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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 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 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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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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The Little Book of Big History: The Story of Life, the Universe and Everything

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by Crofton, Ian
From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw togeth...
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Solve it Like Sherlock: Test Your Powers of Reasoning Against Those of the World's Most Famous Detective

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by Ross, Stewart
If you've always fancied yourself a bit of a Sherlock Holmes, there's no better way to test yourself than against these ingenious puzzles. In this intriguing book, Stewart Ross presents 25 new Sherlock Holmes cases and challenges you to pit your powers of deduction against those of the Great Detective. Full of the atmosphere and ambience of 221b Baker Street, you'll feel like you've stepped back into the p...
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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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The Eleven-Plus Book: Genuine Exam Questions From Yesteryear

Is the nation really dumbing down? Are exams really easier than they were in the good old days? Now's the chance to find out, with this nostalgic collection of exam questions from the 1940s and 50s. The perfect book to contrast the schooling of yesteryear with modern-day practices and settle the age-old debate about which is best.
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The Magical Unicorn Society: Official Handbook

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by Phipps, Selwyn E.
After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook. These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore - the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes. Discover the myth of the Gold and Silver Unicorns, and the legendary stories of the seven...
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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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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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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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Clever Commuter: Puzzles, Tests and Problems to Solve on Your Journey

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by Moore, Gareth
Do you find yourself willing away the minutes - and sometimes hours - on your journey to work? With Clever Commuter you can claim back that lost time and use it to improve your mental agility via a series of short problems specifically designed to promote cognitive capacity, alertness and stave off the ageing of the brain. Each of the problems found in this book tests a key element of your intelligence, fro...
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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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Fingerprint Fun: Add Painty Prints

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by Martin, Jorge
Fingerprint Fun is a beautifully illustrated book featuring pictures to complete with painty fingerprints. Young children will love adding fingerprints to pages to bring a whole host of animals, objects and scenes to life. Creative kids can give a cheetah spots or make it pour with rain, and will have hours of fun transforming this simple book with just a few painty fingerprints. Featuring bright and quirky...
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My Wild Life: The Story of a Most Unlikely Animal Rescuer

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by Cowell, Simon
The true, heart-warming story of how a reluctant City trader left a life of champagne and bonuses to follow his dream of rescuing animals and setting up a wildlife sanctuary. Simon Cowell always wanted to be a vet. Instead, he ended up as a wealthy commodities trader. But with a love of nature and animals, he could never quite subscribe to the 'greed is good' mantra which rang out through the trading halls...
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Bizarre England: Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises

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by Long, David
An alternative journey around England, visiting the sights that are definitely not on the average tourist trail. In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England, such as: * Devon's Gnome Reserve * Britain's smallest pub * A church for dragon slayers * A subterranean ballroom * The Phone Box Museum, and much more From weird buildings to ec...
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When the Earth Was Flat: All the Bits of Science We Got Wrong

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by Donald, Graeme
From pseudoscience to incorrect assumptions and unfounded belief, science hasn't always been right. Contrary to recent debate on the internet, nowadays we are fairly confident that the earth is not flat and that we are in fact inhabitants of a spherical planet. However, this was not always the case, with a widespread belief that if you reached the horizon, you would simply fall off into space. Along with ...
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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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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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