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  • HMCH
    DK
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    If you're planning on giving hand-made gifts this Christmas, then this DK book will show you how to make beautiful cards, gifts, decorations and bakes.

    With step-by-step instructions and plenty of photographs, the projects use techniques ranging from metalwork to bread making and focus on upcycling and using natural materials.

    Enjoy your most creative Christmas yet with this cool craft book.
  • SR0016
    Simon Toseland
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    Packed with information, facts and figures, Sportographica is a must-have book for sports fans of all ages. It blends sporting statistics from around the world with stylish and memorable visuals.

    Smart, quirky and endlessly fascinating, it's packed with information, facts and figures about sport's greatest (and worst!) feats. From the athlete who won Gold in Olympic hot-air ballooning to the team that had the world's longest losing streak, there are so many mind-boggling facts to discover.

    You can even find out about the oldest sporting rivalries and which footballers have had the worst hairstyles.
  • DCCE
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    Over the past 12 months we have seen Batman and Superman facing up to each other and the Suicide Squad causing all sort of havoc... 2017 will see Wonder Woman and the Justice League appear on the big screen and if you want to find out more about these iconic DC Comics characters, this encyclopedia is essential.

    Featuring original comic artwork, this book features over 1,200 characters including heroes, villains, friends and foes. There are features on the characters' most famous clashes and romantic encounters, while their famous vehicles and weaponry are also featured.

    DC Comics has been entertaining the masses for over 75 years and this fully up-to-date book is lavishly illustrated and packed with facts any fan will love to pore over.
  • 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.
  • Love to Sew Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782215424
    LVSW
    • £4.99
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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.
  • HSPF
    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.
  • DRNO
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    A must for any fan of James Bond, this compendium brings together six classic 007 tales in comic book format.

    Originally published between 1958 and 1960, John McLusky's black-and-white illustrations have been fully remastered and are presented in the highest quality.

    Including the classic stories Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love and Dr No, this hardback book features a foreword from Martin Asbury, the storyboard artist for seven James Bond films.
  • ANNM 7 years +
    Match
    7 years +
    • £2.99
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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.

    Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without an annual and 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!
  • NTSS
    (1)
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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.
  • HL2119
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    Pixiwoo is a phenomenally popular YouTube channel that educates women and men of all ages about make-up. Face is a book from the team that will show you how to achieve the perfect look.

    Fully illustrated with photos from Sam and Nic's tutorials, the book includes advice, techniques and top tips for your skin, brows, eyes, lashes and lips. There are recommendations of tools and the manual even tells you how to manage each style to suit your looks.

    Whether you're a beginner, an aspiring make-up artist or just want to try something new Face is the book for you.
  • MFLC
    Ryder Wyndham
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    We can't wait until Rogue One hits cinemas and this book finds Han Solo and Chewbacca's beloved Millennium Falcon being given the Haynes Manual treatment.

    One of the most famous spaceships of all time, the manual provides the most thorough technical description of the vehicle this side of a galaxy far, far away. Among the key information it contains is a history of Corellian Engineering, the Millennium Falcon's operational history and its crew facilities.

    There is also practical and tactical information on flying the Falcon so that if you ever have the chance to take control, you'll be flying at lightspeed in no time at all.
  • CRBG
    Emma Friedlander-Collins
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    Using vibrant colours and easy-to-follow techniques, Emma Friedlander-Collins presents a functional collection of bags to crochet in this exciting craft book.

    Fun and functional, among the designs are an Aztec shoulder bag made in tapestry crochet and a strawberry handbag. There are also ideas for totes, holdalls and duffle bags. Emma even includes ideas for smaller items like a glasses case, a pencil case and a tablet holder.

    The techniques section covers all the basic stitches and will show you how to master tapestry crochet. It also includes advice on lining your bag and suggestions for variations to make each design your own.
  • YGGM
    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.
  • AG1069
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    This is a stunningly illustrated guide to the universe of Doctor Who - a place full of Time Lords, Daleks and Cybermen.

    Massive in size and scope, it is bursting with action-packed images and little-known facts about the long-running BBC series. It provides profiles the Doctor, his many assistants and his enemies.

    A must-have book for any Whovian!
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
    CLTD
    • £6.99
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    • Just £1.40 per book
    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • GRUT
    Greg Rutherford
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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.
  • TOTC
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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.
  • MNKC
    Sue Stratford
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    Full of cute, pocket-sized knits that are easy to make and all with a festive feel, this is a gorgeous book for anyone who loves to knit and wants to make some special gifts in the build-up to the big day.

    All from the bestselling designer Sue Stratford, you'll be able to get your needles out and create everything from a knitted nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and Jesus to Christmas crackers and a show-stopping Santa's sleigh.

    Great for using up leftover yarn, the projects are suitable for all levels of knitter and all have step-by-step instructions. The stunning photography will help you know exactly what to aim for.
  • SWLO
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    Updated so it includes the planets featured in The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Complete Locations is a visual guide to all of the places from a galaxy far, far away.

    Full of inside looks, it will show you the Star Wars universe in more detail than ever before and includes cross-sections, illustrations and photographs of the likes of Tattooine, Naboo and even Starkiller Base.

    A definitive reference work for any Jedi or fan who dreams of going on a Star Tour to far-flung destinations.
  • JBNN
    Joey Barton
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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.
  • SWDR
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    With its detailed, step-by-step illustration projects, this drawing manual gives Star Wars fans of all ages the chance to draw their favourite ships and other vehicles from the Star Wars universe.

    Ideal for budding engineers, all you have to do is follow each instruction and you'll soon see some amazing spaceships and vehicles appear. Each one is also accompanied by some very fun facts.
  • SWGA
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    Taking in the epic stories and strange creatures that have kept us all on the edge of our seats for almost 40 years, the Star Wars Galactic Atlas is a must-have for Jedi of any age.

    Fully illustrated in colour, this stunning guide covers everywhere from Alderaan to Naboo and features characters including Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and BB-8.

    It's a brilliant gift that will show fans maps, star charts, battle scenes and timelines from a galaxy far, far away.
  • HTWF
    Ruud Gullit
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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.
  • JVMS
    Jamie Vardy
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    Jamie Vardy's having a party - and you're invited!

    The Leicester City and England striker, who worked his way up from non-league to the highest stage, has just enjoyed the best year of his life. Leading the line and scoring so many goals for the Foxes in their unbelievable Premier League-winning season, he was also one of the few England players to make an impact at Euro 2016 and is now frightening Champions League defences with his pace and goalscoring instinct.

    This autobiography finds Jamie talking about his Roy of the Rovers-style story. An ordinary lad from Sheffield, he was rejected by his boyhood club as a teenager and spent time playing at the likes of Stocksbridge Park Steels, Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town before finally finding his feet a Leicester. After playing a huge part in their escape from relegation, he then had a season to remember when Leicester charged to the top of the table - and stayed there - in the 2015/2016 season. During this miracle run, he also became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League games.

    This is an inspiring story that proves dreams can come true. It's a must-read for any football fan.