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W&N Transport HB November £16.99 224pp Full colour throughout 978 0 297 60990 2 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 60991 9

RICHARD HAMMOND A Short History of the Motorcycle

A celebration of the magic of motorbikes by Top Gear’s Richard Hammond. It’s cold, wet and dangerous, so why do we do it? Richard Hammond’s A Short History of the Motorcycle attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that calls to some people, leaving them powerless to resist. Wittily written and lavishly illustrated, Hammond charts the history of the bike from its origins as a cheap and modest means of transport for the masses to its modern incarnations: a terrifying symbol of rebellion and menace, a high-tech racing machine and the rich kid’s plaything. Richard Hammond is internationally famous for co-presenting Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May since 2002. His memoir On The Edge sold 659,000 hardbacks alone in 2007, making it the bestselling book of the year. He writes a weekly motoring column in the Daily Mirror.


Location: Fulham, London Available for interview @TheHamstersCage

W&N Cookery HB November £16.99 224pp Full colour throughout 978 0 297 87087 6 eBook: £16.99 / 978 0 297 87088 3

ISABELLA BEETON, GERARD BAKER Mrs Beeton’s Homemade Sweetshop Favourite sweets from humbugs to caramels to make, give and enjoy

The complete guide to British confectionery by the original domestic goddess; Isabella Beeton. Isabella Beeton shows us how to create a little bit of Victoriana in the 21st century with her classic techniques and recipes. Fully updated for the modern kitchen, Mrs Beeton offers practical and useful advice on preserving, candying and drying. Recipes include Sherbet Fruit Drops, Salted Caramels and Rhubarb and Rose Turkish Delight. Isabella Beeton is considered one of the first cookery writers – her classic Book of Household Management was published in 1861. Interest in her life was reignited in the BBC drama The Secret Life of Mrs Beeton. Previous Mrs Beeton titles have sold over 4.5 million copies. Her books have never been out of print. Gerard Baker has written for The Times and BBC Good Food magazine. A contributor on food for the BBC’s national news network for over 12 years, he was also a historian on The Hairy Biker’s Mum’s Know Best tour.


Location: Hull, East Yorkshire Available for interview @gerardbaker1

W&N Non-fiction • November 2015

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