The Collier Campbell Archive
By Sarah Campbell, Emma Shackleton
Creative Makers: Simple Crochet
By Sara Sinaguglia
Portable, pretty and quick to learn - crochet is back in vogue and Sara Sinaguglia is one of its most talented advocates. Taking her inspiration and palette from her country cottage home and the glorious Dorset landscape that surrounds it, Sara has created 35 easy-to-make crochet projects for in and around the home. The book begins with step-by-step photographs demonstrating how easy it is to teach yourself to crochet. From cushions, coasters and bags to toys, scarves and her now famous apple cosies, bring a little of Sara's stylish vintage vibe into your crafting life. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning a few balls of richly coloured yarn into something individual. Never has crochet looked so beautiful!
Creative Makers: Simple Sewing with Lola Nova
By Alexandra Smith
Sewing is at the forefront of the new craft revolution and part of its charm is the chance to rediscover the skills of our grandmothers and to recycle treasured scraps of fabric. Celebrated craft blogger, Alexandra Smith, AKA Lola Nova, has created the perfect sewing book for the new crafternooner. With 25 highly original projects arranged into chapters on Boho, Vintage, Natural, Eclectic and Whimsy, you will soon be raiding junk shops and jumble sales for material to transform into gifts, home accessories, clothes and bags. Projects include a Little Joy Dress, Lola Handbag, Into the Woods Throw, Deer Diary and Call Me Cushion. For each project there are step-by-step instructions (illustrated with photographs) that will guide the beginner through the making process, whilst Alexandra's innovative ideas will provide fresh inspiration for the experienced sewer. Gorgeous photography by top lifestyle photographer Yuki Sugiura captures the sheer pleasure of turning junk-store fabrics into something beautifully handmade.
The Classic Cocktail Bible
Whether you're planning a lavish party or just indulging in a nightcap, The Classic Cocktail Bible gives you a range of inspirations to create the exotic and the timeless. Cocktails are soaring in popularity as the nation's tastes grow more sophisticated and people are thirsty for new flavours and experiences. Beautifully illustrated with mouth-watering full colour photography, the book includes long and short drinks, still and sparkling, fruity and refreshing as well as creamy and indulgent - you'll never tire of trying the new concoctions.Includes 200 recipes with age-old classics such as the daiquiri, dry martini, margarita and Long Island ice tea. Each spirit is thoroughly explained to give you advice on selecting what to buy and perfecting its accompaniments. There's also a selection of fantastic insider tips, a full glossary of terms and step-by-step guides to mastering different techniques.A history of the evolution and culture of cocktails immerses you in a more glamorous era and The Classic Cocktail Bible allows you to taste it for yourself.
Creative Portrait Photography
By Natalie Dybisz
By Helen Attridge, Abby Foy
In the mood for something cute and sweet? Well, forget about grabbing a cupcake - cake pops are here to stay! There's nothing quite like cake on a stick - these mouthwatering morsels combine all the playfulness of a bite-sized snack with the high-impact flavour that comes when you roll together your favourite cakes and frostings. Add a stick to your cake truffles, coat in chocolate and then let your imagination run wild as you decorate the world's most adorable treats. Cake pops are irresistible and surprisingly easy to make, especially when you follow the step-by-step baking and decorating instructions included in this colourful book. Cake Pops will show you how fun it is to make an army of flower, balloon, duck and penguin pops as well as designs for every occasion with Christmas stockings, Halloween pumpkins and wedding cakes added into the mix. This is the perfect book if you want to have the party of a lifetime or just a snack on the way to the park.
Cooking Class Thai
Thai cuisine is a distinctive combination of the sweet, sour, sharp and fresh flavours of lime, chilli, coriander, basil and coconut that is sophisticated in taste and yet simple to prepare. Thai food uses a range of easy-to-buy, yet distinctive, ingredients and simple preparation techniques to conjure those delicate flavours. What looks difficult is actually very easy to prepare at home and tastes sensational. So whether it's satay or seafood, green curry or spicy fried rice, enjoy the best Thailand has to offer.
Cupcakes & Fairycakes
These splendid and original little cakes are wonderful for afternoon tea, but they deserve a much bigger role than that. Serve them as a special dessert at a chic dinner party (a different cupcake for each guest) or make a loved one - adult or child - a cupcake as a birthday cake. While the cupcakes in this book look like little works of art, the instructions on making them are clear and easy to follow.
Cooking for Diabetes
This book is full of delicious recipes and useful tips that address the rising diabetes epidemic. This varied range of tasty treats demonstrates that it is easy for everyone to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Cooking for Diabetes provides helpful meal-plans and contains useful advice about controlling glycaemic index values to help manage and prevent diabetes. Each recipe is easy to follow and lavishly illustrated with clear colour photographs. With more than 50 recipes for a variety of low GI meals, this book is sure to appeal to anyone wishing to find tempting alternatives to foods high in saturated fat and sugar.
Complete Cat Care
By Dr Bruce Fogle
In this book of five chapters, Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains how to bring home a new cat and how to organise the first days at home, to include feeding, bedding, going out and meeting the rest of the family. Chapter three covers training and housetraining your cat, and the secrets of happy play. Chapter four explains the inner psychology of the cat, why it does what it does. Chapter five covers health: from body maintenance to choosing a vet, health problems and dealing with emergencies.
By Diana Henry
'Thrust this book into the hands of anyone who thinks they can't cook' - the Sunday TimesDiana Henry shows you how to turn everyday ingredients into something special with the minimum of effort. Cook Simple is packed with over 150 recipes and ideas - many of which Diana has harvested from her world travels - that offer simple ways to make every meal spectacular.Diana dedicates a chapter to each of 12 everyday ingredient groups: chicken, chops, sausages, leg of lamb, fish, leaves, summer veg, winter veg, pasta, summer fruit, winter fruit, flour and eggs. Each recipe takes only minutes to prepare with ingredients easily sourced from your local supermarket.Features stunning pictures by award-winning photographer Jonathan Lovekin.
The Chakra Bible
By Patricia Mercier
The Chakra Bible is a guide to understanding every aspect of chakras, the energy-centres in our body that have a profound effect on health, energy and well-being. The book features a detailed guide to each of the chakras, their associated colour, Indian deity, healing stone and emotional and physical actions. It also includes step-by-step yoga exercises and meditations to strengthen and heal each chakra, plus a guide to aura reading and healing, closely connected with chakras.
The Cupcakes Kit
Now the fastest-rising recipe search term on Google, cupcakes are becoming hugely popular - and it's easy to see why. Cupcakes both look and taste beautiful, and provide the perfect opportunity to unleash your creative side in the kitchen. Whether you want to make delicious everyday cakes or much more elaborate celebration cupcakes for festive fun, The Cupcakes Kit has recipes for all occasions. Simple step-by-step instructions and colour photographs ensure perfect results every time. The pack also contains 12 reusable silicone cupcake cases so that you can enjoy these irresistible treats straight away!