THE PERFECT READ FOR TROUBLED TIMES
From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places comes this inspiring and beautifully written meditation on the wisdom inherited from our ancestors.
For all we have gained in the modern world, simple peace of mind is hard to find. In a time that is increasingly fraught with complexity and conflict, we are told that our wellbeing relies on remaining as present as possible. But what if the key to being present lies in the past?
In Wisdom of the Ancients, Neil Oliver takes us back in time, to grab hold of the ideas buried in forgotten cultures and early civilizations. From Laetoli footprints in Tanzania to Keralan rituals, stone circles and cave paintings, Oliver takes us on a global journey through antiquity. A master storyteller, drawing on immense knowledge of our ancient past, he distils this wisdom into twelve messages that have endured the test of time, and invites us to consider how these might apply to our lives today. The result is powerful and inspirational, moving and profound.
Swifts live almost entirely in the air. They eat, drink, sleep, mate and gather their nesting materials on the wing, fly thousands of miles across the world, navigating their way around storms, never lighting on tree, cliff or ground, until they return home with the summer.
A NEW SCIENTIST BOOK OF THE YEAR
'A true hero' Greta Thunberg
A legendary conservationist. A lifetime spent fighting for nature. An indispensable message of hope.
In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?
Looking at the headlines?the worsening climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval?it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.
In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope": The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit.
Filled with inspiring stories and original photographs, The Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future.
There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.
Discover everything you need to know to kick-start your composting journey!
Dig into compost basics and get to grips with the many benefits of composting and the tools you'll need to get the job done. It's time to let your garden grow!
You don't have to be a horticulture expert to get started, this indispensable compost gardening book for beginners will take you through every single step! It includes:
- Gardening tips on how to make compost at home
- Packed with practical, jargon-free advice, and simple DIY composting techniques
- Easy-to-follow format to help grow your gardening knowledge
Perfect for first-time gardeners, this is your no-fuss guide to composting! From making your own fertiliser for plants to building your own compost bin, this sustainable gardening book will help you give your vegetable and flower garden a boost.
Gorgeous, full-colour photography provides plenty of inspiration to get you started! Expert tips and step-by-step instructions on every page help make sure that you care for your garden in the right way for them to flourish.
Make your green-fingered dreams a reality with the Grow Series from DK. Learn how to brighten up even the trickiest areas in Grow Containers, or discover how to garden more sustainably in Grow Eco-Gardening. Alternatively, there are more titles to explore such as Grow Pruning & Training and Grow Houseplants.
A no-fuss guide to caring for your indoor plants - ideal for first-time gardeners!
Do you want to know how to keep your houseplants alive and thriving indoors but don't know where to start? This gardening book for beginners will help you care for over 60 houseplant varieties.
You don't have to be a horticulture expert to create an indoor garden, this indispensable reference book will take you through every single step! It includes:
- Easy indoor gardening tips and expert advice on indoor gardening for beginners
- Packed with practical, jargon-free know-how, this easy-to-use guide has everything you need to know to help your - houseplants grow
- Easy-to-follow format to help grow your gardening skills
- Learn how to look after, rescue, and propagate plants including a rubber plant, fiddle fig leaf, a bread plant and more!
Houseplants can magically transform any living space but looking after them can be tricky. If you are new to owning plants, this easy-to-use guide is packed with essential care tips and expert advice for happy and thriving indoor plants. Gorgeous, full-colour photography and simple step by step instructions will show you how to care for a wide range of indoor plants.
This indoor gardening book for beginners also includes a plant directory of over 90 houseplants to practice your new gardening skills! Delve into the right succulents to plant, how to grow a fern and choosing the perfect trailing plants for your indoor spaces. Grow Houseplants is perfect for first-time gardeners, especially renters and people who live in smaller spaces.
Make your green-fingered dreams a reality with the Grow series from DK. Learn how to sow, grow, and harvest vegetables successfully in Grow Easy Veg, or discover how to garden more sustainably in Grow Eco-Gardening. Alternatively, there are more titles to explore such as Grow Pruning & Training and Grow Compost.
This handsomely bound book in the '150' series showcases the most beautiful gardens in the world, renowned for their exceptional flora, imaginative designs, and inspiring locations.
Donna Hay returns with her new, gorgeously luxe hardcover cookbook One Pan Perfect to make life simple, easy and delicious for her millions of fans.
Donna loves to make it easy for home cooks. Her stunning new cookbook, One Pan Perfect - featuring over 120 recipes for simple, easy, no-fuss deliciousness which only need one pot, pan, tray or bowl - will take you from the kitchen to the table in no time at all, and make your whole family happy.We all want to find ways to cook faster, smarter and tastier than ever before, to sit back and let big, punchy flavours do the heavy lifting with just a single pan, pot, tray or dish. One Pan Perfect is the only book you need to prepare almost-instant, all-in-one meals that are super-delicious and better for you. Think fast, tasty new twists on all your favourites, plus all-new flavour combinations to explore, ready to dial up your weeknight family dinners and lazy weekend lunches. One Pan Perfect is peppered with all the tips, tricks and how-tosto shortcut your way through the kitchen. You can even scan the QR codes throughout the book with your phone and bring the book to life through a series of instant videos that will lift your cooking game to new heights. This is fast, fresh deliciousness, all-in-one cooking at its absolute tastiest!
This engaging and historically accurate cookbook presents more than 70 delicious recipes that celebrate the elegant institution of afternoon tea. Full of photographs and quotes from Downton characters, you can recreate the rich traditions and flavours of Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea time and time again.
This new expanded edition of Cocktails of the Movies serves up over 70 of the greatest cocktails to have featured on film.
THE TIMES / SUNDAY TIMES FOOD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021
SHORTLISTED FOR FORTNUM AND MASON COOKERY BOOK OF THE YEAR
'Claudia Roden channels the sun and warm glow of the Mediterranean. To read Claudia is to sit at her table, with everything, simply, as it should be.' - Yotam Ottolenghi
'I could not love this book more. A palpable instant classic, infused with wisdom, generosity and achievable deliciousness. Every page feels like a blessing.' - Nigella Lawson
'Claudia Roden is the queen of all cookbook writers. Med is a beautiful book brimming with wisdom and exquisite good taste.' - Jay Rayner
'It's a book for cooks' - Dan Saladino, BBC Radio 4 The Food Programme
'A bible of classic and comforting dishes that will prove to be the foundations of any cook's kitchen.' - Stylist
Travel the med from the comfort of your kitchen.
Claudia Roden is credited with revolutionising Western attitudes to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. Over thirty years on from her first Mediterranean cookbook, Claudia shares the sun-soaked simplicity of the Mediterranean with new recipes for effortless, everyday cooking.
This is how Claudia cooks for friends and family - always putting flavour first, beautiful ingredients, fuss-free cooking, relaxed eating.
From Provence to the Levant, Andalusia to Morocco, explore the many and varied flavours of the Mediterranean as Claudia shares a life's worth of travelling and stories along with the food she cooks now.
The fastest selling baking book of all time, from social media sensation Jane's Patisserie
'This will be the most-loved baking book in your stash!' - Zoe Sugg
'The Mary Berry of the Instagram age' - The Times
Life is what you bake it - so bake it sweet!
Discover how to make life sweet with 100 delicious bakes, cakes and treats from baking blogger, Jane.
Jane's recipes are loved for being easy, customisable, and packed with your favourite flavours. Covering everything from gooey cookies and celebration cakes with a dreamy drip finish, to fluffy cupcakes and creamy no-bake cheesecakes, Jane' Patisserie is easy baking for everyone.
Whether you're looking for a salted caramel fix, or a spicy biscoff bake, this book has everything you need to create iconic bakes and become a star baker.
Includes new and exclusive recipes requested by her followers and the most popular classics from her blog - NYC Cookies, No-Bake Biscoff Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Drip Cake and more!
Experience the enduring pleasure of traditional French cooking with over 60 uncomplicated recipes for every home cook.
Plant-based cooking for a better world, inspired by Linda McCartney.
Create a flourishing wildlife haven for your local wild birds!
What if we told you that you can make a difference to your local birdlife from the comfort of your own home? You can help to reverse the decline in bird numbers by creating a haven in which they will thrive!
It's a win-win!
No need to be an expert gardener already, or even to break the bank! Many of the most beneficial features can be installed easily and cheaply, and many you can build yourself or upcycle to be eco-friendly. So what are you waiting for?
Dive straight in to discover:
-Stunning full-colour illustrations and photographs of over 50 local bird species
-Practical advice on choosing and installing bird feeders, baths, ponds and boxes
-Budget-conscious tips to make a difference to local birdlife
This all-encompassing bird book shows you exactly how to optimise our outdoor space for birds, providing the food and nesting spaces they need to survive. Discover the best plants to grow food and shelter, which bird feeders, feed and nest boxes to buy and how to make them all predator-proof, as well as how to encourage diversity in an eco-friendly manner whilst protecting a broad range of bird species.
Provide the best shelter, feeding and nesting opportunities for them and readers can reap the rewards as they sing and entertain! In fact, recent studies suggest people who can hear birdsong from their homes are proven to have better mental health than those who can't. 82% of gardeners in the UK wish to attract more wildlife to their gardens, so why not join the journey today and encourage a flurry of feathered friends to your garden! From Jays to Jackdaws, Swallows to Sparrowhawks, you can see them all with the top tips and tricks featured in this all-encompassing british bird book.
The ideal bird-watcher gift for those looking to encourage their local wildlife and discover top tips on how to attract birds to their gardens. So whether you're a keen gardener looking for a new project, or you're simply looking to be kind to the environment by encouraging local diversity, this brilliant bird spotting book is calling your name!
A Sunday Times bestseller
Even great gardeners like Monty Don are always learning and always experimenting.
The Complete Gardener brings you right up to date on how Monty gardens today.
This extensively revised new edition covers what Monty believes are the most important aspects of gardening today. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned gardener, it's time to get your green-fingered hands dirty!
A comprehensive gardening guide that no gardener should be without:
- An introductory chapter that explains the essentials of organic gardening practice
- A structure chapter that shows you how to define space in your garden with hard landscaping and natural options, such as trees, hedges, and topiary
- Discover all different types of flowering plants explaining how to design with them, combine, plant, and care for them
- How to grow fruits and vegetables with in-depth crop-by-crop explanations and which tried-and-tested varieties to choose from
Packed with beautiful illustrations and practical gardening tips, Monty reveals the secrets of growing vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs while respecting the needs of the environment. He covers everything from planning the space and crop rotation to pruning fruit canes and staking peas.
Join Monty in his garden at Long Meadow! Over half of the photos included in this updated edition were shot at his renowned personal garden over the course of a year. Discover how he created this beautiful garden, and how you can do the same in your own.
Design Your Dream Garden
Although organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, this new edition has a new emphasis on gardening for wildlife and the impact of global warming on the garden. This is a go-to guide for anyone seeking Monty's gardening advice and the perfect gardening gift for any plant lover, regardless of their experience or budget.
Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it ... More than just a mantra, "cook, eat, repeat" is the story of my life.'
Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food. Written in Nigella's engaging and insightful style, this is a cook book full of warmth and personality, and is the ultimate gift for foodies this Christmas.
Whether asking 'What is a Recipe?' or declaring death to the Guilty Pleasure, Nigella's wisdom about food and life comes to the fore, with tasty new recipes that readers will want to return to again and again.
'The recipes I write come from my life, my home', says Nigella, and here she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen through over 150 new recipes that make the most of her favourite ingredients.
Dedicated chapters include 'A is for Anchovy' (a celebration of the bacon of the sea), 'Rhubarb', 'A Loving Defence of Brown Food', a suitably expansive chapter devoted to family dinners, plus inspiration for vegan feasts and solo suppers.
'A rapturous account of wonderful food and a joyful antidote to everything else' Meera Sodha, Guardian
'I can't think of a better companion for these strange times' Bee Wilson, Sunday Times
From bestselling author and star of the farm-to-centrepiece movement Erin Benzakein comes this stunning visual guide to caring for and arranging fresh flowers all year long.
A collection of recipes for the world's suavest classic cocktails, inspired by the debonair persona and personal choices of Mr 007 himself.
Sunday Times Bestseller 'A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement' Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September) Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?