Non-Fiction Collections

  • DC Comics: A Visual History Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9780241309810
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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are instantly recognisable superheroes all over the world and this eight-book collection covers over seven decades of DC Comics on a year-by-year and month-by-month basis.

    Packed with original comic book art by famed illustrators including Jim Lee, Alex Ross and Adam Hughes, these hardback books cover all the way from 1935 to the present day: The Bronze Age, The Silver Age, The Golden Age and The Modern Age. All presented in chronological order, each volume features key character profiles and guides to the iconic cities.

    With the success of the DC films, this is a must-have compendium for DC fans. In fact, when they receive the set they'll have a smile as big as The Joker's... These hardback books come presented in a keepsake slipcase.

    Format: Hardback
  • School of Life - How to... Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509822058
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    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.
  • Classic Countryside Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910787496
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    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.
  • WWII Military Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781407251004
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    From the Dambusters bombing raid to the story that inspired the classic film, The Great Escape, this collection is full of fascinating reads for anyone interested in military history.

    With five books to read through, it will provide hours of reading. The Battle for the Code is the story of how the German Enigma codes were broken (as seen in the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game); Ill Met by Moonlight is an adventure story about how the Special Forces kidnapped the General of Crete; and The Great Escape is the story of a mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp.

    This collection also includes Wings on My Sleeve, test pilot Eric Brown's autobiography; and The Dambusters Raid, a definitive account of the most audacious bombing raid of the Second World War.
  • Man vs Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781781317501 - Stewart Cowley
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    This is an endlessly interesting collection for anyone who has a passion for science and data. All illustrated and full of fascinating information, the Freakonomics-style books cover the topics of big data, maths and money and will delight anyone who enjoys numbers and economics.

    Man vs Big Data explains everyday data in an accessible style, revealing how data is used for medical advancements, developing everyday tools and recording our movements and actions; Man vs Maths explains how we use everyday mathematics to do everything from building a skyscraper to finding love; and Man vs Money reveals how money plays a role in everything the world revolves around, covering issues including modern banking, crowd funding and virtual currencies.
  • Norton the Cat Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781785035050 - Peter Gethers
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    These books are purr-fect for any cat lover. They celebrate the bond that exists between felines and humans.

    Peter was a confirmed loner and wasn't keen on cats but then he received Norton from his then-girlfriend and although she went, the cat stayed and the duo became inseparable.

    These books look at how Norton taught Peter how to live and love. There's also a heartbreaking tribute to the 14 years they spent together in Forever Norton.
  • Draw Your Way to a Younger Brain Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250380 - Anastasia Catris
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    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.
  • Terry Deary's Dangerous Days Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250625 - Terry Deary
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    With his dark sense of humour and accessible writing style, Terry Deary is one of the nation's favourite children's authors but in this very adult collection he introduces adults to the most shocking secrets of the Roman Empire, Elizabethan England and the Victorian Railways.

    From how the Romans (the first 'civilised' society, remember...) made human killing a sport to the lack of safety on the rails, there are so many shocking facts to absorb and gasp over...

    Please note these books contain strong language.
  • The Dictionary Series Collection - Collection - 9780857833471 - Linda Flavell
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    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.
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463
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    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
  • Imperial War Museum's History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781471162497
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    Published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, this three-book collection brings together a fascinating and authoritative social history of the Second World War.

    A Prayer for Gallipoli covers the Great War from the point of view of a chaplain. Kenneth Best had no military training, so to fulfil his pastoral role, he had to get close to the front line and work with troops as they were under fire. As his empathy for the troops grew larger, he became more and more disgusted with their leaders. These diaries provide an insight into the horrific realities of trench warfare.

    The Secret History of the Blitz by Joshua Levine looks at the people that are not normally mentioned during accounts of the War - those spivs, outcasts and unsung heroes who were in the shadows; and D-Day to Victory features the diaries of a British tank commander as the war finally came to an end.

    All written using archive and primary sources, these are candid and compelling reads about the triumphs and tragedies of war.
  • Marvel: The Ultimate Superhero Collection - Collection - 9780241278642
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    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!
  • How to Paint Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781600587245
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    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.
  • Stanfords Travel Classics Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781909612860
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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.
  • O's Little Guides Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781509852642
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    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...
  • Liza Picard History Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781407250991
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    Covering the Victorian and Elizabethan eras alongside Dr. Johnson's time, these three books from Liza Picard provide a vivid social history of London through the ages.

    Victorian London covers everything from rag-gatherers to royalty and fish knives to freemasons as it explains how ordinary people lived in this important time; Elizabeth's London starts by focusing on the River Thames and its role in the city's history. It then moves on to describe the streets, houses and gardens that were popular during this time.

    Dr. Johnson's London focuses on the years between 1740 and 1770, when the gin craze was just starting to gain ground. She also looks back at the clothes, hobbies, houses and etiquette of the era.

    Format: Paperback
  • Love to Sew Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782215424
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    This is a lovely two-book set for those who enjoy sewing and creating beautiful projects. It contains two Love to Sew books covering little bags and purses and quilted covers and cosies.

    Little Bags & Purses by Saskia Abel is full of charming and colourfully designed bags for you to makes and also contains essential items such as key rings, phone covers and glasses cases. All have step-by-step instructions, full-size templates and there's even a handy techniques section (ranging from easy to more technically advanced) at the front of the book to help you on your way to making something stunning.

    Quilted Covers & Cosies by Book People favourite Debbie Shore has 18 projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. This book starts with Debbie introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques and explaining which materials you will need. After this you will be able to make projects that range from egg cosies and mug hugs to sewing machine and toaster covers. All of them are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs.
  • The British Serviceman of the First World War Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781784423025
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    These three books are full of true stories about the heroes who fought in the First World War.

    David and Stuart Hadaway's The British Airman of the First World War covers the pilots, observers and gunners that played a vital part in the Allied war effort; Quintin Colville's The British Sailor of the First World War explores the everyday experiences of those who served in the navy between 1914 and 1918; and Peter Doyle's The British Solder of the First World War goes beyond the familiar picture of soldier in muddy trenches and reveals what it was like to be an average British 'Tommy' - both in battle and at rest.

    All extensively researched, these are incredible books about the humans behind one of the world's most important battles.
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  • Moodles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9785000310540
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    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.