Rising in Tibet and flowing over 3,900 miles, the Yangtze is the world's third longest river. Here, Philip Wilkinson explores the Yangtze's hold over Chinese and Westerners alike and its role in history, from the Three Kingdoms to Mao's Long March. He also examines the river's wildlife, its industries and the construction of the colossal and controversial Three Gorges Dam. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, maps and a time line, this remarkable book portrays a river as varied and mysterious as China itself.
Pests and Diseases
This handy guide from the bestselling Gardeners' World Magazine can help you fight back against the pests and diseases that can undermine all of your hard work in the garden. There is information on preventing attacks and infections, identifying the enemy and using chemical-free control methods, as well as an A–Z of common problems and step-by-step photo guides on useful techniques to combat them.
The Great British Bake Off
How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers
Few of us possess the skills of a professional cook. But this book, which features recipes by Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry and contestants who appeared on the programme, promises to provide everything you need to create your own showstoppers, including styling secrets and decorating tips – even if you don't have hours of free time. As well as cakes there are recipes for breads, tarts, pies, desserts and biscuits, all lavishly illustrated with photographs from the series.
Faulks on Fiction
Great British Characters and the Secret Life of the Novel
In this literary and social history, bestselling novelist Sebastian Faulks celebrates the great fictional characters of English literature, and examines the way in which they have mapped the national psyche over the centuries. Written to accompany a BBC TV series, the book explores the enduring appeal of heroes from Robinson Crusoe to Sherlock Holmes, lovers from Mr Darcy to Lady Chatterley, snobs from Emma Woodhouse to Miss Jean Brodie, and villains from Fagin to Steerpike.
Her Life, Our Times
Thrust into the limelight by the untimely death of her father King George VI, the 27-year-old Princess Elizabeth was crowned Queen on 2 June 1953. Drawing on his own experience with the royal family, alongside meticulous research and rare archive material, Alan Titchmarsh tells how this young woman rose to the challenge during a 60-year reign that has revealed her wisdom, dignity and devotion to her subjects.
The Beatles: The BBC Archives
Recording Dates 1962 to 1970
The Beatles appeared on the BBC on countless occasions, the network hosting some of the group's most significant projects such as the Our World satellite broadcast in 1967 and the Magical Mystery Tour film. This book charts every appearance by the Beatles on the BBC with transcripts of interviews, photographs and ephemera from the files. The boxed set also contains a wallet of facsimile documents including correspondence relating to appearances, an audition report and a publicity photograph.