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The Art of Waiting by Christopher Jory Read the opening extract of the brand new Christopher Jory book before its publication on 2016-05-19

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A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip by Alexander Masters
A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found in a Skip
Alexander Masters
May 2016 Book of the Month. A detective story, investigating the life of the person whose diaries – 148 of them at...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead
All at Sea
Decca Aitkenhead
May 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. If you need an illustration of how life can turn from happiness to despair in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016

Other Featured Books this Month

Mummy's Little Soldier A Troubled Child. An Absent Mom. A Shocking Secret. by Casey Watson
Mummy's Little Soldier A Troubled Child. An Absent Mom. A Shocking Secret.
Casey Watson
A very readable, poignant recollection by Casey Watson, who writes under a pseudonym and is a specialist foster carer. This is Casey’s 12th book and she takes us back to a time before she was a foster carer, to when...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove
Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul
Stuart Cosgrove
Northern Soul isn't just a music genre, it's a way of life and one that intensely encompasses and overpowers those that fall for it's high energy 'stomping' - dancing. Young Soul Rebels is part personal autobiography of the acclaimed music...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
Royalty Inc Britain's Best-Known Brand by Stephen Bates
Royalty Inc Britain's Best-Known Brand
Stephen Bates
Stephen Bates, a former Guardian Royal Correspondent, chronicles the ups and downs of the British Monarchy and their evolution into today's Royalty Inc. He writes about how we perceive Royalty, the changes made to accommodate public access via media or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
TED Talks The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
TED Talks The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Chris Anderson
In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2016
The Evolution of Everything How Small Changes Transform Our World by Matt Ridley
The Evolution of Everything How Small Changes Transform Our World
Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley explores the Theory of Evolution in Everything from Religion to Politics and the Internet. He highlights how Top-Down thinking such as big Government and Central Banks will fail and strangle sense at birth and it is bottom up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/05/2016
The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen by Estanislao Bachrach
The Agile Mind How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen
Estanislao Bachrach
Demystifies the preconceptions we often have about how our brains function to show how creativity really works, and how we can make it work even better. Join the authors on a fun and amazing journey into the deepest reaches of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/05/2016
The Wood for the Trees One Man's Long View of Nature by Richard A. Fortey
The Wood for the Trees One Man's Long View of Nature
Richard A. Fortey
From one of our greatest science writers, this biography of a beech-and-bluebell wood through diverse moods and changing seasons combines stunning natural history with the ancient history of the countryside to tell the full story of the British landscape. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Beyond Happiness The Trap of Happiness and How to Find Deeper Meaning and Joy by Anthony Seldon
Beyond Happiness The Trap of Happiness and How to Find Deeper Meaning and Joy
Anthony Seldon
A thoughtful yet practical book aimed at anyone who wants to lead a happier and more fulfilled life, written by top headmaster and co-founder of Action for Happiness, Sir Anthony Seldon
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter by David Starkey

Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter
David Starkey
To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey explores its influence on Britain today. Taking us from the origins of the “Great Charter”,...

Worry with Mother 101 Neuroses for the Modern Mama by Francesca Hornak

Worry with Mother 101 Neuroses for the Modern Mama
Francesca Hornak
Beautifully illustrated by renowned cartoonist Dorrance, this book is a welcome slice of light relief from all the fretting mums are expected to do these days. Francesca Hornak has taken...

The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Marking the twentieth anniversary of Notes from a Small Island, the author makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. He gives us an acute and perceptive...

The Silent Cry There is Little Kim Can Do as Her Mother's Mental Health Spirals Out of Control by Cathy Glass

Reader Reviewed The Silent Cry There is Little Kim Can Do as Her Mother's Mental Health Spirals Out of Control
Cathy Glass
Another emotional and open-hearted story from Cathy Glass, who has been foster mother to over 150 children. ‘The Silent Cry’ travels back in time, to when Cathy’s own children were...

Gluten Attack Why Gluten is Waging War on Our Health and What to Do About it? by Professor David Sanders

Gluten Attack Why Gluten is Waging War on Our Health and What to Do About it?
Professor David Sanders
Gluten is regularly lambasted in the press, demonised by wellbeing experts and banned from more diets every day. But do we know why? Where does the hype end and science...

Pure, White and Deadly How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it by John Yudkin, Robert Lustig

Pure, White and Deadly How Sugar is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop it
John Yudkin, Robert Lustig
Using everyday language and a range of scientific evidence, Professor Yudkin explores the ins and out of sugar, from the different types - is brown sugar really better than white?...

The Art of People The 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want by Dave Kerpen

The Art of People The 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want
Dave Kerpen
What does it take to win success and influence? In a world where we are constantly connected, it's those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who...

Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Tales from 400 Years of Shakespearean Theatre by Iain Spragg

Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Extraordinary but True Tales from 400 Years of Shakespearean Theatre
Iain Spragg
A fascinating playbill of stories from the weird and wonderful world of Shakespearean theatre through the centuries, including distinguished actors falling off stages, fluffed lines, performances in the dark, and...

A Smidgen of Shakespeare Brush Up on the Bard with Quotations, Trivia and Frolics by Geoff Spiteri

A Smidgen of Shakespeare Brush Up on the Bard with Quotations, Trivia and Frolics
Geoff Spiteri
I was once lucky enough to see the late – and great actor Michael Bryant play Iago,his command of the text such that the whole play came alight - a...

Dear World, How Are You? by Toby Little

Dear World, How Are You?
Toby Little
April 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Gorgeous, fascinating and heartwarming, this is a book to put a smile on your face. In 2013, aged five...

I Love Shakespeare 400 Fantastic Facts by Warren King

I Love Shakespeare 400 Fantastic Facts
Warren King
This fun little book, containing 400 fantastic facts about the Bard and his work and more than 100 illustrations, will delight fans everywhere!

First Lady The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill by Sonia Purnell

First Lady The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
Sonia Purnell
Reading Sonia Purnell's study of Clementine Churchill's life one is made aware of quite how far Clementine Churchill has dropped out of public awareness. Wrongly as we quickly learn as...

The Month Before's Featured Books

Making it Up as I Go Along by Marian Keyes

Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as I imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by...

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers by Ian Stewart

Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers
Ian Stewart
Ian Stewart explores the astonishing properties of numbers from 1 to10 to zero and infinity, including one figure that, if you wrote it out, would span the universe. He looks...

Adventures in Human Being by Gavin Francis

Adventures in Human Being
Gavin Francis
In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the...

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft by Anthony Smith

The Old Man and the Sea A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft
Anthony Smith
“Fancy rafting across the Atlantic: Famous traveller requires 3 crew. Must be OAP” - to quote from Anthony Smith’s Daily Telegraph advertisement – and 80-year-old Smith got his crew allowing...

Sorting the Beef from the Bull The Science of Food Fraud Forensics by Richard, FRS Evershed, Nicola Temple

Sorting the Beef from the Bull The Science of Food Fraud Forensics
Richard, FRS Evershed, Nicola Temple
Sorting the Beef from the Bull is a collection of food fraud tales from around the world. It explains the role of science in uncovering some of the century's biggest...

My Life in Houses by Margaret Forster

My Life in Houses
Margaret Forster
Perhaps those “in charge” could spare the time to read My Life in Houses to remind them how housing is fundamental not just for protection from the elements but as...

The Gentle Parenting Book How to Raise Calmer, Happier Children from Birth to Seven by Sarah Ockwell-Smith

The Gentle Parenting Book How to Raise Calmer, Happier Children from Birth to Seven
Sarah Ockwell-Smith
For too long, parenting has been viewed as a battle. The Gentle Parenting Book offers a much-needed balanced approach to raising happy, confident and respectful children

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own...

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury

The Fish Ladder A Journey Upstream
Katharine Norbury
As Katharine Norbury tracks rivers and mountains, her own personal story plays out against this watery landscape. As an adopted child, serious illness leads her to search for her real...

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes The Story of Women in the 1950s by Virginia Nicholson

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes The Story of Women in the 1950s
Virginia Nicholson
This account of women’s lives in the 1950’s will resonant with every generation of women, those who lived through it and those whose mothers and grandmothers experienced this pre-feminist age....

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran

Moranifesto
Caitlin Moran
Combining the best of the author's columns with lots of new writing, this book deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and why the...

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
Michael Dobson
This Companion thoroughly covers Shakespeare's works, times, life, and legacy. Now revised and updated to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the second edition reflects developments and discoveries made...

Un-Train Your Brain A Formula for Freedom (from the Neurons That Hold You Back) by Mike Weeks

Un-Train Your Brain A Formula for Freedom (from the Neurons That Hold You Back)
Mike Weeks
Un-train Your Brain is an adventurous guide to freedom from the neurons that hold you back. It will enable you to choose how you feel and experience each moment, transforming...

Fat is A Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

Fat is A Feminist Issue
Susie Orbach
With an increasingly dominant diet industry, this anti-diet book is helpful to women who love their own body and face the demands of 21st-century living with confidence. This is the...

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