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  • Colour Me Mindful Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250168 - Anastasia Catris
    CMEM

    Anastasia Catris

    (1)
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Colouring books for adults have been hugely popular with Book People customers and this gorgeous set is packed with intricately detailed bird, underwater and tropical line art to de-stress and get creative with.

    Proven to help practise mindfulness, which in itself is a valuable tool for de-stressing, this satisfying and wonderfully low-tech collection of books is great for being creative while completely switching off.

    With over 150 scenes to demonstrate your creative flair, you will be creating your very own stress-free masterpieces in next to no time at all.
  • QRKL

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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our popular 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces start to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!
  • Colouring for Grown-ups Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782434504
    CFGU
    (5)
    • £4.99
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    Think colouring in is just for kids? Think again! Colouring has been established as a great way for all ages to unwind, relax and get creative and this two-book set of grown-up colouring books is bursting with beautiful and intricate illustrations that are waiting to be completed.

    The perfect size to fit in a handbag or rucksack so they can easily go with you wherever you go, the patterns featured in the two adult colouring books are tremendously detailed and will help anyone unwind at the end of a long day or make a lengthy journey go quicker.

    From floral delights to patterns, swirls and geometric wonders, the books provide a wide-ranging selection of projects to colour in any way you like!

  • DCTY

    Thomas Pavitte

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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • How to Draw Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782212898 - Authors vary
    HTDS

    Authors vary

    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Whatever your skill level, we're sure you'll love learning how to draw a variety of exciting subjects with this excellent-value introduction to illustrating!

    Among the topics included in this collection are people, wild animals, trees, dogs, and cats - meaning if you work through all the books you'll become a jack of all trades when it comes to drawing!

    With a simple, step-by-step drawing method to follow throughout each detailed book, this collection is great either if you're a beginner artist or if you're looking to brush up on your artistic skills.

  • STOS

    Claire Buckley

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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • LGQL

    Gwion Prydderch

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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around England's capital city - this is a fun-packed book for any Londoner or anyone who just loves the Big Smoke!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Crown Jewels through a marvellous maze, a West End theatre word search and you'll even be able to discover which shop once used a cobra to guard an expensive pair of shoes!

    Full of entertaining activities and London facts, this makes a brilliant gift.
  • GRBW

    Jilly Macleod

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    This handy guide from the National Trust explores 100 family-friendly walks through some of Great Britain's most spectacular countryside. The walks are between two and eight miles in length and are organised by region, making it easy to explore historical sites, spot regional wildlife and take in stunning views wherever you are in the country.

    Graded according to ease, from rambles across parkland, adventurous hikes and everything in between, the book is filled with important information on transport links, facilities, local attractions and fun stuff for the kids, along with maps of each route.

    The perfect guide for taking in Britain's countryside and discovering your new favourite walk.
  • HWSM

    Marie Clayton

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    Marie Clayton's How to Use a Sewing Machine is a beginner's manual that will help any would-be sewer get to know their machine and learn all the basic maintenance and techniques they will need.

    Offering advice on seams, hems, zips, buttonholes and much more, the book will help you do everything from choosing a machine to setting it up and it also covers all the basic dressmaking techniques.

    With this book, you can create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, make stylish curtains and cushions and carry out simple repairs. With its jargon-busting glossary and troubleshooting section, you'll be an expert in tackling gathers and pleats and embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting!
  • AFMG

    Andrew Paciorek

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    Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!

    Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.

    A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
  • LLON

    Sunshine Jackson / Kate Hodges

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    Full of fun and fascinating things to do, Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things to Do unveils some of the English capital's best-kept secrets - many of which are free to attend!

    Containing over 200 ideas, the book covers everything from the National Gallery's family Sundays to the Big Garden Birdwatch and backstage tours of the National Theatre. There are also seasonal events like the Scandinavian Christmas Market and the Day of the Dead Celebrations, so there really is something for all tastes!
  • HTMS

    Sally Hornsey

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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • CRDT

    Julian Holland

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    A pocket companion that will suit the needs of both casual and seasoned railway travellers. Plan an adventure, follow the changing landscape and discover some truly fascinating destinations that you can explore by train in Britain.

    From St Ives to Penzance, Ely to Norwich, York to Leeds, this little book uncovers 150 of Britain's top trips between major towns and cities and all the countryside in between. The easy-to-follow location maps, route diagrams and accessible text about history and geography in each area make each destination a joy to read about and to visit, while the stunning colour photographs illustrate the journey and make following the real thing extra rewarding.
  • TYJC

    Edward Pickering

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    The Tour de France is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and cycling expert Edward Pickering's The Yellow Jersey Club is a book that offers a fascinating exploration into the psychology and physiology of the champions.

    To become a member of the Yellow Jersey Club you must prove yourself as dedicated, be willing to make sacrifices and have extraordinary physical attributes - as well as the ability to climb mountains, beat time trials and survive the perils of cycling... In this book, Pickering talks to members of the club including oldest survivor Ferdinand Kubler and Britain's first victor Bradley Wiggins to discover the secrets to their success.

    With sharp analysis and deft style, this insightful book asks what it takes to accumulate such great mental strength, skill and endurance and what sets these winners apart from their Tour de France competitors!
  • SEWU

    Debbie Shore

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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • The Big Walks Collection South - 2 Books - Collection - 9781849531573 - David Bathurst
    SOUT

    David Bathurst

    • £4.99
    • RRP £17.98
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    The inspirational books in The Big Walks Collection South will help you discover the South of England on foot.

    Perfect for those who enjoy walking whether it's exploring green, gently rolling valleys or tackling rugged cliff-top paths, there will be walks here to keep you rambling all year round.

    Each book features a wealth of long-distance walks that can be broken down into smaller, more manageable sections.
  • BWPA
    • £7.99
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    Hop along with rabbits and get up close to otters with this marvellous hardback!

    Featuring stunning imagery from some of the top photographers practising in the UK, it really does highlight the majestic diversity of British natural history. With the photographer's personal accounts and differing approaches, there are an extraordinary range of viewpoints featured and you will also be able to find out the stories behind the photos, many of which are amusing and inspirational.

    Photographer notes are also included, making this ideal for not only nature lovers, but also those interested in improving their photography skills.
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.

  • THKN

    Melanie Porter

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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • FOAB

    Max Mosley

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    Former driver, team owner and even an ex-president of the FIA, Max Mosley has seen it all when it comes to Formula One. And in this memoir, he reveals everything...

    Mosley has almost 50 years' experience in the sport. In partnership with Bernie Ecclestone, he has helped transform F1 into a multi-billiion-making global brand and this book sees him offer an insight into the most influential figures and biggest stars of the sport.

    He also takes a look back at his upbringing as the son of Oswald and Diana Mosley (who were interned during the war) and the struggles he had to overcome to deal with the taint of the family name. There is also a revealing account of how his road safety campaigns have saved thousands of lives and even a look at the famous court case against the Murdoch press regarding his personal life and his donation to the Labour party...

    Gossip, business tips and unbelievable stories from the world of Formula One and beyond - a must-read for any motor racing fan!
  • XULCC
    (2)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £69.90
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - the Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbeatable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.

    Slipcase not included.
  • MCRO

    Mollie Makes

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    The team at Mollie Makes, one of the country's most popular lifestyle and craft magazines, present a variety of beautiful crochet projects in this amazing hardback book.

    Aimed at complete beginners who want to hone their skills, the book is also suitable for those looking to move on after their first successful projects. With ideas including crocheted blankets, cushions, toys and gifts as well as accessories and pieces for around the home, the book also includes ways you can embellish existing items too.

    Each stitch comes with clear instructions and illustrations to make sure your projects are beautiful and there is also advice on how to use different techniques.
  • KTBA

    Tracey Lord

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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread!

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, the book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done!

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw!
  • QLTN

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    With over 40 projects to try your hand at, The Quilting Book is a craft book that will tell you everything you need to know about mastering quilting, patchwork and applique.

    From cushions and bags to full-sized quilts, the book even contains 100 individual patterns for quilt blocks that will form the foundation of any patchwork project.

    If you're new to the world of quilting, the book will teach you how to make a quilt with its pictures, step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow tutorials, while those who are more experienced will be able to learn some new skills to help make something spectacular.

    A brilliant book to help you make unique quilts!