Describing himself as ‘a crusty but urbane Scot, in his prime’, Quintin Jardine gave up a career as a political spin-doctor for a job ‘more in touch with reality’: writing crime fiction. His Bob Skinner books are set mainly in Edinburgh, where Skinner – ‘Britain’s toughest cop’ – leads the CID. The five titles included in this set are:Skinner's Trail (Read more...) Skinner's Rules (Read more...) Skinner's Round (Read more...) Skinner's Ordeal (Read more...) Skinner's Festival (Read more...)
Mary Berry: Family Sunday Lunches
Over 150 Delicious Recipes for a Relaxed Sunday Lunch
In this celebration of Sunday lunch, Mary Berry offers recipes for all seasons, from light summer salads to winter casseroles and curries. She gives tried-and-tested advice on preparing all types of roast plus traditional accompaniments such as Yorkshire puddings, cranberry sauce and stuffing, and includes roasting charts for both the conventional oven and the Aga. Other chapters cover canapés, vegetarian dishes, cold desserts and hot puddings.
Journey to the Edge of the World
Billy Connelly recounts with customary humour his ten-week journey through the North West Passage, piloting an aeroplane over Iceberg Valley, trekking through mountains and kayaking through ice floes. Although in awe of the landscape, illustrated here with hundreds of photographs, it was his encounters with ordinary people that made the greatest impression, introducing him to traditions that were essential for survival in this challenging environment.
Martina Cole - 4 Books
Often focusing on the bonds of family and featuring strong female characters, Martina Cole's bestselling novels are mostly set in London, among the underworld gangs and organized crime families of the East End and the author's home county of Essex. The four titles included in this set are: The Faithless (Read more...) Faces (Read more...) The Life (Read more...) The Family (Read more...)
Friend For Life
The Extraordinary Partnership Between Humans and Dogs
The TV presenter and animal lover Kate Humble draws on her experience of training her sheepdog puppy to present this examination of how dogs have evolved from predator to lifesaver, supporting her discoveries about the unique connection between humans and canines with real-life stories featuring rescue, guide, service and medical dogs.
The Lean Machines
Eat Well, Move Better and Feel Awesome
The personal trainers and popular YouTubers Leon Bustin and John Chapman advocate a balanced, fad-free approach to well-being, and here they share a variety of nutritious recipes, workout plans and mindfulness tips designed to improve overall health and happiness.
The Inside Story of the Special Boat Service
This definitive history of the Special Boat Service, which draws on previously classified archive material and first-hand recollections of former personnel, explores its pioneering operations during the Second World War before examining subsequent roles, including the protection of UK coastal installations, counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering prior to large-scale manoeuvres.
The Spy Who Changed the World
Despite being German and a former member of the Communist Party, Klaus Fuchs was granted British citizenship at the height of the Second World War and invited to contribute to research on the atomic bomb. The physicist moved to America in 1943 to work on the Manhattan Project, all the time passing vital information to the Russians. This biography assesses Fuchs's value as a scientist and as a spy as he traded the greatest secrets of the age.