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
Published price: £14.99
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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...
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A Search & Find Book
ILLUS. BY AMANDA ENRIGHT    Book Number: 86106
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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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...
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
Published price: £4.99
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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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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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Bibliophile price: £1.90
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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?...
TAI CHI DVD
DUKE MARKETING    Book Number: 86956
Published price: £11.95
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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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Bibliophile price: £3.75
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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.75
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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...
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...
ALAN TURING CODEBREAKER'S PUZZLE BOOK
DR GARETH MOORE    Book Number: 87602
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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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
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
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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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Bibliophile price: £3.75
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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
Bibliophile price: £21.00
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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 ...
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...
IT'S ALL A GAME: A Short History of Board Games
TRISTAN DONOVAN    Book Number: 88214
Published price: £12.99
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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
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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 ...
WATERCOLOUR IN 10 STEPS
PATRICIA SELIGMAN    Book Number: 88271
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You have set yourself a challenge and are ready to learn to paint in watercolour. In this book, in just ten steps, we are going to work up to painting a still-life composition of fruit - an apple,...
LONDON: A Game
MARTIN WALLACE    Book Number: 87925
Published price: £24.95
Bibliophile price: £16.95
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A lovely big family box set Osprey Game containing 101 City cards, 20 oversized Borough cards, 32 wooden tokens, 60 cardboard tokens and a Development board. In 1666 the Great Fire had devastated ...
DA VINCI HELICOPTER: Create & Build Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN & TECH.    Book Number: 81727
Bibliophile price: £16.00
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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...
HYDRAULIC ROBOTIC ARM: Create & Build Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN & TECH.    Book Number: 81733
Bibliophile price: £16.00
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Budding engineers of all ages (eight to adult) will love this three-dimensional model kit to build a working hydraulic arm - fluid power! It actually pincers and grabs objects and swivels to 90 de...
SWING BRIDGE: Create & Build Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN & TECH.    Book Number: 82985
Bibliophile price: £16.00
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Based on the historic swing bridge over the River Tyne, this kit contains 28 pre-cut wooden pieces, two MDF gear plates, 26 dowels, one large dowel, six O-rings, sandpaper and glue. Easy to make i...
LEONARDO DA VINCI TREBUCHET: Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY    Book Number: 84584
Bibliophile price: £21.00
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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...
HYDRAULIC GEARBOT: Wooden Kit
PATHFINDERS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY    Book Number: 84587
Bibliophile price: £25.00
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Rotate, lift, lift again, spin and fire! Complete with hydraulic syringe, just add water and about an hour or two of your time to this DIY kit to make a hydraulic catapault with some cool gear lin...
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