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If your mum loves facts, crafts or real-life stories, you're bound to find the perfect present for her this Mother's Day in Book People's hand-picked selection.

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If your mum loves facts, crafts or real-life stories, you're bound to find the perfect present for her this Mother's Day in Book People's hand-picked selection.

  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books

    Product Code: TTMG
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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
    • £4.99
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  • 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
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  • Knitted Animal Socks and Hats

    Fiona Goble

    Product Code: KASH
    Paperback
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    This book contains 35 animal knitting patterns for hats and socks for all ages.

    The patterns for babies, toddlers and children include teddy bear booties, unicorn socks and a pug hat, while teens and adults will adore the reindeer socks come Christmas.

    All of the patterns are accompanied by simple and straightforward instructions.
    • £3.99
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    Pause

    Danielle Marchant

    Product Code: PAUS
    Paperback
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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
    • £2.49
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  • Mary Berry's Quick Cooking

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBQC
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    In this companion to her latest BBC One series, the queen of cooking Mary Berry presents a selection of 20- and 30-minute meals that are wonderfully tasty.

    These recipes (there are over 120 of them, including all that are shown on the series) will allow you to cook from scratch and are all so easy to prepare. You'll be able to get on with other bits while the delicious meal is in the oven!

    Mary also shares no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen and the fast, fresh and mouth-watering recipes range from crumble fish pie to roast venison fillet and peppercorn sauce and upside-down rhubarb pudding.

    Why should you buy this book? It's full of fast and easy dishes from the one and only Mary Berry!
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  • Change Your Life One Day at a Time

    Dr. Ilona Boniwell

    Product Code: CHYL
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    Written by two doctors who specialise in health and psychology, Change Your Life One Day at a Time is the ultimate manual for living a long, healthy and happy life.

    Providing a year's worth of wisdom to nourish your body, mind, and spirit, this book features important and practical advice, and it's all organised by the seasons of the year. Based on the latest medical research, there are accessible brain-training exercises, inspirational quotes and healthy recipes.

    You'll be encouraged to live by this book and bring the hints and tips into your daily routine. By making these simple changes, you'll be set on the way to living in a more holistic way.
    • £4.99
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  • The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family

    Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

    Product Code: GBBO
    Hardback
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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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    How to Remember Everything

    Richard Wiseman

    Product Code: HREM
    Hardback
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    Impress your friends, sharpen your mind and increase your retention skills with this handy book from experimental psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman.

    This book is packed with powerful tricks of the memory trade and explanations of the science behind them. Richard gives tips on remembering names, faces, birthdays, meetings and telephone numbers.

    He also discusses the best ways of winning a pub quiz, remembering what to write on a shopping list and passing exams. Of course, he'll help you remember where you left your keys as well!
    • £3.39
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  • Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary

    Sue Stratford

    Product Code: AVRY
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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
    • £4.99
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  • Sew Perfect Pets

    Helen Rhiannon

    Product Code: SEWP
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    This craft book is full of whimsical animal-themed sewing projects ranging from an owl doorstop to a doggy oven mit.

    Designer Helen Rhiannon offers step-by-step instructions for 18 projects that will add character and colour to any household and also serve useful functions. Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the start of the book and the projects can be completed by sewers of all abilities.

    Other projects include a snake draught excluder, a sheep hot water bottle cover and a fantastic fox pillow. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
    • £3.99
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  • 10-A-Day The Easy Way

    James Wong

    Product Code: TEND
    Hardback
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    We all know that we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day but recent scientific studies have shown that 10-a-day could help you further prevent the biggest diseases and illnesses.

    We've chosen this book from James Wong as it will help you transform your health without having to give up the foods you enjoy. It's packed with healthier and tastier takes on 80 of your favourite recipes - all with more fruit and veg ingredients that will leave you feeling good. It also has visual representations of the size of each portion you should be enjoying.

    This book is bursting with fuss-free recipes and simple science that will transform your health e.g. a spaghetti bolognese with seven portions of veg; an aubergine parmigiana with five portions; and even green eggs and ham to delight all the Dr. Seuss fans!
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  • Eaton's Modern Ready Reckoner

    Thomas Eaton

    Product Code: EMRR
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    Described as 'outrageously addictive' by none other than Stephen Fry, Eaton's Modern Ready Reckoner is a contemporary miscellany of facts, figures, tables and curiosities. It's an eclectic anthology of modern general knowledge, sometimes trivial but always informative.

    Perfect for anyone who loves trivia, it covers concepts ranging from digital algorithms to weights, measures, monarchs, presidents and rap stars in a concise and accessible way.

    A modern take on the classic reference book, this dip-in book also offers fascinating insights into everything from Bitcoin and stem cell therapy to emojis and Netflix.

    Please note this book's text is presented in a small font.
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    University Challenge

    Steve Tribe

    Product Code: UCHQ
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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
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  • Home Decoration in Crochet

    Tanya Eberhardt

    Product Code: HDIC
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    These bright and bold crochet projects are suitable for beginner and advanced crocheters. From drawstring pouches and glass jar covers and lacy blankets to lemon slice rugs, there are so many colourful designs to brighten your home.

    The different levels of difficulty means all skill levels can learn new techniques. They use smooth cotton yarn and include full pattern instructions and charts.

    With inspiring photography, this book will encourage creativity and personalisation within the home. It also includes step-by-step instruction for pouches, poufs and cushions!
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    Help Me

    Marianne Power

    Product Code: HLPM
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    Praised by Fearne Cotton and Jessie Burton, Marianne Power's Help Me is the humorous and moving story of the journalist's quest to live according to the rules she found in her self-help books.

    Marianne decided to test one book a month for a year to see if following the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and embracing the Power of Now really did have a significant and positive impact on her mental health. What began as a clever and fun experiment soon evolves into something much more poignant...

    This is a deeply personal, witty and moving book about one woman's journey of redemption - and it's one that can also inspire you to find happiness.

    For fans of authors like Matt Haig, Bryony Gordon, Danny Wallace
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  • The Man Who Was Saturday

    Patrick Bishop

    Product Code: MWWS
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    Published to mark the 40th anniversary of his death, The Man Who Was Saturday is Patrick Bishop's eye-opening and action-packed biography of Airey Neave - a World War II hero, spymaster and politician who was murdered in the House of Commons car park in 1979.

    Examining the life, war and death of Airey, this book reveals how he was the first British officer to escape from Colditz and how (while using the code name 'Saturday') he became a key figure in the IS9 escape which helped hundreds of Allies out of Occupied Europe.

    As well as getting mixed up in several great spy scandals, Airey was also a trained lawyer who served indictments on the Nazi leaders during the Nuremburg war trial. As if that wasn't enough, he was also the man who helped get Margaret Thatcher into power in 1975...

    His death in 1979 is just as remarkable as his life. A bomb was placed beneath his car while he was driving up the ramp of the House of Commons underground car park, killing him instantly and although the murder was claimed by Irish Republican group the INLA, the killers have never been identified.
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  • MasterChef The Classics with a Twist

    MasterChef

    Product Code: MCWT
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    Take your cooking to the next level with the MasterChef winners' takes on 100 classic recipes. From pina colada syllabub to chilli con carne samosas, there's so much for you to try out and enjoy.

    Bringing together recipes from a decade's worth of winners including Ping Coombes, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed and Celebrity MasterChef winner Angellica Bell, this imaginative and inventive cookbook also contains interviews that reveal the chefs' inspirations.

    This is a book bursting with ambitious and achievable recipes that will help you make ordinary dishes extraordinary!
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    R4 Today Programme Puzzle Book

    BBC

    Product Code: TPPB
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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.
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  • Pavlov's Dog

    Adam Hart-Davies

    Product Code: PAVL
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    Can you condition a dog to behave in a certain way?
    Do our thoughts really control our actions?

    This eye-opening book looks at how experimental psychology has had such an impact on the way we understand human thoughts and behaviour.

    It offers clear and concise explanations of Pavlov's salivating dogs, Milgram's obedience studies and Zimbardo's classic Stanford prison experiment. It talks about each case's context procedure and results and how they made a major impact on the way we think about the world.
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  • Contemporary Home Knits

    Jody Long

    Product Code: CHME
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
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  • Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: TOMK
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    Tom Kerridge's latest cookbook is packed with healthy home-cooked dishes.

    This brand new cookbook will encourage you to cook from scratch and includes home-made (and healthier!) takes on the most popular fast food meals and processed dishes.

    Tom guarantees they will taste better than the originals and many of them take very little time to rustle up. There are also batch cooking ideas for midweek meals and recipes for weekend feasts.
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  • Good Food, Sorted

    Chris Bavin

    Product Code: GDFD
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    Britain's Best Home Cook and Eat Well for Less presenter Chris Bavin shares over 100 of his favourite simple family recipes in his first ever solo cookbook, Good Food Sorted.

    Chris explains how to make the most of your freezer (just wait until you try frozen flavoured butter or herb-and-oil ice cubes) and gives tips on savvy shopping as well as revealing all the storecupboard staples you need. He also explains the benefits of batch cooking.

    Chris recommends flavour swaps that breathe new life into old favourites and simple but imaginative ideas that can transform weeknight dinners into weekend winners!

    This cookbook is ideal for anyone who wants to eat good food but is hard-pressed for time. Among the tantalising recipes are slightly spicy chicken enchiladas, smoked salmon and horseradish fish cakes with garlic and lemon mayo and warm run pineapple with lime mascarpone.
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  • Top 10 of Everything 2019

    Paul Terry

    Product Code: TTET
    Hardback 9 years +
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    Dip in and out of this brilliant book and learn some truly mind-boggling facts, stats and trivia - from the world's longest bridges to the longest-running live-action comic book TV shows and countries with the most airports.

    The Top 10 of Everything 2019 is fully updated and bursting full with lists that will tell you everything from what the tallest roller coaster in the world is to the size of the biggest shark known to man!

    This book is beautifully presented with photographs, charts and graphs and all of the lists are separated into different and exciting genres including the animal kingdom, sport and forces of nature.
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  • Khazana

    Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

    Product Code: KZNA
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    MasterChef winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed's Khazana is a cookbook packed with mouth-watering recipes steeped in Persian flavours.

    Inspired by Saliha's travels in India and Pakistan, the tantalising recipes range from smokey chicken and basil kebabs with buttermilk riata to Moghul fish korma with almond rice.

    Khazana translates as treasure trove and the food featured here will delight and inspire you in so many ways.
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