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Enjoying Celebrity MasterChef? Enjoy 50% off all DK MasterChef books

The celebs are feeling the heat in this new Celebrity MasterChef. This week are you behind actor John Thomson, triple jumper Phillips Idowu, actor and musician Ade Edmondson or actress Denise Black? Our office favourite is Phillips Idowu as we think he’s bound to go far! But who will impress John and Greg and the students of Kingston […]

Feeling crafty?

It seems a bit early to be thinking of Christmas, but our new craft books have so many lovely gifts to make that we are excited already. You could use the remaining summer afternoons to make some perfect presents for friends and family or entertain the kids with some crafty projects and gift making. Handmade […]

The Rush for River Cruises

If you want a truly stylish holiday with unique and unrivaled views of famous cities and landscapes in tranquil and exclusive surroundings, a river cruise holiday offers all this and more. Having experienced a surge in popularity in recent years as travelers demand increasingly one-of-a-kind holidays, the number of Europeans opting for river cruises has […]

First Aid Manuals up for grabs…

We’ve got 5 copies of the First Aid Manual to give away. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning one is to follow @DKBooks on Twitter and retweet the following tweet that we sent out this morning about the competition before 4pm today. (Here’s the tweet: Win a copy of the First Aid […]

How to spot and treat an insect sting and how to look out for signs of anaphylactic shock

A common problem during summer days are those pesky insect stings. So we’ve put together some tips on how to treat wasp stings, bee stings and other painful insect stings. You can spot an insect sting by pain, redness and swelling at and around the site of the sting. You should aim to relieve swelling […]

How to treat vomiting and diarrhoea

Certain aspects of holidays are less pleasant than others and vomiting and diarrhoea are definitely things we all hope to avoid. However, if someone does suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea this summer, here are some first aid tips on how to look after them. Reassure the casualty if she is vomiting and give her a […]

First aid tips to spot dehydration symptoms and to tackle dehydration

As summer arrives it’s great to have some first aid know-how on how to spot symptoms of any sun-induced issues. Want to know how to spot dehydration? Some of the key dehydration symptoms are a dry mouth and eyes, cracked or dry lips, headaches or light headedness, dizziness and confusion and cramp in your muscles. […]

How to spot sunburn and perform sunburn treatment

As it heats up and people change into their summer wardrobes sunburn becomes a bigger issue. So our second lot of first aid tips focuses on sunburn and how to apply sunburn treatment if you spot someone suffering. You can recognise sunburn through symptoms of reddened skin, pain in the area of the burn and […]

How to spot and treat heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion can be very serious, so here is a quick guide to spotting its symptoms and treating it. Signs of heat exhaustion include headaches, dizziness and confusion, cramps in the arms, legs or abdomen and sweating, with pale, clammy skin. Sufferers may also experience loss of appetite and nausea and rapid, weakening pulse and […]

Heading off on holiday? Brush up on your first aid skills

With the summer in full swing and the school holidays approaching, it’s a brilliant time to get outside and enjoy the weather. But, would you know what to do if someone was suffering from heat exhaustion or dehydration? Now is a great time to refresh your knowledge of first aid, so we’re going to be posting […]

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