Adult Non-Fiction for £5 or less

Brilliant Adult Non-Fiction Books for £5 or less!

  • AYCE

    Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet (Paperback)

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    It doesn't matter whether you live in the city centre or have little space available to grow at home, Grow All You Can in Three Square Feet is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fruit and vegetables, whatever your spacial limitations.

    Full of key techniques, step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and easy-to-read diagrams and charts, this innovative guide will help you maximise the space and ensure you are getting the most out of all your space and plants.

    From wisteria up your wall to tomatoes on your windowsill, Naomi Schillinger's easy-to-follow instructions provide inspiration for beautiful displays and will encourage you to adopt a healthy-eating lifestyle.
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  • HSHH

    Household Hints, Naturally (Other)

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    Household Hints, Naturally is an essential book that will encourage you to ditch harsh and expensive chemicals and discover the natural power and versatility of bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and lemons. It explains how these environmentally friendly and multi-purpose products can be used for a number of household tasks and chores including cleaning, laundry, animal care and health and beauty treatments. There are step-by-step instructions for everything from removing baked-on food to getting stubborn stains out of clothes and even shampooing a dog!
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  • WHYB

    Why Do Buses Always Come in Threes? (Paperback)

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    Why does your toast always land butter-side down? How do you measure the speed of a tennis serve? And just how do you win big on the lottery?

    This book looks at the fascinating maths behind 60 different questions that cover a vast range of topics. It uses practical knowledge of numbers to answer all sorts of questions that will quench your curiosity.

    Other topics covered with application include the weather, the internet, DNA testing and romance. People who love to wow friends with facts and their intelligence will find so much joy in this jaw-dropping book.
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    AEMG

    Artful Etching: Midnight Garden (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of stunning gardens.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the garden outlines. Instructions in the book will show several ways to get started for each drawing.
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  • TTMG

    The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books (Collection)

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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
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  • BNFI

    RSPB British Naturefinder (Paperback)

    Marianne Taylor

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    Published by the experts at the RSPB, this book tells you how, where and when you can expect to find various British wildlife.

    It highlights one species per page and offers tips that will help you find the animal you're after. There are also 'Watching Tips' that will help you make the most of any encounter. These tell you how to observe the species at length and - with a bit of luck - witness its most fascinating behaviour.

    There is also a calendar that reveals when each species is present or active in the UK and a full-colour map stating 'Super Sites' where a species is particularly abundant or regular.
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  • DDVE

    Dadventures (Hardback)

    Alex Gregory

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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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  • QTWY

    100 Small Ways to Quit Worrying (Hardback)

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    It's natural to worry, but do you sometimes worry too much for your own peace of mind? This conveniently sized book is packed with illustrations and bite-sized information that can help ensure your concerns are put at ease.

    Full of short, simple, easy-to-use and well-proven tips (listen to your favourite music; bake some chocolate chip cookies; let go of your past; show respect for other people; wash your worries away), it will help you take back control from the things that worry you. It's ideal for inspiring, motivating and equipping you for whatever challenges lie ahead.

    By following the advice in this gorgeously illustrated book, you will be able to deal with uncertainty, understand how stress starts, learn how to keep everything under control and ensure your worries disappear.
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  • SYCM

    Sticker Yourself Calm (Other)

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    Stickering is a creative activity that will help you relax and find a more positive frame of mind.

    A fun alternative to colouring, this book is full of sticker-by-number artworks that can be torn out and framed after you finish them. It's the perfect activity for when you want to take time out.

    Each artwork is complemented by inspirational text. You can either add the stickers according to the code at the back of the book or go wild and make your very own display!
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    AVRY

    Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary (Paperback)

    Sue Stratford

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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
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  • SEWP

    Sew Perfect Pets (Paperback)

    Helen Rhiannon

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    This craft book is full of whimsical animal-themed sewing projects ranging from an owl doorstop to a doggy oven mit.

    Designer Helen Rhiannon offers step-by-step instructions for 18 projects that will add character and colour to any household and also serve useful functions. Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the start of the book and the projects can be completed by sewers of all abilities.

    Other projects include a snake draught excluder, a sheep hot water bottle cover and a fantastic fox pillow. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
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    AECI

    Artful Etching: Cities (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of the world's favourite cities' iconic skylines.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the building outlines. Instructions in the book show several ways to get started on each drawing.
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  • LGBU

    The Little Guide to Bugs (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Alison Davies' handy pocket guide will help you learn everything you need to know about 40 creepy-crawlies including bees, worms and moths.

    Beautifully illustrated by Tom Frost, this modern reference guide includes information about each bug's habitat, size and also includes facts and fables.

    Sure to inspire you to get outside and exploring, this book contains an interactive spotter's guide so you can check off whenever you see a new insect.
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  • WATR

    Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad (Other)

    Emma Faull

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    Create beautiful avian artworks and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting with this incredible book.

    Featuring the European goldfinch, a hummingbird and a wren, this book is full of beautiful birds for aspiring artists to paint in watercolour.

    Emma Faul's stunning artworks have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper and this book also contains advice on getting started and mastering a wide range of techniques.

    To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice for creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide.

    The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens.
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  • TCMW

    Trianimals: Colour Me Wild (Paperback)

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    Explore the geometric animal kingdom with this cool colouring book full of 60 incredible designs.

    A colour-by-numbers book, among the illustrations are creatures ranging from an old tortoise to a brave lion. All you have to do is colour in the numbers and watch them come to life. Will you colour them in their natural shade or try something new and exciting?

    The book also includes eight perforated pages with animal faces that can be coloured and then detached to make impressive masks!
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  • URBR

    Urban Rambles (Paperback)

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones

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    From Brighton to Bath and Lincoln to London, this illustrated city walking guide will inspire you to get outside and start exploring our urban landscapes on foot.

    With 20 walks to choose from across England (which all include a link to a GPS-enabled map full of photos, facts, illustrations and recommendations), this book looks at the cities' finest green spaces and pedestrian routes. It's a great way of keeping fit and seeing things you might normally miss.

    Whether you want to see cathedrals, trading ports or beaches, there's a walk to suit you. There is also a focus on industrial cities and an overview of a 25-mile circular route through London that takes you through the Olympic Park and past stunning rivers, parks and palaces.
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  • WSEN

    Never Eat Shredded Wheat (Hardback)

    James M. Russell

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    This handy and humorous book is a cornucopia of mnemonics, full of familiar examples from our childhood as well as more recent ones and some alternatives to the traditional versions.

    As our memories are mysterious, we need to associate things to relatable bits of information in order to remember them correctly. Consequently, mnemonics are a great way to locate information within your memory by creating shortcuts. For example, 'Never Eat Shredded Wheat' is an amusing and visual reference to provide our brains with an instant cue.

    Ranging from history and science to language and art, this book has lots of useful information to keep you entertained. In addition, there are sections on working out your own methods for mnemonics and memory aids.
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  • LLTH

    A Life Less Throwaway (Paperback)

    Tara Button

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    We're always after the newest and shiniest things and want to keep up with the latest trends, but have you ever stopped to think about how much damage this throwaway culture is doing to the environment?

    The founder of the Buy Me Once brand, Tara Button champions the way of 'mindful curation', a way of living in which you carefully choose objects that will give you the most pleasure for the longest time. This could be anything from kettles, pots and pans to desks, coats and dresses.

    Tara reveals the 10 steps needed to master mindful curation and explains the techniques that will help you make the most of each one - from finding purpose and priorities to identifying core tastes and style. Removing clutter from your life will help you find mindfulness.

    This book will appeal to anyone who enjoyed Marie Kondo's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying.
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  • HSPI

    Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners' Workshop Manual (Hardback)

    Dr. Alfred Price

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    This Haynes Manual will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Royal Air Force's Supermarine Spitfire.

    The informative book reveals what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, while also giving a fascinating glimpse into the engineering and construction work behind such an incredible aircraft.

    Celebrate the centenary of the RAF with this detailed book. Its information is based around the Spitfire MK IX at RAF Coningsby.
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  • HLPM

    Help Me (Hardback)

    Marianne Power

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    Praised by Fearne Cotton and Jessie Burton, Marianne Power's Help me is the humorous and moving story of the journalist's quest to live according to the rules she found in her self-help books.

    Marianne decided to test one book a month for a year to see if following the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and embracing the Power of Now really dig have a significant and positive impact on her mental health. What began as a clever and fun experiment soon evolves into something much more poignant...

    This is a deeply personal, witty and moving book about one woman's journey of redemption - and it's one that can also inspire you to find happiness.

    For fans of authors like Matt Haig, Bryony Gordon, Danny Wallace
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  • WAFR

    Wild and Free (Paperback)

    Dominic Couzens

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    Go wild for the day - and then drive back home or to a cosy hotel within a couple of hours - by exploring the trips and adventures featured in this inspiring guide.

    The 100 British destinations featured in this book are accessible and not completely remote but are bursting with an abundance of wildlife that you can get close to - including wild mammals, birds, insects and flowers.

    All the sites can be found within a short walk of where you park the car, but many do not have facilities - making them perfect for picnics. You could even enjoy a pub lunch before you go exploring.
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    PHTP

    Pick Up & Play: How to Play Piano & Keyboard (Paperback)

    Jake Jackson

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    Want to be the next Elton John? This easy-to-follow guide has all the information you need to ensure that you always hit the right notes while tickling the ivories.

    It contains expert advice on notation, expression and techniques and is suitable for anyone learning or playing this wonderful instrument - whether by themselves or with a group.

    Suitable for beginners and intermediate players, this book is full of useful diagrams and charts. The spiral format makes it easily transportable and perfect for gig bags and flight cases.
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  • SLOD

    The Secret Language of Dogs (Paperback)

    Victoria Stilwell

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    World-renowned trainer and It's Me or the Dog star Victoria Stilwell explains how to interpret and 'speak' the secret language of dogs in this handy manual.

    It's a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond and helping the pup learn so that they can navigate the human world with ease. You'll learn what different tail wags mean and what different tones of barking mean.

    This invaluable book also reveals how dogs perceive human faces and how they can feel a wide range of emotions. It's filled with instructive illustrations and full-colour photographs to help you decode exactly what your dog wants.

    Why should you buy this book? It's a comprehensive guide to decoding what your dog really wants and is packed with woof-derful photographs.
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  • GTBU

    The Little Guide to Butterflies (Hardback)

    Tom Frost

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    Learn all about beautiful butterflies with Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Butterflies. Featuring stunning illustrations by Tom Frost, this is a modern nature reference guide for anyone who wants to know more about these incredible creatures.

    This pocket-sized book features profiles and illustrations of 40 butterflies and is sure to delight armchair nature lovers and those who like to get outdoors and explore.

    Featuring the Orange Tip, Monarch and Crimson Rose, each profile includes information about habitats and wingspans, as well as facts or fables related to the specific butterfly. This book also includes a spotter's guide so you can tick off whenever you spot one!
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