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Read the opening extract of the brand new Susan Lanigan book before its publication on 01/09/2014















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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
     

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 World War One. The author portrays a socially inept and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2006
     

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 in charge, writing of their loss and grief, their pride...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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, they're the birdwatchers' dark grail.' As a child Helen Macdonald...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2014
     

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 political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 for the home - transforming everything from tablecloths, cushions and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014
     

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 first, and only, empress of China? Which French diplomat gave...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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 sudden and universal: railways transformed the world, carrying empire, capitalism...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2014
     

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 of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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 Other Reptiles and Amphibians profiling the world's snakes, reptiles and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2014
     

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 that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     

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
     

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
     

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 her into a fan? Yes and No is the answer...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
     


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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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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 

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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...
 
 
 


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