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Christmas: Non-Fiction for Adults

  • Giles: The Collection 2020

    Product Code: GLCT
    Hardback
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    Cartoons packed with dry wit and British eccentricity!

    A favourite with our customers for many years, Giles is an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many different occasions.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback (exclusive to The Book People) are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. Each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview of the characters and the social issues Giles was providing wry observations on.
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  • Rugby World Cup Japan 2019: The Official Book

    Product Code: RWCJ
    Paperback
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    Everything you need for the Rugby World Cup!

    The Official Book of the tournament has all the information you could want regarding the eagerly awaited event - from venue guides to team profiles and overviews of the key players and coaches. As all good guides should, it also has a fill-in fixture schedule so you can take note of when every match is and keep up to date with all the latest scores.

    It also looks over the history of the event, sharing tournament records and some of the tournament's most memorable moments including Jonny Wilkinson's last-minute drop goal against Australia in 2003.
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  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: HGHJ
    Hardback
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    Three cheers for Hugh! We know there are a number of wine connoisseurs shopping with The Book People and we're sure you can't wait to get your hands on the fully revised, refreshed and updated 2020 edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.

    Hugh shares facts about the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and reveals the vintages you should buy, which ones should be put in the cellar and those should be drunk right away.

    If that isn't enough, he also offers information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of different wines flavours. This handy reference book contains advice on wines to drink in 2020 and reveals which vintages you should keep alongside information on over 6,000 wines and growers.
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  • The Repair Shop

    Karen Farrington

    Product Code: RPRS
    Hardback
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    Make do and mend with the experts from the BBC's Repair Shop...

    We all have items in our home that we want to keep forever, no matter how old or broken they may be. From furniture to ceramics and toys, this book finds the experts from the BBC's The Repair Shop sharing their essential advice and top tips for maintaining these treasures.

    It will help you replenish the stuffing in a sofa or teddy bear, prevent leather from cracking and also reveals how to remove annoying water stains from heirloom tables!

    Coinciding with a 30-part series, this book has chapters dedicated to wood, silverware, leather, teddies and toys, metalwork, upholstery, ceramics, painting and clocks.
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  • Pinch of Nom Food Planner

    Kay Featherstone/Kate Allinson

    Product Code: PNFP
    Paperback
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    You have the Pinch of Nom cookbook, now plan your meals with this six-month journal!

    The meal planner has everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and smash your goals. With its simple format and diet diary-style pages that can be personally adapted, it's sure to help you stay on track.

    It also includes a brand new and exclusive Pinch of Nom recipe for each week - giving you another 26 mouth-watering meals that are low on calories to try.
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  • Expedition

    Steve Backshall

    Product Code: EXPD
    Hardback
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    Join Steve Backshall on an unforgettable journey into the unknown...

    Accompanying a major TV series, this book finds the explorer extraordinaire recalling his discoveries as he explored the darkest corners of our planet in search of world firsts and tested the limits of human endeavour.

    Steve recalls his experiences in inspiring and unflinching detail and reveals how every destination brought about its own challenges - from climbing an ice fall in Greenland to navigating a South American river and exploring the world's longest cave system in Mexico.
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  • A-Z Puzzle Book

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: AZPB
    Paperback
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was a favourite with customers of the Book People and now Gareth Moore returns with the A-Z Puzzle Book based around maps of Britain's streets.

    This book contains 50 maps with a puzzle for each and features iconic locations including Stonehenge, Warwick Castle and the Tower of London.

    The brilliant brain-teasers are based around history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature and there are word games, riddles, codes, anagrams, mathematical conundrums and trivia questions to crack...
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  • Baking with Kim-Joy

    Kim-Joy

    Product Code: KIMJ
    Hardback
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    Add some Kim-Joy into your life with brilliant cakes, bakes and treats from the popular Great British Bake Off finalist's first ever baking book.

    Kim-Joy won the hearts of both viewers and judges with her themed cakes and here she shows you how to make a llama cookie, a choux-bun turtle and a panda-madeleine with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photography.

    In addition to basic cake mixes, biscuit doughs, fillings/frostings and decorating techniques, Kim-Joy shares 40 imaginative designs for iced biscuit creatures, big occasion cakes, character macarons and meringues, ornate breads and show-stopping traybakes - and many are accompanied by little messages beaming with positivity!
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  • Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

    Max Hastings

    Product Code: CSOD
    Hardback
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    What really happened on the night of the Dambusters raid?

    Following extensive research, acclaimed military historian Max Hastings urges us all to examine the Dambusters in more complex shades. Having grown up embracing the story of 24-year-old wing-commander Guy Gibson and his crew's bravery on 16 to 17 May 1943, Hastings reveals how although some of the legends are true, the team also made some devastating errors and mistakes.

    He sets the Dams Raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War and offers moving portraits of the young airmen who made the mission a success including Barnes Wallis, Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris and the tragic Guy Gibson.

    This is a superb narrative of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.
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  • Bowie by O'Neill

    Terry O'Neill

    Product Code: BOWE
    Hardback
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    David Bowie fans will be Dancing in the Street when they flick through the pages of this selection of Terry O'Neill's photographs capturing the Changes the Thin White Duke went through during the course of his colourful life.

    From the last Ziggy Stardust performance to the recording of the seminal album Young Americans, this keepsake hardback contains candid shots of one of the world's most fascinating and influential musicians in his natural element. It includes gatefold spreads of some of his most famous moments - including the photograph that inspired the Diamond Dogs album cover and an impromptu meeting with Elizabeth Taylor!

    Among the 500 photographs are rare and never-before-seen shots of Bowie playing live shows, shooting films and mingling backstage. Celebrating the Golden Years of one of music's greatest Heroes, this hardback is a must for any music fan.
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  • Today

    Edward Stourton

    Product Code: TDAY
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    Sixty world-changing stories from six decades of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

    Edited by Edward Stourton and complete with forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney and in introduction from the Today programme editor Sarah Sands, this book examines the impact of major events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11 and space exploration.

    A keepsake for any armchair historian or people interested in current affairs, this hardback book reflects our history and how one of the BBC's flagship radio programmes has tried to make sense of it all.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to Bag Making

    Estelle Zanatta

    Product Code: BAGM
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    Learn how to sew 20 stylish bag designs with this beautiful beginner's guide.

    From tote and box bags to sports and bowling bags, the projects can be completed using a variety of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes.

    This book also includes step-by-step instructions for mastering every technique you will need.
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  • The Planets

    Brian Cox

    Product Code: PLNT
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    Professor Brian Cox invites you on a journey through space in Planets, a richly detailed and informative book that pieces together all the latest research to tell the story of our solar system.

    Brian reveals how all eight major planets have been born from violence and how they grew up together to become living, breathing worlds - and how they're set to fade away as they age.

    He also talks about moons, asteroids, comets and a mysterious as-yet-unseen world located beyond the Kuiper belt. With its startling new discoveries inspired by space probe research, this is a super book for stargazers and people with an interest in space and the universe.
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  • To War With the Walkers

    Annabel Venning

    Product Code: WWTW
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    How would it feel if all your sons and daughters were caught up in war?

    Annabel Venning tells the incredible true story of four brothers and two sisters (the Walker children including her grandfather, Walker) who were swept along by the momentous events of the Second World War.

    She reveals how each sibling faced an extraordinary struggle for survival despite their vastly different circumstances: Harold was a surgeon and Ruth a nurse while Peter, Edward and Walter all fought on the frontline. Meanwhile, glamorous Bee had her sights set on everlasting happiness with an American suitor...
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  • Folded Book Art

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: FBKA
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    Get creative and recycle your old books into stunning paper crafts using this inspiring book.

    From simple bird designs to botanical lampshades, Clare Young shares a variety of 35 paper projects that range from beginner to advanced level. They all have step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you get started - all you need is books!

    Examples of projects in chapter one (Folding Books) include a sailor's knot and a shining star, in chapter two (Making Scenes) users can make a fairy tale castle or a tiger in the jungle, and in chapter three (Refashioned Pages) you can transform pages into greeting cards or hanging birds.
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  • Journeys in the Wild

    Gavin Thurston

    Product Code: JITW
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    How do you get up close and personal with the planet's most incredible animals?

    Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman Gavin Thurston reveals all about his extraordinary experiences in search of the perfect shot. He recalls journeys to the Antarctic ocean, the Sahara desert and wild forests of the Congo and reveals how it feels to be a hair's breadth away from prides of lions, silverback gorillas and grey whales in their natural habitat.

    Gavin has over 30 years' experience as a wildlife photographer and in this book he reveals so many secrets: he discusses the hours spent patiently waiting for protagonists to appear; the dangers that cameramen have to overcome; and how it feels to finally capture that perfect shot.

    As if that wasn't enough, this awe-inspiring book also features a foreword from Sir David Attenborough.
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  • Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

    Kate Clanchy

    Product Code: WTTM
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    Writer, teacher and journalist Kate Clanchy's Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me is an important, funny and candid memoir that offers a stunning insight into life inside British state schools.

    Regarded by His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman as 'the best book on teachers and children and writing that I've ever read', the book finds Kate looking back over the past three decades working in schools and celebrating the creativity, passion and practical nous of teachers.

    She recalls sex education classes with a group of 13-year-olds; working in a school's 'inclusion unit' to try and improve the fortunes of children who preferred not to learn; and nurturing a multi-cultural poetry group full of migrants and refugees.
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  • Earth From Space

    Michael Bright

    Product Code: EFSP
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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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  • Literary Landscapes

    John Sutherland

    Product Code: LITL
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    Find out why a destination makes a story and step into the greatest worlds from literary history.

    Literary Landscapes finds John Sutherland bringing together an eclectic collage of over 50 familiar literary worlds and pairing them with original maps, illustrations, photography and archive material. John argues that the scenery, landscape and era plays a vital part in so many tales...

    The essays in this book follow Leopold Bloom's footsteps around Dublin and explore the war-torn Paris featured in Les Miserables. They also invite you to listen to the churning paddles of Mississippi steamboats in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn.
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  • Eat Shop Save: 8 Weeks to Better Health

    Dale Pinnock

    Product Code: ESSW
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    Eat, shop and save with Dale Pinnock!

    Tying in with the second series of the popular ITV show, this cookbook finds Dale sharing over 80 tasty recipes for the whole family. He provides nutritional information and calorie counts for each meal and also shares the benefits of certain ingredients within different food groups.

    There's a chapter dedicated to vegan and vegetarian food and plenty of suggestions for storecupboard staples.
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  • Art

    Andrew Graham Dixon

    Product Code: ARTY
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    This beautiful book offers a definitive visual historical timeline of art - all the way from classical Greek art and the Italian Renaissance through to modern-day masterpieces.

    Featuring masterpieces from artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso and Van Gogh, this reference book reveals key facts about art movements and their origins and influences and examines the matter and methods used by each artist.
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  • Churchill: The Life

    Max Arthur

    Product Code: URCH
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    Commemorating 50 years since the death of Winston Churchil, this is a unique illustrated biography for anyone interested in the history of Britain.

    It includes rare and previously unpublished images from the vaults of the Churchill Archive Centre and family pictures from the Broadwater collection. Written by historian Max Arthur, the book covers everything from Churchill's youth and early military career through to the First and Second World Wars and his post-war life.

    Endlessly fascinating, it includes timelines, speech drafts, telegrams and insights into Churchill's key influences, acquaintances and family.
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  • The 7-Day Basket

    Ian Haste

    Product Code: BSKT
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    Ian Haste is a favourite with both Joe Wicks and Miguel Barclay, the founder of One Pound Meals.

    In The 7-Day Basket, he presents 10 weekly shopping plans (all the ingredients fit in one basket!) that will provide you with a varied and delicious selection of meals for all seven days of the week.

    Each recipe serves two people but the ingredients can be halved for solo meals and doubled for family feasts. From a mouth-watering Monday meal of sweet potato gnocchi with popped tomatoes to a flavour-filled Friday of spicy sesame sea bass noodles and wonderful weekend ideas, there are so many recipes to savour.
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  • Overworked & Underpuzzled Collection - 3 Books

    Product Code: OVWK
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    Packed with hundreds of puzzles, these exciting books have something for all abilities!

    Coffee Break Puzzles has succinct but satisfying puzzles that will fit into your tea or coffee break and are designed to give your brain a well-needed boost; Mindful Puzzles is the ultimate book for hardworking puzzle fans who want to destress and enhance overall wellbeing; and Puzzles to Unwind uses simple yet fun challenges to help massage the mind when you want to decompress after a long day.

    Ranging from easy, through intermediate to difficult, there is a puzzle for everyone and includes all the favourites: Sudoku, mazes, crosswords, spot the difference, riddles, and much more.

    Format: paperback
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