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Take a look at our range of fitness and diet and health and well-being books if you want to live a healthier lifestyle, or you could check out the selection of self-sufficiency titles we have to help you to lead a better life!

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Health, Lifestyle & Well-being Books

  • 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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  • I Quit Sugar: Simplicious

    Sarah Wilson

    Product Code: IQSS
    Hardback
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    Following up on her bestselling book I Quit Sugar, health expert Sarah Wilson returns with 306 sugar-free recipes in Simplicious.

    Showing you how to shop, cook and eat without using sugar and other processed foods, the book also covers how you can buy these kind of ingredients in bulk and freeze and preserve them - and create tasty food using the leftovers.

    From guilt-free sweet treats to one-pot wonders and nutrient-filled delights, this book will help you embrace the health-giving benefits of tasty sugar-free food.
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  • Four-Legged Therapy

    Department Store for the Mind

    Product Code: FLGT
    Hardback
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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
    Hardback
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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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  • A Life Less Throwaway

    Tara Button

    Product Code: LLTH
    Paperback
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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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  • Not Fade Away

    Celia Dodd

    Product Code: NTFA
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    Learn how to be yourself and take control of your future after retiring by following the advice on offer in Not Fade Away.

    Retirement offers new possibilities for personal growth through learning, retraining, travelling and friendship, but many people struggle with the adjustment to a different pace (and way!) of life.

    This book brings together insights from recent retirees who reveal the lessons they've learned and how they've found fulfilment in a variety of ways since cutting down on work.
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  • Diet for the Mind

    Martha Clare Morris

    Product Code: DFTM
    Paperback
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    The MIND diet is packed with food that is good for you and this book is packed full of recipes that could cut your risk of dementia and cognitive decline by as much as 53%.

    This book reveals the groundbreaking nutritional science behind the MIND diet and the recipes make use of whole grains, leafy greens, lean proteins, beans and veg.

    This book also has vital information about vitamins, dietary fats, alcohol and caffeine and will help you on the way to weight loss and vitality.
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  • Triathlon

    Dominic Bliss

    Product Code: THLO
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    Get fit for 2018 with this guide to tackling your first triathlon. It covers all three elements - swimming, cycling and running - of the sport and explains why this event captures the imagination of so many people.

    Beginning with the basics, author Dominic Bliss looks over the history of the sport and discusses what it takes to compete in a race. He then talks about training, offering plans that will help you improve your time and advice on diets, swimming techniques and staying aerodynamic on a bike.

    After this, he looks at the equipment you'll need and then talks about the day of the race - all the way from pre-race nutrition to post-race warm-down and recovery.
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  • Look What You Made Me Do

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Product Code: LWYM
    Hardback
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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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  • The G Plan Diet

    Amanda Hamilton (Author)

    Product Code: GPLN
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    The G Plan Diet is a cookbook packed with over 75 recipes that are good for your gut. Backed by the latest research, the healthy bacteria in these treats will help you lose weight for good.

    As featured on ITV's Save Money: Good Health, it begins with a digestive 'rest' and introduces you to the 10 best gut-healthy foods and then a 21-day plan that will help you avoid bloating, discomfort and find more energy, a better outlook and clearer skin.

    Among the recipes featured are apple and cinnamon pancakes, rocket, walnut and beetroot salad with gorgonzola and garlic prawns with quinoa salad.
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  • Retirement: A Beginner's Guide

    Product Code: RABG
    Paperback
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    From the experts at DK, this unique and inspirational guide will show you how you can make the most of your retirement.

    One of life's great milestones, retirement is a time of adjustment filled with fresh choices and new starts, but also uncertainty and worry. Grounded in psychological research, the beautifully designed book provides a retirement road map to help you manage all the changes in ways that are right for you.

    Whatever your age or circumstances, the book will answer all of your queries and questions about retirement and show how you can make it work for you.
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  • What Every Parent Needs to Know

    Toby Young

    Product Code: WEPN
    Hardback
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    Written by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age.

    Fully up to date so that it fits in with (and explains!) the New Curriculum, the practical guide will show how you can tell what your child is learning, and if they are behaving themselves or not...

    Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they'll be taught and why. It also provides information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

    With its games and exercises, the handy guide has been designed to help you prepare, encourage and nurture children every step of the way as they work their way through each term. You'll give this book an A*!
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  • Fresh Faced Beauty

    Alex Brennan

    Product Code: FFBY
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    Model Alex Brennan shows you how to make your own bath, body and haircare products and achieve a healthy glow in this essential beauty book.

    When Alex realised that conventional, chemical-laden hair treatments were contributing to her sudden hair loss, she decided to do something about it and started cooking up natural recipes for shampoo and conditioner in her kitchen. She started using these products and her hair soon grew back.

    The book is divided into three main sections: Bath & Body, Hands, and Haircare and all of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or health-food store. With easy-to-follow tips, you'll soon be making your own soaps, body washes, hand lotions, natural deodorants, hair-washing and styling products. There are also suggestions for dental care, foot scrubs, bubble baths and advice to help you make younger and more mature skin.
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  • The Little Book of Chanel

    Emma Baxter-Wright

    Product Code: AWOFE
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    This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, the classics that have made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire of the brand under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
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  • Pilates

    Charmaine Yabsley

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    Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. It was created in the early 1900s and incorporates elements of yoga, martial arts and Western forms of exercise. Initially adopted by professional dancers in the US as an effective form of recovery after injury, pilates has steadily grown in popularity around the world, and includes celebrity fans such as Madonna and Jennifer Aniston. This accessible new book focuses on a series of exercises, body motions and self-disciplines that offer the benefits of pilates to everyone. Featuring specially commissioned practical photography, step-by-step instruction, and an introduction to the entire scope of the system of pilates.
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  • Keeping Chickens

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BLJWA
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    In the last few years, poultry-keeping has enjoyed massive growth, with heavy TV coverage featuring chefs such as Jamie Oliver. It is another symptom of our weariness of mass-produced, tasteless supermarket food - the appeal of being able to nip into the back garden to get fresh eggs for breakfast, knowing that the hens have been well kept, fed and loved. This highly practical book is aimed at beginners to the hobby and will explain everything you need to know to get started keeping chickens, from how to choose, house, feed and handle them to how many eggs they will lay, their affect on the local ecosystem and protection from foxes.
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  • This Book Will Send You to Sleep

    Hugh Barker

    Product Code: TBWS
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    This book has no claims to be fun or more interesting... In fact, it's so boring it will send you to sleep. There's absolutely nothing that will stimulate the senses.

    It will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge: from the intricate details of the Belgian political crisis from 2007-2011 to an overview of railway gauges, there's so much for you to absorb while you drift into the land of nod...
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  • Fresh Clean Home

    Wendy Graham

    Product Code: BLZEM
    Hardback
    Recipes for natural cleaning products from green living blogger Wendy Graham. Learn how to make your home smell as fresh as a daisy with these eco-friendly, money-saving, germ-busting recipes. Using a base of essential oils and natural ingredients, these cleaning products are easy to make, are kinder to your skin and to the environment, while being as effective as any shop-bought solution. The recipes use simple, inexpensive ingredients that are widely available such as bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, salt and citrus fruit, and will leave your home sparkling clean. You can even customise the fragrances to make your home smell crisp, time and time again. Fresh Clean Home guides the reader from the kitchen to laundry and the bathroom, and also includes a section of recipes for specific household cleaning products, such as window and mirror cleaner, carpet and upholstery spot cleaner and sticky stuff remover. Clean every nook and cranny, with surface cleaners and bathroom shiners, laundry powder and fabric conditioner, kettle descaler and more, for a beautiful, fresh clean home.
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  • How Not to Die

    Michael Greger

    Product Code: AQXWT
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    Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with? How Not To Die gives effective, scientifically-proven nutritional advice to prevent our biggest killers - heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes - and reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide. Based on the very latest scientific research, How Not To Die examines each of the most common diseases, chapter by chapter, to reveal what, how and why different foods affect us and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. With emphasis on individual family health history and acknowledging that everyone needs something different, Dr Michael Greger offers practical dietary advice to help you make valuable decisions about your diet in order to live a longer, healthier lives.
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  • Create and Maintain Your Own Smallholding

    Liz Wright

    Product Code: BMOGV
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    Learn how to set up your own smallholding, grow your own fruit and vegetables, rear chickens, pigs, lambs and other livestock, and manage their pasture, to help you create a sustainable, organic lifestyle. This excellent new guide brings the heart of the land to your table, with advice on where to buy, how to maintain and how to support other local producers. Packed with tips and hints on how to prepare for the whole year, especially in winter. With case studies and examples throughout. Companion title to Keeping Chickens and Keeping Bees.
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  • Pinch of Nom

    Kay Featherstone

    Product Code: BWUYM
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    From the UK's most popular food blog Pinch of Nom, this go-to home cookbook is packed with flavourful, slimming recipes that tick all the boxes!

    Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, the founders of Pinch of Nom, have helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight using their delicious home-style recipes. And now they're sharing 100 recipes that have been tried and tested by their loyal community.

    Each recipe is labelled with handy icons to help you choose which ones suit you best - whether it's Cumberland pie for the whole family, a quick chicken balti or something veggie while watching the calories.

    This book includes information on the essential kit you'll need to cook the meals and tasty ideas for breakfasts, fakeaways, quick meals, stews, soups, bakes, roasts, snacks, sides and sweet treats.
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  • Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

    Susan J. Jeffers

    Product Code: AWWOS
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    Is there something holding you back from becoming the person you want to be? Fear is all around us, from having a tricky talk with your boss to facing up to a problem at home. Everyone has worries and fears that can stop them progressing and reaching for the things that they really want in life. The simple, life-changing exercises in Feel the Fear & do it anyway will teach you how to turn anger into love and uncertainty into action.
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  • Notes on Nationalism

    George Orwell

    Product Code: BMGUM
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    'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs'Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.
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  • Coco Chanel

    Megan Hess

    Product Code: APHCZ
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    Fashion is ever-changing, influenced by the key designers that capture a moment in history; and Coco Chanel is arguably the most significant influence on women s fashion in the twentieth century. "Coco s World" is a compilation of Megan Hess stunning illustrations of the 100 most quintessential moments through Chanel s history, from Coco s incredible life, to the impact of Karl Lagerfeld on the company and the incredible items that have become iconic of the brand the little black dress, the luxurious bags and accessories, glamorous jewellery and of course the renowned Chanel No 5 perfume. Interspersed with historical anecdotes and famous quotes from Coco herself, Karl Lagerfeld and other key fashion icons of the era, this book is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped Coco and the iconic Chanel brand and how fashion, in turn, shaped their lives."
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