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In his latest cookbook, The Body Coach Joe Wicks presents over 100 tasty recipes that will help you balance a healthy diet with cooking for a crowd.
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From easy favourites to sensational crowd-pleasers, every single recipe is big on flavour and packed with hero ingredients. Among Joe's favourites are roast chicken with celeriac mash and bacon greens, BBQ ribs with dirty corn and Tandoori chicken thighs with chapattis.
Entirely dedicated to food (although Joe does make sure he mentions how important exercise is), the nutritious recipes are presented in full-colour photographs and are ideal for sharing.
This is The Sunday Times Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age - and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. "It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!" (Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel).
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER SAPIENS Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in. What does our future hold[unk] Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here[unk] And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers[unk] 'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow
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The Little Book of Hygge is a book that encourages you to live life the Danish way and embrace the well-being benefits of Hygge.
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A word that has no direct translation, Hygge more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness. It's the feeling of sharing good food with your closest friends and exchanging easy conversation or waking up to a beautiful, crisp morning. It basically means comfort, warmth or togetherness.
Full of warming photography, this little book shows you how to become more Hygge by offering up a variety of practical steps and tips. From choosing the right lighting to organising dinner parties and even dressing comfortably, the tips are all backed up by author Meik Wiking's years of research at Copenhagen's Happiness Research Institute.
The New Garconne is a non-prescriptive guide for today's modern, independent and stylish woman. It espouses a grown-up style and attitude with a masculine-feminine aesthetic, where culture, history, beauty, intelligence, feminism, quality and taste are celebrated. Women who embody the look include Katharine Hepburn, Andree Putman, Lauren Hutton, Janelle Monae, Phoebe Philo, Ines de la Fressange, Tilda Swinton, Stella Tennant and Jenna Lyons. This visually inspiring book explores the look, history and essence of gentlewoman style. It features profiles of women who typify the style, alongside beautifully photographed and curated imagery and how-to-get-thelook information.
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Glamour, duty, tragedy: the woman behind the Princess. Sarah Bradford delivers an authoritative and explosive study of the greatest icon of the twentieth century: Diana. After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the Princess and her select circle, Sarah Bradford exposes the real Diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the Prince of Wales, the damage caused by the spectre of Camilla Parker Bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and Diana's final and complicated year as single woman. Diana paints an honest portrait of a woman riddled with contradictions and whose vulnerability and unique empathy with the suffering made her one of the most extraordinary figures of the modern age.
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Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand contradicts many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess and provides an affectionate, if not always uncritical, insight into this complex, troubled, but ultimately fascinating woman. Here is the authentic voice of a man who played an important role during Diana's most trying times, and in her beloved sons' formative years, and who shows himself to be an exceptionally perceptive observer of the events that unfolded around the Princess. After Inspector Wharfe resigned his position in 1993 (making headline news), Diana announced her withdrawal from public life and axed her Scotland Yard protection - a decision her former 'top cop' believes led ultimately to her death. This account presents the most intimate portrait of Diana to date, as well as a fitting tribute to one of the outstanding figures of our age.
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A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton. This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, human face, and thus helping it move forward into the 21st century.
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Si King and Dave Myers are cutting down on meat - and they're sharing 80 of their favourite veggie recipes with you in this exciting cookbook.
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With their healthy edge, these tasty recipes will keep even the hungriest carnivore happily full. There are low-cal versions of traditional classics and family favourites and the recipes range from Lancashire hot pots to veggie sausages.
The Hairy Bikers have never compromised on flavour and whether you want starters, snacks, soups, brunches or mains, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy over and over again in their latest meat-free cookbook.
An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?* Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series* Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones* Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.
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This is a Game of Thrones Puzzle Book that will whirl you across Westeros and beyond on a stunning voyage through the glorious realm, so beautifully portrayed in the television series and so vividly described in the novels. Within the pages of this book, you'll come across deadly enemies, uncertain allies, even perhaps a trustworthy friend or two, all gathered into some of the most gripping puzzles yet devised.
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Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard. The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change. You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach. If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
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The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.
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With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.
Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.
Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. "Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable". (New York Times). At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.
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