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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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    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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    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 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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    LCIA

    A Little Course in Astronomy (Hardback)

    DK


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    If you're interested in stars and planets and the galaxy as a whole, DK's A Little Course in Astronomy will help you go from beginner to pro astronomer in no time. With a friendly, step-by-step approach that means you can learn at your own pace and in your own time, the book starts by showing you how to study the moon, before then building on these skills so that you can identify constellations and see the likes of the Milky Way, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Alongside helpful illustrations, the book also contains advice on equipment like planispheres, binoculars and telescopes.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    The Top Gear A - Z Of Britain (Hardback)


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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

    RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe (Hardback)

    Rob Hume


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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.
  • GENE

    Gentleman's Emporium Playing Card Set (Other)


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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 (Hardback)

    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

    A Little Course in Growing Veg & Fruit (Hardback)


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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

    Top Gear: The Cool 500 (Hardback)


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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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    LCIP

    A Little Course in Preserving (Hardback)


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    With the help of DK, you can learn all there is to know about preserving. A practical guidebook, A Little Course in Preserving will take you from the first steps of preserving through to more complex recipes. Starting with simple and basic recipes, the book will let you build on what you've you've learnt so you can soon show off new skills. With over 70 delicious recipes to choose from, there's everything from freezer jams and chutneys to cordials, fruit cheeses and cured meats to try out. The book also features step-by-step pictures to help you along the way.
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    HTML

    How to Mow the Lawn (Paperback)

    Sam Martin


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    Sam Martin will help the modern man rediscover masculine dependability with How to Mow the Lawn - The Lost Art of Being a Man. 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 21st century man.
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    PGNE

    The Good Pub Guide: The North of England (Paperback)

    Alisdair Aird


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    The Good Pub Guide: The North of England is a handy up-to-date guide that features information including food, drinks, facilities and the opening hours of the best pubs in your area, that have been selected by its highly-respected editors. Whether you're planning a holiday, booking a short break or looking for a new local, this book is bound to become indispensable!

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    BCITP

    Brick City (Hardback)

    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.
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    IGBB

    Identification Guide to Birds of Britain and Northern Europe (Paperback)

    Peter Goodfellow

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    Peter Goodfellow's Identification Guide to Birds of Britain and Northern Europe is the perfect birdwatcher's companion as it is packed with useful information and fascinating facts. From birds of prey to seabirds, its concise information provides a wealth of detail to help you identify both resident and visiting birds. The book also contains distribution maps, calendars and describes the best places to watch each bird. There are also beautiful photographs that capture each bird's distinctive features.

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    DIVA

    Diva Dogs (Hardback)

    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!
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    PGLS

    The Good Pub Guide: London and the South East (Paperback)

    Alisdair Aird


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    The Good Pub Guide: London and the South East is a handy up-to-date guide that features information including food, drinks, facilities and the opening hours of the best pubs in your area that have been selected by its highly-respected editors. Whether you're planning a holiday, booking a short break or looking for a new local, this book is bound to become indispensable!

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    BNAM

    Baby Names (Hardback)

    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.

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