Father's Day Non-Fiction

Father's Day Non-Fiction

  • FLDG
    Bruno Vincent
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    The Famous Five for Grown-ups parody series has brought lashings of joy to so many who have grown up with Enid Blyton's stories and in this special spoof book, the gang take their father figure Uncle Quentin to the garden centre - with disastrous consequences.

    Julian, George, Dick, Anne and Timmy decide to take Quentin to the garden centre as a treat for Father's Day. They've spotted a shed which would be perfect for his wild experiments. However, while looking at what could be the new love of his life, he appears to vanish into thin air. Surely he couldn't have gone far?

    A good-natured take on Enid Blyton's mystery stories, this book has been written by the hilarious author Bruno Vincent and will have you laughing out loud. It makes a perfect Father's Day present.
  • SMLT
    Chris Arnot
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • NRDC
    Dr. Bertil Marklund
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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
  • TCHD
    Steve Wilson
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    A staple of Saturday night viewing for football fans all over the country, this Match of the Day book is written by leading commentator Steve Wilson and looks back on some of the most important football stories that happened on every day of the year during the Premier League era.

    A trip down memory lane for any footy supporter, it recalls all the dramatic moments and unforgettable goals. From modern events like Sergio Aguero's last-gasp title winner in 2012 and Leicester's great escape in 2015 to some of the finest moments of the 1990s (Euro 96, Blackburn's unlikely league win, Man Utd's treble in 1999...), this book is a winner.

    Controversial decisions, game-changing transfers and much more are also looked back on with authority and for extra MOTD authenticity, there is a foreword from pundit and Premier League top scorer, Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer.
  • CYCC
    Dave Walker
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • HDGV
    Hairy Bikers
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    Si King and Dave Myers are cutting down on meat - and they're sharing 80 of their favourite veggie recipes with you in this exciting cookbook.

    With their healthy edge, these tasty recipes will keep even the hungriest carnivore happily full. There are low-cal versions of traditional classics and family favourites and the recipes range from Lancashire hot pots to veggie sausages.

    The Hairy Bikers have never compromised on flavour and whether you want starters, snacks, soups, brunches or mains, you're sure to find something you'll enjoy over and over again in their latest meat-free cookbook.
  • GNSS
    Alex Mitchell
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    Gardening On a Shoestring is a book that shows you how you can create a beautiful garden on any kind of budget.

    It's full of inventive ideas to help you either build one from scratch or to improve what you already have. It also contains advice on creating borders, planting herbs and how to look after vegetable and fruit gardens.

    Among the money-saving tips are ideas of the best plants to 'borrow' from friends, the easiest flowers to grow from seeds, the best long-living container plants and the most cost-effective crops.
  • SKRB
    Mitchell Beazley
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    Brought to you by the people behind Sock Club London - a members-only club that has been established to elevate and champion men's hosiery - this book reveals the 10 essential rules when it comes to wearing socks.

    Clearly, socks are a very serious business. But like any kind of fashion and style, there are many pitfalls to be aware of. This book will help you avoid making any fashion faux pas with your hosiery. It reveals the style of socks that best complement brogues; explains whether patterned socks are permissible with sneakers; and even tells you just how high you should rule your trouser legs up.

    All told with a knowing sense of humour, the book establishes clear guidelines for every single aspect of the sock world.
  • GHAW
    Andrew Taylor
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    It's always surprising just how many feelings and concepts that we British just don't have the words for. This gift book shows how other languages don't have this oversight.

    From the vague desire to be far away to that feeling of euphoria at the start of a love affair (forelsket - thanks, Norway), this book has words you can use in everyday life from other countries to sum up your thoughts.

    Part glossary, part amusing musings, with Andrew Taylor's The Greeks Had a Word For It, you'll never be lost for words again.
  • HTEB
    James Wong
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    Using the latest scientific evidence, James Wong shows you how to select, store and cook certain foods and enjoy their health-giving benefits in this inspiring book.

    He reveals how a Braeburn apple has almost double the antioxidants of a Fuji one; how strawberries that are kept on the counter instead of in the fridge will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds; and how broccoli cooked with a teaspoon of mustard will have even more cancer-fighting potential.

    This straight-talking book is delightfully free from fad diets, superfood fixations and obscure ingredients and will help you make your everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) by changing how you select, store and cook them.

    You'll enjoy making any food a superfood with these 80 foolproof recipes.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • LGWB
    Charley Boorman
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    Famed for his love of motorcycles, Charley Boorman suffered a major road accident in Portugal in February, 2016. Having spent so much of his life on two wheels, the crash left him with a smashed right ankle, severe damage to his left fibia and tibia and serious concerns over whether he would be able to ride a motorbike again...

    Long Way Back is the emotional story of his rehabilitation. He reveals how he was unsure if he'd ever be able to walk properly and recalls everything from the ambulance ride to the Portuguese hospital where operations took place and even the medivac flight back to London.

    Written in alternating chapters during the time he was unable to walk, Charley also provides an introspective account of his childhood and aspiring love of motorbikes and all the formative influences of his life including his touring film director father, long-time friend Ewan McGregor and Jason Connery (Sean's son), the man who introduced him to bikes.
  • AG1023
    Cath Tate
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    Loved for her witty and subversive views of the world that are laid bare on many greetings cards, Cath Tate is a writer so many people love. This book captures her best observations on men.

    A perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be, brings together timeless observations and one-liners.

    It's packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.
  • Military History Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407244068 - Various
    MBOX
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    Anyone with an interest in military history will be captivated by the ten books featured in this collection. A mixture of moving real-life stories and thought-provoking and emotional fiction, the books offer the reader a glimpse into what life must have been like during both World War I and World War II.

    As we approach the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, Six Weeks reveals the British Junior Officers who went straight from the classrooom to the most dangerous job in the world, while Paths of Glory tells the story of WWI from the French point of view.

    Other books in the collection focus on the brave aviators and test pilots, while the highly acclaimed classic Das Boot is also included.

  • BURG
    Paul Gayler
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    Who doesn't love burgers? This little gift book, shaped itself like a burger, has a burger for everyone - whether you prefer beef, lamb, pork, chicken, fish or a vegetarian option!

    Compiled by Paul Gayler, executive chef at the Lanesborough Hotel London, the book contains 25 recipes alongside a photograph of the finished creation that is sure to make your mouth water. Whether you want a burger for a low-key barbecue or one for a sophisticated dinner party, this is the cookbook for you.

    An iconic food staple, a home-made burger is nutritious, filling and portable - and among the exciting recipes included in here are a Caribbean pork burger, a smoked chicken cobb burger and a jumbo prawn burger.
  • VLNW
    Tom Fort
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    Historian and travel writer Tom Fort, the bestselling author of The A303: Highway to the Sun, travelled the length and breadth on Britain (by bicycle!) to discover the essence of village life and in this personal and whimsical travelogue he shares his findings.

    The first model for communal living, villages still reside in many places despite the advent of technology and modernity. He explains how the chocolate box image of villages may be true in some cases, but how there are still some 'real' English villages remaining - if you can find them...

    Littered with both historical analysis and personal memories, Tom's journeys take in over 6,000 years of communal existence and he also fondly remembers growing up in the village in rural Oxfordshire where he still lives today.
  • MYJC
    Johan Cruyff
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    The footballing world was shocked and saddened by the death of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff in March this year. Widely regarded as one of the best players of all time, he inspired the likes of Ajax, Barcelona and the Netherlands to glory.

    In his autobiography, My Turn, Johan tells the story of a truly unbelievable sporting career. A player who was synonymous with total football, he helped change the way teams played football and inspired players to break the shackles of convention and play in any position on the pitch. He talks about starting out at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups, before moving on to Barcelona, where he quickly won La Liga.

    As well as club success, he also won many individual awards and inspired his country to a World Cup final appearance in 1974. While his playing career went from strength to strength, his off-the-field life was more turbulent - he encountered bankruptcy and was even the victim of a kidnapping attempt. He then followed this up with a trophy-laden managerial career. This is his story in his own words.
  • NWSK
    Simon King, OBE
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    BBC nature presenter Simon King presents the ultimate guide to watching British wildlife in NatureWatch, a book that is perfect for anyone who wants to find mammals, birds, mini-beasts, amphibians and more.

    If you love exploring the countryside, this book will show you exactly where to look to spot wild animals in their natural habitats. Simon will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find and follow creatures and identify tracks and signs that will lead you closer to them (without disturbing them).

    More than just a nature handbook, Simon offers up his insider knowledge to get closer to the wild, describes the essential kit you need to get started and also provides photography tips.
  • GMKE
    Portia Simpson
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    Portia Simpson was Scotland's first ever qualified female gamekeeper and in this memoir - set against the glorious backdrop of the Scottish Highlands - she talks about the highs and lows she has experienced during her career.

    A lover of the great outdoors from a very early age, Portia talks about her childhood and how she managed to break into what is traditionally a conservative and male-dominated profession. She explains how she honed her skills, where she trained and the dedication that set her apart from the crowd - and even inspired a character in the BBC's Monarch of the Glen.

    This is a captivating read that provides a fascinating and unique look at the life of a huntswoman while also offering a sense of wonder at nature's beauty.
  • LVCF
    Ryan Soeder & Kohei Matsuno
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    Coffee lovers should switch their machine on, get a pitcher of steamed milk ready, prepare a thick espresso base and get set to make a barista-style coffee with the help of this little black book.

    Starting with an introduction from the coffee-loving authors, this book has a mouth-watering gallery of baristas around the world showing off their skills before then describing the basic techniques and principles they all live by. It then goes on to explain how to use stencils and the best ways to master free pouring, etching and even 3D foam sculptures. You could make everything from a cute bunny to a stylish snowman to sit atop your mug!

    Revealing the secrets of making creative coffee, this book even contains five stencils so you can make stunning works of coffee-based art in the comfort of your own home.
  • TSFM
    Nic Compton
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    The only official companion to BBC Radio 4's Shipping Forecast, this miscellany reveals how the likes of North Utsire and South Utsire got their names and a history of the broadcast.

    Featuring poems, parodies and covering the most important and key moments the forecast has seen, it is wonderfully evocative and will delight anyone who tunes into the forecast.

    A lovely gift for fans who tune in daily of those insomniacs, daydreamers and seafarers who value its importance.
  • TNKB
    DK
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    Anyone with an interest in military history will enjoy reading through this definitive list of over 400 different tanks from the experts at DK. Produced in association with The Tank Museum, it covers everything from the very first variation to the ones being developed for the future.

    This book looks at the key designers and complex mechanisms behind some of the most formidable tanks of all time and provides an in-depth look at those that hail from Britain, the United States, Russia and France.

    Presented with stunning photography, this book provides a unique insight into the tanks that went into battle during World War II, the Cold War and many more key historical events.
  • School of Life - How to... Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509822058
    SLHT
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Whether you have money worries; are struggling to keep up in the digital age; or have vowed to stay sane and free from stress, this three-book collection is full of tips and advice to help you achieve your goals.

    Philippa Perry's How to Stay Sane describes how our minds work and then takes you through a number of exercises that have been designed to strengthen resilience, bolster a sense of perspective and increase creativity. Tom Chatfield's How to Thrive in the Digital Age reveals the effect that our constantly connected world has on people - for better or for worse; and John Armstrong's How to Worry Less About Money considers the ways in which we relate to money and the meaning we attach to it.

    This collection contains three self-help books to help you learn and discover new ways to live your life to the full and find better mental health.
  • GBVS
    Matthew Biggs
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    There will be tea, tents, terrifically good jam and plenty of well-mannered competition in this celebration of that most quintessentially British of all traditions - the village show.

    Published in conjunction with the RHS and with a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh, this DK book explains how judges reach their nail-biting decisions and all the official guidelines they have to follow for reviewing fruits, vegetables and flowers. There are also tips from experts on preparing show-quality preserves and bakes.

    Busting with awe-inspiring photography, this book is packed with staging tips, expert guides, photo diaries, and prize-winning recipes that provide a truly unique insider's look behind the scenes of your local village show.