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  • BLET
    Sinclair McKay
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    The Bletchley Park recruiters devised various ingenious mind-twisters to help recruit the best code breakers around during World War II.

    This book gives you the chance to tackle some of these puzzles given to these applicants and see if you'd have made the grade during this era. From hidden codes to cryptic crosswords, secret languages and complex riddles, they touch on a range of subjects.

    The codebreakers were united in their love of a good puzzle, and this book gives you the chance to also put your mental agility to the test. The questions are tough but oh-so-satisfying to crack.
  • The Mammoth Book of New IQ Puzzles - Paperback - 9781849010047 - Nathan Haselbauer
    MNIP
    Nathan Haselbauer
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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.
  • SSYM
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    A great gift that anyone will find fascinating, this comprehensive reference book will help you crack the secrets behind the world's ancient and modern signs and symbols.

    Visually stunning and divided into easy-to-follow A-Z sections, it looks at the hidden meanings behind topics ranging from magic and mystery to landscapes and elements; and answers questions ranging from 'Why do Masonic temples have a black-and-white chequered floor covering?' to 'What is the most important symbol in the world?'

    Other symbols you can learn about are the secret Demonic alphabet, Native American hunting symbols and the Glastonbury Zodiac.
  • REFL
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    This contemporary introduction to the ancient practice of reflexology is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the non-invasive nature of holistic healing.

    Reflexology brings the body into a state of deep relaxation where healing can take place. By applying pressure with your thumbs and fingers to specific parts of the feet, you will be able to bring relief to the corresponding part of the body.

    This book will help you understand where to find the reflex point on your foot and where this relates to on your body, as well as showing you how to apply the correct pressure technique. The double-page spreads make make it easier to find reflex points. BY following these tips, you can relieve pain, alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, prevent ailments and improve vitality.
  • CHME
    Jody Long
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    Talented knitting designer Jody Long will show you how to decorate your home with a range of contemporary knitted projects.

    This book starts with an introduction to basic techniques so that the first project will be a breeze and includes instructions for larger items including a tea cosy, table set, wall hangings, throws, rugs, baskets and cushions of varying shapes and sizes.

    There are contemporary and stylish projects that will add style to every room.
  • TRTY
    Nicola Jane Hobbs
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    Yoga expert Nicola Jane Hobbs has put together a visual 21-day plan of poses that will help you feel more alive and ease any anxieties.

    This step-by-step guide helps you become the person you want to be and is sure to improve your happiness and confidence. Based on how she overcame her own mental health experiences, this book combines simple yoga exercises with practical ways to relieve stress and anxiety.

    She explores the struggles and stresses that are most common in modern society and explains how to develop a loving relationship with your body, step by step. Whether you're an experienced Yogi or complete novice, she provides daily inspiration, mindset exercises, meditations, and yoga routines to guide you every step of the way.
  • DTDB
    Thomas Pavitte
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    Who said dot-to-dots were only for children? This comprehensive collection of intricate and complex dot-to-dot patterns features 1,000 dots in each pattern to build your concentration and keep you focused for a satisfyingly long time.

    The unique puzzles presented on extra large pages take on Thomas Pavitte's unique style and recreate people and portraits in dot form. So not only will you have plenty of fun completing the pictures, but the finished illustrations will be impressive enough to display on your wall, too!

    As calming as adult colouring, but with the added bonus of a little bit of problem-solving, The 1,000 Dot-to-Dot Book will provide hours and hours of creative entertainment.
  • MNKW
    Sachiyo Ishii
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    Suitable for all skill levels, Mini Knitted Woodland is bursting with cute and easy knitting patterns for animals, birds and other critters you would find living in a forest.

    There are 27 animals to knit and they all come with step-by-step instructions. The techniques you'll need to make the cute projects are also highlighted, complete with easy-to-follow illustrations.

    From badgers to bears and stags to squirrels, this is quite simply a magnificent animal-themed book. You can even knit together a forest floor mat to provide a backdrop to your scene.
  • BWAT
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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.
  • Love to Sew Set - 2 Books - Collection - 9781782215424
    LVSW
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    • Just £2.00 per book
    This is a lovely two-book set for those who enjoy sewing and creating beautiful projects. It contains two Love to Sew books covering little bags and purses and quilted covers and cosies.

    Little Bags & Purses by Saskia Abel is full of charming and colourfully designed bags for you to makes and also contains essential items such as key rings, phone covers and glasses cases. All have step-by-step instructions, full-size templates and there's even a handy techniques section (ranging from easy to more technically advanced) at the front of the book to help you on your way to making something stunning.

    Quilted Covers & Cosies by Book People favourite Debbie Shore has 18 projects that sewers of all abilities will want to make. This book starts with Debbie introducing basic quilting, binding and applique techniques and explaining which materials you will need. After this you will be able to make projects that range from egg cosies and mug hugs to sewing machine and toaster covers. All of them are accompanied by clear, step-by-step photographs.
  • QRKL
    Thomas Pavitte
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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!
  • HKSG
    Kat Goldin
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    With projects suitable for a range of abilities, Hook, Stitch & Give features 30 creative crochet presents that you'll love to treat your family and friends to.

    From birthdays to house-warmings and festive celebrations, you'll find the perfect project for every occasion. From cushions and cabled throws to cardigans, there are so many cool projects to complete.

    Kat Goldin has been crocheting all her life and was recently described by Mollie Makes as 'Crochet's new star'. Among the crocheted presents you can enjoy making are granite mittens, a tablet case and a bobble hat.
  • GPRJ
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    You know the story of the starcrossed lovers, but you've never seen it in such unsqueakably good style as this - A Guinea Pig Romeo & Juliet.

    Born into the litters of two rival families, Romeo and Juliet fall tuft-over-paw for each other before learning that they are sworn enemies... There's soon a secret wedding on the cards and Romeo finds himself banished from the city after a fatal accident.

    Romeo and Juliet hatch a plan to scurry away together, but there's a chance it will lead to heartbreak. One of Shakespeare's beloved plays, these rodents fill these iconic roles almost as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film adaptation.
  • KTBA
    Tracey Lord
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    A great book for first-time knitters, Knitting Basics provides step-by-step instructions that will help you become an expert with a needle and thread.

    Starting with casting on, garter stitch and casting off, this helpful knitting book has 20 workshops that will show you the different stitches and techniques you will need - as well as colour artworks to show how everything is done.

    As you progress, you'll also have the chance to learn how to read knitting patterns, how to join pieces and how to knit in the round. Among the projects you'll soon be creating are table runners, a child's jumper and textured throw.
  • DCTS
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    With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Think again! With Draw Cats in 15 Minutes you'll be sketching your favourite feline friend in no time at all.

    Following the formula of the popular Draw Faces in 15 Minutes, the book presents easy-to-follow tutorials that take you from basic drawing techniques every would-be artist needs to know, to capturing the unique qualities that define your cat.

    From understanding a cat's anatomy to how it affects their appearance, rendering their fur in both pencil and charcoal and putting their distinctive character onto page, Draw Cats in 15 Minutes is a book that ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw will be able to in no time!
  • MTSQ
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    Howzat! Any cricket fan will love testing their knowledge with the 3,000 questions from every era of Test Match Special featured in this brain-teasing quiz book.

    From identifying some of the most famous players from history to naming grounds, the questions are sure to test even the biggest cricket fan's mind.

    Looking over a huge archive of material, Dan Waddell's book also focuses on the gaffes, giggles, cakes and celebrity guests who have appeared on the show.
  • MORL
    Villager Jim
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    Described as 'the Banksy of wildlife photography', Villager Jim introduces Barnaby the labrador and a host of animal friends from the beautiful Peak District in this stunning book.

    Barnaby also introduces his labrador 'sisters' Dilly and Bumble, Bobbin the robin (who visits the bird table every day) and various other canines and Highland cattle. There are even chickens who just 'love' to be chased.

    Villager Jim is an award-winning photographer and these images are sure to raise a smile as they present a dog's-eye-view of Barnaby's world.
  • MMWS
    Millie Marotta
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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...
  • Collins Learn to Draw Collection - 5 Books - Collection - 9780007960309
    CLTD
    (1)
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    Learn to draw like a professional with this wide-ranging collection. From animals and buildings to still life and the countryside, these books are full of hints, tips and techniques to inspire you to embrace your creative nature.

    The books are all easy to follow and will help you master the basics of drawing techniques for each subject and then encourage you to hone these new-found skills in a variety of ways. There's even a book to help you create realistic drawings of people.

    Each book has practical exercises and looks at the structure and form of each subject. They will help you choose the right medium, learn about composition and understand the importance of light and shade. They will also help you capture movement and behaviour.
  • VANL
    Foster Huntington
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    Foster Huntingdon is the 'vandweller' who created the #vanlife hashtag. After sharing many photographs of his adventures while travelling the country living in his van, he found there was a whole community of like-minded individuals who love exploring nature at their own pace.

    This book is packed with crowd-sourced photographs of beaches, forests and rocky mountains (many of which have never been seen before) that Foster has taken on his travels and will inspire you to ditch the conventional way of life and enjoy the freedom and adventure of life on the road.
  • QERF
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    Both a celebration and a tribute, Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family is a dazzling pictorial chronicle of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, her family and the history of the British monarchy.

    Through stunning photographs and unparalleled insight, the book walks readers through the history of the royal family from the first English Kings all the way through to the next generation of royals, including Prince George.

    Detailing Her Majesty's daily workload, key events, symbolic visits, Royal Residences and much, much more this regally large hardback from the experts at DK will make a wonderful gift for anyone with a keen interest in the Royal Family.
  • QTBS
    Michael Caputo
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    Including 12 workshops and 12 projects to make - ranging from an oven mitt to a full-size quilt - this book provides a step-by-step course for any first-time quilter.

    Taking you right from the start, the expert advice in this book will show you all the tools and equipment you need to make a quilt and then introduce you to the skills you'll need. At the end of each workshop is a project to complete, which will help you practise the skills you've learnt.

    The step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with joining pre-cut squares, sashing, piecing and paper piecing, as well as using templates and different types of applique.
  • TCMC
    Neale Simpson
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    With Richard Ayoade taking over the role of Maze Master, this year's reboot of The Crystal Maze has been a huge success and now you can join in the fun at home with this brilliant challenge book.

    Packed full of over 100 new games, puzzles, mind-benders and riddles inspired by the four incredible zones - Aztec, Industrial, Future and Medieval - this is a brain-teasing book that provides fun for all the family.

    From leaping around your living room without touching the floor to completing treasure hunts around the house and then, of course, heading to the Crystal Dome ('will you start the fans please?'), this is a great test of all your skills, mental and physical abilities.
  • JWCW
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    Whatever stage they're at, would-be writers will find this how-to guide to creative writing essential. Packed with information, support, advice and tools for how to write in a way that turns heads, it also reveals how the publishing industry works.

    Alongside all the tips, tricks and insider secrets that are unveiled is a six-month subscription to Writing Magazine and a gorgeous notebook so that writers can jot down any ideas that come into their heads. There's also a CD included that is full of suggestions to help inspire creative writing of the highest calibre.