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Garden beds to Christmas spreads – DIY guides to better living.

Summer holidays are the perfect time to tackle that project, hone your skills or try your hand at something new. With a little assistance from the experts you gain the confidence to push the limits of what’s possible.

  • In The Cook's Table, Stephanie shares 25 of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends, from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. This must-have guide to entertaining includes 130 new tried and tested recipes.

  • Jamie's Christmas Cookbook will be packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It's everything you need for the best Christmas ever.

  • All the answers are here, in this top-to-toe beauty extravaganza. Former Cosmopolitan and Harper's BAZAAR beauty director, and the founder of Go-To skin care, Zoë Foster Blake suggests makeup colours and brands for every occasion; useful, practical skin care routines and products for every age; and step-by-step instructions for winged eyeliner, arresting red lips, foolproof tanning, simple updos, sexy-second-day hair, and much, much more . . .

  • The perfect Christmas present for colouring fans, full of festive and winter themed illustrations by the multi-million-copy-selling worldwide phenomenon, Johanna Basford, creator of the global bestsellers, Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden.

  • Jamie's Super Food Family Classics continues the popular philosophy behind Jamie's Everyday Super Food, bringing exciting healthy eating to the heart of the home.

  • From the author of The Man Plan, Adam MacDougall’s The 10-Minute Man is a no-BS, DIY guide to eating, working out and living smarter for everyday Aussie blokes – and all in just 10 minutes a day!

  • Girl Stuff 8–12 is the essential younger girl's guide to puberty and the pre-teen years.

  • Cadiz, Palermo, Copenhagen and more... Rick Stein goes in search of good food in fabulous locations, and all of them just a quick hop, skip and a jump from the UK. Rick Stein's Long Weekends will accompany the second half of the BBC One series, which aired in Autumn 2016.

  • Full of beautiful photographs that will ignite the imagination and featuring enduring favourites like Paris, New York, and London, this is the book that will inspire you to make every day an adventure.

  • Ottolenghi’s ground-breaking classic cookbook, which captured the zeitgeist for using imaginative flavours and ingredients, is relaunched with a contemporary design.

  • Eighty imaginative recipes that reinvent the salad, taking inspiration from local producers and seasonal produce.

  • In his first book on interior design, internationally-acclaimed designer Jamie Durie shows us how to create a home totally at one with nature.

  • Be encouraged by detailed gardening notes that explain how you can plant, grow and harvest 73 different vegetables, herbs and fruit.  Whether you have a large plot in a suburban backyard or a few pots on a balcony, you will find everything you need to get your kitchen garden started in this fully updated paperback edition (Vol. 1) of Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion.

  • Feast your eyes on these to-die-for gardens, each of which features Paul’s distinctive simplicity and elegance, as he writes passionately of his deeply personal relationship with each property and its owners.

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For the explorers

Help them travel to new worlds.

For the playful

These playful reads are sure to please!

For the thoughtful

For those who seek moments of calm among the chaos.

For the innovators

For the people who pull things apart just to know how it works.