Non-Fiction Clearance Sale

  • The Astronaut Selection Test Book - Hardback - 9781780899183 - Tim Peake
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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?
  • Events that Changed the World - Paperback - 9780753732922
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    This book looks at how the world has changed since the beginning of the 20th century and how various major events have shaped the way we live. It has sections dedicated to humanity and liberty, culture and society, technology, medicine, science, space and the environment and politics and war.

    From the optimistic excitement at the start of the century when extraordinary scientific breakthroughs and new inventions were promising so much to the tumultuous and violent battles that followed, it's a whirlwind read through modern history.

    Covering culture, humanity, war, science and space among many other elements, this book covers everything from the sinking of the Titanic and the assassination of JFK to the release of the first personal computer. Other events include The Beatles releasing 'Please Please Me', the moon landing and the Chernobyl Disaster.
  • The Golden Thread - Hardback - 9781473659032 - Kassia St Clair
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    From the author of The Secret Lives of Colour, this fascinating book explores the history of civilization and human creativity: from the mummies of Ancient Egypt and the silken dragon robes of Imperial China to the woollen sails of Viking longboats and the Indian calicoes.

    Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and masquerade during the 18th century and uses her knowledge and wit to argue that fabrics have changed and shaped the world we live in today.

    Packed with compelling stories from around the world and spanning thousands of years of human ingenuity, this book is sure to change the way you see the world.
  • The National Trust Tour of Britain - Hardback - 9781911358190 - Alan Titchmarsh
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    Everyone's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh introduces a stunning book about the National Trust's best houses, gardens, landscapes, historical sites and artistic treasures.

    Packed with beautiful artwork, this book focuses on National Trust destinations throughout the UK and is full of recommendations and tips for making the most of your visit.

    From beautiful beaches to wonderful wildlife reserves and gorgeous gardens to ancient landmarks, there are so many places to explore and discover throughout Great Britain.
  • Ed Sheeran: Memories we made - Hardback - 9781788400664 - 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.
  • The Formula One Years - Hardback - 9781787391932 - Bruce Jones
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    Get in pole position with the most complete and in-depth guide to Formula One you will ever read. It covers life in the fast lane from 1950 all the way through to the present day.

    Featuring exclusive contributions from the likes of Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Mark Webber, this book provides an overview of every twist, turn and significant moment from the world's favourite motorsport.

    From the ecstasy of victory to the anguish of defeat, this is a truly evocative collection of memories, photographs, triumphs and tragedies.
  • Secret Pigeon Service - Hardback - 9780008220303 - Gordon Corera
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    BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera reveals the story of MI14 and the Secret Pigeon Service during the Second World War for the first time in this compelling read.

    Using extensive original research and declassified documents, he reveals the inner workings of 'Columba' - an operation that saw 16,000 plucky homing pigeons dropped in an arc from Bourdeaux to Copenhagen in an effort to bring back intelligence from those living under Nazi occupation.

    The messages came flooding back from France, the Netherlands and Belgium - all written on tiny pieces of rice paper that has been tucked into canisters and tied to the legs of the birds - and these authentic missives ranged from the comic to the tragic and occasionally invaluable, giving the British Intelligence advance notice of German troop movements, weapons and more.

    Corera also looks at the people behind this mission, not many of whom were trained agents or experienced in spying. He focuses in particular on the Leopold Vindictive network, a small group of Belgian villagers - led by priest Joseph Raskin - who were always prepared to risk everything. This is a powerful and tragic tale of wartime espionage that looks at a quirky and quarrelsome band of spy masters and their unique operations.
  • Collins Complete DIY Manual - Hardback - 9780007425952 - Albert Jackson
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    Having sold over 3 million copies, Collins Complete DIY Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative book that will come in handy for DIY novices, enthusiasts and professionals.

    This latest edition provides up-to-date and in-depth information on tasks including decorating, repairs, electricity and plumbing. With illustrations and photographs to help you get each job performed safely and quickly, the book also covers recent changes to regulations and explains how you can work within them.

    There is even new material about how you can use energy-saving DIY methods and save money while making your next home improvements.
  • Mary's Household Tips & Tricks - Hardback - 9780718185442 - Mary Berry
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    Mary Berry knows much more than baking... In this book, Britain's best-loved cook shares all her household tips and tricks that will make you feel happier.

    Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, it covers everything from organising your kitchen to sorting a wardrobe and even getting green-fingered in the garden and making some beautiful flower arrangements.

    All practical and easy to do, this is a must-have compendium for anyone who wants to keep their homes organised and clean.
  • Farrow & Ball How to Decorate - Hardback - 9781784720872 - Farrow & Ball
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    Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Farrow & Ball, this guide shows you how to use paint and paper to transform your home and the best ways of embracing the joys of home decoration.

    Highly practical, this book has tips and projects that are suitable for any home - whether big or small or situated in the city or the country.

    Among the advice Joa Studholme and the team offer is help on deciding which colours work best in a north-facing room and how you can create accents with paint.
  • Miller's Art Deco - Hardback - 9781784721060 - Judith Miller
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    Art Deco is one of the most iconic and impressive design styles of all time and this book provides a celebration of the glamour of the Jazz Age.

    Classic yet contemporary, Art Deco remains a popular theme today and this stylish book looks at how designers and craftsmen used natural and man-made materials in innovative ways to produce the elegant pieces that defined the 1920s and 1930s.

    Judith Miller, an antiques expert, explores the key makers and pieces from the Art Deco era and explains what you should be looking for as a collector. From furniture to sculptures and prints to rugs, it's illustrated with over 700 stunning photographs.
  • Planet Earth II - Hardback - 9781849909655 - Stephen Moss
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    It's now a decade since the BBC's Planet Earth wowed everyone with its groundbreaking footage that showed us our planet from an entirely new perspective. To mark this occasion, not only will there be a second series - Planet Earth II - but you can also own this jaw-dropping tie-in book.

    Providing the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet, this book has over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the show's spectacular footage and will help you make sense of the complex life of some of our most amazing places. Each chapter focuses on a different environment, from the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle and Stephen Moss' informative text explains how the resident creatures have evolved and adapted to these extreme conditions.

    This book also looks at how the animals compete with each other in their efforts for survival. It even focuses on the urban environment and the range of behaviours occurring right under our noses.
  • Antiques Roadshow: 40 Years of Great Finds - Hardback - 9780008267636 - Paul Atterbury
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    The Antiques Roadshow has been a staple of BBC television for 40 years now and is fully deserving of its status as a national institution. This coffee table book celebrates the most incredible finds and stories from the flagship show.

    Paul Atterbury and Marc Allum look back at some of the quintessential moments from the history of the show, revealing hidden secrets and celebrating some of the timeless and priceless finds including 23 original Beatrix Potter drawings, a poignant letter written by a doomed passenger on the Titanic and Marc Bolan of '70s glam rockers T. Rex's Flying V Gibson guitar.

    Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs throughout, this hardback is a wonderful keepsake of the enduring show's extraordinary objects (including paintings, merchandise and tools) and most memorable moments.
  • The Secret Gardeners - Hardback - 9780711237636 - Victoria Summerley
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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
  • The Superman Files - Hardback - 9781449447151 - Matthew K. Manning
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Perfect for new and old fans of the Man of Steel, this book finds Brainiac 5 looking back over the life and times of Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego.

    With plenty of original comic artwork to pore over, the book provides an easy-to-understand, complete history of Kal-El and his arrival on Earth as Clark Kent. It also covers the friends and foes - from Lois Lane to Lex Luthor - who made him use his powers for the good of mankind.

    The Superman Files is packed with information about one of the world's favourite superheroes. A super book for super fans of any age!