Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Scienc…


‘If Malcolm Gladwell were to write a book about wine, the results wouldn’t linger much more pleasurably on the palate than this accessible, adventurous, amusing and informative book by Bianca Bosker’ – The Times

Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine – until she discovered the world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavour. Fascinated by their fervour and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover…

All Creatures Great and Small: The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country V…


The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small.

Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James finds he is on a…

Forever Young: A Life of Adventure in Air and Space



Young was the best engineer and best test pilot of all the astronauts of the early space age. Without question, he was the most important astronaut of the space shuttle era. He was the best ever chief of the Astronaut Office in Houston. Nobody matched him. Alan L. Bean As the only astronaut to fly the Gemini, Apollo, “and” Space Shuttle ships, John s passion for safety was the signature emphasis (even obsession) of his career. Glynn S. Lunney Young has been at the center of human spaceflight…

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