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    ECWE

    Easy Crochet: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Ideal for both beginners and more experienced crocheters, Easy Crochet: Weekend has 30 quick projects ranging from cushions and scarves to bags and hats that readers will love getting stuck in to.

    With a host of short crochet projects that can help and entertain you while away the weekend, the book contains step-by-step instructions and friendly text to help you with the projects. Among the book's highlights are Fingerless Mitts, a Felted Bag and a Spiral Table Mat - the perfect centrepiece for your next gathering!
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    Easy Knitting: Weekend (Paperback)

    Nicki Trench

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    Easy Knitting: Weekend shows how if you can knit a few basic stitches, you can create a whole range of fantastic projects for around the home and to wear.

    From hats and scarves to bags and cushions, the book has a huge range of gorgeous ideas to knit in a weekend. With step-by-step instructions for every project, the book is the ideal guide to knitting for beginners - and more experienced knitters - and among the highlights are Funky Phone Covers, Cable-trimmed Slippers and Bright Aran Cushions.
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - the Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbeatable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.

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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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    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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    TEAY

    Creative Writing Collection - 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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    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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    BDFB
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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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    NICA
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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
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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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    BDYR

    The Birdwatcher's Year (Hardback)

    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.
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    TGAZ
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    Fans of the ever-popular Top Gear presenters will be thoroughly entertained with this hilarious guide to the Fourth Best Country in the World - Britain! Think of Britain and what springs to mind? Tea, rain, The Queen, Sir Bradley Wiggins, a little more tea... But times are changing and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on hand to offer some words of wisdom which examine every single part of Britishness. A canny mix of charm, tact and wit, the Top Gear crew take you on a whirlwind tour of these fair isles exploring caravans, vicars, motorways, pubs, tea, tea and more tea, and mundane conversations about the weather... This is Britain to its full extent and in all its glory. Hilarious and accessible, this is a great gift that will provide much laughter and discussion.
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    ANTI

    Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia (Hardback)

    Judith Miller

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    Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the authoritative voice when it comes to collectables. From 18th century furniture and decorations all the way through to contemporary sports and music memorabilia, the enormous hardback has all the information any antiques enthusiast could ever want.

    With more than 3,000 colour photographs to show the pieces that can be found in shops, auctions and fairs, the book also reveals a price code for each item and will help you identify whether you have found a genuine antique.

    Compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants, lead by the expert Judith Miller, the book provides useful information and some of the antiques covered include furniture, ceramics, silver, jewellery, toys and games.
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    ORIA

    The Complete Book Of Origami Animals (Paperback)

    David Woodroffe

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    Those with a creative mindset will absolutely love learning how to create a number of animal models with this magnificent craft book. Using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, David Woodroffe's The Complete Book of Origami Animals provides you with step-by-step instructions to create polar bears, penguins and much more.

    With projects ranging from ones suitable for beginners to more advanced creatures that will take hours to get right, this book provides hours of fun for anyone with an interest in origami.
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    HARL

    Ultimate Harley Davidson (Hardback)

    Hugo Wilson

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    Harley Davidson has become synonymous with quality motorbikes and this large-format book will give you all the information you could ever want and need about the famous brand. A real American success story, the book takes in its history, from the rolling out of its first model from a garden shed through to the current superbikes the company now creates. Looking at the innovations and technical data of each bike, the book also showcases racing models, special one-offs and limited-edition production runs with stunning photography and accessible and informative text.
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    BDBE
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    Learn all about every species of bird that is found throughout Britain and Europe in this fantastically extensive reference guide.

    From DK and the RSPB, the book profiles 800 species of bird with stunning photography and informative text so you'll be able to become an expert birdwatcher in no time.

    Fully up-to-date, colour-coded maps highlight resident and migratory distributions so you know which species of bird to expect when you are out and about. The book also describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song and other forms of behaviour.
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    OZCW

    Pocket Wine Book 2014 (Hardback)

    Oz Clarke

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    A bestseller for over 20 years, this is the latest updated edition of Oz Clarke's annual Pocket Wine Book. With meticulous attention to detail and coming in a very handy size, the book is bursting with facts, opinions and advice on all kinds of wine. With a country-by-country index alongside a full producer index, this book features over 4000 of the world's top wine producers and their product, while detailed vintage charts will reveal the wines that are going to be perfect for drinking throughout 2014.
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    CWWB

    The Creative Writing Workbook (Paperback)

    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.
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    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.
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    WBSC

    Birds Songs and Calls Set - 2 Books (Paperback)

    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.
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    HBRW

    Home Brew Beer (Hardback)

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    If you've ever fancied making your own beer, DK's Home Brew Beer is the perfect book for you. With over 100 recipes from around the world, the book will show you how to brew your very own Pilsner, Porter, Bock, Pale Ale, IPA, Bitter, Mild and Stout recipes, as well as providing tips from established brewers. There are also a selection of photographs to show you exactly what you should be aiming for. A great book for beginner home brewers needing clear explanations and for those who are more accomplished and looking to move on to the next level.
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    LCIV
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    If you're interested in growing your very own fruit and vegetables, this is the book for you. Ideal for beginners, it explains in simple terms everything you need to make a success of growing your own food in your own home, at your own pace and in your own time. With 53 projects included in the book, you'll start with a simple salad in a window box and soon move on to more difficult projects. DK's A Little Course in... Growing has a number of step-by-step pictures to make sure you're on the right track and a number of practice projects are featured too.
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    TGCF
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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.

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