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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
85 Not Out

ISBN: 9781846893308

Author: Ted Dexter    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This is the fascinating autobiography of none other than Ted Dexter — aka Lord Ted — the ferociously powerful and debonair former England international cric...


This is the fascinating autobiography of none other than Ted Dexter — aka Lord Ted — the ferociously powerful and debonair former England international cricketer and captain. Dexter was a classical, hard-hitting batsman and right-arm swing bowler of the highest order. Having captained England in 1961-2, stood as England’s chairman of selectors from 1989-1993 and then becoming President of the MCC in 2001, he is undeniably one of England’s most prolific cricketers, playing alongside and standing in the same legacy as the iconic Fred Trueman, Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Richie Benaud and Gary Sobers. But, as Ted is eager to stress in the introduction of his book, he also lived a rich, lively and fulfilling life outside of his sporting career. Featuring tales galore — of his various escapades along the French Rivera, his experience of running a sports PR company, flying planes (just “because he could”), playing championship golf, racing greyhounds, journalism, broadcasting and honestly *so much more* — you’ll wonder if there’s anything in life this man couldn’t do! Fresh, vivacious and ridiculously entertaining, this book is destined to unravel as a rip-roaring read not only for those who recall his sporting legacy, but for anyone who resonates with Ted’s fervent enthusiasm for both cricket and life. .


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$55.00
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
In Praise of Bees

ISBN: 9781846891922

Author: Elizabeth Birchall    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

The bee is probably the most written about species after the human race. As so many commentators through the ages have discovered, here is far more to the insec...


The bee is probably the most written about species after the human race. As so many commentators through the ages have discovered, here is far more to the insect than its biology and life cycle. In Praise of Bees explores bees' place in human lives and imaginations, from cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world. This beautiful book's pages are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping with carefully researched references to the role of these fascinating creatures in myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. A rich variety of illustrations, ranging from Old Masters and scientific etchings to modern photographs appear throughout accompanied by a selection of verse, much of it the author's. The text is leavened with a dry wit, resulting in a scholarly but eminently readable exploration of bees, their complex society and their place in the world. This is especially relevant in view of concerns about their present plight and the ecological consequences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2014


$79.99
My Special Pony Record Book

ISBN: 9781905693948

Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This expanded edition of the bestselling My Special Pony Record Book is a colourful diary-type notebook in which children can keep details about their pony and ...


This expanded edition of the bestselling My Special Pony Record Book is a colourful diary-type notebook in which children can keep details about their pony and what makes them so special. There are fun-filled questions with boxes to tick and pages on which to stick photographs and/or keepsakes - or even to draw something themselves. They can record all their Pony Club rallies, competition entries at shows, and jot down how well they did. There is also space to write about lessons and training so they can remind themselves of their improvements. A checklist section has also been included on how to look after their pony and there are pages for useful addresses and contact details such as their vet and farrier as well as practical checklists for worming dates, farrier visits, etc. This is a book suitable for any pony-mad child from small to teenage, that will become a personal record of their special pony which can be dipped into and treasured for years.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 175 x 210 mm


$29.99
Tails of Tottering Hall

ISBN: 9781846893223

Author: Annie Tempest    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

This book is another collection of Annie Tempest's expertly-observed cartoons humorously depicting the archetypical English upper-class, following spirited trad...


This book is another collection of Annie Tempest's expertly-observed cartoons humorously depicting the archetypical English upper-class, following spirited traditionalists Dicky and Daphne Tottering, who reside in their lavish yet dilapidating ancestral home, Tottering Hall, together with their adored and exceedingly-spoilt dogs, affectionately named Slobber and Scribble. Daphne, otherwise known as Daffy, is a redoubtable and, these days, lamentably-dying breed, frequently referred to as a 'Country Lady', while Dicky just lives in another era altogether. Follow this endearing couple as they attempt to navigate an increasingly-modernised world with their mischievous pooches, both of whom hold a firm place in their owners' affections, allowing them to wreak all kinds of havoc with minimal consequences. Annie Tempest's ability to comically depict the highs and lows of dog ownership is second to none - and stands as a heart-warming reminder that, despite muddy paws on the carpet and the occasional raiding of the fridge, we will love them all the same. The cartoons in this book are sure to resonate with all dog owners as they compare the foibles of black Lab Slobber and working cocker Scribble to the eccentricities of their own treasured pets. Even if you've never had the pleasure of encountering these characters before, one cannot fail to be amused by these beautifully-executed cartoons.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 223 x 172 mm


Publication Date: 27-02-2020


$38.99
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