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Bastien Piano Basics: Piano Level 1
Bastien Piano Basics: Level One
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Harry Potter - A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition
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.
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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
The first and only official autobiography by the much-loved global icon Elton John
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Wham! George & Me: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings
Originally handcrafted in 1971 as a gift for friends, this edition of Joni Mitchell's best-loved poems, illustrations, watercolours and hand-lettered song lyrics is now publicly available for the first time. The perfect Christmas present for any Joni Mitchell fan
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Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival
Personally compiled by Glastonbury Festival's own creators - Michael and Emily Eavis - Glastonbury 50 celebrates five momentous decades in the life of the world's most famous outdoor music and arts festival.
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Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
'Full of gems ... Angela Kelly is a jewel in the crown'Daily Telegraph 'Entertaining and beautifully illustrated'The Sunday Times 'For real intel, [The Crown] can't come close to The Other Side of the Coin by Angela Kelly'The New York Times
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Sebastiao Salgado. GENESIS
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...
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
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Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds
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Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 Square Wall Calendar
The Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2019 calendar features stunning portraits of thirteen incredible women who have helped change the world. Illustrated by female artists from around the globe, the calendar captures the individual spirits of authors, scientists, activists, artists, athletes, and other heroic women-both past and present-who have pushed boundaries to expand options and encourage bigger dreams for girls and women everywhere.
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Test Match Special Diary
The story of the 2019 cricketing summer - as seen from the greatest vantage point of them all: the Test Match Special commentary box.
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Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
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.
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Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
Notre Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is Ken Follett's tribute to the the Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, which so tragically caught fire and was threatened with destruction but thankfully saved.
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Hitch in Time
Living on his wits, sleeping rough and accepting lifts that get him into bizarre and often dangerous situations, Andy's six years spent on the road stand as a unique record of life as it was in the late 1970s and early 80s. In this hilarious memoir, they are juxtaposed with a host of earlier memories, resulting in dazzling and funny stories.
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Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly
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
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Barrett Tagliarino: Guitar Fretboard Workbook
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Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle and Sticker Book: Lights Up!
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.
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Unicorns by Anne Stokes Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
The art of Anne Stokes features striking designs and lifelike portrayals of fantasy subjects. This eye-catching calendar gathers 12 of her celebrated unicorns in vivid artwork that really brings these ethereal creatures to life. Informative text accompanies each work in this art calendar and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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Taylor Swift 2020 Mini Wall Calendar
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Not Afraid: The Evolution of Eminem
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Thunder Girls
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
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Headlines and Hedgerows: A Memoir
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Robin
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.
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Midcentury Memories. The Anonymous Project
50 years ago, people used film cameras just as we use smartphones in the age of Instagram. They photographed their meals, holidays, loved ones, celebrations, and family reunions. Imagining the past lives of these strangers is the beauty and mystery of The Anonymous Project, which curates just under 300 images from this vast collection of 700,...
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Theory of Music Workbook Grade 1 (2007)
Trinity Theory Of Music Workbook - Grade 1
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Beautiful Ones
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Rihanna
Rihanna invites you into her world with this stunning visual autobiography.
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John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 1 - Revised Edition
John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course: Part 1 - Revised Edition
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Thomas Kinkade Studios: Disney Dreams Collection 2020 Monthly Pocket Planner
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Ian McKellen: The Biography
The intimate and definitive biography of Ian McKellen, theatrical knight and a national treasure.
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Art of Frozen 2
"This book reveals behind the scenes details of the film Frozen 2"--
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Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design
FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is so easy to read. Whether you're an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you'll ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
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Complete MAUS
Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father.
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In Pieces
The intimate and inspiring memoir from Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field.
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First 50 Popular Songs You Should Play On The Piano
Songlist:A Horse With No NameAgainst The WindAngelAutumn LeavesBad Moon RisingBenBlackbirdBorn FreeBoulevard Of Broken DreamsCandle In The WindChopsticksDon't Know WhyDrops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)Falling SlowlyFree Fallin'Golden SlumbersGood Riddance (Time Of Your Life)HallelujahHappyHappy Birthday To YouHeart And SoulHomeHotel CaliforniaI Walk The LineIf You Love Me Really Love Me (Hymne A L'amour)I'm YoursJust The Way You AreLean On MeLet It BeLet It GoLove StoryMan In The MirrorMoon RiverOver The RainbowPeaceful Easy FeelingPiano ManRiver flows in youSomewhere, My LoveStand By MeSummertimeTake Me Home, Country RoadsThe Impossible Dream (The Quest)The LuckiestThe Windmills Of Your MindToo Little TimeUnchained MelodyWe Will Rock YouWhat A Wonderful WorldYesterdayYour Song
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Missing Hancocks: Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock.
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Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite, The Sunday Times Bestseller: My Story
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BBC Proms 2019: Festival Guide
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Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
An artist, working with a historian, uses digital techniques to bring to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world. A mini edition of Dan Jones and Marina Amaral's The Colour of Time.
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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner: The Society for All Artists
Expert tuition from a high-profile author with an accessible style, plenty of tips and tricks from beginners and his own range of brushes and colours to simplify things.
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Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2020 Deluxe Wall Calendar
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Star Wars YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual: Modified Corellian Freighter
Star Wars The YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners' Workshop Manual traces the history of the Corellian Engineering Corporation's YT series of starships, and the development of the YT-1300 model line before focusing on the Millennium Falcon.
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Moomin Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar)
Featuring 12 touching illustrations of the much-loved characters of Moominvalley, this art calendar depicts all your favourite characters. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month's views.
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My Thoughts Exactly: The No.1 Bestseller
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Cambridge College Gardens
This extraordinary appreciation of the most interesting gardens in and around the 30 Cambridge colleges explores their horticulture, history and significance to the academics, visitors and locals who experience them.
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Lost Words: Spell Songs
A companion piece to The Lost Words - A Spell Book by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, this beautifully presented CD features exclusive new spells and artwork and a CD of new music from an incredible collaboration between Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux.
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Tom Gates: The Music Book
Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates world. Learn how to play all your favourite songs from the series with REAL notation for: - Guitar - Ukulele - Piano - Recorder And with notation for drums and tips and tricks for vocals!