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Teach Yourself Motoring

By Dudley Noble
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Dudley Noble
Learn how to own a classic car and treat it with the care it deserves; this beautiful reproduction of a classic motoring handbook is a charming window into a glorious period of motoring history. Indulge your love of the road and take it for a test drive.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1951.
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Teach Yourself Mothercraft

By Sister Mary Martin
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Sister Mary Martin
Learn how to have a happy baby and a happy home with this charming guide to the essentials of mothercraft. Keep yourself well, share the journey with your partner, and watch your little one with pride, developing every day under your loving care.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1950.
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Treat!

By Christian Vieler
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Christian Vieler
As seen in the Daily Mail, the Times and the Telegraph Who's a good dog?Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching, and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit - some more successfully than others.From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!
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Teach Yourself Good Manners

By W S Norman
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W S Norman
'If hot soup gives you hiccoughs, you hate oysters and cannot swallow trifle with bananas lurking in it, what should one do?'Originally published in 1958, Teach Yourself Good Manners is a fascinating and hilarious guide, packed full of both timeless advice and tips that demonstrate just how much life has changed in the 60 years since it published. Indeed, the author, W S Norman, would doubtless be horrified by modern manners and would implore us to study his rather uptight but very funny rules for modern living. Amusing, intriguing and sometimes rather inspiring, this handbook is a window into how life would have looked had we lived in a 'a simpler age' - in which, confusingly, they had rather a lot of strange rules.'If your name is a difficult one, resign yourself with a good grace to hearing it mispronounced rather than make the other person feel embarrassed at having got it wrong.'Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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Teach Yourself Cycling

By Reg Shaw
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Reg Shaw
'At one end of the scale, cycling is a real he-man's sport; at the other it is the ideal recreation for the elderly philosopher who loves to potter around the country lanes.'First published in 1953, Teach Yourself Cycling is a beautiful, lovingly reproduced window into a distant age, where understanding the good manners of the road and enjoying the innocence of the family picnic dominated life on two wheels.Yet few vehicles have changed as little as the bicycle in the 65 years since this book first published. For all that they have become immeasurably lighter and better adapted to a range of terrains, the basic mechanics remain the same - and a deeply recognisable spirit of joy runs through this book, even though the author, Reginald Shaw, feels he needs to reassure his readers that cycling can be "a pleasurable activity as well as a mode of transport".This book is perfect for fans of cycling interested in how the art and practice of riding a bike has changed. From a stout defence of 'the good manners of the road' to a surge of enthusiasm when mapping out the itinerary of a good cycling holiday, this book is warm, interesting and enlightening.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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Teach Yourself Bird Watching

By GE Hyde
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GE Hyde
With a few sorry exceptions, it's heartening to think that the gardener or bird-spotter of the 1950s or 60s would immediately recognise most of the songs that sing out over English gardens today. For the amateur ornithologist of the twenty first century, Teach Yourself Bird Watching will be as much of a delight now as it ever was - a beautifully written, precise guide to identifying, protecting and encouraging birdlife in your garden and beyond.Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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Teach Yourself to Live

By C G L Du Cann
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C G L Du Cann
"Seek experiences of all kinds. Go everywhere and see everything. Talk with everyone. Be curious and satisfy your curiosities."'Charming, even moving. The earnestness, the desire to be seen doing things the right way, was utterly genuine', THE DAILY MAIL.'A place of stability and solid ground amid the rushing omnibuses', OLIVER BURKEMAN.Teach Yourself To Live is a self-help classic from a very distant age. Then, as now, the self-help world was dominated by energetic Americans preaching the secrets of limitless achievement. But from the off this delightfully dry, wise and pragmatic book offers something quite different - a sober, somewhat stern, but ultimately generous guide to living in a world blighted by modernity and taxes.Nostalgic, funny and charming, this book somewhat bad-temperedly insists the reader not get ideas above his or her station - yet it ends up delivering a bracing, empowering guide to knowing yourself and living well (despite it all). Full of fascinating and unexpected revelations, Teach Yourself To Live flips self-help on its head and provides a marvellous insight into the way we used to feel about life and how to live it."Never stand when there is an opportunity to sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down."Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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Teach Yourself to Fly

By Nigel Tangye
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Nigel Tangye
'An airman's vanity is a most curious thing.'Nigel Tangye was a British hero; journalist, author, airman, teacher, and possibly even spy. What better man to help you learn to fly?First published in 1938, Teach Yourself To Fly was not only one of the very first Teach Yourself books to be published but the first to actually change the world. It was used on the eve of the second world war to prepare pilot recruits and conscripts before they were called for service, and as such it was read religiously by thousands of young men, some as young as 17, and directly impacted on the British war effort.This beautiful new printing of the book captures all of the feelings of that extraordinary time - it's nostalgic, understated, inspiring and very British indeed, warning young pilots, amongst other things, not to feel 'too discouraged' in the event of a crash landing.Technology has changed hugely, but the principles of aviation as they were in the middle of the twentieth century are perfectly summarised in this lovely book. Get hold of the right vehicle, and it really can teach you to fly. What happens when you're up there, however, is your responsibility.'Never move an inch without making quite certain that there is not a lawn-mower or something else in your way.'Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.
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This Is Grime

By Hattie Collins, Olivia Rose
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Hattie Collins, Olivia Rose
'In British music, you have indie, rock... Grime is now one of those pillars. It's a foundation of British music.' - StormzyShortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize 201713 years ago, from the depths of Bow E3, the voice of a generation emerged.It was dark, it was angry, it was loud, it was unapologetic. It was provocative and fiercely independent.It was the brittle sound of disillusionment, resentment and despair, but also the voice of hope...This Is Grime.Written by Hattie Collins (i-D, the Guardian, The Sunday Times), an authority on Grime who has documented the scene since its beginnings, and accompanied by beautiful images shot by award-winning photographer Olivia Rose solely for the book, THIS IS GRIME will have unrivaled access to the artists and influencers who have created and cultivated the culture over the past fifteen years. Telling their stories and the story of this musical culture - one of the most significant working class British subcultures of its time - in tandem.
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Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies

By Nick Frost
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Nick Frost
'No life can really be all black, right? Even during the darkest times, what got me through that bleakness was laughter and time. With enough of both of these things I reckon you could get over just about anything.'Nick Frost burst onto our screens in a blaze of camo fatigues and weaponry as the Territorial Army obsessed loveable idiot Mike Watt in the hit cult comedy Spaced. Since then, fans around the world have watched him with a fervent devotion as he fought zombies, rescued aliens and salsa'd his way to box office smash after smash.It's quite a story. But it's not this story. This story isn't the romp from movie set to Hollywood party. This is a story of a life like no other.With blistering candour Frost recounts his childhood growing up in Essex in a household full of love and optimism but tragically blighted by alcoholism, illness and sudden life shattering misfortune. Dogged by his own personal demons, Nick tells of the hilarious, jaw dropping and at times heartbreaking experiences that have punctuated his tumultuous life. This is exhilarating, joyful and unforgettable storytelling and unlike any memoir you're likely to read.
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Thistle Versus Rose

By Susan Morrison, Albert Jack
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Susan Morrison, Albert Jack
'Ask a Scotsman for directions and he'll tell you which way to go. Ask an Englishman and he'll try to sell you a map.' Anon'Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. 'Samuel JohnsonIt's 700 years since the Scots and English went head-to-head at the Battle of Bannockburn... and we've been winding each other up ever since. Has there ever been a better time to celebrate seven centuries of love, hatred and indifference?Susan Morrison and Albert Jack offer the view from each side of the border in this hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry, featuring quotes, stories and trivia from Stephen Fry, Bill Bryson, Jimmy Carr, Robert Burns, Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Johnson and many, many others.
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Thistle Versus Rose

By Susan Morrison
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Susan Morrison
'Ask a Scotsman for directions and he'll tell you which way to go. Ask an Englishman and he'll try to sell you a map.' Anon*It's 700 years since the Scots thrashed the English at Bannockburn. Has there ever been a better opportunity to celebrate seven centuries of winding up the English?Exploring everything from money, diet, war and weather to language, love and landscape, Thistle vs Rose is a hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry. Introduced by Susan Morrison, it features quotes, jokes and trivia from Robert Burns, Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Johnson and many, many others.* published alongside Albert Jack's rival Ebook 700 YEARS OF WINDING UP THE SCOTS (9781473605008)*
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Thistle Versus Rose

By Albert Jack
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Albert Jack
'It is tremendously good fun winding up the Scots. It is terribly easy, particularly Scottish politicians. They can take things far too seriously.' Jeremy Paxman* It's 700 years since England fought Scotland at the Battle of Bannockburn. Miraculously - we still don't understand how - the Scots actually won. It's pretty much the only time they've ever beaten us at anything. So has there ever been a better opportunity to celebrate seven centuries of winding up the Scots?Exploring everything from food, class, the empire and the weather to language, love and landscape, Thistle vs Rose is a hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry. Introduced by bestselling popular historian Albert Jack, it features quotes, jokes and trivia from Stephen Fry, Bill Bryson, Jimmy Carr, George Mikes, Michael McIntyre and many, many others.* published alongside Susan's Morrison's rival Ebook 700 YEARS OF WINDING UP THE ENGLISH (9781473604933) *
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The Truth About The Dukan Diet

By Dr Alvaro Campillo Soto
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Dr Alvaro Campillo Soto
The millions of people around the world who have lost weight on the Dukan Diet are evangelical about its effectiveness, yet others condemn it as unhealthy way of eating that can do long-term damage. So which is true?Now you can make your own mind up by reading The Truth About The Dukan Diet which is written by a Spanish doctor who is an expert in researching nutrition and obesity. With no connection to Dr Dukan but with a professional interest in the area, Dr Alvaro Campillo Soto was shocked by the bad science, misinformation and inaccuracies he saw repeated in the media by so-called experts.So incensed was he that he set out to look at the diet scientifically and get to the truth about the claims and counter-claims that were being made. Using a simple question and answer format, Dr Alvaro addresses all the questions people ask about Dukan such as, 'Is it dangerous not to eat fruit for the first two stages of the diet? Does the diet cause cancer? Are there any side effects? Does eating 3 or 4 eggs a day raise cholesterol? Am I going to lose muscle mass by following the diet?'Written in an accessible way but based on the latest scientific knowledge and research from around the world, The Truth About Dukan is a fascinating read for anyone who wants to sort the fact from the fiction and understand why Dukan is such an effective way to lose weight.
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  • Take Control of Your Menopause: Teach Yourself

    By Janet Wright
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    Janet Wright
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.* Offers the very latest advice on both complementary and traditional therapies, including natural therapy and HRT * Gives you not only advice on coping with symptoms, but how to prevent them * Explains clearly exactly how your body is changing * Plenty of practical suggestions for nutrition, fitness and coping with emotional ups and downs* One of the few really objective guides that just tells you what you need to know * Written by an experienced health writer who'll explain all the issues in the clearest manner possible so you can make a choice that works for you. Teach Yourself Your Menopause will give you a clear and steady path through the maze of conflicting information, offering a comprehensive guide to the years immediately before, during and after the menopause and treating it not as a disease but as another stage in your life. It will explain what exactly is happening in your body, and help you understand the physical, mental and emotional impacts, signs and symptoms of these changes. It will offer you support as you face the end of your fertile years, realistic advice for contraceptive choices, and insight into your sexuality at this stage. You will receive the latest guidance on what treatment you should and shouldn't seek for any difficult symptoms (from traditional medicine and natural alternatives alike) and practical tips on lifestyle choices such as fitness, nutrition, and mind and mood, in this comprehensive and supportive guide to making the period both during and after the menopause as satisfying and fulfilled as possible.
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  • Tackle Your Toddler's Behaviour: Teach Yourself

    By Kelly Beswick
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    Kelly Beswick
    Teach Yourself - the world`s leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don`t have much time, don`t worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.- Expert advice to help you with every crisis, from potty training to temper tantrums- Lots of emotional support to help you feel confident and in control- Help to enable your toddler to grow into a happy, contented and independent childTackle Your Toddler's Behaviour will give you all the advice, support and reassurance you need to help you not only cope with but enjoy your child's toddler needs. It will explain exactly why your toddler is now behaving the way they are, with plenty of reassuring help for anyone who is worrying that their child is not 'normal'. You will get advice and insight into all those new and unfamiliar areas - sleep, potty training, diet and other 'flashpoints' - with supportive help for dealing with the much bigger issues of coping with change, becoming independent and - of course - the inevitable temper tantrums. With the help of Tackle Your Toddler's Behaviour you'll learn that yes, you do have the skills you need - and yes, you can actually enjoy this amazing time as you watch your baby grow into a real person.
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    The To-Do List

    By Mike Gayle
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    Mike Gayle
    Would a proper adult ignore the spilt milk under the fridge for weeks?Would a proper adult take three years to post a solitary Christmas card?Would a proper adult have decades-old underwear in active service?Mike Gayle is nowhere near being a proper adult - even though his tenth wedding anniversary is looming; his second child is due any moment; and in less than twenty-four hours he is going to be officially closer to forty than he is to thirty. Appalled by this lack of maturity, Mike draws up a To-Do list containing every single item he's been meaning to do but just keeps putting off... He's got a lot of stuff that needs doing. But unlike previous To-Do lists, he promises himself that this one will actually get DONE. And along the way, Mike will learn stuff about life (323), love (999), friends (1004) and family (9) and finally work out what it means to be a grown up (846).
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    Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me

    By Lucia Van Der Post
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    Lucia Van Der Post
    Packed full of golden rules from one of Britain's most stylish women, Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me is a woman's companion for life. Lucia van der Post reveals the secrets of dressing stylishly with advice on everything from how to organise your wardrobe, what to wear to travel and where to buy delicious underwear, great cashmere and sassy skirts. Practical health and beauty tips will help you to choose a sophisticated scent, get fitter and decide whether cosmetic surgery is for you. Once you've mastered looking fantastic, learn how to add some elegance to other areas of your life. Discover great shortcuts to entertaining your guests as well as suggestions, from designers around the world, on how to make your home match the elegant new you. With advice on relationships, motherhood and how to juggle work, love and children, this is the essential handbook for women of all ages. Whether you are just starting out in life or want to age gracefully and make 60 the new 40, let Lucia van der Post guide you towards a new life and a new you with a touch of style.
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  • Teach Yourself Feeding Your Baby

    By Judy More
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    Judy More
    - A real alternative to the gurus and their unrealistic guides- Offers not just meal planners and recipes, but also nutritional information, and the latest advice on organics, GM products and 'E' numbers- A non-judgmental approach for time-pressured parentsThis book is your step-by-step guide to everything your babyneeds for a healthy, happy and balanced diet, which will set your child on the right path for life. Divided into sections by age, each part gives substantial background nutritional information tailored to every stage of your baby's development, accompanied by plenty of practical information on what and how to feed your child. It covers everything from establishing feeding routines to addressing weightgain difficulties and fussy eating, and gives sound, non-judgemental advice on 'hot issues' like good/bad fats, salt and sugar, Omega 3. With its objective and non-guru approach, this book will help your child establish a healthy relationship with food from the very first days.
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    This Is For You

    By Rob Ryan
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    Rob Ryan
    Rob Ryan's magical paper-cuts and screenprints have been used by designer Paul Smith, appeared on a Vogue model and graced book covers (THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly, The World to Come by Dara Horn). THIS IS FOR YOU is a magical, romantic and touching story of thoughts and dreams, loneliness and longing, the personal and the universal. Each page has been cut out of paper using a scalpel, sprayed and photographed.
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