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  • PNOM

    Pinch of Nom (Hardback)

    Kay Featherstone/Kate Allinson

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    From the UK's most popular food blog Pinch of Nom, this go-to home cookbook is packed with flavourful, slimming recipes that tick all the boxes!

    Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, the founders of Pinch of Nom, have helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight using their delicious home-style recipes. And now they're sharing 100 recipes that have been tried and tested by their loyal community.

    Each recipe is labelled with handy icons to help you choose which ones suit you best - whether it's Cumberland pie for the whole family, a quick chicken balti or something veggie while watching the calories.

    This book includes information on the essential kit you'll need to cook the meals and tasty ideas for breakfasts, fakeaways, quick meals, stews, soups, bakes, roasts, snacks, sides and sweet treats.
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  • BZAR

    Bazaar (Hardback)

    Sabrina Ghayour

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    From Sabrina Ghayour, the bestselling author of Persiana and Sirocco, Bazaar is a delicious new vegetarian recipe book that celebrates Middle Eastern food.

    Packed with colourful, flavourful dishes, the magic of this cookbook is that you won't ever feel like anything is missing. Using a range of spices, herbs, grains, pulses, and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, each recipe is designed to suit every occasion and palate.

    Recipes include potato, ricotta and herb dumplings with walnuts and pul biber butter, grilled halloumi flatbreads with preserved lemon and barberry salsa, grilled tofu salad with tamarind and miso dressing, and courgette, orange and almond cake with sweet yogurt frosting.
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  • MTTM

    Missions to the Moon (Hardback)

    Rod Pyle

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    In 2019, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This book is packed with personal insights and accounts that reveal how this momentous moment in history came about.

    With a foreword by former NASA flight director Gene Kranz, this book covers the space race in detail, focusing on Yuri Gagarin's first space flight and the successes and failures of the Apollo mission before then moving on to the history of space travel since.

    As well as observations from those who helped get man on the moon, it contains photographs and memorabilia such as Apollo 11 Mission Reports and Flight Director's Logs and groundbreaking AR technology means you can feel fully immersed in the story of mankind's ongoing journey into the final frontier.
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    GTBS

    The RSPB Guide to Birdsong With CD (Paperback)

    Adrian Thomas

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    You can learn so much about our feathered friends through their birdsong. It's the natural soundtrack to our lives and can evoke so many memories - as well as helping us understand about birds' lives and behaviours.

    This RSPB-endorsed guide will help you learn and identify different bird sounds at your own pace. It's suitable for novices and experienced birdwatchers and comes with a CD full of 100 songs and calls of 65 garden, woodland and farmland birds, so that you know exactly what to listen out for.

    It also contains a reference section detailing the sounds of another 185 birds found in Britain and north-west Europe.

    Why should you buy this book?It will help you get closer to nature and learn more about our feathered friends.
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  • AYCE

    Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet (Paperback)

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    It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables, whatever your spacial limitations.

    Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximise the space and ensure you are getting the most out of all your space and plants.

    From wisteria up your wall to tomatoes on your windowsill, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide inspiration for beautiful displays and will encourage you to adopt a healthy-eating lifestyle.
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    GDFD

    Good Food, Sorted (Hardback)

    Chris Bavin

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    Britain's Best Home Cook and Eat Well for Less presenter Chris Bavin shares over 100 of his favourite simple family recipes in his first ever solo cookbook, Good Food Sorted.

    Chris explains how to make the most of your freezer (just wait until you try frozen flavoured butter or herb-and-oil ice cubes) and gives tips on savvy shopping as well as revealing all the storecupboard staples you need. He also explains the benefits of batch cooking.

    Chris recommends flavour swaps that breathe new life into old favourites and simple but imaginative ideas that can transform weeknight dinners into weekend winners!

    This cookbook is ideal for anyone who wants to eat good food but is hard-pressed for time. Among the tantalising recipes are slightly spicy chicken enchiladas, smoked salmon and horseradish fish cakes with garlic and lemon mayo and warm run pineapple with lime mascarpone.
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  • VLIF

    Veggie Lean In 15 (Paperback)

    Joe Wicks

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    The latest Lean in 15 book is packed with flavourful vegetarian dishes!

    The Body Coach Joe Wicks' vegetarian take on The Shift Plan (the bestselling diet book of all time) contains over 100 veggie dishes, many of which are vegan, ranging from smoky sweet potato chilli to 'creamy' butternut pasta.

    Suitable for anyone thinking of taking up a vegetarian diet or cutting down on meat in 2019, this book also contains make-ahead ideas for easy midweek meals. Joe even throws in three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout for good measure!
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    VITH

    There's a Vegan in the House (Hardback)

    DK

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    Thinking of going vegan in 2019? Or just cutting down on meat and enjoying a flexitarian diet?

    This cookbook is packed with over 100 vegan dishes that will keep the whole family happy - and you won't have to make a different meal for everyone.

    The delicious dishes make use of meat- and dairy-free alternatives including grains and pulses and can be used for everything from packed lunches to the main meal of the day. Each recipe also has a 'Good Stuff' box that lets you know its nutritional value.
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    TEND

    10-A-Day The Easy Way (Hardback)

    James Wong

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    We all know that we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day but recent scientific studies have shown that 10-a-day could help you further prevent the biggest diseases and illnesses.

    We've chosen this book from James Wong as it will help you transform your health without having to give up the foods you enjoy. It's packed with healthier and tastier takes on 80 of your favourite recipes - all with more fruit and veg ingredients that will leave you feeling good. It also has visual representations of the size of each portion you should be enjoying.

    This book is bursting with fuss-free recipes and simple science that will transform your health e.g. a spaghetti bolognese with seven portions of veg; an aubergine parmigiana with five portions; and even green eggs and ham to delight all the Dr. Seuss fans!
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  • LWFG

    Lose Weight for Good (Hardback)

    Tom Kerridge

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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
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    AVRY

    Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary (Paperback)

    Sue Stratford

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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
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    ETBI

    The Doctor's Kitchen: Eat to Beat Illness (Paperback)

    Rupy Aujla

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    Dr Rupy Aujla follows up the hugely popular The Doctor's Kitchen with Eat to Beat illness - a cookbook packed with good-for-you recipes that will amplify your body's natural defences.

    With a focus on how food can help and heal our bodies, this book contains advice on how simple lifestyle changes - including exercise, stress reduction, sleeping well and finding purpose - can lead to longer and happier lives.

    Dr Rupy offers 80 mouth-watering recipes inspired by flavours around the world (from roast golden beets with Italian greens and hazelnut pesto to pea and broccoli orecchiette Japanese togarashi mix) and looks at how certain foods can stave off conditions including cancer, depression, diabetes, Alzheimer's and stress.
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    TOMK

    Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start (Hardback)

    Tom Kerridge

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    Tom Kerridge's latest cookbook is packed with healthy home-cooked dishes.

    This brand new cookbook will encourage you to cook from scratch and includes home-made (and healthier!) takes on the most popular fast food meals and processed dishes.

    Tom guarantees they will taste better than the originals and many of them take very little time to rustle up. There are also batch cooking ideas for midweek meals and recipes for weekend feasts.
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  • WATR

    Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad (Other)

    Emma Faull

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    Create beautiful avian artworks and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting with this incredible book.

    Featuring the European goldfinch, a hummingbird and a wren, this book is full of beautiful birds for aspiring artists to paint in watercolour.

    Emma Faul's stunning artworks have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper and this book also contains advice on getting started and mastering a wide range of techniques.

    To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice for creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide.

    The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens.
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  • MBQC

    Mary Berry's Quick Cooking (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    In this companion to her latest BBC One series, the queen of cooking Mary Berry presents a selection of 20- and 30-minute meals that are wonderfully tasty.

    These recipes (there are over 120 of them, including all that are shown on the series) will allow you to cook from scratch and are all so easy to prepare. You'll be able to get on with other bits while the delicious meal is in the oven!

    Mary also shares no-nonsense tips and techniques for getting ahead in the kitchen and the fast, fresh and mouth-watering recipes range from crumble fish pie to roast venison fillet and peppercorn sauce and upside-down rhubarb pudding.

    Why should you buy this book? It's full of fast and easy dishes from the one and only Mary Berry!
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    COAB

    Cooking on a Bootstrap (Paperback)

    Jack Monroe

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    A Girl Called Jack author and passionate activist Jack Monroe returns with Cooking on a Bootstrap - a cookbook that shows how anyone can make affordable, authentic and creative recipes.

    From fluffy berry pancakes to Marmite mac and cheese and self-love stew, there are 118 recipes based around bread, breakfasts, pasta, rice, spuds and vegetables. There is also a focus on vegan, sweet and 'contraband' (Jack's term) dishes alongside some handy money-saving tips.
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    TINT

    The Tin & Traybake Cookbook (Paperback)

    Sam Gates

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    Learn how to cook delicious and unpretentious food in a tin with this handy cookbook.

    It proves that tins can be used for so much more than baking and Sunday roasts. Use a chocolate brownie tin to make sweetly spiced roast chicken with chorizo or a simple loaf tin to make berry ripple ice cream. Other treats include a square tin chicken, bacon and spinach lasagne and sushi cupcakes made in a muffin tin.

    By cooking using tins, you can make more space in your home and save on the washing up. The delicious treats also include risottos, gratin and almond and blueberry bars.
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  • HSPI

    Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners' Workshop Manual (Hardback)

    Dr. Alfred Price

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    This Haynes Manual will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Royal Air Force's Supermarine Spitfire.

    The informative book reveals what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, while also giving a fascinating glimpse into the engineering and construction work behind such an incredible aircraft.

    Celebrate the centenary of the RAF with this detailed book. Its information is based around the Spitfire MK IX at RAF Coningsby.
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  • SPFR

    Spitfire (Hardback)

    John Nichol

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    This brilliant hardback book provides a heartfelt tribute to one of the most magnificent flying machines of all time - the iconic Spitfire.

    Written by bestselling author and former Royal Air Force navigator John Nichol, it looks over the history of the vehicle and its various innovations and updates and contains stories and first-hand accounts from those who flew them.

    From the Spitfire's deployment during World War II to its role on the D-Day beaches, this is an accessible and high-flying account of battling pilots who had to bail out over occupied territory, aristocratic female flyers and mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the crafts in battle-ready condition.
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  • CRCH

    Mindful Crochet (Paperback)

    Emma Leith

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    Crochet can be a very relaxing hobby and you're sure to find mindfulness when you work your way through the 35 patterns in this craft book.

    With specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture that will help you relax, refocus and unwind, these projects make stunning additions to your home and beautiful gifts.

    They encourage you to be 'in the moment' as you follow the pattern, keep yarn on the hook, count stitches and use different colours.
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  • HTTL

    How to Talk so Teens will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk (Paperback)

    Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

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    The teenage years can be very difficult for all the family as youngsters enter adulthood and begin to change in so many ways. Part of this development involves drastic changes in personality that can make communicating with teenagers very difficult for parents.

    Luckily, the Mumsnet Parenting Book of the Year winners Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, have returned with How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens will Talk.

    An accessible guide on how to provide a respectful approach to parenting during the troublesome teenage years, this book covers topics ranging from curfews and cliques to sex and drugs and also offers innovative suggestions that will help build the foundation for lasting relationships.
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  • UPBF

    Up - Ben Fogle (Hardback)

    Ben Fogle

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    Following the devastating stillborn birth of their son Willem, seasoned adventurer Ben Fogle and his wife Marina made a promise to embrace every day and be more positive. This led to Ben's dream of conquering Mount Everest.

    In April 2018, Ben set off along with Olympic Gold-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton and mountaineer Kenton Cool to climb to the top while raising funds for the British Red Cross and highlighting the environmental challenges mountains face.

    The trio walked the fine line between life and death 8,000 metres above sea level and Ben quickly realised how enlightening this seven-week journey was going to be.

    This memoir is told with humour and warmth and covers both Ben and Marina's - who was holding the family together at home - experiences during his expedition.
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  • RLKH

    Running Life (Hardback)

    Kelly Holmes

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    Who better to offer advice on running your life than the Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes?

    This motivational book is all about achieving emotional and physical well-being and is perfect for anyone who is looking to start exercising in a more mindful way. Kelly looks back over key moments in her personal life and career and explains how these have affected her mental health in so many different ways.

    Kelly also reveals how you you can keep your body strong with monthly movement plans; reach a happier state of mind with simple mindfulness exercises; and provides a selection of nourishing and healthy recipes.
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    PRON

    Pronto! (Hardback)

    Gino D'Acampo

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    Designed especially for the busy modern cook, Book People friend Gino D'Acampo solves all your dinner dilemmas with the 130 delicious and quick dishes featured in Pronto! Let's Cook Italian in 20 Minutes.

    Using easy-to-find ingredients, the book's chapters focus on Soups and Small Plates, Chicken, Meat, Fish and Seafood, Pasta, Vegetables and Desserts, meaning there is something for every kind of taste - and all dishes can be prepared in just 20 minutes!

    Gino also offers handy hints to help you with quicker cooking, including how you should organise your workspace, the must-have equipment for your kitchen and those essential store cupboard ingredients.
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