The Little Book of London is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. London's looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, and the realities of being royal and literally hundreds of wacky facts about the world's greatest city.
With 980 million passengers a year, more than 250 miles of track, literally hundreds of different stations and a history stretching back nearly 150 years, the world's oldest underground railway might seem familiar, but actually, how well do you know it? This title offers a tube-based trivia for travellers and lovers of London.
The quintessential guide to the one hundred most glorious perfumes in the world. When Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez published Perfumes: The Guide in 2008, it was hailed as "ravishingly entertaining" by John Lanchester in The New Yorker, "witty and knowledgeable" on Style.com, and "provocative and hugely entertaining" by the Times Literary Supplement. The Little Book of Perfumes focuses on just one hundred masterpieces of perfume: ninety-six five-star perfumes from the original book, as well as four "museum" perfumes-legendary scents that are preserved in the Versailles Osmothèque. This stunningly produced petite volume offers lovers of perfume the best of the best-a perfect gift book for anyone looking either for a brilliant fragrance or an intelligent, witty read.
Whether you want to impress your friends with your London lingo, or simply to understand what the characters on EastEnders are talking about, 'The Little Book of Cockney Rhyming Slang' is packed with all the words you'll ever need. It'll be perfect when you're on the dog and bone to your best china plates, or down the rub-a-dub with your trouble and strife.
The Little Book of Sleep is a beautifully colour-illustrated guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night's sleep is essential in today's demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body. Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the reader on their personal journey back to sleep.
Ketamine, also called K, Special K, and Kit Kat, causes bizarre experiences unlike any other psychedelic drug. The Little Book of Ketamine describes the recreational and spiritual use of Ketamine, including: What K is, how it is made, and how it is used; How K affects the brain; Hallucinations, near-death and out-of-body experiences; Spiritual enlightenment through K and afterlife experiences; Dosages, administration, and safety precautions; Accounts of K-Trips by experienced users; How it feels to go to K-Land; Ketamine and the law. The Little Book of Ketamine reviews the history of Ketamine from its discovery to its use in night clubs and raves, as well as describing extraordinary stories of Ketamine's effects while being mindful of what is myth and what is reality. "Ketamine is a very odd and intriguing entheogen, outpacing all others in sheer range of experience and utter strangeness. It unlocks powers so intense and improbable it is hard to believe such a substance could even exist." —James Kent TRP
This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, the classics that have made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire of the brand under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life
Author: Karen Haller
Publisher: Penguin UK
The definitive guide for harnessing the power of colour to improve your happiness, wellbeing and confidence Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' yellow jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the restful green of your walls? The colours all around us hold an emotional energy. Applied Colour Psychology specialist, Karen Haller, explains the inherent power of colour; for example, looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings. A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour. Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.
This little book is a distillation of Richard Wiseman's research into how to lead a luckier life. Featuring much new material - including original 'charm' designs that will help you to stay lucky - as well as an overview of the four principles that make up The Luck Factor, this is a fun and accessible insight into the scientific principles of good fortune. Small enough to fit in your pocket, its contents are powerful enough to change your life!