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From Cocktails to Crochet, a selection of some of our favourite books on Cookery and the Arts

From Cocktails to Crochet, a selection of some of our favourite books on Cookery and the Arts

82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

Hardback £30

The book will show the stages of each painting, from first to last mark, to give the reader a unique insight into Hockney’s working method. Following his sweeping exploration of landscape in the Royal Academy’s galleries in 2012, this focused display will look exclusively at the portraits he has been painting in the last few years – the subjects of which are friends, family and art-world luminaries.

Green Roasting Tin

Green Roasting Tin

Hardback £16.99

Seventy-five one-tin recipes: half vegan, half vegetarian, all delicious.

From flexitarians to families, this book is for anyone who wants to eat easy veg-based meals that fit around their busy lives.

We all adore the recipes in this book – fabulous flavoursome food.

Unseen London

Unseen London

Hardback £30

From Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, Big Ben to the Old Bailey, embark on a thrilling tour of the hidden interiors of some of London’s most iconic buildings. Celebrated photographer Peter Dazeley takes you deep into the boiler room of the city’s infrastructure, into the changing rooms of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, and behind the scenes at the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.

Simple

Simple

Hardback £25

Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi SIMPLE showcases Yotam’s standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you’re ready.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Hardback £40

Capturing the highlights of the major Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning souvenir celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day. Haute-couture gowns by Christian Dior and the illustrious creative directors who followed him

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

Hardback £25

These recipes and essays, first published in the Financial Times, are a distillation of Rowley Leigh’s forty years as both a professional chef and a home cook. They detail with precision and wit how to cook and enjoy both unusual and familiar ingredients through the seasons. With Leigh’s succinct wine recommendations and over 120 recipes, this is a book to get messy with overuse in the kitchen and to pore over in an armchair with a glass of the author’s beloved Riesling close to hand.

Dogs and their Humans

Dogs and their Humans

Hardback £35

Dogs have a special chemistry with humans that goes back many tens of thousands of years. In this remarkable new collection of photographs, renowned portrait photographer Lucy Sewill turns her lens to man’s best friend and the bond that they have with some of the nation’s favourite celebrities.

Lucy’s intimate portraits give the reader a glimpse of some remarkable, and previously unseen, relationships between some well-known faces and their favourite pets.

How to Eat a Peach

How to Eat a Peach

Hardback £25

When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years. Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren’t just dishes that work on a practical level – they can take you places, from an afternoon in Brittany to a sultry evening in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you’ve never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.

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