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The Great Pottery Throw Down brought the messy and marvellous world of pottery to life, introducing the nation to the passion and drama of turning lumps of clay into beautiful objects!  Now it's back, with more amateur potters limbering up to throw the perfect pot. Meanwhile, viewers and the British public have responded in kind, with pottery evening classes oversubscribed and sales of clay and artisan ceramics soaring. Now enthusiasts and fans of the series can fill in all the gaps with this must-have companion book, which perfectly captures the passion and creative energy of the series. Combining a vibrant and compelling narrative with striking photographs and illustrations, this book offers readers a complete introduction to ceramic art, craft, manufacture, history and culture, bringing the artform and its rich heritage to life on the page. Learn fascinating details about the materials, processes and skills involved, from the alchemy at its core to magical transformations at the potter's wheel. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781911216421 • Author: Elizabeth Wilhide • Publisher: Pavilion Books  • Format: Hardback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 2.5cm

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Philip Hook takes the lid off the world of art dealing to reveal the brilliance, cunning, greed and daring of its practitioners. In a richly anecdotal narrative he describes the rise and occasional fall of the extraordinary men and women who over the centuries have made it their business to sell art to kings, merchants, nobles, entrepreneurs and museums. From its beginnings in Antwerp, where paintings were sometimes sold by weight, to the rich hauteur of the contemporary gallery in London, Paris and New York, art dealing has been about identifying what is intangible but infinitely desirable, and then finding clients for whom it is irresistible. Philip Hook's history is one of human folly, greed and duplicity, interspersed with ingenuity, inspiration and acts of heroism. Rogues' Gallery is learned, witty and irresistibly readable. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781781255711 • Author: Philip Hook • Publisher: Profile Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8 cm

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Shakespeare is unsurpassed in his ability to capture the subtleties of human emotion and the intricacies of love. In Colouring Shakespeare, you will find 31 beautiful and wellknown quotations from Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, as well as Sonnets 18 (‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’) and 116 (‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds’) among others. Features a foreword by celebrated actor, director and writer, Simon Callow Product Information: ISBN: 9781911130239 Author: Simon Callow Publisher: Modern Books Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Dimensions: 28.5 x 26 x 1cm

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