Otherworldly, yet rooted in patriarchal realities, Kelly Barnhill‘s When Women Were Dragons is a storytelling masterwork. Set from the 1950s, it presents a magnificent maelstrom of fire-breathing women who refuse to keep quiet, exposing the trauma of enforced silence, and shining a blazing light on how vital it is to transcend imposed shame and live your own way. “I was four years old when I first saw a dragon. I was four years old when I first learned to be silent about dragons. Perhaps this is how we learn silence — an absence of words, an absence of context, a hole in the universe where the truth should be”. So shares Alex, the narrator of this brilliant novel, who lives at a time when adults remember the “mass dragoning” of women that occurred on 25th April 1955, but never mention it. Alex’s aunt Marla was among those who rose up and transformed into a dragon, but it’s as if she never existed. Marla is never spoken of again - not by Alex’s sick mother, and not by Alex’s father, who leaves her to raise Marla’s daughter Beatrice. Before her transformation and vanishing, Marla told Alex that, “All women are magic. Literally all of us. It’s in our nature. It’s best you learn that now”. Fearing little Beatrice won’t be able to resist her powerful urges to dragon, Alex shuns any such notions, and silences Beatrice’s talk of dragons. But librarian Mrs Gyzinska, who supports Alex’s plan to become a mathematician, shares her learned insights, and frames the phenomenon of dragoning in the context of patriarchy: “There are people who have problems with women, and alas, many of them are also women. That is because of something called the patriarchy… an unnecessary and oppressive obstacle, and best disposed of as soon as possible.” As Alex grapples with tremendous conflicts and prejudice, we’re presented with a spectacular prom scene, a tense but glorious reunion, a beautiful love of a lifetime, and glorious sisterhood. What a story.
‘Regardless Of The Consequences’ by L.D. Lauritzen follows Sheriff Lance Tallbear as he searches for answers when an old plane crash is discovered in the Superstition Mountains. Tallbear’s Apache heritage and his work as an Arizona sheriff gives him the skills and the contacts he needs to get answers about this mysterious wreckage and the identities of the fallen passengers. But with Thomas Kane, an FBI agent with ulterior motives and a myriad of other players all trying to get answers of their own, will Tallbear and his FBI agent partner Brad Hanley manage to solve the case unscathed? This is an interesting mystery with lots to unpack within its pages. Not only do we follow the mystery of the crash and uncover why it’s discovery has garnered so much attention, but we get to know the characters as they each struggle with their own demons. The main character, Lance Tallbear, is an interesting character, unsure of whether to continue on his path as part of the Arizona police force or to fulfill his grandfather’s wishes and become a shaman for the tribe he was born into. The storyline took twists I wasn’t expecting and had plenty of action to keep me turning the page. The characters had depth and made you want to find out more. The inclusion of Native American traditions were interesting and enlightening, although although I didn't like that they were referred to as ‘Indian’ throughout. The plotline was complex, well-structured and kept me guessing until the end. I think that there’s more to come from Sheriff Tallbear and I would be interested to see which cases he takes on next. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest -running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first- time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms - from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand- new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.
The Wainwrights Pocket Log and Tick List is a handsome little book, small enough to pop in your pocket and take up into the Lakeland fells. Conveniently grouped in accordance with the famous Wainwright Pictorial Guides, the pocket log has a dedicated page for each of the 214 Wainwright Fells to record details of your walks and keep a tally of your achievements. With a velvet-like cover and gilded pages it has a quality feel and would be a welcome addition to any walker's Christmas stocking.
Here it's the 'two veg' rather than the meat which are given the spotlight: you'll find 140 inspiring recipes and insightful tips to make your pulses, roots, vegetables and greens dazzle in their own right. Think of garlic oil pea shoots, smoky ratatouille, celeriac baked in a salt and thyme crust, carrots with brown butter and hazelnuts, spelt grains with wild mushrooms, and chorizo roast potatoes. Complete with a recipe directory that will help you find the perfect accompaniment, whatever your cooking, On the Side will brighten and invigorate every meal.
Compiled by the team behind Whitaker's Almanack, Chronologica is a fascinating journey through time, from the foundation of Rome to the creation of the internet. Along the way are tales of kings and queens, hot air balloons, comets...and monkeys in space. Travel through 100 of the most incredible years in world history and learn why being a Roman Emperor wasn't always as good as it sounds, how the Hundred Years' War didn't actually last for 100 years and why Spencer Perceval holds a rather unfortunate record. Chronologica is an informative and entertaining glimpse into history, beautifully illustrated and full of incredible facts. While Chronologica tells the stories of famous people in history such as Thomas Edison and Alexander the Great, this books also recounts the lives of lesser-known individuals including the explorer Mungo Park and sculptor Gutzon Borglum. This historical compendium is certain to entertain readers young and old, and guaranteed to present even the biggest history buff with something new!
Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!
Congratulations to publisher Barrington Stoke for this new edition which is specifically designed to be accessible to all readers, including those with dyslexia. The text is exactly as Steinbeck wrote it and hasn’t been abridged or altered, but features such as the font (a typeface designed to be easy to read), a larger point size and cream pages to help relieve the effects of visual stress, make this special edition of his great novel ‘super readable’ for all. Steinbeck’s classic is a regular examination set text and no wonder: the tragic story of George and Lennie struggling to get by in the California of the Great Depression, it’s a masterpiece, a tale of hope and almost unbearable loss mediated by clear, honest and sympathetic writing. ~ Andrea Reece Note: A stunning dyslexia-friendly package for Steinbeck's classic novel, ideally suited to anyone, young and old, who might benefit from a super-readable layout.
Phil Vickery believes that he can revolutionise the notoriously restrictive gluten-free diet. Using his Michelin-starred cooking talents and his nurturing of simple, honest ingredients, Phil has created over 150 recipes that coeliacs have until now only dreamed of. Food to enjoy, food that is nutritious, food that will make you feel good. There are recipes for breakfasts, healthy snacks, light lunches, easy suppers and sophisticated dinners, including Crispy Pork Salad with Lemon Dressing and a Lemon and Leek Risotto. Phil also brings his skills to cakes, puddings and pastries - recipes that are the hardest of all to find if you are following a gluten-free diet. The 30 sweet ideas include a Fudgy Almond Cake with Mint Syrup & Frosting, Millionaire's Shortbread with Bramley Apple Dip and a great kids' Birthday Cake Sponge. There are also a number of delicious bread ideas, including Chestnut & Roasted Onion Bread.
A woman goes about certain rituals of sex with her second husband, sharing the bed with the ghosts of her sexual past. A beautiful young art student embarks on an affair with a much older, married, famous artist. A middle-aged woman struggles with the decline of her mother, once glamorous and still commanding; their fraught relationship causes unexpected feelings both shaming and brutal. A man finds that his father has died while in the midst of extra-marital sex and wonders what he should do with the body. And a boy sits in his Calculus class, fantasizing about a schoolmate's breasts and worrying about his father lying in hospital, as outside his classroom window the Twin Towers begin to fall.
Peppa, George and all their friends are celebrating Easter. Join them in this activity book packed with puzzles, stickers and Easter fun!
To whip up your own Literary Lunch, just follow this simple recipe...Take a generous helping of Ian McEwan and leave to marinate overnight; Add some Sebastian Faulks to a pan and saute on a high heat; mix in a dollop of Louis de Bernieres (don't stint) and shavings of Mark Haddon and bring to the boil; add a rounded teaspoon of Anne Tyler, a smidgen of Neel Mukherjee and a pinch of Julian Barnes, according to taste. You may also wish to add a sprinkling of Salman Rushdie to add some heat; reduce the mixture down and add a splash of Irvine Welsh, skimming off excess expletives; remove from the heat and add essence of Haruki Murakami slowly, drop by drop, making sure to mix in thoroughly; meanwhile, using a rich brandy or calvados, flambe thinly sliced extracts of Simon Schama - to avoid a scorching, avert face and be prepared for a flare of potentially large flames; and, finally, bring all the elements together and plate up with a dash of Jeanette Winterson and garnish with a sprig of Helen Fielding. Enjoy with a full-bodied red wine.
There are many reasons why Minecraft is now one of the most popular videogames on the planet. The sheer fact that there is so much to do in the game is just one factor. Minecraft is, after all, a game brimming with secrets, and packed to the rafters with things to do. Some of those are easier than others though, and that’s where this guide comes in! Over 148 pages, we cram in as many Minecraft hints and secrets as we can so that, whether you are a Minecraft amateur or veteran of many campaigns, you can taking your gaming to the next level.
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the woman who married a Ferris wheel to exploding cow farts, and from the girl who cries stone tears to the pizzeria that deliver its customers' orders by drone. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2016 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's collection of eye-popping oddities!
This box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many wonderful and varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, and not forgetting Britain, this assortment of books will transport readers back in time across numerous centuries and around the world.
Join Peppa and her family and friends in this fabulous annual. It's filled with three brand new stories, puzzles, games and activities. The perfect Christmas gift for all Peppa Pig fans!
Celia Fiennes travelled the length and breadth of England, riding side-saddle, at the dawn of the eighteenth century. o Discover the multiple journeys around the world undertaken in the 1840s by the Austrian Ida Pfeiffer. Dora d'Istria, a mountain-climbing duchess and polymath, travelled widely through Europe but her account of ascending Mont Blanc in 1860 is perhaps the most striking. Read about Isabel Burton's adventures as a government employee's wife stationed all over the world. Explore the writing of Isabella Bird who travelled around the world on doctor's orders - until finally retraining as a doctor and missionary in her sixties for a trip to India and its surrounding countries. Find out what motivated Marie Kingsley to travel solo to the deepest parts of West Africa and how her journeys shaped not only her own way of thinking but that of Europe as whole. Learn how May Kellogg Sullivan undertook her journey to Alaska and the Yukon to seek her fortune in the gold-mining world. Astonish yourself by finding out that, on a trip to Burma, India, Ceylon and Indonesia with her husband, Fanny Bullock Workman cycled 15,000 miles (as a welcome break from glacier-climbing in the Himalayas). Follow investigative journalist Nellie Bly as she takes up Jules Verne's gauntlet to travel around the world in eighty days. Or find out how Ella Sykes once rode on horseback from the Caspian Sea all the way to India.
'Sophisticated and moving...Powerful' Sunday Times A gripping historical novel about the men behind the invention of the Gutenberg Bible. Bringing tumultuous medieval Europe to life, GUTENBERG'S APPRENTICE is not to be missed by readers of Hilary Mantel, Peter Ackroyd and C. J. Sansom. Johann Gutenberg's first printed Bibles amazed and shocked medieval Europe. He had started a revolution that would one day put books in the hands of any man or woman who wanted them. The project was fraught with danger, for it threatened the power of politicians and the Catholic church. Who was this Gutenberg? In Alix Christie's evocative and compelling novel, he comes vividly to life - driven, caustic and ruthless. Behind him stands a brilliant young scribe, Peter Schoeffer, whose genius is to stay true to his artistic values in the cauldron of the printer's workshop. Caught between the old ways and the new, the two men struggle with one another and the world outside to prevail against overwhelming obstacles...and change history.
Here's everything you need to know to get connected to the electrifying possibilities of redstone. From basic mining and logic circiuts to more advanced mechanics, this book will give you step by step instructions to get you fully wired to redstone. With builds including redstone traps and arrow launchers you never need fear creepers again! Plus, see some of the most amazing community creations from the very best redstone builders - they'll blow your mind!
You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? The Official Minecraft Beginner's Handbook might just save your life. You can learn how to make a shelter, find resources, craft tools, armour and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, as well as creator Notch himself, this is the definitive guide to how to survive your first few days in Minecraft.
At the vulnerable age of 13, Lara McDonnell was picked out by a gang of men who befriended her, showered her with attention and gained her trust. Manipulated and groomed, her life quickly spiralled out of control as the men trafficked her around the country, deliberately keeping her compliant with drink and drugs. Deeply disturbed, and frightened about what the gang would do to her if she tried to break free, it would take over 4 years for Lara to find the strength to fight back, flee Oxford and escape her nightmare. This is her heartbreaking story.
With bright, modern, full colour illustrations, anyone can quickly learn to knit, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy knitting projects with Hello Knitting! With this book safely at your side for guidance, even those who have never picked up a pair of knitting needles before will soon be making brilliant projects while learning new techniques. A super little book containing everything you need to know to start your knitting journey. With projects from finger puppets to doorstops, there really is something here to suit everyone. ~ Liz Robinson
In this beautiful paperback edition, poems old and new, familiar and unfamiliar explore such diverse topics as love, London, exile, family, dreams, war, music and nature, and feature hundreds of poets including Owen Sheers, Paul Muldoon, Sylvia Plath, William Blake, D. H. Lawrence, Kathleen Raine, Roger McGough, Wilfred Owen, Wendy Cope and John Clare, among many others.
Cooking to improve your health and wellbeing but stuck for ideas? Good Food: 14-day Healthy Eating Diet is your simple guide to a healthier, happier and more energetic lifestyle. Within two weeks you can detox your body and provide it with all the nutrients and vitamins it needs for a happier you. Divided into breakfast, lunches, dinners and desserts and including daily recipe plans, Good Food: 14-day Healthy Eating Diet will provide you with delicious recipe ideas for a sustained healthy lifestyle. All recipes have been carefully selected and triple-tested by the trusted team at Good Food, and with full nutritional breakdown and colour photograph to accompany each dish, this is your foolproof guide to the ultimate healthy you.
Reducing your calorie intake for a few days of a week has proven a simple and effective means of losing weight and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Good Food: Fasting Day Recipes is packed full of easy and delicious recipes to make your fasting days fuss-free and flavourful. Divided into calorie content, from 100 calories to 350 calories, you can mix and match the incredible variety of dishes to create your perfect fasting day. From hot broths to sensational salads and hearty hotpots, Good Food: Fasting Day Recipes is guaranteed to have your taste buds watering. All recipes have been carefully selected and triple-tested by the trusted team at Good Food, and with full nutritional breakdown and colour photograph to accompany each dish, this is your perfect companion to a healthy, simple and satisfied fasting day.
If you like good food, but want to stay healthy or lose weight, try Good Food: Low-fat Feasts. Divided into Starters and Light Meals; Pasta, Rice and Noodles; Meat; Fish and Seafood; Veggie-friendly and Desserts, you're guaranteed to find a delicious, low-fat recipe for every occasion. Whether you choose Chicken with Coriander Tomato Sauce, Nutty Stuffed Peppers or Tequila Sunrise Sorbet, every recipe has been tried and tested by the Good Food team to ensure fantastic results, every time you cook. The recipes are all short and simple with easy-to-follow steps, using readily available ingredients and are accompanied by a full-colour photograph of the finished dish. This edition is revised and updated with delicious new recipes and a fresh, contemporary design.
Sugar can have a very harmful affect on our health and well being and Good Food: Low Sugar Recipes is your perfect companion to cutting harmful levels out of your diet whilst still eating delicious meals. With breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks as well as tempting desserts and baking ideas, Good Food: Low Sugar Recipes is packed full of easy recipes, full of flavour. From Bacon and parsley hotcakes to Portabello burgers and lemon drizzle cake, every recipe for every occasion can now be low in sugar. All recipes have been carefully selected and triple-tested by the trusted team at Good Food, and with full nutritional breakdown and colour photograph to accompany each dish, this is your comprehensive guide to a healthier and happier, low-sugar lifestyle.
'The Almanack is essentially a Household Book. From it is derived the knowledge ordinarily possessed of the Course of the Seasons, and other Astronomical phenomena, the nature of our Constitution, and the statistics of our Ecclesiastical, Legal, Naval, and Military systems. In addition to all such information, herein given in an unusually full and complete manner, the reader will discover other and important features not hitherto easily obtainable. He is referred, for instance, to the summaries of the Public Income and Expenditure, the proceedings of Parliaments during the last Session; to Scientific Discoveries and Inventions of the Year; to the Trade, Commerce, and Finance of the Kingdom; and to the particulars of our Municipal and Social Institutions...a clear and concise account of India, Australia, Canada and other possessions, together with a similar description of Foreign Countries' (December 10, 1868) So wrote Joseph Whitaker in the introduction to his very first edition of Whitaker's Almanack, published in 1868. One hundred and forty six years later Whitaker's is still published annually and its remit has remained remarkably unchanged. Alongside the calendar and astronomical data associated with an almanack, it provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of UK infrastructure, a detailed digest of every country of the world and an overview of the events and discoveries of the past year.
Greetings citizens! Can you spot Boris? In an array of crowded scenes, from zip wires and bikes to Beijing and the Bullingdon Club, search for Boris amongst the masses. Anyone for wiff-waff? With oodles of in-jokes and bonus material to find, plus cameo appearances from some old chums, this book provides hours of fun for both the lovers and loathers of the blonde-mop-topped phenomenon that is...BoJo. A classic and fun gift book, tracking Boris down around the world will be endless amusement for all the family.
Ears flapping, eyes wide and nose twitching: a dog hanging out of a window is a spectacular sight. Capturing these moments of delight and canine curiosity, this book is an anthology of beautiful photographs of man's best friend in motion. Dogs of all shapes and sizes from all over the world, majestically alert and gazing triumphantly towards the horizon. Whether cute, powerful, uplifting or heart-warming, these striking images stir up the emotions of joy we feel towards our loveable companions.
Following on from 2013's SATURDAY KITCHEN COOKING BIBLE, this is the new collection of recipes from the chefs behind SATURDAY KITCHEN. Each weekend, over 3 million people sit down to enjoy BBC's SATURDAY KITCHEN'S world-class chefs cook fantastic recipes. With entertaining and often humorous step-by-step demonstrations, the chefs show you how to make aspirational, restaurant-quality dishes in your own kitchen - with no specialist equipment and no confusing, cheffy terms. The end result is stunning, mouthwatering food. Including seasonal recipes and tips from chefs on their favourite seasonal ingredients, each chapter will be accompanied by menus and inspiring ideas for dinner parties and entertaining friends. From recipes for spring such as Tom Kerridge's Rosemary and Garlic Salt-baked Lamb Shank to Angela Hartnett's Linguine with Red Mullet, Chilli and Garlic and Michel Roux's Poussin Scented with Ginger and Lemongrass, this book is bursting with gorgeous recipes to make all year round.
'Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one.' Widely known for his strong personality, sharp dress sense, and eccentric comments at press conferences, there is only one Jose Mourinho. Regarded as many by the world's best manager and one of the greatest of all time, he achieved huge success whilst at Benfica, Uniao de Leiria, Porto, Chelsea, Internazionale and Real Madrid. Never one to doubt his own abilities, the charismatic and controversial manager has dominated headlines with his many clashes with the press and run-ins with the football authorities. Silver-tongued and passionate, this compendium of quotes from the 'special one' includes the very best of Mourinho on football: his erudite comments, bizarre philosophies, confident expressions of unwavering self-belief and his love of the beautiful game. 'Look, I'm a coach, I'm not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.' A warning to Real Madrid fans, 2010. 'Look at my haircut. I am ready for the war.' At the launch of a new shirt deal between Chelsea and Adidas. The event also became a chance to unveil his new, short-trimmed haircut. 'I think they should get George Clooney to play me. He's a fantastic actor and my wife thinks he would be ideal.' Contemplating a film of his life.
More than 30 recipes for deliciously oaty breakfasts, superfood snacks, toasted treats and drinks. Whether soaked, baked, toasted or blended, oatmeal possesses some of the most potent health-giving properties; it is packed with vitamins and dietary fibre, and is known to support the immune system. Oatmeal is also a fantastic vehicle for introducing other deliciously healthy foods, from fresh fruit to probiotic yogurt and antioxidant-rich chocolate to honey. With chapters on Oatmeal & Porridge, Muesli & Granola, Bars & Cookies, Muffins & Cakes and Drinks and recipes that really get the tastebuds working, you'll be spoilt for choice. From super healthy Quinoa Oatmeal to Pumpkin Spice Porridge, Bircher Berries and No-bake Maple Clusters, these oaty breakfasts pack the perfect punch. For energy-boosting snacks and treats, try Ginger Cashew Bars and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. And, if you still haven't had your fill of oats, try the moreish Blueberry or Peanut Butter Oat Smoothies.
This collection of warming recipes will keep you warm the whole season through. On a cold day a steaming bowl of soup is always welcome. Soups and Snacks features hearty recipes such as Slow-cooked Onion and Cider Soup; and Parsnip, Chorizo and Chestnut Soup. When it's freezing outside, what we want is warm, comforting food. In Supper Dishes you'll find plenty of quick-to-prepare dishes including Sausages with Celeriac Rosti and Taleggio and Potato Tortilla. What better way to spend a chilly afternoon than preparing a casserole that can then slow-cook in time for dinner? One-pot Wonders is full of great ideas. Try a Smoky Hotpot of Great Northern Beans; a Classic Lamb Tagine with Almonds, Prunes and Apricots or Boeuf Bourguignon. Roasts are perfect for weekly family get-togethers. Try the Roast Beef with Winter Vegetables and Garlic Creme or Roast Pork with Apple and Fennel Puddings. Sides and Salads complete any meal. Choose from Baked Spinach Mornay or Savoy Cabbage with Bacon and Cream; or try a crisp winter salad, such as Endive, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad. Whether you enjoy a slice of cake or an indulgent dessert, there are plenty of delicious treats in Bakes and Desserts. Try Sticky Marzipan and Cherry Loaf or Mulled Winter Fruit Crumble. Finally, in Drinks there are plenty of ideas. Enjoy a soothing Mocha Maple Coffee or Hot Rum and Cider Punch, guaranteed to get any festive gathering off to a flying start.
Traditionally served as a bar snack alongside a sherry, beer or wine, tapas have become a firm fixture on the culinary map thanks to their variety and versatility. Tapas are great shared among friends, making them the perfect choice for party nibbles or as an accompaniment to pre-dinner drinks. You can also serve them as a convivial starter for sharing or cook a range of dishes to make a more substantial lunch or dinner. This book covers all of the classics - from perennially popular Patatas Bravas (potatoes in tomato sauce) and Gambas Al Ajillo (garlic prawns) to deliciously simple Tortilla Espanola (Spanish omelette) and Piquillos Rellenos (stuffed peppers). A wonderful sharing plate such as the Garlic Olive Oil, Warm Marinated Olives and Jamon Serrano Platter can be created with very little effort - what matters is marrying the right flavours. Many of the dishes can be made in advance such as the Gazpacho, Albondigas, Alioli or marinated fish dishes, allowing you to enjoy time with your guests rather than being stuck in the kitchen. This book contains all of the recipes you need to discover a new way of eating and entertaining.
The Official Peppa Pig Annual 2015 is packed! With two new stories, puzzles, activities and much more, it is the ultimate stocking-filler for Peppa fans. It is based on the award-winning Peppa Pig animation. There are lots more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird for you to enjoy including: The Big Tale of Little Peppa, Peppa's Big Race and many more.
Could anything be more enjoyable than eating home-cooked burgers surrounded by family and friends? Take a fresh look at burgers with over 40 irresistible recipes that are easy to make and extremely delicious. There is a burger for everyone: Choose from a great selection of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian recipes. Burgers have never been so good, and now you can partner them with the perfect homemade sides, sauces, and salads - the perfect accompaniments to everyone's favourite meal. With brilliant novel takes including the Chorizo Burger, the Chicken Caesar Burger and the Jerk Chicken Burger as well as all the classics, this really is the ultimate burger book.
We're familiar with it as a dinner party and restaurant favourite, but the creme brulee has in fact been delighting those with a sweet tooth since the mid-17th century, and with its irresistable combination of rich, creamy custard and crunchy burnt sugar, it's not difficult to see why it's one of the world's most famous sweet treats. With this brilliant recipe collection you can try out some inspired and delicious variations on the classic dessert, including Raspberry and champagne, Cranberry and orange and more exotic combinations like Ginger and coconut and Lime and papaya. Even more exciting, you can now wow your guests with savoury brulees too - delicious flavour combinations include Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato and an indulgent Lobster, caramelized onion and gruyere brulee.
Quick to prepare, easy to eat and wonderfully filling, paninis are now a staple on lunch menus worldwide, and with this collection of over 40 mouthwatering recipes, you can bring this gourmet treat to your very own kitchen! Work your way through this selection of sweet and savoury recipes to produce a satisfying meal that's as perfect for enjoying with friends as it is for munching on the go - try the inspired flavour and texture sensation that is Grilled sweet potato and blue cheese, or enjoy a comforting Italian-style Lemon, mozzarella and parmesan. Best of all, give in to temptation and savour an indulgent dessert panini filled with melting ice cream and raspberry or warm chocolate chunks.
Whether you're struggling with leftover Halloween pumpkin or simply looking for a new ingredient to liven up your dishes, the benefits of cooking with pumpkins are countless. This book shows you 40 ways in which the pumpkin can complement pies, tarts and souffles, provide a healthy alternative for oven fries and fritters, or follow in the footsteps of the carrot to give cakes and cookies a healthy boost of vitamins as well as delicious moisture and an enticingly warm flavour. From their abundance of nutrients and antioxidant properties to their low calorie content, pumpkins are an ideal addition to any meal, yet they remain somewhat a somewhat neglected food. This cookbook sets out to change all of that. Traditionally a symbol of Celtic folklore, now the pumpkin can bring a touch of modern magic to your dishes.
All the big ideas in science, simply explained Part of the popular Big Ideas series, The Science Book explores the history of science, how scientists have sought to explain our incredible universe and how amazing scientific discoveries have been made. Discover how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia, why Copernicus' ideas were contentious and what the discovery of DNA meant. All the big scientific ideas and discoveries are brought to life with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps', plus every area of science is covered, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics. You'll be brought up-to-date on scientific ideas from black holes to genetic engineering with eye-catching artworks showing how the ideas of key scientists have impacted our understanding of the world. Whether you are a science student or just have an interest in scientific ideas, The Science Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides. From tiny frogs in the rainforest to giant tropical crocodiles, leaf through Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians profiling the world's snakes, reptiles and amphibians. Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the snakes, reptiles and other amphibians featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With detailed sections on what a reptile or amphibian is, their reproduction and their feeding habits, Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is the ideal identification guide.
Money, cars, homes, holidays, parties and all the shoes you've ever dreamed of. The life of a footballer's wife or girlfriend must be as glamorous and exciting as her other half, right? But behind the closed doors of the Wag's world, there are all the pressures as well as pleasures of success. So what is it really like? The Secret Wag lays bare the reality of existence under the celebrity spotlight. It is about fashion and fame, sex and scandal, but, like the bestselling Secret Footballer books, is also an honest appraisal of life on and off the field of play which will change your preconceptions about footballers and their partners. It is sassy, outspoken, funny and above all, written from the heart. Meet The Secret Wag.
Part of a series designed to get even the most complete novice trying out a new craft. Cake decorating can be fabulously ornate - or it can be simple with basic decoration and modelling. If you don’t know where to start, what equipment you need or what to do when things go wrong – start here. Like for Like Reading Sweet and Simple Party Cakes: Over 40 Pretty Cakes for Perfect Celebrations, May Clee-Cadman 50 Easy Party Cakes, Debbie Brown
A History of the First World War in 100 Objects narrates the causes, progress and outcome of the First World War by telling the stories behind 100 items of material evidence of that cataclysmic and shattering conflict. From weapons that created carnage to affectionate letters home and from unexpected items of trench decoration to the paintings of official war artists, the objects are as extraordinary in their diversity and story-telling power as they are devastating in their poignancy. Each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it.
This is the definitive visual history of the people, politics and events of World War I. World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is a fascinating portrait of a world at war, vividly portraying the conflicts of the Great War on land, sea and in the skies. This history book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. You will uncover the details of the Great War's titanic battles such as Gallipoli, the Somme and Verdun that left an indelible mark on the collective memories of countries and that claimed a generation of young men. You can discover how local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast conflict that was fought out to the bitter end. You can find out about key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders and technological advances that influenced the course of the First World War. Timelines show you the war unfolding across countries, providing an overview of developments in all the theatres of war. Packed with images, maps, portraits, key artefacts and unforgettable first person accounts, World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide is an uniquely accessible military history of one of the world's most devastating conflicts.
This is a beautifully packaged and illustrated gift book for girls to give to their best friends, their mums. 'I would rather go an entire week without my mobile phone than go one day without talking to you! Love you, Mum.' 'I promise not to play my music too loudly...If you promise to do the same! Love you, Mum.' Many mothers and daughters now share everything from shoes and make-up to Facebook and Twilight. Packed with gorgeous illustrations, photographs and sayings, Love You, Mum celebrates the growing bond between girls and their mums.
The companion volume to the film of the same name, this will give all fans a glorious record of their time at the cinema which they can revisit in their own homes. The story of the daring quest undertaken by Bilbo Baggins and his companions is simply told and richly illustrated with stills from the film. All the dangerous moments are recorded with the most terrifying of them all - the moment that Bilbo finds the hoard of gold and comes face to face with the terrible dragon – making a stunning finale. ~ Julia Eccleshare If you would like to purchase through the official Tolkien site then click here.
With 10 pages of stickers plus lots of stunning activities, this amazing book is a great companion to the exciting new movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. If you would like to purchase through the official Tolkien site then click here.
You're alone in a strange new world full of hidden dangers. With just your bare hands to mine with, you only have minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you...This annual celebrates the limitless possibilities of Minecraft. Packed with step-by-step instructions for exciting builds and projects, tips from the experts, including the game's creator Notch himself, cool things to make, games to test your brain power and codes to unravel, it's everything Minecraft fans have been waiting for. This might just be the one thing good enough to drag them away from their screens this year!
Published in advance of the amazing second movie in Peter Jackson's trilogy, this is the OFFICIAL Hobbit Annual, packed with stills, characters and information from the movie sensation. If you would like to purchase through the official Tolkien site then click here.
The only 100% fully OFFICIAL Annual - written in collaboration with One Direction. This is THE Annual for all 1D fans! The most successful band in the world - One Direction - are having an amazing year. A sell-out tour, bagging number one in 63 countries and the release of their first movie this summer are just some of their achievements. Find out straight from Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall and Zayn what they think about success, their musical influences, making the movie, their style, their amazing fans and much more! With exclusive interviews, up to the minute news and fantastic never-seen-before photos, this is a must-have for all One Direction fans, and a fantastic Christmas gift!
It's all aboard the Cloudy Cloth Clipper with Cap'n Buck for this year's official Moshi Monsters annual! Take to the Seventy Seas around Monstro City and explore the islands with Buck and his crew for new pirate booty. But watch out, the dastardly Dr. Strangeglove is searching for the same treasure! Packed with features, comic strips, makes and the chance to solve puzzles to earn Rox treasure of your very own! This official Moshi Monsters annual is the perfect Christmas gift and stocking filler for Moshi fans. Want more Moshi? Adopt your monster now at website.
Packed full of fun, activities and games, this is the official Hello Kitty Annual - the perfect Christmas gift for every Hello Kitty fan! Have a fabulous year with Hello Kitty. Full of things to keep every Hello Kitty fan busy, this amazing annual includes Kitty's information and advice on all kinds of topics, including: * how to make your own Hello Kitty bow * your superstar name * making the perfect cookie * taking the best photos ever * designing stylish outfits for Hello Kitty * going green * making your own mini book And much, much more!
Bursting with brilliant stories and activities from the awesome new LEGO Legends of Chima range, this wicked official LEGO annual is a must-have for LEGO fans. With LEGO bricks included for added build and play fun, this is the perfect Christmas gift and stocking filler for children. There are a variety of official LEGO Legends of Chima books available from Ladybird including: Lions and Eagles Activity Book with Minifigure, Clash of the Tribes Story Activity Book, Wolves and Crocodiles Activity Book with Minifigure and many more!
It's Easter time and Grandpa Pig has organized a special Easter Egg hunt. But Peppa Pig and her friends find more than chocolate eggs at the end of the garden...This brand new board storybook featuring Peppa and George is perfect for sharing with little Peppa Pig fans and makes the ideal gift this Easter. Look out for more Peppa Pig books from Ladybird including: Treasure Hunt! Sticker Book, My Granny and many more!