Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist so that you can see if you agree with the judges' decision come 17 October.
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Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.
Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; a supernatural thriller featuring Abraham Lincoln's son; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
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.
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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.
Jamie Oliver is back with even more mouth-watering recipes in Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Food - a book that proves cooking does not have to be complicated. In fact, it's his easiest cookbook yet!
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All 130 recipes in the cookbook use just five key ingredients and can be rustled up in next to no time at all (none take over 30 minutes to prepare). They're all also very kind on your weekly budget. There are chapters based around chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, veg, salads, pasta, ride, noodles and sweet things.
Each recipe includes a visual ingredient guide, a serving size, timings, easy-to-follow instructions and essential nutritional information.
Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, the adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower will be one of the fantasy film events of the year. This is the entire collection of novels that inspired the film and you can get your hands on it for a simply unbelievable Book People price.
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The Gunslinger has one of the most iconic opening lines of all time ('The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.') and introduces Roland of Gilead, a loner known as the Last Gunslinger who finds himself on a journey towards the Dark Tower...
While on his journey, Roland forms a friendship with Jake, an inquisitive child from New York, and then faces a choice between damnation and salvation...
Stephen King is known for novels including Carrie, The Shining and It, but The Dark Tower series is often cited as his finest work. With eight books to read through, you'll be intrigued and entertained for hours on end with this slipcased collection.
Robert Webb is one of the stars of Peep Show and a regular on television screens all over the country. In his memoir, How Not to Be a Boy, he explores the relationships and experiences that made him who he is as a man.
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Told with heart, wit and honesty, Robert explains all about the lessons he learned while growing up and how he came to realise that it's almost impossible to be Luke Skywalker or any other 'bloke' that society demands men look up to... He talks about friendships, relationships and family in great detail and reveals how experiences with all of these helped him develop in his own individual way.
Part a memoir, part a call to arms for men to start talking openly about their problems, this is a funny, touching and important read from one of Britain's most popular personalities.
'Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. I loved it.' J.K. Rowling
'A truly great read, full of heart' Dawn French
Ever since she charmed audiences all over the world with her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain has gone from strength to strength and fully established herself as one of the nation's favourite bakers.
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In this companion to the BBC 2 cookery series of the same name, Nadiya presents over 120 easy and enticing recipes inspired by the best of modern British food. The delicious dishes mix fantastic, local ingredients with Nadiya's favourite flavours (including ones that nod to her Bangladeshi roots).
Celebrating the diversity of 21st century Britain, the recipes vary from masala eggy bread to spiced bean and banger stew and a cheese and pickle tart. The flavours are as radiant as Nadiya's smile!
Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker (and cook!) and this revised and updated edition of her classic cookbook is packed with over 650 recipes that will delight families across the nation. It's a great gift and an essential addition to any kitchen bookshelf.
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Showcasing a combination of traditional dishes, exotic flavours and typically tasty Mary Berry favourites, the dishes are accompanied by beautiful photography and there are ideas for soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes and vegetarian treats.
From salmon roulade to prawn tacos and dairy-free lasagne, the recipes are suitable for all occasions and can be prepared by cooks of all abilities.
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.
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This spiral-bound atlas, brought to you by the experts at the AA, features clear mapping and 112 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!
A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.
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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.
Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin have helped so many families eat better food and save money in the process through the essential hints and tips offered in their BBC show Eat Well for Less. This latest cookbook focuses on family favourites full of nutrition and flavour.
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Alongside advice on batch cooking, stocking up on storecupboard ingredients and using up leftovers, this book has step-by-step instructions for cooking everything from quick and healthy breakfasts to hearty dinners and perfect puds. All 80 recipes use widely available ingredients and there are even ideas for snacks.
It also has handy shopping lists and advice on creating meat-free variations and ideas that will appeal even to the fussiest of eaters.
Every year, wine connoisseurs love to get their hands on the latest Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book - and the 2018 edition is no exception!
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An annual Book People favourite and fully revised and updated, Hugh provides facts on all the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and also reveals which vintages to buy, which to cellar and which should be drunk right away.
If that isn't enough, he also provides information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of the flavour of different wines. There is advice on wines to drink in 2018 and which vintages you should keep and those you should cherish. There is also information on over 6,000 wines and growers alongside regional reviews.
Three cheers for Hugh! He even reveals his current favourite wines.
Six historical novels for one unbelievable Book People price, this is the entire collection of Philippa Gregory's bestselling Cousins' War series. Certain to transport you back in time to England during the War of the Roses, the books' settings have been richly researched and the plots are completely compelling.
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Although not released in this order, it's widely thought that reading the books in chronological order (The Lady of the Rivers, The Red Queen, The White Queen, The Kingmaker's Daughter, The White Princess, The King's Curse) offers the best experience. Covering Henry VIII's predecessors and Elizabeth Woodville's rise to the throne, the books are full of shocks, scandals, murders and have some healthy romance added for good measure.
By reading all the books in the series, you'll see why Philippa Gregory is heralded as the queen of historical fiction - and how her Cousins' War books inspired the hit BBC show The White Queen.
This collection contains books 1-6 in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series.
Learn how to play the ukulele with this step-by-step guide. Written by Will Grove-White, a member of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, it's clearly written and full of illustrations that make learning the instrument easy.
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A perfect first instrument, this book will come in handy for both children and adults and you don't need any prior knowledge of playing music to master it! It introduces the chords and has tips and tricks for writing your own songs. It covers simple and advanced strumming techniques and has songs to play along to online. It even shows you how to play the ukulele in a group!
It also comes with a pull-out comprehensive chord dictionary, biographies of the greatest uke players of all time and a history of the instrument, including revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong and Elvis Presley.
These contemporary novels from Ali McNamara will leave you with a positive buzz - they're perfect summer reads!
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The Summer of Serendipity follows property seeker Serendipity Parker as she finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. She finds the perfect place, known locally as 'The Welcome House' but nobody knows who owns it. Can she find out who? The usually proud workaholic Serendipity also finds herself becoming more and more distracted by the attractive hotel manager, Finn...
Letters from Lighthouse Cottage will transport you to the perfect English seaside town of Sandybridge. Home to gift shops, tea rooms and a fantastic fish and chip shop, it's also where Grace lives. She's enjoyed a high-flying career travelling the world and starting a family but now she's back in the seaside town and hanging out with her best friend from her teenage years. Why has she made a return?
The Little Flower Shop follows Poppy Carmichael as she inherits her grandmother's flower shop and has to return to Cornwall - a place that holds far too many memories. As she struggles with running the more shabby-than-chic shop, she meets Jake - a gruff but gorgeous flower grower.
Ageless Beauty is a book that explains how you're never too old to learn new tricks. It will encourage you to try out a whole new style, whatever your age.
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It provides tips on working with the changes in your skin and reveals how to celebrate your features with an inspiring collection of glamorous, elegant and downright fabulous looks.
From minimalist look to a bold rock-star chic style, there's something for everyone. With this book, you can learn how to pamper your body, style your hair and boost your confidence.
With its die-cut paper jacket, Oliver Tearle's The Secret Library takes book lovers on an incredible journey through the curiosities of history via literature.
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The author leafs through the well-known books that have helped shape the world in which we live, while also giving focus to more neglected works. There's the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the tale of an eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England.
Featuring novels, travel books, cookbooks and even sports almanacs, Tearle examines and explores the intersections between books of all kinds and the last 3,000 years of Western history. He also highlights some of the links between various works and historical figures - including those between Homer's Iliad and Aesop's Fables and the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Inject some vegan flavour into your lunchtime with this selection of 100 delicious and nutritious recipes that you can take anywhere.
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This book contains tasty ideas for snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, sweet treats and so much more. Among the delicious portable lunches you can enjoy are polenta parcels, sweet potato burgers, courgetti salad and tofu sushi.
With mouth-watering photographs accompanying many of the recipes, they're all easy to make and there is even information to tell you how long it will take and the best ways to transport them so they stay fresh.
Jamie's back - and feeling healthier than ever! In his new cookbook Everyday Super Food, Jamie Oliver makes healthy eating easy, exciting and incredible.
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Packed with mouth-watering recipes, the book is divided into breakfasts (up to 400 calories), lunches (up to 600 calories) and dinners (up to 600 calories), and every delicious dish is nutritionally balanced so that any combination over the day will bring you in under your recommended daily allowance of calories (2000 women/2,500 men), allowing you to treat yourself to snacks and drinks on the side too.
Tried, tested and trusted, the tasty recipes in the book provide a flexible and exciting new way to help you feed your body right. Among what are sure to be viewed as classic Jamie Oliver recipes are his Crazy Fish Veg & Noodle Stir-Fry, Mexican Gazpacho Flatbreads & Garnishes and Happiness Pasta with Sweet Tomato, Aubergine & Ricotta.
This Philip's Road Atlas is the perfect size for keeping in your car and has large-scale, clear mapping (3 1/2 miles to 1 inch) to help you find your way to wherever you want to go.
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Covering the nation in detail, it's easy to read and will become an essential as you plan your next trip away or head off to somewhere you've never visited before.
This collection contains four cosy crime novels starring the retired widow, Eleanor Trewynn. Written by Carola Dunn, the author of the bestselling Daisy Dalrymple series, these are charming stories full of daring thefts, double-crossing and murder most foul.
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Set in the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall, the series begins with Manna from Hades, a story which finds Eleanor quickly realising there is no such thing as a restful retirement. She heads home from years of working overseas to the village of Port Mabyn in Cornwall. Once there, she decides to continue her charity work, but one morning she finds a valuable donation and corpse stuffed into her storeroom. She enlists the help of her niece, Detective Sergeant Megan Pencarrow, and together the duo try to crack the case...
Eleanor also has to discover who killed a local artist; rescues a half-drowned Indian man out of the water; and embarks on a chase across fog-bound Bodmin Moor when deaths are occurring all around her.
Join in the paper flower trend and create some truly stunning decorations with the help of Kelsey Elam in this gorgeous craft book.
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Paper flowers are affordable, fun and easy to make and provide an uplifting hit of colour that will brighten anyone's day. With its 100 templates and projects, this book is blooming with brilliant ideas for ornaments, applications and decor.
With inspiring photography, it shows you how a handful of techniques can work across the board and will show you how to make everything from paper daisies to bouquets of lilies.
With recipes bursting with simple, natural ingredients, Ella's Kitchen's meals are very appealing to even the fussiest of babies and toddlers. This book has over 100 mouth-watering recipes that the whole family can enjoy together.
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Chapters are organised by mealtime and have been carefully developed to ensure that they are balanced and will delight both the little ones and the grown-ups who are sitting down for a family meal. From crunchy coconut and cranberry granola for breakfast to a dinner of wrapped-up salmon with veggie ribbons and a strawberry cloud treat, all of the recipes are delicious.
This book reveals which meals are best to adapt for weaning babies; what kinds of food you should prepare when the children are having a play date; and the recipes that will keep warm for anyone who is late to the dinner table.
This bumper collection provides the perfect introduction to Ann Cleeves' bestselling stories. It contains five novels in the Vera series (adapted into a hit ITV drama starring Brenda Blethyn) and five books from the Shetland series (adapted by the BBC into a popular show starring Douglas Henshall).
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Available for an unbelievable Book People price, the first five books in the Vera series follow Vera Stanhope as the detective investigates a series of strange occurrences across the North Pennines. She starts by joining three very different women as they arrive at an isolated cottage to complete an environmental survey. But when they get there, they find the body of one of Bella's friends... Vera also makes fresh inquiries into the decade-old case of the murder of a 15-year-old girl; and investigates the disappearance of her hippy neighbour.
Set in the remote community of the Shetland Islands, the five Shetland books follow Jimmy Perez as he encounters all manner of evil characters. He finds his neighbour left for dead after being strangled; looks into the case of an amnesiac's 'suicide'; and has to deal with the discovery of a woman's body at the supposed sanctuary of the Fair Isles bird observatory.
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.
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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...