RHS Pruning Plant by Plant
From Abelia to Wisteria, this pocket guide explains when and how to prune over 200 garden trees, shrubs and climbers, and the benefits of doing so. Clear diagrams show the typical structure of the plants, with marks indicating the parts that should be removed to promote healthy growth, improve cropping and flowering, and create more aesthetically pleasing shapes.
RHS Good Plant Guide
Arranged as an A–Z, the majority of the 1,500 plants in this compendium have been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit. A photograph and brief description of each one is followed by cultivation notes detailing their hardiness, preferred aspect and soil, pruning requirements, and eventual height and spread.
The Journey back to self
A Roadmap of Discovery
Life coach and counselling psychologist Darren Timms explains how to replace negative patterns of thinking and unrealistic expectations with actions that can promote a more fulfilling future. Demonstrating that many of the barriers to physical, mental and spiritual health are self-imposed, he offers techniques such as meditation and mindfulness that can reprogramme the unconscious mind and enable readers to reach their full potential.
Younger for Longer
How You Can Slow the Ageing Process and Stay Healthy for Life
Bringing together twenty years of knowledge, Dr Duncan Carmichael explains the lifestyle choices that can help slow the negative effects of ageing. With the emphasis on promoting health, rather than treating illness, he shows how factors including diet, stress, exposure to toxins, hormonal support, exercise and medicine can be managed to ward off mental and physical deterioration.
Travelling to Work
Diaries 1988–98, Volume 3
Michael Palin embarked on filming Around the World in 80 Days with some trepidation – it did not seem like a good time to step away from the career he had spent over two decades cultivating. Travelling to Work reveals his doubts and struggles as he worked on a novel, continued to act, and failed to resist the lure of filming Pole to Pole and Full Circle.
This is Planet Earth
Your Ultimate Guide to the World We Call Home
This chronological account of the Earth begins with its formation from a swirling cloud of dust before explaining its structure, the changes brought about by plate tectonics, and the various layers of gases that have made it inhabitable. It explores the impact that humans have had on its geology, atmosphere and ecosystems, using black and white diagrams and the clear language that makes the New Scientist Instant Expert series accessible.
A Seat at the Table
Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music
Following up her critically acclaimed Never Mind the Bollocks: Women Rewrite Rock, published in 1995, Amy Raphael presents a further 18 interviews with women working in the music industry, demonstrating how it has changed. Artists, producers and presenters including Alison Moyet, Catherine Marks and Clara Amfo reveal their experiences and how they have been able to make their voice heard.
Not the Whole Story
‘Suddenly, I am old…’ In this long-awaited memoir, the bestselling author of Land Girls and many other novels, short stories and plays looks back over her remarkable life. With characteristic compassion and nuanced observation, she recounts her eccentric childhood, the unconventional marriage of her film-star father and polyglot, party-loving mother, her time as a reluctant debutante, her first forays into journalism, and her successful career in advertising, film and television.
The Gunpowder Plot
The 1605 Gunpowder Plot is one of the best-known events in British history, commemorated on 5 November each year. This book re-evaluates the evidence about the origins, depth and extent of the plot. It profiles the conspirators, including Robert Catesby and Guy Fawkes, and examines their backgrounds, aims and objectives. It follows their trial and execution, and reveals for the first time how close they came to overthrowing the government. Slightly off-mint.
Fast Times and Excellent Adventures
The Surprising History of the '80s Teen Movie
With late 1970s productions such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease proving the younger market to be lucrative, the 1980s became an iconic period for teen films. From cult hits to studio blockbusters, James King’s overview reveals the role played by music, comedy and politics in the genre’s success and the intricacies of casting and timing that led to unknown actors such as Winona Ryder, Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves becoming A-list celebrities.