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Get the perfect coffee table book to give your guests an interesting read, from wine tasting to nature, superheroes to world records. Hand-picked by our experts, we're sure you'll find a book you'll love.

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  • Literary Landscapes

    John Sutherland

    Product Code: LITL
    Hardback
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    Find out why a destination makes a story and step into the greatest worlds from literary history.

    Literary Landscapes finds John Sutherland bringing together an eclectic collage of over 50 familiar literary worlds and pairing them with original maps, illustrations, photography and archive material. John argues that the scenery, landscape and era plays a vital part in so many tales...

    The essays in this book follow Leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin and explore the war-torn Paris featured in Les Miserables. They also invite you to listen to the churning paddles of Mississippi steamboats in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £25.00
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  • Armchair General

    Stuart Thresher

    Product Code: ARMC
    Hardback
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    Enjoy a journey through history without leaving your home...

    Armchair General provides concise accounts of major British battles that changed the course of history on all five continents for every day of the year - from Viking invasions and Agincourt to Waterloo, Passchendaele and the War on Terror...

    The book is presented in calendar days with all the great battles included and many lesser known, always British but often in conjunction with the Commonwealth and our other allies.

    It looks over the politics, economics, geography and strategies behind each conflict.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £25.00
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    A Nation In Bloom

    Matthew Biggs

    Product Code: ANIB
    Hardback
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    Featuring a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh and introduction from Sir Nicholas Bacon, Matthew Biggs' A Nation in Bloom is a beautiful hardback tome that celebrates the people, plants and places of the Royal Horticultural Society.

    This book reveals the story of the RHS and how it works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. Biggs explains the RHS's role in the future of horticulture and celebrates its five famous British gardens including Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Bridgewater with Jason Ingram's sumptuous photographs.

    This book also provides an insight into the Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and reveals how the RHS helps define new gardening trends, encourage children to eat veg through the Campaign for School Gardening and inspire communities through Britain in Bloom.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £30.00
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  • London's Underground

    Oliver Green

    Product Code: LNDU
    Hardback
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    Mind the Gap! And just imagine London without the Tube...

    The Underground helps millions of people find their way across the city every year and stops off at destinations ranging from leafy suburbs to bustling streets in the heart of the city.

    Complete with photography by the award-winning Benjamin Graham, this book (published in association with Transport for London) by Tube expert Oliver Green traces the history of the Underground - covering all its troubles, triumphs and the important role it plays in shaping London's economy, geography, tourism and identity.
    • £3.00
    • RRP £35.00
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  • Le Tour de France

    Serge Laget

    Product Code: LTDF
    Hardback
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    One of the world's favourite sporting events, Le Tour de France finds cyclists competing in a huge test of skill, passion and endurance.

    This authoritative hardback looks over the event in great detail and contains over 300 photographs from its history - including some from the 19th century.

    Fully up to date with analysis of the 2017 tour (which found Chris Froome joining an elite club of four-time and three-in-a-row winners) alongside all the memorable moments from yesteryear, this beautiful book contains action shots of the most famous stars of the saddle and archive images of brochures, newspaper clippings, posters and postcards.
    • £4.00
    • RRP £20.00
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