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  • 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!
  • 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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    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)
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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
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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
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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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    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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    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.
  • CFMDB
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    Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are perfect for clearing your mind and making stress disappear... Colouring for Mindfulness: Pretty Patterns can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind, using intricate patterns inspired by the culture of India!

    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, this book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity and de-stress.
  • DCTY
    Thomas Pavitte
    (1)
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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
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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
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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.
  • JBRW
    Julia Bradbury
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    Accompanying Julia's Bradbury's hit BBC series, Railway Walks traces six spectacular old railway lines through the UK and documents in an easy-to-digest way how the rise and fall of these lines has impacted their surrounding communities and beyond.

    Strolling through overgrown cuttings and over ancient viaducts, Julia enjoys some of the very best old branchlines that are now treasured stomping grounds for ramblers and hikers. Including routes in Cornwall, Derbyshire, Perthshire, Snowdonia, Speyside and Weymouth, the book features colour maps, breaks down each walk into manageable sections and includes stunning photographs.

    Clearly written with sites to look out for along the way and interesting historical details that can be enjoyed as you walk, this is a great resource for keen walkers looking to explore more of the UK!
  • 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
    (1)
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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.
  • OMUM
    Alison Maloney
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    A great Mother's Day gift, Alison Maloney's No.1 Mum: A Celebration of Motherhood pays tribute to the top 100 objects that every mum will recognise.

    Packed with inventive ideas and clever tips, the book covers everything from chicken soup to Sunday roasts and bubble bath to balloons, while also offering ideas to complement each of the objects, including top ten ideas for travel games and a birthday cake recipe sure to impress.

    This is a fun and handy gift book that celebrates motherhood and will amuse and inspire in equal measure!
  • BYBS
    Susie Johns
    (1)
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    Home crafts and making your own gifts is becoming ever more popular as people want to save money and give loved ones unique and thoughtful presents. Baby Booties and Slippers is not only a joy to work from with its 30 inspiring projects, but the ideas between the pages will make gifts to cherish forever as well.

    Featuring a range of techniques such as sewing, knitting and crocheting, as well as imaginative designs including Mary-Janes, ballet shoes, Inuit-style boots and baseball boots, there is something every crafter will love making for every kind of little one in this book! All the basic know-how for each technique is presented in a clearly explained step-by-step format so you should find something perfect for your level, and all sizing and templates are included too.
  • WISD
    Scyld Berry
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    A must-have for every cricket fan, this is the 146th edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

    Looking back at 2008, the year the Twenty20 revolution threatened the established order, the boo also has details on how England managed to lose three captains and a coach within six months.

    An incredible book that makes sense of the crazy world of cricket.
  • 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!
  • SEAT
    Jo Whittingham
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    A friendly and engaging guide for new gardeners or experienced home-growers looking for some inspiration, Jo Whittingham?s Grow Your Own Month by Month will ensure that you can produce tasty produce 365 days a year. The ultimate grow-to-eat manual, this excellent hardback features a handy at-a-glance crop planner that will provide an instant summary of what to grow and when to plant it. There is great detail within the month-to-month format however, with comprehensive tips and advice on a range of skills and problems from the essentials of cultivation to eradicating pests and diseases.

  • AFMG
    Andrew Paciorek
    (1)
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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!