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By Terence Conran

Plain Simple Useful

Terence Conran has always believed that objects – and surroundings – that are plain, simple and useful are the key to easy living. Here are three projects to get you started on creating a contemporary living space.

Mitchell Beazley

101 Wines to try before you die

Margaret Rand
Authors:
Margaret Rand

The world is full of wines. So why waste your time drinking something mediocre? Award-winning author Margaret Rand has selected the 101 wines you should taste in your lifetime. Some will definitely challenge your bank balance - but are so worth it; some are classics that any serious wine lover should experience; others are secret inexpensive gems that you will be delighted to discover. Together they form a fabulous selection of must-drink wines.From the prestigious vineyards of France and California to lesser-known wine makers in Hungary and Greece, discover the best wines from across the globe. Complete with tasting notes, advice on the best vintages and dishes to pair with the wines, this is the perfect gift for both wine aficionados and wine novices alike.

Ilex Press

Take It, Don't Fake It

Paul Reiffer
Authors:
Paul Reiffer

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Grow Your Own: For Kids

Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia
Authors:
Chris Collins, Leendertz Lia

Renowned garden writer Lia Leendertz (Guardian and many books) and children's television gardener Chris Collins (BBC's 'Blue Peter'), show junior greenfingers everything they need to know to get the gardening bug. RHS Grow Your Own for Kids embodies the 'Grow Your Own' ethos of food provenance, self-sufficiency, and healthy eating. It shows how to sow and grow up to 12 key vegetables including tomatoes, aubergines, peas, potatoes, monster pumpkins, mustard & cress, runner beans and courgettes. It also includes child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, along with other plants such as sunflowers and edible flowers. Specially commissioned photography featuring children gardening illustrates the projects and introduces young gardeners to the science behind gardening.

Cassell

Movie Geek

Simon Brew, Den of Geek
Authors:
Simon Brew, Den of Geek
Mitchell Beazley

Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl

Kay Plunkett-Hogge
Authors:
Kay Plunkett-Hogge

As featured in the Sunday Express and Evening Standard Must Haves'...a heady and enchanting book and a manifesto of our times ...if you're interested in food, film, fashion or simply fantastic adventures to far-flung places, you'll want to devour Kay Plunkett-Hogge's Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl'.Metro'This eclectic memoir, with its evocative vignettes of life in some of the world's mostvibrant cities, is punctuated with mouthwatering recipes - everything from sashimi with Thai salsaverde to the perfect dry martini'.Daily Mail'...a romp through the life of one-time male model-booker Kay Plunkett-Hogge. There are recipes and checklists peppered among the riotous stories. Dip in and out or read on the train to brighten your commute - it's better than a Berocca fix (and far more entertaining'.delicious.magazine'[A] feisty, funny memoir, interspersed with personal recipes. Best enjoyed with a Martini'.Sainsbury's MagazineWith a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of fashion and film. It is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. As you read, Kay shares 25 delicious recipes she discovered along the way, from her grandmother's apple crumble to sashimi with Thai salsa verde. Chapters include 10 Things I Learnt in New York, The Comfort of a Roast Chicken and What Would Martha Do? Joyful, witty and occasionally indiscreet, Adventures of A Terribly Greedy Girl is about the benefits of letting your curiosity trump your good sense.

Mitchell Beazley

5-Minute Hair

Jenny Strebe
Authors:
Jenny Strebe

Whether you're heading to work, a party or out with friends, 5-Minute Hair has fifty looks that are perfect for busy women everywhere.Hairstylist Jenny Strebe compiles the best classic and modern styles - from a retro bouffant ponytail to a hip stacked side plait - all simple enough to do in under five minutes. With plenty of options for all hair types and lengths, it has never been so easy to try something special, even when you're in a hurry.Packed full of easy-to-follow instructions, gorgeous step-by-step photographs and handy timesaving tips and tricks from the professionals, 5-Minute Hair is the perfect book to help you achieve maximum style with minimum fuss.

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 11

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Quick Crosswords 11

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 5

Cryptic crosswords from the Telegraph are the most popular around, and this bumper collection will both entertain and torment in equal measure. Perfect for any spare moment, and completely addictive, these puzzles are guaranteed to test your thinking to the limit.

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Big Book of Quick Crosswords 6

The latest collection of quick-fire crosswords from the UK's most popular quality newspaper. Guaranteed to keep you entertained in any spare moments, whether on the daily commute, on holiday or simply relaxing at home, this book is just what you need to get your brain working and keep boredom at bay!

Hamlyn

The Telegraph All New Sudoku Puzzles 6

The object of sudoku is simple, the solution however, not so easy to come by. But you don't need to be a maths expert to love sudoku - armed only with the numbers 1-9 and a good dose of logic, challenge yourself with a brand new collection of the nation's favourite number puzzle.

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: General Knowledge Crosswords 3

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Quick Crosswords 7

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: All New Cryptic Crosswords 7

Hamlyn

Daily Mail All New Quick Crosswords 7

Hamlyn

The Telegraph: General Knowledge Crosswords 2

Covering a wide range of topics, these varied and challenging puzzles will provide hours of amusement for general knowledge and crossword enthusiasts alike. Whether on the daily commute or relaxing at home, the Telegraph General Knowledge Crosswords 2 is a great selection of the popular puzzles from Britain's best-selling quality newspaper.

Spruce

50 Ways to Beat a Hangover

Cara Frost-Sharratt, Jason Ford
Contributors:
Cara Frost-Sharratt, Jason Ford
Mitchell Beazley

Salt Sugar Smoke

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry
Mitchell Beazley

The Accidental Vegetarian

Simon Rimmer
Authors:
Simon Rimmer
Mitchell Beazley

Food From Plenty

Diana Henry
Authors:
Diana Henry

Our feelings about food and our attitude towards it are changing. Before long it won't just be considered sensible to care about how and what we cook and how much we waste - it will be unacceptable not to. But Food From Plenty is not another tome bemoaning global warming and dwindling fish stocks. It is a book about pleasure, about the great food you can have without spending loads of money or depleting the planet's resources. Diana Henry shows you how to save money by cooking ahead, using up gluts from the garden, and how to cook with respect for sustainability and resources. Her delicious recipes originate from all over the world - from Sicily to the Sahara - and turn 'going without' on its head to make it a pleasure.