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  • PAPL

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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!
  • 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!
  • HCPK
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    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.

  • 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
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    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.
  • JPRE
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    Bread and jam is the perfect combination for any time of the day and this little duo of books offers 200 recipes for jam, including savoury relishes and exotic preserves, and 200 recipes for machine-made bread including wheat-free loaves, classic favourites and a range of contemporary flavours. Two all-colour cookbooks that offer recipes for a range of delicious treats!

  • 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 10 years +

    Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    10 years +
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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.
  • MAHP

    Dick & James Strawbridge

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    Made At Home: Preserves is written by some of the leading experts in living a good and healthy life - Dick and James Strawbridge. The hardback will help you discover how to preserve fruit and vegetables - both home grown and shop bought - and also provides plenty of practical step-by-step instructions. The book also features many colour illustrations and tips, advice and recipes that will help you make the most of the plentiful seasonal produce. A great resource that will make sure you enjoy delicious preserves all year round.
  • JAMP

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    Making jams and chutneys is an easy way to defy the seasons and this glorious book will show you how! Jams and Preserves features over 100 recipes for sweet and savoury jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys and preserves, as well as some fantastic ideas for pies, tarts and snacks. So whether you want fresh cherry jam in the middle of winter or aubergine pickle all year round, this beautiful hardback is the book for you!

  • 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.
  • SSCC

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    The Self-Sufficiency Collection can help you learn new skills and change the way you live. A collection of 12 diverse titles that could lead to life improvement, the books cover everything from weaving your own textiles to keeping bees and making cheese, soap and natural remedies. A brilliantly practical series that will help you master the basics of new activities in a very short space of time, each book contains colour illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions. You can either tackle one hobby at a time, or perhaps share the books out amongst your friends!

  • LCIP
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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.
  • 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.