Coffee Table Books

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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    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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    A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts (Hardback)

    Olento Salaperainen

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    The likes of dragons, vampires, pixies, witches and trolls have been popular for generations and A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts will help you learn more about them.

    Exploring each beast's legacy and focusing on a film or book that has placed them into popular culture, this is an essential guide for anyone who finds these beings compelling. The text reveals all about each creature's natural habitat, appearance and traits.

    Mermaids, gremlins, fairies and werewolves are also all covered in detail.
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    Artists: Their Lives and Works (Hardback)

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    Learn all about the stories behind 80 of the world's favourite artists and their masterpieces with this incredibly lavish gift book. It talks about artists ranging from Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt to Andy Warhol and Anish Kapoor and examines their works, influences, developments, friendships, loves and rivalries.

    From Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII to Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly cooked artichoke and the romantic affairs of Picasso, this book contains so many lavishly illustrated biographies of incredible artists and looks at the unique techniques, artworks and personalities that made them so legendary.

    An amazing book for art lovers of all ages, this book provides a fascinating overview of so many influential artists in a handy timeline.
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    The National Trust Tour of Britain (Hardback)

    Alan Titchmarsh

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    Everyone's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh introduces a stunning book about the National Trust's best houses, gardens, landscapes, historical sites and artistic treasures.

    Packed with beautiful artwork, this book focuses on National Trust destinations throughout the UK and is full of recommendations and tips for making the most of your visit.

    From beautiful beaches to wonderful wildlife reserves and gorgeous gardens to ancient landmarks, there are so many places to explore and discover throughout Great Britain.
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    Science: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardback)

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    From the experts at DK, this huge hardback book follows the story of scientific progress right from the invention of the wheel to the climate solutions of the 21st century.

    Capturing all the key scientific discoveries, it provides accessible yet detailed evaluations of the concepts, the inventions and the figures who have had such a powerful and important impact on our world.

    Fully illustrated and very accessible, this book makes science accessible and celebrates many of the world's biggest breakthroughs.
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    1001 Quotations to Inspire You (Hardback)

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    'Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book.' Patti Smith, 2010.

    Featuring quotes from the likes of William Shakespeare, Nelson Mandela and Ellen DeGeneres, 1,001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die is a book that you'll be fascinated by. It will be a very special gift for anyone you know who loves history and culture.

    Stretching from the ancient world right through to the present day, it's full of big ideas, witty observations and important musings. The quotes cover topics including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion.

    Beautifully designed, the quotations are all placed in historical context and there is detailed information regarding from where each one came.
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    Le Tour de France (Hardback)

    Serge Laget

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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.
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    A Nation In Bloom (Hardback)

    Matthew Biggs

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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.
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    The Secret Gardeners (Hardback)

    Victoria Summerley

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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
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    Dynasties: The Rise and Fall of Animal Families (Hardback)

    Stephen Moss

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    Tying in with the popular nature documentary from the BBC (narrated by David Attenborough, no less), Dynasties is a beautiful and immersive coffee table book that offers a detailed overview of the rise and fall of animal families.

    This keepsake hardback is packed with evocative photographs that help you get closer to the natural world - from penguins huddling together to keep warm to lions hunting as a pride. Stephen Moss' informative text also offers an astonishing account of these creatures' social lives.

    Chapters focus on the marsh lions of the Masai Mara, African hunting dogs, tigers and their newborn cubs, chimpanzee troops and penguin colonies. This book reveals how animals grow up and play together and how this evolves into rivalries and challenges for control.
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    Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (Hardback)

    Susie Dent

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    Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is an incredible 1,600-page tome that has been used for reference by authors ranging from Terry Pratchett to J.K. Rowling in its 148-year history. This latest edition is edited by Countdown's Susie Dent and features a brand new Collection of Curious Words.

    The huge hardback contains a catalogue of absurdities that have acquired near-mythical status and covers everything from customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear. The eccentric nuggets range from the Keystone Cops to the KGB!

    This coffee table book really is unlike any other reference book and invites you to take the scenic route to knowledge.
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    London Uncovered (Hardback)

    Mark Daly

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    Featuring historic homes, palaces of entertainment, places of worship and unusual museums, London Uncovered presents 60 little-known places in the nation's capital for you to visit.

    All intriguing and visitable, the huge book is full of photographs that are sure to inspire you to visit these startling attractions. Together, they form an image of London which is strange, gaudy, grand, inventive and full of character.

    Endlessly fascinating, this coffee table book is a celebration of London and all its quirks. All of the places of interest's addresses, contact details and opening times are also listed.
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    Art (Hardback)

    Andrew Graham Dixon

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    This beautiful book offers a definitive visual historical timeline of art - all the way from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance through to modern-day masterpieces.

    Featuring masterpieces from artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Van Gogh, this reference book reveals key facts about art movements and their origins and influences and examines the matter and methods used by each artist.
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    The Treasures of British History (Hardback)

    Peter Snow

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    Peter and Dan Snow, two of Britain's most popular historians, discuss the importance of 50 key documents in this incredibly informative hardback tome.

    Presented in eye-catching style, this book finds Peter and Dan offering an authoritative commentary explaining each document's criteria for selection and an examination of their pertinent details.

    From the Magna Carta to Hitler's letter to Chamberlain agreeing he'd never go to war and the official design for the FA Cup, these documents have been researched from the collections of The National Archives, The British Museum, The British Library and the National Records of Scotland.

    A must for all history enthusiasts!
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    Ayrton Senna (Hardback)

    Bruce Jones

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    Bestselling author and journalist Bruce Jones celebrates the life of one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, in this illustrative retrospective biography.

    From growing up in Brazil and starting his F1 career at Lotus to becoming World Champion three times, Bruce recalls key moments and shares photographs from Ayrton's amazing career.

    Complete with quotes from those who knew him best, this incredible book revisits his career moves and the fatal, tragic crash during the San Marino Grand Prix that led to major changes in the safety of racing cars.

    This is a celebration of one of the greatest drivers in the history of motorsport.
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    Moto GP: A Photographic Celebration (Hardback)

    Philip Wain

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    This keepsake hardback provides a photographic celebration of the magnificence of Moto GP racing.

    It tells the story of how leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki have strived to build the perfect machine and focuses on the legends that have made the sport so popular - including Barry Sheene, Eddie Lawson and Valentino Rossi.

    Written by Phil Wain, this book is full of images and accounts that reveal the stories behind historic races, technical innovations and the most memorable moments.
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    Jane Austen Cover to Cover (Hardback)

    Margaret Sullivan

    In the short forty-two years of her life, Jane Austen wrote six novels that would endure long after her death in 1817. The texts are true classics, unchanged and yet still immensely popular some 200 years later, but the covers have changed with the times-from the elegant inscriptions of the famous Peacock cover, to pulpy sixties pop art, to graphic novels, Twilight-inspired copycat covers, and mystifyingly bad digital editions. With over 200 images of covers spanning as many years of Austen books, this fascinating, funny, and art-filled book is a must for Janeites, design geeks, and book lovers of every stripe.
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