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Entertainment Books

  • STCO
    Alison Maloney
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Put on your dancing shoes - The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition including Brian Conley, Debbie McGee, Mollie King, Simon Rimmer and Gemma Atkinson.

    It's also full of exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip from the popular show, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
  • GRDT
    • £7.99
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    Part-travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia and part scrapbook of a travelling circus, this The Grand Tour book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show.

    Inspired by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's travels filming the show, it's full of not-entirely serious guides to the countries they visited and also has them offering hints and tips on packing, passing through airports and breaking the language barrier.

    As well as the three presenters' unique takes on all the places they have visited, there are plenty of facts about cars for petrolheads to pore over.
  • TSAN 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Everybody's favourite dysfunctional family has been entertaining the world for 28 series now and show no signs of slowing down soon... The Simpsons Annual 2018 is full of comic book adventures starring Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and the other unforgettable characters from Springfield.

    The comic-strip stories in this annual are packed with fun and adventure and will delight Simpsons fans of all ages. Bart takes to the high seas after a prank doesn't work out quite how he hoped; Bart and Ralph are the stars of an unlikely buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frank manages to create the perfect robot prankster!

    There's even a short which finds Marge and Maggie embarking on a shopping spree. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and who better to share it with than The Simpsons?
  • TCMC
    Neale Simpson
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
  • 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.
  • SISF
    Colin Shindler
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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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.
  • THCN
    Robert Lacey
    • £8.99
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    Starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, Netflix's The Crown is one of the streaming services most critically acclaimed and popular (not to mention, most expensive!) Originals and this companion hardback follows the journey of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

    Written by royal biographer Robert Lacey, this book looks back at the Queen's reign, explaining how, after the sudden death of her father, she had to learn her duties very quickly. She was already a wife and mother when she had her coronation and there were also wider issues throughout Britain as the country tried to lift itself after the end of the war.

    Elizabeth also had various personal issues to deal with: her mother doubted her marriage; her husband resented the sacrifice of his career and family name; and her sister had an affair that threatened to destroy the close bond between the church and the crown. Despite all this, she always made sure she came out on top. Fully researched, this is an intimate and informative account of Elizabeth II ? both as a private person and as a public figure.
  • JBGO
    • £10.99
    • RRP £29.99
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    This beautiful book will delight any James Bond fan. It contains six classic 007 stories in comic-strip format, all restored and presented in the highest quality imaginable.

    Created by Ian Fleming and the star of so many films over the past 50 years or so, the MI5 spy's adventures are full of action and surprises and these illustrated tales offer a refreshing new take on the character.

    As well as Bond's encounter with Auric Goldfinger (the man with the Midas touch), this book features Risico, A View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, The Man With the Golden Gun and The Living Daylights alongside a foreword from Tania Mallet, who starred as a 'Bond Girl' in the film adaptation of Goldfinger.
  • BLUP
    James Honeyborne
    • £11.99
    • RRP £25.00
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    Head beneath the waves and discover all about life under the sea with this hardback Blue Planet II book, a companion to the BBC's sequel to 2001's incredible nature series.

    The ocean is full of mysteries and this book explains how its life has changed dramatically over the past decade, with new species, behaviours and habitats being discovered all the time. This book is full of breathtaking photographs and stills from the show and brings to life the different parts of the ocean.

    From voyages of migration that show how the oceans are connected to the coral reeds and arctic ice communities that thrive and the shorelines that throw up challenges for their residents, this is a beautiful book for any nature lover. It also has a final chapter dedicated to the science and technology that was used in the making of the show.
  • SWVE
    • £9.99
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    Star Wars fans who are eagerly awaiting The Last Jedi this Christmas will want to brush up on their knowledge on all things from a galaxy far, far away with this visual encyclopedia.

    Illustrated with photographs and stills from the long-running saga's films, TV series and spin-offs including last year's Rogue One, it showcases everything from the incredible architecture of the different planets to the friendly droids and not-so-friendly members of the Empire and the First Order.

    Providing timelines of all the major events and facts about everyone from Qui-Gon Jinn to Jyn Erso and R2-D2 to Rey, this is a virtual museum in a book. There are many more intergalactic delights throughout the extensive hardback... The Force of this pictorial companion is strong and will delight any Jedi!
  • ULTM
    • £11.99
    • RRP £30.00
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    The Avengers and various other superheroes have taken over the world with their appearances in films over the past few years and this huge tome is the definitive in-world guide to the Marvel comic book universe.

    Full of original artwork, it provides profiles of the heroes, villains, vehicles, weapons and technology that have helped make Marvel so magnificent. This hardback covers from 1939 to the present day and highlights all of the company's different eras including The Golden Age (1939-1950), The Atlas Age (1951-1959), The Marvel Age (1960-1969), The Bronze Age (1970-1985), The Modern Age (1986-1999) and The Heroic Age (2000 to the present day).

    Full of facts and thrills, this is a coffee table book that will delight any superhero fan. It features cover star Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain America, Captain Marvel, Thor and hundreds of other iconic characters.
  • SWMM
    • £9.99
    • RRP £19.99
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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.
  • TABC
    Billy Connolly
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    • RRP £20.00
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    In this companion to the hit TV series Tracks Across America, Billy Connolly travels the United States via some of the nation's greatest railroads.

    With a clear love for the nation shining through, Billy describes his experiences with great insight and humour. Travelling on the railroads that built the country, he heads from Chicago to California (the route the first European settlers undertook) before heading south and eastwards through Arizona, Alabama and ending in New York.

    In a journey of over 6,000 miles and 26 states, Billy introduces a number of US residents who have seen so many things and are more than happy to provide an insight into their lives and the pride they share in their homeland.
  • SWYY
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    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.

    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.
  • ARTW
    • £11.99
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    World of Warcraft is a computer game that revolutionised both the role-playing and online gaming genre. This book provides a celebration of the world of Azeroth and all its characters, weapons and environments.

    Fully illustrated with the game's iconic artwork, it contains interviews with key developers and tells the complete story of the game's evolution. It even contains previously unseen illustrations from the various expansions to the hame.

    From concept art to the finished pieces, this is the ultimate tribute to the epic gaming franchise.
  • GPRJ
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    • RRP £7.99
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    You know the story of the starcrossed lovers, but you've never seen it in such unsqueakably good style as this - A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet.

    Born into the litters of two rival families, Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies... There's soon a secret wedding on the cards and Romeo finds himself banished from the city after a fatal accident.

    Romeo and Juliet hatch a plan to scurry away together, but there's a chance it will lead to heartbreak. One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, these rodents fill these iconic roles almost as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation.
  • UTSW 12 years +
    12 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
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    We don't have a bad feeling about this... We're sure this book will be top of every film fan's reading list as they enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens time and time again.

    Covering the creatures, critters and characters who have starred in the original six films (and the spin-offs the Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels), you'll be feeling the Force as you learn all about Tattooine, the Death Star, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the other inhabitants and settings of a galaxy far, far away.

    Presented in chronological order so you're able to relive all your favourite moments and the key battles from the saga in detail, this is a real visual feast for Star Wars fans of all ages.
  • GGCO
    • £6.99
    • RRP £17.99
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    The Guardians of the Galaxy are grooving their way back on to the big screen and this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the amazing Marvel characters' colourful history.

    Covering the cosmic outlaws' various incarnations on a decade-by-decade basis since their first appearance in 1969, this book looks at the key characters like Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, their foes and all the key storylines.

    It also covers their allies including Captain America and The Thing and the various intergalactic locations the lovable rag-tag group visit.
  • MBOL
    Nick Harper
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    For those about to rock (and read), this addictive and distinctive book will reveal a whole host of trivia about guitar music.

    Ever since their amps arrived on the stage in 1962, Marshall has been one of the go-to manufacturers for the world's greatest bands and this book collects together thousands of facts and figures about bands ranging from The Ramones and Iron Maiden to today's top acts.

    Very well researched and complemented by eye-catching illustrations, this is a must for any music lover. Among the things you'll be able to find out are the loudest band of all time, the bands responsible for the longest guitar solos and some of the most famous songs to have been banned from the airwaves.
  • HLMY
    • £9.99
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    Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the XBox in 2001, the shoot-em up has gone from strength to strength and is surely one of the most iconic and influential computer games of all time.

    Fully endorsed by 343 Studios and full of eye-catching artwork, this stunning gift book is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Halo universe and it covers the entire canon, including games, books, comics, film and television.

    It contains the timeline of the Halo universe and charts humanity's battles against the alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners and the Flood.
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
    UMSC
    • £9.99
    • RRP £26.97
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    • Just £3.33 per book
    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!
  • ONFH
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    A British institution, Only Fools and Horses remains one of the most popular sitcoms of all time and the misadventures of Del and Rodney continue to entertain, no matter how many times you have rewatch the classic episodes.

    This illustrated celebration of the series will transport you right into the brothers' flat in Nelson Mandela House and help you discover more about their beloved Peckham. It features the Trotters' family tree, paperwork from Rodney's school days, snapshots from family holidays and even the first chapter of Rodders' novel.

    A great gift for anyone who loves the series, the book contains never-before-seen memorabilia.
  • MSTC
    • £12.99
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    Featuring a foreword from John Torode and Gregg Wallace, this cookbook has everything you need to cook like a true MasterChef champion. It contains over 120 tasty recipes that range from classic dishes to ones that are a little more experimental.

    By following these recipes, you can cook like a MasterChef champion and hone your culinary skills by learning how to fillet fish, make fresh pasta and so much.

    Fans of the long-running BBC show that love to cook will find so many mouth-watering recipes in the MasterChef Kitchen Bible. It's bursting with ideas and recipes from the hit programme and will inspire you to make a feast - fancy tackling nasi lemak, acorn penna cotta and squid ink tortellini.
  • SWLO
    • £9.99
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    Updated so it includes the planets featured in The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Complete Locations is a visual guide to all of the places from a galaxy far, far away.

    Full of inside looks, it will show you the Star Wars universe in more detail than ever before and includes cross-sections, illustrations and photographs of the likes of Tattooine, Naboo and even Starkiller Base.

    A definitive reference work for any Jedi or fan who dreams of going on a Star Tour to far-flung destinations.