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Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction complied by Russell Ash
published by Readers Digest, 1990

A dossier on old beliefs that die hard on history, medicine, law, animals and science.
60 pages paperback

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Wise Eating in Wartime

Wise Eating in Wartime by Dr Charles Hill
published by Department of Printed Books, Imperial War Museum, 2005

Historic pamphlet series no.7. This pamphlet contains fifteen radio broadcast talks given by The Radio Doctor with useful and interesting information about getting the best from a wartime diet.
32 pages paperback
ISBN 1901623564

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£7.00
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Murder at Thrippleton Hall

Thrippleton Hall

by Nick Hoare
published by Lagoon Books, 1996

A murderer is loose and at last you've got an opportunity to show everyone what a great detective you are. What are you waiting for?
95 pages hardback
ISBN 1899712496

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£8.00
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Audubon's Birds

Audubon's Birds by John James Audubon
published by A Running Press Miniature Edition, 1992

Contains over 60 full colour prints from Audubon's Birds of America along with insightful observational quotes. A delightful little book ideal to give as a gift or for pocket inspiration.
130 pages hardback
ISBN 1561380903

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£10.00
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A Child's Christmas in Wales

A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
published by Orion, 1993

A magical account of Thomas's own childhood in a small Welsh town at Christmas with pictures by one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. A Christmas gift to treasure.
39 pages hardback
ISBN 1858810116

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£4.75
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You're a Magic Mate

 You're a Magic Mate

by Juicy Lucy Designs
published by Ravette Publishing Ltd
2008, 38 pages hardback
13cm x 13cm
ISBN 9781841613055

A great gift idea for that special friend to just say thank you for being such a good mate. Full colour illustrations on each page with inspirational quotes for that friend you simply can't do without!

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£ 4.00
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The Little Book of Christmas

 The Little Book of Christmas

by Gill Knappett
published by Jerrold Publishing
2006, paperback
10cm x 9cm
ISBN 9780711737051

Fun facts about Christmas for everyone.

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£5.00
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The Creative Manager's Pocket Book

 The Creative Manager's Pocket Book

by John Townsend & Jacques Favier
published by Melrose
1991, 108 pages paperback
ISBN 9781870471645

A pocketful of tools, tests and techniques for managers and professionals for whom creativity means business survival and personal growth. Displayed in a fun but informative way.

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£7.00
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Crap Cars by Richard Porter crap

Top Gear - BBC Books hardback 2004
127 pages, colour and black & white photographs.
ISBN 9780563522102
Ideal fun reading for any car buff.

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£5.00
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The Worst-case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf

worstgolf The team behind the best-selling THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK series has hit the links, and report back with advice for dozens of all new worst-case scenarios, from how to stop a runaway golf cart to retrieving a ball from a tree to breaking up a fight. With an appendix of rules for unexpected disasters, tips for fashion emergencies, and more.

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The Funny Side of 50 for Him by Jed Pascoe 50

Cartoon book by the award winning cartoonist Jed Pascoe, for that certain someone who is reaching that certain time of life but can still laugh at it all!

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£5.50
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Travel Guides

Travel

Now is the ideal time to start planning those well-earned holidays.

Our travel guides make ideal stocking fillers. Checkout our dedicated travel page.

Clockwork Games

Ideal stocking fillers/tree presents/party gifts
From Clock Work Soldiers Ltd

Each game is sealed and measures 9cm x 6.5cm x 3.5cm - great for tree decoration presents or as table gifts. Suit any age from 3years upwards including adults! There is a 10% discount when buying 3 or more in the same order. Enter 'Clockwork10' in the discount box on checkout.

Rocking Horse Racers

Rocking Horse Racers From Clock Work Soldier (LL10Racers)
Create your own rocking horse and jockey, name your horse and enter the Rocking Horse Grand National!
Contents: 4 x horse and riders, 6 x race fences, 1 x game dice
For 2 or more players; min age 3yrs
MPN 5060262130063

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£4.99
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Knock Down Soldiers

Knock Down Soldiers From Clock Work Soldier (LL10Soldiers)
Take command and knock down the most soldiers to win the game.
Contents: 14 x fort and solider pieces, 6 x paper game balls
For 2 or more players; min age 3yrs
MPN 5060262130001

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£4.99
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Princess Fashion Show

Princess Fashion Show From Clock Work Soldier (LL10Princess)
Be the first to pick a pretty outfit for your princess and dress her for the ball
Contents: 24 x princess accessory pieces, 1 x game dice
For 2 or more players; min age 3yrs
MPN 5060262130056

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£4.99
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Collins Gems

The ideal stocking fillers

Collins Gems Collins Gems have been a firm favourite for generations. Choose from a selection of these classic guides packed with information in a clear and full colour coded format.

These are endearing and handy pocket references to carry for inspiration and support at any time, and make ideal gifts to encourage and evoke life changing attitudes in family and friends.

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5000 French Words 5000 French Words

by Barbara I Christie
published by Collins, 1991

Invaluable for vocabulary building including for GCSE revision graded and arranged in 50 topics for easy reference with example phrases of usage.
238 pages vinyl soft back
ISBN 0004593235

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£7.00
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French Verb Tables French Verb Tables

by Lesley A Robertson
published by Collins, 1991

112 French verbs fully conjugated plus index of 2000 common verbs suitable for all levels of learners. Slight shelf wear to cover and page edges only.
256 pages vinyl soft back
ISBN 0004593057

Used very good
£5.00
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Welsh Dictionary Welsh Dictionary

written in collaboration with Dr David A Thorne
published by Collins, 1997

The best selling Welsh mini dictionary with over 50,000 translations and full coverage of contemporary language.
372 pages vinyl soft back
ISBN 0004701992

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£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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DIY Tips DIY Tips

edited by Claire Musters
published by Collins, 2004

An easy reference guide to making repairs and decorating your home with step-by-step guidance and advice.
192 pages paperback
ISBN 0007176031

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£14.00
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SAS Self Defence SAS Self Defence

by Barry Davies
published by Collins, 2004
254 pages paperback
ISBN 0007178514

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£9.00
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Magic Tricks Magic Tricks

by Diagram Digital Information Ltd
published by Collins, 2004

Easy to use guide to performing over 50 magic tricks using coins, handkerchiefs, string and paper plus mind and mathematical puzzles.
ISBN 0007178530

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£8.00
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Pilates Pilates

by Yvonne Worth
published by Collins, 2003

Clear step-by-step instructions to over 50 exercies
and suggested routines for a healthy, strong and flexible body.
192 pages paperback
ISBN 0007148542

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£6.00
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Wild Animals Wild Animals

by John A Burton
published by Collins, 1980

All European mammals in colour with details
of tracks, habitats and behaviour.
240 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004588029

Used like new (name sticker inside cover)
£4.00
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Wild Flowers Wild Flowers

by Martin Walters
published by Collins, 1994

240 species of British and Irish wild flowers.
Details of size, habitat, geographical area and flowering season
256 pages softback

ISBN 0004722671

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£5.00
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Spiders Spiders

by Paul Hillyard
published by Collins, 1997

220 species including size, web,
geographical area and danger to humans.
254 pages softback
ISBN 0004722752

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£5.00
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Birds Birds

by Jim Flegg
published by Collins, 1994

240 species of European birds with details
of geographical areas, habitat, nest and call.
256 pages paperback
ISBN 0007113811

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£5.00
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The Farm The Farm

by Tony Lodge
published by Collins, 1983

All the working farm in colour, its livestock,
crops, machines and methods.
240 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004588134

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£5.00
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Steam Trains Steam Trains

by David Avery
published by Collins, 1987

100 of the world's most famous steam locomotives
in colour with full specifications.
36 pages hardback
ISBN 0749832460

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£6.00
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Fruits, Nuts and Berries Fruits, Nuts and Berries

by Marjorie Blamey
published by Collins, 1984

Fruits and seeds of nearly 400 wild plants
including their identification and uses.
238 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004588223

Used very good (sticker and name inside front cover)
£4.00
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Mathematics Basic Facts Mathematics Basic Facts

by Dr John Cullerne
published by Collins, 1998

Key terms and concepts clearly explained with
diagrams and examples. Ideal for exam revision.
246 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004721543

Used good
£4.00
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Wild Flowers Wild Flowers

by Paul Hillyard
published by Collins, 1997

over 350 species in colour with
detailed identification key
240 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004588010

Used very good (name + sticker inside front cover)
£4.00
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Birds Birds

by Richard Perry
published by Collins, 1980

Over 240 species in colour with details of
plumage, habitats and song.
240 pages laminated paperback
ISBN 0004588045

Used good (name inside front cover)
£4.00
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Herbs for Cooking and Health Herbs for cooking and health

by Christine Grey-Wilson
published by Collins, 1987

How to grow and use herbs
in recipes and as medicines.
240 pages hardback
ISBN 0749832460

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£5.00
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Geography

Geography by John Gilbert
published by Harper Collins, 1992

A-Z arrangement; essential terms and concepts; invaluable exam revision.
312 pages vinyl softback
ISBN 0004591402

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£7.00
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French Dictionary

French Dictionary by Gustave Rudler & Norman C Anderson
published by Collins, 1970

Comprehensive pocket sized dictionary complete with grammar section and pronunciation guidelines. Owned from new by CJ herself! Slight wear to cover and page edges, name inscribed inside cover.
760 pages faux leather softback

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£5.00
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Spanish Dictionary

Spanish Dictionary by Margaret Tejerizo et al
published by Collins, 1987

Over seventy thousand translations with hard wearing vinyl cover, slight tanning to page edges.
628 pages vinyl softback
ISBN 0004586476

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£5.00
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Russian Dictionary

Russian Dictionary by Waldemer Schapiro
published by Collins, 1990

Includes Soviet orthography, pronunciation and grammatical notes including anomalous verbs and numbers.
767 pages vinyl softback
ISBN 0004586654

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£8.00
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Palm Reading

Palm Reading edited by Bridget Giles & Jane Johnson
photos by PS5 Ltd
published by Collins, 1939

Discover the future in the palm of your hand. A clear introduction to this ancient art.
192 pages paperback
ISBN 9780007188802

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£5.00
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Collins Decimal Gem Reckoner

Collins Reckoner 1966 vintage in a dark blue mock leather cover with silver lettering.

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£9.00
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The Little Book of Detox

Collins Reckoner Not a Collins Gem publication but ideal after too much indulgence over Christmas!

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£6.00
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Treasury of Quotes

Excerpts from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn (2010 edition) rohn

This booklet contains 134 quotes from Jim Rohn's book The Treasury of Quotes. These quotes reflect over 40 years of experience in business and in sharing ideas and affecting people's lives.

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Excerpts from The Treasury of Quotes by Brian Tracy (1998 edition) tracy

This booklet contains 150 quotes from Brian Tracy's journals, lectures and audio series. These quotes reflect over 30 years of experience in business and in sharing ideas and affecting people's lives.

These are endearing and handy pocket references to carry for inspiration and support at any time, and make ideal gifts to encourage and evoke life changing attitudes in family and friends.

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