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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CITY BIRDS: An Urban Birdwatching Logbook
ILLUS. BY CHRISTINE BERRIE    Book Number: 87362
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
GREAT BRITISH COLOURING MAP
ORDNANCE SURVEY    Book Number: 87363
Published price: £19.95
Bibliophile price: £10.00
Product format: Paperback

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A colouring journey around Britain we have an exceptional quality Laurence King art book of outline maps by Ordnance Survey established 1791 which mapped all 243,241 square kilometres of Great Brit...
50 THINGS TO DO WITH A PENKNIFE
MATT COLLINS    Book Number: 87477
Published price: $16.95
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 ...
WHO IS DRACULA'S FATHER?
JOHN SUTHERLAND    Book Number: 87731
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

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Written by an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian fiction, the book also includes 'Dracula Digested' by the Parliamentary sketch writer for the Guardian, John Crace. For 120 years, Bram Stok...
10 JACKS IN A WOODEN BOX: Throw and Go 2 Balls
NPW    Book Number: 84872
Published price: £9.83
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Unknown

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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
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
BOOST YOUR BRAIN
JOEL LEVY    Book Number: 87891
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.75
Product format: Paperback

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Whether you can remember your website passwords, recall the names of people you were briefly introduced to, these exercises and puzzles are designed to boost all areas of your mental performance. ...
EDMOND THE SOLAR PUG
SWIFTEEN STUDIOS    Book Number: 87906
Bibliophile price: £5.25
Product format: Unknown

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You'll never be alone, nor will you have to walk your new friendly companion, Edmond. This adorable pug wears a pink spotted bow tie, huge black glasses, has of course black ears, eyes and muzzle ...
FIVE MINUTES IN THE MORNING: A Focus Journal
ASTER    Book Number: 87909
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Unknown

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Mental exercise is like a spring-clean for the mind. Tap into your stream of consciousness, get some paper and a pen and set aside just five minutes. Today I am grateful for..., Today I wish for....
THE GOODS BY McSWEENEY'S: Games and Activities
EDITED BY MAC BARNETT    Book Number: 87912
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Designed for 8-10 year olds, even adults will be hugely entertained by the talented illustrators and authors from modern children's literature who have contributed to this collection of games, puzz...
PHYSICAL TRAINING SIMPLIFIED
EDWARD WARMAN    Book Number: 87934
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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A British Library publication sub-titled 'The Whole Man Considered - Brain and Body.' Complete, thorough and practical, no apparatus is required in this handbook of physical fitness from the Edwar...
WINDOW SEAT: 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
TROY LITTEN    Book Number: 87451
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Unknown

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Airplane wing tips, some up-tilted, the edge of the cylinder of the engine, tail fins, the majority of these window shaped images are of astonishingly beautiful skylines and sunsets. We have all e...
ALAN TURING CODEBREAKER'S PUZZLE BOOK
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 87602
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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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...
AMAZING SHERLOCK HOLMES PUZZLES BOOK
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 87603
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Thankfully there are solutions to the 130 absorbing and original puzzles of flowery language, letter jumbles, reversable words, the geared door which you can try out with two coins, the alchemist's...
CARD GAMES FOR FUN, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND KEEPING YOU SHARP!
DAVID PARLETT    Book Number: 87606
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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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 ...
BIRDTOPIA: 20 Colour-In Postcards
DAISY FLETCHER    Book Number: 88004
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Hardback

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Exquisitely beautiful line art of 20 different birds like the Oriental Darter with its long heron-like neck, the Chilean Flamingo, the Northern Flicker, the huge tufty crest of the Palm Cockatoo, t...
CLASSIC COMIC COLOURING BOOK
CLAIRE CATER    Book Number: 87853
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Bibliophile price: £21.00
Product format: Unknown

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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
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Unknown

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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 ...
HOW TO SOLVE CRYPTIC CROSSWORDS
KEVIN SKINNER    Book Number: 87258
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
Product format: Paperback

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Crack those cryptic clues! Verbophiles can work your way through the example crosswords provided and hone your new-found skills. Learn to spot double straight clues, double meaning clues, word ex...
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 ...
NATURE COLOURING BOOKS: Set of Four
Unknown    Book Number: 24416
Bibliophile price: £3.50
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...
SCOUTS: The Stories That Built a Movement
EDITED BY SOPHIE BLACKMAN    Book Number: 88324
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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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...
APACHE HELICOPTER DIY MECHANICAL KIT: 384 Pieces
CONSTRUCT IT    Book Number: 88175
Bibliophile price: £19.99
Product format: Unknown

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With real tools inside and assembly instructions included, learn basic engineering concepts while creating and having fun and develop manipulative and problem solving skills. Sturdy green metal fr...
DRAWING IN 10 STEPS
IAN SIDAWAY    Book Number: 88186
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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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...
FOOD AND WINE LOVER'S CROSSWORD BOOK
MICHAEL CURL    Book Number: 88199
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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FOOD AND WINE LOVER'S CROSSWORD BOOK
IT'S ALL A GAME: A Short History of Board Games
TRISTAN DONOVAN    Book Number: 88214
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MEMORY BOOSTER WORKBOOK
DR HUW WILLIAMS & DR JO IDDON    Book Number: 88227
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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Do you have lousy short term memory? Memory only has a limited capacity, with about seven spaces or 'slots'. You could probably remember the names of seven people, but once there were more names ...
MY TINY HOME FARM
FRANCINE RAYMOND    Book Number: 88269
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Bursting with ingenious ideas and savvy solutions, you can transform your backyard, rooftop, balcony or back garden into a super small holding. Be inspired by the harvest at an organic vineyard in...
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