Non-Fiction

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  • Forces of Nature - Hardback - 9780007488827 - Brian Cox
    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.
  • TSTB
    DK
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    Boldly go where no one has gone before and explore several centuries of intergalactic history with The Star Trek Book.

    This hugely detailed book covers all the films and TV series based around the Starship Enterprise and will reveal many facts about the popular, long-running franchise. Ever wondered who the first captain of the ship was? How about the galactic quadrant in which planet Earth was located? You'll find all the answers in here.

    Star Trek Beyond will be in cinemas this summer so now is the perfect time for any potential Trekkie to learn about the incredible heroes, villains and worlds. Ideal for long-term fans as well, the book is packed with visuals, graphics and quotes from the past 50 years of Star Trek!
  • UEWM
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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 one and only Starship Enterprise from the all-conquering Star Trek franchise?

    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 Trekkie!
  • 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!
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
    UMSC
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    • Just £3.33 per book
    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!
  • DCCG
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    Fire up the Bat-Signal and call in every superhero fan you know! This huge book from DK will tell you everything you could ever want to know about DC Comics' famous heroes and their evil enemies.

    Packed full of facts, stats and the original comic book artwork, you will have the chance to read about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

    With 12 character cards and an awesome poster also included, this book will keep DC Comics fans of any age enthralled and entertained.
  • MUCG
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    Avengers fans... assemble!

    Featuring all the favourite characters from the Marvel universe, this extensive book provides profiles of over 225 superheroes, their friends and their foes.

    From Avengers including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk to villains like Red Skull, Loki and Thanos, you'll get to discover facts and stats about each character and their history and powers.

    The book even comes with collector cards of the famous heroes and a pull-out poster!
  • The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style - Hardback - 9781849498821 - Wendy Gardiner
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    (1)
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    Tying in with the fourth series of the popular BBC Two show, The Great British Sewing Bee: From Stitch to Style has over 25 projects for creative sewers to master and complete.

    Including the three main sections of Foundation, Inspiration and Experimentation, the book will take you on a sewing journey. Starting with a collection of garments to ease you into sewing, it then encourages you to look around and seek inspiration from alternative sources beyond the high street and finally encourages you to blend these together and sew using different fabrics, non-conventional sewing methods and tricky techniques.

    There are 25 garment designs for all tastes and ages and the book is full of techniques, tips and tricks from seamstresses and tailors who star in the series.
  • SWAE 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Have you ever wondered who cleans the floor of the Death Star?

    With The Force Awakens breaking all kinds of records, Jedis of all ages will be swotting up on their Star Wars knowledge and this book contains everything you need - from quirky facts to movie-making trivia, photographs and much, much more.

    A book that will tell you the answers to the many questions you have about a galaxy far, far away.
  • SWCR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Fully up to date so it includes the likes of Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron from The Force Awakens, this Star Wars Character Encyclopedia covers over 220 heroes, villains, droids and creatures from a galaxy far, far away.

    Presented in an A-Z format, the book provides a full-page spread for each character and provides a brief biography as well as a data file which includes their hometown (or manufacturer!) and affiliations. It also reveals which films you can see the characters in and if they appeared in the Clone Wars.

    Full of out-of-this-world facts about the new favourites and the classic characters including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca, this is a sensational book for Star Wars fans!
  • AG1040
    Robert Opie
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    From food to fashion and everything in-between, this bright and bold book is a visual feast celebrating the extraordinary decade of the 1950s.

    It looks at the music that people danced to, the holidays they enjoyed and even the games people of all ages played. From iconic adverts to strange fads, it covers the things that made a lasting impression.

    Whether you were around in the '50s or are just intrigued by what a fantastic era was, this is an evocative and delightfully nostalgic read to dip into time and time again.
  • CDLC
    Martin Chiffers
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    We all miss the Great British Bake Off during the months it's off air, but fear not no more - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme is here to fill the void. Presented by Book People favourite Tom Kerridge, it aims to show you how to master all the secrets of show-stopping patisserie and this accompanying book can help you hone your baking skills even further.

    This book breaks down patisserie skills to their simplest elements so that you will soon become familiar with the ingredients, equipment and chemistry behind the creations you both see on the show and in the best restaurants. From croissants to slices and petit gateaux, the recipes are accompanied by mouth-watering photographs and expert advice on how to achieve a truly professional finish.

    Learn from the best, master these skills and you'll soon be treating everyone you know to sweet treats and more!
  • JBMP
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    Fully updated and presented in a new paperback format, James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters is a lavish film-by-film guide that boasts the most impressive visual collection of James Bond movie posters to date.

    Including Skyfall and the very latest Bond film, Spectre, the book features a host of rare and sought-after posters as well as spectacular, unused concept artwork, unique teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have screened.

    A celebration of cinema's most famous spy, this book will make the perfect gift for any 007 fan that you know.
  • SCMD
    Alison Maloney
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    You can dust off your sequins and dance with delight - we have the Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2016 available at an unbelievable Book People price!

    The official companion to this year's series of the long-running BBC show, it offers a unique glimpse into Craig's dressing room as he discusses his Strictly Saturday and lets you know how you can eat like a dancer.

    There are also exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories that will dazzle any Strictly fan. A great Christmas gift!
  • DRTC
    Stephen McGann
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    One of the BBC's most popular shows, this informative book provides Call the Midwife fans with a nostalgic diary and social history narrative of what life was like for the real-life Doctor Turner.

    Cases portrayed in the series are discussed by Stephen McGann (the actor that plays him) and there are plenty of facts to pore over about our healthcare service and the treatments that were available during the War. From childbirths to polio, meningitis and measles, all the conditions have been depicted on the drama in meticulous detail and this book reveals how local doctors dealt with the cases.

    Stephen has an MA in medical studies, which adds extra integrity to his notes and the beautiful hardback is presented in hardback. It features full-colour stills from the show and an introduction from its creator and award-winning writer, Heidi Thomas.
  • Ann Cleeves' Shetland - Hardback - 9781509809790 - Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves
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    Ann Cleeves' bestselling series starring Detective Jimmy Perez has been a favourite with crime fans for years and the BBC adaptation of Shetland has brought her many more fans. This companion to the novels shows the readers exactly what this incredible location can offer.

    An archipelago of more than 100 islands, Shetland is one of the most remote places in the United Kingdom and its 1,500 miles of shore means that wherever you stand, you'll have a view of the sea. Traditions are valued and celebrated on the islands, but new technologies and ways of working are also embraced.

    Gloriously illustrated, this companion finds Ann Cleeves learning about the islands' past, people, the festivals that take place upon them and discovering how flora and fauna changes throughout the seasons. It's a lavish book that vividly captures Shetland in all its bleak and special beauty.
  • FAVD 12 years +
    12 years +
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    One of the most-anticipated films in recent memory, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken all kinds of records. If you're a Star Wars fanatic and want to know more about new characters including Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren, then this Visual Dictionary is for you.

    The big, fact-filled book also casts an eye over the old favourites who are returning from the original trilogy including Harrison Ford's Han Solo, Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and everyone's favourite droids (before BB-8 span along, at least), R2-D2 and C-3PO. It also provides extensive information on the other aliens and creatures who make up the cast of Episode VII.

    With beautiful photography and clear and insightful text written by Lucasfilm insider Pablo Hidalgo, this encyclopedia explains all the details of the costumes, weapons and accessories you will see on the big screen.
  • GOGG
    Gogglebox
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    You've watched them discussing the week's TV on the hit show Gogglebox, now read about what the Goggleboxers have to say about their favourite shows in this brilliant official companion.

    Not only do the likes of Leon and June, Sandra and Sandy and the Moffatts look back at the biggest moments in TV during 2015, but for the first time they also reveal their favourite telly moments of all time - ranging from the moon landings to the wedding of Charles and Diana.

    From Antiques Roadshow to Z-Cars, this is an irresistible A-Z guide to the world of Gogglebox and television. Alongside the Goggleboxers' wit and wisdom, you can also devour TV facts, take advantage of their food and drink tips and play #goggleboxbingo.
  • FAIC 12 years +
    12 years +
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    From the X-wing starfighters to the Millennium Falcon, the Star Wars films have been synonymous with their incredible space vehicles - and The Force Awakens is no exception.

    Showcasing the vehicles from The Force Awakens in unparalleled detail, the cross-section images examine the vehicles' weapons, engines and technology, while the accompanying text explains the history and key features of each one.

    This is a great gift for those who are obsessed with space and Star Wars and dream of flying at light speed.
  • QIFC
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    Did you know that bees can fly higher than Mount Everest? Or that penguins can't taste fish? How about the fact Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking?

    All these facts and 1,231 more are featured in the latest QI tie-in book, 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless. Compiled by John Lloyd (of Liff and Afterliff fame) and John Mitchinson, the brains behind the BBC's ever-popular programme, this is a great gift for anyone who loves the kind of facts and trivia that Stephen Fry and the team discuss every week.
  • WKTH
    Levison Wood
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    An explorer and writer that has led expeditions on five continents, this inspirational book follows Levison Wood as he attempts to walk the entire length of the Himalayas.

    Tying in with a hit Channel 4 show, this is a powerful and enigmatic tale of survival and endurance. Levison reveals how he managed to form strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds as he embarked on his quest.

    By travelling on foot and following the same footpaths as the locals, Levison uncovers hidden stories that reveal the history of the Himalayas and stretch back over two millennia of exploration.
  • MVSC
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    From the stars of the silent era through to today's Hollywood headliners, Movie Star Chronicles is the definitive guide to 330 of our finest actors and actresses - from Christopher Lee to Jennifer Lawrence and James Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Presented in beautiful hardback, this is a must for any movie buff's bookshelf and provides overviews and opinions on all the actors listed. With a colourful infographic for each star showing the key films in each career, the book also has plenty of stills and photographs to pore over.

    Written by esteemed critic Ian Haydn Smith as an encyclopedia for the 21st century, the book also looks a the different genres of films and their role in the development of key character types in the cinematic cannon.
  • SWLS
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    Collecting together the very best one-liners from two previous Mock The Week books, this is the funniest and rudest book you'll read for a long time!

    Featuring categories that will have you in stitches, from Unsuccessful Personal Ads, Greetings Cards That Wouldn't Sell, and Unlikely Medicinal Labels, to Unlikely Crossword Clues and Lines You'd Never See In A James Bond Book, you know you can count on the witty geniuses behind Mock The Week to provide you with plenty of answers to make you laugh out loud.

    Filled with enough jokes and gags to fill an entire new series, Mock The Week: 1001 Scenes We'd Like To See will have you crying in hysterics and cringing awkwardly, from one turn of a page to the next.
  • WILT
    Peter Holmes
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    'The cheque's in the post.' 'I'm still at the office.' 'That looks great on you.'

    Based on the hit TV show Would I Lie to You?, this hilarious collection of the most common lies celebrates the fine art of the everyday fib.

    With contributions from WILTY? regulars Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell, this is a laugh-out-loud book for anyone who has ever told a porky.