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Did You Know…
A piece of toast was dropped into wine in ancient Rome to toast someone for good health? The word ‘bridal’ originated from ‘bride ale’, a special alcohol brewed for a marriage feast? Rum was so important in New England that a contract wasn’t considered sealed until a glass had been drunk? Drink contains everything you have ever wanted to know about alcohol, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer), and is packed with fascinating and curious facts about life’s ‘second greatest pleasure’ (according to essayist Samuel Johnson). Bottoms up! 
The Little Book of Student Food

The Little Book of Student Food

This pocket-sized collection of helpful guidance and satisfying recipes will help students eat well and affordably

Every student needs to fill their belly as well as their brain. But even if you can barely make toast, this starter guide to killing it in the kitchen will give you what you need to succeed.

From the very basics through to more adventurous dishes, whether you’re a vegan or an omnivore, these recipes are budget-friendly, super tasty and easy to make.

Inside, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options, you’ll find:

– Basic, easy-to-follow advice on what you need to start cooking
– Breakfast recipes and smoothies
– Soups and starters
– Mains and salads
– Snacks and midnight cravings
– Sweet treats and desserts
And the reliable recipes in these pages include the following dishes and many more:

– Spaghetti Bolognese
– Garlic bread
– Pork or vegetable stir-fry
– Teriyaki salmon
– Chicken curry
– Avocado salad
– Chocolate brownies
– Low-fat banana muffins
The Little Book of Drinking Games

The Little Book of Drinking Games

Liven up the party with this heady collection of drinking games!

Choose from brain-boggling classics such as Fuzzy Duck and Twenty-One or dizzying games of pure chance like TV Drinking and Vodka Roulette – whichever you play, you’re guaranteed to be gleeful and giggly by the end!
The World's Craziest Drinking Games

The World's Craziest Drinking Games

Strap yourself in for a barrel of laughs and a party to remember with this incredible collection of booze-based games from around the world.

This comprehensive guide gives you all the essentials required to play, including difficulty ratings, a “what you need” section and clear game instructions.

Don’t worry if you’re new to drinking games – all you need is a generous amount of your favourite alcoholic drink, a few common household items and the desire for some outrageous fun with your friends.

But this is no ordinary collection of boozy shenanigans – it contains the collective knowledge of beer chuggers, gin swiggers and wine sippers from across the globe. Learn how to wear “Chicken Goggles” like the Aussies, beat the Brits at “The Horse Race” and “Slip It In” like an American.

And that’s not all: while you’re waiting for your turn, you can distract and amuse yourself with one of the many random drinking facts and myths found throughout the book – that is, if the room isn’t already spinning.

Forget “Beer Pong” – these are the world’s CRAZIEST drinking games!
The Little Book of Drinking Games

The Little Book of Drinking Games

Liven up the party with this heady collection of drinking games!

Choose from brain-boggling classics such as Fuzzy Duck and Twenty-One, or dizzying games of pure chance like TV Drinking and Vodka Roulette – whichever you play, you’re guaranteed to be gleeful and giggly by the end!

Most of these games have one thing in common: they combine a full glass of booze with making a complete fool of yourself – all the ingredients for a great night, in fact! These games take different formats – cards, chance, verbal, etc. – but the outcome is always the same: players will find themselves laughing hysterically at each other.

Each game has a list of what you will need to play – needless to say, you will need alcohol of some sort for all of them. So, gather your friends and crack open your favourite poison: it’s time to play some drinking games!

Please drink responsibly. This book is intended for use by adults only.
Keep Calm and Drink Up

Keep Calm and Drink Up

‘In victory, you deserve champagne; in defeat, you need it’ – Napoleon Bonaparte.

Keep Calm and Carry On, a World War Two government poster, struck a chord in recent difficult times when a stiff upper lip and optimistic energy were needed again. But in the long run it’s a stiff drink and flowing spirits that keep us all going.
Here’s a book packed with proverbs and mantras showing the wisdom to be found at the bottom of the glass.
Drinking Games and How to Handle the Hangover

Drinking Games and How to Handle the Hangover

Awesome games for the big night… and vital advice for the morning after

Let the games begin and the good times roll! This compact collection of drinking games from around the globe is guaranteed to liven up your night. Will you play Vodka Roulette or risk a round of Nasty or Nice? Then when the alcohol has taken its toll, just flip to the hangovers section for remedies, fun facts and tasty recipes to make it all better.
Drink Less, Live More

Drink Less, Live More

When it comes to alcohol, less really is more. Drinking less means having more energy, more focus and more money. It’s a huge step to better health, better moods and a better life. Whether you’re keen to just cut down or wish to stop completely, this pocket-sized handbook has all the facts, advice and ideas you need to reshape your life in exactly the way you want.
The Little Book of Veganism

The Little Book of Veganism

There are plenty of reasons to embrace veganism – for environmental, ethical or health reasons, and many more!

This easy-to-digest guide, packed with practical tips on vegan living, from food and drink to clothes and shopping, will inspire you to enjoy all that’s best about an ETHICAL AND ANIMAL-FREE LIFESTYLE.
The Little Book of Vegetarianism

The Little Book of Vegetarianism

Being veggie is easier than you think, whether you want to take your first flexitarian steps or are cutting out meat and fish for ethical, environmental or health reasons.

This easy-to-digest guide, packed with nutritional tips, food and drink guides and shopping know-how, will inspire you to enjoy all that’s best about an ECO-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE.
Cupid Stunts Cards - The Drinking Games Edition

Cupid Stunts Cards - The Drinking Games Edition

Time: 60+ minutes to play

Number of players: 2+

Ages: 18+

Includes: 79 cards, plus 1 instruction card

Assembly required? No

Batteries required? No

Warning: Not suitable for persons under 18 years. For adult use only.

Play the game, if you dare…

Need to liven up a party and keep the fun flowing? This stack of easy-to-play drinking games and outrageous “Drink or Dare” challenges will raise the stakes as you raise a glass. Parties will never be the same.


Welcome to the round-food revolution!

The recipes in this book will prove once and for all that ball-shaped foods reign supreme: from quick and easy energy-boosting health heroes to decadent sweet and savoury snacks, this book has vegetarian and vegan treats to satisfy every craving. Whether you fancy some nutritious energy balls you can whizz together in seconds or you want to impress your friends with some impressive cake pops, mini doughnuts or other indulgent goodies, these tasty recipes are all you need to keep your hunger pangs at bay.

– matcha and cacao buzz balls
– plum and poppy seed dumplings
– mac and cheese balls
– lemon and coconut delights
– moringa flower fritters
– dough balls with garlic butter
– summer fruit bursts
– cheese and mustard arancini
The Banana Cookbook

The Banana Cookbook

There’s more to the banana than meets the eye

We all know and love bananas as a quick and tasty snack that can help fuel us through the day. But you might not realise that these beauties are an endlessly versatile ingredient. From breakfast delights through to show-stopping desserts, this book contains dozens of simple and delicious recipes, including:
– Fluffy banana and walnut pancakes
– Matcha and banana cupcakes with caramelised peanuts
– Avocado and banana smoothie
– Classic banana bread
– Miracle banana ice cream

Whether you’re vegan or gluten-free, in need of a quick bite or hankering for some good old comfort food, there’s plenty in these pages that will leave you nourished, satisfied and truly thankful for this humble yellow fruit.
The Little Book for Cocktail Lovers

The Little Book for Cocktail Lovers

Discover everything you need to know to become the ultimate cocktail connoisseur with this beautifully presented pocket guide

Do you know the difference between a martini and a margarita glass? Or why some drinks are stirred and not shaken? Whether you’re an aspiring mixologist or simply planning the ultimate cocktail party, this book has you covered! Packed within these pages is a selection of showstopper recipes to suit every taste bud, plus craft ideas to add flamboyance to your Old Fashioned and give your Piña Colada pizzazz. With a dash of trivia and a healthy measure of fun, it’s time to make every hour cocktail hour!

In this book you will find:
– An array of both classic and contemporary cocktail recipes
– Top tips and tricks for creating the perfect concoction
– A comprehensive list of must-have cocktail-making essentials
– Step-by-step instructions on how to make decorations to jazz up your drinks
– Fun facts and quotes to entertain your party guests with

Maestro mixologist, make mine a Margarita!


Namaste: a respectful greeting frequently used at the end of a yoga session; “I bow to the divine in you”

Nom-aste: a respectful prayer of thanks for delicious, nutritious and just plain yummy food

Looking after our well-being and eating tasty, nourishing food go hand in hand. This beautifully illustrated book celebrates mindful cooking and eating, teaching you how to bring the principles of yoga and mindfulness into your kitchen. From ahimsa (non-violence) and Ayurveda (food as medicine) to the art of making your own bread, you’ll learn how to give your body what it really needs in order to flourish, and how to nurture a healthy, positive attitude toward food. The 60 wholesome, plant-based recipes inside will add vitality to your daily life and leave you filled with good food and gratitude.
The Planet-Friendly Kitchen

The Planet-Friendly Kitchen

We all have the power to make a difference

We know our planet’s resources are stretched to the limits. We know that without significant changes to our diets and shopping habits, nature will continue to suffer. But sometimes it feels like we’re bombarded with mixed messages, and it can be hard to work out which foods are truly eco-friendly. This book sets out the facts in a clear and straightforward way, helping you to make informed choices about environmentally conscious ways to shop, the products to avoid, the best foods to buy, and sustainable ways to prepare them.

With over 30 delicious recipes that you, and the earth, will love, The Planet-Friendly Kitchen contains all the tips and advice you need to start making small changes that have big impacts. The choices we make can help create a kinder way of feeding the world, and will preserve our beautiful planet for many generations to come.
Student Grub

Student Grub

Clear away the clutter of takeaway tins and bring a new dawn to your student kitchen with this fresh edition of the original Student Grub cookbook – the original (and best!) cookbook for university newbies. As essential in every student’s kitchen as shot glasses and hangover cures, this easy-to-follow guide contains everything from basic recipes to world cuisine.

Whether you need inspiration for a post-pub snack or want to impress your date with a three-course culinary spectacular, this book will help launch you into a lifetime of good food.


How could we live without tea?
From its beginnings in Asia to its position as a popular global pick-me-up, tea has become the drink of choice for two billion people every morning!
This charming miscellany, packed full of fascinating facts and practical advice, as well as tasty recipes from spicy chai tea to traditional tea loaf, will intrigue, inform and delight lovers of this cheering beverage across the globe.  
The Little Book of Cocktails

The Little Book of Cocktails

Get into the party spirit with a masterclass in mixology

Swap the drab for the dazzle with this concoction of moreish recipes and nifty tips that will equip you with everything you need to create a delicious array of incredible drinks.

This book is the perfect companion for every cocktail lover. Whether you’re a budding bartender or a maestro mixologist, this handy guide will teach you everything you need to know to host an unforgettable soirée.

In this book, you will find:

– Delicious and crowd-pleasing cocktail recipes, including the Margarita, Tom Collins, Piña Colada, Negroni and Mai Tai
– Expert tips, tricks and techniques on blending the perfect drink
– Essential equipment for stocking the ultimate home bar
– Ideas and instructions for creating your own party décor
– Insights into the history and origins of each cocktail
Shaken or stirred, flaming or fizzy, let these cocktails make any occasion all the more memorable and marvellous.
The Little Book for Coffee Lovers

The Little Book for Coffee Lovers

Prepare to take your love of coffee to the next level with this richly aromatic tour of the world’s favourite drink, from bean to cup and beyond

Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes: espresso, cortado, flat white, latte, cappuccino…

We wake up and smell it. We crave it when we’re sleepy. We take deep lungfuls of its rich aroma when we buy a new bag of it. We put it in cakes, cocktails and just about every other type of food imaginable. But most of all, we rely on it to punctuate our day with a caffeine hit and a small burst of all its delicious flavours.

In this homage to the coffee bean you will:
– Learn how coffee was discovered, how it is grown and how it is turned into our favourite drink
– Discover everything you wanted to know about different beans, roasting styles and brewing techniques
– Take a barista training course from the comfort of your own kitchen, with top tips on making the perfect brew at home
– Get to grips with modern developments in the coffee world, such as nitro, cold brew, proffee and snapchilled coffee
– Try out delicious coffee-based recipes, from flavoured lattes and iced coffees to coffee fudge, tiramisu, homemade syrups and espresso martinis

The only thing this book doesn’t contain is caffeine – you’ll have to make a fresh cup of joe for that.
Amore and Amaretti

Amore and Amaretti

L’appetito vien mangiando! – Appetite comes while you are eating.

Vicky arrives in Tuscany to study the language and culture of Italy, but soon falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts to learn the art of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they explore the countryside by car, passing glassy lakes and ancient hill towns.

This colourful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes you behind the scenes of romantic restaurants and bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humour and heartbreak, it will leave you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and truffles.
School of Booze

School of Booze

Humans were seeking out alcohol millions of years before the word ‘keg’ was invented. This book contains everything you have ever wanted to know about drink, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer). Packed with fascinating miscellany and curious facts to entertain your friends at the pub, this book is an essential compendium of knowledge about life’s ‘second greatest pleasure’ (according to essayist Dr Samuel Johnson). It is the perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone who enjoys raising a glass to good health. Bottoms up!
Cosmic Cocktails

Cosmic Cocktails

What if your next drink was written in the stars?

With this handy guide, you’ll be able to craft the perfect cocktail for your star sign.

In this divine blend of astrology and mixology, you’ll learn about your character traits and the cocktails that complement them. Packed with over 60 recipes and a spellbinding introduction to the zodiac, this book will help you deepen your connection with your inner self, learn more about your friends and find out how to create a delicious array of befitting, mystical drinks.

The ideal companion for every cocktail lover, Cosmic Cocktails will provide you with all the tools for experimenting with mixology and magic.

In this book, you will find:
– An introduction to astrology, including information on your sun, rising and moon signs
– The ideal cocktail match for you and your friends, with mystical spins on classic recipes, including the Margarita, Piña Colada, Martini and Mojito.
– Expert tips, tricks and techniques on blending each drink
50 Things You Can Do to Manage IBS

50 Things You Can Do to Manage IBS

Did you know that up to one in five people in the UK suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Are you one of them?

In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains how diet, food intolerances, gut infections and bacterial imbalance, stress and hormones can contribute to IBS and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms, including simple dietary and lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies.

Find out 50 things you can do today to help you cope with IBS including:

• Identify your IBS triggers and learn how to manage them
• Choose beneficial foods and supplements
• Manage stress and relax to reduce flare-ups
• Learn which types of exercise can help to relieve symptoms
• Find helpful organisations and products
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