Film & TV
Bond fans of all ages have taken delight in the release of the new 007 film, Spectre, and now they can be taken on a visual journey through Ian Fleming's original Spectre stories in all their comic strip glory in James Bond: Spectre - The Complete Comic Strip Collection.
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Covering the Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me storylines, the book is packed with vintage comic strips that have been fully remastered to celebrate the release of this year's blockbuster.
Presented in a deluxe, oversized omnibus format, it's full of all the action, cars and gadgets that have made Bond so popular - and will make a great gift for anyone who loves the world-famous super spy!
JBUS 7 years +7 years +
Packed with 1,000 reusable stickers that include the cars, gadgets, villains, lairs, vehicles and weapons from the 007 films, the Ultimate James Bond Sticker Book is the perfect introduction to the world-famous super spy.
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Celebrating James Bond's secret agent skills, his gadget-packed vehicles, the power-mad adversaries he's battled, the loyal allies that have helped him and his unforgettable world-saving missions, the book allows young Bond fans aged 7 and up to become part of James Bond's world and create their very own adventure.
Entertaining, informative fun for kids who are excited for the MI6 Secret Service agent's next on-screen outing, SPECTRE.
Including recipes from Great British Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry and four of the show's previous winners, this cookbook will help add some GBBO-style glory to your festive feast.
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Among the classic Christmas dishes you'll find in the book are nibbles like potato blinis with smoked salmon and parmesan palmiers, while you can also bring the spiced smell of Christmas into your kitchen with a cinnamon Christmas wreath. The book also contains ideas for a main feast including Baked Christmas Ham or Venison Pie. Those with a sweet tooth will love finding out how to make Paul's perfect mince pies and Mary's ultimate Christmas pudding, too.
With recipes from the likes of Edd Kimber, Jo Wheatley, John Whaite and Frances Quinn joining those from Paul and Mary, this is the book to make sure your Christmas is full of showstopping food.
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!
- RRP £12.99
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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!
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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 eagerly await the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- RRP £30.00
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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 the much-anticipated Episode VII.
A worldwide sensation, many TV viewers are going to miss their weekly visits to Downton Abbey. This book is a perfect keepsake of a fine show.
- RRP £25.00
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It features in-depth interviews with the cast and crew who worked on the show throughout its six years and focuses on the changing styles and fashions of the series.
There is plenty of photography to pore over and all the unforgettable moments are remembered. Quite simply, a must for anyone who has followed the show.
Now fully established as the TV event of the year (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!)...
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?
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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.
The mighty Hairy Bikers are back - and this time they're having a meat feast!
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A cookbook that will make any carnivore's mouth water, Si King and Dave Myers provide 120 step-by-step recipes for all the best meat dishes around. From sensational slow-cooked meals to quick weeknight dinners, the cookbook has everything a meat-lover could want.
Pies and pasties, minced and chopped, sizzlingly spicy and, of course, the centrepiece of hearty roasts, there are so many meals you can prepare with meat. And there can be no better people to guide you than these beloved chefs. From Italian-style Loin of Pork to the traditional Steak and Kidney Pudding, this is a cookbook about meat that can't be beat.
As an added bonus, Si and Dave show how you can use the leftovers to make tasty food and reveal how to make the best side dishes.
A staple of Saturday night viewing for football fans all over the country, this Match of the Day book is written by leading commentator Steve Wilson and looks back on some of the most important football stories that happened on every day of the year during the Premier League era.
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A trip down memory lane for any footy supporter, it recalls all the dramatic moments and unforgettable goals. From modern events like Sergio Aguero's last-gasp title winner in 2012 and Leicester's great escape in 2015 to some of the finest moments of the 1990s (Euro 96, Blackburn's unlikely league win, Man Utd's treble in 1999...), this book is a winner.
Controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and much more are also looked back on with authority and for extra MOTD authenticity, there is a foreword from pundit and Premier League top scorer, Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer.
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.
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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.
You've watched them discussing the week's TV on the hit show Gogglebox, now read about what the Goggleboxers have to say about their favourite shows in this brilliant official companion.
- RRP £16.99
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Not only do the likes of Leon and June, Sandra and Sandy and the Moffatts look back at the biggest moments in TV during 2015, but for the first time they also reveal their favourite telly moments of all time - ranging from the moon landings to the wedding of Charles and Diana.
From Antiques Roadshow to Z-Cars, this is an irresistible A-Z guide to the world of Gogglebox and television. Alongside the Goggleboxers' wit and wisdom, you can also devour TV facts, take advantage of their food and drink tips and play #goggleboxbingo.
From the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production, Mark Brindle's The Digital Filmmaking Handbook will help would-be film-makers find out everything they need to know about making their very own digital film.
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Step-by-step instructions on the technical aspects of filming with both HD and DSLR cameras are also included, as well as tips on the creative aspects including effects, making a storyboard and creating and lighting a set.
A lavishly illustrated companion to one of the year's most successful television series - Poldark.
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Based on Winston Graham's classic novels, the show introduced Ross Poldark to a whole new generation and this book showcases the great houses and glorious Cornish landscapes that made the show so visually stunning.
There are also interviews with the actors, behind-the-scenes insights and in-depth information on costumes, props and locations.
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.
- RRP £12.99
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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'!
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.
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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.
This glamorous hardback celebrates the best-loved musicals from the stage and the silver screen. Spanning almost a century and covering shows from all around the world, Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story is a star-studded journey through the history of the modern musical.
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Storylines and are explored song by song, with in-depth analysis of characters and production of the world's top 20 musicals; and stars and creators of some of the most famous musicals of all time are given there moment on centre stage ? from Fred Astaire to Ethel Merman and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Presented with astonishingly detailed photographs of the stars, productions, concept art and key innovations of musical theatre, this enormous encyclopedia is pitch perfect.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
- RRP £20.00
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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.
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.
- RRP £14.99
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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.
MasterChef Cookery Course offers keen culinary readers comprehensive and enjoyable lessons in cooking excellence, without the cost and time restraints of an evening or day course. Inspired by the TV show, you can become a MasterChef by learning the very basics and going on to tackle truly ambitious menus through the book's expertly written and full-colour illustrated pages.
- RRP £26.00
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Find out which equipment and cupboard stocks you can't live without, the perfect staple recipes from roasting and baking to making your own need-to-know sauces, and then show off your expertise with over 120 classic dishes.
With advice from John Torode and Greg Wallace, you are encouraged to add your very own flair and creative taste preferences to every dish you go on to cook, making them unique and show-stopping each time they're served.
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...
- RRP £35.00
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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, there are also little-known facts about Marvel's history and the talented artists and comic creators throughout including Jack Kirby and Mr. Marvel himself, Stan Lee.