Do you remember riding a Chopper to school, buying your dad Old Spice
for Christmas and getting brain-freeze from your first Slush Puppie? If so,
then hang up your disco ball, dig out the old Atari 2600 and tuck into a
Curly Wurly as you prepare to find out if you are a true child of the 70s.
You were never, ever convinced that the Milky Bar Kid was strong and tough. Your parents threatened to throw you out if you ever became a hippy. Do you remember when England won the World Cup, screaming yourself hoarse for the Fab Four and watching from behind the sofa as the daleks invaded Earth for the first time? If so, then kick off your go-go boots, switch on the lava lamp and do your best Mick Jagger pout as you prepare to find out if you are a true child of the 60s.
All bikes are beautiful, but some are downright sexy.
Bike Porn brings together some of the most seductive and tantalizing bikes ever to be photographed , from the slickest single-speeds to the most teched-out racing machines and beyond, captured in all their finely crafted glory.
‘In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.’ John Muir
Packed with absorbing countryside facts and tips on everything from birdwatching to identifying flora and fauna, this miscellany is the perfect companion for any nature lover. Whether you’re seeking knowledge or encouragement, The Pocket Naturalist will deepen your delight in the natural world all the year round.
Worried about the world and want to make a difference? Inspired by a new political voice or enraged by an old one? Finding out how to play your part in the political process has never mattered more.
Politics finds its way into almost every corner of our lives. While the plotting, scheming and petty point-scoring might put some off, others thrive on it, and passions rise when the issues affect people’s lives. Politics is too important to leave to the politicians, so this little book would like to warmly welcome you into the political world. It will be your handy guide as you take your first tentative steps towards becoming politically active. With a bit of the history, the things you need to know today and a few tricks of the trade, it will help you to change the world for the better and stand up for what you believe.
Whether you’re taking your first tentative steps into the world of politics or thinking about getting out and knocking on some doors, this clear and concise guide is for you. Providing a whistle-stop tour through the corridors of power and explaining the basics of our parliamentary democracy, it will inspire you to take action.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Brimming with curious garden lore as well as practical, year-round advice on everything from planting and pruning to growing your own veg and composting, this handy book is the perfect companion for any gardener. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or information, The Pocket Gardener will keep you busy in all seasons.
Can you make a healthy meal?
Do you know how to proofread an essay?
Are you able to plan a weekly budget?
If the answer to any of the above is no, then don’t worry – you’re like the millions of other students worldwide! Luckily this book is here to give you a crash course in living while you learn. Full of useful advice and practical skills, it will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to take your first steps into the world of adulthood. From the little things, like planning a revision timetable, right up to the big, like negotiating your starting salary, this handy guide will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro.
Filled with terrifying tales of gruesome murders, grand theft and kidnappings, this compendium of the worst side of humanity is guaranteed to chill the blood
Did you hear about London’s Victorian, all-female gang? What about the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist? Do you know the story of the killer nun? Prepare yourself for the urge to sleep with the light on and to double-check you’ve locked the door, because this collection of True Crime Stories is not for the faint-hearted.
Spanning criminal activity from across the world, this book will take you on a journey to the darkest reaches of human nature. Ranging from white-collar criminals and con artists to kidnappers and killers, there’s plenty to shred your nerves.
Whether you’re a true crime junkie or just morbidly curious, let these stories of charismatic criminals and their sinister deeds ensnare your interest and send a shiver down your spine.
Trucker caps, Crazy Frog, SM:TV Live and Sunny D – growing up in the 2000s was sweet.
So why not take yourself back to a time when McFly were ruling the charts and Snake 2 was the coolest thing in mobile gaming, to discover if you really are a true child of the 2000s.
‘Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.’
Lovers of the great outdoors will be inspired by this miscellany of quotations, poems and beautiful prose celebrating the natural world. From Elizabeth von Arnim to Oscar Wilde, this charming collection explores every aspect of the countryside, from the first bluebells of spring to a hilltop walk on a crisp winter’s day.
– DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE KIDS WHO FOUND A FERRARI BURIED IN THEIR GARDEN?
– WHAT ABOUT THE MAN WHO SUED SATAN?
– DO YOU KNOW THE LEGEND OF THE BUNNY MAN?
Strange happenings, unsolved mysteries and seemingly supernatural events have gripped and shocked us for centuries, passed from person to person in whispers in classrooms, tales around the campfire and idle gossip among friends. Whether they’re based on a grain of truth or a complete flight of fancy, the myths, legends and weird tales contained within this book will take you on a fascinating journey to the outer limits of plausibility, and dare you to believe the unbelievable.
Celebrate the richness of modern queer culture and its vast history with this fascinating introduction to all the essential elements that helped sculpt the LGBTQ+ community up to the present day, including:
– the amazing stories of queer pioneers like Marsha P. Johnson, celebrities, game-changers and unsung heroes alike
– the essential LGBTQ+ timeline of queer world history
– the biggest queer culture festivals and events in the world
– classic works of queer art, literature, music, TV and film
This cheerful collection shines a light on the rich variety of elements that form The Queeriodic Table.
Where did the Coronavirus outbreak originate and was the pandemic predicted?
Did aliens help to build the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, and what were they trying to tell us?
Is the food industry colluding to make us addicted to sugar?
Prepare yourself for some startling revelations on these topics and many more in this updated and expanded compendium of the world’s scariest and strangest conspiracy theories. Leaving no stone unturned, it delves into such conundrums as:
– the growing number of people who believe the Earth is flat
– the unsolved disappearance of Flight MH370
– the uncertainties surrounding the assassination of Osama Bin Laden
– the mysterious circumstances of Bruce Lee’s death
Whether you’re a doubter or a self-confessed conspiracy junkie, you’ll find a cover-up for every occasion. And remember, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you…
If you think you’re safe, then you’d better think again…
Explore some of the world’s most inexplicable occurrences, mind-bending conspiracy theories, spine-chilling urban legends and totally unbelievable truths in this weird and wonderful collection.
Whether you’re a sceptic, a self-confessed conspiracy junkie or just curious about what the world might be hiding from you, the stories in this book will push the boundaries of your belief and set your imagination alight – but only if you’re brave enough to read it.
Did Michael Jackson fake his own death in a bid to escape financial ruin or was he murdered?
Was it aliens that helped to build the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids and what were they trying to cover up?
Is the food industry colluding to make us addicted to sugar?
You’ll discover startling evidence on these topics and many more in this compelling compendium of the world’s scariest and wackiest conspiracy theories. It leaves no stone unturned as it delves into such conundrums as:
– the mysterious circumstances of Bruce Lee’s death
– the alleged withheld evidence pertaining to the 7 July bombings
– the controversy surrounding Barack Obama’s rise to power
– the unsolved disappearance of Flight MH 370
Whether you’re a sceptic or a self-confessed conspiracy junkie, you’ll find a cover-up for every occasion. And remember, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you…
Walk a llama. Fly a kite. Go star gazing. Ride a steam train. Row a boat. Watch a waterfall. Wonder at life and all its beautiful moments because you only get one chance at it.
Discover new ways to broaden your horizons and reach for life-affirming experiences, then record them in these pages. Collect Moments, Not Things will help you break away from a digital existence and create a fulfilled, exciting and happy life.
A bike can be so many different things – a simple way of navigating busy city streets or enjoying quiet lanes, a cross-country steed to take a rider up hill and down dale or even a world-beating racing machine. What unites everyone who rides is that they each have their own cycling story to tell.
This book collects inspirational stories from riders around the world, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the cyclist who conquered Mont Ventoux on a Boris bike, to the trials rider who hops from building to building, to classic tales of Grand Tour rivalries and legendary cycling records of days gone by. Essential reading for anyone who loves life on two wheels.
Did you know?
Salvador Dali sometimes wore a perfume of fish glue and cow dung to attract his then girlfriend, Gala.
Have you heard, seen or read about something so bizarre and incredible that it leaves you bamboozled for the rest of the day? No? Then you haven’t read Weird Sh!t.
This eclectic and eccentric mix of news stories, events, concepts and conceits reveals a world removed from reality as you know it. Prepare to depart from this seemingly conventional life and arrive at a destination full of downright weird and wonderful shit.
Show nature the kindness it deserves
Whether you long to see butterflies flit across your flowerbeds or hear birdsong all year round, there’s something endlessly rewarding about playing host to wildlife. With practical projects and helpful tips for gardens big and small, this guide will help boost local biodiversity and benefit countless native species. Learn how to:
– Choose the best type of bird feeder and seed for your feathered friends
– Build natural habitats and provide shelter for all manner of insects
– Make sugaring recipes to attract butterflies and moths
– Select the right pollinator plants for bees in every season
Wherever you do it – on a balcony, in a garden or across acres of land – you too can create the perfect sanctuary for an abundance of creatures.
Is there a cure for farmer’s lung – and would Joe Grundy take it if he could? Who are Meriel, Jean Paul, Baggy and Mercedes? Which Ambridge couple fell in love to the tune of a Mr Whippy ice cream van? It’s been sixty years since the familiar dum-di-dum-di-dum-di-dum of ‘Barwick Green’ first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time millions of listeners have followed the everyday lives of country folk in Ambridge. This new compendium, which brings together facts and trivia about characters, controversies and country customs in one handy volume, is sure to delight avid addicts and nervous newbies alike.
Self-belief is the key to your greatness.
Packed with useful tips, positive affirmations and bite-sized biographies on women who rock, this book is a celebration of female strength and courage. No matter what your aims are for today, this month, this year or in life, it will encourage you to ignore the cynics, seize exciting opportunities and live a life that you love.
It’s time to meet your new superheroes
Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 iconic people of colour, all of them ground-breakers, risk-takers and game-changers. Whether they are activists, athletes, scientists or superstars, every one of them has been a trailblazer in their field and has paved the way for future change. It’s time these individuals took centre stage and had their achievements celebrated the world over.
This book will introduce you to some of the most influential people of colour from across the globe and throughout history, including several modern-day icons.
Among others, you will learn about the incredible lives and achievements of:
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
– Barack Obama
– Chadwick Boseman
– Florence Price
– Jimi Hendrix
– Kamala Harris
– Laverne Cox
– Malala Yousafzai
– Maria Tallchief
Each inspiring profile also features a bespoke illustration.
Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary stories, their awesome accomplishments and their words of wisdom in this pocketbook of remarkable people.
Did you know…
William IV was wont to speak his mind and could sometimes lack tact, which is said to have inspired the nickname ‘Silly Billy’? Edward III banned all sports, including football, on Sundays, so that his subjects could be free to concentrate solely on their archery? Coronation chicken was invented for foreign guests to enjoy at Elizabeth II’s coronation? This rich miscellany celebrates the fascinating history of the British Royal Family, from the reign of Egbert, King of Wessex, to the monarchy of the present day. Full of titillating trivia, little-known facts, bite-size biographies and memorable quotations, it paints a colourful picture of how the kings and queens of this noble land have shaped the way we live today.