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  • QIIG

    John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

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    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.

    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.

  • ALRRP

    Andrew Hodges

    • £8.99
    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.
  • AHTOJ

    Cheryl Strayed

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    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.

    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!
  • AECC
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    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.

    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.
  • TGAM

    Richard Porter

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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...
  • ALSKQ

    Laura Hillenbrand

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    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...

    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...
  • KTRT

    Christopher Winn

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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.

  • ALYWY
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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.
  • LOFI
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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.
  • HUNI

    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...
  • OWIL

    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!
  • MRSF

    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.
  • AKBEC

    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.
  • BBOB
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    Life is good now that the Bake Off is back! And with this beautiful, fully-photographed cookbook of 120 original recipes, Great British Bake Off fans will have all of the information they will need to whip up a quick batch of easy biscuits at the very last minute or spend their time making a breathtaking show-stopper.

    Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, the Bake Off cookbook is filled with irresistible recipes for biscuits, traybakes, bread, large and small cakes, sweet pastry and patisserie, savoury pastry, puddings and desserts.

    A book for every baker, from novices to those who could Mary a run for her money, each chapter transports you on set and showcases the best recipes including Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges plus the best bakers' recipes from the show. The perfect gift for fans of the Great British Bake Off.
  • GTOS

    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!
  • ALZBL

    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...
  • 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.
  • GBSP
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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.
  • SATK
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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.
  • 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.
  • RCLE

    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.
  • GMAS

    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.
  • 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!
  • HBBC

    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!