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Books of the Month

The Invisible Woman Taking on the Vintage Years
Helen Walmsley-Johnson
June 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. From Helen Walmsley-Johnson, adapted from her Guardian columns (Vintage Years), a guide to finding your serenity, wisdom and style as an “older woman”. Helen should...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Dad The Greatest Dad Moments in History
Ian Allen
Being a dad is a 365-day job. Let this nifty little book help you along the way, with a hilarious dad-related fact for every day of the year. Packed with stories of dad derring-do, this book is the perfect buy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/05/2015
     
Grumpy Old Menopause
Carol E. Wyer
Winner for Non-Fiction in The People's Book Prize for 2015. Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids' names on them? Do you need to change your underwear after every sneeze? Guess it's time to read this book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/11/2013
     
What Could Possibly Go Wrong...
Jeremy Clarkson
Armed with conviction, curiosity, enthusiasm and a stout pair of trousers, the author hurtles around the world in search of answers to life's puzzles.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/05/2015
     
Rising Ground A Search for the Spirit of Place
Philip Marsden
In this extract “ a feeling for the peculiar ambience of a place...’ and “the ability to convey...the sum and substance of a particular locale” sums up for me what Philip Marsden set out to convey in his Rising Ground....
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
The Mysterious World of the Human Genome
Frank Ryan
How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work? In this groundbreaking new book, Frank Ryan leads us into a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/06/2015
     
Life's Greatest Secret The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code
Matthew Cobb
Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/06/2015
     
The Homing Instinct The Story and Science of Migration
Bernd Heinrich
The Homing Instinct is an enchanting study of this phenomenon of the natural world, reminding us that to discount our own feelings toward home is to ignore biology itself.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


The Pointless Book Started by Alfie Deyes, Finished by You
Alfie Deyes
Shortlisted for the The Bookseller Book of the Year 2015. Brought to you by YouTube Vlogger Alfie Deyes, The Pointless Book and the accompanying free downloadable app, is the...
 
 

Magna Carta The True Story Behind the Charter
David Starkey
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. To mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, bestselling historian David Starkey...
 
 

The Vital Question Why is Life the Way it is?
Nick Lane
In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. The answer, he argues, lies in energy:...
 
 

Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine
Anna Reid
A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass.
 
 

The Secret Life of Sleep
Kat Duff
Why do we sleep? Do we know how we cross from waking to sleep? And dreams and nightmares how do they fit in? These questions and more are addressed in...
 
 

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden A Short Guide to Modern Politics, the Coalition and the General Election
John Crace
All the politicians you love to hate are skewed on John Crace’s pen and – as we have no actual public recordings of key conversations, he has created them for...
 
 

A Buzz in the Meadow
Dave Goulson
Dave Goulson enchanted with his first book, A Sting in the Tail, a threnody for the Bumble bee, in A Buzz in the Meadow, he bases his book on...
 
 

First Lady The Life and Wars of Clementine Churchill
Sonia Purnell
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Reading Sonia Purnell's study of Clementine Churchill's life one is made aware of quite how...
 
 

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier
India Knight
May 2015 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. In Your Prime acts as a witty and opinionated wake-up call for women who are...
 
 

Winston Churchill at the Telegraph
Dr. A. Warren Dockter
With a foreword from Boris Johnson, an anthology of Churchill's writing for the Daily Telegraph together with some of the newspaper's coverage of Churchill's life. It was a surprisingly long...
 
 

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 Channel Shore From the White Cliffs to Land's End
Tom Fort
A humorous, discursive, utterly absorbing journey from Dover to Land's End, along the English Channel shore, the busiest waterway in the world
 
 

Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty
Shortlisted for the The Bookseller Book of the Year 2015. The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Revolution
Russell Brand
Russell Brand lays bare the discontent running below the surface of life, everything from the political inaction on corruption in the financial industry to the demonization of the poor and...
 
 

How to Run A Government So That Citizens Benefit and Taxpayers Don't Go Crazy
Michael Barber
Has government and the political process ever been as unpopular as it is today? The financial crisis has revealed that government is definitely not on the side of everyman and...
 
 

Postcards from the Middle East How Our Family Fell in Love with the Arab World
Chris Naylor
April 2015 Debut of the Month. Chris Naylor is a Director of A Rocha...
 
 

Walking Home My Family and Other Rambles
Clare Balding
A wonderful ramble sharing Clare Balding’s new found love of walking since her debut in BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings. Having caught the bug, she’s walked hundreds of miles, got to...
 
 

It's Not Raining, Daddy, it's Happy
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton
The headlines read “Father saves son from speeding car that kills wife”, behind those headlines were Ben grieving for his much-loved wife Desreen and suddenly having to care alone for...
 
 

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...
 
 

Infinitesimal How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
Amir Alexander
The epic story of the origin of calculus. Amir Alexander takes us from the bloody religious strife of the sixteenth century to the battlefields of the English civil war and...
 
 

Noodle Maker of Kalimpong The Untold Story of My Struggle for Tibet
Gyalo Thondup, Anne F. Thurston
Looks at the Dalai Lama and his immediate family and in particular his brother, also his special envoy, Gyalo Thondup, as well as an insider's view of the vicious and...
 
 

Downstream A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames
Caitlin Davies
Downstream is a history and celebration of swimmers' relationship with the River Thames. Weaving from the source in Gloucestershire 215 miles across to the North Sea, the book tells the...
 
 

The Way of the Runner A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running
Adharanand Finn
Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, a place where a 135-mile relay race is the country's biggest annual sporting event. Adharanand Finn - award-winning author of Running...
 
 

Pathlands Tranquil Walks Through Britain
Peter Owen Jones
As one of the prime 'walks correspondents' of The Sunday Times, Peter Owen Jones already has a loyal following. This book will only increase his audience, and will be both...
 
 

Turkish Awakening Behind the Scenes of Modern Turkey
Alev Scott
From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, this book investigates mass migration, urbanisation and economics in a country moving swiftly towards a new...
 
 
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