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  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk - Paperback - 9781848123090 - Adele Faber
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    This essential book will help you make sure your family life is less stressful and more rewarding by showing you how to:
    Break a pattern of arguments
    Cope with negative feelings
    Resolve conflicts peacefully

    Written by the experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk is packed with advice on the best way of getting children to cooperate - without resorting to arguing or telling them off.

    This book is full of alternative communication techniques that should save so much stress. It goes through them step by step and will help you learn how to break a pattern of arguments, cope with different feelings and express anger without being hurtful.

    It also uses real-life situations to show how you can respect and respond to children's feelings in a satisfying way for everyone involved.
  • The 1000 Dot to Dot Book: Wonders of the World - Paperback - 9781781573679
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    (2)
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    Embark on a journey through time and space with this large-format dot-to-dot book, full of the world's most-treasured heritage sites!

    With 1,000 dots to join in each design, they all take a satisfyingly long time to complete and include the likes of Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Wall of China.

    All the designs have been created by acclaimed graphic artist Thomas Pavitte.
  • The Mammoth Book of New IQ Puzzles - Paperback - 9781849010047 - Nathan Haselbauer
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    Nathan Haselbauer
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    This is an incredibly and impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles that will help you discover just how clever you are!

    Containing maths, logic and word puzzles that range from the reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult, each puzzle is clearly presented and the solution should be perfectly clear.

    In theory, each puzzle can be solved - in your head - in just a few minutes.
  • Great British Soups - Hardback - 9780752265711 - New Covent Garden Soup Company
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    New Covent Garden Soup Company
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    As the winter nights approach, we can think of no better food than a deliciously comforting bowl of soup. From the New Covent Garden Soup Co, this cookbook is full of classic recipes that have been sourced from all over the country.

    The warming dishes included in this book cover everything from garden-fresh Shropshire pea, mint and spinach soup to Welsh leek and Caerphilly cheese soup.

    A traditional British dish, the recipes add in some of the exotic flavours which make up today's tasty cuisine. They're wonderfully warming and sure to heat you up and delight.
  • Knitted Toys - Paperback - 9786059192156 - Tetyana Korobkova
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    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.
  • Five Go Gluten-Free - Hardback - 9781786482228 - Bruno Vincent
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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 confront a brand new challenge - is it possible to get a gluten-free cream tea?

    The Five are all feeling rather rum and whatever they do in their attempts to get better doesn't seem to work. As they try to cure themselves, all sorts of terrifying issues occur. Julian goes online and self-diagnoses that he has pancreatic cancer and bird flu, Anne decides to have herself exorcised, Dick goes to witch doctor who calls himself a 'homeopath' and George is the one who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet - hence the group enter a world of hard-to-find and maddeningly expensive specialist food.
  • Veg It Up - Paperback - 9781742458861 - Women's Weekly
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    Women's Weekly
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    Vegetables are nutritious, delicious and their versatility means they should be the main part of every meal. This cookbook has recipes compiled by the Australian Women's Weekly.

    Perfect for anyone who is starting a veggie diet or looking to cut down on meat, these recipes are sure to delight anyone who eats them. Many could incorporate meat, but veggie alternatives are highlighted.

    By enjoying these recipes, you'll realise there are so many flavours to embrace without the need for meat.
  • Five Go Parenting - Hardback - 9781786482280 - Bruno Vincent
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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, the gang face what could be their toughest task yet - parenthood.

    With all the missions they've completed in the past, you'd have thought that bringing up a baby would be kid's play for The Five. However, when they find themselves looking after Cousin Rupert and his wife's baby, they have to deal with all sorts of issues - from fear to tiredness and responsibility.

    They have no idea if what they're doing is right or why the baby is crying. They use Dr Google constantly and are frustrated by the responses that range from 'don't worry about it' to 'rush her to the A & E'. Soon, the Five are reduced to trembling wrecks and all of them are quietly seething. Could this be an adventure too far?
  • Bowls of Goodness - Hardback - 9780857833914 - Nina Olsson
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    Nina Olsson
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    Full of vibrant vegetarian (and a few vegan!) recipes full of nourishment, Bowls of Goodness is a book bursting with new ideas for simple suppers.

    With food that is all about balance and fun, the dishes are wholesome and cover everything from home-cooked comfort food to plant-based recipes, salads and smoothies - all foods that can be served in a bowl.

    All very tasty, among the highlights are creamy avocado and crispy kale soba noodles, a cosmic green smoothie and chai-poached bears with coconut ice cream.
  • Spark Joy - Paperback - 9781785041020 - Marie Kondo
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    Marie Kondo
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.

    Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
  • The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer - Hardback - 9780349415406 - Dr. Bertil Marklund
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    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.
  • I Quit Sugar: Kids' Cookbook - Paperback - 9781509843695 - Sarah Wilson
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    Sarah Wilson
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    Make sugar-free cooking easier, less expensive and more creative with the help of Sarah Wilson in this cookbook geared towards children.

    The fabulous recipes are full of nutrition and flavour and kids won't even notice they're taking in less sugar. There are ideas for breakfast, party foods, easy lunches and so much more. There are even sugar-free cakes and ice creams.

    Sarah also draws on her extensive knowledge to present veggie recipes and sneaky yet delicious tricks that can help your children get more nutrition and so much more.
  • Tales from the Captain's Log - Hardback - 9781472948663 - The National Archives
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    The National Archives
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    From Captain James Cook's notes of his discovery of the South Pacific and Australia to archive logs, diaries and letters that cover naval battles including Trafalgar and Waterloo, this fantastically presented book provides a glimpse into history's greatest nautical voyages.

    From the National Archives, the commanders' journals cover everything from exploring unknown lands to engaging in war and general trade and provide breathtaking descriptions of all the incredible things these seafarers saw on their travels.

    Armchair historians will find accounts of attempts to stop piracy in the Caribbean, notes about newly discovered exotic plants and animals and medical reports of those who sailed. This keepsake book also features maps, drawings and facsimile documents that were found alongside the logs in the archives.
  • The Little Book of Lykke - Hardback - 9780241302019 - Meik Wiking
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    Meik Wiking
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    Meik Weiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and the author of The Little Book of Hygge, wants to introduce you to lykke (pronounced 'luu-kah) - a Danish term that translates as happiness.

    Denmark is often regarded as one of the world's happiest countries and it's easy to see why: they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and even burn more candles per household than anywhere else in the world.

    Meik explains how we can learn so much from the Danes' way of life but also talks about how about how the keys to happiness are buried all around the world. From how we spend our time to the way we chat with neighbours and even cook dinner, he reveals how every little thing has an impact on our happiness - and how we can learn from the world's happiest nations.
  • 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over - Hardback - 9780571339105 - James Harkin
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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.
  • The Secret Life of Cows - Hardback - 9780571336777 - Rosamund Young
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    Rosamund Young
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    Republished with a foreword from none other than Alan Bennett, Rosamund Young's The Secret Life of Cows is an affectionate and heart-warming chronicle of the natural behaviour of our bovine friends.

    Rosamund explains how cows are as varied as people and they can be intelligent, slow, vain, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of their day is spent eating, cows always find time for extra-curricular activities including babysitting, playing hide and seek or even fighting a tree.

    This is a charming and gorgeously illustrated book that will help you view the domestic cow in a new light.
  • The Zoo Quest Expeditions - Hardback - 9781473664401 - Sir David Attenborough
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    Sir David Attenborough
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    Sir David Attenborough, the nation's favourite broadcaster, started his career at the the BBC all the way back in 1954 when he presented Zoo Quest - a show that gave him the opportunity to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection.

    The expeditions were all filmed and this experience completely changed David's life. It also changed the way the public viewed the natural world and the animal kingdom.

    This book, originally published in the 1950s and now republished to mark 65 years since he joined the BBC, finds David looking back at his experiences making the show and is full of jaw-dropping stories about all kinds of animals. He explains all about his adventures with wit and charm and reveals how much it meant to spread his love of nature to the wider world.
  • The Title: The Story of the First Division - Hardback - 9781472936615 - Scott Murray
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    Football fans know all about the advent of the Premier League in 1992, but what about the 104 years of league football that preceded it? This fascinating book, written by Guardian journalist Scott Murray, tells the story of the old First Division.

    In this one-stop guide to the history of the 'Beautiful Game', Murray cherry-picks the history of the game and rambles about the likes of Preston, Burnley and Wolves just as much as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester. he also talks about the plight of Glossop - the smallest club to ever play top-flight football.

    Packed with humour and insight, Murray also celebrates the managerial genius of the likes of Tom Watson (the Victorian Mourinho - who was known for his bowler hat), Bill Shankly and Brian Clough. This book will delight any football fan who wants to learn about the sport before it turned into the all-encompassing, multi-billion-bound industry it is today.
  • Elizabeth's Rival - Hardback - 9781782437499 - Nicola Tallis
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    Nicola Tallis
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    Nicola Tallis unveils the story of Lettice Knollys, one of the most prominent women of the Elizabethan era.

    Cousin to Elizabeth I (and also quite likely to be an illegitimate granddaughter of Henry VIII), Lettice had a life full of both dizzying highs and dreadful lows. She was a darling of the court who became embroiled in a love triangle with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I.

    She was plagued by scandals of both affairs and murder and eventually lost a husband and son to the executioner's axe. Based on meticulous research, this book looks at the impact Lettice had on the period and her role in some of its defining events.
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    In The Hairy Bikers' latest BBC Two show, they head off to France, Spain and Italy to sample the hearty and healthy delights of Mediterranean food. This cookbook has a generous collection of recipes from the series.

    Easy to follow and with something for every season of the year, these fresh and simple dishes will help you embrace the amazing tastes and health benefits of a Med diet. They will help you bring the flavours of this famous region to any occasion.

    Among Si and Dave's 150 dishes are corsican lamb, n'duja stromboli and blood orange sorbet. You'll love every one!
  • Five Minutes in the Morning - Paperback - 9781912023011
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    Taking a break for just five minutes can have a hugely positive impact on your mental health.

    This self-help journal includes a selection of quotes, illustrations, exercises and prompts that can help you find mindfulness. It will encourage you to change your routine and encourages you to sit back and contemplate ways of making a positive impact.

    Writing things down has been shown to help people achieve dreams and goals and give extra focus to all that matters. This journal helps you prioritise all the things you are going to do and then track the impact they have on your mindset.