Christmas Books

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Get ready for Santas arrival with one of our Christmas books. Whether you're looking to keep the little one occupied while doing a bit of wrapping or you just want to feel festive - we've got the perfect range of adult and children's Christmas books for you. Just use the filters below to browse everything from cooks books to Christmas storybooks.

'I'm excited to share over 120 irresistible, no-fuss recipes that I hope will bring happiness into your kitchen. Each beautifully photographed dish celebrates the delicious ingredients and flavours I love, and which make cooking at home such a joy.' In this brand-new tie-in book to the BBC series, Love to Cook, Mary Berry will help you see your meals in an entirely new light. Every recipe is infused with her love of simple home cooking and fresh ingredients that feed the body and mind. Whether you're trying your hand at Mary's fragrant Kashmiri chicken curry or baking her mouth-watering Lemon limoncello pavlova, it's hard to beat the unique pleasure of making a dish from scratch and enjoying food with family and friends. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785946776 • Author: Mary Berry • Publisher: BBC Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.2 x 4 cm

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More than 100 hearty, easy and slimming recipes from Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, authors of the bestselling Pinch of Nom series. From satisfying savoury dishes to indulgent desserts, Pinch of Nom Comfort Food is packed with slimming-friendly, delicious dishes that will keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy. From lazy weekend breakfasts to filling mains and warming puddings, this book is brimming with tasty meals that are easy to make. Many of the dishes have alternative cooking methods, so you can choose whether to cook in the oven, slow cooker or pressure cooker, depending on your schedule. From Katsu Chicken Bites, Steak and Chips Pie and Cheesy Aubergine Bake to Slow Cooker Stroganoff, Halloumi Couscous Burgers and Millionaire Shortbread, you'll be spoilt for choice on what to cook first. Feeling adventurous? Try Danger Dogs! Need a sweet and fruity fix? Cherry Pie ticks all the boxes. Featuring Pinch of Nom’s trademark big flavours, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients to create dishes that everyone will love – whether they’re watching their waistline or not. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529035018 • Author: Kay Featherstone, Kate Allinson • Publisher: Bluebird • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 24.5 x 19.6 x 3 cm

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Let Lauren and Rachel, the founders of Finch Bakery, show you the secrets to successful baking every time. Packed with 75 foolproof recipes for cupcakes, scones, cookies, cake balls, cake jars, tray bakes, no-bake cakes and celebration cakes, this is the essential recipe book for cake enthusiasts. You'll learn the basic baking techniques before exploring indulgent flavour combinations. From crowd-pleasing classics like lemon drizzle to decadent cookie cups and Nutella everything, there is something to tempt everyone to treat themselves. Recipes are designed to be standalone but some also work in a build-a-block way so you can make your own creation by swapping the sponge, filling, sauce or topping to satisfy your sweet tooth. With inventive creations and essential techniques, this is a whole new world of cake. Whether you want to make a lighter-than-air birthday cake, dense and gooey brownies, chewy cookies or fluffy cupcakes, Lauren and Rachel will offer just the right advice to make it all seem easy. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241515105 • Author: Lauren Finch, Rachel Finch • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 24.61 x 18.9 cm

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'We are the biggest band in Britain of all time, ever. The funny thing is, all that mouthing off three years ago about how we were going to be the biggest band in the world - we actually went and did it.' Noel Gallagher Oasis are one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen. Here, in Supersonic, they tell the story of their beginnings from dive-bar hopefuls to global superstars. They themselves talk us through the pivotal moments in their phenomenal trajectory, from the day Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam's band, through their first crucial five years culminating at their landmark gigs at Knebworth Park in 1996 - the pinnacle of their success. With over thirty hours of interviews with Liam, Noel and those closest to them, this book documents in unprecedented depth and with their trademark candour and humour, the story behind one of the world's greatest bands, all told in their own words and fully illustrated with exclusive photographs and ephemera throughout. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472285447 • Author: Oasis • Publisher: Headline • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24.4 x 17 x 3.4 cm

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Hours of fun by colouring in your favourite Gruffalo characters! Inside you will find fun colouring pages featuring the Gruffalo and other characters. The thick, coated lines around the images make it easy to colour inside the lines, helping to develop fine motor skills. Simple yet fun colouring book for little ones to complete. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781788243155 • Author: Alligator Books • Publisher: Alligator Books • Format: Paperback

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As the first Christmas snowflakes fall, Rosalind finds herself pregnant and alone… Christmas is coming to the village of Rockwood. But the happiest time of the year is marred by the news that Rosalind Blanchard’s husband, Piers, is close to death after a shipwreck at sea. The fate of her beloved family home, the crumbling Rockwood Castle, is once more in her hands. She must find the strength to keep her family together. Pregnant, Rosalind comes face to face with the only man who ever made her heart truly sing: her husband’s brother, Alex. As the Christmas bells ring, news of Piers arrives that changes everything. And another chance of happiness might be the gift Rosalind has been waiting for… Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008435530 • Author: Dilly Court • Publisher: HarperCollins • Format: Paperback • Pages: 528 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.8 cm

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Join Sunday Times bestselling authors Twochubbycubs in this hotly anticipated second edition cookbook - Fast and Filling! Packed with 100 brand new delicious slimming recipes, all under 500 calories, delve into fast, filling and flavoursome meals designed to help with weight loss... without the feeling of 'diet food'! Saving precious time in the kitchen with beautifully photographed, super clear instruction tips, James and Paul are here with tasty dishes cooked in minutes, or dnnner ideas that can be scaled up and batch cooked for later. Including recipes for those dairy-free, gluten-free, veggie or vegan! Product Information: ISBN: 9781529398090 Author: James and Paul Anderson Publisher: Yellow Kite Format: Hardback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.4 x 2.6cm

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Delve into the first biography of Dutch formula one wunderkind Max Verstappen. Few drivers have ever shaken up Formula 1 in quite the same way as Max Verstappen. Already the youngest competitor in F1 history, his debut race for Red Bull at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix saw him become the youngest driver ever to win a race, achieve a podium finish or even lead a lap. As the son of F1 legend Jos and elite-level kart driver Sophie Kumpen, Max was destined to be a racing driver. And since that headline-grabbing debut, he has continued to make an indelible impression on the sport, courting criticism and plaudits in equal measure. Sports journalist James Gray seeks to understand the outspoken nature and aggressive driving style that make Verstappen a must-watch before, during and after races, and why his Dutch fans, who turn up to cheer him on in their orange-clad droves, are quite so fanatical. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781785787300 • Author: James Gray • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.46 cm

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BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes, OBE, is the nation's favourite (and naughtiest) treasure. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story - and it's well worth the wait. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had and more. From declaring her love to Vanessa Redgrave to being told to be quiet by the Queen, this book is packed with brilliant, hilarious stories. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much Is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as its inimitable author. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529379884 • Author: Miriam Margolyes • Publisher: John Murray • Format: Hardback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 4.2 cm

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In December 2018, after fifty years of belly-laughs, energy and outrage, Billy Connolly announced his retirement from live stand-up comedy. It had been an extraordinary career. When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he'd worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognised as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the very best of Billy's storytelling for the first time. With an introduction and original illustrations by Billy throughout, it is an inspirational, energetic and riotously funny read, and a fitting celebration of our greatest ever comedian. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529361360 • Author: Billy Connolly • Publisher: Two Roads • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.22 cm

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As an 18-year-old, black, broke, lonely, insecure, university drop-out, from a bankrupt family, I wrote in my diary that I wanted to be a 'Happy Sexy Millionaire' by the age of 25. By 25 I was a multi-millionaire having created a business worth over $300m dollars. Ironically, in achieving everything I set out to, I learnt that I was wrong about almost everything... The world had lied to me. It lied to me about how you attain fulfilment, love and success, why those things matter, and what those words actually mean. We are losing ourselves. We're chasing the wrong things, asking the wrong questions, and polluting our minds. It's time to stop, it's time to resist and it's time to rethink the fundamental social blueprint that our lives are built upon. In this book, I'll dismantle the most popular, unaddressed lies about happiness that we've been led to believe. I'll expose the source of these lies, examine the incentives that fuel them and replace them with a practical set of scientifically proven and unconventional ideas that will help you to live a truly fulfilled life, a life full of the love you seek and the success you deserve. Product Information: ISBN: 9781529301496 Author: Steven Bartlett Publisher: Yellow Kite Format: Hardback Pages: 272 Dimensions: 24.5 x 14.2 x 2.6cm

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With husbands and sons fighting for freedom, the women of Harpers are left to tackle the day-to-day affairs at home and work. With Ben Harper away, Sally fears she is being followed by a mysterious woman. Who is she and what does she want? Maggie Gibbs collapses seriously ill in the frontline hospitals and is brought back to England close to death. Can she be saved and what does the future hold for her and her broken heart? Marion Jackson’s father is on the run from the Police already wanted for murder. She fears he will return to threaten his family once more. And Beth Burrows is pregnant with her second child, worried and anxious for her husband Jack, who has been many months at sea. As Christmas 1917 approaches what will the future hold for Harpers, its girls and their men at War? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781802808582 • Author: Rosie Clarke • Publisher: Boldwood Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 344 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.98 cm

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November, 1941. Christmas is coming... and despite the blackout, shortages and a constant threat of air raids, the inhabitants of Kelthorpe on the Yorkshire coast are determined that war won't stop them celebrating. The run-up to Christmas sees sisters Connie and Lizzie, and their good friend Pamela, busier than ever. Between their jobs, carol-singing rehearsals with the church choir and night shifts doing their bit as Air Raid Wardens and ambulance drivers, it's all go. But when Connie and Lizzie's dear dad falls ill, their sweethearts Tom and Bill are called up by the Royal Navy for dangerous mine-sweeping duties, and Pamela's sweetheart Fred is targeted by vicious locals, the girls have to believe in miracles to keep soldiering on. Can their dearest wishes come true this Christmas? Product Information: • ISBN: 9780552177085 • Author: Jenny Holmes • Publisher: Corgi • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm

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Get the kettle on, the biscuits out and settle in for a belting read. Paddy McGuinness is a much-loved presence on British TV. His stand-up tours sell out across the country. His acting roles are legendary, from Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy to The Keith and Paddy Picture Show. How did all start? Let Paddy take you back to a two-up, two-down terrace in 1970's Bolton, where his lifey began. He grew up alone with his beloved mum, neighbourhood matriarch Pat, who worked two jobs, as a barmaid and a cleaner, always keeping food on the table at home and almost always keeping her tearaway teen out of trouble. While he may have swapped cobbles in Bolton for red carpets in London, Paddy has always stayed true to his Lancashire roots, and here he tells his story for the first time, in his own unmistakable style. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529109351 • Author: Paddy McGuinness • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm

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Match Day. Closing a hotel room door, down into the team room. Up into a hotel lobby full of supporters in red shirts, of cheers and applause and shouts of good luck. This is where the story of Alun Wyn Jones's journey begins, the story that every child who has dreamt of playing rugby for their country starts with. From the tightness in your stomach to the look on your team-mates’ faces, the adrenaline starting to flow within. Belonging is the story about how the boy left Mumbles and returned as the most capped rugby player of all time. It is the story of what it takes to become a player who is seen by many as one of the greatest Welsh players there has ever been. What it takes to go from sitting, crossed legged on the hall floor at school, watching the 1997 Lions Tour of South Africa to being named the 2021 Lions Captain. But is it also about perthyn - belonging, playing for Wales, working your way through the age-grades and the club matches and regional sides. What it takes to earn the right to be there, and what it feels like to make the sacrifices along the way. Feeling the bond to the great players not long gone, and feeling the ties to the millions in front rooms and pubs across the hillsides and the valleys, coast to coast. Knowing that deep down you just want to belong, be a part of it, as everyone does. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529058086 • Author: Alun Wyn Jones • Publisher: Macmillan • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 15.29 x 23.39 cm

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An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice. In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career -- six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes." She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement. She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled -- entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial ruin after being outed -- on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking feminist, a world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit whose impact has transcended even her spectacular achievements in sports. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241430552 • Author: Billie Jean King • Publisher: Viking • Format: Hardback • Pages: 496 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 4.4 cm

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Bob Mortimer’s life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away… Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures, from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. A chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2’s Gone Fishing. Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away… is Bob’s full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure.) Product Information: • ISBN: 9781398505292 • Author: Bob Mortimer • Publisher: Gallery UK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.9 cm

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December, 1938 Rozalin Sachs has grown up in the vibrant city of Frankfurt. But with the Nazi Revolution gaining power, her family is forced to flee Germany. When a tragic accident separates Roz from her parents, she finds herself aboard the Kindertransport bound for Holland. Here Roz meets a young lad called Felix and they vow to stick together as their journey takes them to England. Eventually they find themselves in Liverpool with the promise of a new life, until a devastating incident takes Felix away. And, in a desperate attempt to escape the terrible situation she has found herself in, Roz decides to join the Women's Land Army. On the sprawling farm at Hollybank Roz meets Bernie, a dashing farmer's son, who has more than just friendship on his mind. Roz is flattered by his affections, but will he win her heart, or will her love for Felix remain as strong as ever? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529135404 • Author: Katie Flynn • Publisher: Arrow • Format: Paperback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm

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Having reigned for more than sixty-seven years, explore this timely celebration of our Queen as Karen Dolby unpicks the key elements that make her majesty so special and unique... This guide outlines insights on how to put into practice some of her personality traits and attitude to life. The Queen on fame:'It is not as difficult as it might seem. You see, I don't have to introduce myself. They all seem to know who I am.' Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789291766• Author: Karen Dolby• Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited• Format: Hardback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 2cm

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Joey Dunlop's story is one of towering triumphs and desperate tragedies in almost equal measure. Born poor with no running water, no electricity, he was the definition of the everyman hero, earning the title 'King of the Roads' in what must be considered one of the world's most extreme sports - motorcycle road racing. And as well as being voted Northern Ireland's greatest ever sportsman, he remains the most loved and most successful road racer of all time. But in road racing, tragedy is never very far away. Joey lost his life in a racing accident in July of 2000. It was just weeks after his final TT victory. Over twenty years after his untimely death, the sport has never truly recovered from his loss. This definitive new biography is the most comprehensive ever written on the man. In turns hilarious, triumphant and tragic, this is Dunlop's story as it has never been told before - by those who were part of it. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789465051 • Author: Stuart Barker • Publisher: John Blake • Format: Hardback • Pages: 384 • Dimensions: 24.2 x 16 x 3 cm

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