January / February 2018 (58)

Womens London

ISBN: 9781504800822

Author: Rachel Kolsky    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book ...


Women's London is the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind. This new book provides the perfect opportunity to explore sights, statues, plaques and buildings associated with famous and some not so famous women who have left their mark on London's heritage, culture and society. Their stories include scientists and suffragettes, reformers and royals, military and medical pioneers, authors and artists, fashion and female firsts … and more. The author, a popular London tour guide and lecturer, specialises in women's history and has provided a series of original self-guided walking tours taking you to historic areas where important women lived, worked and are commemorated. Illustrated with new full-colour photography, archive images and specially commissioned maps, Women's London will inspire visitors and Londoners alike to discover how much London owes to women.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$45.00
Chicken DIY

ISBN: 9781620082300

Authors: Samantha Johnson, Daniel Johnson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you ca...


The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts and incubators. Clear step-by-step colour photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 203 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$42.00
The Self Sufficiency Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082348

Author: Alan & Gill Bridgewater    Publisher: Companion House

Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and plannin...


Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. They answer important questions like how much land is really needed to be self-sufficient, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet your needs. There’s practical information here on building an insulated flue pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants and composting with worms—as well as recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, cheeses and more. Packed with full-colour photographs, helpful illustrations and diagrams, The Self-Sufficiency Handbook will appeal to urban dwellers who want to adopt certain aspects of greener living and to serious adherents of back-to-basics living.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$39.99
Fashion Patternmaking Techniques for Childrens Clothing

ISBN: 9788416851140

Author: Antonio Donnanno    Publisher: Promo Press

Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once ...


Antonio Donnanno returns to children’s clothing patterns, expanding on previous work and including numerous new garments to dress kids for any occasion. Once again, this text is the result of attentive studies and ongoing updates to measurements and the changing needs that this industry is known for. The author wanted to create a method similar to that for adults, simple yet precise and clear. All categories of garments which are currently made and sold were the object of close study: from gowns to rompers, skirts to trousers and jumpsuits, casual clothes to carnival costumes. In the words of the author: “Each age range comes with models which combine comfort, beauty and style. I hope this text will help simplify the work of those in this industry or of those who just wish to make garments for their family members.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$95.00
Stitching Pathways

ISBN: 9781935726937

Author: Wendy Sheppard    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilt...


Get the results you love with this complete visual guide to quilting on your home sewing machine. Expert designer, author and blogger Wendy Sheppard wants quilters of all skill levels to be able to say “I made this from start to finish.” From straight line quilting to beautiful free-motion techniques, Wendy’s expert advice and proven methods guide you through every step. Learn new skills and build your confidence with beautiful projects, step-by-step stitch guides, detailed diagrams and stunning colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 210 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$49.99
Discovering Japanese Handplanes

ISBN: 9781565238862

Author: Scott Wynn    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools a...


Fast, efficient and effective, Japanese handplanes are becoming increasingly more popular among Western cabinetmakers, carpenters and woodworkers. These tools are meant to be used, used hard, and produce rapid, excellent results. Author and woodworking instructor Scott Wynn shows you how to choose, set up, maintain and use these versatile tools to achieve stunning results. Japanese blades are arguably the best in the world and Scott shares his methods for keeping those blades sharp. Japanese-style planes are also quick to build, and Scott shows how to make your own custom plane in a special section. Discover why this traditional tool has a home in your modern workshop, with step-by-step instructions, full-colour photos, detailed illustrations and clear diagrams.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$44.99
Anna and Johanna

ISBN: 9783791373454

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This delightful tale about two young friends in 17th-century Holland is inspired by Vermeer’s two masterpieces, "The Milkmaid" and "The Lacemaker." Although ...


This delightful tale about two young friends in 17th-century Holland is inspired by Vermeer’s two masterpieces, "The Milkmaid" and "The Lacemaker." Although one is the daughter of a wealthy Dutch family and the other a household servant, Anna and Johanna become friends. Born on the same day, they celebrate their joint birthdays by making gifts for each other. But then a letter arrives that changes their lives forever. Told against the backdrop of the 17th-century Dutch city of Delft and its thriving commercial and artistic culture, this story of an unlikely friendship echoes the themes of Vermeer’s luminous depiction of domestic life. Florence Koenig’s brightly colored illustrations evoke Vermeer’s style through the city’s multifaceted landscapes, from misty mornings by the canals to busy households preparing for a special day. Young readers will be fascinated by this uplifting story of friendship inspired by Jan Vermeer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$34.00
The Very Long Sleep

ISBN: 9781786281289

Author: Polly Noakes    Publisher: Child’s Play

Fox, Chipmunk, Marmot and Bear are such good friends that they decide to build a forest home and live in it together. But when winter comes, Chipmunk, Marmot an...


Fox, Chipmunk, Marmot and Bear are such good friends that they decide to build a forest home and live in it together. But when winter comes, Chipmunk, Marmot and Little Bear take to their beds. Fox can’t wake them up at all. Fox is lonely and confused, especially when parcels start to arrive for the other three animals. What on earth can be in them, and will the three friends ever wake up?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 268 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2017


$19.99
Goose

ISBN: 9781841359120

Author: Laura Wall    Publisher: Award Publications

Sophie loves to dress up and play with her dolls, but she wishes she had a friend to join her. Then one day Sophie meets Goose. Honk! The two become fast friend...


Sophie loves to dress up and play with her dolls, but she wishes she had a friend to join her. Then one day Sophie meets Goose. Honk! The two become fast friends. But when it's time for Goose to fly away, can Sophie find a way for him to stay? With simple, bold, and colorful illustrations, Laura Wall creates a sweet story about an unusual and heartwarming friendship that will delight readers again and again. Stimulating for babies, engaging for toddlers and a great read along book for up to five years.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm


$11.99
Goose Goes to School

ISBN: 9781841359144

Author: Laura Wall    Publisher: Award Publications

Everyone knows geese don't go to school. So when Sophie hears flappy footsteps in class, it can't be Goose, can it? HONK! It is Goose! There's nothing better th...


Everyone knows geese don't go to school. So when Sophie hears flappy footsteps in class, it can't be Goose, can it? HONK! It is Goose! There's nothing better than a surprise visit from a friend, especially at school. Reading this heartwarming follow-up to Goose, readers will delight in Sophie and Goose's next fun-filled adventure. Stimulating for babies, engaging for toddlers and a great read along book for up to six years.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm


$11.99
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