Christmas

Christmas Gifts for Him

  • Match Annual 2018 - Hardback - 9780752266053 - Match
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    Match
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    Match! is the UK's favourite football magazines and its annual is always one of Book People's bestsellers. Available at a back-of-the-net price, it's a goal-den read for footy fans of all ages!

    This year, Match! fans can build their ultimate players (would you rather have Ronaldo's skill or Lukaku's power?) and learn all about the wonderkids who are set to light up 2018 - which, let's not forget, is a World Cup year.

    There are also features on stars' cars, Premier League legends, quizzes, cartoons and so much more. Among the players featured are Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero!
  • Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist - 6 Books - Collection - 9990000033195
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    • Just £6.33 per book
    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?'
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    Geoff Tibballs
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    The world's greatest sporting spectacles include the World Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics but what about those alternative events where participants risk their lives in pursuit of glory for scant reward e.g. Mongolia's yak racing.

    This light-hearted book covers the weird and wonderful of the sporting world including Germany's Mud Olympics, where competitors play soccer, volleyball and handball while knee-deep in mud; Oregon's Pig-n-Ford races where drivers speed around a track while carrying a live pig under one arm; and Australia's take on the Boat Race - where teams carry boats along the dry bed of the River Todd.

    Other amazing experiences include cheese rolling, volcano boarding and underwater hockey.
  • HTLP
    Mark Vanhoenacker
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    Written by Mark Vanhoenacker, a senior first officer for British Airways, How to Land a Plane is a book that tells you how to get in the cockpit and take the controls of any aeroplane.

    Mark invites you to be captain as he talks through the nitty-gritty of an approach and a touchdown. He also explains our understanding of flight from the ground up (or rather, from the sky down) as he reveals all the ins and outs of this incredibly challenging and rewarding achievement of humanity.

    Short, humorous and spiritual, this book makes flying more fun and accessible before. You'll learn the difference between 'controls' and 'instruments' and be able to notice the breathtaking beauty of amazing cloudscapes and stunning sunsets from up above.
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    Cath Tate
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    Loved for her witty and subversive views of the world that are laid bare on many greetings cards, Cath Tate is a writer so many people love. This book captures her best observations on men.

    A perfect gift for the man in your life, or perhaps an unsuspecting bride-to-be, brings together timeless observations and one-liners.

    It's packed with mirth-making images of men in all their ridiculous glory and insights into the mysterious way their minds work, this is a perfect reflection of modern-day manhood.
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    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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    The ideal gift for anyone you know who loves trains - especially the classic steam engines - this beautifully presented gift set includes a DVD all about the Flying Scotsman and a 128-page hardback that covers the history of Britain's greatest steam trains.

    A hardback notebook and quality ballpoint pen are also included so you can note down results when you go searching for some of our most beautiful vehicles.

    Box dimensions: 240 x 275mm
    CONTENTS: DVD, HB BOOK, 128 PAGES, 190 x 135mm, HB NOTEBOOK, 136 PAGES, 190 x 145mm BALLPOINT PEN
  • Star Wars Millennium Falcon Book and Mega Model - Hardback - 9781405285223
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    Make a model of the Millennium Falcon and enjoy a book filled with fun facts and character profiles from a galaxy far, far away.

    This Star Wars book includes moments from the saga and even explains all about the schematics the spaceships featured in the film.

    You won't need any glue to put the pieces together and when fully built, the model measures 30 x 30cm. It even has moveable cannons and a radar dish. The removable panels also allow Star Wars fans to look inside and find out more about the famous freighter.
  • CT0773 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    This fun and fascinating DIY set gives children (and adults!) the chance to build their very own moveable fighter jet model.

    With 218 pieces and all the tools you'll need, this is a great way for children to develop skills including hand-eye coordination, logical thinking and attention to detail.

    Providing hours of entertainment for any budding engineer, the intricate model can be assembled either individually or as a team - which would improve communication skills.

    Ages 8 plus
    Box size: 240 x 340mm
    218 pieces
  • Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico - Hardback - 9781785942006 - Rick Stein
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    Rick Stein
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    After taking us on a culinary trip from Venice to Istanbul and then showcasing his favourite foods from his favourite European cities, this year the ever-popular chef Rick Stein is embarking on a foodie journey down from San Francisco to southern Mexico in the BBC series, Rick Stein's Road to Mexico.

    Rick reveals what food delights Californians before then showing Mexican food at its very best and most diverse. Packed with vegetables and based around fresh ingredients, he explains how both Californian and Mexican cooking is healthy and satisfying and will show you how to replicate the seafood of the north Pacific coast and the spices and salsas of Yucatan.

    This book is packed with mouth-watering photographs and will inspire anyone to cook using these wonderful flavours.
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2017 - Hardback - 9781472935199 - Lawrence Booth
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    Lawrence Booth
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. This is the 154th edition of the hugely popular sporting miscellany. It's a must-have for any cricket fan.

    A huge favourite with Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this book contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It also has reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the eagerly awaited Editor's Notes and examples of the best sports writing of the year.

    This is a comprehensive record of 2017's cricketing highs and lows.
  • WHBK
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    This impressive book celebrates the work of the world's most famous (but also most secretive) street artist - Banksy.

    Presented in stunning hardback, it looks over the whole of Banksy's street art career all the way from his early work in 2002 to his New York residency in 2013 and beyond. There are full-page photographs of every work to pore over.

    A rare artist whose work is both accessible yet complex and with many layers of meaning, author Xavier Tapies gives an insight into the ntriguing background of each piece of Banksy art. There's also a double-spread world map so you can see where each stencil was painted.
  • WWII Military Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407251004
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    From the Dambusters bombing raid to the story that inspired the classic film, The Great Escape, this collection is full of fascinating reads for anyone interested in military history.

    With five books to read through, it will provide hours of reading. The Battle for the Code is the story of how the German Enigma codes were broken (as seen in the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game); Ill Met by Moonlight is an adventure story about how the Special Forces kidnapped the General of Crete; and The Great Escape is the story of a mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp.

    This collection also includes Wings on My Sleeve, test pilot Eric Brown's autobiography; and The Dambusters Raid, a definitive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.
  • Christmas: A Biography - Hardback - 9781509833603 - Judith Flanders
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    Judith Flanders
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    Judith Flanders, an acclaimed social historian, looks over the history of Christmas in this cracking book. She reveals how the holiday has always mainly been about food, drink, revelry and presents.

    Among the jaw-dropping facts you'll learn are the reasons why people kiss under mistletoe, how Rudolph came to pull Santa's sleigh and how Coca Cola influenced the aesthetic.

    Perfect for anyone who loves all things Christmassy, this book also reveals when Christmas wrapping paper was first introduced (it's later than you think!) and that Hogmanay actually originates from France!
  • ACCA
    Caroline Taggart
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    In Roman times, blocks of text were commonly written as blocks without any wordspaces. During the Christian era, texts became more widely read and punctuation started to take on extra importance... This book finds Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart pointing out what really matters and what doesn't.

    She explains how, to a potential murderer or adulterer for example, there is a world of difference between 'If you are tempted, yield not, resisting the urge to commit a sin' and 'If you are tempted, yield, not resisting the urge to commit a sin'. However, the only surface difference is the positioning of a comma.

    Apostrophes are there to help and to clarify meaning, to convey emphasis and to indicate that you are asking a question of quoting someone else's words... Punctuation is also ideal for telling readers when they should pause for breath.

    This book also contains funny, silly and daft examples of misuse.
  • Seriously Funny - Hardback - 9781472139436 - Simon Brett
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    Simon Brett
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    An oxymoron is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as 'a figure of speech or expressed idea in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction'. Among the best known are 'bittersweet', 'open secret' and 'same difference'.

    This book, written by Simon Brett and amusingly illustrated by Paul Thomas, celebrates the English language's finest oxymorons and explains why the likes of 'seriously funny' strike such a chord with language lovers.

    The information in the book is arranged into categories including popular culture, political principle and business ethics - with Brett offering an inimitably witty commentary on every one. It's a great book for anyone with an 'unbiased opinion'.
  • SISF
    Colin Shindler
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    The BBC is a national institution that draws praise and criticism in equal measure. This entertaining collection of letters stretches over 40 years of programming and captures just how much joy, fury and hilarity the broadcaster has brought to the nation.

    These never-before-seen letters and telegrams to the BBC provide a fascinating alternative history and cover momentous events ranging from the broadcast of the Coronation in 1953 through to the groundbreaking drama of Grange Hill ('just say no, Zammo!').

    The letters have been categorised into different themes including political bias and the Royal Family and this is the perfect read for anyone who loves reading all about the moral outrage of the nation.
  • How to Build a Universe - Hardback - 9780007968695 - Brian Cox
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    Brian Cox
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    Inspired by their hit Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage, Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince's How to Build a Universe provides readers with an eye-opening journey through the grand and bizarre ideas that have been conjured up by the imaginations of humans.

    From dark matter to consciousness, the very brainy duo take the musings of the great and the good of British science and look into how these theories and ideas have come about. This book provides an insight into the multi-faceted subjects involved in building a universe, and it's all backed up by quotes from leading scientists and comedians including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Fry.

    Sometimes silly, sometimes mind-blowing and occasionally facetious, this is the perfect book for fans of the irreverent show and anyone who wants to have their minds blown by the wonders of science.
  • How to Build a Car - Hardback - 9780008196806
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    In this eye-opening autobiography, car designer and engineer Adrian Newey looks back over a full-throttle career in Formula 1 that has lasted nearly 40 years.

    Adrian has designed cars for everyone from Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost to Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel and has won 10 championships and over 150 Grand Prix during the course of his career. A true engineering genius, he talks about his life in racing and all his successes as well as the tragedies he's suffered, including the death of Ayrton Senna.

    Illustrated throughout and featuring some never-before seen drawings, this memoir is perfect for F1 fans, petrolheads or anyone who's ever wanted to know how a car actually works. It's fascinating and very powerful.
  • Battle Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780750965149 - Various
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Goose Green during the Falklands War in 1982, this ten-book collection will help anyone fascinated by our past learn all about military history and the various wars and battles that have occurred - and how they have shaped the world we live in today.

    Complete with photographs of the battlefields, illustrations of the key events and easy-to-read maps, each book is packed with fact boxes that will explain how each event contributed to worldwide change.

    From the king that died during conflict in Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, and the bloodiest battles of the First World War - the Somme, Passchendale, El Alamein - to Iwo Jiima, you will be fascinated, appalled and intrigued by these blow-by-blow accounts.
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    Neale Simpson
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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.
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    James Harkin
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    Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers
    Cholesterol is good for you
    Camels gave humans the common cold
    These three facts are joined by 1,420 more in the latest book inspired by the popular BBC show, QI.

    Presented in a gift hardback style, the nuggets of information from the QI Elves are sure to make your jaw drop and are great for sharing with all your friends and inspiring conversations.

    One of our favourites is the fact that John Bercow MP, speaker of the Commons, has a cat called Order.
  • Tom Kitchin's Meat and Game - Hardback - 9781472937803 - Tom Kitchin
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    Tom Kitchin
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    Now established as one of the nation's favourite chefs, Tom Kitchin shares his passion for meat and game in this mouth-watering cookbook.

    The game recipes make use of the likes of venison, partridge, pheasant, grouse, rabbit hare and all things wild and adds them to roast, pasta dishes, terrines, soups and pies, while the meat ones include roasts with all the trimmings and smoked ham hocks with hot pineapple salsa.

    Tom also adds some new and contemporary twists on much-loved classic meat dishes.
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    Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they face one of the greatest challenges in modern society - getting a grandparent online...

    The Five head north to see Granny Barnard, a relative they haven?t seen for many years. She has remarried but she is alone over the weekend but the gang scarcely recognise her. They decide they have to help her with computer and try to fix her iTunes account and sort out her internet banking. However, it's a real struggle and soon Granny is cut off from all the comforts of modern life.

    But then the toddler from next door fixes everything and when the gang get back home, they discover that their Gran has learned everything about modern tech and is now a viral sensation.