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  • AG1060
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    Covering home, work and play, 1000 Life Hacks is a self-help book packed with little tips to make your life easier.

    Entirely practical and often ingenious (did you realise a bulldog clip could replace your broken computer keyboard leg? Or that the spring from a pen could save wires from being damaged?), the book provides solutions for common issues and even those pesky little problems that have a habit of springing up at the most inconvenient times.

    Whether you're looking for DIY holders for your devices, an effective exercise regime or want to make a flight hugely more comfortable, you'll find the answers in this illustrated book. Fashion, DIY and cleaning hacks are also provided.
  • FNAT
    Brian Cox
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    Accompanying the BBC series hosted by Professor Brian Cox, Forces of Nature provides a breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet.

    It gives scientific answers to some of the world's simplest questions including 'why is the sky blue?, 'why is the Earth round' and 'why is every snowflake unique?' Focusing on the extraordinary phenomena and events that connect us in an eternal cycle of life, Brian reveals just why the Earth is so colourful and incredible.

    From the volcanoes of Indonesia to the northern lights of the Arctic - via the humpback whales of the Carribean - you'll find accessible answers to some of the planet's most searching questions.
  • HTRW
    Tristan Gooley
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    Highly acclaimed by the Sunday Times, the Spectator and a must-read for walkers, sailors, swimmers and anyone interested in nature, How to Read Water: Clues, Signs & Patterns from Puddles to the sea will show you how to make useful observations on all kinds of water.

    Written by natural navigator Tristan Gooley, the book will show you how to spot dangerous water in the pitch black with the help of a clock face, reveal how you can read the sea like a viking and even forecast the weather based on waves.

    Drawing on his own pioneering journeys to reveal the secrets of water and how to read it, Tristan will introduce you to over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
  • ECHM
    Andrew Chevallier
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    From the experts at DK, this is the fully revised and updated Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine.

    Providing definitive reference on herbal plants and their medicinal properties, this informative book provides detailed descriptions for over 550 plants and remedies for more than 80 ailments.

    Based on the latest scientific research and safety advice, among the natural remedies included are those for headaches, arthritis and fungal infections. This is a handy book to have around the house when you want to look at using plants with therapeutic properties.
  • KBWM
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    Haynes' Manuals are renowned for answering every question people could have about an incredible vehicle - but how about if that vehicle was the Klingon Empire from Star Trek's formidable Bird of Prey starship?

    Featuring cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs alongside details of the technology used on board the ship, every snippet of information in this book comes direct from seasoned Star Trek writers and is guaranteed to be correct.

    A must-have for any Klingon commander!
  • HKTT
    Carol Vorderman
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    Carol Vorderman shows you how to help your children understand the tricky concept of the times tables with this invaluable guide.

    Suitable for parents with children studying at Key Stages 1 and 2, the guide is straightforward and has easy-to-follow tips, hints and advice all about the times tables.

    The practice pages and questions have been compiled and tested by a team of experts and allow parents and children to work together to solve even the trickiest questions. By following the advice of this book, you can help build your child's confidence, reduce stress and make the subject simple.
  • HELY
    Carol Vorderman
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    Simple and visual, this unique, step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman will help children aged between 7 and 9 get to grips with all the English skills they need.

    Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and guides, the book covers all the important areas of English including punctuation, grammar, spelling and communication skills.

    The perfect guide for parents who want to help their children gain more confidence, this is sure to come in as an extremely useful guidebook.
  • MOTG
    Rob Eastaway
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    Maths On the Go can help you help your children learn all about the tricky subject through 101 entertaining and simple tips, games and activities.

    Making practising maths enjoyable and engaging for both you and your child, the problem-solving activities range from creative cutting of the toast at breakfast to running a bike helmet survey while on a long car journey.

    Among the topics the activities cover are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, telling the time, estimates and geometry.
  • FLKH
    Kate Humble
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    Anyone who loves dogs will adore this book by the popular TV presenter and lifelong animal lover, Kate Humble.

    In it, she examines the heart-warming relationship between man and his best friend. Using her journey with the sheepdog puppy Teg (who has grown up on her farm) as a basis for her examination of the bond, she looks at how it came to be that man became so close to our four-legged friends.

    Packed with stories about rescue dogs, guide dogs, service dogs and medical dogs, this is a barking brilliant book for dog lovers everywhere.
  • HPKS
    Carol Vorderman
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    Reduce the stress of studying and help your children make the most of school with Help Your Kids with Study Skills, a step-by-step guide from Carol Vorderman.

    Designed to enhance curriculum learning and build confidence in gathering knowledge, the illustrated book will help children aged 10 and over learn how to recall from memory, create study plans and manage stress.

    With its clear and accessible guidelines, this book will help ensure that homework is no longer a struggle and that both children and parents are able to remain calm throughout the more stressful moments of school life.
  • DWEB
    Alannah Moore
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    Whether you're planning on starting a blog, need an online portfolio to showcase your work or are looking to start selling through a webstore, this book will help ensure it looks professional and works in the right way.

    Covering WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify and more, the book shows how you don't have to spend a lot of money or learn code to create something special. Written by the expert Alannah Moore, the advice will help non-technical people make use of all the powerful tools that are available when it comes to creating websites.

    Breaking down each step, the guide will take you from planning your pages to making the most of social media and search engines. It also covers how to work with images and reveals how best to engage with your audience through personalised newsletters and making sure your site is a must-read!
  • Collins Home Reference Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780007935925
    XHREF
    (1)
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    With a dictionary, thesaurus and guides to spelling, grammar and punctuation, this seven-book collection will help you get to grips with the English language.

    A perfect selection of reference books and dictionaries for the home, office or for studies, all these books will become essential additions to your bookshelf. For those who enjoy word games, the collection includes an introductory guide to Scrabble, as well as a Crossword Solver's Dictionary. The Book of Quotations will also come in very handy, especially when it comes to writing an essay, manuscript or dissertation.

    Slipcase not included.
  • Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 - Hardback - 9781784720292 - Judith Miller
    MAHB
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    If you have an interest in Antiques then you'll no doubt be familiar with Miller's. Famed for not only offering prices but also informed tips, this handbook and price guide is a must for anyone who frequently buys online, at auctions and in antiques stores.

    With over 8,000 antiques featured, the book is fully illustrated and finds editor and antiques expert Judith Miller explaining why some antiques are worth more than others. She also shows you how to value items yourself.
  • QI Book of Ignorance Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780571324712
    QIIG
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Did you know you have no muscles in your fingers, that coffee isn't made of beans, or that oranges aren't orange? A brilliant set of three collections of the most common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' from the team at BBC's QI, these books will ensure that you not only impress your friends, but win every argument you ever have.

    Based on the show's most popular segment, General Ignorance, the books in the collection cover a wealth of topics from history, sport, science, geography and more - and it even includes a book dedicated to the most fabulous falsities and fascinating facts from the animal kingdom.

    Sure to delight fans of the much-loved show, owning this collection of QI books is just like having a quick-reference Stephen Fry on your bookshelf.
  • MAPR
    Mike Parker
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    Covering Britain's road development, Mike Parker's Mapping the Roads is a fascinating true-life story that also explores the country's political, economical and social history.

    The car has helped shape Britain's landscape, changed our maps and nowadays our lifestyle depends very much on our roads - from getting from A to B to distribution and much more. Although perhaps now taken for granted, the building of roads was once seen as a glorious advancement, with Britain's motorways being seen as 'the cathedrals of the modern world'.

    This intriguing and extensive book from The AA charts the ambitions and hopes of the nation through our maps, from the old ways through to our motorways, complete with distinct and colourful cartography.
  • The 25 Rules of Grammar - Hardback - 9781782432319 - Joseph Piercy
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    Joseph Piercy
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    Renowned for being one of the most over-complicated languages of the modern world, once you break down the English language to the vital 25 rules it becomes so much easier to digest.

    Known for its complexity, our grammar can confuse but this book outlines the rules that should be adhered to in written and spoken English and in doing so, author Joseph Piercy highlights the most common misuses - or plain errors - in the English language.

    Defining the rules themselves and then decoding them so that the reader understands each rule and how it has been used and developed over time, The 25 Rules of Grammar will set us all on the right path to speaking and writing in good, plain English.
  • MRSR
    Geoff Tibballs
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    Rev yourself up for some of the most extraordinary true tales from the world of motor racing.

    Part of the bestselling Strangest series, this book goes all the way back to 1894 when motor racing's colourful history began with a bang. From the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse to the Grand Prix when the leaders were so far ahead they stopped for a meal in the pits, this is a compendium of bizarre, fascinating and fast-paced facts.

    Very funny, this is a great gift for petrolheads of all ages.
  • SPEE
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    Featuring over 100 of the most influential speeches of all time, this book - with a beautiful leatherette jacket - provides a chronicle of our history.

    Featuring full transcripts of speeches from the likes of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill, the themes range from sport, politics and war to love and religion.

    Whether you think it's the choice of words, the feelings they express or the ultimate lasting impression, the speeches here have all made a huge impact - for better or for worse...
  • Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family - Hardback - 9780241248867
    QERF
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    Both a celebration and a tribute, Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a dazzling pictorial chronicle of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and the history of the British monarchy.

    Through stunning photographs and unparalleled insight, the book walks readers through the history of the Royal Family from the first English Kings all the way through to the next generation of royals, including Prince George.

    Detailing Her Majesty's daily workload, key events, symbolic visits, Royal Residences and much, much more this regally large hardback from the experts at DK will make a wonderful gift for anyone with a keen interest in the Royal Family.
  • Thing Explainer - Hardback - 9781473620919 - Randall Munroe
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    Randall Munroe
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    Randall Munroe - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - returns with Thing Explainer, a book full of brilliantly simple diagrams that show how important things work.

    From a biro to the nuclear bomb, Randall uses drawings and a vocabulary of the most common 1,000 words to describe where things like food-heating radio boxes (microwaves), very tall roads (bridges) and even the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) come from and how they work.

    Funny, interesting and easy to understand, this is a book to ignite the mind of anyone who has ever wondered how things work... and why.
  • ANOF
    Jane Field-Lewis
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    Full of sumptuous artwork and fascinating facts, this is a stunning hardback book for anyone who appreciates the sight of flowers.

    It contains photographic images of 50 of Britain's favourite flowers, all of which have been given a vintage, Victorian 'illustrated' makeover. The book also provides detailed descriptions about each and every flower it features.

    Perfect for botanists, the artwork is sure to inspire you to enjoy the natural beauty around you. It's a book you'll want to return to again and again as we approach the summer months.
  • Just Write - Creative Writing Box - Other - 9781473621978
    JWCW
    • £14.99
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    Whatever stage they're at, would-be writers will find this how-to guide to creative writing essential. Packed with information, support, advice and tools for how to write in a way that turns heads, it also reveals how the publishing industry works.

    Alongside all the tips, tricks and insider secrets that are unveiled is a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine and a gorgeous notebook so that writers can jot down any ideas that come into their heads. There's also a CD included that is full of suggestions to help inspire creative writing of the highest calibre.
  • SSYM
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    A great gift that anyone will find fascinating, this comprehensive reference book will help you crack the secrets behind the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols.

    Visually stunning and divided into easy-to-follow A-Z sections, it looks at the hidden meanings behind topics ranging from magic and mystery to landscapes and elements; and answers questions ranging from 'Why do Masonic temples have a black-and-white chequered floor covering?' to 'What is the most important symbol in the world?'

    Other symbols you can learn about are the secret Demonic alphabet, Native American hunting symbols and the Glastonbury Zodiac.
  • LITB
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    A book all about books, The Literature Book showcases the greatest reads of all time.

    Featuring over 100 bestselling books from all over the world, there are detailed plot summaries of classics including The Great Gatsby and Frankenstein.

    Complemented by stunning images and inspirational quotes, The Literature Book also delves into the famed fiction of acclaimed authors and provides literary criticism of their work.