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    The Hairy Dieters: Good Eating (Paperback)

    Si King & Dave Myers

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    Book People friends Si King and Dave Myers - the Hairy Bikers - are back in their Hairy Dieters guise and showcasing 80 fabulously healthy recipes that are suitable for the entire family in Good Eating!

    With easy-to-follow instructions and sumptuous photography for many of the delicious low-calorie recipes, as well as advice on how you can achieve the maximum flavour for each one while still losing weight (and keeping it off), this is another fine diet book from the nation's favourite culinary duo!

    Among the tasty dishes you'll be serving up with the help of Si and Dave are Vegetable Frittatas for breakfast, Transylvanian Meatballs with Garlic Sauce for a family meal, Steak Pizzaiola for a weekend feast and Rhubarb and Orange Meringue Tartlets for a tasty sweet treat.

    In their third Hairy Dieters cookbook, the Hairy Bikers once again show that eating healthier doesn't mean you have to compromise on taste!
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    The Miniaturist (Hardback)

    Jessie Burton

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    It's 1686 and 18-year-old Nella Oortman knocks on the door of a grand house in Amsterdam. She's come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of an illustrious merchant trader. But to her surprise, she is not welcomed by Johannes Brandt; but by his condemning sister Marin...

    When Johannes appears, he brings with him an extravagant and extraordinary wedding gift - a cabinet-sized replica of their home that will be furnished by an elusive miniaturist. At first mystified, Nella quickly realises the dangers that exist within her new home. Does this miniaturist hold the family's fate in her hands?

    Sure to appeal to fans of Donna Tartt, debut author Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist is a beautiful historical tale of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution and appearances and truth.
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    WISA

    Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 (Hardback)

    Lawrence Booth

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    Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is the most famous sports book in the world - and the Book People are pleased to be able to bring to our customers the 151st 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 2014's cricketing highs and lows.

    Without a doubt the best and most important cricket book of the year, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 is a must-have book for every fan of this wonderful summer sport.
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    Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the winner of The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. Do you agree with the judges' decision? Widely considered one of the world's most important literary awards, 2014's shortlist was full of brilliant, diverse and unforgettable novels - and with this collection you can own them all! Six hardback novels for one brilliant price, the books here are amongst the most highly respected released in 2014.

    The winning novel finds one man reckoning with the truth on a Burma railway, while Joshua Ferris' To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a tale of life, death and dental hygiene. Ali Smith's How to be Both tackles the versatility of art and Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is a smart examination of families and the choices they make for you...

    Howard Jacobson's J is about the unflinching power of love and Neel Mukherjee's The Lives of Others is a compelling portrayal of a crumbling society...

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    BBOB

    Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking (Hardback)

    Linda Collister

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    Everyone has gone baking mad once more with the success of the latest season of the Great British Bake Off. In this tie-in book, you can follow the step-by-step recipes to create your very own showstopping treats!

    With 120 original recipes to choose from, including some from Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as well as the bakers, this is the book for any would-be baker - whether you want to whip up some biscuits for a tea morning or want to make something that will turn heads at a special event.

    Biscuits, bread, cakes, pastry and patisserie - there's something for every taste - whether you're a savoury or sweet person! The step-by-step photographs will help you make sure your recipes are a success too. Who knows, by mastering the art of baking with these treats, maybe you'll be in the famous tent next year?
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    Human Universe (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    A spectacular new book from the nation's favourite scientist, Professor Brian Cox, Human Universe takes readers on a journey through time and space in an attempt to uncover and understand the universe's greatest wonder of all - humankind!

    Revealing how time, physics, chemistry and an amount of luck contributed to the creation of a species capable of not only acknowledging but also questioning its own existence, the book combines stunning photography and innovative computer-generated imagery to tell humanity's story - from the Big Bang through to the potential fate of of species.

    Told with Professor Brian Cox's trademark down-to-earth romanticism and lyrical approach, Human Universe bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and a child-like sense of wonder. A fascinating book sure to satisfy those with the unquenchable thirst for knowing where we came from, how we think, where we're going and if we are alone in the universe...
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    Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Craft expert Jane Bull is a real favourite with Book People customers, and in this book she has turned her attention to rag dolls!

    Among the 30 projects included are instructions for how to make your own crafty doll ballerina, party princess or even adorable tiny pocket dolls. Every classic doll pattern has a contemporary twist and an outfit that matches their hobby. There are also ideas for accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery.
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    A truly iconic character, both in film and in print, this 14-book collection contains all of Ian Fleming's novels and short stories about the talented British Secret Service Agent James Bond.

    From For Your Eyes Only to Live and Let Die and Moonraker, these are hugely famous James Bond books that you will want to return to again and again and with plenty of twists and turns along the way, each spy story is vividly compelling and gripping. Offering amazing value for money, each book is also presented in a wonderfully stylish vintage jacket and features a foreword from a leading contemporary author.

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    Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Alfred Wainwright

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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

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    The Book People has taken great pride in providing our customers with a selection of reading collections over the years and now we're delighted to offer you one of our best selections of contemporary reads yet!

    Emma Donoghue's Room was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and is a remarkable and compelling novel, it tells the story of Jack and ma - a mother and son who live in a single locked room for which they don't have a key...

    The Light Years is the first book in Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles and covers three generations of the Cazalet family and the fascinating triangle of their affairs... The Almost Moon is an unforgettable novel from The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold and there is much more to discover besides!

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    Books We Love Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Various Authors

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    The Book People has put together this hand-picked special collection of fiction that brings together ten fantastic books, all of which have received both popular and critical acclaim. From Khaled Hosseini's modern classic The Kite Runner to the charming and original World War II drama The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society from Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, there is something for everyone in this wonderful fiction collection. Among the other popular authors featured are Joanna Briscoe, Lucie Whitehouse and Helen Simonson.
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    FVOI
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    Moving and sometimes almost unbelievable, this stunning collection of real-life stories recalls momentous happenings from some of the most startling experiences of Britons at war. Forgotten Voices features men and women who speak with honest fear, determination, bewilderment, indifference and unmistakable courage, as they recount their experiences from events such as the Battle of the Somme, the D-Day Landings, Dunkirk and other times from The Great War and World War II.

    A remarkable and definitive series of startling oral history, praised by the likes of Stephen Fry, told in the words by the extraordinary people who witnessed it all. Exciting and harrowing, this is a must-read collection that non-fiction and history enthusiasts will be gripped by.

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    HTDR 8 years +
    8 years +
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    With a visual, practical and step-by-step approach, the 10 books featured in the How to Draw collection are sure to inspire budding artists to draw a number of themes and subjects.

    With advice on which drawing materials will be most effective, the books cover topics as wide-ranging as flowers and plants, comic book heroes, still life, dinosaurs, animals and nature.
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    Jo Nesbo Collection - 6 Books (Collection)

    Jo Nesbo

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    Following in the ever-popular vein of Stieg Larsson, this great value six-book collection from the international bestselling author Jo Nesbo, author of The Son, will take readers deep into the crime scenes of some incredibly dark murders, and on plenty of thrilling investigative journeys with Detective Harry Hole.

    From the strange disappearance of wives and mothers when Oslo's first snowfall sets in, to a professional hit man on the run and playing by rules of his own, Harry is at the heart of these edge-of-your-seat novels. Packed with terrible shocks, tension and chilling atmosphere, Nesbo's creepy and contemporary thrillers are totally unputdownable.

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    Cazalet Chronicles Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

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    Perfect for fans of the TV dramatisation and BBC Radio 4 series, Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalets Chronicles is a thrilling yet charming five-book series of novels that follows the secrets and yearnings of the Cazalet family of Home Place, Sussex through three decades of middle-class life.

    Beginning in 1937, the Cazalets Chronicles explores the affairs, passions and ambitions with magnificent period detail and poignant observation. From pre-war 1937 through to the Fifties, the three generations of the family experience love, loss, and, ultimately, life-altering change...

    Beautifully written, engrossing and championed by the likes of Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Banks' Cazalets books demonstrate her unparalleled ability to open both readers' hearts and minds. And for this unbeatable price, you can enjoy the complete saga!

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    HYKW
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    The nation's favourite educational expert Carol Vorderman will help you and your children get to grips with their English, Maths and Science lessons in this three-guide collection.

    Specially designed to help parents help their young learners, the highly visual books will reduce the stress of studying these subjects while also demystifying the various topics. The Maths book will take you step-by-step through everything from basic numeracy to complex and challenging subjects like statistics and algebra, while the Science book covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

    Help Your Kids with English covers all the important areas of this subject, including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills. These helpful guides will help so much if you are (or know someone who is) a frustrated parent or have a child who struggles at school, especially with their homework.

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    JMCF

    Jamie's Comfort Food (Hardback)

    Jamie Oliver

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    Jamie Oliver's 2014 cookbook Jamie's Comfort Food is - as the cover suggests - the ultimate weekend cookbook, bursting with delicious dishes, family favourites and brimming with good mood food that is guaranteed to hit the spot.

    An old-fashioned cookbook full of comforting and indulgent recipes from around the world - with a typical Jamie twist! - the recipes are inspired by everything from childhood memories to the seasons, including: the ultimate mac and cheese, mighty moussaka, delicious gyozas, sumptuous sticky toffee pudding and much, much more...

    A must-have recipe book for Jamie Oliver fans, and those who simply love food, Jamie's revolutionary approach to home cooking has changed the way we eat - and that's why we love him!
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    Maps: Their Untold Stories (Hardback)

    Rose Mitchell

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    Drawing on over 700 years' worth of maps from the national archives, Maps: Their Untold Stories is a stunning and truly fascinating collection that not only covers the history of maps, but also provides an insight into the places and social history that the mapmakers managed to capture.

    From 14th Century maritime manuscripts to 16th Century London, the bombs that landed in World War II and what is now the coast of North Carolina, the book is full of richly illustrated map reproductions that will capture the imagination of those with a keen interest in social history and the history of world travel.

    Featuring superb reproductions of more than 100 key historical maps, lively text and key explanations on their place in history, Maps: Their Untold Stories is a stunning exploration of world history.
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    TKBE

    Tom Kerridge's Best Ever Dishes (Hardback)

    Tom Kerridge

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    Tom Kerridge's passion for hearty quality food and everyman personality has quickly established him as one of the nation's favourite chefs, and in Best Ever Dishes - an accompaniment to the forthcoming BBC2 series of the same name - he adds a Kerridge twist to a whole host of classic recipes.

    Big on flavour, beautifully crafted yet still accessible and easy to prepare, the book adds a touch of rosemary to Yorkshire puddings and finds Tom revealing a secret ingredient that makes a simple lasagne sensational. There's also sweet treats like chocolate tarts to try out.

    With the glorious photography by Cristian Barnett and Tom's step-by-step instructions, this is a cookbook full of delicious dishes that will satisfy any foodie!
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    HBBC

    How to be a Better Cook (Hardback)

    Lorraine Pascale

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    Famous for her simple and delicious dishes, bestselling TV chef Lorraine Pascale is back with the tie-in book to her new BBC2 series How to Be a Better Cook.

    Sharing her secrets of good knife technique, quick tricks, outstanding presentation and much more, Lorraine's warm and gentle approach to cooking is both encouraging for beginners and challenging enough for even for the most confident of chefs. And her new methods for favourite dishes are sure to spark a little culinary inspiration, too.

    Whether you're aiming to impress guests with chic snacks, feed the family with effort-free, hearty dinners or satisfy your own sweet tooth with delicious desserts, Lorraine Pascale's new book, How to Be a Better Cook, is the ultimate fully photographed companion to help you cook in style!
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    MBCP

    Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    The Bake Off is back and so is Mary Berry with her new brand new cookbook, packed with over 100 exciting recipes for the whole family. And in it she shows that she is so much more than a baking goddess!

    Containing the Great British Bake Off judge's Keys to Perfection, and identifying key elements and Top Tips for each dish to guarantee perfect results, Mary reveals her best kept secrets for crispy crackling, succulent salmon, crunchy crumble and much, much more... all with close-up, step-by-step photographs so you can't go wrong!

    From quick suppers you can whip up in no time to impressive dinners that are just perfect for when you are entertaining, with the help of Mary Berry's new recipe book, Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect, it is just like having Mary in your kitchen with you!
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    Who better than May Martin to show you how to sew! With 40 years' experience in teaching people how to sew and a doyenne of the Women's Institute, the Great British Sewing Bee star knows everything there is about this skilled craft and will be your perfect guide to starting sewing.

    Throughout the Sewing Bible, she gives readers all the information they need - from setting up your sewing space to providing a list of all the essential sewing equipment. She also offers step-by-step instructions for over 40 amazing sewing projects, ranging from womenswear, menswear and kidswear to home furnishings.

    As well as all this, there are top tips and advice on sewing techniques including hemming, overlocking, seams and fastenings. With May Martin's Sewing Bible, you'll be an expert sewer in no time!
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    RCLE

    River Cottage Light & Easy (Hardback)

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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    From brilliant breakfasts to goodness on the go, River Cottage: Light & Easy from celebrity chef, television personality, journalist and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a stunning collection of 170 delicious healthy-eating recipes guaranteed to bring fresh energy and vitality to your everyday cooking and eating.

    Containing a plethora of dairy and wheat-free step-by-step recipes that are both inspiring and nourishing, including Swede and Smoky Bacon Soup, Asian Broth, Nordic Slaw with Rye Crumbs, Lamb and Cashew Curry and much, much more, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new recipe book covers it all: from simple breakfasts to tender meats and tasty (yet healthy) treats.

    With striking photography and helpful variations to the recipes that you can try for yourself, this beautiful cookbook provides everyday solutions to creating healthy meals for the family as quickly and easily as possible.
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    TKCR

    The King's Curse (Hardback)

    Philippa Gregory

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    Author of the Cousins' War series (which inspired the hit BBC drama The White Queen) and the internationally bestselling The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory's fast-paced and engrossing novels need no introduction. In The King's Curse, her riveting story of Margaret Pole cements her place as the queen of historical fiction.

    Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is one of the few surviving members of the Plantagent dynasty after the Wars of the Roses; once proudly carrying her name aloft, she is now the lone bearer of the most-dangerous name in the England...

    Vivid and riveting, this Philippa Gregory book is sure to appeal to fans of 2008's The Other Boleyn Girl film adaptation starred Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Jim Sturgess and Eric Bana, and those who love well-researched, engrossing historical page-turners.