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101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
You Know You're A Child of the 2000s When...

ISBN: 9781786850775

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the chart...


Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet. So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the charts and Snake 2 was the coolest thing in mobile gaming, to discover if you really are a true child of the 2000s.


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 110 x 155 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   Humour & Gift
$19.99
This Book Will Make You Feel Less Shit

ISBN: 9781786852182

Author: SUMMERSDALE    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Hey! You’re doing a great job but it’s OK to need some help. With strengthening statements, witty quotes and self-care tips, this lil’ book is here to hel...


Hey! You’re doing a great job but it’s OK to need some help. With strengthening statements, witty quotes and self-care tips, this lil’ book is here to help you love and care for yourself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-11-2017


$19.99
The Bumper Book of Jokes

ISBN: 9781786852106

Author: Harry Hilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If laughter is the best medicine, this colossal compendium is an overdose waiting to happen! With gags grouped into sections ranging from marriage and mothers-i...


If laughter is the best medicine, this colossal compendium is an overdose waiting to happen! With gags grouped into sections ranging from marriage and mothers-in-law to health and holidays, there’s something for everyone in these jest-packed pages. Side effects may include split sides and a sore jaw.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2017


$24.99
The Little Book of Hygge

ISBN: 9781786852076

Author: Jonny Jackson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; … hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.’      -Scandinavian proverb Hygge – the now famili...


‘Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; … hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.’      -Scandinavian proverb Hygge – the now familiar Danish word for warmth, cosiness, peace and harmony – is something we all aspire to. This charming little book, filled with comforting quotes and simple tips, will help you kindle this cosiness in your own home. Light a candle, snuggle up and celebrate the things that make life good.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2017


$19.99
Snapcat

ISBN: 9781786851956

Author: Rosie Ryder    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So, you thought it was only humans who were hooked on Snapchat? We have the screengrabbed evidence to the contrary. Join the cats who snap, and discover the can...


So, you thought it was only humans who were hooked on Snapchat? We have the screengrabbed evidence to the contrary. Join the cats who snap, and discover the candid stories of their daily lives. These cool kitties have a lot to say, and whether it’s with a cheeky filter or a sassy caption, they say it with style. You’ll see your fur-miliar friends through a whole new lens.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2017


$22.99
So You're a Grandparent!

ISBN: 9781786850478

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. ...


It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. On the plus side, you can enjoy spoiling the little darlings rotten and hand them back at the end of the day before the nappies start overflowing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Dads

ISBN: 9781786850454

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father ...


Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father of a budding bunch, this nifty little book is guaranteed to keep you smiling through the tears, tantrums and mountains of smelly nappies Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Dads is the perfect funny gift for any new dad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Mums

ISBN: 9781786850447

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whethe...


So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whether you're a new mum or you have a PhD in child-rearing, this handy little book will help you through the burping, whining and tantrums - and not just the ones from your partner. Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Mums is the perfect funny gift for any new mum.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Inspiration for Writers

ISBN: 9781786850577

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Look into thy heart and write.’ Philip Sidney Uncover a wealth of inspiring words in this rousing little book. Filled with the wit and wisdom of some of ...


‘Look into thy heart and write.’ Philip Sidney Uncover a wealth of inspiring words in this rousing little book. Filled with the wit and wisdom of some of the world’s most renowned authors, it’s sure to spark your creativity and get the words flowing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$19.99
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