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Our non-fiction books range from real-life reads and brilliant biographies to cookbooks from the hottest chefs around. We have books for people with all kinds of hobbies and interests.

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Our non-fiction books range from real-life reads and brilliant biographies to cookbooks from the hottest chefs around. We have books for people with all kinds of hobbies and interests.

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    MOBV

    Mob Veggie (Hardback)

    Ben Lebus

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    This is the ultimate affordable vegan and vegetarian cooking bible.

    MOB Kitchen founder Ben Lebus shares tasty and fuss-free recipes that are perfect for vegetarians cooking on a budget in his second book, MOB Veggie.

    The easy, accessible and affordable (each recipe should feed four people for under #10) dishes are all delicious and use simple storecupboard staples including salt, pepper and olive oil.

    Among our top tips for you to feast on are the miso-glazed sticky aubergine with sesame rice and sweet potato gnocchi and jackfruit curry.
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    Saffron in the Souks (Hardback)

    John Gregory-Smith

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    John Gregory-Smith shares his favourite Lebanese recipes in Saffron in the Souks.

    Packed with bold colours and mouth-watering flavours, this book contains easy-to-follow recipes for street food, pastries and Druze recipes. We loved the hearty mountain eggs, Abu's spiced lamb freekeh and whole roasted halloumi and citrus salad. Why not tell us your favourite via the review function below?

    All of the mouth-watering dishes are accompanied by stunning location photography that brings the wonderful country of Lebanon to life.
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    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs (Hardback)

    Holly Farrell

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    Published in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs is a book that reveals the art and science behind growing your own herbs.

    Providing flavours and scents unlike any other, herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves; or used to infuse a dish or drink. By following the tips in this book, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike can grow their own.

    Suitable for any size garden (from acres to window boxes), this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty and offers tips on growing herbs in every situation.
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    SLDB

    The Salad Bowl (Hardback)

    Nicola Graimes

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    Salads are sumptuous, light summer meals and this vibrant book contains a selection of mouth-watering, leafy treats that incorporate meat, poultry, fish, dairy, grains, beans, pulses, fruit and vegetables.

    Fresh, healthy and delicious, all 75 recipes take inspiration from all around the world and are perfect for midweek meals. There are even ideas that will be the talk of any dinner party or gathering!

    Perfect for school lunches or to take in the office, this book also has advice on sprouting seeds so you can enjoy a nutritious home-grown meal!
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    Everyday Hope (Paperback)

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    Everyday Hope is a little book that will help you think more positively and achieve a number of goals and dreams over the year ahead.

    It contains a tip, exercise and inspirational quote for every day of the year that will encourage you to open up, dare to dream and have more self-belief e.g. July 8th - "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten" - Neil Gaiman; November 14th - Immerse Yourself in Art.

    The short daily entries fit into the hustle and bustle of everyday life and are presented in small, manageable steps. The pages of this book have everything you need to find a more hopeful life.
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    Tapas (Hardback)

    Ryland Peters & Small

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    Anyone who loves the delicious little dishes from Spain will want to get their hands on this tapas cookbook.

    It's packed with 60 recipes for small plates that can be used as starters, small bites or even as mains! Bursting with flavour, the dishes are perfect to serve at gatherings and can all be made in advance for ease.

    Among our favourite treats were patatas bravas and Spanish omelette, chorizo in red wine and peppers stuffed with salt cod.
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    The Secret Life of Genes (Paperback)

    Derek Harvey

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    The Secret Life of Genes examines the past, present and future of the human genome with clarity and colourful, graphic illustrations.

    From the basics to the most complex theories, this endlessly interesting book explains how genes define us as humans and how they govern our behaviour.

    It provides a fascinating insight into the inner working of the human body and answers all of the most common questions regarding inheritance, evolution and reproduction. It even explains how DNA is read!
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    DAIR

    Dairy Free (Hardback)

    Angela Litzinger

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    Are you lactose intolerant? Or are you trying to cut down on the amount of dairy you consume? This book helps make dairy-free living easy and exciting with a selection of mouth-watering recipes.

    It reveals which foods are naturally free from dairy and how they can be used as substitutes alongside advice on food to avoid, essential tools and key techniques. There are also step-by-step instructions for making your own plant- and nut-based milks, cheeses, yogurts, spreads and creams.

    From rice milk pancakes and pizza with peppers and 'ricotta' to buttercream cupcakes, this is an accessible guide to dairy-free living.
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  • SMGD

    Save Money Good Diet (Paperback)

    Phil Vickery

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    Inspired by his popular ITV show Save Money Good Diet, Phil Vickery's latest cookbook is packed with 70 easy, tasty and nutritious recipes and great advice on eating well.

    The affordable and simple recipes in this cookbook include healthier versions of favourite go-to recipes including fish and chips, chicken tikka masala and spaghetti bolognese. It's all about more nutrition, fewer calories and less money!

    Enjoying these family-friendly meals will help you improve your overall health and lose weight in a very tasty way. Each recipe includes vital nutritional information, prep time, cook time, how many people it serves and a price point.
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    PLNT

    The Planets (Hardback)

    Brian Cox

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    Professor Brian Cox invites you on a journey through space in Planets, a richly detailed and informative book that pieces together all the latest research to tell the story of our solar system.

    Brian reveals how all eight major planets have been born from violence and how they grew up together to become living, breathing worlds - and how they're set to fade away as they age.

    He also talks about moons, asteroids, comets and a mysterious as-yet-unseen world located beyond the Kuiper belt. With its startling new discoveries inspired by space probe research, this is a super book for stargazers and people with an interest in space and the universe.
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    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Book (Other)

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    Howzat! The Cricket World Cup took place in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July this year and this is official guide to the incredible event is a fabulous memento of the sporting event that saw England achieve glory in stunning fashion against New Zealand via a super over.

    Illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book explores the history of the sport and recalls the most memorable moments from past World Cups. It also includes an analysis of all 10 teams competing for the prize - England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Windies, South Africa, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    It highlights the star players and venues and includes a full fixture schedule for you to complete as a memento of a sporting summer that saw England fight it out for the grand prize in the world's favourite summer sport.
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    BSKT

    The 7-Day Basket (Hardback)

    Ian Haste

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    Ian Haste is a favourite with both Joe Wicks and Miguel Barclay, the founder of One Pound Meals.

    In The 7-Day Basket, he presents 10 weekly shopping plans (all the ingredients fit in one basket!) that will provide you with a varied and delicious selection of meals for all seven days of the week.

    Each recipe serves two people but the ingredients can be halved for solo meals and doubled for family feasts. From a mouth-watering Monday meal of sweet potato gnocchi with popped tomatoes to a flavour-filled Friday of spicy sesame sea bass noodles and wonderful weekend ideas, there are so many recipes to savour.
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    PYCK

    RHS 50 Plants You Can't Kill (Hardback)

    Jamie Butterworth

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    This book showcases 50 resilient and easy-to-grow plant types for gardeners who are short on time and low on space.

    Suitable for outdoor or indoor gardeners, the plants have been selected for their ability to withstand the actions (or lack thereof) of even the most forgettable gardener.

    There are handy plant profiles for everything from edibles for a windowsill to potted plants for balconies and this book also offers advice on where each plant should be placed and how you can help them thrive without too much maintenance and disruption to your precious time.

    It lists do's and don'ts for different plants and also provides basic information on planting, watering, growing from seed and feeding.
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    JICD

    Jude's Ice Cream & Desserts (Hardback)

    Chow & Alex Mezger

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    Who doesn't love an ice-cream on a hot summer's day? This book from the award-winning Jude's brand offers mouth-watering recipes for classic flavours, complementary desserts and more unusual treats.

    From stacked ice cream cheesecake with figs and cinnamon to a lemon meringue ice cream pie, there are so many tantalising treats to make. There are also recipes for bakes, sorbets and vegan options (just wait until you try the vegan coconut ice cream!). Sundaes, shakes and cocktails are all also featured.

    Of course, there's also a celebration of toppings with step-by-step recipes for sauces, honeycomb, homemade waffles, marshmallows and salted pecan brittle. With its retro jacket sure to put a nostalgic smile on your face, this book is packed with delicious scoops, bakes, shakes and sauces for you to explore this summer.
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    HTEC

    How Technology Works (Hardback)

    DK

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    This graphic guide from DK shows you exactly how various everyday inventions, gadgets and devices actually work.

    Using eye-catching visuals, it demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going - from zip fasteners to driverless cars and gives special attention to those inventions that changed the course of history.

    All of the step-by-step explanations of vehicles are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show their mechanisms in great detail.
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    EGTD

    The Essential Guide to Drawing Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

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    Five practical and inspirational workbooks to help you hone your drawing skills in areas including perspective and composition, portraits, landscapes, animal and still life.

    These accessible and illustrated books provide step-by-step introductions to their subjects with clear examples of what you should be aiming for - from capturing the likeness of a human being and rendering elements of water, trees and rocks to sketching realistic animals and drawing single objects and themed compositions.

    They are suitable for any level of artist and go through the process of drawing and tackling the subject matter with clarity.
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    Everyday Calm (Paperback)

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    Take a breath and enjoy a calmer way of life by following the tips in Everyday Calm.

    From inspirational quotes to essential exercises and advice, this little book will help you stay calm when things are starting to overwhelm you. It has a tip, exercise or motivational quote for every day of the year. e.g. March 9th - "Peace is its own reward." - Mahatma Gandhi; September 13th - assert yourself.

    It provides small and manageable steps to help you stay calm and composed and is a book you'll be reaching for as you attempt to enjoy a calmer life, one gentle step at a time.
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    The Secret Life of the Brain (Paperback)

    Alfred David

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    The Secret Life of the Brain explores the advances and discoveries that have been made in the study of neuroscience (a relatively new field in the history of anatomy).

    From the intricacies of memory and intelligence to the reasons we dream and why we find certain things funny, this concise book is full of illuminating illustrations and diagrams that try to make sense of our brain and why it is so powerful.

    This crossover book examines how drugs affect thinking; why we get addicted to certain things; how the brain deals with trauma and pain; and the effects of love, age and sex on our brains.
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    FRRW

    Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating (Hardback)

    Joa Studholme

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    The home improvement experts at Farrow & Ball are here to recommend winning colour combinations for every room in your house with this stylish coffee table book. From the simple to the opulent, the advice and photographs will inspire you to find a decorating style that suits your taste and celebrates your passions and interests.

    With 13 case studies ranging from city apartments to country cottages, you're sure to find inspiration in so many ways. Each case study comes with a detailed colour palette recipe and gorgeous photographs that show how the right range of colours can combine to create a harmonious whole.

    Colour is considered on a room-by-room basis, with information on how to combine each one with light and space to make the most of each area. Following these tips will help you live better and even find more mindfulness.
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    Gregg's Italian Family Cookbook (Hardback)

    Gregg Wallace

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    MasterChef and Eat Well for Less favourite Gregg Wallace's wife Anna hails from an Italian family and in this glorious cookbook he shares the delicious meals that she has introduced him to.

    The simple and satisfying dishes range from vitello tonnato to orecchiette and crespelle to veal chops, bagna cauda and bowls of vongole.

    With photos of the Tuscan countryside and food markets, this is an inspiring book for anyone who wants to make their own Italian food. Delizioso!
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    The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing House Plants (Hardback)

    Kay Maguire

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    This beautiful hardback is written by world experts from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and combines practical advice with exquisite artwork to bring readers an essential house plant guide.

    From air plants to air freshening, it is packed with information and inspiration and considers a variety of plants for every room in the house. A great gift for enthusiasts and beginners, it covers plants' needs in terms of light levels, humidity, temperature, and watering.

    There are 12 projects to spice up your arrangements, including planting and styling a terrarium, kokedama, a privacy screen, desert displays, airplants on driftwood, cut-leaves and hanging macrame.
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    Energize (Paperback)

    Jo Salter

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    A positive and practical guide to help you recharge your batteries and get that spring back in your step as you think more positively!

    Motivational speaker Jo Salter uses her compassion and humour to bring you sound advice on how to create a balanced lifestyle that is suitable for you. Packed with ideas, exercises, tips and techniques, she provides an energy-boosting strategy that will invigorate the mind and body. Jo even offers tips on dealing with common energy sappers like stress and jet lag.

    This book includes a questionnaire that will help you produce a personalised profile and action plan, as well as an analysis of six types of energy: physical, emotional, intellectual, personal, creative, and spiritual.
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    SEDY

    Summer Every Day (Hardback)

    Acland Geddes & Pedro da Silva

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    The 65 relaxed recipes in this cookbook will help you capture the taste of summer - whatever the weather!

    The dishes are packed with Mediterranean-style ingredients and range from solo meals to summer party gatherings. There are ideas for Al Fresco lunches including grilled squid, chorizo and asparagus salad and romantic meals like an irresistible beef fillet with pea puree and hasselback potatoes!

    There is also a focus on easy boards and small plates and some decadent desserts including banana and chocolate cake.
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    Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes (Paperback)

    Matthew Brehm

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    You don't need to spend so much time on incredible drawings of architecture and landscapes... Matthew Brehm's book is full of tips that will help you sketch urban environments in just 15 minutes.

    The exercises in this book will help you develop the core skills for drawing buildings and cities in a shorter timeframe and there is also advice on playing with proximity and point of view. Matthew even shows you how to capture the unique character of buildings and cities and record details including reflections and shadows.

    This book will build your confidence as it proves anyone can draw - and that good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over... Some of the best pieces are swift and energetic.
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