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  • The Essential Digital Detox Plan

    Orianna Fielding

    Product Code: EDDX
    Hardback
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    We all know we now live in a digital world, but wouldn't it be great to take a break from screens and pause for breath every once in a while?

    It's full of self-help assessments, step-by-step programmes and rebalancing techniques that will show you how to still have social media and digital outlets as a rewarding role in you life, but not at the expense of personal relationships and your mental health.

    Orianna Fielding's The Essential Digital Detox Plan will help you achieve the balance that is needed in today's always-on world. It even has a 10-step digital detox plan and will help you understand how being unplugged and 'off grid' is good for your well-being.

    Please be advised this book contains mature content.
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  • Ian McKellen: The Biography

    Garry O'Connor

    Product Code: IANM
    Hardback
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    The life and times of one of Britain's favourite actors...

    In this biography, Garry O'Connor looks over the career of the one and only Sir Ian McKellen - a thespian actor who has received critical acclaim for his work on stage and in major films including X-Men and Lord of the Rings.

    This book looks back over Ian's early life and roles and shows how his charm and personality has led to honours including a knighthood and how he has established himself as one of the ardent campaigners for LGBT+ rights. Garry doesn't hold back from any controversial times in Ian's life either...

    This unflinching biography provides an intimate and affectionate portrait of one of Britain's finest ever actors.
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  • Summer Every Day

    Acland Geddes & Pedro da Silva

    Product Code: SEDY
    Hardback
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    The 65 relaxed recipes in this cookbook will help you capture the taste of summer - whatever the weather!

    The dishes are packed with Mediterranean-style ingredients and range from solo meals to summer party gatherings. There are ideas for Al Fresco lunches including grilled squid, chorizo and asparagus salad and romantic meals like an irresistible beef fillet with pea puree and hasselback potatoes!

    There is also a focus on easy boards and small plates and some decadent desserts including banana and chocolate cake.
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  • Star Wars: Be More Leia

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LEIA
    Hardback
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    Find your rebel voice and fight the system with Princess Leia!

    This Star Wars book is packed with witty words, wise advice and unforgettable quotes from Leia Organa, Rey, Padme and many other awesome characters from a galaxy far, far away. They're sure to help build your confidence and bravery in so many ways.

    Alongside these thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, leadership, activism and assertiveness are photographs and stills from all corners of the Star Wars universe.
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  • Unicorn Universe

    Product Code: UUJO
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    Light up your life with unicorns!

    Press the unicorn on the cover's horn to watch it light up and sparkle! This book has lined pages and writing prompts to help you record all your magical hopes, dreams and wishes for the future.

    An enchanting journal for any unicorn fan.
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  • Get Smart: Maths

    Julia Collins

    Product Code: GSMT
    Hardback
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    Learn how to think and talk like the world's greatest mathematical geniuses with Get Smart: Maths.

    This book demystifies 50 of the world's greatest problems and will help you learn useful skills including how to add up to infinity and figuring out the shape of the universe. It also focuses on imaginary numbers, chaos theory and mathematical paradoxes.
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  • Stories in Stitches

    Product Code: STIS
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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Stories in Stitches has now sold out.

    This gorgeous board book is packed full of nursery rhymes and features hand-stitched illustrations.

    Hey Diddle Diddle, Hickory Dickory Dock and Humpty Dumpty are among the appealing rhymes included in this beautiful bedtime book.
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  • In My Life - Alan Johnson

    Alan Johnson

    Product Code: AJML
    Hardback
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    Former home secretary Alan Johnson celebrates his love of music in this marvellously entertaining memoir.

    He recalls first hearing Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly's True Love on the radio as a child in the 1950s and how this led to a lifelong passion. He fondly remembers humming Elvis Costello's Watching the Detectives while working as a postman and celebrates his love of artists ranging from Lonnie Donegan and The Beatles to David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.

    A great read for music lovers and those who are interested in politics, this book lets you discover more about Alan Johnson the man while also transporting you back to a world of jukeboxes full of unashamedly romantic love songs and heartbreaking ballads.
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  • The King's War

    Mark Logue

    Product Code: TKWR
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    Peter Conradi and Mark Logue's follow-up to The King's Speech (which was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Colin Firth) looks at how George VI and speech therapist Lionel Logue's relationship continued to thrive after the monarch made his speech about the outbreak of war.

    Drawing on exclusive material (diaries, letters and documents) from the Logue archives, this book reveals how the therapist continued to play a vital role in the king's life from the dark days of Dunkirk through to D-Day and beyond.

    It's a fascinating portrait of two men and their respective families - the Windsors and the Logues - as they worked their way through one of the greatest challenges in Britain's history.
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  • Get Smart: Philosophy

    Marcus Weeks

    Product Code: GSPH
    Hardback
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    Have you ever wondered what 'I think, therefore I am' really means? Get Smart: Philosophy is a book that will help you decipher what the great philosophers really meant...

    Focusing on topics including free will, ethics, capitalism and democracy and beauty and art, this book offers bite-sized briefings and overviews of concepts and ideas from the likes of Plato, Kant, Nietzche and Sartre.
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  • Tequila Made Me Do It

    Ruby Taylor

    Product Code: TQLA
    Hardback
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    Tequila Made Me Do It is packed full of 60 tantalising tequila and mezcal cocktails to try out at home.

    From the classic margarita to smoky, citrusy and delectable drinks including the Oaxacan Dead, these recipes are fun to make and drink. They're all accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Ruby Taylor.

    This is a book that will make you happy!
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  • Mr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MGEC
    Hardback
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Greedy and his attempts to eat clean and get lean.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! Join Mr. Greedy and his health and fitness journey, as he begins to realise that he needs to make some changes.

    Will he be able to do it with some little help from his friends?
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  • The Real Pet Detective

    Tom Watkins

    Product Code: RLPD
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    Retired policeman Tom Watkins is the founder of Animal Search UK - Britain's foremost search service for missing pets. The Real Pet Detective is his story.

    Tom talks about the various ways in which he and his team have managed to reunite animals with their grateful owners and these range from recording owners' voices to lure cats from hiding places and even organising a fly-over to raise the profile of a missing terrier.

    Animal Search UK reunites over 2,000 pets and owners every month and The Real Pet Detective spans 20 years of dramatic and heart-warming rescues.
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  • 100 Things I Meant To Tell You

    Arthur Smith

    Product Code: HTAS
    Hardback
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    Enjoy a laugh-out-loud journey into the mind of comedian and 'grumpy old man' Arthur Smith.

    100 Things I Meant to Tell You is Arthur Smith's first book for many years and it's filled with 100 stories, poems and articles inspired by a lifetime on the road performing to thousands of comedy fans.

    From shows all over the world to his musings on goat yoga (it's a thing in Ipswich), this book is full of personal, eye-opening and funny stories.
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  • Rose Cocktails

    Julia Charles

    Product Code: RSEC
    Hardback
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    Rose is now THE summer drink and this cool book is packed with 40 refreshing and diverse cocktails for you to enjoy over the long nights ahead.

    From dry to crisp, ripe and sweet, some of the tasty tipples in this selection contain classic drinks like vodka, gin, whisky and tequila while others have fruit-based liqueurs such as cassis or tangy citrus juices.

    The recipes range from short to long and flat to sparkling and fun to fancy. You'll love enjoying a minty Rojito, Spanish Copa de Frutas or Rose Caipirinha.
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  • Mr Happy and the Office Party

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MHOP
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Happy and the office party, but this time he's not too happy.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! It's the morning after the office party and Mr. Happy isn't smiling anymore.

    What could have happened that would make him turn into Mr. Unhappy? This little gift book combines Roger Hargreaves' iconic artwork with funny new text that captures the perils of an office party.
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  • The Knowledge

    Robert Lordan

    Product Code: TKNW
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    Train your brain like a London cabbie with The Knowledge!

    Fully illustrated and written by a licensed cabbie, this book lifts the lid on London's best-kept secrets. It highlights the streets, alleys, turnings and landmarks every London taxi driver must know to pass the famous exam and showcases 50 real Knowledge routes with notes on hidden histories.

    There are also sections that give readers the chance to test their memory of these routes alongside guides to memory-training techniques that are used by cabbies and memory champions around the world.
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  • Reading Between the Lines

    Emma Bache

    Product Code: RBTL
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    Although handwriting is sometimes seen as a dying art, it can reveal so much about people's characters and personalities.

    This book finds handwriting expert Emma Bache revealing how you can judge a person's writing. It explains how everything from the height of a 'h' to the curliness of a 'g' can reveal so much about the way people interact, cope with stress and express emotions.

    This book uses real-life examples of writing, including from celebrities, to help you understand more about people's mindsets.
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  • Go With The Flow

    Jason Ward

    Product Code: GWTF
    Hardback
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    A book with all the answers...

    Flow charts can help you make quick decisions that will affect every aspect of your life - from work and relationships to ideas for what you should do with your free time. This tongue-in-cheek book answers 60 essential questions including 'Which ill-advised animal should you have as a pet?', 'Who is your greatest nemesis?' and 'How will you die?

    Each flow chart is illustrated with amusing images in strikingly different styles.
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  • Ciderology

    Gabe Cook

    Product Code: CIDE
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    Gabe Cook, aka The Ciderologist, shares his knowledge and passion for all ciders in this fascinating compendium.

    He provides an essential history of the drink and its production processes and offers up tasting notes on some of his favourites. He also reveals recipes incorporating the tasty tipple amidst a wealth of anecdotes.

    Cider connoisseurs will love this book which tells them everything there is to know about cider.
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  • 101 Rums to Try Before You Die

    Ian Buxton

    Product Code: RMTT
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    We're in the midst of a rum revival and there are so many artisan brands to try out. This book, written by spirits expert Ian Buxton, highlights the tastiest ones around.

    Rum's increase in popularity has also seen more people enjoying cocktails, mojitos and Mai Tai infused with the drink. This incredible pocket-sized book will take you on a tour of the colours, flavours, creation methods and characteristics of the drink.

    This entertaining and informative book features images of each delicious drink alongside profiles and information on their brand owners and origins.
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  • Four-Legged Therapy

    Department Store for the Mind

    Product Code: FLGT
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    Four-Legged Therapy is a book that asks what healthy habits we can learn from our fluffy, scaly and smelly companions?

    It celebrates how pets and animals help us feel more present and connected and make life feel more worth living. There is a focus on the 'hensioners' who look after ex-battery chickens and dogs who listen to children reading.

    There's also the heart-warming story of Mitzpah the collie, who knows how to make people smile.
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  • More Power

    Hugh Matheson

    Product Code: MREP
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    Jurgen Grobler, one of Britain's most esteemed sporting coaches and the mastermind behind many Olympic rowing successes, has remained largely out of the spotlight throughout his life.

    This biography, written by Olympic medallist Hugh Matheson and rowing historian Christopher Dodd, looks at the ways in which he has inspired Britain's rowing teams so so many Gold medals.

    Grobler has worked with athletes including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell over the years and won Gold in a range of boat classes. This book looks over his career - from his early years in the German Democratic Republic to the fall of the Berlin Wall and then a move to Britain in pursuit of rowing greatness.
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  • All That Glisters

    Caroline Taggart

    Product Code: ATGQ
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    Packed with some of the pithiest, wisest and most fascinating quotations we should all know, this book details where they come from and why they may be useful for making a point or spicing up a conversation.

    Written by Caroline Taggart, the author of My Grammar and I, this book takes on the wit and wisdom of the last 2000 years by exploring a range of famous quotations from the past.

    In addition, Caroline explains how misquotes can provide an entertaining yet informed approach as to why things are the way they are in today's language.
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