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  • 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
  • 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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    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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    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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    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?
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2018 - Hardback - 9781472953544 - Lawrence Booth
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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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    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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    M.C. Beaton's latest bestseller following the cases of Agatha Raisin finds a bell ringer winding up dead. Will our beloved sleuth be able to prove retired lawyer Joseph Kennell's innocence, even though he shouted he 'felt like killing them' during their performance?

    Twins Mavis and Millicent Dupin are among the most dedicated bell ringers in England and are so excited about the upcoming visit of the Bishop. However, this passion turns to over-excitement and they end up bullying the other bell ringers - much to Josephe's chagrin.

    When the twins' home is broken into one night and Millicent is found dead, struck from a hammer blow, suspicion falls on the lawyer...
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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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    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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    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!
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Little Miss Busy and her adventures in motherhood.

    Everyone adores Roger Hargreaves' original Mr. Men books, and now they are all grown up! Little Miss Busy wasn't always this busy, she used to love lazy weekends and long lie-ins.

    But now she has kids and she has to juggle the demands and pressures of being the perfect mum - how does she manage? This little gift book combines Roger Hargreaves' iconic artwork with funny new text that captures the perils of motherhood.
  • 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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    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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    From relegation battles to World Cups and glorious trophy wins to the 'robot' goal celebration, Peter Crouch is one of the country's favourite - and most recognisable - footballers. The former England international also has a warm sense of self-depreciating humour and that's reflected in this eye-opening and gossipy autobiography.

    Crouchy looks back over a career that has taken in stints at (take a deep breath) Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City and lifts the lid on what really goes on behind the dressing-room doors of English football.

    He fondly remembers the team-mate who arrived at training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them; the players who refuse to touch a football before a game; and what what Cristiano Ronaldo says to himself when he looks in the mirror.

    He also talks about the rigours of post-match interviews; the perils of making a fool out of yourself on social media; and fall-outs with Rafa Benitez! He also recalls what it was like working for Harry Redknapp and the time Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip brought out his accordion...
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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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    Every map tells a story...

    Compiled by the cartographers who produce The Times Atlas of the World, this stunning book provides a visual representation of the history of Britain through 90 maps and explains how each one tells a story about its era.

    From the establishment of Great Britain through to the impact of the World Wars and today's modern election maps - including the EU referendum voting patterns of 2016 - there is so much to pore over.
  • MCBD
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    From The Italian Job and Alfie to the Dark Knight trilogy via Zulu and - lest we forget - his starring role as Scrooge in the quintessential festive film, a Muppet Christmas Carol, Michael Caine has fully established himself as one of Britain's finest and most popular actors.

    Now in his 85th year, this book finds the actor looking back over his glittering career and recalling how he made it to the top despite a tough beginnings. He explains how he's lived by the mantra of 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it'.

    He talks about his starring roles and private life with typical wit and candour. You'll want to blow the bloody doors off to get your hands on this amazing autobiography!
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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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    Listen to the words of wisdom of Master Yoda and enjoy a more mindful life with this calming Star Wars book.

    Inspired by the Jedi and their mantra of balance, positivity and self-enlightenment, this book will help you control a chaotic life - no matter what galaxy you reside in.

    Learn from the Star Wars heroes' experiences and apply the skills and techniques they used to overcome them to your own relationship issues, workplace struggles and family conflicts.

    An entertaining guide to mindfulness, it features photographs of iconic moments from the Star Wars series alongside light-hearted advice to help boost your mindful thinking.
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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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    The Scarlet Nightingale, the latest bestseller from national treasure Alan Titchmarsh, is a sweeping tale of love, courage and betrayal that spans across wartime London and Paris.
    As war rages, one young woman is torn between love and loyalty... 17-year-old Rosamund Hanbury has moved from the Devonshire coast to London and is learning how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's finest.

    She meets and falls for Harry Napier, but then he is posted to go into battle. After suffering a major loss, Rosamund joins the Special Forces and joins a top secret mission in France - where she learns no one is quite what they seem...
  • Crisis - Felix Francis - Hardback - 9781471173110 - Felix Francis
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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.
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    Embrace your destiny with the Dark Side and move from apprentice to master by following the assertive advice of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Supreme Leader Snoke.

    From negotiating workplace issues to gaining a promotion and managing difficult employees, you can find inspiration from the so-called baddies of the Star Wars universe. If you're in a difficult situation, simply ask 'What would Vader do?'

    The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to advance your career. It features photographs of favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious - and useful - advice and quotes about being assertive.