Adult Bestsellers

  • TOTQ
    Philippa Gregory
    • £4.99
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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 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £11.99
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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.
  • Man Booker Prize 2015 Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000021444
    • £30.00
    • RRP £101.94
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    • 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. Do you agree with the judges' decision to give the prestigious award to Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings?

    A jaunt back to the '70s and an attempted assassination of Bob Marley, the winning book is joined here by 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; 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
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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
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    • 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.
  • 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.
  • RPBL 12 years +
    12 years +
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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!
  • PHGB
    Paul Hollywood
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    • 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
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    • 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?
  • MMTW
    Millie Marotta
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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!
  • MGCT
    Lizzie Mary Cullen
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    Add a dash of colour to the world's most beautiful cities in The Magical City, a fantastic colouring book for adults!

    The swirling pen-and-ink drawings from talented illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen are just waiting to be coloured in, and with 80 to choose from - ranging from cobbled pavements to swirling skyscrapers - you'll be kept happily entertained as you travel the globe from the comfort of your own home.

    A great way to relax and brilliantly inspiring, the book also has tiny animals to spot hidden amongst the designs!
  • QRKL
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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!
  • HPPY
    David Flynn
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    A recipe book that can change your life may sound like a far-fetched proposition, but The Happy Pear by brothers David and Stephen Flynn has been a revelation to many of us at the Book People. The book is packed with delicious, simple healthy-eating recipes that will lower cholesterol and change the way you look at healthy food forever.

    Based on the simple premise of eat more veg, and filled with recipes for good food that tastes as wonderful as the book's beautiful photography makes it look, the dishes offer mind-blowing flavour, stunning colour and every texture you could ever wish to experience - enough to make you miss meat less than you might think.

    From everyday breakfasts to lunches, dinners and scrumptious - but still wholesome - cakes, this collection of meat- and dairy-free recipes will have you and the whole family smiling on the outside and, most importantly, smiling on the inside too.
  • RHPC
    Royal Horticultural Society
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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.
  • ETNG
    Amelia Freer
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    After helping Grammy award-winner Sam Smith lose weight and live a healthier life, Amelia Freer can now help you with her good-living book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

    A nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert, this book focuses on holistic health and reveals the 10 steps needed to live well, alongside over 25 enticing recipes. As well as all this, Amelia states how to detox store cupboards and restock with alternatives; reveals the dangers of hidden sugar in food that we all eat; and shows how to dump wheat from your diet.

    Among the recipes included in the book are ideas for lunch including Crunchy Crab Salad, main meals like Monkfish with a Broccoli and Ginger Mash and even Salted Caramels for a sweet treat.

    A perfect complement to the likes of Deliciously Ella and I Quit Sugar, this book will help you lose weight, look great and feel so much better!
  • Ernest Hemingway Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780099595687 - Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    • £8.99
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    • Just £1.12 per book
    An influential, Nobel Prize-winning author, we are delighted to offer a fantastic eight-book collection from Ernest Hemingway, which features the much-loved classics including The Old Man and the Sea.

    Surely one of the most popular authors of all time, the books in this collection all have gorgeous vintage-style jackets and will work either as an introduction to Hemingway's writing or as a keepsake for those already familiar.

    A mixture of fiction and non-fiction which is endlessly fascinating, you'll get the chance to read about Hemingway's real-life experiences during the war in the autobiographical A Farewell to Arms; discover Robert Jordan's extraordinary story in the Spanish Civil War-set novel For Whom the Bell Tolls; and read his extraordinary, exhaustive account of the Spanish Bullfight in Death in the Afternoon.
  • AFMG
    Andrew Paciorek
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    • RRP £9.99
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    Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!

    Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.

    A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
  • Frederick Forsyth Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780099586326 - Frederick Forsyth
    Frederick Forsyth
    • £7.99
    • RRP £95.88
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    • Just 67p per book
    Featuring unputdownable novels alongside an array of short stories, this fantastic 12-book collection features the very best work from bestselling author Frederick Forsyth, including The Day of the Jackal. Other highlights include The Odessa File, a story set in 1963 which finds a young German reporter in a life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp commander; The Fourth Protocol, a tale of espionage and international intrigue; and No Comebacks, a collection of 10 stories encompassing deception, blackmail, murder and revenge.

    Great for lovers of both short stories and gripping, suspenseful fiction, this is a must-have collection of Forsyth's writing that is fascinating, pacy and informative.
  • Patricia Highsmith Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780349008028 - Patricia Highsmith
    Patricia Highsmith
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Patricia Highsmith, the author of The Two Faces of January, Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, is widely respected for her psychological novels. This collection contains five of her intelligent and thought-provoking books.

    Edith's Diary is considered by many to be Highsmith's masterpiece and follows the life of Edith Howland as she slips out of control and loses her grip on reality; A Suspension of Mercy is an unsettling thriller looking at the darker forces that lurk beneath the surface of everyday life; and Those Who Walk Away follows a deadly game of cat and mouse that takes place on the streets of Venice.

    After receiving a fan letter from a prison inmate and becoming fascinated on the effect being trapped in a cell can do to an adult, Highsmith put these thoughts into fiction with The Glass Cell: Philip Carter spent six years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. His wife was waiting for him upon his release and he had no reason to doubt her or their friend, Sullivan. But prison can change people.

    Little Tales of Misogyny contains 17 short stories that are laced with black humour. Simply spine-chilling, they show how next-door neighbours can be sadistic psychopaths and how there's always something extraordinarily macabre in the supposedly ordinary...
  • Jenny Colgan Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780751562248 - Jenny Colgan
    Jenny Colgan
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Funny, romantic and wonderfully heart-warming, Jenny Colgan provides deliciously indulgent escapism for readers looking to indulge in stories of the sweetest nature.

    Rosie thinks leaving her busy London life to sort out her elderly Aunt Lilian's sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull in Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams. Boy, is she wrong! And Little Beach Street Bakery sees Polly recovering from a toxic relationship, moving to a sleepy little seaside resort in Cornwall, where she takes out her frustrations on her favourite hobby: making bread.

    The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris - which also comes with mouth-watering recipes inside! - tells the story of Anna, who swaps her life in northern England for Paris, where she learns the art of chocolate making from a master chocolatier.

    Praised by the likes of Sophie Kinsella, this set demonstrates Jenny's natural ability to write warm, funny, enchanting stories and this collection sees our favourites Jenny Colgan books brought together for one delicious price.
  • GIDC
    Katherine Sorrell
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    Packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want for your home, Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook: The DIY Way to Add Value to Your Home is a reference book that will show you how to fix a number of common household problems.

    From the team behind the hit TV show, the book has affordable solutions for all the common problems - from cracks in walls to creaking stairs, damp patches to draught and leaking roofs to blocked chimneys. The handy book provides step-by-step instructions on how to master the art of DIY, while also giving advice on finding the best workmen for the job if you prefer to get someone in .

    The book also focuses on the planning aspect of transforming your home with information on designing a room layout, choosing a colour and pattern and deciding on wall finishes and treatment all covered. Your house should be a home you can be proud of - and this book will help you make sure it is!
  • SPED
    Guy Martin
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    Guy Martin's autobiography was a huge bestseller with Book People customers and now we're delighted to bring you Speed - the tie-in book to his fascinating hit Channel 4 TV series.

    The ultimate book for speed freaks, it follows Isle of Man TT favourite Guy's attempts as he tries to be the fastest in a variety of vehicles. A legend of motorcycle racing and also a handy lorry mechanic, Guy faces up to four speed record challenges - pushing the boundaries of speed and his body along the way...

    Teaming up with the best British engineers and designers and using scientific research and groundbreaking technology, Guy attempts to pedal a bicycle over 100mph; build the world's fastest human-powered aircraft; hydroplane a modified motocross bike across a 2km lake; and become the fastest man on a toboggan.

    Providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how the engineering and science combine, this amazing book reveals just how and why things can go really fast. Quick, grab yourselves a copy.
  • TFKD 7 years +
    Dawn Isaac
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Dawn Isaac's 101 Things for Kids to Do Outside builds on the success of her blog Little Green Fingers and inspires children (and grown-ups) to get away from computer and TV screens and get outdoors.

    From quick 10-minute activities to full days of fun, the ideas cover all four seasons and include building a human sundial, creating an outdoor collage and setting up a wormery.

    Outdoors fun for everyone!
  • Poldark Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781509815074 - Winston Graham
    Winston Graham
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    • RRP £15.98
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    With the BBC dramatisation of Winston Graham's Poldark still fresh in the mind of millions of viewers, we are delighted to bring our customers this TV tie-in set of the beloved books.

    Ross Poldark introduces our hero. Tired from a long-fought war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his homeland but the joyful homecoming he anticipated turns sour: his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. His sympathies for the locals are strong and they lead to him saving an impoverished miner's daughter from a fairground brawl, changing the course of his life forever...

    In Demelza, the miner's daughter he saved from the fairground brawl is now his wife and the turbulent years in which they live are testing their marriage and their love for one another. Demelza is trying to adapt to the ways of the gentry bring her only heartache and headaches, despite the joy of the first child. And Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of miners with his enemy, George Warleggan.

    Period writing of the highest calibre, this two-book set is ideal for fans of the Poldark show and those yet to read the incomparable works of Winston Graham.

    This set contains books one and two in Winston Graham's Poldark series