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Ilex Press

Lovebirds and Other Wild Sweethearts

Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley
Contributors:
Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley

The best thing in life to hold onto is each other.Lovebirds are so alike that it's hard to tell them apart. They stay together for their whole lives and, if separated, they pine just like humans do. They even sleep with their faces turned towards one another. This little book shows what the animal kingdom can teach us about romance and the lasting power of love.

Kyle Books

Vintage Wedding Flowers

Vic Brotherson
Authors:
Vic Brotherson

Vic Brotherson believes that wedding flowers should express the character and individuality of a couple. In Vintage Wedding Flowers she provides ideas and inspiration for everything from bouquets to buttonholes, to table dressings, and corsages - and to suit all possible budgets. Chapters include Classic Flora, which considers traditional white and green displays; Graceful Rose, which has soft and graceful arrangements; Crazy Iris, for the more adventurous bride; and Romantic Violet, for those wanting a magical, dreamy feel. Full of beautifully shot colour photographs and helpful, step-by-step instructions, Vintage Wedding Flowers helps you create beautiful, timeless wedding flowers from simple blooms whether you plan to do the flowers yourself or employ someone to do them for you.

Ilex Press

When Harry Met Meghan

Dan Evans
Authors:
Dan Evans
Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Leaders

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including:Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queenSylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movementAgent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American RevolutionNoor Inayat Khan, who went undercover to spy for the French Resistance and became Nazi enemy no. 1Amina of Zazzau, the formidable ancient Muslim warrior queen of Northern NigeriaChapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a spotlight on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Scientists celebrates 48* unsung scientific heroines whose hugely important, yet broadly unacknowledged or incorrectly attributed, discoveries have transformed our understanding of the scientific world. Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life Emmy Noether, dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of"Ynés Mexía, the Mexican-American botanist who discovered over 500 new plant species Wangari Maathai, who started an environmental and ecological revolution in KenyaMargaret Sanger, the maverick nurse who paved the way for the legalization of contraceptionChapters including Earth & Universe; Biology & Natural Sciences; Medicine & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Mathematics and Technology & Inventions profile the female scientists who have defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around us.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Mitchell Beazley

The Midlife Kitchen

Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice
Authors:
Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice

The Sunday Times bestseller, now in paperback.'No fads. No gimmicks. Just delicious, health-boosting food' - Daily MailAs featured in The Times and the Daily Mail.Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Midlife is a glorious opportunity to wrestle back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss.This is what The Midlife Kitchen is all about: eating gorgeous ingredients in the most delicious combinations to give yourself the best possible odds for a healthy future. Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice have created more than 150 recipes to restore, rejuvenate and revive. With these recipes, you can future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and well beyond. Each recipe features their colour-coded star anise system, which highlights the specific health benefits of the dish.

Kyle Books

Rhapsody in Green: A Novelist, an Obsession, a Laughably Small Excuse for a Garden

Charlotte Mendelson
Authors:
Charlotte Mendelson

Gardening can be viewed as a largely pointless hobby, but the evangelical zeal and camaraderie it generates is unique. Charlotte Mendelson is perhaps unusually passionate about it. For despite her superficially normal existence, despite the fact that she has only six square metres of grotty urban soil and a few pots, she has a secret life. She is an extreme gardener, an obsessive, an addict. And like all addicts, she wants to spread the joy. Her garden may look like a nasty drunk old man's mini-allotment, chaotic, virtually flowerless, with weird recycling and nowhere to sit. When honoured friends are shown it, they tend to laugh. However, it is actually a tiny jungle, a minuscule farm, a wildly uneconomical experiment in intensive edible cultivation, on which she grows a taste of perhaps a hundred kinds of delicious fruits and odd vegetables. It is a source of infinite happiness and deep peace. It looks completely bonkers. Arguably, it's the most expensive, time-consuming, undecorative and self-indulgent way to grow a salad ever invented, but when tired or sad or cross it never fails to delight.

Cassell

Crap Taxidermy

Kat Su
Authors:
Kat Su

You won't know whether to laugh or cry at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, brought to you courtesy of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. The site's plethora of bad taxidermy examples - including a squirrel riding a rattlesnake like a cowboy, and various anatomically imaginative renderings of all creatures great and small - have proved hugely popular. Here the very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY 'Stuff Your Own Mouse' lesson, and an author's introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.

Hamlyn

Eat Yourself Thin

Gill Paul
Authors:
Gill Paul
Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Sweets Book

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree

"It is hard not to be swept along by Adoree's enthusiasm for the past..." - Sunday Times Style MagazineThis trademark die-cut version on the Vintage Sweets Book (24 x 19 cm) sits beside the Vintage Tea Party Book and The Vintage Tea Party year. A mini edition of this book is also available. Copy and paste 9781845338312 into the search bar.Angel Adoree invites you on a nostalgic journey to rediscover your childhood fascination with all things sweet. The Vintage Sweets Book shows you that with a 'spoonful of sugar' and a little imagination, you can create your favourite vintage sweets and party treats for every soirée.You'll learn to make love Hearts for your sweetheart, Parma Violets for your gran, Fruit Jellies for your friends, Sugared Mice for the kids, Jazzies for a party and a couple of naughty, sweetie-inspired cocktails for yourself. Each chapter is crammed with delightful retro sweet recipes, tempting cocktails and puddings inspired by the sweets, as well as craft projects to help bring the magic to life.To add a novel twist to your party there are inspired cocktails to go with sweets so the grown-ups can enjoy an extra treat once the kids are in bed. Sample amongst others the delights of a rose lollipop Cocktail, gin Fizz, rocktail, Parma Violet Cocktail, Sarsaparilla Cocktail or a Cough Candy Toddy!Your vintage sweets book includes...Sweetie know-howSweet beginningsI always like to kill two birds with one stone so, in this chapter, I teach you all the basics of sweetie-making while taking you on a trip down memory lane. You'll learn to make Love Hearts for your sweetheart, Parma Violets for your gran, Fruit Jellies for your friends, Sugared Mice for the kids, Jazzies for a party and a couple of naughty, sweetie-inspired cocktails for yourself!Softball, firmball & hardball sweets Who was the first to discover that some beautiful alchemy takes place when you heat up sugar in a bit of water? Well, whoever they were, I hope they are luxuriating in heaven as we speak! And you will be too when you suck on the spoils of this chapter -Toffee Bonbons, Liquorice, Gumdrops, Marshmallows, Rum & Raisin Fudge, Edinburgh Rock and other glorious delights.Soft-crack & hard-crack sweets Do you find it impossible to resist crunching on a firm sweet? Or do you have the self-discipline to keep sucking? Either way, the sugar thermometer will be your new best friend as you learn to take sugar up to molten temperatures to create your favourite hard sweeties of yesteryear - Toffee, Nut Brittle, Rhubarb & Custard Sweets, Rock, Sherbet Dips - all the old favourites are here.

Cassell

Sex Counsel

Suzi Godson
Authors:
Suzi Godson

Studies show that couples who continue to have sex are happier. Suzi believes the quality of our sex lives is really important, because it affects every part of people's lives. So, the better your relationship, the happier you're going to be - and sometimes our sex lives are the trickiest part to get right. In this collection of over 100 Question & Answers from Suzi's Sex Counsel columns, she tries to make us all feel as good about our relationships as we can. The Q&As range from the everyday to the incredible - so you're going to learn a lot about the world of relationships, and you're going to feel a lot more fantastic - and confident - about your own. Informative and entertaining, Suzi has a proven wit that is a hit with readers and critics alike. She is a straight-talking, sex-advocating sensation.

Hamlyn

I Can Cook

Sally Brown, Kate Morris
Authors:
Sally Brown, Kate Morris

'i can cook' has been a great hit on CBeebies (and BBC2,where each 15 minuteprogramme repeats daily during its run), regularly achieving a 30% audienceshare. Led by charismatic presenter Katy Ashworth, 3-5 year olds learn how theycan make a fantastic range of food themselves - with just the odd bit of help from agrown-up.Now over 50 recipes are available here for everyone to try at home. Lotsand lots of step-by-step pictures make it easy to follow the instructions and getgreat results. And with food ranging from cheesy lasagne and sunshine breakfastmuffins, to chocolate and mandarin pudding and chunky banana bread, the wholefamily can enjoy what the kids cook up in the kitchen.

Hamlyn

Stefan Gates on E Numbers

Stefan Gates
Authors:
Stefan Gates
Hamlyn

The Sex Diaries

Bettina Arndt
Authors:
Bettina Arndt

From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.

Hamlyn

Confetti: The Best Man's Speech & Duties

Mitchell Beazley

Living with Books

Alan Powers
Authors:
Alan Powers

This is an inspirational book that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. Books are among the commonest but most treasured possessions in a home, yet their storage and display is often neglected and not given serious consideration as part of the interior design - something all the more necessary as the functions of home and workplace now often merge. Chapters are devoted to separate rooms, looking in turn at reception rooms, home offices, and libraries, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, with over 180 colour photographs from around the world providing a wealth of inspiration. Ingenious space-saving devices are illustrated for storing books in odd spaces within the home - for example in staircases, corridors, and hallways. There is a chapter on caring for books, plus practical pages providing useful technical hints for planning and building bookshelves (scale, proportion, materials, fittings, etc), complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions showing how to carry out your own imaginative book-storage projects.Special double-page features appear in each chapter on topics such as ingenious designer solutions, book plates, and creating furniture out of books.

Spruce

Captivating Couples

Stefan Gates

Stefan Gates is a food adventurer and award-winning writer and broadcaster. He presents 'E Numbers: An Edible Adventure' on BBC2 and wrote and presented the highly acclaimed 'Cooking in the Danger Zone' (BBC2), 'Feasts' (BBC4), 'Full On Food' (BBC2) and the children's series 'Gastronuts' (BBC1 and CBBC) and is a regular panellist and guest on numerous radio and TV shows. He's been nominated for three Guild of Food Writers awards, and Gastronaut won the Gourmand World Cookbook award for best food literature book. When he's not eating and travelling he spends his time exploring the history, science, drama, religion and symbolism of the food that we eat. He lives in London with his long-suffering wife and his two daughters, who have very odd taste in food indeed.

Abbie Headon

Abbie Headon is the author of Poetry First Aid Kit and Literary First Aid Kit. She lives in Southsea, Hampshire, where she can often be seen strolling by the seaside with a book (or two!) in her hand.

Cassandra Lorius

Cassandra Lorius MA PGDip is a couples sex therapist and homeopath with a background in meditation,Tantra and Eastern spirituality; she is widely published on these subjects, including Mandalas and Meditations for Everyday Living (Cico, 2008) and The Tantric Pillow Book (Thorsons, 2004). She lives in north London and Devon. www.emotionalhealing.co.uk