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From the magazine synonymous with looking sharp and living smart comes the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man.
Based on interviews with the world's foremost authorities - including Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Tracey Emin, Andy McNab, Tom Daley, Alastair Campbell, Dynamo and many others - step-by-step illustrated guides show you how to win at fashion, sport, food and drink, work, romance, travel and the unexpected.
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Truly unique, Closet offers a visual celebration as exceptional as its author. As Nataniel looks back on his 30-year career, he takes us into his closet, showing his first self-made costumes, introducing his three designers and sharing close-up details of the most astounding costumes from his shows. Also with photo shoots, magazine and CD covers, Closet is a visual feast, a collector's item and an ode to an exceptional South African artist.
Closet is ’n unieke, luukse visuele viering en versamelstuk. NataniŽl kyk oor sy roemryke loopbaan van 30 jaar terug wanneer hy sy aanhangers ’n kykie in sy klerekas gee. Hy wys van sy eerste kostuums, stel sy drie kostuumontwerpers voor, en vertoon sy heel beste kostuums van naderby. Closet, wat ook fotosessies, CD-omslae en katalogusse insluit, is ’n fees vir die oog en ’n ode aan ’n besondere kunstenaar.
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry's Hogwarts - packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher's Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan.
Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.
It started as advice to his own two children entering adulthood, it spread to his students at the University of the Free State and now tens of thousands of his followers of Twitter and Facebook wait for Jonathan Jansen's words of wisdom every day.
Each day Jansen writes a "Letter to my children" - a nugget of advice on life, love and becoming a compassionate, thinking human being. Jansen has become South Africa's moral barometer in a time when leadership seems to be sorely lacking in many areas of our country which explains why this project has struck such a chord with South Africans young and old alike.
Jansen talks to young people using new media but continues to give them good old fashioned advice about how to conduct their lives as strong and caring citizens who live life to the fullest.
This Charming Petite* volume excerpts the bestselling original book in a concise and readable way, presenting "The Four Agreements: " Be impeccable with your word; Don't take anything personally; Don't make assumptions; and Always do your best.
“The Yumcious catering offerings are real crowd-pleasers. Whether you are planning an informal supper for a family get-together or a special occasion for friends, you can be assured of happy faces and plenty of compliments when you serve any of these dishes.
I have had the pleasure of cooking for several high-profile people – Prince Charles, Presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk, Vice President Al Gore, Kenneth Kaunda, King Goodwill Zwelithini, Charlize Theron, Graham Norton, and the Duke and Duchess of Kent, to name but a few – and I treated them all the same as I would the man on the corner. I have approached every catering job as if I was cooking for my own family; I have never cut corners or used substandard ingredients, and I only prepare food that I like to eat myself. I cater weddings, funerals, birthdays, product launches, you name it. I love designing the menu around my client’s needs, imaging what they would like to serve their guests.
But more than anything, I simply love feeding people so catering will always hold a special place in my heart.” - Jenny Morris
Piglet explained to Tigger that he mustn't mind what Eeyore said because he was always gloomy; and Eeyore explained to Piglet that, on the contrary, he was feeling particularly cheerful this morning. Eeyore is one of Winnie-the-Pooh's most deep-thinking friends and his thoughts usually turn to the gloomy side of things. If you have a similarly cynical friend or relation, or indeed if you, yourself, view life as a glass half empty, then this collection of pessimistic contemplations is just for you. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers 9781405291972 Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
What?' said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice in an exercising sort of way. It's hardly surprising that Piglet, a Very Small Animal, should find the Hundred Acre Wood a rather alarming place. Full of nervously twitching ears and an extreme lack of pluck, this is the perfect gift for those of an anxious disposition. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists 9781405291118 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
Are men supposed to be fighters? Lovers? Hunter-gatherers? Fashionistas? Business gurus? Culinary experts? You're wrong if you think one man can't be a jack AND a master of all trades. In How To Be A Man, I'll show you how to be a proper god amongst men. This book caters for a girthy gap in the market but it's not just for the lads! Ladies, take heed - these are the qualities you should look for in a heterosexual mate. You'll learn how to boss a job interview - remember, the eyes are the windows to the soul which is why you should avoid eye-contact at all costs. You don't want them looking into your disgustingly dirty soul. I also share some chirpsing tekkers, such as my new style, `7 down, 1 up,' where you viciously insult the lady seven times and then give her one compliment. And I've even shared some of my go-to recipes (Medium Rare Hearty Chicken with Crunchy Peanut Dust Roast Potato and Beef Monster Munch). But I'm not giving you any more details than that - you'll have to buy the book. Remember, the first hit's for free but you'll be back! ;) So, sit back, relax, light a candle. Get naked if you want to. Get the baby oil out - I don't judge - and let your manly juices flow. PS. I dedicate this book to my ex-wife, Aldona. I loved you and you ended up running away with another man, stealing my beautiful Merc and my most prized possession - the golden foot spa. But I'm totally over it and look at me now - I'm only a bloody published author. So yeah, I'm totally FINE. I'm thriving, in fact. I don't need you anymore! I AM SO OVER YOU! HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS BOOK!
Imagine an unseen universe, one that exists literally beneath our notice. One that is only visible to human eyes when magnified by powerful instruments. Then, we see a veritable garden of diversity-communities of microbes living in cooperation and competition, much as we humans do in our macro-sized world. Yet without these unseen actors-these adaptive and resilient single-celled organisms-we would literally not be ourselves, for bacteria comprise a large proportion of our bodies. They are a large part of us, and we of them. They live on and inside of us, and on every surface, quietly doing their jobs, which for the most part are highly beneficial and essential for our health and well-being. This is the secret world that fermentation expert Sandor Katz invites us to explore with him. In his latest book, Fermentation as Metaphor, he goes far beyond merely explaining the processes by which microbes transform our foods, making them tasty and safe for consumption. In a series of short reflections on fermentation, he draws intriguing parallels between the communities of microbial life and aspects of our human culture: politics, religion, social and cultural movements, art, music, sexual mores, and even our individual thoughts and feelings. Katz offers a contemplation, based on science, about the nature of ourselves, our fellow beings, and the inseparable interaction of the two. He explores the human concepts of purity and contamination, revealing that the first is an unattainable, even undesirable goal, and that the latter is typically not something to be shunned, even if we could. Along the way, he informs his arguments with his vast knowledge of fermentation, which he describes as a slow, gentle, steady, yet unstoppable force for change. Perfect for foodies and fans of fermentations and Katz's previous bestsellers (Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation), this book also features dozens of incredible photos that exalt microbial life from the level of "germs" to that of high art.
The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild, viewed over 3 million times.
This irresistible gift set contains the bestselling book in paperback and a cute and cuddly Wonky Donkey plush toy. Based on the popular song, THE WONKY DONKEY picture book has sold over two million copies worldwide.
Who ever heard of a spunky hanky-panky cranky stinky-dinky lanky honky-tonky winky wonky donkey? Perfect for reading aloud, this hilarious picture book will have children - and adults - braying with laughter!
Legendary cricket broadcaster Henry Blofeld takes the reader on a journey from A-Z through the world of cricket. In his trademark charming style, Blowers goes through the alphabet, explaining some of the puzzling cricket terminology and regaling his favourite anecdotes from his fifty years in the sport. This gift book is perfect for fans of cricket who want to understand the sport from Henry's unique point of view - this is a humorous and entertaining jaunt through the cricket landscape.
From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. Engaging storybook-style descriptions of each object allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn, discover the tale behind the constellation Centaurus, and gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon Enceladus. With reference pages packed with fascinating information, you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of astronomy, The Mysteries of the Universe is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.
In difficult times, what children really need is hope. This collection, packed with short stories, poems, essays and pictures from the very best children's authors and illustrators, aims to provide just that. Within its pages you'll find animal friends from insects to elephants, high-flying grandmas, a homesick sprite, the tooth fairy, and even extra-terrestrial life. This new edition has 133 contributions from children's authors and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Catherine Johnson, Michael Morpurgo, Onjali Q. Rauf, Axel Scheffler and Jacqueline Wilson. A donation from every sale will go to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who worked in hospitals over the quarantine period. Proceeds from this book will be available to NHS Charities Together. In respect of UK sales, this will be GBP2.10 and in respect of sales in other territories this will be 16% of net receipts (at least 62p). NHS Charities Together is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity no. 1186569)
Pinkie Pie's Play Box combines story, activities and colouring with a special Pinkie Pie figurine and press out Sugarcube Corner bakery model. Join Pinkie and friends as they plan parties, make cupcakes and fire confetti canons – the perfect gift for My Little Pony fans.
In the land of Equestria, the Mane Six embark upon adventures together with ponies, hippogriffs, dragons and many other creatures. Whether battling villains, helping friends in need or throwing a really good party, Twilight Sparkle and friends are always on hand to share love, magic, kindness and friendship.
We need less censorship of female behaviour. We need more women and we need raw women. We need more Killing Eve's and fewer Women Being Killed in the Opening Credits By Steves. We need to scream alongside them and get down and dirty with them. We need not for our personalities to be depicted by our haircuts or colour... 'Lady Sidekick' scrutinises fifty of the most snore female cookiecut character archetypes, appropriations and tokens that we are SO over and gives them a 21st-century makeover. Through hilarious breakdowns, comic illustration and tongue-firmly-incheek-fuelled study, it slow-roasts each trope, sprinkling them with sarcasm, seasoning them with feminism, infusing them with activism and serving them up for the modern day masses. It's time to shove a stick of dynamite up the arse of the out-of-date and ignite the fresh! This book will light the touch paper. AUTHOR: Anneka Harry is a writer and performer whose work covers series, episodes and features for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV2, Radio 4, Stylist and Grazia. Her book 'Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-changers and Game-changers' will be published in 2020 by Little A. 50 b/w illustrations
Who doesn't love baby animals? AMAZING FACTS ABOUT BABY ANIMALS is an adorable celebration of all kinds of fuzzy, fluffy, scaly, and feathery animal babies and their parents. Full of interesting, weird, and funny facts about animals before they are born (elephants are pregnant for 22 months!), when they are born (whales are born tail-first so they don't drown!), and life as babies (parrots give their offspring names! Baby macaques have snowball fights!), this book couldn't be cuter.
2016 was officially the "year of gin" in the UK, with sales topping GBP1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic's sidekick, it's sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin. In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
What did a gongfarmer do? How is a chaperone connected to a bird of prey? What is the etymology behind cloud architect? And is there a link between secretaries and secrets? The story behind these (and many more) job titles is rarely predictable and often fascinating. In this highly original book, Alexander Tulloch examines the etymology behind a selection of trades and professions, unearthing intriguing nuggets of historical information along the way. Here you will find explanations of common surnames, such as Spencer, Hayward and Fletcher; obsolete jobs such as pardoner, cordwainer or telegraph boy; and roles for the modern era, such as wedding planner, pundit and sky marshal. Packed with additional etymological information and literary quotations, this book will appeal not only to linguists but also to anyone interested in the quirky twists and turns of meaning which have given us the job titles with which we are familiar today.
Welcome to Cottagecore - a world full of wildflower meadows and picnics, homemade jam and floaty dresses, traditional crafts and cosy country retreats. Embrace a more peaceful way of life where there's always a delicious pie baking in the oven and birdsong drifting on the breeze. Rekindle your love for nature and find solace in the soothing art of cottagecore with the help of this beautiful book of recipes, crafts, activities and design ideas. Wherever you live, bring the beauty, nostalgia and simplicity of country living into your home and heart, all year round.
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANYONE WHO IS, MIRACULOUSLY, STILL IN A RELATIONSHIP Be prepared and know exactly what not to say when... ... she's off to book group ... she's shopping for holiday clothes ... she's giving birth to your child What Not to Say to Your Wife is the first book in a brand-new series by comedy-writing duo Jason Hazeley (co-author of the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series) and comedy writer Nico Tatarowicz. This compendium of questions and comments you shouldn't say to your partner in a wide range of critical moments - at your wedding reception, as he's getting dressed for a fancy do, when you're at a family reunion - is a hilarious tonic for our times. Fully illustrated with Sarah Sumeray's dark and witty line-drawings, this book might not make your husband irritate you less, but it might just save your marriage.
See the world through rose-coloured glasses with this this, the latest cocktail recipe book in the phenomenally successful MADE ME DO IT series. Rose has become the drink of choice for many, and sales are booming - thanks in no small part to its Instagram-able pink hue as wells as its sweet and refreshing taste. Rose wine makes an ideal base for cocktails. It blends perfectly with the bitter notes of Campari for a delicious twist on the Negroni, and is equally at home with sweet creme de cassis for a Kir Blush. This beautifully illustrated book shows off the versatility of this popular wine to create a host of sophisticated and easy-to-drink cocktails. In Rose Made Me Do It, writer, mixologist and cocktail consultant Colleen Graham explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type of wine, which spirits and mixers blend well and how to create crisp cocktails for every occasion. Featuring 60 wine cocktails and punches from around the world - including everything from sangrias to spritzes and bellinis to martinis, and the icey genius of Frose (frozen rose) - this book invites you to drink pink. Rose all day - yes way!
A funny, fully-illustrated guide to the thorny world of modern dating. Tired of Tinder? Bummed out by Bumble? Given up on Grindr? The world of online dating has brought with it a whole host of new pitfalls in finding 'the one'. Lucy Baker is here to save the day, and Swipe Left is your ultimate guide to the do's and don'ts of digital dating. See what makes a perfect profile, and a sexy (not sexist) selfie. Fix first date disasters and get over ghosting. This little book is everything you need to transform those swipes from left to right.
Do your ears perk up when you hear the telltale pop of a prosecco bottle? Do you think every drink is just a little bit nicer with bubbles? Prosecco is no longer just a sparkling wine, it's a cultural phenomenon, a party in a glass. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a whole world of bubbly beverages, and showcase the potential of Prosecco. From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa, to a wide range of sparkling cocktails, the recipes in this book are light, fizzy, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!
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