Delicious Designs from Cabins to Castles, from Lighthouses to Tree Houses
Author: Aaron Morgan
Publisher: Lark Books
From basic construction to decorating and baking, this guide to the fine art of the gingerbread house includes easy-to-follow instructions for forty projects--a gingerbread birdhouse, a carousel, a haunted house, and much more. 18,000 first printing.
Following the success of their first recipe collection, the Clandestine Cake Club is back with a second delicious helping. Inspired by the most cake-worthy moments throughout the year, founder Lynn Hill and her army of Cake Club members have compiled 100 gorgeous recipes to whet your appetite and get you celebrating. Arranged month by month, you'll find cakes to suit all the best-known dates in the calendar - such as Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter and Halloween - plus countless other occasions that deserve to be celebrated, from international holidays (Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving) and religious festivals (Diwali, Mardi Gras) to major sporting events (Wimbledon, the London Marathon) and the birthdays of iconic figures, including Shakespeare, Elvis Presley and the Queen - not forgetting the queen of baking, Mary Berry! Whether you fancy rocking out at Glastonbury, shaking your stuff at the Notting Hill Carnival, tapping your feet to the Last Night of the Proms, or smelling the roses at the Chelsea Flower Show, there's a recipe here to get the party started. The cakes themselves hail from far and wide: some feel homegrown - such as Toffee Apple Gingerbread, Rhubarb Crumble & Custard Cake, and Strawberry Pimm's Cake - while others promise a taste of the exotic - Chocolate Key Lime Cake, Persimmon, Yogurt & Pecan Cake, and Matcha Chiffon Cake. Club members love to innovate, offering up such temptations as Sea Salted Caramel Cake, Passionfruit Caipirinha Cake, and Canadian Maple Syrup & Bacon Cake. Each recipe is served up with a little slice of history, revealing the curious traditions behind the cakes and intriguing stories about the occasions that inspired them. Accompanied by gorgeously styled photographs, this book gives every cake-lover a reason to celebrate.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
An incredibly honest, humbling and touching tale of one family's struggle with dementia
Author: Kate Beaufoy
Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd
'Moving, honest, and darkly comic.' – Marian Keyes 'Gripping, heartbreaking, funny, surprising.' – Roddy Doyle 'Beautiful, heartbreaking, original, honest, unique.' – Cecelia Ahern Life in the Gingerbread House is no fairy tale... When Tess agrees to move into her aged mother-in-law’s idyllic country cottage, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to escape the distractions of the city and start work on a novel. However, life in the Gingerbread House is no fairy tale. Tess is utterly unprepared for the reality of caring for Eleanor, who suffers from dementia. Feeling increasingly isolated, she struggles to cope as Eleanor fluctuates between violent mood swings, child-like dependency and moments of heart-wrenching lucidity. Meanwhile, Tess’s teenage daughter Katia is helpless to intercede; in the end she can only watch as things fall apart and a tragedy even closer to home surfaces. Heart-breaking and hopeful in equal measure, The Gingerbread House addresses a struggle that many families face with compassion, honesty and a gentle humour that becomes so necessary when coping with the impact of dementia. What readers are saying about The Gingerbread House: 'A small novel, with a huge heart ... Beaufoy has created a stunning and sensual read, which may just break even the hardest of hearts. Highly recommended.' – Margaret Madden, Sunday Independent 'You won’t see the final, heart-rending twist in this taboo-tackling novel until it hits you. And it hits hard.' – The Sunday Post 'Darkly funny.' – Woman’s Own 'A triumph. Darkly moving, beautifully written. A counterpoint to the disturbing them is the deft and beautifully readable prose. Couldn't put it down.' – Pippa James, author of The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake 'Charming, funny, tender and sad, and devastatingly readable. I will never forget it.' – Hilary Mortz 'Frank and incredibly moving.' – Book-Drunk Blog 'A most original, thought-provoking and all too real story.' – Amazon Reviewer
From the same Swedish editorial team and publisher as Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes a sensational new crime writing talent Ingrid Olsson returns home from a Stockholm hospital to discover a man in her kitchen. She's never seen the intruder before. But he's no threat - he's dead. Criminal Investigator Conny Sjöberg takes the call, abandoning his wife Åsa and their five children for the night. His team identify the body as that of a middle-aged family man. But why was he there? And who bludgeoned him to death? Lacking suspect and motive, Sjöberg's team struggle until they link the case to another - apparently random - killing. And discover they face a serial killer on a terrible vendetta . . . The Gingerbread House is the first title in The Hammarby Series, novels following Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his murder investigation team - a gripping feast for all fans of Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg and Henning Mankell. 'Carin Gerhardsen writes so vividly, like she is painting with words, gripping your heart and soul in an ever-tightening tourniquet' Peter James 'Gerhardsen brings a timely perspective to the serial killer genre, as her characters are engulfed by the worst possible consequences of their childhood cruelties. The pages turn themselves, right up the final startling twist' John Verdon Carin Gerhardsen was born in 1962 in Katrineholm, Sweden. Originally a mathematician, she enjoyed a successful career as an IT consultant before turning her hand to writing crime fiction. Carin now lives in Stockholm with her husband and their two children. She is currently working on the seventh title in the series.
"He's dead! " Virgil thought searching Chris' face. He just couldn't shake the thought that he must keep praying! He continued despite not seeing any sign that the guy was responding, while good friend and recent medical student, Chris continued to pray fervently also, while watching for signs of life. The two men knew life was God's gift and death came from the enemy. They continued their quest for several minutes while the woman who was with the dead man carried on, screaming hysterically! There were no signs of life. He was clearly not responding. They were on a remote bank of Craine Prairie Reservoir in Central Oregon's high country. There were no cell phones and there was no way to call for help! The two men were in a dingy, searching for the "perfect spot" to fish when they heard the woman's cries for help and responded. They continued their quest for the man's life when suddenly he stirred, Virgil was sure the dead man moved!