Having written engrossing biographies of London and of its great river, acclaimed author Peter Ackroyd turns his attention to wider England in what is the third volume of his six-part chronicle, A History of England Volume III: Civil War.
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A fascinating and beautifully told tale, the book covers the era from the birth of the first Stuart King of England, James VI of Scotland, through to the deposition and exile of his grandson James II. With his extraordinary skill for evoking both time and place, Ackroyd tells the familiar story of Britain's 17th century monarchs in rich prose, with profound insight and some rather surprising details.
An ideal gift for those who love exploring England's rich history, A History of England Volume III: Civil War by Peter Ackroyd is both a tale of regality and civil 17th century life.
A great gift for any train-mad child, this collection includes three colourful Chuggington picture books starring Wilson, Koko and Brewster, over 100 stickers and a DVD featuring three episodes from the popular TV show.
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This is a great way to encourage them to start reading along with their favourite characters. A traintastic treat that will appeal to fans of Thomas the Tank Engine too!
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Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell, one of the greatest endurance athletes the world has ever known, suffered a seizure in October 2012, a year after being knocked off his bike by the wing mirror of a petrol tanker. The accident found him suffering severe frontal lobe damage and changed his life drastically. Doctors were unsure he would make a recovery and, if he did, whether he would ever be the same again. In Touching Distance, James and his wife Beverley Turner confront the lasting effects that the accident had on both of their lives as James struggled to master simple challenges. It is the story of a marriage, a family and one brave man's fight back to be the best husband and father he could possibly be.
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The specially commissioned photographs in this book display each Beetle variant model in their full glory. From the military vehicles of the 1930s through the post-WWII cars, up to and including the final German-built model of 1979, this book offers a loving tribute to the car in sumptuous detail. The beautifully restored and kept cars of each decade are displayed across several double page spreads. Parts of each model are shown in close-up, compared and explained using studio photographs of each model's steering wheels, indicators, engine bays and other aspects of design and function. The history of the Beetle is illustrated using contemporary archive photography, and attention is given to the cultural impact of the Beetle as shown through movies (such as the Herbie franchise), advertising and graphic design. This large format, fully illustrated book presents the Beetle as an object of art, albeit one that starts every time and will run forever on reused cooking oil, with a little modification. Word count: 24,000
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Written by Mitchell Symons to celebrate 70 years of the hit BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam is the ultimate trivia book for fans of the show as it features a whole range of fascinating facts and figures from its extensive archives. Spanning the early years with Roy Plomley through to the present day, the hardback takes the reader through seven decades of wonderful entertainment that includes information on who chose what, and why. From Beethoven and The Beatles to chessboards and chocolate, this is the perfect companion guide to a national treasure.
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The UK's youngest head chef - in charge of three restaurants at the tender age of 20 years old - Luke Thomas presents 100 fantastic recipes for best-loved family favourites in his new book Luke's Cookbook.
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Packed with step-by-step recipes with unexpected twists and turns, Luke Thomas' recipes transform the nostalgic, comforting foods that we love into sophisticated, delicious dishes that bring fun back to the dinner table.
Beautifully photographed and filled with mouthwatering recipes for a whole host of family favourite recipes - including cheese and pineapple sticks, and spaghetti bolognese - Luke's Cookbook is perfect for those who love classic dishes but fancy giving their cooking a modern makeover.
Sure to appeal to animal lovers - especially those who love A Street Cat Named Bob - My Life in His Paws is a remarkable true story that celebrates the bond between humans and animals.
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Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate and that she is in constant pain. Every moment of her life is difficult - her throat is very narrow and she can stop breathing at any time. When she met the golden retriever Ted last year, her life changed forever.
The two shared an unshakeable bond and Ted became Wendy's full-time carer. He's now saved her life more times than she can remember and is always there for her, no matter what. This book finds Wendy talking about her unique relationship with the dog and sharing some of the incredible experiences they have enjoyed together. She reveals how he has helped give her freedom and confidence as she battles against the odds.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman! Perfect for new and old fans of the Man of Steel, this book finds Brainiac 5 looking back over the life and times of Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego.
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With plenty of original comic artwork to pore over, the book provides an easy-to-understand, complete history of Kal-El and his arrival on Earth as Clark Kent. It also covers the friends and foes - from Lois Lane to Lex Luthor - who made him use his powers for the good of mankind.
The Superman Files is packed with information about one of the world's favourite superheroes. A super book for super fans of any age!
Stolen: Escape from Syria describes how, as one of the worst civil wars in Syria's history raged throughout the country, Louise Monaghan walked across a heavily guarded border to save her six-year-old child from the father who had so callously kidnapped her.
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She encountered captivity, beatings and cruelty beyond belief along the way, but miraculously both Louise and her little girl escaped. Their journey back, led by illegal people-smugglers, took them through bomb attacks and sniper fire and is actually a miracle in itself.
This emotional read is a breathtaking true story about survival.
The long-awaited autobiography from one of our nation's best-loved comedians, Paul Merton reveals all in his warm, witty new book, Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography. Best-known for his appearances on BBC's Have I Got News For You and as the former host of Room 101, the book tells the fascinating story of Paul's life.
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From his working-class upbringing in Fulham to spending over 25 years upon the television screens of millions of viewers, the book bares all: from schools days; run-ins with nuns; his meatpacking job; taking acid; and his attempts to break into the world of comedy. But life wasn't all laughs... Paul, too, sustained a terrifying manic episode which here is observed with sensitivity and honesty - an ultimately uplifting chapter of his life.
Brilliantly written and immensely witty and enjoyable throughout, Paul Merton's autobiography, Only When I Laugh, is equally as thoughtful as it is entertaining. A must-have book for any fans of comedy!
A Celebrity MasterChef winner and an actress known for her roles in EastEnders and Harry Potter, Sophie Thompson offers her favourite recipes in her first cookbook, My Family Kitchen.
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Including many of her personal creations, the book also includes those recipes that Sophie has collected from family and friends over the years, including one for a chocolate truffle that was given to her by Penelope Keith when she was very young.
Every recipe has a snippet from Sophie about what it means to her and there are also plenty of photographs - of both the food and Sophie's family - to inspire you as you cook up these delicious dishes.
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Your little ones' favourite mouse, Minnie Mouse, will always be close by with this amazing large watch wall clock!
Designed in Minnie's classic red and shaped like a wristwatch, Minnie Mouse herself makes an appearance in the clock face - surrounded by beautiful daisies and her instantly recognisable polka-dotted pattern. Sure to delight any child who loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on Disney Junior or fans of one of Walt Disney's most popular characters, it will add some colour and style to a child's bedroom.
Also certain to help children learn to tell the time, it's 92cm tall making it just perfect and highly appealing for young fans of Disney's classic characters.
The UK's No. 1 bestselling guide book, The Good Pub Guide 2016 lists the top 5,000 places to eat and drink in the UK.
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From classic country pubs and town centre inns to gastropubs and those specialising in malt whisky and craft beer, the guide contains up-to-date contact details and information on the facilities and opening hours of all the pubs listed, as well as reviews from experts and readers.
Packed with hidden gems, this 34th edition of The Good Pub Guide also has articles from industry experts, top 10 lists and Pub of the Year awards. It's essential reading for anyone who loves a good pub!
Your Ultimate Body Transformation Plan will help any man get into the best shape of his life - in just 12 weeks.
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Especially designed for men who live ordinary, non-gym and non-diet obsessed lives, the plan will help you burn fat, build muscle and get that ideal body.
As well as the Ultimate Performance Gyms owner Nick Mitchell's training plan, this book also contains additional exercises to help you work your chest, legs, arms and delts - as well as advice on nutrition and meal plans.
Ten years after it first lifted the lid on Britain's best Crap Towns, Crap Towns Returns showcases the latest planning disasters, urban blights and posh blighters that have disfigured our nation.
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With tongue firmly in cheek, Sam Jordison and Dan Kieran turn their attentions to the likes of Thetford, where throwing cucumbers at pedestrians is acceptable; Southampton, where people casually smoke drugs on public transport; and Bacup, the town which long claimed to have the shortest street in Britain but recently lost the title to a shorter street in Wick. After hearing this, the locals furiously complained that their rival's street was only 'a corner'... A very funny read.
You know Professor James Moriarty from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous Sherlock Holmes stories, but in this three-book set Michael Kurland gives a fascinating insight into the mind of Sherlock's arch-nemesis!
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Including the novel Who Thinks Evil along with two more of our favourites from the series, the books are full of the kind of twists that would not be out of place in a contemporary spy thriller. Described as the 'Napoleon of Crime', among the cases Moriarty has to solve are that of a killer slitting the throats of England's aristocracy and the search for a missing prince...
A new take on a famous character, these books are sure to delight not only fans of Sherlock Holmes, but also those who like quirky and cosy crime stories.
This collection includes books 1, 2 and 5 in Michael Kurland's Professor Moriarty series.
Sparkling and full of surprises, Sam Blears' cupcakes, love pops, love shots, cuptails and whoopie pies have become favourites across the country... And now you can make your very own in the comfort of your own home!
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Love Bakery is the ultimate baking bible for anyone who has a sweet tooth. With ideas that encourage any baker to let their imagination run wild, the book is full of glittering decorations and ideas based on the author's moodboards and her just-in-case cupboard.
There are also ideas for co-ordinating party themes featured throughout!
Written by Gerald Seymour, the author of Harry's Game, The Outsiders describes how Winnie Monks has never forgotten - or forgiven - the death of an agent on her team at the hands of a former Russian Army Major.
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Years later, she hears the Major is travelling to the Costa del Sol and sends in a surveillance unit to spy on him... They find a perfect base to spy from that will also be ideal for Winnie's darker, less official, plans but it turns out the property isn't deserted. The owners have invited young British couple Jonno and Posie to housesit while they are away.
The new couple are supposed to be on a carefree break in the sun, but everything changes when the Secret Services team arrives...
As a child, popular broadcaster Clare Balding never stopped. She'd gallop through the countryside and gallop through life... When she embarked on her soon-to-be successful career, one of her first jobs was to present a series of walks with interesting people.
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After walking over 1,500 miles in her lifetime, she's became quite the expert rambler - and now in Walking Home she shares some of her favourite moments from her favourite walks.
A deeply personal story of paths and people, the book has Clare telling us all about the glories of natural Britain and Ireland - and the (mis)adventures she's enjoyed/endured with her family while walking them!
A wonderfully heart-warming and uplifting read, Six Little Miracles is the true story of Janet Walton, the mother of the world's first and only all-female sextuplets.
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Janet and her husband, Graham, were told that they could never have children, so you can imagine their joy and surprise when they found out that Janet was pregnant. But the news didn't stop there. Janet wasn't pregnant with just one baby, she was pregnant with six!
On 18 November 1983, Janet gave birth to Hannah, Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jennie, and her life changed forever... From learning to bottle-feed six new-born infants to an unfathomable school run, boy trouble, teenage tantrums and everything in-between, Janet has watched her little girls blossom into confident young women - and loved every minute of it!
Now 30, Janet's daughters have grown up and flown the nest. For the very first time, in this book Janet tells the moving, humorous and honest story of what it was like to raise her six girls and how they changed her life for the better.
Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!
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Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.
A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
Praised by Jonathan Dimbleby, Will Iredale's The Kamikaze Hunters: Fighting for the Pacific is a startling account of the young men who faced up against the suicide pilots of Japan at the tail-end of the Second World War.
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As the nation celebrated the end of War, the Allies over on the other side of the world were still in a bitter struggle over who controlled the Pacific - and Japan was now ready to unveil its new form of warfare: the kamikaze.
This book is full of meticulous research and unique personal access to the remaining survivors - providing a first-hand account of what these young men had to go through as they battled men who would rather choose death than see their beloved country be defeated...
'Eat Yourself Beautiful was born from the hundreds of beauty and fitness questions I've been asked over the past 12 years ...What are the best products for a flawless complexion? How can I make my hair shiny and strong? How can I lose weight without feeling hungry? My answer is simple: your diet is the best beauty secret you possess.' In Eat Yourself Beautiful, international model and nutritional therapist Rosanna Davison shares her recipes to help you look and feel amazing. Simplifying the inner workings of the human body, she explains how we really are what we eat when it comes to making the most of our looks. Excess weight, puffiness around the eyes, spots, dry skin and hair, brittle nails, poor sleep, low energy, even wrinkles and fine lines can ALL be remedied by moving towards a more nourishing and healthy way of eating. So what are you waiting for? Get started with Rosanna's Eat Yourself Beautiful programme, a one-week sample diet to take you from zero to radiant in seven days. Discover the delicious, nourishing recipes that will help you achieve the body, skin, hair and glow you've always dreamed of.
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