Most popular Lifestyle, sport & leisure books
The most popular Lifestyle, sport & leisure books currently available. Updated weekly.
Don't Shoot the Dog!
Inspired by her son, who left for university with no cooking skills, Joy May wrote NOSH for Students a simple cookbook specifically for students. What was needed was an easily attainable taste of home, oh, and pictures with every recipe! Joy helps to take the chore out of cooking, giving students a taste of success and fun in the kitchen.
Perching on the porcelain can be very boring when you have nothing to do but poo. But fear no more, as excretion expert Hugh Jassburn has put together a compendium of entertaining activities and informative fun that will make you want to stay put, even if you don't need to go. Doing a number two will never be the same again.
Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world. This hardback book has 288 pages and measures: 18 x 13.2 x 2.5cm
Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry - from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.,<br> <br> Each chapter showcases a treasure trove of artefacts from the British Library and other collections around the world, beside exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive. There's also a specially commissioned essay for each subject area by an expert, writer or cultural commentator, inspired by the contents of the exhibition - absorbing, insightful and unexpected contributions from Steve Backshall, the Reverend Richard Coles, Owen Davies, Julia Eccleshare, Roger Highfield, Steve Kloves, Lucy Mangan, Anna Pavord and Tim Peake, who offer a personal perspective on their magical theme. Readers will be able to pore over ancient spell books, amazing illuminated scrolls that reveal the secret of the Elixir of Life, vials of dragon's blood, mandrake roots, painted centaurs and a genuine witch's broomstick, in a book that shows J.K., Rowling's magical inventions alongside their cultural and historical forebears. This is the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans, curious minds, big imaginations, bibliophiles and readers around the world who missed out on the chance to see the exhibition in person.
<p>With their first bestselling book, The GCHQ Puzzle Book, the UK's intelligence and security experts tested us with puzzles, codes and real-life entrance tests from their archives. Now, they are back with a new collection of head-scratching, mind-boggling and brain-bending puzzles that will leave you pondering for hours.</p><p>For those who often found themselves stumped with the first book, there will be even more starter puzzles to get those brains warmed up. Puzzle aficionados needn't worry though, as there will also be an 'Even Harder' section to test everyone to their limits.</p><p>Not only that, but in celebration of GCHQ's centenary, the puzzles in this new book will sit alongside stories, facts and photos from the organisation's first 100 years at the heart of the nation's security.</p><p>From the Government Code & Cipher School, to Bletchley Park, through to protecting against cyberattacks, the security of our country is in the hands of GCHQ. With this book, you'll get exclusive snapshots into the organisation that keeps us all safe.</p><p>Publisher: Penguin Books<br />ISBN: 9780241365434</p>
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
The major new novel from David Nicholls.
This travel-themed wall calendar takes you on a journey through every country in the world. With one incredible destination featured each month, you'll be inspired to travel far and wide in the year ahead. Includes destination information, national holidays, festivals, sporting events and more.
Warning: MUM'S FAMILY wall calendar makes home and life organization significantly easier. It's the mother of all family calendars, with a full 17 months of practical planning. Each spread features roomy, vertically arranged grids that have five columns across the top one for each member of the family and days of the month along the side.
'The vegan Jamie Olivers.' The Times Save the Planet and Feel Amazing
This brand new book celebrates the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the start of talkSPORT. Featuring hilarious stories about the station and its presenters from launch right through to the current day. With contributions from all the favourite presenters including Alan Brazil, Ally McCoist, and many, many more.
A hilarious look at the bizarre language we use around Brexit - and what it REALLY means
The world is going to hell in a handcart; at least with this book by bestselling author of The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump, you get to choose how it ends. The perfect stocking filler
This annual bestseller ranks the hottest countries, regions and cities for 2020, and reveals how well-planned, sustainable travel can be a force for good. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable.
@WoodyandKleiny have overcome broken homes and dreams and gone from filming blurry videos that get 100 views to become two of the world's biggest internet content creators, with more than 10 million followers across their social media platforms. Prepare to enter the world of WAK. It's a place where success is more than just luck.
Sebastiao Salgado's haunting black-and-white photographs from the GENESIS project record landscapes and people unchanged in the devastating onslaught of modern society and development. Taken over the course of an epic eight-year expedition, the images are divided into five broad geographic chapters: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern...
The Private Eye Annual 2019 presents the year's best cartoons, jokes, parodies and topical sketches from the UK's most successful satirical news and current affairs magazine. The Private Eye Annual remains a perennial Christmas bestseller, the perfect secret Santa gift for under a tenner!
The second cookbook from the founders of Pinch of Nom (the UK's most popular food blog) including over one hundred healthy and delicious low-calorie recipes.
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
Lonely Planet Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Spanish phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!
The story of the 2019 cricketing summer - as seen from the greatest vantage point of them all: the Test Match Special commentary box.
20 high quality detachable prints featuring the greatest rides from Cyclist magazine. Cyclist is the global magazine for road cycling, which every month showcases the best rides around Europe & the rest of the world. From classic climbs in the French Alps to undiscovered gems on remote islands, the ride articles in Cyclist have become renowned for the quality of their photography. this unique poster collection features 20 images from Cyclists 'Big Rides' that bring to life the beauty & passion of the sport, & each high quality print can be detached, ready for display.
Unwind with watercolours, allowing the movement of brush on paper to calm and soothe you. Jean Haines' takes you with her to explore the many benefits of painting to your wellbeing, so you can from escape from stress to a personal place of mindful calm.
Lonely Planet's Australia is your passport to the most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Stake out a patch of sand on Bondi Beach before exploring the sights of Sydney, dive into the dazzling Great Barrier Reef, and drive along the Great Ocean Road - all with your trusted travel companion.
The world's most influential chef redefines the possibilities of a restaurant cookbook by sharing new techniques for fermentation--the "secret sauce" behind every dish at Noma, the world's leading restaurant, and one of the most important food topics today--and offering revolutionary knowledge and original recipes for home cooks and professional c
From the jungle of the Congo or the majestic Himalayas to the densely populated wilds of Europe or the comparatively isolated Australasia, Seven Worlds, One Planet explores the natural wonders that give each of our continents its distinct character.
What's the #1 experience in the United Kingdom? The British Museum? Giant's Causeway? Edinburgh Castle? Sailing the Isles of Scilly? Hull Pier Toilets? For the first time, Lonely Planet has ranked the top 500 unmissable experiences across Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands - to create the ultimate UK travel hitlist.
This unremittingly entertaining collection of John Crace's lifegiving political sketches will get you through the darkest of days - or failing that, will at least help you see the funny side.
From the multi-award-winning and million-copy bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt comes Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, a brand new gift book that alternates between the hilarious and the heartbreaking, in a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line.
Outrageously funny story-telling from the nation's favourite comedian. Tall Tales and Wee Stories brings together the 'Best of Billy Connolly'. 'One of stand-up's great naturals. No one told a story better.' Guardian
The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.
The inside story of Manchester City's Treble-winning season, as told by club legend and captain Vincent Kompany
With a continual stream of exciting experiences from the Wizarding World, including the successful launch of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, Harry Potter fans are as engaged as ever. This mini kit continues a magically successful program for Running Press.
Liven up the party with this heady collection of drinking games! Choose from brain-boggling classics such as Fuzzy Duck and Twenty-One or dizzying games of pure chance like `TV Drinking' and `Vodka Roulette' - whichever you play, you're guaranteed to be gleeful and giggly by the end!