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Olive: 100 of the Very Best Chicken Recipes


Cook, eat, explore the best recipes from OLIVE magazine.

OLIVE magazine is known for its delicious recipes loved by foodies and fans of easy-to-follow recipes alike. Now OLIVE is here with a series of stylish, collectable cookbooks for every the every day kitchen, and with a photo for every recipe, you will know exactly what you are aiming for.

From lazy Sunday roasts and super-fast, mid-week suppers to meals with friends and recipes from afar, OLIVE present 100 of their very best chicken recipes.

OLIVE, one of the UK's top food magazines, pick 100 of their very best chicken recipes.

OLIVE magazine is one of the UK's top food magazines. In print and online at, OLIVE inspires food
lovers to sharpen their cooking skills, explore new ingredients and try the latest food trends from around the world.

A series of small books slightly larger than BBC GOOD FOOD and the HAMLYN ALL COLOUR cookbooks.The GOOD FOOD and the HAMLYN ALL COLOUR series have sold a total of 3.8 million and 1.4 million copies respectively.Olive has over 10,000 recipes in their database, ranging from slow cook recipes to quick and easy, beginner to more advanced, and recipes from all over the world.OLIVE has a print circulation of 40k with a readership of 185k. They have 347k Facebook, 68k Twitter and 31k Instagram followers. Their website has 100k unique visitors every month.


By Shelley Harris

For Jenny Pepper, housewife, charity bookshop worker and mum to a stroppy teen, life has become a little boring. She was once an actress, but now spends every day tidying up after other people.

Then, on her way to a party one night, Jenny bravely steps in to save a woman in trouble. Suddenly her world is exciting again - and she's a hero. As she starts patrolling the streets of her small town, she feels more alive than she has in years. But when a real villain appears, Jenny's daughter is in danger. Will she tell the police what she knows or go it alone and risk losing everything?

VIGILANTE is about an ordinary woman stuck in a rut - and the extraordinary lengths she'll go to recapture her life.

This is a novel that, without worthiness, touches on everything from the sexualisation of schoolgirls to the misogyny of comics. Harris's debut, Jubilee, was a bestseller, and her entertaining follow-up deserves to match its successA quirky, entertaining read - I loved itThis story is for any woman who has ever wondered if there's more to life than ironingMeet Jenny - a bored housewife who runs a charity bookshop when not having to cope with her moody teenage daughter. Fretting over all the things she could have done with her life, she finds herself caught up in events that finally give her a chance to shine as a real-life superhero (sort of)Jenny's bravery us nothing if not inspiring. Aside from the backdrop of superheroism, the themes of boredom, relationship woes and a sense of dissatisfaction with everyday life are common to all of usBook of the Month: Bored with her life, she gives herself a kick-ass makeover and, dressed in cape and mask, pursues a secret life as a small-town vigilante - until a girl is brutally attacked and her fantasy world becomes realityThis is funny entertainment wrapped around a tense thrillerVigilante is a novel in which character, voice, plot and themes come together to create a cracking read. It's a brilliant book. Highly recommended.Harris' writing is witty and beautifully poignant, Vigilante is shocking, empowering and hilarious funny throughout.Harris is a brilliant writer and Vigilante is a clever, fun, original story which millions of women will be able to relate toLight-hearted at times, dark at others, there has been a great buzz about this - thanks, quite possibly, to this article in The Independent, where Shelley herself dresses up as a superhero.Kick-Ass for small-town mothers . . . fuses the wryly familiar with flashes of poetry, and the plot's thriller elements convey a real sense of jeopardy . . . worked through with charm and verveHer writing about the more ubiquitous trials of middle age and parenthood fuses the wryly familiar with flashes of poetry, and the plot's thriller elements convey a real sense of jeopardy.From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy pick JUBILEE, the rousing story of a mother who becomes a real-life hero.Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She has worked, among other things, as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. For a few years, she combined writing with volunteering at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book. Her first novel, JUBILEE, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, a Top 10 bestseller and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize.VIGILANTE garnered amazing reviews and coverage across national press and women's magazines, including Shelley's brilliant piece about dressing up as a superhero in High Wycombe on the front cover of the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.Shelley Harris' debut, JUBILEE, was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, a Top 10 bestseller and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize.JUBILEE sold over 40,000 in mmp.Shelley Harris is bright, articulate and tremendously engaging. She won the LITERARY DEATH MATCH (think THE X FACTOR for writers) at the York Festival of Writing.

Headscarves and Hymens

By Mona Eltahawy

Headscarves and Hymens explodes the myth that we should stand back and watch while women are disempowered and abused in the name of religion.

In this laceratingly honest account, Eltahawy takes aim both at attitudes in the Middle East and at the western liberals who mistake misogyny for cultural difference. Her argument is clear: unless political revolution in the Arab world is accompanied by social and sexual revolution, no progress will be made.

Headscarves and Hymens is the book the world has been crying out for: a powerful, fearless account of what it really means to be a woman in the Muslim world.

'A fascinating, can't-look-away, whistle-stop tour of the Middle East' Daily Telegraph

'Brave and impassioned . . . A shocking book, and one that will make anyone who has seen veiling as a cultural issue think very hard about what is really going on' Mail on Sunday

So we have a winner for book-title of 2015 @monaeltahawy's 'Headscarves & Hymens - Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.' BRAVONow Eltahawy has written this fearless roar-to-arms, which sets her own experiences - including how she was groped while on Hajj in Mecca - alongside those of dozens of other women. She illustrates the misogynistic and sometimes downright barbaric attitudes towards women in the Arab world; from the Hobson's Choice of the hijab and the Saudi cleric who declared that women shouldn't drive because it damages their ovaries; to FGM and Rawan, the eight-year-old Yemeni "bride", who died of internal bleeding after being violently penetrated on her "wedding night". Sometimes we need books that will make us angry enough to want to change things. This book will certainly disturb you, and possibly make you very angry indeed - but you must read it.Shocking, heartfelt and well-researchedThis feisty Egyptian lady made headlines after she was arrested by police, beaten and sexually assaulted in 2011 during the Egyptian revolution. Her subsequent article for Foreign Policy magazine, Why Do They Hate Us?, was a no-holds barred attack on the treatment of women in many Arab countries. "When it comes to the status of women in the Middle East," she wrote, "it's not better than you think. It is much, much worse"'Headscarves and Hymens is an impassioned, deeply felt and affecting memoir that confronts a very real problem.Brave and impassioned . . . A shocking book, and one that will make anyone who has seen veiling as a cultural issue think very hard about what is really going onInequality, state brutality, resentment, sexual frustration, religious indoctrination, shame culture and struggle for power . . . Eltahawy holds a match to this combustible mix . . . A brave call for gender equality(What are you currently reading?) Headscarves and Hymens by Mona Eltahawy. I was lucky enough to interview Mona recently and she is enormously inspiring and very, very funny.This is a fascinating, can't-look-away, whistle-stop tour of the Middle East through the eyes of an angry but lucid observer. Eltahawy is brave as well as perceptive: her reports cause outrage and controversy. She blames the West as much as Middle Eastern attitudes for the lack of change, especially Western liberals who criticise imperialism and yet turn a blind eye to the cultural imperialism that doesn't push misogyny to the fore, as if there might time to sort that out later when more important matters have been "fixed".This a call to arms against misogyny in the Arab world is furiously plain-speaking.To Eltahawy, the root of this inequality is clear: "a toxic mix of culture and religion", particularly Islam, and more particularly the spread of its ultra-conservative Saudi-style interpretation.Overall, however, it is the oscillation between the personal and the political that makes Headscarves and Hymens a tour de force...Sometimes we need books that will make us angry enough to want to change things. This courageous book will certainly disturb you, and may make you very angry indeed. But you still must read it.Headscarves and Hymens is less a call to arms and more a protracted bellow for equality, progress and common sense.This book should be made compulsory reading in all those schools where British Muslim girls are being groomed to go abroad to be Islamic State brides. Eltahawy is laceratingly honest about how hard it has been for her as an Arab Muslim woman to confront the institutional misogyny of her culture, to free herself of the "taboos and silence". Only when there has been a revolution in the relations between the sexes, she insists, will there ever be genuine political change in the Middle East.Headscarves and Hymens is useful for those who are new to the situation in the Middle East, as it's a good overview of the main social issues affecting the region.This is a timely and provocative call to action for gender equality in the Middle EastEltahawy's passionately argued case is irrefutable. But how to harness this rage to achieve real political change remains the unanswered question.In her debut book, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world.This is a ground-shaping book that defines the edge of so many vital contemporary debates. Hers is a voice simultaneously behind and beyond the veil.This a powerful global feminist demand for equal rights.Headscarves and Hymens is a call to arms by a woman who's plainly proud of her justified rage. She brings to mind those angry, outspoken women in the 1970s who were branded "strident" feminists - the ones who yelled, who offended, but who generated change. "It is the job of a revolution to shock, to provoke, and to upset," Eltahawy writes, "not to behave or be polite." Mission accomplished.Mona Eltahawy brings a journalist's keen eye, a revolutionary's prophetic courage, and a feminist's incendiary intellect to this work, demolishing the last cultural relativist myths. And she writes so well that it's hard to put down this audacious, information-packed treasure about the half of the Arab world that's female. Miss this book-the real key to the Middle East-at your peril.Headscarves and Hymens is timely, important and much needed. It should be translated into many languages, especially those spoken in the Middle East. Eltahawy encourages the girls of the Middle East and North Africa to be "immodest, rebel and disobey" and know they are entitled to be free. Her book deserves to be widely read, discussed and acclaimed.A passionate and brilliantly argued polemic....When I put down Eltahawy's deeply affecting book, I felt that a bit more Enlightenment universalism is in order. Instead of bellyaching when some idiotic man calls a woman "dear" or a hideous professor sends his student a creepy email, feminists should wake up and recognise the cruel, systematic violence that millions of women still face throughout the world.Informative and engaging, a brave and much needed insight into suffering which is rarely talked about openly.One of the most controversial, talked-about books of 2015, in a fresh new package, published to coincide with International Women's Day.

Mona Eltahawy is an award-winning journalist and commentator on Arab and Muslim issues. She has appeared as a guest speaker on CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera, and her essays on Egypt, the Islamic world, and women's rights have been published by the WASHINGTON POST, the GUARDIAN and the NEW YORK TIMES. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the EUROPEAN UNION'S SAMIR KASSIR PRIZE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS in 2009. NEWSWEEK magazine named Mona as one of its 150 Fearless Women of 2012. She lives in Cairo and New York.


With a bold new package to coincide with International Women's Day on 8 March 2016.This brave and impassioned book has attracted amazing review coverage in HB, with first serial appearing in THE TIMES.Mona Eltahawy is intelligent and engaging with experience across the media. She attended high profile events with Free Word, Intelligence Squared and Hay Festival to promote the HB, and was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 WOMEN'S HOUR, BBC NEWS and by Jon Snow live on the CHANNEL 4 NEWS.The article which spawned the book - 'Why Do They Hate Us?' - brought Mona Eltahawy to global attention and went truly viral, inspiring an extraordinary number of columns, comments on the web, opinion pieces and stories from those who had undergone similar experiences.The book tackles the practice of FGM, which is currently very high on the political agenda in the UK.

In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in FOREIGN POLICY entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us?'; 'They' being Muslim men, 'Us' being women. It sparked huge controversy.

In HEADSCARVES AND HYMENS, Eltahawy takes her argument further. Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women as second-class citizens in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.

Eltahawy has travelled across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf, confronting the 'toxic mix of culture and religion that few seem willing or able to disentangle lest they blaspheme or offend.' A manifesto motivated by hope and fury in equal measure, HEADSCARVES AND HYMENS is as illuminating as it is incendiary.


The Edge of the Fall

By Kate Williams

In the aftermath of the Great War, the de Witt family are struggling to piece together the shattered fragments of their lives.

Rudolf and his wife Verena, still reeling from the loss of their second son, don't know how to function in the post-war world. Stoneythorpe Hall has become an empty shell with no servants to ensure its upkeep.

Celia, the de Witt's youngest daughter, is still desperate to spread her wings and see more of the world. To escape Stoneythorpe and the painful secrets that lie there, she moves to London and embraces life and love in the Roaring Twenties.

a Downton Abbey-style drama about a grand family down on their luck in the Roaring Twenties.Williams has a sharp eye for the contradictions and mysteries of human nature and a vivid turn of phrase . . . she uses her historian's knowledge to brilliant effect'Williams draws expertly on mysterious, fawed characters coming of age in a displaced world in this gripping period novel . . . A haunting piece of historical fictionTV historian Williams revisits the De Witts, the Anglo-German family introduced in her previous saga The Storms of War. Her insight into the aftermath of the First World War and shattered society shines out of every page, enriching a powerful family saga.Gripping from the first page, I absolutely love this novel... It's a must-read.An epic, romantic read set in the roaring '20s.The de Witt family's struggles are a compelling, vibrant and poignant fictional reflection of living history and if the next chapter of their story unfolds with the same emotional power and extraordinary resonance, then we are in for another treat.Williams has created a resonant evocation of life in the aftermath of the First World War in which the shadows of the conflict loom large, but also explores the psychological and emotional worlds of the individual.This novel is rich in sumptuous detail and full of twists and turns.

Told in two distinct time frames - mid-20th century and Maude's contrasting experiences of the 1890s and early
1900s - and full of colour, detail, tension and adventure, it's a compelling read.

For fans of DOWNTON ABBEY and ATONEMENT - a compelling historical saga from TV historian and bestselling author of THE STORMS OF WAR, Kate Williams.

Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. The Storms of War, her first novel in the De Witt trilogy, was widely acclaimed, reviewed as 'spellbinding, gripping and beautiful'. She has always wanted to travel in time and wrote her first novel when she was seven (The Adventures of Maria) - it was rather short.

Kate loves delving into archives, collections, diaries and letters. She has a DPhil from Oxford and is the author of the novel The Pleasures of Men and four historical biographies of Emma Hamilton, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth II and Empress Josephine - which is being made into a major TV series.

She is Professor of Public History at the University of Reading.

Kate is CNN's historian and royal expert, covers royal and national events on the BBC and other channels and regularly appears on other TV programmes, including BBC Breakfast, Restoration Home and The Great British Bake Off, discussing social and royal history, general politics and culture. She also loves quiz shows and is a regular on The Quizeum.

She is the resident historian on Frank Skinner's BBC Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History, and writes features, reviews and comment pieces for various newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent and Observer.

Kate lives in London.

Find out more at and follow her on Twitter @KateWilliamsme

STORMS OF WAR was fantastically well-received. It was praised by the press and widely acclaimed among Kate's writing peers.Kate is a publicity dream; an esteemed author, historian and TV presenter with a high public profile.This is the second novel in a trilogy that tells the story of one family in Britain, from their idyllic, privileged life before the First World War up until 1939, when the fragile peace of the world is shattered once again.A glorious, sweeping novel that will appeal to those who loved Sebastian Faulks's BIRDSONG and Ian McEwan's ATONEMENT.This is gripping, high-concept, intensely cinematic fiction that goes behind the history to show us the drama and wonder of early 20th-century lives.Kate has over 14k followers on Twitter.

Sword of Destiny

By Andrzej Sapkowski, David French

Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety.

In this collection of short stories, following the adventures of the hit collection THE LAST WISH, join Geralt as he battles monsters, demons and prejudices alike . . .

A collection of stories from the world of the WITCHER, basis for the game THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT. A must-read for fans of the novels and games alike.Andrzej Sapkowski was born in 1948 in Poland. He studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland's most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton.Andrzej Sapkowski is a Polish superstar.THE LAST WISH, the first book about Geralt of Rivia, was a massive trade success for Gollancz.A tie-in computer game based on the character of Geralt has become an international bestseller for Atari.Sapkowski has won every major literary award in Poland, many several times over.This collection of short stories has been in high demand from his readers.Winner of the David Gemmell Legend Award for Best Fantasy.

Robert Ludlum's The Janson Equation

By Robert Ludlum, Douglas Corleone

US Senator James Wyckoff hires former government agents turned private security consultants Janson and Kincaid to locate his teenage son Gregory. Gregory's girlfriend Lynell, a translator, has been found dead in a Seoul hotel, and Gregory has fled the city. But Senator Wyckoff insists his son is innocent, suggesting that Lynell may have been killed because of something she overheard at a recent international conference.

And when Janson and Kincaid realise they're being hunted by an assassin, they suspect that the crime, and the cover-up, were orchestrated by a shadowy unit of the US State Department as part of a larger plot to provoke violence between North and South Korea.

In a new adventure, Paul Janson and Jessica Kincaid must learn the truth behind a young woman's murder - to prevent a war in Asia that could quickly spread worldwide . . .

Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 languages.

Ludlum hero Paul Janson returns in the fourth book in the seriesDuring a career spanning 30 years, Ludlum has sold 220 million copies in 40 countries in 32 different languages.In his last few books, Ludlum rediscovered his love for the genre, and the books have been proclaimed as some of the best of his glittering career. Now Douglas Corleone picks up where the master left off, and reintroduces us to a hero every bit as fascinating, complex and intriguing as Jason Bourne.Will delight all thriller fans, young and old.