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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book

    HarperCollins

    Product Code: FBMA
    Paperback
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    Prepare to be transported back to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This film tie-in colouring book features some of the most iconic scenes from the latest film from the Wizarding World starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law.

    From Hogwarts to MACUSA and Paris, this interactive book offers a colouring adventure through the latest story and features characters, locations and beasts from the film including Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski.

    This book even includes a special poster that unfolds into a giant colouring page.
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  • Ian McKellen: The Biography

    Garry O'Connor

    Product Code: IANM
    Hardback
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    The life and times of one of Britain's favourite actors...

    In this biography, Garry O'Connor looks over the career of the one and only Sir Ian McKellen - a thespian actor who has received critical acclaim for his work on stage and in major films including X-Men and Lord of the Rings.

    This book looks back over Ian's early life and roles and shows how his charm and personality has led to honours including a knighthood and how he has established himself as one of the ardent campaigners for LGBT+ rights. Garry doesn't hold back from any controversial times in Ian's life either...

    This unflinching biography provides an intimate and affectionate portrait of one of Britain's finest ever actors.
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  • In My Life - Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson

    Product Code: AJML
    Hardback
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    Former home secretary Alan Johnson celebrates his love of music in this marvellously entertaining memoir.

    He recalls first hearing Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly's True Love on the radio as a child in the 1950s and how this led to a lifelong passion. He fondly remembers humming Elvis Costello's Watching the Detectives while working as a postman and celebrates his love of artists ranging from Lonnie Donegan and The Beatles to David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

    A great read for music lovers and those who are interested in politics, this book lets you discover more about Alan Johnson the man while also transporting you back to a world of jukeboxes full of unashamedly romantic love songs and heartbreaking ballads.
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  • The King's War

    Mark Logue

    Product Code: TKWR
    Hardback
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    Peter Conradi and Mark Logue's follow-up to The King's Speech (which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth) looks at how George VI and speech therapist Lionel Logue's relationship continued to thrive after the monarch made his speech about the outbreak of war.

    Drawing on exclusive material (diaries, letters and documents) from the Logue archives, this book reveals how the therapist continued to play a vital role in the king's life from the dark days of Dunkirk through to D-Day and beyond.

    It's a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families - the Windsors and the Logues - as they worked their way through one of the greatest challenges in Britain's history.
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  • Get Smart: Philosophy

    Marcus Weeks

    Product Code: GSPH
    Hardback
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    Have you ever wondered what 'I think, therefore I am' really means? Get Smart: Philosophy is a book that will help you decipher what the great philosophers really meant...

    Focusing on topics including free will, ethics, capitalism and democracy and beauty and art, this book offers bite-sized briefings and overviews of concepts and ideas from the likes of Plato, Kant, Nietzche and Sartre.
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  • The Real Pet Detective

    Tom Watkins

    Product Code: RLPD
    Hardback
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    Retired policeman Tom Watkins is the founder of Animal Search UK - Britain's foremost search service for missing pets. The Real Pet Detective is his story.

    Tom talks about the various ways in which he and his team have managed to reunite animals with their grateful owners and these range from recording owners' voices to lure cats from hiding places and even organising a fly-over to raise the profile of a missing terrier.

    Animal Search UK reunites over 2,000 pets and owners every month and The Real Pet Detective spans 20 years of dramatic and heart-warming rescues.
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  • 100 Things I Meant To Tell You

    Arthur Smith

    Product Code: HTAS
    Hardback
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    Enjoy a laugh-out-loud journey into the mind of comedian and 'grumpy old man' Arthur Smith.

    100 Things I Meant to Tell You is Arthur Smith's first book for many years and it's filled with 100 stories, poems and articles inspired by a lifetime on the road performing to thousands of comedy fans.

    From shows all over the world to his musings on goat yoga (it's a thing in Ipswich), this book is full of personal, eye-opening and funny stories.
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  • The Knowledge

    Robert Lordan

    Product Code: TKNW
    Hardback
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    Train your brain like a London cabbie with The Knowledge!

    Fully illustrated and written by a licensed cabbie, this book lifts the lid on London's best-kept secrets. It highlights the streets, alleys, turnings and landmarks every London taxi driver must know to pass the famous exam and showcases 50 real Knowledge routes with notes on hidden histories.

    There are also sections that give readers the chance to test their memory of these routes alongside guides to memory-training techniques that are used by cabbies and memory champions around the world.
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  • Bikers' Britain

    Simon Weir

    Product Code: BIKR
    Paperback
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    Ride the country in style!

    From soaring mountains to windswept coastlines, the second edition of AA Bikers' Britain will inspire you to rev up your engine and explore 82 motorcycling routes (32 of which are new for this book) throughout our country.

    Designed in a wiro-bound format so that it can easily fit into a motorcycle tank bag and featuring a foreword from Charley Boorman, Simon Weir's book describes, reviews and rates a number of roads for motorbiking and offers clear and detailed maps of the routes, too.

    Covering the whole country, the book also provides information on biker-friendly places to stay as well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including information on clothing, safety and bike maintenance.
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  • Reading Between the Lines

    Emma Bache

    Product Code: RBTL
    Hardback
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    Although handwriting is sometimes seen as a dying art, it can reveal so much about people's characters and personalities.

    This book finds handwriting expert Emma Bache revealing how you can judge a person's writing. It explains how everything from the height of a 'h' to the curliness of a 'g' can reveal so much about the way people interact, cope with stress and express emotions.

    This book uses real-life examples of writing, including from celebrities, to help you understand more about people's mindsets.
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  • Go With The Flow

    Jason Ward

    Product Code: GWTF
    Hardback
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    A book with all the answers...

    Flow charts can help you make quick decisions that will affect every aspect of your life - from work and relationships to ideas for what you should do with your free time. This tongue-in-cheek book answers 60 essential questions including 'Which ill-advised animal should you have as a pet?', 'Who is your greatest nemesis?' and 'How will you die?

    Each flow chart is illustrated with amusing images in strikingly different styles.
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  • Ciderology

    Gabe Cook

    Product Code: CIDE
    Hardback
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    Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, shares his knowledge and passion for all ciders in this fascinating compendium.

    He provides an essential history of the drink and its production processes and offers up tasting notes on some of his favourites. He also reveals recipes incorporating the tasty tipple amidst a wealth of anecdotes.

    Cider connoisseurs will love this book which tells them everything there is to know about cider.
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  • Four-Legged Therapy

    Department Store for the Mind

    Product Code: FLGT
    Hardback
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    Four-Legged Therapy is a book that asks what healthy habits we can learn from our fluffy, scaly and smelly companions?

    It celebrates how pets and animals help us feel more present and connected and make life feel more worth living. There is a focus on the 'hensioners' who look after ex-battery chickens and dogs who listen to children reading.

    There's also the heart-warming story of Mitzpah the collie, who knows how to make people smile.
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  • All That Glisters

    Caroline Taggart

    Product Code: ATGQ
    Hardback
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    Packed with some of the pithiest, wisest and most fascinating quotations we should all know, this book details where they come from and why they may be useful for making a point or spicing up a conversation.

    Written by Caroline Taggart, the author of My Grammar and I, this book takes on the wit and wisdom of the last 2000 years by exploring a range of famous quotations from the past.

    In addition, Caroline explains how misquotes can provide an entertaining yet informed approach as to why things are the way they are in today's language.
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  • Not Fade Away

    Celia Dodd

    Product Code: NTFA
    Paperback
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    Learn how to be yourself and take control of your future after retiring by following the advice on offer in Not Fade Away.

    Retirement offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship, but many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace (and way!) of life.

    This book brings together insights from recent retirees who reveal the lessons they've learned and how they've found fulfilment in a variety of ways since cutting down on work.
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  • Dear Mr Murray

    David McClay

    Product Code: DMRM
    Hardback
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    John Murray II published books by the likes of Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott and Washington Irving during his time in charge of the John Murray publishing house.

    This book celebrates 250 years of the publisher with a sparkling anthology of letters sent by authors. They reveal the stories behind some of the most influential books in history and also offer a fascinating glimpse into the friendships that existed between authors, publishers, readers, editors, printers and illustrators.

    You'll be able to find out exactly what Charles Darwin thought of negative reviews of On the Origin of Species; read Jane Austen's concerns about printing delays; and see just how Adrian Conan Doyle challenged Harold Nicolson to a duel for insulting his father in the press.
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  • Bognor and Other Regises

    Caroline Taggart

    Product Code: BAOR
    Hardback
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    Caroline Taggart will take you on a guided tour of the weird and wonderful places that have been connected to royalty over the past 1,500 years including Bognor Regis and Tunbridge Wells.

    The monarchs have waged war against cousins, created their own religions and married - and divorced - for diplomatic reasons. They have also built stunning summer palaces and formidable fortresses all over Great Britain.

    The history of the royal family is told in Britain's landscapes and castles, churches, battlefields and stained-glass windows all have stories to tell. Bognor and Other Regises amusing and eye-opening book lifts the lid on them...
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  • Bridge Secrets

    Julian Pottage

    Product Code: LBBS
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    Go from amateur to ace by following the advice of Bridge expert Julian Pottage.

    This little book will help you master simple bidding systems and conventions, learn card-play techniques to maximise your tricks and frustrate your opponent with killer leads and a watertight defence.
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  • Two Men Went to Mow

    Clive Gravett

    Product Code: MMOW
    Hardback
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    Horticultural enthusiast Clive Gravett tells the story of two excessive men born 157 years apart and their love of the lawn mower in Two Men Went to Mow. Those men? Clive and the ingenious inventor of the garden machine, Edwin Beard Budding.

    Told with humour and passion, the book finds Clive looking over the history of the machine and celebrating how much mowing means to him. He reveals how this piece of machinery has impacted on all of our lives - particularly in the world of sports.

    Amongst Clive's favourite memories are mowing his parents' lawn and recreating the 1966 World Cup final goals and he also shares fascinating facts and tidbits alongside full-colour photographs.
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  • The London Cycling Guide

    Tom Bogdanowicz

    Product Code: LNCC
    Paperback
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    With over 40 routes chosen by the capital's cycling experts, this book will show you the best ways of exploring London by bike.

    The comprehensive guide is packed with practical advice and detailed route maps and even offers tips on using London's self-service public bike-sharing scheme (or 'Boris bikes', as they used to be known...).

    Fully up to date, this book has full-colour photographs to capture the beauty of each ride. From the banks of the Thames to Camden and Soho and lots of landmarks, this book will help you discover them all on two wheels.
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  • Triathlon

    Dominic Bliss

    Product Code: THLO
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    Get fit for 2018 with this guide to tackling your first triathlon. It covers all three elements - swimming, cycling and running - of the sport and explains why this event captures the imagination of so many people.

    Beginning with the basics, author Dominic Bliss looks over the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. He then talks about training, offering plans that will help you improve your time and advice on diets, swimming techniques and staying aerodynamic on a bike.

    After this, he looks at the equipment you'll need and then talks about the day of the race - all the way from pre-race nutrition to post-race warm-down and recovery.
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  • Three Kings

    Leo Moynihan

    Product Code: THRK
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    Three great football clubs... Three fine managers.

    Written by Leo Moynihan and Jonny Owen, this book will appeal to fans of Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United alike. It focuses on three legendary managers who were born within a 20-mile radius of each other in the central lowlands of Scotland: Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby.

    It explains how their early lives formed in this mining community went on to change the world of football in a way that still resonates today.
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  • The Hidden Story of Family Break-ups

    Sarah Levete

    Product Code: FBX2
    Hardback
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    Families all over the world go through problems. Sometimes this ends with separation or divorce. Hidden Story of Family Breakup looks at what can happen in a family break up, why it happens and the mixture of emotions everyone involved can feel. Featuring facts and figures, issues being discussed in the media, and detailed look at particular aspects of the topic from children's rights to moving on emotionally, this book provides the undercover story on family breakups.
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  • Masterpiece Spot the Difference

    Product Code: AVHFM
    Paperback
    Nothing rewards close attention like the work of the great old master painters - and with Masterpiece Spot-the-Difference, you'll be lost in a gallery of the world's most stupendous artworks - each given a puzzling twist. Lose yourself in the Paris of the Impressionists, the iconography of Renaissance Florence, and the lush still lifes of the Dutch Masters: forty eye-bending visual teasers, from beginner to expert, will challenge your puzzling wits to the full.
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