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...
EDGAR ALLAN POE'S PUZZLES FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE
JASON WARD    Book Number: 86044
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Following an entire lifetime of ill-advised decisions, it was the one made just prior to his bizarre and still unexplained death in October 1849 that did for the reputation of Edgar Allan Poe. In a...
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A Search & Find Book
ILLUS. BY AMANDA ENRIGHT    Book Number: 86106
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Based on the original story by Jane Austen and retold by Sarah Powell, the enchanting illustrations are full of characters and objects to search for, find and follow. Discover the Bennet family at...
WORDSEARCH: Purrfect Puzzles
ARCTURUS PUBLISHING    Book Number: 86128
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A beautiful blue eyed tabby kitten in a colour photograph graces the front cover of this super new paperback, packed with 130 word search puzzles - meow! Find 18 words on themes like dances, occup...
SPLIFFS: A Celebration of Cannabis Culture
NICK JONES    Book Number: 86170
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Stop hogging that joint! Skinning up, the Munchies, pipes, hot knives, homemade bongs, here is a serious and all-knowing look at the history and culture of cannabis. The wonder drug of choice ove...
WARGAMING ON A BUDGET
IAIN DICKIE    Book Number: 86396
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Constrained by money or space? Here is how to save money while enjoying the fascinating and growing hobby of wargaming. Written by the editor of Miniature Wargames magazine for 25 years, he cover...
DESKTOP BEACH VOLLEYBALL
RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 86316
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Spike, bump and dig - from your desk! With little suction pads, a fold out sandy beach playing court measuring 12" x 19", a 3½" inflatable beach ball in red, turquoise, yellow and white, a beach v...
DISCOVERING BELLS AND BELLRINGING
JOHN CAMP    Book Number: 86544
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Calling all campanologists is the late John Camp, who first became interested in bell ringing in 1950s. His book is not a technical treatise on the art of ringing or bell sounding, but more a hist...
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...
DON'T GROW UP BEING BENJAMIN BUTTON: Activity Book
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86745
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Benjamin Button was the man who grew young and you too can turn back the clock by surfing through these nature-themed pages. Using the old grey matter is a potent antidote to aging, here you can t...
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?...
SHERLOCK HOLMES ESCAPE BOOK:
ORMOND SACKER    Book Number: 87219
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Solve the puzzles to escape the pages! Disappear among riddles, codes and a Sherlock Holmes story. In this 'paper Escape Room', solving mysteries will take you on a journey through London, where Mo...
QUESTION TIME - A JOURNEY ROUND BRITIAN'S QUIZZES
MARK MASON    Book Number: 87271
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What is the last line of dialogue in The Italian Job? What type of food is sometimes made in Shanghai from deer placenta and in Mexico from cow stomach? What is the nickname of Scottish football te...
TAI CHI DVD
DUKE MARKETING    Book Number: 86956
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Of all the martial arts, here is your opportunity to discover and begin the gentler practice of the art of Tai Chi. This 107 minute colour DVD explains the fundamental principals of the discipline...
GREAT HOUDINI'S PUZZLE VAULT
TIM DEDOPULOS    Book Number: 87337
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Inspired by the astounding escapologist, here is a collection of mystifying puzzles as you try to escape from illusions and traps. Houdini escaped brutally heavy locks and chains while underwater,...
DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN COLOURING BOOK
WILLIAM MOULTON MARSTON    Book Number: 87436
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From the bright red and blue of Wonder Woman's costume to the rich greens and yellows of her homeland Themyscira, the adventures of this Amazonian Super Hero are awash in colour. Filled with class...
CITY BIRDS: An Urban Birdwatching Logbook
ILLUS. BY CHRISTINE BERRIE    Book Number: 87362
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50 colour stickers including the chaffinch, owl, eagle, woodpecker, starling, parrot and cockatiel, the red-whiskered bulbul, the laughing kookaburra, the great spotted woodpecker to the housemarti...
50 THINGS TO DO WITH A PENKNIFE
MATT COLLINS    Book Number: 87477
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For beginner or seasoned whittlers, an instruction manual to delight and inspire featuring projects including a slingshot, spoon, whistle, chopsticks, fish hook, bookmark, tapping a birch tree for ...
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 ...
HOW TO PLAY AND WIN AT BRIDGE
DAVID BIRD    Book Number: 87889
Published price: £20
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The rules of the game, skills and tactics, here is a complete guide to bridge, its history, playing on the computer, how to bid, car play and defence and all with 100 spectacular colour illustratio...
ALAN TURING CODEBREAKER'S PUZZLE BOOK
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 87602
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The puzzles in this book are different from those you will typically come across elsewhere because part of the challenge is to work out the rules of each puzzle for yourself. Each has a number and...
CARD GAMES FOR FUN, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND KEEPING YOU SHARP!
DAVID PARLETT    Book Number: 87606
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Best known for his ground-breaking 'Oxford History of Card Games' and for inventing many card games himself, we are in the hands of an expert in this wonderful new collection. In a big red spiral ...
CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
CLAIRE CATER    Book Number: 87853
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Grown ups can creatively colour in Bullet Man Battles the Fiendish Fiddler, Jungle Comic, The Flame, Thunder King of the Congo, Exotic Romances, and the heart rending story of a girl hopelessly in ...
DANCING WITH CATS
BURTON SILVER & H. BUSCH    Book Number: 87854
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We learn that all around the world today people are rediscovering the ancient practice of cat dancing, tapping into this remarkable method of channelling feline energy. There is currently an adver...
MEDIEVAL SIEGE TOWER WITH CATAPULT: Create & Build
PATHFINDERS DESIGN & TECH.    Book Number: 82981
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The witty leaflet enclosed makes some crazy suggestions like flinging marshmallows or dog treats or rolling up aluminium foil into a loose ball, pull back the swing arm, place your projectile in th...
CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY: Scenic 1000 Piece Puzzle
Unknown    Book Number: 88100
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Colourful striped balloons glide over the mushroom-shaped rock formations and troglodyte villages of Cappadocia in Turkey. Hundreds of hot air balloons ascend at dawn together. In this spectacular ...
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 ...
SCOUTS: The Stories That Built a Movement
EDITED BY SOPHIE BLACKMAN    Book Number: 88324
Published price: £25
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The Scouts began with a single, brilliant idea to bring young people together from different backgrounds and helped them develop skills for life. Over 110 years later it's still doing that. In 19...
DRAWING IN 10 STEPS
IAN SIDAWAY    Book Number: 88186
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Drawing is intuitive, and the ability to draw often becomes lost and forgotten yet it is possible to rediscover it with just a little practice. A mini art class, the book is structured in a way th...
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