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Can You Solve My Problems? A Casebook of Ingenious, Perplexing and Totally Satisfying Puzzles by Alex Bellos - £8.99
Are you smarter than a Singaporean ten-year-old? Can you beat Sherlock Holmes? If you think the answer is yes - I challenge you to solve my problems.   Here is the story of the puzzle, one of mankind's oldest and greatest forms of entertainment an ... more
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Is Monogamy Dead? Rethinking Relationships in the 21st Century by Rosie Wilby - £8.99
In early 2013, comedian Rosie Wilby found herself at a crossroads with everything she'd ever believed about romantic relationships. When people asked, 'who's the love of your life?' there was no simple answer. Did they mean her former flatmate who sh ... more
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The Corbyn Colouring Book: #GE2017 Edition by James Nunn - £7.99
Comrades! Citizens!   Ready the pencil cases, arm yourselves with crayons, and prepare for revolution. The Corbyn Colouring Book has arrived.   Page after page of glorious line-drawings depicts The Leader in a variety of settings instructional ... more
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The Art of Reading by Damon Young - £9.99
"For Damon Young, writers are like secret agents gone rogue, grabbing us by the lapels and inviting us into a realm of delicious ambiguity. The Art of Reading is an intimately conspiratorial book — erudite, surprising, and persuasive."(Henry Hitchi ... more
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1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £4.99
The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless.  - Flowers get suntans. - Denmark imports prisoners. - Bees can fly ... more
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Content Provider: Selected Short Prose Pieces, 2011-2016 by Stewart Lee - £8.99
Over the last five years, often when David Mitchell has been on holiday, the comedian Stewart Lee has been attempting to understand modern Britain, and his own place in it, in a series of irregular newspaper columns. Will Scotland become the Promised ... more
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Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans.   Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy are keen to show Uncle Quentin what ... more
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Scribbles in the Margins: 50 Eternal Delights of Books by Daniel Gray - £9.99
We lead increasingly time-poor lifestyles, bombarded 24/7 by petrifying news bulletins, internet trolls and endless noises. Where has the joy and relaxation gone from our daily lives? Scribbles in the Margins offers a glorious antidote to that relent ... more
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Where the Wild Dads Went by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker - £10.99
The night Dad had a few cheeky ones after work, forgot the milk and tripped over the rubbish, Mum called him A Wild Thing and said "Don't mind me!" and spent the rest of the night on the phone...   In this hilarious, touching homage to Mauri ... more
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100 Hugs by Chris Riddell - £9.99
100 Hugs is a gorgeous collection of hugs from Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is the perfect gift for a loved one, or to cheer yourself up on a dark day.  The beautiful illustrations from three-time winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal co ... more
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Is That All You People Think About? A Collection of Modern Haikus by Gordon Gordon - £7.99
‘I’m in here!’ yelled Mum. Hide and seek was spoilt again. We never found Dad.   The word ‘Haiku’ invokes images of misty mountains, running streams and falling leaves. But where are the haiku that reflect the modern world we live ... more
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Project Happiness: 273 Little Tips and Big Ideas for Finding Joy by Sophie Golding - £8.99
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."(Henry David Thoreau) Everybody wants to find happiness, although we don’t always know how to get there. Packed with creative ideas and uplifting quotes, this litt ... more
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The Festival Book by Michael Odell - £12.99
Which festival is right for you? What should you wear? What should you pack? How much glitter could you possibly need?   With the answer to every festival questions, The Festival Book is your go-to survival guide. It is packed full of hilarious an ... more
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Pocket Michelle Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama - £5.99
Pocket Michelle Obama Wisdom has assembled the very best quotes from the world's favourite First Lady.   Covering all of her favourite topics - from her love of french fries to her feelings on fashion and feminism - this handy little book finally ... more
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Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun! by Miranda Hart - £6.99
365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly   "There are little things we can all do that can make a huge difference to our lives and to the lives of those around us. Doing something jolly every day that you can lo ... more
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I am a Feminist: Quotes That Empower by Various authors - £9.99
Empowering, inspiring...evolving. From Susan B. Anthony to Amy Schumer, the feminist movement has grown in number and purpose for hundreds of years--from women's right to vote to wage equality and beyond. Now, 200 leaders of the movement for equal ri ... more
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Scummy Mummies: A Celebration of Parenting Failures, Hilarious Confessions, Fish Fingers and Wine by Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn - £7.99
A celebration of parenting failures, hilarious confessions, fish fingers and wine!  This is a book for anyone who’s ever dealt with a poo in the pool, cleaned up a sick in the supermarket, or gone to an important meeting without realising t ... more
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Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body by Sara Pascoe - £8.99
Take a funny and illuminating tour of the female body with award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe.   Women have so much going on, what with boobs and jealousy and menstruating and broodiness and sex and infidelity and pubes and wombs and jobs and memo ... more
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Calligraphies of Love by Hassan Massoudy - £10.00
Inspired by timeless poems from around the world, Hassan Massoudy’s calligraphy takes us on a visual journey through love in its many forms.   Through his signature broad strokes and vibrant colours, this master calligrapher brings to life t ... more
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What the Trump?! A Sane Person's Guide to Surviving in the Age of Trump by Steven S. Stevens - £7.99
There is no getting away from it – the undisputed king of the comb-over Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the USA. Love him? Step away from this book immediately. Loathe him? Read on.  Through a series of playfully mindful exercises we ... more
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i-SPY Signs and Instructions: You Must Obey by Sam Jordison - £4.99
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.  The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about something beginning with ... more
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I-SPY the UK: While It Lasts by Sam Jordison - £4.99
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.   The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about something beginning with ... more
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Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women by Christopher Tinker (Editor) - £16.95
A collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gall ... more
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Maps by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński - £20.00
A celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects – and everything in between. Features fifty-two highly illustrated maps, full of detail and curiosities.   Countries featured include: Europe – Poland, Czech Repub ... more
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Zen Dogs by Alexandra Cearns - £12.99
Award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns celebrates the peace, calm, and joy dogs bring to our lives with this unique full-color collection capturing eighty dogs in their most relaxed and contented moments.   When Alex Cearns caught Suzi ... more
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Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith - £8.99
Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more
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Comfort Eating with Nick Cave: Vegan Recipes to Get Deep Inside of You by Joshua Ploeg and Automne Zingg - £12.99
Poor Nick Cave. Life is hard for him and there are many hurdles to deal with every day. And like all of us, Nick is human.  In these pages, Mr. Cave finds healthy ways to feed his sorrows, with gusto, whether he's eating a giant bowl of mashed p ... more
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Pocket Bowie Wisdom: Inspirational Words from a Rock Legend by David Bowie - £5.99
‘I’m just a cosmic yob, I suppose.’ ‘I change every day. I’m not outrageous. I’m David Bowie.’ ‘I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.’ Genre-hopping, gender-bending: Bowie has never been afraid to pushthe bound ... more
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The Brexshit Book: A Remainer's Self-Help Guide to Leaving the EU by Steven S. Stevens - £7.99
This is the book for the 16 Million of us that woke up the day after the night before the EU referendum to find our Euro dreams in tatters. This is a book about leaving when you really wanted to stay. This is a book about having to deal with the cons ... more
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The Little Book of Peace: Finding Tranquillity in a Troubled World by Tiddy Rowan - £5.99
A beautiful gift book filled with inspiring stories and insights on how to achieve greater peace in life from the author of The Little Book of Mindfulness and Colour Yourself Calm.   Modern life can often feel hectic, stressful and anxiety-ind ... more
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Tips for Actors by Fergus Craig - £8.99
The perfect humorous gift for students, actors and anyone with an interest in theatre.  In the most important theatrical book of this or any other decade, twitter sensation @tips4actors gives you all the advice you need to take your acting to the ... more
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The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland and John Crace - £9.99
Did Charlotte Brontë take opium? Did the Reverend Brontë carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does ‘wuthering’ mean?   Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontës, from the bum ... more
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking - £9.99
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.   'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothi ... more
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The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.   This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups wi ... more
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All Black Cats are Not Alike by Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle - £9.99
Every cat owner knows that no two cats are alike.  This pitch-perfect illustrated book proves this simple fact by diving whiskers first into the unique personality, charisma, and character of 50 real all-black cats. From Alfie, who "has no toler ... more
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V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution? by Penguin Books Ltd - £6.99
V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution is beautiful mini-hardback introducing the swinging sixties to audiences both young and old.   Filled with brilliant illustrations, fascinating facts and engaging infographics, this is the perfect gif ... more
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How it Works: The Grandparent by Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - £6.99
A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES, FOR AUTUMN 2016   How it Works: The Grandparent - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.  This delightful book is the lat ... more
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The Un-Discovered Islands: An Archipelago of Myths and Mysteries, Phantoms and Fakes by Malachy Tallack, illustrated by Katie Scott - £14.99
Critically acclaimed author Malachy Tallack returns with The Un-Discovered Islands, an exploration of some of the world’s strangest places.  Gathered in the book are two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These ... more
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The A-Z of Pointless: A Brain-Teasing Bumper Book of Questions and Trivia by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - £8.99
Delve into the world of Pointless, the huge ratings-winning hit BBC One quiz show, with this brilliant bumper book of over 120 new quiz questions, facts, banter and musings from the lovable presenters Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.   J ... more
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Christmas Poems by U.A. Fanthorpe - £9.99
UA Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002.  Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of season ... more
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The Twelve Poems of Christmas: Volume Eight by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor) - £4.95
Adding to our previous seven volumes of poems for Christmas selected by the Poet Laureate, this eighth title again brings in the season in true Candlestick fashion. In a year of considerable and unexpected turbulence, this selection of twelve Christm ... more
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The Brexit Survival Activity Book by Wayne Kerr - £7.99
The perfect Secret Santa gift for the colleague who needs support through Brexit. A timely parody - if you don't laugh, you'll only cry!   Welcome to the world of Brexit, the not-so-United Kingdom where the people at the top have no bloody clu ... more
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The Apocalypedia: A Utopian Guide to What Is and What Isn't by Darren Allen - £14.99
Encyclopaedias and dictionaries are often boring, of no help when it comes to secretly filling train carriages with subversive balloons and they rarely manage to offend everyone. Lexicographers assume that language is a big machine that you need an i ... more
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Britain's Best Political Cartoons 2016 by Tim Benson (Editor) - £12.99
2016 was not only the year of Brexit, the most important and contentious political event in Britain for decades. It was also the year of Trump and a tempestuous US presidential campaign, the European migrant crisis, NHS junior doctors’ strikes, an ... more
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Fucking Apostrophes by Simon Griffin - £6.99
Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light ... more
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'Twas the Fight Before Christmas: A Parody by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees - £9.99
From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea comes an uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. &nbs ... more
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Five Go Parenting by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront possibly their toughest challenge ye ... more
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Five Go on a Strategy Away Day by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: what exactly is thi ... more
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Five Go Gluten-Free by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: is it possible to g ... more
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Five on Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent - £7.99
Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friend ... more
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