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  • TSHA
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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.
  • BFTR

    Benedict Le Vay

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    A quirky and fascinating guide to Britain's railways, Bradt's Britain from the Rails is perfect not only as an entertaining armchair read but as a handy guidebook to help readers explore the country at a slower, more enjoyable pace.

    Wonderfully presented, containing clear maps and a new section on 'Britain's Secret Railways', the book is full of fascinating titbits, weird accidents and odd characters - a thorough and humorous collection perfect for commuters and local history fans alike.

    With the number of 'staycations' on the rise and increased interest in lowering one's carbon footprint, this beautiful guide is ideal for those who don't, can't or won't drive or fly.
  • TGSB

    Sarah Ockwell-Smith

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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This brand new book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.
  • MDAD

    Rob Eastaway & Mike Askew

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    More Maths for Mums and Dads: The Teenage Years finds Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew tackling the difficult mathematics problems children will need help with during their secondary school GCSE years. The follow-up to the bestselling More Maths for Mums and Dads, the book covers how teenage children will be taking on more maths challenges you've probably never seen before - including complex subjects such as factorising, probability and algebra. As you struggle to help children with their homework and begin to wonder if you will need these skills yourself, the book covers in straightforward and easy-to-follow terms all the solutions and practical applications of the maths.
  • BKPS

    James E. Tew

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    With beekeeping become more and more popular every year, there has never been a more important time for seasoned beekeepers and those new to the outdoor hobby to make sure they know how to solve their beekeeping problems. That's where The Beekeeper's Problem Solver by James E. Tew comes in...

    Packed full of problem-handling advice - and problem avoidance, too - the book explains the 100 most common problems beekeepers experience, what the causes of the problems are and how to solve them in a stress-free way - using in-depth yet digestible information alongside clear full-colour photographs and diagrams.

    With an answer to every question would-be and experienced beekeepers will ever be able to think of, James E. Tew's The Beekeeper's Problem Solver has it covered - from deciding apiary sites to beekeeping equipment, producing honey, treating pests and beyond!
  • HWOB
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    A coffee table book to cherish and wonderful idea for a present, History of the World in 1,000 Objects is a huge book - both in size and scope!

    Celebrating our creativity, the reference book takes a look at different objects and reveals what each one tells us about the time and place in which it was created. From a Viking's wooden comb to a fridge-freezer from the 1950s, the book's stunning photographs and detailed descriptions are endlessly fascinating and perfect for poreing over.

    Detailing many different cultures, all the objects are grouped under key themes and provide an intriguing insight into the area of civilisation and how its people lived during a specific time and place. Everything from swords to spears and astrolabes to atlases are included.
  • OPHO

    Victoria Thornton

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    A must-see event, every year for one weekend in September Open House London showcases 100 of the most inspirational buildings in England's capital city with them all opening their doors to the public for free. This is the first ever book to tie in with the prestigious occasion and offers exclusive glimpses into the buildings that take part. Covering hundreds of buildings in London, some historical and some modern, all are great works of architecture and a quarter of a million people attend this amazing event. This fascinating book covers private homes, offices, community spaces, governmental institutions and recreational areas.
  • BBTW

    Christina Butcher

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    From elaborate "up-dos" to more casual braids, beautiful buns and traditional twists, Braids, Buns and Twists! is the ultimate guide to creating over 80 classic and modern hairstyles at home.

    Full of luscious photographs, step-by-step diagrams and top knot(ch) tips for success, the book takes the guesswork out of best-loved hairstyles and provides readers with a wealth of information for creating showstopping hairstyles: from trend-setting styles for teens to styles for professionals, parties, casual beach days and much, much more...

    Written by global hairstyle blog Hair Romance's Christina Butcher, Brains, Buns and Twists! is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to taking your hairdressing skill to a more professional level.
  • CHKN

    Chris Graham

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    Chicken keeping is becoming ever more popular and this handy guide - written by the editor of Practical Poultry magazine Chris Graham - covers 100 of the most common problems keepers will experience.

    Suitable for those new to looking after chickens and those with much experience, the book shows you how to get everything right - from feeding and breeding to housing and health requirements.

    Showing the causes of problems and how you can avoid them in the first place, there is advice on the health issues that chickens may face, their egg production and much more besides. All the information is accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions, while the highly practical book is also full of clear photographs and diagrams.
  • MAXY

    DK

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    From DK, Max Your Memory is packed full of ingenious and fun exercises that will help increase your memory power, stop you forgetting things and improve your complete mental agility. With a range of proven techniques as well as frequent tests to track your progress, this complete visual course will help you meet the ever-increasing demands of modern life.

  • MSRJ
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    A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains.

    Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling.

    Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
  • IPES

    Drew Provan

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    Especially designed for those with 3rd- and 4th-generation iPads and iPad 2s, this handy how-to guide will help even the biggest technophobe get to grips with the sometimes-tricky device!
    Covering the operating system iOS 6, the book will show you how to optimise settings so that the iPad functions exactly how YOU want it to. With accessible step-by-step instructions, it covers everything you need to know - from emails and browsing the web to photos, music, videos, games and apps!

    With much more besides, the informative guide also reveals the tricks and features not widely publicised by Apple. A must-have for anyone with this popular version of the iPad.
  • XCDTH
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    This two-book set includes a dictionary and thesaurus, from the experts at Collins, which are ideal for broadening users' knowledge and everyday reference use.

    Specially tailored to meet the needs of the home, school and office user, this Collins dictionary and thesaurus set has all the words and definitions people of all ages might need to write a letter, draft a CV or complete their homework - as well as a huge range of antonyms and alternatives.
  • ITAW

    Daniel Smith

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    A great way of ensuring you're never caught out by poor spelling or misplaced apostrophes ever again, Is Their Alot Wrong With This Centence? is an English Grammar workbook that is fun, approachable and practical. Covering the basics of grammar, punctuation and spelling, the book provides clear and concise explanations of each concept, all followed by exercises that will test how much you've remembered and consolidate your knowledge. Among these exercises are multiple-choice crosswords, fill-in-the-blanks, spot-the mistake quizzes and pictograms.
  • LNPW

    Bob Steel

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    A perfect pocked-sized companion to those who wish to explore London's rich and vibrant assortment of drinking holes, CAMRA's London Pub Walks is a fully-updated edition of routes, pubs and fresh content for fans of good pub food and the world's finest beers.

    Featuring full-colour maps, easy-to-follow instructions and routes for those wanting to walk or use public transport, with the help of this handy London travel guide you will never be short of places to visit - be it an age-old inn or posh, new gastro pub.

    Written by the author of CAMRA's hugely-popular Pub Walks series, London Pub Walks is the ideal travel guide for those who live in the nation's capital or visit London in hope of finding a good pint!
  • KTRT

    Christopher Winn

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    A captivating journey along the banks of England's most famous waterway, I Never Knew That About the River Thames is an excellent hardback miscellany by Christopher Winn. Packed with fascinating facts and trivia about the history of the great river, this brilliant book follows the river from the source to the sea, telling many intriguing stories along the way. Illustrated with charming line drawings, this book is full of delightful surprises.

  • MBNE
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    Josephine Bacon's Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use reference guide to the 150 species of mushroom most commonly found in Britain and Northern Europe. With useful information on where and when the mushrooms can be found as well as each one's characteristic features and whether they're safe to eat, the book also describes how best to cook each edible species. With wonderful photography and fact files, as well as a description noting the differences between young and old specimens, this is the essential mushroom reference guide.
  • WIYP

    Michael Bright

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    Earth is filled with fascinating phenomena, sandstorms and monsoons, avalanches and mudslides, solar storms and jet streams, but how much do we really know about these weather trends? From aurora australis and aurora borealis to Van Allen Belts and water spouts, Weather in Your Pocket presents all the facts and figures that explain winds, humidity, cold, heat and weather changes that shape our planet and our lives.
  • WENG

    Kate Fox

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    If you've ever wondered about the peculiar quirks of the English, acclaimed anthropologist Kate Fox's Watching the English is the book for you. A bestseller when it was first published 10 years ago, this revised and updated edition includes over 100 new entries and several new chapters.

    A set text for university anthropology courses and endlessly fascinating to dip in and out of, the book showcases the findings from Kate's field research and observational experiments about all things English. Over the past decade, social media and mobile phones have grown in stature and become everyday elements of modern society - how have these changed the way the English behave?

    A book to make anyone who is English sit back and think about things in a different way, this is a brilliant analysis and decipherment of England's enigmatic behaviour codes, social rules and subcultures.
  • TSCI

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    Packed with amazing facts and simple explanations of all the big ideas in science, The Science Book is an innovative and accessible guide to the amazing scientific discoveries that mankind have been made.

    Covering astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, maths and physics, including how scientists have sought to explain their incredible theories, the book is packed with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step mind maps of how these mind-bending theories came to be - and how they have impacted on our world and way of life.

    From how Galileo worked out his scientific theories of motion and inertia to what the discovery of DNA meant to the human race, this authoritative yet easy-to-understand summary of scientific breakthroughs is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
  • PTBS

    Richard Happer

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    The perfect gift for any loyal Scotsman or woman, or simply for anyone fascinated by this glorious country, 365 Reasons to be Proud to be Scottish shows exactly what it is that makes Scotland the passionate and eccentric place it proudly stands as today.

    Creative, inventive, quirky and rich in tradition, this book brilliantly examines the discoveries, delights and derring-do that makes Scotland a land to love and cherish, full of passionate people and one that attracts 13 million visitors each year.

    The book features information on the hallowed halls of St Andrews University and Edinburgh's sloping streets, the monster myths of Loch Ness and the ancient highland whisky makers to name just a few, and explores the likes of Alexander Graham Bell and William Wallace.
  • BWGR

    Hazel Johnson

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    The Birdwatcher's Garden is ideal for people who wish to attract birds to their gardens, whether to aid the bird population or purely for pleasure. The reference tables scattered throughout identify the food and plants that attract specific birds.

    The most regular contact many people have with wildlife is the pleasure of watching birds in the garden and this book aims to help increase the attraction of their garden for birds by supplementing the food, shelter, roosting and nesting sites that are available.

    Hazel and Pamela Johnson show the most effective means of ensuring that birds will flourish and also detail the principles of sympathetic gardening, discussing how best to enhance local habitats - whether in cities, suburbs, a village or rural setting. Even patios and balconies can be attractive and useful to birds!
  • WWDO

    Constance Moore

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    Published to coincide with the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Constance Moore takes a humorous look at some of the age-old questions still facing the nation in What Would Dickens Do?

    This book brings together quotes from some of his best-loved and most-maligned characters, as well as a few thoughts from the writer himself. Amongst the questions asked are 'is society in decline' and 'can destiny be changed'?

    A comforting read with a unique approach that will raise a few chuckles, as well as providing readers with plenty of quotes and a little more information about Dickens himself.
  • IUTK

    Caroline Taggart

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    Relive your school days and jog your memory with the help of the I Used to Know That Activity Book.

    Compiled by Caroline Taggart, the book covers everything from pi and Pythagoras to prime ministers, prime numbers and literature and litmus tests. Designed to remind you of some of the fascinating information you may have forgotten from your school lessons, this is an enjoyable and interactive book that will find you reaching for your pencil case!

    Containing questions across all subjects, this is perfect for dipping into and even includes all the solutions at the back.