By Mick Wall
Everyone from Sir Paul McCartney and Jimmy Page to Queens of the Stone Age now relishes the chance to share a stage with Dave Grohl and his legendary Foo Fighters. The question is: why? Musical depth? Not really. Major success? Well, yes. Despite no longer shifting albums in the same quantity as they did twenty years ago, this band can still fill stadiums the world over (when Dave's not breaking his leg, of course).Long before Kurt Cobain blew his brains out in 1994, Dave Grohl was planning for a life after Nirvana. The unflinching bright sunlight to Cobain's permanent midnight darkness, Grohl had come from a similar broken home to his erstwhile band leader, but came out of the experience differently - brimming with positivity and a shrewd grasp of opportunities in the music industry.Did Grohl merely take the sonic blueprint of Nirvana and embellish it with a more life-affirming pop sheen? Of course he did. Every band in America that sold over a million records in the post-grunge 90s did the same. The difference was that Grohl had real credibility. And he knew it.With exclusive testimony from true insiders (including Krist Novoselic, Grohl's bass-playing partner in Nirvana, ex-girlfirends, record company executives, tour photographers and confidantes), this book is an exploration of the real story behind Grohl and the Foo Fighters - the only serious literary biography of the group and its leader, one of the most famous and critically bulletproof rock figures of the 21st century.
Fetch Nurse Connie
By Jean Fullerton
London, 1945 and as the end of the war is declared and the troops start returning home, the nurses of the East End are joining in the celebrations.For Nurse Connie Byrne the end of the war signals the beginning of a new chapter and as the revelries go on around the city, Connie's mind is on another celebration that she'll be able to arrange - the wedding to her sweetheart, Charlie, set to take place as soon as he arrives home. But when Connie meets Charlie off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn't quite going to go according to plan... Connie's busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients in the district, offer a welcome distraction, but for how long? If nursing in the East End has taught Connie anything, it's that life is full of surprises...
Flora and Grace
By Maureen Lee
The Second World War - a mother must make a heartbreaking sacrifice in order to save her child...A poignant and powerful family saga from the author of Au Revoir Liverpool.1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate.Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.' Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it did moments before, nothing will ever be the same again.Sunday Times bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.
The French Kitchen
By Michel Roux jr
French gastronomy is renowned for its classic recipes passed from generation to generation. From Burgundy to the Auvergne, Provence, the Loire and the Pyrenees, traditional family cooking has always been at the heart of the French kitchen and lifestyle. With its delicious dishes and exquisite ingredients as diverse as the regions from which they come, heritage cooking and family values from provincial France have stood the test of time. In this book Michel Roux Jr, star of the BBC's MASTERCHEF and owner of the two-Michelin star Le Gavroche in London, explores the heritage of his native French cuisine - from the rustic to the haute. With classic recipes using delicious ingredients, Michel Roux Jr will help you bring provincial French cooking into your kitchen and helps you to recreate the 'je ne sais quoi' that only French cuisine can embody.
By Justine Pattison
This cookbook is bursting with delicious recipes, ground-breaking ideas and innovations, tips and techniques to help you revolutionise the way you Freeze.It's time to re-think how to use your freezer and in this book, highly regarded food writer and consultant Justine Pattison will show you how to prepare and heat a range of fabulously tasty dishes with minimal effort. Featuring all the family favourites - from Fabulous Freezer Fish Pie to Best-ever Freeze Ahead Lasagne, Classic Chicken Curry and Mum's Toad in the Hole - as well as exciting ideas for picnics, canapés, sweet treats and desserts, FREEZE will take the stress out of cooking for any occasion.Packed with countless innovative freezer tips such as the revolutionary flat freeze and quick strip techniques, as well as ways to defrost and reheat leftovers to ensure foolproof and tasty results every time. Beautifully designed with easy-to-follow recipes and mouth-watering photographs, this cookbook is ideal for busy lives. With advice on buying and preparing food for yourself and your family, it will save you money as well as time! Whether it's meals for one, standby classics, a fuss-free family supper or a gorgeous, layered Chocolate Truffle Cake, this indispensable freezer guide will show you how - making your life just that bit easier.
From Nature To Plate
By Tom Kitchin
Fresh food, simply prepared, from Tom Kitchin in Edinburgh - the youngest newly Michelin-starred chef.Tom's restaurant, The Kitchin opened in June 2006. Six months later, it earned a Michelin star, the fastest to be awarded. It was voted Restaurant of the Year 2007 by LIST MAGAZINE, and Tom Kitchin was Scottish Chef of the Year in 2007. His unique marriage of seasonal Scottish produce with the classical French technique has universal application. He is totally committed to fresh seasonal ingredients, cooked simply, and this book showcases the ingredients which are available and at their best each month of the calendar year.
A Farthing Will Do
By Lilian Harry
A heart-rending wartime saga, bringing the reality of the end of war to the people of April Grove and Bridge End.Ruth, Lizzie and Heather each have their own reasons for greeting the end of the war with mixed feelings. For Ruth, it means she must face the possibility of losing Sammy, the evacuee boy she has come to love as her own - not to mention the uncertain relationship she has with his father, Dan. For Heather, who has been enjoying working the farm since her husband Ian went away, there is the difficult process of adjusting to a man who believes that his wife's place will now be in the kitchen. And Lizzie is confronted by the truth about her own strength of will in enduring years of loneliness - particularly as her friendship with the American airman, Floyd, deepens.With the coming of peace, life changes more than anyone had expected as the 'love and laughter' that had been promised turn to bewilderment, anger and disappointment. Yet although nothing is quite as they had hoped it would be, they are able to move into a future without war, and learn to live with peace.
By Fred Kerner
Fondues are surging back into popularity againUnique recipes in an updated bestsellerImaginative, interesting recipes and ideas, from the Swiss classic to a Fondue JaponaisIncludes suggestions for after-dinner drinks