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The Other Half Of My Heart

Stephanie Butland (Author)

“It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the air. She took a deep breath and unlocked the door”

Fifteen years ago Bettina May’s life’s veered off course in one disastrous night. Still reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers, Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of bread-making.

She spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients. She meets someone. She begins to heal.

Until someone who knows what happens that night walks into Bettina's bakery. In the pause of a heartbeat, fifteen years disappear and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost for ever . . .

Can she ever go back?

Great British Bakes

Mary-Anne Boermans (Author)

*Winner of the Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2014*

Food writer and baker extraordinaire Mary-Anne Boermans has delved into the UK’s fine baking history to rediscover the long-forgotten recipes of our past. These are recipes that fill a cook with confidence, honed and perfected over centuries and lovingly adapted for use in 21st-century kitchens.

Here you will find such tempting delights as Welsh Honey Cake, Lace Meringues, Rich Orange Tart, Butter Buns, Pearl Biscuits and Chocolate Meringue Pie. They are triple-tested recipes that do not rely on processed, pre-packaged ingredients and they are all delicious. And Mary-Anne reveals the stories behind the bakes, with tales of escaped princes, hungry politicians and royal days out to sample the delicacies of Britain’s historic bakeries.

This very special collection sits confidently among the best of British cookery writing, with recipes that have stood the test of time and that will both surprise and delight for years to come.

The Undercover Cook

Katie Fforde (Author)

A young journalist and her top-secret assignment. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.


Meet Emily, a young woman who dreams of being a prize-winning investigative journalist. Her first assignment is to a top restaurant where tempestuous chef Theo Milton reigns supreme. Very soon romance starts to sparkle amongs the pots and pans. And Emily finds there's more than cooking on her mind.

Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde is known for her wonderfully romantic stories, delicious heroes, and heroines we can all relate to. In The Undercover Cook her warmth and wit shine through in this enchanting short story.


It also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapter of her captivating new novel, Recipe for Love, out in March.

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Four

Cathy Bramley (Author)

Since she started working at Plumberry, Verity Bloom is happier than she’s been in years. So when an unexpected tragedy leaves her feeling bittersweet, she is all the more determined to see the cookery school flourish.

But after a misunderstanding, her budding romance seems to be cooling down, and Verity’s plans for the future look like they might be crumbling. To patch things up, it might be time for Verity to open up about her past and share her secrets with Tom . . .

But with big decisions on the horizon, can Verity find the magic ingredient for The Plumberry School of Comfort Food while writing her own recipe for happiness?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the final part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance . . . This is delightful! Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson

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.

Let's Make Whoopies!

Sophie Grey (Author)

Let's Make Whoopies with Sophie Gray!

This book is set to be the must-have book on these fun little cakes. Thought to have originated in the Amish communities of America (the farmers would open their lunch boxes to cries of 'Whoopie!' when they saw that their wives had included them as treats) they are now setting a trend in cities like New York and London and are set to take over the rest of the UK! Sophie's book includes 70 whoopie recipes from classics like a mini Victoria sponge, to a whole range of chocolate and fruit-based whoopies and sections on celebration and wacky whoopies too.

Perfect for birthday parties and get-togethers - your guests will fall in love with whoopies! Complete with all the fillings and frostings you need to make these adorable cakes, Sophie Gray has also included 30 delicious cupcakes in Let's Make Whoopies, including her award-winning lemon drizzle cupcake.

'One million per cent delicious. Sophie's whoopies have the X-factor!' Simon Cowell

'Sophie instils pure passion into everything she produces. She is a real domestic goddess!' Richard Bertinet, French master baker


Sophie Gray began cooking at school for 6th form parties, and at university she went on to prepare fabulous dinners for parties of twenty or more guests. After graduating, she conceived the idea for Model Catering, using her model friends to serve the food at events for the film, music and property industries. In 2009 she also set up the Crazy Baker bakery, which delivers to London restaurants and cafes. Sophie lives in London.

Sweet Sisters Trilogy

Lizzie Lane (Author)

The Sweet Sisters Trilogy collects Lizzie Lane's beloved Second World War trilogy:

Wartime Sweethearts
War Baby
Home Sweet Home

Follow the Sweet family through love and war as they fight for the future of their village bakery - and find their own futures changing more than they ever imagined.

Flavour

Ruby Tandoh (Author)

Ruby Tandoh’s new book brings us over 170 recipes – sweet and savoury – for every day, every budget, every taste, in a cookbook that puts your appetite first.

Organised by ingredient, Flavour helps you to follow your cravings, or whatever you have in the fridge, to a recipe. Creative, approachable and inspiring, this is cooking that, while focusing on practicality and affordability, leaves you free to go wherever your appetite takes you. It is a celebration of the joy of cooking and eating.

Ruby encourages us to look at the best ways to cook each ingredient; when it’s in season, and which flavours pair well with it. With this thoughtful approach, every ingredient has space to shine; storecupboard staples inspire as much attention as a cut of meat and a sprig of thyme takes centre stage baked into soft teatime cakes. These are recipes that feel good to make, eat and share, and each plate of food is assembled with care and balance.

Including Hot and Sour Lentil Soup, Ghanaian Groundnut Chicken Stew, Glazed Blueberry Fritter Doughnuts, Mystic Pizza and Carrot and Feta Bites with Lime Yoghurt, this is a cookbook that focuses above all on flavour and freedom – to eat what you love.

Delicious!

Ruth Reichl (Author)

Dear Mr Beard,

I sent my Magic Moments off yesterday, and that made me think of you.

I hope the cookies will remind Father of our life here. Or maybe I should say what life used to be, before the war changed everything . . .

Hidden in the library of Delicious! magazine young intern Billie discovers the wartime letters of twelve-year-old Lulu Swan, written to distinguished food writer, James Beard. Lulu’s can-do spirit in the face of food shortages and other hardships help Billie come to terms with her own tragic past. Until one day it occurs to her: Lulu Swan might still be alive...

How To Be A Domestic Goddess

Nigella Lawson (Author)

Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella’s classic cookery books.

'This is for those days or evenings when you want to usher a little something out of the kitchen that makes you thrill at the sheer pleasure you’ve conjured up.'

The classic baking bible by Nigella Lawson (‘Queen of the Kitchen’ – Observer Food Monthly). This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off.

How To Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens.

With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.

Cakes - from a simple Victoria Sponge to beautiful cupcakes
Biscuits - macaroons, muffins and other indulgent treats
Pies - perfect shortcrust and puff pastry and sweet and savoury recipes
Puddings - crumbles, sponges, trifles and cheesecakes
Chocolate - luscious chocolate recipes for sharing (or not)
Children - simple recipes for baking with kids
Christmas - pudding, Christmas cakes, mince pies... and mulled wine
Bread - finally, the proof that baking bread can be fun, with easy bread recipes
The Domestic Goddess’s Larder - essential preserves, jams, chutneys, curds and pickles that every cook should have

Baked in America

David Lesniak (Author) , David Muniz (Author)

When it comes to baking, Americans clearly know a thing or two. Whether it's gooey chocolate brownies, perfectly iced cupcakes or chunky chocolate chip cookies, American baking is everywhere, and we love it.

Baked in America is a bumper-sized celebration of American baking. From their London bakery, Outsider Tart, Americans David Muniz and David Lesniak are spearheading a welcome revival of the humble home-baked American cake (and brownie, and muffin and cookie!) and introducing us to a whole load of newcomers along the way. Their irresistible cookbook contains over 120 American recipes ranging from classic favourites such as juicy blueberry muffins, chocolate and walnut brownies and peanut butter cookies to a strawberry meringue torte, white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes, red velvet cheesecake and an outstanding array of whoopie pies.

With full colour photography throughout and a stunning design this cookery book will be every baker's dream. Resistance will be futile.

Simple Cakes

Mary Berry (Author)

Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more.

From Coffee Cake and Devonshire Scones to Lavender Biscuits and, of course, the classic Victoria Sponge, each delicious recipe is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions to ensure impressive results every time.

Including sections on ingredients, equipments and methods, as well as suggested party menus, baking has never been so simple.

Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book (Second Edition)

Mary Berry (Author)

Over many years, Mary Berry has perfected the art of cake-making and her skills have earned her a reputation as the queen of cakes. Now she has updated her classic home baking bible, the Ultimate Cake Book, and once again shares with you the secrets of her success.

With over 200 classic cake recipes, Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book includes recipes for every cake, biscuit and bun you ever wanted to bake and many more. From the traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake, Tarte Tatin or Millionaires Shortbread to the indulgent Very Best Chocolate Roulade, Swiss Wild Strawberry and Walnut Cake or Sharp Lemon Cheesecake, there is sure to be a cake or bake here to suit everyone.

Ideal for cake-baking novices as well as more experienced cooks, Mary explains the basic methods of baking and gives advice on ingredients and equipment. Mary's easy recipes are interspersed with baking tips and solutions for the most common problems, making it possible for everyone to bake their favourite cake, whatever the occasion.

Mary Berry's Baking Bible

Mary Berry (Author)

This definitive collection from the undisputed queen of cakes brings together all of Mary Berry's most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you'll ever need.

Mary's easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, Mary Berry's Baking Bible will prove to be a timeless classic.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Sweet Treats and Puds

Mary Berry (Author)

Following the success of Mary Berry's 100 Cakes and Bakes, the baking queen returns with this wonderful collection of 100 more recipes for biscuits, pastries, cupcakes and teabreads, cakes, tarts, pies, cheesecakes and sponge puddings - plenty of inspiration to satisfy any sweet tooth.

She includes both classic recipes and new ideas, which have all been tried-and-tested and photographed, making this the perfect baking book for beginners and an excellent companion to Mary's 100 Cakes and Bakes.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes

Mary Berry (Author)

Mary Berry is the queen of cakes. There is no one better qualified to show you how to make the best Victoria sponge, vanilla cupcake, fruit tea bread or chocolate fudge cake. Together with these eternally popular recipes, Mary also shows you how to make the best children's birthday cake, Wimbledon cake, banana muffin, French patisserie and Christmas cake.

With tried-and-tested, easy recipes for every occasion, this baking cookbook should be on every baker's kitchen bookshelf.

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part Two

Cathy Bramley (Author)

Despite the drama of the opening day, Verity and the rest of the team are determined to tighten up their apron strings and make a success of the cookery school – even their previously hot-tempered chef is showing his soft side and getting stuck in.

The charming village of Plumberry is working its magic on Verity too, and as Verity's plans for a major event at the cookery school come together, the whole community starts to get involved...

But as friendships bubble and a sprinkling of romance is added to the mix, will Verity get her fingers burnt just when things were looking peachy?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts - following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is Part Two.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
'Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!' Katie Fforde
'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food - Part One

Cathy Bramley (Author)

Verity Bloom hasn't been interested in cooking anything more complicated than the perfect fish finger sandwich, ever since she lost her best friend and baking companion two years ago.

But an opportunity to help a friend is about to land her right back in the heart of the kitchen! The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is due to open in a few weeks’ time and has rather gone off the boil. It needs the kind of great ideas that only Verity could cook up . . .

But as Verity tries to balance stirring up publicity, keeping their top chef sweet and soothing her aching heart, will her move to Plumberry prove to be a sheer delight . . . or a recipe for disaster?

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. 'Food, Glorious Food' is the first part.

Your favourite authors have loved reading Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy’ Miranda Dickinson

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food

Cathy Bramley (Author)

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.

Putting other people first doesn’t always mean you have to come second…

Verity has lost everything she loved; her best friend and baking companion has died, taking with her their shared passion for cooking. To top it off, it looks like her career and love life might soon follow suit.

Although she’s very much in need of some time for herself, Verity instead leaps at the opportunity to help a friend find her feet and help establish a cooking school. Just as long as she doesn’t have to cook anything! Even so, it’s all far from easy, even with the comfort of new friendship and a taste of fresh romance.

So when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school Verity once again risks losing everything. Can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry?

Above all else, can she finally write her own recipe for happiness and finally put herself first?

A heartwarming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson

Victoria Wood

Neil Brandwood (Author)

'One of the great British comedians and all-round entertainers of her generation' Guardian

'Bittersweet but scalpel sharp' Radio Times

'One of Britain’s finest ever performers ... a sublime and unparalleled crafter of words' Independent

Victoria Wood's wit and humour endeared her to millions of TV viewers for over four decades. Writer, producer and actress of television shows such as As Seen on TV and Dinnerladies, Victoria was often voted the funniest woman in Britain.

Her rise to stardom, from her early years in Lancashire to the successes of the sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall, is sympathetically and honestly portrayed by Neil Brandwood. This meticulously researched and written biography provides an insightful account of the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved comediennes.

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