Non-Fiction Clearance Sale

  • A Woman Lived Here - Hardback - 9781472140074 - Allison Vale
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    Only 111 of the 903 Blue Plaques that honour Londoners belong to women. This, despite thousands of truly remarkable women making significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life...

    From politics and social reform to arts, medicine, science, technology and sport, this book celebrates those women whose achievements have largely went unnoticed and explains how their actions, ideas and inventions helped make the world a richer place to live in.

    Some of these women went about their lives and worked quietly with courage, conviction, skill and compassion, while others were fearless trailblazers who shattered the status quo of a 'man's world'.
  • Book Art - Paperback - 9781782495697 - Clare Youngs
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    Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.

    Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.

    The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
  • 100 Simple Paper Flowers - Paperback - 9781782403081 - 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.
  • Paper Shapers Kaleidocycles - Paperback - 9781787412767 - Frankie Jones
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    You'll remember making fortune teller kaleidocycles at school (and some of you may have fond memories of them from the opening credits of Community) and now the crafting craze is taking over the world once more.

    This how-to book proves that the paper-folding creations are just as fun to make as they are to use and has step-by-step instructions for making everything from traditional kaleidocycles to hexaflexagons and paper globes to fortune tellers.

    This book has paper projects to cut out, colour, decorate, fold and create - all in a range of geometric decorations.
  • Secret Pigeon Service - Hardback - 9780008220303 - Gordon Corera
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    BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera reveals the story of MI14 and the Secret Pigeon Service during the Second World War for the first time in this compelling read.

    Using extensive original research and declassified documents, he reveals the inner workings of 'Columba' - an operation that saw 16,000 plucky homing pigeons dropped in an arc from Bourdeaux to Copenhagen in an effort to bring back intelligence from those living under Nazi occupation.

    The messages came flooding back from France, the Netherlands and Belgium - all written on tiny pieces of rice paper that has been tucked into canisters and tied to the legs of the birds - and these authentic missives ranged from the comic to the tragic and occasionally invaluable, giving the British Intelligence advance notice of German troop movements, weapons and more.

    Corera also looks at the people behind this mission, not many of whom were trained agents or experienced in spying. He focuses in particular on the Leopold Vindictive network, a small group of Belgian villagers - led by priest Joseph Raskin - who were always prepared to risk everything. This is a powerful and tragic tale of wartime espionage that looks at a quirky and quarrelsome band of spy masters and their unique operations.
  • The Memory Activity Book - Hardback - 9780241301982
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    The Memory Activity Book is packed with practical projects that can help you, your friends and family combat memory loss. It has been specially written and compiled for people who have dementia and their carers.

    Including physical activities, crafts and puzzles, the brain-stimulating projects have clear and visual instructions and come with examples of how to perform each activity (with suggestions for adapting them for different stages of dementia). Each activity is spread across two pages: one that a person with dementia or memory loss can complete; and another for relatives, friends and carers to help them with.

    This is a stimulating and resourceful book for people with memory loss issues.
  • University Challenge - Hardback - 9781849497015 - Steve Tribe
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    A bumper quiz book for fans of the popular BBC TV series, this baffling compendium of over 2,000 University Challenge questions will keep you on your toes as you pit your wits against the country's best and brightest.

    Including questions from all manner of subjects including literature, history, sport, politics, physics, chemistry, film and many more, this all-new collection of brainteasers will allow you to prove once and for all that you're a cut above the average undergraduate. And with its gold foil finish and hardback cover, it'll look great on any general knowledge whizz's bookshelf too.

    University Challenge has been a fixture of British television for 50 years - now it's time to put your 'fingers on buzzers'!
  • Walk Through History - Hardback - 9781785036897 - Christopher Winn
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    I Never Knew That About London author Christopher Winn takes you on a series of walks through central London that will open your eyes to the events that happened in the city during the Victorian era.

    Among the little-known facts he reveals are the 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament; a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury that was described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'; and the best Victorian loos in the world that are located near Old Street.
  • Happy Mum, Happy Baby - Hardback - 9781473651203 - Giovanna Fletcher
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    After being awarded the Celebrity Mum of the Year title, Giovanna Fletcher talks about what a positive and uplifting experience raising children is in Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

    Although she covers the physical, mental and emotional challenges faced by mothers, Giovanna focuses on the positives of family life and explains the lessons she has learned through her parenthood journey so far.

    Married to McFly's Tom Fletcher, Giovanna and her family are hugely popular and in this book she encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can inspire babies and children to also be happier.
  • Family London - Paperback - 9780711238633 - Jimi Famurewa
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    Whether you have tots or teens, this essential guide showcases the best - and most affordable - experiences London has to offer.

    London is a hugely exciting city, bursting with all kinds of culture and this book covers everything from bucket-list days out to under-the-radar attractions and cafes that are more than happy to welcome your children.

    There are also a selection of awesome outdoor spaces for you to explore. This is a must-have guide for anyone who loves London - whether you're a local or are planning a visit.
  • Collins Complete DIY Manual - Hardback - 9780007425952 - Albert Jackson
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    Having sold over 3 million copies, Collins Complete DIY Manual is a comprehensive and authoritative book that will come in handy for DIY novices, enthusiasts and professionals.

    This latest edition provides up-to-date and in-depth information on tasks including decorating, repairs, electricity and plumbing. With illustrations and photographs to help you get each job performed safely and quickly, the book also covers recent changes to regulations and explains how you can work within them.

    There is even new material about how you can use energy-saving DIY methods and save money while making your next home improvements.
  • AA 50 Walks in Dorset - Paperback - 9780749574000 - AA Publishing
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    Containing detailed information on walk gradients, distances, levels of difficulty, ease of access, surfaces and a lot more, 50 Walks in West Yorkshire is a comprehensive guide for one of Britain's most-loved hobbies.

    Detailing routes and trails to suit all levels of ability, and accompanied by fascinating insight into each area's wildlife, history and even dog-friendliness, this guide will make the ideal companion for the budding nature enthusiast and keen rambler.

    With walks from 2 to 10 miles, this easy-to-follow guide provides all of the knowledge the walking enthusiast will ever need to pop on their walking boots and enjoy a wander through beautiful West Yorkshire.
  • Cutest Ever Baby Toys - Hardback - 9781742574165 - Val Pierce
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    A fun, cute and cuddly collection of characters and special gifts to knit and crochet, Cutest Ever Baby Toys is full of perfect presents to make for the little one in your life.

    Offering a host of soft and squishy characters including a crocheted crab, a dinosaur and a lovely rotund penguin, the book even offers step-by-step instructions for making mobiles, a playbook and a pair of rattles to keep baby entertained.

    The helpful images and easy-to-follow information in this book show just quickly and easily beautiful baby toys can be made with the remnants of soft yarn.
  • Coconut Oil - Hardback - 9781845436797 - Laura Agar Wilson
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    Coconut oil is a genuine super oil and this unique book explores its various health-giving uses. A fully comprehensive guide to coconut oil and its benefits, it will appeal to existing devotees, new users and anyone interested in living a healthier life.

    Coconut oil can be used in everything from smoothies to face masks and cleaning products to health remedies. This book is full of tips, advice and easy-to-follow instructions for using the oil and you'll be delighted by the results. You can use it for everything from removing stains to sorting out a sore throat!

    Packed with stunning photos, this is an inspiring and comprehensive book that will show you how to use coconut oil in beauty, health, home and cooking (where it's a replacement for butter!).
  • In the Days of Rain - Hardback - 9780008209162 - Rebecca Stott
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    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is the Costa Biography Award Winner 2017

    Rebecca Stott's In the Days of Rain is a fascinating yet shocking memoir about her experiences growing up in - and breaking away from - a fundamentalist Christian cult.

    Any readers who were left stunned and captivated by Bad Blood and Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal will find themselves fully immersed in this incredible true story. Rebecca recalls how her father begged her to help him write a memoir while on his deathbed. He wanted to talk about his family's experiences in a fundamentalist Christian sect but every time he reached a certain point, the painful memories all became too much.

    The sect were a closed community who believed the world is ruled by Satan and lived by a number of strict rules - women had to wear headscarves and any non-sect books were banned. Although Rebecca was born into the sect, she needed to know more about their culture and asked intelligent yet dangerous questions while growing up. She soon discovered her father, an influential preacher, had been asking the same questions.

    Here Rebecca talks about her father's ongoing struggle between faith and doubt and how this affected their relationship and livelihood for a long time after breaking away...
  • Desert Island Discs - Hardback - 9780593070079 - Mitchell Symons
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    Written by Mitchell Symons to celebrate 70 years of the hit BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam is the ultimate trivia book for fans of the show as it features a whole range of fascinating facts and figures from its extensive archives. Spanning the early years with Roy Plomley through to the present day, the hardback takes the reader through seven decades of wonderful entertainment that includes information on who chose what, and why. From Beethoven and The Beatles to chessboards and chocolate, this is the perfect companion guide to a national treasure.
  • The Edible Balcony - Paperback - 9781856269469 - Alex Mitchell
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    Whether you live in the heart of a city or simply have a limited amount of available space, The Edible Balcony is full of unique solutions that allow you to grow your own fresh produce whatever your surroundings.

    After cultivating her own oasis atop her London flat, Alex Mitchell shares her own tried-and-tested techniques - including both growing and recycling tips - on how to create your own 'grow zone' wherever you are.

    Packed with stunning images, exciting methods and inspirational plant-growing advice, the book serves not only as a practical guide for helping you transform your balcony, but also provides all of the inspiration you need to improve your diet and make the most of the great outdoors - no matter how grand or petite your outdoor spaces are.
  • Five Go Gluten-Free - Hardback - 9781786482228 - Bruno Vincent
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    Enid Blyton for Grown-ups is a hilarious parody series that finds George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog facing a host of new challenges that will resonate with adults. In this book, they confront a brand new challenge - is it possible to get a gluten-free cream tea?

    The Five are all feeling rather rum and whatever they do in their attempts to get better doesn't seem to work. As they try to cure themselves, all sorts of terrifying issues occur. Julian goes online and self-diagnoses that he has pancreatic cancer and bird flu, Anne decides to have herself exorcised, Dick goes to witch doctor who calls himself a 'homeopath' and George is the one who discovers they need to go on an exclusion diet - hence the group enter a world of hard-to-find and maddeningly expensive specialist food.
  • Mary's Household Tips & Tricks - Hardback - 9780718185442 - Mary Berry
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    Mary Berry knows much more than baking... In this book, Britain's best-loved cook shares all her household tips and tricks that will make you feel happier.

    Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, it covers everything from organising your kitchen to sorting a wardrobe and even getting green-fingered in the garden and making some beautiful flower arrangements.

    All practical and easy to do, this is a must-have compendium for anyone who wants to keep their homes organised and clean.
  • The River Book - Paperback - 9781408158661 - Tessa Wardley
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    The River Book provides you with 101 ways that you can enjoy being by the river - whether you want to play, relax or watch some wildlife!

    With suggestions for rivers to visit, Tessa Wardley also reveals which ones are best for the fun-packed activities mentioned in the book. So whether you want to go on a hunt for minibeasts, look for crayfish or go for a swim, this is the book for you.

    It's packed full of facts about how rivers work, why some are fast and some are slow and information about the plants and animals that live by the water's edge.
  • Super-cute Pincushions - Paperback - 9781908170309 - Kate Haxell
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    Create your own pretty and practical pincushions with the 35 brilliant, full-colour designs in this wonderfully comprehensive and easy-to-follow book, Super-cute Pincushions.

    Choose from an array of imaginative ideas, including animals, quirky but cute pincushions, vintage and retro, perfectly practical, and even sweet treats in the Good Enough to Eat chapter, using beads, buttons and ribbon to decorate.

    With detailed notes at the back of the book on techniques, templates and suppliers, as well as step-by-step instructions and pictures comprising each activity and a photograph of the finished pincushion, there are designs for all levels and abilities, and the variety means they make wonderful gifts for keen seamstresses too.
  • The Bicycle Book - Hardback - 9780241226117
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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.
  • The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War - Hardback - 9781781313305 - Gavin Fuller
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    Compiled by the newspaper's chief archivist Gavin Fuller, The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War provides an emotional glimpse into what life was like during an event that changed the world forever...

    Covering the lead-up, duration and final moments of the entire First World War, the book showcases some of the poignant letters that were sent into the newspaper's headquarters as readers showed their pride, expressed their anxieties and vented their frustrations at the battles being fought far from home.

    A fascinating and heartbreaking insight into the minds of those Britons whose stories of war were told from relative safety, this book gives a voice to those who may not have been on the battlefields yet still remained scarred by tragedy, guilt and grief as they dealt with the anguish and fear for their loved ones.
  • The Time-Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain - Hardback - 9781847923042 - Ian Mortimer
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    Ian Mortimer reveals what it would really be like to live in the United Kingdom between 1660 and 1700 in The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain.

    The third book in his bestselling series, it covers the period from 1660 to 1700; a time when Britain was changing in so many ways. It was the age of Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London and also the period when Isaac Newton was making great waves in science. The Civil Wars had finished and there was excitement for a brand new beginning...

    This accessible book answers all the really important questions like where you would eat, what you would wear, and just how much you'd pay for one of those elaborate wigs...