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Read the opening extract of the brand new Stefanie de Velasco book before its publication on 11/09/2014






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The Real World

The Real World

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 time of uncertainty, the Beatles split to the death of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2014
     

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 so hard to keep it running like clockwork, both above...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
     

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
     

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
     


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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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...
 
 
 


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...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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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