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Our range of bestselling adult books includes fiction, non-fiction and gift books. With novels from different genres and coffee table books covering different interests also on offer, they're available at unbelievable prices.

  • Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2020

    Alison Maloney

    Product Code: SCDT
    Hardback
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    Put on your dancing shoes - the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the chance to go behind the sequins and get the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition of the BBC's biggest show.

    It's bursting with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
    • £4.99
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  • The Vision Book of Football Records 2020

    Clive Batty

    Product Code: VBFB
    Hardback
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    Achieve reading goals galore with this book fit for champions!

    Footy fans will get a kick out of the facts, stats and trivia on offer in the 11th edition of the annual bestselling Vision Book of Football Records.

    Fully up to date so that it includes all the action from the incredible title race between Manchester City and Liverpool and the all-English Champions League final, this book includes an entry on every English league team, all the Scottish SPL clubs and major European and world clubs.

    It also has a focus on the stranger side of the Beautiful Game with profiles of mascots and tales of bizarre bookings and record-breaking goals!
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  • The Christmas Pudding Murders

    Product Code: TCPM
    Hardback
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    Time to indulge in some Christmas killings.

    This book includes 10 short stories from masters of the murder mystery genre. You'll be hooked by the tales of a dowager's missing diamonds and a Christmas party that goes horribly wrong...

    These works from Margery Allingham, Ruth Rendell and Edmund Crispin will delight, puzzle and satisfy you long into the cold, cold night...
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  • The Hairy Bikers' One Pot Wonders

    Hairy Bikers

    Product Code: HBOP
    Hardback
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    Easy eats with The Hairy Bikers...

    Si and Dave are back with a new cookbook based around one-pot recipes. The hearty meals featured in this book are delicious and nutritious and leave you with barely any washing up!

    They also share tips and techniques in their own inimitable style that will help make your dishes even more mouth-watering.
    • £8.99
    • RRP £22.00
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  • Agatha Raisin: Beating About the Bush

    MC Beaton

    Product Code: BATB
    Hardback
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    Nothing is quite what it seems when Agatha Raisin investigates...

    M.C. Beaton's cosy crime books following super sleuth Agatha are a huge favourite with our customers and this latest novel finds her investigating something particularly gruesome when a severed leg is found on a roadside hedge...

    In addition to this discovery, Agatha is also having to deal with her developing feelings for Sir Charles Frath and a bad-tempered donkey...
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  • Veg

    Jamie Oliver

    Product Code: VGJO
    Hardback
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    'It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free' - Jamie Oliver.

    Jamie has returned with another fine cookbook to add to your kitchen shelf - and this time he's offering flavour-filled vegetarian recipes that suit every meal ranging from simple suppers to weekend dishes.

    The dishes will tantalise your taste buds and help you up your veg intake. Everyone is sure to finish the meal feeling full, satisfied and happy - and we guarantee the food is so tasty that you won't miss the meat.
    • £11.99
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  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2020

    Product Code: BION
    Hardback 14 years +
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    Prepare to be shocked, stunned, appalled and amazed!

    Every year, the wonderfully weird Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual entertains and shocks children (and their parents!) in equal measure. With all-new content for 2020, this year's edition is no different.

    Sure to gross you out, this dip-in annual contains funny, scary and mind-boggling tales from all around the world. You'll get to read about a cat with 28 toes, a restaurant with a signature dish or a burger made from worms and meet the man who lived in a sandcastle for two decades.

    With plenty of peculiar photographs accompanying the outlandish stories, the Ripley's book is perfect for any fact fans who are intrigued by the stranger side of life.
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  • Kawaii: How to draw really cute food

    Product Code: HDCF
    Paperback 7 years +
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    Are your children hungry to take on a new drawing challenge? This kawaii-themed book finds artist and author Angela Nguyen showing budding artists how to turn the most mundane foods into adorably cute characters.

    Among the cute fusions of food and creature that you'll be able to draw are sausage dog hotdogs, sleeping cats lounging atop sushi and peeking pizza crusts.

    There are step-by-step instructions for each drawing and chapters on appetisers, entrees, desserts, snacks and drinks. It's a tasty introduction to the joys of kawaii.
    • £2.99
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  • Sipsmith: 100 Gin Cocktails

    Sipsmith

    Product Code: SIPS
    Hardback
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    Chin, chin! You'll be able to raise a glass and enjoy gin cocktails all year round with this book from Sipsmith.

    There are 100 recipes to try and none of them contain more than three ingredients. From summer sipping to winter warmers and classic tipples to old favourites with new twists, there are so many concoctions to try.

    This beautiful book (complete with copper sprayed edges) also covers the history of gin and provides you with expert mixing tips as you shake up some tasty treats including a watermelon Martini, dark fruit bramble gin and Earl Grey sour gin.
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  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019

    Lawrence Booth

    Product Code: WSDC
    Hardback
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864 and the 156th edition of the sporting miscellany might just be the best yet.

    A huge favourite with The Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this almanack contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It offers reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the eagerly awaited Editor's Notes and examples of the best sports writing of the year.

    This hardback is a must-have for every cricket fan, especially those who fell in love with the sport during the summer's World Cup.
    • £11.99
    • RRP £55.00
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  • The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: OSTB
    Paperback
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book is back - and now it's bigger and better than ever before!

    Track down hidden treasures, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you navigate your way through 200 puzzles based on the Ordnance Survey maps that capture Britain.

    From the first ever OS map made in 1801 through to the present day, this interactive book contains full-colour maps for you to pore over and each one is accompanied by questions for you to answer on your way to becoming a magnificent map master.

    Answering these questions will help you learn the difference between trig points and national trails and - most importantly - fathom exactly how far footpaths are from the pub!
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  • Seven Worlds One Planet

    Jonny Keeling & Alexander Scot

    Product Code: OPSW
    Hardback
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    Explore the natural wonders that define each continent and discover the incredible diversity of life on Earth.

    The world is a place 200 million years in the making and this book looks at how when the supercontinent ruptured, seven different worlds were born. It then examines how the animals that live on each of these continents have evolved to find their own way of life.

    A companion to the new BBC nature series, this stunning hardback features a foreword from the documentary's narrator David Attenborough and over 250 breathtaking images and stills that capture the animal residents and nature from each continent in all their glory - from the jungle of the Congo to the relative isolation of Australasia.
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  • Hurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult

    Katie Kirby

    Product Code: HGRA
    Hardback
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    Hurrah for... adulthood?

    Katie Kirby, the creator of the hilarious Hurrah for Gin blog, tackles the overwhelming nature of adulthood with wit, charm and the occasional rude word in this laugh-out-loud book.

    From being kept awake by worries at 3am to paying a membership fee for a gym you never go to and the unparalleled joy of plans being cancelled so that you can spend an evening at home eating Coco Pops in your pyjamas, these witty cartoons are honest, relatable and prove you're not alone when trying to adapt to this concept called adulthood.
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  • The Official Liverpool FC Annual 2020

    Grange Communications Ltd

    Product Code: OLIA
    Hardback
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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Reds fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Liverpool Annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold and also includes an overview of their Champions League-winning season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at Anfield.
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  • Booker Prize Shortlist 2019 - 6 Books

    Product Code: NNBP
    Collection
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    A Booker Prize shortlist so strong the judges couldn't pick just one winner... Get your hands on the entire shortlist to see if you agree with the decision to give the award to Margaret Atwood's The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other.

    This year's shortlist features the winners The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and Bernardine Evaristo's Girl, Woman, Other, a portrayal of identity amongst an interconnected group of black British women. Previous winning author Salman Rushdie's Quichotte was also shortlisted, as well as Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport - a 1,000-page monologue about love, loss and the United States that is presented here in an exclusive hardback edition.

    Elif Shalak's 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World offers an emotional account of the power of friendship in our darkest times and Chigozie Obioma's An Orchestra of Minorities is a heartbreaking story about a Nigerian poultry farmer who sacrifices everything in an attempt to win the woman he loves.

    The Booker Prize celebrates the best fiction novels written in the English language published over the past 12 months and once again we're excited to bring you all six books on the shortlist in keepsake hardback.
    Format: hardback
    • £49.99
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  • Giles: The Collection 2020

    Product Code: GLCT
    Hardback
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    Cartoons packed with dry wit and British eccentricity!

    A favourite with our customers for many years, Giles is an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many different occasions.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback (exclusive to The Book People) are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. Each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview of the characters and the social issues Giles was providing wry observations on.
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  • Happy Vegan

    Fearne Cotton

    Product Code: HVFC
    Hardback
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    Pack more veg into your diet and save the planet!

    Fearne Cotton's plant-based cookbook Happy Vegan is packed with simple recipes that will fit into your busy home life. There are no strict rules for these recipes and Fearne includes options where fussier eaters can add in fish, meat or dairy.

    All of the mouth-watering meals are made with easy-to-find ingredients and accompanied by sumptuous photography so you know exactly what to aim for.
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  • The Long Call

    Ann Cleeves

    Product Code: ACLC
    Hardback
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    Follow Ann Cleeves to Devon for a new mystery...

    The Long Call is the first novel in a new series from the Vera and Shetland author. It follows Detective Matthew Venn as he heads back to North Devon to attend his father's funeral. When Matthew turned his back on the strict evangelical community he grew up with, he managed to lose his family.

    He's now back in the area and as well as mourning his father, he's also working in the Two Rivers region. It soon becomes apparent everything is not quite as idyllic as the tourists would have you believe... A body of a man with a tattoo of an albatross on his neck has been found on the beach near Matthew's new home - and his investigations will take him right back into the deadly secrets of the community he left behind...
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  • The Complete Shetland Collection - 8 Books

    Ann Cleeves

    Product Code: CLEV
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    This collection contains all eight absorbing thrillers from Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series, which has been adapted into a popular BBC drama starring Douglas Henshall.

    Detective Jimmy Perez encounters all kinds of evil in the remote community: he finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.

    Set against a stunning and evocative backdrop, these are powerful and page-turning murder mysteries full of surprises and suspense. Any crime thriller fan will want to add this collection to their bookshelf.

    This collection contains books 1-8 in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series
    Format: paperback
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  • A Day like Today

    John Humphrys

    Product Code: ADLT
    Hardback
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    John Humphrys marks his retirement from the BBC with a candid memoir...

    John has held politicians to account on Radio 4's Today programme for 33 years and here he shares all about his eventful career - from his childhood in Cardiff to presenting the Nine O'Clock News and reporting on Watergate, apartheid South Africa and so many other world-changing events.

    He talks about the inspirations for his take-no-prisoners interviewing style and speaks out about his suspicion of all forms of authority. He also shares his passions for various causes and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of working for the Today programme.
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    The Little Guide to Birds

    Tom Frost

    Product Code: LGBI
    Hardback
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    Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Birds will help you learn about 40 of the most spectacular birds from all around the world - from common garden birds to sea birds and exotic flyers.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by printmaker Tom Frost, each bird has a stunning profile that explains where they originate from, how many eggs they lay and the incredible journeys they undertake.

    This charming book also contains a spotter's guide so you can tick off when you see each bird.
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  • Greenfeast- Autumn, Winter

    Nigel Slater

    Product Code: GFNS
    Hardback
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    'Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish ... It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years.' - Nigel Slater.

    Greenfeast is the second of Nigel Slater's season-led vegetable-based cookbooks. In it he shares over 110 recipes that make use of autumnal produce including mushrooms and rice. You'll feel so snug wrapped up tucking into big soups like tahini, butternut and sesame and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino.

    Nigel also shares lip-smacking recipes for puddings including ginger cake, cardamom and maple syrup. These plant-based feasts are fantastic!
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  • The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes

    The Bake Off Team

    Product Code: BBAC
    Hardback
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    Take a bite out of the Great British Bake Off's latest recipes!

    Accompanying the latest series of the show, this book is packed with recipes that would tempt even Paul and Prue. It shows you how a single cake batter can be shaped and sized into so many different show-stoppers.

    From celebration cakes to traybakes and cupcakes, it shares the techniques that will make your bakes truly spectacular. It's a must-have for any potential Star Baker.
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  • Fibonacci's Rabbits

    Adam Hart-Davis

    Product Code: FIBO
    Paperback
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    The most important numbers in history...

    Fibonacci's Rabbits looks at the origin of the word mathematics (the Greek term mathema) and how this means knowledge of learning. It reveals how this still remains at the heart of almost all processes and patterns that occur in the modern world, even though many find it hard to fathom.

    This book offers bite-sized accounts of 50 critical mathematical discoveries that have changed the way we live.
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