Haynes Publishing have some nice new pocket books out this Christmas, they’re perfect for anyone looking for “stocking fillers”. The books are a short, entertaining guide to all the most important things in life.

Bluffer's Guide To Rugby – Steven Gauge, £5.00 sale price (
Know what to say and what to do in the company of rugby fans, and what excuses to make when the drinking games start.

Bluffer's Guide To Beer – Jonathan Goodall, £5.00 sale price (
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to prosper in the frothy world of beer appreciation.

Bluffer's Guide To Management – John Courtis and Elizabeth B Ratcliffe, £5.00 sale price (
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of management.



Haynes Explains is a series of 12 titles that offer a witty and irreverent take on many aspects of modern life. Author Boris Starling humorously spins his take on Haynes’ inimitable style based on a strip-down and rebuild of a particular ‘model’.


Titles in the range include:

Life Stages – the ideal gift for that special someone who is entering a new chapter in their life – whether that’s starting a family, buying their first home or retiring.

Haynes Explains: Babies – Boris Starling, £6.99 (

Haynes Explains: Pensioners – Boris Starling, £6.99 (

Haynes Explains: Marriage – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
A light-hearted and entertaining take on the classic workshop manual, it contains everything you’d expect to see including exploded views, flow charts, fault diagnosis and the odd wiring diagram.
Haynes Explains: Teenagers – Boris Starling, £6.99 (

Haynes Explains: The Home – Boris Starling, £6.99 (

Passions – whether they’re crazy for the beautiful game, fluffy friends or getting into the festive spirit, Boris Starling’s take on British passions will hit the spot!

Haynes Explains: Football – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
Haynes Explains: Pets – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
Haynes Explains: Christmas – Boris Starling, £6.99 (

Nationalities – perfect for those with friends and relatives from over the Channel, or across the Pond.

Haynes Explains: The British – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
Haynes Explains: The Americans – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
Haynes Explains: The Germans – Boris Starling, £6.99 (
Haynes Explains: The French – Boris Starling, £6.99 (


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