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#WeRateDogs

#WeRateDogs

Based on the social media sensation, #WeRateDogs features photos of the most heroic puppers, adorable floofers and entertaining pooches the world has ever seen. It will take you on a journey through the science of dog rating and the unwavering rules associated with it. They are certainly not arbitrary and this book is definitely not just about how cute dogs are.
Travel Hacks

Travel Hacks

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to stop airport staff from flinging your luggage around like a Frisbee? Do you wish there was a way to relax on the beach without getting sandy? Are you keen to discover ingenious ways to make your trip unforgettable without it costing an arm and a leg? Travel Hacks is your handy guide to making your trips that little bit easier, whether you are jetting off for a week or a year. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from maximising space in your suitcase to keeping mosquitoes at bay, and much, much more.
The Man Who Swam the Amazon

The Man Who Swam the Amazon

Martin Strel looks like your typical middle-aged bloke. He likes a laugh, a drink and the sight of a pretty woman. But put him in water and he turns into a swimming machine.
In April 2007, after 66 days, he became the first person to swim the Amazon, 3,274 miles from the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic shores of Brazil. On this extraordinary journey he dodged piranhas, sharks and river pirates, met indigenous tribes who either revered him as a god or chased him with machetes, and swam from dawn to dusk for 60 miles every single day. Like pioneers before him who first climbed Everest or explored the poles, Martin shifted the limits of human capability.
His story – of endurance, of determination, of dehydration and exhaustion, of illness and blood pressure that reached heart-attack levels – is an inspiration to people everywhere.
Four Shades of Black

Four Shades of Black

‘The secrets of karate are contained in the kata,’ said the masters of old. What did they mean? For many years, people have struggled to understand where padwork, grappling, ground-fighting and even high kicks fit into traditional karate.



While many people understand the purpose of individual kata, this book demonstrates how the various kata work together to create a logical fight progression from stand-up striking to close-quarter grappling and groundfighting. Four Shades of Black decodes the kata in a radically different way, revealing how the traditional arts set out to develop a complete and rounded fighter. If you think you know karate, think again.
So You're a Grandparent!

So You're a Grandparent!

It’s the best of times and the worst of times. You’re welcoming a new addition to the family, but you’re now officially old. You’re also an eternal babysitter. On the plus side, you can enjoy spoiling the little darlings rotten and hand them back at the end of the day before the nappies start overflowing.
Practical Taekwondo

Practical Taekwondo

Packed with over 500 photos and clear, step-by-step instructions, Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots offers a wealth of interpretations of ITF and WTF taekwondo patterns. Using the techniques that the author has discovered and tested, it shows readers how they can find their own applications.

ITF and WTF practitioners alike will find this book to be invaluable. No matter what level you are in your study of taekwondo, this book will help you look at patterns in a completely different way. Whether you are a white belt or a black belt, this book is packed with information that will make your training practical and relevant to the social challenges of the twenty-first century.
Waking Dragons

Waking Dragons

I looked at the huge line of fighters still to come. It coiled around three sides of the mat like some great white dragon waiting to devour me, and suddenly the task ahead seemed impossible. The Thirty Man Kumite is one of karate’s toughest tests, reserved for senior black belts with years of experience. One person fights a line-up of thirty fighters, one after another, full contact, moving up the grades and facing the strongest, most dangerous fighters last. This is a compelling account of the Thirty Man Kumite and the lifetime of martial arts that led to it, charting the development of mind, body and spirit over many years and offering a rare insight into the true purpose of the martial arts.
Kids' Klangers

Kids' Klangers

The world is a confusing place, especially for children, and their innocent observations and questions can be side-splittingly hilarious. They can also be a tiny bit embarrassing if you’re, say, behind an elderly gentleman at a busy checkout and your little angel asks you…’is that man all wrinkly because he’s been in the bath too long?’
Super Cute Playing Cards

Super Cute Playing Cards

Time: 10+ minutes to play
Number of players: 2+
Ages: 3+
Includes: 52 cards, plus 8 instruction cards
Assembly required? No
Batteries required? No

Fun for all the family!

Say hello to Master Swishy the Narwhal, Mrs Snoozy the Sloth, Miss Dazzle the Pineapple and Mr Stardust the Unicorn as you have hours of fun playing hilarious, super cute card games, including:
– Llama Drama
– Nuclear Narwhal
– Rainbow Row
– Pug
Tough Women Adventure Stories

Tough Women Adventure Stories

It’s time we celebrated women in adventure

What does “toughness” mean to you? Perhaps it’s being physically fit and mentally resilient. Perhaps it’s doing something no one else has done before. Perhaps it’s breaking down boundaries and proving what you can do, in spite of the naysayers. Perhaps it’s travelling alone, immersing yourself in new cultures and meeting new people. Perhaps it’s running ultramarathons in the blistering heat and beating the competition. Perhaps it’s conquering your fears.

The badass adventurers in this collection are all fearless, intelligent, compassionate and curious about the world – and they all happen to be female. From endurance obstacle races to arctic expeditions, from mountain climbing to wingsuit flying, from horse trekking to swimming the English Channel, they have set the bar high for what women are capable of. Let yourself be inspired by their stories of grit, courage, determination, triumph and heartbreak – you never know, it might lead to something incredible!
F in Spelling

F in Spelling

We all know that the written word is full of traps for the unwary, and this goes double for those in their early years of learning it. An earnest attempt at constructing a beautiful, articulate sentence can fall to pieces within the space of a few letters, sometimes with hilarious consequences!

Enjoy this collection of side-splitting spelling slip-ups ranging from the charming to the ridiculous, and the cute to the unintentionally X-rated!
Sex Snap

Sex Snap

Time: Depends how long you last!

Number of players: 2

Includes: 52 playing cards, plus an instruction card

Ages: 18+

Assembly required? No

Batteries required? No

Warning: Not suitable for persons under 18 years. For adult use only.

Who cares about winning? In this game, it’s the taking part that counts…

This X-rated version of the classic game of Snap is all about speed, spontaneity and paying close attention to the sex positions on the cards. It’ll leave you and your opponent gagging for more.
Swear Snap

Swear Snap

Time: 5 mins to play per round

Number of players: 2

Includes: 52 playing cards, plus an instruction card

Ages: 18+

Assembly required? No

Batteries required? No

Warning: Not suitable for persons under 18 years. For adult use only.

No more Ps and Qs, just F U!

This X-rated version of the classic game of Snap is all about quick reactions and shouting obscene language in your opponent’s face. The winner will feel f*cking fantastic; the loser will be f*cking fuming.
Creatures with Cocks

Creatures with Cocks

This outrageous book of cute cartoon creatures boasting larger-than-life proportions is guaranteed to make you guffaw.

A unique and inexcusable glimpse of nature’s lesser-known creations, this menagerie will show you a side of the animal kingdom you’ll find it hard to forget.
How Not to Travel the World

How Not to Travel the World

I had no life experience, zero common sense and had never eaten rice. I suffered from debilitating anxiety, was battling an eating disorder and had just had my heart broken. I hoped by leaving to travel the world I would be able to heal myself.

Instead, Lauren’s travels were full of bad luck and near-death experiences. Over the space of a year, she was scammed and assaulted; lost teeth and swallowed a cockroach. She fell into leech-infested rice paddies, was caught up in a tsunami, had the brakes of her motorbike fail and experienced a very unhappy ending during a massage in Thailand. It was just as she was about to give up on travel when she stumbled across a handsome New Zealander with a love of challenges…
Keep Calm for Brides

Keep Calm for Brides

CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS

It’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it’ll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. That honeymoon can’t come soon enough!

Here’s a book packed with quotations to help you keep smiling until the day you say ‘I do’.
How to Be Present

How to Be Present

Discover the art of being present. Filled with simple advice and inspiring quotes, this book will show you how to appreciate each moment, helping you to live more every day.

To experience happiness and fulfilment day to day, you don’t need to change your life – you simply need to be present in it.

Through a collection of easy-to-follow tips, this book will show you how to shift your mindset and live more fully in the moment. Over the course of its chapters, you will learn how to:
– Incorporate mindfulness practices into your day
– Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
– Strengthen the connection between your mind and body
– Find joy, wonder and gratitude in every day

There are so many moments worth cherishing in our daily lives, and when you focus on the now, they’re yours to find. So dive into these beautiful pages and give yourself the gift of being present every day.
The Hedgerow Apothecary

The Hedgerow Apothecary

Learn to forage in the hedgerows like the herbalists of the past with this best-selling beginner’s guide.

For centuries our ancestors looked to nature not just for food, but also for healing. To this day, our ancient hedgerows, woodlands and forests are still full of remedies – and they’re waiting to be discovered.

This is the essential guide to enjoying the bountiful delights of the natural world. Learn how to make delicious preserves, healing balms, soothing toddies and cures for colds with nature’s jewels such as rose hips, elderberries and mugwort.

You will also find:

– Photographs to help you safely identify edible plants
– Advice on what is available in each season
– Guidance on how best to prepare and preserve your finds
– The fascinating folklore and history of foraging
Every walk is an opportunity to learn, identify a new plant, gather something to eat and reconnect with nature – so dive in to begin your foraging adventure.
The Little Book of Scottish Jokes

The Little Book of Scottish Jokes

Hamish decided to call his father-in-law ‘The Exorcist’ because every time he came to visit he made the spirits disappear.
If you’re Scottish, you like a wee joke. Aye, and you can take one just as well. Packed with the very best one-liners and yarns from the land of the brave, The Little Book of Scottish Jokes will get you guffawing in no time.
Mum's Wit

Mum's Wit

When the little angels are driving you crazy and you’re one minivan away from being a personal taxi service, these wonderful quips and quotes are the perfect reminder of why being a mother is the best job in the world.
Scoop-Wallah

Scoop-Wallah

A chance conversation with her greengrocer about the media’s portrayal of India inspired journalist Justine Hardy to leave London and, following in the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling, spend a year working at The Indian Express in New Delhi. Her new life – with a quirky landlord who turns out to be a former Rajput prince – takes her all over India from polo matches and Assam tea gardens to city slums.
The Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher

The Wit and Wisdom of Margaret Thatcher

‘Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t’

Margaret Thatcher, UK prime minister 1979-1990 and leader of the Conservative Party 1975-1990, was the only women to hold either post, and was re-elected for an unprecedented third term, earning her a place in British history as one of the most extraordinary figures of the late twentieth century.

This collection gathers together pithy and often witty quotations by the outspoken Iron Lady and fellow party members-many of them still surprisingly relevant today.
How to Survive Being a Teacher

How to Survive Being a Teacher

Class has begun!
It’s a new term and you can’t wait for it to end. If only the holidays were longer… or school didn’t exist. To get through it, you’re going to need survival skills:
Essential items: Headache pills, tranquillisers, stress ball, flare gun…
Do power dress to show you’re not to be messed with. Don’t wear a Darth Vader costume.
This mischievous little book will help see you through your years as a teacher with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.
F in Science

F in Science

If the thought of science exams conjures

up the memory of singeing your

eyebrow on a Bunsen burner, then take

comfort in this cracking, all-new, funsize

dose of F in Exams, containing

some of the most glorious howlers from

school science exams.
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