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  • MMTW
    Millie Marotta
    • £3.99
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds, inspired by the magic of the tropics - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some beautiful illustrations, this book proves that colouring in isn't just for children. Among the drawings you will get to add some creativity to are exotic trees in need of some colour for their leaves, a parrot waiting for some magnificent new feathers and plenty of rainforest scenes and exotic bloom!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this colouring book, Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland, is full of adventure!
  • AMOR
    Kerby Rosanes
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    Animorphia is an adult colouring book with a difference... Amongst the gothic, quirky animal designs are things to spot and sections to complete with doodles and detail!

    Wickedly weird and wonderful, Kerby Rosanes illustrations are quite simply awe-inspiring as strange creatures and fantastic beasts blend together to form part of other amazing animals!

    Throughout the pages, you can even spot plenty of hidden treasures amongst the embellished fineliner-drawn illustrations. As the book jacket states, this book is packed with extreme colouring and search-and-find challenges!
  • MGCT
    Lizzie Mary Cullen
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    Add a dash of colour to the world's most beautiful cities in The Magical City, a fantastic colouring book for adults!

    The swirling pen-and-ink drawings from talented illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen are just waiting to be coloured in, and with 80 to choose from - ranging from cobbled pavements to swirling skyscrapers - you'll be kept happily entertained as you travel the globe from the comfort of your own home.

    A great way to relax and brilliantly inspiring, the book also has tiny animals to spot hidden amongst the designs!
  • TRDL
    Tom Jones
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford' - Samuel Johnson.

    London is a fascinating city with plenty of activities and things to do in all the seasons, but many people find themselves resorting to visiting the same places time and time again.

    When author Tom Jones found himself doing this, he made the decision to follow Samuel Johnson's famous quote - and this book offers ideas for what to do in London every day of the year. Whether you want to explore East London by canoe, walk in the treetops at Kew Gardens or go birdwatching at Rainham Marshes, you'll find all the information you need.

    Written in a personal and quirky style, the book will help you explore a whole new side to London and encourage you to take a chance on new experiences - including catching the last tube home!
  • CLET
    • £3.99
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    Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.

    From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...

    Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
  • CMGP
    • £2.99
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    Featuring 70 designs to help you de-stress, this Gorgeous Patterns Colouring Book provides the perfect way to colour your way to peace and serenity.

    The designs all ooze the atmosphere of the hammam and are filled with gorgeous decorative motifs just waiting to be coloured in. Part of the bestselling Colouring for Mindfulness series, there are no rules to how you make the designs come to life.

    Colouring has proven to have helped people relax and encourage mindfulness, so get your colouring pencils or felt-tip pens ready and add some colour to these pages!
  • CMCT
    • £2.99
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    Here's something which really will make you the coolest cat around - a colouring book packed with images of our feline friends!

    Part of the bestselling Colouring for Mindfulness series of adult colouring books, it features 70 designs that are inspired by cats of all shapes and sizes. Sure to have you reaching for the colouring pencils right away, we can think of nothing better than drifting away and freeing your mind as you add some colour to some gorgeous kitties.

    With detachable pages so finished artwork can be easily displayed, this is a purr-fect treat for cat lovers and colouring fans alike.
  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • Daily Telegraph Sudoku Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781447233978
    DTSD
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    A four-book collection for anyone who is obsessed and entertained by the mind-bending elements of sudoku!

    From the experts at the Daily Telegraph, the puzzle books are sure to keep your mind ticking... Bedside Sudoku has puzzles graded according to their difficulty and also provides an introductory tutorial so anyone can get stuck in; while Sharpener Sudoku has not only 132 standard grids but also a sudoku in three dimensions.

    The other two books are extensive and packed full of original puzzles ranging from 'gentle' to 'moderate' and 'tough' to 'diabolical'. This is a startling set of sudoku books for any fan of puzzles!
  • EMST
    Lucinda Ganderton
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    From choosing the right materials, tools and techniques to mastering the craft of needlepoint stitches DK's Embroidery Stitches: Step by Step provides all sorts of expert advice when it comes to creative stitching!

    Fully illustrated throughout, so you can see just what to aim for when it comes to these beautiful projects, the handy guide offers ideas and tips for more than 200 stitches.

    Dressmaking is covered in great detail and there are all sorts of stitches featured. It's the perfect handbook for any embroidery enthusiast!
  • QRKL
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    • RRP £9.99
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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 bestselling 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 begin 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!
  • CFMDA
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    Adult colouring has become ever-more popular this year and what better way to join in with this relaxing activity than to add a touch of colour to some beautiful artwork inspired by nature.

    This colouring book has 70 designs to choose from and with no rules to follow, it provides a great way for anyone to clear their heads and get creative.

    The pages in the book are even detachable, so you can display your creations ready for the whole world to see.
  • CEKN
    Fiona Goble
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Learn how to knit 35 gorgeous projects that you can give as gifts or keep for yourself with Cute & Easy Knitting. Perfect for beginners, Fiona Gable will show you how to knit a range of simple items and the opening chapter Knitting Know-How will help you learn every stitch you'll ever need, all illustrated with helpful artwork.

    The projects are conveniently grouped into the skill levels of beginner, improver and enthusiast and among the varying projects you can create are a cosy for your phone, woodland-themed key rings, hot water bottle covers and book covers and backpacks.

    With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips throughout, you'll absolutely love working through these exciting design ideas!
  • CODE
    • £3.99
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    A Year of Codewords provides challengers with a daily mental workout to see them through the whole year! Featuring a brilliantly entertaining collection of 365 popular Codeword puzzles, this book will be sure to provide hours of entertainment.

    With problem solvers included as well as the space for important dates and reminders you'd enjoy from a diary, this interactive Codeword activity book is bound to please.
  • LGQS
    Gwion Prydderch
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    Featuring an exciting range of facts, games and activities - all based around the country of Scotland - this is a fun-packed book for any Scotsman or anyone who just loves the land of the Brave!

    Throughout the brain-teasers that will keep you entertained are a race to return the Stone of Destiny to Scone through a marvellous maze, a Scottish loch word search and you'll even be able to discover who recorded the first sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster...

    Full of entertaining activities and facts about this proud nation, this makes a brilliant gift for anyone who loves Scotland!
  • RCST
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Having originated in India and then introduced to Persia, where it became part of education for Persian nobility, the game of chess spread across the world until it reached Europe - where the game of chess we know today blossomed. Now, those who want to learn this age-old game of patience, strategy and skill can become a chess master.

    Perfect for travelling with thanks to its handy pieces; pocket-size board; convenient tin; and helpful step-by-step instructional booklet detailing the setup, pieces, moves, special terms of the game; Chess: Learn to Play is the perfect gift for those who wish to learn who to play - and master! - the world's most popular strategy game.
  • RVBK
    Tessa Wardley
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    • RRP £14.99
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    The River Book provides you with 101 ways that you can enjoy being by the river - whether you want to play, relax or watch some wildlife!

    With suggestions for rivers to visit, Tessa Wardley also reveals which ones are best for the fun-packed activities mentioned in the book. So whether you want to go on a hunt for minibeasts, look for crayfish or go for a swim, this is the book for you.

    It's packed full of facts about how rivers work, why some are fast and some are slow and information about the plants and animals that live by the water's edge.
  • SMLL
    Suzie Baldwin
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    • RRP £18.99
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    A guide to keeping and caring for poultry and lifestock on a small scale, Suzie Baldwin's The Smallholder's Handbook is the perfect guide to living the Good Life - whether you're an expert or just getting started.

    With her friendly tone, Suzie offers help and advice to anyone who is interested in this increasingly popular way of life. From setting up and keeping hens and quails to ducks, pigs, sheep, goats and cows, it has all the advice you need for rearing and raising these animals. There is even a section on beekeeping so you can extract your own honey!

    The book also offers advice on cultivating your land, all the essentials you'll need to keep the animals and tips for farrowing, lambing, kidding and calving.
  • CYSC
    Tiddy Rowan
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Colour Yourself Calm is an adult colouring book that takes its inspiration from mandalas, an ancient form of meditative art.

    The symmetrical images are designed so that eyes are drawn towards the centre and this book has 30 colour mandalas with black-and-white drawings for colouring in, all accompanied by inspirational quotes.

    This adult colouring book provides you with an easy way to relax the mind, body and spirit.
  • DCTY
    Thomas Pavitte
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • PDTS
    • £2.99
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    The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a variety of walks to suit all levels of ability. With truly glorious sights, this book will introduce you to some of the walks that start at various train stations.

    Written by Peter Naldrett, gorges, woodland, moors, farmland, rivers, glacial valleys and awe-inspiring hills are all included among the 20 walks and the book is perfect for both locals and visitors to this beautiful and famous area.
  • STOS
    Claire Buckley
    (1)
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    • RRP £12.99
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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
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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.