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  • Giles The Collection 2018

    A perfect gift guaranteed to make dads and granddads chuckle on Christmas morning, this official Giles book, with a foreword by Bill Turnbull, is a great addition to the classic Giles collection. Iconic, irreverent, and a perennial best-seller, Giles is back with a brand-new collection of cartoons examining the quirks and idiosyncrasies of British holidays, from Christmas to Easter, through New Year, Hallowe'en and many more. With evergreen messages that are as relevant today as they were when they were first published, this is an often perceptive and always hilarious look at the British attitude to festivities. With 150 cartoons taken from the Express archives, this is bound to be a festive nostalgia trip for any Giles fan.
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    Palette

    By Alexandra Loske
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    Alexandra Loske
    With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.
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    Stickertopia The Flower Garden

    By , Angela Mckay, Mouni Feddag
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    Angela Mckay, Mouni Feddag
    Find yourself in a world of beautiful blossoms and vibrant, peaceful gardens teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Flower Garden is an interactive sticker book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of botanical flowers, leaves and petals that you can use to create your own worlds of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. The artworks in this book are based on the most beautiful gardens of the world - from the Saihoji temple garden in Japan to the Versailles Garden in France, the Desert Botanical Gardens in Arizona to Kew Gardens in London. Also included are gardens captured by the world's greatest artists, such as Monet's garden at Giverny. Stickertopia The Flower Garden is perfect for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
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    Stickertopia The Forest

    By , Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
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    Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng
    Find yourself in a world of gentle creatures and peaceful forests teeming with natural beauty. Stickertopia The Forest is an interactive book that combines gorgeous backgrounds with jewel-like stickers of woodland animals, trees and plants that you can use to construct your own world of wonder, one tiny detail at a time. Unleash your creativity, and bring these magical forests to life. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who aspires to take their artworks to a new level of exquisite detail.
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    The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective

    By Trevor Prideaux, Royston Weeksz OBE, FRSA
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    Trevor Prideaux, Royston Weeksz OBE, FRSA
    The Turnip Prize is a spoof UK art award satirising the less well known Turner Prize. Originally inspired by Tracey Emin's 1999 Turner Prize-shortlisted 'My Bed', the Turnip Prize aims to celebrate the best of the worst of contemporary art. Every year, locals send in their least inventive creations to the judges in the village of Wedmore in Somerset, who then have the dubious honour of choosing the winner. From "Poo Tin' (a tin filled with poo, topped by am image of Vladimir Putin), to "Ewe Kip" (a toy sheep having a nap), the Turnip Prize pays particular attention to the quality of the art's punning title, and to evidence of a 'considerable lack of effort'. The winner is awarded a turnip impaled on a rusty six-inch nail.Including 40 images of entries from throughout the prize's not-so-illustrious history, The Turnip Prize: A Retrospective features pontificating critical analysis of each piece by Royston Weekz, FRSA, along with insightful comments from the competition judges (such as, 'Complete b*ll*cks'). The ultimate gift for art-lovers and art-establishment sceptics alike.
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    Midwinter Magic

    By , Paper & Cloth
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    Paper & Cloth
    Join the talented illustrators Paper&Cloth on a graphic journey through the most magical time of the year! Graphic, imaginative and full of alluring line art, this seasonal colouring book will be a perfect gift for the colourist in your life, or a relaxing self-purchase for anyone who wants to huddle up in the warm, listen to the wind beating at the window, and colour up something beautiful!
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    I Got 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain't One

    By Genevieve Brading
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    Genevieve Brading
    Sassy attitude meets classic crafts - what's not to love? With this collection of punchy cross-stitch patterns, you can try your hand at this easy, stylish craft that's taking the world by storm, and liven up your home at the same time. From the fierce and cheeky to the motivational, this book has a cross-stitch for every situation. Hang them up to brighten your morning, to add a bit of fun to your party, or to inject your home with serious style. These patterns will also make the perfect gift for your style-conscious friends. Featuring 20 designs, including: - Haters gonna hate- What would Beyoncé do? - In Taylor we trust- Selfie-free zone- To Bieber or not to Bieber? That is the question. - No speaking before coffee- I make it tequila o'clockSome designs contain swearing.
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    The Retronaut Guide to Raising Children

    By Chris Wild
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    Chris Wild
    The highly successful Retronaut blog looks at the past as it has never been looked at before. Here, in the second of a new series of Retronaut books, the site's founder, Wolfgang Wild, brings you a thought-provoking collection of photographs from our hidden history. Often witty and entertaining, but also thought-provoking and at times puzzling, the images are chosen to shift our perceptions, making us think-and look again. Discover what our ancestors considered to be good parenting in the days before the 'care' was put into childcare, from dangerous sports to the best brand of cigarette for your baby. A perfectly reassuring gift for today's new parent, this book will also appeal to anyone who likes pictures of babies in sunglasses.
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  • Amsterdam: The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
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    Abi Daker
    The team behind the best-selling 1000 Dot-to-Dot books now brings you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This hardback book concertinas into a frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing hours of puzzling fun. A perfect souvenir for jet-setters as well as Amsterdam's inhabitants, it celebrates the city's most famous buildings and landmark cobbles and canals, including the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Palace and Oude Kerk; coloured in, it will look even better! So you can enjoy your handiwork to the full, the frieze is perforated: you can easily remove the completed panorama, and display it on your wall.
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    The Hoxton Street Monster Supplies Cookbook

    For hundreds of years, the Hoxton Street Monster Supplies shop has been supplying quality goods for the monster community from its premises in east London - and this, its classic recipe book, has been in use for just as long.Now, for the first time, it has been adapted for use by humans as well as monsters. So whether you're entertaining trolls, hosting a vampire soirée or expecting zombies round for tea, you can make delicious treats to suit every occasion.- Fallen out with a friend? Bake them some 1000-year Curse Cookies!- Want to woo a zombie? Try our After-Gorging Breath Mints!- Unexpected ogre guests? Make our Fresh Maggot Brownies or Spiced Earwax Pie!With recipes and handy hints for monster housekeeping, this classic tome is an essential addition to every home, lair, cave, swamp or fiery pit.
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    A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas

    By Kay Plunkett-Hogge
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    Kay Plunkett-Hogge
    Tapas and sherry bars are everywhere: Berlin, London, LA, Paris, Munich. Now it's time to bring the trend home and serve this glorious marriage of flavours to friends. In A Sherry & A Little Plate of Tapas Kay Plunkett-Hogge tells the story of tapas and its beloved companion, sherry, and offers 80 easy-to-cook-at-home recipes. The book begins by exploring the mysteries of sherry, one of the world's oldest wines, considering the five key types, how they're made and how they're served, with tips on the best food and sherry matches and a selection of sherry cocktails. Kay then plunges into the tapas, with chapters on cold tapas - hams and olives and their like - and latillas; montaditos or 'mounted' tapas; pintxos, or 'things on sticks'; and on cooked tapas, with chapters on vegetables, eggs and dairy, seafood and meat. Kay has even created some delicious sherry-based desserts.
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  • AUSTRALIA The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle

    By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
    Authors:
    Abi Daker
    Illustrated by:
    Abi Daker
    Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to Australia, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock and the Devil's Marbles. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
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