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    ATCW

    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded (Hardback)

    Stuart Laycock


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    Did you know that of the 193 countries that are currently UN member states, Great Britain has invaded or fought conflicts in the territory of 171? Taking a look at how Britain has been a force, for both good and bad, across the world, Stuart Laycock's All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To reveals Britain as a dynamic and unpredictable nation that has changed the world in many ways... Discussing how Britain set up the United States and Ionian Islands, the informative - and witty - hardback also looks at lesser-known invasions including those of Iran, Ethiopia, Corfu and the other Ionian islands.
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    HMPA

    The 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World (Hardback)

    Alexander Armstrong


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    Fans of the hit BBC show Pointless will love this hilarious follow-up to the bestselling The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World. Offering answers to some of life's biggest questions, Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman tackle those seemingly impossible-to-solve dilemmas, including what came first, the chicken or the egg? And the lifelong debate about the purpose of our own existence, and which ingredient is absolutely key to a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon? Your sleepless nights will soon be over with the help of this conundrum-solving book full of witty and intelligent stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts and questions. Putting the world to rights, dipping in and out of this laugh-out-loud book is entertaining every time!
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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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    TGAZ

    The Top Gear A - Z Of Britain (Hardback)


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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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    RNIT

    Darn It! (collection)

    Aubrey Smith


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    Men, pick up a needle and thread and learn complete self-reliance with the very funny and utterly handy Darn It! Learn how to master all those tricky skills you've previously relied on a mother, girlfriend or wife for. From neatly ironing a shirt and polishing your silverware to concocting the smoothest white sauce, applying a bandage and whipping up the perfect omelette, each need-to-know task is succinctly explained and accompanied by beautiful illustrations. A wonderfully presented and entertaining gift book that will mould the ultimate 21st-century man, ensuring he knows all he'll ever need about housekeeping, the kitchen, craft, first aid and plenty more besides!
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    NOVE

    The Novel Cure (Hardback)

    Susan Elderkin

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    Many of us delve into our favourite book when feeling under the weather, but this medical handbook with a difference will help you choose the perfect novel (or combination) to cure a variety of ailments. From healing a broken heart to feeling blue or even making you forget about a stubbed toe, The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies will help you find a read to ease your pain. Written with passion and humour by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud, the book will also show you what to do when you're feeling overwhelmed by the amount of books available in the world and when you feel like giving up halfway through a novel... A great gift for anyone with an interest in reading, The Novel Cure will help you find new books to read, revisit old favourites and prove how a good novel can change your life.
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    GGHB

    The Grumpy Gardner's Handbook (Hardback)

    Ivor Grump


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    From lawns suffering from alopecia to vegetables covered with slugs, The Grumpy Gardener's Handbook chronicles all of Ivor Grump's horticultural frustrations. Witty and amusing reading for the curmudgeonly armchair gardener, this grumpy hardback follows Mr Grump on his horticultural journey - as he imparts his advice on a range of subjects, from what to do when people talk loudly at garden shows, to how to impress people with a slacker's veg patch that looks after itself. With plenty of other rants and frustrations besides, this is a book many gardeners will associate with!
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    WTCS

    Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops Collections- 2 Books (collection)

    Jen Campbell


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    From asking if it's OK that children can climb on bookshelves to enquiring after a horse owner's manual that has a detailed chapter on unicorns, those who work in bookshops around the world have heard it all. Compiled by Jen Campbell, who actually works in a bookshop herself, the books featured here are vibrantly illustrated as booksellers from around the world recall their favourite questions - 'Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?', 'Is this book edible?' and 'I had such a crush on Captain Hook when I was younger. Do you think this means I have unresolved issues?' being among the more sane. Laugh-out-loud funny, this two-book set will appeal to any bookseller or bookworm.
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    CATP

    Simon's Cat Collection - 3 Books (collection)

    Simon Tofield


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    Bringing together the best food, play and sleep-themed cartoons from the first three Simon's Cat books, this pocket-sized treasury makes a great treat for cat lovers everywhere. A massive YouTube sensation, Simon's Cat is the winner of the UK's Favourite Celebrity Cat award and this small and cute full-colour book also features brand new cartoons. Illustrated by the talented cartoonist, and owner of four rescue cats, Simon Tofield, this is a brilliant book about a sleepy, hungry and playful cat.
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    MDSG

    The Modern Day Spotter's Guide (Paperback)

    Richard Horne


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    With a list of things to spot that will brighten up the grind of the daily commute, this is a book that will change the way you look at the little things in life. Written by Richard Horne, the bestselling author of 101 Things to Do Before You Die, this is extremely witty and thoroughly surprising... Learn how to spot a pigeon with one foot, a cat with a moustache and a hopelessly lost tourist! A book to inspire you to take a step back, look up and take in everything around you.
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    OLDG

    Old Git Wit (Hardback)

    Richard Benson


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    Taking inspirational quotes from the likes of Virginia Woolf: 'The older one grows, the more one likes indecency' and P. G. Wodehouse: 'There is only one cure for grey. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine', Old Git Wit is the perfect gift book for anyone who forever plans to remain young at heart. Enjoy the golden years of old age and keep smiling with this hilarious little hardback full of humorous quips and memorable jokes. This collection of senior sagacity and elderly erudition just goes to show that being old really is the new young!
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    PMIB

    The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets (Hardback)

    Adam Macqueen


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    Discover some of the most unlikely revelations since the Official Secrets Act was inaugurated 100 years ago in The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets: True Stories from the Government Archives. Written by Adam Macqueen, the author of Private Eye: The First 50 Years, the book reveals startling discoveries ranging from the blood-chilling warnings of an imminent nuclear attack through to the comical details of daily life. Detailed and surprising plans for royal funerals are also included, as well as Mary Whitehouse's complaints about the sex education syllabus. You can also discover startling facts about Ted Heath's car, President's Eisenhower's issue with Winston Churchill's trousers and Mrs Thatcher's ironing board.
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    GGTT

    The Gentleman's Guide to Travel (Other)

    Vic Darkwood


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    With advice on every conceivable aspect, The Gentleman's Guide to Travel is an extremely funny take on the AA's travel guidebooks. Written by Vic Darkwood, co-founder of The Chap magazine and author of The Gentleman's Guide to Motoring, the brilliant hardback gift book has quotations from early travel writing, archive photographs and illustrations and advice on everything from dealing with the searing heat to dealing with a hostile local. An inspirational, humorous read for any well-mannered gentleman who wants to discover more about our world.
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    H is for Hummus (Hardback)

    Joel Rickett


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    Written by How to Avoid Huge Ships and Whitstable Mum in Custard Shortage author Joel Rickett, and featuring Spencer Wilson's dazzling illustrations, H is for Hummus: A Modern Parents' ABC is a great picture book for any 'middle-class and proud' parent. With the traditional ABC books (A is for Apple, B is for Bear, C is for Cat etc) no longer reflecting the busy lives of today's toddlers, this book will provide them with far more useful and contemporary terms - A is for Allergy, B is for Babyccino, C is for Controlled Crying... A delightfully silly and refreshingly honest picture book that covers all the pains and joys of today's parenting. It's sure to strike a chord with sleep-deprived mums and dads everywhere and makes an entertaining little gift for the thoroughly modern parent.
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    DUNK

    The Drunken Cookbook (Hardback)

    Milton Crawford


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    From the creator of the bestselling Hungover Cookbook comes the Drunken Cookbook, for those people who just can't beat off the booze munchies... Whether you've been dancing all night or have had a couple of pints after work, this book is a witty and entertaining guide to cooking when you've enjoyed a tipple. Not only are the delicious recipes separated only into sections such as Meat, Heat, Fried, Carbs, Party Food and Boozy Desserts, they are also separated into range of difficulty. A great stocking filler that will help you soak up the booze and restores you health in time for the morning after...
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    SWLS

    "Mock the Week": 1001 Scenes We'd Like to See (Hardback)

    Dan Patterson


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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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    Afterliff (Hardback)

    John Lloyd


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    Popular with the likes of Matt Lucas and Stephen Fry, Book People customers who love the work of John Lloyd and Jon Canter are certainly in great company with such comedic stars. Afterliff has been compiled by this talented duo to create a dictionary of hundreds of definitions for things there should be words for. From Toames (the first furtive touching of toes in bed after a severe row with your partner) to Loudwater (a child's strongly held opinion, copies word for word from its parents) and Inverness (the loneliness of a garden chair in winter), this book is wholly funny, often profound and totally unique. An essential gift for anyone who finds there aren't enough words to describe what happens in everyday life.
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    JANE

    Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas (Hardback)

    Rebecca Smith


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    It's true to say that Jane Austen is more of a celebrity and media queen now than she was when she was writing and this intriguing, funny and very readable compilation by Rebecca Smith, the writer in residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, provides authentic Austenian advice for over 70 modern dilemmas. Jane Austen is brought to life as a smart-cookie agony aunt in an upmarket glossy magazine column format and tackles vexing challenges in love, family, work, leisure, fashion and home. Smith has cleverly compiled answers from Austen's novels, letters and life to give a clear-eyed, witty and unsentimental view and tone that creates a book to turn to for advice and comfort, just as you would a best friend!
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    EDIT

    Country Life: Letters to the Editor (Hardback)

    Country Life


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    Readers of Country Life magazine have always been eager to share their knowledge on all aspects of life in Britain. Letters to the Editor: A Miscellany brings together a wide range of letters that have been sent into the magazine and offers a delightful collection of musings on rural life, regional oddities, curious objects, favoured pets and even puzzles! Beautifully presented and illustrated throughout, this is a book lovers of nature will want to dip into time and time again. You can even find advice on everything from sundials to dog food that still stands the test of time!
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    HTML

    How to Mow the Lawn (Paperback)

    Sam Martin


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    Sam Martin will help the modern man rediscover masculine dependability with How to Mow the Lawn - The Lost Art of Being a Man. From providing useful DIY tips to giving advice on the best way to prepare a BBQ, this is a simple and practical guide that offers no-nonsense advice on all things manly, including outdoor survival, carpentry, impressing women and fixing the car. From changing a car tyre to building a fire and carving a roast, this is a hilarious but practical book sure to be appreciated by any 21st century man.
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    COSP

    The Little Book of Conspiracies (Hardback)

    Joel Levy


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    Written by Joel Levy, The Little Book of Conspiracies reviews the essentials of a range of cover-ups that have been documented and alleged, hotly debated and furiously debunked. Giving plenty of reasons to be paranoid, it shows how the conspiracy theory is now more pervasive than ever, and how it doesn't take long for stories to spread around the world nowadays!
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    ARIS

    How To Outwit Aristotle (Hardback)

    Peter Cave


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    Peter Cave's How to Outwit Aristotle: And 34 Other Really Interesting Uses of Philosophy is a witty and accessible introduction to the subject. The author of Can a Robot be Human? and What's Wrong with Eating People?, Cave is also a teacher of philosophy and in this engaging book he will help you think like a philosopher. The book will show you how you know you exist, teach you how to be an object of desire and event how to think like a bat! The book shows how to bring meaning to life, and covers everything from the realm of the unconscious to the principles of logic.
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    MCAR

    Top Gear: How to Parachute into a Moving Car (Hardback)

    Richard Porter


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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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    KANT

    You Kant Make It Up (Hardback)

    Hayden


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    From `Harry Potter is real', to `matter doesn't exist', even some of philosophy's great minds have drawn some truly outrageous conclusions over the years, and they are rounded together in this entertaining hardback, You Kant Make It Up. Written by journalist and philosophy graduate Gary Hayden, this entertaining and hugely informative hardback offers an unconventional introduction to philosophy, outlining statements from the likes of Plato and Nietzsche that will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons and infuriate and amuse in equal measure!
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    SOFA

    How To Get A Sofa Around A Corner (Hardback)


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    This book offers the answers to all the annoying household problems. By applying scientific principles to everyday occurences, this book will show you how to move a couch around a corner, remove red wine stains from carpets and unscrew the lid of a difficult jar. Applying principles of geomoetry, thermodynamics, probability and game theory to the situations, explanations are given for all these frustrating issues.

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    TVDB

    The Traveller's Daybook (Hardback)

    Fergus Fleming


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    Compiled by acclaimed historian Fergus Fleming, The Traveller's Daybook invites you to cross oceans, deserts, mountains and ice-caps and embark on a tour of the world in 366 quotations. This anthology ranges widely across time and place, from Christopher Columbus' 'discovery' of the West Indies in 1492 to Wilfred Thesiger's wanderings in Arabia's 'empty quarter' in the 1940s. Covering many exotic destinations, each quoted extract is accompanied by a brief commentary that introduces the writer and the context of the excerpt. Covering the whole calendar year, including leap years, these 366 journeys are often lyrical, witty, tragic or bizarre - but always entertaining.
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    COMD

    Commando Dad (Paperback)

    Neil Sinclair

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    Neil Sinclair, ex-Commando, qualified childminder and full-time dad to three young troopers, provides a training manual for new recruits to fatherhood in Commando Dad: Basic Training. In no-nonsense terms, the manual will help dads to be plan for their baby-trooper's arrival by showing them how to survive the first 24 hours, how to prepare nutritious food and how to deal with baby's hostilities, as well as giving advice on how to keep little ones entertained in various ways. An indispensable training guide that will make a great gift for any fathers-in-waiting, it covers how to look after babies from birth to when they're 3-years-old.
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    BLAN

    How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt (Hardback)

    Mick Conefrey


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    Perfect for those dreaming of their next big trip abroad, Mick Conefrey's How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt: A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer pairs intrepid stories of yesteryear with hilarious tips from history's greatest female explorers. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or are dreaming of leaving office life behind, the humorous gift book will tell you how to do everything from cooking a locust to sweet-talking a cannibal and climbing Everest without oxygen. It also describes why you should never let a gorilla near your bedroom and what you should do when attacked by a crocodile!
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    DOLP

    Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? (Hardback)

    New Scientist


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    Published by New Scientist, Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? is packed full of wry and well-informed answers to this and 110 other baffling science questions. A perfect bedside book for dipping into or sharing with family and friends, amongst the other questions answered are why do birds sing at dawn? What's the slowest a plane can fly without stalling? And how long can you keep a tiger cub as a pet? Following the likes of the bestselling titles Does Anything Eat Wasps?, Do Polar Bears Get Lonely? and Why Can't Elephants Jump? this is another book about popular science that is guaranteed to delight.
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    INRS

    It's Not Rocket Science (Hardback)

    Ben Miller


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    One half of successful double act Armstrong and Miller, actor and comedian Ben Miller studied a Physics PhD at Cambridge before embarking on his career. In It's Not Rocket Science, he returns to his roots and offers an engaging, accessible and downright funny look at science's best bits. He tackles black holes, DNA and the Large Hadron Collider in a fun and insightful way and explains to the reader all about the truly spectacular science that is always happening around us. This is the book for you if you're interested in science, but always found the subject a little daunting.
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    COLL

    P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters (Hardback)

    P. G. Wodehouse

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    A quiet man, P.G. Wodehouse always shied away from the idea of a biography. Expressing himself through the written word, this collection of letters provides an illuminating biographical accompaniment to the man behind the likes of Jeeves and the Empress of Blandings. Following from his schooldays at Dulwich College to his life in New York working in musical comedy alongside Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, the letters also cover the strange episode in 1940 when he was interned by the Germans. A revealing insight that will delight fans of Wodehouse.

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    TTIP

    10,000 Tips (Hardback)

    Katherine Sorrell


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    What should you do if a bird flies into your house? How do you write the perfect CV? How could you get a flight upgrade? How can you revamp a tired room? From pastry making to public speaking, decluttering to DIY, first aid to picture framing, 10,000 Tips: How to do Almost Everything is a one-stop guide to finding out everything you'll need to know to improve your house, health, work and free time. Covering both everyday and exotic tasks, including how to spot a genuine antique, this brilliant hardback is the go-to reference book that no one should be without.

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