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.
By Suzie Baldwin
Keeping chickens is fun, relaxing, and low maintenance, plus you have the added benefit of your own known source of fresh eggs. In Chickens, poultry breeders Graham Page and Suzie Baldwin offer a practical guide to everything the beginner needs to know, from whether to buy chicks or hens, what varieties to chose, how to tell if you're buying a healthy chicken and how to ensure it stays that way, to how many chickens you should keep, and what kind of coop to buy. They also answer all the questions commonly posed by first-time owners, from whether chickens ever fly away and how quickly they will start laying, to how to prevent them being attacked by foxes and what to do when they become unwell.
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.
Chic Clothes on a Shoestring 25 Textile Treasures to make in an Evening
By Mary Jane Baxter
Why throw out your old clothes when they can be transformed for very little money? With an eye for all things 'stylishly vintage', Mary Jane takes throw-away items and illustrates how they can be used to create a host of covetable clothes and accessories. An old tie can be turned into a purse, knitting needle holder, cute corsage and a belt. Silk scarves can make a return as a sexy top or skirt, and T-shirts as funky 40s-style turbans. 'Chic on a Shoestring' will take you through - step-by-step - all you need to know to create fabulous clothes and accessories you actually want to wear, and provide you with lots of variations and inspiration to foster your own style. And with advice on how to find useful treasures at markets, charity shops and vintage stores, you will be making your own creations in no time.
Clean & Lean Diet Flat Tummy Fast
By James Duigan, DUIGAN, JAMES
Even with the best diet intentions it is still possible to have a bloated, distended or flabby tummy. As James Duigan explains, the toxins in many low-fat and so-called "diet" foods actually make your stomach fatter, plus allergies, stress and lack of sleep can also lead to an unattractive bulge. In Clean & Lean Flat Tummy Fast! James shows you how to eat your way to a flat stomach, with flexible meal plans, recipes and tips on avoiding the cravings that can lead you off track, then how to Work Off that Wobble, with a step-by-step illustrated guide to the best exercises for a totally toned tummy. And for those special occasions when you need results fast, there's James's 6-day Tummy Transformer, the tried-and-tested technique he uses when his model clients have last-minute photo shoots.
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 Fritz Spiegl
Do you know the difference between acetic and ascetic? Burgers and burghers? Bucolic and alcoholic? Complacent, complaisant and compliant? A cassock, a Cossack, a hassock, a tussock, a hillock, a hummock and a pillock? If not, Fritz Spiegl's Contradictionary is the book for you. With entries varying from pithy brevity to mini essays, this quirky but well-informed textbook will be essential reading for anyone who has ever been caught using the wrong word in the wrong place (or been caught out being too clever by half). Readers, writers and students of media studies will find answers to frequently asked questions - and a number of questions it had never occurred to them to ask. Fritz Spiegl was a German who came to England as a child. In the intervening 60 years, he never lost his fascination with the eccentricities of the English language and the abuses to which it is often subject.
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!
Children's Letters to God
By Stuart Hample, Eric Marshall, Tom Bloom, Tom Bloom
Children's Letters to God is the unassuming national bestseller that has featured in Cardinal O'Connor's sermons, has been read by Oprah Winfrey to her viewers, and been given as a gift to over one million readers young and old. It is a wonderful portrait of how children view their world: a charming, funny and moving collection of letters expressing that part of a child's world reserved for special thoughts and wishes. Covering beliefs and desires to questions and doubts that are urgent and common to all children, many of the letters are disarmingly wise, others naive; some are knowing, some simple; some reverent, some not so reverent. All of them are addressed to God with much hope and trust. A truly uplifting book which provides a sometimes humorous, insight into the dilemmas, puzzlements, suggestions, wishes and complaints common to children everywhere.
Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery
By Martha Swift, Lisa Thomas
This is a best-selling masterclass on how to make simple, stylish little cakes that bring joy to children and adults alike. Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas concentrate on the basics with separate chapters on how to make different sponge recipes, how to ice a cupcake properly, using decorations - as well as exploring seasonal and special occasions. More and more people are opting for cupcakes for their wedding cake, and so this is covered in detail, as well as ideas for birthdays, festive and summery variations. From Halloween-inspired Pumpkin Cupcakes with Spiced Cream Cheese Icing to seductive White Amaretto Cupcakes decorated with sweet pea flowers, Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery shows you how to make utterly delicious cupcakes with a sophisticated twist.
By Judith Miller
The chair is the most ubiquitous design element in the domestic environment, and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. In Chairs Judith Miller scrutinises more than 100 of her favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties. More than 100 chairs have been specially photographed on location and are featured in chronological date order, ranging from early antiques such as the 1680 Wainscot Chair and the 1740 Louis XV Chaise Longue, to modern day collectables such as Marc Newson's 1988 'Embryo' and Tom Dixon's 2007 'Wingback'. This is not a catalogue; each chair has earned its place as an emblem of style, status, craft and art and is celebrated in this beautifully designed book.
The Classic Yoga Bible
By Christina Brown
Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.
The Crystal Bible Volume 1
By Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible has become the world's favourite crystal reference guide, having sold over a million copies. The directory format enables you to find a known crystal instantly or to identify an unknown crystal. It covers the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal healing. Encompassing traditional and contemporary crystal lore, this book draws on Judy Hall's 35 years of experience in this field. It is an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.
The Crystal Bible Volume 2
By Judy Hall
The Crystal Bible Volume 2 provides an essential companion reference to the original bible, fully describing the properties of over 200 crystals not found in volume 1. Featuring new information on crystals for energy enhancement and healing grids, the historical use of crystals from biblical times to the present day and the latest updates on geological research, this comprehensive guide offers detailed analysis on the extensive range of new crystals on the market. This book also provides essential information on cleansing crystals, types of crystals and crystal shapes to give the reader extensive knowledge of their chosen stones.
The Complete Shoujo Art Kit
By Yishan Li
By Stephen Bayley
Sources are eclectic, results mixed, but one thing is certain: car design is being forced up an ever tightening spiral of creativity. These machines are memorials of our tastes, yearnings and capabilities. They have layers of meaning and can, as Henry Ford knew, be read like a book... if only you know how. The story of the car is the story of how the objects of industry became a medium of artistic expression.This book tells that story in a series of case studies which reveal national characteristics: American flair, German technical suprematism, French vernacular chic, gorgeous Italian sculpture, English antiquarianism, Japanese ingenuity, Swedish responsibility. Cars featured appear in chronological date order from the 1908 Ford Model T to 2003 BMW 5 Series.The chosen cars will be specially photographed in a uniform style and reproduced in very textured, 4 colour b/w so as to distance this book from the cliches and conventions of specialist automotive publishing and to highlight form and shape. Each picture will be accompanied by a short critical essay including essential historical material together with colourful anecdotage and quotations as well as a persuasive aesthetic appraisal of each vehicle. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados.