Given Florence

    • Cassell
    • 8 July 2021

    ***NEW EDITION WITH BONUS CHAPTER*** Bringing you the record-breaking, bestselling Women Don''t Owe You Pretty as a black and white modern classic. ''THE BEAUTY MYTH'' FOR THE INSTAGRAM GENERATION Women Don''t Owe You Pretty is the ultimate book for anyone who wants to challenge the out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Through Florence''s story you will learn how to protect your energy, discover that you are the love of your own life, and realise that today is a wonderful day to dump them. Florence Given is here to remind you that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty . WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT (AND A LOAD OF UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS). THE FEMINIST BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. ''An incredible mouthpiece for modern intersectional feminism.'' - Glamour '' A fearless book. '' - Cosmopolitan ''A hugely influential young woman.'' - Woman''s Hour '' Rallying, radical and pitched perfectly for her generation. '' - Evening Standard


    Florence Given

    • Cassell
    • 29 May 2020

    . 'Florence has a way of effortlessly reminding you of who you were before the world barged in.' - Chidera Eggerue, bestselling author of What a Time to be Alone WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY will tell you to... love sex, hate sexism, protect your goddamn energy, life is short, dump them, And that you owe men nothing, least of all pretty. Florence's debut book will explore all progressive corners of the feminist conversation; from insecurity projection and refusing to find comfort in other women's flaws, to deciding whether to date or dump them, all the way through to unpacking the male gaze and how it shapes our identity. WOMEN DON'T OWE YOU PRETTY is an accessible leap into feminism, for people at all stages of their journey who are seeking to reshape and transform the way they view themselves. In a world that tells women we're either not enough or too much, it's time we stop directing our anger and insecurities onto ourselves, and start fighting back to re-shape the toxic structures of our patriarchal society. Florence's book will help you to tackle and challenge the limiting narrative you have been bombarded with your whole life, and determine feminism on your own terms. After all, you are the love of your own life.


    Tom Hagler

    • Cassell plc
    • 2 September 2021

    With consultant editor Tony Visconti. David Bowie''s story has never been told quite like this. Tracing the star''s encounters with fellow icons throughout his life, We Could Be offers a new history of Bowie, collecting 300 short stories that together paint a portrait of humour, humility, compassion, tragedy and more besides. He embarrasses himself in front of Lennon and Warhol. He saves the life of Nina Simone. He is hated by Bob Dylan. He teaches Michael Jackson the moonwalk. Individually astonishing, together these stories - including details never before revealed - build a new picture of Bowie, one which shows his vulnerability, his sense of humour, his inner diva. Exhaustively researched from thousands of sources by BBC reporter and Bowie obsessive Tom Hagler - with the guidance and memories of Bowie''s long-time producer Tony Visconti - We Could Be is fascinating, comic, compelling, and a history of Bowie unlike any that has come before.

  • Un portrait photographique de la Britpop, mettant en vedette les groupes les plus emblématiques du genre, avec de nombreuses images inédites. Prises par le célèbre Kevin Cummins, photographe en chef au NME pendant plus d'une décennie, les images de ce livre explorent l'ascension et la chute de la Cool Britannia. Les artistes présentés comprennent : Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, Elastica, Supergrass, The Charlatans, Gene, Sleeper, Kula Shaker, Echobelly, The Bluetones et bien d'autres. Le titre est tiré de la célèbre chanson d'Oasis, Champagne Supernova.


    Alexandra Shulman

    • Cassell plc
    • 10 June 2021

    ''W arm, thought-provoking and honest.'' - Victoria Hislop ''Clever, emotionally intelligent, revelling in style without making us yearn to shop.'' - The Times ''Self-deprecating and stylish, this is sure to become a classic.'' - Vanity Fair ''Thoughtful, wry and candid.'' - Mail on Sunday ''A must-read memoir for even those beyond the fashion set.'' - Evening Standard '' It''s funny, honest and in typical Shulman style mixes high and low effortlessly. We don''t know many people who can write about bras, Donald Tusk and Madeleine Albright all in the same sentence.'' - A Little Bird ''Scintillating reading.'' - The Spectator ''Alexandra Shulman''s style is unaffected, immediate and hilariously dry. She''s brilliant at observing everyday feelings in a joy-sparking turn of phrase.'' - Helena Bonham Carter - '' Clothes... and other things that matter is a book not only about clothes but about the way we live our lives. From childhood onwards, the way we dress is a result of our personal history. In a mix of memoir, fashion history and social observation I am writing about the person our clothes allows us to be and sometimes the person they turn us into.'' - Alexandra Shulman In Clothes... and other things that matter , Alexandra Shulman delves into her own life to look at the emotions, ambitions, expectations and meanings behind the way we dress. From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, she explores their meaning in women''s lives and how our wardrobes intersect with the larger world - the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, ambition, failure, body image and celebrity. By turns funny, refreshingly self-deprecating and often very moving, this startlingly honest memoir from the ex-Editor of British Vogue will encourage women of all ages to consider what their own clothes mean to them, the life they live in them and the stories they tell.


    Peter Boxall

    • Cassell plc
    • 4 October 2018

    Whether you're trying to broaden your literary horizons, find the perfect book for a friend, or simply select a good read for yourself, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die is the only guide you will need to make the right choice. Offering concise critical insight to the novels and the writers that have fired imaginations and influenced cultures around the world, this newly updated edition runs the gamut from the first Latin novel to survive in its entirety to Dave Egger's highly topical novel about an all-seeing, all-knowing technology company, The Circle. Organized chronologically and covering the whole range of literary styles, this indispensable reference traces the history of world fiction. Discover the stories behind the adjectives Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the writers behind the stories. From the dark recesses of the Marquis de Sade's jail cell to Aldous Huxley's brave new world, and from the society of Barbara Pym's excellent women to Don DeLillo's falling man, you'll find critiques of the most important and bestselling fiction ever written. Delve into the pages of this sumptuously illustrated book and let general editor, Peter Boxall, guide you through the greatest novels that the world has to offer. Read and enjoy.

  • Avec plus de 500 photographies, notes, reproductions d'oeuvres d'art, extraits de journaux intimes et souvenirs inédits, cet ouvrage emmène le lecteur dans les coulisses des Rolling Stones. Mariée au légendaire guitariste des Stones Ronnie Wood depuis 30 ans, Jo Wood a vécu la vie de rock star. Ses incroyables archives de cette époque offrent un regard unique sur l'un des plus grands groupes du monde.

  • L'histoire coloniale de l'art dans nos musées et pourquoi nous devons en parler... Alice Procter, créatrice des Uncomfortable Art Tours, des visites guidées dans les grands musées qui pointent les origines parfois discutables des chefs d'oeuvres de certaines collections publiques, fournit ici un manuel pour déconstruire tout ce que vous pensiez savoir sur l'histoire de l'art et raconte les histoires qui ont été laissées en dehors du canon.

  • Over 128 pages of 60 stunning designs from Britain's champion latte artist. From free pouring to etching, stencilling and more complicated designs for the black belt barista, you'll have fun emulating innovative designs such as The Swan, The Unicorn, and frothy 3-D babyccino animals. The book even includes 9 stencil patterns for you to trace and try. Starting with basic skills and patterns, readers will learn how to create the crema (the froth that acts as a canvas in the coffee cup) and how to produce the hearts, rosettas and tulips that will be used as the basis to form more complicated artworks. Dhan Tamang is a world-renowned latte artist particularly known for his use of colour, and now you too can create impressive multicoloured designs following Dhan's step-by-step instructions. By the end of this book you will be able to create fabulous designs to delight family members and dinner party guests alike.

  • Anglais Enigma: the battle for the code


    • Cassell
    • 12 October 2017

    Cet essai raconte en détails les évènements qui ont mené au décodage d'Enigma, code de communication des armées allemandes. Popularisé par le film Imitation Game, cet épisode de la seconde guerre mondiale est ici décrit dans son ensemble, de la création du code en Allemagne à son décryptage par les services secrets anglais avec l'aide d'agents spéciaux et des meilleurs mathématiciens de l'époque .

  • Robin Neillands s'est entretenu avec des vétérans de toutes les armées pour produire un témoignage complet de cette bataille décisive de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale.


    Adrian Tierney-Jones

    • Cassell plc
    • 7 October 2013

    Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world, the most refreshing, the most sociable, and the most versatile. It has been brewed since the dawn of time and still has the capacity to delight and obsess its many adherents. This bewitching, thirst-inducing, gorgeously illustrated book is a guide to the best beers in the world with a succinct history of the breweries, tasting notes, temperature recommendations, and what food to serve them with, together with entertaining anecdotes about the breweries. Here you will sample world classics such as the ales of England, the speciality beers of Belgium, the new wave beers of U.S. craft brewers, the magical lagers of Germany and Central Europe, and a host of world beers that will beguile and bedazzle. The reader might not drink all these beers in their lifetime, but after reading this book they will know which ones will be their personal favorites.

  • Anglais 1001 wines you must try before you die

    Neil Beckett

    • Cassell plc
    • 15 October 2008

    Provides information on how to choose between the Chardonnay or the Grenache. This book includes tasting notes, reviews, suggestions as to when the wines will be at their best and recommendations for other great vintages and similar wines. It features images of the wine labels and the wineries and vineyards.


    Paul Powe

    • Cassell plc
    • 7 September 2017

    From the oldest surviving photograph from 1826, to Trump's election win in 2016, this is a chronological tour through the greatest images ever captured, and an all-inclusive guide to the art of photography. Featuring photographs from around the world and by myriad different photographers, readers can discover all the big names, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams to Helmut Newton, and many more besides. Whether you are already a photography buff looking to widen your scope of knowledge, or a photography newbie looking for a concise yet comprehensive guide to the most iconic photographs of all time, this book is for you.


    Darryl Sleath

    • Cassell plc
    • 5 October 2017

    From Cheddar Gorge in the UK to the Lost World Highway in New Zealand, this is a compilation of the most unforgettable and extraordinary journeys our planet has to offer. Divided into themed chapters (Scenic, Adventure, and Historical & Cultural), this book strives to inspire readers to strike out on their own adventures, while also being the perfect read for the armchair traveller. Scenic routes include trips along Hadrian's Wall or along the Amalfi Coast, while Adventure routes take you along the 'Road of Death' in Bolivia and the Tianmen Mountain Road in China. Historical & Cultural drives follow routes of literary, historical or artistic significance, for instance Che Guevara's route through South America, or retracing Bonnie and Clyde's final drive. Each trip is supported with digital mapping and is illustrated by evocative full-colour images. Whether you're raring to get out on the road, or you're looking for some escapist reading that will take you across the world from the comfort of your living room, this book has 1001 trips to stir your imagination.

  • ' ...short, sharp, to the point, minimal. 'Never Mind the Bollocks' is a blackmail note - and we got you all to pay up!' - JOHN LYDON 'When we first went in Wessex [recording studios] we went in through this side door. Freddie Mercury was there doing a vocal take and we walked right through with our guitars. He threw a wobbler.' - STEVE JONES ' 'God Save The Queen' was definitely the pinnacle. It all went sour after that.' - PAUL COOK 'Malcolm was a shit-stirrer. I think he's got a short attention span. He played this game of pitching me against John. Now we realise there was a lot of false information going between us.' - GLEN MATLOCK On the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols', The Sex Pistols - 1977: The Bollocks Diaries is the official, inside story of the whirlwind year of 1977- the recording and release of 'Never Mind the Bollocks...' and the year the Sex Pistols changed everything. From 'God Save the Queen' to 'Holidays in the Sun' and everything in between, it was a year of chaos and creation. Straight from the mouths of the Sex Pistols and their collaborators, with first-hand stories of secret gigs, recording sessions, fights, record label meltdowns and a media storm like nothing ever seen before, The Sex Pistols - 1977: The Bollocks Diaries is the inside line, told by the people who were there. Packed with photography and rare items from the Sex Pistols archives - from gig posters and early album art to master tapes and notes from recording sessions - this is the final word on a year like no other .


    Zing Tsjeng

    • Cassell plc
    • 6 September 2018

    'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - Independent The women who shaped and were erased from our history. Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map. The Writers celebrates 48* unsung genius female writers from throughout history and across the world, including the Girl Stunt Reporters, who went undercover to write exposes on the ills of 1890s America; Aemilia Lanyer, the contemporary of Shakespeare whose polemical re-writing of The Bible's Passion Story is regarded as one of the earliest feminist works of literature; and Sarojini Naidu, the freedom fighter and 'Nightingale of India' whose poetry echoed her political desire for Indian independence. Including writers from across a wide spectrum of disciplines including poets, journalists, novelists, essayists and diarists, this is an alternative gynocentric history of literature that will surprise, empower, and leave you with a reading list a mile long. *The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

  • Anglais Kate Bush ; symphony of you

    Gered Mankowitz

    • Cassell
    • 22 June 2020

    Symphony of You is a complete celebration of Kate Bush - her music, her look, her impact, her creativity. Showcasing hundreds of Gered Mankowitz's breathtaking photographs from the early years of Kate's career, the majority of the images in this book have never been seen outside of the author's own private works. The book also features essays from authors across a number of disciplines - from best-selling novelists and award-winning musicians to academics - offering their opinions on how Kate has shaped the cultural landscape. Symphony of You is a truly special collection, and a homage to a unique artist.


    Simon Heptinsall

    • Cassell plc
    • 3 October 2019

    With a preface from founding member of Pink Floyd, Nick Mason Prepare yourself for the world's greatest road trip. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, most innovative and downright sexiest motorized vehicles ever produced. Whether you're a vintage car spotter or an armchair petrolhead, 1001 Cars To Dream Of Driving Before You Die brings you the best stories and the most amazing photographs of the finest cars from every corner of the globe. This truly global guide offers a unique history of motoring through the ages, from Henry Ford's pioneering Model T , with its hand-cranked starter, to the latest hi-tech vehicles, such as the Lexus LS 600h, hybrid-powered, 4x4 sports saloon, and reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than 100 years ago and drool over today's most spectacular supercars. From the most famous Ferraris and Porsches to ground-breaking sports cars from Brazil, South Africa and New Zealand, 1001 Cars To Dream of Driving Before You Die is the ultimate car enthusiast's companion. Featuring cars chosen by stars, millionaires and world leaders, from James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder and Al Capone's Cadillac V16 to the classic James Bond favourite, the Aston Martin DB5 , there's a car here for every petrol-head. The ultimate guide for every car fanatic.