Tales from a Midwife
By Jennifer Worth, Anne Reid, Stephanie Cole
This omnibus audio edition of CALL THE MIDWIFE, SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE and FAREWELL TO THE EAST END chronicles Jennifer Worth's career as a midwife, from her arrival in the war-scarred Docklands as a wide-eyed trainee, to the demolition of the tenements.It provides a fascinating snapshot of social history, documenting the East End in the days when there was a real sense of community, when times were tough but there was plenty of good humour and neighbourly support to help the inhabitants through the harsh econonic climate.
Thommo Speaks Out
By Ashley Mallett
'I just run in and go whang.'This is how Jeff Thomson, the fastest bowler of all times, explains his technique. Thommo was feared by batsmen all around the world. Sri Lankan Sunil Wettimuny recalls facing one of Thommo's balls: 'Never before or since that day did I know fear on the cricket field.'Mike Brearley, the Middlesex captain who led England during the World Series Cricket incursion, said of Thommo: 'Broken marriages, conflicts of loyalty, the problems of everyday life fall away as one faces up to Thomson.'Greg Chappell, Thommo's former captain, put it this way, 'I don't care if Thommo hasn't a clue where they are going, he'll frighten these blokes out. They'll be so desperate to get to the other end they'll run themselves out.'This is Jeff Thomson's story, from the cricket fields of his Sydney schoolboy days to the international matches and beyond, as told to Ashley Mallet by Thommo, his former team mates and his opponents.Thommo's legendary partnership with Dennis Lillee, a combination known as Lillian Thomson, was one of the most lethal in the history of cricket. As the caption to Paul Rigby's famous cartoon said:'Ashes to ashes, dust to dust - if Thommo don't get ya, Lillee must . . .'
Traditional Buildings of Britain
By R.W. Brunskill
The third edition contains a completely new and exciting chapter on the Vernacular Revival, which carries the story forward from the nineteenth to the late twentieth century, and is illustrated with Dr Brunskill's fine drawings, a feature of the books since the original publication. In addition, the Bibliography has been brought up to date, the Preface has been revised and a number of photographs have been replaced.
Timber Building in Britain
By R.W. Brunskill
Timber Building in Britain is divided into four sections, the first of which deals with cruck construction, box-frame and post-and-truss assembling and the problems of roof construction and concludes with flooring, partitions and the decorative work applied to timber. Part Two comprises a remarkable illustrated glossary covering terms used in all types of timber construction work, with the descriptions backed up with excellent drawings and photographs. Part Three, the chronological survey of timber buildings from Saxon times to the nineteenth century, contains notes on the forty-seven photographs of building types represented. Finally, Part Four deals with regional variations in timber building and is supplemented by six distribution maps. Notes and References and a substantial Bibliography complete the book.
Traditional Buildings of Cumbria
By R.W. Brunskill
Many people living in and visiting the Lake District are charmed by the traditional buildings that accentuate the landscape. This book introduces the traditional houses, barns, watermills and chapels of the Lake District and the surrounding hills and valleys that make up the county of Cumbria. With the aid of hundreds of photographs, drawings and diagrams, the author explains how the building types have developed over the centuries and how the indigenous building materials of stone, clay, brick and slate have been used to create works of vernacular architecture which seem to grow out of the surrounding landscape.
Two-Hour Garden Art
By Ruby Begonia
With these 52 projects, you can choose just the right easy-to-make editions for every outdoor area. Redecorate your front porch in Victorian, Southern, Country, Formal, or Shabby-chic. Refresh your windows, inside and out, with eye-catching planter boxes, shelves, and cut flowers. Decorative yard displays include a nostalgic lemonade stand, copper table, candelabra plant stand, and lighted crystal trees. Patio accessories offer lights, lanterns, finials, and niches. Small accessories include a bird feeder, pot pond, tea service, and solarium, while large garden accessories feature flower be trains, a gate trellis, garden clock, mosaic fountain, and art wall.
Tole-Painted Outdoor Projects
By Areta Bingham
The real beauty of these projects is in the simplicity of the painting techniques and the resplendent use of colour. This book is packed with creative, appealing ideas which are easy to follow or put your own personality, skill and imagination into each project and create your own unique treasures! Stepping stones and rocks are transformed by beautiful painted flowers, and will brighten an empty spot in the garden and add colour. Tole-paint sumptuous floral designs on outdoor tables and chairs, candleholders, or even a wheelbarrow ¿ the possibilities are endless! The designs are breathtaking - your garden will bloom with charm.
By Lauren Powell
Enjoy your treasured collections, favourite items and must-have finds. Create crackle and distressed finishes to ¿age¿ furniture. Use an old chair as a display stand for a special object. Artfully arrange a collection of interesting bottles. Wrap a small gift in a lovely vintage handkerchief. Recycle broken pieces of treasured china into a china-shard mosaic table. Embellish a basket to make an eye-catching centrepiece, or update a lamp with a fabric cover. An empty portrait frame can become a unique corkboard, and an old fireplace screen gets a new life with a stencilled design..
Two-Hour Window Treatments
By Linda Durbano, Marno Kissel, Mechelle Christian
With the help of three skilled designers, create miraculous designs to transform your windows.The enjoyable chatty trio dispense professional advice on what makes a window treatment successful; salvaging old treatments; turning windows into inside décor; incorporating special hardware (like horshoes and stars); using natural light ¿ and what to do with a room with no view. And, of course, there¿s everything you want to know on fantastic fabrics, no-sew styles, tassels, ties and more!
By Magherita Lombardi
¿ All the methods are clearly explained with practical illustrations of each step. ¿ Page after page of full colour photos of some of the world's most magnificent examples of topiary.¿ Careful instructions cover the use of tools and accessories, setting out and maintenance, and the basic pruning techniques. ¿ Opportunity for eye-catching window displays.