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    WDYT

    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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    ARWW
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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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    MMSB
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    Who better than May Martin to show you how to sew! With 40 years' experience in teaching people how to sew and a doyenne of the Women's Institute, the Great British Sewing Bee star knows everything there is about this skilled craft and will be your perfect guide to starting sewing.

    Throughout the Sewing Bible, she gives readers all the information they need - from setting up your sewing space to providing a list of all the essential sewing equipment. She also offers step-by-step instructions for over 40 amazing sewing projects, ranging from womenswear, menswear and kidswear to home furnishings.

    As well as all this, there are top tips and advice on sewing techniques including hemming, overlocking, seams and fastenings. With May Martin's Sewing Bible, you'll be an expert sewer in no time!
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    DWWT

    Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff - The Quotable Doctor Who (Hardback)

    Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

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    While transcending across time and space, 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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    The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure (Hardback)

    Hairy Bikers

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    Long-term friends of the Book People, Si and Dave have wowed so many foodies with their perfect pies, delicious curries and much more over the past decade. They have even shown us how to eat well and lose weight not once, but twice!

    Now they return with the cookbook tie-in to their hit BBC show The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure. As the duo journeyed through Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and Korea, they honed their Asian cooking skills and this hardback cookbook features over 100 of their favourite recipes from the area.

    Speedy, easy to make and packed with flavour, many of the recipes continue the Hairy Dieters' commitment to cooking healthy food that doesn't compromise on taste!
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    TPAT
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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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    GRED

    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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    TGAZ
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    Fans of the ever-popular Top Gear presenters 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.
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    STVD
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    The ultimate guide for Trekkies everywhere, Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary features all the the popular characters from the live-action television series such as Spock, Bones, Scotty and James T. Kirk, while also providing detailed information on the spaceships and exciting new worlds that have featured in the show. One of the most popular cult TV shows of all time and part of a franchise that has spawned hit films, novels, comics and games, this book charts each and every voyage the Starship Enterprise has taken throughout the TV shows and the full-colour spreads really do bring the Star Trek universe to life. This truly is the final frontier!
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    EFAR

    Edwardian Farm (Hardback)

    Ruth Goodman

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    This book accompanies the hit BBC series Edwardian Farm and tells how Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn have taken a leap back in time to immerse themselves in an Edwardian community in the West Country. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Morwellham Quay was situated in a bustling and commercially prosperous region - a stunning rural landscape encompassing rolling farmland, wild moorland, tidal river, coast and forest, which supported a vibrant and diverse economy. Ruth, Peter and Alex will spend a year exploring all aspects of this working landscape - restoring boats, buildings and equipment, cultivating crops, fishing, rearing animals and rediscovering the lost heritage of this fascinating era as well as facing the challenges of increasingly commercial farming practices, fishing and community events.

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    MOWI

    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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    TGBY

    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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    TGCF
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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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    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.
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    BMPC

    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.
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    MIND

    The Mastermind Quiz Book (Hardback)

    Richard Morgale

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    The ultimate test of knowledge, memory and nerve, the long-running BBC show Mastermind has been testing contestants' mettle in the famous black chair for over four decades now, and the Mastermind Quiz Book gives you the chance to see if you can rise to the challenge too! With over 3,500 tricky questions from the Mastermind archives, the diverse variety of topics cover everything from Classical Mythology to Medical Science and Johnny Cash. From fiendishly difficult general knowledge teasers to in-depth tests of specialist subjects, this book will challenge your mental strength. It also includes a foreword from current presenter John Humphrys.
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    MOHF

    Murder on the Home Front (Hardback)

    Molly Lefebure

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    One ordinary day, in an ordinary courtroom, forensic pathologist Dr Keith Simpson asks a keen young journalist to be his secretary. Although the horrors of secretarial work don't exactly appeal to Molly Lefebure, she's intrigued to find out just what goes on behind a mortuary door. Capable and curious, she quickly becomes indispensable to Dr Simpson as he meticulously pursues the truth. Accompanying him from sombre morgues to London's most gruesome crime scenes, Miss Molly observes and assists as he uncovers the dark and disturbing secrets that all murder victims keep. With a sharp sense of humour and a rebellious spirit, Molly tells her own remarkable true story here with warmth and wit, painting a vivid portrait of wartime London.
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    MOKO
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    Mock the Week's Only Book You'll Ever Need is an indispensable guide from the creators of the hit BBC show to life, the universe and beyond.

    Packed with the irreverent humour the hilarious programme is famous for, the book features a hilarious collection of brand-new gags and one-liners inspired by the show's improvised section. Among the topics covered are 'Bad Things to Hear in a Maternity Ward' and 'Unlikely School Reports'.

    A great book to dip in and out of!

    Please be advised that this title contains some strong language.
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    MCAR
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    This hilarious book from the Top Gear crew features a stylish red hardback cover and full-colour illustrations throughout. It really does make the ideal gift for any man looking to take on the modern world. Full of extraordinary and everyday survival tips, from how to be a Formula 1 driver to making a ham sandwich, this witty little book is full of banter that will entertain readers as they dip in and out of it and pick up some need-to-know info that solves literally everything. According to Richard, Jeremy and James, anyway. The ultimate manual for the ultimate 21st century male.
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    GFOO

    Food Glorious Food (Hardback)

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    Accompanying the major ITV1 series fronted by Carol Vorderman, Food Glorious Food: Family Recipes for the Nation's Favourite Dishes includes over 100 recipes for a range of delicious meals. The recipes, all from members of the general public, are easy to follow and are accompanied by inspiring stories of their creation, as well as fascinating and revealing photographs from the recipe's creator and their family's archives. Among the recipes included are those for traditional favourites like Lancashire Hot Pot, Cornish Pasties and Bakewell Tart as well as fresh and quirky new ideas. With thoughtful reflections on Britain's food heritage included too, this is a great cookbook for those who love home cooking.
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    MIDW

    Call The Midwife (Hardback)

    Jennifer Worth

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    Now a hit BBC series, Call The Midwife is Jennifer Worth's true story about the East End of London in the 1950s. Arriving in the Docklands at the age of 22, midwife Jennifer had to deal with the brothels of Cable Street, gang warfare and meths drinkers in bombsites as she got used to living in a big new city. Funny, disturbing, incredibly moving and sometimes terrifying, this is a story that does for midwifery what James Herriot did for veterinary medicine. Nominated for various awards upon its release, this captivating and compassionate book brings to life the colourful world of 50s' East End and the community and camaraderie of the era's midwives.
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    BANF

    Ban This Filth! (Hardback)

    Ben Thompson

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    The launch of Mary Whitehouse's Clean Up TV campaign made her a media star overnight and over the next 37 years her name became the byword for censorship. Throughout this time, many hundreds of letters were sent by the redoubtable campaigner and many were received by her too. In Ban This Filth: Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive, Ben Thompson sifts through this incredible correspondence of outrage and affront, uncovering a startling new perspective on her tireless stand.
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    True Blood Collection - 10 Books (Collection)

    Charlaine Harris

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    This collection brings together ten of bestselling author Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries, the novels that introduced the world to Sookie Stackhouse and inspired the hit television series True Blood. Sookie is a waitress in Bon Temps, a small and crazy town in Louisiana where vampires, werewolves and supernatural beings all reside. Sookie is funny, pretty and well-mannered. She is also a mind reader. As she struggles to find love and her place in society, these action-packed books follow her trials and tribulations with plenty of wit and panache.