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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book

    HarperCollins

    Product Code: FBMA
    Paperback
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    Prepare to be transported back to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This film tie-in colouring book features some of the most iconic scenes from the latest film from the Wizarding World starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Jude Law.

    From Hogwarts to MACUSA and Paris, this interactive book offers a colouring adventure through the latest story and features characters, locations and beasts from the film including Newt Scamander, Tina and Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski.

    This book even includes a special poster that unfolds into a giant colouring page.
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  • Crossword Jigsaw

    Product Code: ED2164
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    Solve the crossword, make the jigsaw...

    The crossword in this set is full of general knowledge questions to test your mettle. Complete the challenge and then use it to put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together. It gets harder as you work your way down!

    The completed 550-piece jigsaw measures 61 x 46cm once complete.
    Format: paperback
  • Samurai Sudoku Jigsaw

    Product Code: ED2165
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    Solve the Sudoku, make the jigsaw...

    The sudoku puzzle in this set has a Samurai theme. Complete the number-led challenge and then use it to put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together. It gets harder as you work your way down!

    The sudoku puzzle consists of 13 overlapping 9 x 9 grids and the completed 550-piece jigsaw measures 61 x 46cm.
    Format: paperback
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  • Star Wars: Be More Leia

    Christian Blauvelt

    Product Code: LEIA
    Hardback
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    Find your rebel voice and fight the system with Princess Leia!

    This Star Wars book is packed with witty words, wise advice and unforgettable quotes from Leia Organa, Rey, Padme and many other awesome characters from a galaxy far, far away. They're sure to help build your confidence and bravery in so many ways.

    Alongside these thoughtful and funny reflections on independence, leadership, activism and assertiveness are photographs and stills from all corners of the Star Wars universe.
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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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  • Mr Greedy Eats Clean to Get Lean

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MGEC
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Greedy and his attempts to eat clean and get lean.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! Join Mr. Greedy and his health and fitness journey, as he begins to realise that he needs to make some changes.

    Will he be able to do it with some little help from his friends?
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  • 100 Things I Meant To Tell You

    Arthur Smith

    Product Code: HTAS
    Hardback
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    Enjoy a laugh-out-loud journey into the mind of comedian and 'grumpy old man' Arthur Smith.

    100 Things I Meant to Tell You is Arthur Smith's first book for many years and it's filled with 100 stories, poems and articles inspired by a lifetime on the road performing to thousands of comedy fans.

    From shows all over the world to his musings on goat yoga (it's a thing in Ipswich), this book is full of personal, eye-opening and funny stories.
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  • Mr Happy and the Office Party

    Roger Hargreaves

    Product Code: MHOP
    Hardback
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    From the Mr. Men for Grown-ups series, this humorous little book follows Mr. Happy and the office party, but this time he's not too happy.

    The original Mr. Men books have tickled children for generations, and now they are all grown up! It's the morning after the office party and Mr. Happy isn't smiling anymore.

    What could have happened that would make him turn into Mr. Unhappy? This little gift book combines Roger Hargreaves' iconic artwork with funny new text that captures the perils of an office party.
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  • The Knowledge

    Robert Lordan

    Product Code: TKNW
    Hardback
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    Train your brain like a London cabbie with The Knowledge!

    Fully illustrated and written by a licensed cabbie, this book lifts the lid on London's best-kept secrets. It highlights the streets, alleys, turnings and landmarks every London taxi driver must know to pass the famous exam and showcases 50 real Knowledge routes with notes on hidden histories.

    There are also sections that give readers the chance to test their memory of these routes alongside guides to memory-training techniques that are used by cabbies and memory champions around the world.
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  • Bikers' Britain

    Simon Weir

    Product Code: BIKR
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    Ride the country in style!

    From soaring mountains to windswept coastlines, the second edition of AA Bikers' Britain will inspire you to rev up your engine and explore 82 motorcycling routes (32 of which are new for this book) throughout our country.

    Designed in a wiro-bound format so that it can easily fit into a motorcycle tank bag and featuring a foreword from Charley Boorman, Simon Weir's book describes, reviews and rates a number of roads for motorbiking and offers clear and detailed maps of the routes, too.

    Covering the whole country, the book also provides information on biker-friendly places to stay as well as practical advice on preparing for a trip including information on clothing, safety and bike maintenance.
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  • Reading Between the Lines

    Emma Bache

    Product Code: RBTL
    Hardback
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    Although handwriting is sometimes seen as a dying art, it can reveal so much about people's characters and personalities.

    This book finds handwriting expert Emma Bache revealing how you can judge a person's writing. It explains how everything from the height of a 'h' to the curliness of a 'g' can reveal so much about the way people interact, cope with stress and express emotions.

    This book uses real-life examples of writing, including from celebrities, to help you understand more about people's mindsets.
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  • Go With The Flow

    Jason Ward

    Product Code: GWTF
    Hardback
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    A book with all the answers...

    Flow charts can help you make quick decisions that will affect every aspect of your life - from work and relationships to ideas for what you should do with your free time. This tongue-in-cheek book answers 60 essential questions including 'Which ill-advised animal should you have as a pet?', 'Who is your greatest nemesis?' and 'How will you die?

    Each flow chart is illustrated with amusing images in strikingly different styles.
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  • More Power

    Hugh Matheson

    Product Code: MREP
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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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  • More Labradorable

    Villager Jim

    Product Code: MORL
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    Described as 'the Banksy of wildlife photography', Villager Jim introduces Barnaby the labrador and a host of animal friends from the beautiful Peak District in this stunning book.

    Barnaby also introduces his labrador 'sisters' Dilly and Bumble, Bobbin the robin (who visits the bird table every day) and various other canines and Highland cattle. There are even chickens who just 'love' to be chased.

    Villager Jim is an award-winning photographer and these images are sure to raise a smile as they present a dog's-eye-view of Barnaby's world.
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  • Dear Mr Murray

    David McClay

    Product Code: DMRM
    Hardback
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    John Murray II published books by the likes of Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott and Washington Irving during his time in charge of the John Murray publishing house.

    This book celebrates 250 years of the publisher with a sparkling anthology of letters sent by authors. They reveal the stories behind some of the most influential books in history and also offer a fascinating glimpse into the friendships that existed between authors, publishers, readers, editors, printers and illustrators.

    You'll be able to find out exactly what Charles Darwin thought of negative reviews of On the Origin of Species; read Jane Austen's concerns about printing delays; and see just how Adrian Conan Doyle challenged Harold Nicolson to a duel for insulting his father in the press.
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  • Bognor and Other Regises

    Caroline Taggart

    Product Code: BAOR
    Hardback
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    Caroline Taggart will take you on a guided tour of the weird and wonderful places that have been connected to royalty over the past 1,500 years including Bognor Regis and Tunbridge Wells.

    The monarchs have waged war against cousins, created their own religions and married - and divorced - for diplomatic reasons. They have also built stunning summer palaces and formidable fortresses all over Great Britain.

    The history of the royal family is told in Britain's landscapes and castles, churches, battlefields and stained-glass windows all have stories to tell. Bognor and Other Regises amusing and eye-opening book lifts the lid on them...
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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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  • Bridge Secrets

    Julian Pottage

    Product Code: LBBS
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    Go from amateur to ace by following the advice of Bridge expert Julian Pottage.

    This little book will help you master simple bidding systems and conventions, learn card-play techniques to maximise your tricks and frustrate your opponent with killer leads and a watertight defence.
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  • The London Cycling Guide

    Tom Bogdanowicz

    Product Code: LNCC
    Paperback
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    With over 40 routes chosen by the capital's cycling experts, this book will show you the best ways of exploring London by bike.

    The comprehensive guide is packed with practical advice and detailed route maps and even offers tips on using London's self-service public bike-sharing scheme (or 'Boris bikes', as they used to be known...).

    Fully up to date, this book has full-colour photographs to capture the beauty of each ride. From the banks of the Thames to Camden and Soho and lots of landmarks, this book will help you discover them all on two wheels.
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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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  • 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 Jersey

    Peter Bills

    Product Code: JRSY
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    New Zealand's rugby team have one of the most iconic shirts in sport and this informative book from international rugby reporter Peter Bills explains how their team has gone on to dominate the game for many decades now. It explains how you can take inspiration from their outlook and tactics and apply them to almost any field.

    The All Blacks have a better winning record than any other sports team and are one of the favourites for the 2019 World Cup (if they win this tournament, that will be three in a row!) but just how did a country of just 4.8 million people conquer the world?

    With exclusive access to over 90 players, coaches, officials and supporters who have made significant contributions to New Zealand's sporting success including Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Richie McCaw, this book looks over New Zealand's proud history and culture how both of these have inspired so much glory.
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  • Lively Limericks

    Patrick Holden

    Product Code: LILI
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    A great present for those with a wicked sense of humour!

    Lively Limericks is a collection of amusing and risque limericks compiled and written by Patrick Holden, and illustrated by cartoonists Oliver Preston, and Bill Stott.

    Limericks first appeared in England in the early part of the 18th Century, and were popularized by Edward Lear in his Book of Nonsense. Patrick Holden is an avid collector of Limerick verse and this selection contains many classic limericks and updated favourites.
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  • The Long Weekend

    Oliver Preston

    Product Code: LGWK
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    A selection of cartoons from the modern-day Giles!

    Oliver Preston, a regular cartoonist for The Field and chairman of The Cartoon Museum in London, draws witty and satirical cartoons about modern society and the world we live in - from what Britons get up to at the weekend to doting dogs and tipsy country club members.
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