Non-Fiction

Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • Giles 2017 - Hardback - 9780600634508
    GLSV
    • £2.00
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    A Book People favourite for many years and a man voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many occasions, we're delighted to bring you the 2017 edition of the Giles compilation.

    A book celebrating the 70th anniversary of the beloved character Grandma's first appearance, it is full of cartoons from the Express and Sunday Express archives.

    Witty and irreverent, the 150 cartoons in the keepsake hardback still remain relevant today and offer a light-hearted look at a number of social issues.
  • PRWL
    Rupert Fawcett
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Off the Leash books have had dog lovers howling with laughter, but now Rupert Fawcett is turning his attention to cats - and the results are just as purr-fect!

    A very funny book for any cat lover, On the Prowl has been inspired by the popular Facebook page and features a host of brilliantly observed and touchingly true cartoons about feline life.

    We've all wondered what a cat thinks when they suddenly attack us while sitting on our laps or just where they go on their travels, and this book gives a hilarious insight. It reveals the inner thoughts of every size, shape and breed.
  • Match! Annual 2017 - Hardback - 9781509821198 - Match
    ANNM 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £2.00
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    From Leicester's unexpected (and glorious) Premier League success to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships, 2016 has been an incredible year for football fans of all ages.

    The Match! Annual remains one that should be top of every footy fan's list. It looks back over the crazy year and is packed with facts, posters, quizzes and so much more. It will even help you pick your own World Dream Team.

    It also looks at the wonder kids you can expect to be lighting up the sport in the 12 months ahead and focuses on big-name players including Gareth Bale, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo!
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 - Hardback - 9781847947888
    RPLY
    • £7.00
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    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! 2017.

    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. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    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!
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • JMCC
    Jamie Oliver
    (3)
    • £11.99
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    Covering the entire festive period - from party food to the main Christmas lunch - Jamie Oliver will show you how to make cracking food for the occasion in his latest cookbook.

    With over 130 recipes, Jamie has Christmas covered. From party fare to edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and ideas for what you should do with all the leftovers, he's even made sure every dish can be cooked at the same oven temperature - making things easier for you to mix and match.

    Describing it as the greatest hits, there are meat and fish dishes, veggie and vegan plates, gravy and trimmings and some truly spectacular desserts. All tried and trusted, you'll return to this cookbook again and again.
  • GNHI
    Gino D'Acampo
    • £6.99
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    We are currently out of stock of Gino's Hidden Italy.

    Teaching you how to cook and eat like a true Italian, Gino D'Acampo is back and ready to take you on a journey of discovery through Northern Italy in this gorgeous cookbook.
    Revealing the secrets of Italian food, Gino introduces 80 new recipes that are delicious and will help bring the taste of Italy onto your dining room table. Accompanying a primetime series called Hidden Italy, there are chapters dedicated to antipasti, pasta, risotto, meat, fish, vegetables, baking and desserts.

    From peach picking in Turin to truffle hunting in Piedmote, Gino has done it all and here he shows you the best ways to use local and seasonal Italian ingredients.
  • LRGM
    Guy Martin
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    Guy Martin's books always provide an exhilarating insight into the daredevil's full-throttle life. But what would happen if he couldn't take part in road races? This exciting book will show you that even when he's in pain, he's in no mood to rest up...

    Guy describes how it felt when he crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world's fastest race track. This accident left him with a broken spine and hand and he was unable to take part in road racing for a while but he didn't take it easy. He took it upon himself to break records on the world's biggest Wall of Death, cycled 2,745 miles across the length of the Unites States (while sleeping rough) and travelled to Latvia to investigate his family's roots.

    He also talks about the wacky races he took part in while recovering including wild Harley choppers on dirt and turbo-charged Transit vans through the Nevada desert. Of course, he's also got his day job at the truck yard and butty van.
  • FIVEA
    Bruno Vincent
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, the gang face what could be their toughest task yet - parenthood.

    With all the missions they've completed in the past, you'd have thought that bringing up a baby would be kid's play for The Five. However, when they find themselves looking after Cousin Rupert and his wife's baby, they have to deal with all sorts of issues - from fear to tiredness and responsibility.

    They have no idea if what they're doing is right or why the baby is crying. They use Dr Google constantly and are frustrated by the responses that range from 'don't worry about it' to 'rush her to the A & E'. Soon, the Five are reduced to trembling wrecks and all of them are quietly seething. Could this be an adventure too far?
  • FIVEB
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - is it possible to get a gluten-free cream tea?

    The Five are all feeling rather rum and whatever they do in their attempts to get better doesn't seem to work. As they try to cure themselves, all sorts of terrifying issues occur. Julian goes online and self-diagnoses that he has pancreatic cancer and bird flu, Anne decides to have herself exorcised, Dick goes to witch doctor who calls himself a 'homeopath' and George is the one who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet - hence the group enter a world of hard-to-find and maddeningly expensive specialist food.
  • FIVED
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - can they understand what a 'strategy away day' actually is?

    The Five have been sent on their greatest adventure yet and it's one that they've been assured will make them an even better team. They're booked in a nice hotel right next to the jolly motorway services and are taught a host of team-building exercises by a nice (but somewhat depressed) man.

    But then they come across some sneaky messages. Is there are a smuggler's plot afoot? Or is it just office gossip. This laugh-out-loud book is perfect for anyone who just can't stand office jargon.
  • FIVEC
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they test themselves to see if they can go for a full month without touching any booze.

    The Five old friends think it will be easy to give up alcohol for charity for four weeks but they're soon surprised by how difficult this seemingly simple task is. The days are longer, they're getting to see each other for who they really are and the empty laughter of conversation is getting harder to fake.

    They're fully aware they're saving money and losing weight but the world itself is turning into something quite slow and dreary. Soon the friends are snapping at each other - and then they fight. Is this the challenge to defeat The Famous Five once and for all?
  • FIVEE
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they face perhaps their toughest challenge yet - will their friendship be able to survive the trials and tribulations of the Brexit referendum?

    On the night of the referendum, the gang have retired to Kirrin Island to escape the rancour of public debate and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. George is in favour of remain while Julian is a 'Brexiteer'. As the gang camp out, things get heated when George rigs up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep up to date and then things take a turn for the worse when her initial hope that remainers triumph proves premature...

    Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up and as the new day dawns , George declares that Brexit means Kirin Island is also exiting Britain. But there's far too much red tape to get through for everyone to live happily ever after...
  • NGEL
    Monty Don
    (1)
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    Monty Don, the popular Gardeners' World presenter, provides a passionate celebration of dogs and how much they mean to us in the heart-warming Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.

    After appearing on the show, Nigel became a star in his own right. He's charming, handsome and obedient, like so many dogs are. In this memoir, Monty fondly recalls the dogs he has grown up with and explores why we love this animal so much. He looks at why they have such an emotional and domestic impact on us all.

    A gentle read with plenty of heart-warming humour, this is a book about the deep love humans feel for these paw-some pals.
  • WHBK
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    This impressive book celebrates the work of the world's most famous (but also most secretive) street artist - Banksy.

    Presented in stunning hardback, it looks over the whole of Banksy's street art career all the way from his early work in 2002 to his New York residency in 2013 and beyond. There are full-page photographs of every work to pore over.

    A rare artist whose work is both accessible yet complex and with many layers of meaning, author Xavier Tapies gives an insight into the ntriguing background of each piece of Banksy art. There's also a double-spread world map so you can see where each stencil was painted.
  • SFFC
    Jamie Oliver
    • £11.99
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    Did you know the average Brit can only cook nine recipes and often has the same home menu week in, week out? Luckily, Jamie Oliver is here to help you broaden your repertoire with his latest cookbook, Super Food Family Classics.

    Following on from his bestselling Everyday Super Food, the recipes in this book are amazingly tasty and also healthy and nutritious. Jamie will show you how to sneak in extra veg to squash mac 'n' cheese, master the art of chicken goujons and plan your week ahead with freezer-friendly fare like jumbo fish fingers.

    The ingredients are easily sourced and recipes easy to follow. Throughout the book, Jamie shares his ideas for breakfasts, salads, traybakes and much more.
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    Ben Fogle
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    Popular presenter Ben Fogle has previously written about his love of adventure and the labrador. In his latest book, he celebrates a British institution - the Land Rover.

    Travelling the length of the nation in his Old Series 1 Land Rover, Ben spends time with Defender enthusiast Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Royal Marines and the Dartmoor search-and-rescue teams as he attempts to explain why Britain has fallen for this most iconic of vehicles.

    He visits the Bristol dockyard where Defenders are despatched around the world and heads onto the Western Isles of Scotland and Islay, the island where the prototypes were put through their paces in the 1940s. After almost 70 years and 2 million vehicles, the Land Rover Defender has now ceased production and this is a fitting tribute to its durability, popularity and legacy.
  • Star Wars Crochet - Paperback - 9781781574003 - Lucy Collin
    SWCT
    Lucy Collin
    • £10.00
    • RRP £19.99
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    Are you a craft fan who also loves Star Wars? Well, get ready to power up your crochet hook and make some amazing Star Wars characters with this out-of-this-world set.

    With all the materials (five colours of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads and a yarn needle) you need to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper included, the book also has instructions for making the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and the lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    Perfect for creative Jedi, the book has step-by-step instructions and the finished projects can be played with or displayed for all to see. Every character has been inspired by the popular Japanese style of amigurumi.
  • ENGC
    Simon Jenkins
    • £8.99
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    Simon Jenkins, who previously brought you England's Thousand Best Churches, provides a fascinating and personal insight into the history of England's cathedrals in this gloriously illustrated read.

    The nation's glory, cathedrals become one of the landmarks of the city in which they are built. They tower over landscapes and outrank palaces, castles and mansions. Objects of pilgrimage for those seeking faith, consolation and beauty, they reflect our social history.

    Offering welfare, these beautiful pieces of architecture are so beloved by so many and this book celebrates the most impressive, important and iconic.
  • Pixiwoo: Face - Hardback - 9781911274544
    HL2119
    • £5.00
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    Pixiwoo is a phenomenally popular YouTube channel that educates women and men of all ages about make-up. Face is a book from the team that will show you how to achieve the perfect look.

    Fully illustrated with photos from Sam and Nic's tutorials, the book includes advice, techniques and top tips for your skin, brows, eyes, lashes and lips. There are recommendations of tools and the manual even tells you how to manage each style to suit your looks.

    Whether you're a beginner, an aspiring make-up artist or just want to try something new Face is the book for you.
  • HBCH
    Hairy Bikers
    • £7.99
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    You'll have seen Si and Dave bring a whole new variety of flavours to the standard meal staple of chicken and egg in their latest hit BBC show. Now you can bring these tasty treats into your own home with the help of this tie-in cookbook.

    With recipes perfect for the whole family, this cookbook is bursting with chicken recipes and egg-based puddings and starters. The recipes are easy to follow and there also tips to swap ingredients and techniques to learn from.

    Featuring the Hairy Bikers at their best, this is a cookbook that shows how there is far more to chicken than you would expect. It truly is a show-stopping celebration of this traditional favourite - it shows you how to make roasts, bakes, pies, puddings, casseroles braises and so much more.
  • RSLW
    Rick Stein
    • £11.99
    • RRP £25.00
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    Rick Stein heads off all around Europe in search of good food in this tie-in cookbook to his hit TV show, Rick Stein's Long Weekends.

    From Copenhagen to Cadiz and Berlin to Bologna, he looks at some of the incredible national dishes and shows you how to make them in the comfort of your own home.

    Accompanying the second series, there is also some fascinating photography of the countries that will surely inspire your next trip away.
  • Doctor Who: The Whoniverse - Hardback - 9781785940613 - Justin Richards
    DWHN
    Justin Richards
    • £10.00
    • RRP £35.00
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    Calling all Whovians! This compendium will take you on a journey through time and space without having to enter the TARDIS.

    A never-before-seen history, this definitive guide is packed with full-colour illustrations, maps, charts and photography from the long-running BBC show. It features the uprisings, wars and battles that the Doctor has seen and explains how the history of the planets Gallifrey, Skaro, Mars and Sontar have affected him.

    Beautifully presented, this book also provides a glimpse into the untold histories of other planets and lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. Many of these creatures will have had you hiding behind the sofa including the Daleks, Cybermen and the Weeping Angels.
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
    CLTD
    • £6.99
    • RRP £39.95
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.