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  • PAPL

    • £3.99
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    Paper London is a celebration of the 20 most iconic features that make the capital city so special to its millions of residents and tourists.

    From The Shard to Buckingham Palace, you'll find absolutely everything you need here to recreate London in miniature form, along with a handy guide to where you can find the real thing when it's time to visit London itself.

    Build your own model-sized metropolis with the help of Paper London!
  • HTMS

    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.
  • AERO

    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.
  • DTDB

    Thomas Pavitte

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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!
  • 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.
  • TNBK

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    From the very first steam trains to diesel engines and today's state-of-the-art bullet trains, The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History is a beautiful gift (or coffee table book!) for anyone you know who is fascinated by all things locomotive.

    A huge hardback book with plenty of stunning photographs to pore over for hours on end, it traces the history of trains and showcases some of the most famous to have hit the railway lines including the legendary Orient Express, the Mallard and the Fairy Queen.

    The book highlights some of the world's most impressive railway journeys, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line and there is also information on the innovators, designers and engineers who have changed the face of railway travel - this DK book is a great way to keep track of the history of locomotives!
  • CIRP
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    Play like the experts with this deluxe edition Playing Card Set! Presented in a fantastic tin box, the set contains 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book that will teach you how to play a wide range of both single and multi-player card games. The games included range from easy to difficult. With practice, even those with little experience of card games should be comfortable at all levels of difficulty. A fantastic gift for anyone interested in playing card games!
  • UKUL

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

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    The ukulele has been enjoying a renaissance period in recent years: taking pride of place in trendy indie rock, top-ten pop songs, unforgettable (not through lack of trying) television ads and YouTube mega hits. And with the help of The Ukulele Handbook, readers can learn everything they need to master this eccentric, inexpensive hobby instrument.

    Starting with the history of the ukulele, the book provides a timeline - from its conception in 1879 to today - along with a ukulele hall of fame on ukulele legends. Then the book moves on to the practicalities: the anatomy of the ukulele; which ukulele to buy; how to play the ukulele; how to strum, pick and read chords charts; and (importantly!) tune the strings - complete with how-to instructions and illustrations. And once these skills are mastered, readers will be ready to move onto to the included songbook!

    Beautifully presented and equally ideal for those who have and have never played an instrument before, The Ukulele Handbook by ukulele superstars Gavin Pretor-Pinney & Tom Hodgkinson is the only ukulele book you'll ever need.
  • GRJW

    Julian Holland

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    With stunning photography throughout, railway expert Julian Holland's Great Railway Journeys of the World is a gorgeous gift book that showcases some of the most scenic rail routes around.

    Including the likes of the Le Petit Train Jaune in the Pyrenees which features France's highest railway station, the Cape Town to Kimberley route in South Africa that heads across the Karoo Desert and the Trans-Australian railway that contains the world's longest stretch of dead straight track, the stunning photography and in-depth mapping is awe-inspiring.

    Published by The Times, the book is designed in a keepsake hardback format and offers detailed, informative text on the history, geography and present day operations of train journeys from 35 countries across every continent.
  • BDYR

    Richard Williamson

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    Written by birdwatching expert and enthusiast Richard Williamson, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves to get outside and spot the gorgeous birds flying above us.

    Practical and beautifully finished, the book is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the birdwatching year, this charming little hardback is split into months and settings from marshland to your own back garden, and with space to record what you see, you'll never forget what to keep a special eye out for each season. Find out everything to identify birds by sight and song and learn their behaviour, habitats, breeding and migration patterns too.
  • CWWB

    Matthew Branton

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    A brilliantly designed workbook that offers a new, active way for users to set and meet their personal writing goals. Perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to write their own story, long or short, perfect their social media writing skills, compile their own blogs or become a freelance writer or journalist, the book includes tips and techniques, accessible exercises and case studies drawn from published work to support you in every aspect of your learning. Helping you achieve your writing potential, The Creative Writing Workbook will teach you how to create worlds with words, explores characterisation, dialogue and structure, and explains how to create compelling fiction and non-fiction writing with an impact.
  • JBAL
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    With a set of juggling balls and an introductory book to the art of juggling, this wonderful set comes in a handy tin which would make the perfect gift. The book will help you get to grips with your new hobby by showing you the basics of juggling before moving onto more complex tricks and tips. By following the hints and advice featured here, you'll be dazzling friends with your juggling skills in next to no time at all!
  • WBSC

    Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts

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    Complete with CDs to help you recognise each bird's distinctive song or call, these two books will come in handy for any birdwatcher or lover of nature.

    Recognising songs and calls can help you make more of birdwatching and the handy-sized hardbacks will help you identify 80 of our most popular woodland species and also 80 wetland species.

    Written by ornithologist Hannu Jannes and birding enthusiast Owen Robert, the books also feature colour photographs of each bird, as well as further information on their identifying features, habits, distribution, feeding and nesting routines and calls.
  • TGCF 11 years +

    Matt Master

    11 years +
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    Top Gear's Matt Master explores the stories behind the greatest cars in history, uncovering why it is that man has salivated and swooned over automobiles ever since Karl Benz first powered up his Patent-Motorwagen in 1885. From pre-war vintage motors to the supercars of tomorrow, these vehicles have all triumphed even against Top Gear's exacting standards. Pairing stunning Top Gear photography of the Bentley Brooklands, the Aston Martin Bulldog and the Chrysler Airflow, to name just a few, alongside rarely seen archive images, the illustrations are stunning throughout, and the entertaining and informative text tells of the evolution of car coolness in a way like no other on the market. A definitive guide motoring enthusiasts and Top Gear fans simply must own.
  • BCITP

    Warren Elsmore

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    While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs', or Adult Fans of LEGO, have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you may find at a local store. LEGO models created by adult fans, however, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available. Skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark, they may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces. In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St Pancras and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, LEGO artist Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form. Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognizable.
  • DIVA

    Louise Harris

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    Written by Louise Harris, the owner of the UK's most prestigious pet boutique and grooming parlour, Diva Dogs: Perfect Pampering for Your Pooch shows that indulging your dog is not a frivolous fad but an expression of love. The book will introduce you to Lola and her diva dog friends, among the breeds featured are Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Mini Dachshunds, Poodles, Pomeranians and Bichons Frises and they all demand extra-special care and attention. The book will show you how to give the diva dog in your life the best of everything, whether it be chic canine couture and accessories or advice on diets and exercise. An inspirational book for anyone who wants to pamper their pooch!
  • BNAM

    Laura Emerson

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    With more than 3,000 names to choose from, together with their origins and meanings, Baby Names will help you decide upon the perfect name for your little one. Including traditional, unique and the fastest-rising names, together with comprehensive fun themed lists such as one-syllable names, princess names and celebrity names, the lifelong gift you give to your baby will be just right. Laura Emerson's expert research and advice helps to transform what can seem like a daunting task into one that is enjoyable and a truly special part of welcoming your little bundle of joy into the world.
  • INTR
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    The Big Ideas Set contains three books that are practical, focused and jargon-free guides that will help you get your head around highly topical subjects. Discover the secrets of successful people and learn how we could all benefit from applying what they know to our own lives. The three books explain why NLP is the buzz acronym and will show you how you can deal with problems, master any situation and explore the roots of the discipline. The Beginner's Guide to CBT describes how to use cognitive behavioural therapy's insights to improve your life.

  • ANGE

    Izaak Walton

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    Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton's The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653 and is widely hailed as a classic of English literature. An inspirational book that even appeals to those who do not fish, it inspires readers from all walks of life to go in search of the countryside that Walton recreates with vivid and loving writing. Still in print after all these years and a tantalising glimpse into the life of anglers years ago, many of the observations held by Walton and Cotton still remain true today.

  • SBBW

    Christopher Somerville

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    One of Britain's best-loved walking journalists and personalities, Christopher Somerville shares his personal favourite walks throughout the country in Somerville's 100 Best British Walks.

    From Cornish cliff paths to moody Essex marshes, the book is a treasury of anecdote, observation and description, as well as a comprehensive guide to walking your way through Britain. The walks are laid out by region with illustrations, maps and easy-to-follow directions.
  • YOGB
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    Witty and original, Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It is a screamingly funny travelogue of one man's findings in the far-flung places of the world. So much more than a travel book, Geoff Dyer's comments on the minutiae of the human comedy, from Amsterdam to Cambodia and Rome to Indonesia (to name but a few), hilariously and insightfully brings locations, experiences and sensations vividly to life. Readers will find themselves right alongside Dyer in his moments of calm as well as at the odd floundering in a sea of grievances, but will certainly remain smiling the whole time. A modern classic and essential reading that will not disappoint!
  • FMHP

    Fortnum & Mason Plc

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    Fortnum & Mason: Honey & Preserves is a beautiful little pocket book that celebrates the company's outstanding heritage in preserving. From the fascinating history of its preserves to how the famous London store came to house a colony of bees on its rooftop, this book contains a charming collection of anecdotes. It also provides readers with an irresistible collection of over 50 recipes for a range of tasty treats, all using honeys, jams, marmalades, chutneys and other preserves.
  • GSPB

    Gillian Kemp

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    Gillian Kemp's The Good Spell Book: Love, Charms, Magical Cures & Other Practices is a bewitching and beautifully produced handbook packed with ancient and contemporary spells. Drawing on the rich culture of gypsy lore, the book offers spells to 'win the heart of the one you love', 'rid yourself of a persistent and unwanted lover' and 'cure baldness' alongside a variety of other magical cures and love charms. Easy to use, this book promises wealth, health, happiness and love to anyone who dares to weave its spells.
  • ADZYN

    David Bird

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    David Bird's How to Play Winning Bridge is an expertly presented book that acts a fabulous guide for players of all levels. It is a clear and effective tutorial for beginners, an essential sourcebook of reference points, sample games, tips and professional strategies for intermediate and high-level players, and a fascinating and entertaining history of bridge and the great champions for enthusiasts of every kind.