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Book People has stocking fillers including gift books, fiction and stationery for adults at unbelievable prices. They're ideal for putting together your own stocking with great but cheap Christmas gifts.

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Christmas: Adult Stocking Fillers

Book People has stocking fillers including gift books, fiction and stationery for adults at unbelievable prices. They're ideal for putting together your own stocking with great but cheap Christmas gifts.

  • Never Eat Shredded Wheat

    James M. Russell

    Product Code: WSEN
    Hardback
    (1)
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    This handy and humorous book is a cornucopia of mnemonics, full of familiar examples from our childhood as well as more recent ones and some alternatives to the traditional versions.

    As our memories are mysterious, we need to associate things to relatable bits of information in order to remember them correctly. Consequently, mnemonics are a great way to locate information within your memory by creating shortcuts. For example, 'Never Eat Shredded Wheat' is an amusing and visual reference to provide our brains with an instant cue.

    Ranging from history and science to language and art, this book has lots of useful information to keep you entertained. In addition, there are sections on working out your own methods for mnemonics and memory aids.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Inflatable Antler Game

    Product Code: CN0717
    Other 5 years +
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    All ages can get involved in this fun game. Just nominate someone to don the inflatable antlers and then take it in turns to throw the rings so that they hook around them.

    This will provide plenty of fun and entertainment at parties and Christmas gatherings. The winner is the first one to get all four rings on the antlers!
    Contents: 1 inflatable antler hat, 4 inflatable rings
    Ages 5 plus
    Box size 195 x 135mm
    • £3.99
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  • Hurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult

    Katie Kirby

    Product Code: HGRA
    Hardback
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    Hurrah for... adulthood?

    Katie Kirby, the creator of the hilarious Hurrah for Gin blog, tackles the overwhelming nature of adulthood with wit, charm and the occasional rude word in this laugh-out-loud book.

    From being kept awake by worries at 3am to paying a membership fee for a gym you never go to and the unparalleled joy of plans being cancelled so that you can spend an evening at home eating Coco Pops in your pyjamas, these witty cartoons are honest, relatable and prove you're not alone when trying to adapt to this concept called adulthood.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • London for Dogs

    Sarah Guy

    Product Code: LFDG
    Paperback
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    If you're a dog owner living in London (or even if you're planning a visit with a pooch in tow), this pocket-sized book contains over 120 ideas for things to do in the nation's capital (and beyond) with your four-legged friend.

    Organised around each borough from north to south and east to west, this book highlights a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and a whole host of walks for you to enjoy.

    It showcases some of London's lesser-known green spaces and is also bursting with ideas for weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course (which features jumps, hoops and a high walk). There are also suggestions for lazier weekends with recommendations of behaviourists, groomers and dog boutiques for when you really want to treat your canine.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Luxury Floral Butterfly Memo Pad and Gel Pen

    Product Code: ST2720
    Other
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    With 400 pages to scribble down your thoughts, reminders and notes, this sturdy memo pad is sure to come in useful whether you use it at home or in the office.

    A matching gel pen is included.

    Size 200 x 125mm
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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  • Churchill: The Life

    Max Arthur

    Product Code: URCH
    Hardback
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    Commemorating 50 years since the death of Winston Churchil, this is a unique illustrated biography for anyone interested in the history of Britain.

    It includes rare and previously unpublished images from the vaults of the Churchill Archive Centre and family pictures from the Broadwater collection. Written by historian Max Arthur, the book covers everything from Churchill's youth and early military career through to the First and Second World Wars and his post-war life.

    Endlessly fascinating, it includes timelines, speech drafts, telegrams and insights into Churchill's key influences, acquaintances and family.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £25.00
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  • Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem

    Dale Shaw

    Product Code: LMRB
    Hardback
    (2)
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    Have you ever wondered what kind of questions history's greatest figures would type into search engines if they'd existed during their time?

    This lively and hilarious book looks at the kind of things Charles Dickens would research while writing his latest novel ('things urchins say'), how Henry VIII would look up relationship advice ('breaking bad news to women from Cleeves') and Karl Marx would build up his knowledge ('cheating at Monopoly').

    With some naughty humour and strong language, this is a great gift book for any history buff and will inspire you to ponder what other questions historical figures would ask... You can't fail to laugh out loud.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Star Wars: Be More Vader

    Product Code: VADR
    Hardback
    (1)
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    Embrace your destiny with the Dark Side and move from apprentice to master by following the assertive advice of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Supreme Leader Snoke.

    From negotiating workplace issues to gaining a promotion and managing difficult employees, you can find inspiration from the so-called baddies of the Star Wars universe. If you're in a difficult situation, simply ask 'What would Vader do?'

    The perfect gift for colleagues and friends alike, Star Wars: Be More Vader is a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to advance your career. It features photographs of favourite moments from the Star Wars series alongside hilarious - and useful - advice and quotes about being assertive.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    University Challenge

    Steve Tribe

    Product Code: UCHQ
    Hardback
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    A bumper quiz book for fans of the popular BBC TV series, this baffling compendium of over 2,000 University Challenge questions will keep you on your toes as you pit your wits against the country's best and brightest.

    Including questions from all manner of subjects including literature, history, sport, politics, physics, chemistry, film and many more, this all-new collection of brainteasers will allow you to prove once and for all that you're a cut above the average undergraduate. And with its gold foil finish and hardback cover, it'll look great on any general knowledge whizz's bookshelf too.

    University Challenge has been a fixture of British television for 50 years - now it's time to put your 'fingers on buzzers'!
    • £3.89
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: LMSM
    Hardback
    (2)
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Little Miss Busy and her adventures in motherhood.

    Everyone adores Roger Hargreaves' original Mr. Men books, and now they are all grown up! Little Miss Busy wasn't always this busy, she used to love lazy weekends and long lie-ins.

    But now she has kids and she has to juggle the demands and pressures of being the perfect mum - how does she manage? This little gift book combines Roger Hargreaves' iconic artwork with funny new text that captures the perils of motherhood.
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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  • The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech

    Peter Leigh

    Product Code: NNRD
    Hardback
    (1)
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    This is a fun and nostalgic book celebrating the best home computer systems and games of yesteryear - from Pong and Space Invaders through to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros.

    It looks at the battles between Nintendo, Sega and Atari and explains how each company's strive for success brought about incredibly creative games that inspired a generation. It's a thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane; each console has a Must See, Must Play and Must Avoid game highlighted, too.

    This book features reviews and screenshots of nostalgic games and studio photography of the machines that will bring joy to the heart of people who grew up playing games in the glory days of the 1980s and '90s.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £15.00
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    I am Sure I Speak for Many Others...

    Colin Shindler

    Product Code: SISF
    Hardback
    (1)
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    The BBC is a national institution that draws praise and criticism in equal measure. This entertaining collection of letters stretches over 40 years of programming and captures just how much joy, fury and hilarity the broadcaster has brought to the nation.

    These never-before-seen letters and telegrams to the BBC provide a fascinating alternative history and cover momentous events ranging from the broadcast of the Coronation in 1953 through to the groundbreaking drama of Grange Hill ('just say no, Zammo!').

    The letters have been categorised into different themes including political bias and the Royal Family and this is the perfect read for anyone who loves reading all about the moral outrage of the nation.
    • £3.39
    • RRP £9.99
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    Elizabeth Jane Howard Collection - 5 Books

    Elizabeth Jane Howard

    Product Code: ELJH
    Collection
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    This impeccable collection contains five novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles and all the novels are funny yet touching.

    After Julius follows a family who have been brought back together, but they're finding it hard not to fall apart. Julius died 20 years ago but his last heroic action is still leaving a huge impact; Mr Wrong is a collection of short stories about dysfunctional families; and Odd Girl Out takes an eagle-eyed look at a destructive marriage.

    Something in Disguise is a witty account of a post-war family who are on the cusp of change and facing a crisis; and Getting It Right is a touching comedy about a sensitive hairdresser who tries to start living life 'right' at the age of 31.
    • £5.99
    • RRP £44.95
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    R4 Today Programme Puzzle Book

    BBC

    Product Code: TPPB
    Paperback
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    Question: Which is the only letter of the alphabet not to appear in the name of any US state?
    Answer: Q

    This quiz book is packed with 280 questions drawn from the archives of Radio 4's Today programme. From the cryptic to the numerical and linguistic, the brainteasers have been designed by puzzle masters from Japan, Mensa and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

    Chapters range from Common-sense Conundrums to Flags, Capitals and Nations and there's also a selection of Christmas Crackers to challenge your grey matter.
    • £4.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    Haynes Hawker Hurricane Owner's Workshop Manual

    Paul Blackah, MBE

    Product Code: HWKH
    Hardback
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    This Haynes Manual lifts the lid on the secrets of the Hawker Hurricane fighter.

    It looks at the construction of the vehicle and offers insights into what it takes to own and fly such a classic fighter. It also reveals how engineers keep it airworthy and gives an overview of its historical background.
    • £3.79
    • RRP £19.99
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  • Flamingo Memo Pad and Gel Pen

    Product Code: ST2721
    Other
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    This luxury memo pad comes with a gel pen and contains 400 pages of to-do lists and features a tropical, floral theme.

    It's the perfect place to plan out your next trip away's itinerary or to note down less exciting plans including meetings and appointments.
    Size 200 x 125mm
    • £3.99
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  • Star to Star

    Gareth Moore, B.Sc, M.Phil, Ph

    Product Code: STRR
    Paperback
    (1)
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    This dot-to-dot book is perfect for puzzle-loving stargazers. It has 29 intricate dot-to-dot projects that each showcase a beautiful artistic interpretation of a constellation.

    Sure to engage both puzzlers and night sky enthusiasts, the designs include the 12 zodiac signs and an enchanting selection of Ancient Greek constellations. It also provides the stories behind each one so will help you build your knowledge of the night sky.

    Each design is even accompanied by an overview of the astronomical arrangement's history and myths associated with it. This is a sensational book for helping you to plot your own night sky.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Sod Sixty!

    Muir Gray

    Product Code: SXTY
    Hardback
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    Your 60s are often seen as the 'turning point' decade. They can be used to take stock and make simple lifestyle and attitude changes that can have a hugely positive impact later on.

    Sod Sixty! is a fun and friendly guide to help you navigate your way through this important decade. It has a very personal approach and will show you how to get fitter, eat healthier and juggle looking after yourself with the responsibilities of family, friends and work.

    It is packed with achievable, practical and realistic strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • All That Glisters

    Caroline Taggart

    Product Code: ATGQ
    Hardback
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    Packed with some of the pithiest, wisest and most fascinating quotations we should all know, this book details where they come from and why they may be useful for making a point or spicing up a conversation.

    Written by Caroline Taggart, the author of My Grammar and I, this book takes on the wit and wisdom of the last 2000 years by exploring a range of famous quotations from the past.

    In addition, Caroline explains how misquotes can provide an entertaining yet informed approach as to why things are the way they are in today's language.
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Everyday Happiness

    Product Code: EVHP
    Paperback
    (2)
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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • 64 Geeks

    Chas Newkey-Burden (Author)

    Product Code: SFGK
    Hardback
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    Read all about the people who pushed the boundaries of technology to change the world in this celebration of 64 geeks.

    From the genius of Galileo to Ada Lovelace's computer programming, each informative profile is accompanied by illustrations inspired by 8-bit computer games. As well as the likes of Aristotle, Steve Jobs and Katherine Johnson, this book also focuses on history's hidden heroes who have had a lasting impact on the advance of technology and big names like Arsene Wenger and Rivers Cuomo who have left their legacy on sport and music.

    There are also a number of jaw-dropping facts to pore over... Did you know that we might not have Wi-Fi if it wasn't for the ingenuity of an actress once described as 'the most beautiful woman in the world'? Or that we may have had mobile messaging as early as 1901 if it were not for the fickleness of a banker..?
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Rules For My Daughter

    Product Code: AG1077
    Hardback
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    Accompanying Rules for My Son, this book looks at how you can spread fatherly advice in an attempt to ensure your daughter grows into a confident young woman.

    Harking back to an era when father knew best and was never questioned, the humorous advice, tips and quotes cover everything from internet dating ('never trust a profile pic') to family life and inspirations.

    Very witty, this book celebrates the bond between father and daughter and is presented in hardback, making it a great gift for fathers, fathers-to-be and anyone else who loves families.
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    What Would Freud Do?

    Sarah Tomley

    Product Code: WFRD
    Hardback
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    Sarah Tomley's What Would Freud Do? provides enlightening commentary on the world's greatest psychologists' answers to some of life's most important questions.

    Tomley reveals what Wilfred Bion would say about your horrible boss's behaviour, how Carl Jung would feel about your midlife crisis and even how Eric Berne would respond to the immortal question 'Does my bum look big in this?'

    From the deep and meaningful to the shallow and meaningless, this book will help you answer everything from 'What am I like?' to 'Why can't I find Mr. or Mrs Right?'
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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  • Games from Childhood

    Product Code: GMCH
    Hardback
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    Harking back to an era when all you needed to play fun games was a pen, some paper and your imagination, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for the favourite games from your childhood!

    From filling in the grids of Battleships to Hangman and cut-out card games including snap, dominoes and pairs, this compendium also presents gorgeous versions of Ludo and Snakes and Ladders.

    Providing a refreshing antidote to today's digi-centric world, these games are suitable for all the family and will help you test your logic and reasoning while having fun.
    • £4.99
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