The Way of Whisky
A Journey Around Japanese Whisky
Documenting the history of Japan’s distilleries and the whiskies they produce, award-winning writer Dave Broom explores how the drinks are as much ‘a product of mindset’ as the result of commercial processes. In addition to tasting note, facts and figures, he examines the philosophy that influences the creation and appreciation of the spirit, and how it is impacted by many factors, including the seasons, craftsmanship and culture of the country.
Cacti and Succulents: Choosing, Styling, Caring
Named after the owner’s east London boutique, this illustrated introduction offers all the basic information needed to grow cacti and succulents successfully. It begins with a comprehensive directory that showcases the surprisingly diverse colours, shapes and sizes of the different species, then gives advice on caring for and displaying them, explaining how they are relatively low maintenance and make ideal house plants. Slightly off-mint. Felt tip mark on upper trimmed edge.
Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia
Judith Miller, the well-known collectables expert and a regular on Antiques Roadshow, first compiled this comprehensive guide in 1998, with a team of over 40 consultants. It provides detailed, illustrated information on a variety of antiques, from popular items such as furniture, ceramics, silver and glass to specialist topics including jewellery, scientific instruments and Oriental art. This fully updated edition contains a revised directory, a list of suppliers and up-to-date price codes.
This comprehensive guide to Scotland’s whiskies begins with an illustrated history of the spirit, an introduction to how it is made and what to look for in tasting. The different whisky regions are explored, with maps pinpointing the locations of the distilleries. Each producer is examined in more detail in the A–Z directory, which includes information on their typical flavours.
En Cyclo Pedia
Everything You Need to Know About Cycling, from the Essential to the Obscure
International bicycle culture is celebrated in this stylishly illustrated A–Z of facts and stories. Entries range from how Brooks’s upmarket saddles are made to performance-enhancing drugs and the colour of a race leader’s jersey (not always yellow).
The Secrets of Great Botanists
And What They Teach Us About Gardening – RHS
Matthew Biggs profiles the lives and achievements of 35 botanists whose work in fields such as plant collecting, plant-based medicine, genetics or hybridization has significantly increased our understanding of plants. Richly illustrated with horticultural drawings, portraits and photographs, and noting how each botanist can inspire today’s gardeners, the book is arranged chronologically from the ‘Father of Pharmacology’, Pedanius Dioscorides (fl. 50 CE), through figures including Linnaeus, Joseph Banks and Gregor Mendel, to Patrick Blanc, the pioneer of vertical gardening.
The Fashion Chronicles
The Style Stories of History's Best Dressed
In this illustrated collection of biographies, the fashion historian and BBC television presenter Amber Butchart investigates the lives and sartorial style of 100 figures across five thousand years of history, from Otzi the Iceman who lived c.3500–3100 BCE to the Vogue model Halima Aden, who was born in 1997. She explores how, across cultures and throughout time, people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.
The Cardamom Trail
Chetna Bakes with Flavours of the East
During her time competing in The Great British Bake Off 2014, Chetna Makan became known for infusing traditional Western bakes with Indian flavours, an approach she continues with this illustrated collection of more than 100 sweet and savoury offerings. The recipes, such as Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake and Curry Onion Tart, are interspersed with information about her eleven favourite spices along with advice about combining and balancing flavours.
The Life of Tea
A Journey to the World's Finest Teas
‘The taste and experience of pure nature, with all its exquisite flavours and aromas, are at the heart of the enjoyment of tea.’ For this spectacular three-part ‘Journey’, the authors, a documentary photographer and a tea expert, first went in search of the tea plants and the process from ‘earth to cup’, then explored the finest tea mountains of China, Japan, India and Sri Lanka and, finally, sought out the cultural world that has developed around tea drinking.
Fabulous Flavours from the East
The Sunday Times bestselling author of Persiana, Sabrina Ghayour offers an illustrated collection of more than 100 recipes, such as Harissa Mussels, Spiced Lamb Kebabs and Quince Tatin, that infuse Western-style dishes with the aromatic flavours of the Middle East. A list of recommended store cupboard ingredients is included, with spices, seasonings, flavoured oils and preserves.
EVO Aston Martin
Behind the Wheel of a Motoring Icon
‘What makes an Aston Martin unique: that subtle blend of beauty, understated aggression, sizzling performance and a distinctively British character.’ From the oldest surviving Aston Martin, an ‘A3' from 1921, to 2019 and the groundbreaking Valkyrie, produced in partnership with Red Bull Racing, the writers of Evo magazine profile every road and racing model, with brief technical details, evocative descriptions of how the cars drive and outstanding photographs. Off-mint.
Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot Kitchen
A cross between Turkish and Mediterranean food, but with simpler recipes that require fewer spices, Selin Kiazim’s modern take on Turkish-Cypriot cuisine includes stuffed pastries, barbecued meats, fish and exotic salads – all popular dishes at her Oklava restaurant in Shoreditch.
The Great Composers and Their Masterworks
This guide to the world of opera covers the whole history of the art form, from the early Baroque masterpieces of Monteverdi and Cavalli to works by such modern composers as Britten, John Adams and Thea Musgrave. Ranging across Europe, Russia and the United States, the book provides concise biographies of more than 50 composers, with synopses of their key works, photographs of productions and details of famous arias and choruses. Preface by Lord Harewood and foreword by Bryn Terfel.
The Fashion of Film
How Cinema Has Inspired Fashion
With examples from 45 films across seven genres, including crime, musicals, horror and fantasy, this illustrated volume explores Hollywood’s influence on fashion. Demonstrating how costumes can prompt designers’ creativity decades after appearing on screen, it includes looks that have become mainstream – Marlene Dietrich’s androgynous appearance in Morocco in 1930 has been mimicked repeatedly – and those that remain outlandish, such as the robotic bodysuits in Thierry Mugler’s 1995–96 collection, inspired by the 1927 classic Metropolis.