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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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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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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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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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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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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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The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks

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by Field, Jacob F.
An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent.
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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 Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

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by Ryan, Donald P.
Spend 24 hours with the ancient Egyptians. Ancient Egypt wasn't all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra. During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt's religious capital, we meet 24 Egyptians from all strata of society - from the king to the bread-maker...
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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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Humans of London

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by Teesdale, Cathy
A magical collection of photographs and stories from the iconic streets of London. Capturing the inspiring, the moving, the surreal and the everyday, Cathy Teesdale has made it her mission to celebrate the extraordinary diversity of life found in London. Presenting over 250 photographs, she introduces us to the real people of London, their hopes, philosophies, troubles and stories. Since beginning the Huma...
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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 English Village: History and Traditions

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by Wainwright, Martin
A charming guide to the story of the English village, celebrating this beloved heart of the countryside. The village remains a quintessential and much-loved treasure that is often representative of England. This rural idyll has inspired generations of great poets, novelists and artists including the likes of Constable, Hardy and Wordsworth. The English Village champions all that is unique and loved about ...
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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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The Wildlife: A Map Colouring Book

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by Hughes, Natalie
Colour and explore the natural world like never before with the beautiful, poster-sized Wildlife: A Map Colouring Book. With stunning, illustrated maps featuring animals, insects, flowers and plants from different countries around the world, children can colour in the pictures and learn about flora and fauna as they go.
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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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Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks

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by Parkinson, Judy
A bestseller in 2008, Remember Remember has continued to enlighten and entertain readers wanting to brush up on their history. Now available in paperback, this much-loved gift book has been repackaged, to be enjoyed by those new to the series or old fans alike. Lively, exciting, full of great stories and humorous asides, this book looks at the key events in British history, covering all the important dates,...
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