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    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    Life Story will be available to order from 30 October onwards. Following this date, all orders containing this book will be despatched in their entirety from 1 November onwards.

    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.
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    Human Universe (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    A spectacular new book from the nation's favourite scientist, Professor Brian Cox, Human Universe takes readers on a journey through time and space in an attempt to uncover and understand the universe's greatest wonder of all - humankind!

    Revealing how time, physics, chemistry and an amount of luck contributed to the creation of a species capable of not only acknowledging but also questioning its own existence, the book combines stunning photography and innovative computer-generated imagery to tell humanity's story - from the Big Bang through to the potential fate of of species.

    Told with Professor Brian Cox's trademark down-to-earth romanticism and lyrical approach, Human Universe bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and a child-like sense of wonder. A fascinating book sure to satisfy those with the unquenchable thirst for knowing where we came from, how we think, where we're going and if we are alone in the universe...
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    50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World (Hardback)

    Darren Henley & Sam Jackson

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    Written by the managing directors of Classic FM, 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World is a fun, eclectic and informative guide that takes in key events ranging from the first ever musical instruments through to the video game soundtracks of today!

    The 50 events have clearly shaped the way we play and listen to classical music today and the book is full of insight that will fascinate and appeal to both classical aficionados and those who have just fallen for the beautiful sound.

    Among the key events Darren Henley and Sam Jackson cast their expert eye over are the introduction of musical notation and the invention of the printing press, the Three Tenors triumphant performance during World Cup Italia 90 and the advent of composing on computer, which was quickly followed by the Digital Download Revolution.
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    For Who the Bell Tolls (Hardback)

    David Marsh

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    Written in a very accessible, informative and easy-to-read format, this is the book for anyone who loves - or struggles with - English grammar.

    Written by David Marsh, the Guardian's Production Editor, the book upholds the Guardian's Style guide and answers puzzling questions along the lines of whether you should 'compliment' or 'complement' someone, when you should use 'which' and 'that' and why the Ghostbusters never asked 'Whom you gonna call?'

    With top question-and-answer tweets from the popular @guardianstyle Twitter account featured too, the book also reveals what the greatest headline ever written is! A great guide for grammar enthusiasts.
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    Classic Readings & Poems (Hardback)

    Jane McMorland-Hunter

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    Classic Readings & Poems for Weddings, Christenings, Funerals and All Occasions will help ensure you have the right words for every important life event.

    Hand-picked by Jane McMorland Hunter, the book features everything from familiar favourites to lesser-known, yet no less stunning, pieces that can mark anything from a birth to a death; an engagement to a retirement and a wedding to a memorial service.

    Among the poems and readings are works from the poets Longfellow, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as well as famous writers like William Blake, Wordsworth and William Shakespeare. There are also Apache prayers and Irish blessings, as well as quotes from books and speeches that mark moments of new life, unions, loss and solitude.
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    Lonely Planet's Beautiful World (Hardback)

    Lonely Planet

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    The sights featured in Lonely Planet's Beautiful World are simply breathtaking.

    With lavish photography throughout, this coffee table book is sure to be returned to time and time again. Large in size and even bigger in scope, the hardback will make the perfect gift for anyone who has ever taken an interest in our world's natural beauty.

    Arranged into visual chapters that reflect an aspect of life (Origins, Nourish. Untamed, Community and Celebration), the high-quality images are evocative, engaging and inspirational. A photographic celebration of the most gorgeous sights our planet has to offer, including those you can see from locations ranging from Hawaii and Bolivia to Cumbria and Iceland, this book really does prove that the world is a beautiful place.
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    Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books (Collection)

    Alfred Wainwright

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    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend, A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged or edited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them too.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.

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    Jack Vettriano: A Life (Hardback)

    Jack Vettriano

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    A self-taught artist of Italian descent, Jack Vettriano has been an inspirational artist for over 20 years and has now established himself as Scotland's most successful and controversial contemporary artist. This book beautifully captures his famous works and is perfect for any art connoisseur to pore over.

    Emerging from the unlikely setting of the Scottish Coalfields, Vettriano's paintings offer a glimpse into his alluring yet sinister world - daylight scenes of heady optimism on the beach and at race tracks are counterbalanced by more disquieting canvases of complex night-time liaisons in bars and clubs...

    This updated edition of Jack Vettriano: A Life contains many of his powerful canvases, including 15 more recent images that will thrill and intrigue fans of art.
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    The Elements of Eloquence (Hardback)

    Mark Forsyth

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    From the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth is a deft, laugh-out-loud, irreverent examination of rhetoric that wordsmiths among us will devour with delight.

    From classic poetry to pop songs, advertising slogans and even the King James Bible, Forsyth picks apart the most unforgettable of phrases and explores the reasoning for their lasting appeal - with his inimitably entertaining and witty style.

    An ideal gift for those looking for literary immortality and perfectly entertaining reading for the lovers of linguistics and experts in eloquence among us, the book proves that it doesn't matter what you say, but more how you say it!
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    How to be Well Read (Hardback)

    John Sutherland

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    Perhaps best-known for his investigations of anomalies, enigmas, conundrums and mysteries from Victorian fiction in Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland returns with yet another guide to fine fiction in the form of How to be Well Read, a guide to the best novels ever written and why they matter.

    A compelling, personal combination of literary reference and history, the editor of The Oxford Companion to Popular Fiction and Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland, introduces readers to over 500 of the world's best canonical and modern works of fiction in the form of informative, yet offbeat and quirky, mini-essays.

    From imposing Victorian novels to espionage, romance, thrillers and everything in-between, the book provides a forceful, evocative defence for why the titles should take pride of place upon the bookshelves of every fan of fiction. Perfect for dipping in and out of, How to be Well Read not only makes for great reading itself but also provides readers with a well-informed reading list of books they are sure to enjoy!
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    100 Plants That Almost Changed the World (Hardback)

    Chris Beardshaw

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    From the plants that changed the world, to the ones that almost did and the ones that most certainly didn't, 100 Plants That Almost Changed the World by the award-winning garden designer, television presenter and author Chris Beardshaw takes readers on a journey through history's most fascinating plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs.

    Uniquely exploring the origins, quirks, stories and uses for the plants and vegetables we see, nurture and consume every day, the book is a quirky delight that covers plants from today right back to the time of the Roman Empire.

    Brimming with enthusiasm, this handy-sized book provides a delightful look into horticultural history and offers reflection on the relationships that man has had with plants. An ideal read for fans of The Flying Gardener, Hidden Gardens, Gardeners' World, Great Garden Detectives and Country Lives.
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    The Supercar Book for Boys (Hardback)

    Martin Roach

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    Peel back the bodywork and head underneath the bonnet of some of the finest cars known to man in the Supercar Book for Boys!

    Sure to appeal to petrolheads of any age, this book includes an introductory chapter from Formula 1 legend David Coulthard and goes on to cover some of the most iconic vehicles of all time. Starting with the 1954 Mercedes Gullwing and racing through each decade since, the book pays particular attention to 10 of the game-changing cars that have defined the genre including those manufactured by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Pagani, McLaren and Porsche.

    As well as the sheer beauty of these vehicles, the book also looks at their mechanics and ever-changing aesthetics, as well as how supercar technology has affected everyday cars. A great gift book that will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the best supercars of all time.
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    British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 5 (Hardback)

    Stephanie Hilborne Obe

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    Celebrating the year's most breathtaking photographs of our nation's wildlife and landscapes, British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 5 is an awe-inspiring collection of wildlife imagery that will appeal to both photographers and naturalists alike.

    Featuring the highly commended and winning entries from the 5th annual awards, the photographs demonstrate an extraordinary range of viewpoints and include the photographers' personal accounts of how the image was captured and the inspiration behind the photo.

    Including notes on equipment and the photography techniques employed, the book is ideal for those looking to improve their photography skills.
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    I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches, written by the bestselling author and trivia expert Christopher Winn, will surprise and delight you as you read all about the hidden stories, forgotten pasts and buried secrets that belong to these famous places of worship.

    Did you know that St. Mary's Church Deerhurst in Gloucestershire is the only church in England to have a brass with a pet named on it? Or that All Saints Tudeley in Kent is the only church in the world to have its windows designed and painted by Chagall? You'll be fascinated to hear that the Minster Church of St. Mary at Stow in Lincolnshire has the tallest Saxon arches in Britain too...

    The hundreds of facts included here are just jaw-dropping and the illustrations help highlight some of the most momentous historical changes to happen in country churches throughout England.
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    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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    In the year that marks the centenary of the First World War, this six-book collection brings together the work of some of the finest poets of the era.

    Compiled by Faber, the books all feature specially commisioned covers by leading print makers and contain introductions to the famous poems by some of the leading poets and biographers of the present day.

    The likes of Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, David Jones and Edward Thomas are all poets synonymous with the Great War and this set showcases the poignant poems from them that provided a glimpse into life in the trenches.
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    Richard Dawkins Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    Richard Dawkins

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    Richard Dawkins' controversial ideas and passionately argued philosophies have sparked fierce debate. In this three-book collection, he brilliantly argues his point of view on the subjects of religion, nature and evolution.

    The God Delusion finds Dawkins reasoning his case against the existence of a God in any form, while The Magic of Reality finds him examining the natural world with the precise eyes of a scientist, while The Greatest Show on Earth offers compelling evidence for the theory of evolution.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 in Pointless style and dipping in and out of this laugh-out-loud book is sure to be entertaining every time!
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    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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    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.