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

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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.


Top 10 Books from the 1990s

Who remembers the 1990s? From MC Hammer’s baggy pants and Macaulay Culkin’s star-making turn in Home Alone to the spectacle of Jurassic Park and the dominance of the Spice Girls, it was an incredible decade full of unforgettable moments – but what about the books? Well, thankfully these were just as amazing.

A Roald Dahl classic was brought back to the masses thanks to a magical feature film; children all over the world developed an abiding fear of ventriloquist’s dummies; and a certain bespectacled wizard hopped on a train at Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross for the very first time… watch our video below to see how many of our Top 10 Books from the ‘90s you can remember.

Roald DahlMatilda
Although published in 1988, the 1996 movie directed by and starring Danny DeVito made this essential for ‘90s kids. Mara Wilson is perfect in the title role and it also managed the unlikely feat of putting children off chocolate cake… almost!

K. A. ApplegateAnimorphs
Four humans stumble across a crashed spaceship and inherit the amazing power of being able to transform into any animal they touch. Published between 1996 and 2001, this series was adapted into a Nickelodeon show in 1998.

Ann M. MartinThe Babysitters Club
A group of friends set up a local babysitting service and deal with a host of serious themes ranging from illness and divorce to peer conflicts. This popular series spawned two spin-off book series, a graphic novel, a TV show adaptation and even a feature film.

Jacqueline WilsonThe Story of Tracy Beaker
This story became a big favourite with readers upon its publication in 1991. The star of the book, Tracy, has a wild imagination and makes up a series of stories about why she’s living in a children’s foster home, many of which revolve around her actress mother working in Hollywood.

Dav PilkeyCaptain Underpants
Running from 1997 until 2015, Captain Underpants follows the adventures of two children as they hypnotise their teacher and end up creating a superhero who has to battle the evil Dr. Diaper.

Lois LowryThe Giver
A dystopian novel that has sold over 10 million copies, this book was not afraid to tackle difficult and grown-up subjects. A controversial book that inspired many debates, it was adapted into a film in 2014.

Marcus PfisterThe Rainbow Fish
With shiny scales and a simple message of sharing, this book is still popular today and continues to add to its total of 15 million copies sold.

R.L. StineGoosebumps
Those embossed, colourful covers… the scary stories and those deliciously dark twists at the end! The Goosebumps books were a staple of schoolchildren’s bookshelves during the ‘90s and retain their popularity today!

Philip PullmanNorthern Lights
Also known as The Golden Compass, this book – the first in a trilogy – was published in 1995 and follows Lyra Belacqua as she heads to the Arctic in search of a missing friend and comes around all sorts of magical things.

J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The bestselling children’s books in history, J.K. Rowling’s books have become iconic. The characters are unforgettable and the plot is full of surprises. A true phenomenon, wizards and witches all over the world are excited for the expansion of the wizarding world in new spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


Mother’s Day Ideas for Bookworm Mums

With Mother’s Day just around the corner (6 March, remember!), we at Book People thought now would be around the right time to present you with some of our editor’s ideas for Mother’s Day gifts from our range of hand-picked favourites. Whether your mum’s a foodie, fiction lover, a crafter or pamperer, we have selected the best Mother’s Day presents to treat Mum with this Mother’s Day – treats that are all sure to surprise her and put a well-deserved smile on her face!Mother's Day Ideas

Baking & Cooking with Mum
Deliciously Ella: Every Day
Deliciously Ella: Every DayPacked with more than 100 of Ella’s plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes, this book has a host of healthy, tasty ideas for quick weekday dinners, slow-cooked comfort food, colourful salads and meals for when Mum is on the go. There are also ideas for breakfasts, smoothies, sweet treats and soothing drinks. A perfect gift for mums who like to watch what they eat or take pride in knowing that the delicious food they’re eating is nutritious too, this book will make a great gift for Mum whether she has a busy lifestyle or has the time to treat herself to the finer things.

 

Beauty & Well-being for Mum
The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible
The Anti-Ageing Beauty BibleWe all like to look after ourselves, and that goes for all mums out there too. In this fully updated edition of The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible, health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey will tell Mum everything she needs to know about feeling great and looking gorgeous. They offer guidance and tips on everything from skin and hair to hands, feet and nails, as well as advice on getting a good night’s sleep and the best exercise methods – Mum deserves a good pamper as well, after all!

 

Crafting with Mum
Ruby and Custard’s Crochet
Ruby and Custard's CrochetWith over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem Mum will have is choosing where to start her crochet journey. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects she will find ideas for are beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more. And once she’s mastered the basic pattern, she’ll be able to customise the designs herself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything she needs to know to master crochet.

 

Fabulous Fiction for Mum
Poldark Set – 2 Books
Poldark Books Set - 2 BooksWith the BBC dramatisation of Winston Graham’s Poldark fresh in viewers’ minds, we are delighted to have the TV tie-in set of the beloved books – they are period writing of the highest calibre. Tired from a long-fought war in America, Ross Poldark returns home – but his joyful homecoming turns sour: his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged. His sympathies for the locals lead to him saving an impoverished miner’s daughter from a fairground brawl, changing his life forever…

 

Gifts for Mum
Mary Berry Egg Cups & Spoons Gift Set
Mary Berry Egg Cups & Spoons Gift Set Part of the Mary Berry collection – which also includes a set of two mugs,  set of three cotton tea towelsapron, ceramic jug and set of four cake plates – this gorgeous egg cups and spoons gift set will make a perfect present for mums who are fans of Bake Off and will look great when serving her breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.  Made from ceramic and stainless steel material, it’s another fine addition to the kitchen from the undisputed Queen of Baking.

 

Handy Hints for Mum
What Every Parent Needs to Know
What Every Parent Needs to KnowWritten by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age. Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they’ll be taught and why, providing Mum and Dad information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

 

Help Mum Relax
Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together
Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything TogetherThe perfect gift to let your mum know that you love her, Mums Are Like Buttons: They Hold Everything Together is full of poignant and inspirational quotes about mothers. Beautifully illustrated, the book shows how the relationship between children and mothers is strong and special all over the world and across different cultures. From Jewish, Persian and Irish proverbs through to quotes from Louisa May Alcott, Jeanette Winterson and Fay Weldon, this is a heart-warming anthology sure to bring a smile to her face.

 

Read with Mum
Snuggle Time Picture Book Collection – 10 Books
Snuggle Time Picture Book Collection - 10 Books This is one of the most heart-warming collections of bedtime books that Mum will ever have the pleasure to share with her children or the grandchildren. With ten picture books to enjoy time and time again, these are perfect for snuggling up with before bedtime. Accompanying the classic Guess How Much I Love You is the story of a dog whose bed is so comfy that a host of furry friends want to join him; and the charming tale of a penguin who’s so cuddly that no one will leave him alone, even when he needs his space.

 

Mother's Day Ideas


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