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    WSBS
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    Over 100 woodworking techniques from joints to finishing. With Woodwork Step by Step you can tackle every type of carpentry project with confidence- create a shelf, a coat rack or even a chair. In an age where household objects are mass produced, nothing beats working with wood to create a unique object you've built to last. This book makes woodwork simple, showing step-by-step how to master woodworking tools and techniques and gives woodwork plans that explain exactly how to get the perfect results. You'll be able to learn how do everything from preparing wood to planing and sanding and create anything from chopping boards to wine racks. A gallery of all the key woodworking equipment, materials and suitable woods means that you'll never be left puzzling over what to use to get started. This book assumes no knowledge and explains techniques in start-to-finish detail, so you can fast track through woodworking with accessible and easily achievable projects. Woodwork Step by Step is ideal for beginners at woodwork and DIY or old hands looking to dust off the cobwebs and start working in wood again (content previously published in The Woodwork Manual 9781405332064).
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    DTDA

    The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals (Paperback)

    Thomas Pavitte

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    So, do you still think that dot-to-dot is just for children? We think this book may change your opinion! The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals is full of mind-bending puzzles of creatures of the animal kingdom that any person with a steady hand (or a ruler) will love.

    Proven to improve cognitive development in both children and adults, the unique book - with each puzzle consisting of 1000 dots - features 20 amazingly satisfying depictions of incredible animals that will keep you guessing from the very first dot to the last.

    A massive book, both in size and in scope, it's perfect for passing the time or simply testing your skill and patience with puzzles, and the brilliant beasts are not only fun to line draw, but are also cool enough to put up on the wall!
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    ULCC
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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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    BGDD
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    So, you thought dot-to-dot was just for children? Think again! Brain Games' Dot-to-Dot is full of mind-bending puzzles that any person with a steady hand (or a ruler) will love.

    Proven to improve cognitive development in both children and adults, Brain Games' Dot-to-Dot features more than 120 amazing puzzles that will keep you guessing from the first dot to the last.

    Animals, vehicles cool objects and much more are in no short supply in this fantastic book, great for long journeys, passing the time or simply testing your skill with puzzles!
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    Best 100-Mile Bike Routes (Hardback)

    Chris Sidwells

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    Considered by most the benchmark of success and prowess at cycling, 100 miles on two wheels is a timeless challenge. With the book, Best 100-Mile Bike Routes, readers are treated to unique and detailed information on the best routes the UK has to offer.

    Tried and tested by journalist and author Chris Sidwells, each 100-mile cycling route has been carefully put together and are inspired by the geography, people, events or classic sportive routes of the area. And with clear mapping, directions, statistics, points of interest, elevation levels and more, you'll have everything you need to enjoy your route - be it in the north of Scotland or on the south coast.

    Perfect for cyclists of all abilities, and providing details on training and equipment requirements, 100-Mile Bike Routes can make this benchmark milestone achievable for almost anyone.
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    Nothing is quite what it seems in this brain-bending collection of optical illustions!

    From drawings that will trick your eyes into believing a flat surface is actually 3D to images that you have to look at twice, this Brain Games book takes you on an amazing journey that will challenge your powers of perception.

    The manipulations of space, depth, colour and form will keep you hooked as you dip in and out of this spiral-bound book and help keep your brain age young. With a mixture of images and photography throughout, this book is full of surprises.
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    ECWE

    Easy Crochet: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Ideal for both beginners and more experienced crocheters, Easy Crochet: Weekend has 30 quick projects ranging from cushions and scarves to bags and hats that readers will love getting stuck in to.

    With a host of short crochet projects that can help and entertain you while away the weekend, the book contains step-by-step instructions and friendly text to help you with the projects. Among the book's highlights are Fingerless Mitts, a Felted Bag and a Spiral Table Mat - the perfect centrepiece for your next gathering!
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    EKWE

    Easy Knitting: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Easy Knitting: Weekend shows how if you can knit a few basic stitches, you can create a whole range of fantastic projects for around the home and to wear.

    From hats and scarves to bags and cushions, the book has a huge range of gorgeous ideas to knit in a weekend. With step-by-step instructions for every project, the book is the ideal guide to knitting for beginners - and more experienced knitters - and among the highlights are Funky Phone Covers, Cable-trimmed Slippers and Bright Aran Cushions.
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    WISP
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    Shining a light on the quirkier side of Britain's favourite summer sport, this three-book set will delight any fan of cricket with its tales from around the world.

    A great complement to the annual Wisden Cricketers' Almanack - a bestseller year after year with the Book People - the three books celebrate the game in light-hearted fashion. Elk Stopped Play is an original and eccentric examination of the sport's worldwide appeal, focusing on the cricket's most extraordinary matches, greatest performances and strangest incidents.

    'What are the Butchers For?' provides cricket fans with a selection of famous quotes - from the poignant and timeless to those from people who just don't understand... W. G. Grace Ate my Pedalo is a funny book that looks through contemporary cricket events through a Victorian lens.

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    HEWC

    How to Enjoy the World Cup (Paperback)

    Chris England

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    The date 12 June 2014 was ingrained in the mind of every football fan this year as the World Cup, held in Brazil for the first time since 1950, kicked off.

    The world's top players battled it out for the ultimate prize and this book, written by comedy writer Chris England, will become an invaluable - and hilarious - keepsake of the feast of football that was on offer. From analysis of all 32 teams competing to a full tournament schedule and advice on how to recreate some of the classic football tricks, the book also offer little-known facts about 2014's host nation.

    The fun-filled book also has many football quizzes, recipe suggestions for the big game and advice on how to compile the perfect playlist.
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    Taking the traditional Granny Square, crocheting expert Catherine Hirst shows you how you can make 35 contemporary and diverse designs to brighten up your home, your wardrobe and plenty of toys and garments for children. From blue-and-white mug cosies that can be made in just an hour, to more elaborate bed covers and projects perfect for accessorising gloves, scarves and bags to cot blankets, bibs, toys and hats. Follow the carefully graded skills chart to pick projects best suited to your ability and use the comprehensive yet easy-to-follow technique explanations to master the basics too. Granny Square Crochet is perfect for both those new to crochet and more experienced crafters simply looking for more ideas.
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    ORIF

    Origami Farm (Paperback)

    Mari Ono

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    Part of the bestselling origami book-and-paper packs from CICO, Origami Farm is a fun collection of farmyard origami projects, brilliant for children or adults alike. With simple step-by-step instructions, clear photographs and design skill ratings so you can progress at your own pace, this book is great for learning an inexpensive hobby and includes 50 sheets of specifically designed origami paper so you can get started straight away.

    Make your own rabbit, chicken, lamb, duck, farm house and more with this amazing and helpful paperback with flaps. It is sure to help you enjoy some creative time with friends and family.
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    MOPP 7 years +

    How To Make Paper Planes (Paperback)

    Mari Ono

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    How to Make Paper Planes and Other Flying Objects provides ideas for 35 step-by-step origami projects that will swoop, dive, guide and fly in an instant. The brilliant flying objects and animals can be made in a matter of minutes and the instructions are accompanied by all the paper you need to complete the projects. With ideas for rockets, space shuttles and other flying objects, Mari Ono and Roshin Ono's book will provide you with instant access to the joy of origami.
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    KWGN

    Knitting With Giant Needles (Hardback)

    Hanna Charlotte Erhorn

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    For anyone who is a weekend knitter or a crafter with a few hours to spare, Knitting with Giant Needles could be just the book. Focusing on the latest trend of knitting with giant needles, the book will help you create beautiful and unique accessories for your wardrobe and home in next to no time. Among the 35 inventive and practical projects are scarves, shoulder bags, cushions and blankets and the step-by-step instructions will appeal to newcomers and experienced knitters alike.
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    SEWC

    Sewing School Basics (Paperback)

    Jane Bolsover

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    A complete sewing course for first-time sewers, or even an aid to the most accomplished stitcher, Sewing School Basics is packed full of useful tips to improve sewing technique. Beginning with useful information on what equipment to purchase, uses of common fabrics and how to use paper patterns. 12 workshops build on the most basic of hand-sewing techniques and, once mastered, advanced dressmaking skills are introduced in a step-by-step manner which reinforces the skills learned earlier in the book.

    From simple hand-embroidered cushions and throws to shirred sundresses and pleated skirts; and encouraging the development of embroidery, patchwork, quilting, dressmaking and curtain-making techniques; the book - including beautiful colour photographs and artworks - will give you all the skills you need.
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    THKN

    The Hand-Knitted Nursery (Paperback)

    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.
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    GIGK

    Grannies Inc. Guide to Knitting (Hardback)

    Katie Mowat

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    In the realm of knitting there is no better expert than your nan. From author Katie Mowat, founder of Grannies, Inc., comes this superb introduction to knitting from those who know best. With contributions from a crack team of the world's top knitting grans, this book is perfect for a new generation of knitters (and potential future grannies themselves) to get inspired, but would also benefit those looking to reintroduce themselves to some core knitting skills. Containing step-by-step patterns for snoods, legwarmers, slouch socks, laptop cases and more, this attractive book is the only knitting guide you will ever need(le).
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    BIBE
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    A stunning illustrated guide to European and British birds from the experts at the RSPB. Profiling every species found in Britain and Europe (featuring over 500 in total), the 330 most commonly seen birds, including finches, martins and swallows plus many more, have full-page profiles dedicated to them so you will always be certain when you spot each species. Covering the characteristics of anatomy, life cycle and behaviour and providing a survey of habitats in which the birds live, this handy guide makes bird identification quick and effortless. An essential reference for novice twitchers and the long-time spotter.
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    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Hardback)

    Steven Jay Schneider

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    Always a book to instigate discussion amongst friends and family, this new revised 10th anniversary edition of of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die has been updated with a list of titles and is an essential guide for any movie lover. Surveying the complete history of film-making and chronicling over a century of film production, this book features classics such as Gone With The Wind and recent blockbusters including Life of Pi and Skyfall. Spanning all film genres, each title featured has still shots and actors' photos and is accompanied by a brief synopsis and critique, and lists other noteworthy information about the film, its director, and its stars. The trivia section offers even more bonus facts for movie buffs to pore over too! Written by a passionate team of critics and broadcasters, this is a reliable and invaluable gift for film lovers.
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    DFMH

    The Digital Filmmaking Handbook (Paperback)

    Mark Brindle

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    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. 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.
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    Railway Day Trips (Paperback)

    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.
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    TDOG

    Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog (Paperback)

    Sophie Collins

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    Put the joy back into your pet's playtime with Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog. Written by Why Does My Dog Do That? author Sophie Collins, the book will help you combine play with trick-training and provide both you and the pooch with plenty of fun while doing so.

    All the tricks are completely safe and easy to teach, meaning no matter what the breed, age or temperament of your dog, there's something in here for them to enjoy. With easy-to-follow instructions, this is a must-have book for any dog lover!
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    AERO

    The Complete Book of Paper Aeroplanes (Paperback)

    David Woodroffe

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    The Complete Book of Paper Aeroplanes is packed with diagrams, instructions and graphics that will help you build your own paper aircraft that really can fly!

    From gliders to space explorers and all kinds of other paper aircraft, the book shows you how to create many different flying devices using the colour templates. With clear instructions, every flying machine featured in this book has been built and tested by author and paper aeroplane expert David Woodroffe.
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    TEAY

    Creative Writing Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

    May/Weinman/Sykes

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    Aspiring authors can take their writing to the next level with these three Teach Yourself books, designed to offer practical advice on crafting a great story and even writing great dialogue. Written by published authors and creative writing teachers, the books are designed to help writers perfect their skills. Using a step-by-step practical approach with case studies, exercises and diagnostic tests, the handbooks will tell you everything you need to know - from the initial concepts through to the tricky process of approaching publishers.

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