Catriona’s Reading List

Whether I’m waiting at the airport for my next flight, planning my next trip or sitting poolside, I’ve always got a book or two on the go … here are some of my recent favourites selected for you.

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Cooking School: Mastering Classic and Modern French Cuisine by Alain Ducasse

cookingschoolFollowing the success of Alain Ducasse Nature and Alain Ducasse Cooking for Kids, this latest book shares Ducasse’s signature focus on natural, healthy food and is an essential compendium of recipes and a wealth of insider knowledge from the master chef’s celebrated Paris cooking school. This comprehensive in-depth approach will appeal to home cooks who buy cookbooks by Paul Bocuse, Eric Ripert and Daniel Boulud.

This mouthwatering collection of classic and contemporary recipes from Alain Ducasse’s acclaimed cooking school in Paris contains the master chef’s secrets, tips and techniques to making fine, fresh food for friends and family.

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Lonely Planet: Travel with Children

xlonely-planet-travel-with-children-jpg-pagespeed-ic-xdaobijl81The Essential Guide for Travelling Families

This updated version of Travel With Children offers you the most comprehensive advice for taking your family on the road, and now adds hundreds of destination ideas backed up by great photography and practical itineraries. Assembled by Lonely Planet’s team of travel-savvy parent experts, family travellers can rely on insights and advice on choosing the right trip, healthy travel, travelling with teens and much more.

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Cecil Beaton at Home

cecil-beaton-at-homeCecil Beaton (1904 1980) was one of twentieth- century Britain s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffine interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton s heart Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county as well as London’s Pelham Place and Beaton s New York hotel suites.

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London Style Guide

london-style-guideEveryone is familiar with the iconic. Instead, this book takes you on a journey to the heart and soul of London, revealing the hidden and stylish places that make this city so incredibly unique and eclectic. There is an essence to London style, and you find it in the small, off-the-radar places: the one-off shops, street markets, corner pubs and local restaurants that Londoners themselves go to. These places share a certain eccentricity, quirkiness and independence of spirit, and that’s what this book is all about.

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  • London Style Guide
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  • Lonely Planet Not for Parents : Australia
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