Books

The Goodness of Dogs

India Knight

This book is a celebration of happy dogs and the happy people who own them. At once a companion, a manual and a repository of useful information, The Goodness of Dogs also contains avid dog-lover India Knight's reflections on the sheer brilliance of dogs and the life-enhancing delight of dog ownership. If you have reached dog nirvana, you will recognize yourself. If you haven't yet - this book will help you.

With chapters ranging from how to choose a breed (and where to get it from), to the joy and chaos of puppies, to feeding and training your dog, to choosing a vet and even how to cope with illnesses and death, The Goodness of Dogs will take you through every facet of dog ownership.

Full of India Knight's inimitable wit and the sound advice she is famous for, and beautifully illustrated by artist Sally Muir, this book will make the perfect gift for any dog-lover.

In Your Prime

India Knight

'I love India and her no-nonsense, honest and utterly hilarious guide to navigating the post-45 years' Marian Keyes, Mail on Sunday

'A route map for the midlifer woman. Knight tackles every issue - beauty, menopause, laser eye surgery . . . she is not held back by the fear of laying down the law' The Times

Happy, confident, in control, ready to do and enjoy everything that comes your way - you're definitely In Your Prime. But too many of us allow mid-life's little nuisances to dictate how and who we are. So let India Knight tell you how to deal with the obstacles while living life to the full.

Whether it is coping with ageing parents, divorce, dating, teenagers, wavering libidos or your saggy bits, India dispenses perfect tips. She'll instruct you how to drink, dress and party gracefully (or disgracefully), but above all she'll show that happiness is the one thing you deserve.

This is the book that will tell you how to live the rest of your life.

Mutton

India Knight

* 'Hilariously accurate. The funniest novel about the female mid-life crisis' The Times *

Clara Hutt is forty-six years old, and in pretty good nick, considering. She has kick-ass underwear, a large and loving family, and a healthy sense of what matters in life. Until Gaby moves in.

Gaby's an old school friend of Clara's who has just returned from LA. She may be a yoga mogul who lives off kale, and speaks a made-up fantasy novel language, but Gaby's no stranger to cosmetic surgery: she's almost fifty, but looks thirty-six at most.

What with Gaby, and Clara's son's leggy girlfriend, Sky, wafting around the house in her stripy pants, Clara starts to wonder if a little Botox, a little filler, a nip and a tuck, would be so very wrong. Should she ignore the fear? Or is there another way to grow old gracefully - and how far is she prepared to go to find out?

'Had me reaching for the hankie as I wept with laughter from start to finish' Evening Standard

'A brilliant mix of humour and heart . . . offers a witty take on the ageing process, delivered in Knight's usual pithy, thought-provoking style' Grazia

'Tear-inducingly funny . . . we love this story' Closer

'Gleeful. A frank and funny novel of Harley Street makeovers and matronly madness' Independent

India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Don't You Want Me?

India Knight

Don't You Want Me? is the second novel by bestselling author India Knight.

Sex - there's a lot of it about. So why isn't Stella getting her fair share?

Admittedly she's got a few handicaps: she's the wrong side of thirty-five and a single mum (to the adorable Honey), while her hot-blooded Frenchness turns English men pale. Mind you, the men she meets are either perma-tanned show-offs or poorly socialized podgers. On lot have shockingly shiny white teeth; the other lot have, well, wives. What's a girl to do?

Dividing her time between London's most PC playgroup (most popular kids' names: Ichabod and Perdita) and lessons on the art of pulling from her cheeky housemate Frank (shame he's got ginger hair everywhere), Stella is seriously starting to wonder if she'll ever have sex again.

'Miles funnier and ruder than anything else of its kind' Evening Standard

'Fabulously funny . . . ace' Heat

'Delicious cleverness and funniness . . . slips down as easily as strawberry soufflé' Sunday Telegraph

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

Comfort and Joy

India Knight

Bestselling writer India Knight explores the inevitable panic that family and Christmas bring in her third novel Comfort and Joy.

'I'd say Christmas was about hope. Yeah. Hope. And optimism. It's like the fairy tales in the window: for families, every Christmas is a new opportunity for Happy Ever After. No pressure, then...'

Oxford Street, two shopping days left to Christmas, and wife and mum Clara Dunphy is desperately, madly trying to make everything, not perfect, but just right for her extended family on the greatest day of the year. But then she gets distracted. . .

'Will make you laugh, maybe make you cry and keep you reading past bedtime' Lauren Laverne, Grazia

'A hilarious, bawdy, yet touching portrait of Christmas' Jilly Cooper, Guardian

'Hilarious and honest; the dialogue is sitcom-snappy and the opening scenes in Oxford Street positively Joycean' Daily Mail

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

The Thrift Book

India Knight

The Thrift Book is a guide to how to live well while spending less by bestselling writer India Knight.

Feeling poor because of the credit crunch? Feeling guilty because of global warming? Feeling like you'd like to tighten your belt, but aren't ready to embrace DIY macramé handbags?

No need to panic. Put down the economy mince and buy this book instead - it's a blueprint for living beautifully, while saving money and easing your conscience. India Knight will show you:

- How to make wonderful dinners with every little money
- How to dress on a budget and still look fabulous
- How to make friends and start sharing with your neighbours
- How to holiday imaginatively - with barely a carbon footprint

Try it - you have nothing to lose but your overdraft.

'A blueprint for living well, however broke you are, with thrifty tips on looking fab, cooking, pampering and partying' Cosmopolitan

'The Thrift Book might be the only sure-fire investment out there' Harper's Bazaar

'A triumphant treat and a useful and sensible manual' Independent

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook

Bee Rawlinson (and others)

In Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook India Knight and Neris Thomas enlist the help of Bee Rawlinson to create over a hundred low-carb recipes to help you get 'from pig to twig'.

Low-carb cooking: a lot of meat with a side order of cream, right? Wrong. How about onion bhajias, sesame stir-fried duck and fabulously retro Black Forest Trifle for pudding? (Yes! Pudding!)

Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook is the least diety diet cookbook you've ever seen. Over a hundred quick-and-easy recipes (including some that need just five ingredients) cover every occasion. Each recipe fits perfectly into the Idiot-Proof Diet and will not only inspire and delight you, but - best of all - will make you shrink like you wouldn't believe.

'The "Nigella of low-carb" . . . recipes you'll want to gorge on, whether you're following their low-carb plan or not' Scotland on Sunday

'A practical and easy to follow collection of idiot-proof recipes that will inspire you to keep on track with your diet. You'll find recipes for breakfasts, snacks, soups, main meals, treats and desserts. Treat yourself' Easyfood

'An easy-to-follow low-carb diet that doesn't mean eating meat three times a day' Woman & Home

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com. Neris Thomas is a film producer and artist, she lives in London and is married with one daughter. Bee Rawlinson is a mother of four from Devon who came to Neris and India's attention through her delicious recipes on the Pig2Twig forum, the Diet's website.

Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet

India Knight (and others)

India Knight and Neris Thomas's top top ten bestseller Neris and India's Idiot Proof Diet is a hilariously honest account of a low-carb diet that actually works.

Ever wanted a diet book by and for real people - you know, people who actually have a life? Congratulations! You've just picked it up.

We lost ten stone in a year - and if we can do it, then just by following our tips you can do it too. There's never been a diet book like this - for women, by women, with simple advice that is not hard to follow (plus jokes). And read our new chapter on keeping up the good work.

'Amazingly frank . . . the honesty of their confessions exceeds anything previously published' Evening Standard

'A compulsive read with good advice, whether you want to lose five pounds or five stone. It addresses the emotional issues of eating. Completely delicious and simple-to-make recipes' Mail on Sunday

'Crammed with real dieters' hilarious motivation-boosting tips and anecdotes' Cosmopolitan

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com. Neris Thomas is a film producer and artist, she lives in London and is married with one daughter.

The Shops

India Knight

Some people, the author included, love shopping so much that even the weekly trawl round Waitrose is a treat. In this essential guide/memoir, India Knight dissects the singular pleasures afforded by everyone's favourite pastime: from dragging your mother around TopShop aged 14 to feeling your entire life would somehow be perfect if only you bought that battered leather sofa.
Part series of essays, part lists of essential information, you will never wonder about where to get the perfect 2-inches-off-the-waist pants again. The Shops is a book for everyone who's ever had to part with cash, which is to say, a book for everyone.

My Life On a Plate

India Knight

My Life on a Plate is the hilarious and moving first novel by bestselling author India Knight.

Does secretly fantasizing about buying slut shoes and see-through tops make you a Bad Mother? What about wearing pyjama bottoms on the school run?

Clare Hutt (known to herself as Jabba the) has put her foxy single days very much behind her (rather like her cellulite), and has Got Her Man.

She has a nice house, adorable children who only annoy her 90 per cent of the time, a large, eccentric and charming family, and an attractive (but increasingly mysterious) husband. And she gets to have regular sex . . . well, ish. Anyway, what the hell, it's only loins . . .

Everyone wants to be married - don't they?


'Made me laugh out loud. Does for divorcees what Bridget Jones's Diary did for singletons' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph

'Brilliantly funny' Vogue

'A sharp, witty novel . . .. groundbreaking in women's fiction in that it attempts to investigate modern marriage: what it does to women, to their sex drive and their sense of self' Marie Claire

'That rare thing: the lightweight comic novel that is well written, neatly constructed and actually funny' Guardian

'A comic tour de force' Daily Telegraph

India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

Biography

India Knight is the author of My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, The Shops and Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet. She is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in Suffolk with her three children.