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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.
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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!)...
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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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!
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...
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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.
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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!
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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.
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.
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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.
Did you know you have no muscles in your fingers, that coffee isn't made of beans, or that oranges aren't orange? A brilliant set of three collections of the most common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' from the team at BBC's QI, these books will ensure that you not only impress your friends, but win every argument you ever have.
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Based on the show's most popular segment, General Ignorance, the books in the collection cover a wealth of topics from history, sport, science, geography and more - and it even includes a book dedicated to the most fabulous falsities and fascinating facts from the animal kingdom.
Sure to delight fans of the much-loved show, owning this collection of QI books is just like having a quick-reference Stephen Fry on your bookshelf.
As portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the film adaptation The Imitation Game, Alan Turing: The Enigma is a book that tells the true story of how Turing's contributions and genius significantly shortened the length of the Second World War.
Written with great insight by Andrew Hodges, the book celebrates the achievements of a mysterious and highly intellectual individual. Alan Turing was a true pioneer, whose work can still be seen in the computers we use today and this book shows how Turing and his team managed to crack the German Enigma code while stationed at Bletchley Park.
An extraordinary story, the book also looks at the appalling way Turing was treated by the British establishment following his achievements. A fascinating read about an - until recently - unsung British hero.
Now an Oscar-nominated film starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Dallas Buyers' Club's Jean-Marc Vallee, Wild is the extraordinary true story of Cheryl Strayed - a 26-year-old who decided to escape her crumbling life by walking the 1100 miles of the west coast of America.
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After losing everything, Cheryl decided to do something impulsive to help aid her worries and grief - and this long-distance walk took her from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon and eventually into Washington. Despite having no experience of hiking, she was determined to do it alone - following a line on a map!
Wild gives readers an insight into the mental and physical agonies this journey of self-discovery gave Cheryl, while also showing how it helped heal her worries and find redemption. Simply, quite an incredible human story!
I Never Knew That About England's Country Churches, written by the bestselling author and trivia expert Christopher Winn, will surprise and delight you as you read all about the hidden stories, forgotten pasts and buried secrets that belong to these famous places of worship.
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Did you know that St. Mary's Church Deerhurst in Gloucestershire is the only church in England to have a brass with a pet named on it? Or that All Saints Tudeley in Kent is the only church in the world to have its windows designed and painted by Chagall? You'll be fascinated to hear that the Minster Church of St. Mary at Stow in Lincolnshire has the tallest Saxon arches in Britain too...
The hundreds of facts included here are just jaw-dropping and the illustrations help highlight some of the most momentous historical changes to happen in country churches throughout England.
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.
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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.
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.
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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...
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.
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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.
Memorably brought to the big screen by director Angelina Jolie, Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini (played in the film by Jack O'Connell) - an Olympic athlete who served as an airman during the Second World War and went through a number of torturous experiences...
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After a troubled youth, Zamperini found solace in his running and took part in the Berlin Olympics, almost running a four-minute mile. During the war, the bomber Zamperini was flying in crashed into the Pacific Ocean - surviving this, Zamperini had to fend off everything from hunger and thirst to sharks and enemy aircraft attacks. But when saviour eventually came, Zamperini would be faced with his toughest experience yet...
The extraordinary true story of a remarkable individual and a celebration of triumph against the most brutal of tribulations, this is a poignant read. You'll be inspired as you learn how Zamperini never gave up on hope and used his powers of endurance and resilience to survive every challenge that came his way...
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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.
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!
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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.
A stunning treat 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.
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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.
A brilliant full-colour miscellany that is both a memento for fans of the cult TV show and a compelling tribute to the time of slim suits and big business, Mad Men - The Illustrated World is full of entertaining nostalgia, especially as the hit US TV show heads towards its dramatic final season.
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Filled with the quirky humour of illustrator Dyna Moe, this superb gift book is an engaging celebration of 1960s Madison Avenue and will delight any fans of Don Draper, Roger Sterling and co.
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.
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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.
Featuring the best facts from the first ten years of the smartest comedy show on television, 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks off is a great book for any fan of the Stephen Fry's popular BBC programme. Did you know that cows moo in regional accents? Or that the dialling code for Russia is 007? This little hardback, compiled by QI's creator John Lloyd CBE, Director of Research John Mitchinson and Senior Researcher James Harkin, reveal these facts and many others to make you look at the universe in an alarming new way.
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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!
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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...