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  • Lose Weight Get Fit -Tom Kerridge

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: LWGF
    Hardback
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    Enjoy healthy recipes and workouts inspired by Tom Kerridge's popular BBC 2 TV series.

    Full of tasty goodness, these lower-calorie recipes, including peri-peri chicken, cottage pie and fudgy chocolate brownies, will help you kick-start a more active lifestyle and shed the pounds.

    Tom has lost over 12 stone in the past five years and knows from experience how important it is to motivate yourself to eat better food and start exercising - and to keep on track. There are light bites, veggie dishes and plenty of meal prep ideas throughout this book - and they're all delicious.

    The bonus chapter at the end contains a workout that anyone can do as they look to live a better life.
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    Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2020

    Alison Maloney

    Product Code: SCDT
    Hardback
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    Put on your dancing shoes - the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the chance to go behind the sequins and get the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition of the BBC's biggest show.

    It's bursting with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
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  • The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

    Conn Iggulden

    Product Code: DANG
    Hardback
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    Spark your imagination, forge your own adventures and unearth long-lost skills.

    Conn Iggulden and his sons Cameron and Arthur follow up The Dangerous Book for Boys with another compendium full of cunning schemes, projects, tricks, games and tales of extraordinary courage for children of all ages.

    From building a flying machine to mastering a Rubik's Cube and learning all about the world's greatest speeches and forgotten explorers, this is a book that will boost your knowledge and hone your skills. , The Double Dangerous Book for Boys is the ultimate companion to be cherished by readers and doers of all ages.
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  • Marcus Everyday

    Marcus Wareing

    Product Code: MRCS
    Hardback
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    Waste not want not and do so much more with Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing.

    From nourishing family favourites to midweek suppers and holiday feasts, these mouth-watering dishes can be enjoyed every day of the week.

    Marcus shares his top tips, tricks and techniques that will feed the whole family and shows you how to make the most out of every single ingredient. He also offers little tidbits that can transform humble dishes into taste sensations.
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  • Lego Build Yourself Happy

    Abbie Headon

    Product Code: LBYH
    Other
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    Build yourself happy with LEGO-inspired mindfulness...

    Grab some LEGO bricks and build your way to joy with models that will help you find balance and mindfulness before bedtime to get a better night's sleep. You can also get into the zone and learn how to build to relax.

    These projects are suitable for any level of Master Builder and will help you find some much-needed calm in today's busy world. This book also celebrates the life-changing magic of tidying your LEGO bricks, the way connecting pieces can help you connect with friends and the joys of embracing your inner child. Just make sure you don't step on any of the bricks!
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  • New Botanical Painting

    Harriet de Winton

    Product Code: BOTA
    Paperback
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    Create your own beautiful botanical artwork!

    Harriet de Winton offers tips on painting individual flowers and foliage and then explains how you can use these skills to make art for your wall or for cards and invitations. You can also use these newfound skills to paint for pleasure!

    There are 30 step-by-step watercolour projects to complete, treasure and share.
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  • Wok On

    Ching-He Huang

    Product Code: WOKN
    Hardback
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    Wok this way!

    From dumplings and curries to stir-fries, every tasty and nutritious recipe in this cookbook can be made in 30 minutes or less. They are inspired by countries across Asia including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam and are simple enough to be made every day by every cook.

    The dishes includes lots of veg and use ingredients that are readily available in supermarkets. The majority are also suitable for those with gluten and dairy allergies
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  • The Marvel Book

    DK

    Product Code: TMVB
    Hardback
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    Marvel at the sheer scope of this comic book universe!

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed everything. Now we've all recovered from the emotional roller-coaster that was Endgame, it's time to look at the history of the comic books that inspired these larger-than-life characters.

    The Marvel Book takes you on a thrilling journey through the Marvel Comics Universe, profiling heroes including Spider-Man, Black Panther and Iron Man and villains like Loki and Thanos along the way.

    It features original artwork, illuminating infographics and highly researched essays by Marvel comics connoisseurs that shed light on Stan Lee's incredible creations.
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  • Simon's Cat: A Dog's Life

    Simon Tofield

    Product Code: SCDL
    Hardback
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    Howl with laughter at the paw-some dog-themed cartoons!

    While on his patrol, Simon's Cat meets the dogs that also live in his neighbourhood including crazy poodles, a lovestruck bulldog and energetic puppies.

    These fun cartoons capture the comical capers of different dog breeds and will have readers purring with delight as our hero feline meets them all.
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  • A Short History of London

    Simon Jenkins

    Product Code: ASHL
    Hardback
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    Take a walk through the history of London...

    Simon Jenkins, the acclaimed author of A Short History of England, turns his attention to the nation's capital in this eye-opening narrative history. He reveals how the city evolved from humble beginnings to become an industrial hub and the centre of the largest empire in history before taking its place as one of the world's greatest cities.

    Simon examines all the key events, individuals and trends that have shaped London and helped it become such a special place. He draws on impeccable research and his own experiences to give a personal and authoritative account of the Old Smoke.
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  • Mary Berry Cooks Up A Feast

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBCF
    Hardback
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    Make something amazing the Mary Berry way!

    If you're hosting a cracking Christmas party or celebrating a special occasion, this cookbook has over 160 recipes that work for any number of guests. Among the mouth-watering meals are salmon salsa verde en croute, golden dough balls with cheese and chutney and twice-baked lemon souffles.

    Mary reveals what she cooks for her family and friends on a regular basis. She also shares simple shortcuts and tips on preparing to host and adapting quantities for different numbers of guests (the two sets of ingredients serve either 6 or 12 people).
    This is an updated edition of Mary Berry's Cook Up a Feast.
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  • Top Gear Supercars

    Jason Barlow

    Product Code: TGUS
    Hardback
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    Rev up for a celebration of supercars!

    The Top Gear Magazine team has hand-picked their favourite supercars in this perfect book for petrolheads everywhere. From the stylish curves and cutting-edge technology to the incredible power and obscene price-tags, this hardback covers every element of the supercar.

    It's packed with full-colour photographs and jaw-dropping facts that will delight anyone with an interest in fast cars.
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  • The Archers: Year of Food & Farming

    Keri Davies

    Product Code: AYFF
    Hardback
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    From Susan's spicy chilli con carne to Helen's tuna bake, discover the recipes that delight the residents of Ambridge.

    The Archers Year of Food and Farming shares recipes from your favourite families alongside recollections of their ups and downs over the course of the long-running Radio 4 soap opera.

    Month by month, it looks at the biggest events in the Ambridge calendar that the farming community need to prepare for including Shrove Tuesday and Easter, Apple Day and Deck the Hall.
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  • My Penguin Year

    Lindsay McCrae

    Product Code: MPGY
    Hardback
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    What's it like living with penguins?

    Lindsey McCrae's My Penguin Year finds the author recalling a year spent living alongside Emperor penguins. He talks through every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, explaining how they have become so resilient while also recalling the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much.

    The author follows the penguins as they march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds and reveals facts including how it's actually the males that incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world.
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  • A Game of Birds and Wolves

    Simon Parkin

    Product Code: GOBW
    Hardback
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    Investigative journalist Simon Parkin tells the gripping story of how a game of battleships and a group of exceptional young women helped to win one of the key battles of the Second World War.

    The Battle of the Atlantic in 1941 was an unmitigated disaster with thousands of supply ships ferrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain being torpedoed by German U-boats - all while Winston Churchill hid the number of British men who were killed during the attacks. He also concealed the fact that Britain was weeks away from surrendering to the Nazis.

    This impeccably researched book tells how, in the first week of 1942, a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and a clutch of brilliant young women - gathered to form a secret strategy unit: one that would spend days and nights designing and playing war games in an effort to crack the U-boat tactics.
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  • Tiny Castles

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TCST
    Hardback
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    Tiny castles with huge stories to tell...

    Following the success of Tiny Britain, Tiny Churches and Tiny Histories, Dixe Wills provides another compelling compendium of small sites you'll want to explore. This time around, he's focusing on castles - and although they're on the small side, there is still plenty to discover...

    The delightfully diminutive attractions include Henry VIII's beautifully preserved St Mawes Castle in Cornwall and Scalloway Castle in Shetland, where it is said the blood and hair of the cruel Earl Patrick's tenants were used in the mortar.

    There is also essential information on how to get to each fortress using public transport and highlights of all the special features you wouldn't want to miss.
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  • How To Be An F1 Driver

    Jenson Button

    Product Code: FONE
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    Jenson Button shares the secrets of his success!

    Formula 1 champion Jenson Button gives a glimpse into what goes on behind the tracks in this book about being a champion F1 driver. Brilliantly written with wit and insight, Jenson talks about the people, the places, the pit-lane, the podium and the perks of being a winner.

    He reveals the weird rituals that drivers develop and the best ways of dealing with the ever-prying media. He also offers tips on offering advice to F1 champions and practising your champagne celebration (it's all in the thumb...)!
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  • Fleabag: The Scriptures

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge

    Product Code: FLEA
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    "This is a love story..."

    Starting life as a one-woman show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag was adapted into an award-winning BBC Three comedy drama series and now you have the chance to read every single quote, quip, putdown, side-eye, breaking of the fourth wall and moment of self-depreciation from the series.

    The Scriptures also includes new writing from Phoebe along with never-before-seen stage directions.
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  • Star Wars: Be More Leia

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LEIA
    Hardback
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    Find your rebel voice and fight the system with Princess Leia!

    This Star Wars book is packed with witty words, wise advice and unforgettable quotes from Leia Organa, Rey, Padme and many other awesome characters from a galaxy far, far away. They're sure to help build your confidence and bravery in so many ways.

    Alongside these thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, leadership, activism and assertiveness are photographs and stills from all corners of the Star Wars universe.
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  • Behind The Lens

    David Suchet

    Product Code: BLDS
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    Now you can investigate the man behind Poirot with David Suchet's photographic memoir.

    A stalwart of stage and screen, David has wowed thousands of fans with his committed performances and is rarely seen without his camera. In Behind the Lens, he shares evocative photographs from his personal archives that capture the finest moments from his glittering 50-year career alongside musings on his life experiences.

    He talks about growing up in his beloved London and reveals how his Jewish roots have influenced his career. He also discusses the joys and perils of fame, his love of photography and music and reflects on the changing nature of the acting industry.
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  • My A-Z of Cricket

    Henry Blofeld

    Product Code: AZOC
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    A is for All-rounder, B is for Blowers, C is for Cricket...

    Renowned broadcaster Henry 'Blowers' Blofeld offers his personal A-Z of everything cricket in this charming book. He explains the confusing terminology with wit and charm and also shares some of his favourite anecdotes from a glittering career in the sport.

    This entertaining book makes a great gift for cricket obsessives and those who don't know their googlys from their bouncers.
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  • Gino's Italian Express

    Gino D'Acampo

    Product Code: GIIE
    Hardback
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    Bellissimo! Enjoy Italian food with Gino D'Acampo...

    Inspired by the culinary journey Gino took during the filming of his latest ITV series where he journeys across his homeland on train, this book contains a number of mouth-watering recipes inspired by his homeland.

    There are 80 recipes to try and every single one can be made with minimal effort. They're perfect for weeknight suppers and dinner parties.
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  • The Times Golden Years of Rail Travel

    Julian Holland

    Product Code: GYRT
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    Full steam ahead with the Golden Years of Rail Travel!

    Julian Holland, an authoritative voice on railways and a huge favourite with The Book People's customers, celebrates an era when the distinctive sound of steam and locomotive engines was the starting point for so many incredible adventures.

    Covering between 1900 and 1968, this book looks at the development of the trains, the multitude of railway companies that were formed and the six regions of British Railways and features a number of stunning archive photographs.
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  • Star Wars: Be More Lando

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LNDO
    Hardback
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    Lando Calrissian is here to help you get what you want, when you want it. We just hope that includes how to gather a tremendous wardrobe of capes...

    Any go-getter who has high hopes for their career will love the quotes and advice from Star Wars legends and scoundrels including the wheeler-dealer Lando, Han Solo and even slug-like gangster Jabba the Hutt.

    This witty guide will help you take over the Millennium Falcon (maybe), influence droids and make friends with heroes throughout the galaxy.
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