Christmas Gifts

  • 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food - Hardback - 9780718187729 - Jamie Oliver
    Jamie Oliver
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    Jamie Oliver is back with even more mouth-watering recipes in Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Food - a book that proves cooking does not have to be complicated. In fact, it's his easiest cookbook yet!

    All 130 recipes in the cookbook use just five key ingredients and can be rustled up in next to no time at all (none take over 30 minutes to prepare). They're all also very kind on your weekly budget. There are chapters based around chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, veg, salads, pasta, ride, noodles and sweet things.

    Each recipe includes a visual ingredient guide, a serving size, timings, easy-to-follow instructions and essential nutritional information.
  • ST2702
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    A Book People favourite, this beautiful diary will help you keep organised throughout 2018.

    Published in association with the RHS, it has detailed floral illustrations and ample space to note down appointments and special occasions.

  • TCHA 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Match! is the UK's favourite football magazines and its annual is always one of Book People's bestsellers. Available at a back-of-the-net price, it's a goal-den read for footy fans of all ages!

    This year, Match! fans can build their ultimate players (would you rather have Ronaldo's skill or Lukaku's power?) and learn all about the wonderkids who are set to light up 2018 - which, let's not forget, is a World Cup year.

    There are also features on stars' cars, Premier League legends, quizzes, cartoons and so much more. Among the players featured are Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero!
  • The Complete Harry Potter Collection - 7-Book Box Set - Collection - 9781408856772 - JK Rowling
    HRYP 9 years +
    9 years +
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    • Just £4.28 per book
    If you're lucky enough to have tickets to see The Cursed Child on stage or are already excited for the next Fantastic Beasts film in 2018, then why not head back to Platform 9 3/4, climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and enjoy the Complete Harry Potter Collection for a magical price. Presented in a gorgeous slipcase, these editions of J. K. Rowling's classics come complete with stunning cover illustrations from Jonny Duddle.

    A phenomenon like no other, Harry's incredible journey begins with The Philosopher's Stone. Unhappily living in a cupboard under the stairs at his aunt's, he's visited by a giant called Rubeus Hagrid who delivers the most astonishing news - Harry's a wizard. As he heads to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry makes friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, meets oh-so-wise Professor Dumbledore and the complex Severus Snape and their incredible adventure begins. But evil in the shape of Lord Voldemort is getting ever closer - and the Dark Lord has his sights set firmly on Harry.

    Throughout the seven books, Harry learns what it means to be a Gryffindor student and the value of friendship and trust. The eight films starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were a record-breaking success and now you can relive the stories where it all began time and time again with this amazing Harry Potter box set - Expecto Patronum!
    Format: Paperback
  • SCCH
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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.
  • MDHC
    Samantha Silva
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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.
  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist - including George Saunders' winner, Lincoln in the Bardo. Do you agree with the judges' decision of awarding this prestigious award to a supernatural thriller that features Abraham Lincoln's son?

    Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.

    Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
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    Penny Vincenzi
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    Penny Vicenzi's A Question of Trust is an intelligent, moving and thought-provoking novel that will appeal to fans of Santa Montefiore and Harriet Evans.

    Tom Knelston is a charismatic individual who has a passion for politics and reform. His wife shares his ideals and together they seem to be the perfect match. But then Tom meets an old childhood acquaintance. She's everything he stands against but he finds her irresistible...

    As Tom embarks on an affair with this married fashion model - despite them both knowing it will only end with people they care about getting hurt - he receives some shocking news. A child is ill and Tom must make a decision about his principles, his career and decide who he cares about most.
  • Peppa Pig Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241275771
    PGBG Toddlers
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    This is a new collection of Peppa stories that comes in a big, green bag. It will delight fans of the star of the popular cartoon.

    With 10 stories to read through (all different from our previous collection - which you can find by searching product code PIGB), the books follow Peppa as she plays basketball; goes on holiday; and even meets the Queen. Her friends and family also have a chance to shine - George gets a brand new dinosaur toy; and Grampy Rabbit blasts off into space.

    With bright and bold artwork in every book and the familiar characters, this is an oink-some collection for young children who love all things Peppa!
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    Nelson Mandela
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    Dare Not Linger is a fascinating, thought-provoking and poignant biography of Nelson Mandela's time as president of South Africa. It draws on Mandela's writings during this time and has been completed by Mandla Langa and features a prologue from Mandela's widow, Graca Machel.

    In 1994, Mandela became the first president of democratic South Africa and in his five years in office, he managed to transform a nation that had been divided by centuries of colonialism and apartheid into a fully functioning democracy where everyone was considered equal.

    Mandela kept many detailed notes during his time in charge and this fascinating book reveals how he and his team changed SA for the better. It shows all of the challenges he had to overcome in his quest to achieve his dream of a liberated South Africa.
  • SWAV 7 years +
    7 years +
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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.
  • CK2662
    Ryland Peters & Small
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    This book will provide you with a tasty dip for every occasion. It has over 50 recipes that vary from light and healthy snacks to rich and creamy.

    The dips featured are made from pulses, nuts and seeds; vegetables, fruit and herbs; fish and meat; and yoghurt and cheese, meaning there are all kinds of colours, textures and flavours on display.

    Among the recipes you'll find guacamole, hummus and creamy blue cheese; avocado, olive and anchovy; and cream cheese, aubergine and tahini dips. Taking you on a worldwide tour of flavours, there are also American-themed dips including buffalo chicken wing and hot Philly steak.

    There are even suggestions for which dipper suits each dip best - from toasted pitta bread strips to tortilla crisps and crunchy vegetable sticks.
  • CDAS
    Alexander McCall Smith
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    Inspired by a selection of vintage photographs, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency author Alexander McCall Smith presents a selection of short stories about all kinds of love in Chance Developments.

    With a die-cut jacket and all five black-and-white photographs lovingly reproduced throughout the book, this is a gorgeous gift for any fan of the popular author. He looks at each photo and comes up with stories about the people captured in them.

    From an estate in the Highlands of Scotland to a Canadian travelling circus, the stories are captivating from start to finish. They'll make you smile, laugh and cry and hope these characters find the love they're after - whether that be romantic, platonic, passionate or familial.
  • Anne Donovan Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780857864338 - Anne Donovan
    Anne Donovan
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    A set of three accomplished, heart-warming and endearing stories from the fantastic storyteller, Anne Donovan. A skilful novelist, these are humorous yet unsentimental reads that women all over the country will find both relevant and poignant.

    Set in her native Glasgow and written in Scots dialect to add extra authenticity, the two full-length novels Buddha Da and Being Emily are joined by Hieroglyphics, a brilliant and beautiful collection of short stories. We highly recommend these books.
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    Charles Spencer
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    Charles Spencer's thrilling sequel to Killer of the King tells an old story with new eyes as it recalls the manhunt for Charles II that followed the rebellion that spurred his father's beheading in 1649.

    A true story packed with action and adventure, Spencer has thoroughly researched the events and uses Samuel Pepys account to reveal what happened.

    He explains how Charles relied on a variety of hiding places to hide Catholics from lethal persecution while on the run from Oliver Cromwell's armies and how in the 1650s, they returned the favour by saving his life...
  • CK2671
    Amy Sheppard
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    Save money and time by following the recipes in The Savvy Shopper's Cookbook. It's packed with delicious, cheap and mainly healthy midweek meal ideas that will match your shopping habits.

    Among the mouth-watering recipes are caramelised onion and goat's cheese tart, steak and potato salad with creamy horseradish dressing and 15-minute apple and blackberry crumbles. You could even try your hand at a warming Marmite broth!

    By following the advice on this book, you'll be able to enjoy delicious meals at lower prices and cut down on your weekly spend. It's ideal for anyone who is busy but wants to eat well.
  • HWSE
    Geoff Tibballs
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    The world's greatest sporting spectacles include the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics but what about those alternative events where participants risk their lives in pursuit of glory for scant reward e.g. Mongolia's yak racing.

    This light-hearted book covers the weird and wonderful of the sporting world including Germany's Mud Olympics, where competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; Oregon's Pig-n-Ford races where drivers speed around a track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's take on the Boat Race - where teams carry boats along the dry bed of the River Todd.

    Other amazing experiences include cheese rolling, volcano boarding and underwater hockey.
  • Ben Aaronovitch Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250946 - Ben Aaronovitch
    Ben Aaronovitch
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    Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series is a compelling combination of crime thriller and fantasy fiction. They follow a Probationary Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service who just so happens to be a trainee wizard.

    Written with a wry sense of humour and with little-known facts about London scattered throughout, Peter has to deal with a wide range of perplexing crimes throughout these page-turning novels. Broken Homes has Peter looking into the case of a mutilated body in Crawley. Could it be another killer on the loose or the work of a twisted magician known as the Faceless Man?

    Foxglove Summer finds Peter heading to a small village in Herefordshire where the police are reluctant to admit there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of local children; and The Hanging Tree follows Peter as he is plunged into the alien world of the super-rich...

    This collection contains books 4-6 in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series.
  • SLTD
    Chloe Timms
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    Who doesn't love salted caramel?

    This tempting cookbook from Chloe Timms is packed with 50 delicious treats including brownies, cookies, cakes, pops and doughnuts. They're all easy to make and are accompanied by step-by-step instructions.

    You can bake up salted caramel rye truffles, crunchy maple bacon popcorn and miso salted caramel sauce and all these tasty treats are ideal for adding a touch of sweetness - and saltiness - to your day.
  • The Shirley Hughes Nursery Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406372823 - Shirley Hughes
    SHRL Toddlers
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    The author of Dogger and Alfie, Shirley Hughes is one of the world's favourite children's authors and her traditional style of artwork has become iconic.

    This collection, presented in a beautiful cloth bag, will introduce nursery-aged children to a number of first concepts and experiences, including the alphabet, numbers and colours.

    The set also contains a book covering every season of the year. With their gentle text and beautiful artwork, these are books that will be returned to time and time again as children grow up and learn with them.
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    Oz Clarke
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    Oz Clarke, one of the world's most respected wine connoisseurs, provides an entertaining yet authoritative guide to the tasty tipple in this huge tome.

    He reveals his favourite wines, grapes and vineyards and offers advice on being adventurous when it comes to choosing your next glass of wine. He also explains where different flavours come from and how to find exactly what you want.

    This book is illustrated with photographs of wine landscapes and detailed maps of all the key regions, explaining how location can affect and inspire each wine's taste.
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    Alastair Sawday
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    Campaigner, publisher and wanderer Alastair Sawday has spent his life travelling all around the world and in this book he celebrates the joys of slow travel. His musings will inspire you to take a breath and embrace all the beauty that surrounds you on your next trip away.

    This travelogue finds Alastair looking back on his own travels and recalling stories from those who have travelled to provide ruminations and reflections about people, places and ideas. He contemplates how much slow journeying adds to the appeal of France profonde, the darker side of Sicily and even the woodland, flora, fauna, views and silence of rural Britain.

    This is the perfect book for armchair travellers who haven't climbed mountains, swam in rivers and don't really change, but are eager to understand our world and its infinite variety of joys.
  • THCN
    Robert Lacey
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    Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, Netflix's The Crown is one of the streaming services most critically acclaimed and popular (not to mention, most expensive!) Originals and this companion hardback follows the journey of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

    Written by royal biographer Robert Lacey, this book looks back at the Queen's reign, explaining how, after the sudden death of her father, she had to learn her duties very quickly. She was already a wife and mother when she had her coronation and there were also wider issues throughout Britain as the country tried to lift itself after the end of the war.

    Elizabeth also had various personal issues to deal with: her mother doubted her marriage; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her sister had an affair that threatened to destroy the close bond between the church and the crown. Despite all this, she always made sure she came out on top. Fully researched, this is an intimate and informative account of Elizabeth II ? both as a private person and as a public figure.
  • CCRA
    Catherine Woram
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    Catherine Woram, a leading crafts expert, reveals how you can ditch the expensive, mass-produced Christmas decorations this year and create your own exciting festive projects.

    From decorations for the tree to wrapping paper and its various alternatives, the book will also teach you how to make labels and gift tags, table decorations for Christmas lunch and a selection of tasty treats including festive cupcakes, chocolate brownies and biscuits to hang on the tree. There is also a chapter on 'Makes for Kids' which includes paper chains and pom-pom decorations.

    With designs ranging from chic and sophisticated to those that are fun and colourful, this is a must-have for any crafter who wants to get festive!