Non-Fiction

Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • SMDH
    Diana Henry
    • £9.99
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    A much-loved food writer, Diana Henry has the knack of turning an ordinary meal into something quite extraordinary. In Simple, she will show you how to make effortless food that is big on flavour.

    A perfect companion to her popular A Bird in the Hand cookbook, here Diana adds ingenious ideas for all kinds of meals - from no-hassle starters to sauces that will add a kick to any dish.

    Using ingredients you'll find in your cupboard or in the fridge, among the highlights are Turkish pasta with caramelised onions, paprika-baked pork chops with beetroot, caraway and sour cream and parmesan-roasted cauliflower with garlic and thyme.
  • TKDD
    Tom Kerridge
    • £6.99
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    Popular chef Tom Kerridge has managed to lose 11 stone over the past three years. The reason why? His Dopamine Diet - a diet that lets you keep all of the good stuff and none of the boring.

    The Michelin-starred chef's recipes in this cookbook all feature ingredients that will trigger the release of dopamine (the 'happy chemical') in your brain and are sure to leave you feeling good. It will encourage you to ditch alcohol and starchy carbs and replace them with protein, fruit and vegetables.

    With no need to count the calories, this book shows you how to make healthy dishes that still contain the dairy products and quality meats you love - as well as chocolate. Among our favourites were the fried halloumi with roasted onion salad; soy-glazed cod with garlic, chilli and ginger; and braised beef with horseradish.
  • CRWN
    Nicola Tallis
    (1)
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    Written by acclaimed historian and debut author Nicola Tallis, Crown of Blood is a retelling of the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. It follows her journey from the deadly intrigues of her childhood right through to her trial and execution.

    Forced onto the throne by the great power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just 13 tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the tower and being condemned for high treason and then being executed.

    An engaging and dramatic biography, this book explores a range of evidence that has never been seen before and sweeps away many of the myths to reveal a moving, human story of a young woman who was extraordinarily intelligent, proudly independent and very courageous.
  • AOFS
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Have you ever stopped to think about just how special scarves are? From neckties to turbans and drapes, The Art of the Scarf is a celebration of this oh-so-fashionable accessory.

    Nearly everyone has a scarf tucked away in their wardrobe, but nowhere near as many are completely sure of how to wear them with style. This book shows you how to adapt your scarf in so many different ways. From bold bows to more subtle knots, there is a way to make the most of every scarf.

    With art deco-style black-and-white illustrations to show you how to achieve the right look, this quirky little book explains the best ways to wear scarves with tailored jackets, on nights out or even with a swimming costume.
  • HOWP
    James Rhodes
    • £3.99
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    Accessible and inspiring, this is a beginner's guide to the piano that promises that you will be able to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in just six weeks - even if you know nothing about music and have never even laid fingers on a piano before.

    A book that promises to give you all the tools you need to play this beautiful instrument, no matter what your age, it teaches you the basics of playing including how to read music, the difference between the treble and bass clef, sharp and flat notes and the best ways to practise.

    James Rhodes is a talented pianist and hugely popular in the classical music field. In this book, he encourages you to unleash your creative powers and even embrace your own personal interpretation.
  • RSLW
    Rick Stein
    • £11.99
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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.
  • ANNM 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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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!
  • OPML
    Miguel Barclay
    • £4.99
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    Instagram foodie sensation Miguel Barclay (@onepoundmeals) shows you how to make amazing food for all the family - and it works out at just £1 per person.

    Using simple ingredients and straightforward recipes, this is the cookbook for you if you want to save money while eating well. Among the tasty treats in the book are crab mac & cheese, quiche lorraine and the ultimate £1 burger!

    All the recipes are photographed and we're sure you'll appreciate the tips to help you make cooking quicker, easier and tastier.
  • Davina's Sugar-Free in a Hurry - Paperback - 9781409157694 - Davina McCall
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    Davina McCall
    • £6.00
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    We're now well into the new year.. are you thinking it's time for a new you? Let the ever-popular Davina McCall help you kick the sugar habit and cut out junk food for good.

    The quick recipes are ideal for the whole family and will help you balance blood sugar, lose weight and feel fantastic. With ideas for everything from lunch on the go to quick suppers and guilt-free snacks, among the highlights are Mexican tomato and black bean soup and banana, oat and sultana muffins.

    With healthy meals that will quickly become favourites over the next 12 months and beyond, this book is perfect for anyone who wants 2017 to be the year they look after their blood sugar levels.
  • SJOY
    Marie Kondo
    • £4.99
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.

    Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
  • FIVEE
    Bruno Vincent
    • £2.99
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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, 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FIVEA
    Bruno Vincent
    (1)
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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?
  • 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?
  • The Urban Woodsman - Hardback - 9780857833778 - Max Bainbridge
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    Max Bainbridge
    • £5.00
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    Max Bainbridge's The Urban Woodsman is a hardback book that shows how you can work with wood to make bespoke cutlery including spoons, bowls and boards.

    Max will show you where to source local timber from (without having to pay much at all) and then explains the tools you'll need and the cutting techniques you should learn to make them. He also reveals the ways to achieve the perfect finish.

    Wood you believe it? This book is ideal for both novices and experienced carvers and will show you how to make some stunning contemporary homeware.
  • Olive: 100 of the Very Best One Pot Meals - Hardback - 9781407250632
    OLVE
    • £4.00
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    Inspired by Olive magazine, this cookbook has a selection of 100 one-pot meals for you to indulge in.

    Loved by foodies and those who prefer to spend less time in the kitchen, all the recipes are easy to follow and have a photograph so you know exactly what to aim for.

    From meat-free meals to chicken, beef, fish and puddings, this is a book for anyone who wants to cook amazing food with minimal fuss.
  • HDFF
    Hairy Bikers
    • £5.99
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    The Hairy Dieters' cookbooks are full of delicious and healthy treats that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Si King and Dave Myers continue this tasty trend with Fast Food - a book dedicated to showing that healthy food doesn't take too long to prepare.

    All the low-calorie recipes featured are big on flavour but perfect for those who are short on time, as they can be made in under 30 minutes. From breakfasts, mains and brunches to soups, salads and snacks, among the hearty yet healthy meals you can try are Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters, Chicken Tagine and Instant Sorbet with Frozen Berries.

    The Hairy Bikers have been bringing incredible food to the nation for many years now and here they're helping make healthy eating even easier.
  • Haynes Manual: International Space Station - Hardback - 9780857338396 - David Baker
    INSS
    • £4.00
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    This Haynes manual provides an insight into the inner workings of one of man's greatest technological achievements - the International Space Station.

    Permanently manned, the ISS orbits the earth and comprises modules built in the USA, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada. Its astronauts carry out research into many different scientific activities.

    Examining how the ISS was built and with plenty of awe-inspiring photographs this book looks at the logistics and freighters operated by the user nations, how astronauts live on board the vessel, what it actually does and how all the research is carried out.
  • ANIK
    Millie Marotta
    (5)
    • £3.99
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs.

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • Anatomy of a Healthy Back - Paperback - 9781743088012 - Hinkler Books PTY Ltd
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    Hinkler Books PTY Ltd
    • £4.00
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    Back and neck pain are two of the most common health problems and this book shows you how to decrease your susceptibility to these kind of aches.

    With diagrams, exercises and descriptions of muscles, this book will help you take the first steps to having a better back by showing you how your spine works and what muscles and ligaments affect it.

    By following the tips and advice in this book, you can improve the health of your back without any need for physiotherapy.
  • TESL
    Oliver Tearle
    • £3.99
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    With its die-cut paper jacket, Oliver Tearle's The Secret Library takes book lovers on an incredible journey through the curiosities of history via literature.

    The author leafs through the well-known books that have helped shape the world in which we live, while also giving focus to more neglected works. There's the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the tale of an eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England.

    Featuring novels, travel books, cookbooks and even sports almanacs, Tearle examines and explores the intersections between books of all kinds and the last 3,000 years of Western history. He also highlights some of the links between various works and historical figures - including those between Homer's Iliad and Aesop's Fables and the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack and the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
  • PWRH
    Rebecca Rideal
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    From the Great Fire of London to the plague and the Second Dutch War, this fascinating book from historian Rebecca Rideal provides a narrative history of the year 1666.

    Presented in beautiful hardback and based on original archive research, it looks at how these events struck the country and their lasting effects. Rideal also uses little-known sources to provide an eye-opening account of what happened during these 12 months - a period often seen as a turning point in English history.

    Despite the devastation, there were also many significant cultural and scientific feats taking place - John Milton completed Paradise Lost; Christopher Wren proposed his plan for a new London after the Fire; and Isaac Newton discovered gravity.
  • COUR
    Samantha Ellis
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    In this fascinating biography, Samantha Ellis examines the life of Anne Bronte, an ahead-of-her-time feminist writer who is often unfairly returned to as 'the other Bronte'.

    Overshadowed by her older sisters Charlotte (the successful author of Jane Eyre), Emily (Wuthering Heights) and her brother Branwell, Anne is seen as a tragic, virginal and selfless figure... Samantha believed this before she started researching into the life of Anne.

    In this poignant book, she gives a hugely personal insight into the life and work of a woman who has been sidelined by history. She asks why this is the case and also reveals what we can learn from Anne Bronte's writing.