Non-Fiction Clearance Sale

  • Ann Cleeves' Shetland - Hardback - 9781509809790 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series starring Detective Jimmy Perez has been a favourite with crime fans for years and the BBC adaptation of Shetland has brought her many more fans. This companion to the novels shows the readers exactly what this incredible location can offer.

    An archipelago of more than 100 islands, Shetland is one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom and its 1,500 miles of shore means that wherever you stand, you'll have a view of the sea. Traditions are valued and celebrated on the islands, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced.

    Gloriously illustrated, this companion finds Ann Cleeves learning about the islands' past, people, the festivals that take place upon them and discovering how flora and fauna changes throughout the seasons. It's a lavish book that vividly captures Shetland in all its bleak and special beauty.
  • The DC Comics Encyclopedia - Hardback - 9780241294802
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    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.
  • RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening - Hardback - 9780711237919 - Chris Baines
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    A classic book that has been fully revised, updated and freshly illustrated, The RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening shows just how much of an important part wildlife plays in any garden.

    Relying on RHS research and best practice, it provides information on everything from using pesticides to planting for birds and the idea of habitat creation.

    It looks at how much importance gardeners should put on wildlife when they make their decisions and will even show you how to attract and sustain butterflies.
  • The Beekeeper's Problem Solver - Hardback - 9780600630128 - James E. Tew
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    With beekeeping become more and more popular every year, there has never been a more important time for seasoned beekeepers and those new to the outdoor hobby to make sure they know how to solve their beekeeping problems. That's where The Beekeeper's Problem Solver by James E. Tew comes in...

    Packed full of problem-handling advice - and problem avoidance, too - the book explains the 100 most common problems beekeepers experience, what the causes of the problems are and how to solve them in a stress-free way - using in-depth yet digestible information alongside clear full-colour photographs and diagrams.

    With an answer to every question would-be and experienced beekeepers will ever be able to think of, James E. Tew's The Beekeeper's Problem Solver has it covered - from deciding apiary sites to beekeeping equipment, producing honey, treating pests and beyond!
  • Unseen London - Hardback - 9780711239074 - Peter Dazeley
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    Acclaimed photographer Peter Dazeley has gained access to the hidden interiors of 50 of London's most iconic buildings and showcases them all in this stunning book.

    Accompanied by Mark Daly's concise, thoughtful and informative text, among the buildings you can look inside are the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Supreme Court. Some of the relics and structures are derelict, but many are still working. What's for certain is they're all extraordinary.

    This beautiful book explains how each place was created, how they are used and what each ones reveals about the currents of power that flow through the city. You can find out all about the boiler room of London's infrastructure and peek inside everywhere from the changing rooms of the top sports stadiums to the heart of the establishment.
  • Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations - Hardback - 9780241978986 - Simon Jenkins
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    Simon Jenkins, the author of England's 1000 Best Churches, turns his attention to railways in this rail-ly good book. He's travelled all over the country to select the best ones and talks about them with insight and authority.

    Simon is the founder of the Railway Heritage Trust and his passion is second to none. He reveals each station's history, geography, design and significance and how they have impacted on social history.

    Railways are a place where people come, go, meet, greet and part. They're also a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture and this beautifully illustrated book celebrates the engineers, architects and companies that have built them.
  • Steve Backshall's Wildlife Adventurer's Guide - Paperback - 9781472930552 - Steve Backshall
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    Steve Backshall is a popular explorer and familiar figure from TV who is renowned for his intrepid attitude and love of animals and nature. In this eye-opening book, he gives tips on everything from snorkelling to tree climbing.

    A very hands-on guide bursting with practical advice on how to get involved with wildlife, it mainly focuses on Britain and northern Europe and is packed with practical advice. Among its activities are ones you can carry out on the coast, in the mountains and in wetlands and woodlands. He even reveals how mountain-biking and climbing are among the best ways of exploring our natural beauty.

    A great book for anyone who wants to get closer to nature, Steve also offers practical advice on bushcraft and survival.
  • A Pointless History of the World - Hardback - 9781473623231 - Richard Osman
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    Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong present their very own account of times gone by in A Pointless History of the World.

    Told with their trademark humour, this is a step-by-step journey that takes you from the Big Bang to the fall of the Roman Empire and from the evolution of language all the way through to Last of the Summer Wine.

    Taking you on a journey through time and space, the essays are interspersed with questions from Pointless, everyone's favourite TV quiz show.
  • The Yoga Healer - Paperback - 9781782493754 - Christine Burke
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    Christina Burke has 16 years' experience as a yoga teacher and is the owner of Liberation Yoga. In this book, she'll show you how to embrace the meditation practice and use its power to heal your mind, body and spirit.

    Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, this accessible handbook of remedies is based on the art and science of yoga and will cover physical, mental and emotional concerns with practises that address each condition. The final chapter of the book provides examples of combined sequences for different times of the day.

    All of the poses and sequences are illustrated with clear photographs and each exercise is designed to last 15 minutes or less. They can help with everything from alleviating daily aches and pain to improving your state of mind and tapping into your creative spirit.
  • Small Island by Little Train - Hardback - 9780749578497 - Chris Arnot
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • Crocheted Throws and Wraps - Paperback - 9781782494867 - Melody Griffiths
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    This book is bursting with ideas for warm, beautiful and special throws and wraps that you can crochet by yourself. Among the other items featured are blankets, throws and coverlets.

    There is a comprehensive techniques section so you can master the art of crochet and these are followed by instructions for easy-to-follow patterns. The styles range from 'vintage' to 'around the world' and can be displayed in a variety of stunning colours.

    Suitable for all levels of crocheter, every one of the 25 projects is beautiful and there are even 10 extra ideas for smaller items including bed covers and pillows.
  • 501 Must-Visit Destinations - Hardback - 9780753729823 - D. Brown
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    Have you planned your next trip away? This book has all the inspiration and information you'll need, wherever you're planning on going.

    Covering 501 of the world's finest destinations - from Sydney Harbour to the Taj Mahal and the Matobo National Park to the Bay of Fundy in Canada - it explains all about the cities' landscapes, cultures and points of interest.

    Every city is accompanied by a jaw-dropping photograph and detailed description.
  • Colour Quest - Paperback - 9781782435990 - Joanna Webster
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    Will you complete Colour Quest?

    This large-format book combines geometric designs with the joy of colouring in. There are 30 designs to complete and they range from tessellating buildings to camouflaged animals and pixelated patterns.

    Whether you're an art lover or a colouring enthusiast, the intricate designs here will keep you happily entertained and find your worries drifting away.
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History - Hardback - 9781447299738 - David Olusoga
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    Inspired by a landmark BBC Two programme, David Olusoga's Black and British: An Untold Story is a vital re-examination of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa.

    Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, this book provides an unflinching history of black and white Britons and how they have been intimately entwined for centuries.

    From Roman Britain to Shakespeare's Othello and how black people were regarded during the medieval times, this book confronts taboos and reveals some previously unknown scandals.
  • The Field Guide to Knots - Hardback - 9781845436155 - Bob Holtzman
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    This very useful and highly practical guide will help you learn how to tie over 80 carefully chosen knots.

    Knots can prove to be invaluable tools for your safety, survival and even the enjoyment of every outdoor sport. They can come in handy whether you need to build a shelter, abseil a cliff, tie up a horse or anchor a boat.

    This book shows you how to assess your needs and choose the best knot to suit them. Its step-by-step instructions are complemented by colour photographs that will untangle even the most complex of knots and make them easy to learn.
  • Ukulele for Beginners - Paperback - 9781844039814 - Will Grove-White
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    Learn how to play the ukulele with this step-by-step guide. Written by Will Grove-White, a member of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, it's clearly written and full of illustrations that make learning the instrument easy.

    A perfect first instrument, this book will come in handy for both children and adults and you don't need any prior knowledge of playing music to master it! It introduces the chords and has tips and tricks for writing your own songs. It covers simple and advanced strumming techniques and has songs to play along to online. It even shows you how to play the ukulele in a group!

    It also comes with a pull-out comprehensive chord dictionary, biographies of the greatest uke players of all time and a history of the instrument, including revelations about Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong and Elvis Presley.
  • Elizabeth's Rival - Hardback - 9781782437499 - Nicola Tallis
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    Nicola Tallis unveils the story of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era.

    Cousin to Elizabeth I (and also quite likely to be an illegitimate granddaughter of Henry VIII), Lettice had a life full of both dizzying highs and dreadful lows. She was a darling of the court who became embroiled in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I.

    She was plagued by scandals of both affairs and murder and eventually lost a husband and son to the executioner's axe. Based on meticulous research, this book looks at the impact Lettice had on the period and her role in some of its defining events.
  • How to Make Your Own Soap - Paperback - 9781908974235 - Sally Hornsey
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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • Our Uninvited Guests - Hardback - 9781471152535 - Julie Summers
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    Social historian Julie Summers looks over the period during the Second World War when thousands of families had to make the heartbreaking decision to leave everything they knew and start a new life in a location where Hitler's Luftwaffe could not reach them - and the role Britain's country houses had to play in this.

    Based on extensive research and interviews, Julie conveys the problems these families faced during the early years of the conflict and examines the locations that they were sent to. She also looks at the problems and social stigmas they had to face and overcome in each different area.

    This hardback shines a light on a previously untold story from the Second World War. It looks at how people from all walks of life found themselves in these most esteemed surroundings and how the juxtaposition of splendour and opulence was at odds with their temporary residents' needs.
  • A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons - Hardback - 9781782438434 - Julian Norton
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    Described as 'warm, evocative and funny' by the Daily Telegraph, Julian Norton's A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons is an inspirational memoir that finds the vet recounting some of his favourite - and most heartbreaking - experiences.

    In his 20-year career, Julian has treated animals ranging from cats and dogs to snakes, horses, cows and alpacas and here he talks through some of his biggest challenges and most surprising patients. It's all told with compassion, charm and candour.

    You will recognise Julian from Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet and this book showcases his professionalism and compassion. Whether treating a pet at his practice or performing an emergency procedure in the middle of the night, this hardback is full of drama, sadness and happiness.
  • How to Be Well Read - Hardback - 9781847946409 - John Sutherland
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    Perhaps best-known for his investigations of anomalies, enigmas, conundrums and mysteries from Victorian fiction in Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland returns with yet another guide to fine fiction in the form of How to Be Well Read, a guide to the best novels ever written and why they matter.

    A compelling, personal combination of literary reference and history, the editor of The Oxford Companion to Popular Fiction and Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London, John Sutherland, introduces readers to over 500 of the world's best canonical and modern works of fiction in the form of informative, yet offbeat and quirky, mini-essays.

    From imposing Victorian novels to espionage, romance, thrillers and everything in-between, the book provides a forceful, evocative defence for why the titles should take pride of place upon the bookshelves of every fan of fiction. Perfect for dipping in and out of, How to be Well Read not only makes for great reading itself but also provides readers with a well-informed reading list of books they are sure to enjoy!
  • Poetry by Heart - Paperback - 9780241275979 - Julie Blake
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    From Hardy to Heaney and Pope to Plath, this treasury of poems will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.

    All great for reciting and reading out aloud, you'll find familiar and unknown poems and works covering the themes of love and war. There are poems that recreate the world we know and poems written about the dark side of the moon.

    Every poem has been chosen for its suitability for learning and reciting and they're all sure to appeal to language lovers of any age.
  • Chambers Araucaria Crossword Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781444793833 - John Graham
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    Araucaria was one of the best-loved crossword setters of all times. He delighted and confounded cryptic crossword fans for almost 50 years and built an almost cult-like following for his infuriatingly ingenious clues.

    Prepare to be challenged, captivated and entertained by three books packed with Araucaria crosswords! Compiled by Chambers, Volume 1 contains 60 jigsaw crosswords (a type of crossword where you first have to solve clues and then fit solutions into a grid without the help of numbers); Volume 2 focuses on cryptic crosswords as featured in early editions of the 1 Across magazine; and Volume 3 features crosswords with a literary theme - perfect for any book-lover!
  • The Gentle Sleep Book - Paperback - 9780349405209 - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.