November 2014 (30)

The Chimes

ISBN: 9781843915386

Author: Charles Dickens    Publisher: Hesperus Press

In the second of his series of Christmas books, Charles Dickens wrote The Chimes one year after A Christmas Carol. Tackling familiar themes of redemption, socia...


In the second of his series of Christmas books, Charles Dickens wrote The Chimes one year after A Christmas Carol. Tackling familiar themes of redemption, social injustice and family, it is a story of hope and contemplation and is a moving festive read well worth discovering. As Trotty's working day as a lowly messenger draws to a close, his daughter, Meg, arrives with her fiance Richard in tow, and they proudly announce their wedding for the following day. This is cause for celebration of course, although their happiness is tempered by the comments of an alderman and other well-off citizens on the rights of the poor to marry. During the night, Trotty hears the chimes of a church bell and ventures out to climb the belltower. At the top he is greeted by goblins who tell him that he died during the climb and must now spend his time watching his friends and family live out their lives. What he witnesses makes for grim viewing: Richard turns to drink and dies penniless, leaving a widowed Meg to cope with bringing up their child; Trotty's friend Will is in and out of prison, and Will's daughter Lilian ends up falling into prostitution. But the worst is yet to come. Destitute and desperate, Meg contemplates drowning herself and her young child. Wild with fear, Trotty cries out that he has learnt his lesson and suddenly his daughter is able to see him. At the last second, he rescues her from the brink of destruction. Trotty wakes as if from a dream to the bells chiming out the beginning of a new year, and finds that no time has passed and it is New Year's Day. But as he sees his daughter cheerfully preparing for her wedding day, he is baffled as to whether this is just a dream within a dream.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


Tags: November 2014   Classics
$21.99
Making Your Own Wine At Home

ISBN: 9781565238268

Author: Lori Stahl    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you've been thinking of trying your hand at home winemaking, delay no longer! It's easier than you think to make wonderful wine at home. Get started today wi...


If you've been thinking of trying your hand at home winemaking, delay no longer! It's easier than you think to make wonderful wine at home. Get started today with this practical guide to making your first bottle of perfect homemade wine. Author Lori Stahl demystifies essential winemaking techniques with friendly, jargon-free instructions and gorgeous color photography. She begins by taking you step by step through making wine from a kit, and then shows you how to go beyond the kit with creative additions. Soon you'll be making your own flavorful wine from fresh grapes, apples, berries, and even flowers and herbs. This home winemaking companion offers a wide selection of seasonal winemaking recipes, new twists on traditional favorites, and sweet ways to enjoy and indulge in the wines you create. Even if you have never made wine before, Making Your Own Wine at Home will show you everything you need to master an intriguing and rewarding new hobby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 192 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2014


$39.99
Camp Cooking in the Wild

ISBN: 9781565237155

Author: Mark Scriver    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whether you are a beginner at camp cooking wondering how to create a menu and set up a kitchen in the woods, or a more experienced camper looking for some new t...


Whether you are a beginner at camp cooking wondering how to create a menu and set up a kitchen in the woods, or a more experienced camper looking for some new techniques and recipe ideas, Camp Cooking can help. Wendy Grater, Mark Scriver of Black Feather Wilderness Adventures and senior guide Joanna Baker have been feeding groups of all sizes, on all kinds of outdoor trips. For well over half a century combined. In Camp Cooking, they share their extensive knowledge, favorite recipes and proven methods so that you too can make your on trip meals successful. Beautiful photographs, clear instructions, expert advice, and a lot of great recipes make this an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to eat well in the wild.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 04-01-2012


$39.99
Easy Campfire Cooking

ISBN: 9781565237247

Author: Peg Couch (editor)    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for...


Whether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. You'll find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking nethods like cooking on a stick, in a foil pan, on a skillet, with a pie iron and more. From breakfast treats, to hot dogs, to smores and more - you'll find recipes the whole family will love. You'll also find lots of ideas to keep the family entertained like "shivery" tales, tent shadow puppets, glow stick games and so much more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 05-01-2012


$24.99
Scroll Saw Workbook 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781565238497

Author: John A Nelson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Use this ultimate beginner's scroll saw guide to hone your scrolling skills to perfection. You'll find everything you need to know here, boiled down to the best...


Use this ultimate beginner's scroll saw guide to hone your scrolling skills to perfection. You'll find everything you need to know here, boiled down to the best and simplest methods. Practice a specific technique in each of 25 skill-building chapters, and then use that skill to make an attractive project. As you progress, each chapter builds upon the previous skills you've already learned. By the time you've completed the book, you'll be ready to tackle any scroll saw project with experience and confidence. Begin with the basics of cutting straight, curved, and jagged lines, and then progress to more advanced techniques like stack cutting, relief, inlay, compound, segmentation, and more. Project patterns include die-cut stationery, a fish silhouette, a butterfly with interior cuts, a hummingbird ornament, and a collapsible wooden basket. This new third edition provides an objective guide to all of the scroll saw models available in today's market, updated to include information on new scroll saw manufacturers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 90


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2014


$34.99
Creative Coloring Inspirations

ISBN: 9781574219722

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Life is a wonderful adventure and all of our dreams can come true! Hold on to your dreams with Creative Coloring Inspirations, the coloring book that offers hop...


Life is a wonderful adventure and all of our dreams can come true! Hold on to your dreams with Creative Coloring Inspirations, the coloring book that offers hope and encouragement on every page. Inside you'll find 30 relaxing illustrations designed to motivate your creativity and stimulate your spirit. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper that won't bleed through, all pages are pre-perforated for easy removal and display.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 217 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2014


$19.99
F in Spelling

ISBN: 9781849536493

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

We all know that the written word is full of traps for the unwary, and this goes double for those in their early years of learning it. An earnest attempt at con...


We all know that the written word is full of traps for the unwary, and this goes double for those in their early years of learning it. An earnest attempt at constructing a beautiful, articulate sentence can fall to pieces within the space of a few letters, sometimes with hilarious consequences! Enjoy this collection of side-splitting spelling slip-ups ranging from the charming to the ridiculous, and the cute to the unintentionally X-rated!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 03-11-2014


$17.99
Kids' Wit

ISBN: 9781849536516

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Did you hit your brother?’ ‘No. Not yet.’ The world is a confusing place, and it can be tough for our children to make sense of it all. Along the way,...


‘Did you hit your brother?’ ‘No. Not yet.’ The world is a confusing place, and it can be tough for our children to make sense of it all. Along the way, their innocence and imagination lead them to come out with some wonderfully funny things. This charming collection of corkers from the mouths of babes will have you chortling in no time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 127


Dimensions: 125 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 06-11-2014


$17.99
Grumpy Cat Stickers

ISBN: 9780486791647

Publisher: Dover Publications

Express your cat-titude! Surly star of the Internet and hero of naysayers everywhere, Grumpy Cat has no use for fun and happiness. Tell the world no, nope, and ...


Express your cat-titude! Surly star of the Internet and hero of naysayers everywhere, Grumpy Cat has no use for fun and happiness. Tell the world no, nope, and not a chance with 19 colorful stickers that feature Grumpy and sullen sidekick Pokey, in all their glorious gloom.


Bind: stationery


Dimensions: 104 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2014


$4.99
The Berenstain Bears' First Time Do-It! Book

ISBN: 9780486781792

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Join the busy bears for drawing lessons, science experiments, and other activities! The fun-loving Berenstain Bears are back, this time in a compilation of four...


Join the busy bears for drawing lessons, science experiments, and other activities! The fun-loving Berenstain Bears are back, this time in a compilation of four classic activity books. Each book features a story accompanied by simple illustrated directions for the projects. Draw-It! Go to art class with Brother and Sister Bear to learn about self-portraits and landscape drawing. Discover how to see objects as cubes, spheres, and other shapes and how to draw a still life. Cook-It! Join Papa Bear and the cubs as they make a special breakfast for Mama's birthday. Find out how to surprise your own mom with a menu of her favorite foods. Fly-It! Professor Actual Factual explains how inventing works, using the airplane, paper clip, and light bulb as examples. Build experimental planes, including the whisper jet, silver streak, and flying banana. Grow-It! Mama Bear shows the cubs how to plant the garden, and the Professor explains the role of plants in our lives, from the importance of protecting forests to ways that you can turn your own home into an ecosystem.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 205 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2014


$25.99
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