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Adult Non-Fiction Winter Sale

  • A History of the World in 500 Walks - Hardback - 9781781316009 - Sarah Baxter
    HWWK
    Sarah Baxter
    • £5.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    A History of the World in 500 Walks is an illustrated guide to some of the most important and historically resonant trails - both man-made and natural.

    History is everywhere you go, never more so than when you are walking through it and this book is great for both avid, seasoned hikers and armchair historians. It contains inspirational commentary, marvellous maps and eye-opening photography.

    It will show you how the world came to be and reveals the beginning of the human story. A wide-ranging book that is sure to inspire, among those important walks are Mount Roraima, the Inca Trail and the Peaks of the Balkans Trail.
  • Van Life - Hardback - 9780751570274 - Foster Huntington
    VANL
    Foster Huntington
    • £4.00
    • RRP £16.99
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
  • Rough Guides: Make the Most of Your Time on Earth - Paperback - 9780241183328
    MMTE
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    Rough Guides' authors have hand-picked their 1,000 favourite travelling experiences to help inspire yours in the fantastic Make the Most of Your Time on Earth.

    Packed with stunning, full-colour photographs, this book has advice and tips on everything from enjoying breakfast in a Burmese teahouse to witnessing the world's most intense storms in Venezuela. With entries divided into regions, it's easy to find the destination you're after and there are even Need to Know sections at the end of each chapter to offer the practical advice you'll need.

    Buy this book and then book your plane ticket... this is a Rough Guides book bursting with inspiration.
  • AA National Parks of Britain - Hardback - 9780749576967
    AANP
    • £3.50
    • RRP £25.00
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    From Dartmoor to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, this book will help you discover the beauty of Britain's national parks. Published by the AA, it also has detailed maps of each park for you to pore over and plan your next trip.

    Very much the jewels in the crown of the countryside, the national parks represent the finest protected landscapes in England, Wales and Scotland. You'll be able to discover the hidden secrets of each park and their wildlife, history, heritage and so much more.

    With breathtaking photography throughout, Roly Smith's lively text gives a comprehensive overview of all the beautiful parks including the mountains of the Lake District and wooded valleys of the south west.
  • Knitty Gritty - Hardback - 9781472529947 - Aneeta Patel
    GRIT
    Aneeta Patel
    (5)
    • £2.50
    • RRP £22.99
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • Fantastical Hats and Beanies - Paperback - 9781742572864 - Jenny Occleshaw
    FHAB
    Jenny Occleshaw
    (2)
    • £2.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    Written by crafts expert Jenny Occleshaw, Fantastical Hats and Beanies provides you with a collection of projects for hand-made small children's headwear that would suit every outfit and any occasion. The easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginners and expert crafters alike, and there is a huge variety of techniques and styles on offer here, meaning there is a hat or beanie for every kind of little one!
  • Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle - Hardback - 9780091958541 - Mathew Clayton
    LRDF
    Mathew Clayton
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    You may have heard the names Lundy, Rockall, Dogger and Fair Isle mentioned in the fishing forecasts on BBC World Service, but they are in fact islands off the coast of Britain that deserve to be celebrated. Unique, rugged and a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, these remote islands offer an alternative version of life in Britain, one that runs parallel while almost out of sync with the mainland.

    In this charming and thoroughly well-researched book, authors Matthew Clayton and Anthony Atkinson take readers on a journey through the history, folklore, wildlife and geography of these beautiful islands and offer fascinating insight to their significance throughout history - from Viking invasions to Nazi occupation.

    Packed with maps and illustrations full of character, the book honours the diversity of Britain's off-shore islands and paints the most exquisite picture of their rare and individual magic.
  • Hurrah for Gin: The Daily Struggles of Archie Adams - Hardback - 9781473662025 - Katie Kirby
    DSAA
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    Hurrah for Gin's cartoon illustrations have struck a chord with many parents, but now it's time for the foul-mouthed and highly opinionated 2 1/4-year-old Archie Adams (also created by Katie Kirby) to have his say...

    It reveals just how hard life is for Archie. He's always being told what to do ('Eat your tea, Archie', 'Stop putting Mummy's phone in the bin, Archie') and now he's just found out that his parents are going to replace him with a younger sibling.

    There are also cartoon showing Archie's friend Amelie teaching him the good swear words and his penchant for naked protests. Honest, emotional and laugh-out-loud, this is a hilarious, no-holds-barred account of what it's like to be a toddler.

    Please note this book contains language some may deem inappropriate.
  • Just Write - Creative Writing Box - Other - 9781473621978
    JWCW
    (1)
    • £13.00
    • RRP £100.00
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    Whatever stage they're at, would-be writers will find this how-to guide to creative writing essential. Packed with information, support, advice and tools for how to write in a way that turns heads, it also reveals how the publishing industry works.

    Alongside all the tips, tricks and insider secrets that are unveiled is a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine and a gorgeous notebook so that writers can jot down any ideas that come into their heads. There's also a CD included that is full of suggestions to help inspire creative writing of the highest calibre.
  • Great City Maps - Hardback - 9780241238981
    GRCM
    • £6.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    Featuring over 70 beautifully illustrated historical city plans and maps, this book explores civilization in some of the world's top cities.

    Ranging from the ancient metropolis of Rome through to the modern urban behemoth of New York City, each map has highlights and hotspots pulled out and the cartographic appearance is one that you'll find yourself absorbed into.

    There is also in-depth analysis on the background stories of not only the cities but also the map makers and their work.
  • More Labradorable - Hardback - 9781782494478 - Villager Jim
    MORL
    Villager Jim
    • £2.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    Described as 'the Banksy of wildlife photography', Villager Jim introduces Barnaby the labrador and a host of animal friends from the beautiful Peak District in this stunning book.

    Barnaby also introduces his labrador 'sisters' Dilly and Bumble, Bobbin the robin (who visits the bird table every day) and various other canines and Highland cattle. There are even chickens who just 'love' to be chased.

    Villager Jim is an award-winning photographer and these images are sure to raise a smile as they present a dog's-eye-view of Barnaby's world.
  • Chips With Everything - Hardback - 9781785033643 - Denise Smart
    CK2661
    Denise Smart
    • £2.50
    • RRP £9.99
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    This book celebrates in wondrous versatility of the world's favourite food. In need of an instant energy boost? Try Ultimate Chip Butty or Oven-baked Brunch. Your favourite takeaway is closed? Whip up Classic Chip Shop Curry Sauce or Beer and Onion Gravy in the comfort of your own kitchen. In need of a quick-and-easy snack, turn to Tuna Chip Melt or Loaded Cheese and Bacon Wedges. Really love chips? Why not start off with Chip Pancakes with Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup, opt for the Leek and Chip Soup for lunch (to keep it light) and enjoy a hearty Chip Carbonara or Easy Chip Moussaka for dinner. Finish off your carb-loading extravaganza with some surprisingly delicious Churros-style Chips with Chocolate Dipping Sauce. Plus, if you are feeling energetic, there are foolproof recipes to oven-bake your own too, from French Fries to Wedges.
  • Great Continental Railway Journeys - Hardback - 9781471151491 - Rt Hon Michael Portillo
    GCRJ
    Rt Hon Michael Portillo
    • £3.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    All aboard and get ready to explore some of Europe's finest journeys by train in Great Continental Railway Journeys, a beautiful tie-in book to the hit BBC series presented by Michael Portillo.

    Lavishly illustrated, the book captures the beauty and excitement of journeying across the continent by train and also looks at the engineering feats which made the journeys possible and so famous.

    From London to Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Rome, Budapest and all the way down to Jerusalem, this is a celebration of both trains and the vibrancy of Europe.
  • Hook, Stitch & Give - Paperback - 9780857832160 - Kat Goldin
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    Kat Goldin
    • £3.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • Quilting Basics - Paperback - 9781782493099 - Michael Caputo
    QTBS
    Michael Caputo
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £14.99
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    Including 12 workshops and 12 projects to make - ranging from an oven mitt to a full-size quilt - this book provides a step-by-step course for any first-time quilter.

    Taking you right from the start, the expert advice in this book will show you all the tools and equipment you need to make a quilt and then introduce you to the skills you'll need. At the end of each workshop is a project to complete, which will help you practise the skills you've learnt.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, as well as using templates and different types of applique.
  • Ruby and Custard's Crochet - Paperback - 9781785030550 - Ruby and Custard
    RACC
    Ruby and Custard
    (4)
    • £2.50
    • RRP £10.99
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    This easy-to-follow craft book contains a selection of patterns for adults, children and babies from Ruby and Custard, one of the most highly respected British crochet brands.

    With over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem you'll have is choosing where to start. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects you'll find ideas for beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more.

    Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything you need to know to master crochet!
  • Stanfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
    SFTC
    • £2.50
    • RRP £21.97
    • Save £19.47
    • Just 83.00p per book
    With books from Captain Joshua Slocum, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edith Wharton, this collection features some of the finest historical travel writing of all time.

    Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence, travelled to Morocco in the final days of the First World War. A time before guidebooks, she recorded her encounters with the country's people, traditions and ceremonies and described the mosques, palaces and ruins she visited in In Morocco. Very observant and brimming with passion, her work will transport you to another era.

    Captain Joshua Slocum sailed the world for over 35 years and embarked on the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, he battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and loneliness and in Sailing Alone Around the World, he documented it all. Travels with a Donkey in Cevennes is Robert Louis Stevenson's humorous and heart-warming memoirs of a walking trip (with a donley named Modestine) he took in his early 20s.

    This is an eye-opening collection for people interested in travel, history and classic authors.
  • The Best of Benn - Hardback - 9780091958923 - Tony Benn
    BENN
    Tony Benn
    • £3.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    A passionate radical with plenty of charisma, Tony Benn was famed for his original thinking, especially around unconventional causes and important issues that affect us all.

    This is the definitive collection of his diaries, memoirs and speeches over the past seven decades. It's inspiring reading and sure to stir up your emotions, whether you agree with the values the much-missed politician presented or not.
  • The Mammoth Book of New IQ Puzzles - Paperback - 9781849010047 - Nathan Haselbauer
    MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
    • £2.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is an incredibly and impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles that will help you discover just how clever you are!

    Containing maths, logic and word puzzles that range from the reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult, each puzzle is clearly presented and the solution should be perfectly clear.

    In theory, each puzzle can be solved - in your head - in just a few minutes.
  • The Pub - A Cultural Institution - Hardback - 9781910254523 - Pete Brown
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    Pete Brown
    • £3.00
    • RRP £22.50
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
  • Ageless Beauty - Hardback - 9780241318225 - Boris Entrup
    AGEB
    Boris Entrup
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    Ageless Beauty is a book that explains how you're never too old to learn new tricks. It will encourage you to try out a whole new style, whatever your age.

    It provides tips on working with the changes in your skin and reveals how to celebrate your features with an inspiring collection of glamorous, elegant and downright fabulous looks.

    From minimalist look to a bold rock-star chic style, there's something for everyone. With this book, you can learn how to pamper your body, style your hair and boost your confidence.
  • The Simpsons Comics Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781785656569
    TSAN 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.00
    • RRP £7.99
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    Everybody's favourite dysfunctional family has been entertaining the world for 28 series now and show no signs of slowing down soon... The Simpsons Annual 2018 is full of comic book adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the other unforgettable characters from Springfield.

    The comic-strip stories in this annual are packed with fun and adventure and will delight Simpsons fans of all ages. Bart takes to the high seas after a prank doesn't work out quite how he hoped; Bart and Ralph are the stars of an unlikely buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frank manages to create the perfect robot prankster!

    There's even a short which finds Marge and Maggie embarking on a shopping spree. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and who better to share it with than The Simpsons?
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017 - Hardback - 9781472935199 - Lawrence Booth
    WSDN
    Lawrence Booth
    (1)
    • £8.00
    • RRP £50.00
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. This is the 154th edition of the hugely popular sporting miscellany. It's a must-have for any cricket fan.

    A huge favourite with Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this book contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It also has reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the eagerly awaited Editor's Notes and examples of the best sports writing of the year.

    This is a comprehensive record of 2017's cricketing highs and lows.

    Please note that the font size in these books may be considered small by some readers.
  • Doctor Who: Official Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9781405930000 - BBC
    BGSHQ
    • £4.00
    • RRP £7.99
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    Join the Doctor and his new companions Bill and Nardole for brand-new adventures on board the TARDIS in this year's Doctor Who Annual. With secrets from the latest series, fact files on the latest terrifying monsters, exciting comic strips, stories, puzzles and activities, it's the perfect read for any fan of the brilliant BBC show Doctor Who.