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
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Certain to make you laugh and cry in equal measure, Edna O'Brien's Country Girls trilogy is an acclaimed tragicomedy from an author described as 'Ireland's greatest female writer'.
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- Just £1.33 per book
Following Caithleen Brady and her friend Baba on their journey from impending womanhood in the early 1960s right through to the conclusion of their married lives, these books cover an iconic time and focus on the loves and lives of two inseparable friends.
With all three books available for less than the RRP of just one, this is a must-have collection for any fan of romantic fiction!
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Head back to Arendelle with the amazing Friendship Songs, a sound book starring princesses Anna and Elsa, the stars of Disney's Frozen.
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A smash-hit film that is showing no signs of slowing down, this noisy book is packed with songs about the joys of friendship and it really celebrates the bond between the two sisters.
Kristoff, Sven and everyone's favourite snowman Olaf also appear in the book. A must for Frozen fans of any age!
A signed edition of Alison Weir's Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon.
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The first in six novels from Alison Weir about Henry VIII's queens, this huge book covers the life and times of Katherine of Aragon with a combination of groundbreaking truth and breathtaking fiction.
Aiming to give readers an extraordinary insight into the way in which Katherine lived, this is a thoroughly researched and eye-opening read that will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory. It reveals Katherine as a strong and determined woman who believed to be the wife of a king was her destiny.
A Spanish princess who was raised to be modest, obedient and devout, the book follows Katherine as she leaves her home country and finds herself in a place where everything is different. She has to learn a new language and discover a new way of life as she struggles to cope without her mother and mourns the loss of her brother... seven years after the death of her first husband, Arthur, Prince of Wales, she married Henry VIII and they began a tumultuous marriage that ended with her banishment and death.
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.
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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
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Get set for summer with a cool collection of icy sweet treats in Cool Cooking! This neatly packaged title is spiral-bound so you can stand it up on the worktop, making it easy to follow each tempting recipe. From caramel ice cream and chocolate mousse to mixed berry sorbet and pink lemonade, these are perfect recipes that kids aged three to 103 will adore!
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The Dodie Smith set brings together three fantastic stories from the author of I Capture the Castle and 101 Dalmations. Set against the backdrop of a London theatre world, It Ends with Revelations is an unconventional love story in which loyalty may prove more important than love. The Town in Bloom finds a young Lancashire girl arrive in London intent on a stage career, although she has to make do with a role as theatre secretary. When she does have the chance to act, she makes an unforgettable impression, but not the one she'd hopes. She soon falls in love for the first time. The New Moon with the Old is an unusual novel about a family full of eclectic characters. When the widower father Rupert flees the country under the threat of prosecution for fraud, he asks new secretary-housekeeper to not only break the news to the family, but also look after them.
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From simple cookies and brownies to sumptuous tarts and cheesecakes, Easy Cakes and Cookies is an easy-to-follow book that offers over 100 delicious recipes for sweet treats for every occasion. Whether you're looking for perfect little pick-me-ups, cakes guaranteed to impress, or breads and buns for a wholesome family teatime, it's all featured here and all easy to bake! The book also offers recipes for delicious pies, stollen and loaf cakes.
Celebrity Masterchef winner Nadia Sawalha took the dieting and food-loving world by storm with her bestselling title Greedy Girl's Diet, and now she's back with more tempting recipe ideas that prove that healthy food doesn't have to be dull and that you can still have treats without overindulging.
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This illustrated cookbook offers a host of family-friendly, healthy and nutritious recipes, including scrumptious desserts, that can all be prepared in no time at all.
The chapters feature recipes for ten-minute meals, half-hour dinners, inspiration for lunchboxes and even a guide to making takeaway-style suppers without the calories.
The historical city of Coventry was subjected to the longest and most devastating air raid in the history of Britain on 14 November, 1940. Lasting 11 hours, the people of the city emerged to find their city a shadow of its former self. As devastating as the attack was, it also heralded a new kind of air warfare and provided the push the Americans needed to join Britain in the war.
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The enemy tactics were so effective that they set the 'blueprint for obliteration' and were followed by a merciless four-year war of attrition. In this fascinating book, historian Frederick Taylor draws on research and eyewitness accounts from the archives to reveal what really happened and the repercussions it left behind.
Taylor looks at the rumours and conspiracy theories about Churchill knowing the raid was coming and examines the effect this horrific event had on the nation and if it does justify the retaliation.
This collection brings together two delicious cookbooks - Jo McAuley's QuickCook: Low Fat and Sunil Vijayakar's QuickCook: Vegetarian.
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- Just £2.00 per book
Each book offers a versatile collection of recipes that are easy to prepare and can be prepared in next to no time. QuickCook: Low Fat provides ideas for wholesome breakfasts, tasty dinners and desserts for the whole family, all of which are high on flavour but low in fat.
Meanwhile, QuickCook: Vegetarian features over 360 meat-free meals that can be made in just 30, 20 or 10 minutes, so is ideal for anyone with a busy schedule. It contains recipes for breakfast, light bites, midweek meals, family favourites and delicious desserts.
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The Oxford Children's Visual Irish-English Dictionary will help children learn thousands of Irish words for a diverse range of topics.
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Everything from the human body to the environment is covered and the vibrant illustrations are sure to aid the learning process.
Suitable for children aged 8+, this hardback is sure to be returned to again and again and is a must-have for any child who wants to learn both everyday and unusual words in Irish and English.
With titles that all play on famous Agatha Christie novels, these cosy crime books are funny, clever and full of warmth. Written by L.C. Tyler, they evoke the spirit of the Golden Age of crime fiction and will appeal to fans of M. C. Beaton, Dorothy L Sayers and Emily Brightwell.
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The books follow mid-list author Ethelred Tressider and his trusty agent Elsie as they try to crack a number of surprising cases. In The Herring Seller's Apprentice, Ethelred is in the midst of a mid-life crises; his latest novel is going nowhere and Elsie - who does not like writers or care for literature - is hardly helping. However bad things look, they can get worse - especially when Ethelred's ex-wife Geralding vanishes and is suspected to be the victim of a local serial killer.
The Herring in the Library finds Elsie and Ethelred heading to a dinner at Muntham Court, but halfway through the night their host is found strangled. The police conclude this was suicide but Elsie and Ethelred know this can't be true... In an attempt to revive his flagging career, Ethelred decides to try something different with his next book and set it in Egypt so embarks on a 'research trip' with Elsie. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun however, when an attempt is made on Etherlred's life...
OFMC 7 years +7 years +
Pep Guardiola has arrived to take charge of Manchester City and the Blues supporters are having a great time. With the team banging in goals left, right and centre, this annual will make an ideal gift.
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It's full of fun features, player profiles (including the summer signings, quizzes, word searches and so many more amazing activities. There are also facts and stats to pore over.
With plenty of intrigue, treachery and romance, Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily novels really are cosy crime of the highest calibre!
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In Tears of Pearl, Lady Emily and her new husband Colin Hargreaves are looking forward to a romantic honeymoon in Turkey but the joy doesn't last as a harem girl is found murdered on their first night... The 'happy' couple soon find out the victim is the daughter of an embassy employee and Emily is tasked with finding a killer hell-bent on exacting vengeance.
Dangerous to Know finds the couple back from their honeymoon and relaxing at an estate in Normandy - that is until Emily finds a body while out horse riding... A Crimson Warning has the London Society on tenterhooks as a vandal splashes red paint on the homes of those who are hiding scandalous secrets...
Described as 'London's most colourful sleuth', the Lady Emily mysteries will appeal to fans of Rebecca Tope, Emily Brightwell and Carola Dunn's Daisy Dalrymple series.
This collection includes books 4-6 in the Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series.
If you're the kind of person who lets things get on top of them and just wants to have a more organised life, this book has all the practical solutions, tips and inspiration you need.
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I Want to Be Organised will help you identify your organisational style and then outline simple steps that will help you tackle the disorder in each areas of your life.
From de-cluttering living and workspaces to organising diaries and your digital life, the book shows how adopting simple habits and making small changes to everyday routines can make life clearer and more enjoyable.
A signed edition of the Hemsley Sisters' Good and Simple.
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Featuring recipes from Jasmine and Melissa's hit Channel 4 series Eating Well with Hemsley and Hemsley, Good and Simple is a cookbook that celebrates the joys of food that is simple to make and a joy to share - while also being tremendously healthy.
The recipes are built around gut health and contain affordable ingredients. There are 140 nutritious recipes to try your hand at and they range from prepare-ahead dishes to quick suppers and ideas for what to do with leftovers. There are also practical tips and advice to help you gain more confidence in the kitchen.
A signed edition of Robert Harris' The Dictator.
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There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles.
His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome. But politics is never static and no statesman, however cunning, can safeguard against the ambition and corruption of others.
Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man - a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour de force from a master storyteller.
A signed edition of Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl.
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Kate Battista is feeling stuck. She's wondering just how she ended up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny... she's also having trouble at work. Her preschool children adore her, but the adults don't appreciate her unusual opinions or forthright manner.
Dr Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There's only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr...
When Dr Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he's relying - as usual - on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he's really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men's touchingly ludicrous campaign to win her round?
Anne Tyler's retelling of The Taming of the Shrew asks whether a thoroughly modern, independent woman like Kate would ever sacrifice herself for a man. The answer is as individual, offbeat and funny as Kate herself.
A signed edition of Julia Bradbury's Unforgettable Walks: Best Walks with a View.
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Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.
Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.
They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
A signed edition of Cressida Cowell's How to Fight a Dragon's Fury. Dragons vs Humans: is this the end? Find out in the 12th book in the How to Train Your Dragon series. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction.
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Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere. The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear.
First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all ten of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion... alone.
A signed edition of Graham Norton's Holding.
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A popular figure from broadcasting, Graham Norton's masterful debut novel is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss
It will take you to the Irish village of Duneen; a remote village that has never seen much drama but its residents are all holding secrets...
Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of- two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. While dealing with their issues, human remains are discovered on an old farm and it's suspected they belong to an old flame of both Brid and Evelyn...
Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad, this book looks at the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
A signed edition of Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece.
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Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Island, The Return, The Thread, and The Sunrise. It is fiction in full colour - magical and unique.
Week after week, the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A.
With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.
On the morning Ellie leaves for Athens, a notebook arrives. Its pages tell the story of a man's odyssey through Greece. Moving, surprising and sometimes dark, A's tale unfolds with the discovery not only of a culture but also of a desire to live life to the full once more.
Make the most of your spiralizer with the 80 low-carb recipes featured in this accessible cookbook.
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Designed to help you replace your carbs, the recipes encourage you to spiralize, mash and rice your fruit and vegetables and use them as alternatives to the likes of bread, rice and pasta.
From replacing egg noodles with spiralized sweet potato to making a pizza with a courgette base, the recipes are incredible. Among the highlights are apple and blueberry buckwheat pancakes, Moroccan beetroot tabbouleh with pomegranate and chicken and apple, cheese and walnut bread.