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The best books to inspire your next hobby

From exploring the lost crafts of rural Britain to baking up a storm in the kitchen, these books will help take your interests to the next level. 

What better gift could to you give someone than the inspiraiton to spend less time on their phones and more on a challenging and rewarding new hobby?! We can't think of one.

These are books designed to guide people into fun new pasttimes, whether that's bird-watching, improving your home or mixing up a killer cocktail. All perfect ways to make use of that 'New Year; New You' energy. 

 

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