deco

    By Judith Miller
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    Judith Miller
    Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Art Deco, Antiques Roadshow experts Judith Miller and Eric Knowles explore the ever popular field of Art Deco furniture, glass, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, jewellery and textiles.
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  • Miller's Field Guide: Porcelain

    By Judith Miller
    Authors:
    Judith Miller
    Miller's Field Guides are an invaluable resource for collectors when out buying items at antiques shops, auctions or car boot fairs. They provide a fast and accurate way to recognize, identify and date antiques. In each book a simple question-and-answer checklist is provided for a wide range of key items, teaching you what to look for as well how to spot a fake or a copy. There are price codes throughout, plus concise information on makers, factories, identifying marks and the factors that affect the value of the piece.In Porcelain, ceramics expert and bestselling author Judith Miller guides the collector through the world of European and American porcelain, including Meissen, Copenhagen, Worcester, Spode, Derby and Bonnin and Morris.
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    Mug Cakes: 40 speedy cakes to make in a microwave

    By Mima Sinclair
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    Mima Sinclair
    A delicious cake you make in a mug, in a microwave, in less than 10 minutes? Yes, it may sound crazy but it actually works and this latest baking craze is quickly catching on, spreading across blogs and Instagram and Pinterest with photographic proof of baking brilliance. Fancy giving it a try? Here is the definitive mug-cake cookbook that will guarantee you success every time with 40 fantastic, foolproof recipes. Covering everything from everyday classics (carrot, chocolate, vanilla), through more special occasion fare (birthday bonanza, red velvet valentine, black forest gateau) to treats and puds (choc fudge, knickerbocker glory), happy hour (pina colada, Irish cream) and of course not forgetting low-fat, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free cakes to stop you from getting completely carried away...So when you want after-school snacks, easy desserts, unique party nibbles or to treat yourself with a quick cup of tea, make up a mug cake.
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    Make Mine a Martini

    By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
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    Kay Plunkett-Hogge
    'Martini is made with gin. A Vodka Martini is made with vodka. Apple Martinis are an abomination. That is all.' - Kay Plunkett-HoggeFrom just a few friends for drinks and snacks in the kitchen to a sophisticated soirée for everyone you know, Kay Plunkett-Hogge draws upon her background in the worlds of film and fashion and her youth in Mad Men-era Bangkok to create the ultimate guide to making your evening as easy as ABC. Kay's approach to throwing a party is to keep it simple (yet stylish), plan ahead and, above all, enjoy it.The 80 cocktail recipes are organised by base spirit, with chapters on Gin, Vodka, Rum etc, and the 40 canapé recipes are grouped into Vegetarian, Fish & Seafood and Meat.As Kay writes in the book's introduction: 'Just the sound of ice being shaken, preferably to a rhythm all of its own, is enough to bring a smile to anyone's face. It's the promise of sweet relief, of good times, good friends and good conversation. Just make mine a Martini.
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    Mindfulness for Compassionate Living

    By Patrizia Collard
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    Patrizia Collard
    Self-compassion is a life-changing way of thinking that is rooted in Mindfulness. By learning to have more loving kindness and forgiveness for ourselves, we have more empathy and compassion for others. The self-compassion movement has been growing rapidly over the past two years with recent research into the neuroscience of compassion showing that changing our thinking habits makes new neural pathways in the brain - and that compassion can be learned. The benefits of this practice are personal and global, from learning to manage chronic pain to relieving stress, boosting the immune system and circulation, along with improving relationships as we connect more authentically with others.
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  • More Slow Cooking

    Slow cookers are the ultimate kitchen appliance, they allow you to come home to sumptuous stews, filling soups and perfect puddings with just a few minutes preparation in the mornings. With ideas for one-step dishes, indulgent family treats and meals to freeze for the busy days ahead, this collection will provide great ideas for you to make the most of your slow cooker.

    My First Juices and Smoothies

    By Amanda Cross
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    Amanda Cross
    It's easy to get children to eat healthy fruit and veg if you know how. More than 60 recipes for juices and smoothies will ensure your kids get their 5-a-day the easy way. From fresh citrus fruits to sweet berries, whatever your children's tipple there's a juice or smoothie to please (grown-ups will enjoy them too).Quick and easy to prepare, the delicious recipes inside are guaranteed to boost health and vitality. Each juice or smoothie is accompanied by notes to explain what essential vitamins and minerals they will provide, so you can target specific defiencies.

    My First Baking Book

    By Becky Johnson
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    Becky Johnson
    Aprons on, it's time for kitchen fun for everyone! From cookies and cupcakes to bread and tarts, all the baking recipes in this book are tasty and easy to make (and good for grown-ups too).Cooking together is a wonderful activity for a family to engage in, and children find it really rewarding to serve up food they've helped to make. It also develops important skills - weighing out ingredients familiarizes them with numbers, while mixing, spreading and spooning aid coordination. This book has ideas and step-by-step instructions for more than 50 baking recipes that your little ones will love to make and eat.
  • Monday to Friday Diet

    The perfect long-term solution to healthy living that keeps the weight off - the Monday to Friday Diet allows you to indulge at the weekends, knowing you're following a healthy, nutritious and delicious plan through the week. While most diets focus on short-term weight-loss goals, and are so prohibitively strict that many of us fall off the wagon in a matter of weeks, the Monday to Friday Diet has longevity built in, because you are allowed the occasional treat.Packed with recipes for quick breakfasts, lunch on the go, and fast and easy midweek dinners, this is designed to fit into your busy daily life, and not allow weight-loss goals to stand in the way of tasty, nutrient-packed, satisfying eating.
  • Mexican

    Thanks to a huge wave of enthusiasm we now have access to the ingredients for proper Mexican food in our local supermarkets. New Mexican restaurant chains like Wahaca and Chipotle are opening people's eyes to the delights and dazzle of Mexico's finest dishes and now you can make your favourites at home. Our handy Mini format allows you an easy selection of fabulously vibrant Mexican recipes include tamales, tostadas, quesadillas, tacos, burritos, chilli con carne, salsas and flans.

    My Rio De Janeiro

    By Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
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    Leticia Moreinos Schwartz
    Rio is one of the most exciting cities in the world - loved for its beaches, bars, carnival and, for those cariocas (Rio-folk) in the know, its wonderful food. From its farmers' markets to its botequims, its melting puff pastries to its 'well-married' cookies, Rio offers a wealth of unforgettable ingredients and dishes and no-one knows this better than Leticia, an Ipanema girl born and raised. In Rio de Janeiro: The Cookbook, Leticia is your guide to the real Rio, introducing you to chefs, bakers, street vendors and all the passionate culinary personalities of her hometown. With 85 incredible recipes that include all the favourites - Caipirinha, Pao de Queijo, and Brigadeiros - The Rio Cookbook bottles the dynamic flavours of the place and reflects how its cuisine has become one of the most inventive in the world. Full of features on Rio's colourful neighbourhoods and iconic landmarks, illustrated with beautiful location photography, this is the essential book to have at hand for every feast and festa through the World Cup of 2014, the Summer Olympics of 2016 and beyond...

    Miller's Antiques Marks

    By Judith Miller
    Authors:
    Judith Miller
    Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.
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  • Made at Home: Breads

    By Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
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    Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge
    As featured in The Independent, Dick and James Strawbridge, presenters of the popular ITV programme Saturday Farm, have shown you how to grow, harvest, preserve, cook and make the most of seasonal produce. Breads expands their series of books and is packed with expert advice and tips for creating delicious handcrafted foods as well as recipes for truly mouth-watering and memorable meals, because ultimately it's all about the eating! This is a very timely book as many people are returning back to the traditional ways of living and self-sufficiency. Whether you are a city-dweller or country lover, it's easy to have a go at the Good Life.Made at Home: Breads. There's nothing like a fresh loaf, warm from the oven - and with this new title baking has never been so simple. Breads shows you how to make your own sourdough, yeast, quick and unleavened breads for every occasion. Dick and James Strawbridge are experts at showing you how to transform fresh produce into delicious handcrafted food and drink for enjoying and sharing any time of year. This practical guide to baking is packed full of delicious recipes and detailed step-by-step instructions, as well as expert hints and tips straight from the authors kitchen.

    Makery

    By Kate Smith
    Authors:
    Kate Smith
  • Muffins

    When it comes to a fast and easy sweet treat, everyone loves fresh muffins. With dozens of flavour combinations, plus special toppings, this collection makes it muffin time any time. From classics such as blueberry, date & bran and triple chocolate fudge to new surprises including frosted carrot & orange, hazelnut passionfruit and spiced apple & rhubarb, there are recipes to satisfy every craving. With healthy gluten- and wheat-free treats and muffins to cook in the microwave, this mini book is all you will need for endless muffin inspiration.
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    Mandela

    By Peter Hain
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    Peter Hain
    One of the world's most revered public figures, Nelson Mandela is an iconic symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over prejudice and fear. Renowned for his tireless crusade against gender and racial inequality, Mandela's anti-apartheid campaigning, his outspoken social criticism, and his values of freedom, have made him a hero of our time.Mandela follows the extraordinary path of this man's journey to become a living legend. With in-depth chapters on his tribal roots, his revolutionary ANC activities that led to his notorious 27-year imprisonment, and his career after his momentous release in 1990, discover how one man came to heal a torn nation as its President.
  • Michael Freeman's Photo School: Street Photography

    By Michael Freeman
    Authors:
    Michael Freeman
    The street aesthetic is more in vogue than ever, and rapidly becoming an essential part of every photographer's repertoire. Subjects are found around every corner, each moment offers a new and fresh perspective, and that excitement and spontaneity make it an ideal training ground for honing the skills needed to anticipate and successfully capture dramatic scenes on the fly.Getting great street shots is much more than just a matter of chance. Michael Freeman details the optimal strategies for anticipating the action before it happens, and the fastest techniques that ensure you're ready with your finger on the shutter for that critical moment. A thorough overview of which equipment is best suited for each particular style lets you make the most of the gear you have, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. And a series of exercises keeps you engaged and alert to the creative potential of countless scenes throughout your daily life.Beyond the gear and technique, you will also learn to think like a street photographer recognising not just captivating scenes with engaging subjects, but also innovative angles from which to capture them, all with the split-second instinct of a professional.
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  • Michael Freeman's Photo School: Landscape

    By Michael Freeman
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    Michael Freeman
    The classic genre that has been a fundamental part of photography since the beginning, landscape has perennial appeal to all photographers. Michael Freeman shares his wealth of experience in this comprehensive guide to art of capturing beautiful landscapes.Start your exploration of this vast subject by deconstructing and studying its elements from the most reliable locations to the classic compositions. Next, learn how to find and position yourself in the optimal viewpoints for original and creative interpretations of these massive subjects. Using the right gear and techniques for each frame, you will be able to capture depth and dimensionality that speak to the grandeur of these exotic locations. With the sky as your studio, you can make the weather work for you to provide a stunning variety of spectacular light.Going beyond the purely technical side, Freeman also dives into the mind of the landscape photographer, addressing the environment, studying how distinct colour palettes can evoke moods, and following in the illustrious tradition of B&W landscapes. The studio will start to feel very small indeed once you start exploring the great outdoors!
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  • The Mail on Sunday: Book of Super Sudoku Puzzles 6

    A new compilation of demanding brainteasers from the ever-popular archives of the Mail on Sunday. Super Sudoku ups the ante of the perennially popular game with a massive 16 3 x 4 grids in each puzzle. Challenge, frustrate and hone your grey matter whether at home, on your daily commute, or whiling away any spare minutes throughout the day.

    Modern Girl's Guide to Hatmaking

    By Mary Jane Baxter
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    Mary Jane Baxter
    Only 70 years ago most women could make their own hats. They'd twist an old hat into a party-piece, or magic their old man's trilby into the talk of the town, but today we've mostly forgotten how to make hats ourselves. Unlike other hat-making books on the market, there'll be no expensive equipment or complicated skills to acquire. Inspired by vintage hats, Mary Jane will show you how to fashion your own at home. From an elegant packable sun-hat, to a 40s-style fascinator, there'll be clear instructions and couture tips to help you achieve fabulous results from scratch, as well as tips on how to update a preloved piece. Wonderful illustrations and fabulous photos complete a book that's both beautiful and brimful of ideas.