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  • A Christmas Cornucopia
    A Christmas Cornucopia (English, Hardback) Mark Forsyth

    The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to 25 December in 354 AD. We're oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers. Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.

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  • The Perfect Bet
    The Perfect Bet (English, Paperback) Adam Kucharski

    Gamblers have been trying to figure out how to game the system since our ancestors first made wagers over dice fashioned from knucklebones: in revolutionary Paris, the 'martingale' strategy was rumoured to lead to foolproof success at the roulette table; now, in the 21st century, professional gamblers are using cutting-edge techniques to tilt the odds further in their favour. At the roulette...

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  • The GCHQ Puzzle Book
    The GCHQ Puzzle Book (Paperback) GCHQ

    ** WINNER OF 'STOCKING FILLER OF THE YEAR AWARD' GUARDIAN ** Pit your wits against the people who cracked Enigma in the official puzzle book from Britain's secretive intelligence organisation, GCHQ. 'A fiendish work, as frustrating, divisive and annoying as it is deeply fulfilling: the true spirit of Christmas' Guardian 'Surely the trickiest puzzle book in years. Crack these fiendish problems and Trivial Pursuit should be a doddle' Daily Telegraph If 3=T, 4=S, 5=P, 6=H, 7=H ...what is 8? What is the next letter in the sequence: M, V, E, M, J, S, U, ? Which of the following words is the odd one out: CHAT, COMMENT, ELF, MANGER, PAIN, POUR? GCHQ is a top-secret intelligence and security agency which recruits some of the very brightest minds. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day threat of cyberattack. So it comes as no surprise that, even in their time off, the staff at GCHQ love a good puzzle. Whether they're recruiting new staff or challenging each other to the toughest Christmas quizzes and treasure hunts imaginable, puzzles are at the heart of what GCHQ does. Now they're opening up their archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try. In this book you will find: - Tips on how to get into the mindset of a codebreaker - Puzzles ranging in difficulty from easy to brain-bending - A competition section where we search for Britain's smartest puzzler Good luck! 'Ideal for the crossword enthusiast' Daily Telegraph

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  • Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch
    Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch (English, Paperback) Mel Elliott

    The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch, an unofficial colouring book featuring line drawings of the star's best known roles on film and television. Cumberbatch has taken the world by storm in roles such as Sherlock Holmes on BBC's Sherlock, Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness and as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Now fans of the famed...

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  • Dot to Dot for Grown Ups (Arcturus Imprint)
    Dot to Dot for Grown Ups (Arcturus Imprint) (English, Paperback)

    Includes more than 80 dot-to-dot puzzles for adults, this is the 2nd book in the series. The puzzles include world landmarks such as the Duomo in Florence and the London Eye, animals such as flying gulls and swimming tigers, works of art, classic vehicles, sports, historical scenes and more.


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  • Colour Me Swiftly
    Colour Me Swiftly (English, Paperback) Mel Elliott

    The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is Colour Me Swiftly, celebrating pop music's reigning queen, Taylor Swift. 2014 was undoubtedly 'The Year Of The Swift. If she wasn't shakin' it off to one of the best pop tunes in decades, she was offering brilliant feminist sound bites to get her young #swifties feeling strong, independent and powerful. Here's counting the days until Taylor...

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  • Can You Solve My Problems?
    Can You Solve My Problems? (Hardback) Alex Bellos

    Takes you from ancient China to medieval Europe, Victorian England to modern-day Japan, with stories of espionage, mathematical breakthroughs and puzzling rivalries along the way. In this book, you'll pit your wits against logic puzzles and kinship riddles, pangrams and river-crossing conundrums.

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  • Awesome Dot to Dot
    Awesome Dot to Dot (English, Paperback) David Woodroffe

    This popular aspect of practical art takes on a whole new dimension with this superb collection of over 120 intriguing visual puzzles. The wide-ranging themes include landmarks of the world (Mount Rushmore), iconic buildings (the White House, St Peter's Basilica), classic vehicles (from cars, trucks, and bikes, to aircraft and ships), works of art (Munch's The Scream), the animal kingdom (huskies...

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  • Querkles
    Querkles (Paperback) Thomas Pavitte

    Colour in the number keys of these puzzling images to reveal 20 astounding portraits of some of the world's most adored icons.

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  • Mini-lathe Tools and Projects
    Mini-lathe Tools and Projects (Paperback) David Fenner

    This book follows on from the same author's introduction to the Mini-Lathe (Workshop Practice Series No. 43) and presents a series of projects which are intended to extend the versatility of this little machine and specific tools such as the radius turning attachment, the tailstock and the dividing head.

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  • Growing Mindful Cards
    Growing Mindful Cards (English, Cards) Psy D Christopher Willard

    Teaching and incorporating mindfulness into your home, classroom and therapy session is easy with the Growing Mindful card deck featuring 50 unique mindfulness activities to teach awareness, how to be present in the moment, and cultivate kindness & curiosity. Perfect for all ages!

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  • American Casino Guide
    American Casino Guide (English, Paperback) Steve Bourie

    The American Casino Guide provides casino-goers with money-saving, detailed information that can be helpful for both seasoned casino veterans, as well as first-time casino visitors. Anyone who is looking to learn more about gambling, or simply planning a gambling-related vacation, will find the book to be extremely helpful. The guide provides detailed information on more than 750 casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos in 41 states, including room rates, buffet prices, casino games offered and any special features. The book also has maps of all casino locations, plus detailed information on the best strategies for playing the major casino games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker. For extra savings, the book also contains over $1,000 in valuable casino coupons. There are also of tips on how to always get the most value for your money by taking advantage of casino promotions and slot clubs. A must for anyone planning a visit to a casino!

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  • The Milling Machine
    The Milling Machine (English, Paperback) Harold Hall

    This book deals with choosing and using a milling machine and its accessories - the cutters, cutter chucks, workpiece clamps, vices, angle plates, dividing heads, rotary tables, boring heads and other minor items. The usage of each machine and accessory is described in sufficient detail for the vast majority of uses in the home workshop.

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  • Colour Me Good: Harry Styles
    Colour Me Good: Harry Styles (English, Paperback) Mel Elliott

    The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is COLOUR ME GOOD HARRY STYLES, featuring line drawings of the teen idol in poses from his early days on the X Factor to the global mega star he is today. With fans as fanatical as Beliebers, dedicated 1 Directioners mob the band wherever they go, the online community is capable of anything and the group sell out their arena tours worldwide....

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  • Sports Trading on Betfair
    Sports Trading on Betfair (Paperback) Wayne Bailey

    Profitable betting exchange sytems and strategies for trading on Betfair and Betdaq.

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  • Ship Models from Kits
    Ship Models from Kits (English, Paperback) David Griffith

    In the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while many specialist companies now produce top-quality resin models, vastly broadening the range of subjects on the market. However, the really radical change has been the advent of photo-etched...

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  • Harry Potter - The Ultimate Book of Facts
    Harry Potter - The Ultimate Book of Facts (English, Paperback) Jack Goldstein, Frankie Taylor

    Are you a huge fan of Harry Potter? You have probably read every book and seen every film many times over. But how much do you really know? This excellent book has more than two hundred facts that will surprise and amaze you in equal measure. Sections include: ...

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  • Wingspan: Vol. 1
    Wingspan: Vol. 1 (Paperback) Toni Canfora, Jan Kopecky $23.93 $26.18
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  • Armor Modelers Guide
    Armor Modelers Guide (English, Paperback) Sheperd Paine

    Shep’s legacy will live on—via his art, his writing, and, most of all, the enthusiastic and generous spirit that he shared with fellow hobbyists

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