Non-Fiction

Bestselling Non-Fiction Books

  • HDGV
    Hairy Bikers
    • £4.99
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    Si King and Dave Myers are cutting down on meat - and they're sharing 80 of their favourite veggie recipes with you in this exciting cookbook.

    With their healthy edge, these tasty recipes will keep even the hungriest carnivore happily full. There are low-cal versions of traditional classics and family favourites and the recipes range from Lancashire hot pots to veggie sausages.

    The Hairy Bikers have never compromised on flavour and whether you want starters, snacks, soups, brunches or mains, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy over and over again in their latest meat-free cookbook.
  • FLDG
    Bruno Vincent
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    The Famous Five for Grown-ups parody series has brought lashings of joy to so many who have grown up with Enid Blyton's stories and in this special spoof book, the gang take their father figure Uncle Quentin to the garden centre - with disastrous consequences.

    Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy decide to take Quentin to the garden centre as a treat for Father's Day. They've spotted a shed which would be perfect for his wild experiments. However, while looking at what could be the new love of his life, he appears to vanish into thin air. Surely he couldn't have gone far?

    A good-natured take on Enid Blyton's mystery stories, this book has been written by the hilarious author Bruno Vincent and will have you laughing out loud. It makes a perfect Father's Day present.
  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
    • £3.99
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    Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book.

    Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route.

    An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
  • MBEV
    Mary Berry
    (2)
    • £10.99
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    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and in this official tie-in to her brand new BBC series, she shows you how to prepare some truly phenomenal recipes.

    There are 120 recipes to try out and they're all presented with Mary's trademark no-fuss guidance and instructions. Anyone who loves cooking will find so much to enjoy in these mouth-watering recipes.

    Mary even shares her best time-saving tips, storecupboard essentials and clever ways to cook.
  • CYCC
    Dave Walker
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • TKDD
    Tom Kerridge
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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.
  • THMC
    Atul Kochhar
    • £7.99
    • RRP £26.00
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    Atul Kochhar is a Michelin-starred chef who you may recognise from his appearances on the BBC's Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen. In 30 Minute Curries he shows you how to make simple and delicious meals in next to no time at all.

    With the aim of making curries at home far less daunting, the recipes in this collection all contain Atul's trademark combination of fresh British produce and a modern Indian approach and the photography of the dishes is sure to make your mouth water.

    The curries make use of vegetables and pulses; eggs and cheese; seafood; poultry; and meat. Our favourite dishes include Mangalorean fish curry, Goan chicken curry and spiced red kidney beans.
  • TLTB
    • £2.99
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    Tapas, or 'finger food' in native tongue, may have originated in Spain, but the custom of nibbling on three or four delectable mouthfuls - empanadillas or, perhaps, chilli olives - with a glass of wine or two has been happily embraced by people from countries all over the world. And with The Little Tapas Book, you'll be whipping up your own tapas in no time.

    With step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photographs throughout, you can learn how to bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your kitchen. And packed with more than 60 tapas recipes to try - inspired by Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican cuisine - this handsome little book of tempting bite-sized treats will keep the tradition of tapas alive and well. Choose a few to enjoy over drinks, or make a whole meal of them for the whole family to enjoy.
  • SMLT
    Chris Arnot
    • £4.99
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • LGWB
    Charley Boorman
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    Famed for his love of motorcycles, Charley Boorman suffered a major road accident in Portugal in February, 2016. Having spent so much of his life on two wheels, the crash left him with a smashed right ankle, severe damage to his left fibia and tibia and serious concerns over whether he would be able to ride a motorbike again...

    Long Way Back is the emotional story of his rehabilitation. He reveals how he was unsure if he'd ever be able to walk properly and recalls everything from the ambulance ride to the Portuguese hospital where operations took place and even the medivac flight back to London.

    Written in alternating chapters during the time he was unable to walk, Charley also provides an introspective account of his childhood and aspiring love of motorbikes and all the formative influences of his life including his touring film director father, long-time friend Ewan McGregor and Jason Connery (Sean's son), the man who introduced him to bikes.
  • SLEQ
    Richard Cochrane
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This book highlights 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, inspired groundbreaking technology and helped shape our understanding of the world.

    It covers classic equations ranging from Pythagoras's Theorem to modern-day game-changers including Google PageRank. It breaks down every equation into step-by-step elements complete with illustrations so that you can understand exactly what they are about. It also explains each one's history and why they have left such a lasting impact.

    This book explains how behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. It reveals how equations are not always baffling and will help you understand their power and beauty.
  • LPPQ
    Hazel Soan
    • £3.99
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    Hazel Soan is a hugely popular artist and in this book she will teach you everything you need to know about painting people.

    Compact and accessible, it has a very visual style and easy-to-follow instructions that will help you gain confidence when it comes to painting your own artworks. It also has advice on painting people as individuals and as part of a crowd.

    She also advices on how to paint people in different poses and settings and explains how to make the most of watercolour, oils and other media. Body proportion, perspective and portraiture are also all included.
  • ISME
    Richard Williams
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    We rely so heavily on the internet for communication, information, entertainment, business and personal finance that we forget that we take a risk when we enter this digital realm.

    A whole host of dangers lurk beneath the surface, from viruses and malware to hacking and identity theft, not to mention the threat to you and your children's reputation and personal safety, which can be compromised when interacting with others online.

    This book takes the reader through what to look out for and avoid, strong passwords, virus checkers and firewalls, other software solutions, how to let your kids surf safely, recovering lost data and keeping safe on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as PCs.
  • IYBW
    • £4.99
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    This contemporary and stylish book highlights all the incredible things you can do with the classic art form of watercolour painting.

    Watercolour has often been seen as conventional, easy to manage and perhaps inoffensive... this book changes everything. It shows you how to use a variety of modern techniques and learn a host of new tricks.

    Written by fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja, it reveals how you can use luminous colour, dynamic composition, mixed media and so much more. From choosing the correct materials to using different object, it even showcases enhanced techniques like creating silhouettes for painting city skylines.
  • TGDA
    Lucy Jessop
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    Moreish, nutritious and full of antioxidant properties, everyone loves avocado and in this cookbook Lucy Jessop provides 40 delicious and health-boosting recipes that make the most of the tasty fruit.

    Whether you prefer it smooth, smashed, chunky or whole, there is no wrong way to eat this nutrient-packed fruit. From smashed on toast for a snack to to topped with eggs for brunch, this book covers it all. I will also show you how to transform it into a feel-good smoothie, a zingy salsa or even a sensational salad dressing.

    You can also add avocados into your dessert instead of cream. his is a brilliant book about a fruit that is becoming more and more popular.
  • TSFD
    Aidan Goggins
    (1)
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    Fancy losing 7lb in 7 days? You should try the revolutionary Sirtfood Diet!

    With Lorraine Pascale, Jodie Kidd and Sir Ben Ainslie amongst those who champion the new diet, the recipes included in this book are both easy to make and delicious to eat.

    Compiled by nutritional experts, the book's recipes make use of ingredients like dark chocolate, coffee and kale - foods that activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called 'skinny gene' pathways in the body (the same ones commonly activated by fasting and exercise, meaning they help the body burn fat, increase muscle and improve health).

    Destined to help you lose weight, gain in energy and to help make your health glow, the recipes here switch on all the fat-burning powers you need.
  • NRDC
    Dr. Bertil Marklund
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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
  • TSFM
    Nic Compton
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    The only official companion to BBC Radio 4's Shipping Forecast, this miscellany reveals how the likes of North Utsire and South Utsire got their names and a history of the broadcast.

    Featuring poems, parodies and covering the most important and key moments the forecast has seen, it is wonderfully evocative and will delight anyone who tunes into the forecast.

    A lovely gift for fans who tune in daily of those insomniacs, daydreamers and seafarers who value its importance.
  • HTEB
    James Wong
    (1)
    • £6.99
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    Using the latest scientific evidence, James Wong shows you how to select, store and cook certain foods and enjoy their health-giving benefits in this inspiring book.

    He reveals how a Braeburn apple has almost double the antioxidants of a Fuji one; how strawberries that are kept on the counter instead of in the fridge will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds; and how broccoli cooked with a teaspoon of mustard will have even more cancer-fighting potential.

    This straight-talking book is delightfully free from fad diets, superfood fixations and obscure ingredients and will help you make your everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) by changing how you select, store and cook them.

    You'll enjoy making any food a superfood with these 80 foolproof recipes.
  • TTGR
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    Ian Mortimer reveals what it would really be like to live in the United Kingdom between 1660 and 1700 in The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain.

    The third book in his bestselling series, it covers the period from 1660 to 1700; a time when Britain was changing in so many ways. It was the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London and also the period when Isaac Newton was making great waves in science. The Civil Wars had finished and there was excitement for a brand new beginning...

    This accessible book answers all the really important questions like where you would eat, what you would wear, and just how much you'd pay for one of those elaborate wigs...
  • LTGT
    Matthew Green
    (2)
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
  • VLNW
    Tom Fort
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    Historian and travel writer Tom Fort, the bestselling author of The A303: Highway to the Sun, travelled the length and breadth on Britain (by bicycle!) to discover the essence of village life and in this personal and whimsical travelogue he shares his findings.

    The first model for communal living, villages still reside in many places despite the advent of technology and modernity. He explains how the chocolate box image of villages may be true in some cases, but how there are still some 'real' English villages remaining - if you can find them...

    Littered with both historical analysis and personal memories, Tom's journeys take in over 6,000 years of communal existence and he also fondly remembers growing up in the village in rural Oxfordshire where he still lives today.
  • FOXS
    Lucy Jones
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    Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love and Loathing in Modern Britain provides a rich and fascinating examination of Britain's most loved - and most vilified - wild animal.

    Engaging from start to finish, Lucy Jones' book is based on historical research and includes interviews with scientists, huntsmen, farmers, activists and celebrities including Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais and Roger Scruton.

    No other British animal attracts as much controversy and debate as the fox and this book show just how misunderstood the animal is. Lucy travels the length of the country to look into why the creature is so ambiguously perceived in modern society. An up-and-coming nature writer, this book adds depth to the contentious debate surrounding the animal and our wider relationship with the natural world.
  • CYBI
    Caroline West
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    If you know someone who likes their facts to be disgusting, bizarre, peculiar and downright funny, Can You Believe It? is the book for them.

    A collection of the funniest, grimiest, grossest and most outrageous facts you are ever likely to have the misfortune to hear (believe us, once you've read them you can't un-read them!), each will have readers scratching their head in disbelief and laughing out loud at the randomness of it all.

    From decapitated cockroaches to sweaty feet, shark attacks and hundreds more weird and wonderful facts and pieces of trivia, the book will literally have those lucky (or unlucky) enough to read it shouting 'Oh my god!'