Adult Bestsellers

  • RICT
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    Put on your dancing shoes - The Strictly Come Dancing 2019 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition including Kate Silverton, Stacey Dooley, Danny John-Jules, Graeme Swann and Katie Piper.

    It's bursting with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip from the popular BBC show, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
  • RBEL 9 years +
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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.
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    Footy facts, stats and trivia all feature in the 10th edition of the popular Vision Book of Football Records.

    Fully up to date include all the action from the incredible 2018 World Cup, this book includes an entry on every English league team, all the Scottish SPL club and major European and world clubs.

    It also covers the quirkier side of the game with a focus on mascots, bizarre bookings and record-breaking goals!
  • 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!
  • Dynasties: The Rise and Fall of Animal Families - Hardback - 9781785943010 - Stephen Moss
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    Tying in with the latest nature documentary from the BBC (narrated by David Attenborough, no less), Dynasties is a beautiful and immersive coffee table book that offers a detailed overview of the rise and fall of animal families.

    This keepsake hardback is packed with evocative photographs that help you get closer to the natural world - from penguins huddling together to keep warm to lions hunting as a pride. Stephen Moss' informative text also offers an astonishing account of these creatures' social lives.

    Chapters focus on the marsh lions of the Masai Mara, African hunting dogs, tigers and their newborn cubs, chimpanzee troops and penguin colonies. This book reveals how animals grow up and play together and how this evolves into rivalries and challenges for control.
  • ONTD
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    This dip-in book offers jaw-dropping historical facts for every day of the year. From the shortest ever war to the first time John Lennon met Paul McCartney, it's packed with fascinating nuggets of information.

    Written by acclaimed historian Dan Snow, this book shows how every single day can offer an unexpected insight into our past and how together these stories provide a powerful and compelling human history of our world.

    You can also learn about why Julius Caesar should have been wary of the Ides of March; why a women's march in 1917 set off the Russian Revolution; and why Britain went to bed on 2 September and woke up on the 14th in 1752.
  • GINO
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    Book People favourite Gino D'Acampo returns with a cookbook inspired by the picturesque Adriatic coast. The meals on offer in here are just as tempting as the area's jaw-dropping views.

    Focusing on the finest cuisine, Gino shows you how to recreate these flavour-filled dishes in the comfort of your own home and the recipes range from seafood and pasta (of course) to meat dishes and mouth-watering vegetarian options.

    A companion to Gino's TV series, this book helps make Italian cooking simple and is packed with exquisite photography of the meals and views from the destination.
  • We Need to Weaken the Mixture - Hardback - 9780753545454 - Guy Martin
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    Whether breaking land speed records, working 70-hour weeks mending trucks for a haulage firm or buying his local pub, Guy Martin is always busy. We Need to Weaken the Mixture is a book that finds him inviting you to keep up to speed with his always-on life.

    In this book, he talks about his exciting TV challenges ranging from building a Typhoon to restoring a 1983 Williams F1 car and also his 'proper' jobs including taytie farming and truck fitting.

    He also recalls the most terrifying experience of his life - singing out of tune in front of the Kirmington crowd on New Year's Eve!
  • Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000037865
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    Book People is very excited to bring you all six novels on this year's Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist in hardback - including the winner, Milkman by Anna Burns. This is a story of how gossip, hearsay and silence can bring about life-changing consequences...

    The rest of 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.

    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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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Grumpy and his tricky adventures in fatherhood.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! Mr. Grumpy faces new challenges as a father and he has to be prepared for anything that's thrown at him.

    Can he nail all the expectations his family have for him?
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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.
  • BSSA
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    Featuring classic stories from Oscar Wilde and Katherine Mansfield alongside joyful poems and beloved kids' tales, Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults is sure to soothe you as you prepare to go to sleep.

    All of the texts are proven to calm and restore anxious minds and are bursting with mindful positivity. They are nostalgic and designed to remind you of the simple joys of life while also gently carrying you to the land of nod.

    Switch off, snuggle up and prepare to visit magical, mysterious and marvellous worlds that might then show up in your dreams... This is a gorgeous gift book for any stressed-out grown-up.
  • ASTB
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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?
  • TCOG
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    The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film starring Eddie Redmayne was a magical treat that followed Newt Scamander all the way to New York City.

    In its sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Magizoologist makes his way back to Hogwarts for a meeting with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) and then over to Paris as Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) starts to gather followers for his dark uprising...

    Assisted by sisters Tina (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie (Alison Sudol) Goldstein and No-Maj Jacob Kowalski, Newt has to help Dumbledore stop Grindelwald before it's too late. This book contains J.K. Rowling's original screenplay for the new film and features stunning line art by MinaLima. It lets Muggles of all ages know what happened in the Wizarding World in the time before Harry Potter...

    Please note this is a spellbinding screenplay, not a fiction adaptation.
  • Peter May Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781787476868 - Peter May
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    Peter May's tense, captivating and grisly crime thrillers have made his books a huge favourite with Book People customers. This collection contains four stand-alone stories including the bestselling Coffin Road.

    This novel finds a man washing up on a deserted beach in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland with no knowledge of who he is or how he got there; I'll Keep You Safe alternates between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris in the Scottish Hebrides after a fabric entrepreneur is killed in a car explosion.

    Entry Island follows Detective Sime Mackenzie as he attempts to escape a bitter blend of loneliness and regret by heading to an elite island where the wealthiest resident has just been murdered; and Runaway is all about a band getting back together for the first time in 50 years following a brutal killing...

    For fans of authors like: Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid, Stuart MacBride
  • A Spark of Light - Hardback - 9781444788129 - Jodi Picoult
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    Small Great Things author Jodi Picoult returns with A Spark of Light - a poignant, important and contemporary tale that examines the complexity of balancing the right to life with the right to choose...

    The Center for Women's Reproductive Health offers a last chance at hope - but nobody ends up there by choice. It's a controversial site that has people demonstrating who believe the service it offers is no different to legalised murder every day. And now a lone, armed protestor has taken the staff, patients and visitors hostage...

    Unravelling backwards, this compelling story reveals what has brought everyone involved to the Center - and how they've made people peel their truths and secrets away...
  • The Lake District Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749023232 - Martin Edwards
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    The Coffin Trail author Martin Edwards' crime novels following the cases of DCI Hannah Scarlett are hugely atmospheric reads with fully developed characters throughout.

    Hannah, the Lake District's cold case specialist, is determined to uncover the truth behind Bethany Friend's apparent suicide in the Serpent Pool. Bethany was afraid of water so it makes no sense that she would drown herself. Hannah wonders if her bookseller boyfriend Marc Amos may have something to do with the tragedy...

    For fans of authors like Ann Cleeves, Peter May, Val McDermid.

    This collection contains books 4-6 in Martin Edwards' Lake District series

    Format: paperback
  • CHRO
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    Learn how 50 natural science experiments changed the world with this incredible book. From Schroedinger's Cat to Galileo's stargazing, it breaks down the theories into easily understandable chunks that will delight any armchair philosopher.

    It also reveals all you ever wanted to know about quantum teleportation, the splitting of the atom and Newton's experiments with optics.

    Every experiment is fully described and all possible results and implications are covered, helping you understand the processes and methodology used in each one.
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    One Enchanted Evening, Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke's debut novel, will take you back to the glitz and glamour of 1930s ballrooms.

    The exclusive Buckingham Hotel is a place where the rich, famous and elite all gather to socialise and dance their cares away. But unseen hotel staff are hiding behind the plush curtains and discreet doors.

    Meanwhile, the storm clouds of war are gathering and scandal and secrets are starting to be spilled...
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    From what no one tells you about the female body to ways you can avoid falling in love and how to use heckling as a life skill, Jo Brand gathers together the things she's learned about being a woman in the modern world.

    She also talks about her hopes for the future of womankind... This is a hilarious and highly useful guide to life.
  • WALM
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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.
  • NSOE
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    This engrossing New Scientist book invites you on a whistlestop journey from the start of our universe through to the modern day...

    With visual representations throughout, this book lets you in on secrets of the universe ranging from the fact that the invention of the bag was actually more important to civilisation than a wheel and the reasons why keyboards have a QWERTY keyboard.

    This book also features witty essays alongside the infographics that will tell you everything you need to know from the time of the dinosaurs to the invention of computers and how a left-wing brain differs from a right-wing one.
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    The Body Coach Joe Wicks shares over 100 nutritious recipes that are perfect for sharing and take just 30 minutes to make in this sumptuous healthy eating cookbook.

    Joe has always been adamant you don't need to have loads of time to cook great food and these healthy dishes are either reduced-carb or carb-refuel - making them perfect for anyone who's familiar with Joe's eating structure (load up on the carbs on an active day!).

    Among the tasty recipes Joe shares are a 'Bang Bang' chicken stir-fry and a sausage and mushroom pie.
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on various occasions, we're delighted to bring you an exclusive hardback edition of the Giles: The Collection 2019.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. They will take you through the year, month by month, and each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview on the social issues Giles was tackling.

    The cartoons offer Giles' wry observations on some of the most seismic and superficial events that happened during his lifetime. From Christmas parties to royal weddings and nuclear anxieties to debates surrounding the EU, the comics investigate the weighty and whimsical in a highly amusing style.