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  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
    • £3.99
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    Travel writer Anthony Lambert showcases a diverse and exciting selection of train journeys that are just the ticket in this celebratory book.

    Carefully chosen and full of character, the journeys range from the Orient Express to the Trans-Siberian railway and also include those closer to home including one that travels through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley and the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route.

    An unmissable selection for any traveller who loves their journey as much as the destination, Lambert talks about each route's sublime scenery and history in detail.
  • LAVG
    Philip Wilkinson
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    If you think of yourself as a Master Builder, this showcase of incredible buildings from around the world made from LEGO is sure to encourage you to get your bricks out and start building !

    From Big Ben to the Empire State Building, the beautiful gift book shows every brick involved in each build. It's incredible for LEGO fans of any age.
  • CLET
    (5)
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    Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.

    From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...

    Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
  • SEWU
    Debbie Shore
    (2)
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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • HYBR
    Julian Holland
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    From the development of Britain's railways in 1603 through to the present day, this book is endlessly fascinating. Drawing on a lifetime of railway research, Julian Holland offers a first-class commentary complete with photographs and archive material.

    Showing how Britain has claimed many achievements including the first steam railway locomotive, the first inter-city railway and the world speed record for steam in 1938 (126mph, in case you were wondering).

    The book also looks at trains and railways' effect on the Great Victorian Age and the early 20th century before its nationalisation and modernisation from 1948 onwards. It also covers the Beeching Report in detail and the privatisation of the high-speed railways in the 1990s.
  • HTMS
    Sally Hornsey
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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • AERO 9 years +
    David Woodroffe
    9 years +
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    The Complete Book of Paper Aeroplanes is packed with diagrams, instructions and graphics that will help you build your own paper aircraft that really can fly!

    From gliders to space explorers and all kinds of other paper aircraft, the book shows you how to create many different flying devices using the colour templates. With clear instructions, every flying machine featured in this book has been built and tested by author and paper aeroplane expert David Woodroffe.
  • TNBK
    (1)
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    From the very first steam trains to diesel engines and today's state-of-the-art bullet trains, The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History is a beautiful gift (or coffee table book!) for anyone you know who is fascinated by all things locomotive.

    A huge hardback book with plenty of stunning photographs to pore over for hours on end, it traces the history of trains and showcases some of the most famous to have hit the railway lines including the legendary Orient Express, the Mallard and the Fairy Queen.

    The book highlights some of the world's most impressive railway journeys, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line and there is also information on the innovators, designers and engineers who have changed the face of railway travel - this DK book is a great way to keep track of the history of locomotives!
  • CIRP
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    Play like the experts with this deluxe edition Playing Card Set! Presented in a fantastic tin box, the set contains 2 sets of playing cards, 5 dice and a 65-page book that will teach you how to play a wide range of both single and multi-player card games. The games included range from easy to difficult. With practice, even those with little experience of card games should be comfortable at all levels of difficulty. A fantastic gift for anyone interested in playing card games!
  • WBSC
    Hannu Jannes and Owen Roberts
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    Complete with CDs to help you recognise each bird's distinctive song or call, these two books will come in handy for any birdwatcher or lover of nature.

    Recognising songs and calls can help you make more of birdwatching and the handy-sized hardbacks will help you identify 80 of our most popular woodland species and also 80 wetland species.

    Written by ornithologist Hannu Jannes and birding enthusiast Owen Robert, the books also feature colour photographs of each bird, as well as further information on their identifying features, habits, distribution, feeding and nesting routines and calls.
  • AOGEB
    • £14.39
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    Welcome to a world of swashbuckling action and dark fantasy, a world ruled by great dynasties and tempered by war. Eberron holds many wonders, from dragonmarks to warforges, deadly dungeons to elemental airships. As the shadows of evil and conspiracy threaten to envelop the land, heroes of prophecy come forth to save the day. It collects the 2012 Annual, Infestation 2: Dungeons & Dragons, and Eye of the Wolf.
  • ABWTC
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    Any model railway layout can be enhanced with the effective use of scenery and accessories. Chris Ellis examines the range of ready-made scenic accessories available to modellers, and also explains how to make your own scenic structures. Tips and techniques for adapting and weathering such accessories are included, along with clear step-by-step instructions that explain how to create rolling hills, trackside buildings and even lakes and rivers from a variety of materials, whether bought from modelling shops or using discarded product packaging. The book's sections include: planning backdrops and scenic settings; building basic terrain; painting backgrounds and creating the illusion of distance and perspective; texturing vegetation, foliage and trees; modelling water; depicting rocky surfaces such as cliffs, scree and waterfalls; and, incorporating civil engineering (tunnels and bridges) and adapting Skaledale and other accessories for use in personal dioramas. There is a useful appendix that also contains details of popular modelling materials, stockists and suppliers, useful reference works and other research sources.
  • ABWJZ
    Bill Slavicsek
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    Explore the fantasy world of D&D and delve into dungeons, slay monsters, and gain treasure! If you've been thinking of playing D&D or you've played before and you want to get up to speed on the all-new 4th Edition, this is the book for you. Here's what you need to know to join the fantasy fun. * D&D terminology - understand what ability check, modifier, saving throw, AC, gp, hp, and XP mean * Roll the dice - add modifiers and see if you rolled the d20 high enough to beat the challenge * Minding your manners - know D&D etiquette so you'll be welcome in any adventure * Character building - select your character's race and class, and choose the best powers, skills, feats, and gear * Roleplaying - give your character a background and personality quirks * Combat - use combat rules, a battle grid, and miniatures to play out furious battles Open the book and find: * Everything a new player needs to get started playing D&D * Details on four fantasy races and four iconic classes * Explanations of every number and statistic on the character sheet * The best magic items and equipment for characters of all classes * Advice on roleplaying and teamwork * A ready-to-use adventure to get you started as a Dungeon Master * A ready-to-use battle grid with character and monster markers
  • AIYWZ
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    A Fistful of Kung Fu brings the hyper-kinetic, bullet-spraying, demon-slaying, kung-fu-fighting action of Hong Kong movies and Asian cinema to the wargames tabletop. In a modern world walking a precarious line between the advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and mysticism of ancient cultures, Kung Fu schools face off in no-holds-barred tournaments, corporations hire agents and spies to steal each other's secrets, overworked SWAT teams respond to gunfights between feuding Triad and Yakuza clans, and ancient artefacts are sought by hopping vampires, demon sorcerers and cyborgs alike. Combining the gunfights of John Woo's Hard Boiled, the hand-to-hand combat of Enter the Dragon, the sheer mystical weirdness of Big Trouble in Little China, the wuxia action of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and everything in-between, A Fistful of Kung Fu is a skirmish wargame unlike any other.
  • ALMNV
    Joe Krone
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    Land of the Free is the new set of wargaming rules from Osprey that allow players to recreate the various conflicts that broke out in North America shortly prior to and just after Independence, including the French and Indian Wars, the Revolution and the War of 1812. This set of rules lets players begin their campaigns with small warbands of 10-20 miniatures of any scale and develop their forces over time, building them into armies hundreds strong. A unique system of command points and the need to carefully manage resources or risk becoming vulnerable to counter-attack have to be finely balanced against the need to gain objectives throughout the game, creating a challenging, but enjoyable environment for your armies.
  • AEUFF
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    Go beyond a single sheet with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Player Character Folio, a 16-page deluxe character record that covers absolutely everything you need to know about your Pathfinder hero! Features include expanded space for your hero's ability scores, feats, and class features; space for familiar, henchmen, animal companion, and cohort statistics; a magic item "slot" diagram; space to track your character's history and backstory; a complete adventure record of your hero's accomplishments, and more!
  • ALLVN
    Christian Dunn
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    The Space Marines are the foremost heroes of mankind, tireless defenders of the Emperor's realm, the Imperium. Genetically crafted to be the perfect warriors, and armed and armoured with the finest equipment in the galaxy, the Space Marines bring death to the alien, the traitor and the mutant. This collection highlights the heroes and the victories of these legendary warriors, collecting together the stories from three previous anthologies: Legends of the Space Marines, Heroes of the Space Marines and Victories of the Space Marines.
  • APMBV
    Andrew Benford
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    Submarines and surface fleets battle for Cold War dominance! NATO players must use their submarines to sneak troops into enemy ports, destroying vital strategic targets, while the Soviet team deploys a surface fleet to hunt down the subs and protect their crucial supply lines. Designed by retired Royal Navy Officer and submarine commander Andy Benford, and developed deep beneath the waves, They Come Unseen is an asymmetrical strategy game of bluff and deception that uses two boards, one for action on the surface, seen by both players, and one for movement underwater, seen only by the submarine commanders. The game also comes with specially designed control panels to help keep track of vital information such as fuel, ammunition and current cruising depth.
  • AQLJX
    Jason Bulmahn
    • £31.99
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    Inside Bestiary 5 lurk hundreds of new monsters ready for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. You'll find the death-dealing grim reaper, menacing deep ones, and the ground-shaking wood colossus. Alongside such terrors, there are also allies to be found, such as the whimsical leshi, the inscrutable esoteric dragons, and the powerful aerial servant! Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary 5 is the fifth indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary. This imaginative tabletop game builds upon more than 10 years of system development and an Open Playtest featuring more than 50,000 gamers to create a cutting-edge RPG experience that brings the all-time best-selling set of fantasy rules into the new millennium. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 5 includes: more than 300 different monsters; creatures that can warp the minds of their victims, including the caller in darkness, thought eater, and the bizarre brain mole; two new types of creature from beyond, the mysterious manasaputra and the truly vile sahkil, alongside new types of angels, demodands, and devils; monsters from the stars and beyond, like the insidious grays, twisted mutants, and advanced robots; new familiars, animal companions, and other allies; new templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters; appendices to help you find the right monster, including lists by Challenge Rating, monster type, and habitat; expanded universal monster rules to simplify combat; challenges for every adventure and every level of play; and much, much more!
  • ASFQS
    Jason Bulmahn
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    A sharp sword and a powerful spell are not the answer to every problem an adventurer is bound to face. Ultimate Intrigue, the latest hard cover rules reference for the Pathfinder Role playing Game, arms players with every bit of charm, grace, innuendo, and insult necessary to defeat even the most difficult social encounters. This expansive 256-page hard cover book delves into the shadowy world of intrigue, giving both players and GMs alike plenty of rules to add to their game. Engage in social combat, dueling with words instead of steel. Participate in a heist, working as a team to steal a valuable object or vital piece of information. Curry favor with the local churches, guilds, and royals with a complete influence system. Give your character an edge in social situations with a wide variety of new archetypes, feats, spells, and gear! Ultimate Intrigue also introduces a new Pathfinder RPG class: the vigilante. Influential socialite by day, avenging warrior by night, the vigilante is ready for anything, but he must take care to ensure that no one learns about his secret life! Ultimate Intrigue includes: the vigilante, a new character class that lives two lives, one as a respected member of the community, another as a crusader willing to do anything to get the job done. It offers character options for every class that relies on skills to win the day, including the alchemist, bard, druid, hunter, inquisitor, investigator, mesmerist, ranger, rogue, slayer, spiritualist, and more! It offers a complete system of influence, giving the GM a new way to reward players for helping out an organization or community; rules for social combat and verbal dueling, using words as weapons to accomplish goals and defeat foes; dozens of feats and spells that can be used in a social setting, some to spy with and some to hide the truth; and much, much more!
  • ASYEV
    Compile Heart
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    Record of Agarest War is an epic, multi-generational RPG where your decisions affect the power of future generations of heroes. Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book collects the gorgeous artwork behind the newest installment in the Record of Agarest War franchise. Included are character designs, pinups, rough concepts, detailed item guides, and creator commentary.
  • ANKTN
    Paul Davies
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    Like a good general, a good wargamer should have an eye for the ground. Just as the nature of the battlefield plays a central role in real warfare, so miniature wargames are greatly enhanced by realistic terrain. Besides, when you've spent hundreds of hours collecting and painting your miniature armies, they surely deserve ground worth fighting for. Master terrain modeller Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the techniques of making the basic landscape are explained, then a series of projects show how this can be adapted to suit different periods or geographic locations (eg European farmland or Sudanese desert). There are then detailed chapters on adding vegetation, buildings, roadways, trench systems etc. The clear, step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated by numerous specially-taken photographs of the work in progress and Paul's inspirational finished pieces.
  • ALVEH
    Mike Doyle
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    Acclaimed LEGO artist Mike Doyle is back with more amazing LEGO art in Beautiful LEGO 2: Dark, a completely new collection of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring LEGO creations. Featuring themed creations that are dark, mysterious, and beautiful, the book showcases the work of many of the world's most masterful LEGO builders. Full color, hardcover. "Far from child's play. An astonishing collection." -- Publishers Weekly praise for Beautiful LEGO
  • AQOCR
    James Jacobs
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    The 100th volume of the Pathfinder Adventure Path! The time has come to take back the Silver City of Kintargo! Too long has the diabolic Lord-Mayor Barzillai Thrune inflicted upon his citizens cruelties and increasingly oppressive laws. In "A Song of Silver," the heroes of the beleaguered city finally strike back, and as their rebellion mobilizes in the city streets to stand against the corrupt government's minions, the heroes themselves must strike at the sources. Rescuing old heroes from forgotten prison cells, reclaiming control of historic and key locations, and the performance of an ancient song that was used years ago to protect the city from Hell's agents are but the preamble for the decisive battle, an assault on the enormous Temple of Asmodeus! "A Song of Silver" is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 10th-level characters. The adventure continues the Hell's Rebels Adventure Path, an urban- and political - themed campaign that focuses on a rebellion against one of the Pathfinder Campaign Setting's most infamous nations-devil-haunted Cheliax. In celebration of the Adventure Path's one-hundredth volume, this special oversized installment also features several new monsters, revelations about the dead god of humanity - Aroden, a brand new Pathfinder Journal, a poster map depicting a key battlefield in the adventure, and a huge retrospective of the prior 16 Adventure Paths wherein additional never-before-statted NPCs for each are presented in full detail, both to expand the options of previous Adventure Paths or to provide new friends and foes for Hell's Rebels and all the Adventure Paths to come! Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world's oldest fantasy RPG.