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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

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by Aderin-Pocock, Maggie
This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before.
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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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What to Draw and How to Draw it for Kids

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by Pepper, Charlotte
What to Draw and How to Draw it for Kids is a fun and useful book to develop the creative skills of budding illustrators everywhere. Kids can learn how to draw a delightful range of subjects, from animals and nature to toys, buildings and landscapes. Featuring easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, kids can improve their artistic ability by using simple shapes and lines to create their own illustrations.
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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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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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