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    Sherlock Chronicles (Hardback)

    Steve Tribe

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    Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, the BBC's contemporary take on Sherlock is one of the biggest shows on TV - and with the long wait until the next series, Sherlock fans will be delighted to find out all the behind-the-scenes secrets in this comprehensive guide.

    Packed with exclusive new material, including interviews with the cast and crew - and a foreword from Sherlock's co-creator Mark Gatiss - the book looks at everything from the initial concept to story and script development and the sets, costumes, props, music and more that have combined to make such a fresh and exciting adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character.

    Packed with over 500 photographs that show how the drama came to be, the book examines every Sherlock episode aired so far in detail - a must for any fan of this modern retelling of a famous detective.
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    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!
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    Covering some of the most interesting, famous and infamous characters of our generation, The Lives of the Famous and Infamous: Everything you Need to Know about Everyone Who Mattered includes a collection of obituaries that have appeared in popular magazine The Week.

    From the man who convinced Einstein there was a god to the newspaper publisher that brought down a president, the book commemorates those who have created the most memorable moments in modern history.

    Among the figures remembered are the likes of Apple founder Steve Jobs, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the esteemed astronomer (not to mention GamesMaster!) Sir Patrick Moore. An endlessly fascinating and very inspiring read for anyone who loves contemporary history.
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    Christmas Carols (Hardback)

    Andrew Gant

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    Everyone loves a good Christmas carol, and Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir by Andrew Gant is filled with 20 festive favourites alongside little-known histories, great anecdotes and heart-warming stories about each of the best-loved Christmas songs.

    Carols have the power to evoke a special kind of winter ambience - but how do they do it? In the book, Andrew Gant unravels the captivating - and sometimes surprising - tales of great musicians, thinkers, saints, monks and drunks, helping readers to discover the stories of how their favourite Christmas carols came to be.

    Brimming with expert knowledge, charming tales and all of the lyrics and melodic scores you will need to perform the best-loved yuletide classics, Christmas Carols is a fittingly festive and joyous account of the time-honoured tradition of Christmas caroling.
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    For the Love of Radio 4 (Hardback)

    Caroline Hodgson

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    From Farming Today to the Shipping Forecast, Radio 4 has provided the soundtrack to the lives of millions upon millions of listeners and Caroline Hodgson's fascinating new book For the Love of Radio 4 celebrates all that's best about the nation's favourite spoken-word station.

    Taking readers on on a fascinating journey through its history, its key personalities and programmes and countless memorable moments from the station's archives, the book offers readers a detailed insight into the show, hosts and many famous guests - and features a foreword from Gardeners' Question Time host Pippa Greenwood.

    The perfect gift for any fan of Radio 4, Caroline Hodgson's For the Love of Radio 4 is impossible to put down.
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    The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook (Hardback)

    Katherine Sorrell

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    Packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want for your home, Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook: The DIY Way to Add Value to Your Home is a reference book that will show you how to fix a number of common household problems.

    From the team behind the hit TV show, the book has affordable solutions for all the common problems - from cracks in walls to creaking stairs, damp patches to draught and leaking roofs to blocked chimneys. The handy book provides step-by-step instructions on how to master the art of DIY, while also giving advice on finding the best workmen for the job if you prefer to get someone in.

    The book also focuses on the planning aspect of transforming your home with information on designing a room layout, choosing a colour and pattern and deciding on wall finishes and treatment all covered. Your house should be a home you can be proud of - and this book will help you make sure it is!
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    There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You (Hardback)

    Lynda Bellingham

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    The late actress Lynda Bellingham provides a poignant, moving and uplifting memoir about her battle with cancer in There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You.

    Diagnosed in 2013, this book shows how Lynda and her family came to terms with a future they hadn't planned. Brutally honest, the book was written in what was to be Lynda's last few months and is full of the warmth and humour she was so loved for; it shows how she brought light to the darkest of times.

    As well as covering her illness, Lynda also looks back on her extraordinary life in the book. From appearances on Loose Women and Strictly Come Dancing to her role as Helen Herriott in All Creatures Great and Small, as well as her iconic role as the long-suffering OXO Mum, the book also takes a look at her tumultuous private life and search for her birth father - which revealed a family with a history in entertainment...

    Heartbreaking but also heart-warming, this highly emotional book is full of tales of love, loss and laughter and is a fitting, inspiring testament to the courage of a remarkable woman.
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    Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2015 (Hardback)

    Alison Maloney

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

    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 this series, you can also enjoy behind-the-scenes gossip, exclusive interviews and games and quizzes in this dazzling annual.
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    Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Rayner

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    Whovians will love testing their knowledge of all things about the Doctor and his 'timey-wimey stuff' with Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book.

    For over 50 years, Doctor Who has been one of the top-rated shows on the BBC and it continues to go from strength to strength, especially now The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi has the keys to the TARDIS. This book contains 3,000 questions about the show and covers so many of the Time Lord's adventures - it's brilliant entertainment for any Doctor Who fan.

    Take a journey through time and space and test yourself with these brain-teasing questions!
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    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.
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    Great British Bake Off: Christmas (Hardback)

    Lizzie Kamenetzky

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    Including recipes from Great British Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and four of the show's previous winners, this cookbook will help add some GBBO-style glory to your festive feast!

    Among the classic Christmas dishes you'll find in the book are nibbles like potato blinis with smoked salmon and parmesan palmiers, while you can also bring the spiced smell of Christmas into your kitchen with a cinnamon Christmas wreath. The book also contains ideas for a main feast including Baked Christmas Ham or Venison Pie. Those with a sweet tooth will love finding out how to make Paul's perfect mince pies and Mary's ultimate Christmas pudding, too.

    With recipes from the likes of Edd Kimber, Jo Wheatley, John Whaite and Frances Quinn joining those from Paul and Mary, this is the book to make sure your Christmas is full of showstopping food!
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    The Downton Abbey Rules for Household Staff (Hardback)

    Carnival Productions

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    Carrying out their duties around the stately home with pride, dignity and finesse, the Downtown Abbey staff know exactly how to lay a table and how to care for the furs of Lady Mary's - and Downtown Abbey Rules for Household Staff, this recently recovered staff book, tells all about working below stairs at this grand estate.

    Covering all of the main roles within the Downtown Abbey household - including footman, lady's maid, housekeeper, groundsman and more - and containing a charming introduction for new members of staff from Charles Carson, Downtown Abbey's exacting butler, the book answers any questions you may have about working at Downtown Abbey.

    A wonderful book for fans of the best-loved costume drama, the Downtown Abbey Rules for Household Staff offers a great insight into the characters' daily duties around the estate.
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    Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    Paul Merton

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    The long-awaited autobiography from one of our nation's best-loved comedians, Paul Merton reveals all in his warm, witty new book, Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography. Best-known for his appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You and as the former host of Room 101, the book tells the fascinating story of Paul's life.

    From his working-class upbringing in Fulham to spending over 25 years upon the television screens of millions of viewers, the book bares all: from schools days; run-ins with nuns; his meatpacking job; taking acid; and his attempts to break into the world of comedy. But life wasn't all laughs... Paul, too, sustained a terrifying manic episode which here is observed with sensitivity and honesty - an ultimately uplifting chapter of his life.

    Brilliantly written and immensely witty and enjoyable throughout, Paul Merton's autobiography, Only When I Laugh, is equally as thoughtful as it is entertaining. A must-have book for any fans of comedy!
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    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...
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    The Ukulele Handbook (Paperback)

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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    The ukulele has been enjoying a renaissance period in recent years: taking pride of place in trendy indie rock, top-ten pop songs, unforgettable (not through lack of trying) television ads and YouTube mega hits. And with the help of The Ukulele Handbook, readers can learn everything they need to master this eccentric, inexpensive hobby instrument.

    Starting with the history of the ukulele, the book provides a timeline - from its conception in 1879 to today - along with a ukulele hall of fame on ukulele legends. Then the book moves on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele; which ukulele to buy; how to play the ukulele; how to strum, pick and read chords charts; and (importantly!) tune the strings - complete with how-to instructions and illustrations. And once these skills are mastered, readers will be ready to move onto to the included songbook!

    Beautifully presented and equally ideal for those who have and have never played an instrument before, The Ukulele Handbook by ukulele superstars Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson is the only ukulele book you'll ever need.
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    The Very Pointless Quiz Book (Hardback)

    Alexander Armstrong

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    Test your knowledge and tease your brain with the first book from the nation's favourite TV quiz show, Pointless. The Very Pointless Quiz Book, from show hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, offers fans of the BBC programme the chance to put their pointless knowledge to the test to see if they have what it takes to step up to the Pointless podium.

    Packed with the wit and warm humour of the show, battle it out against friends and family and see how far you can go in a genuine four-round game of Pointless.

    A book all fans of the show would love to find in their Christmas stocking this festive season, The Very Pointless Quiz Book is sure to add a lot of fun to family time this Christmas. So, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless...
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    A Taste of the Sun (Hardback)

    Gino D'Acampo

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    A hugely popular chef who has provided us and our customers with some of our favourite Italian recipes of recent times, the Book People is proud to give you the chance to grab a copy of Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun - the second tie-in book to his hit TV series.

    Heading throughout his home country - from the waterways of Venice to the hills of Tuscany - Gino presents 100 truly delicious dishes using traditional Italian ingredients. From a Florence T-bone Steak to a Piedmont-style Pizza and much more including pasta dishes, soups, seafood, salads and desserts, this gorgeous cookbook will help bring the flavours of the real Italy into your own kitchen.

    A must-have for fans of Gino and Italian food - delicious!
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    The World of Mr Selfridge (Hardback)

    Alice Maloney

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    A stunning Christmas gift for fans of the critically acclaimed period drama Mr Selfridge, The World of Mr Selfridge is a lavishly illustrated companion to the hit ITV series that fans of the show will adore poring through.

    Following a colourful cast of characters who find their lives entangled with the American department store founder, the book takes fans of the show on a journey through the characters' world and explores the man himself, his relationship with his family, the store and the changing fashions of the 20th century.

    Complete with hundreds upon hundreds of stunning photographs and a foreword by series producer Andrew Davies, The World of Mr Selfridge is a beautiful series tie-in full of the love affairs, class issues, glamour and storytelling for which the show is so much loved.
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    While travelling across time and space in his TARDIS, the Doctor has always had a quote, quip or speech to hand, no matter how much danger he has found himself in...

    From Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, the writers of the bestselling Who-Ology, this book has famous Doctor Who quotes that cover the best of the Doctor's 'timey-wimey' knowledge all in one place. Covering themes of home, work, travel and technology, the book looks back over the past 50 years of Doctor Who to bring some of Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, William Hartnell and the other Doctors' most memorable lines to the page.

    A gift that is sure to delight any Whovian or casual fan of the hit BBC series.
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    1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways (Hardback)

    John Lloyd

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    Did you know that lizards can't walk or breathe at the same time? Or that there are 177,147 different ways to tie a tie? How about the fact Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread?

    All these facts and more are featured in the latest QI tie-in book - 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways. Compiled by John Lloyd (of Liff and Afterliff fame) and John Mitchinson, the brains behind the BBC's ever-popular programme, this is a great gift for anyone who loves the kind of facts and trivia that Stephen Fry and the team discuss every week.

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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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    Kate Bush: Under the Ivy (Hardback)

    Graeme Thomson

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    One of the most talented, influential and highly respected - not to mention enigmatic, elusive and private - pop stars on the planet, Kate Bush is a compelling, brilliant artist.

    After 35 years away from the stage, Kate made her return to the live arena with a run of shows at Hammersmith Apollo in 2014 and this in-depth biography aims to respectfully discover more about the very private woman behind the world-famous songs like Wuthering Heights and seminal albums The Dreaming, Hounds of Love and The Kick Inside.

    Drawing on both a wealth of research and over 70 new interviews with those who have worked with and known Kate throughout her special career, Graeme Thomson's Under the Ivy not only examines her music and its global impact but also Kate's former rejection of live performances, her key relationships and her recent output which has delighted millions of music fans.
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    An accompaniment to the hit BBC series presented by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Patrick Grant and May Martin, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe is a practical sewing book brimming with fantastic projects, including a core of wardrobe essentials including a pencil skirt, easy T-shirt top and a wrap dress.

    Menswear and retro garments are also included, as well as a fun selection of designs for babies and small children.

    Dress sizes range from 8 to 18 and the book is full of inspiring photography so you know exactly what you're looking for - and the included pattern pack, containing five full-size pattern sheets, makes creating your wardrobe even easier.
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    Every week, James Martin invites some of the world's best chefs to cook up fantastic dishes live on BBC One's Saturday Kitchen - and this cookbook presents sensational seasonal recipes for suppers that you can make at home!

    Featuring dishes from the likes of James Martin himself, Tom Kerridge, Tom Kitchin, Ken Hom, Michel Roux, Jr, Rick Stein and Bryn Williams - a who's who of celebrity chefs, we're sure you'll agree - the easy-to-follow cookbook shows how you can make restaurant-quality dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen with no specialist equipment.

    With chapters dedicated to each season, among the recipes you'll find are Antonio Carluccio's Ravioli with Mushrooms and Artichoke Salad for spring, Angela Hartnett's Linguine with Red Mullet, Chilli and Garlic for summer, Henry Dimbleby's Sole Satay Heart and Martin Morales' Mushroom Quinotto for winter.