The most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on history available, this bestselling book takes readers from the origins of mankind right through to the technological advancements of the modern day.
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The book with all the answers, it is very visually enticing and covers everything from the cavemen to the Cold War and Alexander the Great to global warming.
The ultimate work of historical reference, it also contains short biographies of 100 of the world's key figures from history.
Perfect for fans of P. G. Wodehouse and Alexander McCall Smith, this three-book collection from Angela Thirkell is full of 1930s satirical humour that still resonates today.
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High Rising finds Laura Morland and her boisterous son heading to spend Christmas in her country home, but her wealthy friend and neighbour has a scheming new secretary whose designs on marriage could threaten the social fabric of the village.
Pomfret Towers centres around a house party in a magnificent seventeenth century home that shy young Alice Barton is lucky enough to attend; and Wild Strawberries finds the pretty Mary Preson looking for a man - but not the one her mother had in mind...
From Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, comes a celebration of all things chocolate. The Chocolat trilogy has been tickling the taste buds of readers ever since its original publication back in 1999 - and on the big screen in 2000's Oscar-nominated movie of the same name, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Now Harris, with the help of Fran Warde, returns with The Little Book of Chocolat, the ultimate collection of chocolate lore and recipes from all corners of the globe.
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With easy-to-follow instructions, indulge in some mouth-watering expert recipes from some of the world's finest chocolatiers - all delectably detailed with photography so delicious you will hardly believe your eyes. Bring a taste of class to the kitchen with beautifully honed culinary instruction, and celebrate the much-loved story of Vianne Rocher in your own kitchen.
Focusing on the world of fashion and the fashionable, this three-book collection from Kathleen Tessaro is just perfect for fans of contemporary romantic fiction.
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In Elegance, a woman chances upon a book written by a French fashion expert in a second-hand bookshop and starts to follow its advice - soon her life is transformed and she discovers a courage in her that she never thought was possible; while The Perfume Collector sees an inheritance turning a newly married woman's life upside down...
The final book in the set, The Debutante, is about an old shoebox full of clues that will unravel the tale of the most famous debutante of her generation.
Three stand-alone stories that are just full of elegance, class and sophistication.
DSNT 3 years +3 years +
Enjoy 10 audio adventures about amazing animals with this roar-some CD collection!
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From tigers to turtles and sharks to whales, the audiobooks contain stories, songs and facts about the animals and are sure to keep young children (aged 3+) entertained both at home and on long journeys.
With stories from the likes of Dick King-Smith, Viv French and Nicola Davies all included, this is a must-have set of audiobooks for any child who loves animals!
Ruth Rendell was one of the most beloved crime authors of her generation and this 10-book collection contains some of her finest work.
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- Just £1.10 per book
Focusing on Chief Inspector Wexford and his various cases, these books are riveting from the very first page. Wexford will have to solve the case of a father finding the murdered body of his own daughter; take on the near-impossible task of identifying an unidentified body that has been buried for ten years or so and decide if it's related to a new body found in similar circumstances; and investigate the disappearance of two teenage sisters during the worst rain in living memory...
Intelligent writing full of heart, these are books that any lover of crime fiction should be reading and they showcase the talent of one of the UK's best ever thriller writers.
A favourite with Book People customers and a Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge is back with a delicious new cookbook. My Favourite Everyday Recipes finds the chef adding bold twists and flavour to traditional dishes.
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Big on flavour, among the 100 deliciously tempting recipes you'll find ideas for starters, sides, mains and desserts as well as some tasty midweek meals and hearty weekend feasts.
Simple to make and complemented by Christian Barnett's exquisite photography, you'll find recipes for Lamb Ribs with Roasted Onion, the Ultimate Roast Chicken, and a delicious Date and Banana Milkshake.
We've all been there... It's getting into the early hours and you've got work in the morning - but you're determined to guide your Altrincham team through to the second round of the FA Cup, no matter what it takes. All you need to do is negotiate a tricky away tie at Macclesfield. Do you ask your star striker to play through the pain barrier or throw in a raw, untried kid from the academy? Welcome to the all-encompassing world of Football Manager.
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One of the most addictive computer games around, Football Manager has been giving fans all over the world the chance to pit their wits against the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho (and the managers who ply their trade in lower leagues) from the comfort of their armchairs for over 20 years now. This is the book you need if you've found days drifting away as you've been absorbed in the game's all-too-real world.
From the moment you choose your team and set up your tactics, you're in control of the club's fortunes and this book looks at how you can use real-life examples and advice to implement a winning formula. Journalist and FM obsessive Iain Macintosh asks big-name managers including Roberto Martinez and Harry Redknapp about everything from scouring lower leagues for the next star to improving morale.
With some colourful language from those who know the game inside out, this guide also has tips and advice on setting up scouting systems, balancing coaching routines with fitness work, and figuring out the perfect winning formula. As it says in its title, this really is the Football Manager bible.
MTAE 10 years +10 years +
You've seen the films and read the comics, now read about over 250 Avengers characters and their adventures in this superhero-filled encyclopedia.
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The most comprehensive volume of the team, it looks at how they evolved over the years and focuses on all the popular core members - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk. It also looks at their allies and foes, as well as their special powers.
20 of the most important plots are profiled and the comic book artwork is simply Marvel-lous. A must-have gift for all fans.
If you know someone who likes their facts to be disgusting, bizarre, peculiar and downright funny, Can You Believe It? is the book for them.
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A collection of the funniest, grimiest, grossest and most outrageous facts you are ever likely to have the misfortune to hear (believe us, once you've read them you can't un-read them!), each will have readers scratching their head in disbelief and laughing out loud at the randomness of it all.
From decapitated cockroaches to sweaty feet, shark attacks and hundreds more weird and wonderful facts and pieces of trivia, the book will literally have those lucky (or unlucky) enough to read it shouting 'Oh, my God!'
Please note this is an adult book containing facts of both a sexual and intimate nature.
Six historical novels for one unbelievable Book People price, this is the entire collection of Philippa Gregory's bestselling Cousins' War series. Certain to transport you back in time to England during the War of the Roses, the books' settings have been richly researched and the plots are completely compelling.
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- Just £1.00 per book
Although not released in this order, it's widely thought that reading the books in chronological order (The Lady of the Rivers, The Red Queen, The White Queen, The Kingmaker's Daughter, The White Princess, The King's Curse) offers the best experience. Covering Henry VIII's predecessors and Elizabeth Woodville's rise to the throne, the books are full of shocks, scandals, murders and have some healthy romance added for good measure.
By reading all the books in the series, you'll see why Philippa Gregory is heralded as the queen of historical fiction - and how her Cousins' War books inspired the hit BBC show The White Queen.
This collection contains books 1-6 in Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War series.
LFCC 7 years +7 years +
Making them easy to understand, this lift-the-flap book from Usborne will tell children everything they could ever want to know about computers and coding.
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As they lift each flap, children will be able to see what goes on inside a computer - from how a keyboard works to how they use memory to turn tiny dots known as pixels into stunning pictures.
Wonderfully straightforward and making complex themes accessible for children (and adults!) aged 7 and over, this book has puzzles to try, useful words to learn and quirky facts to devour!
A bumper seven-book collection from acclaimed crime writer Ngaio Marsh, these classic whodunnits will introduce readers to Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.
- RRP £48.93
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- Just 86.00p per book
Full of excellent characterisation and inventive murders, Alleyn wonders if his wife-to-be is a potential murderer; finds himself embroiled in a case of sinister infatuation; and has to solve the mystery of a body found in the back of a taxi.
First-class crime fiction for fans of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.
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Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.
They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
A very poignant and powerful book, Maps of War is a visual survey of how conflict was recorded and planned. It uses archive maps to reveal how warfare and documentation has changed through the centuries.
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Covering the history of military mapping, the book looks at beginning and what impact the invention of printing and introduction of gunpowder had. In the 17th century, military commanders and strategists started to document wars by way of illustration.
In the 18th century, they started to use maps to chart progress. This chapter reflects the spread of European power and transoceanic conflict and focuses on the American war of Independence. The book then moves on to the 19th and 20th centuries, covering everything from the American Civil War to the World War, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars.
TYPT 7 years +7 years +
Written by Pippa Funnell, an Olympic champion of the eventing world, Tilly's Pony Tails is a series that will appeal to any child who has ever longed for a pony of their own.
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Tilly is an adopted child who has a passion for ponies. She only has one clue to her past and that's a bracelet made of plaited horse hair. When she helps rescue Magic Spirit, a rescue horse who has been so badly treated by humans that he won't let anyone close, everything changes...
Invited to help out at Silver Shoe Farm, it soon becomes apparent that Tilly has a very special bond with the horses and it's not long before she embarks on a number of adventures. The stories in this collection are accompanied by advice on riding and owning a pony.
Not just a book about recipes (although trust us, they are delicious), Monika Linton's Brindisa: The True Food of Spain is a celebration of the country, its food and people.
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Brindisa is a very popular fine food import company and this cookbook contains classic regional recipes, tapas dishes and information about the very best ingredients and food producers. It will introduce you to delights such as jamon iberico de bellota, chorizo, cured ham and fish, fumet (rich Catalan fish stock), farmhouse cheeses, prepared pulses, olive oils and vinegars, sweet treats and storecupboard basics that are essential for Spanish and Mediterranean cooking.
Everyone knows how much the Spanish love their good food and this cookbook covers every meal of the day - from their traditional breakfasts to the hearty lunches and small plates that make up the tasty tapas suppers.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars arrived in cinemas and since then it's become a global phenomenon spanning toys, books, comics, TV series, games and so much more.
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This illustrated book from DK provides a unique timeline of Star Wars from when A New Hope arrived in cinemas in 1977. Looking at the impact of the series on popular culture on a decade-by-decade, year-by-year and month-by-month basis, this is a must for anyone obsessed by the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron.
The book includes a foreword from the saga's creator, George Lucas and features content based on The Force Awakens, as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. There are also sneak peeks at the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.
M.C. Beaton is one of Book People's most popular authors and her cosy crime novels are just perfect for delving into every evening. One of her most famous characters, the Scottish policeman Hamish Macbeth, features in these five marvellous mysteries.
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- Just £1.40 per book
In Death of a Nag, things are not going well for the village bobby. He's been unfairly demoted and has suffered yet another romantic disappointment. To get away from it all, he decides to take a week's holiday at the coastal village of Skag. But this being Hamish, things don't go to plan and, of course, there's a murder nearby...
This collection also includes Death of a Macho Man, a book that finds Hamish himself at the centre of a murder investigation; Death of a Dentist, which sees a queue of angry husbands in the frame for murder; Death of a Scriptwriter which has an author accused of killing someone who has adapted - and changed - her beloved work; and Death of an Addict with its recovering addict turning up dead, 'apparently' from a drug overdose...
This collection contains books 11-15 in M.C. Beatons' Hamish Macbeth Mysteries series.
This is a lovely two-book set for those who enjoy sewing and creating beautiful projects. It contains two Love to Sew books covering little bags and purses and quilted covers and cosies.
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- Just £2.00 per book
Little Bags & Purses by Saskia Abel is full of charming and colourfully designed bags for you to makes and also contains essential items such as key rings, phone covers and glasses cases. All have step-by-step instructions, full-size templates and there's even a handy techniques section (ranging from easy to more technically advanced) at the front of the book to help you on your way to making something stunning.
Quilted Covers & Cosies by Book People favourite Debbie Shore has 18 projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. This book starts with Debbie introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques and explaining which materials you will need. After this you will be able to make projects that range from egg cosies and mug hugs to sewing machine and toaster covers. All of them are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs.
Popular presenter Ben Fogle has previously written about his love of adventure and the labrador. In his latest book, he celebrates a British institution - the Land Rover.
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Travelling the length of the nation in his Old Series 1 Land Rover, Ben spends time with Defender enthusiast Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Royal Marines and the Dartmoor search-and-rescue teams as he attempts to explain why Britain has fallen for this most iconic of vehicles.
He visits the Bristol dockyard where Defenders are despatched around the world and heads onto the Western Isles of Scotland and Islay, the island where the prototypes were put through their paces in the 1940s. After almost 70 years and 2 million vehicles, the Land Rover Defender has now ceased production and this is a fitting tribute to its durability, popularity and legacy.
BHBP 3 years +3 years +
Children can store everything they need for their next bear hunt with this incredible backpack inspired by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic story.
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- Just £2.66 per book
The backpack is filled with fun stuff including a paperback edition of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, a colouring book and an activity book.
A classic picture book, this is a beautiful gift bundle for any children who like to splish and splosh their way through the forest to find that elusive bear.
MFBS 5 years +5 years +
A six-book collection featuring some of the most well-known Bible stories, all simply retold and fabulously illustrated, the My First Bible Stories Collection is perfect for introducing the Old Testament to young children.
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- Just 83.00p per book
Among the stories featured in the set are Noah's Ark, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Joseph's Colourful Coat and Moses in the Bulrushes.
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta made headlines across the world in 2015 and this biography provides a compelling portrait of King John, the supposed tyrant leader who issued - and consequently rejected - the famous document that bound him and his successors to better behaviour.
- RRP £25.00
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Extensively researched and written by Marc Morris, author of A Great and Terrible King and The Norman Conquest, the book examines whether King John was the familiar figure we all know from Robin Hood - a monarch who was greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel.
Throughout the book, the historian draws on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters to show what John was really like. He argues he was dynamic, inventive and relentless, but also a very flawed individual whose rise to power involved treachery, rebellion and murder.
The book also looks at the invasions by Wales, Scotland and Ireland that occurred under John's reign and the civil war and foreign invasion that brought upon his downfall.