By Jamie Laing
Get ready for a major sugar high as hearthrob candyman Jamie Laing makes all your sweetest dreams come true with this collection of cute and delicious sweet recipes from the Candy Kittens boutique. Loads of gorgeous ideas for whatever you're doing, whether you're partying hard or just hanging with friends. Take a break from tanning with a delicious Peach, raspberry and cream ice pop, or whip up some Rhubarb and custard milkshakes for your girly catch-up. Relive your childhood too, with sour watermelon sweets and sherbet dib dabs. And when there's something to celebrate, do it in style with the unforgettable Strawberry vanilla rainbow layer cake or the luscious Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sundae. Don't forget to add a sense of style with exclusive Chelsea treats, including Trillionaire's shortbread, Macarons, Eton Mess cupcakes, Marshmallow fluff and a fabulous Townhouse that you can build from gingerbread!
Crochet at Play
By Kat Goldin
Kat Goldin's frustration at the lack of modern and creative patterns led her to begin designing her own, sharing her projects on her popular blog and leading her to the forefront of the current trend for crochet. This collection of fun pieces allows children to explore their imaginations - whether on the prowl in a lion hat, riding their trusty steed hobby horse, keeping cosy while jumping in puddles with their welly warmers or resting at the end of all their adventures in a mermaid's tail sleeping bag. Projects range from hats to blankets, cardigans to dresses, and even toys for the play room and are suitable for all crocheters of all abilities.
Published in association with the world-famous Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Container Gardening offers advice on creating impressive partnerships of pots and plants for every style of container and every size of garden.With more than 525 species and varieties of container plants you'll discover clever ways to transform your garden's design using everything from self-watering pots to hanging baskets.Learn the smartest ways to display and keep plants and which are the must have pots for edible, ornamental, and long-term schemes in tubs baskets & boxes. Beautifully illustrated with inspirational photography and clear step-by-step drawings you'll save money, time and avoid the pitfalls all year round.
Clean and Lean Warrior
By James Duigan
James Duigan's philosophy is that your body can never be Lean unless it's Clean of toxins. This simple but effective message has helped thousands to lose weight and get fit. He has now turned his attention to men who have busy lives and need to fit their training and diet around their lifestyle without spending hours at the gym. Clean & Lean Warrior includes: * Maximum-impact exercises with step-by-step photography * Recipes for stress-busting food and instant energy boosters * Motivational advice and his trademark 'Bad, better, best' columns Packed with tips and expert guidance, it is guaranteed to get you fighting fit and turn your soft paunch into a 6-pack in no time.
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.
By Richard Bertinet, Richard Bertinet
Richard Bertinet's revolutionary and simple approach gives you the confidence to create really exciting recipes at home. He begins by mastering the mighty Sourdough and making your own ferments so that you can make bread anytime. And then he takes a look at speciality breads, using a range of flours and flavours - why not try making Spelt Bread or experiment with Bagels and Pretzels? He follows by exploring the Croissant and all its wonderful variations as well as covering other deliciously tempting sweet breads such as Stollen and Brioche. With stunning step-by-step photography, simple advice and helpful techniques throughout, Crust is a worthy following to a remarkable debut.
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.
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.