Hobbies & Interests

  • LNBT
    Christopher Winn
    • £3.99
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    London's Tube system is the world's first ever underground transport system. With over 250 miles of track and 270 stations, it's an attraction in itself. This book showcases some of the hidden delights you can find on each line.

    The tube can take you wherever you want to go in the ever-fascinating city of London and this book inspires you to venture a little further afield to discover even more surprises.

    With over 600 square miles to explore, the book highlights some of the iconic sights, historic buildings, marvellous museums and vibrant markets you'll find just a short walk from some of the famous stations.
  • KBWM
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    Haynes' Manuals are renowned for answering every question people could have about an incredible vehicle - but how about if that vehicle was the Klingon Empire from Star Trek's formidable Bird of Prey starship?

    Featuring cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs alongside details of the technology used on board the ship, every snippet of information in this book comes direct from seasoned Star Trek writers and is guaranteed to be correct.

    A must-have for any Klingon commander!
  • MCSW
    Laura Strutt
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    Following on from Modern Granny Square Crochet and more, Laura Strutt reveals how a shawl, wrap or throw can liven up any wardrobe or home.

    From the comforting and cosy to the stylish and delicate, the book has 35 patterns for you to try out, from a simple, slip-on crochet wrap to a large, open-work shawl complete with tassels.

    Featuring everything from elegant shawls to capelets for chilly days, the book shows how you can use Granny hexagons and stars to make rectangular wraps and throws, while using triangle stitch and puff stitch to add texture and weight. It will even show you how to master the 'stash-buster' pattern and use up your leftover yarns.
  • CRCT
    Cindy Wilde
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    From mixing colours to advice on how to use crosshatching and contours, this guide has all the advice you need to make the most of your colouring books.

    Designed to teach creative new techniques, the easy-to-follow guide is neatly divided into sections and is full of tips and swatches. It also contains beautiful pictures just waiting to be coloured in.
  • KNKT
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    Find the purr-fect knitted toy for your cat in this incredible book.

    Featuring 25 patterns that will entertain and delight your feline friends, the projects are suitable for all abilities of knitters and range from classics including mice, fish and birds to crazier ideas including a doughnut, a mushroom and a leaping lizard.

    Designed to bring out their kitten-esque playful nature, these toys are ones any cat will want to get their paws on.
    Please note all these projects are knitted on three needles
  • SXTY
    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.
  • SIEW
    Anita Bean
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    Based on the principles of the Mediterranean diet and backed up by the latest scientific research, Sod It! Eat Well is a book that will give you all the help and knowledge you need when it comes to making the right food choices in your 60s, 70s and beyond.

    Not a dieting plan, the book will help you make subtle changes to your eating habits and then have all the details you need to make informed, healthy food decisions. It will also provide answers to today's puzzling food questions including 'are eggs good for me?' and 'is sugar really that bad?

    An illustrated book, the personal, nutritional advice is complemented by easy-to-follow recipes for every meal of the day.
  • SWBL
    Debbie Shore
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    The latest book from Book People favourite Debbie Shore will show you how to sew 12 stylish bags in all shapes and sizes. Once you've mastered these projects, you can pick and choose from the styles and techniques to make your own bespoke creations.

    Debbie provides easy-to-follow instructions and the book features step-by-step photography alongside accessible instructions for the techniques. All the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and all the accessories you need are featured in the Design Toolkit.

    Among the bags Debbie will show you how to make are beach bags, office bags, shopper bags, rucksacks and so much more.
  • QERF
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    Both a celebration and a tribute, Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a dazzling pictorial chronicle of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and the history of the British monarchy.

    Through stunning photographs and unparalleled insight, the book walks readers through the history of the Royal Family from the first English Kings all the way through to the next generation of royals, including Prince George.

    Detailing Her Majesty's daily workload, key events, symbolic visits, Royal Residences and much, much more this regally large hardback from the experts at DK will make a wonderful gift for anyone with a keen interest in the Royal Family.
  • QKMP
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    Colouring is still one of the nation's favourite hobbies and Querkles puts a whole new slant on this entertaining and relaxing activity.

    A puzzling colour-by-numbers book, each artwork has been designed by Thomas Pavitte, the esteemed graphic designer behind the hugely popular 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Books. Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when they're coloured in, famous artworks start to appear...

    Including the Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa and Girl with a Pearl Earring embedded in the puzzles, this interactive book will help a colouring fan of any age relax and unleash their creativity.
  • LVTC
    Suzy Taylor
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    Grab your pens, pencils and paints and prepare to add a dash of colour to the intricately designed letters included in this huge notepad-style colouring book.

    With each page including a different letter or symbol, you can make banners or signs to say 'Congratulations', 'Good Luck' or 'Happy Birthday'. There are plenty of designs to choose from and they've all been designed in style by folk artist Suzy Taylor.
  • PWCS
    Terry Harrison
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    In nine step-by-step projects, bestselling author Terry Harrison takes the mystery out of painting the sea and the sky in watercolour in this incredible how-to book.

    Perfect for any budding artist, the book contains step-by-step instructions for painting clouds, sunsets, foam bursts, breaking waves, rippled water, reflections and so much more.

    The book covers the techniques you should use to make your paintings amazing and also reveals how to use Terry's specially made brushes to paint watercolour seascapes easily.
  • HMFH
    Carin Oliver
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    Homemade for Hamsters is a book full of projects that will help keep your little pet happily stimulated.

    From creative toys to larger play areas, the projects are easy to make and use materials that are easily found around the house. From building your own hamster wheel to making an amazing maze, the projects all cover a different activity that your hamster will love doing - including running, digging, chewing, climbing and resting.

    With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, the book will help you make so many challenges for your hamster and the discover which ones they enjoy the most.
  • LKNT
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    Children will love mastering the basics of knitting with Let's Knit, an easy-to-follow book from the experts at DK.

    From casting on and casting off to knitting plain and purl stitches, it shows how with a pair of needles and some yarn even the most novice of knitters can make incredible projects including cats, hats and even a flock of sheep.

    With 12 easy projects to work through, the book has everything a novice knitter could want to hone their skills and make something amazing.
  • LSEW
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    Let's Sew provides the perfect introduction to sewing for budding beginners.

    From the initial skills of threading a needle and sewing on a button through to running stitch and backstitch, it covers all the basics and then shows young sewers how they can use these basic skills to make felt birds and butterflies, handy bags, hobby horses and much, much more.

    With its bright and bold artwork, the book is very appealing and children are sure to enjoy working their way through the 12 projects as they develop their sewing skills.
  • PPRC
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    Fold, snip and shape your own paper creations with the help of the hobby experts at DK's 50 beautiful paper craft projects.

    From striking card ideas and stunning paper flowers to glorious decorations to add a bit of colour to your home, Paper Craft shows you how you can achieve fantastic results using classic paper-craft techniques including origami, paper cutting and quilting... all with a modern twist.

    Full of step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you along the way, with the help of this book you'll be making your perfect paper creations in next to no time.
  • POMM
    Christine Leech
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    Whether adorning a headdress, swinging from a bag handle or dangling from a mobile phone, pompoms are very fashionable right now - and this book can show you how to create your very own.

    With no fancy equipment needed, the projects are inexpensive to make and the combination of graphic photography and step-by-step photographs will guide you through them with ease. Each one takes no more than an hour to make, too!
  • OBOW
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    Are you a knitter with that one ball of wool you just don't know what to do with? Well, this book is bursting with plenty of creative ideas to make sure it does not go to waste.

    Suitable for all skill levels, One Ball of Wool provides step-by-step instructions for a variety of contemporary projects, ranging from hats and scarves to baskets and throws. Using one ball of yarn means projects are cost-effective and quick to make, many of them only taking a few hours - perfect for the weekend.

    The book also provides expert advice on all aspects of knitting and crochet, from casting-on techniques, tension and types of stitches to choosing the right materials. A great way to get into knitting.
  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • TQCB
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    From history and geography to culture and literature, this collection of four crossword books is sure to keep your brain ticking and memory pumping - wherever you are.

    Perfect for long journeys, commutes or rainy, stay-at-home days, there are 320 definition-only puzzles from the Times T2 section for you to work your way through.

    A great way to test your word power AND boost your general knowledge!
  • MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is an incredibly and impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles that will help you discover just how clever you are!

    Containing maths, logic and word puzzles that range from the reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult, each puzzle is clearly presented and the solution should be perfectly clear.

    In theory, each puzzle can be solved - in your head - in just a few minutes.
  • DWEB
    Alannah Moore
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    Whether you're planning on starting a blog, need an online portfolio to showcase your work or are looking to start selling through a webstore, this book will help ensure it looks professional and works in the right way.

    Covering WordPress, Weebly, Squarespace, Wix, Shopify and more, the book shows how you don't have to spend a lot of money or learn code to create something special. Written by the expert Alannah Moore, the advice will help non-technical people make use of all the powerful tools that are available when it comes to creating websites.

    Breaking down each step, the guide will take you from planning your pages to making the most of social media and search engines. It also covers how to work with images and reveals how best to engage with your audience through personalised newsletters and making sure your site is a must-read!
  • PRPP
    Paula Pascual
    • £3.99
    • RRP £13.99
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    This beautifully photographed paper craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration.

    With easy step-by-step instructions, as well as tips and suggestions, this will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects and variations on them.
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
    • £9.99
    • RRP £26.97
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    • Just £3.33 per book
    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!