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The Dictionary of Posh

ISBN: 9781846893049

Author: Hugh Kellett    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This is a right royal comedy of errors. Hidden within normal English is a separate language still spoken by those born with silver spoons in their mouths. It’...


This is a right royal comedy of errors. Hidden within normal English is a separate language still spoken by those born with silver spoons in their mouths. It’s called Posh. A word of English can be spelt the same but mean something completely different in Posh. If you say the word “Mention” in English, people will understand “Remark upon”; but in Posh this means a large house. Say “Ace” and speakers of Posh will think you are referring to a cold thing one’s butler puts in one’s G&T. This book will help you learn Posh, often with side-splitting consequences. To aid rapid mastery, helpful examples of the various words in the dictionary are given in context. These helpful examples collectively add up to a story within the dictionary – The Fall and Rise of an Important Family – the sorry saga of riches, ruin and redemption that this book really is.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 23-08-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Oct 2019
Have A Cigar

ISBN: 9781846893087

Author: Bryan Morrison    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died aged 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a ...


When the music impresario Bryan Morrison died aged 66 in 2008, after two years in a coma following a polo accident, he left behind his unpublished memoir. As a music publisher, manager and agent, Morrison had represented the Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, T. Rex, The Jam, Wham! and many others. He was also the founder and owner of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. In this candid and outspoken book, Morrison reveals the true stories behind why Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd once bit his finger to the bone, the Pretty Things were banned for life from New Zealand, and he became involved with the Kray Twins. He also tells how The Jam kissed goodbye to success in the USA, he received death threats when Robin Gibb left the Bee Gees, and signing a publishing deal with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! Spanning the golden age of British rock ’n’ roll from the 60s to the 80s, this is the extraordinary story of a cigar-chomping, East End entrepreneur, with a passion for art and design, fashion, music and polo.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2019


$49.99
The World of Cognac

ISBN: 9781846892400

Author: Michelle Brachet    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac – the most valuable spirit in the world. Ranging from historical b...


The World of Cognac is a carefully researched study about the history and culture of Cognac – the most valuable spirit in the world. Ranging from historical brandy anecdotes dating back to the 7th century all the way up to our modern-day cocktail culture, this is cognac's story. The author explains where cognac originates from, how it's made, the people involved, as well as the classification and age, the art of tasting and most importantly of all, choosing and storing one's cognac. A comprehensive list of cognac houses are featured, providing an informative overview of many of the brands and a selection of their current products. Comprehensively researched study on the history and culture of cognac Best in the World, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Historical brandy anecdotes dating from the 7th century up to our modern day cocktail culture Features a comprehensive list of cognac houses – an overview of the brands and their current products Making the world's finest distilled spirit – vineyards, the harvest, distillation, ageing and the art of blending Cognac classification, art of tasting, and storing Pairing cognac with food and in cocktails


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 216 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$69.99
Rider Biomechanics

ISBN: 9781910016145

Author: Mary Wanless    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body tha...


Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia — the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form 'lines of pull', affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility. Through clear 'how to' descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own 'lines of pull'. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's 'line of pull', gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare. KEY POINTS Explains how the body's connective tissue ultimately determines the balance of horse and rider Provides a map and techniques for rebalancing the 'lines of pull' creating better balance between horse and rider Illustrations and photographs throughout explain the 'lines of pull' and how to reorganise and influence one's horse


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 214 x 283 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2017


$55.00
Lake Vyrnwy : The Story of a Sporting Hotel

ISBN: 9781846892981

Author: Sir John Baynes    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells its fascinating story. The ...


Since 1890, the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has been welcoming visitors to the shores of the beautiful Lake it calls its home. This book tells its fascinating story. The story of the evolution of this Victorian sporting hotel is matched only by the story of the Lake itself, which was, when constructed, the largest artificial reservoir in Europe, the waters held at bay by the first large masonry dam in the country. Built to provide water for the growing city of Liverpool 68 miles away, its construction also meant the relocation of the old village of Llanwddyn. Given the Lake’s remote location, the building of a hotel on its shores seemed a natural development. Early visitors included Liverpool dignitaries and others drawn to witness at first hand the extraordinary engineering project the new reservoir represented. But, as the engineers left the site and the Lake settled into its new surroundings, the Hotel came to represent a haven for visitors who came to fish or shoot, walkers, naturalists and artists or holidaymakers drawn simply by the peace and tranquillity the Hotel still offers to this day. Lake Vyrnwy captures in vivid detail the unique character and location of the Hotel, its fame as a renowned fishing destination, how the Hotel has moved with the times, and how, today, it remains an integral and important part of the local community, economy and culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


Tags: April 2019   History   Travel
$44.99
Unlimited Overs

ISBN: 9781846892929

Author: Roger Morgan-Grenville    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coachi...


As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coaching, yoga and psychology to improve his game. Will he emerge as a sporting demi-god, or will his team-mates even notice the difference? This is the humorous and heartwarming story of that cricket season, as the White Hunters go from disaster to triumph. It is a tale of competitiveness, suspense, excellence, hospitality and incompetence, such as the missing fielder found asleep in the woods and the two opening bowlers whose MG Roadster breaks down on the way to the game. From the Castle Ground at Arundel to a field next to a nudist camp in France, players such as the Tree Hugger, the Gun Runner, and their wicket-keeper, the Human Sieve, share the dream that this might be their day. Above all, it is the uplifting story of friendship among a team of not-very-good players who find enough moments of near brilliance to remind them why they love the game of cricket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$38.99
Cows in Trees

ISBN: 9781846892318

Author: Julian Earl    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events during his 45 year career not to mention the...


Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events during his 45 year career not to mention the most bizarre of all – finding a cow stuck in a tree! Chapters are littered with anecdotes, hilarious memories, and veterinary stories all told in a lighthearted style with plenty of examples and practical advice on what one should try and avoid when working as a veterinary surgeon. James Herriot for the 21st Century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$44.99
Smoking Food at Home with Smoky Jo

ISBN: 9781846892349

Author: Jo Hampson    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Smoking Food is an art not a science. In this easy-to-follow, accessible, no-nonsense, informative book the authors, who are masters of their craft, have remove...


Smoking Food is an art not a science. In this easy-to-follow, accessible, no-nonsense, informative book the authors, who are masters of their craft, have removed the mystery and imparted the fun into smoking food. The book guides the reader through the principles, variations and options in being able to create and enjoy smoked food recipes at home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 158 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$39.99
The Deer Stalkers Bedside Book

ISBN: 9781846892066

Author: Charles Smith-Jones    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A book for every deer stalker to dip into - full of fascinating stalking stories, facts, trivia, advice and personal observations, The Deer Stalker’s Bedside ...


A book for every deer stalker to dip into - full of fascinating stalking stories, facts, trivia, advice and personal observations, The Deer Stalker’s Bedside Book is a pot pourri of fact (as well as a little fiction) relating to deer and deer stalking. It can be dipped into at random and is sure to entertain and inform, and provide the occasional surprise for even the most dedicated deer aficionado. Included are some short stories concerning the goings-on at the fictional Highland sporting estate of Glen Garron. Covering a wide variety of subjects from equipment and techniques to recipes and classic stalking tales, this is the perfect book for every deer stalking enthusiast. * Almost all one ever needs to know about deer stalking – facts, figures, tips and full of fascinating stories and anecdotes * Includes equipment and techniques * Tried and tested recipes * Classic stalking tales * Illustrations by Keith Sykes * Perfect gift for every deer stalker


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2015


$59.99
The Novice Rider's Companion

ISBN: 9781905693160

Author: Martin Diggle    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

With clear and precise illustrations The Novice Rider's Companion explains riding techniques and principles. Its aims are to help the novice to think about thei...


With clear and precise illustrations The Novice Rider's Companion explains riding techniques and principles. Its aims are to help the novice to think about their ridiing - why they should or shouldn't do certain things. It looks at the importance of riding techniques and principles that may get mentioned only in passing during lessons; answers questions that may only occur to the pupil at a time when the instructor is not available to answer them; and deals with some common misconceptions and misunderstandings. The Novice Rider's Companion will help pupils to become active, thinking and enquiring riders rather than just mere passengers!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 164


Dimensions: 192 x 250 mm


$49.99
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