Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • STBR
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    Smoky was a four-pound Yorkshire terrier with a big heart. One of the heroes of the Second World War, she was found in mysterious circumstances and adopted by Corporal William 'Bill' Wynne, a member of the US Air Force.

    This book, written by acclaimed historian and war reporter Damien Lewis and based on the recollections of 93-year-old Wynne himself, tells the heart-warming and inspirational story of Smoky's life. He looks over all the air and sea rescue missions she embarked on and the awards she won. He also talks about how she used to parachute using a special rig!

    This book looks over Smoky's most heroic exploit - running a cable through a 70-foot pipe that enabled phone lines to reach a nearby occupied airbase in Luton. Smoky's efforts saved so many lives.
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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.
  • ALMH
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    In this tale of courage and determination, David Guss looks back over the Second World War exploits of PoW Lt Alastair Cram.

    Cram was taken prisoner in North Africa in November 1941 but ended up living in 10 different camps and three Gestapo prisons. However, Cram was a serial escapee - and found his way to freedom no fewer than 21 times.

    Cram met David Stirling, the legendary founder of the SAS in Gavi (known as the 'Italian Colditz') and together they laid the groundwork for the 'Cistern Tunnel' escape - one of the most audacious and also little-known escape attempts of the entire War.
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    Cut out the carbs and enjoy fresh and filling lunches on the go with the 80 recipes included in this incredible book.

    Eating low-carb food will help you lose weight and keep your blood sugar stable and the recipes featured here make use of modern ingredients, vegetable and protein. Among our picks are the chia seed and turmeric pudding and the coconut and vanilla energy balls.

    There is also nutritional information featured alongside each recipe, as well as a handy guide to the prep time and equipment you will need.
  • 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.
  • TEDL
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    Dougie Lampkin, the world's greatest off-road rider, talks about his life in motorcycling in this incredible and unique autobiography.

    He reveals the inspirations behind his stunts and how he always believed he was set for a life on two wheels - his dad placed a motorcycle next to his cot before he arrived home for the first time, after all!

    Dougie comes from a family of sportsmen and had won seven consecutive outdoor world titles and five indoor world titles, earning him the MBE by the age of 25 and this book he brings the excitement of his sport vividly to life - sharing behind-the-scenes drama of his Red Bull challenges including riding over a multi-million-pound F1 car without leaving a scratch.

    For fans of: Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop, Carl Fogarty
  • MYTB
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    The Mythology Book is a big DK book packed with retellings of the world's favourite myths and legends - from early beliefs of creation to the afterlife and beloved heroes.

    Presented in an accessible and eye-catching style, this book explores the compelling worlds these characters lived in and looks at their importance in different cultures.

    Among the figures included in this book are Zeus, the God of the sky and ruler of Olympian gods, Loki, the trickster who loves to cause havoc and Hades, ruler of the underworld.
  • GNSP
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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.
  • SECO
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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?
  • KYOD
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    The 25 knitted doll projects in this book by Fiona Goble are so appealing - and easy to make!

    There are boy, girl and animal dolls to make and a whole range of clothes and accessories and outfits. Other characters to make include Ben the Surfer Dude, Marion the Mermaid or Superhero Stan.

    With 35 patterns to master and easy-to-follow instructions, these handmade projects make great gifts for all ages.
  • 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.
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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!
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
  • YVTS
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    Described as 'warm, evocative and funny' by the Daily Telegraph, Julian Norton's A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons is an inspirational memoir that finds the vet recounting some of his favourite - and most heartbreaking - experiences.

    In his 20-year career, Julian has treated animals ranging from cats and dogs to snakes, horses, cows and alpacas and here he talks through some of his biggest challenges and most surprising patients. It's all told with compassion, charm and candour.

    You will recognise Julian from Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet and this book showcases his professionalism and compassion. Whether treating a pet at his practice or performing an emergency procedure in the middle of the night, this hardback is full of drama, sadness and happiness.
  • TLBK
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    This big book from DK will help you always choose the right tool for the job. It comes with a foreword from Ron Swanson himself - wood worker and tool fan Nick Offerman.

    The information in this book will help you understand, look after and use tools effectively. It contains photographs and illustrations of over 800 tools and pays homage to centuries of craftmanship and know-how. Looking at tools from every angle, it will help you understand the structure and manufacturing-up of so many different pieces of hardware.

    From hammers and spades to chisels, this has step-by-step photography that will help you use tools like a pro.
  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - 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 (!).
  • TCGE
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    The Curry Guy Dan Toombs reveals how to make aromatic curries with hardly any fuss in this essential cookbook. They taste as good as any takeaway!

    Including chicken 65, black dahl and lamb keema saag, all of the 100 recipes can be made with little equipment and minimal chopping and mixing.
  • HDRW
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    This chunky beginner's handbook for aspiring artists of all ages will help you learn how to sketch and draw anything at any time.

    Completely inspirational, whether you want to draw as a hobby or are thinking of a new career, it is full of proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement. It's a complete course of tried-and-tested lessons that range from five-minute exercises to dedicated sessions that can take at least an hour.

    With a focus on everything from still lifes to urban landscapes, the accessible tips and advice in this book comes from Jake Spicer, the UK's favourite drawing teacher.
  • HWPW
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    This DK guide to psychology will help you understand more about the science behind how the human mind works and how people think and act in different situations.

    It's packed with clear, striking visuals that make the inner-workings of the brain easy to understand and also contains information on why humans get anxious and paranoid, as well as the treatments for these issues (CBT, psychoanalysis and therapy).

    A brilliant book for students and those who just have an interest in how the mind works, this detailed book offers easy-to-follow overviews of the likes of behaviourism, cognitive psychology and humanism. It will also help you understand why psychology plays a huge role in various aspects of our lives.
  • Our Uninvited Guests - Hardback - 9781471152535 - Julie Summers
    UNIN
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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.
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    Queens of the Conquest is the first in a series of books that finds popular historical author Alison Weir telling the story of England's medieval queens.

    Beginning with Matilda of Flanders, who supported William the Conquerer in his invasion of England in 1066 and ending with Empress Maud's turbulent reign, this book reveals the five Norman queens to be hugely influential figures in history. It also reveals how their lives were interconnected...

    Packed with tragedy, drama and moments of comedy, this book touches on subjects ranging from love to murder and war to betrayal. It's a fascinating page-turner that reveals all about the lives of England's queens after the Norman Conquest.
  • SXTY
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    Your 60s are often seen as the 'turning point' decade. They can be used to take stock and make simple lifestyle and attitude changes that can have a hugely positive impact later on.

    Sod Sixty! is a fun and friendly guide to help you navigate your way through this important decade. It has a very personal approach and will show you how to get fitter, eat healthier and juggle looking after yourself with the responsibilities of family, friends and work.

    It is packed with achievable, practical and realistic strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.
  • WSAS
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    Tristan Gooley's Wild Signs and Star Paths follows his bestsellers The Walker's Guide and How to Read Water and will help you enjoy the great outdoors in a way that is new and exciting but based on ancient theories.

    He talks about how you can achieve a level of outdoors awareness by following the stars and plants, forecast the weather that is coming by listening out for woodland sounds and even predicting an animal's next action by considering its body language.

    Tristan shows how anyone can develop the ability to read nature and the outdoors in this way.
  • BKAR
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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.