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  • The Times: Mind Games Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780007975822
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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, wrd quizzes and codeword grids.
    Format: paperback
  • SEWP
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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.
  • BAGM
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    Learn how to sew 20 stylish bag designs with this beautiful beginner's guide.

    From tote and box bags to sports and bowling bags, the projects can be completed using a variety of techniques, styles, fabrics and finishes.

    This book also includes step-by-step instructions for mastering every technique you will need.
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    Learn how to crochet 20 beautiful stripy blankets with this incredible book by Instagram sensation and blogger Haafner Linssen.

    Ranging from simple designs that use basic stitches to more complex creations, these patterns and projects are pleasingly repetitive, can be worked up quickly and don't have lots of ends to sew in.

    Each project also comes with a written pattern, chart, colour advice and information for making it in a variety of sizes.
  • MNGZ
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    This Collins book will help aspiring astronomers learn everything they need to know about our night sky.

    Covering the history of lunar exploration and the origin of the moon, it reveals the essential equipment you'll need to make the most of your moongazing and a profile of the special events you need to look out for.

    It also includes detailed moon maps from Greenwich's Royal Observatory and a handy glossary of key terms.
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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.
  • HDIC
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    These bright and bold crochet projects are suitable for beginner and advanced crocheters. From drawstring pouches and glass jar covers and lacy blankets to lemon slice rugs, there are so many colourful designs to brighten your home.

    The different levels of difficulty means all skill levels can learn new techniques. They use smooth cotton yarn and include full pattern instructions and charts.

    With inspiring photography, this book will encourage creativity and personalisation within the home. It also includes step-by-step instruction for pouches, poufs and cushions!
  • ASTB
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    Tim Peake will help you see if you have what it takes to travel into space with The Astronaut Selection Test Book.

    Part a puzzle book, part guide, this is suitable for all ages and anyone who dreams of following in Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's footsteps in the 50th year since the moon landing. It finds Tim drawing on his personal experiences to give an authentic feel to all the questions.

    It includes 100 real astronaut tests and training exercises for readers to try at home and outlines the full ESA (European Space Agency) selection process for the first time. From visual memory and perception puzzles to teamwork exercises, survival skills and foreign language aptitude tests, the questions wildly vary in difficulty.

    Are you ready for blast off?
  • WATR
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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.
  • 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...
  • CTKH
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    Geoffrey Fisher offers woodworking tips and projects that can help you make the most of your home and help your garden's eco-system thrive!

    From crafting a catapult to building a bee hotel or making a cup-and-ball game for young children to play with, this book is packed with whittling brilliant ideas. All of the projects are accompanied by step-by-step photography.

    Geoffrey covers the basics of woodworking and also explains how to check wood for disease and maintain it properly before offering step-by-step instructions for the stunning projects.
  • The Times Britain's Hidden Railways - Hardback - 9780008249090 - Julian Holland
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    Discover 50 derelict and long-closed railways hidden amidst the countryside of Britain in this beautiful book from The Times.

    Each route is highlighted on historical Bartholomew's mapping that shows the parts of the route that can still be followed by foot today. The profiles also have carefully researched text and historical photographs from when they were in use.

    This book also contains specially commissioned present-day images of famous routes including the Jersey railway, the Crab & Winkle line and Dava Way.
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    Please note that due to phenomenal demand, our hand-picked edition of Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2019 has now sold out. You can still buy this book with 20% off RRP by adding BTVAL to your basket.

    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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    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.
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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.
  • The Official Everton FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595082 - Darren Griffiths
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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.
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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.
  • 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?'
  • CHME
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
  • MMWW
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    Bestselling adult colouring book illustrator Millie Marotta brings together her favourite scenes from her previous books in this stunning compendium.

    Containing 120 illustrations inspired by the animal kingdom, a tropical wonderland and the wild Savannah, this is a book that is sure to ease you into a wonderful state of mindfulness.

    Other scenes include captivating creatures, beautiful birds and treetop treasures.
  • 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.
  • The Official Chelsea FC Annual 2019 - Hardback - 9781912595044 - Grange Communications
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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.
  • 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.
  • BOUN
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    Discover a host of imaginative bookbinding projects in Rachel Hazell's beautiful book.

    Suitable for all levels of crafter and inspired by remote landscapes, typography, shorelines and literary cities, the projects include the slit book, a concertina with pockets and multi-section softback which can then be developed further to make personalised notebooks and keepsakes.

    The projects also make use of various types of techniques including cutting, folding and stitching.