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  • Ladybird's Books for Grown-Ups: Father's Day Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780718185565
    LBFD
    • £6.99
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    • Just £2.33 per book
    These three Ladybird books are just perfect for Father's Day. They'll show a man the best ways of dealing with an impending midlife crisis; how they can be a good husband; and how to form an unbreakable bond with a shed.

    Hugely popular and very funny, each book features original Ladybird artwork alongside cheeky and funny text. They have been designed to help grown-ups believe they have taught themselves to cope with the perils of modern life.
  • UEFA
    Keir Radnedge
    • £3.99
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    Football fans of all ages are eagerly awaiting the European Championships that take place in France this summer.

    With 24 teams competing for the big prize (including England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) it's sure to be a closely fought contest that will keep supporters hooked until the very final ball is kicked.

    Suitable for obsessives and casual fans, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about Euro 2016. It reveals how France won the bid and gives an overview of the venues; a review of the qualification competition; a comprehensive analysis of every team and their key players; and a look back at the tournament's glorious history.

    It even has the full schedule so you can fill in every result between 10 June and 10 July.
  • TREE
    Jack Cooke
    • £5.99
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    Jack Cooke loves nothing more than climbing trees. Especially those trees that line the streets of London.

    In this witty and personal memoir, he talks about exploring England's capital city through the treetops. Part-guidebook and part-meditation on the joys of nature, this is a thoroughly entertaining read that finds Jack climbing all sorts of trees and scurrying up a Scots pine to get views that very few have seen.

    From London's parks, canals and rivers to the secret gardens he spots sometimes just 10 foot above street level, this is an oddball celebration of viewing things from a different angle. It might inspire you to go outside and climb a tree - but please be careful among the bark and branches!
  • DSMN
    Vassos Alexander
    • £3.99
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    A member of Chris Evans' Breakfast Show team on BBC Radio 2, Vassos Alexander is one of the UK's best-known and most-loved sports broadcasters. In this light-hearted memoir of 26.2 chapters, he reveals the highs and lows of falling in love with running.

    From his first efforts of trying to reach the end of his street to completing marathons and triathlons in the same weekend, it's an incredible journey. Vassos talks about how part of the appeal of running is the childlike joy of reaching top speed when you could just walk.

    Funny, inspiring and honest, the book also features a running-themed song to accompany each of Vassos' achievements and the book provides a fascinating insight into how the likes of Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and the Brownlees first started out.
  • SR0015
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    The Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport.

    From the early days to the present season, this guide gives comprehensive insight into all aspects of the exciting sport including coverage of memorable drivers, constructor teams, circuits and moments.

    Using fascinating photographs and statistics throughout, the history of Formula 1 tells a story of genius and endeavour, rivalry and camaraderie and triumph and tragedy.
  • MLKG
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    From baby bootees to brilliant bears, this book is bursting full of little knitted gifts to give to all your friends and family. With over 100 to choose from, you'll find something woolly and wonderful for every taste.

    The gorgeous illustrations show you exactly what to aim for, while the step-by-step instructions for the projects make knitting them easy. Quick and satisfying, the patterns are suitable for both beginners and advanced knitters.

    Other projects featured in the book are wrist warmers, beanies and festive-themed knits.
  • HLND
    Stephen Moss
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    Accompanying the BBC series of the same name, Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart is a book that follows a year in the lives of a cast of wild animals as they try to survive in this tough yet beautiful landscape.

    Europe's greatest wilderness, the Scottish Highlands is a stunning land full of snow-capped mountains, incredible lochs and some truly breathtaking wildlife. Red Deer stags fight for the right to win a mate on the main land, while the offshore islands are homes to millions of seabirds and the seas themselves contain basking sharks, orcas and bottlenose dolphins.

    Full of spectacular photography and Stephen Moss' authoritative yet accessible text, this is a brilliant book for people who love nature. It also includes a foreword from the programme's narrator, Ewan McGregor.
  • TRIA
    James Beckinsale
    • £3.99
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    If it's been a goal of yours to complete a triathlon then this book will help you raise your game so you can swim, run and cycle faster.

    A one-stop reference for every triathlete, this book will help you improve your performance through customisable training plans and step-by-step exercises. Designed to help build strength and stamina, this book also has expert advice on race day strategy that covers everything from transition times to the best kit and equipment.

    There is also trustworthy advice on what do to treat common triathlon injuries. An essential book for both those looking to challenge themselves and triathlon veterans.
  • KYOF
    Sally Muir
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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.
  • SBSS
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    Tying in with the fourth series of the popular BBC Two show, The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style has over 25 projects for creative sewers to master and complete.

    Including the three main sections of Foundation, Inspiration and Experimentation, the book will take you on a sewing journey. Starting with a collection of garments to ease you into sewing, it then encourages you to look around and seek inspiration from alternative sources beyond the high street and finally encourages you to blend these together and sew using different fabrics, non-conventional sewing methods and tricky techniques.

    There are 25 garment designs for all tastes and ages and the book is full of techniques, tips and tricks from seamstresses and tailors who star in the series.
  • CRMB
    (1)
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    One of the best ways to keep fit, running is fun and free. This DK book is full of easy-to-follow tips for any aspiring runner and can take you all the way from a light jog right through to conquering a marathon!

    Whatever your level of experience, it will help you get running and offers indispensable information on everything from training and warming up to eating right, cooling down and even choosing the right kit.

    There are training programmes for 5K runs, 10K runs, half-marathons and full marathons and the book also includes no-nonsense advice to help you build your strength and speed and reduce the risk of injury.
  • QTBS
    Michael Caputo
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    Including 12 workshops and 12 projects to make - ranging from an oven mitt to a full-size quilt - this book provides a step-by-step course for any first-time quilter.

    Taking you right from the start, the expert advice in this book will show you all the tools and equipment you need to make a quilt and then introduce you to the skills you'll need. At the end of each workshop is a project to complete, which will help you practise the skills you've learnt.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, as well as using templates and different types of applique.
  • LRWK
    Julian Holland
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    In his latest book, Lost Railway Walks, Julian Holland explores 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, the book covers railways from all over the country and includes maps of every single one. Each route is accompanied by a brief history of the railway that used to be there and points of interest you can spot while walking along the route.

    With historical and modern-day photography featured throughout, this is a great book for ramblers and people who love trains. In his previous books, Julian has kept track of The History of Britain's Railways and provided us with a first-class commentary of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - this book is just as compelling, you could say it's just the ticket!
  • LVTC
    Suzy Taylor
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    Grab your pens, pencils and paints and prepare to add a dash of colour to the intricately designed letters included in this huge notepad-style colouring book.

    With each page including a different letter or symbol, you can make banners or signs to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck' or 'Happy Birthday'. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they've all been designed in style by folk artist Suzy Taylor.
  • ASXVY
    Rob Tanner
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    The essential book on Leicester City FC's incredible 2015-16 season, from the Leicester Mercury's chief football writer Leicester City - a team facing relegation a year ago, priced at 5000-1 to finish top at the start of this season - are currently Premier League leaders. From the Leicester Mercury's chief football writer Rob Tanner, and with unrivalled access to players, staff and fans, 5000-1: The Leicester City Story is Tanner's diary of this astonishing season as it happened, recounting the growing sense of hope and disbelief as the Foxes close in on glory. The story begins with the explosive end of Nigel Pearson's tenure as manager and the surprise appointment of Claudio Ranieri. From the loss of their talismanic midfielder Esteban Cambiasso to the 89th-minute winner against Norwich in February 2016, and the slaying of Tottenham and Manchester City with an unfancied team whose star man Riyad Mahrez cost less than Wayne Rooney earns in a month, it shouldn't have been possible. With incredible insider access, Tanner's book tells the full tale of the Premier League's most remarkable story to date - the dream of anyone who has ever supported an underdog.
  • LRNK
    Fiona Goble
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    With a lifelong experience of knitting, Fiona Goble knows what it's like when you're starting out - you're full of the best intentions and have the needles and yarn, but quite can't get your head around a knitting pattern...

    In Learn to Knit, she provides you with step-by-step instructions for all the basic techniques and stitches that you would need to make simple but stylish hats, scarves and home accessories.

    There are 25 patterns to choose from including bobble hats, bunting and even a pencil pot - and they're all really quick and easy to knit. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop!
  • CCDM
    Albert Jackson
    • £11.99
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    Having sold over 3 million copies, Collins Complete DIY Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative book that will come in handy for DIY novices, enthusiasts and professionals.

    This latest edition provides up-to-date and in-depth information on tasks including decorating, repairs, electricity and plumbing. With illustrations and photographs to help you get each job performed safely and quickly, the book also covers recent changes to regulations and explains how you can work within them.

    There is even new material about how you can use energy-saving DIY methods and save money while making your next home improvements.
  • Moodles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000310540
    MDLS
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    You may be asking 'What is a moodle?' Well, the answer is a moodle is a doodle with the power to change your mind.

    Whether you're grumpy, stressed or happy, the books are sure to help you keep your troubles away. The Grumpy book has a doodle that lets you draw yourself a ladder to get out of a hole; the Stressed one asks you to draw yourself on a tightrope and then add a safety net to stop your fall; and the Happy one is full of positivity and optimism.

    Great for those who love activities like colouring and doodling, each book is packed full of ideas and illustrations that will keep you entertained, whatever your mood.
  • CPTR
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    Providing the definitive visual history of land and air transportation, Cars, Trains and Planes is a huge coffee table book full of images, information and facts about mechanized transport.

    From the first steam engines to the bullet trains of today and the Wright Flyer to contemporary stealth fighter jets, this book covers the remarkable progress that transport has made over the last couple of centuries and covers it all in an eye-catching, visual style.

    With more than 2,500 machines displayed in historically themed catalogues, the encyclopedia's sumptuous photography zooms in on the most important and iconic cars, planes and trains - providing you with an unforgettable journey through the vehicles that have kept the world on the move.
  • SR0014
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    Discover the history of 'The Beautiful Game' in this lavishly illustrated book.

    Charting the key events in British football history, it will take you all the way back to when players wore tasselled caps and balls had laces through to the multi-million pound, global industry we all love today.

    From the major victories to the most disappointing defeats, the book looks at how British football has changed the world and features archive photography from the Daily Mail.
  • TQCB
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    From history and geography to culture and literature, this collection of four crossword books is sure to keep your brain ticking and memory pumping - wherever you are.

    Perfect for long journeys, commutes or rainy, stay-at-home days, there are 320 definition-only puzzles from the Times T2 section for you to work your way through.

    A great way to test your word power AND boost your general knowledge!
  • BBAE
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    Perfect for twitchers, the RSPB's Pocket Birds of Britain and Europe features over 320 species, helping any birdwatcher discover, identify and enjoy some of the wonderful birds found on our shores. With many close-up photographs and notes on distinguishing features that identify different species, the guide also contains information about calls and feeding behaviour, nesting habits and their habitat. This paperback will help further understanding and recognition of our amazing feathered friends.
  • TSDB
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    This four-book collection will keep any Su Doku specialist happily challenged and entertained for hours on end.

    Taken from the famous puzzle pages of The Times, the puzzles range in difficulty level from mild to fiendish meaning you can either ease yourself into the hardest of challenges or tackle them straight away!
  • OPUT
    Ken Brown
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    Highly respected by the best players in the history of the sport - including Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and the late Seve Ballesteros - television's best-loved analyst and five-time Ryder Cup player Ken Brown will show you how to enhance your golfing skills in One Putt - The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Putting.

    Taking you from the basics of choosing a putter and setting up to reading greens, mastering the set-up routine, improving your stroke and learning how to gauge the touch and feel of the surface, this book will give you all the tips and drills you need for one-putting.

    Alongside the practice drills are words of wisdom and anecdotes from Ken to help you learn from the best.