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How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)HTMS
How to Make Your Own Soap (Paperback)
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.
- RRP £14.99
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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.
The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book (Paperback)DTDB
The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book (Paperback)
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.
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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!
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.
The Train Book (Hardback)TNBK
The Train Book (Hardback)
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.
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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!
The Ukulele Handbook (Paperback)UKUL
The Ukulele Handbook (Paperback)
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.
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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.
Woodwork Step by Step (Hardback)WSBS
Woodwork Step by Step (Hardback)
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).
- RRP £12.99
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Great Railway Journeys of the World (Hardback)GRJW
Great Railway Journeys of the World (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £30.00
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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.
The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)BDYR
The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)
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.
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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.
The Creative Writing Workbook (Paperback)CWWB
The Creative Writing Workbook (Paperback)
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.
- RRP £12.99
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Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)WBSC
Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)
Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts
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.
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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.
Top Gear: The Cool 500 (Hardback)TGCF 11 years +
Top Gear: The Cool 500 (Hardback)
Matt Master11 years +
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.
- RRP £25.00
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How to Mow the Lawn (Paperback)HTML
How to Mow the Lawn (Paperback)
Elwin St Productions
Sam Martin will help the modern man rediscover masculine dependability with How to Mow the Lawn - The Lost Art of Being a Man.
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From providing useful DIY tips to giving advice on the best way to prepare a BBQ, this is a simple and practical guide that offers no-nonsense advice on all things manly, including outdoor survival, carpentry, impressing women and fixing the car.
From changing a car tyre to building a fire and carving a roast, this is a hilarious but practical book sure to be appreciated by any modern 21st-century man.
Brick City (Hardback)BCITP
Brick City (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £17.99
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Diva Dogs (Hardback)DIVA
Diva Dogs (Hardback)
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!
- RRP £18.99
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Baby Names (Hardback)BNAM
Baby Names (Hardback)
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.
- RRP £9.99
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Introducing Practical Guides Collection - 3 Books (Collection)INTR
Introducing Practical Guides Collection - 3 Books (Collection)
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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.
The Compleat Angler (Paperback)ANGE
The Compleat Angler (Paperback)
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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.
Somerville's 100 Best British Walks (Paperback)SBBW
Somerville's 100 Best British Walks (Paperback)
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.
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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.
Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to Do It (Paperback)YOGB
Yoga for People Who Can't be Bothered to Do It (Paperback)
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!
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Fortnum & Mason Honey & Preserves (Hardback)FMHP
Fortnum & Mason Honey & Preserves (Hardback)
Fortnum & Mason Plc
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.
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The Good Spell Book (Hardback)GSPB
The Good Spell Book (Hardback)
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.
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How to Play Winning Bridge (Hardback)ADZYN
How to Play Winning Bridge (Hardback)
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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.
How To Be A Genius (Hardback)HTBG
How To Be A Genius (Hardback)
Brain training for the idle minded, How to be a Genius will show you how you can make your brain work smarter, faster and longer with some dedicated effort. A book that will help you accomplish more, it features expert advice, brainteasers, puzzles, problem-solving tips and memory development skills, as well as many other effective mind-expanding techniques. With over 50 memory tricks that cover everything from revision skills to boosting creativity, this is a great quirky reference book that will help you on your way to genius status in no time!
- RRP £7.99
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Reading and Understanding the Tarot (Hardback)AAUAH
Reading and Understanding the Tarot (Hardback)
For centuries the Tarot has fascinated people, unravelling the mysteries of what the future holds for all of us. The deeper we look at the Tarot, the more meanings we find. A brief history traces the origins of the Tarot and famous characters associated with the cards, and considers the influence of Tarot in society. Explore the significance of each card and learn how to interpret a card in relation to the deck. Discover the meaning behind the Major and Minor Arcana and learn the significance of the Hangman, the Wheel of Fortune and the High Priestess, among others. This highly accessible volume suggests helpful ways of memorizing images and explains the various methods of selecting a spread. Practical advice teaches you how to prepare for a reading. Ideal for the beginner, this book will enhance your understanding of the mysteries of the cards, and help you to take control of your own destiny.
- RRP £10.99
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