Related to: 'Keeping Bees'

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

The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany

Killian Fox
Authors:
Killian Fox

A Financial Times book of the year 2017 'This is the first physical manifestation of a much-loved online magazine that is a monument to Fox's obsessions. One for the bedside table.' - FINANCIAL TIMES 'This book is the product of a ludicrously obsessive and greedy mind - it is therefore an utter joy.' - JAY RAYNER 'Your consummate culinary guide' - THE GUARDIAN 'A vital work from a keen mind full to brimming with wonderful thoughts and ideas.' - JEREMY LEE 'The most original, entertaining and downright fascinating book.' - DAVE BROOM 'Exercise caution before you buy this book. In fact, be careful about even flipping it open. You think Instagram is addictive? Ha. This book is as essential and educational as it is delightful and weird, and I need someone to come rescue me immediately because I cannot seem to put the damn thing down.' - JEFF GORDINIER, FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE 'Perfect for the culinarily curious.' - DIANA HENRY 'Going beyond the usual food fixations, the book is presented in a fresh, visually inventive style that will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in food.' - DARINA ALLEN, IRISH EXAMINER 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.

Mitchell Beazley

Complete Cat Care

Dr Bruce Fogle
Authors:
Dr Bruce Fogle
Gaia

Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese

Liz Wright
Authors:
Liz Wright

Ducks and geese make wonderful pets. Not only will they control the insects in your garden and act as handy lawn mowers and watchdogs, they will also provide you with a constant supply of fresh, delicious eggs. With detailed information on over 40 of the most popular duck and geese breeds, this book shows you how to select the right breed for you, what you need get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the very start.

Hamlyn

Puppy Parenting

Dr. Scott Miller
Authors:
Dr. Scott Miller

Give your dog the best start to life with Dr Scott Miller's guide to raising the perfect puppy. All your questions are answered and concerns quelled with this friendly and authoritative guide to puppy care, which also contains features on puppy psychology and debunking popular myths. Follow Puppy Parenting's clear chronological format and learn what to expect at each stage of your pet's development, as well as how you can deal with behavioural and health issues. Case studies demonstrate real life problems and solutions and allow you to compare your experiences to those of other's, including Dr Miller's, as he raises his own troublesome terrier, Betty.

Hamlyn

Fat Cat Thin

David Alderton
Authors:
David Alderton
Hamlyn

Choosing and Keeping Chickens

Chris Graham
Authors:
Chris Graham
Hamlyn

Dancing with Dogs

Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray
Authors:
Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray

Heelwork training is a rewarding experience that will help you bond with your best friend whilst creating an imaginative and fun show. This easy-to-follow book teaches you how to train your dog to perform simple but elaborate-looking dance routines. Teach him basic tricks, learn how to pick the music and choreograph the routine and try one of 15 dances. Step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated to show you and your pooch how to enjoy this exciting new sport.

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is the Editor of Our Dogs, the UK's best-selling canine newspaper, and the author of several books on different aspects of dog ownership. She grew up in a dog-loving family and now shares her home with her husband, two children and various dogs.

Andrea McHugh

Andrea McHugh is a freelance pet author and cat lover. She has written and contributed to several books including Dancing with Dogs and How to have a Happy Cat.

Bob Gibbons

Bob Gibbons has been actively involved in the field of natural history for many years. He worked for the Nature Conservancy Council for seven years before becoming a freelance writer and photographer, specializing in wildlife and travel. He has travelled extensively in Europe while studying wild flowers, and now leads wildlife tours to many regions of Europe.

Dominic Couzens

Dominic Couzens is a leading nature writer and lecturer in the UK. He has been writing about wildlife for over 20 years and is the author of several successful books including The Pocket Guide to Garden Birds. Dominic has appeared on BBC television and regularly contributes to leading magazines including BBC Wildlife Magazine, Birdwatching and Birds.Location: Dorset, UK.

Dr Bruce Fogle

Dr Bruce Fogle DVM MRCV is the world's best-selling practising vet, and is internationally renowned for his expertise in animal health and behaviour. After graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in Canada, he pursued post-graduate training at London Zoo before establishing a highly respected veterinary practice in west London. Dr Fogle lectures worldwide, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, and contributes to national magazines and newspapers. He is the author of numerous best-selling titles on dog care, behaviour, physiology and history including the RSPCA Complete Dog Training Manual, the New Encyclopedia of the Dog, and New Dog.

Dr Christopher Day

Christopher Day is founder of the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre. He is a holistic vet with over 37 years of experience in practice. Christopher specializes in natural therapies including herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture and ultrasound, together with natural nutritional advice. He has written 13 pet care books.

Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott Miller is a practising vet and television personality. He has appeared on numerous programmes, including This Morning (for whom he is a regular contributor), Pet Rehab, Blue Peter and Australian Animal Hospital. Scott is dedicated to a number of worthwhile charities worldwide, protecting animals such as cats, whales, dolphins and bears. He is also the proud owner of Betty, a Border Terrier and co-star of this book.

John Zeaman

John Zeaman is a freelance art critic and the author of several books for children, including How the Wolf Became the Dog. He was thrice honoured by the Society of Silurians, America's oldest press club, for his newspaper column on design in the everyday world. He lives in Leonia, New Jersey, with his wife, Janet Chatfield. They have two grown children.

Liz Wright

Liz Wright has kept ducks and geese for over 20 years and currently runs a small village egg round. A keen and committed smallholder, she has been the Editor of Smallholder magazine since 1987.

Mary Ray

Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.

Moira C. Harris

Moira C. Harris is an award-winning editor and author. She was the editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and under her leadership it achieved the largest circulation of any equine publication in the US. Additionally, she has written seven books on horse breeds, horse care and riding, and has been involved with horses for 30 years. She has ridden in various disciplines including Western, endurance and dressage, and currently competes in showjumping.

Paul Peacock

Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.

Peter Brough

Dr Peter Brough is an enthusiastic naturalist, conservationist and medical practitioner. His broad knowledge of natural history, gained over many years, includes a long experience of field botany both in Britain and Europe.