Non-Fiction

Coffee Table Books

  • James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters - Paperback - 9780241237984 - DK
    JBMP
    (1)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £12.00
    Fully updated and presented in a paperback format, James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters is a lavish film-by-film guide that boasts the most impressive visual collection of James Bond movie posters to date.

    Including Skyfall and Spectre, this book features a host of rare and sought-after posters as well as spectacular, unused concept artwork, unique teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

    A celebration of cinema's most famous spy, this book will make the perfect gift for any 007 fan that you know.
  • 10,000 Things You Need to Know - Hardback - 9780857624277 - Elspeth Beidas
    TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
    • £9.00
    • RRP £28.00
    • Save £19.00
    This book takes 10 subject areas and divides them into 10 sections of 100 profiles each - making it the ultimate list book!

    From the visual, literary and performing arts to history, society and philosophy, design and technology, science and nature, travel, sport and leisure to food and drink, each list is full of fascinating insights.

    A great book to dip in and out of, it'll make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history, popular culture and trivia.
  • WHBK
    • £9.99
    • RRP £24.99
    • Save £15.00
    This impressive book celebrates the work of the world's most famous (but also most secretive) street artist - Banksy.

    Presented in stunning hardback, it looks over the whole of Banksy's street art career all the way from his early work in 2002 to his New York residency in 2013 and beyond. There are full-page photographs of every work to pore over.

    A rare artist whose work is both accessible yet complex and with many layers of meaning, author Xavier Tapies gives an insight into the ntriguing background of each piece of Banksy art. There's also a double-spread world map so you can see where each stencil was painted.
  • The Times Concise Atlas of the World - Hardback - 9780007950782 - Times Atlases
    TCAW
    Times Atlases
    • £15.00
    • RRP £90.00
    • Save £75.00
    A stunning book that comes in a protective slipcase, this fully revised and updated edition of The Times: Concise Atlas of the World provides beautiful and comprehensive reference mapping for countries across the world.

    The atlas covers all the most important geographical issues we face and the populations of the major cities are also included. Historical maps show the political make-up of the world over the past 150 years and there are also plans for 41 of the world's major cities.

    The expanded satellite imagery section contains overview images of each continent, and they're all complemented by further detailed images. A wonderful addition to any household, the reference book helps you explore the world without even having to leave your armchair.
  • DCCE
    • £9.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £20.01
    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.
  • The World Atlas of Whisky - Hardback - 9781845339517 - Dave Broom
    WATW
    Dave Broom
    • £10.00
    • RRP £35.00
    • Save £25.00
    This huge-format book will tell anyone who loves a glass of whisky everything they need to know about this most sophisticated of tipples.

    Full of information about the world of whisky, it is fully up to date, beautifully illustrated and covers the history of the drink, the process by which it is made and the finest distilleries from all over the world.

    There are in-depth descriptions of all the Scottish distilleries, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the whisky-producing world are also given equally informative coverage.

    Whether you know what kind of whisky like or if you want to try something new, this will be the ideal companion.
  • Jewel - Hardback - 9780241226032
    JEWL
    • £9.00
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £16.00
    An all-in-one guide to every kind of jewel, gem and semi-precious stone there is, this is a very lavish and beautifully presented book - complete with a flocked jacket.

    Published by DK, it is packed with spectacular photographs, intriguing overviews of the stones' histories and some incredible true-life stories. It takes an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery including the Koh-i-Noor, Faberege eggs and the Hope diamond.

    A sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth, this is a brilliant book for anyone who is fascinated by gemstones, mineral and metals.
  • THNT
    Alastair Fothergill
    • £9.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £15.01
    Accompanying the breathtaking BBC series, The Hunt is a book that dramatically captures the dramatic encounters between predator and prey in breathtaking detail.

    Packed with over 240 breathtaking photographs from the series, the extraordinary strategies you can see are those of cheetahs, killer whales and African wild dogs. It discusses how each predator's action is fine-tuned to their natural environment.

    The final chapter of the book goes behind the scenes to recount the adventures of the production teams as they themselves stalk their quarry - and are sometimes stalked - revealing how the key sequences were filmed.
  • THYB
    DK
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £10.00
    This DK book will take you on a visual exploration of the world's past and will entertain and inform everyone from avid students to armchair historians.

    Spanning from the first humans arriving in Australia around 45,000 years ago to the modern world as we know it, the book is written in plain, accessible English and gives short and pithy explanations for all the events that have shaped our world.

    It also features step-by-step diagrams to help you untangle knotty concepts and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about our past. From revolutions to changes in civilisations and advancements in technology, it reveals just how much our world has changed over the years.
  • Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart - Hardback - 9781472919007 - Stephen Moss
    HLND
    Stephen Moss
    • £5.00
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £20.00
    Accompanying the BBC series of the same name, Highlands: Scotland's Wild Heart is a book that follows a year in the lives of a cast of wild animals as they try to survive in this tough yet beautiful landscape.

    Europe's greatest wilderness, the Scottish Highlands is a stunning land full of snow-capped mountains, incredible lochs and some truly breathtaking wildlife. Red Deer stags fight for the right to win a mate on the main land, while the offshore islands are homes to millions of seabirds and the seas themselves contain basking sharks, orcas and bottlenose dolphins.

    Full of spectacular photography and Stephen Moss' authoritative yet accessible text, this is a brilliant book for people who love nature. It also includes a foreword from the programme's narrator, Ewan McGregor.
  • MBOL
    Nick Harper
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    For those about to rock (and read), this addictive and distinctive book will reveal a whole host of trivia about guitar music.

    Ever since their amps arrived on the stage in 1962, Marshall has been one of the go-to manufacturers for the world's greatest bands and this book collects together thousands of facts and figures about bands ranging from The Ramones and Iron Maiden to today's top acts.

    Very well researched and complemented by eye-catching illustrations, this is a must for any music lover. Among the things you'll be able to find out are the loudest band of all time, the bands responsible for the longest guitar solos and some of the most famous songs to have been banned from the airwaves.
  • MVSC
    • £8.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £16.01
    From the stars of the silent era through to today's Hollywood headliners, Movie Star Chronicles is the definitive guide to 330 of our finest actors and actresses - from Christopher Lee to Jennifer Lawrence and James Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, this is a must for any movie buff's bookshelf and provides overviews and opinions on all the actors listed. With a colourful infographic for each star showing the key films in each career, the book also has plenty of stills and photographs to pore over.

    Written by esteemed critic Ian Haydn Smith as an encyclopedia for the 21st century, the book also looks a the different genres of films and their role in the development of key character types in the cinematic cannon.
  • GRNT
    Stephen Lacey
    • £10.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £19.01
    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
  • The Literature Book - Hardback - 9780241015469
    LITB
    • £4.00
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £12.99
    A book all about books, The Literature Book showcases the greatest reads of all time.

    Featuring over 100 bestselling books from all over the world, there are detailed plot summaries of classics including The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein.

    Complemented by stunning images and inspirational quotes, The Literature Book also delves into the famed fiction of acclaimed authors and provides literary criticism of their work.
  • The Star Trek Book - Hardback - 9780241232279 - DK
    TSTB
    DK
    • £5.00
    • RRP £16.99
    • Save £11.99
    Boldly go where no one has gone before and explore several centuries of intergalactic history with The Star Trek Book.

    This hugely detailed book covers all the films and TV series based around the Starship Enterprise and will reveal many facts about the popular, long-running franchise. Ever wondered who the first captain of the ship was? How about the galactic quadrant in which planet Earth was located? You'll find all the answers in here.

    Star Trek Beyond will be in cinemas this summer so now is the perfect time for any potential Trekkie to learn about the incredible heroes, villains and worlds. Ideal for long-term fans as well, the book is packed with visuals, graphics and quotes from the past 50 years of Star Trek!
  • Galaxy - Hardback - 9780007935987
    LAXY
    (1)
    • £4.00
    • RRP £17.99
    • Save £13.99
    Comprehensive and fully up to date, Galaxy: Explore the Universe, Planets and Stars is an accessible guide to the solar system and our night skies.

    Enhanced by hundreds of striking images of planets and moons, the book also includes maps that show the stars, clusters and galaxies that are visible with binoculars or a small telescope.

    Perfect for those new to stargazing and those who already have a keen interest in astronomy, the book contains fresh insights into this fascinating subject.
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 - Hardback - 9781847947888
    RPLY
    • £7.00
    • RRP £20.00
    • Save £13.00
    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out!
  • SCVG
    • £9.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £20.01
    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.
  • CPTR
    • £8.99
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £16.01
    Providing the definitive visual history of land and air transportation, Cars, Trains and Planes is a huge coffee table book full of images, information and facts about mechanized transport.

    From the first steam engines to the bullet trains of today and the Wright Flyer to contemporary stealth fighter jets, this book covers the remarkable progress that transport has made over the last couple of centuries and covers it all in an eye-catching, visual style.

    With more than 2,500 machines displayed in historically themed catalogues, the encyclopedia's sumptuous photography zooms in on the most important and iconic cars, planes and trains - providing you with an unforgettable journey through the vehicles that have kept the world on the move.
  • DMTR
    Susie Dent
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    When a golfer hits a shot that's a bit thin, they refer to it as 'Kate Moss'; refuse collectors call maggots 'disco rice'; and when a flight attendant is carrying out the seatbelt check, they're almost certainly thinking about it as 'crotch watch'...

    Written by Countdown's Susie Dent, this book will help you decipher the different private languages that are used by people all around the country. Unique and witty, it reveals why every football manager speaks the same way, how ticket inspectors discreetly request back up and what a cabbie means when he says the Houses of Parliament.

    Describing how we are surrounded by hundreds of tribes who all speak their own 'slanguage', this is an idiosyncratic phrasebook that reveals why different groups speak in such different ways.
  • The Classic Car Book - Hardback - 9780241295458
    CLSC
    • £7.00
    • RRP £25.00
    • Save £18.00
    From the Austin 10HP to the Ferrari F40, DK's The Classic Car Book covers more than 250 of the world's best cars.

    A definitive visual history, over 250 iconic cars are illustrated in themed catalogues that show their social, cultural and historical importance. Very lavish, the photographs bring the design and mechanical excellence of each model to life.

    A celebration of life on four wheels, this huge hardback also looks at the inspiring innovators and manufacturers of these classic vehicles, offering you the chance to see some behind-the-scenes photos. A perfect gift for petrolheads and car enthusiasts.
  • FGFB
    Olento Salaperainen
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    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.
  • ENGC
    Simon Jenkins
    • £8.99
    • RRP £30.00
    • Save £21.01
    Simon Jenkins, who previously brought you England's Thousand Best Churches, provides a fascinating and personal insight into the history of England's cathedrals in this gloriously illustrated read.

    The nation's glory, cathedrals become one of the landmarks of the city in which they are built. They tower over landscapes and outrank palaces, castles and mansions. Objects of pilgrimage for those seeking faith, consolation and beauty, they reflect our social history.

    Offering welfare, these beautiful pieces of architecture are so beloved by so many and this book celebrates the most impressive, important and iconic.
  • HPCV
    Jody Revenson
    • £14.99
    • RRP £24.99
    • Save £10.00
    You've seen the Harry Potter films and read the books, so you will already be familiar with the likes of Dementors, House-elves and Hippogriffs. With this book, you can find out even more about these unforgettable characters and how they came to be!

    Presented in a beautiful, rustic style and in hardback, The Creature Vault will show you how the special effects teams brought these incredible beasts to life throughout all eight films. It looks at the inspirations they took for each beast, how they created their unique personalities and reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets.

    A must for any Harry Potter fan, there are little-seen concept illustrations, archive photography and much more to enjoy throughout the pages. It also comes with a poster of the creatures and an Eeylops Owl Emporium pull out.