Christmas

Christmas Gifts for Her

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    Philippa Gregory
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    Philippa Gregory, author of the Cousins' War series, is often regarded as the queen of historical fiction and this meticulously researched novel focuses on the legacy left by Lady Jane Grey, a woman who was Queen of England for nine days.

    Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half-sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block... It's here where Jane turned her father's greedy grab for power into a tale of brave and tragic martyrdom.

    Jane leaves all kinds of letters to her younger sister, Katherine, and they're all intended to help her enjoy her beauty, youth and to find love. Katherine's lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and when news of a secret marriage is revealed by her pregnancy, she is also sent to the tower. She, too, leaves the youngest Grey sister, Mary, a letter with advice.

    Mary is a beautiful dwarf who has been disregarded by the court and she finds it easy to keep secrets. After watching her sisters defy the Queen, Mary knows she is a possible heir to the throne, but she's determined to stay in charge of her own destiny.
  • YGGM
    Nicola Jane Hobbs
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    With no equipment needed, Yoga Gym is a book that will give you the training, nutrition and motivational skills needed to sculpt a strong body and build a strong mind.

    It contains a 28-day training plan that has been designed to help you get strong and supple, build strength, improve mobility and burn fat. Suitable for all abilities, the book has over 150 poses and exercises to choose from and will help you find a new way to work out.

    Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, the effective workouts can be done anywhere and they blend traditional yoga poses with bodyweight strength training. There's also guidance on diet and yoga philosophy included.
  • CSKS
    Karen Swan
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    Karen Swan's frothy festive tales are always a huge hit with romantic fiction fans and this year's The Christmas Secret is no exception.

    The new novel from the author of Christmas Under the Stars is set on the island of Islay and follows Alex Hyde, an executive coach who believes she can change the way companies operate. Her waiting list is months long but she can't turn down a unorthodox and highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way just before Christmas...

    She finds herself heading off to help a whisky company in Scotland and ends up fascinated by their darkly charismatic CEO, Lochlan Farquhar. However, her usual methods are not working and she soon learns that nothing and no-one is as it first seemed...
  • VCAB
    Daisy Goodwin & Sara Sheridan
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    Tying in with the second series of ITV's hit drama series, Victoria, this book provides an in-depth look at the passionate and complicated relationship the Queen embarked on with Prince Albert.

    Both Victoria and Albert were both strong-willed and although they were brought together by an arranged marriage, this did not dampen the spark between them. They were first cousins but could not have had more different personalities - she was impulsive and emotional while he was cautious and logical. They were a very successful couple and this book looks at the differences between their public persona and their private lives.

    Based on the couple's letters and diaries, this book provides a tantalising glimpse into the life of the couple . It's full of rich historical detail and gives insight into this incredible relationship.

    There are also character profiles, interviews with actors and an overview of the production, costumes and props of the show.
  • ATCD
    Tracy Garton
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    This is the true story of Alan the Christmas Donkey - a little animal who made a big difference.

    Tracy Garton had over twenty years' experience running the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary but after a devastatingly difficult winter full of sky high bills, she wasn't sure if she had the finances - or physical strength - to carry on. But then she received a phone call in the first week of January. A donkey has been abandoned 130 miles away and left to die in a supermarket car park.

    When Tracy saw Alan for the first time, he was forlorn, balding and shivering. She whispered to him: 'Don't worry boy, I won't give up on you'. The duo had a very eventful year; grappling with attacks from vandals and perilous flash while trying to raise money. As the festive season rolled around, Alan managed to give her the greatest gift of all.

    This is a funny, warm and inspiring read for animal lovers.
  • NYHH
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    The experts at Neal's Yard will show you how to make herbal concoctions, aromatic oil blends, cleansers, balms, face masks and body scrubs in the comfort of your own kitchen with this incredible hardback.

    All extremely beneficial for your health, this book not only shows you what the various herbs and oils can treat but also how you can harvest and grow them, combine them to make a remedy and even the correct dosage to apply.

    There are step-by-step, photographic demonstrations to help you on the way to making the remedies and they can treat up to 40 common complaints.
  • ST2709
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    Are you planning on heading into the deep dark wood over the next year? Make a note of your plans on this awesome calendar.

    Covering from August 2017 all the way through to December 2018, this family planner is full of Gruffalo-themed artwork and has five headed columns for family members. There is space for notes under each name so you can keep track of hobbies, appointments, reminders and special events.

    The planner comes with 150 activity, school and event stickers and has a drop-down pocket to store your invitations and reminders.

    300 x 300mm
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    There's so much festive joy coming from this amazing musical light-up Christmas tree hat - just press the button to hear it sing, watch it dance and see it light up in style.

    A lovely gift for family members, friends or from Secret Santa, it's a great way of celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

    Requires 3 AA batteries (included).
    Not suitable for children under 36 months.
  • HJOU
    Fearne Cotton
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    This illustrated journal is a companion to Fearne Cotton's bestselling Happy. It's packed with exercises and practical ways of finding joy each and every day.

    It provides a great way of winding down, taking stock and reflecting on all the different aspects of your life. You're encouraged to dip into the pages as often or little as you like. Just remember, when you open the pages it's all about you.

    It's also full of words of wisdom from Fearne that are sure to raise a smile. Her artwork is also completely stunning.
  • CRLS
    Andrew Gant
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    Everyone loves a good Christmas carol, and Christmas Carols: From Village Green to Church Choir by Andrew Gant is filled with 20 festive favourites alongside little-known histories, great anecdotes and heart-warming stories about each of the best-loved Christmas songs.

    Carols have the power to evoke a special kind of winter ambience - but how do they do it? In the book, Andrew Gant unravels the captivating - and sometimes surprising - tales of great musicians, thinkers, saints, monks and drunks, helping readers to discover the stories of how their favourite Christmas carols came to be.

    Brimming with expert knowledge, charming tales and all of the lyrics and melodic scores you will need to perform the best-loved yuletide classics, Christmas Carols is a fittingly festive and joyous account of the time-honoured tradition of Christmas caroling.
  • TLSS
    Louise Young
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    Whether you have a photo shoot, a fancy dress party or just want to recreate some of the defining poses of the past 100 years, this is the beauty bible for you.

    It provides step-by-step instructions for recreating every look from the dark and smouldering eyes of a jazz-age flapper to the electro icons of the 1980s. Focusing on make-up and hair, it's fully illustrated with step-by-step photography and is entirely practical.

    This book is full of inspiring photographs and the instructions have been written by Louise Young, a renowned film, TV and fashion make-up artist and Loulia Sheppard, a film industry hair stylist.
  • SKTM
    Anna Lewis
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    The Sketchy Muma book is full of illustrations that perfectly capture the joys and stresses of being a mother. Acclaimed by Giovanna Fletcher, this is perfect for old and new parents.

    From the first pregnancy test to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out for the first time, the illustrations are sure to strike a chord.

    It also looks at experiences including soft play hell, chronic sleep deprivation and mastering the art of eating dinner with one hand.
  • ST2696
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    Full of quotes, this beautiful journal (exclusive to Book People!) has gold-edged pages and beautiful illustrations inspired by Jane Austen's classic, Pride and Prejudice.

    Presented in hardback in a gorgeous blue colour, the cover has images of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy and they're joined by the famous quote (in gold text, no less): 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife'.

    This journal has plenty of lined pages for you to write down your notes, scribbles and events.
    HB, 215 x 145mm, 144 pages
  • ALMN
    Lia Leendertz
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
  • SLPU
    Sarah Whitehead
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    Providing a dog's-eye-view of its first year of life, this book ties in with Channel 5's hit show The Secret Life of Puppies and is sure to delight any dog lover.

    Presented in landscape format, it is a very visual account of what puppies get up to as they learn and develop. This book also provides key information on the developmental ages of a puppy, breaking them into the key components of health, training and behaviour.

    There are also troubleshooting solutions to common problems and expert advice on everything from neutering your dog to the best food for them and the most effective ways of treating fleas and bites.
  • ST2699
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    Full of quotes, this beautiful journal (exclusive to Book People!) has gold-edged pages and beautiful illustrations inspired by Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol.

    Presented in hardback in a gorgeous purple colour, the cover has an image of Ebenezer Scrooge and it's joined by the famous quote (in gold text, no less): 'There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour'.

    This journal has plenty of lined pages for you to write down your notes, scribbles and events.
    HB, 215 x 145mm, 144 pages
  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    Once again, we've brought together all six books (in keepsake hardback) that make up the Man Booker Prize Shortlist - including George Saunders' winner, Lincoln in the Bardo. Do you agree with the judges' decision of awarding this prestigious award to a supernatural thriller that features Abraham Lincoln's son?

    Celebrating the best contemporary fiction of the past 12 months, this year's shortlist has something for everyone and with our brilliant value collection, you're bound to find something to love. This year's list has everything from thought-provoking novels from acclaimed authors including Paul Auster and Ali Smith to a simply stunning debut from Fiona Mozlet.

    Among these brilliant books are an atmospheric debut about violence in contemporary society; an intelligent read about relationships, time and ageing; a love story about two people bonding in a world that is falling apart; Paul Auster's account of four parallel lives; and a novel that asks 'how far would you go to belong?'
  • MOCE
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    This festive collection of short stories features writing from bestselling crime authors including Margery Allingham, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin.

    It's Christmas Eve and while the world sleeps and snow falls gently from the sky, there is murder afoot. Each mystery in this book shows how the festive season is just ripe for death and mayhem.

    From a Santa Claus with a grudge to a cat who knows who is responsible for the death of its owner, these are stories to absorb and be surprised by on the cold nights that lead up to Christmas.
  • KNTT
    Tetyana Korobkova
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    Learn how to knit 14 adorable toys in this cute book. Every one of them has a traditional theme (perhaps reminiscent of The Magic Roundabout) and would make a lovely gift for anyone you know.

    The techniques you'll need to use to knit together the toys are clearly explained and there are step-by-step photographs to show you exactly what you should be aiming for. There are also photos to show close-up details and the finished pieces.

    The projects range from quick and easy for intermediate knitters to more complex designs and include tiny teddies, cool children and so much more.
  • NRDC
    Dr. Bertil Marklund
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    You've lived the hygge way, now take some inspiration from Sweden and find out about lagom - a well-balanced approach to living a healthier and happier life.

    Written by Dr Bertil Marklung, a doctor and researcher at Gothenburg University, this essential book makes the most of contemporary research to provide you with pragmatic and realistic advice that will make a difference to your future.

    Debunking many myths (it turns out coffee is good for your health, after all!), the compact guide explains how the things we have been told are bad for us can sometimes be quite the opposite.
  • TMGT
    James Owen
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    The Times has a history of receiving incredible letters and this book presents over 300 items of correspondence from the past century from politicians, literary figures and and celebrities.

    The letter section is a forum for debate, a playground for opinion-formers and a noticeboard for eccentrics. Over the years, the Times' letters section has provided a window on the nation's feelings about the events of the time and also covered more trivial events including how to make the perfect porridge.

    Well-informed, well-intentioned, witty, quirky and bizarre, among those you can read letters by are Margaret Thatcher, Benito Mussolini, Graham Greene and John Le Carre.
  • WCEV
    Richard Osman
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    Pointless judge, Fulham super-fan and all-round clever clogs Richard Osman tackles some of the most divisive issues of modern society in this family-friendly book. Among those debates that you and your loved ones can settle are what IS the greatest chocolate bar of all time, which sitcom is the most loved and, perhaps most importantly of all, what should be considered the best crisps.

    Inspired by his perennially popular Twitter game, this is a great book for the family to gather round and enjoy at any gathering. Other hot topics you can decide on are the best Christmas songs, biscuits and Disney films (it has to be The Lion King, right?).

    Accompanying all of the contests are jaw-dropping facts and stats covering topics ranging from Die Hard to Nandos and Jammie Dodgers!
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    Victoria Summerley
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    Have a wander through some of Britain's favourite celebrities' (including Prue Leith, Cath Kidston and Julian Clary) gardens in this gorgeous book.

    With plenty of photographs to pore over, this book includes essays from the owners that explain their inspiration and passion for their private sanctuaries.

    With never-before-seen photographs, this book is a must for those who love gardens of all sizes and want inspiration for their own and for those who just like to be nosy and see how the other half lives!
  • AN0439 3 years +
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    This cute little duck is completely quackers!

    Bright yellow and super soft to touch, he quacks along to an earworm of a tune when the button is pressed and is sure to be loved by so many children.

    A great gift for any child who loves ducks!

    Requires three AA batteries (included). Not suitable for children under 36 months.