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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SUPER SCRATCH ART PADS: Mythical Creatures
STERLING BOOKS    Book Number: 86502
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Paperback

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A new concept we have especially imported from a New York publisher, each black scratch board has a design of a mermaid, unicorn, pixie, wolf, fairy, dragon, marine god surrounded by fish and carry...
DESKTOP BEACH VOLLEYBALL
RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 86316
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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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...
DESKTOP GOLF
RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 86317
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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A pair of miniature irons, a bag of sand to fill in the kidney shapes on your desktop fairway, relax on the golf course while stuck at work. Relieve anxiety by playing a quick round at your desk o...
DESKTOP PING PONG
RUNNING PRESS & CHRIS STONE    Book Number: 86318
Published price: £5.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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Hit a top spin smash or play a deft backhand slice wherever you choose with this kit of an easy-to-assemble mini net, two mini rackets, one green one red, a mini ball and little suction pads. The ...
EASY RECIPES FOR THE BREAD MACHINE
JENNIE SHAPTER    Book Number: 86441
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Bread machines both basic and advanced are sold in the multimillions around the world and here whether you are novice or have some experience is how to use it to maximum effect. Each recipe has be...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS
HEATHER RODINO    Book Number: 86447
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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Using no harsh chemicals, make immense savings on the products stuffed into your kitchen cupboards and under the sink. Are your medicine cabinets bursting with pricy creams and cupboards exploding...
ART OF PLAYING CARDS: Over 100 Games, Tricks
ROB BEATTIE    Book Number: 86433
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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Canasta, Klondike, Concentration, Cribbage, Knockout Whist, Piquet, Six Bid Solo, Old Maid, Pontoon, Pig, Bezique, Poker, Slap Jack, Rummy, Go Fish!, Chase the Ace, and with their variations, these...
CAN'T BE ARSED
RICHARD WILSON    Book Number: 86435
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled '101 Things Not to Do Before You Die' this is a companion to Don't Even Think About It code 86439 which also pokes fun at miserable old gits. Wilson is the TV producer behind Never Mind...
DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT
RICHARD WILSON    Book Number: 86439
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled '101 Dangerous Things Not to Do Before You Grow Old', Wilson is like the naughty kid poking the ant's nest with a stick. If you're sick of being told we are all unhappy nowadays, especi...
LEARN TO PLAY KEYBOARDS
STEVE ASHWORTH    Book Number: 86449
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The structured lessons will get you playing even if you have never touched a keyboard before and include the first steps in reading music. Work your way through each section and try out the musica...
DESKTOP BOX SETS: Set of Three
RUNNING PRESS    Book Number: 86646
Published price: £17.97
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Unknown

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Set consists of Desktop Ping Pong, Desktop Beach Volleyball and Desktop Golf. Buy all three mini box sets and save a further £2.
LEARN TO PLAY PIANO IN SIX WEEKS OR LESS: Intermediate Level
DAN DELANEY & B. CHOTKOWSKI    Book Number: 86605
Bibliophile price: £10.99
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to Learn to Play Piano beginners guide code 86606, this follow-up to the highly successful introductory course is for those wishing to take their piano skills to the next level. The au...
LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO IN SIX WEEKS OR LESS
DAN DELANEY & B. CHOTKOWSKI    Book Number: 86606
Bibliophile price: £11.99
Product format: Paperback

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Two volumes are available of these new, US imports of a much applauded and appreciated learning method. Dan Delaney promises 'I will show you how to enjoy yourself and make nice music the first ni...
BROONS COLOURING BOOK
DC THOMSON & CO    Book Number: 86679
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Unknown

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First appearing in 1936 in the pages of The Sunday Post, the Broons Family originally offered readers a touch of much-needed humour in austere times. This meant their hijinks were printed in black...
LONDON IQ: The Trivia Game for Londoners
HADI BARKAT & S. PAUCHON    Book Number: 86711
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Unknown

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Embossed with symbols denoting the capital like Nelson's Column, The London Eye, a red bus, pillar box and telephone box, Tower Bridge and Big Ben, this elegant box set contains 400 questions on 20...
STEP-BY-STEP ZEN DOODLE ORIGAMI
CAROLYN SCRACE    Book Number: 86723
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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20 sheets of origami paper are folded into a flap at the back of this imaginative craft book. Combine the creative and therapeutic craft of pattern making with the amazing art of paper folding wit...
DISCOVERING BELLS AND BELLRINGING
JOHN CAMP    Book Number: 86544
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ORIGINAL CATH KIDSTON PLAYING CARDS
QUADRILLE PUBLISHING    Book Number: 86735
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Unknown

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The hugely popular designer now has shops in many cities in Britain and is avidly collected. We had never before come across a product like this, a beautifully presented gift box containing two se...
CLASSIC UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE QUIZ BOOK
STEVE TRIBE    Book Number: 86738
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Listen carefully. In 1901, the first Nobel Prizes were awarded for achievements in five fields. In which field did the Bank of Sweden launch a sixth Nobel in 1969? Three bonus questions on river...
COMEDY IN TRAGEDY
OFFSHOOT    Book Number: 86739
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
ULTIMATE BICYCLE OWNER'S MANUAL
EBEN WEISS    Book Number: 86598
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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AKA Bike Snob. An hilarious look at the ins and outs of bike culture, the book is sub-titled 'The Universal Guide to Bikes, Riding, and Everything for Beginner and Seasoned Cyclists.' Covers purc...
AMBASSADOR 100 CLASSIC GAMES COLLECTION
Unknown    Book Number: 86823
Published price: £18
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Unknown

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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...
JURASSIC WORLD: Raptor Lab Book and Model
EGMONT PUBLISHING    Book Number: 86835
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The dinosaurs on Isla Nublar are facing extinction and the humans have to decide whether to leave them to their fate, so Claire and Owen join a covert recovery mission to save them before the volca...
SCENIC 1000 PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE: Venice, Italy
Unknown    Book Number: 86849
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Unknown

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Big boxed jigsaw puzzle measuring 70 x 50cm with a print of the puzzle included for easy reference - how thoughtful! The print is a beautiful scene from the waterside in Venice looking on to one o...
ULTIMATE BIBLE FACT AND QUIZ BOOK
MARTIN MANSER    Book Number: 86850
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Beautifully designed and illustrated with line art, with one quiz per page and lots of facts and interesting pieces, there are 21 chapters beginning with The Light of the World, 100 Key Events, Nam...
GOBLINOIDS: How To Draw and Paint Goblins
SCOTT PURDY    Book Number: 87014
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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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?...
SCRATCH & CREATE: Enchanted Forest
KAILEY WHITMAN    Book Number: 87087
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Using the special black pencil-like tool provided, scratch off the metallic coating on 20 original postcards, perforated for easy removal and ready to display or post to a special friend. Four eac...
SCRATCH & CREATE: Wild Garden
HELEN DARDIK    Book Number: 87088
Published price: £6.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Another in this series to collect, these are rather colourful and whimsical designs, possibly to appeal to a younger crowd and certainly just as pleasing for the budding artist. Use the special bl...
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