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    The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is widely considered one of the world's most important literary awards and 2014's shortlist is as strong as ever. Brilliant, diverse and unforgettable, we're sure you will love the six beautiful hardback novels featured in our complete collection of shortlisted titles - and love having the chance to see if you agree with the judges when they choose their winner on 14 October!

    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...

    One man reckons with the truth in Richard Flanagan's Narrow Road to the Deep North, 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... All worthy winners, but which title from the Man Booker Prize 2014 Shortlist will be your favourite?

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    An unbelievable selection of novels from a New York Times Bestselling author, our 10-book Nora Roberts Collection will have the hearts romantic fiction fans swooning.

    Featuring 10 of the Book People's favourite Nora Roberts novels including Irish Hearts, California Summer and Stars, this collection of romantic fiction novels - from one of the most successful authors on the planet - demonstrates Roberts' uncanny ability to effortlessly blend sizzling, sensual storytelling and explosive suspense.

    A perfect introduction to Nora Roberts for those who haven't been fortunate enough to enjoy her wonderful novels before, or for fans of her more well-known novels such as Northern Lights, High Noon or Tribute who are looking to explore some of her lesser-known titles, we can't recommend these stories strongly enough!

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    GEOM

    George R. R. Martin Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    George R. R. Martin

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    From international bestseller George R.R. Martin, author of the hugely successful fantasy saga and gripping television series A Game of Thrones, this hand-picked set of masterful page-turners is sure to have readers gripped.

    Predating the enormously popular A Song of Ice and Fire, this assortment of 3 classic paperbacks covers every genre where this talented author has stamped his tale-telling authority: fantasy, science fiction and horror. With stories of music and magic, redneck vampires and intergalactic space trading, this must-own set of novels is essential reading for any fan of George R.R. Martin, the world's bestselling and multi-award-winning fiction writer.
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    AURT

    Locomotive Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

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    From the train that broke the world speed record to one of the most famous locomotives on the planet and those steam engines that are still considered the finest ever seen in Britain, this three-book set will satisfy any train enthusiast!

    Written with passion and insight by Andrew Roden, Flying Scotsman tells the story of a beautiful train that has lived a highly exciting - and varied - career on rail tracks around the world. Interviews from those who have been involved with the Scotsman over the years add a personal touch, as the book asks about the enduring appeal of this magnificent machine. Also written by Roden is The Duchesses, an examination of the fantastic engines that are widely regarded amongst Britain's finest engineering achievements.

    Written by Don Hale, How the Blue Streak Broke the World Speed Record describes how a steam locomotive reached a top speed of 126mph on the East Coast main line over 70 years ago.

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    MBIL

    Mark Billingham Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Mark Billingham

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    Mark Billingham has been one of our biggest selling crime writers in recent years and it's easy to see why - he writes gruesome and gripping thrillers packed with twists, turns and a fantastic anti-hero in DI Tom Thorne.

    Death Message, the seventh book in the series, finds Thorne receiving sick messages of murder victims on his phone - could he be next? Thorne quickly tracks down the man responsible for the messages, but the nightmare continues... He comes across a psychopath who is able to manipulate others, even though he's behind bars. Bloodline finds Thorne on the trail of a killer targeting the children of famed serial killer Raymond Garvey's victims, and From the Dead has Thorne facing up to his most shocking case yet, where nothing is quite as it seems...

    Please note, this collection contains books 7, 8 and 9 in the DI Tom Thorne series.

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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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    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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    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.
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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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    PRON

    Pronto! (Hardback)

    Gino D'Acampo

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    Designed especially for the busy modern cook, Book People friend Gino D'Acampo solves all your dinner dilemmas with the 130 delicious and quick dishes featured in Pronto! Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes. Using easy-to-find ingredients, the book's chapters focus on Soups and Small Plates, Chicken, Meat, Fish and Seafood, Pasta, Vegetables and Desserts, meaning there is something for every kind of taste - and all dishes can be prepared in just 20 minutes! Gino also offers handy hints to help you with quicker cooking, including how you should organise your workspace, the must-have equipment for your kitchen and those essential store cupboard ingredients.
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    Help Your Kids with Maths (Hardback)

    Carol Vorderman

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    Help Your Kids with Maths presents a simple, visual approach to helping your child (and adults too!) understand maths - from go-to expert and Countdown supremo Carol Vorderman.

    Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions - and covering everything from basic numeracy to more challenging subjects like statistics and algebra - the whole family can learn to approach even the most complex maths problems with confidence.

    Including a glossary of key maths terms and symbols, Help Your Kids with Maths is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and desperate child who want to understand maths and put it into practice. A sure-fire way to reduce the stress of studying maths and help your child with their homework, this is perfect family reference guide to maths for all ages.
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    ORIF

    Origami Farm (Paperback)

    Mari Ono

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    Part of the bestselling origami book-and-paper packs from CICO, Origami Farm is a fun collection of farmyard origami projects, brilliant for children or adults alike. With simple step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and design skill ratings so you can progress at your own pace, this book is great for learning an inexpensive hobby and includes 50 sheets of specifically designed origami paper so you can get started straight away.

    Make your own rabbit, chicken, lamb, duck, farm house and more with this amazing and helpful paperback with flaps. It is sure to help you enjoy some creative time with friends and family.
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    TDOG

    Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog (Paperback)

    Sophie Collins

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    Put the joy back into your pet's playtime with Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog. Written by Why Does My Dog Do That? author Sophie Collins, the book will help you combine play with trick-training and provide both you and the pooch with plenty of fun while doing so.

    All the tricks are completely safe and easy to teach, meaning no matter what the breed, age or temperament of your dog, there's something in here for them to enjoy. With easy-to-follow instructions, this is a must-have book for any dog lover!
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    CECF

    Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Incorporate a number of beautiful floral motifs and decorations into your crochet projects with the help of Nicki Trench's Cute and Easy Crochet with Flowers.

    With step-by-step instructions, 35 projects are featured in the book and all are presented in a pastel colour palette that is complemented by crocheted flowers. Starting with Simple Stitches like easy purses, pin cushions and brooches, the projects evolve so you will soon be mastering how to make everything from Cushions & Throws to Kitchen Essentials and Snug & Cosy Accessories.

    A Crochet Know-how section reveals all the stitches that are required to make the projects featured too!
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    DWWT

    Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff - The Quotable Doctor Who (Hardback)

    Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

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    While transcending across time and space, the Doctor has always had a quote, quip or speech to hand, no matter how much danger he has found himself in...

    From Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, the writers of the bestselling Who-Ology, this book has famous Doctor Who quotes that cover the best of the Doctor's 'timey-wimey' knowledge all in one place. Covering themes of home, work, travel and technology, the book looks back over the past 50 years of Doctor Who to bring some of Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, William Hartnell and the other Doctors' most memorable lines to the page.

    A gift that is sure to delight any Whovian or casual fan of the hit BBC series.
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    Cool Layer Cakes (Paperback)

    Ceri Olofson

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    With the help of cake expert Ceri Olofson, you will soon be baking and decorating 50 Cool Layer Cakes!

    The biggest trend in baking right now, layer cakes are mutiple layers of different, delicious cakes held together by creamy buttercream - providing a taste infusion that is sure to delight anyone with a sweet tooth.

    Among the highlights in the book are Rainbow Surprise, Ombre Piped Italian Buttercream Cake and Cubist Cool Cake. Fully illustrated and with step-by-step instructions, this is a baking book packed with fun projects that will allow you to develop your own style and make layer cakes that look just as good as they taste!
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    Help Your Kids with Maths (Paperback)

    Carol Vorderman

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    Help Your Kids With Maths, by Carol Vorderman, is a simple, easy-to-follow maths encyclopedia that covers everything you need to know, from long division to trigonometry. This guide uses diagrams and step-by-step instructions to teach maths skills from basic numeracy up to more complicated problems, such as algebra and statistics. Helpful for children from 7+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals (Paperback)

    Thomas Pavitte

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    So, do you still think that dot-to-dot is just for children? We think this book may change your opinion! The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals is full of mind-bending puzzles of creatures of the animal kingdom that any person with a steady hand (or a ruler) will love.

    Proven to improve cognitive development in both children and adults, the unique book - with each puzzle consisting of 1000 dots - features 20 amazingly satisfying depictions of incredible animals that will keep you guessing from the very first dot to the last.

    A massive book, both in size and in scope, it's perfect for passing the time or simply testing your skill and patience with puzzles, and the brilliant beasts are not only fun to line draw, but are also cool enough to put up on the wall!
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    NUTA

    Nutella Cookbook (Hardback)

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    With macaroons, cheesecakes, creme brulee and swiss rolls all included amongst many other delicious recipes, Nutella: The 30 Best Recipes will show you how to create everything from little treats to melt-in-the-mouth snacks and traditional desserts, all with the added touch of the delicious chocolate spread.

    With delightfully surprising recipes featured alongside firm family favourites, each one is accompanied by a full-page photo and are perfect for both entertaining and enjoying at home. A great gift for anyone who loves Nutella!
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    HYHE

    Half Yard Heaven (Paperback)

    Debbie Shore

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    Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven: Easy Sewing Projects Using Left-Over Pieces of Fabric will show you how to use up all the scraps and oddments that are inevitably left over from previous projects or sold cheaply at fabric stores!

    Armed with just a sewing machine and basic kit, you could be making gorgeous projects in no time at all. Among the 26 projects are aprons, bags, padded coat hangers and wash bags. With basic techniques explained in a clear and concise manner, the book also features inspiring photography.