Millie Marotta Journal
192 Ruled Pages with Illustrations to Colour in
From her studio in West Wales, Millie Marotta creates intricate line drawings inspired by the natural world. The 192 narrow-lined pages in this journal are interspersed with 15 of her images, all from her Wild Savannah colouring book.
Wholefood Heaven in a Bowl
Natural, Nutritious and Delicious Wholefood Recipes to Nourish Body and Soul
A celebration of naturally healthy, unprocessed ingredients and flavours from around the world, this illustrated volume features more than 65 of the vegetarian and vegan dishes the husband-and-wife team David and Charlotte Bailey serve from their street-food van. The recipes, including easy-to-eat bowl meals and one-pot dishes, all incorporate a wide range of cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds and plants.
Some Like it Hot
The Official 50th Anniversary Companion
Billy Wilder developed his story of two male musicians dressing in drag to play in an all-female band from a 1951 German film, itself a remake of a French original. With over 150 images of the cast and crew, excerpts from the script and other ephemera, this celebration of the much-loved comedy reveals how the film was made and what happened behind the scenes with the notoriously unreliable Marilyn Monroe.
The Complete Fish and Seafood Companion
Mitch Tonks presents a comprehensive guide to buying, preparing, and cooking fish and seafood. A species-by-species breakdown, divided into white fish, oily fish and shellfish, comprises tasting notes and information on territory, seasonality, nutrition, and sustainability. More than 100 recipes are accompanied by photographs documenting his daily life on Brixham Harbour and anecdotes from fishing communities.
Bee's Brilliant Biscuits
Family favourites such as Jammie Dodgers and Party Rings feature among the 80 recipes in this collection. Ideas range from the simple vanilla cookie to the more elaborate gingerbread house and even a chocolate chip wedding cake, with clear instructions and measurements in imperial and metric. Alphabet and number stencils are also included, enabling the creation of the personalized bakes that the author champions.
My Cool Scooter
An Inspirational Guide to Stylish Scooters
Whether it is a well-known Vespa or a classic Goggo, Chris Haddon’s inspirational tribute to the scooter depicts stylish and unusual examples from around the world. The photographs are accompanied by historical details, vehicle notes and anecdotes from owners about the varied uses they have found for scooters in both town and country.
Oz Clarke's World of Wine
Wines Grapes Vineyards
In this tour around the world’s great wine regions Oz Clarke shares his deep knowledge of the vital connections between landscapes, grape varieties and the cornucopia of flavours that they produce. From France to China, Argentina to Australia, he describes both old and new wine-growing areas, considers the changing fashions and techniques of viticulture and explains how to find the wine you want.
Porridge & Muesli
Healthy Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day
A favoured breakfast of athletes and dieters, porridge is filling, budget-friendly and cholesterol-lowering. Featuring a selection of oat, rye and wheat-based recipes, some with a Nordic twist, plus ideas for granolas, mueslis and toppings, this illustrated cookbook also includes nutritional information, serving suggestions and strategies for pan cleaning.
Colour Your Own Medieval Animals
Sourced from the British Library's extensive archive of illuminated medieval and Renaissance poetry, bestiaries and religious manuscripts, the 22 animal pictures in this colouring folio are printed on tear-out pages that are blank on the reverse. The original artworks are reproduced in colour on the inside cover.
A Christmas Carol
A miser who has no time for the magic of the festive season, Ebenezer Scrooge has his outlook transformed after a series of night-time visitations from three ghosts. Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the spirit of Dickens’ Christmas tale of redemption. Unabridged. Age 8+
How Everything Works
This reference guide, from an award-winning illustrator, answers questions about the organization of the kitchen and the correct use of its equipment. Using minimal text and detailed illustrations, Snow offers advice on subjects including choosing a new knife and how to brew the perfect cup of tea.
6 Robots to Build and Decorate
Comprising six pages of cardboard press-outs, this activity book provides colourful robots that can be built without the use of glue or scissors. Each of the three models has a colour version to customize with the stickers provided, and a plain, white alternative so that readers can create their own designs. Age 5+
Secrets, A Collection of Erotic Fiction
Buying lingerie, working in a restaurant kitchen, discussing mortgage terms... Mundane, everyday activities turn swiftly into sexual adventures in this collection of nine erotic short stories from Agent Provocateur. Off-mint and sexually explicit.
Big City Explorer
Where Can I Go?
In this illustrated guide for young explorers, a penguin takes an alphabetical tour of 28 world cities from Amsterdam to Washington DC. Each spread includes historical information, key facts and famous landmarks, and provides directions using the book’s built-in compass. Age 4+
Then and Now
Pairing photographs taken during the belle époque, from around 1870 to 1910, with modern colour photographs of the same locations today, the authors look at how Paris buildings, monuments and streets have fared over the last century or so. Many of the older photographs were commissioned by the city authorities to record the redevelopment of Paris, and they show side streets and outlying districts as well as examples of grand architecture such as Notre Dame and the Panthéon.
Oz Clarke Wine A–Z
The World's Favourite Wine Writer
As the climate changes, so do the conditions in which vines flourish, bringing different challenges for growers and new flavours for customers. Revised and updated, this edition of Oz Clarke’s Wine A–Z, published in 2015, covers over 7,000 wines and 4,500 producers, providing summaries of regions, styles of wine and estates, vintage charts and 500 of Oz’s own recommendations for classic, up-and-coming and ‘oddball’ wines.
A Life in Pictures
From his ‘lucky, lucky childhood’, a war baby growing up in his mother’s sweet shop, to experiencing ‘another burst of wonder’ as a grandfather, Michael Foreman tells the story of his life in prose suited to readers young and old, and in pictures from the books he has illustrated. Tracing his career through those story books, Foreman describes his collaborations with writers, especially Terry Jones and Michael Morpurgo, who has written the foreword for this charmed life in pictures – and stories.
The Mackintosh Style
Decor & Design
Elizabeth Wilhide begins this study of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868–1928) and his achievements in architecture and design by looking at how influences such as the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements were forged into a new style and a ‘unique vocabulary of design and decoration’. The book goes on to give a detailed and richly illustrated account of buildings and interiors by Mackintosh, including The Glasgow School of Art, Windyhill, The Hill House and the Willow Tea Rooms.
Quentin Blake's Ten Frogs
From 1 (One Crow/Un Cuervo) to 10 (Ten Frogs/Diez Ranas), and two big numbers – 20 and 100 – Quentin Blake’s counting book is illustrated in inimitable style with dogs, cats, rats, fish, ducks and chickens for young children to count and to learn their first number words in English and Spanish. Age 2+
The South Pacific Companion
The war in the Pacific might seem an unlikely setting for a Broadway musical, but Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 adaptation of James A Michener's stories became an instant classic. Packed with production photographs, posters and set designs, this handsome and lovingly produced book charts the show's origins, reproduces the lyrics of classic songs such as 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'There is Nothin' Like a Dame', and follows the production history of this evergreen hit into the 21st century.
A Life in Pictures
Destined for the limelight from childhood, Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011) was just twelve when National Velvet made her a star. And while later films such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) established her depth and power as an actress, she was better known for her many marriages and passion for diamonds. Illustrated with photographs, this handsome book charts her life and career, her turbulent relationship with Richard Burton, and her charity work. Off-mint.