The late actress Lynda Bellingham provides a poignant, moving and uplifting memoir about her battle with cancer in There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You.
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Diagnosed in 2013, this book shows how Lynda and her family came to terms with a future they hadn't planned. Brutally honest, the book was written in what was to be Lynda's last few months and is full of the warmth and humour she was so loved for; it shows how she brought light to the darkest of times.
As well as covering her illness, Lynda also looks back on her extraordinary life in the book. From appearances on Loose Women and Strictly Come Dancing to her role as Helen Herriott in All Creatures Great and Small, as well as her iconic role as the long-suffering OXO Mum, the book also takes a look at her tumultuous private life and search for her birth father - which revealed a family with a history in entertainment...
Heartbreaking but also heart-warming, this highly emotional book is full of tales of love, loss and laughter and is a fitting, inspiring testament to the courage of a remarkable woman.
A set of three accomplished, heart-warming and endearing stories from the fantastic storyteller, Anne Donovan. A skilful novelist, these are humorous yet unsentimental reads that women all over the country will find both relevant and poignant.
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Set in her native Glasgow and written in Scots dialect to add extra authenticity, the two full-length novels Buddha Da and Being Emily are joined by Hieroglyphics, a brilliant and beautiful collection of short stories. We highly recommend these books.
Set in the 17th century, J.D. Davies' Quinton series finds England in an unsettled period of transition. Cromwell is dead and England's king has been restored... yet rumours of treason in the Scottish Isles abound - enter Matthew Quinton, an inexperienced but loyal 22-year-old sea captain.
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Hailing from a family of staunch loyalists, Quinton's first command was lost at sea and he only barely survived. This time around, he is determined to complete his mission with no losses. Vital to this mission is young mariner Kit Farrell, who has promised to teach him how to master the sea in return for Quinton teaching him how to read and write. But the duo face many obstacles as they embark, not least a resentful Cornish crew, a suspicion of murder and a feeling that treason may be closer to home than anyone thought...
Written by a respected historian, this is a swashbuckling adventure series for fans of Conn Iggulden, Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester.
This collection contains books 1 to 3 in J.D. Davies' Quinton series.
Jo Walton is an award-winning author whose Small Change trilogy is a gripping and addictive tale of life set in an alternative history following the Second World War.
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Farthing tells how The Farthing set overthrew Churchill and negotiated a peace with Hitler. While gathering for a weekend retreat, they are joined by the estranged scion Lucy Kahn, who can't understand why she and her husband's presence was so forcefully requested. When Sir James Thirkie is murdered, with a yellow Star of David pinned to his chest, Lucy realises her Jewish husband is about to be framed for a crime he didn't commit...
Ha'Penny and Half a Crown continue this alternate timeline of post-war Britain with more dark twists and turns.
These three Elizabethan mysteries from Edward Marston, the bestselling author of the Railway Detective series, follow the life of Nicholas Bracewell as he attempts to solve a number of 'whodunit?' mysteries.
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Full of murder, mystery and mayhem, the wild romps are steeped in authentic Elizabethan detail and are near-impossible to put down!
Please note that these are books 7, 8 and 9 in the Nicholas Bracewell series.
With its classic, simple recipes and priceless tips to help you around the kitchen, this updated and revised edition of the Ballymaloe Cookbook has been published to celebrate author Myrtle Allen's 90th birthday and 50 years of her award-winning restaurant at Ballymaloe House.
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Myrtle's personal, evocative and insightful approach to food writing makes the book just as enjoyable to read as it is cooking up the delicious dishes inside - you'll find out where she discovered all her inspirations and love hearing about her life in Ireland.
Focusing on the best of modern Irish cooking, there are ideas for soups and starters, meat, poultry and vegetables as well as a selection of sweet treats. Alongside the traditional favourites, the cookbook also features never-before-seen recipes and some sumptuous photography to make your mouth water!
Araucaria was one of the best-loved crossword setters of all times. He delighted and confounded cryptic crossword fans for almost 50 years and built an almost cult-like following for his infuriatingly ingenious clues.
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Prepare to be challenged, captivated and entertained by three books packed with Araucaria crosswords! Compiled by Chambers, Volume 1 contains 60 jigsaw crosswords (a type of crossword where you first have to solve clues and then fit solutions into a grid without the help of numbers); Volume 2 focuses on cryptic crosswords as featured in early editions of the 1 Across magazine; and Volume 3 features crosswords with a literary theme - perfect for any book-lover!
If you've ever wondered who fired the first British shot of the First World War, how low the Dambusters flew or just how many ships were sunk at Pearl Harbor, these two books will provide the answers.
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Compiled and written by Norman Ferguson, the miscellanies tell the stories of the battles, aircraft, weapons, soldiers, heroes and enemies of both world wars, while also presenting these tales in accessible, bite-sized chunks. Among the events covered in the First World War are the downing of the Red Baron and the first WWI soldier to receive the Victoria Cross...
The book based around the Second World War tells the stories of the Battle of Britain, the Siege of Leningrad, the horrors of the Holocaust and the D-Day landings... Compelling throughout, the books also contain a startling number of facts and figures to dip into.
A delicious full-colour cookbook designed to help parents improve their child's diet, Smart Food for Smart Kids is an invaluable guide that is packed with simple recipes that children will love.
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Following in the steps of their groundbreaking Food for the Brain study, Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald Joyce's practical, advice-packed book offers readers a wealth of knowledge for improving a child's diet, utilising detailed meal plans and offering advice on shopping, eating out, dealing with fussy eaters and much, much more...
Developed with children's taste buds in mind, the behaviour-improving and brain-boosting recipes in Smart Food for Smart Kids will not only fill their tummies, but are carefully designed to improve their energy, mood and concentration.
From Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, comes a celebration of all things chocolate. The Chocolat trilogy has been tickling the taste buds of readers ever since its original publication back in 1999 - and on the big screen in 2000's Oscar-nominated movie of the same name, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Now Harris, with the help of Fran Warde, returns with The Little Book of Chocolat, the ultimate collection of chocolate lore and recipes from all corners of the globe.
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With easy-to-follow instructions, indulge in some mouth-watering expert recipes from some of the world's finest chocolatiers - all delectably detailed with photography so delicious you will hardly believe your eyes. Bring a taste of class to the kitchen with beautifully honed culinary instruction, and celebrate the much-loved story of Vianne Rocher in your own kitchen.
Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!
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Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.
Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
The Australian Women's Weekly is famous for its colourful, easy-to-create, imaginative and crazy kids' birthday cakes with generations having fond memories of eagerly selecting their chosen favourite before each year's birthday celebration.
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Here for the first time is a bumper selection of the most fantastic cakes from over the years as well as 20 brand new recipes which are sure to become instant classics.
Showcasing the best-ever Fantasy, Adventure, Animals, Playtime and Numbers cakes, there's a huge choice for children of all ages. Having one of these cakes as a centrepiece will make your child's birthday party legendary!
Featuring all your favourites from the Beano, this box of 100 postcards will let you say thank you, drop a note to say hi or simply decorate your wall in style!
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For over 75 years, the likes of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Biffo the Bear and Roger the Dodger have entertained generations of comic book fans and you'll find them all on these cool vintage-style postcards!
The postcards are also presented in a sturdy keepsake box, meaning you'll be able to keep them safe and free from damage!
LSWD 7 years +7 years +
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken all kinds of records and we know that everyone loves LEGO - could there be a better combination than LEGO and Star Wars?
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For over 15 years, the range has been phenomenally popular and this Visual Dictionary will tell fans everything they need to know about the ships, sets and Minifigures featured in the LEGO Star Wars range!
Including a free and exclusive Luke Skywalker Minifigure, the book provides plenty of facts about all your favourite characters from the films including Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenboi and Darth Vader.
It also provides information on the history, manufacture and construction of the range.
DSAF 3 years +3 years +
Life is busy in the dinosaur reserve - there are always new dinosaurs to find... It's a noisy, lively, fierce place for all the people that live there, especially when a huge T. rex attacks!
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With lots of press-out pieces, dinosaur fans can act out the story and create their own adventures in this beautifully crafted pop-up book, Dinosaur Safari. It's ideal for those children who are fascinated by dinosaurs but too young for Jurassic World.
If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the essential book for anyone keen to deepen their knowledge of the Bard's key plays and sonnets.
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Perfect for parents keen to help with their children's homework and casual theatre-goers and readers who want to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the Shakespeare's most-performed plays, the book covers everything from the historical context of his writing to the key themes, his less familiar works and much, much more.
With lively, in-depth chapters on all the key works including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard II, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth, Shakespeare for Grown-ups is the only guide to the Scribe you'll ever need.
CELS 9 years +9 years +
Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!
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Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.
All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
DMDK 3 years +3 years +
Doc McStuffins is a popular Disney character and this sound book will let your child help Doc make her toys feel better - complete with a toy reflex hammer, syringe, and thermometer!
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Following a day in the life of Doc and Hallie the hippo as they open up the backyard clinic, the book shows what each tool is used for and how they can help make animals feel better. The bright and bold pictures from the show are also joined by plenty of medical facts that are sure to keep children fascinated - and the interactive sounds will make it even more enjoyable for little ones.
Perfect for young fans of the show, children who love animals and those who dream of becoming a vet!
Bestselling author and knitting guru Debbie Bliss returns with a handy, comprehensive and wholly accessible book that offers helpful tips to every ability of knitter.
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Beautiful photography and step-by-step illustrations complement Debbie's indispensable advice as she tells you how to improve on the basics of knitting, how to pick yarns, techniques for simple and more advanced shaping, casting on and off, and even tips on how more advanced knitters can progress into thinking about and making their own patterns. Tips on how to incorporate beads and buttons into your creations are also shared by Debbie.
Guiding you through each process, this is an invaluable guide for knitters of every level; simply pick which areas you want to work on and Debbie will shed some brilliant advice!
Charles Dickens perfectly captured the spirit of London throughout many of his books and Peter Clark's Dickens's London showcases just how much the place meant to him and how it impacted on his life, his journalism and his fiction.
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This cloth-bound book provides information on five walks through central London, complete with maps, and as the route is discussed, Clark illuminates the settings and what role they played both in Dickens's life and in his writing. He also explores the First Suburbs of Camden Town, Chelsea, Greenwich, Hampstead, Highgate and Limehouse as they feature in Dickens's writing.
MASB 3 years +3 years +
With over 1,000 stickers and plenty of amazing activities to enjoy, this book is packed full of monster fun!
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From filling a bubbling cauldron with a special home-made potion to counting the bats and drawing some monster food, there are plenty of spooky activities throughout the bright and bold pages!
With easy-to-follow text and instructions throughout, the book is sure to keep children who love all things creepy happily entertained for hours on end.
VUY2 13 years +13 years +
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Anyone who plays a musical instrument is sure to find that Virtuosity will resonate with their own experiences. Carmen's life revolves around playing the violin, but when she meets talented Jeremy, she starts to wonder if there might be something more important than winning competitions. Torn between her love for music and her feelings for Jeremy, Carmen has some hard decisions to make in this very romantic novel.
TPL2 9 years +9 years +
Billie Templar's dad is in the army and she desperately wants him to come home. He's been away for seven weeks now and Billie is worried that the two of them might not be able to retain their three-legged race title at the school carnival... When one of the other soldiers in Dad's regiment is seriously hurt, the stakes get even higher and Billie decides to go straight to Her Majesty to get Dad home, she is in charge of the army after all! But getting inside Buckingham Palace is easier said than done. With the help of shy Sarah, the allergy-prone Jake, the school brass band and a motley crew of OAPs, Billie hatches a plan to get the Queen to visit her little village instead. Hilarious and highly emotional, Billie Templar's War is an unforgettable read from Ellie Irving that is full of lovable characters.
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Author/illustrator David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award.
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In this heart-warming tale, cuddly brown bear Douglas sets off in search of a big hug but can't quite get it right. Witty illustrations capture the suprised expressions on the faces of those hugged by Douglas along the way.
The perfect book to prompt a big hug with your child!