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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.

Ilex Press

The Photography Bible

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman
Mitchell Beazley

The Life of Tea

Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay
Authors:
Michael Freeman, Timothy d'Offay

This journey to the world's finest teas, captured in extraordinary photography, brings alive the aroma, taste and texture of this drink in all its many nuances, and will give connoisseurs and casual readers alike a much deeper understanding of how great tea is created.Includes sections on botany, cultivation, processing methods and the impact tea has had, and continues to have, on culture. The Life of Tea also follows Michael and Timothy's travels in China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka, featuring the producers of some of the world's finest teas and the characteristics that make these teas so sought after. This book is the ultimate guide for tea enthusiasts, following the journey from plantation to pot.

Kyle Books

Ikigai

Yukari Mitsuhashi
Authors:
Yukari Mitsuhashi

Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog.Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people.With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.

Mitchell Beazley

Casablanca

Nargisse Benkabbou
Authors:
Nargisse Benkabbou

OBSERVER RISING STAR IN FOOD 2018 'a book that is infused with the flavours of Morocco and is as accessible as it is inspiring' - Nigella Lawson 'It practically sings with aromatic spices and ingredients' - Delicious. 'Breathes new life into Moroccan food' - BBC Good Food Morocco is one of the top destinations in the world. This beautiful North African country lies on the border of Europe and the rest of the Arab world, drawing people in with its colourful souks, vibrant landscapes, cheerful hospitality and, most importantly, the food.Casablanca is the exciting debut from Moroccan chef Nargisse Benkabbou. This book features recipes for simple and satisfying dishes such as Artichoke, baby potato & preserved lemon tagine, Sticky ras el hanout & peach short ribs and Buttermilk chicken kebabs. Also featured are tasty western classics with a unique Moroccan twist: try your hand at Orange blossom, beetroot & goats' cheese galette, Roasted almond & rainbow couscous stuffed poussin and Moroccan mint tea infused chocolate pots.Nargisse breathes new life into Moroccan cuisine, blending that authentic Moroccan spirit and the contemporary to create accessible recipes for the everyday.

Mitchell Beazley

The Gin Dictionary

David T. Smith
Authors:
David T. Smith

"Comprehensive...will enhance your gin appreciation" - The New York TimesAn A-Z compendium of everything you need to know about gin, from botanicals to the perfect G&T. Includes 20 gin cocktail recipes.Gin is the spirit of the moment, the discerning drinker's tipple of choice. But with a gin revolution currently sweeping the world, it has never been a more fascinating - and complex - subject.The Gin Dictionary is the gin-drinker's guide to this special spirit. With hundreds of entries covering everything from history, ingredients and distilling techniques to flavour notes, cocktails and the many varieties of gin around the world, award-winning gin expert David T. Smith explores the key factors behind your drink.

Aster

Pause

Danielle Marchant
Authors:
Danielle Marchant

"Danielle Marchant is a beguiling leader - a refreshing mix of pragmatic and soulful.She facilitates with a light hand and an engaged heart" Queen of RetreatsPause is an important message ready to be heard.We check our phones an average of 221 times a day, we have apps that help us sleep and remind us to be mindful while we secretly measure our success in 'likes'. Time is our luxury and yet with technology we are never able to leave the office, even when we aren't there. The fear of missing out makes us rush from one thing to the next, not really taking any of it in. Pause allows you to finally put yourself, your feelings and your intuition first. Learning to say no, doing the things that make you feel good, and not doing the things that don't make you feel good - these are not self indulgent, listening to your own heart and wisdom doesn't make you selfish, slowing down to appreciate your life isn't lazy or unambitious. It is an ancient message, but still just as strong; when you pause to take care of yourself and your own life, you become the person you're meant to be. This audiobook gives you the space and the practices so that you can learn how to benefit from the power of the pause. It uses nature, creativity and your inner spirit to allow the energy to flow freely once again. There are exercises to ground you, give access to your intuition, to breathe deeply and allow your monkey mind to settle. It gives you time to explore what is big in your life right now, to know deep down what matters. It opens you up, allowing you to freely experience all the pain, the joy and the twists and turns of life. It gives you back your courage, your fire and your connection.Danielle Marchant has a long work history as a successful executive coach in the corporate industry, working with top-level executives at companies such as HSBC, McKinsey Unilever and SAP. She has more than 13 years experience working with leaders in 20 different countries; and spent 3 years living and working in Asia, where she set up a pioneering coaching company and an award winning change management consultancy. After learning that goals and ambitions could be just as happily and successfully achieved when simply allowing the body and mind to pause, she adapted her coaching style with both personal and corporate clients to flow rather than fight against the ups and downs of life.Find out more about Danielle at www.lifebydanielle.com(p) 2017 Octopus Publishing Group

Ilex Press

Art Life

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight
Mitchell Beazley

The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life

Louise Parker
Authors:
Louise Parker

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED FOLLOW-UP TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE LOUISE PARKER METHOD: LEAN FOR LIFEThis year, start a new you eating plan you can maintain for life. Louise Parker shows you how the A-Listers do it.Don't be fooled by vague promises of organic 'clean' eating. Teach yourself to EAT BEAUTIFULLY and EAT LEAN and TRANSFORM YOUR BODY FOREVER.This cookbook not only contains over 120 fuss-free recipes; it arms you with the knowledge to create hundreds of variations so you will never get bored.Praise for Lean for Life:'Louise is the only one out there I trust - she's not holier than thou, yet somehow miraculously gets my reluctant arse into gear and sometimes even keeps it there. I love that her method is NOT a diet - and is genuinely sustainable - so I can have my glass of wine and manage to avoid spending the rest of the week eating cheesy wotsits. She toughens me up without driving me round the bend with kale juice and the more depressing style of sprout. She just gets it. We all use her, because she's discreet and funny and that's really important' - Emma Thompson'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.' - Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method,an unbelievable client list and years of experience.' - Good Housekeeping'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.' - Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.' - Independent

Mitchell Beazley

Kevin Dundon's Modern Irish Food

Kevin Dundon
Authors:
Kevin Dundon

Celebrated chef Kevin Dundon takes on time-honoured, traditional dishes and ingredients and gives them a twist as only he can. The result is delicious, easy-going food that is perfect for everything from leisurely dinner with friends to a quick family lunch.Think modern takes on Rib of Beef, Lamb Stew or Brown Soda Bread - all with easy-to-follow instructions for replicating at home and presented against a backdrop of gorgeous country landscapes.Kevin's passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair permeates his cooking. Whether it's a Smoked Fish Chowder or Wicklow Venison in Mulled Wine, Kevin uses simple seasonal ingredients to spectacular effect. Family gatherings - Christmas, Easter, a summer BBQ - are catered for, as well as easy meals for everyday dinners, lunches and brunches. Kevin's magic touch will transform anyone's cooking.Organised into sections such as Soups, Breads, Fish and Seafood, Poultry and Game, Meat, Vegetarian, Salads and Side Dishes, Something Sweet and Storecupboard, Sauces and Stocks, this book will fill you with enthusiasm for fresh ingredients and delicious comfort food.

Conran

Everyday Harumi

Harumi Kurihara
Authors:
Harumi Kurihara

In Everyday Harumi, now reissed as an attractive jacketed paperback, Harumi Kurihara, Japan's most popular cookery writer, selects her favourite foods and presents more than 60 new home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends. Harumi wants everyone to be able to make her recipes and she demonstrates how easy it is to cook Japanese food for every day occasions without needing to shop at specialist food stores. Using many of her favourite ingredients, Harumi presents recipes for soups, starters, snacks, party dishes, main courses and family feasts that are quick and simple to prepare, all presented in her effortless, down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to stylish living and eating. Every recipe is photographed and includes beautiful step-by-step instructions that show key Japanese cooking techniques. Texture and flavour are important to Japanese food and Harumi takes you through the basic sauces you can make at home and the staples you should have in your store cupboard.Photographed by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, this warm and approachable cookbook invites you to cook and share Japanese food in a simple and elegant style.

Kyle Books

Healthy Eating to Reduce The Risk of Dementia

Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe
Authors:
Margaret Rayman, Katie Sharpe
Kyle Books

A Good Yarn: 30 Timeless Hats, Scarves, Socks and Gloves

Katherine Poulton
Authors:
Katherine Poulton

'I think we are all so increasingly obsessed and addicted to the new...that there's a danger of us forgetting to look back, appreciate and hold onto the amazing things, values, skills and traditions that previous generations and the past offer us. I'm really interested in marrying the old and the new...wearing a modern sleek designed hat, hand knitted old-school style in real wool!' - Lily Cole. These 30 projects are inspired by some of the most popular and fashionable accessories sold by the North Circular. Each project has clear instructions and beautiful photography. There is also advice on ethical buying and sourcing local, sustainable wool. Handmade doesn't have to mean compromising on style or quality.

Cassell

Living with Time to Think

Nancy Kline
Authors:
Nancy Kline

Nancy Kline's Time To Think process builds an independent thinking culture in organisations and relationships. Over many years Nancy has refined this highly acclaimed system called the Thinking Environment. It identifies 10 behaviours that dramatically improve the way people listen, think and interact with one another.In this new book Nancy takes her thinking into a more personal sphere. Through a series of letters to her three goddaughters she addresses the fundamental questions of how we can live well, find meaning in our lives, and be happy. Applying the Thinking Environment philosophy, she demonstrates how thinking for ourselves underpins successful in all dimensions of life. From the Amy Question: 'what do you know now, that you are going to find out in a year?, to the power of expressing a complex idea idea in one sentence, to the generative invitation: 'what do you think?', she offers deeply stimulating, inspiring ways to the way we think - and live.

Hamlyn

Classic Chinese Recipes

Ken Hom
Authors:
Ken Hom

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. Ken Hom is regarded as the world's leading authority on Chinese cookery and here shares over 75 of his finest recipes, honouring the simplicity and freshness of Chinese food. From the secret to the best Bok choy chicken soup to timeless dishes such as Five-spice fish and Beef dumplings, this exquisite book will help you to recreate a classic oriental feast at home.

Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Tea Party Book

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree

"The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion." - Glamour Magazine (SA)"Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree..." - The IndependentAngel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!Angel Adoree was the outstanding character of this year s Dragon s Den. She received £100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and for buying a shop/property in Soho for her business - Vintage Patisserie.Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company that provide tea parties which are fabulously retro, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. The Vintage Tea Party Book embraces the style and class of the trendy London Vintage scene and illustrates how to beautifully recreate the tasty treats and classic styles at home. With a unique mixture of recipes and feature spreads with accessible tips on hairstyling, makeup methods and where to collect vintage china -- The Vintage Tea Party Book has it all!

Hamlyn

Dog Walks Man

John Zeaman
Authors:
John Zeaman

This is a touching, witty and thought-provoking exploration of the metaphysical aspects of the simple dog walk. Walking Pete (a standard poodle named after a Ghostbuster) opens the author up to different way of looking at the world. As he discovers more about his neighbourhood - its wild fringes, its natural wonders and the characters within it - so he becomes more aware of man's connections to his environment.Each chapter is a meditation on the wisdom derived from dogs and dog walking. Woven into the absorbing narrative are the timeless issues of avoiding saying 'w-a-l-k' in canine company; dog walkers' envy of those who find mafia murder victims and the joy of finding wild, no-rules, dog-walking land on your doorstep.John Zeaman's story of how he achieves a Thoreau-like natural harmony through the simple art of walking his dog will lift your spirits and nourish your soul.

Mitchell Beazley

The Good Table

Valentine Warner
Authors:
Valentine Warner
Cassell

Time to Think

Nancy Kline
Authors:
Nancy Kline

Nancy Kline

Nancy created and pioneered the development of The Thinking Environment and is Founder and President of Time To Think. A published author and public speaker, she also teaches Time To Think courses, leads the Time To Think Faculty and delivers keynote presentations around the world.Time To Think began in 1984 and grew out of Nancy's consulting and teaching work near Washington, DC, where she had served as a Founding Director of The Thornton Friends School for twelve years and as Director of The Leadership Institute for six years. She is a Fellow of Ashridge Management College, UK, and the International Listening Association's Listener of the Year 2010.Nancy was born and raised in New Mexico and lives in England with her husband, Christopher Spence.

Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman, professional photographer and best-selling author, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. In 1971 he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures he came back with, he embarked on a full-time photographic career.Since then, working for clients that include all the world's major magazines, most notably the Smithsonian Magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories over 30 years), Freeman's reputation as one of the world's leading reportage photographers has been consolidated. Of his many books, which have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography. For this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture.Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages.