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  • Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

  • Deliciously simple, meat-free recipes from 'Something For The Weekend' presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Simon Rimmer.

  • Paul Hollywood presents all the know-how you need to bake delicious and unusual breads. Bread links all cultures together. It holds a social and gastronomic significance for everybody. Paul Hollywood's love of this foodstuff has built him a thriving bakery business and seen him creating breads for some of the country's most famous hotels. He believes in celebrating the baking of bread and conveys his own love of bread-making and its therapeutic powers in this collection of fantastic recipes. In this book, Paul Hollywood reveals all the simple techniques you need to make this staple food and shows you that baking bread is far easier than you could possibly have imagined. The book contains 100 great breads from a basic brown and white loaf to savoury and sweet, Mediterranean, traditional and ancient breads.

  • Anglais Cognac

    Nicholas Faith

    This study of cognac - written by an internationally recognized expert and leading authority on the subject - deals with the history of this spirit and the story behind the world-famous town of its origin. Nicholas Faith explores every aspect of cognac's increasing prominence in today's markets, unfolding the extraordinary story of fraud and how it contributed in providing the foundation for the system of control that now protects its manufacture and sale. Also featured in the book are detailed profiles of cognac's key producers, a full account of the intricate production techniques used to make cognac, and a guide to drinking and enjoying the wide range of cognac makes and styles that are available around the world.

  • Levi dubs up all of our favourite classic recipes, adding a tamarind and orange glaze to lamb chops, making a lime jerk marinade for chicken, cooking salmon with chilli and dishing up a spiced tropical fruit pilaf. As you would expect from Levi, everything in this book is easy to prepare, and there are lots of ideas for quick suppers. With chapters packed with ideas for spicing up everything from chicken to chocolate, tropical fruit to tea, root vegetables to rum, this book is full of delicious and surprising recipes to add some spice to your life.

  • Anglais The Handmade Loaf

    Dan Lepard

    The Handmade Loaf is a collection of recipes, personal stories and photographs that capture the breads and home bakers of Europe. Over 80 recipes, many of which are inspired by the bakers profiled, look afresh at traditional methods and ingredients. Their blend of history and innovation will appeal to the experienced baker, but also to a generation ready to discover the simple pleasure of baking their first crisp loaf at home. Shot in real time, with bakers caught on film as the dough is mixed and the bread taken freshly from the oven, the photographs place the reader right beside the baker, showing the detail to help us understand perfectly how breads are created.

  • Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From the original 1860 red budget box to a contemporary 2010 Vivienne Westwood bag, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

  • Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Cars That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status to give them a special place in design history.

  • Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Hats That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From an early fourteenth century Russian crown to Noel Stewart's 2010 Ribboned Landscape hat, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.

  • Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook 200 Healthy Feasts will show you that 'healthy' doesn't have to mean 'boring'. If your aim is to eat healthily, but dread feeling hungry and lacking in energy, then Healthy Feasts will show you how easy it is by offering a variety of delicious, substantial and nutritious recipes designed to satisfy even the biggest appetites and keep you going until the next meal. With a focus on getting your '5-a-day' and eating meals rich in fish, fibre and maintaining a GI balance, Healhty Feasts provides for wholesome meals without the restraints of a traditional diet. The great flavours, appearance and aromas from these recipes will appeal to all your senses and by following the recipes in this book, you will find it easier and more enjoyable to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet without the feeling that you are being denied all the 'good stuff'.

  • Football fans love lists: league tables; starting 11s; performance statistics. From the bestselling author of Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything series comes a brand new collection of 250 exclusive lists that cover everything from the obvious to the obscure and uncover fascinating facts about the planet's favourite sport, including: Top 10 bestselling World Cup songs 10 World Cup unsung heroes Top 10 longest team names in the League of Wales 10 FA Cup giant-killers Top 10 highest-paid players 10 celebrities who had trials for professional clubs Top 10 football singles 10 unfortunately-named players Last 10 winners of the Mascot Derby 10 unusual football injuriesThe youngest goalscorers, the greatest comebacks, the worst disciplinary records and the most unusual club nicknames - all of these stats and more are revealed in this pocket-sized homage to the beautiful game. A conversational goldmine for men and the perfect present for the footy fanatic, Top 10 of Football is a must for every soccer-nut.

  • Anglais 200 Curries

    Sunil Vijayakar

    For everyone who loves the taste and aroma of authentic, home-made curry, this wide-ranging cookbook is packed with 200 simple, delicious recipes for different curries from around the world. Whether you prefer the tangy taste of Lemongrass Chicken Curry, the smells of Aromatic Pork Belly Curry or the spices of Red Beef Curry with Bamboo Shoots, every palate is catered for.With full-page colour photography for each recipe and clever variations and new ideas to give you over 200 meals to choose from, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Curries ensures no end to your experience of these exotic flavours.

  • If you want a little bit of a treat without over-indulging, grab a mini cake! Delicious and adorable, and great fun for you and all of your friends. From delectable mini cakes to tasty bakes you can hold in your hand, Hamlyn All Colour: 200 Mini Cakes & Bakes has something for everyone. Perfect for when you just want a mouthful instead of a full slice! Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full page colour photograph to ensure perfect results every time.

  • Anglais 50 Ways to Kill a Slug

    Sarah Ford

    Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Are you worried about using slug pellets for fear of endangering local wildlife? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems. Trick, flick and frighten slugs out of your garden, leaving you with pest-free plants. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past.

  • A reference guide to those must-see places all over the globe. The book covers 501 must-visit destinations, ranging from remote hideaways and tropical islands to bustling cities, breathtaking monuments and stunning landscapes across the world. Stunning photography sits alongside informative text and a summary of don't-miss features of each site.

  • Anglais The Sex Diaries

    Bettina Arndt

    From the time I started working as a sex therapist back in the early 1970s, people have been talking to me about their sex lives. What I hear about most is the business of negotiating the sex supply. How do couples deal with the strain of the man wishing and hoping while all she longs for is the bliss of uninterrupted sleep?' In "The Sex Diaries" leading sex therapist Bettina Arndt uncovers the night-time drama being played out in bedrooms everywhere - the creeping hand and feigning of sleep, the staying up late in the hope that he will doze off. It is one of the great inconvenient truths of relationships that after the first blissful years together, most men want more sex than their female partners. Bettina Arndt recruited 98 couples to keep diaries, revealing their intimate negotiations over sex. Who feels like having sex? Who doesn't? And how do couples cope if one person wants it more than the other? She draws on her 35 years as a sex therapist and psychologist to provide an insightful analysis, and with her characteristic humour proposes a new approach to how couples can enjoy regular sex - and sustain loving relationships.

  • The credit crisis has put a lot of strain on the weekly shop and eating well, especially where those with families to feed are concerned. However, while the crunch means that we're all having to cut back on luxuries, it doesn't have to mean sacrificing ta

  • This is the essential cookbook for students learning to cater from themselves, including over 100 recipes ranging from cheap eats for one, to meals for entertaining mates. All the recipes are easy to follow with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence.

  • All the basics in one book! This is the essential cookbook for students learning to cater for themselves Over 200 recipes ranging from cheap eats for one, to meals for entertaining mates All the recipes are easy to follow with clear instructions so that even the most inexperienced of cooks can attempt them with confidence Recipes include the favourites like veggie burgers and nut roast as well as more adventurous dishes like mushroom and mozzarella stacks

  • Anglais Soups

    Hamlyn John

    No food is as timeless or verstile as soup: the choice of ingredients is vast, the variations limitless. From it's humble French beginnings, soup has evolved into a dish for all occasions and in Soups you will find over 200 simple-to-follow recipes for creating quick, healthy and delicious soups, ranging from refreshing summer starters and warming first courses to hearty one-dish suppers. Choose from classics such as Cream of Chicken Soup, Bouillabaisse, Gazpacho and Borscht or try some more adventurous recipes such as Mussel Soup with Saffron, Spiced Chickpea and Lamb, and Eight Treasure Soup.No matter what your tastes, mood or culinary skills may be, this book really does has something for everyone.

  • Anglais Pasta Sauces

    Hamlyn

    Pasta is one of the most popular staple foods in the world, but by itself it can quickly become uninteresting. Pasta Sauces gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your common pasta dish into a culinary masterpiece. From quick and easy classics including Carbonara and Bolognese to more special sauces such as Walnut, Dolcelatte and Crème Fraîche and Monkfish, Saffron and Mascarpone, you will never tire of Pasta Sauces' huge selection, with every recipe consistently-formatted and arranged into easy-reference chapters to help you simply select the sauce you want.

  • Anglais Curries

    Hamlyn John

    Whether you prefer the creamy, mild aromas of a korma or the spicy sensations of a madras, this book provides hundreds of tasty recipes for every curry-lover. From well-known classics to more modern ideas, you'll find something here to suit any taste and occasion. Including handy recipes for curry pastes, rice and other accompaniments, and arranged into easy-reference chapters to help you easily select the perfect dish, Curries is a must for all fans of exotic cuisine.

  • Drinking daily juices and smoothies is a great way to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need to maintain a balanced diet, as well as being an easy and delicious way to keep hunger at bay. "Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Juices & Smoothies" gives you

  • Anglais Barbecues

    Hamlyn James

    Everyone loves barbecues - the sun, the smells, the smiles - however most of us would admit that we have a limited range when it comes to producing flame-grilled food. This book gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your barbecue into a barbie banquet! From quick and easy classics including Greek-style Lamb Burger and Coconut Butterfly Prawns to more meaty masterpieces such as Balsamic Steaks with Basil Mash and Tandoori Chicken, Barbecues' huge selection ensures that your barbie need never be boring again. There are also recipes for salads, desserts and drinks to make your barbecue complete.

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