Terms and Conditions

This website and its contents are the property of Octopus Publishing Group. By accessing this site you expressly agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. From time to time we may make changes to the Terms and Conditions or the content of this site and you are advised to review these Terms and Conditions periodically.


This website is provided on an “as is” basis and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Octopus Publishing Group makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for purpose relating to this website and/or its content and/or any website to which is linked. Octopus Publishing Group does not guarantee that this site will be error-free, uninterrupted, that this site or the server from which it is run is free of viruses or other potentially harmful codes, or that defects will be corrected. In addition, Octopus Publishing Group does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this site is accurate, complete or current.

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Octopus Publishing Group or its employees be liable for any claims for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages and expenses whatsoever (including without limitation, health problems, lost profits and damage arising from or in connection with the use of this website or any website with which it is linked or for any information or services obtained through this website.


All material on this website is the copyright of Octopus Publishing Group or its associates. You may not copy, reproduce, upload, post, distribute, republish, retransmit, or modify in any way any of the material on this site, including computer code and software without the prior written consent of Octopus Publishing Group. Mitchell Beazley, Millers, Hamlyn, Gaia, Godsfield, Cassell Illustrated, Conran Octopus, Bounty and Philip’s are registered trademarks of Octopus Publishing Group and may only be used with prior written consent. Any other trademarks appearing on the site belong to their respective owners.

Link to other sites

This website may include links to third party websites which are not controlled by Octopus Publishing Group. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and we do not accept liability in connection with such sites.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Octopus Publishing Group and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or your authorised users or in connection with the use of this website.


This site is operated by Octopus Publishing Group from its registered office in the United Kingdom. In the event of any dispute about these terms or involving the website, the dispute shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and any litigation must be brought in court in London without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any provision of this agreement is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from the agreement and the remainder of the agreement shall remain.

International Use

This site is intended for the use of residents of the United Kingdom. International users are permitted to access this website but remain responsible for compliance with local laws.