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One of the nation's most popular and influential chefs, Jamie Oliver follows up the success of his 15-Minute and 30-Minute Meals cookbooks with Save with Jamie, an accompanying cookbook to his latest Channel 4 television series. Fully aware that many of his fans are coming under increasing financial pressure, the hardback cookbook provides a selection of tasty and nutritious recipes for food that, while bought on a budget, remains big on flavour. Drawing on all his cooking skills, Jamie shows you how to buy economically and efficiently and also how to make the most out of all your ingredients, saving time and preventing excess food waste.
The Gentleman's Emporium Card Games Gift Set is the perfect gift for anyone interested in card games. From the straightforward to the complex, this well-presented set not only comes with two decks of playing cards and five dice in a tidy silver tin, but also a handy full-colour Card Games book that features the very best games to play and tips to follow. Including games for one player and for two or more, the booklet has sections on Clock Patience, Beggar Your Neighbour and Cheat!, as well as lesser-known games like Honest John and Racing Demon. With key advice about shuffling, cutting, the all-important rules and gambling, this impressive little set is suitable for all interests and abilities when it comes to card-playing.
Vintage 007 Collection - 14 Books (collection)
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 stories 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.
Don't panic! Pack your dressing gown and towel and prepare to find out about Life, the Universe and Everything with this 8-book collection celebrating the work of the much-loved and much-missed Douglas Adams. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a classic novel that finds everyman Arthur Dent's house being demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. A trilogy of five, all the books about Arthur's unlikely adventures are featured here, while the collection also includes The Salmon of Doubt, a distinctive and inimitable collection of Adams' writing that reveal the warmth, enthusiasm and intelligence behind this talented comic writer, as well as eleven chapters of an unfinished Dirk Gently novel. The collection also includes Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
A very popular chef in households across the country, Nigel Slater presents a selection of quick and tasty dishes in Real Fast Food. All the meals can be prepared in 30 minutes or under, making this the perfect cookbook for those who'd rather spend more time eating than cooking. Among the 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes, you will find ideas for everything from simple snacks to dinner-party desserts.
The Top Gear A - Z Of Britain (Hardback)
Fans of the ever-popular Top Gear presenters will be thoroughly entertained with this hilarious guide to the Fourth Best Country in the World - Britain! Think of Britain and what springs to mind? Tea, rain, The Queen, Sir Bradley Wiggins, a little more tea... But times are changing and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to offer some words of wisdom which examine every single part of Britishness. A canny mix of charm, tact and wit, the Top Gear crew take you on a whirlwind tour of these fair isles exploring caravans, vicars, motorways, pubs, tea, tea and more tea, and mundane conversations about the weather... This is Britain to its full extent and in all its glory. Hilarious and accessible, this is a great gift that will provide much laughter and discussion.
Just ahead of the winter release of the second big screen installment of Peter Jackson's blockbuster interpretation of The Hobbit, starring Martin Freeman, there's never been a better time to immerse yourself in Middle-earth with J. R. R. Tolkien's stunning boxed set of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Magnificently told and beautifully presented in a slipcase, this collection of classics will be treasured by readers both young and old. Discover Tolkien's remarkable world of fantasy and adventure and follow Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - starting with Bilbo's first fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the epic scene at Mount Doom and the aftermath. A definitive paperback collection of the four masterpieces for every bookshelf.
'I lay helpless on the shed floor, my hands tied and my mouth covered with tape. I never could get the hang of wrapping presents.' As multi-millionaire Colin Grey waterproofs his shed, he's entirely satisfied with himself and life in general. He's escaped the dark and forbidden world of pleasure and pain his ex-wife adored so much, but then he wakes up bound and gagged. Just who could be responsible? Colin finds himself wrestling with inner demons, several women and fungal root rot... The sequel to the bestselling parody Fifty Sheds of Grey, Fifty Sheds Damper is just as hilarious and will have you laughing your way through from first page to last, whether you're a Fifty Shades of Grey fan or not!
This laugh-out-loud collection of facts and anecdotes of how Britain has gone completely bonkers in its quest for health-and-safety perfection will provide plenty of giggles amongst friends and family this Christmas time. From cardboard egg boxes deemed too dangerous to have in the classroom (not to mention loo roll), and the pear tree that was forcibly removed from a country lane due to the threat it posed, to the horse chestnut tree stripped of its fruits after the fear that avid searchers may find the perfect sixer for conker games and subsequent blameable damages... The ridiculous findings in here are endless, some unbelievable, and all brilliantly amusing. A great little hardback perfect for popping in a friend's stocking this year.
The perfect gift for Morecambe and Wise fans young and old - this book is one to cherish and will provide plenty of laughs well into 2014 and beyond! Illustrated throughout and featuring a new introduction from Eddie Braben, often called the third member of Morecambe and Wise, as he was the quiet genius behind many of their most famous sketches and best-loved jokes, this book is entertaining throughout. Here, collected for the first time together, is a celebration of the finest work the three comedy greats ever penned together and performed, including previously never-before-seen material too. A wonderful celebration of the national treasures that were Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Eddie Braben.
Following in the ever-popular vein of Stieg Larsson, this great value six-book collection from the international bestselling author Jo Nesbo 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.
Immaculately researched and superbly told, Philippa Gregory's expertise and elegance for writing stunning historical fiction is beautifully showcased in this four-book collection of The Cousins' War novels. As portrayed in the BBC's primetime series, the bestseller The White Queen lays the scene for Gregory's rich and dramatic series set during the War of the Roses and gives an unforgettable voice to the extraordinary woman that was Elizabeth Woodville. Featuring The Red Queen, The Lady of the Rivers and The Kingmaker's Daughter too, this collection is brimming with tragedy, power, romance, and courage with truly inspirational females at its heart. The ideal collection that fans new to the world of Philippa Gregory can absolutely indulge in.
With no recollection of who he is and very few clues to his real identity, amnesiac Jason Bourne is running for his life. All he knows is he's the target of assassins and no one is willing to help, except the one woman who once wanted to escape him... Including Robert Ludlum's bestselling original trilogy that inspired the hit films starring Matt Damon and Eric Van Lustbader's continuation of the gripping series (including The Bourne Legacy), this 10-book collection represents amazing value for money and will keep you guessing throughout!
With recipes that are quick and easy, and most importantly, taste delicious, Gordon Ramsay reveals how to create amazing home-cooked food in Ultimate Home Cooking. The hardback cookbook contains over 120 of Gordon's carefully selected recipes, and every one is infused with his expertise and skill gleaned from working in professional kitchens for a number of years. Celebrating the pleasure of cooking, the chapters will take you from weekday breakfasts through to Saturday night dinners and provide you with inspirational, sumptuous dishes for every day, no matter how busy you are.
The Book People has taken great pride in providing our customers with a selection of tantalising summer reading collections over the years and now we're delighted to offer you a selection of contemporary reads to curl up with over the cold winter nights ahead. 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!
A thrilling and informative look back at the history of Test cricket's greatest contest The Ashes, this book examines the fierce rivalry between England and Australia - one that has gone down in sporting folklore as completely legendary. Written in a fast-paced and distinctive style by Simon Hughes, Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History of the Ashes in 10 Matches is a must-have book for sports fans and is full of detailed analysis and technical insights into some of the series' most memorable moments. With Ashes fever hotting up as Australia look to avenge their recent defeats to the English team, this book evocatively brings back memories of the issues, controversies, heroes and villains from the history of this keenly tested tournament.
Using Si and Dave's delicious low-calorie recipes and by following their sound advice, you can do exactly what they've done - lose weight and keep it off too! The Hairy Bikers, now also known as The Hairy Dieters, have been entertaining and feeding Britain with their tasty recipes, lovable humour and infectious enthusiasm for years now, and this latest book of healthy, easy-to-make diet-friendly recipes is set to be another bestseller. Featuring 80 scrumptious, family-favourite dishes you can eat guilt-free, these inspirational meals make cooking the low-cal way fun and eating your creations even more enjoyable. Here's to eating well. The Hairy Dieters: Eat for Life is the first book to be part of our exciting Books Count scheme, an exclusive fund set up by the Book People to get the whole of the UK reading. A percentage of the sale from this book will be donated to literacy charities around the country. To find out more about Books Count and support this great cause click here.
Featuring this year's winning novel, Eleanor Catton's stunning The Luminaries, alongside the five other unputdownable shortlisted titles, this magnificent collection gives you the chance to become the judge and choose your very own winner for 2013's Man Booker Prize. Will you pick The Lowland, a sprawling epic about two brothers tied together by tragedy or the poignancy of The Testament of Mary? A Tale for the Time Being is simply magical, while We Need New Names captures the essence of Zimbabwe. How about Harvest, a hypnotic and haunting portrait of a lost world, or will you agree that the simple breathtaking majesty of The Luminaries was deserved of this prestigious title? All six novels are beautiful hardbacks sure to live with you long in the memory, and together they provide an exemplary celebration of the most notable fiction from the past year.
Following the hugely successful How to Bake, Paul Hollywood is back with a recipe book dedicated to bread making. Accompanying his primetime BBC television series, this stunning hardback features six chapters, each with five bread recipes and then further spin-off recipe ideas where Paul uses each different bread as the basis for a fantastic meal. The days of baking a beautiful loaf and then leaving it to go stale are over! From transforming the basic white bloomer into a picnic delight and using white chocolate and raspberry bread for an unbeatable summer pudding, to creating stilton and bacon rolls with a delicious celery soup and baking fluffy crumpets - the base for eggs Benedict, everything in this baking book is achievable and utterly delicious. With the expert guidance in Paul Hollywood's Bread, anyone can be a star baker!
Granny Square Crochet (Hardback)
Taking the traditional Granny Square, crocheting expert Catherine Hirst shows you how you can make 35 contemporary and diverse designs to brighten up your home, your wardrobe and plenty of toys and garments for children. From blue-and-white mug cosies that can be made in just an hour, to more elaborate bed covers and projects perfect for accessorising gloves, scarves and bags to cot blankets, bibs, toys and hats. Follow the carefully graded skills chart to pick projects best suited to your ability and use the comprehensive yet easy-to-follow technique explanations to master the basics too. Granny Square Crochet is perfect for both those new to crochet and more experienced crafters simply looking for more ideas.