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Brutally dragged 780 metres beneath a taxi – a young woman’s inspiring story of survival, courage, and the will to live.
13 September 2011. The story would shock thousands and be remembered by many for years to come. It would be plastered all over the papers and continue to attract interest well after the shock factor of what happened had passed. Reports and articles would be written, and “facts”, as given to reporters by some of those involved and willing to be interviewed, would be recounted and repeated in all forms of public media over the months and even years that followed. And although these versions would generate widespread outrage, none was entirely accurate.
"The stories were about me. I was there. I am Kim McCusker - the girl who was dragged by a taxi. This, as I experienced it, is the true version of events."
From the splendid Eccles cakes of London's St John Bakery to the delicate pasteis de nata at Manteigaria in Lisbon, Europe's Best Bakeries has baked goods for every taste. This overview of bakeries in the UK, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany and France is a fascinating, mouth-watering and unique introduction to Europe's long and impressive baking tradition.
Packed with simple and practical ways to start reducing the amount of plastic you use, How to Go Plastic Free will show you how to eliminate plastic from your life, one step at a time. With 100 easy-to-follow tips championing the plastic-free cause, this is the stress-free, guilt-free guide to: Getting started simply Plastic-free eating and drinking Maintaining the lifestyle you love, without plastic Shopping responsibly and resourcefully Creative ways to phase plastic out of your life From consuming zero plastic to producing our own weight in plastic every year, the last 100 years have seen global plastic usage reach epic proportions. The devastating impact this has had on our planet is clear, and so is the solution: to go plastic free. But with a plastic habit this bad, how can we give it up?
The rules of fashion have changed. The new digital era is all about being seen, liked and inspired. So how do we define ourselves through style? And why has the evolution of the Internet changed the way we buy and wear clothing? Superblogger Victoria Magrath reveals the pivotal moments that have transformed the fashion world, from the Nineties through to the Noughties, and shares insider secrets and practical tips for navigating the ever-changing fashion landscape. Find inspiration from the new diversity movement which embraces all shapes and sizes, relive the moment Cara Delevingne recorded a selfie on the catwalk and discover how internet sensations like Instagram and ASOS are changing the landscape of fashion permanently. These are The New Fashion Rules.
Now more than ever, we live in a society where we covet new and shiny things. Not only has consumption risen dramatically over the last 60 years, but we are damaging the environment at the same time. That is why buying quality and why Tara Button's Buy Me Once brand has such popular appeal. Tara Button has become a champion of a lifestyle called `mindful curation' - a way of living in which we carefully choose each object in our lives, making sure we have the best, most classic, most pleasing and longest lasting - kettles, desks, pots & pans, scissors, coats and dresses, instead of surrounding ourselves with throwaway stuff and appliances with built-in obsolescence. Tara advocates a life that celebrates what lasts, what is classic and what really suits a person. There are 10 steps to master mindful curation and each is explained in this book, from understanding and using techniques to freeing yourself from external manipulations. Finding your purpose and priorities and identifying your core tastes and style. Learning how to let go of the superfluous and how to make wise choices going forwards. Mindful curation is a lifestyle choice that will make you happier, healthier and more fulfilled spiritual as well as helping save the planet.
This user-friendly book shows you how to turn the satisfaction and excitement of eBay sales into a lucrative small business--and possibly even a full-time job! Find out how to establish a seller's account, post attention-getting auction listings, and build confidence among bidders. Author Greg Holden explains how to apply the secrets of successful brick and mortar businesses to the online world. After learning the ropes, you'll find out how to boost sales with techniques such as no-reserve selling and "buy it now" pricing. Plus--tips for locating inventory, implementing marketing plans, and getting free advertising are revealed.
The ultimate health-defense guide for eating wisely and safely
Food manufacturers rely increasingly on the use of chemicals to produce larger crops and livestock and to extend the shelf lives of products. Foods once considered safe are being tagged as potential health hazards on a regular basis. Contaminated beef, orange juice carrying salmonella--the list continues to grow. The nearly 3,000 additives being concealed in food products can cause everything from asthma and headaches to heart problems, miscarriages, cancer, and more. Dr. Earl Mindells Unsafe at Any Meal, a bestseller in its previous edition, is the consumers best weapon against the hidden hazards in food, drink, herbs, and medicines.
Dr. Earl Mindell, one of Americas leading nutrition experts, exposes the food industrys chemical cover-ups and provides crucial information on what to look out for when shopping, cooking, and taking medications. This thoroughly revised, updated edition includes coverage of genetically modified foods as well as foods designed to provide specific health benefits.
The eyes of the world are firmly fixed upon Meghan Markle, after her beautiful wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. But who is this enigmatic new Royal - and what propelled her to become the fierce woman we see today? Get to understand what really makes the new Duchess of Sussex tick with this illustrated biography charting the key events and driving forces behind the actress-turned-princess. With the insight and visual intimacy that makes it feel like Meghan's own personal scrapbook or Instagram feed, in Meghan: The Life and Style of a Modern Royal you can read about what inspired the LA native to become a feminist and how her charity work began at the tender age of just 13. Follow the evolution of Meghan's personal fashion style, along with details of her love of food and travel, with favourite recipes and vacation inspiration.
Jamie gets the nation cooking clever, shopping smart and wasting less with his new cookbook, Save with Jamie.
This year, the message is loud and clear that as everyone comes under bigger and bigger financial pressure, they want help to cook tasty, nutritious food on a budget, so this book was born completely out of public demand. Save with Jamie draws on knowledge and cooking skills to help you make better choices, showing you how to buy economically and efficiently, get the most out of your ingredients, save time and prevent food waste.
And there's no compromise - we're talking big flavours, comfort food that makes you happy, and colourful, optimistic dishes. Our biggest luxury is knowledge, whether times are hard or not, so get kitchen smart and smash the recession.
Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world's most visited city-London-with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations-major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars-hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings. In the past decade, London has consistently been the world's top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home. Insider London is, in essence, Rachel's very own little black book, an annotated guide to the best of the city: heritage businesses and upstart boutiques, established and burgeoning neighborhoods, from Mayfair to trendy Shoreditch, and filled with essential information only a savvy Londoner would know. The coverage includes: City Essentials' Hotels, Museums and Galleries, Parks and Open Spaces, Live Music Venues, and Theaters Shops-Department Stores, Clothing and Fashion Accessories Beauty, Grooming, and Wellness Decor, Flowers, and Items for the Home Stationery, Books and Gifts Markets Food and Drink-Restaurants; Pubs, Gastropubs, and Cocktail Bars; Quick Bites, Bakeries and Takeaways; Fish and Chips; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Bars and Tea Houses Listings Index Every entry-from appointment-only boutiques to unique galleries to unusual tea purveyors-have been chosen with Felder's refined tastemaker's eye, including new discoveries, blink-and-you'll-miss-it neighborhood gems, and quintessential mainstays. Rachel describes each venue in detail, highlighting its specialties and profiling the experience, and provides its complete street address, phone number, website, and closest tube station. An indispensable guide for London dwellers and visitors, Insider London is also visual feast for Anglophiles who simply want to dream about it and shop it from home.
Inspired by her weekly column in Telegraph Weekend, this is Rose Prince's guide to buying the tastiest, highest-quality good food with peace of mind and a clear conscience. Following the success of `The New English Kitchen', Rose Prince's eye-opening guide to shopping, cooking and eating in a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way, this must-have reference book provides comprehensive and insightful information on how and where to find the best ingredients. Rose Prince's weekly `Savvy Shopper' column in Saturday's Telegraph Weekend has become essential reading over the past few months, not least because of our current preoccupation with questioning the quality of the food we eat. This new book takes the best of Rose's journalism and much more, encouraging readers to look for the right qualities in the food they buy, to ask the right questions of food producers and retailers, and to eat better - and with greater awareness of the provenance of their meals - than ever before. With its easy-to-read format and listings of essential stockists and markets, `The Savvy Shopper' is absolutely essential for anyone who cares about how and what they shop, cook and eat.
Wow Finally, a wedding book for the rest of us. With average wedding costs soaring over $25,000, you need real life solutions and creative ideas to plan a wedding without going bankrupt. Bridal Bargains is the answer Now in its 11th edition with over 700,000 copies in print, Bridal Bargains shows you:
The brand new,11th edition is revised and updated tips on tying the knot without going bankrupt.
The sixth Shopaholic's Guide book is a round up of the best of the best - the very best places to shop online for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel treats. Inside, you'll find the online retailers who have made the grade; where choice, design, service and efficiency have blended together to create websites that are a pleasure to use every time. Just about everyone is online now, so how do you decide where you're going to shop? How do you avoid the inevitable fact that that perfect little black dress is offered on page seven of your favourite search engine, a page where you're extremely unlikely to tread? With The Shopaholic's Top 1000 Websites you can cut straight through the overwhelming choice to instantly find the best shopping on the web, whether you're searching for your next 'superbrand' arm candy or style for less. Quite simply, it's all here in one place, just waiting for you.
Your wallet can be a weapon in the battle to put people before profits. Use your spending power to support progressive companies and to bring unethical ones to book. "Do the Right Things!" is packed with practical information about ethical shopping and socially responsible finance, recycling, renewable energy, action groups, lobbying, and more. "Do the Right Things!" covers: ethical shopping, travel and consumption - providing you with the advice to make an informed choice about products, services, and suppliers; tips for socially responsible finance - manage your money while supporting ethical practices; charitable donations - practical tips show how to make sure that your chosen charity gets a 100 per cent - or more! - of every penny you give them; recycling and renewable energy - tips and practical advice help you to go green; and taking action - getting involved through lobbying, voluntary work, campaign and action groups.
STOP! Don't buy a Rover P6 without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Martyn Marroco's years of Rover experience: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional.
A fascinating insight into the strange world of collectors of the macabre, Morbid Curiosities features 18 unique collections and an extensive interview with each collector, explaining how and why they collect, and showcasing the most remarkable pieces from each collection. The collections include skulls, mummified body parts, taxidermy, occult objects and various carnival, and side-show and criminal ephemera. Detailed captions tell the curious stories behind each object, many of which are being shown outside the private world of their collections for the first time. Morbid Curiosities includes stunning, specially commissioned photography of both the individual objects and the context of how the collector exhibits their work, forming a unique showcase of the bizarre and the intriguing.
In this concise and comprehensive introduction to Europe's currency, Levin explains both the historical and political background as well as the economic underpinnings of monetary integration in contemporary Europe.
A trend and shopping expert and fourth-generation New Yorker's chic, full-color guide to the best boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes, and bars in New York City's "It" borough, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops for both style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike. The fourth most popular travel destination in the world, New York City draws millions of visitors annually, including more than fifty-four million people in 2014 alone. At the center of this white-hot destination is none other than the borough of Brooklyn-the mecca of twenty-first century cool and style. Now, native New Yorker Rachel Felder, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, has created a portable, beautifully designed, personally curated anthology that brings this fashionable borough into focus as never before, featuring not-to-be-missed highlights and covering everything-from food to furniture to fashion-it has to offer. Rachel takes you into some of the borough's most diverse and charming neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, and DUMBO. She begins with valuable travel advice, including a precisely selected list of hotels, cafes, bars, bakeries, festivals, salons, and markets. She provides a sample itinerary for trip planning, as well as a comprehensive list of Brooklyn's main attractions-including its major landmarks, parks and gardens, museums and zoos, noteworthy restaurants, bars and breweries, and artisanal food shops. She then takes you into individual neighborhoods, exploring each thoroughly by shop type and goods, providing the complete address, phone number, and website for each. Insider Brooklyn is filled with must-have advice on trendsetting furniture and decor; antiques and vintage; clothing for men, women, and children; jewelry, both affordable and high-end; beauty-makeup, perfume, and salons; health and wellness, including juices, gear, and fitness specialists; children's goods; stylish kitchen essentials and decorating for the table; unique art and objects; rare oddities and curiosities; and favorite bookstores, specialty grocers, and niche shops. The stores have been chosen with an expert's eye, including new discoveries, popular mainstays, and neighborhood gems worth visiting. Bursting with invaluable insights, helpful tips, and must-see destinations, Insider Brooklyn is an indispensable resource and a visual feast for tourists and business visitors headed to the city, locals-both Brooklynites and other New Yorkers-and armchair travelers who simply want to dream about and shop it from home.
Don't break the bank-learn to create and stick to a budget with this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to saving money sensibly in this edition of the popular 101 series. Sometimes, it can seem like saving money is impossible. With everyday expenses, from groceries and gas, to the electric bill and lunch money, as well as those unexpected expenses, like car repairs and medical bills, getting-and keeping-control of your finances can feel overwhelming. With Budgeting 101, you can start saving now. This clear and simple guide provides tons of practical advice for keeping track of your finances. With useful tips on setting financial goals, reducing debt, finding ways to save money, and creating and following a budget plan, you'll have your dollars and cents under control in no time. Why spend more of your hard-earned money on a financial advisor? Filled with expert advice on a wide range of the most common financial concerns and step-by-step instructions to managing your money both now and in the future, Budgeting 101 has you covered.
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