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Books of the Month


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
     

Drunk Tank Pink The Subconscious Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Adam Alter
Adam Alter takes his readers on a tour of the subconscious brain showing how we react to signals and stimuli such as colour without our being aware of what we are doing. Psychologists have found the colour referred to in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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
     

The Perfect Theory A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity
Professor Pedro G. Ferreira
Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity is possibly the most perfect intellectual achievement in modern physics. Anything that involves gravity, the force that powers everything on the largest, hottest or densest of scales, can be explained by it. From the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/02/2014
     

Seven Elements That Have Changed the World Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon
John Browne
Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. SEVEN ELEMENTS vividly describes how iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have shaped the world around us - for good and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

Serving the Reich The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler
Philip Ball
Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. Among...
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
     

Electric Dreams The Collected Works of Jim'll Paint It
Jim'll Paint It
You name it. I'll paint it. On Paint. Jim'll Paint. It is an enigma. As he says on his wildly successful Tumblr and Facebook pages: Got something in your brain that you'd really like to see with your eyes? Just...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

The Rich From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History
John Kampfner
From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Rich is the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money. Starting with the Romans and Ancient Egypt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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
     

Back in the USSR Heroic Adventures in Transnistria
Rory MacLean, Nick Danziger
Ian Fleming could not have imagined a better place to set his latest thriller: an upstart mini-state at the edge of Europe, Transnistria is a nowhereland, a Soviet museum occupied by Russian peace-keepers near the Black Sea. Its oligarchs in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2014
     

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
     

Dog Treats An Assortment of Mutts, Mongrels, Puppies and Pooches
Christopher Matthew
From Ozymandias the Steve McQueen of Springers whose acrobatic sex life rivals Errol Flynn's, to terrier Ted, whose Falstaffian appetites (and over-indulgence following the loyal toast) lead to a shameful bender followed by a spell in re-hab, man's best friend...
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
     

Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World
Linda Tirado
Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She has worked all hours as a food service worker in a chain restaurant to support her young family. She knows what it's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2014
     

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
     

Trash An Innocent Girl. A Shocking Story of Squalor and Neglect.
Tracy Miller, Britney Fuller
'To start: it was just me and my mom. I am an only child, and she is a single parent. My mother is a trash hoarder. Ever since I can remember the house was always messy and stunk. At around...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
     

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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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


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...
 
 
 


The Blunders of Our Governments
Anthony King, Ivor Crewe
'Fascinating and zeitgeisty.' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'Must be read by every incumbent and wannabe representative of the people.' The Herald, best books of 2013 'Two of our most brilliant...
 
 
 


Console Wars Sega, Nintendo and the Battle That Defined a Generation
Blake J. Harris
In 1990 Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But...
 
 
 


The Marshmallow Test Understanding Self-control and How to Master it
Walter Mischel
A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications...
 
 
 


A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey
Jessica Fellowes
The world of Downton Abbey fascinates audiences across the globe. Now, in this gorgeously illustrated book, we can delve deeper into the life of the house and those who work...
 
 
 


Man on the Run Paul McCartney in the 1970s
Tom Doyle
Tom Doyle harks back to the 1970’s a time when Paul McCartney’s life was in total contrast to the man he is today. For Paul McCartney, the 1970’s were a...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Shakespeare for Grown-ups Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates
Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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.
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


The Telegraph Book of Readers' Letters from the Great War
Gavin Fuller
Never before published this collection of letters are from the Daily Telegraph’s letters pages of 1914-1918. They comment on the war’s progress or lack of it, praising and blaming those...
 
 
 


Adventures with the Wife in Space Living with Doctor Who
Neil Perryman
Firstly, unreserved sympathy for Mrs Perryman (Sue) who makes all too few interruptions in this account of an experiment in viewing all the Doctor Who episodes – would it turn...
 
 
 


The World The Railways Made Wolmar's Railway Library
Nicholas Faith
Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was both...
 
 
 


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,...
 
 
 


Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides. From tiny frogs in the rainforest to giant tropical crocodiles, leaf through Nature Guide Snakes and...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book Fiendishly Fun Questions to Test Your Old-school Knowledge
Elizabeth Foley, Beth Coates
Which literary giant also held the post of Controller of the Custom of Hides, Skins and Wools in the port of London? Which former concubine went on to become the...
 
 
 


Sew Fabulous Inspiring Ideas to Bring the Joy of Sewing to Your Home
Stuart Hillard
Stuart Hillard reached the semi-final of BBC2's GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE, bringing a fantastic sense of invention, passion, creativity and style to all things fabric. Stuart's first love is sewing...
 
 
 


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