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  • How to Eat Better - Hardback - 9781784721916 - James Wong
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    James Wong
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    Using the latest scientific evidence, James Wong shows you how to select, store and cook certain foods and enjoy their health-giving benefits in this inspiring book.

    He reveals how a Braeburn apple has almost double the antioxidants of a Fuji one; how strawberries that are kept on the counter instead of in the fridge will quadruple their heart-healthy compounds; and how broccoli cooked with a teaspoon of mustard will have even more cancer-fighting potential.

    This straight-talking book is delightfully free from fad diets, superfood fixations and obscure ingredients and will help you make your everyday foods far healthier (and tastier) by changing how you select, store and cook them.

    You'll enjoy making any food a superfood with these 80 foolproof recipes.
  • Gluten-Free Cookbook - Paperback - 9780241185674 - H. Whinney, J. Lawrie & F. Hun
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    H. Whinney, J. Lawrie & F. Hun
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    Bake a selection of amazing gluten-free cakes, pastry and bread with the Gluten-Free Cookbook from DK.

    One in 100 people in the UK are thought to live with coeliac disease and this book has recipes for them - as well as those who suffer from other gluten intolerances. Each recipe has been carefully tested and provides a full nutritional breakdown so you know exactly what you're eating.

    There are also ideas for how to use store-cupboard essentials in gluten-free recipes and advice on how to tackle dinner parties and eating out. The cookbook also will show you how to make your own pasta!
  • The Good Pub Guide - Paperback - 9781785030321 - Fiona Stapley
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    Fiona Stapley
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    The UK's No. 1 bestselling guide book, The Good Pub Guide 2016 lists the top 5,000 places to eat and drink in the UK.

    From classic country pubs and town centre inns to gastropubs and those specialising in malt whisky and craft beer, the guide contains up-to-date contact details and information on the facilities and opening hours of all the pubs listed, as well as reviews from experts and readers.

    Packed with hidden gems, this 34th edition of The Good Pub Guide also has articles from industry experts, top 10 lists and Pub of the Year awards. It's essential reading for anyone who loves a good pub!
  • The A-Z of Pointless - Hardback - 9781444782769 - Alexander Armstrong
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    Alexander Armstrong
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    Delve into the world of Pointless with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

    Sure to have the whole family wracking their brains, the book is interspersed with general knowledge trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces musing on everything from aardvarks to zeppelins...

    Witty and beautifully illustrated, this exciting new Pointless book is the perfect festive treat for fans of the BBC show.
  • Information is Beautiful - Hardback - 9780007492893 - David McCandless
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    David McCandless
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    In an age where we are overwhelmed by information - from our smartphones, TVs, computers and newspapers - this groundbreaking book, Information is Beautiful, offers shelter from the flood by making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful.

    This revised, recalculated and reimagined edition of the instant classic is an innovative book that shows how the world really works through stunning infographics and data visualisations, bringing the information to life in your hands and making it all the more easy to digest. From the answer to what consciousness to the most common words in the horoscope, you'll find it here.

    Intriguing, well crafted and compelling, this thought-provoking book turns dry, boring data into engaging pieces. Our description will never do this book justice - it's full of stats and perfect for absolutely everyone!
  • The Lady in the Van - Hardback - 9780571326204 - Alan Bennett
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    Alan Bennett
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    With a film adaptation starring Academy Award winner Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings proving a huge success, now is as good a time as any to reacquaint yourself with Alan Bennett's hilarious memoir The Lady in the Van.

    Instructed by the council that she must move on from the streets of Camden, an eccentric old lady, Miss Mary Shepherd, is invited to move her van into the garden of kind homeowner Alan Bennett - and there her and her van stay for the next 15 years.

    A fascinating story that was adapted into an award-winning stage show, The Lady in the Van is a funny, poignant and life-affirming book filled with beautiful illustrations from the talented David Gentleman, the new film's screenplay and stunning on-set photographs.
  • RHS Grow Your Own Crops in Pots - Hardback - 9781784722388 - Kay Maguire
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    Kay Maguire
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    Written by renowned garden writer Kay Maguire, RHS Grown Your Own Crops in Pots is the successor to Carol Klein's RHS Grow Your Own Veg and describes how you can transform even the tiniest space into a productive and attractive plot by using the best varieties and techniques.

    Perfect for those who live in cities and don't have gardens but want to grow crops, the guide offers step-by-step instructions for tubs, planters, baskets, boxes and bags.

    It also reveals all the essential techniques you'll need to successfully grow more than 60 vegetables, fruit, salads, herbs and edible flowers.
  • Bikers' Britain - The Tours - Paperback - 9780749577360 - Simon Weir
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    Simon Weir
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    The only collection of biking tours of its kind in the UK, Bikers' Britain: The Tours features over 40 all-new routes that you'll love riding along.

    Compiled by Simon Weir, the man behind the routes featured in RiDE magazine, the wiro-bound book has been especially designed to it can fit into a motorcycle tank bag. The clear routes are based on AA atlas mapping from expert cartographers and range from circular day tours to multi-day regional tours.

    As well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including clothing, safety and bike maintenance, each route in the book is accompanied by sights to see and things to do.
  • Star Wars Crochet - Paperback - 9781781574003 - Lucy Collin
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    Lucy Collin
    • £9.99
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    Are you a craft fan who also loves Star Wars? Well, get ready to power up your crochet hook and make some amazing Star Wars characters with this out-of-this-world set.

    With all the materials (five colours of yarn, a crochet hook, stuffing, eye beads and a yarn needle) you need to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper included, the book also has instructions for making the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and the lovable droids R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    Perfect for creative Jedi, the book has step-by-step instructions and the finished projects can be played with or displayed for all to see. Every character has been inspired by the popular Japanese style of amigurumi.
  • Dressmaking: Step by Step - Hardback - 9781409352617
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    Have you ever wanted to make clothes in the comfort of your own home? Let the experts from DK show you how with this compact and comprehensive guide!

    Throughout the book Alison Smith will tell you everything you need to know to learn how to sew an entire wardrobe of clothes and even gives advice on the tools and materials you need to use the key sewing techniques.

    By following the simple instructions for the 11 sewing patterns included, you'll soon be making skirts, dresses, trousers, tops and jackets. Whether you're a beginner looking for advice on dressmaking or a dressmaker in need of new projects and a little inspiration, DK's Dressmaking Step by Step has something for you!
  • Felix the Railway Cat - Hardback - 9780718185435 - Kate Moore
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    Kate Moore
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    The likes of A Street Cat Named Bob, Bailey Boat Cat and Alfie the Doorstop Cat have shown just how many readers love true-life stories about our feline friends and now we can add Felix the Railway Cat to this purr-fect list.

    Felix arrived at Huddersfield railway station as an 8-week-old kitten and was given the vital job of 'senior pest controller'. However, she quickly established herself as much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. She helped bring an autistic boy out of his shell; provided comfort to a runaway child on a cold evening; and helped the team overcome a heartbreaking tragedy.

    When she made friends with a daily commuter, Felix finally earned the recognition she deserved - and international fame to boot. This book is full of funny and remarkable stories about a special cat and a town's close-knit community.

    Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
  • Pixiwoo: Face - Hardback - 9781911274544
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    Pixiwoo is a phenomenally popular YouTube channel that educates women and men of all ages about make-up. Face is a book from the team that will show you how to achieve the perfect look.

    Fully illustrated with photos from Sam and Nic's tutorials, the book includes advice, techniques and top tips for your skin, brows, eyes, lashes and lips. There are recommendations of tools and the manual even tells you how to manage each style to suit your looks.

    Whether you're a beginner, an aspiring make-up artist or just want to try something new Face is the book for you.
  • Collins Home Reference Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007935925
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    With a dictionary, thesaurus and guides to spelling, grammar and punctuation, this seven-book collection will help you get to grips with the English language.

    A perfect selection of reference books and dictionaries for the home, office or for studies, all these books will become essential additions to your bookshelf.

    For those who enjoy word games, the collection includes an introductory guide to Scrabble, as well as a Crossword Solver's Dictionary. The Book of Quotations will also come in very handy, especially when it comes to writing an essay, manuscript or dissertation.
  • Neil Oliver's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250502 - Neil Oliver
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    A knowledgeable and popular historian, Neil Oliver reveals the history of the Vikings, Ancient Britain and his native Scotland in this incredibly informative and entertaining three-book collection.

    All based around his popular BBC documentaries, the books are passionately written and will delight any armchair historian. In Vikings, he goes beyond their bloody reputation to discover the truth about them and how they managed to build an empire that lasted nearly 200 years.

    In A History of Ancient Britain, Neil looks at half a million years of human history, taking in everything from Ice Ages to the departure of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD. A History of Scotland looks at one of the oldest countries in the world's diverse past and how the tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy often badly serve this great nation and focuses on the rich tapestry of its intricate past. It perfectly captures the essence of Scotland and its place and standing in the world.
  • Lonely Courage - Hardback - 9781471155659 - Rick Stroud
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    Rick Stroud
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    Acclaimed historian Rick Stroud provides a unique and moving narrative of the women who volunteered to be trained by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) set up by Winston Churchill in 1941 in Lonely Courage. He explains how they dropped into Nazi-held France to support various underground networks both during and after the Second World War.

    Although it started off small, by the time of France's liberation in 1944 around 400,000 French citizens (nearly 2 per cent of the population) were involved in the Resistance. Very early on in its creation, it was decided that women would play a vital role with 38 agents being recruited from all walks of life. They all knew France well, were fluent in the French language and were prepared to sacrifice everything to help defeat the enemy.

    The women trained alongside the men, learning how to disappear into the background, how to operate a radio transmitter and how to kill a man with their bare hands. Once trained they were infiltrated behind the lines by parachute or tiny aircraft that could land in remote fields. Some of the women went on to lead thousands of Resistance fighters, while others were arrested, brutally interrogated and sent to concentration camps where they endured torment and death.

    This book tells their story and sheds light on what life was really like for these brave, talented women.
  • London: A Travel Guide Through Time - Hardback - 9780718179762 - Matthew Green
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    Matthew Green
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
  • 24 Hrs at the Somme - Hardback - 9780753555477 - Robert J. Kershaw
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    Robert J. Kershaw
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    Written by former para and colonel Robert J. Kershaw, 24 Hrs at the Somme provides a definitive account of the battle that changed history and left a huge emotional impact on the British public.

    It's now 100 years since the battle but it still remains one of the most important and devastating moments in military history with 57,470 men ending up dead, missing or wounded. In this detailed and informative book, Kershaw uses the voices of British and German soldiers who lived through the awful day to reveal exactly what happened.

    Juxtaposing the view of the British trenches with that from the German parapet, the book draws on eyewitness accounts, memories and letters to expose the true horror of 1 July, 1916. Amongst the horrifying accounts of warfare there are also poignant stories of humanity, comradeship and patriotic spirit.
  • From Mother to Mother - Hardback - 9781471125621 - Lisa Faulkner
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    Lisa Faulkner
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    Ever since winning Celebrity MasterChef, Lisa Faulkner has gone from strength to strength and is now just as beloved for her cooking skills as she is her acting work. Her latest cookbook finds her sharing recipes that have been cooked both by her as a mother and by her friends and family who are mothers.

    Lisa has tweaked, rewritten, added and played around with the recipe ideas, adding some of her own family's staples and presents all 100 here with easy-to-follow instructions and sumptuous photography.

    Providing wholesome, hearty meals for the family any day of the week, you will find a delicious selection of poultry, meat, fish, veggie and sweet dishes.
  • How Money Works - Hardback - 9780241225998 - DK
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    This DK book will help you manage your money and teach you all about investments and financial markets. It provides definitions of all the tricky terms and also offers advice on maximising your income and investing for the future.

    An intriguing guide that breaks down financial jargon, it can also help you learn about debt management and ensure you don't fall victim to online fraud.

    Fully up to date, it provides insights into personal, business and governmental finance.
  • The Boys in the Boat - Hardback - 9780230763845 - Daniel James Brown
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    Daniel James Brown
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    A charismatic young man abandoned by his family at an early age, Joe Rantz dared to dream of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression and the painful memories of his early family life, finding solace in rowing. Heading on an extraordinary journey, Joe found himself lining up in a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Adolf Hitler himself.

    Written by Daniel James Brown and full of lyricism and unexpected beauty, The Boys in the Boat is an inspirational true story.
  • Great British Bake off: Another Slice of 2015 - Hardback - 9781473615601 - Great British Bake Off Team
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    Great British Bake Off Team
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    A peek behind-the-scenes of The Great British Bake Off - the perfect gift for Christmas. For six years The Great British Bake Off has held the nation enthralled as home bakers battle it out to be crowned Britain's best amateur baker. Now The Great British Bake Off - Another Slice gives you the chance to relive some of the most memorable moments, catch-up with all the winners and peek behind the tent flaps to find out the secrets of The Great British Bake Off. It's a feast of bake-related confections that's guaranteed to sate the appetite of armchair bakers and cake-making addicts everywhere. Packed with baking trivia, quizzes, and games, this is a mouth-watering selection of Bake Off goodies. So, what are you waiting for? On your marks...get set...bake! "We reckon Bake Off fans will go crazy for this annual - it contains more deliciousness and excitement than a freezerful of Baked Alaskas. As Mary B would say, it's "cram-jam full!" Baker interviews, a lot of behind the scenes gubbins, even a Paul and Mary Spot the Difference puzzle. (Can YOU spot the difference between Paul and Mary? It's taken us years. Paul's the one with the beard and Mary wears the flowery blouson jackets, right? Or is it the other way round? Hmmm...) It's surely the perfect gift for any Bake Off fan - assuming they've already got the Paul Hollywood doll with removable hair and the Mary Berry Sings The Metal Hits double CD" MEL & SUE
  • Colour Yourself to Calmness - Hardback - 9781782493266 - Sue Coccia
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    Sue Coccia
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    With animals from the desert, savannah, mountains, rainforests, wetlands and deep in the ocean, this adult colouring book will help you colour yourself to calmness.

    Sue Coccia's detailed and distinctive designs represent 100 of the most popular creatures from the animal kingdom and you'll find all your worries slipping away as you add some colour to all of them.

    Each animal has some words associated with its behaviour and there's also a ladybird tucked away in every image to spot - she represents good luck, happiness and prosperity.
  • Good Bottled Beer Guide - Paperback - 9781852493097 - Jeff Evans
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    Jeff Evans
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    British brewing in the last decade has been enjoying its strongest period of growth ever, with an unprecedented variety of bottle-conditioned beers now available not only in the most traditional of pubs around the UK, but our supermarkets, too! Fully updated and featuring the best real ales our country has to offer, CAMRA's Good Bottled Beer makes for the perfect gift for the beer enthusiast in your life.

    Packed with tasting notes, ingredients and brewery details from internationally-recognised and award-winning beer writer Jeff Evans, the book is a comprehensive showcase of British brewing that will help readers understand more about our country's beers as they enjoy them.

    Containing more than 500 recommended beers, recommended stockists, specialist retailers and much more - including a section of selected international ales - Good Bottled Beer is the complete reference book for landlords, restauranteurs or beer fans looking for the best of British beer.
  • When I Was a Nipper - Signed Edition - Hardback - 9781849901680
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    A signed edition of Alan Titchmarsh's When I Was a Nipper. In When I Was a Nipper Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society.

    With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today?

    Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from the Second World War, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience.

    'Mustn't grumble' was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Illustrated throughout with over 200 wonderful archive photographs, "When I Was a Nipper" takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs