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  • Awful Auntie (Hardback)

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    AWFU 9 years +

    Awful Auntie (Hardback)

    David Walliams

    9 years +
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    A new children's novel from David Walliams is always cause for celebration - and Awful Auntie continues his winning streak!

    Aunt Alberta is desperate to cheat Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance - the beautiful Saxby Hall. Stella sets about on making a plan with her friend Soot, the mischievous ghost of a chimney sweep, to ensure she will be able to claim what is rightfully hers...

    With hilarious Roald Dahl-style hijinks, soon-to-be classic characters and a simply heart-warming message of how friendship can appear in the most unlikely of places, Awful Auntie will delight all of Walliams' many, many fans.
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    THST 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Thomas the Tank Engine has been a favourite with children all over the world for over 65 years - and at the Book People our Thomas books and box sets have always been amongst our bestsellers!

    Coming in a beautifully designed slipcase, our latest Thomas collection contains 35 exciting books, including four new stories, based on the Thomas and Friends TV series. With favourite characters like James the Red Engine, Gordon the Blue Engine and Henry the Green Engine all featured throughout, this collection will be returned to again and again.

    Suitable for train-mad little readers aged 3 and above, the story books feature images from the popular show and will make ideal bedtime reading - a must for Thomas fans everywhere!

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    DWTR 3 years +

    The First Hippo on the Moon (Hardback)

    David Walliams

    3 years +
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    After establishing himself as an expert author of children's novels, David Walliams turned his hand to picture books for younger readers with The Slightly Annoying Elephant last year - and now he's back with the hilarious and out-of-this-world picture book The First Hippo on the Moon!

    Again accompanied by Walliams' regular collaborator Tony Ross' vibrant illustrations, the beautiful hardback follows Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III; a rich hippo who pays for a gigantic Hippo Space Centre to launch him into space; and jungle hippo Sheila; who builds a rocket from trunks, vines and dung; as they attempt to get to the moon.

    When both hippos get to the moon at the same time, arguments ensue - who will take the title of the first hippo-postranaut on the moon? Cool, crazy and with a wickedly funny streak running throughout, this is another fine book from David Walliams for children aged 3 and over.
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    FAAS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Everyone has fallen in love with Olaf the snowman since his hilarious appearance in Disney's hit musical Frozen, and now fans can fall for Olaf all over again as he stars in his very own book, Disney's Frozen: An Amazing Snowman.

    Olaf is a very special snowman for a number of reasons: he can walk, he can talk, he can dance, but what makes him extra special is his caring heart and endless imagination. And in this book, children can explore all of the things that make Olaf so wonderful.

    Featuring original illustrations of Olaf, Sven the reindeer and princesses Anna and Elsa, this brand new Disney book is just perfect for sharing with young fans of Frozen aged 3 and above before they go to bed.
  • Cirque du Freak (Paperback)

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    CQD2 9 years +

    Cirque du Freak (Paperback)

    Darren Shan

    9 years +
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    Cirque Du Freak is the first of the Saga of Darren Shan books and introduces ordinary schoolboy Darren, who visits a freakshow with his friend Steve and becomes obsessed with a giant tarantula. Darren's fascination is complicated by his friend Steve's behaviour and the pair are subsequently drawn into a ghoulish adventure from which there seems to be no escape. Cirque Du Freak is a dark and thrilling tale that will appeal to both boy and girl readers of nine and above.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2015 (Hardback)

    Alison Maloney

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    If, like us, you were glued to your screen throughout last year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing, the official annual for 2015 will have you foxtrotting across the front room.

    The glamour, glitz and glitterball are all back and this annual lets you go behind the curtain and discover the secrets of every step, spin and shimmy. From how many sequins it takes to make a Strictly outfit to a day in the life of a professional dancer, this annual brings the blitz of the ballroom into your home - just in time for the traditional Christmas Day viewing of Strictly!

    With the likes of Book People favourite Steve Backshall, Simon Webbe from Blue, Pixie Lott and Caroline Flack all wowing the judges with their moves, you can enjoy all the behind-the-scenes gossip, exclusive interviews and games and quizzes in this dazzling annual.
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    PTON 7 years +

    Paddington Fiction Collection - 13 Books (Collection)

    Michael Bond

    7 years +
    (1)
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    Michael Bond's lovable, marmalade-loving bear has a huge fan base among young readers and their parents - and with the Paddington film introducing the polite Peruvian bear to an entire new generation, there has never been a better time to relive the classic adventures of Paddington!

    Having travelled all the way from deepest, darkest Peru, Paddington is rescued by the kindly Brown family, who quickly discover that the charming little bear is a little bit of a trouble-magnet! Paddington's antics are guaranteed to get youngsters from 7+ chuckling!

    Complete with Peggy Fortnum's original Paddington illustrations, this 13-book collection is essential reading for any little one who loved the films and wants to find out where the story came from - or for adults who wish to reacquaint themselves with Paddington's original adventures.

    Slipcase not included.

  • Santa's Beard (Hardback)

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    SBEA 3 years +

    Santa's Beard (Hardback)

    Matilda Tristram, Tom Duxbury

    3 years +
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    If you know a little one who loves Father Christmas (and who doesn't?), they will absolutely adore this interactive book - which lets them take control of Santa's real (well, velcro...) beard and stick it onto a variety of funny faces throughout the pages.

    During the summer months, Santa decides his beard is just too fluffy and warm to deal with, but the Beard has something to say about that: "Don't worry, Santa. I'll just find a new face." And off he goes...

    The Beard finds a number of new faces, but none seem to quite fit or want him - certainly not the baby in the pram, the princess in her castle or the pirate at sea. Will he find the right face?

    With Nick Sharratt's distinctive and bright illustrations and gentle flowing text, Matilda Tristram and Tom Duxbury's Santa's Beard is a cracking book!
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    ANSF

    And Now The Shipping Forecast (Hardback)

    Peter Jefferson

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    Spoken every night on Radio 4, 'And now the Shipping Forecast' must surely rank among the most famous words spoken on the radio - and this book from famous presenter Peter Jefferson provides an affectionate memoir of the science and BBC programming behind the forecast.

    With plenty of anecdotes from Peter himself, the book answers the questions many people may have asked as they have listened in - from how the forecast was put together to how the shipping areas were chosen and the historical events that have happened in them, alongside details of the technology used.

    A much-loved part of the British cultural landscape for many decades, this book will appeal to those who enjoy listening to the poetic beauty of the Shipping Forecast as they drift off to sleep...
  • Disney's Frozen (Hardback)

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    DFRC 4 years +

    Disney's Frozen (Hardback)

    4 years +
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    Princesses Anna and Elsa, Kristoff and his friend Sven the reindeer, and not forgetting Olaf the snowman, have all quickly become global sensations after the phenomenal worldwide success of Disney's animated musical Frozen - and this Frozen book is sure to delight any fan who wants to take a trip to Arendelle.

    With a beautiful padded cover, the book follows the heart-warming story from the film, that took inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved fairy tale The Snow Queen. As Elsa's icy powers find her isolated from her close-knit village, she heads off to live on her own in a remote, grand ice palace, but it is up to sister Anna to convince Elsa of her value and to show just how much she means to her and her hometown...

    Lavished with beautiful original artwork based on the scenes from the hit Disney musical and all your favourite characters included, this gorgeous Frozen book is a treat for anyone who has fallen in love with the story.
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    WWON 3 years +

    Winter Wonderland Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

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    3 years +
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    The perfect gift for a young child or their parents, the Winter Wonderland Collection includes ten beautiful picture books that will warm the hearts of the whole family with their beautiful wintry themes - and they come in a gorgeous canvas bag.

    Packed with adorable characters that children will instantly warm to, despite the rather chilly settings, you and your child can enjoy everything from the Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson to Sam's Snowflake by Gillian Shields in this wonderful collection.

    All the books in this set come from a talented array of authors and illustrators and will quickly establish themselves as bedtime favourites.

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    WYWF 5 years +
    5 years +
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    The search-and-find books of a generation, Where's Wally? books have been entertaining children (and adults too!) for over 25 years and with our Book People exclusive Where's Wally? Collection, readers (or seekers) can search for Wally through the scenes of Martin Handford's first five Where's Wally? titles.

    With each book containing 12 busy, double-page scenes, this fun-filled collection makes the perfect gift for all ages - from young children who are yet to be introduced to the wonderful world of Wally, to adults who wish to revisit best-loved characters of their childhood.

    From the ski slopes to the sports stadium and outer space - and neatly packed in a handy folder so the books can be kept safe wherever you choose to take them - our Where's Wally? Collection makes for an amazing keepsake for all Where's Wally? fans!

  • Gone Girl (Hardback)

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    Gone Girl (Hardback)

    Gillian Flynn

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    Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl must surely rank as one of the most talked-about books of recent years and now the film - directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike - has wowed audiences across the world, the novel will appeal to a whole new audience... This exclusive hardback edition has a special film-inspired jacket and will look great on your bookshelf.

    A compelling mystery about the sudden disappearance of Amy Dunne on the fifth anniversary of her wedding to her husband Nick, the novel is a page-turning thriller. You'll be hooked as secrets and lies surface and subsequently unravel in the most unexpected of ways, all while Nick Dunne becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation...

    Gone Girl is a stunning psychological thriller that will have you racing through all the twists and turns to find out what happens next!
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    CAFR
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    We love discovering new authors here at the Book People and the Costa First Novel Award celebrates the best new fiction around. This four-book collection features all of 2014's shortlist in gorgeous hardback editions that will look great on your bookshelf - including Emma Healey's winner, Elizabeth is Missing.

    A story in the vein of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, Room and A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Elizabeth is Missing gives an insight into what it feels like to be an 81-year-old woman who is losing her memory. Maud is a simply incredible character - she'll make you laugh and cry in equal measure and you'll be willing her to solve mystery of the disappearance of her sister just after the war.

    As well as this Costa Award winner, the collection contains the other three books nominated for the First Novel Award. Simon Wroe's Chop Chop finds young graduate Monocle taking the only job he can find - the lowest-rung chef in a Camden pub and the crazy people he comes across in this line of work; Mary Costello's Academy Street is the heart-breaking story of young Irish woman Tess's quest for belonging in 1960s New York; and Carys Bray's A Song for Issy Bradley is a poignant and sharp observation of the outer reaches of doubt and faith.

    A simply dazzling collection of debut fiction!

  • So, Anyway... (Hardback)

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    JCLS

    So, Anyway... (Hardback)

    John Cleese

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    Known to many as Basil Fawlty and much loved for his key role in the Monty Python ensemble, John Cleese is one of Britain's favourite actors - and now he tells his life story in the revealing autobiography So, Anyway...

    A star of films including the Shrek series, Fierce Creatures and A Fish Called Wanda, this book finds John looking back on his life and revealing how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend - recalling his first ever public appearance at the age of 8, his tumultuous home life which involved moving every six months and his first ever encounter with writing partner Graham Chapman.

    As well as looking back on the success of his career-defining performances in Fawlty Towers and in Monty Python, John also gives his thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the joys of cricket and why everyone should know the dates of all the kings and queens of England.

    A hilariously funny and poignant life story from the national treasure that is the one and only John Cleese - a true giant of UK comedy.
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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!
  • Pocket Dolly Wisdom (Hardback)

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    DWIS

    Pocket Dolly Wisdom (Hardback)

    Hardie Grant Books

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    "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours."

    "I think everyone should be with who they love."

    "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap."

    The Queen of Country for almost 50 years, Dolly Parton has not only delighted her legions of fans with hit songs like Jolene, 9 to 5 and I Will Always Love You, but also with her playful and inspiring attitude to life - and Pocket Dolly Wisdom contains all her most fabulous quotes!

    Pocket-sized, this is ideal for any Dolly Parton fan, especially those who have dreamed of visiting Dollywood and for anyone who enjoyed her debut performance at Glastonbury Festival this year. Through a series of quotes, this book finds the 'Dolly Lama' giving her thoughts on everything from glamour to men and wigs to her womanly assets!
  • Life Story (Hardback)

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    LIST

    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    From an animal's first steps to growing up; finding a home; discovering power; developing a courtship and finally settling into parenthood, Life Story is the latest BBC nature documentary series from David Attenborough and it is truly spectacular.

    This beautiful hardback book is packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the programme and manages to capture some of life's most tender, exciting and dramatic moments, while also giving in-depth information on how animals learn and evolve through life.

    Whether you want to pore over the amazing photography or learn how sharks can help albatross chicks fly and why some chimps make spears, this book reveals all. A great gift for anyone who loves nature or enjoys the show, the book is endlessly fascinating and a startling insight into life inside the animal kingdom.
  • A Man Called Ove (Hardback)

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    AMCO

    A Man Called Ove (Hardback)

    Fredrik Backman

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    Delightfully warm and funny, Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove is one of the biggest word-of-mouth books of 2014 and is sure to delight fans of Harold Fry and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared.

    You'd think Ove to be the grumpiest man you've ever met. Surrounded by idiots who can't reverse a trailer properly, code-speaking shop assistants and vicious perpetrators of the coup that saw him ousted as Chairman of the Residents' Association, Ove truly is the neighbour from hell - and his poor unsuspecting neighbours regularly fall foul of his overbearing nature and insistence for following rules. But there's more to Ove than meets the eye...

    Written in charmingly lyrical prose, each of the short chapters stands alone as a beautifully crafted short story and as readers delve further into the book, they will begin to understand that Ove is much more than the grumpy-old-man facade that he portrays. A positively uplifting debut!
  • Leaving Time (Hardback)

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    Leaving Time (Hardback)

    Jodi Picoult

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    A popular author of intelligent and contemporary fiction that discusses the power of love, Jodi Picoult is a favourite with many of our customers and new novel Leaving Time will be another fine addition to the bookshelf of any fan of romantic fiction.

    Jenna Metcalf was with her mother on the night she disappeared in mysterious circumstances but can remember nothing. That was over ten years ago, but Jenna still rereads her mother's journals in the hope of finding some answers. Eventually, she decides enough is enough and hires a private detective - and a psychic...

    Jenna knows her mother loves her and that she would never have left her - and she won't rest until she finds out what happened. Could it have something to do with her scientific research into elephants?

    A gripping, compelling and emotional mystery about one young girl's quest for the truth.
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    WISA

    Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 (Hardback)

    Lawrence Booth

    (1)
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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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    LSET 5 years +

    Loom Magic Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    John McCann & Becky Thomas

    5 years +
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    Loom bands have taken playgrounds (and a few workplaces!) all over the world by storm and this three-book collection will show you how to make a huge selection of projects - some of them that have never been seen before!

    Loom Magic! has rubber band loom projects for every type of loomer - from those just starting out to the most experienced. With step-by-step instructions and photos to guide you along the way, you'll soon be looming everything from bracelets to key rings and ornaments. Loom Magic! Charms will help children who love looming to make some exciting charms that range from swords to superheroes and sunflowers.

    Those expert loomers (yet, still suitable for beginners) will love creating the designs featured in Loom Magic! Xtreme - these fun projects include twisty headbands, a pirate's eye patch and glow-in-the-dark stars.

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    LMBS 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Loom bands are still everywhere you look - from the playground to the office! This two-book set will help you make even more charms, projects and accessories from those colourful rubber bands.

    Loom Bands! Charms gives loomers the chance to make strawberries, bananas, pandas, kittens and moustaches and also has 12 fun charm loom band projects that can be made using a hook and a loom, while Loom Bands! shows how using either a rainbow loom with a hook or even a fork or two pencils, you can create everything from bracelets to key chains, pendants to earrings, as well as cool wristbands.

    With step-by-step instructions and handy photography featured throughout, this great-value two-book set is ideal for anyone who loves to loom!

  • Loom Band It (Paperback)

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    LBDI 7 years +

    Loom Band It (Paperback)

    Kat Roberts

    7 years +
    (2)
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    Everyone has gone loom band mad!

    It's a playground craze that has taken the entire world by storm - a simple and inexpensive craft that children and grown-ups can both enjoy. Using a small and inexpensive plastic loom or by tying rubber bands by hand, you can create an exciting range of loom band bracelets, accessories and gifts - and Loom Band It is packed with 60 original projects that use all the colours of the rainbow!

    Quick and easy, with the instructions featured in this book you will soon become an accomplished loomineer - making handbag straps, cool sandals and mobile phone sleeves that can impress all your friends and family!