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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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    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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    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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    GSEW

    The Great British Sewing Bee (Hardback)

    Tessa Evelegh


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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.
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    BIBE

    RSPB Birds Of Britain And Europe (Paperback)


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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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    MYMS

    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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    CRDT

    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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    BEEN

    Sarah Beeny's 100 DIY Jobs (Hardback)

    Sarah Beeny


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    With a wide variety of handy hints and need-to-know skills covered, Sarah Beeny's 100 DIY Jobs will help you complete everything from decorating and sanding to plumbing and drilling, without the need for calling in expensive tradesmen! Showing you exactly what to do, with easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step photographs, this book is a must-have for any homeowner, DIY enthusiasts or novice needing to pick up the basics... Split into clear sections, you'll be able to find all the answers you need, and quickly. Learn how to tile a bathroom, embrace applying classic wallpaper and fixing those squeaky doors and dripping taps, plus much more. An essential reference book for every household.
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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 Set - 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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    Words For Every Occasion Cards - 20 Cards (collection)


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    Featuring 20 luxury 3D cards with colour coordinated envelopes, this beautiful collection of greetings cards, presented in a sturdy and attractive keepsake box, offers the perfect words for every occasion. With eye-catching foil finishes on the designs, this selection will be sure to stand out amongst the rest your recipient is given. Including messages for birthdays, new babies, weddings, get well soon wishes, a thank you, and more generic ones to show someone you care, each and every one of these cards is as much of a joy to send as it is to receive. At such great value too, this is a must-have purchase to keep at home so you never miss sending your thoughts on a special event again.
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    SEWQ

    Sew Quick, Sew Cute (Paperback)

    Fiona Goble


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    Sew Quick, Sew Cute offers plenty of projects that can be created in very little time - from just one hour through to a whole weekend! With step-by-step instructions, the projects are divided into home, personal and kids' categories and you'll soon be sewing everything from toys to totes and pillows to pincushions. A must for anyone new to the joys of sewing.
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    MFRB

    Made for Baby (Hardback)


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    If you are a crafter who knows a newborn baby or a one-year-old, then this is the book for you. Made for Baby has more than 50 fabulous projects to create for any little one, ranging in difficulty from easy to complex. Among the projects featured in the book are button bunnies, appliqued cushion covers and a night sky mobile. Make use of your sewing, painting and paper craft skills with this gorgeous book and create a present for any baby's special occasion!
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    DFFM

    Draw Faces in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

    Jake Spicer


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    With the talented Jake Spicer's help, you will soon be amazing your friends with your portrait skills. Doing exactly as the title says, Draw Faces in 15 Minutes will help you capture real-life likenesses in hardly any time at all. With step-by-step instructions, the lessons in the book start with basic drawing techniques and then focus on separate areas of the face before moving onto more advanced lessons teaching you how to create expressions and capture character. Finally, it takes a look at the different materials available. A must-have for any aspiring artist!
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    WCUP

    The Big Book Of The World Cup (Hardback)


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    One of the biggest sporting events around, every football fan has already marked 12 June down in their 2014 calendar as the day the World Cup kicks off in its spiritual home of Brazil. The Big Book of the World Cup has all the information you'll need to make the most of the momentous event. With a focus on the players who are set to make their mark on a global scale, the world-class stadiums and the history of the tournament, the annual-style hardback also includes a viewing guide and calendar so you won't miss a game, alongside a summary of all 32 teams taking part.
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    TIPK

    Tips For Knitters (Hardback)


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    Bestselling author and knitting guru Debbie Bliss returns with a handy, comprehensive and wholly accessible book that offers helpful tips to every ability of knitter. Beautiful photography and step-by-step illustrations complement Debbie's indispensable advice as she tells you how to improve on the basics of knitting, how to pick yarns, techniques for simple and more advanced shaping, casting on and off, and even tips on how more advanced knitters can progress into thinking about and making their own patterns. Tips on how to incorporate beads and buttons into your creations are also shared by Debbie. Guiding you through each process, this is an invaluable guide for knitters of every level; simply pick which areas you want to work on and Debbie will shed some brilliant advice!
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    BDFB

    RSPB Birdwatching for Beginners (Hardback)


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    If you've ever wanted to find out more about our feathered friends, the RSPB's Birdwatching for Beginners is a must-have title. A practical guide to observing, identifying and understanding birds, the book profiles 250 of the most common species found in the UK and Europe. With photographs, descriptions and distribution maps to aid in identification, the book also features expert spotting tips and lists the best birdwatching sites alongside information on what to look for in each habitat. Perfect for any beginner, the book also has enough facts and details to appeal to more experienced birdwatchers too!
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    LCYO

    A Little Course in Yoga (Hardback)


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    Expensive gym memberships and pricey classes can be a thing of the past with this comprehensive and easy-to-follow Little Course in Yoga from the experts at DK. Highly practical, fully illustrated and helpfully structured, in just eight weeks you can master the basics of yoga. Learn at your own pace and in your own time to perfect the techniques you need to start in yoga. Staring simply, perfecting the basics and then building on what you've learnt, you'll soon be showing off 49 yoga poses and 12 sequences with this guide. Starting with the cobra and downward dog, then moving on to the warrior lunge, and taking your capabilities further with the dolphin and rocking bow, you'll be on the right track to success and feel a hugely positive uplift in your health and well-being with this Little Course book.
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    LCWT

    A Little Course in Wine Tasting (Hardback)


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    So, you know you like wine but you'd like to learn a little more about it and how to make the most of it with you meals - but you've never know where to start? Then this handy little book from the experts at DK is for you! Take the first step and boost your knowledge when it comes to understanding wines, how they're made, different wine groups and grape varieties, and the various regions and climates in which they originate with A Little Course in Wine Tasting. With step-by-step pictures you'll soon have the course mastered and the tasting notes will help you build your confidence as you experiment and taste different wines.
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    NICA

    Harmonica & Book Set In A Tin (Other)

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    If you're thinking of learning to play the harmonica then this could be the perfect place to start! A tin including your very first harmonica instrument and a book full of amazing tips on how to play it, this will show you how to master all the difficult techniques and play the blues. The book includes everything you need to know about harmonicas and how to play them and also includes a brief history of the instrument as well as advice on how to look after it. An easy reference guide is also included for your convenience.
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    YOYO

    Yo Yo & Book Set In A Tin (Other)


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    This beautiful tin set contains everything you need if you want to learn how to become a master at the yo-yo. Revealing all the secrets you'll need, the set contains a trick book and even its very own yo-yo. The book will take you from learning the basics of how to use the yo-yo through to more complex techniques such as Walk the Dog, Rock the Baby and the Loop the Loop. Covering the history of the yo-yo, this really is a great book for anyone looking for a new hobby or interest!
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    BOYB

    Boost Your Brain (Paperback)

    Joel Levy


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    For those who find it hard to remember where they left their keys or just where they parked their car, Boost Your Brain is the ideal book to develop brain power and provide a complete mental workout. With over 300 brain-boosting puzzles, exercises, tips and teasers, this is a fun approach to improving memory and recall and developing cognitive skills and the fun memory games and mnemonics will also come in useful for everyday skills such as revision, maths, vocabulary and remembering those all-important appointment! Written by the experts at DK, this book offers enjoyable ways to develop your memory and keep your brain active.
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    HCCD

    Hand-crafted Cards (Paperback)

    Emma Hardy


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    This exciting and practical guide book teaches you how to make your very own pretty and unique greetings cards - suitable for every occasion. Each hand-crafted card comes with step-by-step instructions and photographs to ensure you master a variety of techniques and have a plentiful helping of gorgeous cards at the end of all the enjoyable projects. Fun, fast and effective, you can make scented lavender heart cards for Mother's Day, puppet cards for children's birthdays, pop-up cards and even a card that doubles up as a stylish and thoughtful photo frame! With ideas to make in bulk - perfect for Christmas time - and cards that include collaging, stamping, embossing, painting, using metallic lea and embroidery, this book will help you take up a new hobby and you'll be sure to enjoy saving money on buying expensive cards time and time again!
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    CRMB

    Complete Running and Marathon Book (Paperback)

    DK


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    Running is one of the best ways to keep fit and this comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide is perfect for any aspiring runner - from those preparing to take their first steps on a light jog right up to anyone preparing to make 2014 the year they conquer a marathon. Everyone can learn plenty from its indispensable advice. Learn how to run faster, further and smarter with the visual guidance in this book, showing the bio-mechanics of running together with tips on kit, training, warming up, cooling down and eating right. Featuring training programmes for 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathons, and great advice to boost your confidence if you're just starting out, this is a must-have no-nonsense guide to see you through 2014 and make sure you cross that finish line in style.
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    TBOB

    The Book of Bags (Paperback)

    Cheryl Owen

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    Cheryl Owen's The Book Of Bags offers a delightful collection of 30 easy-to-make bags that will suit every outfit and occasion. From a bright and cheery beach bag to a classic evening clutch, there's a bag project here for every occasion. The collection includes sewing projects that are suitable for experienced crafters and newcomers alike. Every project is explained using easy-to-follow instructions so that even a novice could create a stunning bespoke bag in hardly any time. Hand-made bags are not only a fabulous way to accessorise and express your own style, they also make personal and unique gifts. With such a variety of techniques and styles, there really is something for all your friends and family in this wonderful book!
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    ARAU

    Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection x 3 PB (collection)

    John Graham


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    Araucaria was one of the best-loved crossword setters of all times. He delighted and confounded cryptic crossword fans for almost 50 years and built an almost cult-like following for his infuriatingly ingenious clues. Prepare to be challenged, infuriated, captivated and entertained by three books backed with Araucaria Crosswords! Compiled by Chambers, Volume 1 contains 60 jigsaw crosswords (a type of crossword where you first have to solve clues and then fit solutions into a grid without the help of numbers), Volume 2 focuses on cryptic crosswords as featured in early editions of the 1 Across magazine and Volume 3 features crosswords with a literary theme - perfect for any book lover!
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    The Lasercut Card Collection - 12 Cards (collection)

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    An exquisite collection of gorgeous cards exclusive to the Book People and available at an amazing price too. At just 83p per card, these beautiful designs are a must-have purchase to keep at home so you're never caught out on those special occasions that creep up on us again and again. In stunning colours, all with intricate white detail to create an eye-catching contrast, your card will be sure to stand out amongst the rest! Including cards for an array of momentous events including weddings, a new baby and birthdays, as well as designs for simple congratulations, a thank you and a get well soon, each and every one is an absolute joy to send and a real treat to receive!
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    CASW

    Cute and Simple Woodworking (Paperback)

    Jennifer Burt

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    This beautifully illustrated book is full of 35 stunning woodwork projects and what makes each one even more enjoyable is that there's no need for expensive power tools and some can even be finished in just one afternoon! Bursting with attractive and contemporary designs which offer a pleasant departure from traditional furniture and shelving ideas, Cute and Simple Woodworking will appeal to every creative homemaker. From flower keyrings and wooden bunting to more advanced ideas like making a tool box for your kit, the step-by-step guides come with clear artwork and instructions so you'll build your confidence with each design you complete.
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    LCIC

    A Little Course in Crochet (Hardback)


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    Build your skills, gain confidence and learn how to make a foundation chain and crochet your first stitches in A Little Course in Crochet. From the experts at DK, the book has a number of easy step-by-step projects and explains all the basics in an accessible style. Starting simple, the handbook will help you master the basic stitches, enabling you to create colourful bracelets and mobile phone covers and then build on these skills by mastering more tricky projects like cushion covers, hats and square blankets before. Finally, you'll be able to take your new-found skills further and crochet shopping bags, cuddly children's toys and even cardigans for babies.

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