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How to Tame Your Cat

How to Tame Your Cat

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Sam Hart, Tatiana Davidova

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A fully illustrated book of tongue-in-cheek advice for cat parents who struggle to tame their cat’s inner beast

Having a cat can be such a joy. Little compares to the delight of cuddles on the couch, the sound of gentle purring, or the fun of playtime. But what do you do when your furry friend starts scratching all the furniture, ruining the flower beds, stealing your food and generally wreaking havoc?

Luckily, this entertaining guide is here with top tips and tricks to tame your cat when the wild beast comes out, so you can spend more time giving head scritches and less time worrying about the state of your curtains.

Become an elite cat parent with these nuggets of wisdom:
– If you’re worried about items crashing to the floor, attach ornaments with string and they won’t make such a satisfying “THUNK” noise
– City cats love the daily discipline of being taken for a walk; give it a try and observe the calming effect it has on them
– Install a security-grade toilet-paper guard to avoid unsolicited homemade confetti
My Tiny Window Garden

My Tiny Window Garden

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Felicity Hart

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You don’t need a huge space to have a beautiful garden! This book is the perfect beginner’s guide to micro-gardening, featuring tips on how to start, what to choose and how to grow over 20 types of indoor and outdoor plants.

Have you ever been curious about gardening, but lacked an outdoor space? Or are you a pro gardener looking for your next creative horticultural challenge? Then this book is for you!

Whether you want to attract local pollinators, grow a handy collection of herbs for your kitchen, create a relaxing indoor oasis, or enjoy the simple pleasure of watching something grow, My Tiny Window Garden is bursting with tips and ideas to help you get started. You will find:

The basics of micro-gardening
– Troubleshooting tips
– Plant profiles to help you choose what to grow
– Craft ideas to help you style your plants

Perfect for both budding gardeners and seasoned experts looking for seeds of inspiration, this book will hone your green fingers and help you cultivate your very own tiny window garden.
Super Cats

Super Cats

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Ashley Morgan

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Discover the true tales of extraordinary felines with this heart-warming and inspirational collection, perfect for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Nala’s World

Meet some of the world’s most incredible real-life cat heroes in this awesome compendium of true stories, including:
– Scarlett, the brave mother who went into a burning building five times to rescue her kittens.
– Emily, the cat who survived an epic journey across the Atlantic trapped in a shipping container from America to France.
– Oscar, the care-home cat who predicts when residents are about to pass on and comforts them in their final hours.

Whether they’re testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents, cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats, prepare to meet the most surprising of all.

From loyal companions who put their lives at risk to help others to intuitive cats who detected danger when no one else did, these extraordinary felines will capture your heart and make you marvel at their astonishing powers.
The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century

The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century

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Jessica Vincent

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Travel writing matters

Explore the world through this beautiful collection of the finest travel writing published in British media in the 21st century – as judged by some of the most respected travel writers in the world: Levison Wood, Monisha Rajesh, Jessica Vincent and Simon Willmore

The world has changed, but our desire to explore new places remains as strong as ever. The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century includes 30 outstanding travel stories published in British media over the last two decades, as chosen by some of the top names in travel writing today. Through travel’s most talented storytellers, you’ll face adversity along the Congo’s raging River Lulua, make new friends aboard Iraq’s night train, and embark on life-changing pilgrimages from India to Saudi Arabia.

This book is an ode to travel and all that it offers, but it’s also a celebration of a genre that brings the world closer to us. At its best, travel writing encourages empathy and inspires change. Join our award-winning writers in marvelling at the power and beauty of travel, and let them inspire you to fall in love with the world all over again.
Riding Out

Riding Out

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Simon Parker

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“A truly inspiring journey that celebrates the healing power of adventure. A must-read.” – Levison Wood

“Wonderfully relatable on so many levels. Simon’s wanderlust, mental roller coaster and reactions to a fast-changing world had me enthralled in his journey, but very much reflecting on my own over the past few years. A brilliantly crafted book which holds a mirror up to the world we live in.” – Mark Beaumont

“Simon’s cycle ride around his own country is a fine demonstration that adventure and transformation begins on your own doorstep.” – Alastair Humphreys


The remarkable and inspirational true story of how one man battled grief and anxiety, one pedal stroke at a time, on a 3,500-mile adventure around Britain

In March 2020, as Britain entered its first lockdown, Simon Parker’s life fell apart; his travel journalism career vanished overnight and shortly afterwards he received the tragic news that a close friend had died. With a long-suppressed anxiety disorder starting to rear its head, he turned to the only therapies he knew and trusted: travel and exercise.

Setting off on his bike from the northernmost point of Shetland with only a sleeping bag and a camping stove, Simon would end up cycling 3,427 miles around Britain. En route, he would meet hundreds of resilient Britons, who were all, in their own way, riding out the storm just like he was. Even in his gloomiest moments he began to see that a chink of light was never too far away.

Riding Out is a story of optimism and hope, and a ground-level portrait of Britain as it transforms from a country in crisis to a nation on the mend. From Shetland to the Scillies, Dover to Durness, Simon learns that life’s sharpest corners are best navigated at the gentle pace of a bicycle.
The Little Book of Sacred Geometry

The Little Book of Sacred Geometry

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Astrid Carvel

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This accessible introduction to sacred geometry illuminates the beauty and power of nature and explains how we can draw on this mystical energy to enrich our everyday lives

Sacred geometry is founded on the belief that everything is connected through the shapes and symmetries that we see repeated in nature all around us, from snowflakes and shells to crystals and honeycombs. These beautiful patterns are part of the mystic architecture of the universe – some even see them as the signature of a deity woven throughout creation.

This beginner’s guide clearly explains what sacred geometry is and how it manifests in the natural world. Then, by learning how to harness the power of sacred shapes, you can find healing, energy, peace and oneness with the universe.

The Little Book of Sacred Geometry will help you appreciate the cosmic significance of these principles and grasp fascinating insights such as:
– How the study of sacred geometry has developed since ancient times
– What the numerous sacred shapes look like
– What key concepts, such as the golden ratio, refer to
– How sacred geometrical practices can be applied in your life
Mother Power

Mother Power

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Poppy O’Neill

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Know and grow your power as a mother with this honest, guilt-free parenting guide that champions your own needs and well-being as well as those of your children

The journey of motherhood is a physical and emotional rollercoaster, and there’s often little or no time to stop and consider your own needs, at least not without feeling guilty about it. This is where Mother Power comes in – a reassuring parenting guide that’s always in your corner.

This wake-up call for mums everywhere will demonstrate how looking after your own well-being can make you a better parent. Fully embrace motherhood, find your flow and unlock your greatness – thrive not just survive! – with these simple rules:
– Honour your own needs with a positive, guilt-free attitude to self-care
– Trust your gut when it comes to knowing what’s best for your child
– Stop comparing yourself, your children and your parenting style to the toxic messages you find online
– Grow your support network of honest mums
– Set a positive example of self-care to your child for their future lives and relationships
The M Word

The M Word

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Vanessa Feltz, Dr Philippa Kaye

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“Dr Kaye is the mate who’s always got your back, she knows her stuff and tells you exactly how it is” SARA COX

The complete one-stop guide to the perimenopause and menopause, by Dr Philippa Kaye, with a foreword by Vanessa Feltz

Menopause is the last taboo. But it does not have to mean the end of your libido, of sex, of work, or of feeling like who you used to be.

With modern treatments and evidence-based knowledge, no woman need suffer or “just about” manage. You are still who you are – let’s celebrate that. Let’s get informed and get empowered to make our own choices about our symptoms, our treatments, our minds and our bodies.

The M Word covers everything from understanding symptoms to managing relationships to which treatments really work. Discussing HRT as well as self-help and lifestyle tips, this fully updated edition of the bestselling book will be your companion through the years before, during and after the menopause.

Topics covered include:
– Hot flushes and other physical symptoms
– Psychological symptoms
– Sex, libido and contraception
– HRT and other treatments
– Lifestyle changes
– Health after the menopause
And much more!

Written in a positive, uplifting and light-hearted style, with plenty of quotes from real women, this book shows you how to not just survive, but thrive through the menopause, letting you remain you.
My Fitness Tracker

My Fitness Tracker

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Anna Barnes

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Whether you’re looking for a one-stop shop to track and improve your general well-being, or you want to focus on a specific area of your health, this journal is the perfect place to start.

Divided into monthly chapters to help you stay on track 365 days of the year, My Fitness Tracker includes tips and advice on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle, along with lots of inspiration to keep you motivated. You’ll also find a variety of interactive pages where you can record your fitness journey, including:
– Your exercise goals and achievements
– How well you hydrate
– What you’re eating and where you can improve your diet
– How exercise and healthy eating affect your mood and sleeping habits
– Your alcohol intake and how you can reduce it

Simply spend five minutes a day recording your eating and exercise habits and enjoy looking back on the progress you’re making. There’s no better time to get your life on track and form a healthier relationship with fitness and food. You’ve got this!
The Little Book of Curry

The Little Book of Curry

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Rufus Cavendish

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From rogan josh and rendang to bunny chow and vindaloo, dive into this celebration of one of the world’s most popular dishes: curry

There are few foods more diverse than curry. It’s a dish, an ingredient and a cooking method; it can be made hot or mild; vegetarian or vegan; and it can be served with rice, breads, chutneys or pickles. However, while curry comes in many forms, at the heart of the dish is always its flavour – the wonderful alchemy of spices that’s guaranteed to delight the taste buds.

This handy pocket guide will give you a taste of the following and much more:
– Find food for thought with the history of curry around the world
– Whet your appetite with the hottest bites of curry trivia
– Cultivate your palate by growing your own spices
– Discover delicious curry recipes which will allow you to eat your way around the world in your very own kitchen

The Little Book of Curry will help you spice up your life one dish at a time.
The Dream Journal

The Dream Journal

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Anna Barnes

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Unlock your unconscious, record your dreams and reveal their hidden meanings. All you need is this journal, a pen and a good night’s sleep.

As Freud famously said, dreams are the royal road to the unconscious. But before we set foot on that path, we need to know why we dream and how we can read them.

Packed with suggestions, facts and advice on all things dream-related, this book will be your essential guide to help you:
– Improve your dream recall
– Learn the basics of dream interpretation
– Identify common dream symbols and concepts
– Understand your dreams and their meanings
– Explore themes and imagery in your dreams

It also provides plenty of space to chronicle your visions and includes a range of quotes from some of the biggest dream experts and philosophers to help you reflect on your visions and interpret them with greater confidence.

It’s time to puff up the pillows, slip into a deep slumber and have sweet dreams!
Ditch Your Inner Imposter

Ditch Your Inner Imposter

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Anna Lou Walker

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Tackle imposter syndrome with this practical and supportive guide: it’s time to ditch self-doubt and realize your true worth!

Do you constantly doubt your abilities?
Do you often feel like you don’t belong?
Are you convinced you’re a fraud and will eventually be found out?

If the answer to these questions is yes, yes, and most definitely yes, you’re not alone – a recent study revealed that 70 per cent of people will experience imposter syndrome at some point in their life. Constantly doubting yourself and feeling like you don’t deserve success, whether it’s in your professional or personal life, can take its toll on your well-being, so it’s important to confront your feelings and take steps to rid yourself of your doubts and fears.

Find out exactly what imposter syndrome is, how to identify it, and – most important of all – how to overcome it, with this helpful and supportive guide. Inside you’ll find:
– Practical tips on how to cope when your inner imposter takes over
– Fascinating information on the five types of imposters; from the perfectionist to the superhero, imposter syndrome manifests in different ways
– Inspiring quotes to build self-belief
– Simple tricks to boost your confidence
– Empowering affirmations to keep negative thinking at bay
The Little Book of Anthropology

The Little Book of Anthropology

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Rasha Barrage

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If you’re intrigued by the question “What makes us human?”, strap in for this whirlwind tour of the highlights of anthropology

From the first steps of our prehistoric ancestors, to the development of complex languages, to the intricacies of religions and cultures across the world, diverse factors have shaped the human species as we know it. Anthropology strives to untangle this fascinating web of history to work out who we were in the past, what that means for human beings today and who we might be tomorrow.

This pocket-sized introduction includes accessible primers on:
– Influential anthropologists such as Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict
– The key branches of anthropology, from physical and linguistic anthropology to archaeology
– How anthropologists study topics such as communication, identity, sex and gender, religion and culture
– How we can approach one of life’s most enduring questions: what is it that truly makes us human?

This illuminating little book will introduce you to the key thinkers, themes and theories you need to know to understand the development of human beings, and how our history has informed the way we live today. A perfect gift for anyone taking their first steps into the world of anthropology, as well as for those who want to brush up their knowledge.
How to Understand and Deal with Stress

How to Understand and Deal with Stress

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Katy Georgiou

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A practical, supportive and easy-to-read guide to help you understand and overcome stress, filled with helpful tips and actionable advice

Feeling overwhelmed? This little book is here to help.


How to Understand and Deal with Stress is a friendly, accessible guide with all the information and advice you need to identify the source of your struggles, and to take practical steps to reduce or manage the burden. By learning the science behind stress and understanding how it affects your mind and body, you’ll start to dismantle its hold on you. And with practical ways to manage the condition – including physical, medical and therapeutic perspectives – this book will help you work out the best ways you can support your mental health and improve your overall well-being.

By the end of this book, you will:
– Understand the science behind stress, how it manifests, what causes it, and how to identify symptoms and triggers
– Be armed with physical and practical steps you can take to alleviate stress, from breathing exercises and healthy lifestyle choices to problem-solving techniques and coping mechanisms
– Have a host of holistic remedies up your sleeve for when stress strikes, such as mindfulness, visualization and breathwork
– Know about the medical treatments and therapies available, and know how and when to seek professional help or support

With the right knowledge and guidance, you can learn to understand and manage stress so that you can get back to feeling like you again.
Girls Support Girls

Girls Support Girls

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Summersdale Publishers

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Empowered women empower women! This small but mighty book – bursting with kick-ass quotes and uplifting statements – is a celebration of female strength and solidarity.

There’s nothing more powerful than a strong woman – except for two strong women supporting each other!

When girls stick together, amazing things can happen, and this little book is here to make sure you never forget it. Whether you need a boost to help you follow your dreams, or you want to lift up the women around you, this book is in your corner. It’s filled with inspiring quotes and affirmations to put a spring in your step and fire in your heart.

– Featuring a groovy design to lift your vibe
– Includes awesome affirmations to help you feel like a badass
– Serves up fearless feminist wisdom to keep you focused on your goals
– 160 pages of empowerment, with quotes from a diverse range of inspirational women, from Taylor Swift to Audre Lorde
You're Not Alone

You're Not Alone

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Debbi Marco

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A comforting guide for whenever loneliness strikes, filled with kind words, helpful ideas and down-to-earth advice

We all feel lonely sometimes

In a world more connected than ever before, it can be hard to unravel why it is that we feel alone. The truth is, whether you’re sociable or solitary, extroverted or introverted, loneliness can affect us all at some point in our lives.

This clear and comforting book is here to help you understand loneliness and the importance of looking after your mind, body and soul whenever you feel alone. Packed with easy-to-follow advice and bite-sized tips as well as a selection of uplifting quotes, it’s a go-to guide for anyone feeling lonely or isolated.

Learn and understand more about:
– Why loneliness is so common and what we can do about it
– How to nurture your mind and body to give you greater confidence
– What the best strategies are to support your mental health and well-being
– How to form and build on new connections in your life
The Responsible Traveller

The Responsible Traveller

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Karen Edwards

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The Responsible Traveller is your ticket to sustainable and ethical travel. This pocket-sized book provides the knowledge and tools that can help you to explore the world with a lighter footprint.

Whether you travel out of curiosity, to find respite, to remind yourself of how vast and wonderful our planet is, or in search of life-shaping adventures, having the freedom to explore can be exhilarating and hugely rewarding. However we owe it to the people, cultures, ecosystems and wildlife that we encounter along the way to travel with respect; to preserve our beautiful world for generations to come.

The Responsible Traveller will show you how to make actionable changes that result in more thoughtful and adventurous travels, while also doing our very best for Planet Earth. Through case studies and storytelling, you’ll learn about the environmental and social effects of tourism and gain a deeper understanding of cultural sensitivity. And through simple, achievable tips and practical lifestyle changes, you’ll discover how you can make an almighty difference in reducing your impact. Empowered with this information, perhaps your next adventure will be inspired by consideration, understanding and compassion.
The Little Book of Mushrooms

The Little Book of Mushrooms

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Felicity Hart

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Discover the fascinating world of mushrooms with this beautiful pocket guide, featuring trivia, history, identification tips, delicious recipes and more

One of nature’s most extraordinary organisms can be found right under your feet: the mushroom. For thousands of years these fungi have intrigued humankind, providing food, inspiring folklore and proving to be both poison and cure.

The Little Book of Mushrooms will allow you to uncover this mysterious kingdom for yourself. Learn the difference between a giant puffball and a scarlet elf cup and discover how mushrooms and the fungal network help plant life to communicate. You will also find:

– Fascinating facts about the fungi kingdom
– Mushroom folklore from around the world
– A beginner’s guide to identifying common wild mushrooms
– A collection of delicious mushroom-based recipes
Mushrooms are vital to life on earth, and this book will be your guide to these spectacular organisms that have influenced our past and could shape our future.
Swan

Swan

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Dan Keel

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Book of the Month, Countryside magazine

‘[this] fascinating new book… provides a detailed insight into the snow-white species’ Waterways World


A wildlife writer and photographer’s celebration of the mute swan, Britain’s most iconic breed, exploring the bird’s significance across myth and history alongside vivid observations on its habits and habitats.


The swan is both a lover and a fighter. A graceful angel and a clumsy oaf. Immortalized by artists over the ages yet misunderstood and threatened in the present day. The mute swan – with its orange beak and aura of stately silence – is the breed we know best in Britain.

Dan Keel has been captivated by these birds since boyhood, studying their contrasting qualities over more than three decades. He’s spent countless hours documenting their power, beauty and vulnerability as a writer of nature journalism, as a wildlife photographer looking for the perfect shot, and as a pilot sharing the skies.

In this labour of love, Dan speaks up for the mute, answering the essential questions about its nature and its future. Along the way, weaving his first-hand observations into the narrative, he shows us how swans have been portrayed in myth, art and culture for millennia, and how they have been venerated and imitated as well as harmed by humans.

Does anybody still eat swan? Can a swan really break your arm? Does the Queen own them all? With an eye for the humour as well as the tragedy of the swan’s story, Dan lays out the facts, guides us to our lakes and riverbanks, and urges us to see these familiar creatures in a fresh light.
Iconic Women in Sport

Iconic Women in Sport

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Candi Williams, Phil Shaw, Phil Shaw

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An illustrated compendium of kickass women in sport, from around the world and throughout history, including legends like Billie Jean King and modern-day superstars like Simone Biles and Dina Asher-Smith. The perfect book to inspire any sports fan.

Meet your new superheroes


Discover the fascinating stories behind 38 iconic and internationally renowned women in sport, all of them record-breakers, trailblazers and game-changers. Whether from the world of soccer, tennis, gymnastics, swimming, boxing or skiing, every one of these women has been a ground-breaker in her field. It’s time these individuals took centre stage and had their achievements celebrated the world over.

Be empowered and inspired by their extraordinary stories, their awesome achievements and their wonder-words of wisdom with this pocketbook of remarkable women from across the globe and throughout history. Among others, you will learn about the incredible lives and achievements of:
– Simone Biles
– Serena Williams
– Dina Asher-Smith
– Rachael Heyhoe Flint
– Jessica Ennis-Hill
– Nicola Adams
– Danica Patrick
– Paula Radcliffe
– Michelle Kwan
– Megan Rapinoe
– Ellen MacArthur
– Ibtihaj Muhammad
– Ronda Rousey

Each inspiring profile also features a bespoke illustration.
For the Love of The Archers

For the Love of The Archers

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Beth Miller, Charles Collingwood

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£12.99
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A revised and updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things Ambridge, For the Love of the Archers contains extensive all-new content that will keep any fan of the show enlightened and entertained.

It’s been over 70 years since the familiar dum-di-dum-didum-di-dum of “Barwick Green” first brought The Archers to our airwaves, and in that time millions of listeners have followed the everyday lives of country folk in Ambridge.

Bringing together a wealth of fascinating facts, amusing insights and expert trivia about characters, controversies and country customs in one handy volume – now fully revised and updated to include recent developments – this companion is the perfect gift for avid addicts and keen newcomers alike.

Long-time Archers super-fan Beth Miller will be your highly engaging guide to every aspect of radio’s most enduring drama, including the following recurring features:

Welcome to Ambridge takes you on a tour of all the key locations
Meet the Characters profiles all your favourite personalities
Memorable Moments celebrates some of the most entertaining and emotional episodes
Gone But Not Forgotten remembers the dearly departed
Quiz Night at the Bull tests your knowledge of the programme at regular intervals
For all this and much more, dive into this incredible miscellany and become a true Ambridge expert.
The Little Book of Goddesses

The Little Book of Goddesses

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Astrid Carvel

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Embrace the power of the divine in this beginner’s guide to some of mythology’s fiercest females and most legendary ladies

Across thousands of years and countless civilizations, goddesses have been a powerful presence. Whether as leaders, mothers, warriors or lovers, these indomitable divinities have always been able to fascinate and seduce us.

This pocket guide offers readers an engaging and accessible introduction to a selection of the most powerful and influential goddesses throughout ancient and modern history, retelling their stories and celebrating their awesome abilities. Each profile includes a concise history of the goddess and her origins, a summary of her main powers, a look at the goddess in myth and popular culture and an exploration of her best attributes.
Learn about the Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war; Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of pleasure and protection; the beautiful Freyja, the Norse goddess of love, and many others.

Let yourself be inspired and empowered by tales of feminine power, strength and wisdom in this pocketbook of dazzling deities.
The Train Lover's Puzzle Book

The Train Lover's Puzzle Book

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Neil Somerville

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£12.99
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All aboard the puzzle train!

This book is fully loaded with 200 railway-themed puzzles, perfect for aficionados as well as inquisitive commuters


More than just a means of transport, trains have changed the world. Across centuries and continents, they’ve been unstoppable. But when you’re sitting back in your seat on a long rail journey, why not pause for a puzzle or two?

From quick quizzes and riddles to more leisurely crosswords and sudoku, whether you’re a locomotive obsessive or just enjoy the occasional trip, there’s plenty in these pages to fire up your mental furnace and keep you going full steam ahead to the end of the line.

Inside you will find a rich variety of puzzles, including these:

– Find the names of world-famous locomotives within word searches
– Shuffle the letters of anagrams to identify essential railway paraphernalia
– Guess the meaning of some technical train-related terms
– Figure out what happened during strange-but-true incidents from railway history
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