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    In the Days of Rain

    Rebecca Stott

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    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is the Costa Biography Award Winner 2017

    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is a fascinating yet shocking memoir about her experiences growing up in - and breaking away from - a fundamentalist Christian cult.

    Any readers who were left stunned and captivated by Bad Blood and Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal will find themselves fully immersed in this incredible true story. Rebecca recalls how her father begged her to help him write a memoir while on his deathbed. He wanted to talk about his family's experiences in a fundamentalist Christian sect but every time he reached a certain point, the painful memories all became too much.

    The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan and lived by a number of strict rules - women had to wear headscarves and any non-sect books were banned. Although Rebecca was born into the sect, she needed to know more about their culture and asked intelligent yet dangerous questions while growing up. She soon discovered her father, an influential preacher, had been asking the same questions.

    Here Rebecca talks about her father's ongoing struggle between faith and doubt and how this affected their relationship and livelihood for a long time after breaking away...
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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018

    Lia Leendertz

    Product Code: ALMN
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2018 is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
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    1001 Quotations to Inspire You

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    'Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don't abandon the book.' Patti Smith, 2010.

    Featuring quotes from the likes of William Shakespeare, Nelson Mandela and Ellen DeGeneres, 1,001 Quotations to Inspire You Before You Die is a book that you'll be fascinated by. It will be a very special gift for anyone you know who loves history and culture.

    Stretching from the ancient world right through to the present day, it's full of big ideas, witty observations and important musings. The quotes cover topics including art and literature, culture, philosophy, politics, psychology and religion.

    Beautifully designed, the quotations are all placed in historical context and there is detailed information regarding from where each one came.
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    Southampton Through Time

    Jeffery Pain

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    Southampton Through Time is a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of the country. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Southampton, its well-known streets and famous faces, and what they meant to the people of this city throughout the 19th and into the 20th Century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept photos, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the author's factual captions for every picture, and carefully-selected choice of images, the reader can achieve a reliable view of Southampton's history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of Southampton as Jeffrey Pain guides us through the local streets. There is something for everyone here, whether they have lived in the area all their lives, or whether they are just visiting for the first time. Southampton Through Time also shows how photography has continually evolved to keep up with an ever changing society.
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    The AA Guide to Wales

    AA

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    Fully revised and up to date, this AA guide reveals the greatest places to visit in Wales.

    From the best restaurants in the cities to the finest campsites in the valleys, it will become invaluable. It also includes town plans to help you plan your routes accordingly.
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    Puppy versus Kitten

    Andy Riley

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    From Emmy award-winning Andy Riley, the creator of cult favourite The Bunny Suicides, comes Puppy versus Kitten - an illustrated and wickedly humorous story about a bright-eyed puppy and a philosophical kitten who live under the same roof.

    The duo know nothing about the world and will have to work together to navigate the ins and outs of life. Kitten uses its intelligence to work out what is going on while the much stupider Puppy just charges around, doing whatever comes naturally...

    Obviously, with their very different outlooks they clash. But then they meet the human... Full of dark humour and jokes as sharp as a cat's claw, this is a laugh-out-loud book for grown-up animal lovers.
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    Chester Through Time

    Paul Hurley

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    Chester, the county town of Cheshire was better known as Deva Victrix by the Roman soldiers who were based here. This was the Roman name given to the city fortress when it was built in the AD 70s. The city is steeped in history, one of its most distinguishing features is The Rows, galleried walkways running along four streets and meeting at The Cross. Chester is also famous for the walls that surround the city and provide an uninterrupted circular walk for the many visitors. During this walk you may gaze down at the ancient amphitheatre, the largest of its kind uncovered in Great Britain. Pass the famous cathedral and the tower from which Charles I observed the defeat of his army. Then back into the city where alterations have taken place but this has been done sympathetically and in keeping with the general antiquity of the surrounding buildings. You can see why this city is one of the most visited in Britain.
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    More Power

    Hugh Matheson

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    Jurgen Grobler, one of Britain's most esteemed sporting coaches and the mastermind behind many Olympic rowing successes, has remained largely out of the spotlight throughout his life.

    This biography, written by Olympic medallist Hugh Matheson and rowing historian Christopher Dodd, looks at the ways in which he has inspired Britain's rowing teams so so many Gold medals.

    Grobler has worked with athletes including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell over the years and won Gold in a range of boat classes. This book looks over his career - from his early years in the German Democratic Republic to the fall of the Berlin Wall and then a move to Britain in pursuit of rowing greatness.
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    Wiltshire Through Time

    Steve Wallis

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    Wiltshire is one of the largest counties in southern England and has a wide variety of landscapes, from river valleys lined with picturesque villages to the expanses and open skies of Salisbury Plain. It is also a vibrant county where things have changed regularly. In keeping up with the times, though, it has kept much of what is best about its past, and much of the county's charm comes from features that can seem changeless. Individual chapters cover towns, villages, life in Wiltshire and some of the many historic sites, while the subjects vary from familiar towns and cities such as Salisbury, Trowbridge and Marlborough, historic spots such as Castle Combe and Bradfordon- Avon, to a wide variety of the villages of the county and even some views that have been 'lost' over the past century.
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    Bath Through Time

    Jenny Knight

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    The ancient city of Bath owes much to the location of hot springs in the valley of the River Avon. It was established as a spa town by the Romans and the springs have remained in use since then, renowned for their health-giving properties. It was, however, during the Georgian era that Bath flourished. Jane Austen lived here for a short period and used the city as a setting for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. In 1987 Bath was designated a World Heritage Site, recognising its unique historical significance. Unsurprisingly, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Britain. Museums, theatres and, of course, the Baths themselves, attract no fewer than 4 million visitors each year. In a fascinating selection of old and new photographs, Bath Through Time charts how the city has changed over the years.
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    The Ultimate Bullseye Quiz Book

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    You can't beat a bit of Bully! Relive the fun and excitement of this classic quiz show with over 250 pages of quizzes featuring Bully himself. See if you can win Bully's special prize or simply be left with your bus fare home. With hours of entertainment to be had, it's fun for the whole family!
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    Secret Coventry

    David McGrory

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    Secret Coventry goes behind the facades of the familiar to discover the lesser-known aspects of the city's fascinating past. Join author David McGrory as he reveals the city's forgotten and untold tales, and its heroes and villains. Find out about Coventry's status as a centre for culture in the Elizabethan period, explore the hidden tunnels beneath the city streets, and learn about the Roman mosaics discovered in the heart of the city. You may think that you know Coventry, but take another look around and you will find more than you could possibly imagine.
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    Macclesfield Through Time

    Paul Hurley

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    Macclesfield is an ancient Cheshire town that stands beneath the sprawling and beautiful Peak District. It is Cheshire's furthest outpost before taking the road into Derbyshire and many years ago entered the Industrial Revolution in a more genteel manner perhaps, by becoming a silk town. Here all manner of silk items were manufactured such as the narrowest ribbons and the best of silks and satins.It is the perfect place to explore Macclesfield Forest and the Cheshire Peak District but the town itself has plenty to offer including the Heritage Centre with its museums and tea room. Paul Hurley has carefully selected modern and old views to paint a nostalgic historical portrait, so enjoy this pictorial tour of the town and see what is here now and compare it to what was here many years ago.
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    The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible

    Josephine Fairley

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    Look, feel and be fabulous forever with the Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible!

    In this fully updated edition, the health and beauty experts Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey will tell you everything you need to know about feeling great and looking gorgeous. They offer guidance and tips on everything from skin and hair to hands, feet and nails, as well as advice on getting good sleep and the best exercise methods.

    There are also tried-and-tested reports on many different health and beauty products.
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    Doncaster Through Time

    Peter Tuffrey

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    Doncaster has always benefited from its location. It stands on the Great North Road or A1, the primary route for all traffic from London to Edinburgh, and due to its strategic geographical importance it emerged as an industrial centre in the late 18th century. Beneath the city lies a huge coal seam and it was this that prompted Doncaster's exponential population growth. In the early part of the 20th century Doncaster became one of the largest coal mining areas in the country, with the industry becoming the largest local employer. However, along with many other areas, a large number of mining jobs were lost in the late 1980s, and several pits closed. Today, coal mining has been all but eliminated from the area, with only a handful of collieries surviving. The demise of coal saw a domino effect which led to the removal of many other tertiary industries. In recent years, however, the city's fortunes have changed. Its centre has undergone redevelopment including the construction of an Education City campus, currently the largest education investment of its kind in the UK. The Doncaster Lakeside, home to Doncaster Rovers, has undergone modernisation and the ever-popular 'Dome', opened in 1989 by Princess Diana, contains a state of the art swimming pool, gym and ice rink. The Frenchgate Centre, a shopping centre and transport interchange, has also been extended to connect with the railway station and bus station. The Waterdale area of the town centre is currently undergoing rejuvenation, with a new theatre (known as CAST), new civic offices and a new public square already having been completed, on the site of the old Waterdale car park. These changes, and many more, are all documented in Peter Tuffrey's fascinating collection of old and new photographs of Doncaster.
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    Floral Puzzles

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    Complete these fantastic floral puzzle books. They'll provide hours of fun and enjoyment.
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    15 Minute Fitness

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    If you want to keep fit but are short on time, the 15-minute exercises featured in this book can help you lose weight and feel fantastic.

    Its calorie-burning exercises can be carried out around the home and contain a mixture of stretching, squatting, sprinting, kicking and even arabesque movements. Among the styles featured are boxing, aerobics, running and freestyle.

    With over 100 quick exercises featured, you can create your own workout to suit your needs.
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    Ed Sheeran: Memories we made

    Christie Goodwin

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    Ed Sheeran is the world's biggest pop star right now and this book showcases images from a 10-year collaboration between 'The A-Team', 'Shape of You' and 'Galway Girl' singer and photographer Christie Goodwin.

    Christie first photographed Ed when he was a young busker in 2008 and in the decade since, he has played to thousands upon thousands of fans in stadiums and festivals all over the world. This book contains intimate and unseen photographs of Ed in action from all over this time.

    It features a foreword and photo captions from Ed's father, John Sheeran and will delight anyone who is fascinated by the singer-songwriter's hugely successful career.
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    Dog Tales - Andrea Hayes

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    What a barking brilliant book!

    Written by Andrea Hayes, Dog Tales contains 13 heart-warming stories of dogs that have been given a second chance at happiness and of the dedicated owners who found a place for them in their hearts.

    With stories of love, loss and transformation, this is a poignant celebration of how dogs can have a hugely positive impact on our lives.
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    The Official Southampton FC Annual 2020

    Grange Communications Ltd

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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Saints fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Southampton Annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Nathan Redmond, James Ward-Prowse and Ryan Bertrand and also includes an overview of last season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at St Mary's Stadium.
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    The Essential Digital Detox Plan

    Orianna Fielding

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    We all know we now live in a digital world, but wouldn't it be great to take a break from screens and pause for breath every once in a while?

    It's full of self-help assessments, step-by-step programmes and rebalancing techniques that will show you how to still have social media and digital outlets as a rewarding role in you life, but not at the expense of personal relationships and your mental health.

    Orianna Fielding's The Essential Digital Detox Plan will help you achieve the balance that is needed in today's always-on world. It even has a 10-step digital detox plan and will help you understand how being unplugged and 'off grid' is good for your well-being.

    Please be advised this book contains mature content.
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    The Science of Supercars

    Martin Roach

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    Petrolheads will be racing through this definitive story of the science behind the art of supercar design.

    Complete with an introduction from David Coulthard, this cool book tells you everything you need to know about the evolution of the supercar and the technology that drives it - all the way from the earliest supercharged monsters to the complex machines of today.

    Contributions from Formula 1 legends including Adrian Newey, Nigel Mansell and Gordon Murray are complemented by F1 insider Neil Waterman's eye-opening technical illustrations.
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    Naturewatch - Simon King

    Simon King, OBE

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    BBC nature presenter Simon King presents the ultimate guide to watching British wildlife in NatureWatch, a book that is perfect for anyone who wants to find mammals, birds, mini-beasts, amphibians and more.

    If you love exploring the countryside, this book will show you exactly where to look to spot wild animals in their natural habitats. Simon will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find and follow creatures and identify tracks and signs that will lead you closer to them (without disturbing them).

    More than just a nature handbook, Simon offers up his insider knowledge to get closer to the wild, describes the essential kit you need to get started and also provides photography tips.
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    Triathlon

    Dominic Bliss

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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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