Provence and the Côte d'Azur
Discover the Spirit of The South of France
With an emphasis on discovering the spirit of each town, this tour of Provence and the Cote d’Azur characterizes each one, such as Cannes, ‘the film star’, and Avignon, ‘the art lover’, and explores its distinctive atmosphere, culture, food and architecture. Richly illustrated throughout, the book highlights experiences that could easily be missed, and concludes with a directory of guest houses, museums, galleries and markets.
My Favorite Things Flash Cards
From Apple, Bird and Castle to Xylophone, Yarn and Zebra, these sturdy alphabet cards feature toys, animals and objects that will be familiar and appealing to young children. Created by Lorena Siminovich as part of her environmentally friendly, design-led Petit Collage brand, they are a stylish and colourful aid to teaching letter names. Age 2+
Make Personal Gifts and Accents with Creative Typography-Based Projects
These nine alphabet charts allow knitters to add names and slogans to their own projects or to one of the 24 patterns in the book, including a monogrammed sweater, personalized hats and bags, and homeware. The fonts range from simple block letters to more elaborate cursive and Wild West styles. Basic knitting skills, and the fair isle and intarsia techniques that are used for the lettering, are explained fully and illustrated with diagrams.
Everyday Rice Cooker
Soups, Sides, Grains, Mains, and More
This practical illustrated cookbook details methods for preparing basic grains and includes recipes for 85 nutritious soups, stews, salads and side dishes, including a variety of options for vegetarians and pescatarians. The author also explains how to use a rice cooker to its fullest advantage to prepare complete meals such as Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo, Mixed Mushroom and Bulgur Risotto and Miso Cod over Black Rice. Slightly off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Classic Illustrated Edition
Sourced from a variety of antique editions published in Great Britain, Europe and the United States, the illustrations in this compendium of 53 of Aesop's Fables demonstrate the range of artists, such as Arthur Rackham, Milo Winter and Randolph Caldecott, who have brought the characters in these moral stories to life over the last 165 years. Age 6+
The DIY Revolution
Access to photocopiers gave a boost to the DIY publishing industry in the 1970s, generating hundreds of home-made punky fanzines. This volume reproduces 750 covers and pages from hundreds of underground publications, including famous examples such as Riot Grrrl and Sniffin’ Glue, and traces their evolution through the e-zines of the 1990s and the special interest titles of the 2000s to the contemporary scene.
The Erotic Treasury
With authors ranging from a ‘London-based gentleman of pleasure’ to American feminists, and themes from sexual initiation to shoe fetishism, this selection of 40 erotically charged short stories is from Susie Bright’s bestselling series, The Best American Erotica. Slipcased. Off-mint.
Twenty-Five Years of Laughter from the Pixar Story Room
From Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur this book is both an entertaining collection of inspired sketches and an insight into the animator’s art and the creative process behind the animated films of Disney and Pixar Studios. The illustrators of films such as A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo and Cars open their sketchpads to reveal the doodles and drawings of characters, situations, stories and gags that evolved into award-winning animations.
Cleared for Takeoff
The Ultimate Book of Flight
From the early aviators to the Space Shuttle and the introduction of drones, this illustrated compendium is packed with information on all aspects of military and civil flight, including the greatest planes, aerial reconnaissance, air battles and airline food. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
A Christmas Carol
Dickens's Christmas story of the ‘covetous old sinner’ Ebenezer Scrooge, his meetings with the ghosts of Christmas and the fate of Tiny Tim has gripped the imagination of readers and artists since it first appeared in 1843. This fine edition has been carefully designed and imaginatively illustrated by the American artist Yelena Bryksenkova. Gilt-edged pages and red silk marker.
Based on a design by Molly McGrath, whose inspirations are the geometry, colours and curves of Moroccan architecture, this notebook has a black, laser-cut board forming a lattice over the vivid pink, orange and pale-green cover. The 128 pages are lined in neon orange, with orange endpapers and decoration at the foot of each page.
The Bear's Song Matching Game
The appeal to children of Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song and its sequels The Bear's Sea Escape and The Bear's Surprise are the charming illustrations that invite the reader to search within the richly detailed scenes. This Pelmanism game provides 60 robust cards of characters from the books for young fans to match pairs and test their memories. Age 3+
Is That a Word?
From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of Scrabble
After a history of Scrabble, rules of the game, tips on playing and some interesting variants (including Haggle Scrabble, Strip Scrabble and online Scrabulous), Bukszpan’s guide comprises lists of interesting and, above all, playable words. As well as the essential two-letter words, there are playable first names, Shakespearean characters, words without vowels and an A–Z of uncommon vocabulary. Be aware that this book is American and uses the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (2005), based on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Dancing with Cats
While researching their earlier, groundbreaking Why Cats Paint, Burton Silver and Heather Busch discovered another strange phenomenon – people dancing with their cats. Apparently, the ancient art of cat dancing is a method of channelling feline energy. Twenty-one owners and their cats have been interviewed and photographed as they skip the light fantastic... Foreword by Swami Shakya Bahrain and a bibliography (!), should you wish to learn more. Slightly off-mint.
Andrew Zuckerman's portraits of animals are always taken in a studio against a pure white background, and 'explore not just the forms, textures, and movements of creatures, but more importantly, their characters'. This volume presents 150 such portraits and close-ups of mammals, birds, amphibians and insects – all subject to the same sensitive scrutiny, whether African elephant or tortoise, hyena or five-horned rhinoceros beetle. The book ends with an 'Epilogue' by the photographer and a visual index of the animals.
Little Bits Quilting Bee
20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters
Packs of pre-cut fabrics are the materials used in this quilting guide with a difference. It features 20 projects, including wall hangings, throws and mats, as well as bed quilts of all sizes, each carefully explained and illustrated step by step. The designs are modern, colourful and varied, and are suitable for quilters of all levels of experience. Full-size, ready-to-use patterns in a pocket at the front of the book make getting started even easier.
Andrew Zuckerman is well-known for his photographs of animals: shot against his trademark white background and with great sensitivity, his images reveal the essential nature of each subject. In this volume he concentrates on birds, taking a contemporary, minimalist approach to these colourful and astonishingly varied creatures. The book contains 200 photographs of 75 different species, including cranes, parrots, turkeys, eagles and owls, in flight or stationary, all meticulously observed. With an introduction by Massimo Vignelli.
A Life in Pictures 1915–1982
From early photographs in Sweden, to her last formal portrait, taken by Lord Snowden in 1982, this volume follows the life and career of Ingrid Bergman (1915–1982) in over 350 photographs. Accompanied by an interview with John Kobal and texts by Robert Capa, John Updike, Martha Gellhorn and others, the photographs show Bergman on and off set in all her major films, with family and friends, and in her final role, as Golda Meir in A Woman Called Golda (1982). Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.