Crafts & Hobbies
Can you solve this sporting equation? '53EG for WR'
In which sport can you win the Sid Waddell Trophy?
And in which year did Turin host the Winter Olympics?
For over 50 years A Question of Sport has been the last word in sports quizzing, and now you can take on the challenge to guess the Mystery Guest, race to the Sprint Finish, and show off your expertise. With over 3000 new questions from athletics to football, racing, tennis, swimming and every sport in between, you'll be tested on sports in every era.
Challenge friends and family or play in teams to be crowned the champions. Will you gamble or play it safe in Home or Away? Could you hold your nerve in the high-speed buzzer round?
What will your score be when the final whistle blows?
Few elements add interest to a garden better than a well-placed tree, and even small gardens can accommodate one. But trees are long-term investments, so it's worth knowing exactly what you want before you plant. Here Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the selection and planting processes, plus how to look after trees to ensure optimum performance and maximum impact.
* Garden design ideas and where to plant trees
* Practicalities of location and aspect
* Ornamental effects for all seasons
* Pests, tree diseases and problems
* Illustrated gallery of recommended trees
We all aspire to a beautiful garden that suits our lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, Weekend Gardening shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to your dreams with just a few hours of work a week.
* Explains the basic principles of labour-saving garden design
* Practical gardening projects that can be completed in a weekend
* Recommended easy-care plants
* Solutions for difficult sites, including tricky soil types
* Quick-reference seasonal tasks
Discover the best-kept beauty secrets from three generations of editors and experts at Vogue Paris . . .
'French beauty secrets that'll give you some ooh la la!' DAILY EXPRESS
'Breaks down everything you've ever wanted to know about French beauty' INSTYLE
Your guide to French beauty will guide you through . . .
· Simple changes to your beauty habits, from the correct way to wash your hair to the vital items no make-up bag should be without
· How to give your skin a healthy glow in just a few simple steps
· Advice for women of all ages, Jeunesse, Plenitude and Maturite, to ensure energy, confidence and happiness
· Which self-tanners to use and how to apply for a beautiful, healthy, summer tan
· The four pillars of French wellness: food, posture, exercise and movement you need and dormez-vous
And much more . . .
Clémence Von Mueffling draws on her family's wisdom and passion to show how you can achieve effortless French beauty at any age.
Filled with tips, intimate anecdotes and expert interviews, Ageless Beauty is sure to become every woman's definitive beauty guide.
'A delicious dose of effortless chic, timeless glamour, priceless beauty secrets, self-care and self-confidence' Sarah Brown, former Beauty Director, VOGUE
'This book is a magical guide, with expert advice in three categories so women of all ages will feel it is specifically tailored to them' Aerin Lauder, Style and Image Director of ESTEE LAUDER
Remember Blind Man's Bluff, Pin the Tail and Murder in the Dark? Making daisy chains and collecting conkers? And when rainy afternoons meant card games and battleships?
Jam-packed with games and activities for all ages, 365 Family Games and Pastimes remembers all the classics we used to love, bringing them back for the entire family to enjoy.
Full of inspiration and thrifty ideas, this is an indispensible collection for birthday parties, family holidays and everyday fun.
Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but can’t tell the difference between Queen Anne and Queen Victoria furniture? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug or Meissen figurine — but worry that the dealer might gouge you on the price? Do you own pieces you think might be valuable — but don’t know where to go for a reliable appraisal? Relax. Antiquing For Dummies answers all your antiquing questions—and more.
Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already gotten your feet wet, this fun, friendly guide will give you the savvy you need to cruise, schmooze, bargain for, and care for antiques with confidence. In no time you’ll be able to:
Writing with humor and common sense, Ron Zoglin and Deborah Shouse demystify the highfaluting terminology of the antique world. And step-by-step they walk you through all the antiquing essential, including:
Antiquing For Dummies gets you up and running with what you need to know to find, research, and negotiate prices like a pro.
If your resolutions tend to look much the same from one year to another and you are suffering from the suspicion that someone, somewhere is having more fun that you, then you need something to revitalise your lust for life. A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is here to help.
This book will guide you through the months with a perfectly co-ordinated combination of culture and challenges. With a monthly muse to inspire, and a suggested title for that soon-to-be-formed book club, dumbing down is so last season.
Erin O'Connor, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and others share their secrets about their favourite places - so the next time you check in you'll know what to check out - while Dita von Teese, Anya Hindmarch and Christian Lacroix show you how to undress, how to go green and how to appreciate opera.
Eclectic, practical and fantastical, A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is crammed with fascinating stories, inspiring ideas and surprisingly sensible advice.
Forget who, when, why and what to wear. Get ready to wow!
If you paid attention to Homework for Grown-ups you should hopefully now have a grasp of the basics: know your chiasmus from your zeugma, your obliques from your acutes, and your Anne of Cleves from your Anne Boleyn. Now, sit up straight, and get your jotters and pencils out, because E Foley and B Coates are back to steer you through some of the more complicated elements of the curriculum and beyond.
Advanced Homework for Grown-ups will revisit and refresh the core subjects of Maths, English, Science, Geography, History and Classics in a little more depth. This time, amongst other topics, they tackle logarithms, unlock the secrets of semantics, and explore the Agrarian Revolution, with a mix of really useful information and entertainingly esoteric material.
In addititon, new subjects enter the timetable: Music, Modern Languages, Economics, Politics, Philosophy and Psychology, as well as Design and Drama.
Packed with fun practical excercises and, of course, examination papers for the competitive, Advanced Homework for Grown-ups will be the perfect gift.