Mother's Day Non-Fiction

Mother's Day Non-Fiction

  • FLWB
    Rachel Siegfried
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • Anti-Stress Puzzles Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781782437253
    ASPU
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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.
  • 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.
  • WB0191
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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
  • JMFA
    James Martin
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    In James Martin's latest television series, the popular chef journeys through the whole of France (in Keith Floyd's classic Citroen 2CV) sampling the finest delicacies the country has to offer.

    This tie-in cookbook will show you how to make 80 of the mouth-watering recipes he picked up on his travels. He's even added his own special twist to some of the dishes.

    All simple to prepare and accompanied by stunning photography, among the highlights are duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney, scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce and, for those with a sweet tooth, a pear and rosemary tarte tatin.
  • HMME
    Brian Clegg
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    Test your knowledge to the limit with a sizzling collection of scientific questions from this great quiz book.

    Sure to test any would-be scientist's brain, this book has two eight-round quizzes that cover everything from where the Big Bang took place to the links between the elephant Tusko and the psychologist Timothy Leary.

    An interactive way to learn about physics, biology and much more, this book - from the science explainer extraordinaire Brian Clegg - is intriguing, compelling and entertaining for anyone who wants to learn about science.
  • WB0190
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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
  • SOBP
    Sarah Gristwood
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    As well as being the creator of classic characters including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Squirrel Nutkin, Beatrix Potter lived an extraordinary life of her own.

    This biography from Sarah Gristwood unveils just how extraordinary Beatrix's life was. Describing her as a woman of contradictions (a sheltered Victorian daughter who grew into an astute modern businesswoman; a talented artist who became a scientific expert; a famous author who gave everything up to be a farmer...), this book follows the key turning points in Beatrix's life.

    From her brief first engagement to her happy second marriage and how she drew inspiration from her childhood pets and beloved locations in the Lake District, this book also explores Beatrix's last 30 years - when she abandoned books and worked as a farmer and conservationist, saving thousands of acres of the Lake District that still thrive today.
  • STTF
    Angela Mckay
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    Stickering for grown-ups is the new way to find mindfulness and you will find your worries drifting away as you decorate the intricate scenes in this beautiful book based around the joys of the forest.

    Combining gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants, it's a book that encourages you to construct a world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time.

    All based on real-life wonders, you will love unleashing your creativity as you stick the stickers and complete the exquisite artwork.
  • FLKH
    Kate Humble
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    Anyone who loves dogs will adore this book by the popular TV presenter and lifelong animal lover, Kate Humble.

    In it, she examines the heart-warming relationship between man and his best friend. Using her journey with the sheepdog puppy Teg (who has grown up on her farm) as a basis for her examination of the bond, she looks at how it came to be that man became so close to our four-legged friends.

    Packed with stories about rescue dogs, guide dogs, service dogs and medical dogs, this is a barking brilliant book for dog lovers everywhere.
  • TGOB
    Jennifer Ackerman
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    A celebration of our feathered friends, The Genius of Birds is a beautifully written and incredibly informative book that describes just how intelligent birds can be.

    From the memory of the Clark's nutcracker, who can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them months later to the common pigeon's outstanding sense of direction, you'll find out so many amazing things as you read through this book.

    Jennifer Ackerman is a well-respected expert on nature and these words showcase her love for birds. Showing how surprising and fiercely intelligent they can be, she also explains how they're socially aware, too. They can tease, deceive and even console each other.
  • ANEX
    Hollis Lance Liebman
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    This book provides step-by-step instructions for how to perform over 75 different exercises if you are over 50 and are looking to keep fit.

    A detailed guide to attaining optimum physical fitness, the first group of exercises focus on flexibility, while the next ones will help you improve your endurance. There are also exercises that target range of motion, posture and alignment, core strengthening for injury prevention and toning.

    This book will help you keep fit - and stay fit. It's a handy guide for anyone over 50 who is looking to live a healthier life.
  • AN0429
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    Full of inspiring artwork to help you relax and de-stress, this beautiful, embossed tin includes a colouring book based around mandalas and six high-quality colouring pencils to decorate it with.

    The paperback book has so many intricately put-together designs that any colouring fan will love adding their own personal style to. A very relaxing hobby, this is a wonderful gift for anyone who loves to colour.

    Dimensions: Tin size - 280 x 210mm, Book - 270 x 195mm, 92 pages
  • The Mammoth Book of New IQ Puzzles - Paperback - 9781849010047 - Nathan Haselbauer
    MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
    • £2.99
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    This is an incredibly and impressively varied collection of over 500 mind-bending puzzles that will help you discover just how clever you are!

    Containing maths, logic and word puzzles that range from the reasonably straightforward to fiendishly difficult, each puzzle is clearly presented and the solution should be perfectly clear.

    In theory, each puzzle can be solved - in your head - in just a few minutes.