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By Matilda Lee. 2007
The hottest trend on the catwalk is ethical clothing. Top fashion designers and spokesmodels including Katharine Hamnett, Stella McCartney and…Bono's wife Ali Hewson are all voicing the benefits of eco chic. But what is this new fad, and what difference can it make to the world? "Eco Chic" gives you the full story on this fashion phenomenon, from which fabrics are harmful to the environment, to how you can create your own eco-friendly fashions through recycling and savvy shopping. You will discover how to spot and avoid garments produced in sweatshops and why supermarket 'fast clothes' make both you and the planet sick. This book will allow you to look great but also feel good about your impact on other people and the planet as a whole.
By Julian Jeffs. 2019
The fifth edition of this bench-mark book recounts the turbulent history of the sherry region. It explains the various stages…of sherry production and details the old family firms and new boutique bodegas.
By Nicholas Faith. 2003
How did Australia achieve such phenomenal success in its wine business? Historian and critically acclaimed wine writer Nicholas Faith gives…an indepth account of the growth and international boom of Australia's wine industry and describes how these wines have risen to the point of becoming the world's number one choice. This is the first book to chart the success story of Austalia's wine trade.
By Christopher Fielden. 2003
After Europe, Latin America is one of the major wine producing areas of the world, yet very little has been…written about its wines. This title follows the transformation of winemaking in these countries, examines in detail each of the wine-growing areas, and explains how these now extremely popular wines were, until relatively recently, more or less unknown. There are details of more than 230 producers, from Peru to Cuba, with insight into the challenges faced by some of the lesser known countries and regions. It also explains the role of other internationally respected wine names such as Torres, Mondavi and Rolland.
By John Schreiner. 2005
Written by an award-winning writer, this is a reference to Canada's wine-producing regions, the grape varieties, producers, and their wines.…The core of the book includes comprehensive details of the estates, as well as information about exciting projects and a discussion on developments in Canada's wine industry. The book also covers the range of internationally recognized Icewines.
By Alex Liddell. 2003
This reference to the 22 wine regions of Hungary shows how this country, with its once-proud wine tradition, reinvented itself…after 45 years of communism, during which time the entire structure of grape growing and wine production was changed out of recognition. The author details how Hungary's re-adjustment, which still continues, has progressed through privatization, foreign investment and the dedication of small producers struggling to achieve quality standards in the face of a chronic lack of capital. He covers over 300 wine producers, not only from the famous regions like Tokaj and Villany, where significant progress has been made, but also from the lesser-known and as yet underdeveloped regions that suggest the potential to make world-class wines. There are detailed profiles of the leading producers, with assessments of their wines, plus maps detailing the key wine areas.
By Larry Walker. 2005
California-based wine expert Larry Walker offers indepth reference on the wines of one of the world's most prominent wine-producing regions,…the Napa Valley. He explores the history of this region and gives a full description of the grape varieties, viticulture, and winemaking techiques, and recommends vintages to look out for. He also details the top producers and their wines, and includes a topical discussion on recent wine developments in this region.
By Rosemary George. 2003
Known traditionally for its dramatic landscapes, the South of France is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting of…French vineyard areas. Every key wine area is covered from Banyuls on the Spanish border to the island of Corsica. The key wine producers and their wines are featured, with details of the regions, laws and grape varieties. The author reveals the fascinating developments in the vineyards and the cellars throughout this region's many wine-producing locations and how new appellations are more regularly rewarded here than in any other wine region in France.
By John Radford. 2010
Over the last decade, Spain’s most classic and widely recognized wine region,Rioja, has experienced a tumultuous evolution in its wine…industry. This bookdocuments the changes in wine law, the heated debates between the networkof estates, bodegas, and growers, and the problems of overproduction. All aspectsof the wines of Rioja are covered in detail – from the traditional estates to the mostinnovative bodegas to the newest styles of red and white wines available. Thereare comprehensive, indepth profiles of producers and their wines, with opinions and observations from the world’s most recognized expert on Spanish wine.
By Konstantinos Lazarakis. 2018
Since the 1990s, the Greek wine industry has grown its exports significantly while the wines increasingly win internationally recognized awards.…This reference to the 11 official wine-producing regions of Greece covers the vineyards, wines and wineries and grape varieties, with in-depth producer profiles for each. The unique historical aspects of Greece's wine industry - from its wine laws to vital wine-production statistics focusing on continued wine developments - are covered in full. A practical guide to reading Greek wine labels and buying Greek wine is included, and 15 maps detail the key winemaking areas.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 2001
THE MODERN CLASSIC: OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLDA Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy book club pick'The real…deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King'This book will change your life. An instant classic' Daily Telegraph'A book lover's dream' The Times Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax.But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind...'Marvellous' Sunday Times'A hymn of praise to all the joys of reading' Independent'Gripping and instantly atmospheric' Mail on Sunday'Irresistibly readable' Guardian'Diabolically good' Elle
By Julian Jeffs. 2006
The transformation of the Spanish wine industry over the last 20 years has been astonishing. From a state of very…considerable decay it has re-invented itself with great vigour and style. Four decades ago such reputation as the wines of Spain had rested on the declining quality of Sherry and the occasional majestic Rioja towering above the surrounding sea of mediocre, oxidised table wines. "How things have changed!" exclaims Julian Jeffs in the introduction to his valuable The Wines of Spain, the latest addition to Faber and Faber's series of wine books. Over the course of two years Jeffs put in a great deal of intensive research in Spain, travelling the length and breadth of the country, visiting growers and tasting their wines. The effort has paid off in a wealth of engrossing detail.The volume is organised into sections dealing with the main provinces or geographical regions--Aragon, Catalunya, Andalucia and so on--then within those by the individual Denominacion de Origen (DO). Within each DO the leading or most interesting bodegas are profiled, allowing Jeffs to build up a cumulative portrait of the regional characters. Especially evocative are the portions of the book dealing with the ancient and distinguished Sherry houses in Andalucia, many of them of course founded in the 18th or 19th centuries by British or Irish merchants. The account of the great Bodegas Vega Sicilia in Castilla is emblematic of the progress of the entire Spanish wine industry: Producing some of the world's finest wine up to the 1920s, it fell into poor practices and the quality and reliability of the wine suffered badly. Under the modernising current owners the wine has regained its former reputation. According to Julian Jeffs, Vega Sicilia "is on a Wagnerian scale, with all that master's subtlety and complexity." --Robin Davidson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
By Guy Hobbs, Steve Hobbs. 2009
Christmas is a special time to spend with friends and loved ones. Yet all too often the pressure to have…a wonderful time outweighs the fun. The Christmas Pocket Bible helps you take control of your festive activities as you plan your best Christmas ever. This handy book is crammed with answers to everything that matters for this festive period, the stories behind Christmas traditions and fascinating Christmas trivia, including: Tips for a thrifty Christmas Preparing and cooking fabulous Christmas feast The best wines for Christmas lunch Everything you ever wanted to know about mistletoe Creative, inexpensive ways to decorate your home The words to popular carols The tradition of Boxing Day New Year's Day traditions & Auld Lang SyneThis beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bible is lovingly crafted to give you a unique mix of useful references, handy tips and fascinating trivia that will enlighten and entertain you at every page. There is a Pocket Bible for everyone...Other titles in the series: The Baking Pocket Bible, The Dad's Pocket Bible, The Rugby Pocket Bible, The Railway Pocket Bible and The Gardener's Pocket Bible.
By Design Museum Enterprise Limited. 2009
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do…we know about it? Fifty Dresses That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today. From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
By Design Museum Enterprise Limited. 2009
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do…we know about it? Fifty Shoes That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 shoe designs that have made a substantial impact in the world of design today. From the 1863 Frye boot to Zaha Hadid's 2008 Melissa shoe, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon. 2008
The stunning new novel from the internationally bestselling author of THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.In an abandoned mansion at the…heart of Barcelona, a young man - David Martin - makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Then David receives the offer of a lifetime: he is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home...
By Camilla Morton. 2008
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!
By Kirstie Allsopp. 2011
'To my utter joy, crafts of every kind have made their way back into our lives - big style. They've…shaken off their old-fashioned image and a whole new generation of people have embraced them. Join me on my voyage of discovery, meeting passionate crafters, learning the secrets of their amazing artistry and then, for my sins, trying to compete with them in craft competitions across the country.' Kirstie Allsopp Kirstie Allsopp's love affair with British crafts took off when she renovated her house in Devon. Now she takes to the road on a tour of the country to discover and celebrate the things that make Great Britain a nation of truly great crafters. Kirstie Allsopp Craft is an inspiring collection of projects that introduces you to traditional crafting skills in a fresh, modern way. From making your own family scrapbooks and appliqué cushions to jam-making and handmade bunting, Kirstie Allsopp Craft contains 50 practical projects to inspire you to have a go.
By Kirstie Allsopp. 2011
'This book is packed with achievable ways to transform your house into a home that reflects you and the things…you value, plus lots of gorgeous craft projects to try yourself. Welcome to my world.' Kirstie Allsopp Be inspired to create a home that reflects you and the things that you love with the help of Kirstie's Homemade Home. Nothing compares with the pleasure and satisfaction of making something yourself and Kirstie shows just how easy it can be. Drawing on the advice and enthusiasm of a host of craft experts, Kirstie shows how to personalise your home and create your own gifts with simple and practical step-by-step projects. From stencilling wallpaper and sewing your own cushions and quilts, to making candles and soap and icing a cake, Kirstie's Homemade Home includes everything you need to get to get you started. Packed with advice on how to find a style that reflects you as well as Kirstie's own little black book of shops and websites that have helped her to transform her own home, Kirstie's Homemade Home is for everyone who loves car boot sales and antiques and values the art of the homemade.
By Design Museum Enterprise Limited. 2011
Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do…we know about it? Fifty Hats That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 hats and headwear that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From an early fourteenth century Russian crown to Noel Stewart's 2010 Ribboned Landscape hat, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.