Non-Fiction

Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - Sarah Rainey
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    Sarah Rainey
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    Someone (Bob Dorough, but you may be more familiar with the De La Soul version) once sang that three is the magic number and this book proves that statement to be true. It's packed with recipes for cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts that only use three ingredients each!

    Three-ingredient baking is so popular right now with YouTube videos racking up millions of views and this book helps you make the most of it. Each recipe only has three ingredients - there are not even any seasonings or hidden extras.

    Suitable for bakers of all levels, every treat is fast, convenient and easy to make and among the 100 recipes are an almost-instant Christmas cake, banana bread baked in a slow cooker, muffins made from ginger beer and bread conjured from ice cream (!).
  • MBCL
    Mary Berry
    (1)
    • £10.99
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    No one knows good food better than Mary Berry and in her latest cookbook she reveals 120 brand new recipes that are sure to delight all your family, friends and guests.

    She offers advice that will help you feel more confident in the kitchen and even her most complex recipes will be manageable for even the most novice cook.

    She'll show you how to master the art of traditional French onion soup, roast the perfect loin of pork with apple sauce and (of course!) back incredibly tasty teatime treats including treacle tart and lemon meringue pie.
  • LWFG
    Tom Kerridge
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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!
  • SAKW
    Chris Lubkemann
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    Get out your Swiss Army knife and prepare to carve 43 incredible, useful and whimsical objects. They range from the practical and useful to the wonderfully creative.

    Presented in a handy pocket size and written by Chris Lubkemann, a famous and talented whittler, the objects require no more than a stick and a Swiss army knife and range from practical spoons and forks to ornamental flowers, funny animals and the classic curly-tailed rooster.

    Chris also offers advice on choosing the best wood, sharpening a blade and safely controlling your knife.
  • BLET
    Sinclair McKay
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    The Bletchley Park recruiters devised various ingenious mind-twisters to help recruit the best code breakers around during World War II.

    This book gives you the chance to tackle some of these puzzles given to these applicants and see if you'd have made the grade during this era. From hidden codes to cryptic crosswords, secret languages and complex riddles, they touch on a range of subjects.

    The codebreakers were united in their love of a good puzzle, and this book gives you the chance to also put your mental agility to the test. The questions are tough but oh-so-satisfying to crack.
  • GNSP
    Klaus St. Rainer
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    Get some Ginspiration with this brilliant DK book all about the best gin distilleries, cocktails and flavour infusions.

    It will show you how to reinvent classic cocktails and encourage you to try out spectacular recipes from mixology maestro, Klaus Reiner. There are tasting notes on 45 of the world's best craft gins and each one is accompanied by the story behind the distilleries and distillers that created them.

    Both aspiring mixologist and gin aficionados alike will love this beautifully illustrated book and will enjoy drinking their way through the recipes on offer.
  • Yorkshire - Hardback - 9780297609438 - Richard Morris
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    Richard Morris
    • £8.99
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    By weaving historic tales, poetry, family stories, travelogue and ecology, this book will delight anyone who loves the beautiful county of Yorkshire.

    From the part played by Whitby and Hull in the emptying Arctic waters of whales to the re-routing of rivers and destruction of Yorkshire's fens, this moving book covers everything that has shaped the county and made it so iconic and unique.

    Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and featuring inspiring photographs, it also looks at discoveries, inventions, encounters and many other key moments from Yorkshire's history that helped make it take shape.
  • RHPT
    Christopher Brickell
    • £6.99
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    This RHS book will show you how to cultivate your ideal garden. It provides guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs and climbing plants and explains all the best ways to prune and train them.

    Ideal for all abilities of gardener, it provides information on different plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs and trees. It then explains the specialised techniques you'll need for each one including coppicing, pollarding and pinch pruning.

    Following the tips in this book will help you enjoy having a perfectly pruned garden all year round. It helps you discover where, when and how to prune and train to make the most of your flowers.
  • RPAD
    Pippa Greenwood
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    Drawing on the expertise of the RHS, this practical reference book will help you identify the problems with your plants and nurse them back to health.

    With its visual approach, the plant-by-plant listings will help you easily identify possible ailments, make the correct diagnosis and find the most effective cure. There is a focus on growing for food and huge emphasis on organic solutions that will help your garden stay productive, attractive and healthy.

    The tips in this book will help you stay on top of common plant problems while also bearing in mind the latest legislation on chemical control. It includes an A-Z directory.
  • SECO
    Amy Zavatto
    • £3.99
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    Embrace the potential of Prosecco with this amazing book. It's packed full of 60 seriously sparkling cocktail recipes that are light, fizzy and fun.

    From choosing the right bottle to making standby syrups and perfect purees, this book will show you how to deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. It shows how you can pair Prosecco with anything from juices to aperitifs to make a two-ingredient tipple packed with flavour.

    From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa to more experimental combinations, the recipes are accompanied by bright and beautiful artwork and are oh-so-easy to make. Which one will you start with?
  • WWWM
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    If you have an ailment or illness and want to identify it quickly while at home, this is the guide for you.

    It has an easy-to-follow, visual symptom checker that will help you recognise the symptoms of what might be wrong and what you should do.

    The head-to-toe visual diagnostic guides will also help you recognise situations that are urgent or potentially life-threatening.
  • AAST
    Gary Fildes
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    A former bricklayer who decided to follow his passion for the stars after working on sites for 25 years, Gary Fildes is the founder and lead astronomer of Kielder observatory.

    Part-memoir, part-seasonal guide to the night sky, An Astronomer's Tale finds Gary explaining why he loves the stars so much and the reasons why he decided to set up an observatory in the forests that are located in what is officially the darkest place in England. Sitting beneath a sky that is so clear that thousands of stars can be seen every night, you can even see Venus cast a shadow and the Northern Lights on many occasions from his observatory.

    Describing his love in an accessible style, he shares his enthusiasm and the chapters alternate between accounts of his life and a month-by-month guide to stargazing for a general reader. Gary states how if he can reconnect with the wonders of nature, you surely can, too!
  • JMAA
    James Martin
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    Popular chef James Martin follows up his French Adventure with a new TV series and cookbook that follow his meals and travels across the United States of America.

    James travels from coast to coast, sampling the food on offer in every city and state he visits. He visits San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York among others and showcases the delicacies of these fine cities - and offers recipes for bringing the taste of the USA into your own home.

    He also uses his experiences of cooking with cowboys at a ranch and catering at the Reno air race to bring you some fine dishes. As well as the recipes from the series, this book contains exclusive photography from the food-driven road trip.
  • HTTL
    Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    (1)
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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.
  • BKAR
    Clare Youngs
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    Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.

    Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.

    The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
  • DRAM
    Rachel L. McCormack
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    Rachel McCormack celebrates Scotland's national drink of whisky in food in this eye-opening travelogue.

    A very personal guide, Rachel tells anecdotes while revealing the history of the drink and facts about distillers. The recipes will appeal to everyone from the novice whisky learner to a cooking connoisseur.

    She also interviews key people from all around the country while visiting distilleries and those who make their own whisky.
  • EVGB
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    Learn all about 80 of the most common species of bird with this witty and informative book. It's suitable for both birdwatching beginners and nature enthusiasts.

    Illustrated and written in a friendly style, the descriptions of each bird describe what makes them unique and tell you what to look for - whether in your back garden or in the wider countryside. This book is packed with facts that will fascinate non-birders and birders alike.

    The birds are ordered into broad and straightforward groups (Woodlands, Parks and Gardens, Farmland and Wild Spaces, Birds of Prey, Seabirds etc) and the text explains why each is so significant. This book will also help you recognise when you've seen something rare or out of the ordinary.
  • CHRS
    Anne Shooter
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    Anne Shooter shares a selection of delicious recipes inspired by her Jewish family in this sumptuous cookbook.

    Full of bold flavours and simple ingredients, this book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the likes of Persiana and Mamushka, The step-by-step instructions will help you capture the hearty and warming taste of these incredible meals.

    The recipes include a weekday one-tray supper of chicken, aubergine and bulghar wheat, a Sunday lunch of lamb shanks with apricots and a dinner of roasted peppers with chickpeas, quinoa and feta.
  • 101 Weekends in Europe - Paperback - 9781847730817 - Robin Barton
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    Robin Barton
    • £4.99
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    There is so much to explore in Europe - from fabulously chic cities to sites of great historical importance and foodie heaven. This guide provides the expert lowdown on the culture, attractions, accommodation and food the best destinations the continent has to offer.

    With witty and well-informed text, this book covers classic city break locations including Paris, Rome and Barcelona but also emerging must-sees like Vilnius in Lithuania and Brno in the Czech Republic.

    A must-have for any jetsetter, this book is full of extensive overviews for each destination and has details for getting to each place. It also contains glorious photography of every city to inspire your next break away.
  • Without the Calories: Quick and Easy - Paperback - 9781407249650 - Justine Pattison
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    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!
  • Our Uninvited Guests - Hardback - 9781471152535 - Julie Summers
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    Julie Summers
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    Social historian Julie Summers looks over the period during the Second World War when thousands of families had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave everything they knew and start a new life in a location where Hitler's Luftwaffe could not reach them - and the role Britain's country houses had to play in this.

    Based on extensive research and interviews, Julie conveys the problems these families faced during the early years of the conflict and examines the locations that they were sent to. She also looks at the problems and social stigmas they had to face and overcome in each different area.

    This hardback shines a light on a previously untold story from the Second World War. It looks at how people from all walks of life found themselves in these most esteemed surroundings and how the juxtaposition of splendour and opulence was at odds with their temporary residents' needs.
  • AWLH
    Allison Vale
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    Only 111 of the 903 Blue Plaques that honour Londoners belong to women. This, despite thousands of truly remarkable women making significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life...

    From politics and social reform to arts, medicine, science, technology and sport, this book celebrates those women whose achievements have largely went unnoticed and explains how their actions, ideas and inventions helped make the world a richer place to live in.

    Some of these women went about their lives and worked quietly with courage, conviction, skill and compassion, while others were fearless trailblazers who shattered the status quo of a 'man's world'.
  • HBMA
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    In The Hairy Bikers' latest BBC Two show, they head off to France, Spain and Italy to sample the hearty and healthy delights of Mediterranean food. This cookbook has a generous collection of recipes from the series.

    Easy to follow and with something for every season of the year, these fresh and simple dishes will help you embrace the amazing tastes and health benefits of a Med diet. They will help you bring the flavours of this famous region to any occasion.

    Among Si and Dave's 150 dishes are corsican lamb, n'duja stromboli and blood orange sorbet. You'll love every one!
  • 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.