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.
At the more outré end of cupcake making, Cool Cupcakes is a handy-sized source of inspiration and fun for everyone's favourite sweet treat. Cupcakes are now the go-to cakes for all celebrations - they're perfect for a three-year-old's birthday cake, a romantic wedding cake, a witty dinner party dessert or an all-around festive snack. In fact, there's nothing cooler than a cupcake. This delightful little book contains cupcakes at the funkier end of the spectrum - decorated with chocolate truffles, towers of toffee and grown-up flavours that'll wow a crowd. They're spectacular to look at, will be a smash at any party, and, best of all, they're not hard to make.
Classic Italian Recipes
By Anna del Conte
Over 75 of Anna Del Conte's finest Italian recipes. Anna Del Conte is one of the greatest living experts on Italian food. Born in Milan, she read History and Philosophy before leaving for London in 1949 where she quickly became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food. Both Nigella and Delia cite her as their favourite Italian food writer and her culinary expertise has been acknowledged with countless awards. The Hamlyn Classic Recipes series is a celebratory collection of some of the most admired chefs the world has to offer - noteworthy not only for their pioneering approach to food, but also for their dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy recipes. This definitive cookbook contains over 75 signature recipes accompanied by beautiful photography. In this elegant collection of Italian cuisine you'll find delicious traditional dishes such as Bucatini with pancetta, Beef braised in Barola, Calamari stuffed with rice, parsley and garlic and Pistachio ice cream. The Hamlyn Classic Recipes series is a celebratory collection of some of the most admired chefs the world has to offer - noteworthy not only for their pioneering approach to food, but also for their dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy recipes. This definitive cookbook contains over 75 signature recipes accompanied by beautiful photography. In this elegant collection of Italian cuisine you'll find delicious traditional dishes such as Bucatini with pancetta, Beef braised in Barola, Calamari stuffed with rice, parsley and garlic and Pistachio ice cream.
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.
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.
Cooking for Two
You'll be delighted at how quickly you can adapt to cooking for two with this great collection of easy pan fries, stir-fries, salads and grills. There's even a chapter on mini roasts to satisfy your nostalgic craving for those family roast dinners. There are egg dishes, dishes for casseroles and stews that you can freeze for later, and even desserts for two that can be whipped up in a flash.
The Complete Book of Men's Health
Written and presented in a fresh and original way by a team of international lifestyle and health specialists, this is the definitive guide to men's health. The book is divided into two main sections:The Healthy Living Guide which deals with all aspects of men's lives, their health, looks, effects of work, including stress and personal profile;Male Health Concerns which analyses the benefits of preventative health measures and advises on when professional help should be sought. Concentrates on common male medical problems, from back pain to prostate problems, and discusses symptoms with suggestions on how to prevent their return.
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.
Carrot Cake & Other Favourites
Carrot cake is one of the most requested and cherished of cake recipes in the UK - here we accompany this classic recipe with other 'must-have' baking favourites. There are also ideas for frostings, fillings, flavourings, decorations and alternatives. And of course, being an Australian Women's Weekly title, steps are clearly explained and accompanied by colour photographs to ensure perfect results every time. The AWW mini series provide great reference tools in a handy and convenient format.
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.
Cupcakes & Cookies
By Susan Tomnay
Two luscious sweet treats combined in a pretty little book. Divine little cupcakes, iced and decorated are a charming edition to afternoon tea, lovely as individual desserts and perfect as birthday cakes for children and adults. The cookies that make up the second part of this book range from plain biscuits to shorbreads, choc-chip cookies, even Christmas cookies to hang from the tree.
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!
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.
Concise World Atlas of Wine
By Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
This brand-new concise edition of the World Atlas of Wine contains every one of the 200 maps core to the appeal of its original format. An ideal self-purchase, the Concise World Atlas of Wine combines essential information on the wines of the world, written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, with the unparalleled clarity and detail of the most up-to-date and useful maps available of wine growing areas. Benefiting throughout from the highest-quality research included in the sixth edition of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, this concise version is a must-have book for everyone involved in the world of wine and an ideal reference book for every wine enthusiast.
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.