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  • GBOC
    Linda Collister
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    Now fully established as the TV event of the summer (just what would we do without Mel and Sue's double-entendres?), this book from the Great British Bake Off team will ensure you have a show-stopping baked treat for every special occasion.

    With recipes that would even impress Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the baking book has chapters divided into Cakes, Biscuits, Breads, Pies and Desserts and takes you right from January through to Christmas. Among our favourite recipes are the Raised Game Pie, Hazelnut and Orange Biscotti and the Whisky, Fruit and Nut Cake.

    Whether you have a family party, are attending a local festival or just want to mark the change of a season, there's sure to be something spectacular. With recipes from GBBO contestants, Signature Bakes and Technical Challenges also included, this book is so good you'll want to eat it (or the treats included, at least!)...
  • WDYT
    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.
  • TMWS
    Christine Lee
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    We've all fallen in love with the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, the East End nurse whose time spent helping the poorer classes inspired her to write the bestselling Call the Midwife book. Here, Jennifer's sister, Christine Lee, opens readers eyes to the lesser-known periods of Jennifer's life.

    From their early idyllic years to the cruelty and neglect they suffered after their parents divorced, and from Jennifer being forced to leave home at fourteen to their training as nurses, The Midwife's Sister is a moving and evocative tale of two lives that always remained intertwined - through marriages, children, joy and heartbreak.

    For anyone who has been unable to put Jennifer Worth's wonderful books down, or fans of the television reimagining of the goings on at Nonnatus House, The Midwife's Sister is emotional and completely absorbing.
  • WRES
    Brian Shields
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    Relive each of the exciting, historic matches of Wrestlemania, WWE's premier annual event, with this awesome book that provides in-depth coverage of Wrestlemania from its inception 30 years ago right up to the present day.

    Featuring analysis and commentary on bouts featuring the likes of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Bret 'The Hit Man' Hart, The Undertaker, Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and many, many more, the book is packed with exclusive interviews, stunning visuals, never-before-seen shots, behind-the-scenes coverage and a foreword by 'Mr. Wrestlemania' himself, Shawn Michaels.

    The perfect keepsake for any fan of WWE, and one that must be seen in hardback to truly appreciate the stunning layout and beautiful imagery, 30 Years of Wrestlemania is a heavyweight champion of a book!
  • TSMF
    Matthew K. Manning
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Perfect for new and old fans of the Man of Steel, this book finds Brainiac 5 looking back over the life and times of Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego.

    With plenty of original comic artwork to pore over, the book provides an easy-to-understand, complete history of Kal-El and his arrival on Earth as Clark Kent. It also covers the friends and foes - from Lois Lane to Lex Luthor - who made him use his powers for the good of mankind.

    The Superman Files is packed with information about one of the world's favourite superheroes. A super book for super fans of any age!
  • MCCA
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    From Spider-Man to Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, Marvel has brought us some of the world's mightiest superheroes - and this super hardback features them all in the best comic book covers you'll ever see...

    Looking back over 75 years of Marvel Comics, it's packed with bold cover illustrations of the famous heroes and their foes as they battle for good against evil. The book also takes a behind-the-scenes look to look at the process involved in creating such iconic artwork.

    Providing a comprehensive insight into the visual history of Marvel Comics, the book also offers little-known facts about Marvel's history and the talented artists and comic creators including Jack Kirby and Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee.
  • CPEA
    Charles M. Schultz
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    You'd struggle to find anyone who doesn't love Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. This special-edition keepsake hardback celebrates over 60 years of Charles Schulz' beloved creations.

    Covering all the characters who have made the comic strip and its spin-off TV shows and films such a beloved success, the book looks at their quirks and interactions; as well as celebrating special memorabilia and containing photographs from the Schulz museum.

    With commentary from fans, peers and colleagues of Schulz, this is a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves one of the most inspiring cartoons of all time.
  • HYKM
    Carol Vorderman
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    Carol Vorderman can help your child understand music with this step-by-step visual guide...

    Focusing on music theory and fully up to date with the UK National Curriculum, the book helps to demystify the sometimes tricky subject of music and covers everything from semitones and note values to harmony and music appreciation.

    Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams throughout, the Help Your Kids with Music will help children approach even the most complex musical theory with utmost confidence. There's also a glossary with all those tricky terms and symbols to help with the learning.
  • WARF
    Peter Ginn
    (3)
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    Accompanying the eight-part BBC series that follows Edwardian Farm and Victorian Farm, Wartime Farm finds the show's presenters Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman and Alex Langlands exploring a fascinating period in Britain's history as they spend a year living on a reconstructed farm from the World War II era.

    The wonderful hardback will help give you an insight into how our predecessors lived and thrived in difficult conditions and also offer practical advice on how to grow your own vegetables, how to keep chickens in your garden and how to live self sufficiently.

    Fascinating historical detail and the presenters' atmospheric storytelling make this a compelling read for fans of the hit television programme.
  • AYMH
    Robert Dimery
    (1)
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    Fully up to date, 1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die offers a thrilling and extensive list of the greatest albums of all time, from the earliest long players to 60s classics like Pet Sounds and Sgt.

    Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and iconic 70s releases from Marvin Gaye, Don McLean and Roxy Music. There are more recent records from the likes of Elbow, David Bowie and The Strokes featured too, as well as other huge stars like Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.

    Each record has a description featuring incisive criticism and inside knowledge from one of the world's leading music journalists. A brilliant book, illustrated with more than 900 images of iconic album covers, this is a must-have for anyone who loves music and wants to expand their record collection.
  • ALZO 11 years +
    Jo Berry
    11 years +
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    Love Zoella? How about Alfie Deyes? Fans of the vloggers will absolutely adore this fun-packed guide to the hottest celebrity couple around - complete with facts, puzzles and lifestyle tips!

    Taking a unique look into Zoe Sugg and Alfie's life together, it reveals all you need to know about the popular YouTubers! Written by entertainment journalist Jo Berry, it shares their secrets as well as showing fans just how they can master the duo's wonderful style - from Zoella's hair to style essentials.

    There are also beauty tips and BFF advice featured throughout The Alfie and Zoella A-Z: The Unofficial Ultimate Guide to the Vlogging Super-Couple, as well as an exclusive free poster. A must for any Sugglets.
  • LRGB
    Al Murray
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    Al Murray's Pub Landlord gives his vision for how to make us proud of our nation once more in Let's Re-Great Britain.

    While contesting the seat of South Thanet against UKIP leader Nigel Farage during the 2015 general election, the Pub Landlord revealed his plans for making the country a better place in his newly formed Free United Kingdom Party's manifesto.

    From money: 'The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more.'; to the issues regarding Scotland and more local issues, the Pub Landlord is typically brutish, honest and downright hilarious when discussing his policies in this laugh-out-loud book that celebrates the lighter side of politics.
  • QIFS
    John Mitchinson
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    With its painstakingly researched facts, Stephen Fry's brilliant role as quizmaster and its intelligent and inquisitive nature, QI has been a BBC highlight for over 10 years now and is more popular than ever.

    Compiled by John Lloyd, QI's producer, and John Mitchinson, the show's head of research, 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop follows the bestselling 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off and reveals even more enthralling truths that are likely to inspire, enthrall and amuse.

    Did you know pigs suffer from anorexia? Or that it is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit? How about the names of Lord Kitchener's four spaniels? You can find out all this and more in this brilliantly entertaining book.
  • 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.

  • TGAZ
    Richard Porter
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    Fans of Top Gear will be thoroughly entertained with this hilarious guide to the Fourth Best Country in the World - Britain! Think of Britain and what springs to mind? Tea, rain, The Queen, Sir Bradley Wiggins, a little more tea... But times are changing and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to offer some words of wisdom which examine every single part of Britishness.

    A canny mix of charm, tact and wit, the Top Gear crew take you on a whirlwind tour of these fair isles exploring caravans, vicars, motorways, pubs, tea, tea and more tea, and mundane conversations about the weather... This is Britain to its full extent and in all its glory.

    Hilarious and accessible, this is a great gift that will provide much laughter and discussion.
  • JBCW
    Julia Bradbury
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    Complete with full-colour maps and photographs, Canal Walks is the brilliant accompaniment by seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury to her fascinating four-part BBC television series.

    Perfect for exploring Britain's canals and towpath trails, this interesting book features four of the very best walks around the stunning locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels in the UK.

    Connecting towns and cities for centuries, canal routes offer a wealth of historical insight into the country's heritage as well tracking some of Britain's finest scenery.

    Covering walks in the Highlands, North Wales, Birmingham and Bath, Julia navigates and expertly guides readers along just a handful of stunning restored canals by foot, breaking each walk into sections and handily specifying the distance of each.
  • LOFI
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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.
  • TGAM
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    From turning a Reliant Robin into a rocket to the complexities of building a caravan airship, Ambitious But Rubbish is packed with previously untold stories behind dozens of classic Top Gear creations and moments.

    A great gift for fans of the hit BBC show, this hilarious book reveals how the insane ideas and creations from the programme came about with remarkable tales of ingenious invention and idiotic engineering. Essential reading that gives a terrific insight into the creation of the world's biggest car show, it also gives a terrifying window into the minds of its presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May...
  • ALYWY
    (1)
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    Highly detailed, frank and totally raw, Navy Seal Chris Kyle's autobiography American Sniper has been recently dramatised in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated film starring The Silver Linings Playbook's Bradley Cooper. If you've seen the film yet or not, the book is a must read!

    Hunted by his enemies, praised by his military brothers, Chris Kyle's life as the United States' most deadly marksman saw him kill a reported (although the actual figure is considered to be much higher) 150 enemy combatants. In his gripping memoir, American Sniper, Kyle shares the true story of his extraordinary decade-long career, including his multiple combat tours in Iraq and elsewhere from 1999-2009, and the difficulties he and his family faced when he returned home...

    A riveting read detailing how a Texan cowboy can become an expert marksman and feared assassin, American Sniper by Chris Kyle is a perfect read for fans Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor and No Easy Day by Mark Owen.
  • ABJIY
    Mark Logue
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    Tasked with single-handedly turning the famously nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York from his debilitating stammer, an almost unknown, and certainly unqualified, speech therapist called Lionel Logue saved the House of Windsor from certain collapse in the early part of the 20th century.

    The King's Speech is the previously untold story of the extraordinary relationship between Logue and the haunted young man who became King George VI, drawn from Logue's unpublished personal diaries. They throw extraordinary light on the intimacy of the two men - and the vital role the King's wife, the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, played in bringing them together to save her husband's reputation and his career as King.

    Adapted into the Oscar-winning film of the same name - starring Academy Award winner Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall and Michael Gambon - The King's Speech is an intimate portrait of the British monarchy at a time of its greatest crisis, seen through the eyes of an Australian commoner who was proud to serve, and save, his King.
  • AFJOZ
    Matt Baglio
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    This is the declassified CIA story that inspired the new film from Ben Affleck and George Clooney. Tehran, November 1979. Militant students stormed the American embassy and held sixty Americans captive for a gruelling 444 days. But until now the CIA has never revealed the twist to the Iran Hostage Crisis: six Americans escaped. The escape plot was run by Antonio Mendez, head of the CIA's extraction team and a master of disguise. Mendez came up with an idea so daring and potentially foolish that it seemed destined for Hollywood...and indeed it was. He invented a fake sci-fi film called "Argo" (from the actual name of the CIA mission, a reference to "Jason and the Argonauts"). After announcing the production to the movie industry, Mendez put together a team of real 1970s Hollywood actors, directors and producers - along with covert CIA officers. They would travel to revolutionary Iran under a foreign film visa, and while 'scouting locations' throughout the country they would track down the six Americans who were hiding out. After giving them false identities as part of the film crew, they would spirit them back across the border. One part "Ocean's 11" and another part "Black Hawk Down", Mendez's mind-bogglingly complicated and risky gamble paid off: each escapee was extracted without a shot being fired. Mendez is considered one of the greatest officers in CIA history. The story of this, his greatest mission, has never been told.
  • DSID
    Mitchell Symons
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    Written by Mitchell Symons to celebrate 70 years of the hit BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam is the ultimate trivia book for fans of the show as it features a whole range of fascinating facts and figures from its extensive archives. Spanning the early years with Roy Plomley through to the present day, the hardback takes the reader through seven decades of wonderful entertainment that includes information on who chose what, and why. From Beethoven and The Beatles to chessboards and chocolate, this is the perfect companion guide to a national treasure.
  • AKBEC
    Karl Pilkington
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    '"Why are we here?" The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.'

    Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy with his life just as it is. But now he's hit 40, everyone keeps asking him why he's so reluctant to marry his girlfriend and why he doesn't want to have kids.

    It's time for Karl to face up to the biggest question of the lot - what does it all mean? Karl thought he'd seen it all filming An Idiot Abroad, but now he's off around the globe to learn how other cultures deal with life's big issues.

    Find out how Karl copes as he...Has plastic surgery in LA - Models for a Japanese life drawing class - Helps deliver a baby in Bali Have his experiences changed him? Find out in this hilarious new book.

    Karl Pilkington's The Moaning of Life has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2015.
  • OWIL
    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!