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  • AATP
    Tim Peake
    • £7.99
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    Ever since Tim Peake came back to Earth he's been asked a number of questions about space travel and what it's like to live up there. In this book, he covers everything from training and space walking to how astronauts go to the toilet...

    As well as answering questions put to him by the general public via the #askanastronaut social media tag, Tim ponders where we should go next (the moon, Mars or beyond?) and gives incredible insight into the historic Principia mission. He gives his thoughts on every aspect of the journey and explains all about the cutting-edge science behind the groundbreaking experiments he took part in.

    Accessible, informative and written with refreshing candour, this book features Tim's own illustrations, diagrams and never-before-seen photographs to give a glimpse of what day-to-day life is like up above the stars.
  • OFAS
    David Jason
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    David Jason, the nation's favourite actor, talks about his life in acting and how he brought characters like Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter and Detective Jack Frost to life.

    He reveals behind-the-scenes gossip about each character (and show) and reveals how each one changed his life. David also explains why each one means so much to him.

    Told with characteristic charm and wit, this is a funny and poignant autobiography from a national treasure.
  • STCO
    Alison Maloney
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    Put on your dancing shoes - The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition including Brian Conley, Debbie McGee, Mollie King, Simon Rimmer and Gemma Atkinson.

    It's also full of exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip from the popular show, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
  • HBMA
    • £7.99
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    In The Hairy Bikers' latest BBC Two show, they head off to France, Spain and Italy to sample the hearty and healthy delights of Mediterranean food. This cookbook has a generous collection of recipes from the series.

    Easy to follow and with something for every season of the year, these fresh and simple dishes will help you embrace the amazing tastes and health benefits of a Med diet. They will help you bring the flavours of this famous region to any occasion.

    Among Si and Dave's 150 dishes are corsican lamb, n'duja stromboli and blood orange sorbet. You'll love every one!
  • RBPZ
    Tim Dedopulos
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    Packed with 100 puzzles that range from logic to mathematical and visual, this book has been compiled by the creators of the Rubik's Cube and is sure to keep you guessing.

    With a cool, retro feel throughout, the puzzles have been split into different types so that you will have a varied and challenging experience as you work through. Perfect for dipping in and out of, some of the challenges really are tough nuts to crack.

    Other puzzles featured in the book include mazes and colour sequences. Thankfully, all the answers and explanations are also included but remember, no cheating!
  • PVSK
    Andy Riley
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    From Emmy award-winning Andy Riley, the creator of cult favourite The Bunny Suicides, comes Puppy versus Kitten - an illustrated story about a bright-eyed puppy and a philosophical kitten who live under the same roof.

    The duo know nothing about the world and will have to work together to navigate the ins and outs of life. Kitten uses its intelligence to work out what is going on while the much stupider Puppy just charges around, doing whatever comes naturally...

    Obviously, with their very different outlooks they clash. But then they meet the human.
  • CTAW
    Melody Griffiths
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    This book is bursting with ideas for warm, beautiful and special throws and wraps that you can crochet by yourself. Among the other items featured are blankets, throws and coverlets.

    There is a comprehensive techniques section so you can master the art of crochet and these are followed by instructions for easy-to-follow patterns. The styles range from 'vintage' to 'around the world' and can be displayed in a variety of stunning colours.

    Suitable for all levels of crocheter, every one of the 25 projects is beautiful and there are even 10 extra ideas for smaller items including bed covers and pillows.
  • ACCA
    Caroline Taggart
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    In Roman times, blocks of text were commonly written as blocks without any wordspaces. During the Christian era, texts became more widely read and punctuation started to take on extra importance... This book finds Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart pointing out what really matters and what doesn't.

    She explains how, to a potential murderer or adulterer for example, there is a world of difference between 'If you are tempted, yield not, resisting the urge to commit a sin' and 'If you are tempted, yield, not resisting the urge to commit a sin'. However, the only surface difference is the positioning of a comma.

    Apostrophes are there to help and to clarify meaning, to convey emphasis and to indicate that you are asking a question of quoting someone else's words... Punctuation is also ideal for telling readers when they should pause for breath.

    This book also contains funny, silly and daft examples of misuse.
  • HTBC
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    In this eye-opening autobiography, car designer and engineer Adrian Newey looks back over a full-throttle career in Formula 1 that has lasted nearly 40 years.

    Adrian has designed cars for everyone from Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost to Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel and has won 10 championships and over 150 Grand Prix during the course of his career. A true engineering genius, he talks about his life in racing and all his successes as well as the tragedies he's suffered, including the death of Ayrton Senna.

    Illustrated throughout and featuring some never-before seen drawings, this memoir is perfect for F1 fans, petrolheads or anyone who's ever wanted to know how a car actually works. It's fascinating and very powerful.
  • DSAA
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • WLDB
    David Scarfe
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    Run, jump, craft, cook and wander with the help of the practical activities featured in The Wild Book. It shows how adventure can be closer than you think...

    From a homemade tree swing to your very own slip-n-slide and even cooking your own meals, this is a celebration of the natural world and the fun things you can do with it.

    Whether you want to reconnect with the great outdoors, are fed up of staring at a screen or fancy a night sleeping under the stars, the ideas and advice in this beautifully illustrated book are inspiring.
  • RSRM
    Rick Stein
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    After taking us on a culinary trip from Venice to Istanbul and then showcasing his favourite foods from his favourite European cities, this year the ever-popular chef Rick Stein is embarking on a foodie journey down from San Francisco to southern Mexico in the BBC series, Rick Stein's Road to Mexico.

    Rick reveals what food delights Californians before then showing Mexican food at its very best and most diverse. Packed with vegetables and based around fresh ingredients, he explains how both Californian and Mexican cooking is healthy and satisfying and will show you how to replicate the seafood of the north Pacific coast and the spices and salsas of Yucatan.

    This book is packed with mouth-watering photographs and will inspire anyone to cook using these wonderful flavours.
  • NTCP
    Katie Blackburn
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    Katie Blackburn, the author behind the side-splitting spoof books Where the Wild Mums Are and Where the Wild Dads Went, adds a boozy twist to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with this funny festive tale.

    Illustrated by Sholto Walker, the story is set on Christmas Eve and, as usual, Mum and Dad have not finished their wrapping yet. Dad suggests having a sherry 'to keep us both going' and this is swiftly followed by Baileys and rum... They then drift off to sleep with the living room in disarray.

    All the Christmas preparations are in ruins but then a mysterious visitor manages to save the day...
  • REFL
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    This contemporary introduction to the ancient practice of reflexology is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the non-invasive nature of holistic healing.

    Reflexology brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. By applying pressure with your thumbs and fingers to specific parts of the feet, you will be able to bring relief to the corresponding part of the body.

    This book will help you understand where to find the reflex point on your foot and where this relates to on your body, as well as showing you how to apply the correct pressure technique. The double-page spreads make make it easier to find reflex points. BY following these tips, you can relieve pain, alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, prevent ailments and improve vitality.
  • A Baker's Life - Hardback - 9781408846506 - Paul Hollywood
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    Paul Hollywood
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    In Channel 4's A Baker's Life, Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood looks over the decades he has spent baking and showcases 100 of his all-time favourite baking recipes. This companion book is full of the stories he tells and the treats he enjoys.

    Each chapter is filled with bakes from a different decade and stage in Paul's life e.g. the basics learnt during his time at his father's bakery; when he honed his skills at the world's finest hotels; and the flavour-filled delights he discovered in Cyprus.

    From garlic baguettes to chorizo and chilli Scotch eggs to his mum's ginger biscuits and double chocolate Danish twists, there's something for every taste in this book full of anecdotes and amazing recipes.
  • How to be Champion - Hardback - 9781409174301 - Sarah Millican
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    Sarah Millican
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    Sarah Millican is one of Britain's favourite comedians and in her autobiography she recalls some of the daftest and funniest experiences of her life.

    From being contacted by an old school bully to living in your childhood bedroom in your 30s and being unceremoniously dumped in a Frankie & Benny's, this is an honest and hilarious book full of confessions about life and all its embarrassments.

    She also talks about how she was good at school but not so adept at making friends; the way she changed her life for the better after her divorce; and the excitement (!) of IBS .
  • WUGY
    Department Store For The Mind
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    Artists, designers, writers, psychologists and speakers explain how everyday activities can be good for you and spark moments of inspiration in this fascinating book.

    It reveals how seemingly mundane jobs like cleaning, cooking and washing up can positively impact on our bodies, minds and relationships. There are cases of families bonding over the washing up and explanations of how chores can help make playful households.

    Based on ancient wisdom, this is a brilliant book for anyone who dreads their daily doings and wants to make them more creative and liberating. Of course, it also explains how making a cup of tea can be a truly wondrous ritual.
  • CHMR
    Michel Roux
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    If you love cheese, you will adore Michel Roux's new cookbook. It's full of classic recipes and techniques that will help you make the most of all sorts of cheese in your cooking. Of course, the results are fantastic.

    Among the dishes Michel shows you how to make are raclette, cheese straws, lobster gratin and what he describes as the 'greatest ever ravioli and pizza'. There are also sweeter treats including orange cheesecake and souffle.

    The Michelin-starred chef also offers suggestions for alternatives depending on your personal taste of strong or mild flavours.
  • ASBP
    Andrew Marr
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    The writer and broadcaster Andrew Marr talks about how artists make good work and just what 'good' means in this thought-provoking book about painting.

    Andrew also explains how the serious stroke he suffered in 2013 left him partially paralysed and how this affect his own painting. This experience led to him asking questions about brushstrokes, colour balance, line and textures and here he uses his own work in progress as examples of failures alongside examples of techniques used by all kinds of artists to show how painters learn and improve on their mistakes.

    A provocative, political and instructive book that will appeal to all levels of painters or anyone who is fascinated by art and its creative process.
  • MSWC
    Roly Allen
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    Star Wars Crochet added an intergalactic side to the craft and now its sequel shows you how to make even more characters from a galaxy far, far away.

    This book comes with instructions for making 12 different characters including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey and Finn and comes with enough material (yarn, stuffing, eyes, a crochet hook and a tapestry needle) to make your very own Jawa and BB-8.

    Providing hours of crafting entertainment, all of the projects have step-by-step instructions and can be completed by crocheters of all levels.
  • GRDT
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
  • RTRY
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    You've enjoyed one-pot meals but one-tin meals are even easier to make and equally, if not more, delicious. As an added bonus, they also leave you with next to no washing up.

    Sue Quinn's cookbook is packed with 70 imaginative ideas for breakfast, lunches, warm salads, snacks, sweets and suppers - and all of them use easy-to-find ingredients.

    All quick to prepare and cooked in the oven, among the dishes you can enjoy are a baked apple porridge, quick flatbreads, risottos, roasts and - our personal favourite - peanut butter and caramel brownies.

    Simple and economical, each recipe has straightforward instructions and no-nonsense tips.
  • I Quit Sugar: The Ultimate Chocolate Cookbook - Hardback - 9781509858361 - Sarah Wilson
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    • £5.00
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    Sarah Wilson, the brains behind the successful I Quit Sugar cookbooks, shows how even if you do live a sugar-free life, that doesn't mean you have to stop eating chocolate!

    Sarah has ideas for every occasion and they range from special breakfasts to show-stopping bakes. We really enjoyed the dark choc and sea salt popcorn (perfect for a movie night) and the mocha and hazelnut layer cake. Other tasty treats are raspberry ripple, coconut butter and vegan chocolate mousse.

    All the sugar-free recipes are easy to follow and this book even has a handy key to paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, kid-friendly and freezer-friendly recipes.
  • BSRW
    Simon Jenkins
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    Simon Jenkins, the author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches, turns his attention to railways in this rail-ly good book. He's travelled all over the country to select the best ones and talks about them with insight and authority.

    Simon is the founder of the Railway Heritage Trust and his passion is second to none. He reveals each station's history, geography, design and significance and how they have impacted on social history.

    Railways are a place where people come, go, meet, greet and part. They're also a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture and this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the engineers, architects and companies that have built them.