Hobbies

Hobbies

Hobbies

Hobbies

Hobbies and Pastimes from chess to cheesemaking, magic tricks to card games.

Neither talent without instruction,
nor instruction without talent can
produce the perfect craftsman.
- Vitruvius

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ANIMAL COLOURING BOOKS: Set of Four
Unknown    Book Number: 24415
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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A unique concept. Four large softback books, each containing eight hand-coloured drawings of wildlife scenes. Whales, lions, a crocodile; the squirrel and the fox; rabbit, kittens and hamster; and ...
CAKE DECORATING GIFT SET
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 88671
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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Transform your cakes into delicious works of art and be inspired with the ideas in the 64 page recipe book of pastel pink, blue, yellow and purple pages, all illustrated and easy to follow. The gi...
SWING DANCE
SCOTT CUPIT    Book Number: 88735
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Strictly Come Dancing may be back on our TV screens, but one thing they have missed is the fashion, music, culture and key moves of Swing Dance, the wonderful Lindy Hop we all love to watch. Truly...
52 GREAT BACKGAMMON TIPS
KIT WOOLSEY & PATTI BEADLES    Book Number: 88891
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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Written by the well-known backgammon expert, theorist and winner of countless tournaments plus an online specialist in their trademark authoritative and friendly style, here is a book about backgam...
RUBIK'S PUZZLES: 101 Puzzles to Test Your Brain Power
TIM DEDOPULOS    Book Number: 89073
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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Using the Rubik's cube design as a basis for logic and spatial awareness challenges, this addictive puzzle book will have you coming back for more and more. No need to have ever picked up a Rubik'...
MOODSCAPES: The Theory and Practice
REBEKKA GUOLEIFSDOTTIR    Book Number: 89631
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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With a surname like that, we should guess that Rebekka comes from Iceland, but what we won't have guessed is that she was named the Web's Top Photographer by the Wall Street Journal. Landscape pho...
AREA MAZE PUZZLES
GRAHAM JONES    Book Number: 89663
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
Product format: Hardback

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Area Mazes are the new puzzle craze created by the world-renowned Japanese puzzle expert Naoki Inaba. The easy-seeming questions require you to traverse a series of rectangles to find the missing ...
BRAIN BOOSTERS: Challenging Puzzles Training for Busy Brains
MATTHEW DONEGAN    Book Number: 89670
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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Charge up your cognitive power with the challenging conundrums crammed into this selection of over 200 illustrated, full colour puzzles. There is a plethora of problems including Sudoku, logic seq...
RUBIK'S LOGIC PUZZLES
RUBIKS    Book Number: 89698
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Beautifully designed and colourful large softback which takes the iconography and core intellectual values of the classic 1980s Rubik Cube. It places them in a colourful, challenging set of 101 mi...
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY STAMPS
HOWARD PILTZ    Book Number: 89991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.38
Product format: Hardback

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The author's two passions, for narrow-gauge railways and stamp-collecting, makes this book a revelation and a delight to read. Both hobbies lead him all over the world as he chases stamps ranging ...
MAGICAL UNICORN 100 PIECE JIGSAW
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89561
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Unknown

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Dolphin, giraffe and horse and friends help the magical Unicorn celebrate his birthday in a modern colourful 100 piece children's jigsaw with an assembled measurement 490 x 360mm. Packaged in a 2-p...
HANDFUL OF STARS: A Palmistry Guidebook & Hand-Printing Kit
HELENE SUACEDO    Book Number: 89716
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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We have never before come across a hand-printing kit and everything you need to know about the exquisite map that is your hand. The box set includes a keepsake black and purple sturdy box with sil...
LIBRARY: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89213
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Unknown

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A true bibliophile's image of glorious leatherbound hardbacks spine out on four floor-to-ceiling bookcases in a library setting with leather-topped table, a vase of flowers, a reading lamp and a co...
BBC RADIO FOUR TODAY PROGRAMME PUZZLE BOOK 2
FOREWORD BY SARAH SANDS    Book Number: 90308
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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How do you move an Arctic fox, a rock ptarmigan and some polar willow? This country is blessed with quick-witted coders, mathematicians and puzzle solvers who are as sharp as pins at 7:47am, the m...
HANDMADE GLAMPING: ADD A CAMPING TRIP
C. LIDDLE & LUCY HOPPING    Book Number: 89929
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Remember the days in the old VW camper van, the deckchair out in the sunshine, the picnic laid out and your favourite book at the ready? Nowadays camping is done in style with a beautiful patchwor...
WORLD PUZZLE CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 90485
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £0.88
Product format: Paperback

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Are you as bright as the best? Try puzzles from the World Puzzle Championships, where teams of solvers from all around the world compete to find that year's fastest and best puzzle solver. The bo...
BEING CREATIVE
MICHAEL ATAVAR    Book Number: 90565
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Hardback

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Creativity is nothing other than 'you'. The book sets out five major areas - beginning, process, persistence, methodology and ending, each with several examples, some experimental formulas in a se...
LEARN TO PLAY SAX: Book and CD
OLLIE WESTON    Book Number: 90580
Bibliophile price: £2.38
Product format: Hardback

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Create a warm, rich and even sound, master rhythm and notation and improvise until you are ready to join a band and start jamming! The book provides the beginner sax player with all the skills you...
101 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE
SUSAN HAYES    Book Number: 90613
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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Grow a bag of strawberries, build a woodland den, climb a tree, race mini junk rafts, toast marshmallows, grow mint tea, build a bug hotel, go rock pooling, make a geyser, a messy and dramatic expe...
MY LONDON ACTIVITY CLIPBOARD
ERYL NASH & CLAIR ROSSITER    Book Number: 90644
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Hardback

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Feel like a teacher with an actual sturdy clipboard in hand for all your walks and activities. Mind the Gap asks you to use a Tube map to help you finish and unscramble letters in the boxes to rev...
PLAY IT AGAIN HUMOROUS MUSIC GAME WITH KAZOOS
SPLAT GOAT    Book Number: 90657
Published price: £15.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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A brilliant package box set of two duelling kazoos which you hum into rather than blow for a buzzing, timbral quality to the player's voice. One navy blue, one yellow, each made of plastic, and th...
MINDGAMES NUMBER AND LOGIC PUZZLES: Book 1
TIMS BOOKS    Book Number: 90666
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Numbers hold an enduring fascination for the curious-minded. These shapeshifting abstractions can be pushed, pulled, fiddled and finessed into endless combinations and patterns. It's this remarka...
LORD OF THE WINGS: A Bird Trump Game
MIKE UNWIN    Book Number: 90668
Published price: $9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Unknown

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The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, which migrates to Central America for winter, crossing the Gulf of Mexico in one flight beats wings 60 times per second and hovers while sipping flower nectar. Wings...
TURING TESTS: Expert IQ Puzzles
FOREWORD SIR DERMOT TURING    Book Number: 88573
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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Alan Turing is known a the father of modern computing and for his work at Bletchley Park in solving the Enigma cipher. His last published paper was about puzzles, written for Penguin Science News....
60 THE BIRTHDAY TRIVIA GAME
SUMMERSDALE PUBLISHERS    Book Number: 90486
Published price: $13.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Unknown

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Most of the world's polar bears live in which country? A. Greenland, B. Norway, C. Canada. Answers are on the 150 playing sized cards to take you on a trip down memory lane and test your knowledge...
70 THE BIRTHDAY TRIVIA GAME
SUMMERSDALE PUBLISHERS    Book Number: 90487
Published price: $13.99
Bibliophile price: £2.75
Product format: Unknown

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A companion to 60 Birthday Trivia Game code 90486, perfect for 70th birthday celebrations or any night in with the oldies, this easy-to-play trivia game is a pack of 150 questions on playing card s...
NATURE COLOURING BOOKS: Set of Four
Unknown    Book Number: 24416
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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This set of four outsize (11½"× 9") softbacks includes animals to colour, birds to colour, flowers to colour and countryside to colour. Each depicts a beautiful colour drawing on the left hand side...
BOATS: Art for Kids Jigsaws
KLAUS CARL    Book Number: 90797
Published price: £14.95
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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The Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet, Fishing Boats at Saints-Maries by Vincent Van Gogh, Port of St. Tropez by Paul Signac, Boats in the Port of Honfleur by Claude Monet, The Roads at Kronstad...
ART OF MAP ILLUSTRATION: A Step-by-Step Artistic Exploration
JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK    Book Number: 90829
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Like rebus style storybooks, exciting visual maps tell a story of a place and provoke reminiscences. Personalised artwork that captures moments and memories can be captured in mapmaking from penci...
EIFFEL TOWER PARIS 1000 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE
CENTRUM BOOKS    Book Number: 91007
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Paperback

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A stunning sunset of yellows, pinks and blue sky is the backdrop to the central image of the Eiffel Tower which looks quite rosy in the evening sunshine and is reflected in the still water of an or...
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