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Books of the Month


Dearest Jane ... My Father's Life and Letters
Roger Mortimer, Jane Torday
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The letters Roger Mortimer wrote to his son Charlie, collected in Dear Lupin propelled him to a posthumous spot in the bestseller charts. Daughter Louise...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/03/2014
     

Dear Lumpy Letters to a Disobedient Daughter
Louise Mortimer
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. After the bestselling Dear Lupin, Charlie Mortimer’s sister Louise allows us once again to revel in Roger Mortimer’s prose, the stories of batty friends and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A Classless Society Britain in the 1990s
Alwyn W. Turner
April 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. The 1990’s - the last decade and already how far away it seems, some of the attitudes, the fashions and the politics make it seem a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2014
     

Off the Map Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities, Forgotten Islands, Feral Places and What They Tell Us About the World
Alastair Bonnett
April 2014 Travel Book of the Month. It’s very comforting to know that in our Google World there are places out there, unknowable and unexplored, places that can disappear or be refound –...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2014
     

A Little Piece of England A tale of self-sufficiency
John Jackson
First published in 1979, a welcome reissue of John Jackson’s description of life on a Kent small-holding. With his wife and three children (all more or less enthusiastic about the move), they buy a house high in the North Kent...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2014
     

Other Featured Books this Month


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 The Secret Life of Sleep. For the lucky majority sleep...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

A History of London in 100 Places
David Long
David Long has chosen 100 places that each represents a stage in London’s evolution. It’s a good mix of the famous and the obscure, with many surprises along the way. A good inspiration for London walks, the book comes with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Bookshop That Floated Away
Sarah Henshaw
Undeterred by a rejection by a local bank to provide a loan for her admittedly unusual but brilliant idea to have a bookshop inside a barge, Sarah Henshaw went ahead anyway. This book / sort of diary loosely charts the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll, moving,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
     

Back in Blighty British Society in the Era of the Great War
Gerard DeGroot
World War One had a devastating, cataclysmic impact on the world and the British people. As its reverberations were so long-lasting and significant, it is easy to assume that the social consequences were as profound. In this highly readable and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The Old Ways A Journey on Foot
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2013
     

The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. From the very centre of England - literally, as his village is furthest from the sea - he travels to its outermost...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2013
     

Field Notes From a Hidden City An Urban Nature Diary
Esther Woolfson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

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 per square kilometre in this country than in any other....
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2013
     

Highgrove A Garden Celebrated
Charles, Prince of Wales, Bunny Guinness
The gardens at Highgrove evoke intense emotion. In January, the dramatic light and early snowdrops of the Stumpery are exquisite; the glistening emerald lawns and tree blossoms in Spring lift the spirits with a promise of what is to come;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

Woodsman
Ben Law
Ben Law has lived as a woodsman in Prickly Nut Wood for over 20 years. His authentic, incredible sense of the land and the wildlife, and his respect for age-old traditions and how to sustain them offers a wonderful, inviting...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

A Sting in the Tale
Dave Goulson
This is a Sunday Times bestseller. It is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Sous Chef 24 Hours in the Kitchen
Michael J. Gibney
'Put a new pan down. Season the bass. Always from a height. The bass goes in. A monk looks done. Give it the cake tester. It's barely warm. Another minute. To the pass with it. A pan is too hot....
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

The People The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010
Selina Todd
'There was nothing extraordinary about my childhood or background. And yet I looked in vain for any aspect of my family's story when I went to university to read history, and continued to search fruitlessly for it throughout the next...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
     

The Land Where Lemons Grow The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
Helena Atlee
Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

1965 The Year Modern Britain Was Born
Christopher Bray
There is Britain before 1965 and Britain after 1965 - and they are not the same thing. 1965 was the year Britain democratised education, it was the year pop culture began to be taken as seriously as high art, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     


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 Puppy Express On the Road with 25 Rescue Dogs... What Could Go Wrong?
David Rosenfelt
All aboard! When David Rosenfelt and his family embarked on a roadtrip across the USA to their new home in Maine, he thought he had prepared for every eventuality. They...
 
 
 


The Knackered Mother's Wine Club Everything you need to know about wine - and much, much more
Helen McGinn
Do you: * Frequently panic in the wine aisle and end up reaching for the same old thing. Every. Single. Time? * Simply pick the bottle with the nicest-looking label?...
 
 
 


The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel
The true story of the wives behind the American Space Race, the challenges they faced in the '50s and '60s, and the 40 year friendship that bound them together.
 
 
 


The Baby's Coming A Story of Dedication by an Independent Midwife
Virginia Howes
Virginia Howes was a mother of four doing the ironing when she had a revelation. Still broody, but not really wanting to add to her family, she realised that becoming...
 
 
 


A Green and Pleasant Land How England's Gardeners Fought the Second World War
Ursula Buchan
This is the wonderfully evocative story of how Britain's World War Two gardeners - with great ingenuity, invincible good humour and extraordinary fortitude - dug for victory on home turf....
 
 
 


The Patch: The Big Allotment Challenge - Grow Make Eat
Unknown TBC
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is surprisingly easy, whatever the size of your garden or allotment. You don't need to be entirely self-sufficient, but there's nothing more satisfying than...
 
 
 


Hash The Chilling Inside Story of the Secret Underworld Behind the World's Most Lucrative Drug
Wensley Clarkson
For millions of people across the world, lighting up a joint is no more controversial than having a cup of tea. But in Hash Wensley Clarkson explores the dark and...
 
 
 


How to be a Victorian
Ruth Goodman
How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman. We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what...
 
 
 


Hillsborough Voices The Real Story Told by the People Themselves
Kevin Sampson, Hillsborough Justice Campaign
On 15 April 1989 the world witnessed one of the worst football disasters occur at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield: 96 people were crushed to death and another 766 injured...
 
 
 


You Are the Music How Music Reveals What it Means to be Human
Victoria Williamson
'You are the music / While the music lasts' T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets Do babies remember music from the womb? Can classical music increase your child's IQ? Is music...
 
 
 


Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach
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,...
 
 
 


This is Improbable, Too Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research
Marc Abrahams
Marc Abrahams is back for more ‘truth really is stranger than fiction’ moments with the second helping of scientifically researched improbability including: can Pizza save your life? how to quickly...
 
 
 


100 Ideas for Dads Who Love Their Kids but Find Them Exhausting
Willem Van Eekelen
Willem loves his children but finds them exhausting. Then, one day, he challenges them to find games that require him to lie on the sofa. They have the best day...
 
 
 


The Road to Le Tholonet A French Garden Journey
Monty Don
This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way. Owners, intrigues, affairs,...
 
 
 


Silver Lining A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer
Hollye Jacobs
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age thirty-nine, Hollye Jacobs-a pediatric and adult palliative care nurse with graduate degrees in bioethics and child development-started a blog to keep...
 
 
 


Cycle of Lies The Fall of Lance Armstrong
Juliet Macur
A fly-on-the-wall account of the greatest drama in modern sporting history by the New York Times cycling correspondent. As Lance Armstrong's precipitous fall from grace continues, New York Times sports...
 
 
 


Far from the Tree Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Andrew Solomon
This is a New York Times Bestseller. Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Farmageddon The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Philip Lymbery
Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain...
 
 
 


The Great Indoors At Home in the Modern British House
Ben Highmore
'House' has long been synonymous with 'home': the significance of four walls and a roof lies far deeper than simply shelter from the elements. A house stands for sanctuary, family,...
 
 
 


The Happiness Trap Pocket Book
Dr. Russ Harris
A new illustrated guide to ACT or acceptance and commitment therapy using the principles of mindfulness. It’s different and its many fans swear by it for helping them overcome anxiety...
 
 
 


Tales from the Special Forces Club The Untold Stories of Britain's Elite WWII Warriors
Sean Rayment
Stories of real-life bravery and courage-under-fire contribute to a unique and poignant record of a club created for heroes. There are just a handful of men and women alive today...
 
 
 


The Sleep Book How to Sleep Well Every Night
Guy Meadows
Using a blend of mindfulness and new ACT therapy techniques, Dr Guy shares his unique five-week plan to cure your sleep problem whether it's a few restless nights or a...
 
 
 


Snowing in Bali The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's Hidden Drug World
Kathryn Bonella
Among the island's drug dealers 'It's snowing in Bali' is code that the south-east Asian paradise is full of cocaine. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's...
 
 
 


Written in Blood
Mike Silverman, Tony Thompson
As one of the UK's leading forensic scientists, Mike Silverman has helped to identify and convict dozens of murderers, rapists, armed robbers, burglars and muggers, thanks to the evidence they...
 
 
 


The global suitcase
Mary J. Dinan
Global Suitcase is a compilation of interviews with everyday people and well-known personalities who have travelled extraordinary journeys or lived unusual lives, often guided by a cause, in the name...
 
 
 


Sure Thing The Greatest Coup in Horse Racing History
Nick Townsend
Yet, for over four decades Barney Curley has proved himself a rare exception. The country's most renowned and fearless gambler, a man who will back his judgement to win GBP100,000...
 
 
 


Get the Guy Use the Secrets of the Male Mind to Find, Attract and Keep Your Ideal Man
Matthew Hussey
This is the book that single women have been waiting for! Written by the hottest dating coach on the scene, Matthew Hussey, it offers clear, honest and practical advice for...
 
 
 


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