Non-Fiction Clearance Sale

  • The Astronaut Selection Test Book - Hardback - 9781780899183 - Tim Peake
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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?
  • The Can't Sleep Colouring Book - Paperback - 9781782434078
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    If you struggle to sleep then why not relax and let your worries drift away as you colour in some beautiful pattens?

    The Can't Sleep Colouring Book will help soothe away any insomnia worries and help you refocus. If you're feeling restless in bed, then open the pages of this book, create some beautiful art and refocus on relaxing.
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    We Britons have an extra tummy for dessert, that's pretty much a given. Either way, you'll want to save space for the 90 fabulous sweet treats in James Martin's new recipe book, Sweet.

    A celebration of everyone's favourite teatime course, the much-loved TV chef takes readers on a tour of elegant classics, challenging showstoppers, chocolaty treats and much more through mouthwatering photographs and his foolproof step-by-step instructions.

    Sure to provide inspiration whether you're planning a simple bake or a grand finale to a celebratory meal, this exciting collection of all-new naughty-but-nice James Martin recipes sets a new standard for home-made desserts.
  • Lost Railway Walks - Paperback - 9780008172664 - Julian Holland
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    In his latest book, Lost Railway Walks, Julian Holland explores 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, the book covers railways from all over the country and includes maps of every single one. Each route is accompanied by a brief history of the railway that used to be there and points of interest you can spot while walking along the route.

    With historical and modern-day photography featured throughout, this is a great book for ramblers and people who love trains. In his previous books, Julian has kept track of The History of Britain's Railways and provided us with a first-class commentary of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - this book is just as compelling, you could say it's just the ticket!
  • Gino's Hidden Italy - Hardback - 9781473646483 - Gino D'Acampo
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    Teaching you how to cook and eat like a true Italian, Gino D'Acampo is back and ready to take you on a journey of discovery through Northern Italy in this gorgeous cookbook.
    Revealing the secrets of Italian food, Gino introduces 80 new recipes that are delicious and will help bring the taste of Italy onto your dining room table. Accompanying a primetime series called Hidden Italy, there are chapters dedicated to antipasti, pasta, risotto, meat, fish, vegetables, baking and desserts.

    From peach picking in Turin to truffle hunting in Piedmote, Gino has done it all and here he shows you the best ways to use local and seasonal Italian ingredients.
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
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    • Just £1.20 per book
    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241309810
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection covers over seven decades of DC Comics on a year-by-year and month-by-month basis.

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of the DC films, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These hardback books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • Cook Eat Love - Hardback - 9781409169437 - Fearne Cotton
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    Following the bestselling success of Cook Happy, Cook Healthy, Fearne Cotton presents even more simple and nourishing recipes that are good for your health and mindset in Cook. Eat. Love.

    Fearne absolutely loves cooking and in this book she proudly presents some of her favourite recipes, explaining how they're fun to make and even better to eat. She offers up over 100 recipes and there's something for every meal of the day.

    With a focus on family cooking, Fearne provides both vegetarian (she's a veggie herself but she cooks meat for her family) and meat dishes that are hugely tasty and packed with goodness. Among the highlights are Thai coconut soup, a selection of quick and healthy pizzas and roast chicken cashew and chilli salad.

    She even has ideas for guilt-free desserts, bursting with natural goodness.
  • Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico - Hardback - 9781785942006 - Rick Stein
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    After taking us on a culinary trip from Venice to Istanbul and then showcasing his favourite foods from his favourite European cities, this year the ever-popular chef Rick Stein is embarking on a foodie journey down from San Francisco to southern Mexico in the BBC series, Rick Stein's Road to Mexico.

    Rick reveals what food delights Californians before then showing Mexican food at its very best and most diverse. Packed with vegetables and based around fresh ingredients, he explains how both Californian and Mexican cooking is healthy and satisfying and will show you how to replicate the seafood of the north Pacific coast and the spices and salsas of Yucatan.

    This book is packed with mouth-watering photographs and will inspire anyone to cook using these wonderful flavours.
  • How to Remember Everything - Hardback - 9781787472310 - Richard Wiseman
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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
  • Pick Up & Play: How to Read Music - Paperback - 9781783619962 - Jake Jackson
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    Learn how to read music and hit the perfect note every time with this easy-to-follow guide.

    Written in clear and accessible text, it covers all the essentials including pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures.

    It then encourages you to practice what you have learned with 'play along' sections featuring simple and well-known pieces of music. You can also scan a QR code to hear the chord or scale so you know what to aim for.
  • Pick Up & Play: How to Play Piano & Keyboard - Paperback - 9781783619580 - Jake Jackson
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    Want to be the next Elton John? This easy-to-follow guide has all the information you need to ensure that you always hit the right notes while tickling the ivories.

    It contains expert advice on notation, expression and techniques and is suitable for anyone learning or playing this wonderful instrument - whether by themselves or with a group.

    Suitable for beginners and intermediate players, this book is full of useful diagrams and charts. The spiral format makes it easily transportable and perfect for gig bags and flight cases.
  • R4 Today Programme Puzzle Book - Paperback - 9781788400589 - BBC
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    Question: Which is the only letter of the alphabet not to appear in the name of any US state?
    Answer: Q

    This quiz book is packed with 280 questions drawn from the archives of Radio 4's Today programme. From the cryptic to the numerical and linguistic, the brainteasers have been designed by puzzle masters from Japan, Mensa and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Chapters range from Common-sense Conundrums to Flags, Capitals and Nations and there's also a selection of Christmas Crackers to challenge your grey matter.
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!
  • Star Wars: Drawing Manual - Paperback - 9781405284752
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    With its detailed, step-by-step illustration projects, this drawing manual gives Star Wars fans of all ages the chance to draw their favourite ships and other vehicles from the Star Wars universe.

    Ideal for budding engineers, all you have to do is follow each instruction and you'll soon see some amazing spaceships and vehicles appear. Each one is also accompanied by some very fun facts.
  • Five Get Gran Online - Hardback - 9781786483867 - Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they face one of the greatest challenges in modern society - getting a grandparent online...

    The Five head north to see Granny Barnard, a relative they haven?t seen for many years. She has remarried but she is alone over the weekend but the gang scarcely recognise her. They decide they have to help her with computer and try to fix her iTunes account and sort out her internet banking. However, it's a real struggle and soon Granny is cut off from all the comforts of modern life.

    But then the toddler from next door fixes everything and when the gang get back home, they discover that their Gran has learned everything about modern tech and is now a viral sensation.
  • Stargazing For Beginners: 2nd Edition - Hardback - 9780241323991
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    Learn all about the stars in our sky with this fantastic, introductory book from DK. It will show you all the basics of stargazing and help you on your way to becoming an accomplished amateur astronomer.

    Full of practical advice, it shows you how to make observations with the naked eye before then explaining how you can make the most of binoculars and telescopes. It even reveals the best ways of taking jaw-dropping photographs of the night sky.

    This book also includes a year-by-year calendar of night-sky events, alongside a detailed atlas that shows what happens on a month-by-month basis and clear star charts to help you identify the major constellations.
  • The Bee Book - Hardback - 9780241217429 - DK
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    Bees are not only beautiful, natural insects but they're also vital to human existence. From the experts at DK, The Bee Book celebrates their existence and provides an introduction to beekeeping.

    From their role in nature to how they impact our gardens and what they do in the hive, this book is full of fascinating facts like how a honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet only produces one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

    It also explains how the human race can support and benefit from bees' presence. It describes how intelligent they are and the important but turbulent role of a queen bee. It also includes recipes for home remedies and beauty treatments that make use of honey, wax and propolis. You can even learn how to create a bee 'hotel'.
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    Make a model of the Millennium Falcon and enjoy a book filled with fun facts and character profiles from a galaxy far, far away.

    This Star Wars book includes moments from the saga and even explains all about the schematics the spaceships featured in the film.

    You won't need any glue to put the pieces together and when fully built, the model measures 30 x 30cm. It even has moveable cannons and a radar dish. The removable panels also allow Star Wars fans to look inside and find out more about the famous freighter.
  • Naturewatch - Simon King - Hardback - 9781849494762 - Simon King, OBE
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    BBC nature presenter Simon King presents the ultimate guide to watching British wildlife in NatureWatch, a book that is perfect for anyone who wants to find mammals, birds, mini-beasts, amphibians and more.

    If you love exploring the countryside, this book will show you exactly where to look to spot wild animals in their natural habitats. Simon will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find and follow creatures and identify tracks and signs that will lead you closer to them (without disturbing them).

    More than just a nature handbook, Simon offers up his insider knowledge to get closer to the wild, describes the essential kit you need to get started and also provides photography tips.
  • Star Wars: Complete Locations - Hardback - 9780241295014
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    Updated so it includes the planets featured in The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Complete Locations is a visual guide to all of the places from a galaxy far, far away.

    Full of inside looks, it will show you the Star Wars universe in more detail than ever before and includes cross-sections, illustrations and photographs of the likes of Tattooine, Naboo and even Starkiller Base.

    A definitive reference work for any Jedi or fan who dreams of going on a Star Tour to far-flung destinations.
  • The Container Gardener - Paperback - 9780857833808 - Frances Tophill
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    Love Your Garden presenter Frances Tophill explains how to make the most of any space and provides inspirational ideas for pots and plants to transform your garden in The Container Gardener.

    Ideal if you have a small plot, balcony or a lack of outdoor space, this book explains just how effective container gardening can be. It will show you how to grow all sorts of herbs, spices and flowers and even contains 40 ideas for pairing plants and pots.

    Frances also showcases the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. A container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces - and this book will help you every step of the way.
  • Events that Changed the World - Paperback - 9780753732922
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    This book looks at how the world has changed since the beginning of the 20th century and how various major events have shaped the way we live. It has sections dedicated to humanity and liberty, culture and society, technology, medicine, science, space and the environment and politics and war.

    From the optimistic excitement at the start of the century when extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and new inventions were promising so much to the tumultuous and violent battles that followed, it's a whirlwind read through modern history.

    Covering culture, humanity, war, science and space among many other elements, this book covers everything from the sinking of the Titanic and the assassination of JFK to the release of the first personal computer. Other events include The Beatles releasing 'Please Please Me', the moon landing and the Chernobyl Disaster.
  • The Golden Thread - Hardback - 9781473659032 - Kassia St Clair
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    From the author of The Secret Lives of Colour, this fascinating book explores the history of civilization and human creativity: from the mummies of Ancient Egypt and the silken dragon robes of Imperial China to the woollen sails of Viking longboats and the Indian calicoes.

    Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and masquerade during the 18th century and uses her knowledge and wit to argue that fabrics have changed and shaped the world we live in today.

    Packed with compelling stories from around the world and spanning thousands of years of human ingenuity, this book is sure to change the way you see the world.