Hobbies & Interests

  • HOWP
    James Rhodes
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Accessible and inspiring, this is a beginner's guide to the piano that promises that you will be able to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in just six weeks - even if you know nothing about music and have never even laid fingers on a piano before.

    A book that promises to give you all the tools you need to play this beautiful instrument, no matter what your age, it teaches you the basics of playing including how to read music, the difference between the treble and bass clef, sharp and flat notes and the best ways to practise.

    James Rhodes is a talented pianist and hugely popular in the classical music field. In this book, he encourages you to unleash your creative powers and even embrace your own personal interpretation.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    Alfred Wainwright
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • The Photographer's iPad - Paperback - 9781781572269 - Frank Gallaugher
    Frank Gallaugher
    • £3.00
    • RRP £9.99
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    The Photographer's iPad shows you how to realise the potential of your iPad and turn it into an essential and exhilarating piece of photographic gear.

    Featuring the latest and best software, this guide covers everything that is possible with the device - from managing your photos immediately after a shoot to processing files with top-of-the-range apps - and the provides step-by-step instructions for using all the photographic features and functions.

    Included in the book is advice on how to break out of Apple's walled garden and import photos, share them and move them about. There are even tips for using the full editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom Mobile.
  • Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250380 - Anastasia Catris
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection of art therapy has been especially designed to help you draw your way to a younger brain.

    Losing your memory is one of the biggest concerns in people aged over 40 and these three books provide a creative way to help you keep your mind sharper and 'younger'. Each book contains a series of line drawings and then space on the opposite page which allows you to copy the illustration.

    The scenes gradually become more challenging as you progress and every page can help stimulate the parts of your brain that are vital for memory retention.
  • A Short History of the Motorcycle - Hardback - 9780297609902 - Richard Hammond
    Richard Hammond
    • £4.00
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    Former Top Gear (and now The Grand Tour) presenter Richard Hammond provides a celebration of the magic of motorcycles in this witty and knowledgeable overview of the vehicle's history.

    Richard attempts to explain what it is about bikes and biking that proves so irresistible to so many. Charting from the bike's origins through to its modern-day incarnations, the book covers the bikes that have propelled people all over the world to their work, to school and to their doom.

    He also looks at the motorbike's social standing. He examines bikers of every type - from peasants trundling through fields to ridiculously cool film stars and daredevils including Eddie Kidd and Evel Knievel.
  • Match! Annual 2017 - Hardback - 9781509821198 - Match
    ANNM 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £2.00
    • RRP £7.99
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    From Leicester's unexpected (and glorious) Premier League success to Portugal's triumph at the European Championships, 2016 has been an incredible year for football fans of all ages.

    The Match! Annual remains one that should be top of every footy fan's list. It looks back over the crazy year and is packed with facts, posters, quizzes and so much more. It will even help you pick your own World Dream Team.

    It also looks at the wonder kids you can expect to be lighting up the sport in the 12 months ahead and focuses on big-name players including Gareth Bale, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo!
  • 1966 - The 50th Anniversary slipcase edition - Hardback - 9781909534599 - Clive Batty
    • £6.00
    • RRP £30.00
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    The date 30 July, 1966 lingers long in the memory of any football fan who supports England. The last time the national team won a major trophy, the final against West Germany was full of iconic moments - from the Russian linesman's decision to award a goal to 'They think it's all over' and Bobby Moore wiping his hands before receiving the Jules Rimet trophy.

    Officially endorsed by the FA, this beautiful coffee table book commemorates the 50th anniversary of this incredible triumph. Presented in a cloth slipcase with gold foil lettering, the book looks back at the victory through the memories of the players, the manager, supporters, commentators and journalists.

    It also contains photographs of the memorabilia including players' shirts, medals and even the match ball.
  • Knitty Gritty - Hardback - 9781472529947 - Aneeta Patel
    Aneeta Patel
    • £4.00
    • RRP £22.99
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • The Times: Quick Crossword Collection - 4 Books - Paperback - 9780007954285
    • £4.00
    • RRP £27.96
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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!
  • Complete Encyclopedia of Formula 1 - Hardback - 9781474815314
    • £3.00
    • RRP £16.00
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    The Encyclopedia of Formula 1 showcases the highs and lows of the most cutting-edge series in the history of motorsport.

    From its beginnings right up to the modern day, this guide gives comprehensive insight into all aspects of the exciting sport including coverage of memorable drivers, constructor teams, circuits and moments.

    Using fascinating photographs and statistics throughout, the history of Formula 1 tells a story of genius and endeavour, rivalry and camaraderie and triumph and tragedy.
  • UDDA
    Dr Gareth Moore
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    With extreme puzzle challenges to complete and colour, this large-format dot-to-dot book contains over 30,000 dots.

    All animal themed, the puzzles are sure to entertain and engage you for hours on end. As you connect the dots (one has 2,000 just by itself!), the intricate animal images will appear before your eyes - as if by magic.

    Once you've finished joining the dots, why not colour it in and make it unique?
    Please note that the dots featured in this book are very intricate.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
    • £5.00
    • RRP £20.97
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    This three-book collection of puzzles is perfect for when you want to switch off, unwind and refocus your mindset.

    There are 90 activities in each of these travel-sized books. The crosswords will test both your general knowledge and word power; the word searches are fun yet tricky and provide your brain with a gentle workout as you try to find the words that are hidden in any direction; and the codeword puzzles offer a numerical twist on the traditional crossword. No prior general knowledge is needed and they increase in difficulty as you progress.

    Great for taking on journeys or when you just want to relax in the evening after a hard day's work.
  • AG1067
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Transform plain old paper into beautiful decorations, handmade cards and stunning scrapbooks with this incredible book.

    Suitable for novices and those who already enjoy papercrafts, it also contains step-by-step instructions for jewellery, bunting and lanterns.
  • NYEO
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Aroma has a potent, positive influence on the brain that can help enhance your health and well-being.

    This stunningly illustrated book shows you the properties and uses of 86 essential oils, ranging from basil to ylang-ylang. It provides you with step-by-step instructions for making feel-good, fragrant products for your body and home using techniques such as blending, massage and steam inhalation.

    Neal's Yard Remedies is a hugely popular brand that specialises in natural remedies and here they provide you with aromatherapy treatments for 30 common ailments.
  • YGGM
    Nicola Jane Hobbs
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • Green Guides Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472933911
    • £4.00
    • RRP £27.96
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Anyone who loves getting outdoors will find these little guides to be essential companions on their next adventure.

    Covering wild flowers, trees, butterflies and garden wildlife, the books provide concise descriptions of their subjects which include information on their appearances, habitats and much more. There are also beautiful illustrations of over 150 species in each book.

    Ideal for beginners and amateur naturalists alike, the Green Guides come in a pocket size.
  • GRUT
    Greg Rutherford
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    Not only a gold medal-winning athlete (in fact, he's one of the most successful British Olympians of all time) but also one of the stars of this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing, Greg Rutherford tells his story in this revealing autobiography.

    One of the few Brits to have won gold at European, Commonwealth, World and Olympic level, he reveals how his route to the top was not a smooth journey. A reckless teenager who would sometimes sleep rough or car surf, he found an outlet in sport.

    He tells how falling short in the Beijing Olympics inspired him to glory on London 2012's unforgettable 'Super Saturday' and explains how his hard work and dedication paid off. An opinionated and likeable figure, he also offers up his thoughts on current issues surrounding the athletics world including doping.
  • Handmade Beauty - Hardback - 9781910254189 - Juliette Goggin
    Juliette Goggin
    • £4.00
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    Cosmetic experts Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton show how, using only natural ingredients, you can make skincare and haircare products easily at home.

    Truly inspirational, the products can be made using just a few basic materials and some kitchen equipment. The first part of the book looks at the things you will need to make the cosmetic projects; while the second includes 37 recipes for the face, body and hair, plus suggestions for adaptations.

    Including step-by-step instructions for home-made face and body scrubs, cleansers, toners, hand creams, body butters and bath bombs, the projects cater for all skin and hair types. It even includes ideas on how you can package them.
  • TOTC
    • £5.99
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    Ross Brawn, the most successful figure in Formula 1 history, and Adam Parr, the former CEO of Williams, have come together in Total Competition to explain to motor racing fans the lessons they have learned during their career and how they can use these to achieve their very own business goals.

    Compelling, comprehensive and revealing, this book explains what it takes to get to the top in a way that recalls Sir Alex Ferguson's bestselling advice guide, Leading. Ross Brawn talks about his four decades of success and examines the methods he has used to achieve so much. He also examines the occasions when he has got things wrong.

    This is a definitive portrait of modern motorsport that explores the pressures of the sport and the cut-throat nature of an industry where coming second is deemed as failure.
  • Joey Barton - No Nonsense - Hardback - 9781471147586 - Joey Barton
    Joey Barton
    • £3.50
    • RRP £20.00
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    One of the most compelling and controversial characters from 'the Beautiful Game', Joey Barton reveals all in this explosive, warts-and-all autobiography.

    Raw yet redemptive, the book not only finds Joey looking back at a footballing career that has taken in stints at Manchester City, Newcastle, Queens Park Rangers, Marseille, Burnley and Glasgow Rangers but also a troubled personal life that found him being sent to prison for assault in 2008.

    It was this experience, along with the birth of his children, that made Joey sit back and re-evaluate his life and decisions. He claims that football is a sport that 'eats people alive' and in his trademark candid, challenging and entertaining style explains how this and his upbringing affected his decision-making. A popular figure on social media, he also talks about his plans for the future.
  • Love to Sew x 2 PBs S/W - Collection - 9781782215424
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.98
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    This is a lovely two-book set for those who enjoy sewing and creating beautiful projects. It contains two Love to Sew books covering little bags and purses and quilted covers and cosies.

    Little Bags & Purses by Saskia Abel is full of charming and colourfully designed bags for you to makes and also contains essential items such as key rings, phone covers and glasses cases. All have step-by-step instructions, full-size templates and there's even a handy techniques section (ranging from easy to more technically advanced) at the front of the book to help you on your way to making something stunning.

    Quilted Covers & Cosies by Book People favourite Debbie Shore has 18 projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. This book starts with Debbie introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques and explaining which materials you will need. After this you will be able to make projects that range from egg cosies and mug hugs to sewing machine and toaster covers. All of them are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs.
  • Unforgettable Walks - Hardback - 9781784298845 - Julia Bradbury
    Julia Bradbury
    • £4.00
    • RRP £16.99
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    Tying in with the popular TV show Best Walks with a View, Julia Bradbury presents eight of the country's most-loved walks in a book that is part-practical guide and part-love letter to walking.

    Complete with maps and landscapes, the walks take in the likes of the South Downs, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. As she writes about each walk, Julia focuses on the sights and sounds, flora and fauna and past and present of each path.

    They may be well-trodden, but each walk is still full of wonder and discovery - and a few pubs! Accompanied by maps and illustrations, each walk is under 10 miles showcase the diverse and beautiful landscapes of Great Britain.
  • The Bicycle Book - Hardback - 9780241226117
    • £6.00
    • RRP £20.00
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    The Bicycle Book provides a glorious, visual celebration of the bike. From iron-framed Boneshakers to record-breaking carbon-fibre track bikes, it features photos and details of over 300 classic bicycles.

    As well as the bikes themselves, the book also focuses on the courses that have held the most famous races. It will introduce you to the most important designers and innovators of the cycling world and some of the most defining moments in cycling history.

    Cycling is a global sporting, leisure and transport and this book will delight anyone who is fascinated by life on two wheels.
  • HTWF
    Ruud Gullit
    • £6.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    A Chelsea, AC Milan and Netherlands legend, Ruud Gullit's knowledge of 'the Beautiful Game' and his affable manner has made him one of the most popular pundits around.

    In How to Watch Football, he reveals some of the secrets of the sport and invites you to join him in 'reading' a match. He'll tell you why sometimes one striker can be better than three, why the best defenders never need to tackle and even reveals the secret of tiki-taka.

    With years of experience gained from playing, coaching and providing punditry, he also discusses formations, tactical decisions and the hidden patterns you should watch out for in the next match you watch.