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  • FIVEA
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, the gang face what could be their toughest task yet - parenthood.

    With all the missions they've completed in the past, you'd have thought that bringing up a baby would be kid's play for The Five. However, when they find themselves looking after Cousin Rupert and his wife's baby, they have to deal with all sorts of issues - from fear to tiredness and responsibility.

    They have no idea if what they're doing is right or why the baby is crying. They use Dr Google constantly and are frustrated by the responses that range from 'don't worry about it' to 'rush her to the A & E'. Soon, the Five are reduced to trembling wrecks and all of them are quietly seething. Could this be an adventure too far?
  • FIVEB
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - is it possible to get a gluten-free cream tea?

    The Five are all feeling rather rum and whatever they do in their attempts to get better doesn't seem to work. As they try to cure themselves, all sorts of terrifying issues occur. Julian goes online and self-diagnoses that he has pancreatic cancer and bird flu, Anne decides to have herself exorcised, Dick goes to witch doctor who calls himself a 'homeopath' and George is the one who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet - hence the group enter a world of hard-to-find and maddeningly expensive specialist food.
  • FIVED
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - can they understand what a 'strategy away day' actually is?

    The Five have been sent on their greatest adventure yet and it's one that they've been assured will make them an even better team. They're booked in a nice hotel right next to the jolly motorway services and are taught a host of team-building exercises by a nice (but somewhat depressed) man.

    But then they come across some sneaky messages. Is there are a smuggler's plot afoot? Or is it just office gossip. This laugh-out-loud book is perfect for anyone who just can't stand office jargon.
  • FIVEC
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they test themselves to see if they can go for a full month without touching any booze.

    The Five old friends think it will be easy to give up alcohol for charity for four weeks but they're soon surprised by how difficult this seemingly simple task is. The days are longer, they're getting to see each other for who they really are and the empty laughter of conversation is getting harder to fake.

    They're fully aware they're saving money and losing weight but the world itself is turning into something quite slow and dreary. Soon the friends are snapping at each other - and then they fight. Is this the challenge to defeat The Famous Five once and for all?
  • FIVEE
    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious new series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they face perhaps their toughest challenge yet - will their friendship be able to survive the trials and tribulations of the Brexit referendum?

    On the night of the referendum, the gang have retired to Kirrin Island to escape the rancour of public debate and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. George is in favour of remain while Julian is a 'Brexiteer'. As the gang camp out, things get heated when George rigs up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep up to date and then things take a turn for the worse when her initial hope that remainers triumph proves premature...

    Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up and as the new day dawns , George declares that Brexit means Kirin Island is also exiting Britain. But there's far too much red tape to get through for everyone to live happily ever after...
  • PEGG
    Miranda Hart
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    This barking brilliant book is now out of stock.

    In her own inimitable style, Miranda Hart hilariously describes how her Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise puppy Peggy has changed - and improved - her life.

    She reveals how it wasn't necessarily a case of love at first sight when she met Peggy. Miranda was at a low ebb and she had to get her head around the amount of dog administration (dog-min). The first trip to the vet was one of humiliation and it still haunts her to this day.

    But once Miranda and Peggy got over these bumps, a beautiful bond started to form. They have shared some life-changing moments and learned a lot from each other - including lessons about life, love, trust and friendship.
  • BOTG
    Richard Dannatt
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    Richard Dannatt is the former head of the British army and in this vivid, extensive and fascinating read, he reveals the history of the military since the end of the Second World War.

    Richard served in the military for over 40 years and in an authoritative and personal style, he talks about how the British army has shaped - and been shaped by - world events from the Cold War to the Good Friday Agreement. He also offers his thoughts on everything from the decolonisation of India to the two invasions of Iraq.

    Britain has had 'boots on the ground' ever since the end of World War II and with the rise of terrorism and the current tensions in the Middle East, this shows no sign of changing anytime soon. This book reveals why the army is so important and how it has evolved and adapted through shifting security and defence policies. It is ideal for anyone with an interest in military history.
  • BSKG
    Gordon Ramsay
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    Let Gordon Ramsay show you how you can eat as well at home as you do in a restaurant with the recipes inspired by his Bread Street Kitchen in this sumptuous cookbook.

    Full of great meals for social gatherings, all the recipes included in this use fresh ingredients and simple techniques. From a weekend brunch of ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter to a midweek supper of crispy duck salad, there's something tasty for every meal.

    You can always trust Gordon Ramsay when it comes to making food that will make your taste buds tingle. This cookbook has cracking ideas for all tastes and even includes a mouth-watering selection of dessert recipes.
  • HBCH
    Hairy Bikers
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    You'll have seen Si and Dave bring a whole new variety of flavours to the standard meal staple of chicken and egg in their latest hit BBC show. Now you can bring these tasty treats into your own home with the help of this tie-in cookbook.

    With recipes perfect for the whole family, this cookbook is bursting with chicken recipes and egg-based puddings and starters. The recipes are easy to follow and there also tips to swap ingredients and techniques to learn from.

    Featuring the Hairy Bikers at their best, this is a cookbook that shows how there is far more to chicken than you would expect. It truly is a show-stopping celebration of this traditional favourite - it shows you how to make roasts, bakes, pies, puddings, casseroles braises and so much more.
  • AG1064
    Andrew Roden
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    The Flying Scotsman is one of the most iconic steam locomotives in history and this hardback book will make a first-class gift for anyone you know who loves trains.

    With its period-illustration-style cover and glorious illustrations and photographs, it looks back over the career of this most famous of trains from the Golden Age of Steam - from construction through to restoration in 2005. Endlessly fascinating, the book has been written with the aid of interviews with those who have been involved with the Scotsman over the years.

    Created by Nigel Gresley, the Flying Scotsman broke the world speed record in 1934 and has captivated so many with her grace, beauty and power. Still drawing a crowd wherever she travels today, this book aims to explain just why this train has such eternal appeal...
  • A Short History of the Motorcycle - Hardback - 9780297609902 - Richard Hammond
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    Richard Hammond
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    Former Top Gear (and now The Grand Tour) presenter Richard Hammond provides a celebration of the magic of motorcycles in this witty and knowledgeable overview of the vehicle's history.

    Richard attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that proves so irresistible to so many. Charting from the bike's origins through to its modern-day incarnations, the book covers the bikes that have propelled people all over the world to their work, to school and to their doom.

    He also looks at the motorbike's social standing. He examines bikers of every type - from peasants trundling through fields to ridiculously cool film stars and daredevils including Eddie Kidd and Evel Knievel.
  • Big History - Hardback - 9780241295472
    BGHI
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    With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, this huge book from DK shows you history's greatest events in ways you have never seen before.

    Taking you from the formation of the universe right up to the present day, the brilliantly illustrated book looks at the major events that have changed the course of life on Earth. Bringing together a range of perspectives, it's a celebration of the human race's incredible journey.

    Containing a foreword from Professor David Christian, whose Big History TED talk had over 5 million views, this huge book will help you not only understand how and why we got where we are today, but also how we should view our place in history. It's aligned with Bill Gates' online Big History Project.
  • GRNT
    Stephen Lacey
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    Anyone who loves to visit the National Trust's breathtaking gardens will love this book from Stephen Lacey, a regular presenter on Gardeners' World.

    Throughout the book, Stephen focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings and highlights some of the most awe-inspiring locations. There is stunning photographs of all the gardens to help you plot your next visit, too.

    Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
  • DCCE
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    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.
  • TCWG
    ITV Ventures Limited
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    Do you possess the knowledge and skills that it takes to become a Chaser? This book, inspired by the hit ITV show presented by Bradley Walsh, will show you...

    The second quizbook inspired by the show, it contains all-new questions and a brand new format to see if you would be a worthy Chaser. From its fun introductory section that helps you choose your Chaser name, back story and style to the questions that cover a range of topics, it will provide you with so much entertainment.

    There are even Chase Scenarios which gives you the chance to test yourself against differing character traits.
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 - Hardback - 9781847947888
    RPLY
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    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish), Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurrences from all around the globe. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out!
  • Full Steam Ahead - Hardback - 9780008194314 - Peter Ginn
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    Peter Ginn
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    Accompanying a BBC Two series, Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain provides a glorious insight into life in the country during the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th and early 20th century - using rail transportation as the backdrop to the changes in social attitudes and culture that occurred.

    Revealing just how much of today's world was shaped by the rail network, authors Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman chart the evolution of railways and reveals the stories of the men, women and children who built many of the tracks and trains. They also explore how the railway impacted everything from food and medicine to warfare and the class system.

    Covering the rise of the working class, women's rights, industrial growth and economic decline, this illustrated book provides an insight into one of the key periods of Britain's social history.
  • Hillsborough Voices - Hardback - 9780091955618 - Kevin Sampson
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    Kevin Sampson
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    On 15 April 1989, the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured in a tragedy that was later admitted to have been exacerbated by police failures.

    Written by Kevin Sampson - a man who was actually in the stands on that fateful day and who has close connections with the Justice campaign - this book contains exhaustive and exclusive interviews with people who have become familiar public figures and many who are telling their heart-rending stories for the first time.

    From the tragic events of the day itself to the shocking aftermath that has taken years to resolve, this book interweaves the views of the people who were there with the families and friends of those who died, along with the observations of the people who played key roles in the long search for the truth.
  • Rise - Hardback - 9781474602686 - Sian Williams
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    Sian Williams
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    You will recognise Sian Williams from her years of working as a journalist for the BBC, ITN and Channel 5. She's also a trained trauma assessor and in Rise, she provides a poignant and inspirational account of how people survive and can even thrive after suffering terrible experiences.

    Looking at just what it is that makes some people get back up when the most difficult and challenging life events knock them down, Sian examines whether some people are more resilient than others and if so, what lessons we can learn from them. She explores the science of resilience and growth after trauma and recounts first-hand accounts from those who have merged from horrific experiences with new perspectives.

    Written with candid and refreshing honesty, Sian also documents her own experiences from when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This story is used to drive the narrative forward and help inspire others who have suffered through physical or mental ill health, loss of a loved one, abuse or post-traumatic stress.
  • AVBWX
    Joe Wicks
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    Also known as the Body Coach, Joe Wicks' previous book was a huge bestseller and switched many people onto his fitness mantra of eating more and exercising less.

    Now he returns with The Shape Plan, a book full of over 100 15-minute recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. It also includes four new home workouts that will take your fitness up to the next level.

    Designed to build lean muscle and burn more fat, this is a brilliant book for those looking to live a better life.
  • AUDLY
    Tim Marshall
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    All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements...but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.; To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states.; Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely travelled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
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    Hairy Bikers
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    The Hairy Dieters' cookbooks are full of delicious and healthy treats that will satisfy even the biggest appetite. Si King and Dave Myers continue this tasty trend with Fast Food - a book dedicated to showing that healthy food doesn't take too long to prepare.

    All the low-calorie recipes featured are big on flavour but perfect for those who are short on time, as they can be made in under 30 minutes. From breakfasts, mains and brunches to soups, salads and snacks, among the hearty yet healthy meals you can try are Spicy Sweetcorn Fritters, Chicken Tagine and Instant Sorbet with Frozen Berries.

    The Hairy Bikers have been bringing incredible food to the nation for many years now and here they're helping make healthy eating even easier.
  • SFSC
    Professor Tim Noakes
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    Following the bestselling success of The Real Meal Revolution, the team returns with Super Food for Superchildren - a book bursting with healthy, delicious and sugar-free recipes for everyone from toddlers to teens.

    All low in refined carbohydrates, the book combines the latest scientific evidence with straightforward recipes that taste good. There are also clear guidelines on how you can feed the family in such a healthy way without breaking the bank and with the minimum of fuss.
  • ASFTS
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    The official 2016 BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms - from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer you will enjoy: brand-new articles on featured composers, insights on performers, new music and accompanying events; full listings for every concert and event - repertoire, performers, time, location, ticket and broadcast information; details on how to book tickets; free season calendar to see all the concerts at a glance. With beautiful photographs and bespoke imagery throughout, this official Proms Guide is the most comprehensive way to plan your summer's Proms visiting, watching and listening. The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and features many of the greatest artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 80 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. There are also daily free Proms Extra talks, workshops, performances and family events.