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  • The British Serviceman of the First World War Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784423025
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    These three books are full of true stories about the heroes who fought in the First World War.

    David and Stuart Hadaway's The British Airman of the First World War covers the pilots, observers and gunners that played a vital part in the Allied war effort; Quintin Colville's The British Sailor of the First World War explores the everyday experiences of those who served in the navy between 1914 and 1918; and Peter Doyle's The British Solder of the First World War goes beyond the familiar picture of soldier in muddy trenches and reveals what it was like to be an average British 'Tommy' - both in battle and at rest.

    All extensively researched, these are incredible books about the humans behind one of the world's most important battles.
    Format: paperback
  • HDME
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    Si and Dave are back in their Hairy Dieters guise in Make It Easy - a cookbook packed full with low-cal, low-carb recipes that are remarkably easy to make and even more delicious to eat.

    The hearty dishes use easy-to-find ingredients and are easy on time, washing up, shopping and your waistline! The recipes range from those that take just 15 minutes to cook to one-pot wonders and dishes that are great for cooking in bulk.

    There's also a selection of guilt-free puddings that will help you lose weight the easy way.
  • SWLJ 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Everyone is so excited to discover just what happens when Rey meets Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi and this visual dictionary will tell you everything you need to know about the latest instalment from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

    Packed with information from Star Wars scribe Pablo Hidalgo, this hardback book focuses on the characters, creatures, droids, locations and technology from the film. It's also packed with out-of-this-world photographs and images.

    Featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, BB-8 and Porgs (the new fan favourites), this is a must-have for Jedi of all ages.
  • AVMSE
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    The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philosophy, poetry and politics. The second part of Simon Schama's epic Story of the Jews is neither overwhelmed by hopelessness nor shrouded in the smoke of the crematoria. As much as it gives full weight to the magnitude of the disaster that befell the Jews, it is a story of hope vindicated rather than wiped out. The stories unfold across the world - in the provincial pavilions of Ming China and beneath the brass chandeliers of Rembrandt's Amsterdam; on ships and carts, stage-coaches and railway trains crossing oceans and continents; in the honky-tonk of San Francisco and the pampas of Argentina, the department stores of Berlin and the avenues of Trieste. The stories themselves are played on the stage of opera houses; in the travelling camera of an expedition in Ukraine, the prison cells of Stalin's Russia, the lagers of the Holocaust; the scenery of misery and redemption in Palestine and Israel. At the heart of the story is the budding belief that peoples of different faiths, customs and cultures can be fellow-citizens of a common country. And amidst all the brutality, somehow the light of Jewish endurance is never extinguished. The odyssey is unforgettable, the storyteller impassioned, the words unfailing.
  • BOKFV
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    Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, comedian Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a fascinating insight into the multitude of work the staff of the NHS has to undertake to keep us all safe and in good health.

    A junior doctor between 2004 and 2010, Adam provides a no-holds-barred account of the 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions and the constant tsunami of bodily fluids he had to contend with...

    Looking back on notes scribbled in secret after his busy shifts, Adam also explains how he managed to survive on the low pay and the effect his choice of career had on both his social life and relationships. This is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know - and a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
  • BBIG
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    The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
    There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.

    As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
  • TIQU
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    The Antiques Roadshow has been a staple of BBC television for 40 years now and is fully deserving of its status as a national institution. This coffee table book celebrates the most incredible finds and stories from the flagship show.

    Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at some of the quintessential moments from the history of the show, revealing hidden secrets and celebrating some of the timeless and priceless finds including 23 original Beatrix Potter drawings, a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger on the Titanic and Marc Bolan of '70s glam rockers T. Rex's Flying V Gibson guitar.

    Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs throughout, this hardback is a wonderful keepsake of the enduring show's extraordinary objects (including paintings, merchandise and tools) and most memorable moments.
  • The Big Book of the World Cup 2018 - Hardback - 9781909534834
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    Sports fans are counting down the days until this summer's World Cup and what better way to prepare for the feast of football then by reading through the facts, stats and trivia in this goal-den book.

    The perfect companion to the summer's main event, it features photographs of all the players who will be taking part and has in-depth profiles of all 32 competing nations. It also looks at Russia itself, focusing on the stadiums that will host the eagerly anticipated matches.

    It wouldn't be the World Cup without a fixtures and score chart that can be filled in while the tournament is on. This brilliant book also has a TV viewing guide so you know what channel to watch each match on.
  • HTTL
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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in so many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers very difficult for parents.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk.

    An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, this book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
  • BLZMG
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    Jordan Peterson is one of the world's favourite popular thinkers and in this book he talks about the value of taking individual responsibility for your actions, explaining how this can help change things for the better all around the world.

    He provides you with 12 profound and practical rules that will help give your life more meaning. He argues you should search for meaning rather than happiness and covers everything from setting your house in order to self-comparison to the person you were the day before. He combined cutting-edge psychology and philosophy with ideas from humanity's oldest myths and stories to come up with these 12 important life lessons.
  • The Secret Life of Cows - Hardback - 9780571336777 - Rosamund Young
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    Republished with a foreword from none other than Alan Bennett, Rosamund Young's The Secret Life of Cows is an affectionate and heart-warming chronicle of the natural behaviour of our bovine friends.

    Rosamund explains how cows are as varied as people and they can be intelligent, slow, vain, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of their day is spent eating, cows always find time for extra-curricular activities including babysitting, playing hide and seek or even fighting a tree.

    This is a charming and gorgeously illustrated book that will help you view the domestic cow in a new light.
  • AXAVD
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    The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. Who were the scholars and scientists, writers and politicians that brought about these remarkable changes? And why is their legacy now under threat? Beginning with the dramatic collision of East and West following Napoleon's arrival in Egypt, and taking us through 200 tumultuous years of Middle Eastern history, Christopher de Bellaigue, introduces us to key figures and reformers; from Egypt's visionary ruler Muhammad Ali to brave radicals like Iran's first feminist Qurrat al-Ayn and the writer Ibrahim Sinasi, who transformed Ottoman Turkey's language and literature. This book tells the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment. It shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding of modern Islam and Muslim culture, and is essential reading for anyone engaged with the state of the world today.
  • LJED 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Everyone is so excited for the release of The Last Jedi and this 72-page sticker book includes over 1,000 stickers of the main characters, locations, vehicles and props from the blockbuster film.

    It's a treat for young Star Wars fans, but we wouldn't be surprised if older fans also ended up adding to the scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

    It features Rey, Kylo Ren, BB-8, Fin and the ever-so-cute Porgs!
  • WSDN
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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.

    Please note that the font size in these books may be considered small by some readers.
  • TSGA
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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
  • Primrose Bakery Celebrations - Hardback - 9780224086912 - Martha Swift
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    This collection of brand new recipes from the talented bakers behind one of London's favourite cake shops, the Primrose Bakery, will help you create a range of cakes, cupcakes and treats to make every day a celebration with your friends and family. Learn how to throw Primrose-themed parties and follow the step-by-step illustrated guides to bake delicious and beautiful cakes for every age and any event, including sweet and savoury ideas, recipes for small children, and cocktail-laced cupcakes for grown-ups. Simple, tested and utterly delicious, each recipe has plenty of Primrose wit and even features brilliant ideas for how you can best decorate your creations. Perfect for parties and adding some sparkle to your everyday baking, this is a must-have book for avid cake-bakers from some of the best in the business.
  • LWFG
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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
  • SWRO
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    Star Wars fans are in for a treat with the release of Rogue One, the first in a series of anthology films set in and around a galaxy far, far away.

    Starring Felicity Jones and Mads Mikkelsen, the film follows a band of Rebels as they plot to steal the plans for the Death Star. This super book features in-depth character profiles of the likes of Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera and K-2SO, as well as five cross-sections of the amazing vehicles that feature in the film.

    Packed with essential facts and stills from the movie, this is a must for anyone who wishes to join the Rebel Alliance.
  • MSWC
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    Star Wars Crochet added an intergalactic side to the craft and now its sequel shows you how to make even more characters from a galaxy far, far away.

    This book comes with instructions for making 12 different characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey and Finn and comes with enough material (yarn, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle) to make your very own Jawa and BB-8.

    Providing hours of crafting entertainment, all of the projects have step-by-step instructions and can be completed by crocheters of all levels.
  • AXLTO
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    'When I am disturbed, even angry, gardening has been a therapy. When I don't want to talk I turn to Plot 29, or to a wilder piece of land by a northern sea. There, among seeds and trees, my breathing slows; my heart rate too. My anxieties slip away.' As a young boy in 1960s Plymouth, Allan Jenkins and his brother, Christopher, were rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple. There, the brothers started to grow flowers in their riverside cottage. They found a new life with their new mum and dad. As Allan grew older, his foster parents were never quite able to provide the family he and his brother needed, but the solace he found in tending a small London allotment echoed the childhood moments when he grew nasturtiums from seed. Over the course of a year, Allan digs deeper into his past, seeking to learn more about his absent parents. Examining the truths and untruths that he'd been told, he discovers the secrets to why the two boys were in care. What emerges is a vivid portrait of the violence and neglect that lay at the heart of his family. A beautifully written, haunting memoir, Plot 29 is a mystery story and meditation on nature and nurture. It's also a celebration of the joy to be found in sharing food and flowers with people you love.
  • SWYY
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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars arrived in cinemas and since then it's become a global phenomenon spanning toys, books, comics, TV series, games and so much more.

    This illustrated book from DK provides a unique timeline of Star Wars from when A New Hope arrived in cinemas in 1977. Looking at the impact of the series on popular culture on a decade-by-decade, year-by-year and month-by-month basis, this is a must for anyone obsessed by the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron.

    The book includes a foreword from the saga's creator, George Lucas and features content based on The Force Awakens, as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. There are also sneak peeks at the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.
  • JBGO
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    This beautiful book will delight any James Bond fan. It contains six classic 007 stories in comic-strip format, all restored and presented in the highest quality imaginable.

    Created by Ian Fleming and the star of so many films over the past 50 years or so, the MI5 spy's adventures are full of action and surprises and these illustrated tales offer a refreshing new take on the character.

    As well as Bond's encounter with Auric Goldfinger (the man with the Midas touch), this book features Risico, A View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With the Golden Gun and The Living Daylights alongside a foreword from Tania Mallet, who starred as a 'Bond Girl' in the film adaptation of Goldfinger.
  • Without the Calories: Quick and Easy - Paperback - 9781407249650 - Justine Pattison
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    This delicious cookbook will help you enjoy tasty food for every meal of the day - and without having to worry about the calories!

    Without the Calories: Quick and Easy has recipes you can cook in next to no time at all, including a tasty Tex Mex Chicken Tart, Beef Stroganoff and a variety of soups!

    Written by bestselling recipe writer Justine Pattison, the book is full of '123 plans' and tips and ideas that will enhance your low-cal cooking experience. It's the cookbook for you if you're short on time and want to eat healthier!
  • BPLTX
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    The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He gazed up in envy at the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths, not least that victory was possible when in fact the plan imposed by Montgomery and General 'Boy' Browning was doomed from the start. Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of this epic clash. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war.