By Douglas Hurd, Edward Young
Benjamin Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of the nineteenth century and a superb orator, writer and wit - but how much do we really know about the man behind the words?'As Douglas Hurd and Edward Young point out in their splendidly written, finely judged and thoroughly persuasive book, a vast chasm yawned between the real Disraeli and his posthumous reinvention' Dominic Sandbrook, SUNDAY TIMES'Not only, they tell us in this vigorously debunking romp through his political life, did he never use the phrases "One Nation" or "Tory Democracy", he was actively hostile to the concepts that they are now understood to represent' Sam Leith, THE SPECTATOR'The book is more a study in character . . . than a staid political narrative. As a result, Disraeli: Or the Two Lives is full of unexpected jolts and paradoxes . . . It proves an unflagging pleasure to read' Richard Davenport-Hines, GUARDIAN'So intoxicating that you will find yourself snorting it up in one go, as I did, with great pleasure' Boris Johnson, MAIL ON SUNDAY
Designing With Perennials
By Pamela J. Harper
Make your selection guided by questions that pinpoint the right plants for your lifestyle: Can you spend the extra time required for deadheading, staking, or spraying? Do you want fragrance? Will your selection give you a strong sequence of blooms throughout the growing season? Then, will your garden feature beds, borders, or plantings in front of the house or alongside a path? Or a bog, water, or rock garden instead? You¿ll uncover sound guidelines on siting and sample garden plans for a range of alternatives. The core here, receiving extensive attention, is a chapter on colour, with time-tested combinations designed to work especially well in most common zones.
Delicious Diabetic Desserts
By Karin Cadwell
These fabulous desserts are so nutritious and so delicious that they simply redefine the concept of the ¿diabetic dessert¿. Using readily available sugar substitutes, choose from anything on this tantalising list and go ahead and indulge! Choices include: 10 shakes, frappes, and alcohol-free drinks; 20 fruity specialities, from yoghurts to sherbets; 9 flavours of ice cream and other frozen sensations; 29 tarts, glazes, and strudels; 9 custards and mousses; 17 crepes and roll-ups; 18 tortes, sauces, kisses, and meringue-based sweets; 25 kinds of pies; 15 gelatin specialities; 11 ¿dressed up angels¿, including mouth-watering Tiramisu; 10 types of cakes and cookies and 12 cream puff-pastries.And finally, in case you were wondering, there is lots and lots of CHOCOLATE! Enjoy it all!
Decorating Your Garden
By Mickey Baskett
Decorating and designing innovative gardens has never been so popularFully illustrated in colour throughout
Diabetic Sweet Tooth Cookbook