• Home & house maintenance

      Boutique Home

      10 Steps to Creating Your Boutique Space

      by Sue McGregor

      Create your boutique environment in 10 simple steps! Be guided every step of the way by an expert interior designer 10 step plan to create the home you really want and deserve Expert advice on all aspects, from colour to finishes; furniture to lighting; and planning work on site Follow a real life case study that will inform and inspire you.

    • Biography & True Stories
      October 2013

      How Blue is my Valley

      The Real Provence

      by Jean Gill

      Humorous travel memoir about moving from Wales to France; amazon bestseller. Appeals to readers who enjoy armchair travel, who love France and Provence, who read Peter Mayle's books, who dream of changing their lives and moving to a rural haven, especially older readers about to retire from work or those wanting to give up their current work. The true scents of Provence? Lavender, thyme and septic tank. There are hundreds of interesting things you can do in a bath but washing dishes is not one of them, nor what writer Jean Gill had in mind when she swopped her Welsh Valley for a French one. Keen to move out of the elephant's stomach, that stew of grey mists called weather in Wales, she offered her swimming certificate to a bemused Provencale estate agent and bought a house with good stars and its own spring-water. Or rather, as it turns out, a neighbour's spring-water that is the only supply to the kitchen, which, according to the nice men from the Water Board, is emptying its dirty water directly and illegally onto the main road... and there's worse ... But how can you resist a village called Dieulefit, `God created it', the village 'where everyone belongs'. Discover the real Provence in good company ... Watch the book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Rrn4CGw5A

    • Household hints
      November 2013

      Smart Housekeeping

      A Well Managed Home Is A Mirror Of A Good Housewife's Personality

      by Rupa Chatterjee

      A beautiful home is the pride and goal of every woman. In fact,a housewife is very often judged by the way she keeps her house. For her it`s like a temple- a key through which she can ensure the highest level of physical and emotional comfort for her family. And in view of its critical significance in one`s life, it`s imperative that your home is managed wel. True it`s an art every homemaker must master. This comprehensive volume written by a seasoned housewife who is also a professional interior designer, is one such handy help that deals with the subject in a critical and comprehensive manner. Never before so many tips and suggestions, covering every aspect of the subject, have been put together in a single volume.

    • Household hints
      November 2014

      1000 Plus Household Hints

      Kitchen Beauty Garden Interiors Cooking Health Hygine Clothes Jewellary First Aid And Many More

      by Tanushree Poddar

      You pride yourself in being a great home-maker.But often you get bogged down by small problems like moss on the kitchen floor, coffee-stains on the shirt,termite on the new wood-work! This book endeavours to provide easy solutions to common Housekeeping problems that crop up from time to time. Designed for the young home makers to help them with the running of the Housekeeping efficiently, it contains more than a 1000 tips on various aspects of home-management. The wealth of this information is sure to come in handy to the readers. Learn how to: * get back sparkle on your utensils * eliminate eggy smellin cakes * demoth your woollens the natural way * light up your interiors * get the gloss back on your diamonds and pearls . Also find tips here on Cleaning, Gadgets, Economy, Recycling(salads/raitas/dals/chapatis/sweets), Storing etc. So get ready to streamline your housekeeping yourself and your family with clinical efficiency.

    • Household hints
      October 2011

      1001 Ghar - Grihasti Ki Kaam Ki Baatein

      by N.D. Tiwari

      A housewife has to face many problems while doing household activities. The contains tips to get rid of such problems. These are practical tips for everyday recipes, which are equally effective also. Adopt them and become the perfect homemaker.

    • DIY: general
      October 2016

      The Large Bosch “DIY” Book

      by Holger H. Schweizer

      Machines, Appliances, Tips and Tricks The Ultimate DIY Book In this book, DIY enthusiasts will find everything they need to know about machines, appliances, and materials, and the correct usage of these tools – with no questions left unanswered! How do you use a fretsaw? Which drill should you use for which material? What can you make with multitools? Which machine should you use for which purpose? How can you avoid mistakes? How can you protect myself against injuries? These and other topics are explained professionally and succinctly with hundreds of photographs and drawings. Additional tips and tricks will make you an expert in no time – professional information that you can rely on 100 percent!

    • DIY: general
      October 2016

      Our Farmhouse Project

      by Matthias Rompe

      Farmhouse and yard, family, kitchen, garden and animals Recipes, guidelines and ideas for DIY and self-sufficiency Authentic pictures, experiences and ideas from the life of a family that moved from the city to the land will entice you to browse and try out some of the same ideas for yourself. This book shows you everything you need to know for DIY projects in the farmhouse, yard, garden and animals, and for taking a step towards self-sufficiency. More than anything else, however, it shows you how – from effective renovation and conversion of an old farmhouse to building furniture and a chicken coop, and keeping chickens, ducks, geese, quail, rabbits and bees. With many recipes for cooking, baking, smoking and winemaking from your own products – a host of fun and fantasy, ideas, tips and tricks.

    • DIY: general
      April 2017

      Weaving Willow Baskets

      by Bernd Holtwick | Martina Fuchs | Rena Gerullis

      Basket weaving, one of humanity';s oldest cultural activities, is being rediscovered by more and more people as a creative hobby and private handicraft. This books how you can create beautiful baskets, with plenty of inspiration for creative working and weaving ideas. The basket weaving experts Martina Fuchs and Rena Gerullis present the most beautiful classic baskets, and describe everything from growing the willows to surface treatments of the end products. Additionally, historian Dr. Bernd Holtwick gives an insight into the fascinating history of basket weaving.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      April 2016

      The Art of Spatial Design Using Aromatic Notes

      by @aroma

      This book is about combining aromatic therapy with spatial design for creation of a comfortable living environment. It starts from learning the very basics of aromatherapy and covers topics such as how to choose the right essential oil, how to enjoy the flow of time, how to blend for the best effect and how to live an enriched life by fully utilizing the power of aromatic fragrance.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2015

      Interior Design Secrets

      How to create your own professional interior design

      by Deborah Heath

      Have you ever visited someone's home, watched a television programme or been on holiday in a fabulous hotel and wished your home could look like that? Have you looked at magazines and seen the beautiful homes of the rich and famous and would love to be able to create interiors like that? Almost certainly an Interior Designer has been involved, but how do they do it? Could you be your own Interior Designer? This book has been written by an award winning Interior Designer and gives you insight into how the professionals work and their secrets in achieving that wow factor. The chapters cover all the main areas of interior design with photographic examples and design tips summaries to remind you of the key points. This book will inspire and guide you through any size of interior design task with useful references where further information is required. Whether you are a gifted amateur or a complete novice this book will help and inspire you.

    • Home & house maintenance

      Natural Style

      Fresh looks for a pure, natural home with practical projects and 450 beautiful photographs

      by Lindsay Porter

      Muslin curtains in an open window; white-washed floorboards covered by a loosely woven rug; a flower stem in a pewter jug - natural, calming and pure. Today, many of the qualities we find visually pleasing are also ones that create a beautiful, tranquil home environment, which take into account the requirements of real people. This book is a guide to creating this simple, natural look in every area of the house, offering step-by-step features on refurbishing old surfaces, customizing furniture, making the most of soft furnishings and adding the final details. Reclaim pieces of lace and linen for beautiful bedding; run colour into shutters to recreate the feel of the seaside, or collect driftwood for some simple bathroom shelving. More than 45 practical step-by-step projects are accompanied by stunning examples of pared-down interiors that make the most of natural materials. A comprehensive section looking at colour and texture suggests ways of drawing inspiration from natural elements, and introducing them into the home. With its fresh, uncomplicated design ideas that can be achieved inexpensively but effectively, and with no need for specialist skills, Natural Style is a practical visual guide to creating contemporary yet timeless interiors. Natural Style Fresh looks for a pure, natural home with practical projects and 450 beautiful photographs Lindsay Porter

    • Home & house maintenance
      May 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF OUTDOOR REPAIRS

      A practical guide to repairing and maintaining the outside structure of your home

      by David Holloway

      Because your home is an investment, it is worth preventing deterioration by ensuring that is protected and maintained against adverse weather conditions.With the help of this handbook, you will learn basic skills, using the right materials and tools, to carry out repair jobs on the outside of your house. All the techniques are shown in clear step-by-step photographs. DO-IT-YOURSELF OUTDOOR REPAIRS A practical guide to repairing and maintaining the outside structure of your home David Holloway CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Home & house maintenance
      May 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF PAPERING WALLS & CEILINGS

      A practical guide to all you need to know about papering techniques throughout the home

      by Diane Carr

      If you want an impressive decorative finish in a room, or just want a new look, papering is the answer.With this book, even the novice paperhanger will achieve a professional-looking result. The book offers advice on materials and equipment, preparation and techniques, with many tips throughout for papering trickier areas. And, you will need very little equipment to get started. DO-IT-YOURSELF PAPERING WALLS & CEILINGS A practical guide to all you need to know about papering techniques throughout the home Diane Carr CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Home & house maintenance
      February 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF HOME TILING

      A practical illustrated guide to tiling surfaces in the house, using ceramic, vinyl, cork and lino tiles

      by Mike Lawrence

      For decorating floors, worktops or walls, tiles are the ideal material. This book explains how to achieve the best result with ceramic, as well as vinyl, cork and mosaic tiles. Clear photographs help you every step of the way, from the equipment you need, preparation, cutting, applying adhesive and grouting. Once you have mastered the basics, advice is given on creative designs. DO-IT-YOURSELF HOME TILING A practical illustrated guide to tiling surfaces in the house, using ceramic, vinyl, cork and lino tiles Mike Lawrence CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Home & house maintenance
      February 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF LAYING FLOORS

      A practical and useful guide to laying floors for any room in the house, using a variety of different materials

      by Mike Lawrence

      The right design and style of flooring can dramatically change the appearance of any room. This book will help you choose appropriate materials for your floors that will harmonize with other furnishings, as well as advise on preparation, the equipment you will need and the technique to lay your particular floor. Clear step-by-step photographs show you the way. DO-IT-YOURSELF LAYING FLOORS A practical and useful guide to laying floors for any room in the house, using a variety of different materials Mike Lawrence CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Home & house maintenance
      March 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF PAINTING SKILLS

      A practical hands-on guide to painting any area in the home, with over 200 step-by-step pictures

      by Mike Lawrence

      Home decorating using paint can be a satisfying experience.With appropriate preparation and the correct application of paint, even an amateur will find it easy to end up with a professional result. This book will guide you every step of the way, from using the right tools and preparing the surfaces, to applying the final coat of paint or varnish. DO-IT-YOURSELF PAINTING SKILLS A practical hands-on guide to painting any area in the home, with over 200 step-by-step pictures Mike Lawrence CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • DIY: carpentry & woodworking
      March 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF WOODWORK IN THE HOME

      A practical, illustrated guide to all the basic woodworking tasks, in step-by-step pictures

      by Mike Collins

      Most homes contain a large proportion of wood, either in the fabric of the building or as part of the internal fittings such as floors, skirting boards, window frames and shelves. This book will give you the information and confidence to tackle some of the repairs and maintenance that are always needed around the home. Do-it-yourself renovations can be satisfying, and will save you money. DO-IT-YOURSELF WOODWORK IN THE HOME A practical, illustrated guide to all the basic woodworking tasks, in step-by-step pictures Mike Collins CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Home & house maintenance
      April 2013

      DO-IT-YOURSELF ESSENTIAL TOOLS

      A practical guide to tools: how to choose and use them, shown in 220 photographs

      by Mike Collins

      For any task around the home, tools will be needed. Knowing how to use them efficiently is vital if you want a good result. This book discusses preparation, the right tools to use for a particular job, and how to use them safely and effectively. Useful tips point the way to improving your skills to get the most out of your tools. DO-IT-YOURSELF ESSENTIAL TOOLS A practical guide to tools: how to choose and use them, shown in 220 photographs Mike Collins CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Diaries, letters & journals

      The Garden Cottage Diaries

      My Year in the Eighteenth Century

      by Fiona J. Houston

      Challenged to prove her claim that an 18th-century diet was better than today's, for a full year Fiona J Houston recreated the lifestyle of her 1790s rural Scottish ancestors in a basic one-roomed cottage, cooking from her garden and the wild, often entertaining family and friends, and surviving on her own resources. She learned lost crafts and skills, making nettle string, quill pens and ink as well as cheese and ale, lighting her fire from flints, and dressing in hand-sewn period clothing, with nothing but an old range stove and candles for warmth and light. This beautiful, quirky, illustrated title tells her extraordinary story and is packed with historical anecdotes, folklore, practical gardening info, seasonal menus, recipes, wildlife notes and more. Includes linocuts, photos and historic engravings.

    • Self-help & personal development

      Imperfectly Natural Woman

      The Pocket Book

      by Janey Lee Grace

      You may have heard Janey Lee Grace waxing lyrical about all things alternative on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 and on Channel 5`s the Wright Stuff. It was from the many hundreds of emails Janey received on the Steve Wright Show that led her to become a kind of 'holistic spokesperson for her life long passion of eco, and alternative health issues and which lead to her first book packed full of all her best kept secrets, to fast-track you to the best in realistic holistic living. Imperfectly Natural Woman (ISBN: 9781904424895) was commissioned by a small independent publisher - Crown House Publishing - and the book soon went to the 'No.1 spot on Amazon's best sellers list. The success of the book lead Janey to a two book publishing deal with Orion Publishers. Building on the success of her first book Janey has returned to Crown House and we are pleased to announce that she has created Imperfectly Natural Woman: the pocket book - perfect to carry round with you, to remind you that you can indeed have your 'imperfectly naturalcake and eat it!

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