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  • MCHA 7 years +
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    The Match! Annual 2019 looks back over a year that saw Manchester City play scintillating football on their way to a Premier League title and a France team led by Kylian Mbappe lift the World Cup. Oh, and football almost came home.

    Packed with puzzles, photographs, facts and stats, this is full of all the footy fun we've come to expect from Match! It's also available at a back-of-the-net price that will give the footy fans in your life a goal-den grin!
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    Prepare for a whirlwind of weird as we head into 2019...

    The delightfully disgusting facts in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 annual will amaze, astound and gross out your children (and you!).

    An annual Book People favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish) for children who love facts, Ripley's looks at strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a lenticular cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make your eyes pop out! It will appeal to fans of the Guinness World Records books and anyone who's visited one of Ripley's mind-bending museums around the world.
  • Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000037865
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    Book People is very excited to bring you the six novels on the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist. All presented in hardback, the authors of these compelling and contemporary books will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous victors Hilary Mantel, Roddy Doyle and Michael Ondaatje when the overall winner is announced on 16 October. But will you agree with the judges' choice?

    This year's shortlist is as eclectic and thought-provoking as ever. Daisy Johnson's Everything Under is a daring story of family, identity, fate, language and love; Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room is a powerful account of life in an American women's prison; and Richard Powers' The Overstory is a fable about humanity's treatment of the natural world.

    Anna Burns' Milkman shows how gossip, hearsay and silence can bring about life-changing consequences; Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is an extraordinary adventure about a runaway slave; and Robin Robertson's The Long Take follows a soldier who tries to find himself through a series of poems as he travels through post-war America.

    Format: hardback
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    Simon Reeve is known for his survival instincts and popular TV documentaries that have found him dodging bullets on frontlines, diving with rays, sharks and seals and walking through minefields. But what most people don't know is that he grew up in a rough area of Acton, West London with barely any qualifications...

    Now, for the first time he reveals his extraordinary life story. Littered with jaw-dropping and dangerous anecdotes, this is a real-life read you will scarcely believe. Simon talks about his journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans in great detail and is sure to inspire you to start exploring.

    He also reveals why he loves exploring so much and what it's like to witness the world's most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions up close.
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    If you're fascinated by the night sky but have never got into stargazing, make sure 2019 is the year you reach for the stars...

    From the experts at Collins, this practical handbook explains which planets, stars and constellations will be visible from the northern hemisphere from January to December 2019.

    It provides advice on where to start looking and contains easy-to-use star maps for every month with detailed descriptions of what you should look out for. It also includes monthly updates on the positions of the moon.

    Suitable for new and seasoned stargazers, this book has been written for use in Britain and Ireland but can be used anywhere in the world between 40 DegreesN and 60 DegreesN (including most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States).
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    This is an unsqueakably cute take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol!

    The retelling of the festive classic contains photographs of guinea pigs dressed up as legendary characters including the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

    The famous tale finds Scrooge saying 'Bah! Humbug!' to Christmas but then he's visited by three spirits on a winter's evening who show him the error of his ways and help him understand the true meaning of Christmas.
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864 and this 155th edition of the sporting miscellany might just be the best yet.

    A huge favourite with 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.
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    Ann Cleeves brings her bestselling Shetland Series to a close with Wild Fire. These thrillers have gripped so many crime fiction fans over the years and also inspired a popular BBC One adaptation starring Douglas Hensall as DI Jimmy Perez.

    An English family move to Shetland for a new start but shortly after arriving their young nanny is found hanging in their barn and rumours of her affair with the husband and father of the family begin to spread...

    Perez is called to investigate but this means he's set for a reunion with Willow Reeves. This could be the most disturbing investigation Perez has faced. Will he be in the right head space?
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    Jamie Oliver celebrates his favourite Italian food - and shows you how to cook bellissimo dishes in the comfort of your own home - in his latest bestselling cookbook.

    With chapters on antipasti, salad, soup, meat, pasta, fish, rice and dumplings, bread and pastry and desserts, Jamie provides step-by-step recipes for the likes of classic carbonara, baked risotto pie and limoncello tiramisu.

    The recipes can be quick or slow to make and Jamie offers his unique twists on some of the traditional favourites.
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    Catch up with Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi with The Colours of All the Cattle - the latest entry in Alexander McCall Smith's bestselling The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

    Mma Ramotswe is preparing to stand for election to the City Council. She's determined to break the series of men in charge but to be elected, she's going to need some policies and to canvas opinion.

    Deciding on the slogan 'I can't promise anything - but I shall do my best', she makes it her mission to halt the construction of the Big Fun Hotel - a dubious, flashy business located near a graveyard that many consider to be disrespectful...

    Mma Ramotswe will take her campaign as far as she can but she's being followed by Violet Sephotho...
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    Queen of baking Mary Berry offers up over 100 recipes for bakes that take minutes to make in Fast Cakes.

    This cake book finds Mary incorporating her 'all-in-one' method of preparation into as many recipes as possible and has step-by-step instructions for making tasty fruit cakes, buns, biscuits and more.

    Fully revised and updated from her 1981 cookbook of the same name, there are also ideas for family-friendly bakes including happy face biscuits and traffic lights. One of our favourite treats on offer is the honey and almond cake - just wait until you taste it!
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    This brilliant hardback book provides a heartfelt tribute to one of the most magnificent flying machines of all time - the iconic Spitfire.

    Written by bestselling author and former Royal Air Force pilot John Nichol, it looks over the history of the vehicle and its various innovations and updates and contains stories and first-hand accounts from those who flew them.

    From the Spitfire's deployment during World War II to its role on the D-Day beaches, this is an accessible and high-flying account of battling pilots who had to bail out over occupied territory, aristocratic female flyers and mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the crafts in battle-ready condition.
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    Dip in and out of this brilliant book and learn some truly mind-boggling facts, stats and trivia - from the world's longest bridges to the longest-running live-action comic book TV shows and countries with the most airports.

    The Top 10 of Everything 2019 is fully updated and bursting full with lists that will tell you everything from what the tallest roller coaster in the world is to the size of the biggest shark known to man!

    This book is beautifully presented with photographs, charts and graphs and all of the lists are separated into different and exciting genres including the animal kingdom, sport and forces of nature.
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    Peter and Jane creator Gill Sims returns with another colourful insight into motherhood with Why Mummy Swears.

    The summer holidays have started but Mummy is not going to get any rest - she has two bored moppets to attend to... Just booking sports camps, childcare and time off work has left her exhausted!

    Mummy's also found herself stuck organising the Christmas Fayre - and she's not receiving much help. Meeting her father's new glamorous and younger wife and spending time with her narcissistic mother is also winding her up the wall... No wonder she's cursing with the best of them!
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    Make over 101 incredibly simple and nutritious meals on a roasting tray with this cool cookbook. The dishes taste amazing and are so quick and simple to prepare. Best of all, they save you time on the washing up!

    From an all-in-one breakfast to fish dishes, the recipes in here are suitable for all the family and have a focus on healthier food. Simply prepare the ingredients, arrange them in the roasting tray, add your seasoning and the oven will do the rest.
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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
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    The 2019 edition of the world's most popular record book, containing thousands of new categories, brand new records, and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs.

    This year's includes a special 'Meet the Makers' chapter which celebrates all the inventors of record-breaking projects, and a 'Making History' chapter that features incredible designs using LEGO to demonstrate record-breaking objects. For example, the Statue of Liberty and the Apollo mission's Saturn V rocket.
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    Despite the popularity of satnavs and Google Maps, there is still nothing better than a physical map to help you get where you need to go while navigating Britain's roads and motorways.

    This spiral-bound atlas, brought to you by the experts at the AA, features clear mapping and 102 city, town and port plans. Each page has been titled with its geographical location so that you can find the page you need with ease and there is also a comprehensive 31,500 entry index with airports, tourist sites and motorways services listed.

    Static speed camera locations are also indicated, along with their speed limits, while National Trust, English and World Heritage and tourist attractions are also all featured. The AA even highlight their top 300 AA-inspected caravan and camping sites!
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    A stunning book that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.

    The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.

    The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.
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    This vegan cookbook finds Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella fame showcasing 100 new all-plant recipes for you to try at home.

    From colourful salads to veggie burgers and one-pot stews, there is something for every meal and all tastes - even the most hardened carnivore. All the recipes make use of simple and nourishing ingredients and are perfect for veteran vegans and those who are new to plant-based cooking.

    As well as delicious recipes, Ella talks about her rise to stardom and how a blog that was started while she was suffering from illness became one of the country's favourite well-being brands.
  • The China Thrillers Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781787477353 - Peter May
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    Peter May's China Thriller series follows Chicago forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell as she is invited by the Chinese government to teach at the Beijing police university. Suffering from a broken heart, she accepts the assignment but it gets off to a bad start when her car knocks over senior detective Li Yan...

    Despite this audacious meeting, the pair are thrown together and forced to work through their personal and cultural differences when they're tasked with identifying a horribly burned corpse. And then they make a discovery that soon leads to a major conspiracy...

    Full of style and suspense, these captivating detective novels evoke a fascinating picture of modern China.

    For fans of authors like: Elly Griffiths, Val McDermid, Tess Gerritsen

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Peter May's China thriller series.
    Format: paperback
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    Here is the first officially licensed "Harry Potter Collectible Quidditch Set" that includes: 1 Quaffle, 2 Bludgers, 1 non-removable Snitch, and 1 16x24" collectible poster all showcased in a decorative Quidditch trunk. Includes lock and key for trunk.
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    Trainee lawyer and crisis manager Harrison Foster is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables kills six valuable horses, including the favourite for the Derby.

    Although Harry knows next to nothing about horses, he soon finds himself thrust into the world of Thoroughbred racing and comes across the notoriously nasty Chadwick family.

    While investigating, Harry soon discovers there is far more to the fire than meets the eye. For a start, the remains of a human have been found in the wreckage, even though everyone has been accounted for....

    This Felix Francis thriller, written by Dick Francis, is full of shocks and surprises that will have you on tenterhooks.
  • World War Miscellanies Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781849537117
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    If you've ever wondered who fired the first British shot of the First World War, how low the Dambusters flew or just how many ships were sunk at Pearl Harbor, these two books will provide the answers.

    Compiled and written by Norman Ferguson, the miscellanies tell the stories of the battles, aircraft, weapons, soldiers, heroes and enemies of both world wars, while also presenting these tales in accessible, bite-sized chunks. Among the events covered in the First World War are the downing of the Red Baron and the first WWI soldier to receive the Victoria Cross...

    The book based around the Second World War tells the stories of the Battle of Britain, the Siege of Leningrad, the horrors of the Holocaust and the D-Day landings... Compelling throughout, the books also contain a startling number of facts and figures to dip into.