The Connoisseur's Guide to Whisky
The Connoisseur's Guide to Whisky is the perfect introduction to the complicated world of whiskies. Smooth, well-rounded and mellow, the word whisky conjures up a picture of an amber coloured liquid with a complex range of tastes and aromas.
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The Traveller's Atlas
* An inspirational guide to Europe's greatest travel destinations to help you decide where to go next * Takes a new look at Europe's must-see cities and its most spectacular scenery * Includes practical tips and insightful writing * At-a...
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The Golden Book of Cookies
This beautifully illustrated and easy to follow book is filled with over 300 delectable recipes for cookies of every type. Cookies are one of life's simple pleasures. The word itself is a hold-all term that covers a huge range of sweet, bite...
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The Slow Cooker Cookbook
Slow cookers are all too often thought of as an electrical casserole, suitable only for stewing cheaper cuts of meat. This book dispels the myth with a variety of tempting and inspiring recipes from rich lamb ragu to orange and date sponge.
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501 Great Writers
501 Great Writers is a one-stop guide to the men and women who have written the greatest books of all time, from classic fiction to science ficton, and from cutting edge plays to thought-provoking essays. 501 Great Writers is a one...
by Blackwell Books
A course in designing and making jewellery. This work offers tutorials that guide you through various stages of the process, revealing how to translate inspired ideas into workable, wearable designs, and provides professional advice on presenting...
by Blackwell Books
Sandwiches, Panini & Wraps
Whether the occasion is a picnic, lunch, brunch or late night entertaining, sandwiches, panini and wraps provide a unique alternative to the usual fare. Sandwiches, Panini and Wraps covers everything you need to know to create these taste...
by Blackwell Books
The Complete Book of Sushi
The Complete Book of Sushi is the definitive collection of traditional, contemporary and innovative recipes for lovers of this Japanese cuisine. The Complete Book of Sushi is the definitive collection of traditional, contemporary and innovative...
by Blackwell Books
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The iPod touch has an ultra-thin design in six colours, 5MP iSight camera, loop and Apple EarPods. And it’s available now.
Apple iPod shuffle, MD773BT/A, 2Gb - Pink
iPod shuffleSmall, but big on music.Take hundreds of songs everywhere you go with the small, wearable, and colourful iPod shuffle. Use the clickable control pad to easily play your music. With a simple tap of the VoiceOver button, you'll hear the song title, playlist name, or even battery status. And because your different playlists and Genius Mixes are just a sync away, you'll always have the perfect music mix ready to complement your every mood.Key Features: Small and wearablePolished anodized aluminum designBuilt-in clipEasy-to-use control pad for playing your music, audiobooks, and podcastsVoiceOver button to hear the song title, playlist menu, and battery statusSupport for multiple playlists and Genius Mixes2GB of storageAvailable in slate, silver, purple, pink, yellow, green, blueApple iPod shuffle USB CableApple EarphonesWorks with Mac and PCColour: Pink.
Apple iMac MD094 21.5 Inch Desktop, i5 2.9GHz, 1TB
KleverCase Kindle Book Cover For eReader Or Tablet
Beautiful handmade book covers for him or her. Compatible with most kindle, e-book readers or 7 inch tablets. The perfect coming together of old books and new technology make this the ideal gift for lovers of books and reading. All covers are lovingly hand crafted to premium quality standards by bookbinders in the New Forest England, using local people and locally sourced materials. A unique yet perfect gift for her or gift for men that love reading on a kindle or tablet. The outer cover is made from high density card, bound with woven bookbinding paper and wax laminated to protect from splashes and bumps and bruises. The luxury leather look holder is non-aminal PU material. The device specific holers are made from TPU
Booze for Free (Hardback)
Home brewing and wine-making is fun, easy and hugely satisfying. If you garden or forage, can follow a recipe or make jam, and you enjoy a drink, this is the book for you. Andy's no-nonsense, easy-to-follow guide will enable the beginner and inspire the expert with over 100 recipes including beer made from hops and but also yarrow, mugwort, elder and other foraged plants, great tasting wines from fruit, vegetables and the hedgerows, cider and perry from apples and pears, cordials from the leaves of a range of trees, and teas and fizzy drinks from herbs and wayside flowers. - Discover the secret language of home brewing and drinks making. - Make cheap, wholesome drinks, to your preferred taste and strength. in little time, with minimum fuss and no need for expensive equipment. - Turn your garden into a drinkers' paradise. - Find where and how to forage for success. - Impress your friends with the weird, wonderful and just plain tasty. Try Carrot Whisky, Sloe and Damson Rum, Parsnip Sherry, Elderberry and Blackberry Wine, Pumpkin Beer, Broom Tonic, Meadowsweet tea as well as classics such as Elderflower champagne, sloe gin, prison brew...Cheers!
Swept off your feet and into a nightmare ...A powerful blend of love story, betrayal and obsession, The Guardian is written with electrifying intensity, playing with your emotions at every turn. Widowed at a young age, Julie understands the pain that comes with love and has avoided romance for a long time. As she eases herself back into the dating scene, her eye is caught by the darkly sophisticated Richard, as he begins a passionate pursuit of her affections. But she is still confused by her feelings for best friend Mike: funny, loyal, but definitely not sophisticated. A seemingly innocent choice sets off a deadly chain of events that leaves Julie fighting for her life, as jealousy simmers into murderous desire.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary was first published in 1996 and applauded by critics from Salman Rushdie to Jilly Cooper. A number one best-seller, Helen Fielding's book has sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and has been turned into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. Bridget Jones's Diary is followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Bridget Jones is everyone's favourite spinster. In Bridget Jones's Diary she documents her struggles through the social minefield of her 30s and tries to weigh up the eternal question: Daniel Cleaver of Mark Darcy? She is supported through the whole process by four indispensable friends, Shazzer, Jude, Tom and a bottle of chardonnay. A dazzling urban satire of modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something?
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Colouring for Grown-ups
A caustically funny book of games with a decidedly adult twist. Hungover? Want to look busy while you wait for your Guardian soulmate? Or maybe you just need distraction to while away your pitifully short lunchbreak? Whatever the pathetic occasion, this is the book for you. It might resemble a typical child's activity book but look closer. Offering an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits and challenges of modern adulthood Colouring for Grown-ups includes: *A Hipster or Homeless Quiz. *The 6 steps to abandoning your hopes and dreams. *'Design a shrine' to all your unhealthy obsessions colouring page. Materials required: colouring utensils. Optional requirements: emotional maturity; financial independence; quality of life.
Survivor, genius, critic. Murderer. Meet Benjamin White, blessed since his infancy with an extraordinary gift: to understand humour at its deepest level. Yet Benjamin is cursed, too: in all his life, he has never laughed or smiled. At the height of his profession as a comedy critic, yet lacking any kind of human empathy, Benjamin discovers a formula that will allow him to construct the most powerful joke the world has ever known. A joke that has the power to kill...
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We'll Always Have Summer
One girl. Two brothers. The biggest decision of her life...Just when she thought she had all the answers...Isabel has only ever loved two boys, Conrad and Jeremiah Fisher. One broke her heart; the other made her happier than she ever thought she'd be. But each brother is keeping a secret, and this summer Isabel must choose between the Fisher boys, once and for all. Which brother will it be?
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Bruce Pike can hear the sea at night and longs to go to the shore. When he befriends Loonie, his small town's wild boy, that dream is realized. Together, intoxicated by the treacherous power of the waves and by the immortality of youth, the two boys defy all limits and rules. Pikelet learns what it is to be extraordinary, feels exhilaration for the very first time, and -- caught up in love and friendship and an erotic current he cannot resist -- he understands the true meaning of fear. These are experiences that will far outlast his adolescence. How, then, to mask the emptiness of leaving such intensity behind? 'An absorbing, powerful and deeply beautiful novel' Observer 'A love letter to the sea and a moving coming-of-age story ...Rapturous' Sunday Telegraph 'Breath has the sensibility and reach of an epic' Scotland on Sunday 'Full of fizz and a vital poetry of sun, sand, sea and air' Independent on Sunday 'Breath has the urgent clarity of a story that needed to be told' Guardian
A descendant of one of Hawaii's largest landowners, Matt King finds his luck changed when his fun-loving, flighty wife Joanie falls into a coma, victim of a boating accident. Matt is left in sole charge of his two daughters, teenage ex-model and recovering drug addict Alex, and Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old. And then Matt discovers Joanie has been having an affair. Deciding to seek out Joanie's lover so that he too has a chance to say his goodbyes, Matt takes to the road with his daughters on a memorable journey of painful revelations and unexpected humour...
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Blogging For Dummies (Paperback)
This proven bestseller is fully updated and better than ever! Now in its fourth edition, Blogging For Dummies is fully updated and more practical than ever for today's bloggers. Whether you're just beginning or are already a full-tilt blogging maven, you'll find the up-to-date information you need in these friendly pages. Want to integrate your blog with social media? Jump into the fast-moving world of microblogging on Twitter or Tumblr? Choose which blogging software to use? Optimize your current blog for search? This detailed book guide covers it all, and then some. Buy the book, build a better blog, and blog about it! Provides up-to-date information on blogging software choices and utilities Explains how to identify your unique niche and attract readers Walks you through setting up an account and writing your first post Shows you how to optimize your blog for search, so new readers find you Helps you integrate your blog with social media Reveals what you need to know to start microblogging on Twitter or Tumblr Explores the ways you can make money with your blog Start a conversation with the very latest blog-building tips and techniques in Blogging For Dummies .
£13.49 £17.99 (- 25%)
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year
What happens when a duvet day turns into a duvet year? Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva's defiance spreads. Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently...Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is her hilarious new novel. 'Laugh-out-loud ...a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy' Sunday Times 'She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It's full of colour and glows with life' Independent 'Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried' Daily Mail 'Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour' Women's Weekly 'A funny, poignant look at modern family life' Daily Express
Four women, one wedding and a day they'll never forget ...Anna's world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby's nuptials - Toby was The Love of Her Life, The One That Got Away. Will attending his Big Day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds? Clareis Anna's best friend, the person who was there for her when she and Toby split all those years ago. But little does Clare know that Toby's wedding day will also change her own life forever. Ella is a classic femme fatale. She loves men and leaves them without a backward glance. But the one person who's never fallen for her charms is Toby. As he prepares to get hitched, is it too late for a last-ditch attempt to win his heart? Finally, Rachelis the blushing bride-to-be. This should be the happiest day of her life. So how come she feels nothing but a terrible sense of foreboding?
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Teach English as a Foreign Language: Teach Yourself - Teach Yourself English as a Foreign Language (Paperback)
*A new edition of this book will publish in June 2014 with the ISBN 9781473601154.* Is this the right book for me? A course to take you from beginner to confident teacher Are you looking for a complete course in teaching English as a foreign language which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident teacher? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach English as a Foreign Language will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language teaching experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added features within the course and online. Teach English as a Foreign Language includes: Chapter 1: Being a student Chapter 2: Being a teacher Chapter 3: Classroom management and manner Chapter 4: Teaching grammar via a situational presentation Chapter 5: Teaching grammar via a text or recording Chapter 6: Teaching grammar via 'test teach test' Chapter 7: Teaching vocabulary Chapter 8: Checking understanding of meaning Chapter 9: Pronunciation Chapter 10: Practice activities Chapter 11: Receptive skills 1 - Reading Chapter 12: Receptive skills 2 - Listening Chapter 13: Productive skills 1 - Speaking Chapter 14: Productive skills 2 - Writing Chapter 15: Spoken and written mistakes Chapter 16: Correction Chapter 17: Lesson planning 1 - aims Chapter 18: Lesson planning 2 - writing a lesson plan Chapter 19: Lesson planning 3 - anticipating problems Chapter 20: Lesson planning 4 - what would you do if...? Chapter 21: Using course books and other materials Chapter 22: Testing students Chapter 23: Teaching one-to-one Chapter 24: DVDs and other resources Chapter 25: Professional awareness and development Chapter 26: Career prospects and job hunting Chapter 27: A guide to levels Chapter 28: Language glossary Chapter 29: A glossary of terms Chapter 30: Some useful addresses Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Through the Language Glass
'Guy Deutscher is that rare beast, an academic who talks good sense about linguistics...he argues in a playful and provocative way, that our mother tongue does indeed affect how we think and, just as important, how we perceive the world' - "Observer". Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? In "Through the Language Glass", acclaimed author Guy Deutscher will convince you that, contrary to the fashionable academic consensus of today, the answer to all these questions is - yes. A delightful amalgam of cultural history and popular science, this book explores some of the most fascinating and controversial questions about language, culture and the human mind.
Harry Potter: Page to Screen
Eight Films, four directors, hundreds of actors, over 10 years of filming one unique series. Now Harry Potter: Page to Screen brings together every aspect of the series’ fascinating history in one comprehensive companion volume. When a seemingly unremarkable children’s book landed in the offices of David Heyman’s offices it was relegated to a ‘low-priority’ bookshelf. It was only when a secretary - leafing through volumes at random - happened to read it, love it and pass it on to the producer by hand that the series began its momentous journey to becoming an epic cult fantasy. Now Harry Potter fans can read about every aspect of the films’ development from casting calls to the creation of the wizarding world. With hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, in-depth chapters on magical creatures, artefacts and locations as well as a film-by-film breakdown of the expansion of the Harry Potter universe, this lavishly illustrated volume takes you behind the scenes of one of the most popular film series in history. Waterstones invites you to re-visit the films, characters and landscapes of Harry Potter. Read exclusive interviews with the cast about working and growing-up on set and discover Daniel Radcliffe’s own take on the challenges of being the face of the boy who lived. A beautiful chronicle of a unique film experience.
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How to Sound Clever: Master the 600 English Words You Pretend to Understand...When You Don't (Hardback)
How to Sound Clever explains the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven't had the time to look up in the dictionary. Each entry features an etymological description as well as useful example phrases so that readers can quickly see the correct context for each word. Anecdotes and witty illustrations appear throughout to make a book that is entertaining and will help the reader to boost their vocabulary. An ideal gift and a useful book for everyone have to hand when they come across a word you should know, but don't. Colin Dexter has described How to Sound Clever thus: 'This admirable book is a wholly welcome antidote to the semi-demi-literacy of the 21st century. Go out and buy it!'
£2.50 £9.99 (- 75%)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse DVD
The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. Melissa Rosenberg provides the screenplay for the Summit Entertainment adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, with director David Slade calling the shots behind the camera. Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast as Victoria, the role originally played by Rachelle Lefevre in the first film. Contains 1 Disc. Cert 12.
The Big Bang Theory Season 4 DVD
Contains 3 discs. Cert 12.
The Kings Speech DVD
The Kings Speech is the tale of Elizabeth II's father and his remarkable friendship with maverick speech therapist Lionel Logue. Fascinating, moving and often humorous it charts the personal relationship that developed between England's reluctant King George VI, plagued by a nervous stammer, and his irreverent Australian speech therapist. As the second son of George V, Prince Albert "Bertie" was not expected to ascend to the throne, but when his brother Edward abdicates to marry American Wallis Simpson, Bertie, as his successor, is crowned King George VI. George becomes King as radio is taking off as a mass medium and the Second World War looms. Thrust into the international spotlight he must speak not only to the nation but to the people of the British Empire, across the world. His wife, Queen Elizabeth - the future Queen Mother - is tireless in her belief in him. Having tried all the traditional doctors she engages unorthodox outsider, Logue, to help him find a voice that can inspire a nation on the brink of war. Contains 1 disc. Cert 12.
Saved By The Bell: The Complete Collection DVD
Saved By The Bell chronicles the comedic high school adventures of six students at Bayside High School - fast-talking Zack (Mark Paul Gosselaar), jocky Slater (Mario Lopez), nerdy Screech (Dustin Diamond), fashionable gossiper Lisa (Lark Voorhies), cheerleader Kelly (Tiffani- Amber Thiessen), and brainy Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley). This box set contains the complete collection. Contains all 86 episodes. Contains 14 discs. Cert PG.
Ted: Triple Play (Blu-ray, Digital Copy and Ultraviolet)
This Triple Play Edition includes both Blu-ray, Digital Copy and Ultraviolet.Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humour to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish and has refused to leave his side ever since.Contains 1 disc. Cert 15.
Based on the celebrated novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook tells the story of a young couple who overcome insurmountable odds to experience the true power of love. In a modern-day nursing home, a kindhearted man (James Garner) reads a tender story to another patient (Gena Rowlands). The story begins during one glorious summer in small-town South Carolina in the early 1940s. Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) is a blue-collar log mill worker who courts the wealthy and sheltered Allie Nelson (Rachel McAdams). Before long, sparks are flying and the pair are in love. But eventually Allie's snobby parents force their separation, and when World War II arrives, Noah heads overseas to serve his country. In the meantime, Allie becomes a nurse and falls for another man (James Marsden), to Noah's dismay. Nonetheless, he buys and fixes up the mansion he promised Allie he would one day restore, and when he and Allie reunite just before her wedding, their love blossoms once again. Decades later, in the nursing home, the story reaches its heartfelt conclusion. Directed with extreme sensitivity by Nick Cassavetes (son of co-star Gena Rowlands), The Notebook is aided immensely by the naturalistic performances of Gosling and McAdams, whose chemistry is palpable. Contains 1 disc. Cert 12.
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Blu-ray
Peter Jackson's suitably massive interpretation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. All three huge, action-packed movies in one box. Includes: 'The Fellowship Of The Ring', 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return Of The King'. 6 discs. Cert: 12.
Sherlock Holmes/Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows DVD
This release includes both Sherlock Holmes films featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law; Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes - The Game Of Shadows. Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous super-sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, gets an update with this adaptation of Lionel Wigram's comic book series by writer/director Guy Ritchie (RocknRolla) starring Robert Downey Jr. as the titular detective, with Jude Law stepping into the shoes of his sidekick, Dr. Watson. Heading up the rest of the cast are RocknRolla's Mark Strong as the film's villain, Blackwood, and Rachel McAdams portraying the love interest, Irene Adler. Sherlock Holmes: The Game Of Shadows - Brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr. ) matches wits with the nefarious Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) after uncovering a diabolical plot to destabilize the entire Western world in this sequel from director Guy Ritchie. A criminal mastermind without a conscience, Professor Moriarty is Holmes' worst nightmare - a man who uses his incredible intellect for unspeakably evil purposes. When the Crown Prince of Austria dies and Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan) rules the death a suicide, Holmes steps back to see the big picture. But little does Holmes realize that Professor Moriarty is about to commit a crime that will shock the entire world, and that solving it may be the death of him. Jude Law returns as Holmes' faithful sidekick Dr. Watson in a sequel also featuring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams. Cert 12. Contains 2 discs.
Apple MC184BA Wireless Keyboard
Incredibly thin and streamlined, the Apple Wireless Keyboard lets you type on your desk, on your lap, or anywhere within range. Wherever you put it, the keyboard will take up minimal space.