• Cooking with specific gadgets
      August 2017

      THE NEW COMPLETE PRESSURE COOKER

      Get the best from your electric or stovetop model

      by Jennie Shapter

      THE NEW COMPLETE PRESSURE COOKER Get the best from your electric or stovetop model Jennie Shapter - Tried-and-tested recipes with practical guidance on timings and settings. Over 120 delicious recipes for soups, fish and seafood, meat, poultry, pulses,

    • National & regional cuisine
      June 2017

      TRADITIONAL COOKING OF IRELAND

      150 classic recipes from an Irish home kitchen

      by Biddy White Lennon Georgina Campbell

      TRADITIONAL COOKING OF IRELAND 150 classic recipes from an Irish home kitchen Biddy White Lennon and Georgina Campbell - Chronicles the history and folklore of traditional Irish food and cooking, exploring holidays, festivals and the importance of food an

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      August 2017

      THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MOSAICS

      Techniques

      by Helen Baird

      This inspirational and practical book features the work of contemporary artists with clear step-by-step projects for anyone to try. It takes a look at materials, from translucent glass tiles and fabulous smalti to broken ceramics and mirrored glass, and e

    • Pottery, ceramics & glass crafts
      October 2017

      THE PRACTICAL POTTER

      Step-by-step techniques, 30 projects and inspirational examples, shown in 800 photographs

      by Josie Warshaw

      THE PRACTICAL POTTER Step-by-step techniques, 30 projects and inspirational examples, shown in 800 photographs Josie Warshaw - How to create your own beautiful ceramics, with practical step-by-step instructions. Six how-to sections cover design; handbui

    • Carving & modelling, moulding & casting
      December 2017

      PRACTICAL CANDLEMAKING

      The art of making candles and creative displays

      by Gloria Nicol

      Flickering candles are one of the simplest and yet most magical ways of adding atmosphere to a scene. This inspiring book will help you to create your own candles and candle holders to illuminate your home and outdoor spaces. Organized into three sections

    • Tractors & farm vehicles: general interest
      January 2018

      TRACTORS & FARM MACHINERY

      A comprehensive directory of tractors from around the world including the great marques and manufacturers

      by John Carroll

      The history of the tractor is one of rapid development, from the turn of the 20th century when it was a substitute for the horse, to today's sophisticated machines which boast a range of technologically advanced equipment. This fact-packed encyclopedia ch

    • Trains & railways: general interest
      February 2018

      AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LOCOMOTIVES

      A guide to the golden age of train engines from 1830 to 2000

      by Colin Garratt

      From the early years of steam power to today's aweinspiring high-speed passenger trains, this book spans nearly two centuries of locomotive history. It covers the first designs of the 1830s, early North American freight trains, the golden age of railways

    • Needlework & fabric crafts
      February 2018

      THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BEADING & RIBBONWORK

      Craft techniques Materials Projects

      by Lisa Brown and Isabel Stanley, with Christine Kingdom

      The incredible range of colours and versatility of beads, ribbons and silken threads make them irresistible materials for crafts, artists, jewellery makers and interior designers of all levels. This attractive book presents an inspirational guide to the a

    • Specialized gardening methods
      February 2018

      HOW TO PROPAGATE 375 PLANTS

      by Richard Rosenfeld

    • Rocks, minerals & fossils
      February 2018

      THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ROCKS & MINERALS

      by John Farndon

    • Drawing & drawings
      March 2018

      MASTERING THE ART OF DRAWING

      A complete step-by-step course in drawing techniques, with 25 projects and 800 photographs

      by Ian Sidaway and Sarah Hoggett

      From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this invaluable manual. Part One, Getting Started, explains the materials and

    • Drawing & drawings
      April 2018

      MASTERING THE ART OF OILS, ACRYLICS & GOUACHE

      A complete step-by-step course in painting techniques, with 25 projects and 750 photographs

      by Ian Sidaway

      Learning to paint using oils, acrylics and gouache requires training in specific painting skills. This practical guide is an ideal introduction to all three media for beginners, as well as including exercises and projects to challenge more experienced art

    • Road transport & haulage trades
      June 2018

      THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TRUCKS

      A guide to classic and contemporary trucks around the world, including 700 photographs

      by Peter J. Davies

      This wonderfully illustrated book begins with a history of the truck, covering its origins, evolution, and the early pioneers of truck design and engineering. A wide variety of trucks are featured, with more than 700 photographs, from general load carrier

    • Chess
      December 2018

      HOW TO PLAY AND WIN AT BRIDGE

      by David Bird

    • Chess
      November 2018

      HOW TO PLAY AND WIN AT CHESS

      Rules, skills and strategy, from beginner to expert, demonstrated in over 700 step-by-step illustrations

      by John Saunders

      This expertly presented book, now fully updated, tells you everything you need to know about chess. All the pieces and modern rules and terminology of chess are explained in an accessible and structured way, together with an evocative history of the game

    • Gardening: plants

      THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PRUNING, TRAINING AND TOPIARY

      How to prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, tree and soft fruit, climbers and roses

      by Richard Bird

      A helpful introduction, covering basic principles and techniques, is followed by chapters arranged by plant type. Each one includes practical advice, illustrated with step-by-step photographic sequences and artworks, on the initial training of the plant t

    • Quick & easy cooking
      October 2018

      HOW TO COOK: FROM FIRST BASICS TO KITCHEN MASTER

      The cook's guide to baking, poaching, casseroling, steaming and roasting more than 140 tasty recipes

      by Bridget Jones

      Cooking is an everyday skill that anyone can master. The 150 recipes in this beginner's cookbook include wellknown classic that will help build a basic repertoire, such as Fish Pie, Spaghetti with Meatballs and Baked Mushroom Risotto. Each recipe contains

    • Military & naval ships
      December 2018

      THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLESHIPS

      An illustrated history of pre-dreadnoughts, dreadnoughts, battleships and battle cruisers from 1860 onwards

      by Peter Hore

      This meticulously researched book begins with a history of the battleship, from the first ironclad wooden hulled ships of the 19th century to the revolutionary Dreadnoughts of World War I and the mighty battleships and battle cruisers of World War II. It

    • Greeting cards
      December 2018

      PRACTICAL POP-UPS & PAPER ENGINEERING

      A step-by-step course in the art of creative card-making

      by Trish Phillips and Montanaro

      Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices that are designed to surprise, entertain and educate, and this informative practical guide reveals all the secrets of making them yourself. Projects begin with basic mechanisms such as the V and A fold, and t

    • Gardening: growing fruit & vegetables

      THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ALLOTMENT GARDENING

      Step-by-step techniques for cultivating organic produce on your plot all year round

      by Christine and Mick Lavelle

      THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ALLOTMENT GARDENING Step-by-step techniques for cultivating organic produce on your plot all year round Christine and Mick Lavelle LORENZ BOOKS This newly updated edition guides the budding allotmenteer through every step of succes

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