By Craig Shrives
Do you know how to use semicolons, where to put your apostrophes and when to use commas? Do you know the difference between affect and effect, if and whether, or who and whom? Do you know why this stuff matters? If you've reached a stage in your career or education where your writing needs to be high quality, Grammar for Grown-ups is a must for your top drawer. Vocational rather than academic, Grammar for Grown-ups is packed with real-life examples and keeps you engaged with a wealth of great quotations from Homer the Greek to Homer the Simpson. Straight talking and methodical, Craig Shrives draws on his years as an intelligence officer as well as over a decade spent compiling his popular grammar website to present a comprehensive but light-hearted and easily digestible grammar reference guide.
Getting Pregnant Faster New Edn
By Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD
As women, we spend most of our reproductive lives trying not to get pregnant and it can seem so unfair that when we want to have a baby it doesn't happen. From many years of helping couples to get pregnant, Dr Glenville knows that the best approach is a well-structured plan that is tailored to the individual, in order not to waste time. She advises on nutrition, lifestyle, medical issues, age, environmental and occupational hazards and emotional concerns that are relevant to you and your circumstances. Whether you have recently decided you want to have a baby, or have been trying for a while without success, this book can help you to boost your fertility and increase your chances of conceiving.
By Annie Bell
Gorgeous cakes are not the sole preserve of professional chefs. In this book you will find over 100 ideas for beautiful cakes, all of them easy to make at home without the need for fancy equipment or specialist skills. The choice includes cakes-as-fashion statements, comforting favourites and essential classics, including the most wickedly indulgent chocolate cakes and sublimely creamy cheesecakes. Gorgeous Cakes also offers mouth-watering recipes for those special occasions, from Easter to St Valentine's Day. The only decision now is choosing which one to make first.
Ginger Pig Meat Book
By Fran Warde, Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson and Fran Warde have teamed up to create this comprehensive reference work and inspirational collection of recipes. For each type of meat, the book recommends the best breeds, advises which cuts suit which style of cooking and tells you what to ask your butcher in order to buy the best quality. There are more than 100 recipes arranged according to season, from Sticky citrus-marinated pork chops in April through Moroccan chicken with preserved lemons in July to Slow-baked herb-crusted leg of mutton in December. Through monthly farm diaries, the book also reveals what life is really like on a thriving British farm. Packed with specially commissioned photographs taken on the farm as well as in the kitchen by renowned photographer Kristin Perers, this is a uniquely beautiful and useful book.
By Bob Gordon, Maggie Gordon
The Grand Cru of Burgundy
By Remington Norman
For centuries, Burgundy's complex tapestry of vineyards has produced some of the world's greatest wines. Understanding what makes this mosaic special, where one plot is designated Premier Cru while its immediate neighbour is Grand Cru with wine at several times the price, has long challenged wine lovers. In Grand Cru Remington Norman explores the essence of Burgundy through its finest vineyards, discussing the factors that contribute to quality and what makes one wine pedestrian and another sublime. Chapters on the evolution of the famous Cote d'Or, how to taste, matching Burgundy with food and how to buy Burgundy intelligently help unravel the enigma of one of the world's greatest wine regions. This is an ideal follow-up for those who enjoyed Remington Norman's award-winning The Great Domaines of Burgundy.
Green and Black's Baking With Chocolate
By Micah Carr-Hill
Using the full range of flavours from Green & Black's chocolate, this cookbook presents new and exciting ideas. With a greedy eye on baking, there are tantalising recipes for cakes and cookies, cupcakes and muffins, breads and traybakes, tarts and souffles, as well as inspirational ideas for ice creams, what to bake for festive occasions and some gluten- and dairy-free options too. From Chocolate Truffles to Fig and White Chocolate Biscotti, the recipes are fun to do and easy to follow. Each of the recipes comes from a fan of the brand, whether it be a celebrity (Sharon Osbourne, Lulu, Jo Wood), chef (Allegra McEvedy, Darina Allen), restaurant or cafe (Hummingbird Bakery, Anchor & Hope) or competition winner, as well as some Ultimate recipes from the man who knows everything about Green & Black's chocolate, the development chef Micah Carr-Hill.
The Gaia Complete Herbal Tutor
By Anne McIntyre
Herbal medicines have been used for many centuries to treat illnesses and restore health, and today herbalism still remains the most widely-practiced form of medicine around the world.Written by a leading Medical Herbalist, The Complete Herbal Tutor provides in-depth knowledge of the practice and theory of herbal medicine, including everything you need to know about its history, how it works, how to grow, gather and prepare herbs, and how to use them to create a herbal prescription. The rigorously-researched and illustrated materia medica contains over 150 herbs, with clear explanations of their properties, active ingredients and the latest scientific developments on their uses. There is also a clear explanation of how herbs can be used to treat each of the body's systems, with advice on using remedies for healing a range of specific conditions. Clear, concise and easy to use, this book is the 21st-century bible for students, professionals and home herb users alike.
By Antony Worrall Thompson
The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a measure of how fast carbohydrates are broken down by your body and therefore how fast they raise blood sugar levels. Unlike other diets, it distinguishes between different types of carbohydrates, so that you don't have to eliminate any food groups, allowing you to eat a balanced range of foods and ensuring that your weight loss is steady and healthy. And your diet is easier to follow! Foods are divided up into low, medium and high GI. Low-GI foods are slow to digest, making you feel less hungry and helping you lose weight. The GI of a dish can be affected by a number of factors - fibre and fat content, preparation and cooking method. Antony Worrall Thompson and dietitian Mabel Blades have simplified it, so all you have to do is follow their advice and watch the weight fall off. The GI Diet will revolutionise your eating habits, and with over 100 delicious and specially crafted recipes that fit into daily life, including carbs that will help you stave off those hunger pangs, this is the easy way to lose weight and eat well.
The Great Domaines of Burgundy: revised edition
By Remington Norman
Subdivided into hundreds of domaines, often family-run and sometimes covering no more than a few hectares, Burgundy can be offputtingly fragmented even to wine experts. In compiling this revised edition the authors revisited all the domaines that appeared in previous editions plus scores of 'rising stars', to select the very best and most interesting of them - and remove those that no longer come up to scratch. They have spoken to winemakers about their grapes, soil and techniques - and, of course, sampled their wines. Following on from the domaine-by-domaine guide are descriptions of the microclimates of the region, the most important grapes and wine styles, as well as tips on buying, storing and tasting wine and a rundown of recent vintages.
Globes in a Box
By Tom Mugridge
Gothic Art Now
By Jasmine Becket-Griffith
The Gastropub Cookbook - Another Helping
By Diana Henry
Following the hugely successful Gastropub Cookbook, in The Gastropub Cookbook - Another Helping, Diana Henry has collected together 120 recipes from a new selection of Britain's most exciting gastropubs. In addition to the delicious recipes and specially commissioned photography, the book also includes an additional guide to more than 100 of the country's newest and best dining pubs, giving expert guidance on successful eating-out around Britain.