Published every year since 1864, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is the most famous sports book in the world - and Book People is pleased to be able to bring to our customers the 153rd annual edition of this perennial bestseller.
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Containing coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the Editor's Notes and the best sports writing of the year - the book is a comprehensive record of 2016's cricketing highs and lows.
Without a doubt the best and most important cricket book of the year, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2016 is a must-have book for every fan of this wonderful summer sport.
KD9234 5 years +5 years +
If you have children in your house, you've no doubt been singing along to the Trolls soundtrack for the past few months and this pop-up book features scenes from the hit Dreamworks film.
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Poppy is throwing a totally Troll-tastic party in Troll Village and wants to invite all her friends along. As your children enjoy this cute story, they will be wowed by the pop-up surprises on every page.
The pop-up nature of the books makes it similar to Princess Poppy's scrapbook in the hugely popular movie!
Love in the Afternoon and Other Delights is a fabulous collection of ten must-read short stories and an array of entertaining essays from the talented and ever-popular author and journalist Penny Vincenzi.
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Sharing her thoughts on a huge range of subjects that will appeal to every 21st century female, from love and relationships, to work and families, this stunning collection is teaming with memorable characters, plenty of glamour, teary moments, and everything in between.
Highly addictive reading!
This bespoke Book People edition of Peggy Porschen's contemporary baking book comes in a slightly larger format and with a deluxe padded cover. Hailed by Rachel Allen as 'the most exquisite cake maker', Peggy Porschen provides a selection of 25 original and stylish cupcake recipes in this delicious little baking book. With seasonal variations alongside timeless classics like Sticky Toffee and Vanilla Chiffon, among those cupcakes you can try your hand at are Chocolate Heaven and Black Forest, Eton Mess and Pink Marshmallow and Mulled Wine. As well as these fabulous flavours, Peggy also shows you how to create truly wondrous toppings including cream cheese icing, marshmallow fondant and dark chocolate ganache.
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Thea Osborne is a housekeeper-turned-detective who has to crack so many rural crime cases in the first five books in Rebecca Tope's bestselling Cotswolds Mysteries series. Cosy crime at its finest, we recommend them for fans of M.C. Beaton, Emily Brightwell and Carola Dunn.
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A Cotswold Killing is the first book in the series and it finds recently widowed Thea Osborne arriving in Duntisbourne Abbots to house-sit for a local couple for three weeks. On her first night, she hears a piercing scream but concludes nowhere this serene and sleepy could be witness to a murder. But then a body shows up and Thea is soon untangling her way through a web of tragedy that engulfs this beautiful Gloucestershire town...
She also finds a body hanging from the rafters of a barn; discovers a body laid out like a sacrificial victim on Notgrove Barrow during Halloween season; visits Blockley and has to investigate a murder next door to her abode; and finds a skeleton at the roots of an old beech tree - with no concrete evidence of who the bones belong to.
This collection includes books 1-5 in Rebecca Tope's Cotswold Mysteries series.
From the airport to the hospital, the shops and more, this lift-the-flap book is ideal for teaching little ones what happens in town.
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Each town scene is charmingly illustrated and has fun flaps to lift, which reveal hidden surprises underneath. What will they find...?
With big, bold, illustrated tabs along the top and side of the book that are just right for helping small hands turn the pages on their own, and the clear illustrations and simple text make it perfect for playtime sharing.
Rick Stein heads off all around Europe in search of good food in this tie-in cookbook to his hit TV show, Rick Stein's Long Weekends.
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From Copenhagen to Cadiz and Berlin to Bologna, he looks at some of the incredible national dishes and shows you how to make them in the comfort of your own home.
Accompanying the second series, there is also some fascinating photography of the countries that will surely inspire your next trip away.
From the stars of the silent era through to today's Hollywood headliners, Movie Star Chronicles is the definitive guide to 330 of our finest actors and actresses - from Christopher Lee to Jennifer Lawrence and James Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Presented in beautiful hardback, this is a must for any movie buff's bookshelf and provides overviews and opinions on all the actors listed. With a colourful infographic for each star showing the key films in each career, the book also has plenty of stills and photographs to pore over.
Written by esteemed critic Ian Haydn Smith as an encyclopedia for the 21st century, the book also looks a the different genres of films and their role in the development of key character types in the cinematic cannon.
XBIOG 8 years +8 years +
Children who prefer facts to fiction and are fascinated by real-life figures will be engrossed in this ten-book collection that takes a look at ten of the world's greatest heroes and heroines!
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With vivid storytelling and eye-catching artwork, the biographies cover a wide-ranging spectrum of important figures from history - Alexander the Great, Anne Frank, Eleanor of Aquitane, Elizabeth I, Gandhi, Isaac Newton, Julius Caesar, Leonardo Da Vinci and Nelson Mandela.
Fully researched and written by historical experts, every book also contains a timeline that brings each hero's story to life and will provide readers with even more jaw-dropping facts! A must for any non-fiction fan.
Slipcase not included.
Delicious and nutritious, warming and comforting, soup is easy to make, perfect for take-away lunches, and packed with goodness. This is the ultimate collection to create spectacular starters, reviving lunches and healthy fast suppers. Soups also provide the easiest way towards your five-a-day and a great way to use leftovers for maximum flavour. From classic tomato, mushroom and root vegetable soups, to refreshing gazpacho and creamy chowders - you'll never be at a loss for inspiration.
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If you know someone who likes their facts to be disgusting, bizarre, peculiar and downright funny, Can You Believe It? is the book for them.
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A collection of the funniest, grimiest, grossest and most outrageous facts you are ever likely to have the misfortune to hear (believe us, once you've read them you can't un-read them!), each will have readers scratching their head in disbelief and laughing out loud at the randomness of it all.
From decapitated cockroaches to sweaty feet, shark attacks and hundreds more weird and wonderful facts and pieces of trivia, the book will literally have those lucky (or unlucky) enough to read it shouting 'Oh, my God!'
Please note this is an adult book containing facts of both a sexual and intimate nature.
Even after 125 years, the Savoy and its art deco style continues to inspire people all over the world. But what would the Savoy be without its signature cocktails? This book features 750 recipes for you to raise a glass to.
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Capturing the spirit of high society in the 1930s, this book evokes a world of elegance, style and glamour as it gives you all the ingredients you need to make sours, toddies, fixes and more.
The beautiful little book features an informative history of the globally renowned book too, so you'll have all the facts you need to become a cocktail connoisseur.
Containing recipes from the likes of Rick Stein, Nigel Slater and Lindsey Bareham, this is a cookbook collection no kitchen should be without!
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Full of inspiration, you'll find recipes of the highest quality for every kind of meal. Stein shares his seafood secrets, Bareham presents a definitive collection of soup recipes and Jane Grigson combines her recipes with elements of culinary history.
Regardless of your level of ability, everyone who loves cooking - or wants to start to love it - will find this collection irresistible!
Who said black cats were unlucky? This heart-warming story will introduce you to Timba, a small kitten who manages to bring a family back together.
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Named after lions, black kittens Timba and Vati have been abandoned in a ditch. After a while, Timba is found by a young boy named Leroy and the two begin to bond. Leroy has had a tough life and Timba does everything he can to be his friend.
Soon Timba meets Leroy's teacher Angie and they also forge a special bond. Angie will help Timba find Vati, whatever it takes. Will the two kittens meet again? And can they use their cat power to heal the lives of the people they love?
Fans of A Street Cat Named Bob will find so much to adore in this purr-fect story.
The Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories from Benedict Kiely is a collection of thirty-eight short stories that cover many generations and moods of Irish writing. The mercurial, intoxicating, witty and sometimes sad stories range from Lady Gregory's moving retelling of an ancient love story through to the extraordinary and prolific reads of William Trevor. This is a must-read for any fan of Irish fiction.
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DORY 3 years +3 years +
Nemo and Dory fans will find splash-loads of fun as they enjoy the colouring, stickers and activities featured in this four-book collection.
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Inspired by Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory, the books feature all the characters from the Finding Nemo sequel and the activities are great for holidays, long journeys and stay-at-home days. The Deep Sea Colouring book retells the story of the movie and gives fans the chance to colour in their favourite scenes; Mega Colouring has 90 pages of the lovable characters; Unforgettable Activities has 40 fun things to do; and Sticker Scenes encourages creativity and hand-eye coordination.
Children will love to 'just keep swimming' and work their way through this fun-filled collection.
With cross-section drawings taken direct from the official Flight and The Aeroplane archives, Classic World War II: Aircraft Cutaways is a must for anyone interested in history and aeronautical engineering.
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Alongside each of the illustrations is some detailed text for each type of aircraft. It covers the history and evaluates the drawing. There are even 12 vehicles displayed on pull-out, double-page gatefolds!
Telling you everything you could ever want to know about the planes that flew during the Second World War, this keepsake book also features archive photography Aeroplane Montly.
The Flying Scotsman is one of the most iconic steam locomotives in history and this hardback book will make a first-class gift for anyone you know who loves trains.
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With its period-illustration-style cover and glorious illustrations and photographs, it looks back over the career of this most famous of trains from the Golden Age of Steam - from construction through to restoration in 2005. Endlessly fascinating, the book has been written with the aid of interviews with those who have been involved with the Scotsman over the years.
Created by Nigel Gresley, the Flying Scotsman broke the world speed record in 1934 and has captivated so many with her grace, beauty and power. Still drawing a crowd wherever she travels today, this book aims to explain just why this train has such eternal appeal...
BKBS 7 years +7 years +
With its gold-foiled cover, The Book of Beasts not only tells you everything you would want to know about fantastical creatures and mythical monsters but also gives you the chance to colour them in whatever style you want.
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A gorgeous hardback for anyone excited about seeing the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film inspired by J.K. Rowling's stories, it provides information on everything from snake-haired Gorgons to wicked werewolves and dangerous dragons.
Part-encyclopedia, part-colouring book, this will introduce you to over 90 creatures that are inspired by myths and fables and take you on an incredible journey through ancient lands and civilizations.