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  • DTEM
    Monty Don
    • £6.99
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    This book will be available to buy from 1 October onwards.

    Learn all about gardening from the best in the business with this hands-on guide from Monty Don. He provides intimate tips that will help you make the most of your garden all year round.

    Monty believes that growing fruit, veg and herbs is an enriching experience and in this book he not only offers tips and advice but also unveils pearls of wisdom about gardens and musings on subjects including nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs and containers.

    Looking at the best things to do on a month-by-month basis, this book even contains photographs of Monty's own garden.
  • HUEX
    Alexander McCall Smith
    • £5.99
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    The latest book in Alexander McCall Smith's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series follows Precious Ramotswe as she discovers her father is not quite the idol she always believed...

    Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is also making some shocking discoveries about her own past while their peaceful surroundings are interrupted by the arrival of somebody no one particularly wants to see. Of course, the remarkable ladies serve some tea and make their way through the difficulties...

    This is a feel-good read with hugely popular characters and plenty of good-natured surprises.
  • TCHA 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £3.99
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    Match! is the UK's favourite football magazines and its annual is always one of Book People's bestsellers. Available at a back-of-the-net price, it's a goal-den read for footy fans of all ages!

    This year, Match! fans can build their ultimate players (would you rather have Ronaldo's skill or Lukaku's power?) and learn all about the wonderkids who are set to light up 2018 - which, let's not forget, is a World Cup year.

    There are also features on stars' cars, Premier League legends, quizzes, cartoons and so much more. Among the players featured are Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero!
  • WSDN
    Lawrence Booth
    • £9.99
    • RRP £50.00
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. This is the 154th edition of the hugely popular sporting miscellany. It's a must-have for any cricket fan.

    A huge favourite with Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this book contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It also has 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 is a comprehensive record of 2017's cricketing highs and lows.
  • The Lake District Mysteries Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780749022310 - Martin Edwards
    MEDW
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Lake District, Martin Edwards' bestselling novels have been acclaimed by the likes of Ann Cleeves and are sure to have you on tenterhooks as you await the next big shock or surprise...

    The Coffin Trail, the first book in the series, was shortlisted for Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year and it's a book that proves you can never truly bury the past... Oxford historian Daniel Kind and his partner Miranda buy a cottage in Brackdale to start a new life but it soon turns out this cottage belonged to a murder suspect. Daniel believes the accused was innocent but when the police launch a cold case review, skeletons come out of the closet and Daniel's life becomes closely entwined with that of the feisty DCI Hannah Scarlett.

    The Cipher Garden follows DCI Scarlett as she suspects Tina Howe of killing her husband. However, the widow is getting death threats of her own. Rounding off our set is The Arsenic Labyrinth; a captivating novel about a decade-old disappearance...
    Format: paperback
  • GTNS
    Storm Dunlop
    • £2.99
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    If you're fascinated by the night sky but have never had the chance to get into stargazing, make sure 2018 is finally the year you reach for the stars...

    From the experts at Collins, this bestselling and very practical handbook explains which planets, stars and constellations will be visible from the northern hemisphere from January to December, 2018.

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

    Handy for both 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 (most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States).
  • RCMV
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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall always comes up with delicious veg-based dishes and his latest cookbook - Much More Veg (the follow-up to River Cottage Veg Every Day) - is packed with even more recipes that are not only incredibly tasty but also good for you.

    Putting cheese, butter, cream eggs, refined flour and sugar to one side, Hugh explains how plant-based food including veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils can be the basis of some incredible meals.

    All the recipes are easy, foolproof and versatlie and require only 20 minutes' (or less) preparation. Among the recipes are blackened cauliflower with pecans and tahini, spiced beetroot, radicchio and orange traybake and seared summer cabbage with rosemary, chilli and capers.
  • PULS
    Felix Francis
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    The latest Dick Francis novel from Felix Francis once again shows that racing can be a deadly business...

    Chris Rankin is a skilled doctor but he also has mental health problems. A smartly dressed man is found unconscious at the local racecourse and dies when he arrives at the hospital. He has no form of identification and no one claims the body. This intrigues Rankin and he starts to ask questions...

    However, someone does not want these questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it. No one believes Chris when he tells them someone tried to kill him. He will now have to do whatever it takes to identify the nameless man. Full of intrigue, this is a page-turner you'll quite literally race through.
  • GLTC
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2018 edition of the Giles compilation.

    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.
  • LTPG
    Philippa Gregory
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    Philippa Gregory, author of the Cousins' War series, is often regarded as the queen of historical fiction and this meticulously researched novel focuses on the legacy left by Lady Jane Grey, a woman who was Queen of England for nine days.

    Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block... It's here where Jane turned her father's greedy grab for power into a tale of brave and tragic martyrdom.

    Jane leaves all kinds of letters to her younger sister, Katherine, and they're all intended to help her enjoy her beauty, youth and to find love. Katherine's lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and when news of a secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she is also sent to the tower. She, too, leaves the youngest Grey sister, Mary, a letter with advice.

    Mary is a beautiful dwarf who has been disregarded by the court and she finds it easy to keep secrets. After watching her sisters defy the Queen, Mary knows she is a possible heir to the throne, but she's determined to stay in charge of her own destiny.
  • OCQB
    Jack Waley-Cohen
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    Inspired by the BBC series hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, The Only Connect Quiz Book contains over 200 challenging questions from the show.

    Drawing questions from four rounds (Connections, Sequences, the Connecting Wall and Missing Vowels), this book will test your general knowledge and keep those brain cells ticking. Victoria even offers up personal advice and trivia to help you.

    You can play the games on your own or in teams as you put sleuthing skills to the text.
  • TIGP
    Wilbur Smith
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    Widely regarded as the master of historical fiction, Wilbur Smith's latest great adventure will take you on epic journey from the southernmost point of Africa all the way up to the Indian coastline. There's danger, intrigue and peril every step of the way...

    Francis Courtney leaves the comfort of Devonshire when his stepfather's gambling debts spiral out of control. As he heads to South Africa, he only has two things on his mind: revenge and fortune. His uncle killed his father and Francis wants to avenge this - while also making a fortune.

    When he arrives in Cape Town, he uncovers a truth that leaves him overwhelmed and disoriented. Christopher Courtney gave up all kinds of privileges to make his way in the world, but this experience has both hardened his soul and lead him to greater acts of violence and treachery. Soon, the lives of Francis and Courtney intertwine with devastating effect...
  • RBIT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £8.99
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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! 2018.

    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.

    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!
  • Andrea Camilleri Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781509858217 - Andrea Camilleri
    ACAM
    Andrea Camilleri
    (1)
    • £12.99
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    • Just £1.30 per book
    This huge collection follows the first 10 investigations of the one and only Inspector Salvo Montalbano. Adapted into a popular television series, if you imagine Inspector Morse in Italy you will be halfway there! These books are fantastic for fans of Donna Leon and Michael Dibdin.

    The Shape of the Water is the first ever book starring the wry detective and it follows him as he looks into the death of an engineer of the Splendour Refuse Collection Company. The coroner's verdict is the death was from natural causes - but Montalbano has other ideas...

    Honest and streetwise, Montalbano makes it his mission to uncover the truth, despite obstacles from the police, the judge and the bishop.

    This collection includes books 1-10 in Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Montalbano series. Format: paperback
  • GPRJ
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    You know the story of the starcrossed lovers, but you've never seen it in such unsqueakably good style as this - A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet.

    Born into the litters of two rival families, Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies... There's soon a secret wedding on the cards and Romeo finds himself banished from the city after a fatal accident.

    Romeo and Juliet hatch a plan to scurry away together, but there's a chance it will lead to heartbreak. One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, these rodents fill these iconic roles almost as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation.
  • Hilary Green Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781473677128 - Hilary Green
    HYGR
    Hilary Green
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Hilary Green's novels will tug at your heartstrings as they follow the experiences of various individuals throughout the Second World War. This collection brings together three books that you will be reading long into the night.

    Never Say Goodbye follows Diana 'Steve' Escott-Stevens as she applies to become an agent for the Special Operations Executive. She is readily accepted and sent off for training. It's demanding and extensive but when she is quickly sent to France, she will need all the sabotage, coding, combat and parachuting skills she has recently learned...
    Now is the Hour finds four firm friends forced to part when Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany. All very different people, they have to decide what is important to them and try to find each other in terrible wartime circumstances. We'll Meet Again has 17-year-old Frankie Franconi falling in love with the charismatic British officer, Nick Harper. He falls for her as well and soon Frankie has signed up for the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But when she signs the Official Secrets Act, she ends up on an adventure laced with danger and terrible choices...

    Format: Paperback
  • Bletchley Park Puzzles Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781788288156
    BPPZ
    • £5.99
    • RRP £19.96
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    Produced by the Bletchley Park Trust (the central site for British codebreakers during World War II), this collection will test all your puzzle-solving skills.

    With cryptic crosswords, IQ puzzles, codebreaking puzzles and number and mathematical puzzles all included, there are so many puzzles to complete and each one is sure to train your brain.

    Designed for serious puzzle enthusiasts, these books will test your grey matter and show if you have what it takes to have worked at Bletchley Park during the war. Can you crack the codes?
  • Julie Wassmer Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781472127686 - Julie Wassmer
    WASS
    Julie Wassmer
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    Set in the sumptuous coastal surroundings of Whitstable, Julie Wassmer's Pearl Nolan mysteries combine seafood, murder and a multi-tasking heroine.

    The series starts with Julie's debut novel, The Whitstable Pearl Mystery. Pearl always wanted to be a sleuth but life and a teenage pregnancy got in the way, so she decided to build up a successful seafood restaurant. However, with her son at university and the discovery of the drowned body of a local oyster fisherman, she might finally have the chance of achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a detective...

    In Murder-on-Sea, things take a festive turn and Pearl discovers it is not the season of goodwill to all men; May Day Murder takes place in spring and finds an actress being murdered after being invited to Whitstable to open the May Day festivities.

    This collection contains books 1-3 in Julie Wassmer's series starring Pearl Nolan.
  • DFAP
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    Written by Gary Hayden, an author with an MA in philosophy, 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher examines and looks into a wide range of moral dilemmas - all based around real-life problems - in this fascinating and thought-provoking book.

    Gary provides answers, from a philosophical perspective, to tricky questions ranging from 'If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so?' to 'Is 'humane torture' okay?' and whether you should throw people overboard on an overcrowded lifeboat...

    This book is full of puzzles, quizzes and questions to consider and debate and also features ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosophers.
  • PFAS
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    Answering the big questions of the day that we all ponder like 'Why can't a fly get out of the toilet?', 'Is running faster than walking?' and 'If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter?' Joel Levy's 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Scientist provides an endlessly interesting foray into the world of science.

    Joel provides answers to 101 of the most perplexing problems that even the most clever scientists can't work out. Covering everyday life, the human body, the natural world and outer space, this book provides scientific reasons behind why these unlikely happenings are possible.
  • CDFT
    Carmel Harrington
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    Revealing what happened to the characters of Cold Feet in the 13 years between the end of series 5 (2003) and the beginning of series 6 (2016), this novel is a must-have for all fans of the award-winning Cold Feet. It has been written by Carmel Harrington in consultation with the team behind the popular TV show.

    It tells how Adam had no time to grieve after the death of his beloved wife, Rachel. He had to keep going for the sake of their son... Meanwhile, an eight-and-a-half months pregnant Jenny moves in with her ex-husband Pete (who isn't the father). Can their relationship overcome past jealousies?

    Karen and David are on the verge of an amicable divorce, but then he sleeps with the lawyer. Cold Feet fans will be laughing and crying as this book fills in all the blanks of what happened to our favourite characters while they were off screen.
  • VCAB
    Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
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    Tying in with the second series of ITV's hit drama series, Victoria, this book provides an in-depth look at the passionate and complicated relationship the Queen embarked on with Prince Albert.

    Both Victoria and Albert were both strong-willed and although they were brought together by an arranged marriage, this did not dampen the spark between them. They were first cousins but could not have had more different personalities - she was impulsive and emotional while he was cautious and logical. They were a very successful couple and this book looks at the differences between their public persona and their private lives.

    Based on the couple's letters and diaries, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into the life of the couple . It's full of rich historical detail and gives insight into this incredible relationship.

    There are also character profiles, interviews with actors and an overview of the production, costumes and props of the show.
  • Martin Walker Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781786488916 - Martin Walker
    MTWK
    Martin Walker
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    Head over to France and join Bruno, Chief of Police as he attempts to solve three crime cases... Acclaimed by Antony Beevor, these books are completely captivating and we'd recommend them to fans of Donna Leon, Quentin Bates and Andrea Camilleri.

    In Death in the Dordogne, EU inspectors are causing havoc in Saint-Denis and local tempers are running high, but is hiding contraband cheese really a case for murder? Bruno isn't convinced and this the crime may have roots in the most tortured period of recent French history. Now only he can find the killer but will the town's resident allow him to go digging through the past?

    Dark Vineyard finds Bruno bringing a killer to justice in a case that means he has to balance tradition with progress; and Black Diamond finds France's truffles being adulterated with cheaper ones from China. It appears organised crime is behind the outrage but how can Bruno be sure...
  • PPHY
    Dr. Ben Still
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    Learn all about the universe with LEGO! This book introduces the world of quantum physics and will tell you everything you need to know about the Big Bang, atoms and sub-atomic particles with LEGO-themed illustrations.

    It explains the forces that play upon articles and how they work to put our universe together. Each LEGO block represents a different atomic or sub-atomic particle and their sizes and colours explain how they relate with one another.

    With chapters presented in digestible chunks and explanations of how ideas and experiments have led to the world's greatest discoveries, this is perfect inspiration for master builders who fancy turning their hand (quite literally) to high-level science.