Do you find yourself spending too much time at the supermarket and in the kitchen? Are you looking for fresh ideas to liven up your menus without breaking the bank?
Eat Well for Less: Quick and Easy Meals has 80 simple, tasty recipes for the time-pressed cook. Whip up a quick weeknight dinner like Spiced Cod Burgers or Chicken Katsu Curry, or treat your family to a delicious dessert like Coconut & Carrot Macaroons.
As well as a foreword from Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin, Eat Well for Less: Quick and Easy Meals is full of tips that will save you time and money. With shopping lists and advice on how to plan your weekly menus, it’s never been easier to get the whole family eating well for less.
A superb new translation of one of the greatest nineteenth century poems: the libretto to Wagner's Ring cycle
The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, the demands on singers and on the audience itself. The four operas-The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods - are complete worlds, conjuring up extraordinary mythological landscapes through sound as much as staging.
Wagner wrote the entire libretto before embarking on the music. Discarding the grand choruses and bravura duets central to most operas, he used the largest musical forces in the context often of only a handful of singers on stage. The words were essential: he was telling a story and making an argument in a way that required absolute attention to what was said. The libretto for The Ring lies at the heart of nineteenth century culture. It is in itself a work of power and grandeur and it had an incalculable effect on European and specifically German culture. John Deathridge's superb new translation, with notes and a fascinating introduction, is essential for anyone who wishes to get to grips with one of the great musical experiences.
This vibrant mini-hardback explores the life and dress of Frida Kahlo and is filled with Mexican-influenced patterns, photographs of key people and illustrations of her wardrobe. Kahlo has inspired many with her fashion, art and life, and this beautiful book considers what made her so unique.
Anne Frank's collected works contains all three versions of her famous diary, the stories and essays that Anne Frank wrote while hidden away in the secret annexe as well as all of her known letters, her collection of pleasing phrases from her favourite books, autograph album entries, a family tree and select bibliography.
The definitive guide to Anne Frank's work, The Collected Works includes fascinating introductions to Anne Frank's life and family history, as well as commentaries on the historical context of the diary and its enduring legacy worldwide.
'Spiegelman has turned the exuberant fantasy of comics inside out by giving us the most incredible fantasy in comics' history: something that actually occurred. MAUS is terrifying not for its brutality, but for its tenderness and guilt' New Yorker
MAUS is widely renowned as one of the greatest pieces of art and literature ever written about the Holocaust. It is adored by readers and studied in colleges and universities all over the world. But what led Art Spiegelman to tell his father's story in the first place? Why did he choose to depict the Jews as mice? How could a comic book confront the terror and brutality of the worst atrocity of the twentieth century?
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the book's first publication, MetaMAUS, prepared by the author, is a vital companion to the classic text and includes never-before-seen sketches, rough and alternate drafts, family and reference photos, notebook and diary entries and the transcript of his interviews with his father Vladek as well as a long interview with Art, in which he discusses the book's extraordinary history and origins.
The book includes a brand new DVD packed with extra images, video and commentary.
Maurice is the Station Mouse, and so he must follow The Station Mouse Handbook: Rule 1: A Station Mouse must remain unseen. Rule 2: A Station Mouse must never go out in the daytime. Rule 3: A Station Mouse must never approach the passengers. Now, there's a reason why these rules exist: people do not like mice. And if Maurice breaks the rules, even to help a little boy who has lost something very important, there's going to be a price to pay…
Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for sixty seconds on a variety of subjects such as chicken nuggets, conkers, zombies, superfoods, office politics and Hercule Poirot. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Who will leap in at the last second to trounce the competition and secure the lead? Find out as we play Just a Minute!
With panellists including Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Josie Lawrence, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair and Shappi Khorsandi, this series shows just why Just a Minute is one of Radio 4's longest-running and most popular series.
Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967, and has been chaired since the very beginning by the inimitable Nicholas Parsons.
Riding as fast as you could for as long as you could was the main tactic in the early days of road racing when Grand Tours could be won by hours. Now a minute’s delay thanks to a puncture could ruin a rider’s chances over a three-week race and the sport is described as nothing less than chess on wheels. The intricacies and complexities of cycling are what makes it so appealing: an eye for opportunity and a quick mind are just as crucial to success as a 'big engine' or good form.
So how do you win a bike race? How do you cope with crosswinds, cobbles, elbows-out sprints, weaving your way through a teeming peloton? Why are steady nerves one of the best weapons in a rider’s arsenal and breakaway artists to be revered? Where do you see the finest showcase of tactical brilliance? Peter Cossins takes us on to the team buses to hear pro cyclists and directeurs sportifs explain their tactics: when it went right, when they got it wrong – from sprinting to summits, from breakaways to bluffing.
Hectic, thrilling, but sometimes impenetrable – watching a bike race can baffle as much as entertain. Full Gas is the essential guide to make sense of all things peloton.
Around 500,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes – about 10% of the total with diabetes. It can develop at any age, but often in previously very healthy children and young adults. This is the first book in many years that has been published in the UK to support people with type 1 diabetes in managing their condition.
Drawing on his many years working at one of the leading diabetes centres in the UK, Dr David Cavan provides a practical guide to managing all aspects of the condition, including insulin pump therapy and the latest technology available. This cutting-edge book presents invaluable advice that will offer genuine hope to adults with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter, with stunning artwork by Anselm Kiefer.
Your voice woke me up around eight this morning, it sounded unusually close, since, as I discovered upon opening my eyes, you were lying in our bed. You smiled at me and began talking. I made coffee and had a smoke in the office before I ate breakfast with you, and when your mother got up, I came in here to write a new piece.
In Summer, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about long days full of sunlight, eating ice cream with his children, lawn sprinklers and ladybirds. He experiments with the beginnings of a novel and keeps a diary in which the small events of his family’s life are recorded. Against a canvas of memories, longings, and experiences of art and literature, he searches for the meaning of moments as they pass us by.
In November 1838 Frédéric Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism - his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island (these were still early days in the evolution of the modern instrument), so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, which remained in their monastic cell for seventy years after he and Sand had left.
This brilliant and unclassifiable book traces the history of Chopin's 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which during the Second World War assumed an astonishing cultural potency as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own.
The unexpected hero of the second part of the book is the great keyboard player and musical thinker Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913, and who would later become one of the most influential musical figures of the twentieth century. Kildea shows how her story - a compelling account based for the first time on her private papers - resonates with Chopin's, while simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of Europe and the United States in the central decades of the century. Kildea's beautifully interwoven narratives, part cultural history and part detective story, take us on an unexpected journey through musical Romanticism and allow us to reflect freshly on the changing meaning of music over time.
The few seconds after the ball leaves the bat can be infinitely long. For this eager young player, there's plenty of time to envision the increasingly fantastic and funny situations that might interfere with making the catch. Summoning determination and courage, he overcomes the imaginary obstacles and turns them into a springboard for success. I Got It! reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary, taking readers on an amazing journey of the imagination in a few seconds on a baseball field.
'Three-time Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner hits it out of the park with this almost-wordless picture book' Booklist
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level, now published in more than twenty languages, has been one of the most influential non-fiction books published in the last decade, showing conclusively how less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across a whole range of social measures - health, education, levels of violence, life expectancy and child wellbeing - and initiating the enormous public attention now given to the impacts of inequality.
Based on an equally impressive range of data and analysis, The Inner Level now shows the impact inequality has on individuals: how it affects us psychologically, makes social relations more stressful, undermines self-confidence and distorts natural differences in personal abilities. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity produce much higher levels of wellbeing than those based on excessive individualism, competitiveness and social aggression. Like its predecessor, The Inner Level will transform ideas of how we should organise the way we live together.
Eighteen episodes from Eric and Ernie’s BBC Radio 2 comedy series, collected together for the very first time – plus two bonus Radio 4 documentary programmes
Between 1975 and 1978, when they were at the peak of their popularity on BBC TV, Morecambe and Wise also starred in their own radio series, with each episode scripted by the one and only Eddie Braben.
This feast of gags, sketches and song and dance numbers — plus of course Ernie’s ‘plays what I wrote’ — features a host of special guests including Ann Hamilton, Anita Harris, Gayle Hunnicutt, Richard Caldicot, Percy Edwards, Nicola Pagett, Brian Wilde, Des O'Connor, Vince Hill, Penelope Keith and The Nolan Sisters.
Also included are two bonus shows: The Best of British Laughs – Morecambe & Wise, in which the duo talk to Barry Took about the early days of their career and their rise to success; and The Entertainers: Morecambe & Wise: Two of a Kind, presented by Frank Dixon and telling the story of the tall one with glasses, and the one with the short, fat, hairy legs.
The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show Written and adapted by Eddie Braben Produced by John Browell
The Best of British Laughs – Morecambe & Wise Presented by Barry Took Produced by John Browell
The Entertainers: Morecambe & Wise: Two of a Kind Presented by Frank Dixon Produced by Herbert Smith
A second wonderful collection of Just William stories, selected and read by Martin Jarvis
Richmal Crompton’s stories featuring irrepressible schoolboy William Brown have been firm favourites with both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster – for his harassed elders at least.
With friends Ginger, Douglas and Henry (the Outlaws) and the angelic thorn-in-his-side, the lisping Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.
The stories in this collection include:
That Boy The Bishop’s Handkerchief William and Uncle George The Haunted House William and St Valentine April Fool’s Day Not Much The Cure William’s Wonderful Plan The Outlaws and the Penknife William the Reformer William’s New Year’s Day Aunt Florence and the Green Woodpecker The Plan that Failed William and the Begging Letter A Question of Exchange William and the Temporary History Teacher The Outlaws and the Tramp A Few Dogs and William The Outlaws and the Missionary William the Good William and the Young Man William and the Spy William and the Badminton Racket William Turns Over a New Leaf William and Dear Little Peter William and the Waxwork Prince William and the White Cat William and Photography The Great Detective The Fete - and Fortune The Weak Spot The Outlaws Go a-Mumming William's Double Life William to the Rescue William the Film Star William the Rat Lover William the Showman William And the Monster William The Persian The New Game William and the Love Nest The Cat And The Mouse Waste Paper Wanted William The Globe Trotter William And The Prize Pig A Present From William A Night Of Mysteries William and the Chinese God William and the League of Perfect Love Fireworks Strictly Prohibited William the Psychiatrist William Joins the Waits Violet Elizabeth Takes Control William – The Dear Little Boysie William’s Brilliant Plan The Outlaws and Aunt Jo Violet Elizabeth’s Special Party
Political and romantic intrigue from Anthony Trollope, the creator of The Barchester Chronicles.
Based on the six Palliser novels by Anthony Trollope, this collection of stories features wealthy aristocrat and politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, Lady Glencora, as they navigate the twists and turns of British politics.
Starring David Troughton, Ben Miles, Sophie Thompson, Anastasia Hille, Adrian Lukis, Frances Jeater, Mark Bazeley, Bertie Carvel and Chris Moran.
Alan Bennett (Author)
, Charles Simpson (Read by), David Rintoul (Read by), Emily Richard (Read by), Ian Targett (Read by), Keith Barron (Read by), Margaret Courtenay (Read by), Pauline Letts (Read by), Susan Sheridan (Read by)
A full cast BBC production of the much-loved play by the award-winning Alan Bennett.
A British Labour M.P., ten years into his second marriage, feels tethered in a time of change. He is distrustful on the one hand of the "mawkish mentality" of the young and, on the other, of the encroaching life of the middle aged who can look forward to nothing more than the fairly imminent end of a not so very interesting road.
Starring Keith Barron, Emily Richard, David Rintoul, Charles Simpson, Margaret Courtenay, Ian Targett, Pauline Letts & Susan Sheridan.
Netflix, Spotify, and Salesforce are just the tip of the iceberg for the subscription model. The real transformation--and the real opportunity--is just beginning
Today's consumers prefer the advantages of access over the hassles of ownership. It's not just internet services like Netflix and Spotify; even industrial firms like GE and Caterpillar are reinventing themselves as solutions providers. Whether you sell software, clothes, insurance, or industrial machines, you need to master the transition to the subscription model.
Adapting to the subscription economy takes more than just deciding to sell subscriptions instead of products. You'll have to reinvent your company from the inside out -- from your accounting to your entire IT architecture. No matter how large or small your company, Subscribed gives you a practical, step-by-step framework to rebuild your business around a customer-centric, recurring revenue model.In ten years, we'll be subscribing to everything: information technology, transportation, retail, healthcare, even housing. Informed by insights straight from the servers of Zuora, the world's largest subscription finance platform, Subscribed is the book that explains how this shift really works -- and how business leaders can prepare and prosper.
A remarkable exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts
Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by another: us. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion year history a single species is dictating Earth's future.
To some the Anthropocene symbolises a future of superlative control of our environment. To others it is the height of hubris, the illusion of our mastery over nature. Whatever your view, just below the surface of this odd-sounding scientific word, the Anthropocene, is a heady mix of science, philosophy, religion and politics linked to our deepest fears and utopian visions.
Tracing our environmental impact through time to reveal when humans began to dominate Earth, scientists Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin masterfully show what the new epoch means for all of us.
"There was a question that had come to trouble me a bit earlier, once I had taken the first steps on this return journey to Reims...
Why, when I have had such an intense experience of forms of shame related to class, shame in relation to the milieu in which I grew up, why, when once I had arrived in Paris and started meeting people from such different class backgrounds, I would often find myself lying about my class origins... why had it never occurred to me to take up this problem in a book?"
Returning to Reims is a breathtaking account of one man's return to the town where he grew up after an absence of thirty years. It is a frank, fearlessly personal story of family, memory, identity and time lost. But it is also a sociologist's view of what itmeans to grow up working class and then leave that class; of inequality and shifting political allegiances in an increasingly divided nation. A phenomenon in France and a huge bestseller in Germany, Didier Eribon has written the defining memoir of our times.
'I was overwhelmed by this book. I felt I was reading the story of my life.'Edouard Louis, author of The End of Eddy
'A book about self-invention and belonging' -Colm Toibin