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The Great British Book of Baking

Linda Collister (Author)

Wooden spoons at the ready for Linda Collister's The Great British Book of Baking.

This is the official book to accompany the hit BBC2 TV series The Great British Bake-off, presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. This book takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer -- from Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history -- Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country -- the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage.

Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie. These are recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, and include recipes from the contestants of The Great British Bake Off.

Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of The Great British Book of Baking time and time again, as Linda Collister has brought together the very best recipes from around the British Isles.


Linda Collister has written over twenty-five books, having trained at the Cordon Bleu, then La Varenne in Paris. Sheila Keating is a food writer and author, with a special interest in the provenance of British food.

Celebrate

Pippa Middleton (Author)

Celebrate by Pippa Middleton is a fully illustrated and beautifully designed book packed with recipes, crafts and inspirational ideas.

Beginning with autumn and ending with summer, Celebrate is a one-stop guide to entertaining throughout the British year. It contains a myriad of personal tips, favourite recipes and useful decorating ideas. Practical but full of fun, it guides readers through the planning stages to the events themselves, from Christmas and Easter to a show-stopping New Year's Eve and from children's parties, family birthdays, lazy weekend brunches and picnics on the beach to a quiet supper at home with friends.

In Celebrate, Pippa Middleton provides easy and affordable ideas for a successful celebration and offers charming and little-known facts and historical anecdotes for each occasion.

The result is a cornucopia of information that is fascinating, inspiring and wonderfully accessible.

The Weekend Baker

Paul Hollywood (Author)

The brand new cookery book from Britain's favourite baker, Paul Hollywood

Containing both sweet and savoury recipes inspired by cities from around the world including Paris, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, London and Naples, Paul takes classic bakes and gives them his own twist.

From Madeleines to Kale, cherry and cheese scones, Caprese cake to Chelsea buns and Polish cheesecake to Marble bundt cake, take some weekend time out in the kitchen to discover some new favourite bakes. As Paul found on his travels, baking is very much a family activity and so many of the world's recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Now he wants to pass them on to you and your families.

'I have wanted to write this book for a long time. It sees me discovering baking cultures of the world in ten of its most amazing cities [...] the experience will stay with me forever.'

Three Ingredient Baking

Sarah Rainey (Author)

Clever and surprising cakes, bread, biscuits and desserts, with just three ingredients per recipe.

It's often said 'three is a magic number' and here's proof! These unique baking recipes each contain exactly three ingredients; no fussy seasonings, fiddly decorations or hidden extras.

Ideal for busy people on small budgets, these 100 fast, easy and affordable bakes are simple to magic up at the very last minute. By happy accident, some are low-sugar or gluten-free, while others are unapologetically indulgent. The alchemy in this book will amaze and astound you. Sure to become classics:

- bread made out of ice cream
- 40-second meringues
- a banana loaf baked in a slow cooker
- muffins magicked from ginger beer

Simple, effective and addictive, once you start baking in this way, you won't look back!

Nadiya's Kitchen

Nadiya Hussain (Author)

From breakfasts to dinners to a cake fit for the Queen.

Having fallen in love with Nadiya and her outstanding bakes on 2015's Great British Bake Off, readers can now discover all her favourite recipes. With chapters ranging from 'Lazy Sunday Mornings' to 'Midnight Feasts', 'Snacks and Sharing' to 'Dessert for Dinner', you'll find ideas for any time of the day, and for all the family. Nadiya offers innovative twists on traditional classics and failsafe recipes for many staple meals and bakes, including:

Best Fish Finger Butty

Crumpets with Salted Honey Butter

Wellington Sausage Rolls

Cod and Clementine Curry

Mustardy Kale Mac and Cheese

Popcorn, White Chocolate and Peanut Slice

Spiced Parsnip and Orange Cake

And not forgetting: 'Her Majesty's Cake', based on the delight she created for the Queen's 90th birthday.

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Colouring Book

Edith Holden (Author)

A stunning new colouring book that will take you through a year in the life of the English countryside.

Nearly 40 years ago, a rediscovered diary enchanted the nation. Edith Holden's 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' from 1906 captured her observations on the English countryside's changing seasons, accompanied by exquisite illustrations of its flora and fauna.

Now, for the first time, Edith's work been turned into an beautiful colouring book.

Featuring black & white ink illustrations based on her paintings, alongside the original handwriting from the lost journal, this is a captivating colouring book that guides you through a year in the world of this truly remarkable Edwardian lady.

According to Yes

Dawn French (Author)

Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To YES.

The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family.

Emotional displays - unacceptable.

Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome.

Fun - no thanks.

This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint.

So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book.

For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes?

'I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all' Marian Keyes

'There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better' Express

'French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed' Independent

Further praise for Dawn French:

'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday

'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' Sunday Express

'Extremely funny' Sunday Times

'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian

'Makes you laugh on every page' The Times

'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home

'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Daily Mail

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