By Daniela Bowker
Ever since Man Ray imposed the sound holes of a violin onto his model's back, photographers have been enthusiastic practitioners of surreal art. Now with the advent of high-quality digital photo-manipulation the possibilities for creativity have become infinite. This book reveals the latest techniques in the field of surreal photography and features art from a host of the very best modern surreal photographers.- Breaks down the shooting and editing process so any photographer can make their own impossible images- With processing walkthroughs from contributing artists including Natalie Dybisz, Julie de Waroquier and Sarolta Bán- Step-by-step instructions for creating extraordinary scenes- Covers many different styles, from impossible landscapes to unsettling portraits
Share: The Women for Women Cookbook
By Alison Oakervee, Alison Oakervee
Nothing conveys our interdependence more compellingly than the food we eat. It builds our physical resilience, brings us joy, and strengthens our bonds with family and friends. The recipes in this uplifting book celebrate this truth. They come from the women living in the war-torn countries in which WfWI operate. Recipes also come from renowned international chefs such as Alice Waters, Maggie Beer and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and humanitarians such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Emma Thompson, Richard Branson, Paul McCartney and Mia Farrow. Illustrated with stunning photography of the countries as well as the food, they cover everyday dishes, family meals, and recipes perfect for sharing and celebrating. They range from traditional Afghani bichak pastries and Congolese sticky doughnuts, to spicy cashew and tomato soup, beef rendang and orange-scented almond cake. Interspersed throughout are inspiring stories from the women whose lives have been changed through the intervention of WfWI. All the royalties from the book will support WfWI's farming and food training initiatives, as well as provide micro-financing in the eight countries in which WfWI operate - Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.
The Sex Book
By Suzi Godson
"The Sex Book" explores the subject of sex, health and sexuality in a straightforward, uninhibited, accessible and adventurous way. Designed as a guide, the book explains everything you want to know about conventional and unconventional sexual behaviour in gender neutral, straightforward language with bold visuals. A wealth of information is balanced with practical advice and personal experience. The book presumes little and the tone is witty and direct. It avoids the usual stigma attached to sex manuals by having a detached editorial approach that packs gritty sex between beautiful contemporary graphics. Ranging from G-spots to sex diets, "The Sex Book" speaks plainly and openly about a subject at the emotional and spiritual hub of everyone's life. At long last - a contemporary guide to sex; for absolutely everyone, whatever their orientation.
Simple Asian Kitchen
By Ming Tsai
Simple Asian Kitchen brings home cooking into the 21st century with its QR codes, which link each recipe to a video of Ming teaching you how to prepare the dish. This delicious collection of recipes is the answer to that harassed everyday question: 'What's for dinner?' Packed full of no-fuss, delicious recipes with an ingenious East-West twist that can be made in 30 minutes or less with easy-to source ingredients, this book delivers every time - Grilled Miso-Glazed Salmon with Lime-Cucumber Orzo; Garlic Chicken Satays with Basil Puree; Honey Crab Wontons. Ming Tsai's approach is simple. His appetite for food and life is infectious and he shares all his know-how in every recipe, both within the pages of this book and in the accompanying videos. Simply scan the QR code and it will lead you straight to a how-to vodcast of Ming cooking the recipe from start to finish, as well as a shopping list that can be downloaded straight to a mobile device. This is a cookbook that no 21st century kitchen should be without!
Salt Sugar Smoke
By Diana Henry
Simple Scene Sensational Shot
By Simon Bond
By Levi Roots
Sugar and spice and all things nice. Levi's latest collection of recipes is all about indulgence. From luscious cakes and bakes, to creamy puds, from cool ice-creams to wicked cocktails, this is food to share and make everyone feel good.What does sweet mean to you? It could be those sweet moments by yourself, watching TV and getting out the popcorn or having a nice chunk of cake or a chocolate bar. Or it could be a celebration. Your birthday's arrived - and that means it's everybody's birthday. From Almond Cake with Lime and Cardamom Syrup or Salted Caramel Cheesecake to Pears in Ginger Syrup and Mango Bellini, the recipes here are about celebrating and sharing, getting together and enjoying the moment with great food.
By Ryan Armbrust
Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking for Kids
By Phil Vickery
The symptoms of coeliac disease in children typically appear three to five months after first consuming gluten-containing foods. Symptoms may include poor appetite, irritability, vomiting and diarrhoea. If left untreated, coeliac disease can lead to malnutrition, osteoporosis and, particularly worrying in children, stunted growth and development. It is therefore important to introduce a gluten-free diet to your child as soon as they're diagnosed. Phil Vickery has developed 70 scrumptious dishes suitable for children of all ages - from babies to toddlers to school-age kids. Baby recipes include Potato Moussaka and Pink Poached Salmon, while toddlers will smile when fed Minty Peas with Lamb or Lemon Chicken, Sweetcorn and Tarragon. One of the hardest parts of cooking for children on a gluten-free diet can be the pressure to prepare a healthy lunch that is 'just like everyone else's'. Send your kids off to school with Phil's Quesadilla, Berry Smoothie or Chocolatey Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treat and they'll be the envy of all their friends.
The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity
By Carolyn Boyes
Most of us want to attract money into our lives. Money is really about prosperity - living in abundance and, sometimes, breaking a cycle of lack. The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity reveals the most successful prosperity rituals, from money charms and angelic help, to setting the right goals and intentions - a vital way to programme your future self for success. Discovering how to use the Law of Attraction - the principle that like attracts like - you'll learn how to shift your thinking to change your reality and identify your money blocks to visualize future success. The time to take action is now - showing gratitude, tithing and money talismans help money flow.
By Liz Earle
Liz Earle's millions of customers worldwide have long clamoured for this book because, however good the products, they're not the whole answer. Here Liz will, for the first time, explore real skin secrets for all ages. She will describe which botanical ingredients are best for young skin, which plant oils are the most effective wrinkle removers, why vitamin E is so good for you - and much more. She emphasises the importance of a holistic approach - what you eat, how you sleep and how you relax are just as important as how you cleanse and detox, so she gives you a long-term strategy, recommending complementary therapies and supplements that will nourish your skin, as well as recipes and exercise routines to keep your skin healthy and glowing. For the price of her Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (over 5 million sold), this book will keep your skin looking good for life.
Stylish Thai in Minutes
By Vatcharin Bhumichitr
In this title, Vatch shows us how to cook delicious Thai recipes in 30 minutes or less. The recipes reflect his unsurpassed knowledge of Thai food, from Bangkok's popular street food to the fish specialities on the coast. Vatch uses simple, healthy but delicious ingredients, quick preparation methods and elegant presentation. Favourite dishes such as Geow Tod (Vegetable Won Tons) and Gratdoo Mood Tod (Spare Ribs with Chilli and Lemon Grass) will appeal to all. Vatch also describes traditional Thai customs for celebrating and entertaining. This book is the perfect introduction to Thai cuisine.
The Sausage Book
By Johnny Acton, Nick Sandler
Sausages are also one of the most satisfying foods to make at home and an excellent way to explore the world's diverse tastes and culinary traditions. Nick and Johnny first demonstrate how to make simple sausages and even cure and smoke them yourself. They then show you how to use your sausages whether homemade or store-bought in over 80 recipes, including Toulouse Sausage and Bean Cassoulet, Toad-in-the-Hole, Berlin Bratwurst Cooked in Beer, Chorizo and Goat's Cheese Tart and Herby Sausage Dumplings. The Sausage Book is filled with intriguing historical and geographical information, making it a good read as well as a useful cooking resource. It also features artisan sausage makers from across Europe, bringing you the lowdown on Spanish chorizo, German frankfurters and Scottish haggis.
Seriously Good! Gluten Free Baking
By Phil Vickery
This is a collection of 70 mouthwatering gluten-free baking recipes that coeliacs have until now only been able to dream about. Baking is often the most difficult aspect of the gluten-free diet to overcome, as it is gluten that gives bread its elasticity and cakes their spring. Recipes for delicious gluten-free cakes, puddings and pastries are hard to find - all too often the results are disappointingly crumbly and dry. But Phil Vickery's easy-to-follow instructions and practical advice, which draw on his Michelin-honed cooking skills, will have you whipping up melt-in-the-mouth Blueberry Cheescake, Chestnut and Roasted Onion Bread, Springy Scones and Squidgy Chocolate Brownies in an instant.
Sci-Fi Art Now
By John Freeman
The Sex Diaries
By Bettina Arndt
From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.
No food is as timeless or verstile as soup: the choice of ingredients is vast, the variations limitless. From it's humble French beginnings, soup has evolved into a dish for all occasions and in Soups you will find over 200 simple-to-follow recipes for creating quick, healthy and delicious soups, ranging from refreshing summer starters and warming first courses to hearty one-dish suppers. Choose from classics such as Cream of Chicken Soup, Bouillabaisse, Gazpacho and Borscht or try some more adventurous recipes such as Mussel Soup with Saffron, Spiced Chickpea and Lamb, and Eight Treasure Soup.No matter what your tastes, mood or culinary skills may be, this book really does has something for everyone.
Sewn Up: a modern manual of sewing techniques
By Ruth Singer
Sewing is no longer the preserve of housewives. More and more people are making or customising their own clothes, curtains or accessories but few have been taught the basic sewing skills. This book contains everything you need to know. It covers both hand and machine techniques used in crafts, dressmaking and soft furnishings, illustrated with full-colour photography and with tips, masterclasses and projects. Written by an accomplished textile designer and teacher, this is an enjoyable and easy-to-use book with a no-nonsense approach. Ruth will show you how to put in an invisible zip, make your own trimmings and how to alter clothes using pleats and gathering as well as decorative techniques such as appliques. Projects will demonstrate these skills and include clothes, cushions, toys and bags.
The Student Survival Pack
Everyone knows that most students have a somewhat limited diet, normally choosing to live off takeaways and beer. However, if they had the right recipes at their disposal this might not be the case. That's where The Student Survival Pack comes in. Combining Hamlyn's bestselling Student Cookbook and the indispensible Student Pasta Cookbook, this set provides over 400 simple, quality recipes for all tastes and occasions, whether you're looking for cheap eats for one or meals to entertain mates. In the Student Cookbook you'll find a fantastic combination of foods, covering everything from quick breakfasts to TV dinners, as well as cocktails and the inevitable hangover cures. The Student Pasta Cookbook complements this perfectly by giving you all the recipes you need to turn a student's favourite food into a culinary masterpiece, from simple classics to more special sauces.Every recipe is consistently-formatted, with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence. If you only buy one book this term, make it The Student Survival Pack!