Christmas Gifts for Him

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    Whether breaking land speed records, working 70-hour weeks mending trucks for a haulage firm or buying his local pub, Guy Martin is always busy. We Need to Weaken the Mixture is a book that finds him inviting you to keep up to speed with his always-on life.

    In this book, he talks about his exciting TV challenges ranging from building a Typhoon to restoring a 1983 Williams F1 car and also his 'proper' jobs including taytie farming and truck fitting.

    He also recalls the most terrifying experience of his life - singing out of tune in front of the Kirmington crowd on New Year's Eve!
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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2019 has now sold out. You can still buy this book with 20% off RRP by adding BTVAL to your basket.

    Prepare for a whirlwind of weird as we head into 2019...

    The delightfully disgusting facts in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 annual will amaze, astound and gross out your children (and you!).

    An annual Book People favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish) for children who love facts, Ripley's looks at strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a lenticular cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make your eyes pop out! It will appeal to fans of the Guinness World Records books and anyone who's visited one of Ripley's mind-bending museums around the world.
  • Last Minute Rooms in Bethlehem - Hardback - 9780752266299 - Dale Shaw
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    Have you ever wondered what kind of questions history's greatest figures would type into search engines if they'd existed during their time?

    This lively and hilarious book looks at the kind of things Charles Dickens would research while writing his latest novel ('things urchins say'), how Henry VIII would look up relationship advice ('breaking bad news to women from Cleeves') and Karl Marx would build up his knowledge ('cheating at Monopoly').

    With some naughty humour and strong language, this is a great gift book for any history buff and will inspire you to ponder what other questions historical figures would ask... You can't fail to laugh out loud.
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    Featuring cars from all over the world in every shape and size, this is the ultimate car bible for petrolheads.

    From the Ford Cortina to the Lamborghini Gallardo, it's packed with facts, stats and photographs of hundreds of classic cars from throughout history.

    Featuring classic, concept and conventional cars, it's an indispensable guide for car lovers to fully absorb themselves in.
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    This is a fun and nostalgic book celebrating the best home computer systems and games of yesteryear - from Pong and Space Invaders through to Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros.

    It looks at the battles between Nintendo, Sega and Atari and explains how each company's strive for success brought about incredibly creative games that inspired a generation. It's a thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane; each console has a Must See, Must Play and Must Avoid game highlighted, too.

    This book features reviews and screenshots of nostalgic games and studio photography of the machines that will bring joy to the heart of people who grew up playing games in the glory days of the 1980s and '90s.
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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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    This Haynes Manual lifts the lid on the secrets of the Hawker Hurricane fighter.

    It looks at the construction of the vehicle and offers insights into what it takes to own and fly such a classic fighter. It also reveals how engineers keep it airworthy and gives an overview of its historical background.
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    We all know books can take you on an incredible journey. How about continuing this so it continues onto your walls?

    These beautiful prints feature abridged versions of famous stories including The Jungle Book and the text forms together to create an iconic character or scene from the book. They're a must for literature lovers.

    Stories featured on these posters:
    Around the World in Eighty Days
    The Lost World
    Peter Pan
    The Jungle Book

    Tube size 320 x 90mm
    Each print size 420 x 295mm
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    Kimi Raikkonen is one of the stars of Formula One but is also famously private. This revealing biography finds the Fin opening up about his life, career and way of thinking.

    A very enigmatic individual, Kari Hotakainen's book reveals what life is like in the fast lane and features a number of previously unpublished photographs from Kimi's own collection.

    Kimi reveals how he plans race strategies and what it's like racing on the world famous Grand Prix courses. This book captures the raw excitement of Formula One and has the same kind of cult appeal as I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at Camp Nou will have so much fun reading through this Barcelona annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele fire in goals from all angles.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will have so much fun reading through this Real Madrid annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema fire in goals from all angles.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Gunners fans will have so much fun reading through this Arsenal annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette grace the hallowed turf of the Emirates stadium.
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    This keepsake hardback provides a photographic celebration of the magnificence of Moto GP racing.

    It tells the story of how leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki have strived to build the perfect machine and focuses on the legends that have made the sport so popular - including Barry Sheene, Eddie Lawson and Valentino Rossi.

    Written by Phil Wain, this book is full of images and accounts that reveal the stories behind historic races, technical innovations and the most memorable moments.
  • The Official Chelsea FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595044 - Grange Communications
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Blues fans will have so much fun reading through this Chelsea annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It'll be anything but a blue day when a Chelsea fan finds this in their stocking. It will delight anyone who loves watching the likes of Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso grace the hallowed turf of Stamford Bridge.
  • The Official Everton FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595082 - Darren Griffiths
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Toffees fans will have so much fun reading through this Everton annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Theo Walcott, Leighton Baines and Tom Davies grace Goodison Park.
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Red Devils fans will have so much fun reading through this Manchester United annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and David de Gea grace the hallowed turf of Old Trafford (the Theatre of Dreams).
  • The Official Southampton FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595181 - Grange Communications
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Saints fans will have so much fun reading through this Southampton annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Ryan Bertrand, Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse grace the hallowed turf of St Mary's Stadium.
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    With Richard Ayoade taking over the role of Maze Master, this year's reboot of The Crystal Maze has been a huge success and now you can join in the fun at home with this brilliant challenge book.

    Packed full of over 100 new games, puzzles, mind-benders and riddles inspired by the four incredible zones - Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval - this is a brain-teasing book that provides fun for all the family.

    From leaping around your living room without touching the floor to completing treasure hunts around the house and then, of course, heading to the Crystal Dome ('will you start the fans please?'), this is a great test of all your skills, mental and physical abilities.
  • Imperial War Museum's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471162497
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    Published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, this three-book collection brings together a fascinating and authoritative social history of the Second World War.

    A Prayer for Gallipoli covers the Great War from the point of view of a chaplain. Kenneth Best had no military training, so to fulfil his pastoral role, he had to get close to the front line and work with troops as they were under fire. As his empathy for the troops grew larger, he became more and more disgusted with their leaders. These diaries provide an insight into the horrific realities of trench warfare.

    The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine looks at the people that are not normally mentioned during accounts of the War - those spivs, outcasts and unsung heroes who were in the shadows; and D-Day to Victory features the diaries of a British tank commander as the war finally came to an end.

    All written using archive and primary sources, these are candid and compelling reads about the triumphs and tragedies of war.
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    For 65 years, Radio 4's Brain of Britain has tested the wits of the nation and now you can work your way through 2,000 questions from the iconic show's archives.

    The questions in this book cover a wide range of general knowledge topics and are spread out across a hundred quizzes. It's perfect for gatherings and family get-togethers.

    There's also a fascinating history of the programme and the characters and stories that have made it so successful. It also includes a brief biography of the programme's German-born inventor and first question-setter, John P. Wynn.
  • Milkshake Bar - Hardback - 9781849757317 - Hannah Miles
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    Full of sweet treats for you to make at home, MasterChef finalist Hannah Miles' Milkshake Bar is a tremendous book for anyone who has a sweet tooth and enjoys customising and drinking delicious milkshakes.

    From classics to light and healthy, fruity delights, you'll find ideas for treats and desserts all year round. The book contains recipes for shakes, malts, floats and other soda fountain classics - ranging from a banana caramel milkshake to an apple snow shake and a doughnut float.

    Complemented by Kate Whitaker's gorgeous photography, this is a brilliantly nostalgic book that comes with a number of inspired new milkshake creations!
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
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    Get in pole position with the most complete and in-depth guide to Formula One you will ever read. It covers life in the fast lane from 1950 all the way through to the present day.

    Featuring exclusive contributions from the likes of Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Mark Webber, this book provides an overview of every twist, turn and significant moment from the world's favourite motorsport.

    From the ecstasy of victory to the anguish of defeat, this is a truly evocative collection of memories, photographs, triumphs and tragedies.
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    Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy explains how to make the most of cycling - whatever your age, experience or ability may be.

    Alongside anecdotes from his glittering career, Chris offers practical advice on strength conditioning, training plans, strengthening weaker areas and taking care of your bike.

    This handy book also covers cycling skills and safety, riding on different terrains and offers advice on diet, weight loss and the psychology of cycling.