eBooks

There Once Was A Man With Six Wives

There Once Was A Man With Six Wives

by Mick Twister and Hannah Warren, Portico About this book:  A hugely entertaining collection of clever and fun limericks, one for each monarch in British history – and more! A follow-up to the author’s successful title There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar With illustrations by popular illustrator Hannah Warren       Royal history as […]

What the Trump?!

What the Trump?!

by Steven S. Stevens, Portico About this book:  Therapeutic activities include: Get your brain working – be creative. Invent a use for Mike Pence. A hat-stand perhaps? You could hang your slogan caps there? Forget about your worries – lull yourself off to sleep with a soothing fairy-tale about a dashing hero called Trumpunzel who […]

Fishing's Strangest Tales

Fishing’s Strangest Tales

by Tom Quinn, Portico About this book:  Part of the best-selling Strangest series, still going strong with over 1 million copies sold Includes a selection of brand-new stories The perfect gift for an armchair fishing fan           Extraordinary but true stories from over two hundred years of angling history. Fishing’s Strangest […]


How to Make Jewellery

How to Make Jewellery

by Mary Helt, Collins & Brown About this book:  Great projects for both beginners and experienced crafters Contemporary projects you’ll want to make Beautiful photography and concise instructions accompany each project           Have you ever wandered around a jewellery shop looking for that little something, but have never been able to […]

Everything You Know About Science is Wrong

Everything You Know About Science is Wrong

by Matt Brown, Batsford About this book:  Popular science in an accessible language that can be enjoyed by anyone. Is nothing faster than the speed of light? Was Sputnik the first object in space? Have your myths busted! Written by scientifically trained Londonist journalist Matt Brown. Part of the Everything You Know is Wrong series. […]

How to Play the Middle Game in Chess

How to Play the Middle Game in Chess

by John Littlewood, Batsford About this book: The first edition of this book was widely hailed as one of the most useful guides to the middle game ever written. Rewritten to incorporate new material from contemporary tournaments, this classic work now steps into the 21st century. Along with over 300 instructive and entertaining examples, Littlewood […]


Dry January

Dry January

by Stephanie Glass, Portico About this book:  Last year more than 2 million people took part in Dry January in the UK The perfect gift or self-purchase for a happy and healthy New Year Contains a mixture of solid practical advice and wry humour to keep you focused and positive         101 […]

Cutting and Draping Party and Eveningwear

Cutting and Draping Party and Eveningwear

by Dawn Cloake, Batsford About this book:  A comprehensive and accessible guide to pattern cutting your own special occasion clothes Features a variety of styles that you can fashion yourself Written by the late Dawn Cloake, visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion         This is the complete guide to pattern […]

William Morris Decor & Design (mini)

William Morris Decor & Design (mini)

by Elizabeth Wilhilde, Pavilion About this book:  Reissue of this classic and richly illustrated book on William Morris style, including Willow Bough, The Strawberry Thief and Compton Updated suppliers’ list detailing where to buy Morris & Co. fabrics and wallpapers Illustrated glossary containing sixty of the best-known designs to allow easy pattern selection and identification […]


An Animal ABC

An Animal ABC

by Alice Pattullo, Pavilion Children’s About this book:  A treasure trove of beautiful animal images and facts A gorgeous book to treasure and to gift             This is a stunning art and reference book for children, and adults, to pore over. An Animal ABC features the dazzling A is for […]

Textile Collage

Textile Collage

by Mandy Pattullo, Batsford About this book:  How to make the most of collage techniques in your textile work From creating collaged portraits to collaged garments to wear Make stunning textile art from all the scraps of fabric you have Design and technique guidance throughout         Textile artist and surface designer Mandy Pattullo […]

The Splendid Book of the Bicycle

The Splendid Book of the Bicycle

by Daniel Tatarsky, Portico About this book:  A sumptuous, wide-ranging guide to cycling, full of practical information but with a huge sense of fun Covers everything you need to know about cycling, from the first navigation of the globe on a penny farthing to modern high-tech models Beautifully illustrated with evocative vintage cycling images for today’s […]


Vintage Roses

Vintage Roses

by Jane Eastoe and Georgianna Lane, Pavilion About this book:  An informative rose-by-rose analysis of over 60 varieties The perfect mix of engaging, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening notes shows that roses can be grown and enjoyed by all – whether you’re a novice or an expert gardener Features beautiful, specially commissioned photography from a leading […]

Remarkable Cricket Grounds

Remarkable Cricket Grounds

by Brian Levison, Pavilion About this book:  Features the most breathtakingly beautiful cricket grounds from around the world. From village green pitches to the biggest test venues, the extraordinary places that people play cricket are recorded here; the biggest, highest, oldest, most northerly, and most likely to get flooded. Quirky grounds include: Singapore, Berlin, Corfu […]

Ultimate Crochet Bible

Ultimate Crochet Bible

by Jane Crowfoot, Collins & Brown About this book:  Learn how to crochet or improve your technique Includes sections on thread crochet, Tunisian and entrelac crochet, working with colour, and professional finishing techniques Master a new skill, with step-by-step guides           Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential […]


Felting Fashion

Felting Fashion

by Lizzie Houghton, Batsford About this book:  A range of techniques and patterns for making felted fashion items. From felt corsages, scarves and hats to felt jackets and coats. Strong use of colour and embellishment – silks and velvet – in the felt. Although there are several books on felt, this is the first one […]

Ultimate Knitting Bible

Ultimate Knitting Bible

by Sharon Brant, Collins & Brown About this book:  Learn how to knit or improve your technique Includes sections on structure and shaping, texture, colour, embellishments, finishing, designing and adapting patterns Master a new skill, with step-by-step guides         Now available in paperback, this best-selling title is THE essential guide to knitting. […]

Artprompts

Artprompts

by Taylor McNee, Portico About this book:   Packed with imaginative ideas for artists of all skill levels who want to explore new subject areas, expand their horizons or just can’t think of anything to draw Also contains practical advice on learning to draw effectively, honing your skills and getting your work seen     […]


A Dog's Life

A Dog’s Life

by Hannah Dale, Batsford About this book:  A celebration of our favourite pet dogs. An award-winning artist brings out the character of each breed. Follow-up to the bestselling The Country Set (over 35,000 copies) and Flying the Nest (12,000 copies in 5 months). Hannah exports her products successfully to France, Switzerland, Norway and Finland. She […]

David vs Goliath Chess

David vs Goliath Chess

by Andrew Soltis, Batsford About this book:  A book covering the aim of every chess player: how to beat a better player Learn from some of the best chess upsets in history Over 50 great games annotated by International Grandmaster and chess writer Andrew Soltis         Strategies and examples for beating a […]

Kitchen Hacks

Kitchen Hacks

by Annabel Staff, Portico About this book: Discover ways to make everyday chores easy and fun Stylish photographs show how the hacks work Makes the perfect gift           Want to know how to hull a strawberry? You’ve got to grab a straw first! Do you want more juice from your limes? […]


How to Keep a Werewolf

How to Keep a Werewolf

by Fiona Bowron, Portico About this book: A hilarious guide to the care and feeding of cryptozoological and mythological creatures The perfect fun gift for amateur crytozoologists and a more general humour audience Includes cryptids for the beginner, such as the relatively benign phoenix, and for the more adventurous pet-keeper, such as the terrifying Bear […]

The Anatomy of Sheds

The Anatomy of Sheds

by Jane Field-Lewis, Pavilion About this book:  Over 50 stylish sheds, cabins and retreats from around the world, where their owners can relax, work, chill out and escape Gorgeous photographs accompanied by real life stories and style notes offer plenty of inspiration Covers many different styles, from traditional, eco-chic, log cabins and children’s playhouses to […]

Print It!

Print It!

by Joy Jolliffe, Pavilion About this book:  Prints are in! Take a walk down the high street and you won’t be able to escape beautiful prints on everything from dresses and bags to gorgeous printed sheets. All these prints help us express our unique style and make vivid personal statements. Joy Jolliffe demonstrates that printing […]