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24 Jun Chatsworth

Chatsworth The gardens and the people who made them Alan Titchmarsh Often chosen as Britain’s favourite country house, Chatsworth is a magnificent Grade I listed property set in the Derbyshire dales, and home to the Cavendish family since 1549. In this handsome new book, Alan Titchmarsh explores the 105 acre garden and muses on the people and personalities that have shaped and developed it. Ravishing new photography by Jonathan Buckley, together with historic images and memorabilia, tell a fascinating and engaging story. Sumptuous in every way, and a joy to have worked on! To be published Autumn 2023 by Ebury Spotlight....

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05 Apr The Seasonal Baker

The Seasonal Baker Michelle Evans-Fecci Former Great British Bake Off contestant Michelle Evans- Fecci grew up on a farm and learned from a young age how to grow vegetables and the basics of cooking and baking. The Seasonal Baker, her first book, is logically divided into the four seasons, each containing planting and harvesting advice, as well as delicious, seasonally appropriate recipes. Lovingly photographed by Ben Fecci, and elegantly designed by Thextension, the book takes an original and refreshing look at the art of baking. To be published by Robinson in Spring 2022. ...

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04 Oct A Healthier Family for Life

A Healthier Family for Life Donna Crous Donna Crous is an award winning food photographer who specializes in recipe development, cooking and styling. This, her first book, is a collection of her family’s favourite recipes, and a homage to fresh produce and the farmers that grow it. Designed to allow her exceptional images to take centre stage, the book is divided into helpful sections. Evocative images of her family alongside delicious, fresh ingredients start each chapter, whilst various spreads throughout the book highlight growers and producers and their stories. A textured paper adds visual authenticity and character. A joy to design! To be published by Little Brown in December 2021. ...

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25 Jul Slow Cooker: For Less

Slow Cooker: For Less Sarah Flower This is the fourth book Thextension have designed for Sarah Flower, and with each new title there are fresh challenges to resolve. This book contains pure, honest home-cooked food for those on a budget. Simple, elegant icons reflect each chapters contents, whilst evocative pictures of fresh ingredients from farmers markets and producers reinforce Sarah’s message that ‘real food cooked from scratch is the first and most important step towards good health!’ This beautifully illustrated book contains more than 70 delicious recipes that are big on flavour and light on the wallet. To be published by Robinson in September 2021....

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01 Apr Sir John Cass’s Foundation

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Over the last six months Thextension have designed and produced a number of new publications for Sir John Cass’s Foundation, one of London’s oldest and largest education charities. For a study of young women’s transitions in Tower Hamlets, elegant use was made of street signs to highlight location and provide visual markers within the book. A report on education within the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities (GRT) neatly transforms the initials into something positive and celebratory. And a history of the founder tellingly maps his involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, to produce a sobering and revealing document....

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12 Jan The Batch Cook Book

The Batch Cook Book Sam Gates The Batch Cook Book is packed with mouth-watering recipes, hints and tips for the best batch and meal prep techniques. Each chapter is full of fresh ideas, from preparing key ingredients to whipping up perfectly portioned meals for simple suppers and bold, big-hearted feasts for friends and family. The Batch Cook Book is the book for every cook, right now. Glowingly reviewed in The Guardian, Express and the Mirror, and already reprinted. Congratulations to Sam on another brilliant title! We are proud to have been associated with it. First published by Robinson in October 2020....

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15 Sep The Keto Slow Cooker

The Keto Slow Cooker Sarah Flower Sarah Flower is a leading nutritionist and author, passionate about a healthy lifestyle and a keen advocate of the sugar-free and low-carb way of eating. The Keto Slow Cooker – the third book that Thextension have designed for Sarah, explains what the ketogenic way of eating is, providing helpful menu plans and beautifully illustrated lists of essential store cupboard foods. Gorgeous photography accompanies each delicious recipe! The perfect keto cookbook for busy people who want to live a healthier lifestyle using their slow cooker. To be published by Robinson in November 2020....

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25 Jun How to Cook the Victorian Way

How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe How to Cook the Victorian Way is the definitive guide to the life, times and tastes of a Victorian cook. Avis Crocombe really did exist – she was head cook at Audley End House from about 1878 to 1884. Her handwritten cookery book was passed down through her family for generations and rediscovered by a distant relative in 2009. It’s a remarkable read, and her recipes give us a wonderful window into a world of flavour from 140 years ago. Beautifully designed by Thextension, this book features recipes along with a transcription of Avis’s original manuscript, plus fascinating insights into daily life at Audley End. To be published by English Heritage in September 2020 ...

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27 Apr Really Wild Cycling

Really Wild Cycling by Chris Sidwells This is a book for anyone who loves to ride off the beaten track in Britain’s stunning countryside. Most rides take only a few hours, whilst others take even the fittest several days! The rides are graded in ascending difficulty within each region. Some rides are on marked routes, like the Trans-Pennine Trail, some are races, while others are mapped out by the author himself. Each ride is illustrated with photos, an annotated map, a profile of the terrain and OS grid references. This is the second of Chris Sidwell’s books to have been designed by Thextension. It will be published in June 2020 by Robinson, and we wish it every success!...

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01 Mar Vegan(ish)

Vegan(ish) 100 simple budget recipes that don’t cost the earth Jack Monroe ‘This full-colour collection of one hundred simple, affordable recipes is perfect for committed vegans or anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try. Packed with inventive, easy and 100% vegan dishes, this gorgeous book is sure to appeal – whether you are looking to take the leap, want to be a little kinder to the planet, need ideas to cook for a vegan friend, or simply want to put some more plant power in your everyday cooking.’ Vegan(ish) is the third of Jack Monroe’s books to have been designed by Thextension. Published on 26 December 2019 by Bluebird, we wish it every success!...

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