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Close to Where the Heart Gives Out: A Year in the Life of an Orkney Doctor

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by Alexander, Dr Malcolm
"Wind-whipped and salt-stung, Malcolm's account of island life is both grounding and immensely heart-warming. He is to GPs what James Herriot is to vets." MATT GAW
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Portillo's Hidden History of Britain

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by Portillo, Michael
Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings. Portillo's Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its `lost' or abandoned places and buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertain...
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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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Sherlock Unlocked: Little-known Facts About the World's Greatest Detective

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by Smith, Daniel
Consulting detective Sherlock Holmes has been fascinating generations of readers, watchers and listeners for over 130 years, since he first appeared in print in 1887. Now an internationally renowned cultural icon, his name appears on books, films, television dramas, radio plays, stage adaptations and the rest right across the world and he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as 'the most portraye...
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The Good Bee: A Celebration of Bees - And How to Save Them

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by Benjamin, Alison
Learn about the part that bees play in the natural world, how they are coming under threat, and what we can all do about it. Bees are our most loyal ally. These fascinating, enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our planet. Without them the landscape, as well as every aisle in our supermarkets would look radically different. And we're not just talking about honey bees. There are more t...
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24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Matyszak, Philip
Walk a day in a Roman's sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to 24 characters who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day we meet a new character - from a senator to...
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The Spitfire Story: Told By Those Who Designed, Maintained and Flew the Iconic Plane

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by Hyams, Jacky
'The Spitfire Story', published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from Spitfire heroes and heroines, as well as the people behind the scenes.
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The Dinosaur Department Store

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by Merritt, Richard
Eliza Jane was an unusual child. Some called her wilful, some called her wild! Our feisty heroine Eliza Jane isn't your average child. Instead of a cute, fluffy bunny, she has her heart firmly set on a prehistoric pet. Join Eliza Jane and her parents on a marvellous magical tour of their local dinosaur department store. From huge, stomping sauropods stretching their necks to a pair of loved-up Ankylos...
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24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Matyszak, Philip
Spend 24 hours with the ancient Athenians. See the city through their eyes as it teeters on the edge of the fateful war that would end its golden age.
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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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13 Journeys Through Space and Time: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

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by Stuart, Colin
An exploration of space and time and a journey of discovery, through thirteen of the most fascinating Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution of Great Britain over the last 200 years.
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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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Animorphia: An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge

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by Kerby Rosanes
Welcome to this weird and wacky colouring challenge. There are pictures to colour in, drawings to complete, spaces to scribble in and lots of things to find in these super-detailed doodles by artist Kerby Rosanes.
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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School

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by Taggart, Caroline
A Sunday Times top-ten title in 2008 and a bestseller ever since, I Used to Know That has continued to delight readers with its pages of forgotten facts from our school days. Now available in paperback, this great gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for anyone new to the series, and old fans alike. Nostalgic, informative and entertaining, it is an ideal and accessible buy for adults wan...
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I Think, Therefore I am: All the Philosophy You Need to Know

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by Levene, Lesley
Philosophers certainly like to make life sound awfully complicated, whether they're wondering if a falling tree still makes a sound if there's nobody around to hear it (Berkeley) or declaring that everything in the universe is in a state of flux (Heraclitus). But is philosophy really so complicated? And is it really as irrelevant as it sometimes seems? I Think, Therefore I Am is the ideal way to take t...
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Imagimorphia

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by Rosanes, Kerby
Following the international success of Animorphia, which sold in 10 territories before the book was completed, comes Imagimorphia, a strange and amazing colouring and doodling challenge from talented artist Kerby Rosanes. Kerby's unique and ground-breaking black-and-white-line style lends the book wide cross-over appeal and will attract fans of all ages. Animals and people are formed from weird and wonderf...
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I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff

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by Parkinson, Judy
A "Sunday Times" top-ten titles in 2007 and a bestseller ever since, "I Before E (Except after C)" has continued to inform and entertain its many readers. Now available in paperback, this delightful gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for new readers and fans of the series alike. Offering reminders of mnemonics from our youth and containing countless more to help us in adult life, this ...
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The Inn at the Top: Tales of Life at the Highest Pub in Britain

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by Hanson, Neil
The delightful tale of a young couple who in the late 1970s, on impulse, became the new landlords of the most remote, bleak and lonely pub - The Tan Hill Inn - located in the bleak landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. Having seen an article in the newspaper about the pub's search for a new manager, they arrived just three weeks later as the new landlords of the The Tan Hill Inn. It is a wild, wind-swept place,...
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The London Activity Book

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by Bailey, Ellen
A humorous, historical activity book, packed with amazing games, puzzles, doodles to do and cultural colouring-in activities, all about the exciting city of London. Prepare to be spooked by stories of gruesome ghosts that haunt London's palaces, play the Great Fire of London board game, stop Colonel Blood stealing the Crown Jewels, help the king find his stockings in the Hampton Court maze and colour in str...
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