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  • Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bookshop, comes bestselling author Richard Wilson's triumphant follow up to Can't Be Arsed and Don't Even Think About It!, How Not to Talk Like an Arse is Mr Wilson's hilarious, and topical, self righteous stab at the modern day vernacular, taking aim at the invention of ridiculous, nonsensical words that not only are just plain crap but also make those who dare speak them sound like complete twits. Richard waxes lyrical on awful words such as 'Ciao', 'Hurting', 'Fashionista' and 'Staycation'. He also lets loose on how those words were created and how they escaped and survived in the wild instead of being killed at a young age. Written in Richard's utterly fantastic ranting style, this sharp-shooting of the ridiculousness of the modern english language and the morons who use it is a must-have for everyone this Christmas.

  • Golf's Strangest Rounds presents a fascinating collection of the game's most memorable moments together with bizarre tales from the lengthy annals of the sport's history. There are tales of tragedy, eccentricity, tactical slip-ups and others that seemingly defy categorisation altogether - like 'Mysterious Montague', one of the world's best golfers, but who refused to compete in a single tournament. Numerous legends of the game have also experienced strange rounds in their respective careers, and these include Gene Sarazen, Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, Greg Norman, Robert de Vicenzo and Nick Faldo - all of whom appear in the book for their parts in irrational finishes, record rounds and famous freak shots. Other titles in the series: Football's Strangest Matches (9781907554087), Rugby's Strangest Matches (9781907554063) and Cricket's Strangest Matches (9781907554094).

  • Gennaro shows that good family cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Whether you're looking for a soup, a salad, a quick pasta dish, a slow-cooked Sunday lunch or something for a special occasion, this book has the recipes for you. Everyday dishes such as Trofie pasta with green beans and basil, Ricotta dumplings and Beetroot salad sit alongside special occasion meals such as Rack of lamb with artichokes, Roast chicken with lemon and herbs and Homemade ravioli. There are dishes for all ages, with plenty of recipes for kids, including pizzas and simple pasta dishes, and lots of ideas for getting the children involved with the cooking. Gorgeous desserts such as Summer fruit jellies, Coffee meringues and a delicious trifle, and traditional Italian preserves such as Preserved peaches and Small filled peppers make this book irresistible.

  • The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year. From cherished traditions like Valentine’s Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format.

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