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This Month's Featured Books

Classical Civilization A History in Ten Chapters
Nigel Spivey
A masterly account of how the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome came into being, by a prize-winning Cambridge classicist whose writing is as accessible as it is scholarly. A secure grasp of the nature of our Greek and Roman...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/08/2015
     
The Edge of the World How the North Sea Made Us Who We are
Michael Pye
Edge of the World combines science, social and economic history to tell an epic tale – of the North Sea and how it shaped our island history. From fish and trade, monks and new ideas, trade and wealth to disease...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
     
The Organized Mind Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
Daniel J. Levitin
Not waving but drowning in a sea of information overload? Daniel Levitin investigates what the flow of constant information is doing to our poor hunter-gatherer brains. Having given us an analysis of the problems, Daniel Levitin provides some help and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2015
     
How to be English
David Boyle
English culture is confused, muddled and often borrowed. The purpose of this book is to give the reader a complete grounding in the idiosyncrasies of the English and to pin down the absurdities and warmth of Englishness at its best....
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2015
     
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
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Too Much Information Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us are Trying to Think
Dave Gorman
I wish Dave Gorman every success in the promotion of his book, Too Much Information that questions media bombardment, public service announcements and inane TV among other modern day intrusions....
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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....
 
 

The Sea and Civilization A Maritime History of the World
Lincoln P. Paine
A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The...
 
 

Arrival of the Fittest Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle
Andreas Wagner
Discover the final puzzle piece to complete Darwin's theory of evolution in this landmark book from one of today's most inventive scientists. Meticulously researched, carefully argued, and full of fascinating...
 
 

Being Mortal Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But...
 
 

How We'll Live on Mars
Stephen Petranek
In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity, and explains in...
 
 

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension
Matt Parker
A book that exists in more than one dimension! It’s a book that can be cut-up, drawn in and folded into shapes as Matt Parker engages his readers in a...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


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.
 
 

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.
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 

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...
 
 
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Cartoonist, Robert Crumb said; “When I come up against the Real World, I just vacillate”. Well, he can happily vacillate here for a while. This section features a whole host of books covering subjects as diverse as Mankind’s place in the Universe (Human Universe by Brian Cox), the history of the human journey to work (Rush Hour by Iain Gateley) and the real business of reading books (Bookworms, Dogears and Squashy Big Armchairs by Heather Reyes). This is the ‘Human’ section in our book lovers’ journey.

If you love reading, then you’ll find something here to fascinate you. There are new and interest-piquing passages here from science, philosophy, politics, history, religion, and all of the things that occupy the lives of humans. And we mean ALL of them. The fight against Cancer, the fight for freedom, feminism, fatality, frailty and fame. It’s too big to list. Have a browse through the titles by using our monthly recommendations past and present. We guarantee you’ll be hooked in minutes!

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