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Mitchell Beazley

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

Killian Fox
Authors:
Killian Fox

gannetnoun1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water.2. British informal, a greedy person.The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us.In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.Praise for The Gannet"The Gannet noses out the hidden stories about food - the unusual, the quirky, the unexpected, the personal." - Diana Henry"The Gannet is a charming observer of food being eaten, prepared and thought about. A joy." - Fergus Henderson, St John"I love The Gannet." - Sabrina Ghayour"A breath of fresh air." - El Pais

Mitchell Beazley

Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition

Kara Rosen
Authors:
Kara Rosen

Unlock your potential with the right plant-based foods to fuel your ambition. Whether your goal is to lose 10lbs, run 10k, sleep better, feel stronger or get that well-deserved promotion, you need energy to fuel your drive and push you forward. Every ambitious human has one thing in common: they rely on their mind and body to keep up with their drive. Featuring more than 40 new raw, cold-pressed juice blends, great recipes for eating throughout the day and goal-focused menu plans, Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition will help you get to the top of your game. These juices are packed full of nutrients that will kickstart the energy you need to unlock your own potential. Wherever your ambition drives you, press on and keep crushing it!Praise for Plenish"The perfect introduction to juicing" - Elle UK"London's best juice cleanse" - Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop"We never knew juices so green could taste so great" - Daily Mail

Philip's

Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing

Robin Scagell
Authors:
Robin Scagell

In a new flexi-paperback format, Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an inspiring introduction to astronomy, providing all the information you need to explore the night sky. This is a comprehensive guide to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit.Author Robin Scagell first introduces the wonders of the night sky and explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. He describes the various items of equipment you can use (binoculars, telescopes and accessories), and gives practical advice on what to choose and what you can expect to see. There are plenty of tips, too, for observing just with the naked eye.The book continues with chapters devoted to the Moon, the Solar System, the stars and deep sky objects, illustrated with photographs and observational drawings made by talented amateur astronomers, as well as spectacular images returned by spacecraft or taken by large telescopes. The month-by-month guide to the constellations features maps showing the constellations on view each month from both northern and southern hemispheres, and is applicable to any year and any place on Earth.A complete set of star charts presents the whole sky in a series of maps that show stars down to magnitude 5.5. These maps are drawn with black stars on a white background, so that observers can pencil their own observations on to the charts. Opposite each map is a 'photo-realistic' image which shows how the same portion of the sky typically appears to the eye.Completing the book is an illustrated A-Z dictionary of astronomy, covering the planets, stars and galaxies, cosmology, amateur astron­omy and professional observatories, space exploration, famous astronomers, scientific terms, theories and much more, and is illustrated with photographs, artworks and diagrams.Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an invaluable reference source for astronomers of all levels.

Conran

House & Garden Fifties House

Catriona Gray
Authors:
Catriona Gray
Ilex Press

Pilcher's Marijuana Miscellany

Tim Pilcher
Authors:
Tim Pilcher

Marijuana has been cultivated and used by humans for at least 5,000 years, and is one of the worlds most important cash crops despite being illegal in many parts of the world. It is used in a host of different ways and has made an indelible impact on our culture and western popular culture in particular. Expert author Tim Pilcher now uncovers both the fascinating properties of this much-maligned herb and the curious story of its relationship with us. In a host of bite-sized entries, he answers the key questions: How do you make and cook with cannabutter? What is the etymology of the word "bong"? And how much does the USA spend on prosecuting marijuana-law offenders every year? The answers to all are inside, along with a host of lists, tips, anecdotes, trivia, and recipes

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Philip's Practical Astronomy Kit

Sir Patrick Moore, John Woodruff, Wil Tirion
Authors:
Sir Patrick Moore, John Woodruff, Wil Tirion
Ilex Press

Chrisp's True Crime Miscellany

Peter Chrisp, T. G. Fieldwalker
Authors:
Peter Chrisp, T. G. Fieldwalker
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Vuckovic's Horror Miscellany

Jovanka Vuckovic
Authors:
Jovanka Vuckovic

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Orla Kiely Home

Orla Kiely
Authors:
Orla Kiely

"Orla Kiely is a virtuoso of vintage pattern and design." - The Sunday Business Post"Whether you're a fan of Orla Kiely's cult retro patterns or not, it's hard to resist her second book." - Real HomesInternationally renowned designer Orla Kiely describes her career as 'a journey in pattern and colour'. Her distinctive palette, and graphic and stylized motifs in clean repeat constructions, have won her devoted fans across the world, and have helped to turn, what began as a small British business designing bags, into a global fashion, accessories and homeware brand. Following the success of her first book Pattern, Home opens the door on Orla's own house, looks at a series of British, Irish and Scandinavian case studies - all beautifully photographed by Richard Powers - reveals the mid-century modern items that have inspired her work and tracks the creation of her homeware range including furniture, textiles, wallpaper and ceramics. 'I have always been inspired by architecture and interiors so the move into furniture and homewares was completely natural,' Orla says. 'To me, the home is where we can truly express our style and personality, where we can be playful.'Contents Includes...ElementsMy WorkMy HouseCase StudiesSiegel HouseScheer HouseVilla BendvoldBygdøy HouseBrabrand HouseAarhus...And Many More!

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The Alternative Guide To Baby Names

Cara Frost-Sharratt
Authors:
Cara Frost-Sharratt
Philip's

Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack

Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion
Contributors:
Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion

Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack is an exciting new starter pack suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy:Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere: This brand-new planisphere has been specially made so that, after being held under a bright light, the stars and the names and shapes of the constellations will glow in the dark for a period. It is both a fun and practical starfinder for identifying the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion. A sheet explaining how to use the planisphere is included in the pack.Philip's Exploring Stars and Planets: A colourful and entertaining introduction to the exciting world of astronomy, this 80-page paperback is illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, artworks and maps, as the author Ian Ridpath describes the latest developments in the fast-moving fields of space exploration and astronomy. Concise chapters introduce the Sun, the Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System. Then, moving further into space, the author examines the stars and galaxies, and explores the origin of the Universe.Philip's Solar System Poster: A large attractive folded wall chart (580 x 870mm) illustrating the planets and other bodies in the Solar System, with informative text and tables by Ian Ridpath.

Hamlyn

Firsts, Lasts & Onlys of Football

Paul Donnelley
Authors:
Paul Donnelley

Mister Donnelley's compendium of tantalising tales brings you a multitude of intriguing and amusing stories - from the midfielder murdered by a secret police force to a crazed chairman trying to raze to the ground his club's main stand. Marvel at this fascinating exhibition of Firsts, Lasts and Onlys from the illustrious history of this extraordinary game, and encounter remarkable characters, such as: The first footballer to score for both sides in an FA Cup Final. The only Cabinet Minister to play football for his country. The hapless physio knocked out by his own 'magic sponge'.Delve into the pages of this captivating tome and discover the most amazing football miscellany since records began!

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How to Love a Werewolf

Sophie Collins
Authors:
Sophie Collins
Mitchell Beazley

Levi Roots Food for Friends

Levi Roots
Authors:
Levi Roots

Levi Roots returns to bring you the friendliest recipes around!In each recipe, Levi spices up a family favourite - so pork chops are transformed into Pork Chops Calypso, a traditional winter casserole becomes Beef in Stout with Sweet Potato Dumplings, a simple fish meal emerges as Smoked Fish Choka, a classic dessert is remodeled into Mango, Banana and Passion Fruit Trifle, a fruit loaf is spiced up with rum and a milkshake becomes a Tropical Fruit Shake-it. With his inimitable style, Levi dubs it up to create a selection of simple dishes that taste, in his words, 'fabulocious'! From lip-smacking barbecue recipes and dishes for family celebrations to flavoursome fruit puddings for summer picnics and delicious dinners, Levi brings the laid-back spirit of his home islands to every meal you make, using easily accessible ingredients.

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The Encyclopedia of Snakes

Christopher Mattison
Authors:
Christopher Mattison
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The Craft Library: Knitted Toys

Zoe Mellor
Authors:
Zoe Mellor

This book covers everything from a cute chick and a stripy snake to colourful mice and a patchwork tortoise - 25 unique designs for adorable toys for newborns to teens. It includes a great range of 25 toys from a fairy doll to a shiny robot, with ideas for adding fabric and felt accents to produce truly unique creations. Projects are graded for complexity to cater for every level of knitter with step-by-step instructions on knitting and finishing techniques.

Sophie Collins

Sophie Collins is a writer, editor and resident expert on supernatural romance. Author of How to Date a Vampire, she has also written books on diverse other subjects, including canine body language (Tail Talk, 2004) and ice cream (Scoop, 2007). She currently lives, works and acts as an undead agony aunt in Sussex.

Killian Fox

Killian Fox is the editor and co-founder of The Gannet and a regular contributor to the Observer Food Monthly. He grew up in northwest Ireland at a time (the 1980s) when the country was not world-renowned for its gastronomy, but somehow a keen interest in food took root. One turning point was ordering a plate of snails in France aged 11; another was a summer of indulgence in New York nine years later. He'd call himself an omnivore were it not for a lingering phobia of boiled eggs. The Gannet is a natural conduit for his shameless nosiness about other people's eating habits. He has also written for the Guardian, The Times, the New Statesman and British Airways High Life, covering music, film, literature, travel and technology as well as food.

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