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Rural London

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by Hodges, Kate
London is a wonderful city, but sometimes the hustle and bustle, noise and grime, can get too much and you feel the need for some peace and quiet, clean air and nature. But there's no need to flee to the countryside, as London has so many surprisingly 'rural' areas and activities to offer. With everything from beautiful gardens and country walks, to cosy pubs and nature reserves, Rural London will help you ...
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11 Explorations into Life on Earth: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

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by Scales, Helen
The second in a series of books in association with the Royal Institution on their world-renowned Christmas Lectures, this time exploring the secrets of the natural world - with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.Following on from the success of 13 Journeys Through Space and Time, which took us on a voyage of astronomical discovery through past Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution on space an...
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History: A Map Colouring Book

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by Farmer, Charlotte
Children can colour their way through time with this new history of the world colouring book. These bright and brilliant maps feature illustrations of everything from famous battles to fantastic inventions and amazing architecture to world leaders. Children can colour in the pictures and learn as they go from the bite-size historical facts accompanying each picture. The last page of the book features a time...
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A Bientot...: Reflections on Life

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by Moore, Roger
In this warm and engaging book, Sir Roger Moore looks back on a life truly well lived. Nostalgic, funny, and charming, his reflections encompass all aspects of the universal human condition. From childhood reminisces and 'what might have been' to keeping abreast of the ever-changing times. From senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology to the joys and frustrations travel, work and play. A...
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My Grammar and I (or Should That be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English

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by Taggart, Caroline
A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. Repackaged with a fresh jacket design, this much-loved gift title is now available in paperback, for new readers and fans of the series alike. My Grammar and I offers amusing examples of awful grammar, while steering you in the direction of grammatical greatness. Tak...
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Making Tracks

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by Saxton, Peter
Hop on board as we journey through the incredible history of railways. Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landsca...
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A People's History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Letters and Journals

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by Elborough, Travis
Enjoy a front row seat to the momentous events of the last century. In Travis Elborough's expertly curated collection of diaries, letters and journals, the great and the good rub shoulders with the obscure, the unsung and the everyday to bring us a unique top down and bottom up history of Britain during the twentieth century. From the journals of Queen Victoria to the first instant web message from Ted Leo...
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Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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by Morton, Andrew
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 2017A reissue of this classic title brought up to date with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and a new introduction by Andrew Morton.This edition reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication, and on the long-term legacy of Diana, the woman who helped reinvigorate the royal family, giving it a more emotional, huma...
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The Accidental Apostrophe: ... And Other Misadventures in Punctuation

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by Taggart, Caroline
Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart takes her usual gentle and gently humorous approach to punctuation, pointing out what really matters and what doesn't. In Roman times, blocks of text were commonly written just as blocks without even wordspacingnevermindpunctuation to help the reader to interpret them. Orators using such texts as notes for a speech would prepare carefully so that they were fa...
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Colour Quest Cityscapes: 30 Extreme Colouring Challenges to Complete

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by Woodcock, John
Colour Quest Cityscapes takes colour-by-number books to sky-scraping new heights, with 30 incredible skylines and buildings waiting to be revealed. From iconic landmarks such as the Chrysler building in New York, to hidden gems like the stunning Hallgrimskirkja cathedral in Reykjavik, use colouring pens or pencils to colour the numbered shapes and uncover stunning and intricate artwork hidden on the page. T...
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Star to Star

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by Moore, Gareth, B.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
Discover the night sky with 29 dot to dots, each showcasing a beautiful artistic interpretation of a constellation. Including the twelve zodiac signs and a enchanting selection of Ancient Greek constellations, each page is accompanied by a fascinating overview of the history, astronomy and myths associated with each starry arrangement. This wonderful collection is sure to engage puzzlers and night sky enthu...
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How to Draw Animals for the Artistically Anxious

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by Moorhouse, Faye
How to Draw Animals for the Artistically Anxious is a fun and quirky fill-in book that will ease the 'artistically anxious' into drawing. On each spread award-winning illustrator Faye Moorhouse has given a beautiful watercolour outline of an animal, with suggested options of features for budding artists to copy. These fun and accessible exercises are great for anyone who wants to practise their drawing!
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Tsunami Kids: Our Journey from Survival to Success

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by Paul Forkan
On Boxing day 2004, Rob, Paul, Mattie and Rosie Forkan tragically lost their parents in the Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka. Aged from 8 to 17, they subsequently faced a harrowing and solitary 200km trek across the decimated country to get home to safety. The bravery, ingenuity and resilience they displayed was the result of their unusual upbringing. Taken out of school at a young age, they...
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An Unkindness of Ravens: A Book of Collective Nouns

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by Rhodes, Chloe
Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Most of those found in this book have their origins in the Medieval Books of Courtesy, amon...
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Literary London

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by Millar, Eloise
A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world's greatest literary cities, London has streets full of stories and buildings steeped in history. * The biggest and most beloved names in English literature have all been here, and you can still see or visit th...
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Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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by Beard, Elspeth
In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
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Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet

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by Norton, Julian
Based at the Skeldale Veterinary Centre, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the modern, relocated practice featured in the classic stories of James Herriot, and with a foreword by James Herriot's son, this is a warm and evocative memoir from a young vet whose love for his vocation shines through on every page. From alpacas to exotic pigs, puppies to rabbits, Julian has treated them all and his book is packed with ...
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Lost Britain

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by Long, David
From vanished villages and bygone businesses to abandoned architecture, forgotten pastimes and projects put on hold, Lost Britain tells the intriguing story of Britain's buildings, counties, transport, languages, roads and rivers that have been forgotten over the centuries.The book shines a light on the hidden corners of Britain's history, exploring medieval ghost villages, former architectural masterpieces...
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misadventures in the english language

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by Taggart, Caroline
Misadventures in the English Language looks at some of the controversial aspects of English usage - grammar, vocabulary and punctuation - and tries to assess what matters and what doesn't. Looking at why it pays to be precise in your punctuation - the hackneyed examples of 'Let's eat Grandma' and 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' show how a comma can make all the difference - why tautologies are simply annoying;...
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What to Draw and How to Draw it for Kids

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by Pepper, Charlotte
What to Draw and How to Draw it for Kids is a fun and useful book to develop the creative skills of budding illustrators everywhere. Kids can learn how to draw a delightful range of subjects, from animals and nature to toys, buildings and landscapes. Featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, kids can improve their artistic ability by using simple shapes and lines to create their own illustrations.
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