Centuries ago, the printing press made an impact like the internet, enabling words to circulate knowledge and entertainment. Nowadays, you can buy books in person, through mail order or in an online bookstore where you can browse through different categories and read reviews. Waterstones have an easy click and collect service that allows you to order a book at an online price and collect it at your local shop. There’s free delivery on certain orders and a discount for students. The printed word still has a special place in our hearts and many books have the power to inspire, make you think and even change your life! Here are just five that you can find in Waterstones.
1. Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour cooking for a low-calorie diet by Tom Kerridge
You’ve probably seen him on TV cooking delicious meals. In this fascinating book he explains how he improved his health by losing a gigantic eleven stone through preparing appetising food that had fewer calories but plenty of taste. You’ll find all sorts of recipes including, sticky pork chops, black bean burritos and imaginative doughnuts dusted with a sweet, spicy coating.
2. Destinations of a Lifetime : 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places by National Geographic
This is packed with large, inspirational images of some of the most unusual travel destinations around the world. It’s perfect for daydreaming about ancient monasteries perched on a cliff, hidden corners of the rain forests and beautiful coastlines. It also contains handy tips for when you visit some of the locations in person.
3. A-Z British Cars 1945-1980 by Graham Robson
In this amazingly detailed book you’ll discover the classic cars that made the UK a world leader in the car industry. Names like Aston Martin and Lotus are here, along with the less well-known such as the Sunbeam. Many old relics frequently turn up at auctions and this book could inspire you to restore one to its former glory.
4. Fashion Embroidery : Embroidery Techniques and Inspiration for Haute-Couture Clothing by Jessica Pile
If you’re mad about fashion, this book highlights how you can embellish your clothes with original touches of embroidery and beading. There are photographs from the catwalks featuring the haute couture of famous designers such as Louis Vuitton. The easy to follow diagrams and fabric guides are perfect for beginners and experienced stitchers.
5. Tidelands by Philippa Gregory
Tidelands is a great bookstore novel that is set in 1648 towards the end of the English Civil War. It follows the struggles of Alinor, an ordinary woman who becomes involved in mystery and intrigue and is eventually accused of witchcraft. The plot is skilfully crafted with vivid characters and gripping suspense that leads to a surprising conclusion.