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  • JBMP
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    Fully updated and presented in a new paperback format, James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters is a lavish film-by-film guide that boasts the most impressive visual collection of James Bond movie posters to date.

    Including Skyfall and the very latest Bond film, Spectre, the book features a host of rare and sought-after posters as well as spectacular, unused concept artwork, unique teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

    A celebration of cinema's most famous spy, this book will make the perfect gift for any 007 fan that you know.
  • SWLS
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    Collecting together the very best one-liners from two previous Mock The Week books, this is the funniest and rudest book you'll read for a long time!

    Featuring categories that will have you in stitches, from Unsuccessful Personal Ads, Greetings Cards That Wouldn't Sell, and Unlikely Medicinal Labels, to Unlikely Crossword Clues and Lines You'd Never See In A James Bond Book, you know you can count on the witty geniuses behind Mock The Week to provide you with plenty of answers to make you laugh out loud.

    Filled with enough jokes and gags to fill an entire new series, Mock The Week: 1001 Scenes We'd Like To See will have you crying in hysterics and cringing awkwardly, from one turn of a page to the next.
  • SCMD
    Alison Maloney
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    You can dust off your sequins and dance with delight - we have the Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2016 available at an unbelievable Book People price!

    The official companion to this year's series of the long-running BBC show, it offers a unique glimpse into Craig's dressing room as he discusses his Strictly Saturday and lets you know how you can eat like a dancer.

    There are also exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories that will dazzle any Strictly fan. A great Christmas gift!
  • DRTC
    Stephen McGann
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    This book will be available to buy from mid-February onwards. Please keep checking back.

    One of the BBC's most popular shows, this informative book provides Call the Midwife fans with a nostalgic diary and social history narrative of what life was like for the real-life Doctor Turner.

    Cases portrayed in the series are discussed by Stephen McGann (the actor that plays him) and there are plenty of facts to pore over about our healthcare service and the treatments that were available during the War. From childbirths to polio, meningitis and measles, all the conditions have been depicted on the drama in meticulous detail and this book reveals how local doctors dealt with the cases.

    Stephen has an MA in medical studies, which adds extra integrity to his notes and the beautiful hardback is presented in hardback. It features full-colour stills from the show and an introduction from its creator and award-winning writer, Heidi Thomas.
  • FAVD 12 years +
    12 years +
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    One of the most-anticipated films in recent memory, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken all kinds of records. If you're a Star Wars fanatic and want to know more about new characters including Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren, then this Visual Dictionary is for you.

    The big, fact-filled book also casts an eye over the old favourites who are returning from the original trilogy including Harrison Ford's Han Solo, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and everyone's favourite droids (before BB-8 span along, at least), R2-D2 and C-3PO. It also provides extensive information on the other aliens and creatures who make up the cast of Episode VII.

    With beautiful photography and clear and insightful text written by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo, this encyclopedia explains all the details of the costumes, weapons and accessories you will see on the big screen.
  • FAIC 12 years +
    12 years +
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    From the X-wing starfighters to the Millennium Falcon, the Star Wars films have been synonymous with their incredible space vehicles - and The Force Awakens is no exception.

    Showcasing the vehicles from The Force Awakens in unparalleled detail, the cross-section images examine the vehicles' weapons, engines and technology, while the accompanying text explains the history and key features of each one.

    This is a great gift for those who are obsessed with space and Star Wars and dream of flying at light speed.
  • DARS
    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.
  • QIFC
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    Did you know that bees can fly higher than Mount Everest? Or that penguins can't taste fish? How about the fact Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking?

    All these facts and 1,231 more are featured in the latest QI tie-in book, 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless. 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.
  • WKTH
    Levison Wood
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    An explorer and writer that has led expeditions on five continents, this inspirational book follows Levison Wood as he attempts to walk the entire length of the Himalayas.

    Tying in with a hit Channel 4 show, this is a powerful and enigmatic tale of survival and endurance. Levison reveals how he managed to form strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds as he embarked on his quest.

    By travelling on foot and following the same footpaths as the locals, Levison uncovers hidden stories that reveal the history of the Himalayas and stretch back over two millennia of exploration.
  • LITV
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    With a film adaptation starring Academy Award winner Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings proving a huge success, now is as good a time as any to reacquaint yourself with Alan Bennett's hilarious memoir The Lady in the Van.

    Instructed by the council that she must move on from the streets of Camden, an eccentric old lady, Miss Mary Shepherd, is invited to move her van into the garden of kind homeowner Alan Bennett - and there her and her van stay for the next 15 years.

    A fascinating story that was adapted into an award-winning stage show, The Lady in the Van is a funny, poignant and life-affirming book filled with beautiful illustrations from the talented David Gentleman, the new film's screenplay and stunning on-set photographs.
  • MVSC
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    From the stars of the silent era through to today's Hollywood headliners, Movie Star Chronicles is the definitive guide to 330 of our finest actors and actresses - from Christopher Lee to Jennifer Lawrence and James Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, this is a must for any movie buff's bookshelf and provides overviews and opinions on all the actors listed. With a colourful infographic for each star showing the key films in each career, the book also has plenty of stills and photographs to pore over.

    Written by esteemed critic Ian Haydn Smith as an encyclopedia for the 21st century, the book also looks a the different genres of films and their role in the development of key character types in the cinematic cannon.
  • WILT
    Peter Holmes
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    'The cheque's in the post.' 'I'm still at the office.' 'That looks great on you.'

    Based on the hit TV show Would I Lie to You?, this hilarious collection of the most common lies celebrates the fine art of the everyday fib.

    With contributions from WILTY? regulars Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell, this is a laugh-out-loud book for anyone who has ever told a porky.
  • GCRJ
    Rt Hon Michael Portillo
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    All aboard and get ready to explore some of Europe's finest journeys by train in Great Continental Railway Journeys, a beautiful tie-in book to the hit BBC series presented by Michael Portillo.

    Lavishly illustrated, the book captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent by train and also looks at the engineering feats which made the journeys possible and so famous.

    From London to Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Budapest and all the way down to Jerusalem, this is a celebration of both trains and the vibrancy of Europe.
  • THTV
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    If you're the kind of person whose weekends consist of binge-watching DVD and Blu-ray box sets or catching up on Netflix, then 1001 TV Series You Must Watch Before You Die will become your TV bible.

    Featuring the greatest drama series from all over the world, the book also covers strange game shows, controversial reality TV and awe-inspiring nature documentaries from the likes of David Attenborough. Full of the thoughts of critics, authors, academics and journalists about why these shows have become so enamoured in popular culture and have left such a legacy, it's a must-have for any telly addict.

    Spanning over 20 countries, you'll be able to read about why the story of a family man turning drug lord was such a success in Breaking Bad, how Roots was a groundbreaking show and even what the ending of Lost was all about. Classic episodes are pulled out and there are also cast summaries and production details to pore over.
  • AZOP
    Alexander Armstrong
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    Delve into the world of Pointless with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

    Sure to have the whole family wracking their brains, the book is interspersed with general knowledge trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces musing on everything from aardvarks to zeppelins...

    Witty and beautifully illustrated, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for fans of the BBC show.
  • 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.
  • BBTQ
    Warner Bros.
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    One of the biggest shows on TV, people all over the world have been laughing at the antics of scientists Leonard and Sheldon, next-door neighbour Penny and co since they first appeared on our TV screens in 2007.

    A worldwide phenomenon, this is the book to test just how much you know about the E4 favourite, The Big Bang Theory. It features over 1,500 questions, 100 images and some of the funniest quotes from the show ('Bazinga!').

    A complete episode guide, the book has questions that would test the IQ of even Sheldon!
  • UCHQ
    Steve Tribe
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    A bumper quiz book for fans of the popular BBC TV series, this baffling compendium of over 2,000 University Challenge questions will keep you on your toes as you pit your wits against the country's best and brightest.

    Including questions from all manner of subjects including literature, history, sport, politics, physics, chemistry, film and many more, this all-new collection of brainteasers will allow you to prove once and for all that you're a cut above the average undergraduate. And with its gold foil finish and hardback cover, it'll look great on any general knowledge whizz's bookshelf too.

    University Challenge has been a fixture of British television for 50 years - now it's time to put your 'fingers on buzzers'!
  • SGKT
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    Complete with a 64-page book and 48-minute accompanying DVD, the Simply Guitar Book & DVD Set provides expert tuition to guide would-be players through basic guitar-playing techniques, chords, tablature and chord progressions.

    Featuring clear, informative instructions, comprehensive multi-angle guidance from guitar guru Steve McKay and detailed music theory - from scales to building chords and more! - the book is perfect for both novice guitarists and those looking to brush up on their playing and fill gaps in their guitar knowledge.

    The ideal gift for those learning to play the world's most popular instrument, the Simply Guitar Book & DVD Set will take you through everything you need to know to play and master the art of guitar playing.
  • MYBY 8 years +
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    For the past decade, many of Marvel's comic book heroes have come to the big screen in massively successful films, culminating in the Avengers coming together.

    With the success of Ant-Man and the Avengers sequel, the brand shows no sign of slowing down and Marvel: Year by Year - a Visual Chronicle will reveal all you ever wanted to know about these superheroes and their colourful histories in the inspirational comic books.

    Covering the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and Daredevil, the book features original artwork and classic covers, as well as information from leading Marvel historians. A brilliant collector's piece that spans back to Marvel's origins as Timely Comics in the 1930s, the book even has a foreword from the legendary Stan Lee.

    With Book People's price, you'll be making a super saving too!
  • 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!
  • UTSW 12 years +
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    We don't have a bad feeling about this... We're sure this book will be top of every film fan's reading list as they enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens time and time again.

    Covering the creatures, critters and characters who have starred in the hit films (and the spin-offs the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels) released so far, you'll be feeling the Force as you learn all about Tattooine, the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the other inhabitants and settings of a galaxy far, far away.

    Presented in chronological order so you're able to relive all your favourite moments and the key battles from the saga in detail, this is a real visual feast for Star Wars fans of all ages. As an added bonus, the book also has concept art, wire frame images, props and behind-the-scenes shots from Episode VII.