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The Moon Journal Book will show you how to harness the changing energies of the moon and start living the life you’ve always wanted, from soulful self-reflection to boisterous jubilation.With a pearlescent foil finish and ribbon marker, this beautiful hardback book offers daily, weekly and monthly astrological guidance, affirmations, rituals and journal exercises alongside space to record your journey of self-discovery. Adapt your lifestyle to the phases of the moon and align yourself with the universe to live your life to the full.
According to Heston Blumenthal, 'Hawksmoor at Home' should be covered in fingerprints and splashes of food, as it's a great hands-on book to use every day.According to the owners of the 'Hawksmoor', 'When we started out we had a simple plan - to open the best steak restaurant in London. We travelled the world searching for the perfect steak, but discovered that beef from traditional breeds, reared the old-fashioned way right here in Britain, and cooked simply over real charcoal, packed more flavour than anything we tried on our travels'. The critics have hailed Hawksmoor as one of the great restaurant openings of recent years. Their credo is simple: the best ingredients - dictionary-thick steaks from Longhorn cattle traditionally reared in North Yorkshire by multi-award-winners "The Ginger Pig", dry-aged for at least thirty-five days, simply cooked on a real charcoal grill. Their cocktails, wines and desserts too have been applauded to the echo. "Hawksmoor at Home" is a practical cookbook which shows you how to buy and cook great steak and seafood and indeed much else (including how to cook the both the 'best burger in Britain' and the 'best roast beef in Britain'); how to mix terrific cocktails and choose wine to accompany your meal. Above all "Hawksmoor at Home" entertains and informs in the inimitable 'Hawksmoor' way.
Little London is full of fun and fascinating things to do with little adventurers in the big city.Get out and about and inspire your children's imaginations! Full of the capital's best-kept secrets, just waiting to be discovered, Little London contains over two hundred things to do all year round, all over the city, and best of all, most of them are free. Bursting with activities, day trips and a few games, recipes and craft makes, there's lots of ideas to keep tiny toddlers and older boys and girls entertained, and plenty for the big kids to enjoy too! With so much to do and so much to see, Little London's handpicked activities are combined with handy tips and all the essential information you need to make planning family days out fun and fuss-free. Turn the city into your secret playground with Little London! Here are just some of the events and activities you can find in this book: get creative at the National Gallery's family Sundays Experience a Victorian school day at the Ragged School Museum; explore the exotic plants and animals in the Barbican Conservatory Mess about on the river at the Canalway Cavalcade; celebrate Chinese New Year with your own homemade spring rolls; take part in The Big Garden Birdwatch; go behind the scenes with The National Theatre backstage tours; discover London's top city farms; make your own pin-hole camera; dress up for the Day of the Dead celebrations; and enjoy the festive fun at the Scandinavian Christmas Market.
Persiana: the new must have cookbook.Sabrina Ghayour's debut cookbook Persiana is an instant classic. A celebration of the food and flavours from the regions near the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with over 100 recipes for modern and accessible Middle Eastern dishes, including Lamb & Sour Cherry Meatballs; Chicken, Preserved Lemon & Olive Tagine; Blood Orange & Radicchio Salad; Persian Flatbread; and Spiced Carrot, Pistachio & Coconut Cake with Rosewater Cream.
Why did the banana go to the doctors? Because he wasn't peeling very well!Proving the age-old maxim that's in the way that you tell them', Dads - for the best part of forever - have always been renowned for being truly god-awful joke tellers.Whether it's telling them at the wrong moment, misremembering the punchline or it's just simply being one of those jokes that were terrible to begin with, Dads are an embarrassment to the whole family when it comes to trying to tell jokes.The Very Embarrassing Book of Dad Jokes is full to the brim with jokes that only your dear old Dad would dare say - jokes that will make you groan, sigh ...and then probably make you groan again. Dads take great pleasure in these kinds of jokes and some of them are so rubbish they actually blossom into proper rib-ticklers - but don't tell your dad that, it'll only encourage him!
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home.Real Indian food is fresh, simple and packed with favour. In this book, Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here every day. Unlike the stuff you get at your local curry house, her food is fresh, vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make. In this collection, Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collection from three generations of her family: there’s everything form hot chappatis to street food, fragrant curries, to colourful side dishes, and mouth watering puddings. Made in India will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food, forever.
A fun and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne in the 21st Century.Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas give their very original views on style, culture, attitude and men alongside making fun of their complicated, often contradictory, feelings and behaviour. These modern Parisiennes will take you on a first date, to a party and through a hangover. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, make your boyfriend jealous, the right way to approach weddings and the gym, and they will share their address book in Paris for where to go at the end of the night, for a birthday, for a smart date, for vintage finds and much more.
During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it's at the weekend that the city really comes alive.With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer.
Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth is the product of the combined travel experience of Rough Guides' authors over the last 30 years, each an expert in his or her own territory.Our authors have cherry-picked their favourite experiences from their travels to inspire yours - making this the perfect book for planning your next big adventure, or just dreaming of future travels. The third edition has been fully revised, with stunning, brand-new colour photos throughout, and a wealth of new writing, from taking breakfast in a Burmese tea house to witnessing the world's most intense storms in Venezuela. Entries are divided into regions, so it's easy to go straight to the part of the world you're interested in, and all the nitty-gritty practical information you'll need to find out more is contained in the "Need to know" sections at the end of each chapter.
This book will inspire the reader to use uncommon words in their correct context, utilize the English language to its full potential, and test themselves on the words they think they already know.
Fuel your love for gin with the '101 Gins To Try Before You Die'.The guide explores the numerous gin brands and the artisan distillers that are contributing to reinventing one of England's most-loved drinks, as well as advising on how to infuse your gin properly without making it taste like young whisky. From Adnams to Zuidam, Beefeater to Bombay and London and beyond, expect an authoritative guide to the world of gin. A definite a must-have for all gin enthusiasts.
Forget the restaurant guides compiled by a panel of mysterious experts, these guides are by the real insiders: more than six hundred of the world's leading chefs.Listing their favourite places to eat from neighbourhood eateries to high-end restaurants, 'Where Chefs Eat' is the ultimate guide to the world's best food. With entertaining reviews the books should appeal to restaurant-goers and food lovers worldwide.
All aspects of life are under Anna Barnes’ soothing canopy in this how-to for true relaxation.With a little bit of help, calmness is within your reach. This guide includes methods for relaxing your mind and body, and letting go of stresses and strains. Bursting with tips, centering statements and soothing activities that can be learned and practiced, 'Find Calm' will help you to feel more at ease in the world and better equipped to deal with the things that really matter. H 14.5cm x W 11.5cm x D 2cm Author: Anna Barnes Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia Subject: Food & Drink Hardback
Learn to cook vegan food that’s fast, easy and delicious.15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow features 100 easy recipes that focus on cooking great vegan food without fiddly preparation. With chapters covering Breakfast, Light Bites, Mains, Sweet Stuff and Essentials, Beskow’s recipes are accompanied by advice on cooking, shopping and serving, making cooking the vegan way an easy affair. Recipes include Kerala Cauliflower Curry, One-pot Chilli with Cinnamon and Salted Chocolate Mousse. H 23cm x W 18cm x D 2cm Author: Katy Beskow Publisher: Quadrille Subject: Food & Drink Hardback
Discover the secret to the Nodic quality of life with How to Hygge by Signe Johansen.Translating to ‘cosiness’, the team implies warmth, conviviality and kinship, finding solace in nature, taking pleasure from outdoor activities and celebrating the simple things in life. In How to Hygge, author Signe Johansen explores the secrets to Nordic living, with chapters on outdoor pursuits, the joy of fika, design, home and kinship. H23 x W17cm Author: Signe Johansen Publisher: Bluebird Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
If faced with a tricky situation, find your answers in You Got This.Bursting with quotes, this little book will remind you that whatever life throws your way, you got this! H 13.5cm x W 10cm x D 2cm Publisher: Summersdale Subject: Gifts & Novelty Hardback
Let One Page at a Time push you through the year and embrace the chance to create something new for yourself.Filled with 365 prompts inviting you to explore ways to express yourself through drawing, writing lists, reflect and share your thoughts and dreams. You will be surprised by just how much you can create. H 17.7cm x W 12.9cm x D 2cm Author: Adam J. Kurtz Publisher: Perigee Books Subject: Lifestyle Paperback
Each project, whether caring for cast iron or planting with the seasons, is supplemented with expert tips to inspire and empower.Organised into five sections Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Gardening, and Grooming the comprehensive guide features detailed instructions and original artwork for tasks both simple, such as brewing the perfect cup of coffee and exploratory, such as fording a stream and reading the sky. H 22.2cm x W 18.4cm x D 1.9cm Author: Alexandria Redgrave & Sebastian Kaufmann Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
Give yourself a pep talk with Pick Me Up.This is not a journal you fill out in order. Flip to a random page and leave your mark. Watch yourself change and grow with each visit as you record and reflect on the fleeting and amazing moments of everyday life. This deceptively simple book is perfect to pick up again and again. H 19cm x W 14cm x D 2cm Author: Adam J Kurtz Publisher: Tarcher Perigee Subject: Lifestyle Paperback
Discover the wealth of Small Pleasures in this book by the School of Life.So often, we exhausts ourselves and the planet in the hunt for very large pleasures, but this book will guide us to the best of life’s small pleasures: everything from the distinctive delight of holding a child’s hand to the enjoyment of disagreeing with someone, to the joy of the evening sky; an intriguing, evocative mix of small pleasures that will heighten our senses and return us to the world of new-found excitement and enthusiasm. H 21cm x W 14.5cm x D 2.4cm Publisher: The School of Life Press Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
Discover the concept of ‘just the right amount’ with Live Lagom: Balanced Living, the Swedish Way.At a time when we are all concerned with saving money, feeling less stressed, acting more consciously towards our environment as well as creating our ideal homes and careers, Lagom offers and insight into how one of the happiest and most satisfied countries and cultures achieved this balance in day to day life. With chapters covering Lagom at Home, Lagom at Work and Lagom for Health, this book will help you discover the perfect medium. L 19.2cm x W 15.2cm x D 2.3cm Author: Anna Brones Publisher: Ebury Press Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
‘Get Your Sh*t Together’ is your guide to how to stop worrying about what you should do rather than what you want to do, and how to focus on living your best life.From the bestselling author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k’, Sarah Knight shares her frank tried-and-tested methods and tips to help you to organise your goals and take back control of your personal project that has been sitting on the back burner. Whether that’s quitting your day job and moving abroad, balancing work and fun, or saving money, this straight-talking guide will help you achieve it. H 22cm x W 16cm x D 3cm Author: Sarah Knight Publisher: Quercus Editions Ltd Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
Inspired by Chef Rich Harris’ travels, ‘Fire & Smoke’ is an exciting cookbook that’s packed with recipes that are full of bold flavours, as well as a great guide to cooking with fire and smoke.Whether you like your barbecues smoky or enjoy the flavours from grilling vibrant fish, there’s a mouth-watering dish to suit everyone’s BBQ style. See through the summer and beyond with messy Smoked Chicken Wings and Lamb Shish Kebabs washed down with a Smoked Espresso Martini and finished with Salted Chocolate Praline S’mores, or try the Coal-roast Sea Bass with a side of grilled salad, then come morning, finish the barbecue banquet a Lobster Benedict. H 26.5cm x W 20.5cm x D 2.1cm Author: Rich Harris Photographer: Martin Poole Publisher: Kyle Books Subject: Food & Drink Hardback
Epic Drives of The World features 50 of the greatest road trips around the world.From Hawaii’s Hana Highway to Australia’s Great Ocean Drive and the Pamir Highway in Central Asia, this book is organised by continents and includes first-hand descriptions, maps, practical details and breath-taking, full-colour photography to inspire any motorist to hit the open road. H 22cm x W 20cm x D 3cm Author: Lonely Planet Publisher: Lonely Planet Press Subject: Travel Hardback
‘You Are So Awesome’- don’t forget it.This inspirational little book is full of uplifting and positive quotations from celebrities, sportsmen, actors/actresses, poets and more. Not only will these quotes and lines of encouragement spur you into action and give you a high five, they’re artfully displayed on monochrome geometric backgrounds with gold lettering, making it a great pocket book for gifting. H 13.5cm x W 10cm x D 2cm Research by: Agatha Russell Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
Love, share and enjoy food with this book of healthy recipes by Ella Mills.Following her much-loved cookbook Deliciously Ella Every Day, author Ella Mills is back to bring you a collection of recipes for you, friends and family to enjoy whatever the occasion. Ella’s menus make life simple, whether it’s a laid-back brunch, last-minute lunch or fancy supper, you’ll find recipes for every foodie occasion; cosy nights in, flavoursome feasts, birthday parties and picnics. With hearty and filling recipes that celebrate her healthy-eating philosophy, this is a go-to book for anyone who lives a healthy lifestyle and loves sharing food with family and friends. H 18cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm Author: Ella Mills Publisher: Yellow Kite Subject: Food & Drink Hardback
Discover the most beautiful and interesting graphic photos available online in Insta Grammar: Graphics.This collection features 80 photos from up and coming designers, accompanied by inspirational quotes. H 21cm x W 16cm x D 2cm Author: Irene Schampaert Publisher: Lannoo Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
All things Scandinavian are getting a lot of love right now, but Don't be a Nordic: Why Embracing the Scandi Lifestyle Won't Change Your Life will be your guide to discover why adopting the Scandi lifestyle won’t make you a better person.Sure, the residents of Norway, Denmark and Sweden may enjoy excellent public services and top most World Happiness Reports, but have you seen the price of beer out there or ever attempted shopping on a Saturday afternoon when everything is shut? Not to mention the seemingly endless freezing winter days where the sun never rises.Suffice to say, being Scandinavian isn’t all it is cracked up to be, so ignore the latest subtitled crime drama, turn your back on hygge and set aside those think-pieces on how 24-hour access to Lego creates the happiest nation on earth. H 18cm x W 12cm x D 2cm Author: Jo Hoare Publisher: Ryland & Peters & Small Ltd Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
Read This If You Want to Be Great at Drawing explores fifty drawings by masters past and present, revealing the techniques and ideas they contain.Featuring exercises with step-by-step instructions, as well as simple diagrams providing visual explanations, this book for aspiring artists of all ages, will both motivate and strengthen your drawing talent.
Insta Grammar: Cats has collated the best of photos posted to Instagram of our favourite felines.Featuring arty portraits and surprise location shots, this themed book celebrates the funniest additions to the site and is accentuated by inspirational quotes throughout. H 21cm x W 16cm x D 2cm Author: Irene Schampaert Publisher: Lannoo Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
The ' Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist' is the only bucketlist you'll needs.Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publlisher, has ranked the world's most unmissable sights and attractions. From the big name sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal, this is the definitive wishlist of 500 of the best places to visit on earth. The insightful write-ups and inspiring photography will also get you motivated and have you planning your next trip pronto. H 27cm x W 23cm x D 3cm Author: Lonely Planet Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications Ltd Subject: Travel Hardback
Learn how to recognise adversity as a precious source of enlightenment with How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton.Brought to you by self-help gurus The School of Life, this book explores constructive ways to embrace adversity, failure, loss or disappointment. Author Christopher Hamilton turns away from the usual reaction: bear it as best we can and move on. Instead, he focusses on the arenas of family, love, illness and death, exploring constructive ways to embrace the challenges set by adversity. Using examples from history, literature and science, author Christopher Hamilton suggests that we use adversity to positively shape our existence. This new series of books by The School of Life tackles some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is informative, helpful and consoling. Edited by Alain de Botton, this series of books proves that the term ‘self-help’ doesn’t have to be either shallow or naïve. H 18cm x W 13cm x D 2cm Author: Chrisopher Hamilton Publisher: Macmillan Subject: Philosophy & Self Help Paperback
Read This If You Want to Be Instagram Famous holds the answers to fixing up your feed and attracting new followers.Packed with the secrets of the hottest Instagrammers around, this book features tips covering photographic techniques, captioning, codes of conduct, kit and managing your account. Start putting the tips into practice and soon you too will be hailed as an Instagram icon. L 17cm x W 17cm x D 1.5cm Author: Henry Carroll Publisher: Laurence King Subject: Photography & Techniques
Cook for Syria brings people together through cooking, to raise money for Unicef UK’s Children of Syria fund.Collated by food blogger Clerkenwell Boy, and Editor of Suitcase Magazine, Serena Guen, this not-for-profit cookery book contains recipes and photographs lovingly donated by top chefs, food writers, and home cooks including Jamie Oliver, Gizzi Erskine, Yotam Ottolenghi, Hemsley + Hemsley & more. H 25cm x W 19.5cm x D 2cm Author: Clerkenwell Boy & Serena Guen Publisher: Suitcase Magazine Subject: Food & Drink Hardback Pages: 232
For each destination the low-down on the culture, sights, shopping, accommodation and food is delivered in witty, well-informed prose that highlights the best that the city has to offer.101 Weekends in Europe is the perfect companion for seasoned lovers of weekend city breaks wanting to choose their next destination or for less-experienced travellers looking for inspiration. H 24cm x W 19cm x D 1.5cm Author: Robin Barton Paperback Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books.
A cyclist’s bucket list dream, this guide takes you on epic escapes around the globe by continent and will create awe-inspiring memories and adventures.You will explore cities like New York and Buenos Aires, mountain ranges, trails and coast-to-coast routes guiding and immersing you in a myriad of cultures. Discover a fresh way of exploring, it doesn’t matter whether you're a novice newbie the gentle routes around Corsica and Tuscany will entertain or an ambitious journey up Mt Ventoux will challenge and invigorate the most accustomed bicycling veteran. H 27cm x W 21cm x D 3cm Author: Lonely Planet Publisher: Bookspeed Subject: Cycling & Travel Hardback
Discover the magic of simplicity with ‘L’art de la Simplicite’ and learn the art of de-cluttering and simplifying from the master herself, Dominique Loreau.The international bestseller in her native France has finally been translated into English for the first time, ready for us to embrace Loreau’s way of thinking. After living in Japan, Loreau was inspired by Oriental philosophy and the principle of ‘less is more’ that would consequently change her life forever. In this beautiful pocket book, learn how to achieve a clutter-free home that equals a calm mind and an energised body and how to reach your full potential. From subjects on Materialism and Minimalism to Ethics and Aesthetics, follow Loreau’s step-by-step guide to how to free yourself of possessions you don’t want or need so you have more money to spend on life’s little luxuries. Say goodbye to anxiety and negative relationships and learn to appreciate your body with subjects dedicated to the body and mind and your inner ecology. H 18.5cm x W 13.5cm Author: Dominique Loreau Publisher: Orion Books Subject: Lifestyle Hardback
A revelation in the most encapsulating activities, experiences and secrets in and around London.An ideal alternative guide for tourists but equally fun for the lifelong Londoner who thinks they have seen it all! If you have ever needed to know...Where are the 5 best places to find street food? Which are the 5 best restaurants to grab your lunch at in Soho? Which pubs have the most amazing interiors? Where are the best places to discover vintage vinyl? Which are the most innovative theatre companies? Where will you find the most unusual museums? Where are best places for an outdoor swim? The 500 Hidden Secrets of London reveals these good-to-know places and many more. An affectionate and informed guide to London, written by a true local. This is a book for visitors who want to avoid the usual tourist spots and for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets. H 18cm x W 12cm Author: Tom Greig Publisher: Luster Subject: London Paperback
Healthy cocktails? No need to pinch yourself, it's real! Removing refined sugar and replacing with nourishing fruit and wholefoods, we join Nicole Hert and her vast array of sumptuous and wholesome drinks.Celebrate and swap your hangover for a health kick with these nutrient-dense cooler, cocktails and smoothies. H 21.5cm x W 17cm x D 1.5cm Author: Nicole Herft Publisher: Kyle Books Subject: Drunk Hardback
What better to way to liven up your greens than with Leon’s ‘Happy Salads’ recipe book? Home of naturally fast food, Leon has set out to create this desert island salads book for people who love salads and for people who don’t know it yet.With over 100-all new, all-smile recipes, there’s plenty of salads to enjoy at lunchtime with family and friends. From classic salads like Nicoise and (Strictly) Caesar Salad to fun lunchbox ideas like Pink Quinoa and Polish Herring & Potato Salad, not forgetting crunchy extras like Sourdough Croutons and Roasted Halloumi Crumbs, these recipes & tips are bound to make your leafy greens more exciting. H 20.5cm x W 21cm x D 2.5cm Authors: Jane Baxter & John Vincent Publisher: Octopus Books Subject: Food & Drink