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Forgotten London - A Picture of Life in the 1920s

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by Elizabeth Drury
With over 250 stunning photographs of people and places all over London in the 1920s, Forgotten London charts a decade of great change and progress in England's capital. From children playing on the coconut shy at the Blackheath village fete, to the bankers milling around Threadneedle Street and the flapper girls leaving Mayfair clubs in the early hours of the morning, all walks of life are documented in th...
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Brian Cook's Beautiful Britain

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by Cook, Brian
The illustrations of Brian Cook from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s have become iconic. His heightened use of colour, in a flat colour poster style, is much imitated, but never surpassed. His jacket covers for the Batsford series of books that celebrated British life are now very collectable. This collection of his best work is a beautiful publication that should be enjoyed not only by collectors but all lovers...
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Can't Be Arsed

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by Richard Wilson
'A terrific blow for freedom. Richly comic' Boris Johnson. 'Properly funny. I've put it in a seldom-used toilet.' Jeremy Clarkson We are forever being ordered around - 100 things to do before you're 30; 50 albums you must own; change your life in two weeks. Why - is this an increasingly desperate search for happiness? Perhaps you can in fact attain happiness not by going anywhere or doing anything but inst...
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How to live like an Italian

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by Annalisa Coppolaro
We are fascinated by the Italians; their style, politics, diet, sex lives and cars, not to mention their incredibly beautiful country, to which many thousands of us flock year after year. Annalisa Coppolaro-Nowell gives us the skinny on what makes Italians tick. Why are they healthy and slim in spite of their carb-rich food? Why do they dress up for every occasion, even if it"s a trip to the market? Why do ...
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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika

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by harry Campbell
Do you still find yourself referring to Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar? Dozens of countries, cities and counties have changed their identity over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now gone. For example, whatever happened to Tanganyika? This new book by Harry Campbell i...
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Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts

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by Chris Pascoe
Chris Pascoe is fascinated by the English Civil War. He also likes beer. So when the thought came to him to set out on a pub crawl around the sites of the English Civil War, it was an idea too good to ignore. Helped (or should that be hindered) by his best mate Pete, Chris sets out to see for himself the sites of five years of English carnage, and their nearest watering holes. Their trek might not be as bl...
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Knitlympics!

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by Meldrum, Carol
Dive into the Olympics with Knitlympics! This fantastic new book lets you knit all your favourite sporting heroes and heroines, past and present. Whether you're a fan of athletics, swimming or gymnastics there is a project for you. Includes patterns for 20 Olympic icons, from ancient Greece to London 2012. You don't have to be athletic to knit your own lighting-fast Usain Bolt, mustachioed Mark Spitz or spa...
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Quentin Blake's Ten Frogs

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by Quentin Blake
'Ten Frogs/Dix Grenouilles' is Quentin Blake's wonderfully illustrated counting book written in both English and French. Starting with 'One Crow/Un Corbeau' and proceeding with more and more animals ('Two Goats/Deux Chevres', 'Three Dogs/Trois Chiens' etc) the pages get gradually more and more filled with animals until reaching 'A Hundred Wasps/Cent Guepes'. A great way for children to learn to count in Fre...
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Fairy Tales

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by Jones Terry
This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. * A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones. Pu...
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Fantastic Stories

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by Jones Terry
This amazing collection of stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Meet a man who has eyes all over his body and sees everything but what is most important, a boy who is the best tickler in all of the land and a gigantic ogre, where the only thing bigger than him is his idiocy. * A fabulous new edition of th...
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Animal Tales

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by Jones Terry
This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. A dog who just cannot understand why he is not allowed to practice medicine. A fox who runs a circus of trained chickens. A flea who thinks he is the manager of a chain of mega-stores. A skunk who falls madly in love with a bear. Al...
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Protect Natural Habitats

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by Llewellyn, Claire
This series of books introduce children to environmental issues in a simple and fun way. Each book looks at a particular issue such as saving energy, and fighting pollution with the aim of relating to a young child's world, starting in the home, progressing to school and working outward to the local community. Each title includes 'before and after' illustrated spreads depicting both the current and ideal en...
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Fight Air Pollution

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by Llewellyn, Claire
This series of books introduce children to environmental issues in a simple and fun way. Each book looks at a particular issue such as saving energy, and fighting pollution with the aim of relating to a young child's world, starting in the home, progressing to school and working outward to the local community. Each title includes 'before and after' illustrated spreads depicting both the current and ideal en...
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Save Energy

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by Llewellyn, Claire
This series of books introduce children to environmental issues in a simple and fun way. Each book looks at a particular issue such as saving energy, and fighting pollution with the aim of relating to a young child's world, starting in the home, progressing to school and working outward to the local community. Each title includes 'before and after' illustrated spreads depicting both the current and ideal en...
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Let's Recycle

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by Llewellyn, Claire
This series of books introduce children to environmental issues in a simple and fun way. Each book looks at a particular issue such as saving energy, and fighting pollution with the aim of relating to a young child's world, starting in the home, progressing to school and working outward to the local community. Each title includes 'before and after' illustrated spreads depicting both the current and ideal en...
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The British Home Guard Pocket-Book

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by Green, A.F.U.
'The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores.' The Home Guard has been immortalised in British culture in the TV series Dad's Army. Formed by men not eligible for active service - too old, too young, in reserved occupations vital to the war effort - who were expected to resist a German invasion with any resources they had to h...
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Scenic Railway Modelling

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by Ellis, Chris
Any model railway layout can be enhanced with the effective use of scenery and accessories. Chris Ellis examines the range of ready-made scenic accessories available to modellers,and also explains how to make your own scenic structures. Tips and techniques for adapting and weathering such accessories are included, along with clear step-by-step instructions that explain how to create rolling hills, trac...
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The Scalextric Handbook

Hardback
by May, James
Fresh from his world record attempt at the legendary Brooklands motor racing circuit, in which the Toy Stories team built a 2.7-mile circuit entirely out of Scalextric track, James May re-enters the world of Scalextric, Britain's leading slot-car racing brand. Remembering many childhood hours spent recreating the thrills and spills of Goodwood, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, James examines the development an...
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The British Home Front Pocket-Book

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by Lavery, Brian
In June 1940, following the BEF's scrambled evacuation from Dunkirk, the Second World War was brought home to Britain. As the Luftwaffe initiated their bombing campaigns and the threat of invasion grew daily, civilians were urged to play their part in the war effort, and take responsibility for their own survival. Many pamphlets and leaflets were issued with information and advice on a diverse range of subj...
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Face to Face: Mountain Heroes

Hardback
by Jones Huw
Come face to face with those who have spent their lives at altitude: explorers and pioneering travellers, intrepid ice climbers and extreme skiers, ecologists, photographers and film-makers. The weathered faces of black-and-white portraiture from the world's leading collections are displayed alongside modern photographs by a group of leading adventure photographers such as Glen Denny and Cory Richards, Gord...
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