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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GOBLINOIDS: How To Draw and Paint Goblins
SCOTT PURDY    Book Number: 87014
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
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...
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 ...
LEONARDO DA VINCI TREBUCHET: Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY    Book Number: 84584
Bibliophile price: £20.00
Product format: Unknown

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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
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £2.50
Product format: Unknown

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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
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.25
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
10 JACKS IN A WOODEN BOX: Throw and Go 2 Balls
NPW    Book Number: 84872
Published price: £9.83
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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 ...
RUBIK'S PUZZLES: 101 Puzzles to Test Your Brain Power
TIM DEDOPULOS    Book Number: 89073
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
Product format: Paperback

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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'...
LET'S PLAY CHESS
JOSY BLOGGS    Book Number: 89398
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MOODSCAPES: The Theory and Practice
REBEKKA GUOLEIFSDOTTIR    Book Number: 89631
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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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...
AREA MAZE PUZZLES
GRAHAM JONES    Book Number: 89663
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.88
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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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
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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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
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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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 VINCI'S INVENTIVE PUZZLES
RICHARD WOLFRIK GALLAND    Book Number: 89686
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £1.38
Product format: Hardback

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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...
MENSA MIND WORKOUT
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 89692
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Specially designed to stretch your mind and keep your IQ sharp, train your brain with these 200 puzzles - ten tests of 20 demanding puzzles, each becoming progressively harder. It focusses mainly ...
RUBIK'S LOGIC PUZZLES
RUBIKS    Book Number: 89698
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Paperback

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Beautifully designed and colourful large softback which takes the iconography and core intellectual values of the classic 1980s Rubik Cube. It places them in a colourful, challenging set of 101 mi...
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY STAMPS
HOWARD PILTZ    Book Number: 89991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £2.38
Product format: Hardback

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The author's two passions, for narrow-gauge railways and stamp-collecting, makes this book a revelation and a delight to read. Both hobbies lead him all over the world as he chases stamps ranging ...
ANGELS MELOZZO DA FORLI 1000 PIECE JIGSAW: Fine Art Collecti
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89557
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Unknown

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With long blonde curly hair, an angelic face and playing a violin type instrument at hip level, clothed in golden bronze draped costume, with beaded halo and gossamer wings, the Angel depicted in d...
MAGICAL UNICORN 100 PIECE JIGSAW
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89561
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Unknown

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Dolphin, giraffe and horse and friends help the magical Unicorn celebrate his birthday in a modern colourful 100 piece children's jigsaw with an assembled measurement 490 x 360mm. Packaged in a 2-p...
ART OF WAR STRATEGIC PUZZLES
RICHARD WOLFRIK GALLAND    Book Number: 89667
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sun Tzu's insights are the inspiration behind this book of mental conundrums which will take us through centuries of warfare and across continents and battlefields to test your powers of strategy, ...
HANDFUL OF STARS: A Palmistry Guidebook & Hand-Printing Kit
HELENE SUACEDO    Book Number: 89716
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.25
Product format: Paperback

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We have never before come across a hand-printing kit and everything you need to know about the exquisite map that is your hand. The box set includes a keepsake black and purple sturdy box with sil...
LIBRARY: 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
THE GIFTED STATIONERY COMPANY    Book Number: 89213
Bibliophile price: £14.00
Product format: Unknown

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A true bibliophile's image of glorious leatherbound hardbacks spine out on four floor-to-ceiling bookcases in a library setting with leather-topped table, a vase of flowers, a reading lamp and a co...
SCRATCH & CREATE: Scratch & Draw Patterns
ZOE INGRAM    Book Number: 90147
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

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20 intricate, inspiring illustrations of spirals, tangles and geometric patterns, each created with simple lines and shapes. Follow the drawings or feel free to design your own variations as you c...
ARTISTS' MATERIALS: The Complete Source Book
EMMA PEARCE    Book Number: 90223
Published price: £11.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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Completely revised and updated, the Complete Source Book of Methods and Media is a compact, indispensable and comprehensive practical guide for all experienced and aspiring artists. Get the most o...
MAKE A MOBILE: Magical Unicorns
ANNABEL STONES ILLUS SAM LOMAN    Book Number: 90254
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

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Press out and slot together a fantastic room decoration of Stardust the unicorn. She lived at Dancing Paddock with her friends Rainbow, Melody and Cherry. One day they heard that a new unicorn an...
BBC RADIO FOUR TODAY PROGRAMME PUZZLE BOOK 2
FOREWORD BY SARAH SANDS    Book Number: 90308
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £1.00
Product format: Paperback

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How do you move an Arctic fox, a rock ptarmigan and some polar willow? This country is blessed with quick-witted coders, mathematicians and puzzle solvers who are as sharp as pins at 7:47am, the m...
HANDMADE GLAMPING: ADD A CAMPING TRIP
C. LIDDLE & LUCY HOPPING    Book Number: 89929
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £1.50
Product format: Hardback

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Remember the days in the old VW camper van, the deckchair out in the sunshine, the picnic laid out and your favourite book at the ready? Nowadays camping is done in style with a beautiful patchwor...
HISTORY OF CHESS IN FIFTY MOVES
BILL PRICE    Book Number: 89931
Published price: £21.50
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Indian military board game Chaturanga, played on 64 squares, has been identified as the ancestor of our modern game of chess, but an alternative theory is that it originated in China and was ca...
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