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Essentially English

Essentially English

England is a country of piers, pubs and pies, rain-lashed beaches and long summer evenings. Lest we forget, here is an essential collection of all things English - a timely celebration of the quirks and customs that make this fierce little island what it is. Inside this book you can:

  • Rejoice in the glory of a steamy Formica caff
  • Find out why the garden shed is the mother of invention
  • Taste the delights of the English seaside experience and find out why deckchairs are like human mousetraps
  • Lift the lid on the highs and lows of traditional English cuisine

Published by Bonnier Books
Hardback, 96 pages, 180 x 180 mm

Essentially English



Cat-A-Logue

Cat-A-Logue

Quench your kitty curiosity and discover the answers to all these vital questions and more in this fascinating fandango of feline facts.
  • Who composed the Cat's Fugue inspired by the sound of his cat walking across the keys of his piano?
  • What is ailurophilia?
  • How did a cat single-handidly wipe out an entire animal species?

144 pages, 178 x 126 mm

Cat-A-Logue




Dog-o-Pedia

Dog-o-Pedia

Full of incredible canine capers, tales of doggy derring-do, and plenty of puppy facts, the Dog-o-Pedia is essential reading for dog lovers everywhere.
  • Who was the most famous trainer in Hollywood, having trained Lassie, Toto, and Old Yeller among many others?
  • Where does the proverb, "The best thing about a man is his dog," come from?
  • How do dogs detect cancer in humans?

144 pages, 178 x 126 mm

Dog-o-Pedia




A-Horse-of-Course

A-Horse-of-Course

  • Who said "The horse is God's gift to man?"
  • Where did the word flibbertigibbet come from?
  • Why is a horse with two riders the symbol of the Knights Templar?

Find out the answers to these intriguing questions and much, much more in this equine extravaganza of horse hints, pony tales, and foal facts.

144 pages, 178 x 126 mm

A-Horse-of-Course




Household Hints

Household Hints

If you've ever wondered how to fix a sticky zip (with soap), get chewing gum out of your hair (with peanut butter), freshen up smelly trainers (with cat litter), or telling if your diamond ring is a good one (it's all down to size, colour, cut and clarity), then this book is for you! You'll find the answers to all these taxing questions and more in this entertaining collection of facts and tips about all things domestic.




Indispensable facts

Indispensable facts

What are the 32 points on a compass?

What are the rules of sword fighting?

Who won the Eurovision song contest in 1974?

What food was served at Harry Potter's first banquet at Hogwarts School?

Discover the answers to all these vital questions and more in this essential collection of fascinating and extremely useful facts and figures about almost everything.

128 pages, 2 colour, 40 illustrations, 152 x 104 mm




Bad Behaviour

Bad Behaviour

Inside this anthology of atrociousness you'll find everything from mild teasing to outright malice, taking in naughtiness, selfishness, and simply being horrid along the way.
  • Lord Glasgow, having flung a waiter through the window of his club, brusquely ordered: "Put him on the bill."

  • An exchange of telegrams from an impoverished writer to his ex-wife.
    Wife telegraphs to husband: "Wife and baby starving."

    Husband telegraphs back: "Eat baby."
175 x 120 mm, 96 pages 18 original cartoons by William Rushton




An Architect In Italy

An Architect In Italy

A sketchbook tour of the country that has always inspired architects. Delightful watercolours reveal the architecture of Italy.

195 x 140 mm, 112 pages

100 colour paintings