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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 45 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems by Brian Bilston
    Days Like These: An Alternative Guide to the Year in 366 Poems - by Brian Bilston

    £12.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781035001668 | ISBN 10: 1035001667

    A brilliant way to brighten each day. In this playful, innovative collection, Brian Bilston writes a poem to accompany every day of the year.   Each poem is inspired by a significant – often curious – event associated with that day: from Open ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough by Chas Newkey-Burden
    The Wit and Wisdom of David Attenborough - by Chas Newkey-Burden

    £14.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781856755269 | ISBN 10: 1856755266

    A fascinating and entertaining collection of facts, quotes and stories, celebrating Sir David Attenborough’s wicked sense of humour and astute wisdom.   David Attenborough is a national treasure, known for his soothing voice, calming presenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little Book About Books: Quotes for the Bibliophile in Your Life by Orange Hippo
    A Little Book About Books: Quotes for the Bibliophile in Your Life - by Orange Hippo

    £5.99   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781800691742 | ISBN 10: 1800691742

    The world of books in one little book.  It doesn't matter how well read you are, A Little Book About Books is packed full of quotes, one-liners and famous lines from names that everyone will recognise.   For bibliophiles, they'll enjoy recog ... more

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  • Cover image of book Night Sky Almanac 2022: A Stargazer
    Night Sky Almanac 2022: A Stargazer's Guide - by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion

    £9.99   hardback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9780008469887 | ISBN 10: 0008469881

    A beautiful gift for anyone interested in the night sky.   Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins.  With the aid of easy-to-understand mo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dog by Shaun Tan
    Dog - by Shaun Tan

    £7.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781406397147 | ISBN 10: 1406397148

    A beautifully poignant gift book exploring the relationship between man and man's best friend, from the masterful Shaun Tan.  One day I threw my stick at you. You brought it back. Then we were walking side by side as if it had always been ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021 by Lia Leendertz
    The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021 - by Lia Leendertz

    £10.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781784726348 | ISBN 10: 1784726346

    Welcome to The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021. If you are new to The Almanac then welcome; if you are a regular reader then hello! The Almanac is about celebrating the unfolding year in all its various facets.  The old dependables which I include ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Atlas of Extinct Countries by Gideon Defoe
    An Atlas of Extinct Countries - by Gideon Defoe

    £12.99   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780008393854 | ISBN 10: 0008393850

    Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist.  'Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bill Bailey
    Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to Happiness - by Bill Bailey

    £20.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781529412451 | ISBN 10: 1529412455

    What makes us happy? Bill Bailey plays crazy golf and hugs trees to find out.   Is there a knack to being happy? From paddle-boarding down the Thames in a Santa hat, to wild swimming in a glacial river and cooking sausages on a campfire, Bil ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Cloud A Day by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
    A Cloud A Day - by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781849945783 | ISBN 10: 1849945780

    The stresses of the digital world mean that it’s more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Eve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Write a Letter by Jodi Ann Bickley
    Write a Letter - by Jodi Ann Bickley

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780241984697 | ISBN 10: 0241984696

    PROMPTS TO GET YOU WRITING.  BEAUTIFUL WRITING PAPER YOU CAN SEND TO FRIENDS.  SAMPLE LETTERS TO INSPIRE YOU.  WRITE A LETTER HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START WRITING.  What would you say to your ten year old self? Your mum? Your be ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom by Maya Angelou
    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom - by Maya Angelou

    £6.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781784882464 | ISBN 10: 1784882461

    Pocket Maya Angelou Wisdom is a collection of some of her best and most empowering quotes. This is the ultimate keepsake for fans of Maya Angelou’s beautiful poetry, as well as for anyone looking for a bit of in-the-moment inspiration to have in th ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Hugs by Chris Riddell
    100 Hugs - by Chris Riddell

    £5.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781509814312 | ISBN 10: 1509814310

    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 covers ... more

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  • Cover image of book Writer
    Writer's Game: The Modern Authors (Card Game) - by Alex Johnson, with illustrations by Carla Fuentes

    £12.99   card deck   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786272553 | ISBN 10: 1786272555

    Who had the most commercial success in their lifetime, Ernest Hemingway or Agatha Christie? Whose work has the most adaptations, F. Scott Fitzgerald or Franz Kafka? Who courted the most scandal, Colette or James Joyce?  Pit 32 of the world’s great ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World by Various authors
    The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World - by Various authors

    £7.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787131866 | ISBN 10: 1787131866

    For nasty women everywhere, The Pen is Mightier than the Penis is a feminist quote book celebrating female writers throughout the centuries, from Sappho to Margaret Atwood.   Find the perfect comeback for those infuriating 'you're not a feminist, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ginger Pride: A Red-Headed History of the World by Tobias Anthony
    Ginger Pride: A Red-Headed History of the World - by Tobias Anthony

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781925418651 | ISBN 10: 1925418650

    Carrot-top. Ranga. Ronald. Rusty. Fire-crotch. Red.   Given redheads only make up two per cent of the global population, why has society dedicated itself to inventing ever-more insulting nicknames for them?  It’s obvious: jealousy.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother by Anna Lewis
    Sketchy Muma: What it Means to be a Mother - by Anna Lewis

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786486387 | ISBN 10: 1786486385

    The moving, funny and utterly endearing illustrated diary of what it means to be a mother.   This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour, bi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Barb: A Celebration of Stranger Things
    The Book of Barb: A Celebration of Stranger Things' Iconic Wing Woman - by Nadia Bailey

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781925418477 | ISBN 10: 1925418472

    For the Barb in all of us.   In Stranger Things, Barb was a nerdy, faithful underdog – a minor character no one expected to break the internet. But Barb resonated with us – the chill, bespectacled BFF and her unjust abandonment hit a colle ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
    The Lost Words - by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

    £20.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241253588 | ISBN 10: 0241253586

    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER   From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris.  All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bowie Flip Book by Belly Kids, illustrated by Amy Pearson
    Bowie Flip Book - by Belly Kids, illustrated by Amy Pearson

    £10.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995578036 | ISBN 10: 0995578036

    The man responsible for looks that defined the 20th Century. David Bowie's characters widened the mind of society, let us glimpse at new untold realities and set trends the world around.   What's your favourite? Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, T ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Festival Book by Michael Odell
    The Festival Book - by Michael Odell

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780593078716 | ISBN 10: 0593078713

    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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  • Cover image of book Pocket Michelle Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama
    Pocket Michelle Wisdom: Wise and Inspirational Words from Michelle Obama - by Michelle Obama

    £5.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784881313 | ISBN 10: 1784881317

    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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  • Cover image of book Calligraphies of Love by Hassan Massoudy
    Calligraphies of Love - by Hassan Massoudy

    £10.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780863569050 | ISBN 10: 0863569056

    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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  • Cover image of book Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women by Christopher Tinker (Editor)
    Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women - by Christopher Tinker (Editor)

    £16.95   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781855147256 | ISBN 10: 1855147254

    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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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Peace: Finding Tranquillity in a Troubled World by Tiddy Rowan
    The Little Book of Peace: Finding Tranquillity in a Troubled World - by Tiddy Rowan

    £5.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349413853 | ISBN 10: 0349413851

    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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  • Cover image of book The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland and John Crace
    The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) - by John Sutherland and John Crace

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785781438 | ISBN 10: 178578143x

    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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  • Cover image of book The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking
    The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - by Meik Wiking

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241283912 | ISBN 10: 0241283914

    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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  • Cover image of book Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton
    Atlas Obscura - by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton

    £25.00   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780761169086 | ISBN 10: 0761169083

    It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.  Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders — the dazzling g ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Shipping Forecast by Nic Compton
    The Shipping Forecast - by Nic Compton

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785940293 | ISBN 10: 1785940295

    The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the natio ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book by Jacinta Bunnell and Leela Corman
    The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book - by Jacinta Bunnell and Leela Corman

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781629630922 | ISBN 10: 1629630926

    Grab your crayons and your backpack for a fantastical journey through The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, sixty-four pages illustrating twenty-six words that highlight memorable victories and collective moments in LGBTQP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Tran ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lobster is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship by Liz Climo
    Lobster is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship - by Liz Climo

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780762458684 | ISBN 10: 0762458682

    Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climos charmingly quirky animal kingdom, which was first featured in The Little World of Liz Climo a place where porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with everyday life with wit and humor.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Never Knew That About the Scottish by Christopher Winn
    I Never Knew That About the Scottish - by Christopher Winn

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780091960247 | ISBN 10: 009196024x

    In this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history c ... more

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  • Cover image of book At Night: A Guide for the Wakeful by Alex Quick
    At Night: A Guide for the Wakeful - by Alex Quick

    £12.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781908699848 | ISBN 10: 1908699841

    Night is not what it used to be. In todays age of 24/7 Twitter, smartphones under the pillow and car alarms, it is easy to forget the power, the fun and the magic of what was once called the witching hour.   Rediscover the joys and the myst ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dancing with Cats by Burton Silver and Heather Busch
    Dancing with Cats - by Burton Silver and Heather Busch

    £11.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781452128337 | ISBN 10: 1452128332

    The cult classic is back! This petite 15th anniversary hardcover reissue keeps all the original mystery and magic of cat dancing delightfully intact.   Perpetually ahead of its time, Dancing with Cats presents scores of delightful and inspiri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School by Rebecca Chaperon
    Eerie Dearies: 26 Ways to Miss School - by Rebecca Chaperon

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781927018408 | ISBN 10: 1927018404

    Astral projection, gremlin-attacks, and teleportation are just a few of the reasons for academic absence creatively illustrated in this book.   Eerie Dearies is an unusual book that offers a carefully crafted & alphabetized selection of twent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Visions of Earth: National Geographic Photographs of Beauty, Majesty, and Wonder (Mini edition) by National Geographic Society
    Visions of Earth: National Geographic Photographs of Beauty, Majesty, and Wonder (Mini edition) - by National Geographic Society

    £11.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781426211737 | ISBN 10: 1426211732

    Now in a mini edition, for those who like the pocket-size version of a great photography collection, Visions of Earth roams the world, camera in hand, to find amazing images of nature and humanity and their intersection. Inspired by the most popular ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November):The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks by Judy Parkinson
    Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November):The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks - by Judy Parkinson

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843176565 | ISBN 10: 1843176564

    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 seri ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration by Luisa Dillner
    The Complete Book of Mothers-in-Law: A Celebration - by Luisa Dillner

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780571238200 | ISBN 10: 0571238203

    Most of us either have a mother-in-law or will be one. It's not a role most women take on gladly. Mothers-in-law are traditionally the butt of jokes and the scapegoats for family squabbles. But are they really as nasty, possessive and interfering as ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little, Aloud: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for Reading Aloud to Someone You Care for by Edited by Angela Macmillan
    A Little, Aloud: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for Reading Aloud to Someone You Care for - by Edited by Angela Macmillan

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780701185633 | ISBN 10: 0701185635

    We are on the cusp of a reading revolution. Increasingly, research is uncovering an intimate connection between reading and wellbeing. The seemingly simple act of being read to brings remarkable health and happiness benefits. It stimulates thought an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Redstone Inkblot Test by Redstone Press
    The Redstone Inkblot Test - by Redstone Press

    £11.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781870003643 | ISBN 10: 1870003640

    Inkblots have long proved irresistible to the human imagination. Open to endless interpretation, they satisfy an innate delight in the art of seeing. While The Rorschach Test was used to identify different forms of abnormality The Redstone Inkblot Te ... more

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  • Cover image of book Music Listography: Your Life in (Play) Lists by Lisa Nola
    Music Listography: Your Life in (Play) Lists - by Lisa Nola

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780811869461 | ISBN 10: 0811869466

    The newest addition to the smash-hit Listography series will have list-makers singing for joy!   Loaded with a lovin' spoonful of music-inspired list topics ranging from traditional (top 20 favorite albums) to eclectic (favorite dance party p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Focus: Love - Your World, Your Images by Various artists
    Focus: Love - Your World, Your Images - by Various artists

    £9.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781600595639 | ISBN 10: 1600595634

    Our world is filled with beauty, intrigue, and surprises - everyday fodder that may appear ordinary until we see it with not only new eyes, but through the lens of a camera. Simply through careful observtion and joyful inspiration, all of us, whether ... more

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  • Cover image of book 102 Free Things to Do: Inspiring Ideas for a Better Life by Alex Quick
    102 Free Things to Do: Inspiring Ideas for a Better Life - by Alex Quick

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906964177 | ISBN 10: 1906964173

    Everyone knows that the best things in life are free...  ...but its easy to forget in a world of constant advertising and competitive consumerism. 102 Free Things to Do is a warm, wise and witty reminder that almost everything that really ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds
    Mrs Scrooge: A Christmas Tale - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Posy Simmonds

    £5.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780330515115 | ISBN 10: 033051511x

    A modern Christmas tale from the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds.   With her husband, Ebenezer, now 'doornail dead', the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumerism ... more

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  • Cover image of book TV Cream
    TV Cream's Toys: Presents You Pestered Your Parents For - by Steve Berry

    £12.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781905548279 | ISBN 10: 1905548273

    Do you remember tearing down the stairs at five in the morning, in wide-eyed anticipation of the mountain of wrapped boxes under the Woolies' fireproof silver tinsel tree? Do you remember the sense of disappointment when what you'd asked for wasn't a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happiness by Edward Monkton
    Happiness - by Edward Monkton

    £6.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007254361 | ISBN 10: 0007254369

    Bestselling artist, humourist and philosopher, Edward Monkton, unlocks the secrets of Happiness in this funny, wise and inspiring collection of thoughts and drawings. Following the phenomenal success of such stylish and original gift books as The La ... more

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