Nick Perry - Author

About the Author

Nick Perry spent his childhood in Dorset, out in the countryside daydreaming most of the time. He was educated at Parkstone Sea Training School before leaving for London where he worked for ATV Television. He travelled around Europe moving from job to job until he came into money. On impulse he bought a hill farm in North Wales, some experiences of which form the backdrop to Peaks and Troughs. He lives with his wife Arabella in the Wiltshire countryside where he spends his time writing, walking and listening to classical music.

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Drink Me Curious Cocktails from Wonderland

Drink Me Curious Cocktails from Wonderland

Author: Nick Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Great adventures often start with a drink-including Alice's expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked Mad Hatter's tea party. We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland. Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water. We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom,a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret. Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland-themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks. Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand.

Peaks and Troughs In at the Deep End, High in the Hills

Peaks and Troughs In at the Deep End, High in the Hills

Author: Nick Perry Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2017

Peaks and Troughs is the story of a naive young man who is initiated into adulthood through the harsh reality of having to survive in the material world. Despite the hardships, he never loses his belief that there is an alternative way to farm that is sympathetic to the earth and the animals in his care. His neighbours never take him seriously and try to undermine his efforts as he struggles against the elements and nagging self-doubt, but he carries on, no matter how close to the edge he and his family get. This is a warm-hearted, humorous and ultimately inspirational tale of a young man's attempt to run an organic farm in the unforgiving Welsh hills.

Peaks and Troughs In at the Deep End, High in the Hills

Peaks and Troughs In at the Deep End, High in the Hills

Author: Nick Perry Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

Peaks and Troughs is the story of a naive young man who is initiated into adulthood through the harsh reality of having to survive in the material world. Despite the hardships, he never loses his belief that there is an alternative way to farm that is sympathetic to the earth and the animals in his care. His neighbours never take him seriously and try to undermine his efforts as he struggles against the elements and nagging self-doubt, but he carries on, no matter how close to the edge he and his family get. This is a warm-hearted, humorous and ultimately inspirational tale of a young man's attempt to run an organic farm in the unforgiving Welsh hills.

Dominion of Signs Television, Advertising and Other New Zealand Fictions, The

Dominion of Signs Television, Advertising and Other New Zealand Fictions, The

Author: Nick Perry Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1994

A sociologist turns his attention to NZ culture in a series of brilliant, provocative and illuminating essays. The eight chapters discuss television programmes, advertisements and magazines, as well as works of fiction and non-fiction. They try to break down the barriers between high and popular culture and in so doing to explore and explain the images by which today's New Zealanders define themselves. Intellectually challenging, witty and amusing, this is an important book. Students, scholars with an interest in popular culture, especially television, film and advertising.

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