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Buy Marie Kondo’s The Magic of Tidying from Book People for just £5.99

KonMari Method, cleaning, books, Marie Kondo,

If you’ve been meaning to clean up your house and are looking for the perfect motivation, then why not try Marie Kondo’s KonMari method. A bestseller all over the world, this much-loved book – available here in beautiful hardback and with a wrap-around ribbon – will help you transform your home into a clear and clutter-free space.

Japan’s premier declutterer and professional cleaner, throughout the book Marie offers step-by-step methods for tackling the mess in your home in the correct order. She reveals how you should keep only the things you love and how once your house in order, your whole life can change.

The KonMari method can also have a positive effect on your personal life. The ‘Once cleaned, never messy again’ approach can help you cope with anxiety, lose weight or even deal with troubled relationships.

Book People is selling the hardback edition of The Magic of Tidying for just £5.99, giving you a saving of £7 off its RRP.

Football books for Euro 2016

Against all odds, Leicester City have lifted the Premier League trophy. Will Crystal Palace be able to join in with the underdog story when they face Manchester United in 2016’s FA Cup Final? Hot on the heels of the nation’s favourite tournament will be the event every football fan in the continent has been waiting for – Euro 2016 in France.

football books for fans of all ages during Euro 2016

Kicking off on 10 June, the event finds four of the home nations battling for the prestigious trophy. Will Jamie Vardy be having an international party come mid-July?

As we await the feast of football, we thought it would be a good time to look at the football books available at Book People. All available at back-of-the-net prices, there’s something for footy fans of all ages.

Euro 2016



Twenty-four teams will be battling it out during June and July and this book provides profiles of all of them – and their key players.




Usborne Football Sticker and Colouring Book



This provides little fans with an introduction to the ‘Beautiful Game’ and has stickers to stick and activities to enjoy.




Frankie’s Magic Football Collection



Written by England legend Frank Lampard, these books combine football with magic and adventure. Perfect for ages 5 plus.



The Vision Book of Football Records 2016



With a bright and bold design, this book is crammed full of facts, stats, records and amazing footy feats.





The Football Manager Guide to Football Management



We’ve all been there… desperate for those title-winning three points after hours (days) spent in front of a screen playing Football Manager. But how much does this most of addictive of games actually represent real-life management?




Match! Joke and Fact Book Set



From striking facts to goal-den jokes, these two books are great for dipping in and out of between matches during the European Championships.



Match of the Day: 365



A trip down memory lane for football supporters, this looks at some of the controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and last-minute victories that have occurred on every day of the year during the Premier League era.

Books for Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You!

Alongside the success of The Force Awakens and the eager anticipation for the upcoming spin-off Rogue One, there are rumours abounding that the next Star Wars film’s full title will be announced on what has now become known as Star Wars Day – May the 4th. It’s fair to say there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the saga from a galaxy far, far away.

Of course, with all this coming up, many young Jedi need to learn about their new favourites and where better to do this than in an out-of-this-world book? Here at Book People, we have so many intergalactic books for Star Wars fans and they’re so good, they’d even keep a Wookiee happily engrossed (we could say we have ‘brilliant bookies for Wookiees’; we could also claim ‘Chew need these’…). Among these books, which are all available at unbelievable prices are the below:

The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary

Learn about Kylo Ren, Rey and Finn with this fact-filled encyclopedia all about the new heroes from the Resistance and the villains they’re battling against in the First Order.

LEGO Star Wars: Visual Dictionary

Including an exclusive Minifigure of Luke Skywalker, this book tells fans of LEGO and Star Wars everything they want to know about the characters and vehicles that feature in the range, brick by brick.

The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections

Poe Dameron may be the best pilot in the galaxy, but surely you want to know more about the spaceship he flies? This brilliant mix of design and engineering will show you all the inner workings.

Star Wars: Everything You Need to Know

From quirky facts to movie-making trivia and all kinds of photographs, this book provides a visual and entertaining overview of all the events that lead up to events in The Force Awakens.

Ultimate Star Wars

A huge book that looks at the characters, creatures, locations, technology and vehicles that have appeared in the Star Wars films before Episode VII and its spin-off series the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.

Find many more of the best books in the galaxy in our hand-picked selection of Star Wars books.

The Railways Series: 10 Facts about Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine books collection

Everyone’s favourite Really Useful Engine – Thomas – turned 70 years old last year and he’s more popular than ever. He even has his very own theme park in Japan (as well as Thomas Land in Drayton Manor)! At Book People, we have an incredible 26-book collection of Rev W Awdry’s original Railway Series for only £20. Displayed in an incredible engine shed box, it features all the classic stories that inspired the worldwide phenomenon and works out at a bargain 77p a book!

Before you buy this amazing collection that will keep your children’s early reading skills ‘on track’, why not read the following facts about all that goes on around the Isle of Sodor. How many do you know?

Rev W Awdry Thomas the Tank Engine author Railway Series booksRev W Awdry was inspired to write the stories after his son (and later, author) Christopher caught measles and was cheered up by a train-themed rhyme.

The Three Railway Engines book collection Rev W Awdry Thomas

The original story in The Railway Series – The Three Railway Engines – was published in 1945. It didn’t feature Thomas and was based around Edward, Gordon and Henry.

The Railway Series books Rev W Awdry Thomas the Tank Engine collection

There were 26 books in The Railway Series published between 1945 and 1972 – and they’re all featured in our collection!

Thomas the Tank Engine original book Rev W Awdry

For their time, the books were unusually published in full colour and in an unusual landscape format.

Ringo Starr Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Railway Series TV show narrator

The first TV series premiered in October 1984 and featured Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as the storyteller.

George Carlin Rufus Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends The Railway Series books

Celebrated stand-up comedian (and Rufus in the Bill and Ted films) George Carlin replaced Ringo as storyteller and as the voice of Mr. Controller in the United States.

Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Railway Series books facts

Alec Baldwin has also played the role of Mr. Controller.

Billington E2-Class 0-6-0T locomotive Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends The Railway Series books collection Rev W Awdry

Thomas is based on a Billington E2-Class 0-6-0T locomotive.

The Railway Series books Rev W Awdry book collection Thomas the Tank Engine Watercress Line Alresford

You can meet Thomas in ‘real life’ on the Watercress Line in Alresford, Hampshire.

Thomas the Tank Engine The Railway Series Rev W Awdry books Marvel Ant-Man Marvel Cinematic Universe Paul Rudd

After his appearance in Ant-Man, Thomas could officially be considered part of the all-conquering Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Best book-to-film adaptations arriving in cinemas in 2016

2016 The BFG film by Steven Spielberg, Roald Dahl and Walt Disney











Combining the mighty talents of Roald Dahl, Disney and Steven Spielberg, the new poster for this summer’s adaptation of The BFG was recently revealed. With these master storytellers working together, we cannot wait for the release of the film in July. However, it got us thinking about just how many more film adaptations we’ll be able to see of our beloved books this year. It turns out there are loads!

Below, we’ll list our favourites – but are there any that you’re particularly looking forward to?



 The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave film 2016 book Rick Yancey

Chloe Grace Moretz heads a stellar cast in this adaptation of Rick Yancey’s alien invasion/dystopian YA bestseller.







The Big Short

The Big Short film Oscars 2016 film book  Michael Lewis

Already surrounded by Oscar buzz, this star-studded film looks back over the recent bankers’ crisis and is based on a non-fiction novel that covered the disaster in its ghastly detail.





Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 2016 film based on cult book

If you’ve ever read Jane Austen’s classic and thought ‘What this could do with is more of the undead…’ then February is your lucky month. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 parody novel, it promises equal amounts of romance and gore.








Deadpool film 2016 Marvel Comic Book

A foul-mouthed, fourth-wall-breaking Marvel comic book character who seems only too aware of how ridiculous some superhero storylines can get, this R-rated film has been eagerly awaited by fans of X-Men and comic books in general. Ryan Reynolds takes the lead role.









Veronica Roth Allegiant Divergent book film 2016

The third in the series based on Veronica Roth’s bestsellers, this film will find Shailene Woodley’s Tris leaving the ‘safety’ of her hometown Chicago – the only place she’s ever known – in search of a peaceful solution for all its inhabitants.







Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman book 2016 film Henry Cavill Ben Affleck

Do we really need to introduce these two caped heroes? A follow-up to Man of Steel that follows the fall-out of Metropolis, this film will take inspiration from some of the crossover comics and promises to be spectacular. Henry Cavill once again wears the red-and-blue of Superman while Ben Affleck promises to bring something different to the Dark Knight. Jesse Eisenberg also appears as Lex Luthor.



The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Jon Favreau Disney film 2016 new film live action CGI book

Rudyard Kipling’s animal fable is fondly remembered in the classic animated Disney form – who hasn’t found themselves humming along to Bear Necessities or chuckling back at the antics of the scouse vultures? This year, Disney have given it the live-action/CGI treatment and brought some of Hollywood’s top players in to add their voices. Among the inspired pieces of casting are Scarlett Johannson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan (is it too much to ask that he does his Luther voice?) and Bill Murray as Baloo.





Captain America: Civil War

Captain America Civil War comic book new film 2016

The Marvel juggernaut continues to gain full steam but this is the film that promises to change everything. Based on a very popular series of comic books, hopes are very high and who doesn’t want to see beloved heroes going face-to-face amidst a backdrop of very shady politics?




Alice Through the Looking Glass

Lewis Carroll James Bobin Disney Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016 film book

An ever-so-slightly belated follow-up to the Tim Burton film of 2010, this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland finds Alice (Mia Wasikowska) travelling back in time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).






Me Before You

Me Before You book film adaptation 2016

If you’re not excited about the feast of football that will make up Euro 2016, this version of Jojo Moyes romantic novel may offer the perfect alternative. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games’ Sam Claflin star in the story of a wealthy London man whose life changes forever when he’s paralyzed and falls under the care of a small town girl…






Steven Spielberg Disney Roald Dahl 2016 The BFG film book adaptation

We’ve said about the team behind this eagerly awaited adaptation, but how about the fact Wolf Hall and Bridge of Spies actor Mark Rylance is taking the title role? We’re expecting this to make use feel like children again and just be simply, phizz-whizzingly magical.






The Girl On the Train

The Girl On the Train Emily Blunt 2016 film

Debut author Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller was one of the most talked-about books of last year and we expect the film to invoke similar heated discussions this year. With The Help and Get On Up director in charge of a talented cast including Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, things are looking good.






A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls film 2016 Patrick Ness Siobhan Dowd book adaptation

Have you read Patrick Ness’ novel based on one of Siobhan Dowd’s final ideas before her death from cancer? If not, you really must. It’s touching, poignant and heartbreaking. A monster comes to visit a young boy in the nights when his mum is gravely ill – but he’s not the monster that was expected… Liam Neeson will voice the monster and Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver also star.






Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016 book adaptation JK Rowling David Yates Harry Potter Wizarding World

A return to the Wizarding World with original book author J.K. Rowling on scriptwriting duty and David Yates back behind the camera as director, this book takes place 70 years before Harry Potter’s battle with Voldemort and follows Magizoologist Newt Scamander as he heads to New York in the ‘Roaring ‘20s’ and gets much more than he bargained for.

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