Hobbies & Interests

Hobby Books

  • GPTD
    Elizabeth Wilhide
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    With evening classes being oversubscribed all over the country, pottery is quickly becoming the nation's favourite hobby - thanks, in part, to BBC Two's hit series, The Great Pottery Throw Down.

    This companion book provides a complete introduction to ceramic art and its craft, manufacture, history and culture. It reveals how the history of pottery runs parallel to the evolution of mankind and how it's played such a key role in everything from terracotta warriors to home furniture.

    Its narrative will tell you jaw-dropping details about the materials, processes and skills involved in making pottery and is full of striking photographs and illustrations.
  • URBN
    Max Bainbridge
    • £5.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Max Bainbridge's The Urban Woodsman is a hardback book that shows how you can work with wood to make bespoke cutlery including spoons, bowls and boards.

    Max will show you where to source local timber from (without having to pay much at all) and then explains the tools you'll need and the cutting techniques you should learn to make them. He also reveals the ways to achieve the perfect finish.

    Wood you believe it? This book is ideal for both novices and experienced carvers and will show you how to make some stunning contemporary homeware.
  • AG1074
    Charlie Butcher
    • £4.99
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    Following three fishing fanatics as they head off on an epic adventure around the globe, Fishing Impossible is an ITV programme that has had so many people hooked. Described as Top Gear for fishing, it's full of extreme situations...

    This tie-in book is just as funny and fascinating as the show and finds Charlie, Jay and Blowfish looking back over their trips. From spear-fishing in the Bahamas to bungee jumping in British Columbia and dodging crocodiles in Kenya, they look at how they managed to catch fish in entertaining and bizarre ways.

    You'll feel as if you are with the gang as you read about their adrenalin-fuelled trips.
  • HDYW
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This is a great gift book for anyone who wants to learn all the ins and outs of woodworking. It provides simple explanations for the techniques you'll need and suggestions for all the tools that are needed.

    The inspirational projects to make include a frame, a wine rack and a bookcase while there is also advice on preparing wood, making different kinds of joints, veneering, finishing techniques and working safely.

    There are also photographs of the tools you need and suggestions of how to use them and take care of them.
  • YOGH
    Christine Burke
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Christina Burke has 16 years' experience as a yoga teacher and is the owner of Liberation Yoga. In this book, she'll show you how to embrace the meditation practice and use its power to heal your mind, body and spirit.

    Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, this accessible handbook of remedies is based on the art and science of yoga and will cover physical, mental and emotional concerns with practises that address each condition. The final chapter of the book provides examples of combined sequences for different times of the day.

    All of the poses and sequences are illustrated with clear photographs and each exercise is designed to last 15 minutes or less. They can help with everything from alleviating daily aches and pain to improving your state of mind and tapping into your creative spirit.
  • HSPF
    Kelsey Elam
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
  • SHCL
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Bring to life scenes from William Shakespeare's most famous works with Colouring Shakespeare - a colouring book inspired by the Bard.

    Featuring a foreword from Shakespearean actor and playwright Simon Callow, the book encourages you to express your creativity through selecting the right colours and shading for each pattern and texture.

    Ideal for anyone who wants to find mindfulness, the quotes come from plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • WB0190
    • £8.99
    • RRP £24.99
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    This Pilates kit has everything you need to kick-start your practice. Not only does the box contain a 64-page paperback book and an instructional DVD but it also comes with an exercise mat (1600 x 580mm).

    The book and DVD will showcase many postures that you can try out - and they're suitable for everyone from beginners to the more advanced.

    Box size: 320 x 245mm; Contents: mat, 64-page book, DVD<
    DVD running time: 55 minutes
  • KFTH
    Hilary Grant
    (3)
    • £4.99
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    Inspired by traditional knitting, Hilary Grant's patterns offer a more contemporary slant on Nordic designs and in Knitting from the North she shows you how to make a host of cosy hats, gloves, scarves and jumpers.

    There are 30 colourful hand-knitted projects (two stunning jumpers and various ideas for hats and mittens) featured in the book and they all have clean and simple shapes that ensure that pattern and colour are always at the forefront. Hilary share her inspiration for each pattern and even gives advice on choosing the right yarn.

    Every project follows a pattern with a mitten, hat and scarf variation - meaning you'll soon have a whole winter wardrobe full of accessories.
  • MYOJ
    Nicolette Lafonseca
    • £3.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Everyone wants a Christmas jumper at the most magical time of year, and what better way to mark the festive season than with your very own one that requires no knitting?

    Taking any plain jumper as a starting point, this book provides 20 easy and inspiring ways in which you can transform it into something altogether more Christmassy. All you'll need is a few simple materials, a spare hour or two and plenty of festive spirit.

    Whether you want it to be glitzy and glam or twee and tasteless, the book will also encourage you to add as many sequins, pompoms and twinkly lights as is physically possible to make sure you brighten up people's Christmas time.
  • QAEQ
    Lynne Goldsworthy
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    Add some colour and interest to any room with one of these 20 modern machine-quilting projects.

    This craft book has easy-to-follow instructions for a wide range of projects and some can even be finished in just one weekend. The quick and easy quilts focus on big blocks to make them easier to complete and there are 12 full-size quilts to make including ones inspired by picnic blankets and nature. The eight smaller projects cover everything from bed runners and cushion covers to wall hangings.

    Lynne Godsworthy has created some truly stunning designs in this illustrated book that also has templates for many of the quilts.
  • FGTJ
    Anthony Lambert
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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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.
  • HYBR
    Julian Holland
    • £7.99
    • RRP £30.00
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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
    • £2.99
    • RRP £14.99
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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.
  • DTDB
    Thomas Pavitte
    (3)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!

    As calming as adult colouring, but with the added bonus of a little bit of problem-solving, The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book will provide hours and hours of creative entertainment.
  • AKUPB
    Neil Thomas
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    One of the biggest problems facing wargamers is finding the time to actually play. Most commercially available sets of rules require several hours to set up and play to a conclusion; some can easily swallow up a whole day or weekend. For many gamers this means that their lavishly prepared miniature armies rarely get used at all. Apart from time, the other consideration is space, which further constrains the opportunities for a game. In One-hour Wargames, veteran gamer and rule-writer Neil Thomas has addressed both these problems. Now it is practical to play a game in around an hour on a normal dining table or living room floor. The book contains 8 (all-new) sets of very simple rules for various periods, from Ancient to WW2 and 30 scenarios which can be played using any of them, so you don't even have to take too much time thinking up a stimulating tactical situation and objectives. All the rules and scenarios are intended to be played on a 3ft x 3ft battlefield. The rules only require a small number of miniatures, so this really is an ideal way for new gamers, or veterans trying a new period, to get started with minimal investment of time and money. Also ideal for a quick game in the evening when a friend pops round. There are also sections on campaigns and solo games.
  • AEUFF
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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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
    • £14.89
    • RRP £15.00
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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.
  • APKSQ
    James Jacobs
    • £31.49
    • RRP £47.99
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    Along with expansive details on Golarion's most prominent races you'll find whole chapters of exciting new character options, allowing you to make your favorite hero's culture more vital and valuable than ever before! Dozens of racial details and heritages also make choosing the perfect race easier than ever, whether you want to be a Varisian human or an archon-blooded aasimar. Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Inner Sea Races reveals new details on Golarion's most important races, including multiple human ethnicities.
  • AQLJX
    Jason Bulmahn
    • £31.49
    • RRP £47.99
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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
    • £31.99
    • RRP £47.99
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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!
  • AWGDU
    • £31.99
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    Inside this time-saving tome dwells a wide variety of foes ready to challenge characters of any level, from a corrupt royal court to a sinister cult. The villains in this book can fit into nearly any campaign. Also included are new rules, feats, spells, and magic items, to give these villains the edge against the players! Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Villain Codex is an essential addition to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. This imaginative tabletop game builds on 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 a new era. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Villain Codex includes: Complete sections for 20 villainous organizations, including an arcane society, brutal slavers, carnival troupe, corrupt guard, cruel musketeers, death cult, demon knights, diabolical church, fang monastery, merchant caravan, merry outlaws, nature's scourge, regal court, ruthless brigands, savage marauders, scandalous pirates, secret society, sinister cult, slayer's guild, and a thieves' guild. It includes: information on each organizations history and structure, along with plot hooks to get players interested; new rules in each villain section, including feats, spells, and magic items; premade encounter groups, allowing Game Masters to quickly make use of the villains in each section; a wide variety of new stat blocks for each villain organization, utilizing the new rules from their entry in the book; and much much more!
  • AUQWR
    Jason Bulmahn
    • £31.99
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    There are things that dwell in the dark places of the world, deep beneath the ground, in long-abandoned crypts, or in musty attics; terrible things that can destroy your body and shatter your mind. Few sane individuals would ever think to seek out such nightmares, but those that are drawn into the darkness often find it infecting them, corrupting them in ways both subtle and gross. Some think that those who die facing off against such horrors are the lucky ones, for the survivors are forever scarred by their experiences. Horror Adventures gives you everything you need to bring these nightmares to your game. This terrifying 256-page hardcover book will take your game into the darkest reaches, where the dead hunger for the living, alien gods brood in dreams, and madness and death lurk around every corner. There are rules for players and GMs alike, giving heroes a fighting chance against the darkness that threatens to swallow them whole. Characters can take far more than a few hit points of damage, when their very sanity is called into question from witnessing horrors too terrible to comprehend. To face such nightmares, the heroes can take new feats, utilize powerful spells, and even acquire holy relics to aid them. They will need every edge they can get if they plan to survive the secrets of this book. Horror Adventures includes: Corruptions that can turn your character into a monster, from a blood-drinking vampire to a savage werewolf. The only cost is your very soul! Character options to help heroes face the forces of darkness, including horror-themed archetypes, feats, spells, and more! Rules for sanity and madness, giving you all the tools you need to drive your characters to the brink and beyond. Tips and tools for running a scary game, along with expanded rules for curses, diseases, haunts, and fleshwarping to bring your nightmares to life. New templates to turn your monsters into truly terrifying foes, from creatures made from living wax to the stalker that cannot be stopped! and much, much more!"
  • BANJK
    James Jacobs
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    The End is Nigh! Truly legendary heroes require truly legendary foes, and now these world-ending menaces have arrived! Within this book, you'll find hundreds of monsters for use in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Test your mettle against Archdevils and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, two-headed dragons and the Wild Hunt, conqueror worms or living statues haunted by dead gods, troops of goblins or strangely sentient oozes, and myriad other menaces suitable for all levels of play! Yet not every legend needs to tell of foes, and within these pages you'll also find that new empyreal lords, dragons from Heaven, and the mythical Green Man all stand ready to aid you on your quests-if you prove yourself worthy. Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 6 is the latest indispensable volume of monsters for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and serves as a companion to the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook and Pathfinder RPG 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 a new era. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 6 includes: * More than 200 different monsters. * Strange new player-character-suitable races like the canine rougarou, the watery fey naiad, the crazed monkey goblin, and the Lovecraftian yaddithian, Darklands-dwelling munavri. * Powerful foes from myth and legend, such as the Archdevil Mephistopheles, Charon of the River Styx, and that notorious haunter of holidays known as Krampus! * New animal companions, constructs waiting creation by skilled spellcasters, and a new category of true dragon from the Outer Planes. * New templates to help you get more life out of classic monsters, including the shape-changing vermin-themed entothrope and the intelligent hivemind swarm. * 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!