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  • What Does This Button Do?

    ‘I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with “purple” and “Sabbath” written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly uncool moped. Oh yes, and I wanted to be a drummer…’

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  • The Grand Tour Guide to the World

    The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. As long as you don’t mind getting hot and lost. Welcome, everyone, to The Grand Tour Guide to The World.

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  • A Clear Blue Sky: A remarkable memoir about family, loss and the will to overcome

    THE SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Daily Mail

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  • History of Britain in Maps

    From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, 100 maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain.

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  • The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

    The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.

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  • How to Build a Car

    'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill

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  • English

    What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite – or is it something less easily defined?

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  • George

    George is the story of two extraordinary lives – the private man and the public legend.

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  • The One Show Book of True Tales

    The official companion to the BBC’s hit magazine show, The One Show Book of True Tales is a compilation of the quirkiest, strangest, most random and most fascinating stories pulled from the brains of Icon Film’s One Show research desk.

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  • Why Dylan Matters

    A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2017

    ‘At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan’ Mary Beard

    ‘A poignant blend of memoir, literary analysis through a classical lens, musicology and, above all, love’ Guardian

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  • An Appeal to the World

    In An Appeal to the World, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet illuminates the way to peace in our time, arguing for a form of universal ethics that goes beyond religion – values we all share as humans that can help us create unity and peace to heal our world.

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  • Grace Kelly

    The definitive photographic collection of Grace Kelly’s unforgettable Hollywood career.

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  • Collins Beekeeper’s Bible

    The most comprehensive beekeeping resource ever published.

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  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 5

    All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2016 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, which is hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Foreword by German fine-art photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.

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  • Collins Complete Photography Manual

    Everything you need to know about photography, both digital and film, written by a team of experts. This comprehensive and superbly illustrated guide covers all aspects from basic composition to the latest digital know-how and digital darkroom techniques.

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  • The Times Reference Atlas of the World

    Eighth edition of this popular atlas from the prestigious and authoritative Times Atlas range. Latest satellite images and fascinating historical maps. This world atlas contains the breadth, scale and detail to make it an ideal reference resource for school, home and business.

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