Adult Bestsellers

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  • TOTQ
    Philippa Gregory
    • £4.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Widely known as the queen of historical fiction - and a huge favourite with Book People customers (and staff!) - we're excited and delighted to bring you Philippa Gregory's latest bestseller, The Taming of the Queen, in beautiful hardback.

    The novel answers the question of just who was King Henry VIII's last wife, Kateryn Parr? Was she a faithful wife and scholarly queen, or a heretic and disloyal citizen before the Tudor court? Philippa Gregory has written about all of Henry VIII's queens in the past and this book offers an intimate portrayal of a 30-year-old widow who longed for both passion and power.

    Kateryn is given no choice when Henry VIII commands her to marry him. Having buried four wives, she knows the dangers that await but as Henry shows care and compassion for her, he begins to grow on her... But is this enough to keep her safe?
  • GWRD 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £11.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    The world's bestselling annual and one packed with records, facts and trivia, we're delighted to bring you the awesome Guinness World Records 2016 at a brilliant Book People price. It will make a brilliant Christmas present, but stock is extremely limited so make sure you order today!

    Alongside wonderful world records relating to pets, superhuman achievements and extreme vehicles, you'll also be able to pore over the categories that are new for 2016 - waterfalls, ballooning, manga, drones and archaeology among many more.

    There are also profile boxes to offer a more comprehensive look at the record-breakers, infographics to present the information and more in-depth focus on the most astounding and iconic records.
  • DSTR
    Ryder Windham
    • £3.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    So good they made it twice, this Haynes Manual will give you all the technical information you could ever want about the Imperial Death Star battle station.

    The size of a small moon, the Death Star is able to destroy anything from enemy spaceships to entire planets and this book shows you how. Using cutaway drawings, exploded diagrams and beautiful photographs, it provides all the specs you could ever want to know.

    It also takes a look at the history of the Death Star and the technology contained within, alongside all its strengths and weaknesses.
  • MFLC
    Ryder Wyndham
    • £3.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    We can't wait until The Force Awakens hits cinemas this December and this book finds Han Solo and Chewbacca's beloved Millennium Falcon being given the Haynes Manual treatment.

    One of the most famous spaceships of all time, the manual provides the most thorough technical description of the vehicle this side of a galaxy far, far away. Among the key information it contains is a history of Corellian Engineering, the Millennium Falcon's operational history and its crew facilities.

    There is also practical and tactical information on flying the Falcon so that if you ever have the chance to take control, you'll be flying at lightspeed in no time at all.
  • CMGP
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Featuring 70 designs to help you de-stress, this Gorgeous Patterns Colouring Book provides the perfect way to colour your way to peace and serenity.

    The designs all ooze the atmosphere of the hammam and are filled with gorgeous decorative motifs just waiting to be coloured in. Part of the bestselling Colouring for Mindfulness series, there are no rules to how you make the designs come to life.

    Colouring has proven to have helped people relax and encourage mindfulness, so get your colouring pencils or felt-tip pens ready and add some colour to these pages!
  • ANIK
    Millie Marotta
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • Man Booker Prize 2015 Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000021444
    • £30.00
    • RRP £101.94
    • Save £71.94
    • Just £5.00 per book
    Every year, the Man Booker Prize brings some of the finest fiction to the attention of readers all over the world. This year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you can own them all in beautiful hardback.

    Now all you need to do is read through them and choose your winner. Will you agree with the judges when they make their decision on 13 October?

    You'll find the tale of a consultant who wants to crack the meaning of our age; the brothers who are told by a madman that one of them will kill the other; a jaunt back to the '70s and an attempted assassination of Bob Marley; the novel of a broken litigator and the power he has over three close friends; a sweeping story about the bold dreams of an unlikely family; and Anne Tyler's bestseller about family life and its hopes and fears.

    Sensational novels at an unbelievable price, this is a must-have collection for any fan of literary fiction.
  • JMSF
    Jamie Oliver
    • £11.99
    • RRP £26.00
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    Jamie's back - and feeling healthier than ever! In his new cookbook Everyday Super Food, Jamie Oliver makes healthy eating easy, exciting and incredible.

    Packed with mouth-watering recipes, the book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every delicious dish is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to treat yourself to snacks and drinks on the side too.

    Tried, tested and trusted, the tasty recipes in the book provide a flexible and exciting new way to help you feed your body right. Among what are sure to be viewed as classic Jamie Oliver recipes are his Crazy Fish Veg & Noodle Stir-Fry, Mexican Gazpacho Flatbreads & Garnishes and Happiness Pasta with Sweet Tomato, Aubergine & Ricotta.
  • Mrs Jeffries Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781472121707 - Emily Brightwell
    Emily Brightwell
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
    • Save £59.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Old-fashioned crime fiction doesn't get any better than this!

    Set in Victorian London, this 10-book collection from bestselling crime author Emily Brightwell stars the mild-mannered Inspector Witherspoon and, more importantly, his quick-witted housekeeper Mrs Jeffries. Herself a policeman's widow, Mrs Jeffries takes it upon herself to nudge Inspector Witherspoon in the right direction to solve a host crimes...

    Murder strikes at Queen Victoria's Jubilee Ball; London's best-known businessman is murdered; the pub landlord gets stabbed in the back; a theatre critic meets an unfortunate end and much, much more in this 'murder most English' set of gripping and thoroughly entertaining crime stories.

    Full of period detail, quirky crimes and more than a few laughs too, our 10-book Mrs Jeffries Collection is a delight from start to finish. Perfect reading for fans of Rebecca Tope and M.C. Beaton.

    This collection includes book 4-13 in Emily Brightwell's Mrs Jeffries series.
  • RDCL
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    A simply splendiferous calendar for 2016, complete with plenty of fantabulous stickers to stick.

    Everyone loves Roald Dahl. He really must rank as one of the world's greatest storytellers and this calendar not only looks great, but can also help you get organised for the twelve months ahead.

    Featuring favourite characters including the BFG, the Twits and Matilda on the spreads and space to write down all your appointments, celebrations and special occasions, this is a phizz-whizzing treat for the whole of 2016.
  • WSCA
    Lawrence Booth
    • £9.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is the most famous sports book in the world - and Book People are pleased to be able to bring to our customers the 152nd annual edition of this perennial bestseller.

    Containing coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the Editor's Notes and the best sports writing of the year - the book is a comprehensive record of 2015's cricketing highs and lows.

    Without a doubt the best and most important cricket book of the year, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015 is a must-have book for every fan of this wonderful summer sport.
  • ARDD
    M. C. Beaton
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    • RRP £14.99
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    Book People favourite M.C. Beaton brings us her latest Agatha Raisin mystery. This time around, Agatha will have to prove her innocence when a love rival turns up dead.

    Therapist Jill Davent has recently arrived in the village of Carsely - and Agatha is not a fan. Not only is Jill dating Agatha's ex-husband James, but's she's also happy to share details of Agatha's less-than-savoury origins with the whole village.

    Jill's also counselling a woman, Gwen Simple, who Agatha believes to be a murderer, despite having no proof. As Agatha tells anyone who listens that Jill is a charlatan who is better off dead, she's relieved when Jill takes offices in a nearby town. But when Jill is found strangled to death in this very office, Agatha finds herself the prime murder suspect. Can she use her sleuthing skills to figure out the identity of the real murderer?
  • TGFP
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the Gruffalo is one of the most popular children's characters around. This planner stars him and his friends from the deep dark wood and will help the whole family get organised for 17 months starting from September 2015.

    With space for five members of the family, you'll always know where everyone is throughout the month ahead. The planner also has 150 activity, school and event stickers, a drop-down pocket for events and reminders, and a space to make notes.
  • RPBL 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Full of eye-popping facts and oddities, the 2016 edition of Ripley's Believe It or Not will disgust and delight fans of the unexplained in equal measure.

    Weird and wonderful, among the grotesque and ghastly things you'll find in the massive hardback are those tales that are simply unbelievable; the world's most incredible animals; the peculiar aspects of pop culture; the baffling things people do to their bodies; and so much more.

    An annual bestseller with Book People that is loved by young readers who want a bit of grossness and plenty of facts to pore over, this is a great book to dip in and out of. The foiled 3D cover adds extra enjoyment!
  • ACOL
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Lose your mind, fall down the rabbit hole and visit Wonderland with this very special colouring book that features Sir John Tenniel's iconic illustrations of Alice and the crazy things she sees on her adventures.

    A great way to relax, the familiar images make this even more fun to colour in. There is plenty of additional decoration and imagery to stimulate the senses while all the iconic Wonderland characters - the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and Alice - are featured, just waiting for your personal touch of colour.
  • HYXM
    Debbie Shore
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    Book People customers have really enjoyed sewing superstar Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven and Half Yard Home. Now she's back with festive-themed projects to create using leftover pieces of fabric in Half Yard Christmas.

    The book has six themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids - and each one offers simple projects that you can mix and match to decorate your home at Christmas... or give to friends and family as holiday gifts.

    Packed with Debbie's friendly guidance and easy-to-follow photographs of each process, the book will leave you and your home feeling festive in no time!
  • PHGB
    Paul Hollywood
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Long before he was one of the stars of the nation's favourite TV programmes, Paul Hollywood published 100 Great Breads, a baking book that showed how versatile and delicious this food can be. This new edition of the classic baking book is a must-have for any would-be bakers and GBBO fans.

    Beautifully produced, Paul looks back over his childhood and his travels abroad to showcase some of the tastiest breads you'll ever eat. You'll start by learning how to make the Wheatsheaf Loaf; master this and you'll be able to make every loaf in the book.

    Among the traditional and unusual recipes are those for Irish Soda Bread (as shown on the cover), Potato Focaccia Pugliese, Date, Prune & Pecan Bread and Banana & Muesli Bread. We're sure you'll agree there's something for everyone and, it has to be said, adding Terry's Chocolate Oranges to Pains Au Chocolat is a masterstroke.
  • 20 to Make Christmas Crafting Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781782214069
    • £4.99
    • RRP £24.95
    • Save £19.96
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Get ready to spread some festive cheer with the delightful craft projects featured in the Twenty to Make books.

    Spread across five books, you'll find 20 charming Christmas projects in each and they're all brought to you by experts in their respective fields - knitting, pompom making, felting, crocheting and sugar decoration making.

    Each little book has step-by-step instructions for and among the fun-filled and beautiful projects you'll find are a crocheted Yuletide Coaster; a pompom Father Christmas; a sugar decoration of a Christmas Robin; a knitted snowman; and felt gingerbread men.

    The sugar decorations are for decoration only and not edible... Maybe you can eat your mince pies while making them?
  • MBAF
    Mary Berry
    • £8.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £16.01
    The baking queen is back!

    In Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites, the official tie-in book to her hit BBC Two series, the Great British Bake Off judge reveals the secrets of her very favourite foods to inspire your family to fall in love with a delicious new dish.

    Using produce from the farmers' market, the herb garden, the seaside, the countryside and more, this all-new collection of over 100 fuss-free Mary Berry recipes offers a plethora of inspirational ideas that anyone can try - and everyone will love! From tempting Mini Beef Wellingtons to Saturday Night Pasta, tempting canapes and indulgent cakes...

    Packed full of helpful step-by-step instructions and photographs for the favourite meals she never tires of, the no-nonsense advice in Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites will ensure that your friends and family are always eager for a second helping.
  • MMTW
    Millie Marotta
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds, inspired by the magic of the tropics - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some beautiful illustrations, this book proves that colouring in isn't just for children. Among the drawings you will get to add some creativity to are exotic trees in need of some colour for their leaves, a parrot waiting for some magnificent new feathers and plenty of rainforest scenes and exotic bloom!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this colouring book, Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland, is full of adventure!
  • DCTY
    Thomas Pavitte
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • QRKL
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our bestselling 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces begin to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!
  • GAYC
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables whatever your spacial limitations.

    Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, full-colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximize space and ensure you are getting the most out of your space and plants.

    From tomatoes on your windowsill to wisteria up your wall, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the space you have available while encouraging a healthy-eating lifestyle.
  • RHPC
    Royal Horticultural Society
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Use them to say hi, send thank-you notes, give yourself reminders of upcoming appointments or simply add some colour to your walls... This box full of 100 floral postcards is sure to come in useful!

    With beautiful illustrations of flowers from the Royal Horticultural Society, each postcard is different and sure to be appreciated by whoever is lucky enough to receive one.

    Coming in a handy - and sturdy - keepsake box, these postcards are simply gorgeous.