Non-Fiction Clearance Sale

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Ben Cohen Autobiography - Hardback - 9781785031274 - Ben Cohen
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    Ben Cohen's dad didn't know anything about the sport his young son had taken up, but he was happy to drive him to practice, and was soon helping out at the club.

    When his business went bankrupt money was tight, but Ben's hard-working parents inspired their son to put his all into rugby. Then, when Ben was 20, his father intervened in a fight in the nightclub where he worked. He was viciously beaten and one month later he died in hospital. Ben was doing an England press conference at the time, and it was down to coach Clive Woodward to deliver the devastating news.

    But the ordeal was far from over. The inquest lasted five months before the funeral could be held, and it was a year before the family were in court, facing Peter's assailants. Ben put all of the anger and pain from his father's death into his rugby.

    Fast and powerful on the wing, he was soon the best in the world in his position and a cornerstone of the England team, culminating in the legendary World Cup win in Sydney in 2003. And yet he always felt like an outsider.

    Most people didn't know that Ben is clinically deaf. His sixth sense for the game got him through on the pitch, but off it his poor hearing was often taken for arrogance. This is an inspirational story of passion and pain; of the highs of achieving your goals, and the grief of losing something you can never get back.
  • Mothers, We're Nowhere Without Them - Hardback - 9781910232101 - Cath Tate
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    Following a 30-year career writing amusing, deadpan and subversive greetings cards, Cath Tate is the perfect person to give the lowdown on what it means to be a mother by combining quips with all-too familiar images.

    In this quirky and hilarious book, she embraces all aspects of motherhood - from that first terrifying journey home from the hospital with your screeching bundle of joy through to the teenage tantrums and what life is like once children have flown the nest.

    She even has a quote to describe what it's like when you realise you've turned into your own mother...
  • Britain's Historic Ships - Paperback - 9781844864096 - Paul Brown
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    Passionately written by Paul Brown, this lavish book explores 20 of the most celebrated and accessible ships in Britain and explains how they have helped to shape the nation.

    Britain has a long and rich seafaring history that stretches right back to the time of Drake and Nelson. Although much of this is recorded in literature and in museums, there's nothing better than looking at the preserved and restored monuments to discover their true past.

    Presented in order of each ship's launch date, each entry is written by the acknowledged expert on a particular vessel, giving full specification details. The book is also sumptuously illustrated with contemporary photographs and historical illustrations.

    Among the vessels featured at the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and the Cutty Sark.
  • Twelve Babies On A Bike Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250274 - Dot May Dunn
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    In Dot May Dunn's heart-warming memoirs she tells the story of her childhood in wartime Britain, her life as a pupil midwife in the Midlands and as a nurse in the backstreets of Birmingham. Her compelling and emotional tale is perfect for fans of Jennifer Worth's Call The Midwife.
  • 1001 Natural Remedies - Hardback - 9780241260401
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    With natural remedy recipes for health, beauty, home and garden and pets, 1001 Natural Remedies is the most comprehensive reference available on this topic.

    Take natural, simple ingredients such as essential oils, herbs, honey, lemon, and baking soda, and turn them into shampoos, mouthwashes, and household cleaners that are safe, effective, and kind to the environment.

    Organised into four easy-to-reference sections, this guide is packed with 1001 recipes to treat common ailments, restore scuffed furniture, get rid of garden pests and so much more.
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
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    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year - Hardback - 9780749578459
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    Celebrating all those who enter the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, this is a coffee table book full of gorgeous imagery from the decade that the competition has been running.

    Printed on special art paper, the 250 photographs cover everything the British landscape is renowned for. Your jaw will drop at the majesty of the shots of rural countryside, rugged lochs, mountains and stark industrial scenes.

    Celebrating 10 years of the competition, this book will delight those who love the British countryside and those who have an interest in photography.
  • If You're Bored with Watercolour Read This Book - Paperback - 9781781574041 - Veronica Ballart Lilja
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    This contemporary and stylish book highlights all the incredible things you can do with the classic art form of watercolour painting.

    Watercolour has often been seen as conventional, easy to manage and perhaps inoffensive... this book changes everything. It shows you how to use a variety of modern techniques and learn a host of new tricks.

    Written by fashion illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja, it reveals how you can use luminous colour, dynamic composition, mixed media and so much more. From choosing the correct materials to using different object, it even showcases enhanced techniques like creating silhouettes for painting city skylines.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • First Aid Fast for Babies and Children - Paperback - 9780241198735 - DK
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    This must-have book will help you look after your little people. It covers everything from first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures and explains how to cope with life's little (and big) emergencies.

    With user-friendly, step-by-step instructions, it tells you how to treat over 100 medical conditions and injuries that affect babies and young children, ranging from minor cuts and burns to meningitis and asthma attacks.

    Many of the procedures are complemented by illustrated photographs that will help you understand what you will need to do in the event of any emergency. The solutions are also colour-coded for quick reference.
  • Coconut Oil - Hardback - 9781845436797 - Laura Agar Wilson
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    Coconut oil is a genuine super oil and this unique book explores its various health-giving uses. A fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits, it will appeal to existing devotees, new users and anyone interested in living a healthier life.

    Coconut oil can be used in everything from smoothies to face masks and cleaning products to health remedies. This book is full of tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions for using the oil and you'll be delighted by the results. You can use it for everything from removing stains to sorting out a sore throat!

    Packed with stunning photos, this is an inspiring and comprehensive book that will show you how to use coconut oil in beauty, health, home and cooking (where it's a replacement for butter!).
  • Rubik's Puzzles - Paperback - 9781787390065 - Tim Dedopulos
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    Packed with 100 puzzles that range from logic to mathematical and visual, this book has been compiled by the creators of the Rubik's Cube and is sure to keep you guessing.

    With a cool, retro feel throughout, the puzzles have been split into different types so that you will have a varied and challenging experience as you work through. Perfect for dipping in and out of, some of the challenges really are tough nuts to crack.

    Other puzzles featured in the book include mazes and colour sequences. Thankfully, all the answers and explanations are also included but remember, no cheating!
  • In the Days of Rain - Hardback - 9780008209162 - 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...
  • Super-cute Pincushions - Paperback - 9781908170309 - Kate Haxell
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    Create your own pretty and practical pincushions with the 35 brilliant, full-colour designs in this wonderfully comprehensive and easy-to-follow book, Super-cute Pincushions.

    Choose from an array of imaginative ideas, including animals, quirky but cute pincushions, vintage and retro, perfectly practical, and even sweet treats in the Good Enough to Eat chapter, using beads, buttons and ribbon to decorate.

    With detailed notes at the back of the book on techniques, templates and suppliers, as well as step-by-step instructions and pictures comprising each activity and a photograph of the finished pincushion, there are designs for all levels and abilities, and the variety means they make wonderful gifts for keen seamstresses too.
  • The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War - Hardback - 9781781313305 - Gavin Fuller
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    Compiled by the newspaper's chief archivist Gavin Fuller, The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War provides an emotional glimpse into what life was like during an event that changed the world forever...

    Covering the lead-up, duration and final moments of the entire First World War, the book showcases some of the poignant letters that were sent into the newspaper's headquarters as readers showed their pride, expressed their anxieties and vented their frustrations at the battles being fought far from home.

    A fascinating and heartbreaking insight into the minds of those Britons whose stories of war were told from relative safety, this book gives a voice to those who may not have been on the battlefields yet still remained scarred by tragedy, guilt and grief as they dealt with the anguish and fear for their loved ones.