Theatre of the World
The Maps that Made History
Taking its title from the Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius’s celebrated atlas of 1570, Theatre of the World follows the development of map-making from prehistoric rock carvings through the Renaissance to the digital age. Illustrated in colour throughout, it demonstrates how maps reflect our growing knowledge of the planet and our technical ability to chart its features. It also addresses the questions of who made the maps, on whose behalf, and what world-view they express.
And the Men Who made Him
While much has been written about Henry VIII’s women, this biography turns to the men who surrounded the king and, through his relationships with male family, servants, ministers, friends and rivals, gives a fresh account of Henry’s multi-faceted personality. From his childhood with his father, through the ‘lusty bachelors’ of his youth, to the intellectuals and political advisers of his reign, and Holbein, the king’s image-maker for posterity, Tracy Borman presents a rich and often surprising narrative of Henry’s life.
Bake it Better
Part of the Great British Bake Off series of Bake it Better books, this is both a guide to basic ingredients, equipment and techniques and a collection of recipes arranged by biscuit types and the skills involved in making them: from Flapjacks in the ‘needs a little skill’ category to the challenges of Garibaldi Biscuits and Palmiers.
Kirstie's Vintage Home
With the emphasis on reusing, rather than buying new, Kirstie Allsopp demonstrates how vintage fabrics, furniture and other everyday items can be revamped to create unique home furnishings. The 30 or more projects, each with step-by-step instructions, range from an embellished trinket box and gilded picture frame to the more ambitious tiled splashback. The book also includes practical guidance on sourcing materials, period styling and crafting techniques.
Gino's Islands in the Sun
Over 100 Recipes from Sardinia & Sicily to Enjoy at Home
While similar to Italian food, Sardinian and Sicilian cuisine both have a distinct identity, influenced by the islands’ geography and history. Inspired by their use of fresh ingredients and regional specialities, such as pecorino, shellfish and saffron, Gino presents over 100 simple recipes for starters, main dishes, sides and desserts, including Pork and Sage Risotto, Seafood Salad and Jasmine and Orange Sorbet.