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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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How to Think Like Sherlock: Improve Your Powers of Observation, Memory and Deduction

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by Smith, Daniel
'You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.' Such were the words of the master detective Sherlock Holmes to Dr Watson, as he noted how his friend failed to implement Holmes's techniques. In How to think like Sherlock you will learn how to increase your powers of observation, memory, deduction and reasoning using the tricks and techniques of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holme...
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The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes

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by Smith, Daniel
The real-life mystery featuring the two men - Joseph Bell and Henry Littlejohn - who inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes. December 1893. Arthur Conan Doyle shocks his legions of fans by killing off the world's favourite fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Meanwhile, in Scotland, a sensational real-life murder trial is playing out. Alfred Monson, a scion of the aristocracy, is charged with killing a ...
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The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine

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by Jopson, Marty
Have you ever wondered why ice floats, how the GPS on your mobile phone works (and what it has to do with Einstein), or why woollen jumpers shrink in the wash?
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Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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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Colossal City Count: Add Up All of the Animals, Objects and People to Solve Each Scene

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by Rowland, Andy
A fun and exciting way for children to practise their counting skills, Colossal City Count will take readers on a journey around the world's most exciting destinations, from Tokyo and Venice, to Amsterdam, Istanbul and many more.
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Explore: How to explore everything, everywhere

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by Ganeri, Anita
Explore contains everything you will ever need to know to survive and thrive when traveling the four corners of the globe - from the ice caps of the poles to the dusty dunes of the Sahara.
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Are We Nearly There Yet?

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by Harvey, Gill
The perfect travel companion for any child, this is a book to get kids excited about their journey and will make sure their holiday memories never fade.
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Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

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by Arnold, Catharine
In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers called it Flanders Grippe, but globally the pandemic gained the notorious title of 'Spanish Flu'. Nowhere escaped this common enemy: in Britain, 250,000 people died, in the United States it was 750,000, five times its total mili...
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This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean

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by Stephen, Alain
An informative and accessible guide to all of the great philosophers' best-known theories, explained through their most famous quotes. We may have heard of Socrates, Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche, but what did they believe? What were their famous aphorisms? And what did these actually mean? This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean explains as simply as possible the ideas beh...
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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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My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream

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by Marsh, Janine
One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. Whil...
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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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The Universe in Bite-sized Chunks

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by Stuart, Colin
Since the earliest humans walked the earth, the vast mysteries and wonders of the night sky have fascinated and beguiled us, as we've struggled to understand our place in the cosmos.
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I am a Wonder Woman: Inspiring activities to try. Incredible women to discover.

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by Nowak, Ellen
An inspirational look at some of the most amazing women in history, complete with creative fill-in elements to spark imagination. Every page of this book is filled with aspirational and astounding stories about the most influential women to have ever lived. What's more, readers can step into the lives of these inspirational figures with unique activities, creative questions to answer and captivating topics ...
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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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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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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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The History of the World Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge

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by MacArdle, Meredith
Taking the history of the world as its basis might seem a mammoth task but this fascinating book does just that, breaking the whole lot down into ten enthralling chapters that cover the ages and the world, from the Bronze Age up until the end of the Second World War.
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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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