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If your dad prefers fact and non-fiction over stories, then why not get him the perfect Father's Day present with Book People's hand-picked selection of the best non-fiction books today!

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Father's Day Non-Fiction

  • Lose Weight for Good

    Tom Kerridge

    Product Code: LWFG
    Hardback
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    Looking to lose weight? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. Available at an incredible price, this cookbook ties in with his popular BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
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  • Khazana

    Saliha Mahmood Ahmed

    Product Code: KZNA
    Hardback
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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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    9-Hole Strawberry Planter

    Product Code: HW3246
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    Ideal for homes with small or no gardens, the Upside-Down Strawberry Planter provides you with a fast and easy way to harvest - all you have to do is simply hang up the planter and then feed and water the plant to grow some tasty strawberries.

    Follow these tips for the best results:
    1) Ensure your soil is well drained. Combine two-parts sand with one-part peat moss and one-part potting compost.
    2) Avoid selecting a strawberry plant with leggy foliage, brown leaves or spots.

    Box size 250 x 250 x 70mm
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  • Mary Berry's Quick Cooking

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: MBQC
    Hardback
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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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    The Hairy Bikers' Chicken & Egg

    Hairy Bikers

    Product Code: HBCH
    Hardback
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    You'll have seen Si and Dave bring a whole new variety of flavours to the standard meal staple of chicken and egg in their latest hit BBC show. Now you can bring these tasty treats into your own home with the help of this tie-in cookbook.

    With recipes perfect for the whole family, this cookbook is bursting with chicken recipes and egg-based puddings and starters. The recipes are easy to follow and there also tips to swap ingredients and techniques to learn from.

    Featuring the Hairy Bikers at their best, this is a cookbook that shows how there is far more to chicken than you would expect. It truly is a show-stopping celebration of this traditional favourite - it shows you how to make roasts, bakes, pies, puddings, casseroles braises and so much more.
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  • Higgidy: The Cookbook

    Camilla Stephens

    Product Code: HIGD
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    Everyone loves a Higgidy pie and this updated edition of their debut cookbook is sure to give you inspiration for making some of your own.

    As well as mouth-watering savoury and sweet pies, the brand's chief pie maker Camilla Stephens also gives you recipes for deliciously healthy frittatas, tarts and quiches.

    As well as recipes and step-by-step instructions for making a chicken pot pie, lemony asparagus and ricotta tart and salted pecan fudge pie, Camilla shares her personal, foolproof tips on making pastry.
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  • 10-A-Day The Easy Way

    James Wong

    Product Code: TEND
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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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  • Dadventures

    Alex Gregory

    Product Code: DDVE
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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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  • Herbs

    Judith Hann

    Product Code: HRBS
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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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  • Veg In One Bed

    Huw Richards

    Product Code: VEGB
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    YouTube sensation Huw Richards of HuwsNursery explains how to harvest your own home-grown food from just one vegetable bed in this month-by-month gardening guide.

    Huw has been growing his own organic, sustainable food in his family's garden for over 15 years and is now on a mission to help people grow their own vegetables abundantly, easily and inexpensively.

    With just one raised bed, Huw explains how to transform your seedlings into harvest using no-dig methods and sustainable practices. Each process is demonstrated in clear, illustrated steps and includes tips on how to grow something delicious with even the most minimal of space!
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  • Mazi

    Christina Mouratoglou

    Product Code: MAZI
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    Bring the delicious flavours of Covent Garden's Mazi into your own home by trying out the recipes in the Greek restaurant's founders Christina Mouratoglou and Adrien Carre's cookbook.

    This sumptuous book focuses on sharing a feast of small dishes and all of its recipes are busting with Mediterranean flavour. They all make use of fresh ingredients and can be made with simple techniques.

    From spicy tiropita with broken filo pastry, leeks and chillis to crispy lamb belly with miso aubergine, chickpea and tahini puree, these are authentic Greek dishes with a modern twist.
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  • Why Do Buses Always Come in Threes?

    Product Code: WHYB
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    Why does your toast always land butter-side down? How do you measure the speed of a tennis serve? And just how do you win big on the lottery?

    This book looks at the fascinating maths behind 60 different questions that cover a vast range of topics. It uses practical knowledge of numbers to answer all sorts of questions that will quench your curiosity.

    Other topics covered with application include the weather, the internet, DNA testing and romance. People who love to wow friends with facts and their intelligence will find so much joy in this jaw-dropping book.
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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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  • RHS: How Do Worms Work?

    Guy Barter

    Product Code: HDWW
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    This horticultural book is ideal for anyone who has green fingers. It covers every aspect of gardens and gardening. It provides expert answers to all the questions a gardener wants to ask - and a few you may not have thought of...

    From how worms breathe to why trees get so big, this book is packed with photographs, engravings and diagrams that explain all you need to know about gardening.

    Written by the head of the RHAS Members' Advisory Service, this is ideal for fact-loving gardeners and covers everything from the quirky and whimsical to the practical.
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  • James Martin's Great British Adventure

    James Martin

    Product Code: JMGB
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    Following his foodie trips around France and the USA, James Martin comes closer to home with a culinary journey around Great Britain.

    Accompanying the new ITV series, James shares his favourite recipes and stories from his coast-to-coast trip. He shares classic British meals and more surprising treats hailing from towns and cities including Bristol, Belfast, Orkney and Land's End.

    This is a great cookbook for any proud Brit and it features exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from James' latest road trip.
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  • Pavlov's Dog

    Adam Hart-Davies

    Product Code: PAVL
    Paperback
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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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  • RHS Propagating Plants

    Alan R. Toogood

    Product Code: PRHS
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    This DK book will help you learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant. It's packed with step-by-step tutorials and will help you learn how long seedlings need to germinate and what makes a healthy stem cutting.

    From fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents, this book unveils the secrets of perfect plant propagation. It is packed with 1,800 detailed illustrations and photographs and is ideal for a thrifty gardner who wants plants for free, or anyone who wants to gift plant cuttings to friends and family.

    It's also useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants.
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  • Earth From Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: EFSP
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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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  • DC Comics Absolutely Everything You Need To Know

    Liz Marsham

    Product Code: DCEV
    Hardback 9 years +
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    From Aqua Man to Shazam and Harley Quinn to Batman, DC Comics have created some of the world's greatest superheroes.

    Packed with original artwork, this hardback comic book compendium is full of facts, info and trivia about the heroes and their foes. It covers 80 years and reveals everything from Aquaman's greatest secrets to Superman's strangest powers.

    This huge hardback also profiles some of the imaginative worlds, including Arkham Asylum, Atlantis and Krypton, that have been created by DC Comics writers and illustrators. It also reveals incredible facts... Did you know there are actually several hidden Batcaves around Gotham City or that he once donned a rainbow-coloured suit?
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    Churchill

    Christopher Catherwood

    Product Code: CHLL
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    Leading Winston Churchill scholar Dr. Christopher Catherwood reveals what the former prime minister - a man often declared the greatest statesman to have ever lived - was like as a man in this painstakingly researched biography. It's packed with photographs and artefacts from the former PM's life.

    Drawing on archive interviews, artworks and personal notes for some of Churchill's most famous and inspiring wartime speeches, this book explores his hidden history in detail. From being homesick while at boarding school to his successes and failures (he disastrous Gallipoli campaign and his blind spot over India), it reveals him to be a powerful, colourful and remarkable character.

    This is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated in political history and those who have gained an interest in the politician after seeing John Lithgow in The Crown or Gary Oldman's Oscar-winning performance in The Darkest Hour.
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    The LEGO Visual History

    Product Code: TLVH
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    This huge hardback is a marvellous gift for master builders of all ages. It provides a visual history of the world's favourite toy - from the very first brick through to the best modern kits.

    A nostalgic run through six decades, it celebrates the fact that even the early bricks are compatible with those that are made today and how LEGO has inspired so much imagination, creativity and innovation around the world.

    It highlights the best-loved and most interesting LEGO builds of all time and there are sure to be sets that you remember from your own childhood.
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  • Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

    Susie Dent

    Product Code: BRWR
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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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  • PIG: Tales From An Organic Farm

    Helen Browning

    Product Code: PIGF
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    Animal lovers who enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Cows will love Helen Browning and Tim Finney's Pig: Tales from an Organic Farm.

    This evocative and illuminating book explores why the humble pig holds such a special place in our hearts and follows the life and times of a gang of Saddleback pigs who live on one of the most advanced organic farms in the UK.

    By following them growing up, Helen has the chance to reveal just how mischievous, intelligent and inventive these animals can be - and share her vision for the future of ethical farming.
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  • Jamie's Friday Night Feast

    Jamie Oliver

    Product Code: JFNF
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    Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast finds Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty inviting stars and the public to join them at their famous cafe by Southend pier and learn how to make some indulgent and amazing dishes.

    This book shares loads of recipes from across all series of the show, including Craig David's Grenadian baked chicken and Simon Pegg's lamb tagine from the most recent series. Plus, there are plenty of Jamie's own dishes, including party-time Mexican tacos with zingy salsa, sticky BBQ British ribs and the ultimate veggie aubergine lasagne.

    As well as its incredible selection of dishes, the book brings a wonderful sense of seaside nostalgia as it presents photography of the pier and cafe and celebrates the joys of sharing good food. Perfect for full-on weekends or special occasions, Jamie offers plenty of choice as he invites you to reminisce about all the great food from the show.
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