Straight Up: My Autobiography finds Danny Dyer telling his full and riotous life story, from running with a tough crowd and getting into scrapes through to his current position as one of Britain's most recognisable film stars. With acting coming naturally to Danny, he was soon working with big stars and making a name for himself before landing a starring role in the hit film Human Traffic - a role that opened the doors into an A-list world. But with the highs came the lows and soon work dried up and he was shut out of an industry that didn't understand him, judging him by his reputation. Danny had no choice but to turn it around and sort himself out and this book sees him tell his real story. Funny, honest, full of swagger and jammed full of antics and hilarious anecdotes!
From a wartime beach in Wales to the gleaming skyscrapers of 21st century Manhattan, the extraordinary career of Fleet Street legend Harold Evans has spanned five decades of tumultuous social, political and creative change. This moving memoir from the editor of the Sunday Times delivers a penetrating insight into some of the major events in post-war Britain and charts the incredible rise of a working class boy who failed the 11-plus but achieved so much in a lifetime.
Renowned artist Terry Harrison offers a collection of essential hints and tips for getting to grips with painting in acrylic and watercolour. Providing quick and masterful ways to paint a range of subjects including skies, mountain, trees, foliage and seascapes, this beautiful hardback aims to help dramatically improve all aspects of your landscape painting hobby. It is a must for anyone just starting to paint, and is also a useful tool for more experienced artists who are willing to discover new techniques.
Winner of Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2013.Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets... My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece author Annabel Pitcher's Ketchup Clouds is an intriguing novel for children aged 12 and over.
A look into the unusual, unseen and downright extraordinary history of life at sea, Breverton’s Nautical Curiosities is a fascinating maritime miscellany. Terry Breverton includes interesting information on some naval admirals and inventors who shaped history, as well as providing a brilliant breakdown of naval slang and analysing how many old nautical terms have now become commonplace in everyday language. There are also sections on famous naval battles, amazing creatures of the deep and an analysis of how the oceans affect our weather.
Cool Camping England is a great campsite locator that features 150 of the best camping experiences in England, including 90 new discoveries. From an idyllic woodland campsite in Devon to a chilled-out lakeside site with a passion for sustainable living, the book has practical information and detailed regional maps as well as humorous reviews, colour photos and compelling reasons why the campsites cannot be ignored!
In the summer of 1952, twenty powerful men gather in secret and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the writer Eddie Wesley leaves a party hosted by affluent and influential members of black society and discovers a body with an unusual gold cross gripped between his hands. Eddie is determined to find out why he was killed and what the cross signifies. But then Eddie's sisters vanishes after becoming entangled in an underground movement - is her disappearance connected to the conspiracy to control the President of the United States? Palace Council is a fascinating slice of fiction, steeped in history, from the bestselling author Stephen L. Carter.
"Maya Angelou is a natural writer with an inordinate sense of life and she has written and exceptional autobiographical narrative. . . . A beautiful book-an unconditionally involving memoir for our time or any time."
-Kirkus Reviews, on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
"Angelou is one of the geniuses of Afro-American serial autobiography."
-The New York Times
"To say that Angelou is a living legend is in no way an exaggeration. [She is] one of the great voices of contemporary literature."
"Maya Angelou regards the world and herself with intelligence and wit; she records the events of her life with style and grace."
-The Washington Post Book World
"A book to give to one's daughter, mother, son or father, but definitely one to be read and savored."
-The Baltimore Sun, on Letter to My Daughter
From the eminent authority on church heritage in the United Kingdom, this fully updated hardback edition of Betjeman?s Best British Churches is a vast and beautiful guide. Covering more than 2,500 of the finest churches that can be found across England, Wales and Scotland, Sir John Betjeman?s classic guide ? first published more than 50 years ago ? has been expertly brought up-to-date by bestselling author Richard Surman, whose authoritative text is supported by more than 350 gorgeous specially commissioned photographs ? making this a beautiful gift book.
Many of the incredible birds that pour into Britain each year in a multi-coloured, singing cascade have made epic, scarcely believable journeys from south of the Sahara to visit us. But now many of these birds are failing to arrive as their migration patterns are threatened by climate change. In Michael McCarthy's heartfelt celebration of our heralders of Spring, the astounding Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo shows just what they mean to us and to our history. A fascinating read about migrating birds from environment editor of the Indpendent.
Teeny Tiny Crochet will delight fans of crochet, needlework and knitting as it offers a range of beautiful ideas from expert crafter Catherine Hurst. She tells readers how to make sisters Ekaterina, Elena and Eva, the three bears and Catnip mouse and many other delights. This crafts book contains 35 easy-to-follow patterns alongside a comprehensive basic techniques section which will help beginners to master crochet.