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  • VLGS
    Clive Aslet
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    Clive Aslet offers a personal and celebratory journey through the Villages of Britain in this fascinating and extensive book!

    Showing huge knowledge about Britain's 500 villages, Aslet reveals a number of little-known facts as he works his way through them all. Revealing how they all shaped the nation as it is now - from the Befordshire works that a century ago manufactured half a billion bricks a year, to the Pembrokeshire fishing hamlet that inspired Dylan Thomas.

    A bumper book packed full of intrigue and detail, this is a great gift for both residents and those who like to travel through the nation's rural villages.
  • HYKM
    Carol Vorderman
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    Carol Vorderman can help your child understand music with this step-by-step visual guide...

    Focusing on music theory and fully up to date with the UK National Curriculum, the book helps to demystify the sometimes tricky subject of music and covers everything from semitones and note values to harmony and music appreciation.

    Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams throughout, the Help Your Kids with Music will help children approach even the most complex musical theory with utmost confidence. There's also a glossary with all those tricky terms and symbols to help with the learning.
  • WDYT
    Dan Waddell
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    Accompanying the popular BBC series of the same name, Who Do You Think You Are? The Genealogy Handbook is a concise guide to tracing your family tree.

    Since the show started in 2004, the ways of accessing sources and information about family trees have multiplied and changed almost beyond recognition. This pocket-sized handbook finds the WDYTYA? team sharing their experience and expertise when it comes to tracing a family's history.

    With nods to the celebrity stories that have featured in the programme and hints, tips and practical step-by-steps, this book is sure to help you bring your family history to life. Ideal for fans of the show and amateur sleuths who are looking to discover their family's startling secrets.
  • CGTL
    Simon Leyland
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    Published in beautiful hardback which harks back to the turn of the 20th century, A Curious Guide to London by City trader turned historian Simon Leyland is a wildly entertaining and captivatingly comic account of our nation's capital's secrets and colourful history.

    Brimming with tales of its forgotten and little-known past, the book unearths London's strangest traditions, eccentric inhabitants and more, providing a hilarious and wildly entertaining commentary of this vibrant city.

    The perfect gift for day-trippers, London enthusiasts and armchair historians who call London home, this hugely entertaining and alternative guidebook presents the City of London in a whole new light.
  • CHNL
    Tom Fort
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    Tom Fort took us on a road trip past Stonehenge in his bestseller The A303: Highway to the Sun and now he's taking us all to sea with this charming ode to the English channel - Channel Shore: From the White Cliffs to Lands' End.

    A Radio 4 Book of the Week, this book brings the history of the famous 350-mile coastline to life, covering all its quirks, nooks and crannies. From seaside trips to Brighton to Bournemouth and Eurostar and Ferry trips to France, the book looks at all that makes this so special and presents a case for why the busiest waterway in the world helps to define the term 'Englishness' as an island people.

    While there are stories of smugglers and shipwrecks, the fascinating book also looks at why the English seaside is just so special. We can't recommend this book enough!
  • AAAT
    AA
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    Get where you need to go with the help of the AA's Road Atlas Britain 2016! With clear mapping at a scale of 3 miles to 1 inch, the paperback atlas will help you plan journeys throughout the nation.

    A great accompaniment to your satnav - and perfect for getting you back on track after it takes you on a wrong turn! - this latest AA atlas pinpoints the nation's speed camera locations as well as where National Trust, English and World Heritage sites are located.

    With 104 city, town and port plans, the comprehensive 31,500 entry index has all the top tourist sites, motorway service stations and airports listed.
  • UNTR
    Ella Frances Sanders
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    Lost in Translation is a completely gorgeous gift book that provides beautiful and clever illustrations for 50 words from around the world that happen to be untranslatable.

    From the Japanese word for the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees to the Swedish term for anticipation before a trip away, they're all brought to life in style through beautiful ink illustrations.

    Perfect for any logophile and full of surprises, this keepsake hardback book from Ella Frances Sanders proves that sometimes a picture can sum up a thousand words - or at least the few that are needed to provide a definition!
  • RSOG
    Joseph Piercy
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    Renowned for being one of the most over-complicated languages of the modern world, once you break down the English language to the vital 25 rules it becomes so much easier to digest.

    Known for its complexity, our grammar can confuse but this book outlines the rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English and in doing so, author Joseph Piercy highlights the most common misuses - or plain errors - in the English language.

    Defining the rules themselves and then decoding them so that the reader understands each rule and how it has been used and developed over time, The 25 Rules of Grammar will set us all on the right path to speaking and writing in good, plain English.
  • HEBR
    Peter May
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    With stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, the landscape of the Outer Hebrides has become a definitive character in Peter May's bestselling Lewis trilogy and this book finds the author setting off on a journey through this absorbing setting.

    Throughout the book, May describes the bewitching and treacherous island life and reveals all about his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay.

    The hardback book also features extracts from his trilogy to complement the beautiful photography and gives some background to the creation of the author's characters and the world he created.
  • BDBK
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    If you suffer from back pain, or know anyone who suffers from this painful symptom, then The BMA Bad Back Book may be able to help.

    Showing how you can take charge of back pain and providing advice for exercises to strengthen your back and improve the posture, the book covers all aspects of back care. There are clear and simple diagrams that show the anatomy of backs and necks, as well as specialised sections that deal with back pain in specific scenarios such as home, work, driving and gardening.

    The highly informative book also provides advice on where you can seek help for a bad back and how you can get the best results from rehabilitation.
  • BRFA
    Times Atlases
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    An awe-inspiring coffee table book that stretches over 90 years, Britain from Above: A View of Britain from the Past to Present provides a simply stunning collection of aerial photography that captures the beauty of the British Isles.

    From rural Britain to the 2012 Olympics and beyond, this highly visual book shows how aerial photography has evolved with the times - today's pictures are in high resolution; quite a contrast to the grainy images of yesteryear! As well as offering an insight into the evolution of the nation, the book also provides a history of aerial photography - meaning you can see just how much techniques have changed since photographers leant out of the first hot air balloons at the turn of the century.

    Among the 100 subjects featured in this incredible book are natural wonders like Snowdon and the Needles, contemporary settings like the Shard and historic monuments including Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge. A wonderful book for anyone who loves the UK, has an interest in photography or just anyone really!
  • QIFS
    John Mitchinson
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    With its painstakingly researched facts, Stephen Fry's brilliant role as quizmaster and its intelligent and inquisitive nature, QI has been a BBC highlight for over 10 years now and is more popular than ever.

    Compiled by John Lloyd, QI's producer, and John Mitchinson, the show's head of research, 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop follows the bestselling 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off and reveals even more enthralling truths that are likely to inspire, enthrall and amuse.

    Did you know pigs suffer from anorexia? Or that it is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit? How about the names of Lord Kitchener's four spaniels? You can find out all this and more in this brilliantly entertaining book.
  • ICRA
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    Explore Ireland through the accurate mapping included in this Comprehensive Road Atlas from Collins.

    Ideal for both business and pleasure, the map has a scale of 9 miles to 1 inch, while main maps are 3.2 miles to 1 inch, making them ideal for navigation. There is also information on where you will encounter Speed Enforcement Zones, toll roads and tourist features.

    As well as Blue Flag and Green Coast beaches, the atlas also includes fully indexed town and city centre plans for the most popular destinations in Ireland.
  • UMBE
    Chris Anderson
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    Everything you know about football is wrong, or so say social scientist and football analytics pioneer Chris Anderson and strategy analyst David Sally.

    In The Numbers Game, the duo talk about how maybe instead of 4-4-2, the big number 9 and 3 points for a win, football teams should be focusing on 2.66, 53.4, 50/50 and 0>1 - the numbers that really make a difference.

    Revealing how every shred of knowledge we can gather helps us love football and understand it even more, the book reveals why stopping a goal is more valuable than scoring and improving your worst player is better than buying a superstar.

    Sure to appeal to fans of Freakonomics and Moneyball, after reading this book, you'll never play or watch a game of football in the same way again!
  • COSM
    Mark Thompson
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    Mark Thompson, the presenter of BBC One's Stargazing Live, provides a comprehensive guide to the night sky for stargazers and amateur astronomers alike in A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos. Over the course of twelve chapters, this book will take you on a spectacular journey through space as you learn all about astronomy and the mysteries of the sky. From the origins of the Universe to the techniques used to explore space, this is a captivating book. It also includes a series of monthly sky guides that focus on the astronomical highlights visible at each given time of year, with handy charts to show you exactly what to look for.
  • DTAX
    David Genders
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    Containing everything you need to know about completing a Self-Assessment tax return, the Daily Telegraph's Tax Guide 2015 is the book for you if you are self-employed, part-time, retired or unemployed and finding sorting your tax a minefield!

    The invaluable book includes full details of the new High Income Child Benefit tax charge; section-by-section worked illustrations; recent key changes; and advice on when and how you should file your return and pay your tax by.

    With practical advice, timetables and examples that will help simplify this tricky procedure, this is a must-need resource for any taxpayer.
  • TSHA
    (1)
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    Packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes, The Shakespeare Book is an innovative and accessible guide to the complete works of The Bard.

    Covering every play, poem and sonnet, including lost and lesser-known works, the book is packed with stunning and hilarious illustrations that bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life.

    Whether you're a student, a scholar, a keen theatre goer or just keen to discover more about the world's most phenomenal writing talent, this authoritative yet easy-to-understand summary of Shakespeare's complete works is a must.
  • OEAN
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    Fully revised and updated to include stunning new images and the latest developments in oceanographic knowledge, Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide is an incredible visual journey through Earth's seas and oceans.

    Exploring every aspect of the marine environment, the book is packed cover to cover with stunning photographs, highly detailed illustrations and diagrams, and hundreds of profiles of living sea creatures, key marine environments, maritime tragedies and much, much more...

    With an introduction from famed oceanographer and documentary filmmaker Fabien Cousteau and a wealth of facts on everything from tsunamis to sharks, Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide is an ideal reference book for those who want to know everything about our underwater world.
  • AOTW
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    Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, watercolour images and maps, The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World is a must-have reference book for any child with an interest in all kinds of creatures, whether they're big or small.

    An authoritative guide, the book explains anatomy, reproduction, ecology, migration, habitats and survival skills while also providing facts like where the name 'organ-utan' comes from and what saltwater crocodiles eat.

    Among some of the animals you'll find in the book are frogs, toads, turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes, cats and small carnivores.
  • ISES
    Michael Price
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    This popular guide, now in its fifth edition, has been updated to cover the latest developments that you'll encounter when using the internet.

    Specially written for older internet users, the plain, jargon-free English, easy-to-follow explanations and fully-illustrated pages make mastering the World Wide Web simple, straightforward and ultimately enjoyable.

    Featuring information on how to get started, browsing, cookies, password and security set-ups, spam and viruses, banking, shopping, detecting fraud and upgrades, the easy steps emphasise tasks that users want to carry out, rather then technology and equipment use. Covering Internet Explorer, Chrome and Windows 8, this up-to-date guide is a must-have for readers who want to get to grips with internet use quickly.
  • TYYA
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    Find out all about your Yorkshire ancestors - where they were born, who they married and how they died - with the help of Rachel Bellerby's Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians.

    With this informative book, you'll also be able to find out how your ancestors lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Introducing readers to the many sources that can help you discover Yorkshire's past, the book describes the records you can find in archives and online.

    There are also contact details for many of the sources that can help you in your quest to discover your ancestors too.
  • PDTS
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    The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a variety of walks to suit all levels of ability. With truly glorious sights, this book will introduce you to some of the walks that start at various train stations.

    Written by Peter Naldrett, gorges, woodland, moors, farmland, rivers, glacial valleys and awe-inspiring hills are all included among the 20 walks and the book is perfect for both locals and visitors to this beautiful and famous area.
  • WIES
    Nick Vandome
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    Windows 8 was a revolutionary update from Microsoft to the ever popular Windows operating system, giving PC users a new interface, improved navigation and synchronisation with mobile devices. With any update of this magnitude there will always be a learning curve, but Windows 8.1 in Easy Steps allows readers the chance to migrate over to the new operating system with the fear of being left stranded with a system they don't understand.

    Starting with basics such as accessing items, personalising your screen and using additional controls that are available from the sides of the screen; and new features including the new Start button, desktop, apps and SkyDrive; the fully illustrated book is written in plain English, making it easy to follow whilst getting comfortable with this exciting new operating system.
  • IIES
    Drew Provan
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    If apps make you awkward and contacts confuse you, this laymen's guide to the iPhone can help! Fully illustrated and easy to follow, the book will show you how to get to grips with all the iPhone's features.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you set your iPhone up to suit your needs and keep it safe, utilise your iPhone like a computer so that you can email, browse the web and stay organised and show you how to buy and store various apps. An A to Z guide that will help you make the most of your iPhone.