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  • The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Hardback - 9781471177668 - Kari Hotakainen
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    Kimi Raikkonen is one of the stars of Formula One but is also famously private. This revealing biography finds the Fin opening up about his life, career and way of thinking.

    A very enigmatic individual, Kari Hotakainen's book reveals what life is like in the fast lane and features a number of previously unpublished photographs from Kimi's own collection.

    Kimi reveals how he plans race strategies and what it's like racing on the world famous Grand Prix courses. This book captures the raw excitement of Formula One and has the same kind of cult appeal as I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
  • 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.
  • MBGP
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    This keepsake hardback provides a photographic celebration of the magnificence of Moto GP racing.

    It tells the story of how leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki have strived to build the perfect machine and focuses on the legends that have made the sport so popular - including Barry Sheene, Eddie Lawson and Valentino Rossi.

    Written by Phil Wain, this book is full of images and accounts that reveal the stories behind historic races, technical innovations and the most memorable moments.
  • 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?
  • Dear Mr Murray - Hardback - 9781473662698 - David McClay
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    John Murray II published books by the likes of Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott and Washington Irving during his time in charge of the John Murray publishing house.

    This book celebrates 250 years of the publisher with a sparkling anthology of letters sent by authors. They reveal the stories behind some of the most influential books in history and also offer a fascinating glimpse into the friendships that existed between authors, publishers, readers, editors, printers and illustrators.

    You'll be able to find out exactly what Charles Darwin thought of negative reviews of On the Origin of Species; read Jane Austen's concerns about printing delays; and see just how Adrian Conan Doyle challenged Harold Nicolson to a duel for insulting his father in the press.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TBHR
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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.
  • 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...
  • AECI
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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.
  • AEMG
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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.
  • 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.
  • JRSY
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    New Zealand's rugby team have one of the most iconic shirts in sport and this informative book from international rugby reporter Peter Bills explains how their team has gone on to dominate the game for many decades now. It explains how you can take inspiration from their outlook and tactics and apply them to almost any field.

    The All Blacks have a better winning record than any other sports team and are one of the favourites for the 2019 World Cup (if they win this tournament, that will be three in a row!) but just how did a country of just 4.8 million people conquer the world?

    With exclusive access to over 90 players, coaches, officials and supporters who have made significant contributions to New Zealand's sporting success including Steve Hansen, Beauden Barrett and Richie McCaw, this book looks over New Zealand's proud history and culture how both of these have inspired so much glory.
  • 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.
  • TFOY
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    Get in pole position with the most complete and in-depth guide to Formula One you will ever read. It covers life in the fast lane from 1950 all the way through to the present day.

    Featuring exclusive contributions from the likes of Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell and Mark Webber, this book provides an overview of every twist, turn and significant moment from the world's favourite motorsport.

    From the ecstasy of victory to the anguish of defeat, this is a truly evocative collection of memories, photographs, triumphs and tragedies.
  • MOTW
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    This guide to the best marathons in the world covers over 50 events that take place across all seven continents.

    All of the races are complemented by stunning photography and have details on when and how to enter plus information on when they take place alongside essential training tips. The race routes are also rated for difficulty and fact boxes tell you when you should apply to take part.

    London, New York, Boston, Berlin and the Midnight Sun (Norway) are just a few of the marathons featured.
  • NTTB
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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.
  • VRLL
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    Valentino Rossi is one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time and this visual book celebrates all of his incredible achievements.

    From winning the World Championship in only his second season to his 87 wins in 500cc/MotoGP races, this book covers them all. It looks at his victories, rivalries and the issues he faced as he moved from brand to brand.

    As well as stunning action photographs, this book lifts the lid on Rossi's incredible charm, wit and candour.
  • 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.
  • YHOM
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    From mastering breathing techniques to step-by-step asanas, diet advice and plant-based recipes, this DK book will help you embrace the practice of hatha yoga.

    It contains instructions for 20-, 40- and 60-minute yoga sessions alongside breathing exercises and strategies for mindfulness. This is a great way of exercising in a way that will relieve your stress levels and help you find more energy.

    Suitable for all abilities, this book has been written by experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedana Centre and will help you find better health and more mindfulness.