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Amy Willcock's Aga Seasons

Amy Willcock (Author)

The demand for eating food at its best has sparked a huge resurgence of interest in seasonal foods. Amy Willcock's Aga Seasons will show you how to cook and enjoy produce at its best, when it should be eaten, in harmony with farming calendars. In spring, Amy brings you perfect menus such as Milk-fed lamb with lavender, Balsamic roasted carrots and Panna cotta with rhubarb compote. The summer recipes are all perfect for long hot days and balmy evenings, making the most of seafood (Pan-fried scallops with chilli and lemon), vegetables (Baked baby beetroot) and even preserving a little bit of summer for the rest of the year in the ultimate Raspberry jam. Autumn brings Hallowe'en parties and delicious Squash soup with ginger, and enables you to make the most of a glut of apples with fantastic Caramelised apples. Ward off the chill in winter by taking advantage of all the (often forgotten) produce that this season has to offer: Tagliatelle with cavolo nero and garlic cream sauce, Cod and saffron kedgeree and Queen of Puddings. Accompanying the 180 recipes will be a comprehensive calendar for produce and a section on preserving so that you can enjoy the best of the harvest throughout the year. Written in Amy's simple, informative style, featuring conventional cooking instructions and with stunning colour photographs throughout, this is the culinary calendar no Aga owner should be without.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown

BBC Books (Author)

Get your family cooking and eating together with 120 delicious and inspiring recipes from The Big Family Cooking Showdown.

Tuck into crispy smoked chilli pork tacos with apple and avocado salsa, sweet and spicy chilli chicken, succulent chicken cacciatore with white bean mash and garlic green beans, mouth-watering fish curry, fabulously rich Irish cream ice cream and indulgent espresso martini tiramisu, all simplified for the home cook.

From familiar favourites like Homemade Fish and Chips, Vegetable Lasagne and Steak and Kidney Pie, to fresh ideas like Red Prawn Curry and Ginger Roast Chicken with Spiced Squash, plus plenty of straightforward oven bakes, there's inspiration galore for family suppers and delicious desserts. Each dish from the show has been simplified with clever shortcuts and advice to make every recipe fuss-free.

With original recipes from Rosemary Shrager and helpful tips from the competing families, The Big Family Cooking Showdown is the ultimate recipe book for anyone who wants to bring their family together around the kitchen table.

The SuperJam Cookbook

Fraser Doherty (Author)

SuperJam is a delicious range of jams and marmalades created by young entrepreneur Fraser Doherty. They're 'super' because they're made with 'superfruits', such as cranberries and blueberries, and fruit juice rather than sugar, meaning they're healthier than your average pot of jam.

Fraser's cookbook is a juicy celebration of all things jammy. As well as being packed full of recipes for jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies, the book offers more unusual ideas for spreads, such as Banana and Rum Curd, Dulce de Leche and Chilli Jam. And if for any reason you do have any leftover pots of preserves, it also contains over 25 ideas for how to turn your creations into irresistible puddings, from Bakewell Tart and Orange and Passion Fruit Trifle to Banoffee Cupcakes and Strawberry and White Chocolate Mousse.

Exquisitely designed and lavishly photographed, The SuperJam Cookbook will be a lovely gift or simply the perfect way to indulge your love of one of life's greatest comfort foods.

Barefoot Contessa Family Style

Ina Garten (Author)

In Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Ina Garten explains that sharing our tables with those we love is too essential to be saved just for special occasions - and it's easy to do if you know how to cook irresistible meals with a minimum of fuss.

For Ina, the best way to make guests feel at home is to serve them food that is as unpretentious as it is delicious. So in Family Style she's collected the recipes that please her friends and family most - dishes like East Hampton Clam Chowder, Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, Linguine with Shrimp Scampi and Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash. It's the kind of fresh, accessible food that's meant to be passed around in big bowls or platters and enjoyed with warm conversation and laughter. Packed with fabulous colour photographs, as well as menu suggestions and practical wisdom on what to do if disaster strikes, this is the must-have guide to the joy of everyday entertaining.

Mary Berry at Home

Lucy Young (Author) , Mary Berry (Author)

This is Mary Berry's collection of her favourite dishes that she cooks everyday for her family and friends.

Mary and her close friend and assistant, Lucy Young, provide over 150 simply prepared, delicious, reliable recipes for lunch, dinner and parties. Whether you need food for two or twenty, Mary and Lucy have included plenty of starters, mains, sides and puds, together with invaluable advice on cooking for all occasions.

And no book from the Queen of Cakes would be complete without some mouth-watering, foolproof bakes. Mary invites you to enjoy afternoon tea, with an array of delicious cakes, traybakes and dainty treats.

It has been nearly twenty years since Mary Berry first wrote At Home, and in this new edition she has extensively revised and updated many of her classic dishes as well as adding 60 brand new recipes. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is the only baking book you’ll ever need, and Mary Berry & Lucy Young At Home takes care of every other mealtime.

Mary Berry Everyday

Mary Berry (Author)

‘Everyday cooking is about sharing your love of food with family and friends. With this book I hope that you will feel encouraged to create new favourites, making everyday meals into something extra-special.’

Add a little Mary magic to your cooking with 120 brand-new recipes from the inspiring new BBC series. Delicious family suppers, tempting food for sharing and plenty of sweet treats, all made with everyday ingredients and a clever twist.

Mary Berry: Foolproof Cooking

Mary Berry (Author)

In this brand-new, official tie-in to Mary’s much anticipated series, the nation’s best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes.

This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth.

Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each chapter ensures perfect results every time, whatever you’re cooking. In addition, Mary's no-fuss advice will help you foolproof your kitchen – whether that's preparing ahead to entertain a crowd, planning weekly family meals, or ensuring your store cupboard is well stocked.

With Mary's no-fuss guidance, discover how every delicious dish can be made completely foolproof.

Simple Italian Cookery

Aldo Zilli (Author)

In Simple Italian Cookery, Aldo Zilli proves just how easy it is to bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. The book includes Soups and Starters; Rice Dishes and Pasta Sauces; Fish; Meat; Chicken and, of course, a selection of delicious desserts.

Aldo demonstrates 40 delicious Italian recipes, each with simple step-by-step instructions. From the ever popular Spaghetti with a Quick Tomato Sauce to Tagliatelle Carbonara and a truly foolproof Tiramisu, Aldo includes all the most popular Italian dishes. For a taste of something a little more exotic, why not try Seared Tuna Sicilian-style, or Rump Steak Paillard grilled with Raddichio, Olive Oil and Lemon Dressing?

With colour photographs to accompany each stage of the recipe, Aldo's foolproof instructions will guarantee even the novice excellent results every time.

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks

Mary Berry (Author)

One of the Guardian's TOP TEN BOOKS to gift.

'It's practical AND beautiful . . . an ideal gift ' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2

Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home.

'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry

Inside you'll find . . .

A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home.

Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home.

'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent

'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph

Five Minute Bread

Jeffrey Hertzberg (Author) , Zoe Francois (Author)

Most of us dream about having the time to make fresh bread, to fill our kitchen with the irrestible aromas of a bakery every day. Now, with Jeff and Zoe's new bread-making method, you too can make your own loaves in only five minutes a day! No bread machine required, and no need for kneading - it's revolutionary!

In this amazing new book, Jeff and Zoe prove that baking bread can be easier and quicker than a trip to the baker's. Their method is quick and simple, and produces perfect, scrumptious loaves every time. In exchange for a mere five minutes of your time, your warm, indulgent, crusty breads will rival those of the finest bakers in the world.

With nearly 100 recipes that use this ingenious technique, Five Minute Bread is a revelation for anyone who thinks that home-made bread is too much work. Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering ciabattas, hearty sandwich loaves and even buttery pastries will become everyday treats with this innovative book.

The Great British Picnic Guide

Mark Price (Author)

Packing up a picnic hamper, throwing a rug in the car boot and savouring an outdoor feast is a time-honoured tradition that never fails to excite and delight. For adults the word picnic evokes warm childhood memories and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, and for children its suggestion of fun and treats brightens up the dullest of days.

In this beautifully illustrated book, passionate picnicker Mark Price celebrates, and offers inspiration for, this great British institution - in all its guises. He provides seasonal recipes for all manner of drinks and picnic fare - from quick and easy sandwiches and soups, to more elaborate pies and cakes - whatever the time of year, whatever the weather and however much time you have to prepare. He also offers:

• tips on how best to transport certain foods
• what equipment you'll need when you arrive
• a comprehensive guide to 20 top British picnic sites, including a map of the site, how to find the perfect picnic spot and a list of local producers for a 'cheat's' picnic

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.

Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts

Biscuiteers (Author)

What's better than sending flowers on Mother's Day? Sending a bouquet of botanical
biscuits instead, or treating your mum to biscuits in bed with the Biscuiteers recipe for the ultimate 'fry up'. You could even bake her a quintessentially British afternoon tea set . . .

And it's not just about mum! Give unicorns to your friends; wellies to Dad; love birds to your loved-one; and an apple to the teacher. This book is just bursting with perfect iced gifts for everyone.

Brimming with famous Biscuiteers designs, along with exclusive creations you won't have seen before, this beautiful book shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home.

Bake a wreath for your door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding. Whatever you're celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment.

'Express your creativity by making impressively iced biscuits as gifts - or just for yourself using Biscuiteers' step-by-step guide' Daily Telegraph

'If you love giving homemade presents, these imaginative ideas could be just up your street' Homes & Gardens


Barbara Mortimer (Author)

On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany.

Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into gruelling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses.

Sisters features over 150 previously unpublished stories from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. The vivid, poignant and riveting stories capture these nurses' incredible bravery and touching friendships.

Little Girl Lost

Barbie Probert-Wright (Author) , Jean Ritchie (Author)

Two sisters. A broken childhood. A heartbreaking journey.

The extraordinary true story of surviving the unimaginable ...

In 1945, seven-year-old Barbie and her sister Eva were trapped, terrified, in wartorn Germany. With their father missing, and hundreds of miles from their mother, news of the approaching army left them confronted with an impossible choice: to face invasion, or to flee on foot.

Eva, aged nineteen, was determined to find her mother. For Barbie, twelve years younger, the journey was to be more perilous but, spurred on by her sister's courage and her desperate desire to be reunited with her mother, she joined Eva on a journey no child should ever have to endure.

Over three hundred miles across a country ravaged by a terrible war, they encountered unimaginable hardship, extraordinary courage and overwhelming generosity. Against all the odds, they survived. But neither sister came out of the journey unscathed ...

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.


Sue Perkins (Author)

Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins.

When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report - from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say 'Why is our house full of this shit?'

Sadly, a recycling 'incident' destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it's left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself.

This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as 'Is Mary Berry real?', 'Is it true you wear a surgical truss?' and 'Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?'

Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.

Thank you for reading.

Praise for Spectacles

'Drama, tears and laughs - Spectacles has got it all. A brilliant, touching memoir suffused with love, it reminds you that life is best lived at wonky angles. I ADORED it' Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist

'Very funny . . . It seems there are two Sue Perkins: the TV one, who gabbles and pratfalls, and the sensitive one who aches. The first of course, exists to protect the second. They can both write. The first writes comedy, the second tragedy; in this sense, reading her memoir is very like meeting her'
Sunday Times

'It's a proper book . . . so well written. Tight & bright & full of inspiration'
Chris Evans, Radio 2

Eat Well for Less: Quick and Easy Meals

Jo Scarratt-Jones (Author) , Gregg Wallace (Foreword by), Chris Bavin (Foreword by)

Feed your family without the fuss

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.

The Magical Christmas

Lizzie Mary Cullen (Author)

From Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a wondrously festive treat for the winter.

Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising colouring book. Join celebrations across the world and throughout the years, from skating at the Rockefeller Center to surfing in Sydney and frost fairs on the Thames to Victorian toy shops. Travel with the wise men following a star, spot Santa's sleigh skimming over the rooftops and discover dazzling gingerbread houses with Lizzie's intricate inky illustrations.

Fans of mindfulness and art therapy will love this beautiful Christmas gift book. A whole world of festivity is waiting for you inside. . .

First Dates

Fred Sirieix (Author)

'There's someone out there for all of us...'

First Dates, Channel 4's runaway hit TV show, has captured the hearts of the nation. Each week millions of us cosy up on our sofas to watch nervous singletons arrive in the restaurant in the hope of finding love.

Now Fred Sirieix, the insatiably charming Maître'd of the First Dates restaurant, is here to help all of us - whether we're on a quest to find 'the one', or simply want to discover more about how to connect with someone and sustain the magic. With his unique take on romance, Fred reveals his recipe for a perfect date, and hopefully a perfect match.

This beguiling book brings the First Dates world to the page: all the heart-warming twists and turns of the most awkward meal of the daters' lives, the larger-than-life characters we have grown to love, and the timeless wisdom of Fred and his team. They share their match-making secrets: from breaking the ice to dealing with surprises and getting to grips with the rules of attraction, along with all the toe-curling moments and across-the-table triumphs as couples seek to find The One.

This is First Dates. This is The Art of Love.

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