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THE NEW HAMLYN QUICKCOOK SERIES
A Major New CookBOOK Series Flexible recipes to cook just what you want, in exactly the time you have available!
Great food in 30, 20 or 10 minutes ... This versatile collection of 360 recipes is perfect for the busy cook. If you’re pressed for time, then the 10-minute option gives you clever short-cuts. Got a few minutes more? Using the 20-minute version, your meal will be on the table in 20 minutes or fewer. Have a little longer to add something truly special? The 30-minute version is the one you need.
All titles: US$12.99/CAN$14.99 Paperback 6½” x 7¾” 288pp
Budget No matter how little time or how tight a budget you have, this versatile cookbook offers over 360 recipes to whet your appetite. There are rice and pasta dishes such as Seafood Paella and Broccoli and Sausage Orechiette, one-pot wonders that will feed the whole family, plus meaty treats, healthy fish suppers and satisfying desserts – all of which can be cooked in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes. 9780600624059 | June 2012
Denise Smart From heart-warming and timeless classics such as Rhubarb and Almond Crumble and Lemon Pancakes to modern healthy options such as Rosewater and Orange Salad or Mango and Cardamom Fool, this quick and flexible guide will help you create delicious and mouthwatering desserts on time, every time – whichever one of its 360 recipes you decide to use. 9780600623991 | April 2012
easy family dinners Emma Jane Frost Fabulous family dinners that can be made in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes. Choose from 360 great recipes to suit the time you have available – including starters such as Corn Fritters with Chili and Tomato Salsa; meaty meals such as Chicken and Chorizo Jambalaya; fantastic fish dishes such as Shrimp and Parmesan Tagliatelle; and fuss-free desserts such as Pear and Chocolate Crumble. 9780600624028 | April 2012
vegetarian Sunil Vijayakar Easy vegetarian meals that can be made in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes, allowing busy cooks to choose from 360 great vegetarian recipes that they can fit into the limited time they have available. This fantastically flexible approach will help you create a variety of great dishes including breakfast and light bites, midweek meals, family favorites, food for friends, and delicious desserts. 9780600623984 | June 2012
chicken This innovative collection of 360 quick, quicker and quickest chicken recipes can be ready in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes, to fit the time you have available. Chicken is one of North America’s most popular ingredients because it is so versatile, easy, and tasty. In this new title you can find sumptuous recipes for roast chicken, quick kebabs, salads, sandwiches – and anything else that time permits. 9780600624035 | July 2012
Jo McAuley A versatile collection of 360 delicious low-fat recipes that let you cook healthy meals in next to no time. Start the day with a wholesome breakfast like Vanilla, Bran and Blueberry Muffins or end the evening with desserts such as Cinnamon, Raisin and Pear Trifle or Kiwi and Ginger Cheesecake. Other sections include fish and seafood, meat and poultry, and veggie delights – all high on flavor but low in fat. 9780600624011 | May 2012
pasta Emma Lewis Choose from 360 easy pasta dishes that can be made in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes. With tasty recipes for Rich Mushroom Pasta with Sizzling Parma Ham, Pesto with Charred Tomatoes, and a wide range of midweek meals including Mexican Chicken Pasta and No Chop Pasta Salad, there are plenty of family favorites and healthy suppers to turn Pasta Night into the most delicious night of the week. 9780600624004 | May 2012 2
fish Choose from a variety of fish and seafood recipes that will deliver delicious results in less than half an hour. Whether you’ve got 30 minutes, 20 minutes or 10 minutes to spare, you’ll find a tasty and healthy fish dish to fit the bill. You’ll be able to cook timeless classics such as Crusted Trout with Beurre Blanc or spicy summer treats such as Chorizo-stuffed Plaice with Tomatoes. Other entrees include hearty stews and soups, dinner party favorites, and spectacular pasta, rice, and noodle dishes. 9780600624042 | July 2012
Hamlyn QuickCook Empty Dumpbin 978 06006 24073 Holds 16 copies
Miller’s Collectibles handbook 2012–2013
DECISIONS ON THE RULES OF GOLF 2012–2013
Judith Miller & Mark Hill
Every year more than 4,000 items are photographed to make Miller’s Collectibles Handbook and Price Guide the most comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated price bible. Whether you’re a dealer, collector, internet addict or auctioneer, whether you’re buying or selling, this is the only book you need to keep track of the fast-changing international market.
While many claim to know the Rules of Golf, the fact is that every year golf’s governing bodies receive thousands of inquiries about how to apply these Rules to the actual game. Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2012 clarifies any ambiguity that might arise from the Rules and allows you to correctly interpret the complete Rules of golf, including all new and revised decisions made by the USGA’s Rules Committee and the R&A that come into effect in 2012. The level of detail is staggering,
Judith Miller has a high profile on TV and radio; she appears regularly as an expert on BBC Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV’s Antiques Trail, and Discovery’s It’s Your Bid. In the US she has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN.
covering everything from using bottled water to gauge a slope to what to do when your ball lands on a crawfish mound. Whether in competition or everyday play, this book provides you with the necessary guidance to impartially apply the Rules in any situation encountered on the golf course.
Mark Hill was a specialist for international auctioneers Bonhams and Sotheby’s before becoming Director of an online antiques and collectibles trading website. He is an expert on BBC Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts the BBC2 show Cracking Antiques. Whenever you’re buying or selling always take Judith and Mark with you.
Also Available: Golf Rules Illustrated 2012-2015 9780600623434 US $19.95/CAN $22.99
Also Available: 9781845336370 April 2012 US$27.99/CAN$29.99 Paperback 7½” x 9¼ “ 432pp 4
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9780600623946 April 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Paperback with concealed wiro 5¼” x 8½” 752pp 5
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF CARD GAMES
American Horticultural Society
Peter Arnold Homegrown Harvest provides practical, expert advice in an accessible format to gardeners who want to keep their garden productive all year round. Written by gardening experts with more than 50 years of combined growing experience, this book provides the life-changing advice that gardeners need to grow a year-round supply of healthy fruit and vegetables for their table. It starts with planning what to grow and where to grow it, whether that’s a community garden, a series of containers, raised bed or veg patch, then how to get the best from your soil, and how to get started. Next, in season-by-season chapters, the book takes the reader from sowing to harvesting with simple and clear instructions that will help them stay on top of the challenges and joys of a productive garden. From apples to asparagus and raspberries to radishes, this book will show how to apply age-old techniques to get the most from your plot.
Crammed with over 90 card games for all ages, this comprehensive guide offers a range of games for one, two, three, four, five or more players. It includes all the classics such as Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage with all their variations, along with lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoring systems and a full glossary of terms, The Complete Book of Card Games and a deck of cards are all you need to test your abilities and have fun no matter where you happen to be.
Also Available: Grow Your Own Vegetables 9781845335519 US$19.95 (PB)/CAN$23.99 Grow Your Own Fruit 9781845336004 US$19.95 (PB)/CAN$23.99 Grow Your Own Flowers 9781845335991 US$19.95 (PB)/CAN$23.99
9781845336837 April 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Paperback 8” x 10” 304pp 6
9780600623953 April 2012 US$9.99/CAN$10.99 Paperback 6¼” x 9¼” 256pp 7
9781845336776 April 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Hardback 5¾” x 8¼” 192pp 8
Pruning and Training
Garden Problem Solver
Knowing where and when to prune a clematis to make it shower you with flowers will no longer be a mystery with the Pruning & Training handbook. All types of plants are pruned and trained in step-by-step detail, from tree fruit (such as apples, pears and the plum family) to soft fruits (including raspberries and blueberries) through to ornamental trees, shrubs, climbers and hedges. A unique pruning directory explains how and when to prune 350 common garden plants, from abelia to wisteria. Sections on roses and topiary will make pruning problems a distant memory.
Taxed by tomato pests and bugged by lily beetles? This is the book you’ll reach for every time you have a weed or bug to get rid of. It explains the root causes and helps you deal with all your gardening problems. Published in association with the world’s most famous gardening experts, it offers advice on using cultural, chemical and biological controls as well as when to use old-fashioned brute force. It tackles pests, diseases and cultural problems in every area of the garden and with every type of plant, from fruit and vegetables, lawns and greenhouses, bulbs and herbaceous plants as well as roses, trees and shrubs.
GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS
978 1845336424 US$19.99//CAN $21.99
9781845336431 US $19.99/CAN $21.99
9781845336769 April 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Hardback 5¾” x 8¼” 192pp 9
101 THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR RETIRED GUY
In the mood for something cute and sweet? Well, forget about grabbing a cupcake – cake pops are here to stay! There’s nothing quite like cake on a stick – these mouthwatering morsels combine all the playfulness of a bite-sized snack with the high-impact flavor that comes when you roll together your favorite cakes and frostings. Add a stick to your cake truffles, coat in chocolate and then let your imagination run wild as you decorate the world’s most adorable treats. Cake pops are irresistible and surprisingly easy to make, especially when you follow the step-by-step baking and decorating instructions included in this colorful book. If you want to have the party of a lifetime or just a snack on the way to the park, Cake Pops will show you how fun it is to make an army of cakey pirates, aliens, princesses and wacky wizard heads.
After a lifetime of marriage, you and your man now have your golden years to spend together in blissful retirement – not! If he’s always around the house and you are at your wits end, it’s time to rediscover what you loved about him in the first place. With encouraging chapters such as Get Sporty, Get a Grip, and Get Set, you will find everything you and your husband need to take up wind surfing, organize your home, and get tuned in to what the kids are doing. Retirement is the perfect time to learn a new skill, get in touch with old friends, and explore the great wide open, so get out there and get started! This hilarious look at retirement is cheaper than marriage counseling and your golden years will suddenly look much brighter after you’ve figured out 101 Things to Do With Your Retired Guy.
Also Available: Macarons 9781846013836 US$12.99 (HB)/C$15.99
9781846014024 April 2012 US$12.99/CAN$14.99 Hardback 8” x 8” 64pp 10
9781846014017 May 2012 US$9.95/CAN$10.99 Paperback 6” x 9½” 128pp 11
THE UPHOLSTERER’S HANDBOOK Nicole Fulton with Stuart Weston
the faces of world war i
the faces of world war ii
The Faces of World War I is an unforgettable photographic testament to the lives of the soldiers of the Great War, and a remarkable witness to the military milestones of that conflict. Max Arthur has brought together pictures of the events, from the outbreak in Sarajevo to the final armistice and the soldiers’ return. With material gathered from the archives of the Imperial War Museum and personal testimonies of the soldiers themselves, this book is a memorable and unforgettable collection. From the BEF’s Battle of Mons to the devastating carnage of The Somme, eyewitness accounts in the form of short reflections or vignettes accompany this pictorial narrative.
The Faces of World War II is a revealing and unique collection of material collected from the personal recollections of soldiers and survivors, as well as from the Imperial War Museum’s archive of material. From the bravery of the pilots at the Battle of Britain to the community spirit of London suffering under the Blitz, these snapshots and accompanying accounts make up a remarkable portrait of a world at war, at home, and in mourning.
The Upholsterer’s Handbook opens with sections on sourcing furniture, tools and materials, and choosing fabrics – including finishes and trimmings, which are often the key to the success of a piece. With special photography throughout, basic techniques are illustrated step-by-step, from stripping back to top stuffing to making cushions. 18 stunning projects are featured with varying skill levels, covering such diverse items as a G-plan chair, a sofa, a ’70s flower-shaped stool, dining chairs, and headboards. Throughout, Nicole Fulton demonstrates techniques using linen, satin, velvet, leather, cowhide, and other fabrics that give the furniture a unique contemporary look.
Beautiful technical illustrations and a directory of suppliers complete this practical guide. Whether you plan to give a new lease on life to a worn-out easy chair or prefer instead to create a little luxury with leather club chairs, The Upholsterer’s Handbook is the essential companion to inspire you.
Max Arthur is the bestselling author and compiler of countless testimonies of soldiers from all our major conflicts. From The Last of the Few to his Forgotten Voices series, his books are a lasting testimony to events that have shaped our collective history. His books provide fascinating insights into the daily lives and mundane details as well as dramatic and often bloody battles, with personal accounts from both sides of the front line, as well as from the survivors and families at home. 9781844037124 May 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Hardback 7½” x 9¼” 288pp 12
9781844037131 May 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Hardback 7½” x 9¼” 288pp
9781840008562 June 2012 US$24.95/CAN$27.99 Paperback 8½” x 11” 176pp 13
the Spiritual Guide to attracting Prosperity
the Spiritual Guide to attracting Love
Do you want to be richer than you are now? Do you want to be happier and more fulfilled than you are now? Would you like to let go of money worries and create the freedom to do what you want to do with your life? Most of us want to attract prosperity into our lives and The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Prosperity will show you ways that have worked for people throughout the ages. Manifesting the Law of Attraction is one of the simplest yet most powerful agents for personal change and growth and this book reveals manifesting techniques and rituals that can change your reality through the power of positive intention to help you fulfill your true potential.
Are you ready to free yourself from past hurts, patterns of bad relationships or draining friendships? The Spiritual Guide to Attracting Love shows how to use the Law of Attraction and the wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions to attract love, heal past wounds and live a joyful life. The book challenges limiting beliefs using case studies, questionnaires and inspiration to release inhibitions and open our lives to love.
Carolyn Boyes is a writer, trainer, speaker and life coach with an expertise in Eastern spiritual traditions as a path to self-development. She has studied and worked in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan and has authored 10 books on cosmic ordering, NLP and psychic development.
9781841814063 June 2012 US$14.95/CAN$16.99 Paperback 6¼” x 9” 192pp 14
9781841813554 June 2012 US$14.95/CAN$16.99 Paperback 6¼” x 9” 192pp 15
ECO HOUSE BOOK Terence Conran
HAMLYN ALL COLOR
Eco House Book is the complete guide to home improvement the environmentally friendly way: whether you want to redecorate or redesign your home, Interior design expert Terence Conran explains the environmental issues that we face today and how you can reduce your home’s carbon footprint. From relatively small and economic changes to more dramatic overhauls, there has never been a better time to green your home. Environmental issues should be part of every decision you make on the home front – from selecting fabric for soft furnishings to designing and siting a home extension. Including tips, advice on material choices and design directions, Eco House Book provides all the information you need to reduce your home’s carbon footprint and in the process directly improve the quality of your life.
200 Healthy Feasts
200 Pies and Tarts
Hamlyn All Color 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, fiber and maintaining a low GI balance, Healthy Feasts provides for wholesome meals without the restraints of a traditional diet.
With a pie for every occasion and a tart for every season, Hamlyn All Color 200 Pies and Tarts will teach you how to bake all of your favorites at home – just like mom used to make. Including sweet classics like French Apple Flan and more savory dishes like Stilton & Leek Tarts, this book will transform your kitchen into a first class pie shop and fill your home with the unbeatable aroma of freshly baked treats. Chapters on meat pies and hearty main dish tarts will make mealtime dining with your family a real treat. Finish off any dinner with a slice of fresh-out-of-the-oven pie and make sure that entertaining is simple by taking the guesswork out of making pastry and crusts from scratch. Each recipe is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and a full-page color photograph to ensure perfect results every time.
The great flavors, appearance and aromas of 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.’
9781840916027 July 2012 US$24.99/CAN$27.99 Paperback 9¾” x 11” 272pp 16
9780600623960 July 2012 US$7.99/CAN$8.99 Paperback 5½” x 6½” 240pp
9780600623977 July 2012 US$7.99/CAN$8.99 Paperback 5½” x 6½” 240pp 17
FOOD FOR FRIENDS
Sue Beer and Emma Roberts
100 Simple Dishes for Every Occasion
EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique is self-help in a new way. It is not about ideas, theories or positive thinking. It is a simple, easy-to-learn practical tool which works. By focusing your mind on problem areas while applying pressure with your finger tips to specific acupressure points on your body, you will discover how you can influence your physical and emotional wellbeing. You will learn to reconnect your mind with your body’s messages, restoring harmony where stress and anxiety may have dominated. Understanding that the remedy really can be in your own hands is very empowering.
Levi Roots brings sunshine into your kitchen with over 100 easy recipes that make cooking for your friends and family fun and stress-free, whatever the occasion. In each recipe, Levi spices up a family favorite – so pork chops are transformed into Pork Chops Calypso, a traditional winter casserole becomes Beef in Stout with Sweet Potato Dumplings, a simple fish meal emerges as Smoked Fish Choka, a classic dessert is remodeled into Mango, Banana and Passion Fruit Trifle, a fruit loaf is spiced up with rum and a milkshake becomes a Tropical Fruit Shake-it. With his inimitable style, Levi dubs it up to create a selection of simple dishes that taste, in his words, ‘fabulocious’! From lip-smacking barbecue recipes and dishes for family celebrations to flavorsome fruit puddings for summer picnics and delicious dinners, Levi brings the laid-back spirit of his home islands to every meal you make, using easily accessible ingredients. Authors Sue Beer and Emma Roberts were two of the first ten practitioners in the world to be awarded the title EFT Master by the technique’s originator, performance coach Gary Craig. Since Craig’s recent retirement, no more EFT Masters can be conferred and our authors are two of only twenty-nine in the world who are eligible to practice under the title EFT Master. This book will guide you through the basics step by step to put you in charge of your health and happiness. Using clear, easy-to-understand and visually appealing instructions you will experience the benefits of EFT as you learn. Also Available: Caribbean Food Made Easy 9781845335250 US$24.99 (HB)/C$29.99
9781845335267 July 2012 US$19.99/CAN$21.99 Hardback 7½” x 9¾” 208pp 18
9781856753289 July 2012 US$14.99/CAN$16.99 Paperback 7½” x 9¾” 160pp 19
HUGH JOHNSON’S POCKET WINE BOOK 2013 Hugh Johnson
The original – and best – pocket guide to wine Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2013 is the bestselling annual updated wine guide – the perfect gift for the informed, or simply interested, wine drinker. With updates of all the year’s notable wines, as well as summaries on the growing season in all the major wine growing countries, Hugh Johnson advises which wines are best to drink and which to keep, which wines to store and which growers to watch out for. He draws on contributions from wine-growers and writers worldwide, to provide definitive advice on which wines to drink and what to expect from the wine bought at your local supermarket. With a color supplement on a topical wine story, and up-to-date information from the year’s wine tastings, this bestselling wine guide is the original and the best of its kind. A handy and uniquely remarkable collection of outstanding contributions from worldwide wine writers, and a succinct appraisal of the wine world.
Also Available: Hugh Johnson is the bestselling wine writer and gardening columnist whose interests are as varied and diverse as his writing is concise and informative. His books include the ground-breaking Trees: A Lifetime’s Journey through Forests, Woods and Gardens and The Wine Companion, both recently updated and restablishing Hugh Johnson as the forerunner in the worlds of wine and gardening.
HUGH JOHNSON WINE JOURNAL 9781845336035 November 2011 $14.99 (HC)/CAN$17.99 the World Atlas of Wine 9781845333010 US$50.00 (HB)/C$59.00 Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion
9781845336844 August 2012 US$15.99/CAN$17.99 Hardback 3½” x 7½” 320pp 20
9781840007046 US$50.00 (HB)/C$65.00
SALT, SUGAR & SMOKE Diana Henry
This treasure trove of classic recipes is the only book on conserving you will ever need. Written by Diana Henry – the main cookery columnist for The Sunday Telegraph who has been awarded Cookery Writer of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers twice in the past three years – it is a complete guide to making your own chutneys, pickles, jams, relishes, cures, smokes, and foods preserved in oil. While offering expert advice on the basics, Diana shows that you don’t have to have lots of equipment to produce delicious preserves – or wait ages before eating them. Diana Henry is food columnist for The Sunday Telegraph magazine, author of numerous acclaimed cookbooks, including Roast Figs Sugar Snow, and multiple winner of the UK Guild of Food Writers ‘Cookery Writer of the Year’ award. Plenty, her previous book, was selected for Food & Wine Magazine’s ‘Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes’ and named one of the top 2010 cookbooks of the year by the Washington Post. Now a favorite author of Library Journal, NPR’s Splendid Table calls Diana “a master of turning the mundane into the magnificent.” The Pittsburg Post-Gazette, “I love her books” , “A wonderful writer…[Plenty] is a keeper.”
Also Available: 9781845336752 August 2012 US$29.99/CAN$32.99 Hardback 7” x 10¼” 272pp 22
Roast Figs Sugar Snow
9781845335731 US$29.99 (HB)/CAN$34.99
9781845335243 US$19.99 (PB)/CAN$24.99
Crazy Water Pickled Lemons 9781845332846 US$19.95 (PB)/CAN$25.95
Eat Your Vegetables Arthur Potts Dawson
Eat Your Veg answers the call to eat more veg and less meat, offering everything you need to take your veggies from accompaniment to center stage. This isn’t about being vegetarian and this isn’t a vegetarian cookbook; it’s a new way of life. Presenting a mix of classics, basics, fast food and showoff dishes that make the most of what’s in season, you’ll be able to eat more veg, every day.
Trained by the Roux Brothers, Rowley Leigh and Pierre Koffman, Arthur Potts Dawson was head chef at the River Café, Cecconi’s, Fifteen and River Cottage HQ, before founding ecorestaurants in London. He has appeared on the BBC’s Market Kitchen and C4’s Food Fight season. Jamie Oliver calls Arthur Potts Dawson “the original green chef,” and when Arthur’s not appearing on television, cooking behind the scenes at his latest pop-up restaurant, speaking at TED, or stopping by his London co-op and eco-restaurants, he can often be found cooking at home or on tour for his uncle, Mick Jagger.
9781845336783 August 2012 US$29.99/CAN$31.99 Hardback 7½” x 9¾” 304pp 24