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  • OIME
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    So many people have fond memories of Blue Peter, especially when it comes to making stunning toys and decorations from inexpensive household goods. Who could forget the BP version of Tracy Island?

    With a foreword from Valerie Singleton, this book celebrates the enduring appeal of the longest-running children's programme in the world and features facsimiles from the popular annuals as well as step-by-step instructions for making the toys, games, recipe and crafts.

    This book fondly remembers a doll house made from a shoebox (with matchbox furniture, of course), a cat basket made from a washing-up bowl and an Advent Crown calendar made with wire coat hanger, tinsel and candles.
  • RBEL 9 years +
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    Prepare for a whirlwind of weird as we head into 2019...

    The delightfully disgusting facts in the all-new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2019 annual will amaze, astound and gross out your children (and you!).

    An annual Book People favourite and brilliant Christmas gift (but definitely not one for the squeamish) for children who love facts, Ripley's looks at strange but true occurrences from all around the globe.

    With a lenticular cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make your eyes pop out! It will appeal to fans of the Guinness World Records books and anyone who's visited one of Ripley's mind-bending museums around the world.
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    A Book People favourite for many years and an artist voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century on various occasions, we're delighted to bring you an exclusive hardback edition of the Giles: The Collection 2019.

    From the Express and Sunday Express archives, the 150 cartoons in this keepsake hardback are witty, irreverent and still remain relevant today as they offer a light-hearted look at various social issues. They will take you through the year, month by month, and each cartoon is accompanied by a brief overview on the social issues Giles was tackling.

    The cartoons offer Giles' wry observations on some of the most seismic and superficial events that happened during his lifetime. From Christmas parties to royal weddings and nuclear anxieties to debates surrounding the EU, the comics investigate the weighty and whimsical in a highly amusing style.
  • SOBI
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    This evocative book is written by one of television's best-loved archaeologists and presenters, Neil Oliver. Neil beautifully writes a personal account of what makes the British Isles so special and why he believes it is the best place in the world.

    Told through the places that have witnessed the unfolding of British history, this book begins with the footprints of humankind's earliest ancestors and continues through to the development of religion, the transition of the industrial revolution and the outbreak of two World Wars.

    Stunningly written, Neil's book features majestic recounts of history, spanning from windswept headlands and battlefields to ancient trees and magnificent cathedrals.
  • CRBI
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    Featuring cars from all over the world in every shape and size, this is the ultimate car bible for petrolheads.

    From the Ford Cortina to the Lamborghini Gallardo, it's packed with facts, stats and photographs of hundreds of classic cars from throughout history.

    Featuring classic, concept and conventional cars, it's an indispensable guide for car lovers to fully absorb themselves in.
  • LLFC
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    This laugh-out-loud book shows that there is so much more to cats than being just furry friends. Illustrated by the talented Jamie Shelman, this book features 100 essential cartoons covering the life lessons we can learn from our favourite felines.
    Whether it's advice for purr-fecting your downtime, navigating romance or guiding your career, this quirky hardback is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and would make a great gift for a cat lover.

    Advice includes: be direct; a hiss is worth a thousand words; and a beautiful mane takes serious work... And so does the perfect set of nails!
  • BAOR
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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.

    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. This amusing and eye-opening book lifts the lid on them...
  • WTLW
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    Bookworms and literature lovers will delve into this compendium full of over 100 biographies of the world's greatest writers including Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Each author, playwright and poet's profile is accompanied by a stunning portrait and a critical evaluation of their key ideas, themes and techniques.

    From the Middle Ages through to contemporary writers, this book offers a captivating insight into the lives, loves and influences of a number of extraordinary writers.
  • TOMF
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    This inspiring book, written by television presenter Kate Humble, tells the story of her rambling year by shining a light on the benefits of simply walking.

    This book follows Kate's narrative where she records her walks and runs throughout a single year whilst charting her feelings and impressions throughout. Kate shares her experiences and explains how they have helped her to solve problems, lift moods and generate ideas.

    In a bid to inspire readers to take on the activity, Kate explores the reasons why we walk and whether we use it for creative energy, a challenge, pleasure or as a form of therapy.
  • SNWF
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    This Christmas craft book contains instructions for 15 festive projects based around the concept of a snowflake including gift wrap, wall art and wreaths.

    This book starts with single snowflakes that can be used to create cut-outs and embellishments for cards and tags and then progresses in difficulty to more delicate and complex artworks and sculptures.

    Each project has easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and line illustrations to help you make the stunning pieces. All you need is a craft knife, a cutting mat, a creasing tool, a ruler, scissors and glue.
  • GPCC
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    This is an unsqueakably cute take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol!

    The retelling of the festive classic contains photographs of guinea pigs dressed up as legendary characters including the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge.

    The famous tale finds Scrooge saying 'Bah! Humbug!' to Christmas but then he's visited by three spirits on a winter's evening who show him the error of his ways and help him understand the true meaning of Christmas.
  • HBMP
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    Every map tells a story...

    Compiled by the cartographers who produce The Times Atlas of the World, this stunning book provides a visual representation of the history of Britain through 90 maps and explains how each one tells a story about its era.

    From the establishment of Great Britain through to the impact of the World Wars and today's modern election maps - including the EU referendum voting patterns of 2016 - there is so much to pore over.
  • TKNW
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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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    This elegant introduction to botany is packed with beautiful photography and illustrations that explain the mechanics of photosynthesis, the reasons why leaves change colour, how cacti store water and how seeds know when to grow.

    This book also explains how plant roots and leaves communicate with their neighbours and how flowers use colour and scent to interact with - and manipulate - the creatures around them.

    This engaging book celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the plant world and focuses on the trees, flowers and foliage plants that share our planet.
  • UDAV
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    David Attenborough is a national treasure, so what better way to while away the hours then by getting stuck into a whole host of fun and silly activities inspired by the world's favourite naturalist?

    You can enjoy guessing the animal from David's description, designing an Attenborough coat of arms and even partake in a drinking game inspired by his actions.

    As well as games and activities, this book includes fun facts about the man and even features a self-help guide titled 'What would Attenborough do?'
  • TTET
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    Dip in and out of this brilliant book and learn some truly mind-boggling facts, stats and trivia - from the world's longest bridges to the longest-running live-action comic book TV shows and countries with the most airports.

    The Top 10 of Everything 2019 is fully updated and bursting full with lists that will tell you everything from what the tallest roller coaster in the world is to the size of the biggest shark known to man!

    This book is beautifully presented with photographs, charts and graphs and all of the lists are separated into different and exciting genres including the animal kingdom, sport and forces of nature.
  • MBRC
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at Camp Nou will have so much fun reading through this Barcelona annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele fire in goals from all angles.
  • RMMA
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Anyone who loves the scintillating football on display at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will have so much fun reading through this Real Madrid annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema fire in goals from all angles.
  • OFFA
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Gunners fans will have so much fun reading through this Arsenal annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette grace the hallowed turf of the Emirates stadium.
  • CHEO
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Blues fans will have so much fun reading through this Chelsea annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It'll be anything but a blue day when a Chelsea fan finds this in their stocking. It will delight anyone who loves watching the likes of Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Marcos Alonso grace the hallowed turf of Stamford Bridge.
  • OFFE
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Toffees fans will have so much fun reading through this Everton annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Theo Walcott, Leighton Baines and Tom Davies grace Goodison Park.
  • OFLI
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Reds fans will have so much fun reading through this Liverpool annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk grace the hallowed turf of the Anfield.
  • MCOF
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Citizens fans will have so much fun reading through this Manchester City annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne grace the hallowed turf of the Etihad stadium.
  • MUOF
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual!
    Red Devils fans will have so much fun reading through this Manchester United annual come Christmas morning. It offers an overview of the season, colour photographs, facts, stats, quizzes and games!

    It's the ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves watching the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and David de Gea grace the hallowed turf of Old Trafford (the Theatre of Dreams).