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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.

  • 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'.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Everyone needs to treat themselves from time to time, and there's no better way than with the world's most naughty-but-unbelievably-nice ingredient. From cakes and bakes to desserts and sweets, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chocolate Recipes provides you with 200 irresistible recipes to satisfy every sweet tooth, including clever variations and new ideas. Every recipe is illustrated and includes clear step-by-step instructions, making them suitable for any cook. Whether indulging yourself on the sofa or stunning guests with these tantalising dishes, you'll never need another chocolate recipe book again.

  • For those of us wishing to follow a balanced and low-fat diet, it can be difficult to keep mealtimes interesting without reaching for those tempting calorie-laden ingredients. However, Hamlyn All Colour: 200 Low Calorie Recipes is here to help - providing 200 simple and delicious recipes that take the hassle out of producing great, healthy food. There are also plenty of ideas for guilt-free sweet indulgences! From Chicken Burgers with Tomato Salsa and Crab & Coriander Cakes to Passion Cake Squares and White Chocolate Drops, there's a low calorie recipe for every occasion, complete with step-by-step instructions and a full-page colour photograph to ensure perfect results for every chef, every time.

  • Here is a collection of 200 tasty dessert recipes for every occasion. Presented in a handy format with colour photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Delicious Desserts is great value for money. From fresh and fruity to rich and creamy, here you will find recipes to suit all tastes and seasons. With recipes including chocolate mousse cake, lime crunch tart and white chocolate fondue, this book with satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

  • Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Super Salads provides 200 varied salads for every occasion including healthy summer salads, exotic fruit salads and warm salads for winter. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions make this book perfect for every cook. Presented in a handy format with easy-to-follow recipes, 200 Super Salads is great value for money.

  • This title provides over 200 exciting new ways to bake delicious homemade bread with your bread machine.Presented in a handy format with colour photographs and easy-to-follow recipes in a bread machine, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Bread Recipes is great value for money. The book caters for both sweet and savoury tastes, as well as those with gluten and wheat allergies. With such mouthwatering combinations as halloumi and mint, olive and coriander and orange and poppy seed, baking has never been so satisfying!

  • Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chicken Recipes combines 200 classic and contemporary dishes for every occasion. With a range of hot and cold recipes from the classic Club sandwich or Vietnamese Noodle Salad to barbecued chicken and the traditional old-fashioned roast, the book is ideal for people cooking at all levels. Presented in a handy format with colour photographs and easy-to-follow recipes Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Chicken Recipes is great value for money.

  • Experts in the UK advise us to eat two portions of fish each week, one of them being an oily fish such as salmon or tuna. Fish has long been considered beneficial to the health, making a delicious meal that is low in harmful saturated fats and, in the case of oily fish, high in omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Fab Fish Dishes provides an array of delicious ideas for introducing more fish and seafood to your diet, including recipes for starters, soups, main courses and barbecues.

  • As parents, we all know that children can be notoriously difficult to cook for. Many of us fall into the habit of cooking the same dishes over and over again, simply because we cannot bear the idea of scraping wasted food into the bin at the end of a meal. However, a child's formative years are when they learn to accept and like new foods, and it is therefore of great importance to encourage them with new tastes and different textures as often as you can. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Recipes for Kids has been put together with this in mind, but also with the knowledge that children are generally fussy creatures and like their food to be simple and to look good. Each recipe has been photographed to show you exactly what you will be cooking (and what they will be eating), and has of course been tested for child-appeal. To prevent your children getting bored by the same meals, we have also added a creative variation at the end of each recipe.

  • Barbecuing is one of the most easy, enjoyable and healthy ways to cook food, but most amateur chefs simply stick to grilling sausages and flipping burgers. Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 BBQ Recipes is packed with hundreds of inspirational recipes and variations that will guarantee you never have a boring barbie again. The book includes delicious ideas for main courses, accompaniments and desserts as well as vegetarian options and healthy salad choices, home-made marinades and appetizers that are great served at dinner parties. With stunning colour photography for each recipe and presented in a handy format, 200 BBQ Recipes is fantastic value for money.

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