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  • The News Quiz: Best of 2019

    BBC Radio Comedy

    Product Code: CBRGC
    Audio
    Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp. The News Quiz returns to take a sideways look at the headlines, with the help of some up-to-the-minute comedians and commentators. Guest regulars include Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis.
    • £10.60
    • RRP £13.25
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  • Dungeons and Drawings: An Illustrated Compendium of Creatures

    Blanca MartA nez de Rituerto

    Product Code: CCWUI
    Hardback
    Who hasn't been fascinated by monsters? This book collects some of the best creatures from Dungeons & Dragons, setting them out in an informative illustrated bestiary for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Whether they're beasts, spirits, demons, or even aliens, most fantasy worlds are filled with monsters. Some are harmless-many more are deadly. Luckily for the discerning adventurer, this book is here to help distinguish between the two. As a popular series sold at conventions and on Etsy, animators Blanca Martinez de Riuerro and Joe Sparrow have compiled three volumes into one deluxe edition. Each creature comes with a full-color illustration, a set of simplified statistics, a description, and a history section indicating its folkloric history and the scientific phenomena that may have influenced its creation. With creatures like the Archdevil, Dryad, Fire Bat, Gold Dragon, Smoke Devil, Bomb Plant, Ettin, and Spirit Fox, any tabletop player will find the perfect creature for their next campaign.
    • £13.49
    • RRP £14.99
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  • So You Think You've Got Problems?

    Alex Bellos

    Product Code: CBQWW
    Hardback
    Thought you had it bad? In this book, you will be: Imprisoned by a sadistic logician. Challenged to raise dogs from the dead. Trapped on a burning island. And much more besides . . . Everything is at stake in this compendium of more than 150 ingenious puzzles, selected to reveal the wonderful diversity of brainteasers that have confounded and intrigued solvers for the last thousand years. You'll need to pit your wits against probability problems, wrestle with wordplay, grapple with geometry and scrabble for survival. Along the way you will discover stories of whip-smart thinkers, eccentric novelists and a poodle with allegedly supernatural powers. You will absorb fascinating and important mathematical ideas. Some solutions will rely on ingenuity, some will challenge you to spot hidden patterns, others call for extreme rationality. All will surprise, entertain and stretch your brain. Will you make it out with your puzzling pride intact?
    • £11.99
    • RRP £14.99
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  • Caudron Renault Cr.714 Cyclone

    Franciszek Strzelczyk

    Product Code: BTNIG
    Paperback
    The C.710 was a series of lightweight fighter aircraft developed by Caudron-Renault for the French Air Force just prior to the start of World War II. One version, the C.714, saw limited production and it was assigned to Polish pilots flying in France after the fall of Poland in 1939. A small number was also supplied to Finland. This latest addition to Mushroom Models' Scale Plans series offers plans in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 scale of the CR.714 Cyclone fighter, featuring eight A3 size scale plans of the difference CR.714 Cyclone versions.
    • £7.20
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We have an extensive range of hobbies books from craft to model trains to role-playing games to Lego building. If you’re searching for a new hobby, you’ll find loads of inspiration in our range of hobbies and interests books.

Perfect guides for gamers

Whatever type of gamer you are, whether you love role-playing games or wargames, we have loads of books with game ideas, rules and character profiles to keep you busy. With wargames books themed around the great battles of history and big names in role-playing games, such as Pathfinder, you’ll never be bored with one of our books for gamers.

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Whether you’ve always wanted to be a great artist, an expert knitter or a Lego building champion, we have a book for you to guide you through your new hobby. Our books are packed with all the tips and tricks you will need to get you started.

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