Non-Fiction

5-Star Non-Fiction

  • IPBG
    Institut Paul Bocuse
    (5)
    • £24.99
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    If you dream of being a top-class cook, then why not learn from the best? This cookbook is bursting with tips, techniques and recipes from the world-renowned Insitut Paul Bocuse.

    The perfect guide for amateurs, professionals and serious cooks, this reference book is fully illustrated (1,800 photographs!) and covers 250 core techniques with step-by-step instructions. It then show you how to put these into practice in 70 delicious recipes - both classic and contemporary.

    Published to celebrate the institute's 25th anniversary, this is a very authoritative manual that will help you cook, prepare and serve tasty, high-end food.
  • LOVB
    Sam Blears
    (5)
    • £4.99
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    Sparkling and full of surprises, Sam Blears' cupcakes, love pops, love shots, cuptails and whoopie pies have become favourites across the country... And now you can make your very own in the comfort of your own home!

    Love Bakery is the ultimate baking bible for anyone who has a sweet tooth. With ideas that encourage any baker to let their imagination run wild, the book is full of glittering decorations and ideas based on the author's moodboards and her just-in-case cupboard.

    There are also ideas for co-ordinating party themes featured throughout!
  • FLGR
    Rosemary Barron
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    Regarded as one of the most authentic and authoritative collections of Greek recipes, Rosemary Barron's Flavours of Greece is a cookbook with over 250 regional and national specialities included.

    From the olives, feta and seafood of mezes to delicate lemon broths, hearty bean soups, grilled meats and fish, baked vegetables and honey pastries, there's something for all tastes and seasonal food perfect for informal eating with friends, family and for entertaining. The tantalising recipes included here are sure to make your mouth water!
  • HGIF
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    With over 70 step-by-step ideas to make and create at home, Handmade Gifts covers all the popular crafts such as sewing, knitting, paper crafts, candle making and crochet, as well as making jam and baking.

    With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there are ideas for every occasion including birthdays, seasonal gatherings, house-warmings and baby showers. There are also 20 technique lessons scattered throughout the book which will help you with casting on and off, embroidery stitches and melting soap.

    From handmade cards to crochet blankets and chocolate egg truffles, this is the perfect book for anyone who wants to give handmade presents!
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • GRIT
    Aneeta Patel
    (5)
    • £3.99
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • CRPL
    Kat Goldin
    (4)
    • £2.99
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    A popular crochet blogger, Kat Goldin shares some of her projects in this wildly imaginative craft book.

    With 30 fun hats, scarves, clothes and toys for children to enjoy, the projects are easy to follow and are suitable for crocheters of all abilities.

    Among the fun designs included in this great book are lion hats, hobby horses, welly warmers and a mermaid's tale sleeping bag!
  • TIPK
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Bestselling author and knitting guru Debbie Bliss returns with a handy, comprehensive and wholly accessible book that offers helpful tips to every ability of knitter.

    Beautiful photography and step-by-step illustrations complement Debbie's indispensable advice as she tells you how to improve on the basics of knitting, how to pick yarns, techniques for simple and more advanced shaping, casting on and off, and even tips on how more advanced knitters can progress into thinking about and making their own patterns. Tips on how to incorporate beads and buttons into your creations are also shared by Debbie.

    Guiding you through each process, this is an invaluable guide for knitters of every level; simply pick which areas you want to work on and Debbie will shed some brilliant advice!
  • EBAL
    Alex Mitchell
    (1)
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    Whether you live in the heart of a city or simply have a limited amount of available space, The Edible Balcony is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fresh produce whatever your surroundings.

    After cultivating her own oasis atop her London flat, Alex Mitchell shares her own tried-and-tested techniques - including both growing and recycling tips - on how to create your own 'grow zone' wherever you are.

    Packed with stunning images, exciting methods and inspirational plant-growing advice, the book serves not only as a practical guide for helping you transform your balcony, but also provides all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the great outdoors - no matter how grand or petite your outdoor spaces are.
  • PALE
    Daniel Green
    (2)
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    Forget heavily processed food, write off high-fat fast food and embrace the fruit, vegetables, meats, seafood and nuts of our Paleolithic, hunter-gatherer ancestors with Daniel Green's The Paleo Diet.

    In this deliciously healthy cookbook, readers will be treated to over 100 mouth-watering recipes that are not only tasty, but contain no refined foods, trans fats or sugars that are the root for so many modern ailments. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks are all covered in the easy-to-follow recipe book, so you can embrace your new healthy lifestyle with ease.

    A hugely popular lifestyle choice amongst Hollywood superstars including Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox and Matthew McConaughey, The Paleo Diet will inspire and encourage you to cook and eat well so you not only lose weight but also look and feel fantastic.
  • RUAW
    Heather Thomas
    (1)
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    Whether you want to cook up something simple or are looking to dazzle with a show-stopping supper, 1001 Recipes You've Always Wanted to Cook is full of recipes that are delicious and easy to make!

    With sumptuous, mouth-watering photography and easy-to-follow instructions, this cookbook has everything you could ever want when you're in the kitchen - from ideas for light meals, soups and one-pot wonders to family classics, party food and delicious desserts. There are even 'Top 10' recipes for the likes of cocktails, crushes, salsas and sauces.

    Perfect for those starting out in the kitchen and more experienced cooks, you'll find the perfect recipe for every meal and occasion between the pages of this book.
  • BCPC
    (8)
    • £4.99
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    Featuring all your favourites from the Beano, this box of 100 postcards will let you say thank you, drop a note to say hi or simply decorate your wall in style!

    For over 75 years, the likes of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Biffo the Bear and Roger the Dodger have entertained generations of comic book fans and you'll find them all on these cool vintage-style postcards!

    The postcards are also presented in a sturdy keepsake box, meaning you'll be able to keep them safe and free from damage!
  • TGSB
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    (5)
    • £3.00
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    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.

    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.
  • MSWW
    Peter Chasseaud
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    This informative book contains 150 maps that demonstrate how - and where - the Second World War was fought around the world.

    Published in association with the Imperial War Museums, it features everything from small-scale maps of country boundaries to large-scale maps of the key battles.

    Alongside the maps are photographs and expert commentary on the conflict that lasted from 1939-1945. There are also trench maps, maps from newspapers and key propaganda.
  • JWCW
    (1)
    • £15.99
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    Whatever stage they're at, would-be writers will find this how-to guide to creative writing essential. Packed with information, support, advice and tools for how to write in a way that turns heads, it also reveals how the publishing industry works.

    Alongside all the tips, tricks and insider secrets that are unveiled is a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine and a gorgeous notebook so that writers can jot down any ideas that come into their heads. There's also a CD included that is full of suggestions to help inspire creative writing of the highest calibre.
  • NTBC
    Clare Gogerty
    (1)
    • £9.99
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    If you or someone you know loves the Britain's stunning coastlines and costal towns, this beautiful hardback book from the National Trust will take on exhilarating walks, introduce you to wildlife and provide you with fascinating historical insight to one of our most wonderful natural treasures.

    From the Gower Peninsula to the coves of Cornwall and the white cliffs of Dover, the book looks at our most picturesque and important costal areas and celebrates them by presenting readers with stunning photographs and things to do in the area when you visit.

    With a foreword from celebrity chef and TV presenter Rick Stein, The National Trust Book of the Coast is all you need to make the most of the fascinating, life-enriching coastline of the British Isles.
  • RACC
    Ruby and Custard
    (3)
    • £4.99
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    This easy-to-follow craft book contains a selection of patterns for adults, children and babies from Ruby and Custard, one of the most highly respected British crochet brands.

    With over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem you'll have is choosing where to start. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects you'll find ideas for beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more.

    Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything you need to know to master crochet!
  • OLZT
    Rawia Bishara
    (1)
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    Foodies among us may have heard of New York's hottest Middle Eastern restaurant, Tanoreen, and now you can bring chef/owner Rawia Bishara's critically acclaimed dishes into your home with the recipes in her debut book Olives, Lemons and Za'atar.

    Influenced by her Middle Eastern childhood and Mediterranean travels, this beautiful collection of family dishes will inspire home chefs of all abilities to bring the flavours of the Middle East to the dinner table. From breakfast, main courses and desserts to pickles, yoghurts and breads, the book takes you on a culinary journey of the region's colourful cuisine.

    With helpful step-by-step instructions and engaging, personal stories behind each dish featured alongside mouth-watering photographs, the book will inspire you and your family to try something new and delicious.
  • WEPN
    Toby Young
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Written by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age.

    Fully up to date so that it fits in with (and explains!) the New Curriculum, the practical guide will show how you can tell what your child is learning, and if they are behaving themselves or not...

    Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they'll be taught and why. It also provides information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

    With its games and exercises, the handy guide has been designed to help you prepare, encourage and nurture children every step of the way as they work their way through each term. You'll give this book an A*!
  • FRGU
    Alex Ferguson
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    The most decorated manager in the history of football, it's fair to say that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson knows a few things about leadership. In Leading, he reveals the secrets to his success - both on and off the field.

    A truly inspiring read, Sir Alex looks back over his 38 years in management and tells all about the key tools he used to cover everything from tactics to teamwork and hiring to firing. Covering some of the most pivotal leadership decisions he made during his long and successful tenure at Old Trafford, he aims to provide you with the knowledge of what it takes to make it at the top, whatever your career.

    Not only a great read for Man Utd supporters, but also for anyone interested in the psychology of management at the highest level, this is a collaboration with successful businessman Sir Michael Moritz that is full of hints, tips and advice for becoming a champion.
  • JBMP
    (1)
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    Fully updated and presented in a paperback format, James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters is a lavish film-by-film guide that boasts the most impressive visual collection of James Bond movie posters to date.

    Including Skyfall and Spectre, this book features a host of rare and sought-after posters as well as spectacular, unused concept artwork, unique teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

    A celebration of cinema's most famous spy, this book will make the perfect gift for any 007 fan that you know.
  • SKSP
    Kathryn Bruton
    (1)
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    Big on flavour and with a low-calorie count, soup is pretty much the perfect meal for any time of the day. This cookbook from Kathryn Bruton contains 80 healthy recipes for skinny soups that will suit anyone.

    Whether you want something warming, exciting or wholesome, the book has a soup for you. Among those that stand out are Spinach, Oat and Hazelnut Milk Soup, restorative Hangover Soup and Turkey and Quinoa Soup with Peas.

    As well as all this, there are 15-minute recipes for anyone who wants to make something quick and a selection of vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free recipes.

    A soup-er book for those who want to eat healthier food!
  • QTBS
    Michael Caputo
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Including 12 workshops and 12 projects to make - ranging from an oven mitt to a full-size quilt - this book provides a step-by-step course for any first-time quilter.

    Taking you right from the start, the expert advice in this book will show you all the tools and equipment you need to make a quilt and then introduce you to the skills you'll need. At the end of each workshop is a project to complete, which will help you practise the skills you've learnt.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, as well as using templates and different types of applique.
  • VEGJ
    Charles Dowding
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Offering a month-by-month approach to no-dig gardening, Charles Dowding's Veg Journal will have you growing a range of vegetable crops successfully without stress or overload.

    This book uses seasonal checklists, advice and Charles' years of experience to help you plan a year's worth of veg growing. Using the mantra of 'little and often', the book will take you all the way from planning a veg garden through to constructing a raised bed, sowing seeds indoors and outdoors in the spring and protecting plants from the weather and pests throughout the season.

    All the key crops, key activities and essential reminders are included and the book will show you how to grow the 20 most important crops - providing you with healthy and tasty greens and veg all year round.