Adult Bestsellers

  • Man Booker Prize 2016 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033058
    • £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.
  • NGEL
    Monty Don
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    Monty Don, the popular Gardeners' World presenter, provides a passionate celebration of dogs and how much they mean to us in the heart-warming Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.

    After appearing on the show, Nigel became a star in his own right. He's charming, handsome and obedient, like so many dogs are. In this memoir, Monty fondly recalls the dogs he has grown up with and explores why we love this animal so much. He looks at why they have such an emotional and domestic impact on us all.

    A gentle read with plenty of heart-warming humour, this is a book about the deep love humans feel for these paw-some pals.
  • ARPD
    M. C. Beaton
    • £4.99
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    M.C. Beaton's super sleuth Agatha Raisin has returned and this time she's found herself in the midst of some very tense allotment wars...

    Lord Bellington has enraged the locals by planning to sell off their allotments in a bid to make way for a new housing development. As such, no one is too bothered when he is poisoned by antifreeze and winds up dead. When she visits the patch, Agatha finds herself tempted to take on a strip, but common sense soon prevails...

    Agatha meets three keen gardeners who are not happy with the condition of the patch but then one of them comes across a dead body buried in the ground. It's that of Peta Currie, a beautiful newcomer to the village... but who would want to kill her? Agatha's going to have to some digging of her own.
  • ANNM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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    From Leicester's unexpected (and glorious) Premier League success to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships, 2016 has been an incredible year for football fans of all ages.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and the Match! Annual remains one that should be top of every footy fan's list. It looks back over the crazy year and is packed with facts, posters, quizzes and so much more. It will even help you pick your own World Dream Team.

    It also looks at the wonder kids you can expect to be lighting up the sport in the 12 months ahead and focuses on big-name players including Gareth Bale, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo!
  • GPOT
    Alex Goodwin
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    Last year, we introduced you to A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice and it flew out of our warehouse. This year, the rodents are taking on another classic and it's equally brilliant - yes, it's A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist.

    In the stocking filler-sized retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, fur and fiction combine. The fluffy little orphan Oliver Twist works in a warehouse and is barely fed. When he asks for some more, he sparks off a chain of events that lead him to the big city. Once here, he encounters even more furry friends including Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Nancy and Bill Sikes.

    With the story broken down into guinea pig-sized chunks, this is a brilliant Secret Santa gift and could even work as the perfect introduction to one of the most famous novels of all time.
  • WCAM
    Lawrence Booth
    • £9.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is the most famous sports book in the world - and Book People is pleased to be able to bring to our customers the 153rd annual edition of this perennial bestseller.

    Containing coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the Editor's Notes and the best sports writing of the year - the book is a comprehensive record of 2016's cricketing highs and lows.

    Without a doubt the best and most important cricket book of the year, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016 is a must-have book for every fan of this wonderful summer sport.
  • 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.
  • STRG
    Heather Couper
    • £2.99
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    If you're getting set to stargaze throughout the 12 months of 2017, this Philip's guide will be a very useful addition.

    Handily sized, this is perfect for both seasoned observers and those just starting out. Every month has a colour star map which will show you where you should be looking to see constellations, planets and positions of the moon. All the special events are also clearly marked and dates of special events such as eclipses and meteor showers are shown.

    There are also in-depth explanations of planets' movements and recommendations for the best stargazing equipment. This stargazing guide is suitable for use in Britain, Ireland and most of continental Europe.
  • AMDD
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    • RRP £9.99
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    Avengers assemble!

    This cool dot-to-dot book from Thomas Pavitte features iconic images of the world's mightiest superheroes including Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man. All you have to do is get your pencils out, relax and join the 1,000 dots together to see the images appear.

    Once complete, you can then colour in the completed pictures and display them on your wall with pride. This is a Marvel-lous gift for any fan of the spectacular superheroes.

    It even includes a special 1,700-dot poster inspired by Civil War which finds Cap and Tony Stark battling against each other.
  • 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.
  • RPLY
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    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out!
  • ASOL
    Simon James
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    Aiming to prove that Latin is as relevant and exciting today as it was 2,500 years ago, A Smattering of Latin is a book packed with lists, quizzes and trivia about this famous language.

    There are sections on Latin in the movies, US state mottos and place names and choice snippets of poetry, complete with translations. There are also facts about Roman emperors and what they got up to and a brief introduction to the basics of the language.

    It also gives the meanings behind football club mottos, the Hogwarts spells and the Latin terms for law and medicine. Great for dipping in and out of, this will delight language lovers, history buffs and wordsmiths alike.
  • Maeve Binchy Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250595
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    There are unconventional families, unlikely relationships and terrible secrets in all three of these compelling novels from the much-missed Maeve Binchy.

    Chestnut Street is a collection of linked stories about the residents of one road - and every single one of them is hiding something... Minding Frankie finds a baby being born to a mother who faces a race against time to find someone to take care of her; and A Week in Winter follows Winnie as she finds herself on the holiday from hell...
  • 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!
  • SANN 7 years +
    Matt Groening
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Springfield's favourite dysfunctional family star in in this 2017 annual.

    Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie all feature along with many of the famous residents and the stories are sure to have any fan laughing their head off. A lovely gift for Christmas (or before!), the stories will be read and enjoyed time and time again.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual.
  • PRWL
    Rupert Fawcett
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    The Off the Leash books have had dog lovers howling with laughter, but now Rupert Fawcett is turning his attention to cats - and the results are just as purr-fect!

    A very funny book for any cat lover, On the Prowl has been inspired by the popular Facebook page and features a host of brilliantly observed and touchingly true cartoons about feline life.

    We've all wondered what a cat thinks when they suddenly attack us while sitting on our laps or just where they go on their travels, and this book gives a hilarious insight. It reveals the inner thoughts of every size, shape and breed.
  • CK2659
    Joanna Farrow
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    • RRP £14.99
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    Embark on a journey through time and cake with the 40 recipes featured in Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook.

    Providing fun for all the family, the book takes inspiration from the Time Lord and his TARDIS and shows you how to make cakes that are bigger on the outside than on the inside. A brilliant gift for Doctor Who fans, other delicacies include Zygon pies, peek-a-boo Pandorica cakes and so much more.

    Every recipe has step-by-step instructions and among the dishes you can make are meals, snacks, cakes and sweets. Although we're not sure if a Sonic Screwdriver will work quite as well as a rolling pin...
  • Harlan Coben Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407245669 - Harlan Coben
    Harlan Coben
    • £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.
  • HYXM
    Debbie Shore
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    Book People customers have really enjoyed sewing superstar Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven and Half Yard Home. Now she's back with festive-themed projects to create using leftover pieces of fabric in Half Yard Christmas.

    The book has six themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids - and each one offers simple projects that you can mix and match to decorate your home at Christmas... or give to friends and family as holiday gifts.

    Packed with Debbie's friendly guidance and easy-to-follow photographs of each process, the book will leave you and your home feeling festive in no time!
  • ACKR
    Peter Ackroyd
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    Peter Ackroyd presents the latest instalment in his History of England with Revolution, a book covering the years between 1688 and 1815.

    From William of Orange's accession following the Revolution to the Regency when England once again found itself at war with France (a war that ended with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo), this looks at life during the late Stuart and Georgian eras.

    During this time, the Bank of England and stock exchange were founded and the Church of England was fully established as the guardian of the spiritual life of the nation. Newspapers also first flourished during this era and the English novel was born. It was also a time when coffee houses, playhouses and shops began to pop up in towns and villages all across the nation.

    The industrial revolution also occurred in this period and this was a time when England transformed from a country of blue skies and farmland to one of soot and steel and coal.
  • HTRW
    Tristan Gooley
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    Highly acclaimed by the Sunday Times, the Spectator and a must-read for walkers, sailors, swimmers and anyone interested in nature, How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the sea will show you how to make useful observations on all kinds of water.

    Written by natural navigator Tristan Gooley, the book will show you how to spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face, reveal how you can read the sea like a viking and even forecast the weather based on waves.

    Drawing on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of water and how to read it, Tristan will introduce you to over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
  • SWCT
    Lucy Collin
    • £12.99
    • RRP £19.99
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    Are you a craft fan who also loves Star Wars? Well, get ready to power up your crochet hook and make some amazing Star Wars characters with this out-of-this-world set.

    With all the materials (five colours of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads and a yarn needle) you need to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper included, the book also has instructions for making the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and the lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    Perfect for creative Jedi, the book has step-by-step instructions and the finished projects can be played with or displayed for all to see. Every character has been inspired by the popular Japanese style of amigurumi.
  • Linwood Barclay Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781407250601
    • £6.99
    • RRP £32.96
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    • Just £1.75 per book
    One of the world's most popular and talented crime writers, Linwood Barclay first came to prominence with the million-selling No Time for Goodbye and his Zack Walker series of mysteries. This collection brings together four exhilarating, stand-alone reads that will have you on tenterhooks throughout.

    Broken Promise is a gripping thriller that follows David Harwood as he looks in on his recently bereaved cousin. Marla is still traumatised after losing her baby, but when David arrive he's disturbed to see her looking after a baby that she claims was delivered to her 'by an angel'. Soon after a woman is founded murdered - and her baby is missing. Could this be Marla? Despite the overwhelming evidence, David can't help feeling there is more to this case...

    A Tap on the Window finds a man picking up a teenage girl and giving her a lift home on a rainy night, but this isn't the same girl he drops off; Trust Your Eyes has a map-obsessed man witnessing a murder while browsing a street view program; and Never Saw It Coming has the fraudulent 'psychic' Keisha coming up with a vision that is a little too close to the truth.
  • OKCB
    Orla Kiely
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Orla Kiely's '60s-style prints are hugely popular, but have you ever felt the urge to colour them in in your very own style? This colouring book will give you the chance to add your own dash of personality to these unmistakable designs.

    Whether you prefer to use crayons or felt-tips, you'll love drifting away and finding mindfulness as you colour these images from the artist known as 'the Queen of Prints'.

    There's even a colour palette to give you further inspiration.