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  • Sod Sixty! - Hardback - 9781472925985 - Muir Gray
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    Your 60s are often seen as the 'turning point' decade. They can be used to take stock and make simple lifestyle and attitude changes that can have a hugely positive impact later on.

    Sod Sixty! is a fun and friendly guide to help you navigate your way through this important decade. It has a very personal approach and will show you how to get fitter, eat healthier and juggle looking after yourself with the responsibilities of family, friends and work.

    It is packed with achievable, practical and realistic strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.
  • Rules For My Daughter - Hardback - 9781786490117
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    Accompanying Rules for My Son, this book looks at how you can spread fatherly advice in an attempt to ensure your daughter grows into a confident young woman.

    Harking back to an era when father knew best and was never questioned, the humorous advice, tips and quotes cover everything from internet dating ('never trust a profile pic') to family life and inspirations.

    Very witty, this book celebrates the bond between father and daughter and is presented in hardback, making it a great gift for fathers, fathers-to-be and anyone else who loves families.
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    This new updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition of The Biology of Belief will forever change how you think about your own thinking. Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain's functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Bruce H. Lipton PhD, a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, illustrations, humour and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. It has been 10 years since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton's seminal book on the relationship between mind and body that changed the way we think about our lives, our health and our planet. During that time, research in this field has grown exponentially - Lipton's ground-breaking experiments have now been endorsed by more than a decade of rigorous scientific study. In this greatly expanded edition, Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, explores his own experiments and those of other leading-edge scientists that have unravelled in ever greater detail how truly connected the mind, body and spirit are. It is now widely recognized that genes and DNA do not control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics puts the power to create a healthy, joyous life back in our own hands. When we transform our conscious and subconscious thoughts, we transform our lives, and in the process help humanity evolve to a new level of understanding and peace.
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    "This is a book of miracles. Fascinating...An absorbing compendium of unlikely recoveries from physical and mental ailments offers evidence that the brain can heal...brings Oliver Sacks to mind." (Lisa Appignanesi, Observer). The Brain's Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered. Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed. He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60 per cent. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain's performance.
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    Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Cole and Linda Porter, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos - all are summer guests of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Visionary, misunderstood, and from vastly different backgrounds, the Murphys met and married young, and set forth to create a beautiful world. They alight on Villa America: their coastal oasis of artistic genius, debauched parties, impeccable style and flamboyant imagination. But before long, a stranger enters into their relationship, and their marriage must accommodate an intensity that neither had forseen. When tragedy strikes, their friends reach out to them, but the golden bowl is shattered, and neither Gerald nor Sara will ever be the same. Ravishing, heart-breaking, and written with enviable poise, Villa America delivers on all the promise of Liza Klaussmann's bestselling debut, Tigers in Red Weather. It is an overwhelming, unforgettable novel.
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    HBO's hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A GAME OF THRONES is the first volume in the series. Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plot, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the Game of Thrones. Winter is coming...
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    The BFG is one of Roald Dahl's most popular characters - especially after the success of the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation - and these two paint-in mugs are just waiting for a child's magical touch.

    With Quentin Blake's black-and-white illustrations featured on both mugs, and paints and a paintbrush also included, this is a gorgeous gift for creative kids who love to have gigantic fun!

    Ages 5 plus. Not suitable for children under 36 months.
    Box size: 160 x 215mm, Mug size:100 x 140mm
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    HBO's hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin's internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

    George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years.

    Three great storylines weave through the books, charting the civil war for control of the Seven Kingdoms; the defence of the towering Wall of ice in the uttermost north against the unearthly threat of the Others; and across the Narrow Sea the rise to power of Daenerys Targaryen and the last live dragons in the world.

  • The Football Manager Guide to Football Management - Hardback - 9781780893532 - Iain Macintosh
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    We've all been there... It's getting into the early hours and you've got work in the morning - but you're determined to guide your Altrincham team through to the second round of the FA Cup, no matter what it takes. All you need to do is negotiate a tricky away tie at Macclesfield. Do you ask your star striker to play through the pain barrier or throw in a raw, untried kid from the academy? Welcome to the all-encompassing world of Football Manager.

    One of the most addictive computer games around, Football Manager has been giving fans all over the world the chance to pit their wits against the likes of Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho (and the managers who ply their trade in lower leagues) from the comfort of their armchairs for over 20 years now. This is the book you need if you've found days drifting away as you've been absorbed in the game's all-too-real world.

    From the moment you choose your team and set up your tactics, you're in control of the club's fortunes and this book looks at how you can use real-life examples and advice to implement a winning formula. Journalist and FM obsessive Iain Macintosh asks big-name managers including Roberto Martinez and Harry Redknapp about everything from scouring lower leagues for the next star to improving morale.

    With some colourful language from those who know the game inside out, this guide also has tips and advice on setting up scouting systems, balancing coaching routines with fitness work, and figuring out the perfect winning formula. As it says in its title, this really is the Football Manager bible.
  • Academy Street - Hardback - 9781782114185 - Mary Costello
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    Written by one of Ireland's most exciting new voices, Mary Costello, Academy Street tells the life story of shy and introverted Tess in this profoundly moving debut.

    After growing up in rural Ireland in the 1940s, Tess ends up making her home amid the dazzle and tumult of 1960s New York. Over four decades and a life lived with quiet intensity on Academy Street in upper Manhattan, her story is both joyous and heartbreaking and charts one women's quest for belonging as she encounters ferocious love and calamitous loss.

    Beautifully written and profoundly moving, this novel comes from an author we're certain to hear much more of in the future.

    Academy Street by Mary Costello has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Other shortlisted titles include:
    A Song for Issy Bradley, by Carys Bray - CAFRB
    Chop Chop, by Simon Wroe - CAFRC
    Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey - CAFRD
  • Rules for My Son - Hardback - 9781786490087
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    If you have a newborn who you are desperate to see grow into a 'Good Man' - industrious, thoughtful, charming and well-dressed - this collection of traditional, funny and important advice will prove invaluable.

    Among the rules are that men should never, ever wear sandals, the fact that letters can come in very handy and there are even some handy hangover cures (who knew a dip in the ocean would be so good for you?).

    Based on a hit blog and presented in hardback, this is a great gift for dads, dads-to-be and even sons. It evokes back to simpler times when Father knew best and no one questioned his rules...
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    Millie Marotta's previous adult colouring book, Animal Kingdom, is a huge favourite with Book People customers so we're delighted to have her latest incredible book available at an unbelievable price.

    Wild Savannah is inspired by the swaying grasslands of Africa, Asia and Australia. You'll find mindfulness as you colour in pictures of crocodiles, kangaroos, ostriches, gazelles and so much more.

    Incredibly appealing, this book has so many designs that you will love adding your personal touch to...
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    Why does holding a hot drink make us like people more? How can a soldier under fire not even notice he's been shot? What makes sex so much fun? Touch is the most important sense we have. Without it, we cannot entirely feel pleasure or pain - we are less than human. In fact, as David Linden demonstrates in the astonishing stories gathered here, touch is central to who we are - from choosing our partners to comforting us on our deathbeds. Exploring the many surprising facts and myths about our sense of touch, Linden reveals how it defines us - and how, by understanding it, we can better know ourselves.
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    LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 When lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost eighteenth-century masterpiece called 'The Improbability of Love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
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    Grasp biochemistry basics, apply the science, and ace your exams Are you baffled by biochemistry? If so here's the good news you don't have to stay that way! Biochemistry For Dummies shows you how to get a handle on biochemistry, apply the science, raise your grades, and prepare yourself to ace any standardized test. This friendly, unintimidating guide presents an overview of the material covered in a typical college-level biochemistry course and makes the subject easy to understand and accessible to everyone. From cell ultrastructure and carbohydrates to amino acids, proteins, and supramolecular structure, you'll identify biochemical structures and reactions, and send your grades soaring. * Newest biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and scientific discoveries* Updated examples and explanations* Incorporates the most current teaching techniques From water biochemistry to protein synthesis, Biochemistry For Dummies gives you the vital information, clear explanations, and important insights you need to increase your understanding and improve your performance on any biochemistry test.
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    Meet the woman who survived Henry VIII in Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit.

    Katherine Parr is 31 years old and already twice widowed. She's in love with a man she can't have, and she's about to wed a man no-one would want - for her husband-to-be is none other than Henry VIII, who has already beheaded two wives, cast aside two more, and watched one die in childbirth. What will become of her once she's wearing his ring and become Queen of England? They say that the sharpest blades are sheathed in the softest pouches. Only time will tell what she is really made of...

    For fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit, is a riveting account of the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. Rich in atmosphere and period detail, and told through the eyes of Katherine and her young maid Dot, it tells the story of two very different women during a terrifying and turbulent time.

    Elizabeth Fremantle's Queen's Gambit has been chosen as a World Book Night book for 2015.
  • Everything I Need to Know for School: Lower Key Stage 2 Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9780241279960
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    Especially tailored towards students studying at the lower end of Key Stage 2, this 30-book collection covers a huge range of subjects and will provide help both at home and in the classroom.

    Linked to the National Curriculum, the collection comes in a sturdy slipcase and includes workbooks on the core subjects of maths, English and science as well as other important subjects including geography and computer coding. There is also an illustrated dictionary to further aid learning.

    Colour coded for ease of use, the books are full of accessible information and break down the tricky subjects into easier, bite-sized snippets of information. This is a must for any child who wants to succeed at school.
  • A Song for Issy Bradley - Hardback - 9780091954376 - Carys Bray
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    A Song for Issy Bradley by debut author Carys Bray is an absolutely beautiful book that effortlessly deals with all the big subjects: faith and belief, relationships and suffering, love and loss.

    The story of a Mormon family trying to work out how to carry on when their world has fallen apart, the book expertly weaves the conflict their religion brings to each member of the household - from the devout father to Jacob, the unforgettable seven-year-old son who plans to mend his broken family with a miracle.

    Thoroughly heartbreaking - so will undoubtedly make you sob - but ultimately uplifting, funny, compelling and enriching, Carys Bray's Song for Issy Bradley leaves readers with an unshakable sense of poignancy - for all the right reasons.

    A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Other shortlisted titles include:
    Academy Street, by Mary Costello - CAFRA
    Chop Chop, by Simon Wroe - CAFRC
    Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey - CAFRD
  • Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music - Hardback - 9780752265582 - Stephen Fry and Tim Lihoreau
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    National treasure and clever clogs Stephen Fry provides a riotous, rambling and rather potted history of classical music in this must-read book.

    Covering 700 years, Stephen throws in references to pretty much anything he wants as he tells how classical music came to soundtrack the nation. Along the way, he'll mention the Mongol invasion of Russia and Genghis Khan, the Black Death and the revolutionary atmosphere of Mozart's Don Giovanni.

    Beethoven, Bach, Debussy, Wagner, Mozart... all the key players are featured in this endlessly entertaining read about classical music and so much more.
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    All living things on Earth are composed of cells. A cell is the simplest unit of a self-contained living organism, and the vast majority of life on Earth consists of single-celled microbes, mostly bacteria. These consist of a simple 'prokaryotic' cell, with no nucleus. The bodies of more complex plants and animals consist of billions of 'eukaryotic' cells, of varying kinds, adapted to fill different roles - red blood cells, muscle cells, branched neurons. Each cell is an astonishingly complex chemical factory, the activities of which we have only begun to unravel in the past fifty years or so through modern techniques of microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular biology. In this Very Short Introduction, Terrence Allen and Graham Cowling describe the nature of cells - their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation from initially highly flexible stem cells, their signalling, and programmed death. Cells are the basic constituent of life, and understanding cells and how they work is central to all biology and medicine.
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    When a prostitute is found murdered in her bedsit, the Metropolitan police set to work finding the perpetrator of this brutal attack. DNA samples lead them straight to George Marlow, a man previously convicted of attempted rape. The police think they've found their man, but things are not quite what they seem ...Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison came through the ranks the hard way, opposed and resented at every step by her male colleagues. So when DCI Shefford falls ill, the opportunity for Tennison to get herself noticed finally arrives. But the boys are not happy and every one of her colleagues is willing her to trip up. Desperate to remove all doubt around her suspect, Tennison struggles to make the charges stick. And then a second body turns up. With the team against her, and a dangerous criminal still on the loose, DCI Jane Tennison must fight to prove herself, now or never.
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    'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics, and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you.
  • ARGJO
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    An irresistible French sensation - Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore meets Amelie - The Reader on the 6.27 explores the power of books through the lives of the people they save. It is sure to capture the hearts of book lovers everywhere. Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life ...Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it's this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author ...The Reader on the 6.27 is a tale bursting with larger-than-life characters, each of whom touches Guylain's life for the better. This captivating novel is a warm, funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most downtrodden of lives. 'The humanity of the characters ...the re-enchantment of everyday life, the power of words and literature, tenderness and humour . ..The Reader on the 6.27 is a must' L'Express 'A beautiful testimony to the universality of the love of books' Livres Hebdo
  • Chop Chop - Hardback - 9780241000007 - Simon Wroe
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    Struggling to keep on top of his rent, young graduate Monocle takes the only job he can find - the lowest-ranked chef at a gastropub in Camden Town, London.

    When Monocle starts cooking, he realises it's not quite the job he'd expected. He's working with a group of deranged hoodlums who all seem to be at the mercy of head chef Bob - an ingenious sadist with a kitchen knife!

    Full of perfectly observed black humour, Simon Wroe draws on personal experiences from his own career as a chef to bring the laugh-out-loud antics of a professional kitchen to the page in Chop Chop - while also telling the touching story of a young man trying to find his way in the world.

    Chop Chop by Simon Wroe has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2014. Other shortlisted titles include:
    Academy Street, by Mary Costello - CAFRA
    A Song for Issy Bradley, by Carys Bray - CAFRB
    Elizabeth is Missing, by Emma Healey - CAFRD