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We’ll have a book for you, whatever your hobbies and interests - from amazing arts and crafts books to a diverse range of quiz and puzzle books. We also have incredible books devoted to sports, photography and transport, meaning you'll always find what you're looking for, whoever you're buying for.

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We’ll have a book for you, whatever your hobbies and interests - from amazing arts and crafts books to a diverse range of quiz and puzzle books. We also have incredible books devoted to sports, photography and transport, meaning you'll always find what you're looking for, whoever you're buying for.

  • The Vision Book of Football Records 2020

    Clive Batty

    Product Code: VBFB
    Hardback
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    Achieve reading goals galore with this book fit for champions!

    Footy fans will get a kick out of the facts, stats and trivia on offer in the 11th edition of the annual bestselling Vision Book of Football Records.

    Fully up to date so that it includes all the action from the incredible title race between Manchester City and Liverpool and the all-English Champions League final, this book includes an entry on every English league team, all the Scottish SPL clubs and major European and world clubs.

    It also has a focus on the stranger side of the Beautiful Game with profiles of mascots and tales of bizarre bookings and record-breaking goals!
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  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2019

    Lawrence Booth

    Product Code: WSDC
    Hardback
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    With its iconic yellow jacket, the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864 and the 156th edition of the sporting miscellany might just be the best yet.

    A huge favourite with The Book People customers and cricket fans all over the world, this almanack contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation. It offers reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs - including the eagerly awaited Editor's Notes and examples of the best sports writing of the year.

    This hardback is a must-have for every cricket fan, especially those who fell in love with the sport during the summer's World Cup.
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  • The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Tour of Britain

    Ordnance Survey

    Product Code: OSTB
    Paperback
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book is back - and now it's bigger and better than ever before!

    Track down hidden treasures, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you navigate your way through 200 puzzles based on the Ordnance Survey maps that capture Britain.

    From the first ever OS map made in 1801 through to the present day, this interactive book contains full-colour maps for you to pore over and each one is accompanied by questions for you to answer on your way to becoming a magnificent map master.

    Answering these questions will help you learn the difference between trig points and national trails and - most importantly - fathom exactly how far footpaths are from the pub!
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  • Hurrah for Gin: Reluctant Adult

    Katie Kirby

    Product Code: HGRA
    Hardback
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    Hurrah for... adulthood?

    Katie Kirby, the creator of the hilarious Hurrah for Gin blog, tackles the overwhelming nature of adulthood with wit, charm and the occasional rude word in this laugh-out-loud book.

    From being kept awake by worries at 3am to paying a membership fee for a gym you never go to and the unparalleled joy of plans being cancelled so that you can spend an evening at home eating Coco Pops in your pyjamas, these witty cartoons are honest, relatable and prove you're not alone when trying to adapt to this concept called adulthood.
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  • Official Fortnite: The Chronicle 2020

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    Product Code: FTCH
    Hardback
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    Relive your favourite memories of Fortnite.
    From the Cube to the Ice King and meteor showers to pirates, this yearbook revisits some of Battle Royale's most momentous moments, taking in all the changes to the island.

    A must for any Fortnite fan, it features all of the most exciting in-game and real-world highlights from the sandbox game's first nine seasons.
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  • The Official Liverpool FC Annual 2020

    Grange Communications Ltd

    Product Code: OLIA
    Hardback
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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Reds fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Liverpool Annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold and also includes an overview of their Champions League-winning season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at Anfield.
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  • Giles: The Collection 2020

    Product Code: GLCT
    Hardback
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    Cartoons packed with dry wit and British eccentricity!

    A favourite with our customers for many years, Giles is an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on many different occasions.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback (exclusive to The Book People) are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. Each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview of the characters and the social issues Giles was providing wry observations on.
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  • Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife

    @Trouteyes with Moose Allain

    Product Code: LNAB
    Hardback
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    'When I get that feeling I need saxophone cleaning'...

    Twitter hero @Trouteyes and artist and cartoonist Moose Allain join forces to celebrate some of the most hilarious misheard lyrics and outrageous earworms.

    From Liam Gallagher proudly declaring 'I was looking for some action and all I round were cygnets and a waterfall' to Ian Dury talking about how 'specs and rugs and sausage rolls are all my mind and body needs', you'll be humming the tunes and laughing out loud at the surreal, absurd and occasionally embarrassing linguistic gaffes.
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    Millie Marotta's Wildlife Wonders

    Millie Marotta

    Product Code: MMWW
    Paperback
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    Bestselling adult colouring book illustrator Millie Marotta brings together her favourite scenes from her previous books in this stunning compendium.

    Containing 120 illustrations inspired by the animal kingdom, a tropical wonderland and the wild Savannah, this is a book that is sure to ease you into a wonderful state of mindfulness.

    Other scenes include captivating creatures, beautiful birds and treetop treasures.
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  • A-Z Puzzle Book

    Gareth Moore

    Product Code: AZPB
    Paperback
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    The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book was a favourite with customers of the Book People and now Gareth Moore returns with the A-Z Puzzle Book based around maps of Britain's streets.

    This book contains 50 maps with a puzzle for each and features iconic locations including Stonehenge, Warwick Castle and the Tower of London.

    The brilliant brain-teasers are based around history, sport, entertainment, transport and nature and there are word games, riddles, codes, anagrams, mathematical conundrums and trivia questions to crack...
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  • The Official Tottenham Hotspur FC Annual 2020

    Grange Communications Ltd

    Product Code: OTHA
    Hardback
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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Spurs fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Tottenham Hotspur Annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli and also includes an overview of last season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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  • A Guinea Pig Nutcracker

    Product Code: GPNC
    Hardback
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    An unsqueakably cute take on Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker!

    This retelling of the festive classic contains photographs of guinea pigs dressed as the famous characters from the world-famous ballet including Clara, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

    It's a gorgeous gift book for any fan of the beautiful ballet or the adorable rodents.
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  • The Official Manchester United FC Annual 2020

    Grange Communications Ltd

    Product Code: OMUA
    Hardback
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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Red Devils fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Manchester United Annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Marcus Rashford, David De Gea and Jesse Lingard and also includes an overview of last season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at Old Trafford.
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  • Very British Problems: The Most Awkward One Yet

    Rob Temple

    Product Code: VBPA
    Hardback
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    We queue, we talk about the weather and we apologise to inanimate objects... How much more awkward could the British be?

    In Very British Problems, Rob Temple looks at our proud nation's habits, idiosyncrasies and obsession with tea to reveal how we are more embarrassing than ever before.

    He offers insights on pub lunches, motorway service stations and the B word (Brexit, of course) that will have you laughing out loud.
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    Help Me

    Marianne Power

    Product Code: HLPM
    Hardback
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    Praised by Fearne Cotton and Jessie Burton, Marianne Power's Help Me is the humorous and moving story of the journalist's quest to live according to the rules she found in her self-help books.

    Marianne decided to test one book a month for a year to see if following the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and embracing the Power of Now really did have a significant and positive impact on her mental health. What began as a clever and fun experiment soon evolves into something much more poignant...

    This is a deeply personal, witty and moving book about one woman's journey of redemption - and it's one that can also inspire you to find happiness.

    For fans of authors like Matt Haig, Bryony Gordon, Danny Wallace
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  • The Autobiography

    Sir Alastair Cook

    Product Code: ALCM
    Hardback
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    England's greatest batsman shares his story...

    Alastair Cook achieved 12,462 runs, 161 Test matches, 33 hundreds and 4 Ashes series wins during his cricket careers, so why did he suddenly quit the sport at the age of just 33?

    In this jaw-dropping and candid memoir, Alastair talks about the anxieties, tension and emotions that lurk behind cricket's genteel exterior and recalls the highs, lows, triumphs and fallouts he experienced. He recalls his famous disagreement with Kevin Pietersen and reveals the reasons he left international cricket.

    He also reveals what it takes to not only be one of England's greatest sportsmen but also the price a professional athlete has to pay to stay at the top of their game.
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  • The Times 50 Greatest Football Matches

    Richard Whitehead

    Product Code: FGFM
    Hardback
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    The striking history of the Beautiful Game.

    Featuring sports reports from the archives of The Times, this book celebrates the greatest matches in the history of football - from the earliest FA Cup finals played between former public schoolboys in the 19th century to Manchester United and Liverpool's Champions League triumphs and Leicester City's extraordinary Premier League win in 2016.

    This book also covers international football with a focus on England's 1966 World Cup victory and the Hand of God match v Argentina in 1986.
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  • Last Christmas

    Greg Wise & Emma Thompson

    Product Code: LSTX
    Hardback
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    Give this book to someone special...

    Coinciding with the release of the Last Christmas (yes, it is inspired by the Wham! song of the same name) film starring Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this gift book celebrates everything about the most wonderful time of the year.

    Curated by Emma and her husband Greg Wise, it finds celebrities including Meryl Streep, Bill Bailey and Olivia Colman sharing personal essays about what Christmas really means to them while celebrating the importance of year-round kindness and generosity, acceptance and tolerance.
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  • The Official Arsenal Annual 2020

    Product Code: OARA
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    Get your football annual for a back-of-the-net price from The Book People!

    Gunners fans will love reading all about their favourite football team in the Official Arsenal annual 2020. It's packed with profiles of favourite players including Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno and also includes an overview of last season.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and there are also colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games to play in this boot-iful book dedicated to the team who ply their trade at the Emirates Stadium.
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  • Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy

    David Mitchell

    Product Code: DSBP
    Hardback
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    'Mitchell combines breathtaking general knowledge with withering wit.' - The Guardian.

    Ever since his 2014 book Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse, David Mitchell has come to terms with his feelings that things have actually got worse - from political shambles to familiar names on the high street disappearing.

    This book is the Peep Show star and award-winning comedian's attempt at cheering you up as he tries to find light in the constant darkness. It contains witty essays on politics, exercise, rude street names and the the commercialisation of Christmas...
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  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books

    Product Code: TTMG
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    Two books packed with puzzles taken from the Mind Games section of The Times. One book will test your powers of logic and mental agility while the other will test your word power.

    Each book contains 500 assorted puzzles with the number and logic challenges ranging from mental maths to arithmetical logic puzzles (KenKen) and Suko (espresso sudoku), while the word conundrums include concise and cryptic crossword-style quintagrams, word quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
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    Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge

    Product Code: WLBK
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    Whitaker's Little Book of Knowledge is bursting with general knowledge trivia that will make you gasp and fill your brain with endlessly interesting information!

    From things you learned at school to mini biographies of famous artists and writers and concise overviews of films and literature as well as a healthy dose of nostalgia, all of the facts in this book have been drawn from Whitaker's Almanack archive (which dates back to 1868).

    Providing a unique insight into the world from the 19th century through to the present day, this book will help you win pub quizzes with its humorous entries on sports, key rules, biographies and it even contains a stand-alone sports chapter.
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  • National Trust: A Treasury of British Folklore

    Dee Dee Chainey

    Product Code: TOBF
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    Explore British folklore...

    Did you know that people in Scotland believed they could ward off fairies by hanging trousers from the foot of the bed? Or that Gloucestershire residents thought they could cure warts by cutting notches in the bark of an ash tree?

    This beautifully illustrated book finds Dee Dee Chainey telling tales of mountains, rivers, pixies, fairies, witches and alchemy and examining how these tales of folklore have shaped British culture. She even shares the places that keep folklore alive today.
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  • Behind The Lens

    David Suchet

    Product Code: BLDS
    Hardback
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    Now you can investigate the man behind Poirot with David Suchet's photographic memoir.

    A stalwart of stage and screen, David has wowed thousands of fans with his committed performances and is rarely seen without his camera. In Behind the Lens, he shares evocative photographs from his personal archives that capture the finest moments from his glittering 50-year career alongside musings on his life experiences.

    He talks about growing up in his beloved London and reveals how his Jewish roots have influenced his career. He also discusses the joys and perils of fame, his love of photography and music and reflects on the changing nature of the acting industry.
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