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    BBOB

    Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking (Hardback)

    Linda Collister

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    Everyone has gone baking mad once more with the success of the latest season of the Great British Bake Off. In this tie-in book, you can follow the step-by-step recipes to create your very own showstopping treats!

    With 120 original recipes to choose from, including some from Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as well as the bakers, this is the book for any would-be baker - whether you want to whip up some biscuits for a tea morning or want to make something that will turn heads at a special event.

    Biscuits, bread, cakes, pastry and patisserie - there's something for every taste - whether you're a savoury or sweet person! The step-by-step photographs will help you make sure your recipes are a success too. Who knows, by mastering the art of baking with these treats, maybe you'll be in the famous tent next year?
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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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    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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    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.
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    George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces (Hardback)

    George Clarke

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    The perfect partner for fans of Channel 4's Amazing Spaces show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is an exciting collection of extraordinary small builds from all over the United Kingdom and beyond.

    Packed with stunning photography and the stories behind these most impressive and unlikely of conversions, the book explores the inventive features of each of the stunning transformations - including The Luxury Narrowboat, a Mobile Cinema, a Lamretta Tuk-Tuk and much, much more...

    Food for thought for those who may be considering their own small-space conversion, or those who simply love the show, George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces is a compilation of innovative visions where the ordinary is transformed into something truly extraordinary.
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    To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, BBC's the Antiques Roadshow filmed a series of special episodes at the Somme. In this beautiful book, Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures, readers are introduced to some of the most telling tales and incredible family keepsakes from the Great War.

    Featuring fascinating and moving stories from the much-loved BBC show, and describing how they fit into a wider history of the War, the fully illustrated book paints a vivid picture of the extraordinary circumstances that ordinary people were thrown into by the onset of World War I.

    A stunningly presented insight into early 20th century life in Britain, Antiques Roadshow: World War I in 100 Family Treasures will make a unique and poignant addition to the bookshelf of any wartime historian or anyone with a keen interest in the British institution that is the Antiques Roadshow.
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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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    How to be a Better Cook (Hardback)

    Lorraine Pascale

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    Famous for her simple and delicious dishes, bestselling TV chef Lorraine Pascale is back with the tie-in book to her new BBC2 series How to Be a Better Cook.

    Sharing her secrets of good knife technique, quick tricks, outstanding presentation and much more, Lorraine's warm and gentle approach to cooking is both encouraging for beginners and challenging enough for even for the most confident of chefs. And her new methods for favourite dishes are sure to spark a little culinary inspiration, too.

    Whether you're aiming to impress guests with chic snacks, feed the family with effort-free, hearty dinners or satisfy your own sweet tooth with delicious desserts, Lorraine Pascale's new book, How to Be a Better Cook, is the ultimate fully photographed companion to help you cook in style!
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    The perfect gift for Christmas, this book includes all your favourite carols brought vividly to life with the ever-popular Aled Jones's personal reminiscences of singing them and thoughts on why each is so special. Accompanied by the history of the words and music, and for nine of the carols the sheet music for piano. It includes: Away in a Manger, Come All Ye Faithful, In the Bleak Midwinter, Angel Gabriel, O Come Emmanuel, Hark the Herald Angels, Silent Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Little Drummer Boy, Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, Ding Dong Merrily, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Once In Royal David's City, The First Noel, While Shepherds Watched, Coventry Carol, Calypso Carol, Still, Still, Still, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Good King Wenceslas, Mary's Boy Child, Holy Night, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, The Little Road To Bethlehem, Mary Had a Baby and Little Donkey.

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    Who Do You Think You Are? (Hardback)

    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.
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    Accompanying the BBC Two television series, The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge is a celebration of our nation's growing interest in knowing where our fresh produce comes from. Providing practical information on how to positively transform your garden's productivity, including detailed information on harvesting your own tantalising tomatoes, scrumptious strawberries and beautiful flowering plants to decorate your dining table, this book also covers other must-know topics such as dealing with pests and insects, pruning and the intricacies of soil and compost choice.

    Ideal for the novice gardener and for those looking to further their knowledge of organic food cultivation, this book not only offers information on growing and caring for your own produce such as easy-to-grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and more; but also provides a comprehensive A-Z of stunningly delectable recipes for a plethora of preserves including jams, jellies, chutneys and cordials.
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    The Great Interior Design Challenge (Hardback)

    Katherine Sorrell

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    You'll have been wowed by some of the house transformations on the BBC's The Great Interior Design Challenge, and now you can revamp your own home with tips and advice from Sophie Robinson, Daniel Hopwood and the rest of the expert team. With ideas for every kind of house, this book features practical information on how to decorate your home alongside a fascinating history of British houses.
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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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    On the Road (Hardback)

    Richard Hammond

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    Richard Hammond, Top Gear host and all-round petrolhead, reveals all about eight of the most significant road journeys he has ever undertaken in On the Road. Telling the story of his early life through driving episodes, the Hamster remembers seaside trips in the back seat of his dad's car, the first time he rode his red bicycle and his first journey on a motor cycle. He also recalls his job as a furniture delivery man, driving in and around Ripon. Emotionally written but with a strong dose of his balanced and self-deprecating humour, Richard evokes strong memories as he remembers back to - and shares with us - how much these journeys have impacted on his life.
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    That Morecambe and Wise Book (Hardback)

    Eddie Braben

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    The perfect gift for Morecambe and Wise fans young and old - this book is one to cherish and will provide plenty of laughs well into 2014 and beyond! Illustrated throughout and featuring a new introduction from Eddie Braben, often called the third member of Morecambe and Wise, as he was the quiet genius behind many of their most famous sketches and best-loved jokes, this book is entertaining throughout. Here, collected for the first time together, is a celebration of the finest work the three comedy greats ever penned together and performed, including previously never-before-seen material too. A wonderful celebration of the national treasures that were Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Eddie Braben.
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    ROVE
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    From the moment the Rovers Return first opened its doors to television viewers on 9 December 1960, it has been at the heart of Coronation Street - the world's longest-running soap-opera. Here, in the official companion to the programme, the stories of the pub are shared. Its iconic walls have witnessed everything from births and deaths, to brawls and break-ups, and weddings to wakes. Legendary landladies including Annie Walker, Bet Gilroy and Liz McDonald have all called time behind its legendary bar too. This picture-filled volume is sure to remind avid viewers of the show of its many memorable moments as we celebrate five decades of tears and laughter inside everyone's favourite backstreet boozer... With its rustic cover, this is the perfect treat for fans of the national institution.
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    The Great British Year (Hardback)

    Stephen Moss

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    Britain's wildlife is amongst the most awe-inspiring in the world and fans of the BBC's hit nature series, The Great British Year, are sure to enjoy this lavish hardback gift book. Written by the acclaimed nature expert Stephen Moss, the book follows our wildlife season by season with stunning photography and absorbing, informative text. From the harsh winter, when geese and starlings gather in huge flocks through to spring, when inspects emerge and wild flowers bloom, the book will keep you informed of what is happening to animal and wildlife cycles throughout the diverse 12 months. Summer finds mammals and birds basking in the heat, while the onset of autumn brings more chilly weather and finds squirrels, hedgehogs and dormice stocking up on energy for the cold months ahead.
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    Top Gear's Matt Master explores the stories behind the greatest cars in history, uncovering why it is that man has salivated and swooned over automobiles ever since Karl Benz first powered up his Patent-Motorwagen in 1885. From pre-war vintage motors to the supercars of tomorrow, these vehicles have all triumphed even against Top Gear's exacting standards. Pairing stunning Top Gear photography of the Bentley Brooklands, the Aston Martin Bulldog and the Chrysler Airflow, to name just a few, alongside rarely seen archive images, the illustrations are stunning throughout, and the entertaining and informative text tells of the evolution of car coolness in a way like no other on the market. A definitive guide motoring enthusiasts and Top Gear fans simply must own.
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    The Archers: the Ambridge Chronicles (Hardback)

    Joanna Toye

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    Entertaining us across the airwaves for over 60 years, The Archers has become a national institution. The Archers: the Ambridge Chronicles: Moments That Made the Nation's Favourite Radio Drama, written by Joanna Toye and Karen Farrington, takes a look back at some of the most memorable stories from the Radio 4 soap opera. Covering the defining marriages, births, loves, losses, triumphs and disasters that have taken place in Ambridge, this is a must-have for fans of the long-running show. Featuring famous characters like Nigel Pargetter, Brian Aldridge and Dan, Phil and Jill Archer, this book is a tribute to them that will be returned to again and again by the show's loyal fans.
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    Steve Backshall's Most Poisonous Creatures (Paperback)

    Steve Backshall

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    TV presenter and star of Deadly 60 and Lost Land Of... Steve Backshall takes the lead in this reformatted and redesigned edition of the popular Most Poisonous Creatures. Explaining just how and why poison is an everyday part of the ever-intriguing animal world, this book will help you learn how poison is used in its varying forms, from hunting to defence. From mammals and birds, to insects, reptiles and amphibians, Steve Backshall uncovers just how poison is used as a means of securing a meal, deterring attack and much more. Journeying the world's continents, the stunning, occasionally gruesome, colour photographs and Steve's exciting accounts bring the natural world alive in an entertaining and wholly informative way.