Non-Fiction

Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • JMQE
    Jamie Oliver
    • £11.99
    • RRP £26.00
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    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!

    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.
  • Down to Earth - Hardback - 9780241318270 - Monty Don
    DTEM
    Monty Don
    • £6.00
    • RRP £17.99
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    Learn all about gardening from the best in the business with this hands-on guide from Monty Don. He provides intimate tips that will help you make the most of your garden all year round.

    Monty believes that growing fruit, veg and herbs is an enriching experience and in this book he not only offers tips and advice but also unveils pearls of wisdom about gardens and musings on subjects including nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs and containers.

    Looking at the best things to do on a month-by-month basis, this book even contains photographs of Monty's own garden.
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017 - Hardback - 9781472935199 - Lawrence Booth
    WSDN
    Lawrence Booth
    • £8.00
    • RRP £50.00
    • Save £42.00
    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.
  • Match Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9780752266053 - Match
    TCHA 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £3.50
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.49
    Match! is the UK's favourite football magazines and its annual is always one of Book People's bestsellers. Available at a back-of-the-net price, it's a goal-den read for footy fans of all ages!

    This year, Match! fans can build their ultimate players (would you rather have Ronaldo's skill or Lukaku's power?) and learn all about the wonderkids who are set to light up 2018 - which, let's not forget, is a World Cup year.

    There are also features on stars' cars, Premier League legends, quizzes, cartoons and so much more. Among the players featured are Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero!
  • GPRJ
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    You know the story of the starcrossed lovers, but you've never seen it in such unsqueakably good style as this - A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet.

    Born into the litters of two rival families, Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies... There's soon a secret wedding on the cards and Romeo finds himself banished from the city after a fatal accident.

    Romeo and Juliet hatch a plan to scurry away together, but there's a chance it will lead to heartbreak. One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, these rodents fill these iconic roles almost as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation.
  • GTNS
    Storm Dunlop
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    If you're fascinated by the night sky but have never had the chance to get into stargazing, make sure 2018 is finally the year you reach for the stars...

    From the experts at Collins, this bestselling and very practical handbook explains which planets, stars and constellations will be visible from the northern hemisphere from January to December, 2018.

    It also provides advice on where to start looking and contains easy-to-use star maps for every month with descriptions of what you will see. It even includes monthly updates on the positions of the moon.

    Handy for both new and seasoned stargazers, this book has been written for use in Britain and Ireland but can be used anywhere in the world between 40 DegreesN and 60 DegreesN (most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States).
  • River Cottage: Much More Veg! - Hardback - 9781408869000
    RCMV
    • £8.00
    • RRP £26.00
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    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall always comes up with delicious veg-based dishes and his latest cookbook - Much More Veg (the follow-up to River Cottage Veg Every Day) - is packed with even more recipes that are not only incredibly tasty but also good for you.

    Putting cheese, butter, cream eggs, refined flour and sugar to one side, Hugh explains how plant-based food including veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils can be the basis of some incredible meals.

    All the recipes are easy, foolproof and versatlie and require only 20 minutes' (or less) preparation. Among the recipes are blackened cauliflower with pecans and tahini, spiced beetroot, radicchio and orange traybake and seared summer cabbage with rosemary, chilli and capers.
  • SRFN
    Simon Brett
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    An oxymoron is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as 'a figure of speech or expressed idea in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction'. Among the best known are 'bittersweet', 'open secret' and 'same difference'.

    This book, written by Simon Brett and amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas, celebrates the English language's finest oxymorons and explains why the likes of 'seriously funny' strike such a chord with language lovers.

    The information in the book is arranged into categories including popular culture, political principle and business ethics - with Brett offering an inimitably witty commentary on every one. It's a great book for anyone with an 'unbiased opinion'.
  • GLTC
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2018 edition of the Giles compilation.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues.
  • RBIT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £8.99
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £11.01
    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out! It's perfect for fact fans and anyone who loves the Guinness World Records books.
  • HYXM
    Debbie Shore
    • £3.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    Book People customers have really enjoyed sewing superstar Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven and Half Yard Home. Now she's back with festive-themed projects to create using leftover pieces of fabric in Half Yard Christmas.

    The book has six themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids - and each one offers simple projects that you can mix and match to decorate your home at Christmas... or give to friends and family as holiday gifts.

    Packed with Debbie's friendly guidance and easy-to-follow photographs of each process, the book will leave you and your home feeling festive in no time!
  • DFAP
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Written by Gary Hayden, an author with an MA in philosophy, 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Philosopher examines and looks into a wide range of moral dilemmas - all based around real-life problems - in this fascinating and thought-provoking book.

    Gary provides answers, from a philosophical perspective, to tricky questions ranging from 'If you don't like the socks your grandma gives you for Christmas, should you tell her so?' to 'Is 'humane torture' okay?' and whether you should throw people overboard on an overcrowded lifeboat...

    This book is full of puzzles, quizzes and questions to consider and debate and also features ethical ideas and insights from history's greatest philosophers.
  • PFAS
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Answering the big questions of the day that we all ponder like 'Why can't a fly get out of the toilet?', 'Is running faster than walking?' and 'If you froze your hand in liquid nitrogen and hit it with a hammer, would it shatter?' Joel Levy's 101 Dilemmas for the Armchair Scientist provides an endlessly interesting foray into the world of science.

    Joel provides answers to 101 of the most perplexing problems that even the most clever scientists can't work out. Covering everyday life, the human body, the natural world and outer space, this book provides scientific reasons behind why these unlikely happenings are possible.
  • Victoria & Albert - Hardback - 9780007968664 - Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
    VCAB
    Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
    • £7.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    Tying in with the second series of ITV's hit drama series, Victoria, this book provides an in-depth look at the passionate and complicated relationship the Queen embarked on with Prince Albert.

    Both Victoria and Albert were both strong-willed and although they were brought together by an arranged marriage, this did not dampen the spark between them. They were first cousins but could not have had more different personalities - she was impulsive and emotional while he was cautious and logical. They were a very successful couple and this book looks at the differences between their public persona and their private lives.

    Based on the couple's letters and diaries, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into the life of the couple . It's full of rich historical detail and gives insight into this incredible relationship.

    There are also character profiles, interviews with actors and an overview of the production, costumes and props of the show.
  • MNFT
    Sachiyo Ishii
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    As it never frays when cut, felting is more popular than ever before and as we head towards Christmas, what better material to make your decorations from?

    In this book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii presents 30 quirky, easy-to-make projects ranging from baubles to penguins and a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer. You could even make the complete Christmas story!

    Sure to turn some heads when on display in your home, all of the quirky ornaments are suitable for all levels of felter as the techniques and stitches you need are explained through photographs at the beginning of the book and templates are also included.
  • SWAD
    Debbie Shore
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Book People favourite Debbie Shore explains how to sew unique and personalised advent calendars, filled with festive treats, for all your loved ones in this oh-sew-good book.

    With designs ranging from traditional flat-pocket calendars to hanging cones and festive pouches, you'll be able to sew something for every age. All the techniques you'll need are covered and the projects are shown clearly with step-by-step tips.
  • The Good Pub Guide - Paperback - 9781785036194 - Fiona Stapley
    GPGU
    Fiona Stapley
    • £5.00
    • RRP £15.99
    • Save £10.99
    The 36th edition of The Good Pub Guide is better than ever before. It provides a comprehensive, county-by-county rundown of the best pubs in the country.

    From traditional pubs in the country to town centre inns and riverside retreats, this is an essential reference for anyone who loves to sample the local ales and delights of our country. It also highlights the best gastro pubs and those that specialise in malt whisky and craft beer.

    Author Fiona Stapley recommends the best pubs for beer, food and accommodation in each county and unveils the prestigious winners of both the Pub of the Year and Landlord of the Year awards
  • Fever-Tree: The Art of Mixing - Hardback - 9781784721893 - Fever Tree
    FVTR
    Fever Tree
    • £5.00
    • RRP £15.00
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    Rather than focusing on the spirits, this hardback book celebrates the key mixers including tonic, lemonade, ginger ale, ginger beer and cola that make cocktails so delicious.

    There are over 125 classic and contemporary recipes to try and they all make the most of the botanical partnership. This book also explores the origins of key ingredients, including quinine, lemons and elderflower and they impact they all have on taste.

    This is the perfect guide if you want to know the full details on what we drink. You can then use this knowledge to make masterful cocktails! The cocktails come from premium drink mixers Fever-Tree, and are made and mixed by bartenders all over the world.
  • The Simpsons Comics Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781785656569
    TSAN 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.50
    • RRP £7.99
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    Everybody's favourite dysfunctional family has been entertaining the world for 28 series now and show no signs of slowing down soon... The Simpsons Annual 2018 is full of comic book adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the other unforgettable characters from Springfield.

    The comic-strip stories in this annual are packed with fun and adventure and will delight Simpsons fans of all ages. Bart takes to the high seas after a prank doesn't work out quite how he hoped; Bart and Ralph are the stars of an unlikely buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frank manages to create the perfect robot prankster!

    There's even a short which finds Marge and Maggie embarking on a shopping spree. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and who better to share it with than The Simpsons?
  • Nadiya's British Food Adventure - Hardback - 9780718187668 - Nadiya Hussain
    NBFA
    Nadiya Hussain
    • £8.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    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.

    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!
  • TCLC
    Carole Matthews
    (2)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £19.99
    • Save £17.00
    A perfectly sweet and warming read for a cold night, Sunday Times bestselling author Carole Matthews' The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas finds the women of the club with far more to worry about than just shopping for presents.

    Lucy hasn't spent any time with her boyfriend in the last few weeks as she's been so busy running Chocolate Heaven. She loves her job, but something has to give... And when her ex-fiance shows up, things get even more complicated.

    Swearing off men for a while, Nadia can't help but get close to Jacob and wonders if he'll be her last chance for a happy ending. Chantal and her husband are besotted with their baby daughter but she worries this isn't enough to base their marriage on, while Autumn has had to deal with a personal tragedy and is receiving no support from her fiance. Will she look elsewhere?

    A festive celebration of friendship, this book will appeal to fans of Katie Fforde, Jenny Colgan and Sheila Roberts.
  • MCRM
    Gomez Huet
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Following in the tasty footsteps of Mug Cakes and Mug Cakes: Chocolate comes Mug Crumbles - and it's full of even more sweet treats that can be made in a matter of minutes with little preparation!

    Perfect for when you want to treat yourself, there are 30 recipes to enjoy and they range from the classic apple crumble to pear and ginger and rum and raisin.

    A brilliant little book full of mouth-watering crumbles that you'll love making and eating.
  • WFAP
    Rachel Pedder-Smith
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Produce beautiful botanical paintings with this guide to watercolour painting. The pages are printed on specialist watercolour art paper and there are even step-by-step tutorials for you to follow.

    Ranging from stems and blooms to floral images and more intricate designs, Rachel Pedder-Smith's fine illustrations have been recreated by the artist in outline-only form and are ready for you to paint. One side of each spread has flowers and recommendations for colours; the other has an image to paint.

    There are recommended colour palettes and artworks to copy and the pages are perforated, making them easy to remove and be painted on directly. The paper also works well with acrylic paints, artists' pencils and fibre-tip pens.
  • Homemade for Hamsters - Paperback - 9780857621511
    HMFH 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £7.00
    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.