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Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014






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The Real World

The Real World

Wild Voices Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands
Mike Cawthorne
A record of travels in one of the wildest and most remote corners of the UK – the Cairngorms. Following in the footsteps of Scottish writers such as Neil Gunn and Rowena Farre, Mike Cawthorne recalls the landscape as his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2014
     

One Hundred and Four Horses A Family Forced to Run. The Horses They Had to Save. An Epic Journey to Freedom.
Mandy Retzlaff
In Zimbabwe white farmers are forced off their land, having to flee leaving almost everything behind – including their animals. As the Retzlaff family move across the country they take on many of the horses that distraught farmers ask them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

England's 100 Best Views
Simon Jenkins
Our crowded little country still has the power to amaze as the 100 views chosen by Simon Jenkins shows so well. There is the grand landscape, the coastal scene but also the village and city, a diversity of scene made...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

If I Don't Come Home Letters from D-Day
Alastair Bannerman
Published by ITV, Alastair Bannerman who features in the documentary, decided he would write an extended love letter to his wife, recording his thoughts and emotions before and during the invasion. The notebook in which this letter was written was...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 05/06/2014
     

Confessions of a Bad Mother
Stephanie Calman
Funny, acutely observed, frighteningly honest and drawing on her own and hundreds of other mum's real experiences, Stephanie Calman serves up the perfect antidote to all those books that tell you that your children must be perfect, and to all...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Peas & Queues The Minefield of Modern Manners
Sandi Toksvig
How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Dark Actors The Life and Death of David Kelly
Robert Lewis
One July afternoon in 2003, in a quiet part of Oxfordshire, a scientist went out for a walk and never came back. Dr David Kelly had been all over the news in the preceding days; as an investigator on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

In the Interests of Safety The Absurd Rules That Blight Our Lives and How We Can Change Them
Tracey Brown, Michael Hanlon
Can a mobile phone really cause a major explosion at a gas station? And is there really a good reason why you should be be prevented from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep? These rules exist, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

What's in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker
David McKie
This is the Sunday Times bestseller. Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades (Butcher, Smith, Roper) or physical appearance (Long, Brown, Thynne). Some provide clues to where we...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

Riddle of the Labyrinth The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code and the Uncovering of a Lost Civilisation
Margalit Fox
The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly seventy years later, it exerts a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2014
     

Georgian London Into the Streets
Lucy Inglis
In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

The Complete A to Z Dictionary of Dreams Be Your Own Dream Expert
Ian Wallace
If you've ever woken up thinking 'What was that about?' This fascinating dream dictionary with over 12,000 definitions will explain everything and help you become your own dream expert. Written by highly respected Dream Psychologist Ian Wallace, this comprehensive guide...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2014
     

Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Year and a World of Change Apart
Diccon Bewes
A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionised tourism forever.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/06/2014
     

Jumbo The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation
John Sutherland
You only have to read the newspapers to know that elephants are in serious danger; huge numbers being killed for their ivory but from reading John Sutherland’s Jumbo we learn that tragedy and the elephant have long been linked. Jumbo...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
     

How Many Socks Make a Pair? Surprisingly Interesting Everyday Maths
Rob Eastaway
Surprising, amusing and even amazing maths from Rob Eastaway who reveals that mathematical precision can be found in the most mundane of places, including your sock drawer. Start here for a book to take away fear of maths and change...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2014
     


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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365 Reasons to be Proud to be English Magical Moments in England's History
Richard Happer
However well our boys do in the 2014 World Cup, we can be sure that English pride will be riding higher than ever. So it's time to celebrate our Englishness!...
 
 
 


Ultimate Dad Stuff
Steve Caplin, Simon Rose
Children expect the earth from their fathers. They have to be able to conjure up games from thin air, to answer every question under the sun, to skim stones, and...
 
 
 


The Moaning of Life The Worldly Wisdom of Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington
' Why are we here? The only time I ever asked meself that was on a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.' Left to his own devices, Karl Pilkington would be happy...
 
 
 


Mrs Brown's Family Handbook
Brendan O'Carroll
Some invaluable advice on managing a (large) family with Mrs Brown soliciting additional advice from the children, the neighbours and anyone else who happened to be passing at the time....
 
 
 


Top Gear: Epic Failures 50 Great Motoring Cock-Ups
Richard Porter
The 50 “what-were-they-thinking-of” cars, the ones that were not only failures, they were Epic failures. Top of the Father’s Day gift-list for any Top Gear fanatic Dads.Like for...
 
 
 


Badgerlands The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Patrick Barkham
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers...
 
 
 


The Ghosts of Happy Valley Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats
Juliet Barnes
Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya's early...
 
 
 


Harry's Last Stand How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save it
Harry Leslie Smith
June 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. In November last year, Harry Leslie Smith wrote a piece for the Guardian called “This Year,...
 
 
 


How to be a Husband
Tim Dowling
Not wishing to lead by example, Tim Dowling, does however have over 20 years of husbandly experience to offer those who would like to ask; Tim, how can I be...
 
 
 


Big Phil Campion's Real World SAS Survival Guide Any Threat. Any Situation. Sorted.
Phil Campion
As the sub-title suggests Ex-SAS Phil Campion shows how to face Any threat, Any Situation. He considers and advises on everything from the most likely dangers encountered in everyday life...
 
 
 


True Grit
Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing...
 
 
 


Wish You Were Here The Lives, Loves and Friendships of the Butlin's Girls
Lynn Russell, Neil Hanson
Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlin's holiday camps. 'When I got to the camp I felt as if I'd suddenly walked into Utopia - it was so...
 
 
 


D-Day
Stephen E. Ambrose
On the basis of 1,400 oral histories from the men who were there, bestselling author and World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose reveals for the first time anywhere that...
 
 
 


Incredible Waves An Appreciation of Perfect Surf
Chris Power
Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2014. Beautiful, unique, kaleidoscopic, geometrically exquisite... perfect waves are some of Mother Nature's most alluring and mesmerizing...
 
 
 


The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
James Astill
On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League - cricket, but not as we knew it....
 
 
 


Everest - The First Ascent The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the Man Who Made it Possible
Harriet Tuckey
This is the winner of the outstanding General Sports Writing Award, British Sports Book Awards. It is the winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize. It is the winner of the...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for...
 
 
 


Is it Really Too Much to Ask? The World According to Clarkson Volume 5
Jeremy Clarkson
Is It Really Too Much To Ask? is the fifth book in Jeremy Clarkson's bestselling The World According to Clarkson series. Well, someone's got to do it: in a world...
 
 
 


Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. This is a...
 
 
 


Cold Blood Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians
Richard Kerridge
As a boy, Richard Kerridge loved to encounter wild creatures and catch them for his back-garden zoo. In a country without many large animals, newts caught his attention first of...
 
 
 


50 People Who Screwed Up Scotland
Allan Brown
To be Scottish is to have a lot to live down, and as Allan Brown shows, this lot do the job superbly. Whether it be Robert Burns, indecipherable bard of...
 
 
 


Doctor Who: Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff - the Quotable Doctor Who
Cavan Scott, Mark Wright
All of time and space. All things that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start? From a junkyard in Totter's Lane to the fields of Trenzalore,...
 
 
 


The Yorkshire Shepherdess
Amanda Owen
May 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Well known from her appearances on ITV’s The Dales, Amanda Owen is one of those lucky...
 
 
 


Badgerlands The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Patrick Barkham
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers...
 
 
 


The Big Book of Flight
Rowland White
A great gift for boys - and girls! - from nine to ninety. Packed full of totally vital stuff like how to build your own bottle rocket or hovercraft! -...
 
 
 


Field Notes From a Hidden City An Urban Nature Diary
Esther Woolfson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons,...
 
 
 


The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Winner of the THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. From the very centre of England - literally, as his village is...
 
 
 


The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit
Carol Baxter
The year is 1845 and a murderer is caught by the first Electric telegraph, installed on the Great Western Railway. John Tawell, an upright citizen, a Quaker who had erred...
 
 
 


The Old Ways A Journey on Foot
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer...
 
 
 


The Great War Diary Breathtaking Colour Photographs from a World Torn Apart
Gunnar Dedio, Florian Dedio
Brutal and cataclysmic, the First World War irrevocably changed the face of Europe. On the centenary of its onset, The Great War Diaries gives a startling and intimate view of...
 
 
 


How NOT to Write a Novel 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published
Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman
May 2014 Guest Editor Daisy Goodwin on How Not to Write a Novel and Reading Like a Writer... I came to writing fiction in my forties and plunged...
 
 
 


The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World A Pointless Book Written by the Presenters of the Hit BBC 1 TV Show
Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman
From the top BBC comedy show Pointless here are the 100 absolutely most pointless arguments to rot your brain. Quickly brushing aside the Why are we here question and that...
 
 
 


Reading Like a Writer A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Francine Prose
May 2014 Guest Editor Daisy Goodwin on Reading Like a Writer and How Not to Write a Novel... I came to writing fiction in my forties and plunged...
 
 
 


It's Not Raining, Daddy, it's Happy
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton
Ben Brooks-Dutton's wife - the great love of his life - was knocked down and killed by a car as he walked beside her, pushing their two-year-old son in his...
 
 
 


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