Mother's Day Non-Fiction

Mother's Day Non-Fiction

  • MBEV
    Mary Berry
    (2)
    • £10.99
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    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and in this official tie-in to her brand new BBC series, she shows you how to prepare some truly phenomenal recipes.

    There are 120 recipes to try out and they're all presented with Mary's trademark no-fuss guidance and instructions. Anyone who loves cooking will find so much to enjoy in these mouth-watering recipes.

    Mary even shares her best time-saving tips, storecupboard essentials and clever ways to cook.
  • FFMD
    Bruno Vincent
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    You can always trust the Famous Five to find something special and this spoof book will have you and your family laughing into your ginger beers.

    It's Mother's Day and George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy the dog are keen to show Aunt Fanny just how much she means to them. However, George has a habit of forgetting important occasions (her own mum's birthday and Christmas presents being just two examples) and this means everyone is quite stressed when Fanny comes to stay.

    As tensions rise, the gang wonder if changing the normality of the mother/daughter bond really was the right thing to do... and then Uncle Quentin threatens to get involved.

    This laugh-out-loud parody is a great gift for Mother's Day on 26 March.
  • FLWB
    Rachel Siegfried
    • £9.99
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    With its absolutely gorgeous jacket, The Flower Book celebrates all kinds of flowers and will help you (or whoever you gift it to) learn the art of floral design. It also has 30 inspiring arrangement ideas so that you can ensure the next batch of flowers you give are presented in style.

    Season by season, it provides stunning, in-depth profiles of 60 cut flowers which reveal everything you need to know about their colours, shapes, textures and fragrances.

    Celebrating the loveliest flowers for the home, bloom by bloom, this book covers the likes of orchids, sunflowers, lavender, roses and tulips in great detail.
  • MRJP
    Jo Pavey
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    An Olympian who won the 10,000m at the European Championships (her first ever Gold!) in 2014 at the age of 40, Jo Pavey has quite the story to tell...

    On 10 May, 2015, Jo achieved the seemingly impossible by winning the 10,000m just eight months after giving birth and in 'a running vest older than most of the girls I was competing against'. In this inspiring autobiography, the athlete dubbed 'Supermum' reveals how she has managed to combine parental responsibilities and an elite sporting career with such success.

    From pushing a buggy on training runs to leaving the kids to build sandcastles in the long jump pit while she hits the track, there are so many situations that will feel familiar to any career parents who try to balance work and life. A positive and uplifting read, this is the story of a mum that runs and a runner that mums.
  • STFG
    Angela Mckay
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    Stickertopia: The Flower Garden is a sticker book for grown-ups full of gorgeous gardening designs/ It will delight you and help you find serenity.

    With beautiful blossoms and peaceful gardens featured throughout, it comes with jewel-like stickers of botanical flowers, leaves and petals that can be added to designs as you create your very own world of wonder on each spread.

    The artwork is inspired by some of the world's most beautiful gardens including the Saihoji temple garden in Japan, the Versailles Garden in France, the Desert Botanical Gardens in Arizona and Kew Gardens in London.
  • HAPY
    Fearne Cotton
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    Fearne Cotton will help you find mindfulness, serenity and a more positive mindframe with this beautiful book that showcases some of her charming hand-drawn illustrations.

    Drawing on her own experiences, Fearne provides expert advice to help you find joy each and every day. With her mantra that happiness isn't a mountain but in fact achieved by little steps, this book is sure to inspire a more positive mindframe.

    It includes workbook elements to help you start and end the day well, get in touch with your creative side and find peace through written exercises.
  • QBEE
    Sian Evans
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    Written with humour and style by Sian Evans, Queen Bees is a book that looks at the lives of six remarkable society hostesses and the powerful impact they made on social history.

    The women covered in the book are Lady Astor, who went on to become the first female MP, Mrs Greville, who cultivated a relationship with Edward VII, and Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan and Lady Colefax.

    During the aftermath of the First World War, the previously strict hierarchies of the British class system had been weakened and a number of ambitious women had made sure it was their time. Taking their place at the top of society as great hostesses, they ruled over London from their dining tables and salons, entertaining all kinds of powerful people and celebrities.

    This is the story of a form of societal revolution, and the extraordinary women who helped it happen. Extraordinary women whose influence can still be felt today.
  • FLTN
    (1)
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    This is a gorgeous gift book full of award-winning artist Hannah Dale's illustrations of adorable baby birds and animals.

    Quirky and full of character, it features everything from fluffy ducklings to fox cubs and every design is accompanied by insightful text about the animal's character.

    Anyone who loves wildlife will be delighted to receive this wonderful book.
  • TWMC
    Martha Collison
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    As we all eagerly await to see who will be crowned Star Baker of the Great British Bake Off 2016, why not hone your baking skills with the help of 2015's hugely popular contestant, Martha Collison?

    Twist is a book that does what it says on the (baking) tin. It provides you with a host of fresh, creative and innovative ideas to reinvent your baking. Not only does Martha explain the secrets of sweet baking success - whether it's a cake, biscuit, dough or pastry - but she also reveals how to add delicious twists to traditional favourites. Who could resist a chocolate AND passionfruit layer cake?

    With its contemporary design that combines easy-to-follow instructions, cool illustrations and mouth-watering photography, Martha shows you how to make one of her Favourites and then provides recipes that adapt this into something truly show-stopping. e.g. a vanilla cake can easily be transformed into a pink grapefruit drizzle cake (or gin and tonic drizzle cake, if you prefer) and vanilla cupcakes can be made into lemon cheesecake cupcakes.
  • BIBP
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    Learn how to make perfect pies and tremendous tarts with Bake it Better: Pies & Tarts, a brilliant baking book from the Great British Bake Off team.

    Whether you're just starting out baking and want some simple, easy recipes or are looking to become a master baker with plenty of strings to your bow, you'll find the 40 recipes in this book sensational and show-stopping!

    All tried and tested, you'll find traditional classics and recipes with a modern twist, many of which have photographs so you know exactly what you're aiming for. In fact, by following the recipes in this book, it could be you in the famous tent with Paul, Mary, Mel and Sue next year!
  • HBGW
    Peter Holden
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    Learn all about the wildlife you can find in your garden with this handbook from the RSPB.

    A rich resource of information, it provides practical advice on attracting wildlife to your garden and is full of tips that will encourage these visitors to stay.

    Every type of flora and fauna is covered with species sorted into groups including mammals, birds, insects, wild flowers, trees and fungi. Each account covers identification, habits, characteristics, food and garden conservation.
  • GHAW
    Andrew Taylor
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    It's always surprising just how many feelings and concepts that we British just don't have the words for. This gift book shows how other languages don't have this oversight.

    From the vague desire to be far away to that feeling of euphoria at the start of a love affair (forelsket - thanks, Norway), this book has words you can use in everyday life from other countries to sum up your thoughts.

    Part glossary, part amusing musings, with Andrew Taylor's The Greeks Had a Word For It, you'll never be lost for words again.
  • LTGT
    Matthew Green
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    Take a step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London throughout six of the city's most fascinating eras.

    Illustrated and told with charm and charisma, Dr. Matthew Green will transport you back to the time of Shakespeare and the swinging 60s in just a few pages. He also relives the nightmare of the plague; and considers what is must have been like to have lived in medieval England.

    Taking you off the beaten track and revealing little-known snippets about England's capital city, this is an engaging social history which will make you view the streets of London in a very different way.
  • CK2663
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    Everyone loves a slice of cheesecake to round off a delicious meal and this book from Hannah Miles presents 60 classic and original recipes for this tasty dessert.

    From tropical coconut to raspberry ripple and chocolate toffee crunch to toasted marshmallow, you'll find something incredible. One of the oldest desserts in existence, you can trace cheesecakes right back to ancient Greece. This book shows you how to make classics, fruity versions, bakes inspired by your favourite chocolate bars and even gourmet recipes including creme brulee and salted honey.

    There are also party cheesecakes that will delight a crowd and even international sensations like Japanese cherry blossom and Italian tiramisu.
  • BEBK
    DK
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    Bees are not only beautiful, natural insects but they're also vital to human existence. From the experts at DK, The Bee Book celebrates their existence and provides an introduction to beekeeping.

    From their role in nature to how they impact our gardens and what they do in the hive, this book is full of fascinating facts like how a honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet only produces one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.

    It also explains how the human race can support and benefit from bees' presence. It describes how intelligent they are and the important but turbulent role of a queen bee. It also includes recipes for home remedies and beauty treatments that make use of honey, wax and propolis. You can even learn how to create a bee 'hotel'.
  • RHPT
    Christopher Brickell
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    This RHS book will show you how to cultivate your ideal garden. It provides guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs and climbing plants and explains all the best ways to prune and train them.

    Ideal for all abilities of gardner, it provides information on different plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs and trees. It then explains the specialised techniques you'll need for each one including coppicing, pollarding and pinch pruning.

    Following the tips in this book will help you enjoy having a perfectly pruned garden all year round. It helps you discover where, when and how to prune and train to make the most of your flowers.
  • GINM
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    Written by the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year and Drinks Writer of the Year Dave Broom, this book provides a history of gin and explains how it is produced.

    It then goes on to provide profiles of various gins from all around the world and explains the best ways to mix them into fabulous cocktails.

    This is the perfect book for any gin connoisseur or those who want to discover more about this stylish tipple.
  • FRMM
    Lisa Faulkner
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    Ever since winning Celebrity MasterChef, Lisa Faulkner has gone from strength to strength and is now just as beloved for her cooking skills as she is her acting work. Her latest cookbook finds her sharing recipes that have been cooked both by her as a mother and by her friends and family who are mothers.

    Lisa has tweaked, rewritten, added and played around with the recipe ideas, adding some of her own family's staples and presents all 100 here with easy-to-follow instructions and sumptuous photography.

    Providing wholesome, hearty meals for the family any day of the week, you will find a delicious selection of poultry, meat, fish, veggie and sweet dishes.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
    ASPU
    • £5.99
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    • Just £2.00 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.
  • NYEB
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    The nutritional experts from Neal's Yard Remedies provide recipes that will revitalise the way you look and feel with a hand-picked selection of beauty foods in Eat Beautiful.

    With over 100 recipes included, this beautifully presented book showcases natural foods that beneficially target your face, body, hair and teeth. It explains the effects that these foods can have on everything from fragile hair to oily skin and cellulite to bruises.

    There are ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks and these energising recipes are sure to revolutionise your beauty regime. Among the highlights are Japanese ocean soup, black lentil and coconut curry and polenta with grilled vegetables.
  • FLIX
    Kate Moore
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    The likes of A Street Cat Named Bob, Bailey Boat Cat and Alfie the Doorstop Cat have shown just how many readers love true-life stories about our feline friends and now we can add Felix the Railway Cat to this purr-fect list.

    Felix arrived at Huddersfield railway station as an 8-week-old kitten and was given the vital job of 'senior pest controller'. However, she quickly established herself as much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. She helped bring an autistic boy out of his shell; provided comfort to a runaway child on a cold evening; and helped the team overcome a heartbreaking tragedy.

    When she made friends with a daily commuter, Felix finally earned the recognition she deserved - and international fame to boot. This book is full of funny and remarkable stories about a special cat and a town's close-knit community.

    Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
  • MNDL
    Jane Snedden Peever
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    Mandalas are big at the moment, and we just made them even bigger! Artist and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever has created a gorgeous collection of richly elaborate mandalas, each one hand-drawn on a specific mindful theme. Furthermore, these mandalas are supersized, made bigger for more colouring, and making a larger and more impressive addition to your wall. Whether your choice of media is colouring pens, pencils, pastels or watercolour, you will be inspired by the beautiful creations in this book. Giant Mandalas makes an ideal gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking hours of colouring calm.
  • MDNG
    Monty Don
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    A signed edition of Monty Don's Nigel.

    Monty Don, the popular Gardeners' World presenter, provides a passionate celebration of dogs and how much they mean to us in the heart-warming Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs.

    After appearing on the show, Nigel became a star in his own right. He's charming, handsome and obedient, like so many dogs are. In this memoir, Monty fondly recalls the dogs he has grown up with and explores why we love this animal so much. He looks at why they have such an emotional and domestic impact on us all.

    A gentle read with plenty of heart-warming humour, this is a book about the deep love humans feel for these paw-some pals.
  • WB0191
    • £8.99
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    Relax, recharge and restore your body and mind with this yoga kit. It contains an instructional DVD, 64-page paperback book and exercise mat (1600 x 580mm).

    The book and DVD feature over 40 postures that both beginners and more advanced yoga fans will be able to try out. They'll strengthen your muscles and joints and improve balance and flexibility.

    Box size: 320 x 245mm; Contents: mat, 64-page book, DVD
    DVD running time: 50 minutes