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  • NCOR
    Laura Korzon
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    This whimsical book will make you believe in unicorns all over again. Its 200 pages are packed full of unicorn-inspired facts, spells and rainbow recipes.

    Covering all things unicorn, amongst its tidbits are the fact that there was a recipe for the best way of cooking a unicorn in a medieval cookbook and how, throughout history, unicorns have been described as mice with horns and magical rhinoceros.

    This is a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves the sparklier side of life and has plenty of magical illustrations for unicorn lovers to pore over.
  • TBBW
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    Sports fans are counting down the days until this summer's World Cup and what better way to prepare for the feast of football then by reading through the facts, stats and trivia in this goal-den book.

    The perfect companion to the summer's main event, it features photographs of all the players who will be taking part and has in-depth profiles of all 32 competing nations. It also looks at Russia itself, focusing on the stadiums that will host the eagerly anticipated matches.

    It wouldn't be the World Cup without a fixtures and score chart that can be filled in while the tournament is on. This brilliant book also has a TV viewing guide so you know what channel to watch each match on.
  • HTEP
    Diana Henry
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    A Bird in the Hand author Diana Henry has long believed in the importance of a carefully put-together menu and this cookbook showcases some of her favourite combinations of flavours.

    Diana claims that putting together a menu is still her favourite part of cooking and loves the way they can create very different moods and take you to different places. These dishes are perfect for every season and have been inspired by different countries and cultures all around the world.

    Beautifully presented with a flocked jacket, the tantalising recipes in this book include a perfect lunch of asparagus, peas and radishes with pistachio pesto, crab tomato and saffron tart and gooseberry and almond cake with lemon thyme syrup.
  • RHGS
    Simon Akeroyd
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    Get out in the garden over the coming months by learning from the best - The RHS. This hands-on guide to horticulture provides amateur and dedicated gardeners with a complete overview of garden care.

    Based around the mantra that there are always new things to discover and ways to improve, it covers all the skills and techniques you'll need and has chapters dedicated to understanding how plants work, everyday garden care, problem solving and gardening throughout the year.

    It explains topics including pruning, pests, diseases, weed removal and lawn care and uses easy-to-follow text, clear diagrams and stunning photos to make the advice easier to understand.
  • RAFS
    James Holland
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    Published to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force, this keepsake hardback features archive photographs and uses official documents and personal experiences to tell the story of the people, the planes and missions of the RAF.

    Written by world-renowned broadcaster James Holland, this book covers everything from its beginnings after the First World War through to its role in the infamous Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

    It also looks at the life-saving missions and the men, women and aircraft that have made such an impact on this great British institution.

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, this book was advertised with the wrong jacket in catalogue 358. The image on our website is correct. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • DRVE
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    Rev up for a truly exciting read... DK's Drive offers a definitive history of motoring that spans from 1985 all the way through to the present day.

    Written by petrolhead Giles Chapman and packed with facts, diagrams, illustrations and photographs, it covers everything from the public's initial reactions to the idea of a horseless carriage to the ways that cars might look and operate in the future.

    With emphasis on personal accounts and biographies of famous motor figures, this book covers how cars have become an essential part of modern life and how they are now faster, safer and easier to drive than ever before. It also looks at their evolution from being a means of transport into objects of desire and status...
  • ESLO
    Ryland Peters & Small
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    Make use of your slow cooker by preparing the hearty and tasty dishes on offer in this incredible cookbook.

    Slow cookers can be used day or night and can help prepare your food while you're out of the house so you'll love the warming soups, starters, light bites, one-pot dishes, poultry, game, fish and veggie dishes on offer here. There are also ideas for lip-smackingly indulgent desserts including a blueberry and cherry sponge and coffee hazelnut pudding with coffee bean sauce.

    Slow cookers are perfect for busy people who love good food - and this book has every recipe you could ever need.
  • MPSH
    Jeremy Black
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    This visual exploration of the time in which William Shakespeare lived is filled with jaw-dropping facts and observations. It considers what The Bard was like as a man and covers the cultural changes that took place during his lifetime - 1564-1616.

    From the time of the Tudors to Elizabeth I's reign and the first of the Stuart kings, this book reflects the political changes that were reflected in his works and explains how he worked through maps and illustrations to look at how powerful people viewed their positions in the world.

    Author Jeremy Black also explores the locations of Shakespeare's plays and examines the reasons why he chose to set them in these locations.
  • MOTW
    Hugh Jones
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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
  • PFLI
    Harri Angell
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    Regular sessions of Pilates can help lower blood pressure and remove the causes of aches and pains. This, in turn, can help you live a healthier and more active life for longer.

    This book combines simple and effective exercises (suitable for all abilities) with expert advice and inspiring interviews from those who have enjoyed the benefits of Pilates.

    It has step-by-step photographs to help you get to grips with the different exercises.
  • SLAS
    Gemma Hoggs
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    Gemma Hoggs' Stable Lass is a heartfelt memoir that reveals what it's like to work at one of the country's top racing yards.

    Gemma explains how despite the long hours and low pay, she finds her job incredibly rewarding: she works in the beautiful surroundings of Middleham in Wensleydale and the majesty of the horses makes up for any challenges she faces from humans.

    She talks about the dangers, politics, in-fighting, romances and affairs that exist in the horse riding industry and also opens up about her grief after losing a horse. She also reveals all about the people she deals with - from straight-talking boss Mickey Hammond to millionaire owners and jockeys that starve themselves to lose weight...
  • GACK
    Jane Lovett
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    Jane Lovett offers meal plans for the week ahead in this incredibly useful cookbook. The dishes range from starters and salads to comfort food, feasts for friends and sweet treats.

    The recipes are easy, uncomplicated and foolproof and they all have get-ahead elements that will spread and lighten the load, making them invaluable for everyday cooking. There are also recipes designed to make entertaining easier.

    Jane's recipes are tried and tested and she even offers confidence-boosting guides for home cooks of all levels.
  • AHOH
    Massimo Vacchetta
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    When veterinarian Massimo was at a low spot in his life he found himself looking after a little hedgehog. Little was he to know just how much of a difference Ninna would make.

    Ninna was only a few days old when he met her but Massimo soon became enamoured with her curious, playful and affectionate ways. However, when Ninna wakes from her first hibernation, she's desperate to move on and embrace the freedom that nature can offer...

    Letting Ninna go signals a new beginning for Massimo and he sets up a sanctuary for injured, orphaned and fragile hedgehogs. This book will appeal to animal lovers and fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Finding Gobi.
  • YHOM
    Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
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    From mastering breathing techniques to step-by-step asanas, diet advice and plant-based recipes, this DK book will help you embrace the practice of hatha yoga.

    It contains instructions for 20-, 40- and 60-minute yoga sessions alongside breathing exercises and strategies for mindfulness. This is a great way of exercising in a way that will relieve your stress levels and help you find more energy.

    Suitable for all abilities, this book has been written by experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedana Centre and will help you find better health and more mindfulness.
  • WTHI
    Christopher Winn
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    I Never Knew That About London author Christopher Winn takes you on a series of walks through central London that will open your eyes to the events that happened in the city during the Victorian era.

    Among the little-known facts he reveals are the 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament; a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury that was described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'; and the best Victorian loos in the world that are located near Old Street.
  • CHLL
    Christopher Catherwood
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    Leading Winston Churchill scholar Dr. Christopher Catherwood reveals what the former prime minister - a man often declared the greatest statesman to have ever lived - was like as a man in this painstakingly researched biography. It's packed with photographs and artefacts from the former PM's life.

    Drawing on archive interviews, artworks and personal notes for some of Churchill's most famous and inspiring wartime speeches, this book explores his hidden history in detail. From being homesick while at boarding school to his successes and failures (he disastrous Gallipoli campaign and his blind spot over India), it reveals him to be a powerful, colourful and remarkable character.

    This is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated in political history and those who have gained an interest in the politician after seeing John Lithgow in The Crown or Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning performance in The Darkest Hour.
  • CSEV
    Aine Carlin
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    Aine Carlin returns with another tantalising selection of vegan dishes - all of which have an emphasis on fantastic flavours and seasonal fresh ingredients.

    These dishes do not rely on substitutes of hard-to-source ingredients and will appeal to both committed vegans and those who are wishing to dabble in meat-free recipes on an occasional basis.

    There are over 125 plant-based recipes to try out and they range from crispy cinnamon potato tacos to turmeric and sweet potato soup. There are also sweet treats including vanilla panna cotta.
  • WIBK
    Joanna Goss
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    Give in to your creative urges and experiment with watercolour by following the tips and advice from contemporary artists in this incredible book.

    Watercolour painting is perfect for experimentation and this book is packed with tips for textures, applications, techniques and materials to use from contemporary artists.

    Create truly original artwork as you learn from what other people have done and rub, dab, scratch, scrunch, cut, sew and seal your next incredible piece.
  • HIDH
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    This spotter's guide will tell you everything you need to know about Britain's landscapes - from the bumps and lumps you see in fields to when and why certain trees were planted.

    Praised by Tony Robinson and BBC's Countryfile magazine, this is a highly entertaining and eye-opening book about the things you need to know in order to 'read' the landscape and spot the human activities that have shaped it. The question-and-answer format makes it all the more accessible.

    It uses photographs and diagrams to point out specific details that will give you an idea of the processes that shaped various landscapes e.g. Roman road building and medieval ploughing. There are also details of where to find the best examples of these landscapes in Britain.
  • HACL
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    Master the art of hand lettering and the design and composition of phrases on a page by following the creative advice in this incredible art book.

    It has illustrated step-by-step instructions for drawing the letters in 15 designs (from Victorian to 'melting' and circus style) and even gives ideas on embellishing your design. This book also has tips on chalk lettering and ideas for 15 projects and gift ideas including signs and gift tags.

    Serifs and scripts are also covered, along with numerous borders, corners, banners, bursts, frames and other accents.
  • FWBB
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    Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities and the Brecon Beacons & South Wales is one of the UK's most beautiful areas to enjoy doing it. With the AA's 50 Walks in Brecon Beacons & South Wales, you can combine the two!

    Designed to help you discover the areas at their finest, the book features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. With all the practical detail you need including information on the distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and landscape, there is also background reading on the history and wildlife of each area.

    Local points of interest are also featured, making this a handy guide if you're ever heading on a walking holiday to beautiful south Wales!
  • FWCN
    AA Publishing
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    If you've ever been to Cornwall, you'll know it's the perfect place for walking... If you're planning to go for the first time, you are in for a treat!

    Published by The AA, this guide showcases some of the best walks in and around Cornwall - and they're suitable for all abilities! With all the practical details you'll need to embark on the walks, the books also offer fascinating background reading on this history and wildlife of the area, as well points of interest you can stop off at along the way.

    A brilliant guide for locals and tourists alike, the book gives key info including the distance of the walk, how long it should take to complete, its level of difficulty, whether the walk is dog-friendly and places to stop for refreshments.
  • FWSN
    AA Publishing
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    This AA walking guide to Snowdonia features a variety of mapped walks for all abilities.

    It contains all the practical details you need alongside background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, as well as other local points of interest. All walks have their local points of interest noted and ideas for places to stop for refreshments.

    Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access as well as landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.
  • FWDV
    AA Publishing
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    Featuring a variety of mapped walks to suit every level of ability, AA 50 Walks: Devon is the must-own guide for hikers and ramblers - or even those looking to begin their quest into one of Britain's favourite leisure activities.

    Accompanied by fascinating history, detailed information on the area's wildlife and annotations for local points of interest, the book summarises every walk - with need-to-know specifics such as distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, types of surface, access, dog friendliness and much more...

    Produced in association with the AA, the book is a practical guide to the nation's most stunning natural landscape, filled with detailed information from the experts you can trust.