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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PCs FOR DUMMIES: 11th edition
DAN GOOKIN    Book Number: 82167
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The world of computer technology moves at breakneck speed and this vintage 2007 issue in the invaluable "Dummies" series stops with Vista, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. But the book ne...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
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Match the quotes with their modern translation, Sudoku, how will Iago find Desdemona's handkerchief in the maze? Which ones die a tragic death? Answer: Romeo, Macbeth, Brutus, Othello, Hamlet, An...
GOBLINOIDS: How To Draw and Paint Goblins
SCOTT PURDY    Book Number: 87014
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The Bone Collector, Morbus Marrowmuncher, a mutant warrior, treasure hunter Nisky 'Bones' Finchleskip and the very rotund belly dancer Grundl Bumperdunce are among the orcs, mutant warriors, tramps...
HOW CAN I BE HAPPY? (AND OTHER CONUNDRUMS)
PAUL GRIFFITHS & M. ROBINSON    Book Number: 87105
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A special book about life's puzzling spiritual questions - who am I? If there is a God, what is he or she like? What happens after I die? How can I be happy? Why is there suffering in the world?...
ANIMAL COLOURING BOOKS: Set of Four
Unknown    Book Number: 24415
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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 ...
IT'S ALL A GAME: A Short History of Board Games
TRISTAN DONOVAN    Book Number: 88214
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Draughts in a Victorian-era archway in Hackney is London's first board-game café. Today the retro feeling of playing Twister, Monopoly, Mouse Trap, Backgammon, or Operation is hugely popular. Her...
LEONARDO DA VINCI TREBUCHET: Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY    Book Number: 84584
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Based on his drawing from the Codex Atlanticus, Da Vinci's Trebuchet was probably made for the Duke of Milan in about 1482 to impress his skills as a military engineer. Now you can bring to life t...
CAKE DECORATING GIFT SET
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 88671
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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
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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...
PEOPLE - LEARN TO DRAW
PHILIP PATENALL    Book Number: 88772
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From this excellent Learn to Draw Collins series all the basics are covered to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques. Numerous illustrations and step-by-step drawings, each book include...
52 GREAT BACKGAMMON TIPS
KIT WOOLSEY & PATTI BEADLES    Book Number: 88891
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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...
50 MIND BENDING ILLUSIONS: Hobby Tin
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 89084
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Smart embossed square biscuit tin shape magic box containing a full set of playing cards, a vanishing cards box, a magician's red folding handkerchief and a 64 page paperback with instructions on h...
AMBASSADOR 100 CLASSIC GAMES COLLECTION
Unknown    Book Number: 86823
Published price: £18
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12" square strong board box containing five double-sided sturdy playing boards and accessories to play no less than 100 games. The instruction book covers them all from chess, Crokinole with its d...
TOTALLY KITTENS JIGSAW BOOK
J M Artworks    Book Number: 89149
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Probably designed for children, but who cares, we all love jigsaws and this utterly unique huge hardback contains five adorable 48 piece jigsaw puzzles of guess what, kittens! On the opposite page...
10 JACKS IN A WOODEN BOX: Throw and Go 2 Balls
NPW    Book Number: 84872
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Beautifully presented in a small wooden box measuring 3½" x 4½" with a sliding lid are a set of ten heavyweight jacks in gold and silver and two sturdy red bouncing balls to enjoy this traditional ...
RUBIK'S PUZZLES: 101 Puzzles to Test Your Brain Power
TIM DEDOPULOS    Book Number: 89073
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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'...
DRAWING & SEEING: Create Your Own Sketchbook
CLARA DRUMMOND    Book Number: 89102
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Beginner or professional artist need just two things in order to draw - a pencil and paper. Winner of the BP Portrait Award, Clara Drummond uses artists who inspire her to demonstrate how everyone...
LET'S PLAY CHESS
JOSY BLOGGS    Book Number: 89398
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Checkmate! This intelligent and interactive board book is the best introduction to the greatest strategy game of all time, chess. A pop out chessboard and full set of pieces is included in this bri...
URBAN RAMBLES: 20 Glorious Walks Through English Cities
NICHOLAS RUDD-JONES    Book Number: 89404
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Botanic gardens, allotments, town squares, cemeteries and municipal parks all enrich our urban lives with greenery, nurtured by the fact that the second half of the 20th century saw legislation to ...
INSTANT RECALL: Tips and Techniques to Master Your Memory
MICHAEL TIPPER    Book Number: 89520
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Remember passwords and PIN numbers, recall long sequences of numbers or playing cards, master facts and increase your store of knowledge. Discover the capabilities of your memory and stretch them ...
ART OF THE SCARF
LIBBY VANDERPLOEG & H. GRANT    Book Number: 89596
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From classic knots and chic neckties to stylish turbans, makeshift bags and more, accessorising with a scarf can add a strong sense of personal style. See iconic scarves like that of Jackie O ("I ...
MALLORCA THE MEDITERRANEAN: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
CENTUM BOOKS    Book Number: 89629
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A stunningly beautiful shallow harbour scene has a small white wooden-masted sailing boat moored alongside a very traditional boathouse with bright green doors to match the iridescent greens and bl...
MOODSCAPES: The Theory and Practice
REBEKKA GUOLEIFSDOTTIR    Book Number: 89631
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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...
SUPER SUDOKU: Over 350 Puzzles
IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 89641
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There are various strategies that can be used when solving sudoku. One of the simplest is to look at the possible candidates for a given square in the puzzle, and where there is only one candidate...
AREA MAZE PUZZLES
GRAHAM JONES    Book Number: 89663
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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
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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...
CLASSIC PUZZLES: From Ancient Egypt to the Modern Era
TIM DEDOPULOS    Book Number: 89675
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A compendium of premier puzzles pulled from the most intelligent civilisations throughout history, the heads of the finest Greek philosophers, the sage minds of the ancient Japanese, alongside the ...
GHOST STORY DICE: The Storytelling Game
HANNAH WALDRON & I. STARZINSKY    Book Number: 89679
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Inside a glow-in-the-dark box are nine illustrated nice-sized wooden dice picturing bats, a bed, a black cat, a broken down car, a book of spells, a bonfire, a candle, Frankenstein's Monster, a ful...
LEONARDO DA VINICI PUZZLE CODEX: Riddles, Puzzles
RICHARD WOLFRIK GALLAND    Book Number: 89685
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Taking inspiration from hundreds of paintings, sketches, diagrams and writings from the great Renaissance genius himself Leonardo da Vinci to provide more than 150 puzzles and enigmas. Spot-the-di...
LEONARDO DA VINCI'S INVENTIVE PUZZLES
RICHARD WOLFRIK GALLAND    Book Number: 89686
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Leonardo da Vinci was a man who lived ahead of his time. From beautiful frescos, sculptures and artworks, he also invented flying machines, diving bells, and even renaissance versions of tanks and...
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