June 2018 (76)

Unusual Ways To Die

ISBN: 9781786852908

Author: James Proud    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you hear about… The Tennessee student who jumped into a laundry chute that was actually a trash compactor? The Swiss statesman butchered by an axe-wieldin...


Did you hear about… The Tennessee student who jumped into a laundry chute that was actually a trash compactor? The Swiss statesman butchered by an axe-wielding bear? The ancient Greek playwright struck by a tortoise falling from the sky? Over the ages, death has come in some very unpredictable forms. This irreverent little book gathers together some of the most peculiar and outrageous ways that people across the globe have met their untimely ends. Whether shocking or silly, these true stories are proof at least that the grim reaper has a strange sense of humour.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 128 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Humour & Gift   History
$22.99
No Parachute (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621058

Author: Arthur Gould Lee    Publisher: Grub Street

From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned compa...


From the young airmen who took their frail machines high above the trenches of World War I and fought their foes in single combat there emerged a renowned company of brilliant aces – among them Ball, Bishop, McCudden, Collishaw and Mannock – whose legendary feats have echoed down half a century. But behind the elite there were, in the Royal Flying Corps, many hundreds of other airmen who flew their hazardous daily sorties in outdated planes without ever achieving fame. Here is the story of one of these unknown flyers – a story based on letters written on the day, hot on the event, which tells of a young pilot’s progress from fledgling to seasoned fighter. His descriptions of air fighting, sometimes against the Richthofen Circus, of breathless dog-fights between Sopwith Pup and Albatros, are among the most vivid and immediate to come out of World War I. Gould Lee brilliantly conveys the immediacy of air war, the thrills and the terror, in this honest and timeless acount. Rising to the rank of air vice-marshal, Gould Lee never forgot the RFC’s needless sacrifices – and in a trio of trenchant appendices he examines, with the mature judgement of a senior officer of the RAF and a graduate of the Staff and Imperial Defence Colleges, the failure of the Army High Command to provide both efficient aeroplanes until mid-1917 and parachutes throughout the war, in addition to General Trenchard’s persistence in a costly and largely ineffective conception of the air offensive.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Military
$27.99
Open Cockpit (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621041

Author: Arthur Gould Lee    Publisher: Grub Street

Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during Worl...


Thanks to a broken leg during flight school, Arthur Stanley Gould Lee gained valuable additional time flying trainers before he was posted to France during World War I. In November 1917 during low-level bombing and strafing attacks, he was shot down three times by ground fire. He spent eight months at the front and accumulated 222 hours of flight time in Sopwith Pups and Camels during a staggering 118 patrols; being engaged in combat fifty-six times. He lived to retire from the RAF as an air vice-marshal in 1946. Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At turns humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by V. M. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Military
$27.99
Vegan Recipes From Spain

ISBN: 9781911621164

Author: Gonzalo Baro    Publisher: Grub Street

Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. It conjures up many associations ̶ friends eating and laughing together, delicious wine, r...


Spanish food is all about making the most of the best local produce. It conjures up many associations ̶ friends eating and laughing together, delicious wine, relaxing holidays, or a balmy breeze under a colourful waterside umbrella. Above all it is perfect for sharing. Geography and climate, has had a great influence on its cooking methods and available ingredients, and these particularities are present in the dishes of the various regions. Spanish cuisine was also shaped by a complex history, where invasions and conquests have modified traditions and made new ingredients available. Gonzalo Baró has brought this feeling of life into his recipes ̶ in either traditional, usually very simple, honest dishes or unusual, new ones. He brings this gorgeous fresh country cuisine to our tables in chapters covering Basics, Tapas, Pinchos, Appetizers, Main Dishes, and Sweets. There are pages and pages of mouth-watering recipes for alioli, romesco, gazpacho, ajo blanco, mushrooms with sherry, stuffed piquillo peppers, fried salad hearts, green beans in tomato sauce, grilled asparagus, crispy vegetables with orange alioli, wild rice salad with sherry vinaigrette, sweet potatoes and grapes, yams with chard sauce, paella, tortilla, padron peppers, and a host of sweet treats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$49.99
The Taste of Portugal (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621188

Author: Edite Vieira    Publisher: Grub Street

In this revised and updated edition of her authoritative and fascinating book Edite Vieira traces the rich legacy of her country’s culinary excellence from me...


In this revised and updated edition of her authoritative and fascinating book Edite Vieira traces the rich legacy of her country’s culinary excellence from medieval through to modern times lacing it with history and anecdote and a collection of authentically delicious recipes. From simple and wholesome peasant fare to elaborate celebratory meals, ingredients include salt cod (bacalhau) in all its myriad variations, cumin and oranges are both remnants of the voyaging past, green coriander is the main flavouring herb; essentially the food is the food of a country which grows grapes, peppers, melons, quinces and apples, and few other countries have such a repertoire of pork dishes. Fresh pork is much in evidence as well as ham (presunto), pork and red pepper sausages (chouricos) and black pudding (morcela), all foods very much in present vogue. Edite Vieira was born in Portugal. She moved to London where she worked for the BBC as a radio journalist and programme announcer. She was a cultural affairs correspondent for a number of magazines but is most highly regarded as the author of many books including a collection of poetry and for her food writing and recipe books. She is also the winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$49.99
Lulu's Provencal Table (PB)

ISBN: 9781911621195

Author: Richard Olney    Publisher: Grub Street

Richard Olney – responsible for the legendary Time-Life cooking series as well as other cooking classics such as his wonderful Simple French Food (also publis...


Richard Olney – responsible for the legendary Time-Life cooking series as well as other cooking classics such as his wonderful Simple French Food (also published by Grub Street) – moved to Provence in 1961 and had the good fortune to befriend Lulu and Lucien Peyraud, the owners of the noted Domaine Tempier vineyard in Provence, not far from Marseilles. Lulu’s Provençal Table tantalizes the reader with Olney’s descriptions of the regional food served as the vineyard meals at the domaine. Then he lovingly transcribes Lulu’s recipes. She has an empathy with and understanding of Provençal ingredients that is inspirational. There is succulent Pot-Roasted Leg of Lamb with Black Olives served with Courgette Gratin, and Potato and Sorrel Gratin, delicious with just six ingredients. There are plenty of simple recipes, but the recipe for bouillabaisse is a fascinating 10 pages long. Her 150 recipes read like a roll call of the best of Provence ̶ tapenade, anchoiade, brandade, pissaladière, bagna cauda, sardines grillées, bouillabaisse, bourride, daurade au fenouil, daube, gigot à la ficelle and ratatouille. Starting with aperitifs and amuse-gueule and finishing up with fruit desserts, hers is classic French country cooking, featuring everyday ingredients cooked with respect for their nature and flavour. Having been described as ‘a gastronomic love poem to France’s most exhilarating region’, this is an essential book for any serious food lover’s library.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$49.99
Pictures By # The Stormpilot

ISBN: 9783961711086

Author: Santiago Borja    Publisher: TeNeues

Phenomenal “Storm Portraits” shot from a Boeing 767-300 cockpit Awe-inspiring, up-close shots of thunderstorms and lightning Accompanied by lively and infor...


Phenomenal “Storm Portraits” shot from a Boeing 767-300 cockpit Awe-inspiring, up-close shots of thunderstorms and lightning Accompanied by lively and informative texts on dramatic weather phenomena Breathtaking photographs of thunder, lightning, storms, and other natural phenomena, captured by pilot Santiago Borja from his Boeing 767-300 cockpit. As a passenger jet pilot, Santiago Borja flies around the globe every day, often coming up against wild storms and various types of turbulence. In case of such encounters, Borja the “Stormpilot” always keeps his camera in the cockpit, capturing breathtaking images of the very center of the storm—swirling clouds, up-close lightning bolts, a surreal ghostly glow, and somewhere thousands of miles below, the flickering of civilization in the rain. Santiago’s captivating aerial storm photographs, featured in a number of prestigious galleries, are brought together for the first time in this book, accompanied by lively and informative texts about the dramatic weather phenomena his photos reveal. For anyone captivated by life above the clouds and the violent beauty of nature, Borja’s images offer awesome insights into a tempestuous world. Santiago Borja is a passenger jet pilot, based in Quito, Ecuador. His “Storm Portraits” from the cockpit have won numerous awards and hang in a number of prestigious galleries worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2018


$69.99
The Sound of Mountains

ISBN: 9783961711093

Author: Guerel Sahin    Publisher: TeNeues

Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his picture...


Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his pictures online The yearning for authentic nature and the outdoor trekking trend remain as popular as ever 4:30 in the morning, trekking in the open wilderness of the Alps, 2,900 meters above sea level, storm clouds disappearing behind the nearest mountain, the sun rising—these are the moments when Guerel Sahin captures his best outdoor photographs. It is perhaps precisely because they are often shot in extreme situations that Sahin’s breathtaking mountain panoramas, photographs of mountain lakes, and rugged landscapes are such a social media hit. Thousands follow him on Instagram et al., while a wide audience also knows him as the face of Jack Wolfskin. Now, for the first time, he gathers his most awe-inspiring photographs in one volume, sharing insights into his life and work. Where does this longing for untouched, authentic nature come from? How does it feel to reach a mountain summit by sunrise? What if, contrary to expectations, an entire vista is obscured by clouds and photography becomes impossible? In images and words, the acclaimed star photographer shares his own emotional world in a paradigm of “Generation Instagram.” Sahin’s book is for those whom the next mountain peak and open nature cannot be close enough—for all hikers, climbers, and outdoor junkies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$89.99
Living In Style Mountain Chalets (Revised Edition)

ISBN: 9783961711307

Publisher: TeNeues

This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. They are dream houses which offer a blend of majestic nature, traditional archit...


This stylish volume takes us high into the exclusive world of mountain chalets. They are dream houses which offer a blend of majestic nature, traditional architecture, and individualistic design or sanctuaries from the over-scheduled and chaotic world below. Offering exclusive, upscale living, these refuges are located in the shadow of magnificent peaks. Expansive walls of glass open onto views of picturesque mountain landscapes. Inside are unique interiors composed of antiques, furs, and found items from nature, art, and design. Their interiors offer a welcoming and cozy space to relax or socialize after winter sports or Alpine strolls. Most notable, perhaps, is the role landscape plays in the design of these dramatic dwellings. Set against hillside views and picturesque valleys, furniture, materials, and artwork take on new vitality-regardless of whether the style is rustic and traditional or altogether more sleek and modern. Yet, although varied in ambiance, all these chalets share an awareness of texture, scale, and light that creates a unifying sense of ease and grace.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2018


$115.00
The Modern Townhouse

ISBN: 9788416500819

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Townhouses are some of the most interesting features of modern urban architecture. Below we present a selection of newly designed townhouses, unconventional arc...


Townhouses are some of the most interesting features of modern urban architecture. Below we present a selection of newly designed townhouses, unconventional architectural concepts in terraced housing for cosmopolitan families. The main feature of these houses is the imaginative use of space and the creative way in which natural light is allowed to enter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 165 mm


Publication Date: 25-05-2018


$49.99
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