Combining comforting recipes, local ingredients and a bit of baking magic, Mat Follas presents an irresistible collection of tea time treats. Let yourself be transported to a table adorned with crisp linen, fine china, and a cup of your favorite tea for the ultimate afternoon tea experience with BBC MasterChef UK winner Mat Follas. In this enticing collection of recipes for the finest bakes and most irresistible pastries Mat has honed his unique experience as a chef and indulged his passion for home baking. In the first chapter, Cakes & Scones, you will find Mat’s perfect recipes for Lemon Drizzle Cake and a Classic Victoria. Slices & Tarts include the magical combination of rhubarb and custard in Mat’s take on a classic custard slice. Failsafe Biscuits & Cookies will keep in your pantry for days, ready to whip out for guests for an impromptu afternoon tea. For a more refined occasion try one of the delights from the Dainties & Patisserie chapter; individual Sherry Trifle Verrines or pretty Raspberry Meringue Kisses are the ultimate treat. With ideas for savouries and sandwiches along with recipes for refreshing homemade cordials, memorable jellies, and reviving gins and sparkling cocktails you have all the ingredients you need to host the perfect afternoon tea.
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLING AUTHOR! 'When it comes to creating characters that are believable, loveable and engaging, Milly strides comfortably to the head of the pack' Heat When Connie discovers that Jimmy Diamond, her husband of more than twenty years, is planning to leave her for his office junior, her world is turned upside down. Determined to salvage her pride, she resolves to get her own back. Along with Della, Jimmy's right-hand woman at his cleaning firm, Diamond Shine, and the cleaners who meet at the Sunflower Café, she'll make him wish he had never underestimated her. Then Connie meets the charming Brandon Locke, a master chocolatier, whose kindness starts to melt her soul. Can the ladies of the Sunflower Cafe help Connie scrub away the hurt? And can Brandon make her trust again? Recommended by readers of Good Housekeeping
Elena Bellwood’s life is thrown into chaos when her mother dies and leaves her penniless. She is forced to move from her beloved home in New York City to live with an aunt in Connecticut—an aunt she never knew existed. During her journey north, she meets Benjamin Garrick, a blunt-spoken gentleman with a strange hobby. Against her will, Elena finds herself attracted to his manly demeanor, and she is both pleased and flustered to learn he is a close friend of her aunt and lives in the same village. In her new life with Aunt Rosalie, Elena begins to question her past. Why had she never been told of her aunt? What is the significance of the odd items she found in her mother’s bedroom? Who is the stranger in town that seems always to be staring at her? To answer these questions, Elena must explore past secrets that tear apart her world.
A hilarious, irreverent, and utterly original exploration of the hidden traps in multicultural experiences that confront the Buenaventura Clan as it flees its South American country's political turmoil. Confident that their wealth will smooth their entry into a new society, the Buenaventuras are ill prepared for the spiny issues that arise at every turn. Using magic realism as her canvas, the author explores the seemingly minor yet utterly significant differences be they religious, political or gender-driven that lie at the core of the traditions that define and anchor us as individuals.
Fairness is about Helen, the tiny, blonde, serious girl whom the narrator meets when they are both looking after children during a summer vacation in Normandy. Her adventures in search of a morally satisfying life lead her into situations that are neither satisfying nor moral, from the mining boom in Central Africa to the child abuse scandals of the late 1980s. Fairness is the latest novel in Ferdinand's Mount's Chronicle of Modern Twilight which includes The Man Who Rode Ampersand and Of Love and Asthma.
Orientation: A Journey is an autobiographical account of a group of African American tourists who traveled on a tour to Europe, Asia and North Africa. The writer inserts fictional situations in the book to enable the reader to view the bareback narrative in relation to, or as a divergence from the autobiographical portions of the book. As a reality, these segments in the book are its core that lends itself to the fiction he creates, which propels the writer's rush of awareness, and bares his accelerated consciousness, enabling him to carry the fictitious segments of the book on a non-liner, narrative, course.
The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.
"Dreams Catch On" is the story of how a man and woman go against conventional thinking winning their sruggle and falling in love.Women in the 1870 and l880's, such as Addie, are still held back. She is smart and raised in an intellectually liberal household; however, she is not allowed to participate in sports such as horse racing.But the situation she finds herself in forces her to go against convention.Addie secretely desires John, a fellow writer at the newspaper where Addie works. When he tells her he is marrying Elizabeth Hemings, he breaks her heart. To emotionally recover, Addie dircts her attention to two very special horses, Bramble and the Duke of Magenta. But training and maybe even jocking has never been done by a woman before.She meets many difficulties, but luckily finds an equally unconventional individual, Brad, to train her horse and teach her to jockey. They don't realize it, but they set off forces that change the social situation of the era forever and fall in love in the process.