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    HTMS

    How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)

    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.
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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.

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    A Short Book About Drawing (Hardback)

    Andrew Marr

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    Like millions of others, broadcaster, journalist and bestselling author Andrew Marr also draws. Since childhood he has enjoyed drawing and doodling with a pen or brush despite never having any lessons in the enthralling and evocative discipline.

    In this intriguing book, Marr explores the subject of drawing, asking why we do it? Does it have a point? And in what way, if any, can the activity be related to what we call 'art'?

    Considering the process of drawing as a means for making us happy too, Marr shares his previously unpublished artwork and looks at art as an expression of freedom and play, and how it fits into today's busy world.

    Fresh, engaging and absorbing, this a unique and accessible look at the popular subject for fans of Marr and keen sketchers too.
  • Underwater Puppies (Hardback)

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    Underwater Puppies (Hardback)

    Seth Casteel

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    Are you ready to squeal with delight? This might just be the cutest book we've ever sold at the Book People... Underwater Puppies!

    Full of 80 portraits of puppies at their most playful, the book is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who picks it up. The photos capture the little dogs as they dive under water - and the state-of-the-art photography perfectly captures their emotions!

    A great book for anyone who loves dogs and one that will never fail to cheer you up, this is a brilliant follow-up to the amazing Underwater Dogs.
  • Paper Only (Paperback)

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    Paper Only (Paperback)

    Claire Heafford & Louise Hall

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    Jam-packed with 20 projects to help kick-start your creativity, Paper Only is a celebration of all things paper and how you can using the seemingly mundane - such as leftover wallpaper and junk mail - to create home-made delights to decorate your home and treat friends.

    From making simple gift tags and origami bows, to giant lilies and even setting up your own art studio, the book takes readers on a journey of artistic self-discovery with the help of stunning photography and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.

    A wonderful hobby that is kind on the wallet - and equally rewarding to participate in -, follow the paper trail and begin your artistic adventure with Paper Only!
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    The Times Britain's Scenic Railways (Hardback)

    Julian Holland

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    Compiled by Julian Holland and David Spaven, Britain's Scenic Railways will help you discover over 50 scenic railway routes throughout England, Scotland and Wales. It will give any train fan the chance to explore the hidden treasures of Britain's rail network and its fascinating heritage railways. From the Cornish Riviera Express to the West Highland Line, this beautiful hardback gives a unique insight into the very best of British rail travel. With detailed text on the history, geography and present-day operations of the lines, all complemented by a selection of quality photographs, this is the ideal armchair guide for any railway aficionado.
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    GENE
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    The Gentleman's Emporium Card Games Gift Set is the perfect gift for anyone interested in card games.

    From the straightforward to the complex, this well-presented set not only comes with two decks of playing cards and five dice in a tidy silver tin, but also a handy full-colour Card Games book that features the very best games to play and tips to follow.

    Including games for one player and for two or more, the booklet has sections on Clock Patience, Beggar Your Neighbour and Cheat!, as well as lesser-known games like Honest John and Racing Demon.

    With key advice about shuffling, cutting, the all-important rules and gambling, this impressive little set is suitable for all interests and abilities when it comes to card-playing.

    The dimensions for the tin are 123 x 193 x 43 mm.
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    AGTL

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Hardback)

    Chris Hadfield

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    Chris Hadfield, the 'Singing Spaceman', became a YouTube sensation and his first book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life, is sure to make a similar global impact. With vivid and refreshing insight, Chris shows readers how to think like an astronaut, helping shape the way you will view life on Earth. Describing his incredible and unconventional career in great detail, he talks about the time he broke into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposing of a live snake while piloting a plane and when he was temporarily blinded while clinging on to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. Capturing the adrenalin and excitement of space travel, this is an out-of-this-world autobiography from a charming and humble, yet extraordinary, man.
  • Le Tour 100 (Hardback)

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    Le Tour 100 (Hardback)

    Peter Cossins

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    The Tour de France celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and Le Tour 100 is a unique visual guide to the famous bike race. One of the world's most prestigious sporting events, this book covers 100 key moments from the history of the Tour and every one is represented by some striking artwork. These seminal moments from each year provide readers with a stunning and informative overview of the event and there's also a section detailing the route and winners of every Tour. Visually stunning, this is an inspirational celebration of a massive sporting and cultural event.
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    Pocket guide professionals DK have joined forces with the wildlife experts at the RSPB to bring nature lovers the ultimate collection of books for identifying all kinds of flora and fauna.

    Perfect for beginners, each little book provides simple identification guides for spotting flowers, birds and trees throughout the seasons in the UK and Europe. With over 150 subjects in each book, readers will become experts in spotting the differences between a geranium and a pansy, a swift and a swallow, and a Serbian spruce and a Silver birch in no time.

    With colour pictures, a guide of 'what to look for and where' and commonly confused subjects side by side, these quick reference books will be sure to bloom seasoned nature experts!
  • Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

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    Knit Your Own Farm (Hardback)

    Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne

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    Filled with a collection of patterns for recreating herds of your favourite farmyard animals, Knit Your Own Farm has something for everyone - from cows, bulls and horses to cute chicks, lambs and piglets.

    Surprisingly easy to make, in only a few evenings you could create yourself a loveable animal companion - such as a llama, foal, donkey or bull, perhaps - and as an added bonus: these farmyard friends won't make any mess or take up too much room!

    Beautifully photographed and providing stitch-by-stitch instructions for creating all of the farm animals you could ever hope to meet, Knit Your Own Farm will make a wonderful treat for both the keen knitter and animal enthusiast.
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    Discover the meanings of over 850 wildlife clues and examples of how to read, understand and connect with our nation's natural landscape with The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs, a practical walking guide which offers readers the chance to turn every walk into a rewarding and enriching game of deduction.

    Guiding readers through the revelations provided by the land, sun, moon, stars, tree, plants, animals and much more, wildlife expert Tristan Gooley uses his two decades' worth of experience to create the most comprehensive guide to natural navigation imaginable - covering everything from weather forecasting to tracking and more!

    Featuring helpful high-contrast illustrations throughout, The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs will prove an invaluable walking companion and highly rewarding read.
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    Let's Get Quizzical: Great Britain (Hardback)

    Gwion Prydderch

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    A bright and bold book packed with brain-teasers about Britain! Alongside word searches, pair puzzles and spot-the-difference games, this book features a number of little-known facts about all things Blighty!

    Full of fun, Great Britain: Let's Get Quizzical really does have something for everyone - whether you are on a long journey, stuck inside on a rainy day or just want to learn more about what makes Great Britain great!

    A great stocking filler and boredom buster for people of any age, among the facts you'll discover are who bought Stonehenge at an auction for #6,600, the amount of metal used in the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland and even which day is the most popular for eating fish & chips!
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    WWOR 9 years +

    Wild And Wonderful Origami (Other)

    Mari Ono

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    Make your own origami zoo with Mari and Roshin Ono's collection of amazing animals. Whether you love cute and cuddly animals like the baby bear or are friends with the feathered variety, you are sure to go wild for any of the 35 innovative designs. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with a simple one and once you've mastered that move on to something a bit more challenging. 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away.

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    Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom (Paperback)

    Millie Marotta

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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring-in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • Tour De France (Hardback)

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    Tour De France (Hardback)

    Francoise Laget

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    The Tour de France has always been a race that has inspired fascination and appealed to avid sport spectators and general observers alike, and this is an official and definitive history of the world's premier cycling event. Following the exploits of some of its most well-known riders, including Tommy Simpson's untimely death on the slopes of Mont Vetoux, Lance Armstrong's infamous career and Great British legend Bradley Wiggins' historic win, the events of the Tour continue to enthrall year on year. Commemorating 100 years of the race in style, this beautifully illustrated guide features the rivalries, passion, drama, photography, victories, maps, rider profiles and key statistics that have made the Tour de France the landmark event it proudly stands as today. A must-have for the bookshelf of any cycling and sports enthusiasts.
  • Fleece Fantastic (Paperback)

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    Fleece Fantastic (Paperback)

    Rachel Henderson

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    Packed with 35 cute and cosy, quick projects, Fleece Fantastic guides readers through the uses of this wonderfully versatile fabric to make beautiful fashion accessories - for adults and children - stunning home ware and toys for the little ones.

    Following the step-by-step instructions and clear photographs of each project, the designs are easy to make an lots of fun too. In the book, readers will find projects detailing how to create your own hats, gloves, scarves, bags and more; including cushions, throws, coaster and placemats.

    Ideal for beginners to crafting or for established stitchers who are yet to use fleece as a textile before, fans of the Great British Sewing Bee will love completing the patterns in this book!
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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.
  • Winter Knits (Hardback)

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    Winter Knits (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Whether you're learning cable, fair isle or textured knitting, Winter Knits - a book packed with 40 inspirational projects for keeping you and your loved ones warm in the cold winter months - is the book for you!

    Featuring step-by-step tutorials, crystal-clear instructional photographs, practice projects and detailed explanations on all the tools and techniques you'll need to become a successful knitter, the book will help you create the perfect hat, scarf, jumper, socks and more just in time for Christmas.

    From warm blankets and cosy gloves to newborn mittens and beautiful beanies, Winter Knits will give readers the confidence to knit creatively and keep the whole family warm and tasty this winter.
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    DIVE
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    Covering the Caribbean Sea, Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Indo-Pacific regions, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is a magnificent and comprehensive book that explores and explains the world's finest diving spots.

    With stunning underwater photography boasting a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species, the book details the type of dive would-be visitors would experience as well as the magnificent sights that will be witnessed - featuring detailed regional maps and travel advice.

    From Eastern and Western Australia to the Bahamas, Mozambique, the Seychelles, St. Lucia, Tobago and beyond, The World's Best Tropical Dive Destinations is not only a stunning guide to some of the most beautiful underwater locations on Earth, but would also be a useful title for those looking to book a diving holiday.
  • Christmas Crafts (Hardback)

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    Christmas Crafts (Hardback)

    Catherine Woram

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    Catherine Woram, a leading crafts expert, reveals how you can ditch the expensive, mass-produced Christmas decorations this year and create your own exciting festive projects.

    From decorations for the tree to wrapping paper and its various alternatives, the book will also teach you how to make labels and gift tags, table decorations for Christmas lunch and a selection of tasty treats including festive cupcakes, chocolate brownies and biscuits to hang on the tree. There is also a chapter on 'Makes for Kids' which includes paper chains and pompom decorations.

    With designs ranging from chic and sophisticated to those that are fun and colourful, this is a must-have for any crafter who wants to get festive!
  • Woolly Woofers (Paperback)

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    Woolly Woofers (Paperback)

    Debbie Bliss

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    Book People favourite Debbie Bliss has real 'pedigree' when it comes to knitting and turns her attention to knitwear designs for all kinds of pooches in Woolly Woofers!

    Extremely devoted to her dogs Monty the Beagle and Smiffy the Parsons Russell Terrier, this knitting book celebrates the relationship between human and dog and offers 20 knitwear designs for dogs of all shapes and sizes - from the cosy to the cute and comically hilarious!

    From cashmere cable knits to Christmas costumes and football club designs, the costumes are sure to make any dog lover howl with delight... There's even a knitted tweed cape inspired by Sherlock Bones! Easy-to-follow instructions help you make sure your dog will be the star of any catwalk...
  • Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

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    Crafty Dolls (Hardback)

    Jane Bull

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    Craft expert Jane Bull is a real favourite with Book People customers, and in this book she has turned her attention to rag dolls!

    Among the 30 projects included are instructions for how to make your own crafty doll ballerina, party princess or even adorable tiny pocket dolls. Every classic doll pattern has a contemporary twist and an outfit that matches their hobby. There are also ideas for accessories such as bags, shoes and jewellery.
  • The Book of Bags (Paperback)

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    The Book of Bags (Paperback)

    Cheryl Owen

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    A delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags suitable for every occasion, The Book of Bags is the ideal book for experienced crafters and newcomers alike - packed with sewing projects suitable for all levels of ability, covering a variety of techniques and styles.

    From bright and cheery beach bags to stylish shoppers, classic evening clutches and many, many more, every project is explained using easy-to-follow instructions so that even the most novice of crafters can create a stunning, bespoke bag in no time.

    A fabulous way to accessorise and express your own style, and also make personal gifts for friends and loved ones, The Book of Bags is the ideal book for crafters who are looking to create something a little more unique than popular sewing, crochet and knitting garments.