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  • SR0021
    Chris Sidwells
    • £3.99
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    Beginner and experienced cyclists will love this go-to manual for all kinds of bike repairs. It's free from jargon and will help steer you through a complete maintenance programme.

    From simple, minor repairs to more challenging tasks like tuning your suspension, this handily sized book will help you learn how to repair your bike's brakes, gears and hubs.

    With easy, photographic tutorials, there are also chapters dedicated to using GPS gadgets and plenty of quick tips to keep you safe on the road.
  • Lakeland Fells Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780711234925 - Alfred Wainwright
    WAIN
    Alfred Wainwright
    (5)
    • £19.99
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    • 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.
  • WNTD
    Marcus Weeks
    • £4.99
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    Covering from whether you should treat yourself to that takeaway tonight to the great mysteries of human existence, Marcus Weeks' What Would Nietzche Do? is a guide to life that also provides a fantastic introduction to philosophy.

    Weeks looks at what the likes of Schopenhauer, Heraclitus and Foucault had to say about topics including relationships, identity, art and politics and provides an illuminating commentary on all of their answers.

    This is a brilliant book if you're seeking answers from the experts about modern life's big questions including 'How do you fix a broken heart?', 'How do you find a lost phone?' and 'Is Shakespeare really better than the Simpsons?'.
  • SLEQ
    Richard Cochrane
    • £3.99
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    This book highlights 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, inspired groundbreaking technology and helped shape our understanding of the world.

    It covers classic equations ranging from Pythagoras's Theorem to modern-day game-changers including Google PageRank. It breaks down every equation into step-by-step elements complete with illustrations so that you can understand exactly what they are about. It also explains each one's history and why they have left such a lasting impact.

    This book explains how behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. It reveals how equations are not always baffling and will help you understand their power and beauty.
  • HLMY
    • £9.99
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    Ever since Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the XBox in 2001, the shoot-em up has gone from strength to strength and is surely one of the most iconic and influential computer games of all time.

    Fully endorsed by 343 Studios and full of eye-catching artwork, this stunning gift book is the comprehensive and authoritative guide to the Halo universe and it covers the entire canon, including games, books, comics, film and television.

    It contains the timeline of the Halo universe and charts humanity's battles against the alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners and the Flood.
  • WFRD
    Sarah Tomley
    • £4.99
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    Sarah Tomley's What Would Freud Do? provides enlightening commentary on the world's greatest psychologists' answers to some of life's most important questions.

    Tomley reveals what Wilfred Bion would say about your horrible boss's behaviour, how Carl Jung would feel about your midlife crisis and even how Eric Berne would respond to the immortal question 'Does my bum look big in this?'

    From the deep and meaningful to the shallow and meaningless, this book will help you answer everything from 'What am I like?' to 'Why can't I find Mr. or Mrs Right?'
  • CYCC
    Dave Walker
    • £3.99
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    Renowned cartoonist and bike lover Dave Walker provides an illustrated guide to life on two wheels in The Cycling Cartoonist.

    From 20 Reasons to Love Cycling to objective comparisons between different modes of transport and the reasons why cleaning your bike is a chore to the skills required by a cycling commentator, this book will have riders (and their non-riding significant others) laughing out loud.

    A great gift for anyone who loves bikes, its witty illustrations reveal the truth regarding everything about them.
  • GBVS
    Matthew Biggs
    • £6.99
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    There will be tea, tents, terrifically good jam and plenty of well-mannered competition in this celebration of that most quintessentially British of all traditions - the village show.

    Published in conjunction with the RHS and with a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh, this DK book explains how judges reach their nail-biting decisions and all the official guidelines they have to follow for reviewing fruits, vegetables and flowers. There are also tips from experts on preparing show-quality preserves and bakes.

    Busting with awe-inspiring photography, this book is packed with staging tips, expert guides, photo diaries, and prize-winning recipes that provide a truly unique insider's look behind the scenes of your local village show.
  • HTRL
    Chris Rogers
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    Providing a crash course in the nation's capital city's architecture, How to Read London is a pocket-sized guide that covers all the famous buildings and reveals their significance and secrets.

    London is one of the world's most-visited cities and also one of the most architecturally diverse. Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, a third of the city was destroyed and the renewal helped the city emerge as a centre of commerce, finance and culture.

    This book covers iconic buildings including Somerset House, Canary Wharf and the Shard and explains how they came to be and their influence.
  • SMLT
    Chris Arnot
    • £4.99
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    Eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot's incredible and informative book provides an exploration of the joys and idiosyncrasies of Britain's one-off narrow-gauge railway lines.

    He talks about a miniature railway on the Kent coast that was once used for Home Guard military trains during World War II and is now a school commute for dozens of children; the UK's only Alpine-style rack-and-pinion railway that scales one of Britain's highest mountains (Snowdon); and even five different gauges of railway that circle one man's landscaped garden.

    Chris explains why narrow-gauge railways are so revered and talks about their various roles in preservation, volunteerism, tourism and local history. He also explores why they draw such enthusiasm from so many.
  • ISME
    Richard Williams
    • £3.99
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    We rely so heavily on the internet for communication, information, entertainment, business and personal finance that we forget that we take a risk when we enter this digital realm.

    A whole host of dangers lurk beneath the surface, from viruses and malware to hacking and identity theft, not to mention the threat to you and your children's reputation and personal safety, which can be compromised when interacting with others online.

    This book takes the reader through what to look out for and avoid, strong passwords, virus checkers and firewalls, other software solutions, how to let your kids surf safely, recovering lost data and keeping safe on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as PCs.
  • SJOY
    Marie Kondo
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    The author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, Marie Kondo's KonMari method has already helped transform the lives of millions and in Spark Joy she provides a room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home.

    With line drawings that explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets, as well as Marie's unique folding method, this book shows you how to use her 'does it spark joy?' method to clear clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, wallets and other valuables.

    Encouraging you to focus on what you want to keep and not what you want to get rid of, this book will help you surround yourself with things you love - and decide on what you really need.

    Please note the format of this book was incorrectly advertised in our catalogue. This is a paperback edition.
  • ATBK
    DK
    • £5.99
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    From prehistoric cave paintings to performance art, DK's The Art Book provides an easy-to-follow and fascinating introduction to this compelling and important subject.

    This book explores history's most influential painters, sculptors and artists' most celebrated artworks and provides information surrounding the pieces and insightful quotes about them. It also has profiles of the most important artists from all over the world and explains their impact on impressionism, symbolism and cubism.

    It will help you understand the ideas that inspired Rembrandt and Picasso's masterpieces and covers everything from painting and drawing to printing, sculpture and conceptual art.
  • MVMK
    Dan Farrell & Donna Bamford
    • £3.99
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    Aspiring Spielbergs have never had it better. With smartphones and tablets getting ever more powerful, movie making is more accessible than ever before.

    The Movie Making Book will teach you all the skills you need to get started in film-making and is bursting with mini projects and enjoyable games.

    It also has advanced projects so that you can put all your skills to the test and advice on the best ways to share your creations online so that they will get the most views.
  • TSFM
    Nic Compton
    • £4.99
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    The only official companion to BBC Radio 4's Shipping Forecast, this miscellany reveals how the likes of North Utsire and South Utsire got their names and a history of the broadcast.

    Featuring poems, parodies and covering the most important and key moments the forecast has seen, it is wonderfully evocative and will delight anyone who tunes into the forecast.

    A lovely gift for fans who tune in daily of those insomniacs, daydreamers and seafarers who value its importance.
  • 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.
  • TYNK
    Elspeth Beidas
    • £12.99
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    This book takes 10 subject areas and divides them into 10 sections of 100 profiles each - making it the ultimate list book!

    From the visual, literary and performing arts to history, society and philosophy, design and technology, science and nature, travel, sport and leisure to food and drink, each list is full of fascinating insights.

    A great book to dip in and out of, it'll make a fascinating gift for anyone with an interest in history, popular culture and trivia.
  • AG1044
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    From head to toe, this book takes the whole family on a journey through the natural wonder that is the human body.

    Comprehensive and fully illustrated, it explains all aspects of the anatomy with detailed and informative text and each of the body's individual systems and functions are described in colour-coded sections.

    Written by medical experts and consultants, the text in this book is clear and concise and there are also full-colour diagrams to pore over.
  • Stuff I Forgot From School Activity Collection - 2 Books - Paperback - 9781782436621
    AG1048
    • £3.99
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    Packed with fun exercises and helpful tips, these entertaining activity books will help you brush up your knowledge of a broad spectrum of subjects.

    My Grammar and I covers all the basics including dangling modifiers, irregular spelling and tricky hyphens. It has multiple choice brain-teasers, crosswords, quizzes and fill-in-the-blank questions for you to answer.

    I Used to Know That is also full of questions that will help you remember everything from names for the clouds to parts of a flower and some of literature's finest heroines.
  • HDRV
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    Who better to provide ultimate driving advice than The Stig? In How to Drive, Ben Collins, BBC Top Gear's former in-house speed demon and stunt driver for the likes of James Bond and Batman (not a bad CV!), provides drivers with all of the need-to-know information they didn't learn to pass their driving test.

    Honing his skills in just about every class of driving imaginable - from Formula 3 to Le Mans 24 and American stock car racing - this highly entertaining book reveals all on how to make you a better, safer and more economical driver, making day-to-day driving a lot more of an enjoyable experience.

    Packed with illustrations, gobsmacking anecdotes and track-honed advice from controlling a skid to smooth-like-butter gear changes, How to Drive is a funny, witty and wise book for anyone who wants (or needs) to become a better driver.
  • AG1058
    Pete Brown
    • £3.99
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    A connoisseur of beer, Pete Brown has visited hundreds of pubs across the UK and and in this book he reveals his favourites.

    From country inns to craft beer bars and the traditional local, he showcases those pubs that simply ooze atmosphere and charm - whether it's for their food, people, architecture, location or decor.

    From grand Victorian palaces to oh-so-cool gastropubs, Pete also gives credit to some of the truly eccentric pubs - the ones that have outside toilets, limp sandwiches and disturbing decor that just add to the atmosphere.

    With 300 pubs featured, 50 of which have full features, the book focuses on each one's local history and provides pen portraits of punters, publicans, legends, yarns and myths.
  • 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'.
  • OZWN
    Oz Clarke
    • £4.99
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    Oz Clarke, Britain's best-loved wine writer, provides information, recommendations, facts, passion and opinion in this A-Z.

    Organised in an easy-to-read format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes, countries and wine regions from all over the world.

    There is also a handy country-by-country index as well as a full producer index to help you find over 4,000 of the world's top wine producers and their wines.
  • TBRO
    Archie Miles
    • £9.99
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    Archie Miles provides a celebration of the oak tree in Britain and explores its history, culture, topography and biology in this endlessly interesting book.

    A comprehensive overview of everything that the famous oak tree signifies to Britain and its people, it looks at its importance in industry, architecture and ship building, as well as evaluating its role in myth, art and literature.

    Perfect for anyone who loves nature, the book includes fascinating profiles of Britain's 50 most famous oak trees, an examination of the disease, management and conservation issues facing them and a whole host of stunning photographs.