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We have a great range of books for any DIY beginners looking to tackle their own home improvements, enhance outdoor space with some great gardening tips, or just to get some advice for their home and interiors!

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We have a great range of books for any DIY beginners looking to tackle their own home improvements, enhance outdoor space with some great gardening tips, or just to get some advice for their home and interiors!

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    The Little Guide to Birds

    Tom Frost

    Product Code: LGBI
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    Alison Davies' The Little Guide to Birds will help you learn about 40 of the most spectacular birds from all around the world - from common garden birds to sea birds and exotic flyers.

    Featuring stunning illustrations by printmaker Tom Frost, each bird has a stunning profile that explains where they originate from, how many eggs they lay and the incredible journeys they undertake.

    This charming book also contains a spotter's guide so you can tick off when you see each bird.
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    The Little Guide to Butterflies

    Tom Frost

    Product Code: GTBU
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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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  • The Hidden World of the Fox

    Adele Brand

    Product Code: HWOF
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    Foxes really are fantastic. This book proves it.

    Sure to appeal to fans of Foxes Unearthed and The Secret Life of Cows, this book from lifelong nature lover and ecologist Adele Brand offers a charming portrait of the fox and reveals where they go while they flit around and what their world is really like.

    The author explains how the behaviour that helped foxes thrive in the ancient wildwood has helped them adapt and survive in cities, towns, concrete car parks and train lines. She talks about fostering cubs and studying foxes from all over the world's interaction with humans.

    Adele also recalls encounters with furry acquaintances she named Chatter, Old Dogfox, Sooty, the Interloper and the Vixen from Across the Road as she examines the importance of living peaceably side-by-side with nature.
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  • Two Men Went to Mow

    Clive Gravett

    Product Code: MMOW
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    Horticultural enthusiast Clive Gravett tells the story of two excessive men born 157 years apart and their love of the lawn mower in Two Men Went to Mow. Those men? Clive and the ingenious inventor of the garden machine, Edwin Beard Budding.

    Told with humour and passion, the book finds Clive looking over the history of the machine and celebrating how much mowing means to him. He reveals how this piece of machinery has impacted on all of our lives - particularly in the world of sports.

    Amongst Clive's favourite memories are mowing his parents' lawn and recreating the 1966 World Cup final goals and he also shares fascinating facts and tidbits alongside full-colour photographs.
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    Happy by Design

    Victoria Harrison

    Product Code: HBYD
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    Happy By Design is a hardback book that shows how you can improve your health and well-being by designing your living space in a simple and practical manner.

    From the happiest paint colour to the science behind getting a good night's sleep, this book is packed with affordable and easy design ideas - inspired by everyone from NASA scientists to colour gurus.

    It contains fun and easy ideas for every room to make you feel happy and will help you put well-being at the heart of your home. It can even help you tidy your way to happiness!
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  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

    Christopher Brickell

    Product Code: EOPF
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    Get your green fingers on this plants and flowers encyclopedia!

    Published by DK in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, this reference book will help you choose the right plants for your garden.

    As well as 8,000 easy-to-find entries and thousands of photographs, this fully comprehensive and easy-to-use book offers advice on using colour and depth.
    • £15.99
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  • The RSPB Everyday Guide to British Birds

    RSPB

    Product Code: EVGB
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    Learn all about 80 of the most common species of bird with this witty and informative book. It's suitable for both birdwatching beginners and nature enthusiasts.

    Illustrated and written in a friendly style, the descriptions of each bird describe what makes them unique and tell you what to look for - whether in your back garden or in the wider countryside. This book is packed with facts that will fascinate non-birders and birders alike.

    The birds are ordered into broad and straightforward groups (Woodlands, Parks and Gardens, Farmland and Wild Spaces, Birds of Prey, Seabirds etc) and the text explains why each is so significant. This book will also help you recognise when you've seen something rare or out of the ordinary.
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    Stable Lass

    Gemma Hoggs

    Product Code: SLAS
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    Gemma Hoggs' Stable Lass is a heartfelt memoir that reveals what it's like to work at one of the country's top racing yards.

    Gemma explains how despite the long hours and low pay, she finds her job incredibly rewarding: she works in the beautiful surroundings of Middleham in Wensleydale and the majesty of the horses makes up for any challenges she faces from humans.

    She talks about the dangers, politics, in-fighting, romances and affairs that exist in the horse riding industry and also opens up about her grief after losing a horse. She also reveals all about the people she deals with - from straight-talking boss Mickey Hammond to millionaire owners and jockeys that starve themselves to lose weight...
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  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs

    Holly Farrell

    Product Code: KEWG
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    Published in conjunction with the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs is a book that reveals the art and science behind growing your own herbs.

    Providing flavours and scents unlike any other, herbs can be used as seeds, flowers, or leaves; cooked and eaten themselves; or used to infuse a dish or drink. By following the tips in this book, gardeners and food enthusiasts alike can grow their own.

    Suitable for any size garden (from acres to window boxes), this book combines practical elements with inspiration and beauty and offers tips on growing herbs in every situation.
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  • Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating

    Joa Studholme

    Product Code: FRRW
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    The home improvement experts at Farrow & Ball are here to recommend winning colour combinations for every room in your house with this stylish coffee table book. From the simple to the opulent, the advice and photographs will inspire you to find a decorating style that suits your taste and celebrates your passions and interests.

    With 13 case studies ranging from city apartments to country cottages, you're sure to find inspiration in so many ways. Each case study comes with a detailed colour palette recipe and gorgeous photographs that show how the right range of colours can combine to create a harmonious whole.

    Colour is considered on a room-by-room basis, with information on how to combine each one with light and space to make the most of each area. Following these tips will help you live better and even find more mindfulness.
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    Friend for Life

    Kate Humble

    Product Code: FLKH
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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.
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  • The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing House Plants

    Kay Maguire

    Product Code: KGGH
    Hardback
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    This beautiful hardback is written by world experts from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and combines practical advice with exquisite artwork to bring readers an essential house plant guide.

    From air plants to air freshening, it is packed with information and inspiration and considers a variety of plants for every room in the house. A great gift for enthusiasts and beginners, it covers plants' needs in terms of light levels, humidity, temperature, and watering.

    There are 12 projects to spice up your arrangements, including planting and styling a terrarium, kokedama, a privacy screen, desert displays, airplants on driftwood, cut-leaves and hanging macrame.
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  • Contemporary Home Knits

    Jody Long

    Product Code: CHME
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
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    Letter Crafts

    Clare Youngs

    Product Code: LETC
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    It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.

    In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.

    All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
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  • Dogs' Dinners

    Debora Robertson

    Product Code: DOGD
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    This book is full of over 50 recipes that will ensure your pup enjoys a nutritious and balanced diet - and every dish can be prepared from scratch!

    The meals will fit easily into your busy life and can be tailored to your pet's individual needs. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is the perfect book for those who love cooking and dogs.
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  • London for Dogs

    Sarah Guy

    Product Code: LFDG
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    If you're a dog owner living in London (or even if you're planning a visit with a pooch in tow), this pocket-sized book contains over 120 ideas for things to do in the nation's capital (and beyond) with your four-legged friend.

    Organised around each borough from north to south and east to west, this book highlights a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and a whole host of walks for you to enjoy.

    It showcases some of London's lesser-known green spaces and is also bursting with ideas for weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course (which features jumps, hoops and a high walk). There are also suggestions for lazier weekends with recommendations of behaviourists, groomers and dog boutiques for when you really want to treat your canine.
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  • A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons

    Julian Norton

    Product Code: YVTS
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    Described as 'warm, evocative and funny' by the Daily Telegraph, Julian Norton's A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons is an inspirational memoir that finds the vet recounting some of his favourite - and most heartbreaking - experiences.

    In his 20-year career, Julian has treated animals ranging from cats and dogs to snakes, horses, cows and alpacas and here he talks through some of his biggest challenges and most surprising patients. It's all told with compassion, charm and candour.

    You will recognise Julian from Channel 5's The Yorkshire Vet and this book showcases his professionalism and compassion. Whether treating a pet at his practice or performing an emergency procedure in the middle of the night, this hardback is full of drama, sadness and happiness.
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  • The Tool Book

    Phil Davy

    Product Code: TLBK
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    This big book from DK will help you always choose the right tool for the job. It comes with a foreword from Ron Swanson himself - woodworker and tool fan Nick Offerman.

    The information in this book will help you understand, look after and use tools effectively. It contains over 800 photographs and illustrations of tools and pays homage to centuries of craftsmanship and know-how. Looking at tools from every angle, it will help you understand the structure and manufacturing of so many different pieces of hardware.

    From hammers and spades to chisels, this has step-by-step photography that will help you use tools like a pro.
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  • RHS Colour Companion

    Dr Ross Bayton

    Product Code: CRHS
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    Add more colour to your garden with the RHS Colour Companion!

    Packed full of inspirational ideas, this book explains the basics of colour in plants and explains how this can be harnessed in style. It has colour-themed chapters that reveal the various uses of each colour in the garden - from foliage and flowers to bark, fruit, berries and even hard landscaping materials.

    Each plant is supported with cultivation guidance and suggestions for incorporating it into a planting plan for maximum impact. There are also stunning photographs so you know exactly what you should be aiming for.
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  • Home Grown Harvest

    Ryland Peters & Small

    Product Code: HGHR
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    Learn how to grow the tastiest and freshest fruit and veg you'll ever eat...

    From summer salads to hearty winter soups, this book offers a celebration of the bounty you can grow in your garden, back yard or window box. It shows how to use what you grow creatively so that you always have a new option when it comes to making a home-made feast.

    This book offers advice on preparing and cooking seasonally and each chapter is dedicated to a different fruit or vegetable. Among the dishes featured are triple tomato risotto with basil and strawberry tiramisu as well as an enticing selection of preserves and chutneys.
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  • A Life Less Throwaway

    Tara Button

    Product Code: LLTH
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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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  • Herbs

    Judith Hann

    Product Code: HRBS
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    Packed with recipes and practical information, Judith Hann's beautifully photographed herbs book will tell you everything you need to know about growing in your garden. It will also show you how to cook them in the best way possible.

    Each seasonal chapter is filled with delicious ideas for simple suppers, spectacular roasts, desserts, preserves and more. Using herbs you've grown in your garden, you'll be able to transform food and enjoy treats including a rose cake with herb cream and baked fennel with parmesan.
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    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018

    Lia Leendertz

    Product Code: ALMN
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    If you want to connect with the seasons through gardening, foraging and even picking flowers, The Almanac 2018 is the book for you. It's a practical, historical and contemplative guide to nature's offering every month of the year.

    Inspired by the rural almanac, this book is written by award-winning gardener and food-writer Lia Leendertz and is packed with advice on the tools and inspiration you'll need.

    Lia also shares her favourite recipes using seasonal ingredients as well as covering all the key phenomena of the universe including festivities, lunar eclipses and sunrise and sunset times.
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  • RHS: How Do Worms Work?

    Guy Barter

    Product Code: HDWW
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    This horticultural book is ideal for anyone who has green fingers. It covers every aspect of gardens and gardening. It provides expert answers to all the questions a gardener wants to ask - and a few you may not have thought of...

    From how worms breathe to why trees get so big, this book is packed with photographs, engravings and diagrams that explain all you need to know about gardening.

    Written by the head of the RHAS Members' Advisory Service, this is ideal for fact-loving gardeners and covers everything from the quirky and whimsical to the practical.
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