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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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Green and Pleasant Land: Best-Loved Poems of the British Countryside

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by Sampson, Ana
Our rolling fields and verdant countryside have ever inspired some of the finest verse by our most cherished poets, and the very best are brought together in this thoughtful and enjoyable collection. Green and Pleasant Land features such best-loved poets as Keats, Larkin, Shakespeare, Hopkins and Wordsworth, who effortlessly conjure relaxing and nostalgic images of a better time and place. Be transported to...
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The Long and the Short of it: How We Came to Measure Our World

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by Donald, Graeme
We've always measured the world around us, from how big things are, to how fast they go, how much they're worth and practically everything in between. But who decided how we do it, and why? The Long and the Short of It takes us back in time to discover the origins and evolution of a huge variety of different units of measurement. On the way it answers such questions as: Why do we measure time in units of ...
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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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I Should Know That: Great Britain: Everything You Really Should Know About GB

by Marriott, Emma
I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a range of key topics on our fair land, including essential British history (Magna Carta, the Great Reform Act etc.), the current political and legal system (when can a magistrate decide whether a person is guilty or innocent?), migration to Britain, women's rights (when did married women gain the right to retain ownership of money and property?), geography (what's t...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laura Trott and Jason Kenny - The Inside Track

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by Laura Trott & Jason Kenny
Thousands of hours on the pedals, forever turning left, following that black line round, pushing your body harder than it is designed to go. Then comes the sacrifice. All familiar pleasures stripped away in search of perfection. Then the pain. Muscles burning, stomach churning, an ache in the bones.
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Making Tracks: A Whistle-Stop Tour Through Railway History

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by Saxton, Peter
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 landscape. Full of facts, trivia and anecdotes, this engaging compendium looks...
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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 and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round Science Bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these, and many more, baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of ...
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Lost Britain: An A-Z of Forgotten Landmarks and Lost Traditions

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by Long, David
From lost villages and Victorian theaters, to Tudor alleyways and medieval churches, "Lost Britain "takes you on a journey through some of the extraordinary features of Britain's history which have been forgotten over the centuries.
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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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The Seven Noses of Soho: Curious Details from the Streets of London

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by Manners, Jamie
Among the great cities of the world, London's inimitable character is striking. Unconstrained by a house style and strict planning, it has thrived, with each generation adding new chapters and details to its gripping story.
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How Britain Kept Calm and Carried on: True Stories from the Home Front

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by Rippon, Anton
This unique, funny and sometimes heartbreakingly sad book contains a treasury of first-hand stories from people all over the country. From unexploded bombs to blackouts and from the Home Guard to the Blitz, their stories reveal some of the strange, incredible and downright funny things that 'kept us calm and carrying on' in the otherwise dark days of the Second World War.
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Shepard's War: E. H. Shepard, the Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh

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by Campbell, James
Ernest Howard Shepard was born in London in 1879 into an artistic and literary family. He studied art from an early age and was successful in making a career out of it, particularly as a political cartoonist for Punch and a prolific book illustrator. Shepard is most widely known for his illustrations of the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A. A. Milne and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, and these drawi...
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