This book is a handy guide on how to make 50 Quick Cocktails. Some famous and favourite cocktail recipes are included, along with some new ones for you to try. Why not try a Vodka Martini, a TNT, or maybe even slip 'Between The Sheets' for your favourite drink. Please drink responsibly.
Doctor John Watson is visiting the village of St Andrews, Scotland, on a much-needed holiday. Still saddened by the loss of his good friend and companion, Sherlock Holmes, he seeks to put his life back in order. Believing that golf on the famous Old Course might be just the tonic that's required, he travels to the Kingdom of Fife and the Royal Hotel to test his remedy. While there, he meets a former adversary who can use his sage counsel. Willingly, he agrees to help in all ways possible, for as Holmes might have remarked with great gusto, the game is afoot!
Before Russians crossed the Urals Mountains in the sixteenth century to settle their ‘colony’ in North Asia, they heard rumours about bountiful fur, of bizarre people without eyes who ate by shrugging their shoulders and of a land where trees exploded from cold. This region of frozen tundra, endless forest and humming steppe between the Urals and the Pacific Ocean was a vast, strange and frightening paradise. It was Siberia. Siberia is a cradle of civilizations, the birthplace of ancient Turkic empires and home to the cultures of indigenes, including peoples whose ancestors migrated to the Americas. It was a promised land to which bonded peasants could flee their cruel masters, yet also a ‘white hell’ across which exiles shuffled in felt shoes and chains. If in Stalin’s era Siberia became synonymous with the gulag, today it is a vast region of bustling metropolises and magnificent landscapes, a place where the humdrum, the beautiful and the bizarre ignite the imagination. Tracing the historical contours of Siberia, A. J. Haywood offers a detailed account of the architectural and cultural landmarks of cities such as Irkutsk, Tobolsk, Barnaul and Novosibirsk.
Holmes being away for the day Watson receives an anonymous request for a meeting at Waterloo station. More for interest sake than any other reason, he attends the railway station and is confronted by a man whom appears in the last vestiges of physical and mental stress. According to Brinton he has but little time before both his imminent death and worse, his immortal soul is cast forever into eternal damnation. Detective Inspector Lestrade joins Holmes and Watson in their quest to tackle a series of grisly murders that point to a Satanic cult of Vampirism.
BP - Where did it all go wrong? is a quick-read business biography; it is a history and current breakdown of British Petroleum. The book introduces the reader to BP, how the company was formed, the chequered past it has, and discusses the recent disaster of one of the biggest oil spills in history. The book is skillfully written by Paul Andrews, who interprets many of the more advanced technological points, and explains them to the reader in more readable, plain English. The book asks - and attempts to answer - many questions about BP. How did they become so powerful? What caused the recent disaster? Could anything have been done to prevent it? And, of course, what does the future hold?
Kyoto, the ancient former capital of Japan, breathes history and mystery. Its temples, gardens and palaces are testimony to many centuries of aristocratic and religious grandeur. Under the veneer of modernity, the city remains filled with countless reminders of a proud past. John Dougill explores this most venerable of Japanese cities, revealing the spirit of place and the individuals that have shaped its often dramatic history. Courtiers and courtesans, poets and priests, samurai and geisha people the pages of his account. Covering twelve centuries in all, the book not only provides a historical overview but brings to life the cultural magnificence of the city of "Purple Hills and Crystal Streams". City of Power: The seat of aristocrats and warriors; military might and spiritual authority; unification and the transition to modernity. City of Ritual: Buddhist sects and Shinto festivals; tea ceremony; the role of the geisha; the influence of Zen. City of Arts: Poetry and fiction; architecture and garden design; Heian verse and Noh theatre; art and handicrafts; the Japanese Hollywood.
How well do you know your Christmas Movies? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span the decades of Christmas Movies! Test yourself and your friends with this Christmas Movies Quiz Book.
Are you a fan of the film – The Matrix – Do you think you know all there is to know about the film. Containing questions about the plot, characters and actors, as well as facts about the making of the film. This fun quiz book will test you, your family and friends knowledge of the film.
How well do you know your Motown Music? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span Motown's bands and songs! Test yourself and your friends with this Motown Music Quiz Book.