French writer and existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964 which he subsequently declined. He was the first person in history of the award to voluntarily and unrelentingly refuse it. Read books by John-Paul Sartre
Forensics The Anatomy of Crime Val McDermid
October 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Forensics is the ultimate detective work and has a surprisingly long history with a Chinese textbook detailing forensic cases from as far back as the Thirteenth... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
Other Featured Books this Month
The Virgin Way How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead Sir Richard Branson
There’s no single magic formula on offer but Richard Branson can share a lifetime’s learning, setting down what he’s learned and what he’s observed in those who have inspired him. Whatever rung you’ve reached on the management ladder there’s plenty... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2014
Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Mary Roach
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014.
Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject and in Gulp, a story of the physicality of eating,... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Confessions of a Ghostwriter Andrew Crofts
Slip into a secret world, one of suggestive snippets of information and intrigue; time hop through the career of a ghostwriter who has led a life possibly more varied and interesting than some of those he writes memoirs for. This... Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
A Slip of the Keyboard Collected Non-fiction Terry Pratchett
This title comes with a foreword by Neil Gaiman. Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Life Story Mike Gunton, Rupert Barrington
Life Story is a tale of survival, laying bare the extraordinary journey animals must make to achieve life's goal – to continue their bloodline. Whether learning new skills, finding a mate or protecting their young, everything they do is a... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Making of Home Judith Flanders
One of my very favourite books of the year so far, a wonderful all encompassing history of European and American home life as experienced over the past 500 years. Judith Flanders overturns our notions of what home has meant in... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
Children of the Days A Calendar of Human History Eduardo Galeano
From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
We Should All be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. An eBook short. What does feminism mean today? That is... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Lists of Note Shaun Usher
Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and... Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2014
1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways...Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't walk and breathe at... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
You Are Here Around the World in 92 Minutes Chris Hadfield
In You Are Here, bestselling author and celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. The millions of us who followed Hadfield's news-making Twitter feed from... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2014
Quick Pint After Work? And Other Everyday Lies Luke Lewis
Jargon, cliches, euphemisms ...lies. Ever wished there was a phrasebook to help you translate all this endless bullsh*t? When your boss asks 'Can I have a quick word?' (real meaning: I don't have anything to discuss, I just like putting... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Bookshop Book Jen Campbell
We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops,... Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
WTF Knits Gabrielle Grillo, Lucy Sweet
Forget scarves and bobble hats. Here are some woollen wonders that will really blow your mind...For the last four years, Gabrielle Grillo has been scouring the web for the most bizarre knitted items she can find. In this hysterically funny... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Downton Abbey Rules for Household Staff Carnival Productions
The household staff of Downton Abbey carry out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy,... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Cancer Chronicles Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery George Johnson
When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science-writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he... Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
The Best of Matt Matt Pritchett
No one does it better...From recessions to royalty, the National Health Service to the national rail service and the lot of the beleaguered commuter, Matt reviews the last twelve months in his own utterly brilliant style. His daily cartoons are... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
Dogs Hanging out of Windows
Ears flapping, eyes wide and nose twitching: a dog hanging out of a window is a spectacular sight. Capturing these moments of delight and canine curiosity, this book is an anthology of beautiful photographs of man's best friend in motion.... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything Brendan O'Carroll
Mrs. Brown's A to Y of Everything is Brendan O'Carroll's hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Mrs. Brown's Family Handbook. If there's one Mammy in the world who knows what's what, it's Mrs. Brown. Here, Agnes, star of the incredibly popular... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Byron said ‘Truth is stranger than fiction’ a quote which is, perhaps, even more relevant in the 21st Century than the 19th.
This genre for Lovereading encompasses new and interesting non fiction titles in the areas of Popular Science, Politics, History, Religion, Philosophy – and many others which we won’t list but we hope you’ll enjoy.
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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:
Beating for Light Geoff Akers
A convincing and impressive fictional account using known facts, to portray the life of Isaac Rosenberg, a poet and painter most famous for his provocative poems from the trenches in...
Plumdog Emma Chichester Clark
Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell - that's whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle. I especially like swimming, leaping, catching, and croissants, and my favourite fragrance...
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
'In real life, goshawks resemble sparrowhawks the way leopards resemble housecats. Bigger, yes. But bulkier, bloodier, deadlier, scarier, and much, much harder to see. Birds of deep woodland, not gardens,...
Double Down John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
'What am I supposed to do when he starts spewing his bullshit?' Barack Obama preparing for his first debate with Mitt Romney. In their runaway bestseller Game Change / Race...