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Books of the Month

Being a Beast
Charles Foster
February 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. We can never truly know what it is like to be another species and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2016
     

Other Featured Books this Month

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 a light hearted, humorous look at the concerns and worries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Making it Up as I Go Along
Marian Keyes
‘Making It Up As I Go Along’ was just as imagined it would be, warm, honest, lovely, funny and highly entertaining. This is a collection of articles written by Marian Keyes, some previously published, some not, from health and beauty,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
Let's Compromise and Say I'm Right Calman on Love & Relationships
Mel Calman
A small book this may be, it does though, pack a mighty and occasionally feisty wallop. Mel Calman’s cartoons about love and relationships have the ability to ring a playful or even wicked little bell as you read them. There...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2015
     
Work with Me How Gender Intelligence Can Help You Succeed at Work and in Life
John Gray, Barbara Annis
A compelling, fascinating, and above-all, practical book which will do for men and women's relationships in the workplace what Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus did for their romantic relationships. Filled with 'ah-ha' moments, Work with Me...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
     
Mindfulness for Women Declutter Your Mind, Simplify Your Life, Find Time to 'Be'
Claire Irvin, Vidyamala Burch
A book and CD/audio download package which offers the perfect introduction to mindfulness meditation for time-pressed women who want an accessible way in to the benefits of mindfulness.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
     
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 secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
     
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 at every kind of number you can think of --...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/02/2016
     
The Aliens Are Coming! The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe
Ben Miller
Discover the fascinating and cutting-edge science behind the greatest question of all: is there life beyond Earth? In The Aliens are Coming!, comedian and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes us on a fantastic voyage of discovery, from the beginnings...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/02/2016
     
The Happiness Track How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success
Emma Seppala
A book to appeal to anyone stressed and worn out by the 24/7 treadmill of the modern world. Here is a rundown on the current thinking on dealing with burn-out and overwork, looking at ways of bringing some respite into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2016
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Telegraph History of the World
Gavin Fuller
A celebration of 160 years of reporting from the end of the Crimea War in 1856 to the Fifa scandals in May this year. A Daily Telegraph reporter always on...
 
 

Behavioural Economics Saved My Dog Life Advice for the Imperfect Human
Dan Ariely
With the driest of humour, Dan Ariely presents some of the questions he's answered via his Wall Street Journal column. He has a genius for coming at problems from unforseen...
 
 

History of the World in 100 Modern Objects Middle-Class Stuff (and Nonsense)
Francesca Hornak
From her Sunday Times column Francesca Hornak has taken 100 columns highlighting iconic objects that any middle-class person would see as essential such as a Farrow and Ball sample pots...
 
 

Great Escapes The Story of MI9's Second World War Escape and Evasion Maps
Barbara Bond
A history of MI9's efforts in providing secret mapping during WWII. These maps, often printed on silk, were produced for pilots, the SOE and for smuggling to prisoners as an...
 
 

The Magpie and the Wardrobe A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells
Sam McKechnie, Alexandrine Portelli
A book to delight , a seasonal celebration of tradition, magic, custom and folklore. The text and little random thoughts and sayings punctuating the beautiful collage style illustrations making some...
 
 

The Light Between Us Lessons from Heaven That Teach Us to Live Better in the Here and Now
Laura Lynne Jackson
‘The Light Between Us’ is moving and fascinating in equal measure. I’m interested in the power of the mind, however I’m sceptical about an afterlife, so will admit to starting...
 
 

Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Randall Munroe
Remarkably clear, simple, occasionally funny explanations and diagrams about 55 complicated things. With fabulous blueprints, some fold out pages, smart little funnies and fascinating information, this is suitable for children...
 
 

Neurotribes The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
Steve Silberman
Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. A groundbreaking book that upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding, and full participation in...
 
 

Whatever! A Down-to-Earth Guide to Parenting Teenagers
Gill Hines, Alison Baverstock
A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling essential guide to parenting a teenager. It is full of advice to help teenagers, their parents and the rest of the...
 
 

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Ruby Wax
500 years ago no one died of stress but in the 21st century many do. Ruby Wax is passionate in her belief that mindfulness is the answer to the way...
 
 

D.I.Y Magic A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity
Anthony Alvarado
There’s no abracadabra to be found here, oh no, but there is magic of a different kind, that of self belief and exploration. This book encourages you to open your...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Landmarks
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015. Infused with the poetry of the land, Robert Macfarlane’s Landmarks explores and celebrates the close relationship between the landscape and...
 
 

The Joy of Tax
Richard Murphy
Tax is at the heart of government, none of us want to see our hard-earned cash disappearing into the government’s maw yet we want the NHS, free schools, roads, the...
 
 

Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way
Lars Mytting
November 2015 Book of the Month. This has been and continues to be a phenomenal Norwegian bestseller. Whether you are...
 
 

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray
This book gathers 180 questions that featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything...
 
 

Wet Dog
Sophie Gamand
Portraits of any number of dogs undergoing their regular shampoo and set. Some long-suffering, most resigned and just a few enjoying the whole thing. A lovely array of dogs, some...
 
 

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”,...
 
 

Chance The Science and Secrets of Luck, Randomness and Probability
Jeremy Webb, Michael Brooks
In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the...
 
 

Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear
Elizabeth Gilbert
Sharing stories from her own life, as well as those from her friends and the people that have inspired her, Elizabeth Gilbert challenges us to embrace our curiosity, tackle what...
 
 

In Order to Live A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
Yeonmi Park
Europe is currently dealing with an unprecedented flow of human beings escaping conflict, hunger and political injustice. In Asia there is another flow of refugees undertaking an even deadlier journey...
 
 

The Cancer Prevention Manual Simple Rules to Reduce the Risks
Ian N. Olver, Fred Stephens
The Cancer Prevention Manual, Second Edition is a handy guide to all of the key issues in cancer prevention. It presents medical and scientific information in an easy to understand...
 
 

They Laughed at Galileo
Albert Jack
A fascinating look at the inventions developed by visionaries who dreamt of the seemingly impossible, but who were opposed by an array of experts publicly declaring that 'It cannot be...
 
 

Ferguson's Gang The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters
Polly Bagnall, Sally Beck
December 2015 Book of the Month. You don't often read “gangsters” and National Trust in the same sentence, more surprising still to...
 
 

Fun with Fabric Sew, Cut, Print and Stick with Retro and Vintage Fabric
Jane Foster
Fun with Fabric is Jane Foster's first book, and in it she presents 15 simple projects, using fabulous fabrics from her own collection. With a cheerful primary coloured retro design...
 
 

Secret Garden Embroidery 15 Projects for Your Stitching Pleasure
Sophie Simpson
This whimsical collection of botanical-inspired needlework projects will take you from budding novice to confident stitcher as you explore a variety of simple counted embroidery techniques. There are 15 gorgeous...
 
 

Freehand Fashion Learn to Sew the Perfect Wardrobe - No Patterns Required!
Chinelo Bally
Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments...
 
 

Hello Sewing! Simple Makes That are Just Sew
Lena Santana
Lena Santana has devised a collection of simple, beautifully made sewing projects that serve as a perfect introduction to dressmaking. With a comprehensive guide to choosing and using fabrics, and...
 
 

Best in Show: Knit Your Own Dinosaur
Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a new title in the Best in Show series. This time they have turned back time and delved into the fascinating prehistoric...
 
 

Mollie Makes: How to Knit Go from Beginner to Expert with 20 New Projects
Mollie Makes
The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite knit designers to share their tips, stories and beautiful projects. Knitting may seem complicated, but in fact there...
 
 

Winter Knitting Patterns for the Family and Home
MillaMia
This inspiring new book from the team behind MillaMia knitwear is packed with projects to take you through the wintertime. As the seasons change from cool, crisp autumn to the...
 
 

Hello Knitting! Simple Knits to Have You in Stitches

With bright, modern, full colour illustrations, anyone can quickly learn to knit, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy knitting projects with Hello Knitting! With this...
 
 

Lingo A Language Spotter's Guide to Europe
Gaston Dorren
An examination of Europe through its languages and dialects, how, living so close together have we developed so many languages? These and other linguistic questions are answered in Gaston Dorren’s...
 
 
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