Christmas Gifts

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    Let Mary solve all your Christmas troubles with this fabulous collection of her favourite Christmas recipes. Mary Berry's Christmas Collection combines time-honoured festive favourites with a variety of new and exciting dishes to spice up the season. By taking the traditional Christmas fare and giving it a twist, Mary adds sparkle to every celebration. Simple yet reliable recipes and Mary's handy hints will take the pressure off entertaining, whether it's for the big day itself, a Boxing Day crowd or an intimate New Year family gathering. With an invaluable Christmas Day countdown, sample menus, shopping lists and ever-popular tips on preparing ahead and freezing, this is the must-have companion to the festive season.
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    This fact-filled book gives armchair historians the chance to learn all about the world-changing events that happened on every day of the year.

    Looking back over the past 2,000 years of history, it covers births, deaths and landmark occasions from the worlds of politics, sport, the arts, economics and science.

    This eye-opening book also includes evocative black and white images as it recalls the likes of the rise of the vote for women in the UK and Cooke's discovery of Hawaii.

    Find out what happened on your birthday!
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    From The Italian Job and Alfie to the Dark Knight trilogy via Zulu and - lest we forget - his starring role as Scrooge in the quintessential festive film, a Muppet Christmas Carol, Michael Caine has fully established himself as one of Britain's finest and most popular actors.

    Now in his 85th year, this book finds the actor looking back over his glittering career and recalling how he made it to the top despite a tough beginnings. He explains how he's lived by the mantra of 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it'.

    He talks about his starring roles and private life with typical wit and candour. You'll want to blow the bloody doors off to get your hands on this amazing autobiography!
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    This Christmas craft book contains instructions for 15 festive projects based around the concept of a snowflake including gift wrap, wall art and wreaths.

    This book starts with single snowflakes that can be used to create cut-outs and embellishments for cards and tags and then progresses in difficulty to more delicate and complex artworks and sculptures.

    Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and line illustrations to help you make the stunning pieces. All you need is a craft knife, a cutting mat, a creasing tool, a ruler, scissors and glue.
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    Following the success of Murder Under the Christmas Tree and Murder on Chrstmas Eve, this set of short stories contains 10 classic crime tales for the festive season from big-name authors including Margery Allingham, Colin Dexter and Ruth Rendell.

    Although Christmas is often thought of as a time of joy and celebration, there are always people about who hold a grudge or have a dirty, guilty secret... These wicked tales follow antagonists who unleash festive havoc with murders and mayhem very much on the menu...

    We wish you a merry murderous Christmas...

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, our recent catalogue listed some authors who do not appear in this book. We apologise for any inconvenience.
  • Rules for My Son - Hardback - 9781786490087
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    If you have a newborn who you are desperate to see grow into a 'Good Man' - industrious, thoughtful, charming and well-dressed - this collection of traditional, funny and important advice will prove invaluable.

    Among the rules are that men should never, ever wear sandals, the fact that letters can come in very handy and there are even some handy hangover cures (who knew a dip in the ocean would be so good for you?).

    Based on a hit blog and presented in hardback, this is a great gift for dads, dads-to-be and even sons. It evokes back to simpler times when Father knew best and no one questioned his rules...
  • Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000037865
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    Book People is very excited to bring you all six novels on this year's Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist in hardback - including the winner Milkman by Anna Burns. This is a story of how gossip, hearsay and silence can bring about life-changing consequences...

    The rest of this year's shortlist is as eclectic and thought-provoking as ever. Daisy Johnson's Everything Under is a daring story of family, identity, fate, language and love; Rachel Kushner's The Mars Room is a powerful account of life in an American women's prison; and Richard Powers' The Overstory is a fable about humanity's treatment of the natural world.

    Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is an extraordinary adventure about a runaway slave; and Robin Robertson's The Long Take follows a soldier who tries to find himself through a series of poems as he travels through post-war America.

    Format: hardback
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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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    You will love it when you read Kevin Keegan's autobiography! Love it!

    Fifty years after making his professional debut, Kevin Keegan looks over a glittering football career that saw him win trophies galore while playing for Liverpool and Hamburg and be named as England captain. He also recalls the ups and downs of his managerial career - from being the man in charge of the Newcastle team known as 'The Entertainers' to his unhappy time in charge of the national team.

    For the first time, he also reveals the shattering truth about his return to St James Park during the Mike Ashley era. Honest, brave, bold and funny, this is a moving account of an incredible life in the constantly changing world of football.
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    It's not long until The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas and this book will tell young fans everything they need to know about the Star Wars universe as they eagerly anticipate what's in store for Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker...

    From why Kylo Ren talks to a helmet to the type of trooper that guards a tropical beach, this book is bursting with fun trivia about the famous characters and locations. It's also bursting with incredible photography.

    Including a sneak peek at the new film and material from all those that have been released so far, this book also has strange-but-true and 'Did you know?' facts scattered throughout. It even offers behind-the-scenes glimpses at the making of the movies.
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    Prepare for a whirlwind of weird as we head into 2019...

    The delightfully disgusting facts in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 annual will amaze, astound and gross out your children (and you!).

    An annual Book People favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish) for children who love facts, Ripley's looks at strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a lenticular cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make your eyes pop out! It will appeal to fans of the Guinness World Records books and anyone who's visited one of Ripley's mind-bending museums around the world.
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    The week-to-view RHS diary is an annual Book People favourite and we think 2019's might be the most stunning yet. Packed with breathtaking artwork, it's sure to keep you organised throughout the 12 months ahead.

    Published in association with the RHS, it has detailed floral illustrations and ample space to note down all your meetings, appointments, events and special occasions throughout 2019.

    HB, 112 pages
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    Learn how incredible women including Marie Curie, Virginia Woolf and Michelle Obama have made a difference with this inspirational and informative book.

    With its flexi-bound leatherette jacket, this book celebrates the women who have made a mark on the 20th century. It reveals how the actions of these women and their extraordinary breakthroughs have changed the course of history.

    Covering those who have made a difference in humanity, science, medicine, technology, space and the environment, politics, culture and society and the arts, each woman is highlighted on a double-page spread with one page offering a brief overview of their achievements and the other a more in-depth profile.
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    This evocative book is written by one of television's best-loved archaeologists and presenters, Neil Oliver. Neil beautifully writes a personal account of what makes the British Isles so special and why he believes it is the best place in the world.

    Told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of British history, this book begins with the footprints of humankind's earliest ancestors and continues through to the development of religion, the transition of the industrial revolution and the outbreak of two World Wars.

    Stunningly written, Neil's book features majestic recounts of history, spanning from windswept headlands and battlefields to ancient trees and magnificent cathedrals.
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    Featuring cars from all over the world in every shape and size, this is the ultimate car bible for petrolheads.

    From the Ford Cortina to the Lamborghini Gallardo, it's packed with facts, stats and photographs of hundreds of classic cars from throughout history.

    Featuring classic, concept and conventional cars, it's an indispensable guide for car lovers to fully absorb themselves in.
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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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    From relegation battles to World Cups and glorious trophy wins to the 'robot' goal celebration, Peter Crouch is one of the country's favourite - and most recognisable - footballers. The former England international also has a warm sense of self-depreciating humour and that's reflected in this eye-opening and gossipy autobiography.

    Crouchy looks back over a career that has taken in stints at (take a deep breath) Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City and lifts the lid on what really goes on behind the dressing-room doors of English football.

    He fondly remembers the team-mate who arrived at training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them; the players who refuse to touch a football before a game; and what what Cristiano Ronaldo says to himself when he looks in the mirror.

    He also talks about the rigours of post-match interviews; the perils of making a fool out of yourself on social media; and fall-outs with Rafa Benitez! He also recalls what it was like working for Harry Redknapp and the time Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip brought out his accordion...
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    This brilliant book from DK shows you how to craft your way through over 40 fantastic festive projects including gifts, decorations and wrapping paper. All inspired by German and Nordic festive markets, they're sure to turn heads.

    From home-made bath salts to floating tea lights and gingerbread hearts, the projects all have step-by-step instructions and there's even a chapter focusing on last-minute ideas. Other ideas are flower garlands, edible gift tags and authentic tree ornaments.

    This book also has full-size templates and photography that will surely inspire you to have a home-made holiday.
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    Samantha Silva's debut novel Mr Dickens and his Carol follows Charles Dickens as he is forced by his publisher to write a festive tale...

    Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas but when Martin Chuzzlewit flops, his publisher issues an ultimatum - write a Christmas book or lose everything!

    Given just a month to complete a story, Dickens finds himself propelled by self-doubt but then meets Eleanor Lovejoy and her son, Timothy. This inspires a Scrooge-like journey through Christmases past and present.
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    Following the devastating stillborn birth of their son Willem, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and his wife Marina made a promise to embrace every day and be more positive. This led to Ben's dream of conquering Mount Everest.

    In April 2018, Ben set off along with Olympic Gold-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton and mountaineer Kenton Cool to climb to the top while raising funds for the British Red Cross and highlighting the environmental challenges mountains face.

    The trio walked the fine line between life and death 8,000 metres above sea level and Ben quickly realised how enlightening this seven-week journey was going to be.

    This memoir is told with humour and warmth and covers both Ben and Marina's - who was holding the family together at home - experiences during his expedition.
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    One Enchanted Evening, Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke's debut novel, will take you back to the glitz and glamour of 1930s ballrooms.

    The exclusive Buckingham Hotel is a place where the rich, famous and elite all gather to socialise and dance their cares away. But unseen hotel staff are hiding behind the plush curtains and discreet doors.

    Meanwhile, the storm clouds of war are gathering and scandal and secrets are starting to be spilled...
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    Footy facts, stats and trivia all feature in the 10th edition of the popular Vision Book of Football Records.

    Fully up to date include all the action from the incredible 2018 World Cup, this book includes an entry on every English league team, all the Scottish SPL club and major European and world clubs.

    It also covers the quirkier side of the game with a focus on mascots, bizarre bookings and record-breaking goals!
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    Nadiya Hussain is one of the nation's favourite bakers following her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off and tremendously popular British Food Adventures series. She's also proven to be a successful children's author, with Bake Me a Story being a bestseller and huge favourite with Book People customers.

    This time around, Nadiya tells festive stories and presents recipes that complement them. Designed to bring families into the kitchen at the most wonderful time of the year, among the easy-to-bake recipes are cheesy-feet biscuits that go with the story of some odd socks and where they go at Christmas time; pastry to go with the Elves and the Chouxmaker; and a nut roast to go with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    All the stories have gorgeous illustrations by Clair Rossiter and celebrate the joy of sharing.
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    The perfect gift for Star Wars fans, with puzzles, games, activities, facts and posters! Featuring The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and much more.