The King of Puddings gives us a taste of the incredibly rich stories behind the traditional Christmas Pudding, taking us on a journey around the world and through history. This small book introduces us to a taste of the rich cultural and natural history that goes into the pudding with each ingredient. We meet kings and paupers, discover medicinal secrets and trace the trade routes and empires that have shaped our world – and our Christmas traditions. Truly the Christmas Pudding – love it or hate it – is the King of Puddings.
This is a frieze publication of “The Troodos and the Prodromos”, a humorous poem about the formation of the island of Cyprus, written by Giles Dixon whilst living on the island in the seventies. It is now in its second edition.
Printed on quality textured cream board, the frieze is a metre long when fully extended, and 20cm high. ISBN 978-0-956108418
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Long ago in London town, beneath Kew Bridge, there lived a troll. Not an angry troll with a gruffly roar and a smelly coat and an old pair of boots where his toes poked through, but a pleasant troll who combed his hair and tipped his hat at passers-by. Beneath that troll, the river ran, the grand old Thames where the herons fished. The herons, still as water fountains, stood all day, waiting for fish to wriggle into their beaks. But as they toiled the old troll slept, waiting for the night air to tickle his senses.
Because it was then, when the stars appeared and the moon set forth to keep the city from falling into darkness, that he woke and stretched and smoothed his beard and sat upon the bridge to think.
The Lonely Troll is a story by Rob Clucas-Tomlinson in three volumes, illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown.
SpiderBooks has launched a business book “Exporting Made Easy”, a clear and simple guide for goods as well as service businesses on how to go about selling and operating in new territories.
Spider Books designed the book in collaboration with authors Simon Bedford and Giles Dixon to make a clear work that is easy to read and will tie in very well with the current efforts to boost the economy by encouraging exports from the UK.
Ro and The Little Dog is a collage book with a story for children about Ro and a little dog that wanted to travel with her. She warns the dog that it will be hard to keep up and fills his head with ideas. Available as a digital download for 99p.
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On The King of Puddings: “Beautiful cover/art and very interesting read.”