W. J. V. Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most widely respected railway photographers whose images are almost instantly recognisable from their unsurpassed technical accomplishment and the skill of their composition. Undoubtedly two of the best reviewed and commercially successful railway publications produced by Ian Allan Publishing in recent years have been the two volumes co-authored by Brian Stephenson and Keith Anderson drawing upon the stunning photography of the late W. J. Verden Anderson and featuring the dramatic landscapes of Scotland. The first volume, illustrated in both mono and colour, concentrated upon Anderson's steam photography whilst the second volume, illustrated largely in colour, featured diesel traction. This new book which is predominantly illustrated in colour throughout, draws upon the large number of unpublished images that did not feature in the original book, and portrays the Scottish Region during the years from 1960 through to around 1980. At the start of the period, Scottish Region was still predominantly steam operated with countless classes of locomotive that predated the Grouping of 1923. Although there had been some route closures, the large networks that once served the Highlands were still largely intact and the threat of the Beeching Report was yet to come. Scottish main-line steam ceased in 1967 by which date significant closures - such as the Port Road - and already occurred and further significant losses - such as the Waverley route - were still to occur. The great variety of steam locomotive had been replaced by a range of diesel locomotive and multiple-unit classes, many of which were destined not to outlast steam by long. By the late 1970s, Scottish Region, as elsewhere, was dominated by Rail Blue, but there was still a sufficient variety of locomotive type to drawn enthusiasts to the country. W. J. V. Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most widely respected railway photographers whose images are almost instantly recognisable from their unsurpassed technical accomplishment and the skill of their composition. Undoubtedly two of the best reviewed and commercially successful railway publications produced by Ian Allan Publishing in recent years have been the two volumes co-authored by Brian Stephenson and Keith Anderson drawing upon the stunning photography of the late W. J. Verden Anderson and featuring the dramatic landscapes of Scotland. The first volume, illustrated in both mono and colour, concentrated upon Anderson's steam photography whilst the second volume, illustrated largely in colour, featured diesel traction. This new book which is predominantly illustrated in colour throughout, draws upon the large number of unpublished images that did not feature in the original book, and portrays the Scottish Region during the years from 1960 through to around 1980. At the start of the period, Scottish Region was still predominantly steam operated with countless classes of locomotive that predated the Grouping of 1923. Although there had been some route closures, the large networks that once served the Highlands were still largely intact and the threat of the Beeching Report was yet to come. Scottish main-line steam ceased in 1967 by which date significant closures - such as the Port Road - and already occurred and further significant losses - such as the Waverley route - were still to occur. The great variety of steam locomotive had been replaced by a range of diesel locomotive and multiple-unit classes, many of which were destined not to outlast steam by long. By the late 1970s, Scottish Region, as elsewhere, was dominated by Rail Blue, but there was still a sufficient variety of locomotive type to drawn enthusiasts to the country.
A groundbreaking book, this unprecedented study is the authoritative account of the best-known intelligence organization in the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of espionage, the two world wars, modern British government and the conduct of international relations in the first half of the twentieth century, "MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service 1909-1949" is a uniquely important examination of the role and significance of intelligence in the modern world.
Carol married young -- to philandering Phil; and became a mother young -- to highly-strung Jazz. Carol put up with Phil's infidelities: suffer in silence and keep the family together was her mantra. Not so Jazz. The moment she discovers her own husband Ian's errant ways -- with a woman he barely knew -- she throws him out of the house, changes the locks and bans him from seeing their toddler son Matty. In so many ways independent and strong, where her daughter is concerned Carol is a coward. When Jazz finds out that her mother has enlisted the support of Ian's father David to try to get her back together with Ian, Jazz is beyond furious and disappears with Matty. With a deft lightness of touch -- and a dash of unexpected romance -- Kate Long takes us into the heart of this mixed-up but utterly recognisable family who fight for what they believe in, even if it puts the closest members on opposing sides.
Acclaimed author of 'Wartime', Juliet Gardiner, brings to life the long-neglected decade of the twentieth century -- the 1930s. J.B. Priestley famously described the 'three Englands' he saw in the 1930s: Old England, nineteenth-century industrial England and the new, post-war England. Thirties Britain was a land of contrasts, at once a nation rendered hopeless by the global Depression, unemployment and international tensions, yet also a place of complacent suburban home-owners with a Baby Austin in every garage. Now Juliet Gardiner, acclaimed author of the award-winning Wartime, provides a fresh perspective on that restless, uncertain, ambitious decade, bringing the complex experience of thirties Britain alive through newspapers, magazines, memoirs, letters and diaries. Gardiner captures the essence of a people part-mesmerised by 'modernism' in architecture, art and the proliferation of 'dream palaces', by the cult of fitness and fresh air, the obsession with speed, the growth and regimentation of leisure, the democratisation of the countryside, the celebration of elegance, glamour and sensation. Yet, at the same time, this was a nation imbued with a pervasive awareness of loss -- of Britain's influence in the world, of accepted political, social and cultural signposts, and finally of peace itself.
'I would like to think I know more now than I did before I picked up my trowel and dug that first furrow of red and white radishes. How to get the best out of a vegetable yes, but also what are the different ways to treat it in the kitchen, which seasonings will make it sing, what other ingredients is it most comfortable or most exciting with. What are the classic recipes not to be missed by a newcomer and what new ways are there which might be of interest to an old hand.' With over 400 recipe ideas and many wonderful stories from the cook's garden, Tender: Volume I - A cook and his vegetable patch, is the definitive guide to cooking with vegetables from Britain's finest food writer. In his imitable, unpretentious style Nigel Slater elevates vegetables to the starring role in his latest cook book, whether that means enjoying vegetables for their own sake or on the same plate as a piece of meat or fish. From crab cakes and crushed peas to broccoli and lamb stir-fry, luxury cauliflower cheese to a delicious broad bean salad, Tender has everything a cook could want from a recipe book.
This is a completely revised and updated edition of Charmaine Solomon's influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook, first published in 1976. It covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from fifteen countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, The Philippines, China, Korea and Japan). Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine's recipes are straightforward, simple to follow and work every time. Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients (which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today). The Complete Asian Cookbook is a book that belongs in the kitchen of every household.
From a morning croissant on the Canal Saint-Martin to a magical dinner on the Eiffel Tower, Alain Ducasse takes you on a stunning gourmet tour of Paris. Join France's most celebrated chef on a personal journey around Paris as he reveals his favourite foodie haunts including restaurants, cafes, local bistros, patisseries and other artisanal stores. From his own 3 star restaurants to his favourite icecream store, to his insider's tip on the best local creperie in town, Ducasse share the stories, histories and encounters with the men and women who make up Paris' extraordinary culinary landscape. Lavishly photographed, Paris by Ducase showcases the gourmet highlights of the capital, telling of the Chef's passion for cookery and his sincere love of Paris. This is a work that will set all admirers of beauty, excellence and authenticity dreaming, wherever they may live. 'Paris is a Mecca to haute cuisine, where history meets French gastronomy in all its grandeur and tradition. However this labyrinth of timeless, charming bistrots and brasseries is also a hotbed for experimentation and innovation. It is the cultural diversity and unexpected treasures within Paris I love.' (Alain Ducasse)
615 Jefferson Avenue As Manuel Segade writes, the German thinker Walter Benjamin wrote that any product of fashion could be likened to a corpse: its object is a seasonal fruit, ephemeral, with an unavoidable expiration date. In this regard, fashion photography would provoke the highest degree of obsolescence since its object is precisely assigned to an immediate past. David Armstrong's images possess a capacity to fix that apparently trivial quality. They demonstrate a sensibility for a genre of beauty that can be identified with adolescence, yet does not always represent a teenage body. By a will of transcendence, they reveal an epiphany: they seem to capture a unique phenomenon that cannot be repeated again.
At the end of World War II, Britain was desperate for new buses and coaches. The manufacturers who had built them is the 1930s hade been diverted to war production and only a tiny number of buses were built during the war. So, many companies new to making buses came into the business after the war, so that the late 1940s and the 1950s saw a fascinating variety of different types reaching the market. In this book the twenty-seven bus manufacturers of the period - large and small - are dealt with in A-Z order, from AEC to Vulcan. The author gives a brief history of each and then provides individual coverage of the models produced, using material from brochures and advertisements for the illustrations to give the flavour of the period.
In her brief life the Titanic, at the time of her launch the world's largest man-made moving object, inspired huge excitement and speculation. Today, 100 years since she sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives, public interest continues undimmed. This substantial book, long regarded as the definitive book on the subject, has been fully updated in a centenary edition that chronicles the latest chapters in this compelling story, including dives to the wreck, dramatic courtroom conflicts, facts proved and disproved, and evocative new photographs.
The origins of the Royal Mail go back to the early years of the Tudor monarchy: Brian Tuke, a former King's Bailiff in Sandwich, was acknowledged as the first 'Master of the Posts' by Cardinal Wolsey in 1512, and went on to build up a network of 'postmasters' across England for Henry VIII. Over the following five hundred years the Royal Mail expanded to an unimaginable degree to become the largest employer in the country, and the face of the British state for most people in their everyday lives. But it also faced the demands of an increasingly commercial marketplace. With the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, the possibility of privatising the Royal Mail has prompted passionate arguments - and has added immeasurably to the difficulties of running it. In charting the whole of this extraordinary story, Duncan Campbell-Smith recounts a series of remarkable tales, including how postal engineers built the first programmable computer for the wartime code-breakers of Bletchley Park and how the Royal Mail managed to successfully continue delivering post to the front lines during two world wars, but also how they failed to avert the Great Train Robbery of 1963. He brings to life many of the dominant personalities in the Royal Mail's history - from Rowland Hill, who imposed a uniform penny post and set the great Victorian expansion on its way, to Tony Benn who championed the modernisation of the service in the 1960s and Tom Jackson who led the postal workers' biggest union through fifteen frequently stormy years up to 1982. This is the first complete history of the Royal Mail up to the present day, based on its comprehensive archives, and including the first detailed account of the past half-century of Britain's postal history, made possible by privileged access to confidential records. Today's debate over the future of the Royal Mail is shown to be just the latest chapter in a centuries-old conflict between its roles raising revenue and serving the public. Will its employees remain, like Brian Tuke's postmasters, servants of the Crown? This book could hardly appear at a more timely moment.
This fabulous collection of cute and quirky toys will delight adults and children alike. From pink and pretty Dilly to bright and bold Leo, there's a creature here to suit every personality. The projects are all made from soft fleece which is fantastically versatile and really easy to work with. Basic sewing skills, some brightly coloured fleece and a few accessories are all you need to make these wonderful toys and most can be sewn by hand in a matter of hours. With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs, the projects are so simple to sew you'll want to make them time and time again. This title is perfect for gifts or to keep for yourself - let your imagination run wild.
Major developments in English roses have increased the number of varieties in the past five years since this first edition of The English Roses was published. This revised edition includes 23 new rose portraits of the newest rose varieties by David Austin Roses, all specially photographed for this book as well as new photography throughout.
This title includes expert techniques and projects, shown in more than 2000 illustrations. This is a comprehensive and detailed guide to the art of cartooning, suitable for both beginners and experienced artists. It details all stages of the creative process, from developing a range of characters, such as animals, wizards and pirates, to completing an action-packed cartoon strip with speech. It includes over 150 practical exercises and projects, such as a vivid battle scene, a Shojo heroine, and using 3-D Illustrator effects. It features sections on how to digitally enhance your cartoons and manga drawings and transform them into animation. It includes over 2500 beautiful colour and black-and-white illustrations. This dynamic book provides a detailed guide to drawing your own cartoons traditionally and digitally. Divided into two sections, the first, Drawing Cartoons, provides guidance from how to show a range of facial expressions to drawing hands, feet, shoes and clothing. It also explains the importance of viewpoint, perspective, lighting, scale, focus and mood. The second section, Drawing Manga, begins by explaining the rules of designing manga characters, such as drawing features such as eyes and hair, and how to define gender, age, good or evil. There are special features on genres such as shojo and shonen, and super-deformed manga characters in both hand-drawn and digital mediums, as well as on anime which includes how to transform your drawings into live-action cartoons. With over 2500 inspiring drawings and 150 step-by-step exercises and projects, this practical book is an easy-to-use guide, which will show you how to produce your own amazing cartoons.
This is an illustrated encyclopedia with more than 550 photographs. It is an illustrated encyclopedia of classic hot rods and street rods, with over 550 stunning photographs. It gives a fascinating chronological reference to a legendary style of automobile, covering the early models of the 1920s through to today. Detailed chapters on each decade through the 20th century look at the evolution of the style, with a focus on interiors, special features, wheels and engines. This is a comprehensive volume perfect for all automobile enthusiasts. According to Webster's dictionary, a hot rod is 'an automobile rebuilt or modified for high speed and acceleration'. Hot rods are more than that, however, they're an American icon. They have all become the stuff of legends, celebrated in both movies and popular music. This fascinating book takes you through the history of the style, from their birthplace in southern California and the 'souped-up' Model Ts of the 1920s through the Belly-Tank Lakesters of the '40s and '50s to today's Rat Rods and fiberglass Repro Rods. There are facts about the manufacturer, design and engineering behind each machine, making each one roar to life on the page. An informed text, accompanied by stunning colour photographs, make this the perfect reference for motoring enthusiasts or anybody with an interest in automobiles.
This title includes more than 350 irresistibly sweet temptations for after-dinner indulgence. It provides easy-to-follow chapters that feature every variety of dessert: Hot Desserts; Cold Desserts; Cakes & Gateaux; Pastries & Pies; Custards, Souffles & Mousses; and, Fruit Salads and Ices & Sorbets. It includes a large selection of no-fat and low-fat desserts. It provides step-by-step pictures that ensure that even inexperienced cooks are guaranteed success, with beautiful images of each finished dish. It provides guidance on ingredients, equipment and techniques, together with useful cook's tips throughout, make this a vital addition to any kitchen library. Every recipe shown step by step in over 1600 stunning colour photographs. This book is every dessert-lover's dream. It contains fabulous recipes for every dessert imaginable and can be used on any occasion. Luscious, zesty and tempting - every dish will delight and amaze. Try a Chocolate Almond Meringue Pie or Hot Mocha Rum Souffles for total indulgence. For the more health-conscious, there is a large selection of low and no-fat delights, including Nectarine and Hazelnut Meringues and even guilt-free Tia Maria Gateau. Quick-and-easy Peach and Ginger Pashka, and Chocolate Fudge Sundaes provide desserts in a flash, while the Sachertorte and Tarte au Citron are fit to grace any dinner-party table. It includes a comprehensive introduction that provides essential information about ingredients, equipment and basic techniques. Each recipe is illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs to show the key stages, and there are useful cook's tips to ensure you get great results every time.
In this enchanting book, Claudia Roden returns to the countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Morocco in search of new and old recipes and to find out how cooking has evolved since she first introduced us to these cuisines in the 1960s. The result is a tribute to the different culinary histories and contemporary food of these fascinating countries, from the mezze dishes of Turkey and the sweet pastries of Lebanon to the unmistakable flavours and spices of Morocco. In her inimitable style, Claudia Roden has created a passionate, evocative book full of stories, memories and delicious food.
An authoritative guide to extending SharePoint's power with cloud-based services If you want to be part of the next major shift in the IT industry, you'll want this book. Melding two of the hottest trends in the industry--the widespread popularity of the SharePoint collaboration platform and the rapid rise of cloud computing--this practical guide shows developers how to extend their SharePoint solutions with the cloud's almost limitless capabilities. See how to get started, discover smart ways to leverage cloud data and services through Azure, start incorporating Twitter or LinkedIn into your solutions, find the best ways to secure everything, and much more.* Shows developers how to use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to create scalable, cloud-based solutions* Melds the hottest new trend in the industry--developing, hosting, managing, or storing code in the cloud--with what SharePoint developers need to know to weave these technologies into their solutions* Provides developer patterns, real-world examples, and invaluable walkthroughs* Topics include SQL Azure for data management and BI, building an Azure-based corporate tax service, connecting Linked In and SharePoint profile data, creating a filterable Twitter dashboard, leveraging Bing Maps Geo services, maintaining security, and more SharePoint developers, discover exciting new ways to extend SharePoint's functionality with this practical and content-rich guide.
Slow cooking is all about creating real, delicious food that is given time for the flavours to meld and develop, but it doesn't have to be hard work: just prepare the ingredients, put everything in one pot, set the timer and go off and do something else while your meal cooks itself. This exciting book shows you how to do just that, featuring over 135 recipes showcased in a bright, contemporary design with over 260 beautiful photographs.
Weight Watchers Healthy Food for Hungry Families (Paperback)
A collection of specially adapted WeightWatchers recipes that have been chosen to appeal to families. The aim of the book is to give parents the really practical help and guidance they need to wean the kids off the TV, computer and mobile phone - and to prepare and eat meals together. Not as far fetched as it might seem - three real families who tried the approach described in Healthy Parent Healthy Child are again featured her in the 'real life' stories scattered throughout. It is dificult for busy working parents to provide healthy and tasty food for the fussy and faddy children of today. This book will help them provide wholesome - without the nasty additives - but with lots of flavour. Each chapter has a selection of recipes to suit a busy family life. Filling yet fat free breakfasts; healthy packed lunches; ideas for everyday meals; weekend meals with a little extra fun and even recipes for 'take away ' evenings at home - curries, chinese dishes, Thai feast and pizzas. Plenty of tips are strewn throughout the book with great ideas for celebrations and get togethers, for instance: Birthday spreads need not be all sugar and fat, here suggestions for kids to have fruity fun - with a little chocolate thrown in!