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!
FDMN 4 years +4 years +
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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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.
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.
CVID 8 years +8 years +
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.
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.
This DK book will help you grow your own fruit, no matter how much space you have!
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This book contains detailed step-by-step instructions for how to grow more than 50 fruits and uncommon varieties - from ripe, juicy berries to prickly pears, apples and cherries. It also offers advice on everything from planning to picking.
Suitable for experienced gardeners and those looking to build their knowledge of how to grow fruit all year round, this book is a must for anyone who loves tasty fruit, especially organic and obscure varieties like pink currants and pineberries.
If you know someone who is determined to start driving in 2017, help get them on the road to success with this Learner Driver Kit from the AA.
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Containing all the tools a learner of any age needs to pass, the kit contains two driving test books covering the Highway Code and information on road signs, two magnetic L plates to display on the motor while learning and a Theory and Practical Test on DVD.
There's also a learner driver checklist and two magnetic P plates for once they're independently on the road.
Written by acclaimed historian and debut author Nicola Tallis, Crown of Blood is a retelling of the tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. It follows her journey from the deadly intrigues of her childhood right through to her trial and execution.
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Forced onto the throne by the great power players at court, Queen Jane reigned for just 13 tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the tower and being condemned for high treason and then being executed.
An engaging and dramatic biography, this book explores a range of evidence that has never been seen before and sweeps away many of the myths to reveal a moving, human story of a young woman who was extraordinarily intelligent, proudly independent and very courageous.
Monty Don, the popular Gardeners' World presenter, provides a passionate celebration of dogs and how much they mean to us in the heart-warming Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.
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After appearing on the show, Nigel became a star in his own right. He's charming, handsome and obedient, like so many dogs are. In this memoir, Monty fondly recalls the dogs he has grown up with and explores why we love this animal so much. He looks at why they have such an emotional and domestic impact on us all.
A gentle read with plenty of heart-warming humour, this is a book about the deep love humans feel for these paw-some pals.
ROSP 7 years +7 years +
Poet John Foster and Winnie the Witch illustrator Korky Paul team up for this anthology of space-themed poems.
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Including works from the likes of Judith Nicholls, Liz Brownlee and David Harmer (as well as John Foster's own poems), the crazy poems will encourage children to fly into space, drive to the moon and even meet an asteroid dog.
A Rocketful of Space Poems is the perfect book to give children a blast of excitement when it comes to enjoying poetry.
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, Francis Spufford's debut fiction novel, Golden Hill, is a book that will transport you right back to New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, in 1746.
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A charming stranger from England arrives and has a compelling (yet suspicious) proposition for the counting house on Golden Hill Street - he wishes to cash and order for #1,000...
With questions hanging over whether he can be trusted, the young man has the gift of the gab and decides to create a new life for himself in a place that is just starting to develop its unique character. But then he falls in love and enters a whole new world of trouble...
With this beautiful, fully photographed cookbook of 120 original recipes, Great British Bake Off fans will have all of the information they will need to whip up a quick batch of easy biscuits at the very last minute or spend their time making a breathtaking show-stopper.
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Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, the Bake Off cookbook is filled with irresistible recipes for biscuits, tray bakes, bread, large and small cakes, sweet pastry and patisserie, savoury pastry, puddings and desserts.
A book for every baker, from novices to those who could Mary a run for her money, each chapter transports you on set and showcases the best recipes including Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges plus the best bakers' recipes from the show.
MHCK 7 years +7 years +
You can't escape from Minecraft! And now your children can become masters of the sandbox game (PC version only) with these three guides that reveal the secrets, hints and tips that no other books do...
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Hacks for Minecrafters contains expert advice on mining, farming, magic and so much more, all accompanied by full-colour screenshots so the Minecraft player knows exactly what they have to do on their PC game.
The Combat Edition prepares players for fighting enemies including cave spiders, creepers and zombie pigmen with expert tips, cheats and hacks, while Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder will show players how to build cool stuff including an underwater house, a pirate ship and a fortified castle!
Please note these books apply to the PC versions of the Minecraft game only.
Empress Josephine's family has been called to Napoleon's court for the terrible news that he intends to divorce his barren wife of thirteen years and take a younger bride.
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For Josephine's daughter Hortense, this means she is free to leave her husband (Napoleon's brother), having given the Bonapartes three heirs. As she looks for love, she must support her mother through the terrible grief of Napoleon's betrayal.
For Napoleon's new wife, it is a terrible duty she must take on in her father's name and she can find nothing in common with her new husband. An unlikely friendship with Hortense brings her much comfort in this time of unhappiness.
But Napoleon's sister, Pauline, believes it is yet another woman stealing her brother's attention and affection. Having spent years attempting to control his power and influence, she must fight harder and dirtier if she is to win...
Michelle Moran's dazzling The Second Empress is packed with the drama of love, betrayal, romance and period detail and is sure to appeal to fans of both historical fiction and romance.
The act of being mindful is being aware of the present moment, and colouring can help you to achieve this. Colouring is a form of art therapy: you can use it as a meditative process in which you become intently aware of colours, designs and motifs.
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Colour Yourself to Mindfulness presents 100 original designs of mandalas for awareness, forgiveness, wisdom, abundance, creativity and karma, among many powerful themes.
Sure to provide you with inner calm and peace as you connect to the shapes and symbols that make up the complex images, the book will help you to gradually relax and become oblivious to the stresses and strains of everyday living.