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    DTTG

    Daily Telegraph Tax Guide 2014 (Paperback)

    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 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.
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    AMBH
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    From the death of Queen Victoria through to post-Blair Britain, ex-BBC political editor, journalist and documentary film-maker Andrew Marr takes a look at the thrilling lives and the political and economic stories of modern Britain's history in our exclusive Andrew Marr British History Set.

    Including his critically acclaimed The Making of Modern Britain and A History of Modern Britain (both of which are Sunday Times bestsellers), the Andrew Marr Show host - with his enviable ability to unravel complex issues in accessible terms - paints a vivid and thought-provoking picture of modern Britain in the colourful and outspoken manner for which he is so well known.

    Highly engaging, approachable and written in a format that is both lively and light enough to dip in and out of, Marr looks beyond the headlines to provide a crisp analysis of how the modern history of Britain has shaped our nation's present.

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    MSOB

    My Scotland, Our Britain (Hardback)

    Gordon Brown

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    Presented in this highly personal account, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown lays bare his family's ancestry over 300 years of the Union and explains how it has shaped his life.

    Charting what it was like growing up in Scotland in the 1950s and 1960s, and explaining the influence of religion, education and Scotland's unique industrial structure on the shaping of his - and Scotland's - identity, he sets out the dramatic economic, social and cultural changes of the past 50 years and the vastly different prospects his children will face with or without Scottish independence.

    With the referendum on Scottish independence being a hot topic for debate recently, Brown argues that Scotland will prosper with a strong Scottish Parliament that is part of the UK. Agree or disagree, My Scotland, Our Britain is an enlightening, eye-opening and honest account of how a nation's history has shaped one man's present and how our choices can shape the future of the next generation.
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    CFTW
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    Full of up-to-date information on over 300 national, regional and provincial flags, Complete Flags of the World is an essential, instant-reference pocket guide to the flags from around the globe from the experts at DK.

    Telling the story behind each flag, going as far as to explain the meanings of the differing colours, symbols and insignia, the book - with its topically woven cover - provides readers with everything they need to know about the history of flags, from Armenia to Zimbabwe. A perfect pub quiz partner.
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    ARAB
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    Get where you need to go with the help of the AA's Road Atlas Britain 2015! With clear mapping at a scale of 3.2 miles to 1 inch, the 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! - the 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.
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    HPUP

    The Happy Puppy Handbook (Paperback)

    Pippa Mattinson

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    Nothing quite beats the feeling of having a new canine member of the household, but early life with 'man's best friend' can be difficult to master. That is where The Happy Puppy Handbook comes in!

    Written by dog-training expert Pippa Mattinson, the book gives new and prospective owners all of the tools they need to train and care for a puppy. From preparing the home for their arrival to introducing them to the children and solving problems like biting and chewing, this book is packed with all of the new puppy tips and information you will need to know.

    Both clear and engaging, and structured in a way that makes digesting all of the required information ever-so easy, The Happy Puppy Handbook is a new puppy checklist that is ready to solve (and prevent) any issues that may arise as a new puppy owner.
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    FIND

    Finding Longitude (Hardback)

    Richard Dunn

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    Accompanying the National Maritime Museum's exhibition that coincides with the tercentenary of the first British Longitude Act, Finding Longitude reveals the link between ships, clocks and stars - one which combines technical creativity, scientific innovation and commercialism.

    One of the great successes of the Georgian era, longitude helped people determine a ship's east-west position while at sea. Illustrated with archive documents throughout, the book looks at how finding longitude managed to capture the imagination of an entire nation - everyone from astronomers to instrument makers, politicians, seamen and satirists were intrigued.

    A very accessible and highly informative hardback, this detailed and fascinating book shows just how the longitude problem was solved.
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    BUSP

    Bus-Pass Britain (Paperback)

    Nicky Gardner

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    From a pleasant meander through Surrey to an orbit through Birmingham's edgy suburbs, Bus-Pass Britain unveils 50 of the greatest bus journeys you'll find throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

    Written by the experts from Bradt Travel Guides, the book celebrates the joy of local journeys and even includes recommendations on where to stop and explore on each journey. There are also quirky stories scattered throughout that relate to each journey.

    A brilliantly enjoyable and informative gift book, perfect for those who like to holiday in the UK or a new bus pass holder.
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    AZCR

    A-Z of Careers and Jobs (Paperback)

    Susan Hodgson

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    Containing detailed insight into over 300 different career paths, The A-Z of Careers & Jobs is the ideal book for those looking to gain an insight into the further education requirements for careers before enrolling at college or university, those looking for their first post-education job and for those considering a change in career.

    Covering a broad range of roles, from accountant to zoologist, the book provides up-to-date career advice including salary expectations, useful contacts, job opportunities in each market, requirements in terms of personal skills and qualities, entry qualification requirements, training opportunities and more... allowing the reader to gain a comprehensive professional understanding of essential careers information.

    Written in a very reader-friendly format, the book is a valuable resource to anyone on the recruitment chain - from perspective applicants to careers advisors and employers alike.
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    ATCW

    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded (Hardback)

    Stuart Laycock

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    Did you know that of the 193 countries that are currently UN member states, Great Britain has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171? Taking a look at how Britain has been a force, for both good and bad, across the world, Stuart Laycock's All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To reveals Britain as a dynamic and unpredictable nation that has changed the world in many ways... Discussing how Britain set up the United States and Ionian Islands, the informative - and witty - hardback also looks at lesser-known invasions including those of Iran, Ethiopia, Corfu and the other Ionian islands.
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    MYMS

    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Hardback)

    Steven Jay Schneider

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    Always a book to instigate discussion amongst friends and family, this new revised 10th anniversary edition of of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die has been updated with a list of titles and is an essential guide for any movie lover. Surveying the complete history of film-making and chronicling over a century of film production, this book features classics such as Gone With The Wind and recent blockbusters including Life of Pi and Skyfall. Spanning all film genres, each title featured has still shots and actors' photos and is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique, and lists other noteworthy information about the film, its director, and its stars. The trivia section offers even more bonus facts for movie buffs to pore over too! Written by a passionate team of critics and broadcasters, this is a reliable and invaluable gift for film lovers.
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    HMPA

    The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World (Hardback)

    Alexander Armstrong

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    Fans of the hit BBC show Pointless will love this hilarious follow-up to the bestselling The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World. Offering answers to some of life's biggest questions, Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman tackle those seemingly impossible-to-solve dilemmas, including what came first, the chicken or the egg? And the lifelong debate about the purpose of our own existence, and which ingredient is absolutely key to a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon? Your sleepless nights will soon be over with the help of this conundrum-solving book full of witty and intelligent stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts and questions. Putting the world to rights, dipping in and out of this laugh-out-loud book is entertaining every time!
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    CRDT

    Railway Day Trips (Paperback)

    Julian Holland

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    A pocket companion that will suit the needs of both casual and seasoned railway travellers. Plan an adventure, follow the changing landscape and discover some truly fascinating destinations that you can explore by train in Britain.

    From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between. The easy-to-follow location maps, route diagrams and accessible text about history and geography in each area make each destination a joy to read about and to visit, while the stunning colour photographs illustrate the journey and make following the real thing extra rewarding.
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    SOWC

    The Story of the World Cup (Hardback)

    Richard Brassey

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    With the dazzling displays, glorious goals and controversies of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil fresh in the memory, Richard Brassey - author and illustrator of The Story of the Olympics - presents The Story of the World Cup up until this summer's tournament.

    Containing fascinating insight into the world's most-popular sporting event, including an insight into the very first tournament in Uruguay way back in 1930, to the historic (yet to be repeated) win by captain Bobby Moore and his England teammates in the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley, this book hits the back of the net.

    With its wealth of knowledge, red cards, penalty shoot-outs and goals, goals, goals, The Story of the World Cup will enthrall football fans of all ages with its colourful illustrations and fun facts that anyone who loved the Coupe du Monde can use to impress family and friends.
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    ANVC
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    David Long's The Animals' VC: For Gallantry and Devotion tells how there have been just 63 recipients of the Animals' Victoria Cross award.

    Awarded for 'Conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty while serving in military conflict', this book reveals all about the heroic, touching and stirring stories. True tales of heart-rending devotion and duty are told from first-hand accounts and from the citations themselves.

    There's Rip the terrier who is credited with saving upwards of 100 lives after sniffing out survivors buried after bombing raids during WWII, Judy the pointer, who was the hero of a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp and Simon the ship's cat who, though injured, continued to stay with his crew under fire.

    The book has been written in a spirit of celebration, and is intended to provide a lasting memorial to the remarkable animals and the men and women who came to rely on them.
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    HRIB

    How to Read Industrial Britain (Hardback)

    Tim Colin Cooper

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    A guide to the machines, sites and artefacts that shaped the United Kingdom, Tim Cooper's How to Read Industrial Britain is an insightful hardback guide to our industrial heritage that uncovers the secrets behind our urban and rural landscapes. Revealing, in fascinating detail, how to understand the context and significance of buildings, structures and townscapes, this thoroughly interesting book will help you relate an accurate historical background to many of the buildings that we have come to rely on in the modern era.
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    AIOD

    An Island Odyssey (Paperback)

    Hamish Haswell-Smith

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    Hamish Haswell-Smith casts off in his 41-foot sloop Jandara, armed with his sketch pad and a route of a journey first taken by Martin Martin in 1703. Taking him to 52 different remote islands around the Scottish coast, all that Hamish encountered is beautifully recalled in this memorable book. From Ailsa Craig to St. Kilda, Fair Isle and Bass Rock, Hamish Haswell-Smith expertly, and entertainingly, fills this unique book with natural history, local legend and landscapes, including his very own sketches and watercolours. A classic book telling of a fascinating voyage that's perfect for any Scot, lover of natural beauty, or anyone planning a visit to the stunning Scottish isles.
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    HTTL
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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers difficult.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk. An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, the book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
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    TREB
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    If you want to learn all about religion, this DK book will give you an accessible introduction to the world's five main faiths - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Witty illustrations, step-by-step diagrams and jargon-free descriptions combine to provide a non-judgmental overview of the religions and explore the growth and spread of them. All the major events that contributed to their rise are featured, as well as a reference section which includes a glossary of religious terms. Modern alternative religions and spiritual beliefs are also explored. An informative and comprehensive book that is highly compelling.
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    TPHB

    The Philosophy Book (Hardback)

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    Philosophy can be a daunting and, at times, intimidating subject to get your head around and many are scared to follow up their interest for fear of getting confused. Spanning over 2,000 years of thought, DK's The Philosophy Book covers all the big ideas and the philosophers who first voiced them in a clear and accessible manner. Cross-referencing these theories with later ideas and thinkers, the book helps shed light on abstract concepts. Anyone with an interest in how social, political and ethical ideas are formed will absorb themselves in this book that uses innovative graphics and accessible text to help explain the hard-to-grasp ideas.
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    MAPR

    Mapping the Roads (Hardback)

    Mike Parker

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    Covering Britain's road development, Mike Parker's Mapping the Roads is a fascinating true-life story that also explores the country's political, economical and social history.

    The car has helped shape Britain's landscape, changed our maps and nowadays our lifestyle depends very much on our roads - from getting from A to B to distribution and much more. Although perhaps now taken for granted, the building of roads was once seen as a glorious advancement, with Britain's motorways being seen as 'the cathedrals of the modern world'.

    This intriguing and extensive book from The AA charts the ambitions and hopes of the nation through our maps, from the old ways through to our motorways, complete with distinct and colourful cartography.
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    POLE

    From Pole to Pole (Hardback)

    Garth James Cameron

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    One of the most successful polar explorers of his generation, and the first man to unquestionably reach both the North and South Poles, Roald Amundsen was a world-renowned explorer with a passion for flight.

    Whilst on a rescue mission to the Arctic in 1928, Amundsen and his team's plane mysteriously vanished - believed to have crashed in fog in the Barents Sea, with only a petrol tank and wing float ever found of the wreckage.

    In From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight, Garth James Cameron explores the feats in aviation in which Amundsen was involved with vivid detail and passionate intricacy. Including an adventure to the North Pole in a biplane, which he barely survived, and an analysis of the circumstances surrounding this famous adventurer's death, this book is ideal for any budding adventurer, aviation enthusiast or reader with a keen interest in modern history.
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    STEJ

    Steve Jones Set - 3 Books (Collection)

    Steve Jones

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    With a reputation for being one of the best science writers around today, Steve Jones' accessible style brings difficult subjects to life in an intelligent and enjoyable way. Often witty and written in a way so that those who feel intimidated by science can still understand, this brilliant value three-book set finds Jones revealing all that coral has to tell us about the past, present and future of our planet and humankind, examining Darwin's life and work from his time in Britain and looking at the complete biology of the human male.
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    TEET

    Teenage Tommy (Hardback)

    Richard Van Emden

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    At just 16 years old, Benjamin Clouting embarked with the British Expeditionary force for France in August 1914. Following this, he served on the Western front during every major engagement of the First World War except Loos, being wounded twice and having his horse shot from under him during a cavalry charge. Always wanting to be a soldier, he signed up for the force in 1913, meaning his training had barely completed by the time war broke out. Even though the Regiment tried to stop him going to France as he was under age, Ben flatly refused and went to serve under some of Britain's greatest war officers, including Major Tom Bridges and Captain Hornby. These memoirs, edited by Richard Van Emden, offer a detailed account of life during the war, covering everything from the desperate fighting to hold back the German onslaught at 2nd Ypres to the camaraderie and bonds built between those situated in the trenches.

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