Adult Non-Fiction

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  • Try it! Nail Art - Paperback - 9780241229521
    TRYN
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Packed with advice on nail care, polishes, tools and techniques, this DK book will show you how to make amazing nail art.

    The book explains all the tools and techniques that you need to master the skill and also has plenty of step-by-step tutorials to follow. The simple designs range from the basics of glitter hearts and art deco stylings to more advanced safari and beach wave themes.

    The book even shows you how to make your nails stand out with impressive 3D effects!
  • Man Points - Hardback - 9781785032479
    MANP
    • £2.49
    • RRP £10.99
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    This essential guide separates the men from the boys and tells them what everyday 'man jobs' are really worth on the man points scale.

    From growing a beard, using an angle grinder and changing a tyre to breaking down a door (with minus points for using a hairdryer, crying and more), Man Points allows you to rate and record your most manly of accomplishments.

    The perfect gift for the competitive alpha (or beta!) male from their long-suffering partner, sibling or friend, this book will let them know if their manliness measures up.
  • Artisan Pizza to Make Perfectly at Home - Hardback - 9780857832177 - Giuseppe Mascoli
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    Giuseppe Mascoli
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Praised by many and widely regarded as home to some of the best pizzas in the country, now you can bring the incredible taste of the Franco Manca restaurant directly into your kitchen with this sumptuous cookbook.

    With recipes compiled by owner Giuseppe Mascoli and Bridget Hugo, the book takes pizza making back to basics. Aimed at those who have pizza stones or heavy baking trays rather than wood-burning ovens, the famous slow-rising sourdough recipe is included as well as many others, including seasonal variations.

    There are also chapters on Fritti (fried starters) and salad, as well as tips on how to make your own flavoured oils, preserve your tomatoes and cure your meat.
  • F in Exams - Hardback - 9781849537100 - Richard Benson
    FEXA
    Richard Benson
    • £2.49
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    We can all remember sitting exams: the long nights reading and re-reading through our textbooks, the frantic last-minute 'cramming', the tremendous sense of foreboding kindly provided by the ticking - the relentless ticking! - clock as it counts down the little time you have left...

    One thing you will not have had the opportunity to enjoy, though, is some of the outrageous howlers given as answers by your classmates. Containing some of the funniest and downright bizarre answers from English, geography, history and science exams, F in Exams does just that!

    Presented in an all-new, bumper edition that fans of the 'F in...' series will no doubt love, the laugh-out-loud book is providing a little comfort for those sitting their exams - and is equally entertaining for those who no longer have to worry about them.
  • Mary Berry's Cookery Course - Hardback - 9780241205600 - Mary Berry
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    Mary Berry
    • £6.49
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    The queen of baking (and we'd happily give her that title for cooking as well), Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry can teach anyone how to cook a collection of all-time favourites with this easy-to-follow guide to finding your way around the kitchen.

    Starting with the basic equipment and techniques you'll need, Mary then takes you though to cooking delicious recipes for a variety of meals The sections range from Soups to Meat, Poultry to Pasta and more. Each one has a Master Recipe to help you learn the skills you need to become a great cook.

    Of course, being Mary there are some delicious desserts to bake and devour including a Double-crust Apple Pie, Plum Crumble and Chocolate Eclairs. Among the 100 recipes are also those for roasts, soups, pies and cakes. Whether you're a novice or experienced cook, this will quickly become your go-to cookbook. Trust Mary when it comes to tasty food.
  • Political Wit - Hardback - 9781849536769 - Steven Gauge
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    Steven Gauge
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    From Winston Churchill's 'History will be kind to me for I intend to write it' to General Sir Walter Walker's quip 'Britain has invented a new missile. It's called the civil servant. It doesn't work and it can't be fired', this book examines some of the most famous and hilarious quips and quotes from the world of politics...

    Politics is always a heated point of discussion and this book focuses on the witty one-liners, back-handed wisdom and clever quips from the world of UK politics. Sure to have any reader prepared to take on the opposition in at-home debates, this book brings you hundreds of politics-related quotes that range from the brilliantly funny to the thoroughly philosophical.

    Compiled by author Steven Gauge, Political Wit: Quips and Quotes from the Back Benches and Beyond is a laugh-out-loud book that has a witty quote for every occasion. A sure-fire way to please any fans of Steven Gauge's other books, including Old Git Wit, Football Wit and Brit Wit, this side-splitting title gets our vote.
  • Sugar-Free Snacks and Treats - Hardback - 9781849756037
    SFST
    (1)
    • £2.99
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    Sugar-Free Snacks and Treats: Deliciously Tempting Bites That are Free from Refined Sugars is a book packed with deliciously natural recipes free from refined sugar and, in many cases, processed wheat and dairy.

    The book will show you how replacing refined sugar with natural sweeteners such as stevia, agave syrup and maple syrup will benefit your health - and how you'll certainly feel the difference! The recipes make use of vegetables, nuts, seeds and other superfoods that furnish your body with long-term health-enhancing vitamins and minerals.

    Among the natural, unprocessed food you can enjoy eating from this book are Lemon Cashew Bars, Sweet Cherry Temptations, Carob and Cocoa Fudge Fig Almond Truffles and savoury options such as Spiced Chilli Popcorn.
  • Landmark - A History of Britain in 50 Buildings - Hardback - 9780711236455 - Anna Keay
    LHBB
    (1)
    • £5.99
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    A beautiful gift book published in association with the Landmark Trust, this book celebrates the Trust's greatest achievements in saving important pieces of British architecture and heritage.

    With beautiful photography throughout, the book places the buildings in the order in which they were built. From the unusual and utilitarian to the enchanting and spectacular, each building offers a glimpse into our past history.

    Stretching all the way back to 1250, this hardback features 50 buildings that were rescued from oblivion and among the highlights are a 15th century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire and a lighthouse on Lundy. The way the Trust saved them is also covered, making this not only a celebration of British history and architecture but also of the phenomenal work the Landmark Trust puts in.
  • My First Year Baby Record Book - Hardback - 9781406362374
    MFYB
    • £2.49
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    Many parents love to keep a record of their baby's eventful first year in the big, wide world and whose illustrations are better to accompany these incredible pictures and notes than We're Going On a Bear Hunt's Helen Oxenbury's?

    Featuring her famous babies - stars of picture books for over 30 years - this is a wonderful book to remember precious moments forever. A brilliant gift for new parents!
  • Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 - Hardback - 9781784720292 - Judith Miller
    MAHB
    • £6.99
    • RRP £30.00
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    If you have an interest in Antiques then you'll no doubt be familiar with Miller's. Famed for not only offering prices but also informed tips, this handbook and price guide is a must for anyone who frequently buys online, at auctions and in antiques stores.

    With over 8,000 antiques featured, the book is fully illustrated and finds editor and antiques expert Judith Miller explaining why some antiques are worth more than others. She also shows you how to value items yourself.
  • Great British Bake Off Bake it Better - Better Biscuits - Hardback - 9781473615274 - Annie Rigg
    BIBB
    • £2.49
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    Great for dunking and even more delicious to eat, everybody loves biscuits. Bake it Better: Biscuits is a handy how-to guide for making yummy biscuits from the experts at the Great British Bake Off.

    Whether you're trying your hand at making biscuits or are looking to add to your show-stopping repertoire, this book is full of tried-and-tested recipes that are truly scrumptious. We reckon they'd even get the thumbs up from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood!

    From traditional favourites to modern bakes, the book's recipes are bursting with easy-to-follow photographs so you know just what to aim for.

  • Daily Telegraph Quick Crosswords Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781509817023
    DTQC
    • £3.99
    • RRP £23.96
    • Save £19.97
    • 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!
  • Where am I? - Hardback - 9781472229359 - Phil Tufnell
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    Phil Tufnell
    • £3.49
    • RRP £20.00
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    From playing for England at Lord's to being named 'King of the Jungle' on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, Phil Tufnell has had an incredible career. In this memoir, he looks back with trademark 'Tuffers' humour at his life since retiring from cricket in 2003.

    From his weekly ribbing of Sue Barker on A Question of Sport to showing off his ballroom fleckle as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Phil reveals all about the places he's been and the people he has met during his broadcasting career. Told with absolute joy, this is a celebration of all the things he achieved through this very unexpected career change.

    From bizarre requests from TV executives to sheer pride at mastering skills he never thought possible, Phil Tufnell's Where Am I? is a hilarious and heart-warming treasure trove of stories from one of the nation's favourite personalities.
  • 20 to Make Christmas Crafting Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9781782214069
    TMCP
    (2)
    • £3.49
    • RRP £24.95
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    • Just 70.00p per book
    Get ready to spread some festive cheer with the delightful craft projects featured in the Twenty to Make books.

    Spread across five books, you'll find 20 charming Christmas projects in each and they're all brought to you by experts in their respective fields - knitting, pompom making, felting, crocheting and sugar decoration making.

    Each little book has step-by-step instructions for and among the fun-filled and beautiful projects you'll find are a crocheted Yuletide Coaster; a pompom Father Christmas; a sugar decoration of a Christmas Robin; a knitted snowman; and felt gingerbread men.

    The sugar decorations are for decoration only and not edible... maybe you can eat your mince pies while making them?
  • Cushions, Curtains, Beddings and Blinds - Hardback - 9780241249420
    CCBB
    • £4.49
    • RRP £20.00
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    Learn how to make all the soft furnishings you could need - and add a dash of personality to them - with this exciting craft book from DK.

    Cushions, Curtains, Bedding & Blinds is the definitive and practical guide to making an inspiring selection for your home. By following the step-by-step instructions, you can give your favourite armchair a new lease of life with a slipcover; revive an old lampshade with a new wrap and so much more.

    The expert advice will help you choose the right materials, measure everything up and even install the project. It even unveils some handy trade secrets!
  • Handmade Christmas - Hardback - 9781782492429
    HMXM
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Packed with 35 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas for the festive season, Handmade Christmas is the book to help you celebrate the big day with crafts and style.

    From making gifts for loved ones to decorating the table for Christmas lunch, this is bursting with inspiration and the projects and ideas are suitable for all tastes, ages and styles - whether you like bold and bright or chic and sophisticated.

    Separated into three sections - Decorations, Cards & Giftwrap and Gifts - all the projects have step-by-step instructions. By following them, you'll soon be making your own Christmas crackers, embroidery gift tags and even meringue snowflakes.
  • Perfect Plates in 5 Ingredients - Hardback - 9780857833518 - John Whaite
    PFPL
    John Whaite
    • £3.49
    • RRP £18.99
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    Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite shows you how to make delicious dishes with just five ingredients in this incredible cookbook.

    Practical and fun to cook, the book is divided into different sections including Weekend Morning Plates for breakfasts and brunches; Hearty Plates of comfort food; Every Day Plates for easy weeknight suppers; Worth the Wait Plates for slow-cooked show-stoppers; Posh Plates for dishes that impress; Many Plates for sharing; and Dessert Plates for cakes and treats.

    Every recipe uses only five ingredients (plus the essentials of olive oil, butter, salt and pepper) and is simple to cook yet stunning to serve.
  • Harry Potter: The Creature Vault - Hardback - 9781783296019 - Jody Revenson
    HPCV
    Jody Revenson
    • £9.99
    • RRP £24.99
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    You've seen the Harry Potter films and read the books, so you will already be familiar with the likes of Dementors, House-elves and Hippogriffs. With this book, you can find out even more about these unforgettable characters and how they came to be!

    Presented in a beautiful, rustic style and in hardback, The Creature Vault will show you how the special effects teams brought these incredible beasts to life throughout all eight films. It looks at the inspirations they took for each beast, how they created their unique personalities and reveals some behind-the-scenes secrets.

    A must for any Harry Potter fan, there are little-seen concept illustrations, archive photography and much more to enjoy throughout the pages. It also comes with a poster of the creatures and an Eeylops Owl Emporium pull out.
  • On the Tip of My Tongue - Hardback - 9781408885123
    AG1068
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    This quiz book is full of tantalising brain-teasers and also gives you targets to reach. The wide-ranging topics cover everything from ABBA's greatest hits to American presidents and how many chocolate segments there are in a Yorkie bar.

    Full of fun and questions that cover everything from history to popular culture, this is great for family gatherings. It's full of those questions you always think you know the answers to... will you be the master of quizzes?
  • The Long and Winding Road - Hardback - 9780593076033 - Alan Johnson
    LGWR
    Alan Johnson
    • £3.49
    • RRP £16.99
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    The third volume of Alan Johnson's bestselling memoir takes you direct into the corridors of Westminster and lifts the lid on the life of a hard-working constituency MP.

    It tells of Alan's early political skirmishes as a trade union leader, where his negotiating skills and charismatic style came to the notice of Tony Blair and other senior members of the Labour Party. As a result, Alan was chosen to stand in the constituency of Hull West and Hessle, and entered Parliament as an MP after the landslide election victory for Labour in May 1997.

    But Alan was different to most politicians and here he talks of his support for the Hull trawlerman and their families. He also talks about how he rose through various ministerial positions to become home secretary in 2009.
  • Hook, Yarn & Crochet - Other - 9990000019038
    AG0976
    • £2.49
    • RRP £12.99
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    Hook, Yarn and Crochet contains 20 simple but adorable crochet projects.

    It includes projects such as a garland of sweet crocheted daisies, which brings a touch of the meadow into your home, while the bobtail bunny will give you the perfect pocket-size pal.

    There are also chapters on crochet kit essentials and basic techniques, making this a must-have for any crochet enthusiast.
  • 365 Days of Colour - Hardback - 9780857832696 - Nick Bailey
    DYSC
    Nick Bailey
    • £3.99
    • RRP £25.00
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    If you have green fingers and are hoping for that elusive colour-packed 'year-round garden', this book is full of all the inspiration you need. Packed with photos, it covers ideas on how to use, combine, design and prolong those beautiful colours.

    Focusing on achievable ways of growing plants of every tone throughout the 12 months of the year, it has lists for every season and practical advice on establishment and maintenance. There are also ideas of what plants to put in your pots, how to cut them and how to make the most of difficult spaces and tiny gardens.
  • Finding Longitude - Hardback - 9780007939893 - National Maritime Museum
    FIND
    National Maritime Museum
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £25.00
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    Accompanying the National Maritime Museum's exhibition that coincides with the tercentenary of the first British Longitude Act, Finding Longitude reveals the link between ships, clocks and stars - one which combines technical creativity, scientific innovation and commercialism.

    One of the great successes of the Georgian era, longitude helped people determine a ship's east-west position while at sea. Illustrated with archive documents throughout, the book looks at how finding longitude managed to capture the imagination of an entire nation - everyone from astronomers to instrument makers, politicians, seamen and satirists were intrigued.

    A very accessible and highly informative hardback, this detailed and fascinating book shows just how the longitude problem was solved.
  • Granny Square Crochet - Hardback - 9781782490807 - Catherine Hirst
    GSQC
    Catherine Hirst
    (5)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Taking the traditional Granny Square, crocheting expert Catherine Hirst shows you how you can make 35 contemporary and diverse designs to brighten up your home, your wardrobe and plenty of toys and garments for children.

    From blue-and-white mug cosies that can be made in just an hour, to more elaborate bed covers and projects perfect for accessorising gloves, scarves and bags to cot blankets, bibs, toys and hats, follow the carefully graded skills chart to pick projects best suited to your ability and use the comprehensive yet easy-to-follow technique explanations to master the basics too.

    Granny Square Crochet is perfect for both those new to crochet and more experienced crafters simply looking for more ideas.