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  • DCTY

    Thomas Pavitte

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    We built this city... We built this city on dot-to-dots!

    Part of the creative craze sweeping the world, adults are enjoying fun and relaxing 'children's' activities like colouring in and drawing once more and The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Cityscapes has 20 incredible drawings of cities and their landmarks that can be brought to life by you joining the dots.

    Illustrated by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer responsible for the most complex dot-to-dot puzzle ever devised - the book features major cities like New York, Paris and London rendered in extraordinary detail. With its perforated pages, the book gives you the chance to hang your cool new pictures up on your wall, too!
  • SEWU

    Debbie Shore

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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
    HCPK
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.

  • CRDT

    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.
  • 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.
  • RPCS
    • £3.99
    Learn to play cards like a professional with this fantastic Playing Card Set. Featured in a handy tin case, there are 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book packed with over 45 amazing games to try out. The useful book also reveals some of the secrets to a number of the games so you?ll be sure to impress your friends. From Rummy and Poker to Clock Patience, the games range from easy to difficult and with helpful hints included too, this is a must-have for anyone who has an interest in playing cards.
  • MSRJ
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    A visual journey through some of the great rail routes, The World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys is a must-have book for anyone with a passion for either travel or trains.

    Compiled by former Pacific Railnews editor Brian Solomon, each journey is accompanied by a map of the route, stunning photography and information about the challenges of building the railroad, as well as descriptions of some of the stunning views you can see while travelling.

    Amongst the famous railroads included are the Darjeeling Himalayan in India, the Canadian Rockies and the Indian Pacific which runs from Perth to Sydney in Australia.
  • 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!
  • NFJC

    Mary Tregellas

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    Mary Tregellas' Notes from the Jam Cupboard is a wonderful collection of recipes for preserves of all kinds, featuring ideas about how to eat them and recipes for cooking with them! Mainly focused on jam, the book is beautiful to look at, entertaining to read and practical to follow. The recipes in the hardback cover jams, marmalades, curds, chutneys, ketchup, jellies, pesto and pastes, flavoured oils, cordials, flavoured vodkas and breads. The book contains over 100 recipes, many beautiful photographs and a range of fascinating anecdotes, making it a book to treasure.
  • 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.
  • WSBS
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    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).
  • 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.
  • 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 simply must own.
  • 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.
  • Introducing Practical Guides Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781848314399
    INTR
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    • Just £1.66 per book

    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.

  • 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.
  • 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.