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Tom's Daily Plan by Tom Daley
Tom's Daily Plan
Tom Daley
Over 80 quick and easy recipes so you and your family can eat well from breakfast until bedtime, with feasts and treats for every taste. Also included and very useful are some super-effective and fun Daily Workouts as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Nature's Remedies An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs by Jean Willoughy
The Nature's Remedies An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs
Jean Willoughy
This beginner-friendly guide welcomes a new generation to the trusted tradition of making use of the healing power of herbs to boost our well-being, heal common ailments and enhance everyday life. Engagingly written for a wide audience, it presents richly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2017
The Great Pottery Throw Down by Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge
The Great Pottery Throw Down
Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge
The perfect companion for any potter, or lover of pottery out there. As a novice potter myself, and fan of the TV series The Great Pottery Throw Down, I plucked, well actually I snatched, this book up as soon as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber, Julie King
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Joanna Faber, Julie King
From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7 The all-new content in this book deals with struggles familiar to every parent, relative, teacher and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
All at Sea
Decca Aitkenhead
If you need an illustration of how life can turn from happiness to despair in an instant then read All at Sea an account that shows how, in minutes, Decca Aitkenhead's beloved husband died in front of her. On holiday,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2017
Live Better and Longer by Dr Michel Cymes
Live Better and Longer
Dr Michel Cymes
France's favourite and most celebrated doctor gives the most up-to-date and easy-to-follow advice on living a healthier life, for longer, in this huge bestseller that has taken the country by storm. No one escapes their genetic heritage, nor their upbringing....
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts by Tom Exton, James Exton, Max Bridger, Lloyd Bridger
Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts
Tom Exton, James Exton, Max Bridger, Lloyd Bridger
Leaner, Fitter, Stronger is about how to make a fit and healthy lifestyle work hard for you; how to have a career, see your friends, go out, have a family, drink, eat burgers and get in the best shape of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017
Stephen Hawking His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson
Stephen Hawking His Life and Work
Kitty Ferguson
In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This biography of the brilliant theoretical physicist and inspirational international celebrity, written with the help of Hawking himself and his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
Gluten Exposed The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life by Peter Green, Rory Jones
Gluten Exposed The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
Peter Green, Rory Jones
From the internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, here is the definitive book on gluten, uncovering the truth and explaining the science behind the current gluten-free craze. A practical, clear...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel
Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski
Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
A stimulating, detailed, yet remarkably clear book about physics and how to connect to and understand a little more about our world. If you find yourself wondering about the why, the how, the what and when… then this is the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
Science A History in 100 Experiments by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
Science A History in 100 Experiments
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments - epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electricity to the accelerating Universe...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Universal A Guide to the Cosmos
Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Edmund de Waal
Winner of the 'Best of the Best' Adult category at the Independent...

A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions by Mark Forsyth

A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions
Mark Forsyth
For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this...

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma by Sian Williams

Rise Surviving and Thriving After Trauma
Sian Williams
Rise is a deeply researched exploration of trauma, grief and illness, and most importantly resilience in the darkest of days. It is an inspiring and powerful piece of work, full...

A History of Britain in 100 Dogs by Emma White

A History of Britain in 100 Dogs
Emma White
Dogs as hunters, fighters, companions and helpers – all feature in this compendium of 100 dogs famous and otherwise. There are dogs in fact - revealing some little-known stories of...

Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science by Tom Cabot

Eureka! An Infographic Guide to Science
Tom Cabot
Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence....

The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow

The Upright Thinkers The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
Leonard Mlodinow
An inspiring and illuminating story of how we have come to understand the world, from the invention of the very first tools to the mind-bending theories of quantum physics. It...

101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible by Professor Richard Wiseman

101 Bets You Will Always Win The Science of the Seemingly Impossible
Professor Richard Wiseman
Using only your body and everyday household objects, 101 Bets You Will Always Win is both a practical guide and illuminating exploration of the fascinating science that underpins these seemingly...

Making it Up as I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as I imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by...

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World
Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong can...

The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide? by Casey Watson

The Runaway Girl A Beautiful Girl. Trafficked for Sex. Is There Nowhere to Hide?
Casey Watson
A particularly timely and relevant tale from Casey Watson, who is a specialist foster carer and author. Casey agrees to foster 14 year old Adrianna from Poland, Adrianna has no...

The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack

The Un-Discovered Islands An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes
Malachy Tallack
An investigation into an intriguing subject – Islands that feature in myth, even been found on historical maps, they all have one thing in common, they don’t exist - by...

The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News by Patrick Kidd

The Times Diary at 50 The Antidote to the News
Patrick Kidd
Here are just some of the light-hearted news items that have made it into the Times Diary Column over the past 50 years. Patrick Kidd has picked the best of...

University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions Over 3000 Brand-New Quiz Questions from the Hit BBC TV Show by Steve Tribe

University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions Over 3000 Brand-New Quiz Questions from the Hit BBC TV Show
Steve Tribe
It's back! And this time it's the ultimate challenge. Featuring over 3000 new questions, University Challenge: The Ultimate Questions will have everyone racking their brains and sharpening their wits.

The Terry Pratchett Diary by Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium

The Terry Pratchett Diary
Terry Pratchett, The Discworld Emporium
The Terry Pratchett Diary? Yes please! With thoughts of warmth, admiration, love and laughter from his family, friends and colleagues scattered among the months, you glimpse a new side, a...

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted by John Lloyd

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted
John Lloyd
Being a small “instant” humour book there is no bibliography telling you where these facts originate but we now have google so can read up on such things as why...

Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History by Matthew Parris

Scorn The Wittiest and Wickedest Insults in Human History
Matthew Parris
A completely updated trawl through tongue scorching invective from the ancient world to yesterday (almost). As well as being breathtakingly rude so many of the comments are outrageously funny although...

Alan Partridge Nomad by Alan Partridge

Alan Partridge Nomad
Alan Partridge
Alan Partridge can make a trip to buy a pint of milk into an epic dual with destiny so I’m surprised he’s managed to “trek” as far as he documents...

The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe

The Kingdom of Speech
Tom Wolfe
Argues that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection...

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari
Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines...

The Art of Beatrix Potter Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations by Emily Zach

The Art of Beatrix Potter Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations
Emily Zach
A beautifully presented celebration of the art of one of our most famous and well-loved children’s author, this collection shows us the wealth of material she produced and the true...

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise by Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

The Story Cure An A-Z of Books to Keep Kids Happy, Healthy and Wise
Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
I’ve listed The Novel Cure by the same authors in Like for Like reading, as it’s a most enjoyable reference book for any lover of reading. Now they’ve turned...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Being a Beast by Charles Foster

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and experience their lives as they search for food, or kill and be killed – but...

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf

The Invention of Nature The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
Andrea Wulf
Winner of the the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2016. Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Biography & Autobiography Award 2016. Winner of the Costa Biography Award 2015. ...

The Quick Guide to Parenting by Laura Quick

The Quick Guide to Parenting
Laura Quick
Insightful, tender and very, very funny, the images from the author's blog, The Daily Think, have become hugely popular, and the very best of them are collected together in this...

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans by Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts

Secrets of the Seas A Journey into the Heart of the Oceans
Alex Mustard, Callum Roberts
A superb visual celebration of life within and beneath the world's seas and oceans. This beautiful book gathers together a selection of his award-winning images and a number of new...

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff by New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything From the Big Bang to Belly-Button Fluff
New Scientist Instant Expert, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking
From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Witty essays explore the concepts alongside enlightening infographics that...

Kind of Blue A Political Memoir by Ken Clarke

Kind of Blue A Political Memoir
Ken Clarke
Clarke has had a ringside seat in British politics for four decades and his trenchant observations and candid account of life both in and out of government will enthral readers...

Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone

Jo Malone: My Story
Jo Malone
October 2016 Book of the Month. Has appeal as a rags to riches story but also will act as an inspiration for anyone dreaming of starting...

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress by Rob Donovan

The Road to Corbyn A Modern Day Pilgrim's Progress
Rob Donovan
As genre-mixing goes political fantasy is a new one for us but this is an interesting, modern-day reworking of the The Pilgrim's Progress. Looking at the tumultuous period from 2010...

Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017 by

Ripley's Believe it or Not! 2017

Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, and with an out-of-this-world 3D-effect cover, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2017 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this...

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