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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.

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    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Book (Other)

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    Howzat! The Cricket World Cup took place in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July this year and this is official guide to the incredible event is a fabulous memento of the sporting event that saw England achieve glory in stunning fashion against New Zealand via a super over.

    Illustrated with full-colour photographs, this book explores the history of the sport and recalls the most memorable moments from past World Cups. It also includes an analysis of all 10 teams competing for the prize - England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Windies, South Africa, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

    It highlights the star players and venues and includes a full fixture schedule for you to complete as a memento of a sporting summer that saw England fight it out for the grand prize in the world's favourite summer sport.
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    Overworked & Underpuzzled Collection - 3 Books (Collection)

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    Packed with hundreds of puzzles, these exciting books have something for all abilities!

    Coffee Break Puzzles has succinct but satisfying puzzles that will fit into your tea or coffee break and are designed to give your brain a well-needed boost; Mindful Puzzles is the ultimate book for hardworking puzzle fans who want to destress and enhance overall wellbeing; and Puzzles to Unwind uses simple yet fun challenges to help massage the mind when you want to decompress after a long day.

    Ranging from easy, through intermediate to difficult, there is a puzzle for everyone and includes all the favourites: Sudoku, mazes, crosswords, spot the difference, riddles, and much more.

    Format: paperback
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    EFSP

    Earth From Space (Hardback)

    Michael Bright

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    In the year that marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, this book contains over 200 spectacular images of our planet from the depths of space.

    The astonishing satellite images and stills from the BBC's Natural History Unit's footage show the Earth's surface, its mega structures, weather patterns and natural wonders in awe-inspiring detail. You will be astounded by the colours, patterns, mass migrations and seismic changes that shape our world.

    From herds of elephants crossing the plains of Africa to turtles travelling on ocean currents, some of these fabulous scenes of nature can only be seen from space! You'll also be able to see the Earth's true colours - from the green plankton super bloom that attracts a marine feeding frenzy to the striped tulip fields of the Netherlands.

    Other breathtaking images include the world's largest beaver dam (so remote it was discovered through satellite imagery) and newly formed islands borne from volcanic eruptions. Accompanying the BBC series, this is a coffee table book to cherish and pore over.
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    AEMG

    Artful Etching: Midnight Garden (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of stunning gardens.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the garden outlines. Instructions in the book will show several ways to get started for each drawing.
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    HSPF

    100 Simple Paper Flowers (Paperback)

    Kelsey Elam

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    Join in the paper flower trend and create some truly stunning decorations with the help of Kelsey Elam in this gorgeous craft book.

    Paper flowers are affordable, fun and easy to make and provide an uplifting hit of colour that will brighten anyone's day. With its 100 templates and projects, this book is blooming with brilliant ideas for ornaments, applications and decor.

    With inspiring photography, it shows you how a handful of techniques can work across the board and will show you how to make everything from paper daisies to bouquets of lilies.
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    The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books (Collection)

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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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    EGTD

    The Essential Guide to Drawing Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

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    Five practical and inspirational workbooks to help you hone your drawing skills in areas including perspective and composition, portraits, landscapes, animal and still life.

    These accessible and illustrated books provide step-by-step introductions to their subjects with clear examples of what you should be aiming for - from capturing the likeness of a human being and rendering elements of water, trees and rocks to sketching realistic animals and drawing single objects and themed compositions.

    They are suitable for any level of artist and go through the process of drawing and tackling the subject matter with clarity.
    Format: paperback
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    Dadventures (Hardback)

    Alex Gregory

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    Alex Gregory, a two-time Olympic gold medallist rower and dedicated dad, shares some of his favourite things to do with the kids in this inspiring book.

    From after-school adventures to marvellous memories, his ideas will help you enjoy some quality family time. From working on homework up a tree to building an ancient bridge, this is a practical and easy guide for all ages.

    There are different ideas for different time slots, so you'll always have something to do - whether you only have half an hour to spare or are itching for an overnight experience.

    Get ready for the Dadventure of a lifetime!
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    Lost Railway Walks (Paperback)

    Julian Holland

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    In this extended second edition of Lost Railway Walks (complete with eight new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable and Jarrow to Tanfield), Julian Holland details over 100 of Britain's lost railways and reveals how you can explore them by foot or bicycle.

    Presented in a vintage style, this book covers railways from all over the country and includes maps of every single one. Each route is accompanied by a brief history of the railway that used to be there and points of interest you can spot while walking along the route.

    With historical and modern-day photography featured throughout, this is a great book for ramblers and people who love trains. In his previous books, Julian has kept track of The History of Britain's Railways and provided us with a first-class commentary of the Great Railway Journeys of the World - this book is just as compelling, you could say it's just the ticket!
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    AVRY

    Sue Stratford's Knitted Aviary (Paperback)

    Sue Stratford

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    Knitting expert Sue Stratford provides you with patterns for 21 feathered friends - from a seagull to a puffin and parakeet to a flamingo!

    This book features beautifully clear colourwork charts to make the patterns easy to follow and all the projects can be completed quickly and easily.

    As well as the birds themselves there are instructions for making a hanging nest, a felt nest box, branches, flowers and leaves so you can display them in style!

    Why should you buy this book? The knitting projects of beautiful birds are fun to knit and make great gifts.
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    Where to Go When: Great Britain & Ireland (Hardback)

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    Explore the beauty of Great Britain and Ireland with this informative book from DK Eyewitness Travel. It shares the best places to visit - and when you should go to make the most of them.

    From family seaside breaks to walks and hikes in the country, this big hardback is packed with all the details you need, while the awe-inspiring photography will give extra insight into what you can expect from these sites and attractions.

    This book also has regional listings and practical advice on local transport, hotel and restaurant options. It's perfect for when you want to plan your next staycation, trip away or feel like discovering some more of the British Isles' hidden secrets.
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    Sew Perfect Pets (Paperback)

    Helen Rhiannon

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    This craft book is full of whimsical animal-themed sewing projects ranging from an owl doorstop to a doggy oven mit.

    Designer Helen Rhiannon offers step-by-step instructions for 18 projects that will add character and colour to any household and also serve useful functions. Key techniques and basic materials are detailed at the start of the book and the projects can be completed by sewers of all abilities.

    Other projects include a snake draught excluder, a sheep hot water bottle cover and a fantastic fox pillow. Templates for all the animals are provided on a fold-out sheet at the back of the book.
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    AECI

    Artful Etching: Cities (Paperback)

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    Scratch the pages using the special etching stylus and unveil beautiful illustrations of the world's favourite cities' iconic skylines.

    This book includes how-to techniques and guided tutorials and is so easy and fun for all ages to complete. The hidden artworks are presented in full colour and it's up to you whether you choose to reveal more or fewer details in blocks or fine lines!

    Each board is presented to the reader with a guideline to work from and some details in place, such as the building outlines. Instructions in the book show several ways to get started on each drawing.
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    Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad (Other)

    Emma Faull

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    Create beautiful avian artworks and enjoy the relaxing practice of watercolour painting with this incredible book.

    Featuring the European goldfinch, a hummingbird and a wren, this book is full of beautiful birds for aspiring artists to paint in watercolour.

    Emma Faul's stunning artworks have been reproduced as outlines on high-quality watercolour paper and this book also contains advice on getting started and mastering a wide range of techniques.

    To get started, simply choose an outline on watercolour paper and pull it out of the book, then follow the artist's step-by-step advice for creating beautiful watercolours and use the gallery of finished artworks as a guide.

    The professional paper will also work beautifully with other media, such as acrylic paint, artists' pencils and art brush or marker pens.
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    Trianimals: Colour Me Wild (Paperback)

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    Explore the geometric animal kingdom with this cool colouring book full of 60 incredible designs.

    A colour-by-numbers book, among the illustrations are creatures ranging from an old tortoise to a brave lion. All you have to do is colour in the numbers and watch them come to life. Will you colour them in their natural shade or try something new and exciting?

    The book also includes eight perforated pages with animal faces that can be coloured and then detached to make impressive masks!
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    Urban Rambles (Paperback)

    Nicholas Rudd-Jones

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    From Brighton to Bath and Lincoln to London, this illustrated city walking guide will inspire you to get outside and start exploring our urban landscapes on foot.

    With 20 walks to choose from across England (which all include a link to a GPS-enabled map full of photos, facts, illustrations and recommendations), this book looks at the cities' finest green spaces and pedestrian routes. It's a great way of keeping fit and seeing things you might normally miss.

    Whether you want to see cathedrals, trading ports or beaches, there's a walk to suit you. There is also a focus on industrial cities and an overview of a 25-mile circular route through London that takes you through the Olympic Park and past stunning rivers, parks and palaces.
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    Folded Book Art (Paperback)

    Clare Youngs

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    Get creative and recycle your old books into stunning paper crafts using this inspiring book.

    From simple bird designs to botanical lampshades, Clare Young shares a variety of 35 paper projects that range from beginner to advanced level. They all have step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you get started - all you need is books!

    Examples of projects in chapter one (Folding Books) include a sailor's knot and a shining star, in chapter two (Making Scenes) users can make a fairy tale castle or a tiger in the jungle, and in chapter three (Refashioned Pages) you can transform pages into greeting cards or hanging birds.
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    Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Owners' Workshop Manual (Hardback)

    Dr. Alfred Price

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    This Haynes Manual will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Royal Air Force's Supermarine Spitfire.

    The informative book reveals what it takes to own, restore and operate a Spitfire, while also giving a fascinating glimpse into the engineering and construction work behind such an incredible aircraft.

    Celebrate the centenary of the RAF with this detailed book. Its information is based around the Spitfire MK IX at RAF Coningsby.
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    Yoga Gym (Paperback)

    Nicola Jane Hobbs

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    With no equipment needed, Yoga Gym is a book that will give you the training, nutrition and motivational skills needed to sculpt a strong body and build a strong mind.

    It contains a 28-day training plan that has been designed to help you get strong and supple, build strength, improve mobility and burn fat. Suitable for all abilities, the book has over 150 poses and exercises to choose from and will help you find a new way to work out.

    Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, the effective workouts can be done anywhere and they blend traditional yoga poses with bodyweight strength training. There's also guidance on diet and yoga philosophy included.
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    Mini Felt Christmas (Paperback)

    Sachiyo Ishii

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    As it never frays when cut, felting is more popular than ever before and as we head towards Christmas, what better material to make your decorations from?

    In this book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii presents 30 quirky, easy-to-make projects ranging from baubles to penguins and a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer. You could even make the complete Christmas story!

    Sure to turn some heads when on display in your home, all of the quirky ornaments are suitable for all levels of felter as the techniques and stitches you need are explained through photographs at the beginning of the book and templates are also included.
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    Help Me (Hardback)

    Marianne Power

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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 dig 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 National Trust Tour of Britain (Hardback)

    Alan Titchmarsh

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    Everyone's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh introduces a stunning book about the National Trust's best houses, gardens, landscapes, historical sites and artistic treasures.

    Packed with beautiful artwork, this book focuses on National Trust destinations throughout the UK and is full of recommendations and tips for making the most of your visit.

    From beautiful beaches to wonderful wildlife reserves and gorgeous gardens to ancient landmarks, there are so many places to explore and discover throughout Great Britain.
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    Coconut Oil (Hardback)

    Laura Agar Wilson

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    Coconut oil is a genuine super oil and this unique book explores its various health-giving uses. A fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits, it will appeal to existing devotees, new users and anyone interested in living a healthier life.

    Coconut oil can be used in everything from smoothies to face masks and cleaning products to health remedies. This book is full of tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions for using the oil and you'll be delighted by the results. You can use it for everything from removing stains to sorting out a sore throat!

    Packed with stunning photos, this is an inspiring and comprehensive book that will show you how to use coconut oil in beauty, health, home and cooking (where it's a replacement for butter!).
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    Mindful Crochet (Paperback)

    Emma Leith

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    Crochet can be a very relaxing hobby and you're sure to find mindfulness when you work your way through the 35 patterns in this craft book.

    With specially designed elements of repetition, colour and texture that will help you relax, refocus and unwind, these projects make stunning additions to your home and beautiful gifts.

    They encourage you to be 'in the moment' as you follow the pattern, keep yarn on the hook, count stitches and use different colours.
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