Non-Fiction

5-Star Non-Fiction

  • Amber's Donkey - Hardback - 9781785031687 - Julian and Tracy Austwick
    AMDK
    Julian and Tracy Austwick
    (1)
    • £3.00
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    A touching true story about the bond that developed between a girl with cerebral palsy and a donkey who was left for dead with seemingly little hope of recovery. After being found, Shocks was taken into care at the Donkey Sanctuary.

    Meanwhile, Amber and her twin sister were born prematurely at 26 weeks and Amber had to be rushed into theatre for an emergency tracheostomy. Her parents were then given the devastating news that she had cerebral palsy and it was unlikely that she'd be able to walk or talk.

    When Amber met Shocks at the Donkey Sanctuary, their lives were changed for the better. This heart-warming and poignant book reveals how their company and friendship helped each other on their respective roads to recovery.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
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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.
  • KIVE
    Aine Carlin
    (5)
    • £4.99
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    Discover the delights of tasty and nutritious vegan cooking with Aine Carlin's Keep It Vegan!

    A cookbook that is great for vegans, vegetarians, people trying to cut down on meat and those that just want to add some delicious new recipes to their repertoire, the recipes are easy to follow and complemented by simply stunning and sumptuous photography.

    All extremely healthy, let Peta Vegan Food Awards winner Aine be your guide as you make stunning breakfast, brunch and dinner meals. There are even sweet treats to enjoy including pumpkin pie, nectarine, blueberry and almond crumble and a banana, peanut butter and chocolate sauce sundae!
  • Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom - Paperback - 9781849941679 - Millie Marotta
    ANIK
    Millie Marotta
    (5)
    • £2.00
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds of wonderful wildlife - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs.

    Adding a personal touch to some truly gorgeous illustrations, this book proves that colouring in doesn't have to be solely for kids. Among the drawings you will get to add some colour to are a beetle in need of some colour for his shell, a whale waiting for a magnificent ocean home and plenty of fauna and flora!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this is a colouring book full of adventure!
  • BRSL
    Jo Milne
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    With the moment an operation enabled her to hear for the first time in almost 40 years being named by Google as one of the most inspiring moments of 2014 and hitting millions of views on YouTube, Jo Milne's memoir Breaking the Silence tells a truly remarkable and uplifting story about how her world changed in incredible ways...

    Deaf from birth, Jo lived in a world of silence for 39 years. Battling deep depression and the difficulties her lack of hearing threw at her, Jo was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Usher Syndrome, an affliction that will one day rob her of her sight too, before she turned 30. Determined to live her life to the full, in 2014 Jo made the decision to undergo a cochlear implant surgery which would allow her to hear for the first time in her life. Every day since then has become a journey of discovery...

    From hearing the Beatles and Rolling Stones for the first time to finally being able to put a voice to the familiar sight of her own mother, Jo Milne's Breaking the Silence is a beautifully written, heart-warming real-life story about an unbelievably brave woman who always lives life with a smile on her face.
  • The Gentle Sleep Book - Paperback - 9780349405209 - Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    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.
  • Ruby and Custard's Crochet - Paperback - 9781785030550 - Ruby and Custard
    RACC
    Ruby and Custard
    (2)
    • £3.00
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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!
  • ATCB
    Richard Merritt
    (6)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Sit back, relax and unwind with this thoroughly enjoyable and sophisticated adult colouring book, Art Therapy: An Anti-stress Colouring Book, which is filled with lots of adult doodling, colouring and drawing fun.

    From creating free-flowing lines, swirls and shading in beautifully intricate patterns, each and every illustration in this colouring book for adults has been carefully crafted so that even beginners to art can enjoy the satisfaction of creating something exceptionally stunning.

    Packed with absolutely no rules, instructions nor guides, this adult colouring book is the perfect anti-stress activity - just let your imagination run wild and your creativity shine.
  • Querkles - Paperback - 9781781572818 - Thomas Pavitte
    QRKL
    Thomas Pavitte
    (3)
    • £3.00
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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our bestselling 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces begin to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!
  • MSWW
    Peter Chasseaud
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
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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.
  • Sod Seventy! - Hardback - 9781472918970 - Muir Gray
    SVNT
    Muir Gray
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £12.99
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    By keeping your brain ticking and staying fit, and with some good fortune, you can live a fulfilling and active life well into your 90s. Sod Seventy! The Guide to Living Well can help you along the way..

    Part-exercise book, part-manifesto for healthier and happier living, the book reveals how to shake off stereotypes, feel empowered and live life to the full as you enter pensionable age. It covers everything from the art of body maintenance to the importance of choosing the right healthcare.

    Written by doctor and health advisor Muir Gray, who is in his 70s and certainly practises what he preaches, the book is completely accessible and practical for anyone in this age range. It also features funny illustrations from David Mostyn, a cartoonist from the Beano.
  • A Bird in the Hand - Hardback - 9781845338961 - Diana Henry
    BITH
    Diana Henry
    (2)
    • £5.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    If you only ever buy one collection of chicken recipes ever again, make it this one! From the bestselling author of A Change of Appetite, A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry offers readers a plethora of brilliant chicken dishes from around the world.

    From simple chicken breast recipes to tasty salads, barbecue favourites, succulent one-pot dishes, comforting pies and much, much more, this beautifully produced hardback will reignite your passion for poultry.

    Praised (almost jealously) by Nigella Lawson, adorned with mouth-watering photographs and filled with chicken recipes for every day and every mood, the book is a celebration of one of our most popular foods.
  • London: A Travel Guide Through Time - Hardback - 9780718179762 - Matthew Green
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    Matthew Green
    (1)
    • £3.00
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
  • 20 to Make Christmas Crafting Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781782214069
    TMCP
    (2)
    • £4.00
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    Get ready to spread some festive cheer with the delightful craft projects featured in the Twenty to Make books.

    Spread across five books, you'll find 20 charming Christmas projects in each and they're all brought to you by experts in their respective fields - knitting, pompom making, felting, crocheting and sugar decoration making.

    Each little book has step-by-step instructions for and among the fun-filled and beautiful projects you'll find are a crocheted Yuletide Coaster; a pompom Father Christmas; a sugar decoration of a Christmas Robin; a knitted snowman; and felt gingerbread men.

    The sugar decorations are for decoration only and not edible... maybe you can eat your mince pies while making them?
  • 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.
  • BBIY
    Richard Burr
    (2)
    • £7.99
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    A Bake Off finalist, builder Richard Burr, gives you all the tools you need to become a BIY (Bake It Yourself) master in this brilliant baking book.

    Full of the tricks of the trade and 80 tasty recipes, he showcases his unique approach to the craft of creating cakes and bakes. The book is crammed full of ideas and technical tips that will hold anyone in good stead when it comes to making bread, pastry, cakes, pies and more.

    He even reveals what everyone should have in their basic baking 'toolkit'!
  • Moodles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000310540
    MDLS
    (1)
    • £4.00
    • RRP £15.00
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    You may be asking 'What is a moodle?' Well, the answer is a moodle is a doodle with the power to change your mind.

    Whether you're grumpy, stressed or happy, the books are sure to help you keep your troubles away. The Grumpy book has a doodle that lets you draw yourself a ladder to get out of a hole; the Stressed one asks you to draw yourself on a tightrope and then add a safety net to stop your fall; and the Happy one is full of positivity and optimism.

    Great for those who love activities like colouring and doodling, each book is packed full of ideas and illustrations that will keep you entertained, whatever your mood.
  • The Menagerie - Animal Portraits to Colour - Paperback - 9781910552155 - Richard Merritt
    MNAP
    Richard Merritt
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Menagerie: Animal Portraits to Colour is a beautiful colouring book full of critters who are in need of a personal touch.

    From a majestic stag to a noble giraffe and much more besides, this is a great colouring book full of intricate designs and incredible artwork. Watch your worries drift away as you absorb yourself in the animal kingdom.

    There are even perforated pages so you can take the pictures out and display them with pride once complete.
  • HYDG
    Debbie Shore
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Sewing guru Debbie Shore provides you with a selection of easy sewing projects that can be made using leftover pieces of fabric.

    Including gift ideas for everyone, you'll find out how to sew everything from aprons to kneeling pads and even tool belts! Full of step-by-step instructions, the book even includes a useful tools and techniques section right at the beginning.
  • Millie Marotta's Wild Savannah - Paperback - 9781849943284 - Millie Marotta
    MMWS
    Millie Marotta
    (1)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    Millie Marotta's previous adult colouring book, Animal Kingdom, is a huge favourite with Book People customers so we're delighted to have her latest incredible book available at an unbelievable price.

    Wild Savannah is inspired by the swaying grasslands of Africa, Asia and Australia. You'll find mindfulness as you colour in pictures of crocodiles, kangaroos, ostriches, gazelles and so much more.

    Incredibly appealing, this book has so many designs that you will love adding your personal touch to...
  • Pompomania - Hardback - 9781849496742 - Christine Leech
    POMM
    Christine Leech
    (1)
    • £3.00
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    Whether adorning a headdress, swinging from a bag handle or dangling from a mobile phone, pompoms are very fashionable right now - and this book can show you how to create your very own.

    With no fancy equipment needed, the projects are inexpensive to make and the combination of graphic photography and step-by-step photographs will guide you through them with ease. Each one takes no more than an hour to make, too!
  • Intricate Colouring: Animals - Paperback - 9781909244801
    ICAM
    (1)
    • £3.00
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    With 48 detailed illustrations of animals to colour, this large-format colouring book is perfect for anyone who loves to colour and get creative.

    Suitable for adults and children, the pages are all perforated so that once you have completed filling in the design it can be displayed for all to see.

    The relaxing hobby of colouring is still getting more and more popular and this book is perfect for anyone who loves animals.
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • TSFD
    Aidan Goggins
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Fancy losing 7lb in 7 days? You should try the revolutionary Sirtfood Diet!

    With Lorraine Pascale, Jodie Kidd and Sir Ben Ainslie amongst those who champion the new diet, the recipes included in this book are both easy to make and delicious to eat.

    Compiled by nutritional experts, the book's recipes make use of ingredients like dark chocolate, coffee and kale - foods that activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called 'skinny gene' pathways in the body (the same ones commonly activated by fasting and exercise, meaning they help the body burn fat, increase muscle and improve health).

    Destined to help you lose weight, gain in energy and to help make your health glow, the recipes here switch on all the fat-burning powers you need.