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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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    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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    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    You can place your order for Life Story today! 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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    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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    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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    And Now The Shipping Forecast (Hardback)

    Peter Jeffrson

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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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    Who better to provide ultimate driving advice than The Stig? In How to Drive, Ben Collins, BBC Top Gear's former in-house speed demon and stunt driver for the likes of James Bond and Batman (not a bad CV!), provides drivers with all of the need-to-know information they didn't learn to pass their driving test.

    Honing his skills in just about every class of driving imaginable - from Formula 3 to Le Mans 24 and American stock car racing - this highly entertaining book reveals all on how to make you a better, safer and more economical driver, making day-to-day driving a lot more of an enjoyable experience.

    Packed with illustrations, gobsmacking anecdotes and track-honed advice from controlling a skid to smooth-like-butter gear changes, How to Drive is a funny, witty and wise book for anyone who wants (or needs) to become a better driver.
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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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    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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    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.
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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.