Adult Collections

Non-Fiction Collections

  • Classic Countryside Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910787496
    CTRY
    • £6.99
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    • Just £2.33 per book
    This evocative collection celebrates the best of the British countryside. It includes two books from The Darling Buds of May creator H.E. Bates and an essay about the grand houses you'll find there from Vita Sackville West.

    Very nostalgic, English Country Houses is Sackville West's brief history that spans from the Middle Ages to the 20th century and the people who built and lived in these houses - from common squires to kings and queens.

    The Happy Countryman is Bates' celebration of country towns, spray-swept seaside promenades and strolls among sand dunes. Complete with illustrations of wood engravings by wildlife artist C.F. Tunnicliffe; In the Heart of the Country is presented in similar fashion and looks at how the countryside is affected by different seasons - from winter blizzards to the sweetness of spring and the colours of autumn.
  • O's Little Guides Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509852642
    OSLG
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Inspired by O, the Oprah Magazine, the essays, anecdotes and true stories featured in these three books will inspire you and warm the cockles of your heart.

    Evocative from start to finish, O's Little Book of Love and Friendship features the best writing on those topics that has been featured in the magazine over the past 15 years. There's a frank, funny and freewheeling conversation between BFFs Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, Amy Bloom tackling the tricky parts of love and Lisa Kogan's view on ghost-writing friends' dating profiles.

    O's Little Guide to Finding Your True Purpose features practical advice and true tales from the likes of Martha Beck and Patti Smith that will encourage you to find yourself; and O's Little Book of Happiness is bursting with positivity. There's Elizabeth Gilbert's ode to the triumph of asking for what you want, Neil de Grasse Tyson's take on our joyful participation in the universe and Jane Smiley's tribut to the animal who taught her about lasting fulfilment...
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
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    • Just £2.86 per book
    A beautiful anniversary edition of all seven of the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by the fell-walking legend A. Wainwright.

    The pages have been freshly reproduced from the original artwork and then printed and bound to match the first-edition books as closely as possible. Completely unabridged and unedited, the maps and text are just how Wainwright wrote them.

    There simply is nothing quite like Wainwright's guides, and having been treasured by generations of keen walkers, this set makes a wonderful gift for a new enthusiast. Perfect for walkers and lovers of the Lakeland Fells, as well as those who simply love stunningly presented books.
  • Neil Oliver's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250502 - Neil Oliver
    HSNO
    • £5.99
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    A knowledgeable and popular historian, Neil Oliver reveals the history of the Vikings, Ancient Britain and his native Scotland in this incredibly informative and entertaining three-book collection.

    All based around his popular BBC documentaries, the books are passionately written and will delight any armchair historian. In Vikings, he goes beyond their bloody reputation to discover the truth about them and how they managed to build an empire that lasted nearly 200 years.

    In A History of Ancient Britain, Neil looks at half a million years of human history, taking in everything from Ice Ages to the departure of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD. A History of Scotland looks at one of the oldest countries in the world's diverse past and how the tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy often badly serve this great nation and focuses on the rich tapestry of its intricate past. It perfectly captures the essence of Scotland and its place and standing in the world.
  • The Dictionary Series Collection - Collection - 9780857833471 - Linda Flavell
    TDIC
    Linda Flavell
    • £8.99
    • RRP £35.00
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    • Just £2.25 per book
    Covering idioms, proverbs, word origins and the history of the English language, this four-book collection will make a perfect present for anyone who loves words.

    If you've ever noticed that 'out of sight, out of mind' and 'absence makes the heart grow fonder' can't both be true, these books are for you. They look at where these pieces of wisdom come from and how their meanings have changed and evolved over time.

    Linking hundreds of words with historical upheavals and minor social changes, these books also provide explanations and meanings for thousands of rather illogical-sounding idioms.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
    ASPU
    • £5.00
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    • Just £1.67 per book
    This three-book collection of puzzles is perfect for when you want to switch off, unwind and refocus your mindset.

    There are 90 activities in each of these travel-sized books. The crosswords will test both your general knowledge and word power; the word searches are fun yet tricky and provide your brain with a gentle workout as you try to find the words that are hidden in any direction; and the codeword puzzles offer a numerical twist on the traditional crossword. No prior general knowledge is needed and they increase in difficulty as you progress.

    Great for taking on journeys or when you just want to relax in the evening after a hard day's work.
  • Mindfulness Colouring Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780752265902
    MNDC
    (1)
    • £4.00
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Relax, enhance your mindfulness and inspire your creativity with two pocket-sized adult colouring books and a little book full of mindfulness quotes.

    Bursting with beautiful designs, each of the colouring books has been designed to help your worries drift away and help you meditate on your artwork as you fill the pages with colour. Among the scenes you'll find hand-drawn designs from nature that are sure to bring in a sense of tranquility.

    With the size making these colouring books ideal for commutes, the final book is full of space for notes so you can record your thoughts as you find a more peaceful place.
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
    UMSC
    • £9.99
    • RRP £26.97
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    • Just £3.33 per book
    Find out all there is to know about the world's mightiest superheroes with this awesome collection from Marvel.

    With books based on Spider-Man, Iron Man and the Avengers, you can discover plenty of facts about these iconic characters' adventures, powers, friends and foes.

    Throughout the books, you can learn all about how Tony Stark invented the Iron Man armour and find out about his glitzy life; discover how Peter Parker became Spider-Man and just who his enemies are; and read all about why the Avengers are the world's most powerful superhero team. With a giant poster also included, this is great for any superfan!
  • AA Driving Test Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9780749578190
    DTTP
    • £4.00
    • RRP £16.98
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    Learning to drive is an important life skill that many people may need a helping hand with. From the experts at the AA, these two books will become essential for any learner driver. One book covers the theory test and Highway Code while the other has all the information someone needs to pass their practical test.

    The theory test book has all the official revision questions and answers for car drivers from the DVSA and contains key advice on how to tackle the challenge. It also features explanatory text to help learner drivers understand what is expected from them for every revision question. It's also full of expert advice.

    The practical test runs through all the practical skills a learner driver needs and features sample vehicle safety check questions. There are also test-yourself questions to help aid learning and calm any nerves.
  • Colour Me Mindful Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781407250410
    CMMS
    • £8.99
    • RRP £29.94
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    • Just £1.50 per book
    This hand-picked collection of colouring books is bursting full of completely wonderful designs that can help you find serenity as you fill them in with your own personal touch of colour.

    A fun and relaxing hobby, among the intricate illustrations you'll get to colour in are those of butterflies, enchanted creatures and the various seasons.

    Six of the best books to help you discover mindfulness.
  • Crafty Kids - 20 DIY Birthday Cards in a Box - Other - 5029511094709
    CKBC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (5)
    • £6.00
    The perfect treat for creative children aged 3 and above, Crafty Kids - 20 DIY Birthday Cards in a Box is a great way for them to extend happy returns to friends and family whilst offering them the chance to be brilliantly creative.

    Packed with over 600 stickers, 60 awesome accessories and 20 illustrated birthday cards for children to add their own designs to, the box is packed with fun and is a wonderful way for little people with big imaginations to harness their talents and make a card for friends and loved ones.
  • Stanfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
    SFTC
    • £4.00
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    With books from Captain Joshua Slocum, Robert Louis Stevenson and Edith Wharton, this collection features some of the finest historical travel writing of all time.

    Edith Wharton, the author of The Age of Innocence, travelled to Morocco in the final days of the First World War. A time before guidebooks, she recorded her encounters with the country's people, traditions and ceremonies and described the mosques, palaces and ruins she visited in In Morocco. Very observant and brimming with passion, her work will transport you to another era.

    Captain Joshua Slocum sailed the world for over 35 years and embarked on the first solo circumnavigation of the globe. For more than three years, he battled stormy seas, attacks from raiders and loneliness and in Sailing Alone Around the World, he documented it all. Travels with a Donkey in Cevennes is Robert Louis Stevenson's humorous and heart-warming memoirs of a walking trip (with a donley named Modestine) he took in his early 20s.

    This is an eye-opening collection for people interested in travel, history and classic authors.
  • How to Paint Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781600587245
    HTPS
    • £6.50
    • RRP £59.90
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    • Just 65.00p per book
    From still life to portraits, this 10-book collection will help you learn how to paint in style using oils and acrylics. Covering all the basics of painting, the books feature progressive visual demonstrations and expert advice to help you get to grips with a paintbrush in the right way.

    There are step-by-step lessons featured in all the books too, helping you learn how to paint spectacular landscapes, sunsets, clouds and skyscapes, pet portraits, oceans and seascapes and flowers.

    There is also advice on setting up a studio, selecting tools and materials and learning the tips, tricks and techniques for the different styles of painting. A perfect starter library for a budding artist!

    Please note these books are dedicated to oil and acrylic painting.
  • The Times: Quick Crossword Collection - 4 Books - Paperback - 9780007954285
    TQCB
    • £4.00
    • RRP £27.96
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    From history and geography to culture and literature, this collection of four crossword books is sure to keep your brain ticking and memory pumping - wherever you are.

    Perfect for long journeys, commutes or rainy, stay-at-home days, there are 320 definition-only puzzles from the Times T2 section for you to work your way through.

    A great way to test your word power AND boost your general knowledge!
  • Green Guides Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472933911
    GRGU
    • £4.00
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    Anyone who loves getting outdoors will find these little guides to be essential companions on their next adventure.

    Covering wild flowers, trees, butterflies and garden wildlife, the books provide concise descriptions of their subjects which include information on their appearances, habitats and much more. There are also beautiful illustrations of over 150 species in each book.

    Ideal for beginners and amateur naturalists alike, the Green Guides come in a pocket size.
  • Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250380 - Anastasia Catris
    DWYB
    • £4.99
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    This three-book collection of art therapy has been especially designed to help you draw your way to a younger brain.

    Losing your memory is one of the biggest concerns in people aged over 40 and these three books provide a creative way to help you keep your mind sharper and 'younger'. Each book contains a series of line drawings and then space on the opposite page which allows you to copy the illustration.

    The scenes gradually become more challenging as you progress and every page can help stimulate the parts of your brain that are vital for memory retention.
  • Moodles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000310540
    MDLS
    (1)
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    You may be asking 'What is a moodle?' Well, the answer is a moodle is a doodle with the power to change your mind.

    Whether you're grumpy, stressed or happy, the books are sure to help you keep your troubles away. The Grumpy book has a doodle that lets you draw yourself a ladder to get out of a hole; the Stressed one asks you to draw yourself on a tightrope and then add a safety net to stop your fall; and the Happy one is full of positivity and optimism.

    Great for those who love activities like colouring and doodling, each book is packed full of ideas and illustrations that will keep you entertained, whatever your mood.
  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
    • £4.00
    • RRP £23.96
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Perfect for sharpening your mind, staving off boredom or to get to grips with on long journeys, this four-book collection of Daily Telegraph Quick Crossword books will test and entertain any puzzle fan!

    Designed to test word power, the books each feature over 100 of the popular newspaper's most challenging and entertaining quizzes and will keep any crossword solver's brain ticking.

    Don't worry if you get stuck, the solutions are at the back... But no cheating!
  • How to Draw Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782212898 - Authors vary
    HTDS
    Authors vary
    • £7.00
    • RRP £49.90
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    • Just 70.00p per book
    Whatever your skill level, we're sure you'll love learning how to draw a variety of exciting subjects with this excellent-value introduction to illustrating.

    Among the topics included in this collection are people, wild animals, trees, dogs, and cats - meaning if you work through all the books you'll become a jack of all trades when it comes to drawing!

    With a simple, step-by-step drawing method to follow throughout each detailed book, this collection is great either if you're a beginner artist or if you're looking to brush up on your artistic skills.
  • School of Life - How to... Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509822058
    SLHT
    • £4.99
    • RRP £23.97
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    • Just £1.66 per book
    Whether you have money worries; are struggling to keep up in the digital age; or have vowed to stay sane and free from stress, this three-book collection is full of tips and advice to help you achieve your goals.

    Philippa Perry's How to Stay Sane describes how our minds work and then takes you through a number of exercises that have been designed to strengthen resilience, bolster a sense of perspective and increase creativity. Tom Chatfield's How to Thrive in the Digital Age reveals the effect that our constantly connected world has on people - for better or for worse; and John Armstrong's How to Worry Less About Money considers the ways in which we relate to money and the meaning we attach to it.

    This collection contains three self-help books to help you learn and discover new ways to live your life to the full and find better mental health.
  • National Trust Great Houses & Gardens Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781909881723
    GHGG
    (1)
    • £5.00
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    The National Trust houses and gardens welcome millions of visitors every year and this two-book set will help you decide which one to see next.

    Lydia Greeves' Great Houses of the National Trust travels the length and breadth of the British Isles to showcase the most stunning mansions, buildings, castles and abbeys that are part of the National Trust. From Petworth House in Sussex to Northumbria's Cragside and Notttinghamshire's Southwell Workhouse, you'll find stunning photography and an insight into each building's fascinating history.

    In Great Gardens of the National Trust, Stephen Lacey focuses on the Trust's finest horticultural settings. Among the great gardens you'll be able to see and read about are 18th century landscapes like Croome Park, Victorian creations in Waddeston Manor and more contemporary plantsmen's gardens like those found at Hidcote Manor.
  • Nostalgia Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9780283072642 - Various
    NSTL
    Various
    (1)
    • £4.00
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    Tales from a kitchen maid in 1920s London and a Romany family in the 1940s will take you back to a bygone era.

    Written by Margaret Powell, the two kitchen maid books follow 15-year-old Margaret as she moves to the houses of London and starts her career at the bottom rung.

    Eva Petulengro's two memoirs recall her eventful childhood and manage to recapture the spirit of life on the road in a world that no longer exists.
  • Battle Story Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780750965149 - Various
    BTST
    Various
    • £8.00
    • RRP £99.90
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    • Just 80.00p per book
    From the Battle of Hastings in 1066 to the Battle of Goose Green during the Falklands War in 1982, this ten-book collection will help anyone fascinated by our past learn all about military history and the various wars and battles that have occurred - and how they have shaped the world we live in today.

    Complete with photographs of the battlefields, illustrations of the key events and easy-to-read maps, each book is packed with fact boxes that will explain how each event contributed to worldwide change.

    From the king that died during conflict in Hastings to the Wars of the Roses, and the bloodiest battles of the First World War - the Somme, Passchendale, El Alamein - to Iwo Jiima, you will be fascinated, appalled and intrigued by these blow-by-blow accounts.
  • Colouring for Grown-ups Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782434504
    CFGU
    (6)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.98
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    • Just £2.50 per book
    Think colouring in is just for kids? Think again! Colouring has been established as a great way for all ages to unwind, relax and get creative and this two-book set of grown-up colouring books is bursting with beautiful and intricate illustrations that are waiting to be completed.

    The perfect size to fit in a handbag or rucksack so they can easily go with you wherever you go, the patterns featured in the two adult colouring books are tremendously detailed and will help anyone unwind at the end of a long day or make a lengthy journey go quicker.

    From floral delights to patterns, swirls and geometric wonders, the books provide a wide-ranging selection of projects to colour in any way you like!