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  • Lose Weight Get Fit -Tom Kerridge

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: LWGF
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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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  • 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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  • A Short History of London

    Simon Jenkins

    Product Code: ASHL
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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
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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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  • Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2020

    Alison Maloney

    Product Code: SCDT
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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 Marvel Book

    DK

    Product Code: TMVB
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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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  • The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

    Conn Iggulden

    Product Code: DANG
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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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  • Tiny Castles

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: TCST
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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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  • The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes

    The Bake Off Team

    Product Code: BBAC
    Hardback
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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes has now sold out. You can still buy this book by adding CDAQZ to your basket.

    Take a bite out of the Great British Bake Off's latest recipes!

    Accompanying the latest series of the show, this book is packed with recipes that would tempt even Paul and Prue. It shows you how a single cake batter can be shaped and sized into so many different show-stoppers.

    From celebration cakes to traybakes and cupcakes, it shares the techniques that will make your bakes truly spectacular. It's a must-have for any potential Star Baker.
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  • The Archers: Year of Food & Farming

    Keri Davies

    Product Code: AYFF
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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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  • A Game of Birds and Wolves

    Simon Parkin

    Product Code: GOBW
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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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    Simon's Cat: A Dog's Life

    Simon Tofield

    Product Code: SCDL
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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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    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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  • Finding My Voice - Nadiya Hussain

    Nadiya Hussain

    Product Code: FMVN
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    Nadiya shares the perfect recipe for life in Finding My Voice...

    The Bake Off favourite examines the many different roles assigned to her by gender, culture, religion and society and how all of these elements have helped shape her as a woman.

    Nadiya questions the barriers that women have to cross in order to be accepted and argues how, at the core of it all, we are essentially tackling the same issues throughout our lives despite cultural, social and religious differences.
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  • My Penguin Year

    Lindsay McCrae

    Product Code: MPGY
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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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  • Star Wars: Be More Leia

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LEIA
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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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  • Who Am I Again?

    Lenny Henry

    Product Code: LENY
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    Learn all about the life of Lenny Henry, one of Britain's favourite comedians, in this long-awaited autobiography.

    Raised in Dudley, Lenny first appeared on our screens as a 16-year-old in 1975 and since then his career has gone from strength to strength. In his memoir, he talks about growing up with six siblings and how his natural ability to make people laugh saw him through a number of tough challenges including racism.

    He looks back over his entry into showbusiness and how performing in variety shows of dubious quality made him question his life decisions... This is an honest and heartbreaking coming-of age story from a recognisable figure that also includes recipes, comic strips and advice for aspiring comedians.
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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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    The World of Whisky

    Neil Ridley

    Product Code: WOFW
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    Step into the wonderful world of whisky.

    This book celebrates the world's favourite spirit, offering tasting tips and advice that will help you feel confident when choosing your next drink in any bar. It covers the history and production methods of whisky and will show you how to savour the taste.

    There's also advice on matching food to your next dram. Among the drinks covered are famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys and American bourbons, as well as whiskies from Japan, Canada, Australia and India.
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  • Star Wars: Be More Lando

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LNDO
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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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  • Happy Vegan Christmas

    Karoline Joensson

    Product Code: HVGC
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    Have yourself a vegan Merry Christmas!

    Karoline Joensson shares a smorgasbord of plant-based dishes for the festive season. From roasted nuts and vegetables to fragrant citrus and cloves and cardamom buns, all of these are full of flavour.

    Your friends and family won't miss meat at all as they tuck into vegan Swedish meatball, pulled jackfruit 'pork' and gingerbread biscuits. It also includes crafty ideas to try out during the holiday, such as winter flowers, wreaths and a wild birdfeeder.
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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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  • World Atlas Of Wine (8th Edition)

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: WAWE
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    Top up your knowledge of wine...

    First published in 1971, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine is an authoritative reference guide to the wonderful world of wine. This eighth edition is entirely up to date, reflecting all the changes in the wine industry since the last edition was published six years ago.

    Now 416 pages long and packed with mouth-watering photography, this keepsake book covers all the topics that today's wine-growers and drinkers are interested in and includes 22 maps.
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    By Order of the Peaky Blinders

    Matt Allen

    Product Code: PEAK
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    You need to buy this book... By order of the Peaky Blinders!

    The BBC drama starring Cillian Murphy as the gang's leader Tommy Shelby has evolved from cult classic to global phenomenon and this official companion hardback provides fans with a peek behind the scenes.

    It contains interviews with the cast and creators of the show and examines the true history that inspired many of the plots as well as social footnotes including what it was like living in post-war Britain, PTSD, drug addiction, gambling, poverty and gang culture. The actors also reveal how they really feel about the characters they play...

    This book includes playlists and profiles of the women of Peaky Blinders - including Helen McCrory's Polly Gray, the show's greatest character (sorry, Tommy!).
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