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  • OKCB
    Orla Kiely
    • £3.99
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    Orla Kiely's '60s-style prints are hugely popular, but have you ever felt the urge to colour them in in your very own style? This colouring book will give you the chance to add your own dash of personality to these unmistakable designs.

    Whether you prefer to use crayons or felt-tips, you'll love drifting away and finding mindfulness as you colour these images from the artist known as 'the Queen of Prints'.

    There's even a colour palette to give you further inspiration.
  • QAEQ
    Lynne Goldsworthy
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    Add some colour and interest to any room with one of these 20 modern machine-quilting projects.

    This craft book has easy-to-follow instructions for a wide range of projects and some can even be finished in just one weekend. The quick and easy quilts focus on big blocks to make them easier to complete and there are 12 full-size quilts to make including ones inspired by picnic blankets and nature. The eight smaller projects cover everything from bed runners and cushion covers to wall hangings.

    Lynne Godsworthy has created some truly stunning designs in this illustrated book that also has templates for many of the quilts.
  • RPLY
    • £8.99
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    Prepare to be amazed, astounded and ever so slightly disgusted by the weird and wonderful facts that feature in the all new Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017.

    An annual favourite and brilliant Christmas gift, Ripley's looks at some strange but true occurences from all around the globe. The unbelievable stories feature everything from a polar bear robot to an edible human skill and a Swiss daredevil who flies over some of the world's most iconic sights in his custom-made jetpack.

    With a 3D cover and full-colour images throughout, this book has facts that will make you and your children's jaws drop and eyes pop out!
  • HYXM
    Debbie Shore
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    Book People customers have really enjoyed sewing superstar Debbie Shore's Half Yard Heaven and Half Yard Home. Now she's back with festive-themed projects to create using leftover pieces of fabric in Half Yard Christmas.

    The book has six themed chapters - rustic, traditional, contemporary, monochrome, Scandinavian and kids - and each one offers simple projects that you can mix and match to decorate your home at Christmas... or give to friends and family as holiday gifts.

    Packed with Debbie's friendly guidance and easy-to-follow photographs of each process, the book will leave you and your home feeling festive in no time!
  • SANN
    Matt Groening
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    Springfield's favourite dysfunctional family star in in this 2017 annual.

    Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie all feature along with many of the famous residents and the stories are sure to have any fan laughing their head off. A lovely gift for Christmas (or before!), the stories will be read and enjoyed time and time again.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual.
  • BVSA
    Jeph Loeb
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    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and this one is super!

    Starring Batman and Superman, the annual contains comic strips, fact files and a host of activities inspired by the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight.

    Full of original DC Comics artwork, it's a great stocking filler and perfect gift for any child (of any age!) who loves superheroes.
  • AMDD
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    Avengers assemble!

    This cool dot-to-dot book from Thomas Pavitte features iconic images of the world's mightiest superheroes including Captain America, Hulk, Wolverine and Spider-Man. All you have to do is get your pencils out, relax and join the 1,000 dots together to see the images appear.

    Once complete, you can then colour in the completed pictures and display them on your wall with pride. This is a Marvel-lous gift for any fan of the spectacular superheroes.

    It even includes a special 1,700-dot poster inspired by Civil War which finds Cap and Tony Stark battling against each other.
  • SWYY
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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars arrived in cinemas and since then it's become a global phenomenon spanning toys, books, comics, TV series, games and so much more.

    This illustrated book from DK provides a unique timeline of Star Wars from when A New Hope arrived in cinemas in 1977. Looking at the impact of the series on popular culture on a decade-by-decade, year-by-year and month-by-month basis, this is a must for anyone obsessed by the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron.

    The book includes a foreword from the saga's creator, George Lucas and features content based on The Force Awakens, as well as the ongoing animated TV series Star Wars Rebels. There are also sneak peeks at the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California.
  • HKSG
    Kat Goldin
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • WHBK
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    This impressive book celebrates the work of the world's most famous (but also most secretive) street artist - Banksy.

    Presented in stunning hardback, it looks over the whole of Banksy's street art career all the way from his early work in 2002 to his New York residency in 2013 and beyond. There are full-page photographs of every work to pore over.

    A rare artist whose work is both accessible yet complex and with many layers of meaning, author Xavier Tapies gives an insight into the ntriguing background of each piece of Banksy art. There's also a double-spread world map so you can see where each stencil was painted.
  • STRG
    Heather Couper
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    If you're getting set to stargaze throughout the 12 months of 2017, this Philip's guide will be a very useful addition.

    Handily sized, this is perfect for both seasoned observers and those just starting out. Every month has a colour star map which will show you where you should be looking to see constellations, planets and positions of the moon. All the special events are also clearly marked and dates of special events such as eclipses and meteor showers are shown.

    There are also in-depth explanations of planets' movements and recommendations for the best stargazing equipment. This stargazing guide is suitable for use in Britain, Ireland and most of continental Europe.
  • SDVG
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    Completely out of this world, this huge guide to the stars truly is the definitive visual guide to the cosmos.

    Fully authenticated by the Smithsonian Insitution, the book covers everything from glittering star birth nebulae to supermassive black holes and features a 3D graphic that charts the constellations across the night sky.

    A great gift for anyone who is fascinated by the night sky or who sees themselves as the next Brian Cox, the book contains new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope and features topics ranging from the Milky Way to the Big Bang.
  • SCVG
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    From the experts at DK, this huge hardback book follows the story of scientific progress right from the invention of the wheel to the climate solutions of the 21st century.

    Capturing all the key scientific discoveries, it provides accessible yet detailed evaluations of the concepts, the inventions and the figures who have had such a powerful and important impact on our world.

    Fully illustrated and very accessible, this book makes science accessible and celebrates many of the world's biggest breakthroughs.
  • GPOT
    Alex Goodwin
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    Last year, we introduced you to A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice and it flew out of our warehouse. This year, the rodents are taking on another classic and it's equally brilliant - yes, it's A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist.

    In the stocking filler-sized retelling of the Charles Dickens classic, fur and fiction combine. The fluffy little orphan Oliver Twist works in a warehouse and is barely fed. When he asks for some more, he sparks off a chain of events that lead him to the big city. Once here, he encounters even more furry friends including Fagin, the Artful Dodger, Nancy and Bill Sikes.

    With the story broken down into guinea pig-sized chunks, this is a brilliant Secret Santa gift and could even work as the perfect introduction to one of the most famous novels of all time.
  • HPCH
    Jody Revenson
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    Calling all Muggles!

    Head off to Hogwarts and learn all about your favourite characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this keepsake coffee table book. Covering the likes of Harry, Ron and Hermione, the book features concept art from the films and also offers behind-the-scenes imagery and stills from the record-breaking films.

    Other iconic characters including Dobby, Mad-Eye Moody and Dolores Umbridge are also featured and have profiles explaining what they got up to throughout the whole saga. This character overview will fascinate fans of Harry Potter and is great for dipping in and out of. It's full of some truly magical information.
  • HPCV
    Jody Revenson
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    You've seen the Harry Potter films and read the books, so you will already be familiar with the likes of Dementors, House-elves and Hippogriffs. With this book, you can find out even more about these unforgettable characters and how they came to be!

    Presented in a beautiful, rustic style and in hardback, The Creature Vault will show you how the special effects teams brought these incredible beasts to life throughout all eight films. It looks at the inspirations they took for each beast, how they created their unique personalities and reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets.

    A must for any Harry Potter fan, there are little-seen concept illustrations, archive photography and much more to enjoy throughout the pages. It also comes with a poster of the creatures and an Eeylops Owl Emporium pull out.
  • FGFB
    Olento Salaperainen
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    The likes of dragons, vampires, pixies, witches and trolls have been popular for generations and A Field Guide to Fantastical Beasts will help you learn more about them.

    Exploring each beast's legacy and focusing on a film or book that has placed them into popular culture, this is an essential guide for anyone who finds these beings compelling. The text reveals all about each creature's natural habitat, appearance and traits.

    Mermaids, gremlins, fairies and werewolves are also all covered in detail.
  • TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
    • £12.99
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    This book takes 10 subject areas and divides them into 10 sections of 100 profiles each - making it the ultimate list book!

    From the visual, literary and performing arts to history, society and philosophy, design and technology, science and nature, travel, sport and leisure to food and drink, each list is full of fascinating insights.

    A great book to dip in and out of, it'll make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history, popular culture and trivia.
  • AG1068
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    This quiz book is full of tantalising brain-teasers and also gives you targets to reach. The wide-ranging topics cover everything from ABBA's greatest hits to American presidents and how many chocolate segments there are in a Yorkie bar.

    Full of fun and questions that cover everything from history to popular culture, this is great for family gatherings. It's full of those questions you always think you know the answers to... will you be the master of quizzes?
  • TIMK
    Simon Garfield
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    Simon Garfield, a man described by the Observer as 'a one-man Blue Peter team for intelligent adults' evaluates the importance of time and why we place so much emphasis on it in this eye-opening book.

    A book about our attempts to measure, control, sell, film, perform, immortalise and re-invent time, it also discusses why it is so meaningful. Looking back over the past 250 years, it focuses on stories including Roger Bannister's four-minute mile, a British watchmaker competing with the mighty Switzerland ad how a moment of war can be frozen forever.

    Enthusiastically written, this book will help you understand the concept of time in a whole new way. You definitely should set aside some time to read - and devour - this book!
  • ASOL
    Simon James
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    Aiming to prove that Latin is as relevant and exciting today as it was 2,500 years ago, A Smattering of Latin is a book packed with lists, quizzes and trivia about this famous language.

    There are sections on Latin in the movies, US state mottos and place names and choice snippets of poetry, complete with translations. There are also facts about Roman emperors and what they got up to and a brief introduction to the basics of the language.

    It also gives the meanings behind football club mottos, the Hogwarts spells and the Latin terms for law and medicine. Great for dipping in and out of, this will delight language lovers, history buffs and wordsmiths alike.
  • PRWL
    Rupert Fawcett
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    The Off the Leash books have had dog lovers howling with laughter, but now Rupert Fawcett is turning his attention to cats - and the results are just as purr-fect!

    A very funny book for any cat lover, On the Prowl has been inspired by the popular Facebook page and features a host of brilliantly observed and touchingly true cartoons about feline life.

    We've all wondered what a cat thinks when they suddenly attack us while sitting on our laps or just where they go on their travels, and this book gives a hilarious insight. It reveals the inner thoughts of every size, shape and breed.
  • ARPT
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    If you've always dreamed of painting or if you just want to hone your creative skills further, Artist's Painting Techniques is a book that will help you explore art with watercolours, oils and acrylics.

    A book that encourages you to discover your own style and grow as an artist, it starts with the basics of painting such as developing your observational skills and learning how to draw and then gradually progresses to working with the different types of paint.

    It will explain everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork and composition and build your confidence. It also has inspiring advice from practising artists and will take you through a range of projects that will hone your skills, step by step.
  • CASP
    Mark Bryant
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    Available for a purr-fect Book People price, this book is one that any feline lover will want to get their claws into. It features a hand-picked selection of works about cats from authors ranging from Aesop to Oscar Wilde.

    Going all the way from ancient Egypt to 20th century New York, this is a hardback that includes odes, fables, stories, limericks, songs, nursery rhymes and so much more. All highly evocative, the writings have been chosen especially by Mark Bryant.

    Sure to delight any cat lover, among the highlights of the book are a poem from Thomas Hardy, a laugh-out-loud piece by Lewis Carroll and odes to cats by Edgar Allen Poe and Mark Twain. Although every piece has a feline theme, the genres range from humour and fantasy to romance and horror and they come from all over the world.