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The New Way to Read Chinese

'May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world'
- The Sunday Times

Learning Chinese has always been difficult ... until now. ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple and beautifully illustrated system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with illustrator Noma Bar and organized in an easy-to-grasp sequence, these engaging and delightful images offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and rich culture.

The A-Z of Eating Out

The A-Z of Eating Out

A wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating away from home, offering a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge to help everyone get the most out of their dining experience.

‘Hilarious … the perfect gift for foodies’ – Stylist

‘Plenty to savour – this modern overview covers everything from Escoffier to greasy spoons, dress codes to liquid lunches’ – GQ

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Here and Now

This lavishly illustrated monograph – published to accompany France’s first major retrospective since the photographer’s death in 2004 – traces Cartier-Bresson’s development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of his best-known photographs, here are many seldom seen or unpublished images, and some rarities in colour as well as black and white.

City Cycling Europe

City Cycling - Europe

These pocket-size, beautifully illustrated guides are designed to help you experience great cities from a bicycle – it's like having a local cyclist to show you around! Each volume has full maps with cycle routes marked, coffee and cake stops, and everything else you need: cycle-hire schemes, bike shops, places of interest and much more …
    The set includes guides to Amsterdam, Antwerp & Ghent, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Milan and Paris

‘… everything you need for a memorable saddle based stay’ – Proper

City Cycling London

City Cycling - London

Everything the cyclist needs to explore London, the cycling city! Special sections on Soho and Mayfair; Shoreditch; Borough; Notting Hill and Hampstead with advice on Links and Addresses, Safety and Security, Essential Bike Info and Cycle Maps.

Edgar Degas: Drawings and Pastels

Edgar Degas
Drawings and Pastels

Degas's drawings and pastels exist in great number and variety. Through them, Christopher Lloyd examines the development of the artist’s style and outlines his life in the contexts of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.
    With over 200 illustrations that capture the most fleeting of subtleties and shades, this beautifully designed and produced book provides a comprehensive and engaging account of the artist.

Hegarty on Creativity

Hegarty on Creativity
There Are No Rukes

What drives creativity? Inspires it? Sustains it?
We’re all creative, but only some of us will be lucky enough to earn our living by it.

Interested in being one of the lucky few?

With this book, readers will find that one of the great minds in advertising is there to guide them.

The Library

The Library
A World History

Ambitious and wide-ranging, this is the first single volume to tell the story of libraries around 
the world, from the beginnings of writing to the present day.

‘Spectacular photographs … Campbell is precise and enlightening in his descriptions … a marvellous book’ – The Financial Times

Sneakers Collectors Guide

The Complete Limited Editions Guide

This sequel to the classic Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide is a global survey and reference guide to the very best and most collectible limited-edition sneaker designs released over the last decade
‘Will have sneaker geeks short of breath and sweaty of palm’ – The Daily Telegraph