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Chinese Food Made Easy: 100 simple, healthy recipes from easy-to-find ingredients
Ching-He Huang

Ching-He Huang is one of the brightest stars in modern Chinese cooking in the UK. Each week in her new BBC2 series she re-invents the nation's favourite Chinese dishes, modernising them with fresh, easy to buy ingredients, and offering simple practical tips and techniques. These are brought together in this beautiful book to accompany the series.

Drawing on the experiences of top chefs, her family and friends, growers and producers and celebrity enthusiasts Ching sets out to discover

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The Dolce Vita Diaries
Cathy Rogers, Jason Gibb

A deliciously different travelogue

In 2005, Cathy and Jason threw in successful careers as TV presenters and producers to become olive farmers in Italy. With their one year old daughter and Italian dictionary in tow, they found themselves in the middle of a European nowhere untouched by modernity. They were on a steep learning curve in more-or-less everything – finding out how to prune an olive tree so that a sparrow can pass through its branches, learning what beauty products are de

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Daytripper: 52 great days out in the Sydney area
Simon Webster
An invaluable guide to the Sydney area. Journalist Simon Webster has compiled the best daytrips from his weekly SUN HERALD column and added many new ones to give you a great choice of days out in the Sydney area. Ranging from the quirky, such as Janet's Royalty Room where you can be amazed at the vast collection of Royal memorabilia, to the classic - the beautiful Vaucluse House; from places of multicultural interest, like Cabramatta Gourmet Safari to the thrills of the 'Shark Feed Extreme', no
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A Gaijin's Guide to Japan: An alternative look at Japanese life, history and culture
Ben Stevens

An alternative look at Japanese life, history and culture

Your Rough Guide or Lonely Planet book can tell who where to stay or what to see, but how do you really get under the skin of Japan? In this book Ben Stevens explores the serious and the frivolous, the history and the obsessions of a fascinating nation.

Taking an A-Z walk through Japanese culture, A Gaijin's Guide To Japan looks at everything from akachochin bars to chikan (the weird blokes who touch you up on trains),

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My French Connection: Coming To Grips With The Worlds Most Beautiful But Baffling Country
Sheryle Bagwell
Coming to grips with the world's most beautiful but baffling country. In 1988, journalist Sheryle Bagwell went to France seeking an escape from her real life back home. She discovered an unexpected country - one where the popular images of naturally thin women and national arrogance vie with the spread of fast food and crippling self-doubt about France's place in the world; where hypochondria and the slacker ethic are national obsessions; and where the code of liberte, egalite and fraternite is
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On The Couch
Fleur Britten

Couchsurfing? Surely a sofa would sink on the open sea?

Couchsurfing is a global community of over a million people in 232 countries that offers couches, beds and body-sized horizontal surfaces via the internet for fellow members to bunk down on for the night.

Couchsurfing is everywhere, from Kazakhstan, where there are124 empty couches for the daring traveller, to Antartica where 30 cold couches are available. It's free, it's friendly and it's the new way to travel.

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City of Djinns
William Dalrymple

‘Could you show me a djinn?’ I asked. ‘Certainly,’ replied the Sufi. ‘But you would run away.’

From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted ‘The Return of a King’, this is William Dalrymple’s captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters – from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj – William Dalrymple comes

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Ruinair
Paul Kilduff

How to be treated like shite in 15 different countries...and still quite like it!

Stung by a ten-hour delay and a not-so-bargain fare to Spain on his native 'low fares' airline, Dubliner Paul Kilduff plots revenge. Can Paul beat 'Ruinair' at their low cost game and fly to all fifteen countries in Western Europe for less than the €300 it cost him to be stranded in an airport lounge surrounded by drunks, bimbos and incompetents (and that was just the flight crew!)?

Suffering every

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Great Australian CWA Stories
Bill Marsh
Now available in an all-new format, Bill 'Swampy' Marsh once again pays tribute to the people who have made Australia unique. 'Two bung knees. Can't swim. Is afraid of the water. Jumps in a kayak. Takes a deep breath. Says a little prayer, and away she goes. And that's the character of the CWA, isn't it?' Helen Wall, Caniambo CWA, Victoria Put your hand up if you think the CWA is a tea-and-scones group of women who sit around tables and chat away. Wrong! Well, they do make the best jams and
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Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World
Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine

A mother, a daughter, and a life-changing adventure around the world . . .

Their bestselling memoir, Come Back, moved and inspired readers with the story of Mia Fontaine's harrowing drug addiction and her mother, Claire's, desperate and ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now it's a decade later and Claire and Mia each face a defining moment in her life, and a mother-daughter relationship that has frayed around the edges. At fifty-one, Claire's shed her identity as

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