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    Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2015 (Hardback)

    Alison Maloney

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    If, like us, you were glued to your screen throughout last year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing, the official annual for 2015 will have you foxtrotting across the front room.

    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, you can enjoy all the behind-the-scenes gossip, exclusive interviews and games and quizzes in this dazzling annual.
  • Sherlock Chronicles (Hardback)

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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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    Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book (Paperback)

    Jacqueline Rayner

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    Whovians will love testing their knowledge of all things about the Doctor and his 'timey-wimey stuff' with Doctor Who: The Official Quiz Book.

    For over 50 years, Doctor Who has been one of the top-rated shows on the BBC and it continues to go from strength to strength, especially now The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi has the keys to the TARDIS. This book contains 3,000 questions about the show and covers so many of the Time Lord's adventures - it's brilliant entertainment for any Doctor Who fan.

    Take a journey through time and space and test yourself with these brain-teasing questions!
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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.
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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.
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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...
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    The Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook (Hardback)

    Katherine Sorrell

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    Packed with practical advice on how to achieve the look you want for your home, Great Interior Design Challenge Sourcebook: The DIY Way to Add Value to Your Home is a reference book that will show you how to fix a number of common household problems.

    From the team behind the hit TV show, the book has affordable solutions for all the common problems - from cracks in walls to creaking stairs, damp patches to draught and leaking roofs to blocked chimneys. The handy book provides step-by-step instructions on how to master the art of DIY, while also giving advice on finding the best workmen for the job if you prefer to get someone in.

    The book also focuses on the planning aspect of transforming your home with information on designing a room layout, choosing a colour and pattern and deciding on wall finishes and treatment all covered. Your house should be a home you can be proud of - and this book will help you make sure it is!
  • Life Story (Hardback)

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    Life Story (Hardback)

    Mike Gunton

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    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.
  • Human Universe (Hardback)

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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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    Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography (Hardback)

    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!
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    The World of Mr Selfridge (Hardback)

    Alice Maloney

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    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.

    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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    The Moaning of Life (Paperback)

    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.
  • A Taste of the Sun (Hardback)

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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!
  • Walking the Nile (Hardback)

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    Walking the Nile (Hardback)

    Levison Wood

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    Now a major Channel 4 series. His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk along the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history...
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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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    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.
  • Stig (Hardback)

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    Stig (Hardback)

    Simon Du Marche

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    Discover the man behind the most famous mask on British TV ? the Stig. Who is he? Where does he come from? And how can his mysterious silence be explained? All these questions and more have been tackled by award-winning biographer Simon du Beaumarche, as he trailed the elusive Stig and interviewed those closest to him. Including snippets from the Top Gear trio, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and leading figures in Formula 1, music and movies, it seems everyone has their opinion about the man in white. Humorous and explosive, du Beaumarche's uncovering of this 21st century icon is a must-read!
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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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    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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    River Cottage Light & Easy (Hardback)

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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    From brilliant breakfasts to goodness on the go, River Cottage: Light & Easy from celebrity chef, television personality, journalist and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is a stunning collection of 170 delicious healthy-eating recipes guaranteed to bring fresh energy and vitality to your everyday cooking and eating.

    Containing a plethora of dairy and wheat-free step-by-step recipes that are both inspiring and nourishing, including Swede and Smoky Bacon Soup, Asian Broth, Nordic Slaw with Rye Crumbs, Lamb and Cashew Curry and much, much more, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new recipe book covers it all: from simple breakfasts to tender meats and tasty (yet healthy) treats.

    With striking photography and helpful variations to the recipes that you can try for yourself, this beautiful cookbook provides everyday solutions to creating healthy meals for the family as quickly and easily as possible.
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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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    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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    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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    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!