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  • Man Booker Prize 2016 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033058
    BPST
    • £35.00
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    • Just £5.83 per book
    One of the most celebrated awards in contemporary fiction, this year's Man Booker Prize Shortlist does not disappoint!

    Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen is a darkly comic psychological thriller about obsession; Deborah Levy's Hot Milk is a mythic tale of mothers and daughters; and Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project is all about a brutal triple murder case in Scotland.

    All that Man Is by David Szalay is a portrait of contemporary manhood in Europe; Paul Beatty's The Sellout is a biting satire about a man's isolated upbringing and subsequent race trial; and Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien provides an examination of the power of the Chinese Revolution.

    With five hardbacks, one paperback and a huge saving off the RRP, you'll have the chance to choose your winner and see if you agree with the judges' decision come 25 October.
  • TSTQ
    Philippa Gregory
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    Three Sisters, Three Queens is the latest historical novel from the always-brilliant Philippa Gregory. Featuring Katherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII's sisters Margaret and Mary, it reveals the important parts they all played in the Tudor kingdom.

    When the young Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as Henry VIII's bride, his sisters Margaret and Mary know that they have a new rival. But Katherine also becomes an ally and pawn as the three become queens of England, Scotland and France.

    Although united by family loyalties and affection, the three queens set themselves up against each other - Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband; Margaret's boy becomes heir to the throne when Katherine loses her son; and Mary steals Margaret's proposed new husband after she is widowed.

    Full of betrayal, danger, loss and passion, this is a novel about three sisters who share an unshakeable and perilous bond. It's another fine read from the queen of historical fiction.
  • LNSP
    Joe Wicks
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Also known as the Body Coach, Joe Wicks' previous book was a huge bestseller and switched many people onto his fitness mantra of eating more and exercising less.

    Now he returns with The Shape Plan, a book full of over 100 15-minute recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. It also includes four new home workouts that will take your fitness up to the next level.

    Designed to build lean muscle and burn more fat, this is a brilliant book for those looking to live a better life.
  • HPCC
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    The Eighth Story
    Nineteen years later

    This is the book Harry Potter fans have been waiting for - the full script of the record-breaking West End play that picks up the magical story of Harry Potter, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts and events of The Deathly Hallows.

    The Boy Who Lived is now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three children. While he grapples with the legacy of his past, his youngest son Albus is also contending with living in his father's shadow. Soon, the past and present are fusing together and both Potters will discover how darkness can come from the most unexpected places...

    Not a novel, but the script that the West End actors have been wowing audiences with, this book is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
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    Alfred Wainwright
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    • £19.99
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • PCBH
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    The Great British Bake Off is coming back and we can't contain our excitement - we simply cannot wait to see the contestants who are battling it out for Britain's biggest baking prize in the famous tent this year.

    This new book ties in with the latest series and includes recipes from the beloved judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, as well as those from this year's contestants fighting it out to be Star Baker.

    Ideal for all levels of baker, each chapter is full of recipes for traditional classics with a twist and uses simple ingredients that can be transformed into something adventurous. The book also has clear advice on the equipment, ingredients and quantities you should be using on your way to the top!
  • CK2656
    Gregg Wallace
    • £5.99
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    Tying in with the hit BBC One series, Eat Well for Less is a fully illustrated family cookbook that will help you enjoy healthier (and cheaper!) meals.

    In the book, Jo Scarratt Jones presents 80 recipes that have been used in the series which finds presenters Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin evaluating families' shopping habits and showing them how they can use leftovers, make savvy swaps and add more fruit and veg to their diets.

    In addition to the recipes, the book contains an extensive meal-planning guide and advice on freezing and where to store things, as well as recipes that will encourage children to get cooking and baking. The recipes range from eggless beetroot chocolate cake to build-your-own pizzas and home-made burgers.
  • DAHG
    (5)
    • £11.99
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    So much more than a cult classic, Douglas Adams' The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the greatest comedy sci-fi series of all time.

    This audio collection - read by Stephen Fry and Martin Freeman - covers the entire 'trilogy of five' and will reacquaint you with the likes of Arthur Dent, Marvin the paranoid android and Zaphod Beedlebox.

    Complete and unabridged, this is a great gift for long-time fans and those who are yet to discover the meaning of life.
  • PREC
    Alexander McCall Smith
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    It's always a delight to catch up with Alexander McCall Smith's beloved characters Precious and Grace - also known as Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - and the latest No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel is no exception.

    For years the two women have been helping people through various problems, but their latest case is testing their partnership. One of their clients wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago. But this quest soon takes them in different directions and both believe they're right - but what if they're actually both wrong?

    Mma Ramotswe is also having to deal with extracting the part-time assistant detective Mr. Polopetsi from a potential disaster, deal with a stray dog and deal with the agency's arch-enemy.

    As Precious and Grace's friendship is put under pressure during a sweltering summer in Botswana, the ladies must learn how to deal with the past they have to face the future.
  • Agatha Raisin Collection - 20 Books - Collection - 9781472123619 - M.C. Beaton
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    M.C. Beaton
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    • £19.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Now the star of her own hit Sky TV series where she's played by Ashley Jensen, this bumper 20-book collection will introduce you to Agatha Raisin, one of Book People's most popular detectives. Written by M.C. Beaton, these are whodunnits that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

    Set in a picture-perfect Cotswold village, Agatha learns her trade; finds herself accused of poisoning a judge in the local quiche-making competition; has to deal with the fallout of the murder of her ex-husband's new wife; attempts to catch a killer when jam at the village fete is laced with poison; attempts to plan the perfect Christmas, while solving the murder of a woman who has written to her from beyond the grave; wakes up next to a curiously cold corpse; and cracks many more curious cases.

    Including her very first mystery The Quiche of Death, the first novel adapted into a television drama, alongside many more curious cases, this is a witty, quirky and endlessly charming collection for crime fans who prefer their murder mysteries with the blood and gore left out.

    This collection contains books 1-20 in M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series.
  • FSWM
    • £6.99
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    Haynes Manuals are reliably informative and full of fascinating information. This edition takes an in-depth look at the legendary 4472 - a train better known as the Flying Scotsman.

    Published in association with York's National Railway Museum, it reveals just what it takes to maintain, operate and restore the Class A3 Pacific. Based around the overhaul that took place throughout 2015 and 2016, the book describes how you should prepare the train for a day's run, how it gets up to speed and what you should do in preparation for its arrival at a destination.

    The first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph, you'll also be able to discover its historical highlights and pore over first-hand experiences from drivers, firemen and engineers.
  • Catherine Alliott Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780718185992
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    • £7.99
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    Praised by Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, Catherine Alliott's books are perfect escapism on a warm summer's evening. Here we've compiled together five of her best novels - and they're available for one unbelievable Book People price.

    A Rural Affair finds Poppy Shilling feeling a guilty sense of relief after her husband's death. For far too long, she'd lived in a loveless marriage. Now she's on her own, she throws herself into village life and everyone is taking notice, except the one man she can't take her eyes off...; One Day in May follows Hattie Carrington as she tries to escape her chequered past. But then her former lover's widow and his gorgeous younger brother arrive in town. Will she admit to what she did?

    The Wedding Day finds Annie O'Harran getting married all over again. Before the wedding, she has to get through a summer in Cornwall with her competitive sister, ex-husband and heartbroken houseguest; My Husband Next Door looks at how Ella's whirlwind marriage to artist Sebastian Montclair evolved into an unconventional set-up where they are separated in every way but distance. Just as she falls for Ludo the gardener, Sebastian decides to move on. Will Ella catch up to the secrets that really destroyed her marriage?

    Finally, Wish You Were Here finds Flora, James and their two teenage daughters enjoying the holiday of a lifetime in the south of France. However, they didn't bargain on taking in a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming to the fore...
  • LUWM
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    The oldest and certainly one of the most famous underground rail networks, London's Underground is still one of the largest and busiest transport systems in the world. This book finds the Tube being given the famous Haynes Manual treatment.

    Showing you how the rail network was designed, built and is operated, the book is full of fascinating photographs and archive illustrations alongside essential technical details and an entertaining overview of its history.

    Written by a former Underground Design Manager and acknowledged expert, the book has a full technical description of the network and also looks at the plans for the future. This is a must for anyone who loves London and/or trains.
  • CK2531
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    Mary Berry Cooks finds the queen of baking sharing some of her favourite recipes for every kind of meal - from tasty cakes to succulent Sunday roasts and sensational suppers!

    Showing how easy and enjoyable it it so cook for family and friends, the cookbook contains all the recipes from the TV show of the same name and will show you just how you crack making a crusted rack of lamb.

    There are also tips for preparing ahead, freezing and making the most of your ingredients.
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    Damon Hill
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    In the year that marks the 20th anniversary of his glorious World Championship triumph, Damon Hill looks back on his life and Formula 1 career in the eye-opening autobiography, Watching the Wheels.

    The son of Formula 1 driver Graham Hill, Damon candidly reveals what it was like to grow up in such an esteemed family and the grief he suffered when he lost his father at the age of just 15. Despite this, Damon still vowed to race and faced up to his mortality many times on the track.

    When Ayrton Senna, a team-mate of his, was killed during a race in 1994, Damon's life changed forever. Here, he talks about his respect for Ayrton and how much he affected his life. He discusses the various trials, tribulations, successes and failures he encountered along the way to his big success.

    An honest and rewarding read for anyone who loves sport or motor racing, Damon also reveals all about his battles with the other drivers of his era including his great nemesis, Michael Schumacher.
  • AARA
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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 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.
  • HDFF
    Hairy Bikers
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    • RRP £14.99
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    The Hairy Dieters' cookbooks are full of delicious and healthy treats that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Si King and Dave Myers continue this tasty trend with Fast Food - a book dedicated to showing that healthy food doesn't take too long to prepare.

    All the low-calorie recipes featured are big on flavour but perfect for those who are short on time, as they can be made in under 30 minutes. From breakfasts, mains and brunches to soups, salads and snacks, among the hearty yet healthy meals you can try are Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters, Chicken Tagine and Instant Sorbet with Frozen Berries.

    The Hairy Bikers have been bringing incredible food to the nation for many years now and here they're helping make healthy eating even easier.
  • FNAT
    Brian Cox
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    Accompanying the BBC series hosted by Professor Brian Cox, Forces of Nature provides a breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet.

    It gives scientific answers to some of the world's simplest questions including 'why is the sky blue?, 'why is the Earth round' and 'why is every snowflake unique?' Focusing on the extraordinary phenomena and events that connect us in an eternal cycle of life, Brian reveals just why the Earth is so colourful and incredible.

    From the volcanoes of Indonesia to the northern lights of the Arctic - via the humpback whales of the Carribean - you'll find accessible answers to some of the planet's most searching questions.
  • LEAN
    Joe Wicks
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Lean in 15 has now sold out. You can still buy this book with 20% off RRP by adding this version to your basket.

    An Instagram sensation, Joe Wicks' 90-Day Shift, Shape and Sustain programme has helped over 20,000 people lose weight and achieve new levels of fitness already - and there's much more to come!

    Lean in 15 is a book full of 15-minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy for a long time to come. As well as the 100 easy-to-prepare meals are examples of Joe's signature High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) home workouts.

    A tasty and physical way to find a new, healthier you.
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407245669 - Harlan Coben
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    Harlan Coben
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    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    From No.1 bestselling and multi-award-winning thriller author Harlan Coben, this collection of ten gripping paperbacks features the characteristic twists and turns of the Missing You author that we have come to love; including powerful stand-alone thrillers and fan-favourites starring sporting agent Myron Bolitar.

    The American dream becomes a nightmare; rock stars disappear; young teenagers go missing; and parents go to extreme lengths to protect their children in this entrancing collection of expertly written thriller stories.

    These books bring crime to life in a splendid mix of fast pace, suspense and emotion.
  • Liane Moriaty Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781405929141
    LIMR
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Including the million-selling The Husband's Secret, this three-book collection from Liane Moriarty is perfect for fans of Sophie Hannah and Jodi Picoult.

    A letter that's not meant to be read is at the heart of The Husband's Secret. When Cecilia finds an old envelope in the attic, she notices the handwriting is that of her husband John-Paul. Although it states 'to be opened only in the event of my death', curiosity gets the better of Cecilia and she opens it. The letter finds John-Paul confessing to a terrible mistake which could wreck their family and many more people's lives. Cecelia is betrayed, angry and distraught and wants to do the right thing, but for who?

    Three Wishes finds triplets Lyn, Cat and Gemma Kettle revealing some disturbing home truths on their 34th birthday. All very different and tackling with many issues, things are said that just can't be taken back; The Last Anniversary is the tale of one abandoned baby, two sisters with a secret and a chance to rewrite the past. Over 70 years have passed since Rose and Connie Doughty found the baby and took her in as one of their own. The 'Munro Baby Mystery' has bought fame and fortune to Scribbly Gum island but now Connie's dead and with outsider Sophie Honeywell about to move into her home, Rose begins to wonder if they made the right decision...
  • TMOT
    Marie Kondo
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    Listed as one of Time magazine's '100 most influential people' and a global bestseller, Marie Kondo has helped to change the homes and lives of people all around the world with her simple KonMari Method of tidying.

    In this book, she reveals how you can transform your home into a beautiful space by taking advantage of the Japanese art of decluttering.

    Using personal examples, she encourages you to look at your belongings and ask one simple question before deciding whether to lose them: do they spark joy?

    By treasuring the things you love and letting go of things you don't, Marie believes that you will not only have a more beautiful home but also find more confidence and motivation to start living the life you've always longed for.
  • THTW
    • £21.99
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    The most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on history available, this bestselling book takes readers from the origins of mankind right through to the technological advancements of the modern day.

    The book with all the answers, it is very visually enticing and covers everything from the cavemen to the Cold War and Alexander the Great to global warming.

    The ultimate work of historical reference, it also contains short biographies of 100 of the world's key figures from history.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781509844876 - Douglas Adams
    ADMS
    • £7.99
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    • Just £1.60 per book
    On an ordinary Thursday lunchtime, Arthur Dent is shocked to see his house get demolished as it makes way for a new hyperspace bypass. Armed with his towel and a book inscribed with the words 'DON'T PANIC', Arthur heads off on a hilarious and incredible adventure.

    Written by the much-missed Douglas Adams, this is the complete, multi-million selling 'trilogy of five' that made up The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and brought the world the likes of Marvin the paranoid android, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Ford Prefect.

    As Arthur heads on a journey through the galaxy, you'll be laughing out loud and truly inspired as he discovers the meaning of life. Refreshed with appealing new cover art, these editions come with forewords from the likes of Terry Jones, Neil Gaiman and Russell T. Davies.