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A member of Chris Evans' Breakfast Show team on BBC Radio 2, Vassos Alexander is one of the UK's best-known and most-loved sports broadcasters. In this light-hearted memoir of 26.2 chapters, he reveals the highs and lows of falling in love with running.
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From his first efforts of trying to reach the end of his street to completing marathons and triathlons in the same weekend, it's an incredible journey. Vassos talks about how part of the appeal of running is the childlike joy of reaching top speed when you could just walk.
Funny, inspiring and honest, the book also features a running-themed song to accompany each of Vassos' achievements and the book provides a fascinating insight into how the likes of Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram and the Brownlees first started out.
DWTJ 9 years +9 years +
Dear time-traveller, this is no ordinary book. This book will allow you to destroy monsters, design gadgets and use your imagination to create new worlds. The perfect gift for a young Time Lord aged 9+ you know, the Doctor Who: Time Traveller's Journal, will keep them entertained for hours and hours...
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With images to complete, pages to fill with notes and favourite things about the show, space to create gadget designs and much, much more, the book encourages young fans of the best-loved show to use their imagination and celebrate everything they love about the Doctor, his companions and his many foes.
With the new series of Doctor Who coming in September, this is the ideal book to whet young fans' appetites.
M.C. Beaton is one of Book People's most popular authors and her cosy crime novels are just perfect for delving into every evening. One of her most famous characters, the Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth, features in these five marvellous mysteries.
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In Death of a Nag, things are not going well for the village bobby. He's been unfairly demoted and has suffered yet another romantic disappointment. To get away from it all, he decides to take a week's holiday at the coastal village of Skag. But this being Hamish, things don't go to plan and, of course, there's a murder nearby...
This collection also includes Death of a Macho Man, a book that finds Hamish himself at the centre of a murder investigation; Death of a Dentist, which sees a queue of angry husbands in the frame for murder; Death of a Scriptwriter which has an author accused of killing someone who has adapted - and changed - her beloved work; and Death of an Addict with its recovering addict turning up dead, 'apparently' from a drug overdose...
This collection contains books 11-15 in M.C. Beatons' Hamish Macbeth Mysteries series.
Ruth Rendell was one of the most beloved crime authors of her generation and this 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.
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Focusing on Chief Inspector Wexford and his various cases, these books are riveting from the very first page. Wexford will have to solve the case of a father finding the murdered body of his own daughter; take on the near-impossible task of identifying an unidentified body that has been buried for ten years or so and decide if it's related to a new body found in similar circumstances; and investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the worst rain in living memory...
Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
TNTD 3 years +3 years +
A brother and sister head into the woods and hear a strange noise. Although Jack is afraid, Alice is determined to find out who - or what - made it...
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From Timothy Knapman, the author of Soon and Helen Oxenbury, illustrator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this is a traditional picture book that will reassure anxious children that not everything new is scary.
While Jack's certain it's the Wicked Wolf with big, bad claw and snap-trap jaws making the sounds, Alice can barely hide her excitement. She grabs his hand and they move right into the heart of the forest. Of course, they eventually do find out what's made that mysterious sound...
Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!
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Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.
A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
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.
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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...
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.
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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 brilliant cookbook that breaks down learning new recipes and techniques into easy-to-follow chunks, Cook - Step by Step is penned by internationally renowned cookery teacher and food writer Anne Willan.
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Containing over 1000 photographs, this colourful illustrated guide takes the hassle out of mastering a new dish, be it a starter, snack, main meal or desert. Carefully sub-divided and categorised into fish, meat and meat-free dishes, this is a well-organised and incredibly useful cookbook.
Full of humour, flair and creativity, Loani Prior's Knit Your Own Fabulous Tea Cosies features 24 new imaginative designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art.
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Suitable for all skill levels, the creations are strikingly original and come with easy-to-follow instructions, as well as glorious photography.
The perfect book for anyone interested in knitting, the book also features instructions on how to create a knitted purse and a double-knitted scarf!
Please note this book was previously published under the title How Tea Cosies Changed the World.
Your Ultimate Body Transformation Plan will help any man get into the best shape of his life - in just 12 weeks.
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Especially designed for men who live ordinary, non-gym and non-diet obsessed lives, the plan will help you burn fat, build muscle and get that ideal body.
As well as the Ultimate Performance Gyms owner Nick Mitchell's training plan, this book also contains additional exercises to help you work your chest, legs, arms and delts - as well as advice on nutrition and meal plans.
Written by crafts expert Jenny Occleshaw, Fantastical Hats and Beanies provides you with a collection of projects for hand-made small children's headwear that would suit every outfit and any occasion. The easy-to-follow instructions make this book suitable for beginners and expert crafters alike, and there is a huge variety of techniques and styles on offer here, meaning there is a hat or beanie for every kind of little one!
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HBAY 11 years +11 years +
Following the lives, loves and loathes of a group of teenage girls who live in the fictional British town of Heartside Bay, Cathy Cole's Heartside Bay books have been described as 'the biggest new teen romance series since Sweet Valley High'.
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The books are full of romance and relationships but remain suitable for readers aged 12 and over. In A Date with Fate, Eve may seem to have it all and be living the perfect life, but she's hiding a big secret... Only a tragedy at her big party can force her to reveal her true self. Never a Perfect Moment finds Polly and Ollie trying to arrange their first date. Both are very excited but Polly's struggling to juggle school, friends and Ollie - will they ever get to share their perfect moment?
Kiss at Midnight focuses on Lila - a girl whose life is drastically spiralling out of control. With her grades slipping, Lila's parents decide to hire her a personal tutor - the sweet, geeky and gorgeous Josh...
This collection contains books number 4-6 in the Heartside Bay series.
Set in the 17th century, J.D. Davies' Quinton series finds England in an unsettled period of transition. Cromwell is dead and England's king has been restored... yet rumours of treason in the Scottish Isles abound - enter Matthew Quinton, an inexperienced but loyal 22-year-old sea captain.
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Hailing from a family of staunch loyalists, Quinton's first command was lost at sea and he only barely survived. This time around, he is determined to complete his mission with no losses. Vital to this mission is young mariner Kit Farrell, who has promised to teach him how to master the sea in return for Quinton teaching him how to read and write. But the duo face many obstacles as they embark, not least a resentful Cornish crew, a suspicion of murder and a feeling that treason may be closer to home than anyone thought...
Written by a respected historian, this is a swashbuckling adventure series for fans of Conn Iggulden, Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester.
This collection contains books 1 to 3 in J.D. Davies' Quinton series.
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.
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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!
A stylish read for fans of Carola Dunn and Nicola Upson and praised by the likes of G. M. Malliet, Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver is a thrilling and stylish debut that is sure to entertain fans of historical crime fiction.
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Regretting her marriage to the notoriously charming playboy, Milo, Amry Ames is looking for a change and accepts a request from her former fiance to stay at the Brightwell Hotel in Devon to circumvent his sister's marriage. But when the groom-to-be is found dead, Amory finds herself caught up in the investigation to find the killer... hoping to avoid becoming a victim herself!
Scattered with gentle humour and displaying a true gift for dialogue, we're sure readers will love Ashley Weaver and her debut novel Murder at the Brightwell - we're certainly looking forward to more from her.
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.
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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.
A Celebrity MasterChef winner and an actress known for her roles in EastEnders and Harry Potter, Sophie Thompson offers her favourite recipes in her first cookbook, My Family Kitchen.
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Including many of her personal creations, the book also includes those recipes that Sophie has collected from family and friends over the years, including one for a chocolate truffle that was given to her by Penelope Keith when she was very young.
Every recipe has a snippet from Sophie about what it means to her and there are also plenty of photographs - of both the food and Sophie's family - to inspire you as you cook up these delicious dishes.
Al Murray's Pub Landlord gives his vision for how to make us proud of our nation once more in Let's Re-Great Britain.
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While contesting the seat of South Thanet against UKIP leader Nigel Farage during the 2015 general election, the Pub Landlord revealed his plans for making the country a better place in his newly formed Free United Kingdom Party's manifesto.
From money: 'The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more.'; to the issues regarding Scotland and more local issues, the Pub Landlord is typically brutish, honest and downright hilarious when discussing his policies in this laugh-out-loud book that celebrates the lighter side of politics.
CN0095 6 years +6 years +
Your little ones' favourite mouse, Minnie Mouse, will always be close by with this amazing large watch wall clock!
Designed in Minnie's classic red and shaped like a wristwatch, Minnie Mouse herself makes an appearance in the clock face - surrounded by beautiful daisies and her instantly recognisable polka-dotted pattern. Sure to delight any child who loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Junior or fans of one of Walt Disney's most popular characters, it will add some colour and style to a child's bedroom.
Also certain to help children learn to tell the time, it's 92cm tall making it just perfect and highly appealing for young fans of Disney's classic characters.
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.
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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!
Praised by Jonathan Dimbleby, Will Iredale's The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific is a startling account of the young men who faced up against the suicide pilots of Japan at the tail-end of the Second World War.
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As the nation celebrated the end of War, the Allies over on the other side of the world were still in a bitter struggle over who controlled the Pacific - and Japan was now ready to unveil its new form of warfare: the kamikaze.
This book is full of meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors - providing a first-hand account of what these young men had to go through as they battled men who would rather choose death than see their beloved country be defeated...
'Eat Yourself Beautiful was born from the hundreds of beauty and fitness questions I've been asked over the past 12 years ...What are the best products for a flawless complexion? How can I make my hair shiny and strong? How can I lose weight without feeling hungry? My answer is simple: your diet is the best beauty secret you possess.' In Eat Yourself Beautiful, international model and nutritional therapist Rosanna Davison shares her recipes to help you look and feel amazing. Simplifying the inner workings of the human body, she explains how we really are what we eat when it comes to making the most of our looks. Excess weight, puffiness around the eyes, spots, dry skin and hair, brittle nails, poor sleep, low energy, even wrinkles and fine lines can ALL be remedied by moving towards a more nourishing and healthy way of eating. So what are you waiting for? Get started with Rosanna's Eat Yourself Beautiful programme, a one-week sample diet to take you from zero to radiant in seven days. Discover the delicious, nourishing recipes that will help you achieve the body, skin, hair and glow you've always dreamed of.
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CN0163 4 years +4 years +
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Balloons, party bags, plates, cups and even a table cover and banner are included in this collection of party goodies.
With a pirate theme throughout all the materials, it will help you prepare for a child's party in style.
Box dimensions: 90 x 285mm
Contents: 1 banner; 1 flag banner; 1 table cover; 14 balloons; 16 cups; 16 plates; 20 party bags; 20 napkins
Not suitable for under 36 months