Non-Fiction

5-Star Non-Fiction

  • JAAH
    Lucy Worsley
    (1)
    • £7.99
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    It's now 200 years since the death of Jane Austen and historian and television presenter Lucy Worsley is marking the occasion with this captivating book that looks at what the influential novelist's home life was really like.

    Lucy examines the places and spaces that mattered to Jane and explains why she lived the way she did. She also explains how, despite her reputation, Jane's life was not full of country houses and ballrooms but was often a struggle.
    Although it's often said Jane, the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park, lived a 'life without incident', this thoroughly researched book explains how that wasn't always the case. It reveals Jane was a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. She also had at least five marriage prospects - but wouldn't settle for anyone who wouldn't match up to Mr. Darcy...
  • IPBG
    Institut Paul Bocuse
    (5)
    • £24.99
    • RRP £60.00
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    If you dream of being a top-class cook, then why not learn from the best? This cookbook is bursting with tips, techniques and recipes from the world-renowned Insitut Paul Bocuse.

    The perfect guide for amateurs, professionals and serious cooks, this reference book is fully illustrated (1,800 photographs!) and covers 250 core techniques with step-by-step instructions. It then show you how to put these into practice in 70 delicious recipes - both classic and contemporary.

    Published to celebrate the institute's 25th anniversary, this is a very authoritative manual that will help you cook, prepare and serve tasty, high-end food.
  • ALIF
    Ian Wright
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    One of the most recognisable - and possibly loudest - characters in football, Arsenal legend Ian Wright talks about the career that took him from non-league football to Highbury and then into punditry in his highly entertaining memoir, A Life in Football.

    A fantastic gift for any football fan, you can hear Wrighty's voice as he reveals all about what it was like playing for Crystal Palace and then moving on to Arsenal where he won trophies and broke records galore. While at the Gunners, the team evolved from George Graham's supposedly 'Boring, boring Arsenal' into a thrilling team managed by Arsene Wenger. Wrighty explains what it was like to be part of this revolution and also discusses his fabourite team mates, what it meant to break Arsenal's goalscoring record and what he really thinks of Tottenham Hotspur...

    He also talks about more personal issues; touching upon everything from spending a week in prison to presenting on primetime television.
  • CAEC
    Nicki Trench
    (6)
    • £3.99
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    Expert crafter Nicki Trench offers 35 easy-to-follow patterns that will teach you how to crochet in this very handy how-to guide.

    A crochet teacher with over 20 years' experience, Nicki has designed a series of patterns that will guide you through those initial stitches to producing beautiful projects incorporating a wide range of crochet techniques.

    With step-by-step artwork and instructions, the chapters - Starting Out; Practice Makes Perfect; Confident Crocheting - gradually increase in difficulty as you evolve your skills and the projects range from toddlers' throws and hats to baby bibs, and blankets and a chunky seashell scarf to Russian dolls.
  • TGSB
    Sarah Ockwell-Smith
    (5)
    • £3.00
    • RRP £13.99
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    There are few things as challenging as a young child's sleep - or lack of! This book from the founder of BabyCalm, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, is an indispensable guide for parents, whatever challenges they're facing with their child's sleep.

    From bringing a newborn home to when they're settled in at school, this unique and eye-opening book sheds new light on common sleep problems and, using cutting-edge research and anecdotal information, provides a gentle, no-tears approach to handling a host sleep issues including night waking, bed-wetting and much, much more...

    Perfect for both expectant and exhausted parents, with the help of The Gentle Sleep Book by Sarah Ockwell-Smith, sleepless nights will be a thing of the past.
  • BWAT
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    If you want to start painting or are looking to hone your skills, Beginner's Watercolour will inspire you to pick up a brush and a palette in order to create your own masterpieces.

    Suitable for all ages, it will show you the basics of painting with watercolour - from building up washes to mixing colours and creating the impressions of light and shade. There is also advice on how you can use effects such as spattering, sponging and stippling.

    A brilliant book bursting with advice for all those who want to paint - whether you're interested in portraying landscapes, still lives or people.
  • OKCB
    Orla Kiely
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.00
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    Orla Kiely's '60s-style prints are hugely popular, but have you ever felt the urge to colour them in in your very own style? This colouring book will give you the chance to add your own dash of personality to these unmistakable designs.

    Whether you prefer to use crayons or felt-tips, you'll love drifting away and finding mindfulness as you colour these images from the artist known as 'the Queen of Prints'.

    There's even a colour palette to give you further inspiration.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
    • RRP £109.99
    • Save £90.00
    • 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.
  • BRSL
    Jo Milne
    (1)
    • £4.99
    • RRP £16.99
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    With the moment an operation enabled her to hear for the first time in almost 40 years being named by Google as one of the most inspiring moments of 2014 and hitting millions of views on YouTube, Jo Milne's memoir Breaking the Silence tells a truly remarkable and uplifting story about how her world changed in incredible ways...

    Deaf from birth, Jo lived in a world of silence for 39 years. Battling deep depression and the difficulties her lack of hearing threw at her, Jo was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Usher Syndrome, an affliction that will one day rob her of her sight too, before she turned 30. Determined to live her life to the full, in 2014 Jo made the decision to undergo a cochlear implant surgery which would allow her to hear for the first time in her life. Every day since then has become a journey of discovery...

    From hearing the Beatles and Rolling Stones for the first time to finally being able to put a voice to the familiar sight of her own mother, Jo Milne's Breaking the Silence is a beautifully written, heart-warming real-life story about an unbelievably brave woman who always lives life with a smile on her face.
  • 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!

  • RACC
    Ruby and Custard
    (3)
    • £4.99
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    This easy-to-follow craft book contains a selection of patterns for adults, children and babies from Ruby and Custard, one of the most highly respected British crochet brands.

    With over 30 stylish accessories to choose from, the problem you'll have is choosing where to start. Perfect for at home and on special occasions, among the projects you'll find ideas for beanie hats, berets, gloves, scarves, mittens, soft toys, blankets and much, much more.

    Once you've mastered the basic pattern, you'll be able to customise the designs yourself and create even more amazing projects. This book includes everything you need to know to master crochet!
  • ATCB
    Richard Merritt
    (6)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Sit back, relax and unwind with this thoroughly enjoyable and sophisticated adult colouring book, Art Therapy: An Anti-stress Colouring Book, which is filled with lots of adult doodling, colouring and drawing fun.

    From creating free-flowing lines, swirls and shading in beautifully intricate patterns, each and every illustration in this colouring book for adults has been carefully crafted so that even beginners to art can enjoy the satisfaction of creating something exceptionally stunning.

    Packed with absolutely no rules, instructions nor guides, this adult colouring book is the perfect anti-stress activity - just let your imagination run wild and your creativity shine.
  • MMWS
    Millie Marotta
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Millie Marotta's previous adult colouring book, Animal Kingdom, is a huge favourite with Book People customers so we're delighted to have her latest incredible book available at an unbelievable price.

    Wild Savannah is inspired by the swaying grasslands of Africa, Asia and Australia. You'll find mindfulness as you colour in pictures of crocodiles, kangaroos, ostriches, gazelles and so much more.

    Incredibly appealing, this book has so many designs that you will love adding your personal touch to...
  • ICAM
    (1)
    • £4.99
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    With 48 detailed illustrations of animals to colour, this large-format colouring book is perfect for anyone who loves to colour and get creative.

    Suitable for adults and children, the pages are all perforated so that once you have completed filling in the design it can be displayed for all to see.

    The relaxing hobby of colouring is still getting more and more popular and this book is perfect for anyone who loves animals.
  • GRIT
    Aneeta Patel
    (5)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £22.99
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    This full-colour hardback is a tried-and-tested guide for beginner knitters who are starting their knitting journey and then looking for follow-up projects that will provide the perfect challenge to test and practise their new skills.

    You can learn how to make that all-important first scarf and then progress far beyond that as your knitting confidence grows with every creation.

    Increase your ambition and make beautiful home-made designs you'll be proud to display around your home and give to others as charming gifts with this invaluable guide to knitting for those who are completely new to the timeless and very practical craft.

    A great way to get to grips with the absolute basics of knitting!
  • OLZT
    Rawia Bishara
    (1)
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    Foodies among us may have heard of New York's hottest Middle Eastern restaurant, Tanoreen, and now you can bring chef/owner Rawia Bishara's critically acclaimed dishes into your home with the recipes in her debut book Olives, Lemons and Za'atar.

    Influenced by her Middle Eastern childhood and Mediterranean travels, this beautiful collection of family dishes will inspire home chefs of all abilities to bring the flavours of the Middle East to the dinner table. From breakfast, main courses and desserts to pickles, yoghurts and breads, the book takes you on a culinary journey of the region's colourful cuisine.

    With helpful step-by-step instructions and engaging, personal stories behind each dish featured alongside mouth-watering photographs, the book will inspire you and your family to try something new and delicious.
  • BBIY
    Richard Burr
    (2)
    • £5.99
    • RRP £20.00
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    A Bake Off finalist, builder Richard Burr, gives you all the tools you need to become a BIY (Bake It Yourself) master in this brilliant baking book.

    Full of the tricks of the trade and 80 tasty recipes, he showcases his unique approach to the craft of creating cakes and bakes. The book is crammed full of ideas and technical tips that will hold anyone in good stead when it comes to making bread, pastry, cakes, pies and more.

    He even reveals what everyone should have in their basic baking 'toolkit'!
  • ARKTG
    Harriet Popham
    (1)
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Put your whisk and rolling pin to one side, pick up your pens and pencils, and release your creativity! Here are beautiful illustrations of your favourite cakes and bakes that are just waiting to be brought to life. Sprinkle colour onto gingerbread houses, finesse macaron towers and embellish the decorations however you wish. Whether you choose to traditionally ice your Swedish Princess Cake, trial rainbow piping on your layer cake, or marble your many sponges, anything goes in the only unofficial GBBO colouring book. With over 70 blank signature bakes and technical challenges to colour in, now you can create your own showstoppers without even entering the kitchen!
  • MAMU
    Olia Hercules
    (1)
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    Covering the sumptuous flavours of the Wild East, this debut cookbook from Olia Hercules contains 100 Ukrainian recipes for fresh and contemporary dishes that have been inspired by countries ranging from Armenia to Azerbaijan.

    Decidedly different but absolutely delicious, among the tempting recipes are ideas for soups, breads, salads, meat dishes, desserts and more. We especially enjoyed the Tartar Lamb Flatbreads, the Azerbaijani Rice and Fruity Lamb and the Birthday Ice Cream and Strawberry Cake.

    Olia was named one of the Observer's Rising Stars of 2015, so you know her recipes are going to be a tremendous fusion of ingredients and flavour. As if that isn't enough, the book's title was inspired by The Addams Family film - Mamushka is marvellous.
  • QESP
    Julie Pearce
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Everyone loves pizza - and this book is the perfect addition to your kitchen shelf when it comes to creating your own.

    Bringing the taste of Italy into your household, the book shows how pizza is a very versatile and delicious dish - from the conventional Neapolitan version to Calzones, they're a favourite around the world.

    Bursting with contemporary ideas that use fresh and readily available ingredients, the recipes are fun to make - and even better to eat! A great cookbook for pizza lovers.
  • AMDK
    Julian and Tracy Austwick
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    A touching true story about the bond that developed between a girl with cerebral palsy and a donkey who was left for dead with seemingly little hope of recovery. After being found, Shocks was taken into care at the Donkey Sanctuary.

    Meanwhile, Amber and her twin sister were born prematurely at 26 weeks and Amber had to be rushed into theatre for an emergency tracheostomy. Her parents were then given the devastating news that she had cerebral palsy and it was unlikely that she'd be able to walk or talk.

    When Amber met Shocks at the Donkey Sanctuary, their lives were changed for the better. This heart-warming and poignant book reveals how their company and friendship helped each other on their respective roads to recovery.
  • COUS
    Ghillie Basan
    (1)
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    Tagines are the rich and aromatic casseroles that form the basis of traditional Moroccan cooking.

    In this collection of recipes from Ghillie Basan, you will find some of the best-loved classics of the Moroccan kitchen - such as Lamb Tagine with Dates, Almonds and Pistachios, and Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives and Thyme - together with less traditional but equally delicious recipes for fish and vegetable tagines.

    There is also a chapter devoted to couscous dishes that provides essential recipes for the classic accompaniment and a selection of fresh-tasting salads and vegetable side-dishes.
  • WEPN
    Toby Young
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Written by How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young and Miranda Thomas, What Every Parent Needs to Know: How to Help Your Child Get the Most out of Primary School is a step-by-step guide to what parents can expect when children get to this age.

    Fully up to date so that it fits in with (and explains!) the New Curriculum, the practical guide will show how you can tell what your child is learning, and if they are behaving themselves or not...

    Year by year, it reveals what children will be learning and shows what they'll be taught and why. It also provides information and advice on what children should know at the start of each year, and what they should be able to achieve by the end.

    With its games and exercises, the handy guide has been designed to help you prepare, encourage and nurture children every step of the way as they work their way through each term. You'll give this book an A*!
  • QRKL
    Thomas Pavitte
    (3)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our bestselling 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces begin to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!