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...
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?...
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,...
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...
HOW TO PLAY AND WIN AT BRIDGE
DAVID BIRD    Book Number: 87889
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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...
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...
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...
DA VINCI HELICOPTER: Create & Build Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN & TECH.    Book Number: 81727
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The Aerial Screw is one of Leonardo da Vinci's most iconic drawings and it defines an artist and inventor well ahead of his time. With all pieces pre-cut and ready to go, this working model uses a...
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...
HERALDRY COATS OF ARMS, CRESTS AND SEALS:
AMBERLEY ARCHIVE    Book Number: 88399
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Helmets and eagles, swords and feathers, lions and fish, here are all manner of arms and rebus, panaches or plumes of feathers set upright and borne as a crest, the shield of King Edward III from A...
MY TINY HOME FARM
FRANCINE RAYMOND    Book Number: 88269
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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...
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...
FFOREST: Being, Doing and Making in Nature
SIAN TUCKER    Book Number: 88686
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Day dreaming, watching thunder and lightning, stargazing and seeing a shooting star, feeding and admiring the beauty of birds, your home can be full of nature if you bring home daisies, leaves, sto...
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...
TABLETOP GAMING MANUAL
MATT THROWER    Book Number: 88736
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One of the big pictorial Haynes manuals, this glossy production is for all our Dungeons and Dragons loving friends and fantasy modellers. Tabletop gaming is enjoying a huge renaissance and sales o...
CARICATURES - LEARN TO DRAW
ALEX HUGHS    Book Number: 88767
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The Italian word caricare means to exaggerate or load, and caricature can be seen as the art of capturing the essence of somebody's personality through an exaggerated likeness. It may stretch some...
COMICS - LEARN TO DRAW
JOHN BYRNE    Book Number: 88768
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Comic strips and graphic stories are very popular and have international appeal and this book covers all the basics of how to develop cartoon characters and then create a narrative for them. The e...
DOGS - LEARN TO DRAW
DAVID BROWN    Book Number: 88769
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Compare the Weimaraner drawn with conté crayon on heavyweight cartridge with the diddy Dachshund drawn on semi-rough cartridge paper using a B grade pencil on the opposite page. Head and ears are ...
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...
BLETCHLEY PARK BRAINTEASERS
SINCLAIR MCKAY    Book Number: 88809
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When scouring the population for codebreakers, Bletchley Park recruiters devised various ingenious mind twisters to assess the puzzle-solving capacity of these applicants. Hidden codes, cryptic cr...
VINTAGE PARTY GAMES
MARION PAULL    Book Number: 88845
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We have never before seen a book that incorporates a satin pagemarker with a gift tag on the end To... From... as in this very stylish American import. It is a rose-tinted journey through the worl...
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A QUIZ
MICHAEL MULLIGAN    Book Number: 89176
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Do you know your Sixties chart toppers from your Seventies hits? Can you identify whether a song is a pop power ballad or punk tune? Are you familiar with remixes and collaborations? Now That's Wha...
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...
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