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The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

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Books of the Month

How to be Champion by Sarah Millican
How to be Champion
Sarah Millican
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month So good, I wanted to give both the book, and Sarah Millican a thank you hug. I will admit to almost mugging my boss to get my hands on this book. I have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
London in the Company of Painters by Richard Blandford
London in the Company of Painters
Richard Blandford
October 2017 Non Fiction Book of the Month Richard Blandford shows London as represented in art from the C17 to C21, arranged by district it enables us to see the changes – to London and to artistic styles. This is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury
Queen Victoria's Matchmaking : The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe
Deborah Cadbury
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month There’s a picture in this book of Queen Victoria’s family at a garden party in 1875, a great crowd of Royalty spawned from her numerous prodigy. She became a grandmother and thought nothing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit by Boris Starling
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit
Boris Starling
October 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month Published a few days before the start of the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto where around 550 competitors – all “wounded warriors” will be competing. This is their story told by some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Escape to Ikaria by Nick Perry
Escape to Ikaria
Nick Perry
A chance read magazine article found in a Dentist’s waiting room sets Nick Perry, his wife and 3 children off on a quest to find a home in Greece. They’d sold their Welsh farm and looked for a better way...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017
Groomed by Casey Watson
Groomed
Casey Watson
Another fascinating and eloquent tale from Casey Watson, specialist foster carer to children who have difficulties settling in care. Writing under a pseudonym, Casey’s tales of her foster children highlight problems within our society today and the relevance of them...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017
Queens of the Conquest England's Medieval Queens by Alison Weir
Queens of the Conquest England's Medieval Queens
Alison Weir
The story of England's medieval queens is vivid and stirring, packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy. In the first volume of this epic new series, Alison Weir strips away centuries of romantic mythology and prejudice to reveal the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017
Ludwig Wittgenstein An Intellectual Biography by Miles Hollingworth
Ludwig Wittgenstein An Intellectual Biography
Miles Hollingworth
After the triumph of his intellectual biography, Saint Augustine of Hippo, Miles Hollingworth now turns his attention to one of Augustine's greatest contemporary admirers: a pioneering insight into the life and work of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Little Me My Life From A-Z by Matt Lucas
Little Me My Life From A-Z
Matt Lucas
The hilarious, heart-warming and tear-jerking memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians and actors, Matt Lucas.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
Kate Summerscale
This reads like a first rate crime novel but is in fact an analysis of real life events. It's so good it won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2008. Said to have inspired Dickens, Willkie Collins and many,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017
Cruel to Be Kind by Cathy Glass
Cruel to Be Kind
Cathy Glass
Cathy Glass excels in opening a viewing portal into the world of foster care. She has looked after more than 150 foster children, each new book, written under a pseudonym tugs at heart strings, and Cruel to be Kind is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017
The Clyde: Mapping the River by John Moore
The Clyde: Mapping the River
John Moore
I have a book, in similar format and subject on my own area showing excerpts from all the relevant mapping from the earliest to current times, the fascination being one of watching change happening as it does here in John...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
What I Learnt What My Listeners Say - and Why We Should Take Notice by Jeremy Vine
What I Learnt What My Listeners Say - and Why We Should Take Notice
Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show attracts millions of listeners, he is well known for his television appearances on programmes such as Eggheads and even for his moves around the dance floor on Strictly Come Dancing. He seems to thrive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
The Gift of Anger by Arun Gandhi
The Gift of Anger
Arun Gandhi
From Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather. Arun Gandhi believes that what his grandfather had to say about co-existence and tolerance is needed now more than ever. A deceptively...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Victoria and Albert - A Royal Love Affair Official Companion to the ITV Series by Daisy Goodwin
Victoria and Albert - A Royal Love Affair Official Companion to the ITV Series
Daisy Goodwin
The second tie-in to ITV drama Victoria unveils the complex, passionate relationship of Victoria and Albert.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Only Fools and Stories From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost by David Jason
Only Fools and Stories From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost
David Jason
This follow up autobiography, tells us about the many other lives David Jason has lived - his characters. From Del Boy to Granville, Pop Larkin to Frost, he takes us behind the scenes and under the skins of some of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
Manderley Forever The Life of Daphne du Maurier by Tatiana de Rosnay
Manderley Forever The Life of Daphne du Maurier
Tatiana de Rosnay
A writer herself, Tatiana de Rosnay understands more than most about the entwined life of an author, their duel existence as themselves and as the creator of characters who live and breathe on the page. It is a recreation of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria by Victoria Derbyshire
Dear Cancer, Love Victoria
Victoria Derbyshire
I think all of us at some time in our lives when we reach a certain age worry a little about cancer. I think the thought, “how will I react” crosses our minds occasionally. That this brave lady chooses to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Wounds A Memoir of War and Love by Fergal Keane
Wounds A Memoir of War and Love
Fergal Keane
A story that involves Fergal Keane’s country, family and momentous historical events following the 1916 Irish uprising. It was a fight against the English overlords and the often violent and cruel forces used to stop the war for independence. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Dear Alfonso by Mary Contini
Dear Alfonso
Mary Contini
This is the story of the author’s father-in-law, Carlo Contini, and her father, Alfonso, but predominantly it is Carlo’s story. Born into a large Italian family living just outside Naples, we are told of his poverty stricken but mostly happy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017
Ma'am Darling 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown
Ma'am Darling 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret
Craig Brown
Craig Brown describes his first interest in Princess Margaret as a “Where’s Wally” moment, intrigued by her presence in biography after biography. And nearly all these mentions are of bad temper, excessive drinking and smoking and rudeness giving rise to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
English by Ben Fogle
English
Ben Fogle
Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017
Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions by Sir David Attenborough
Adventures of a Young Naturalist The Zoo Quest Expeditions
Sir David Attenborough
The early adventures of a young David Attenborough. Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017
Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations by Simon Jenkins
Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations
Simon Jenkins
I could just write something like gorgeous or sumptuous and leave it at that but perhaps I should elaborate on this paen of praise showcasing the best Railway architecture in Britain. It’s not all high Victorian, the book also includes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017
Really Good Dog Photography by Hoxton Mini Press
Really Good Dog Photography
Hoxton Mini Press
A title that doesn’t lie, these are really good dog photos. Containing the work of some of the best animal photographers there are naturally many different approaches to photographing dogs, many of the pictures have the “aaah” factor, many show...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017
Me. You. A Diary by Dawn French
Me. You. A Diary
Dawn French
This is Dawn French's fabulous new non-fiction book for 2017, and it's totally interactive: take a lovely ramble through the year together with Dawn. Think of it as Dawn's diary, personalized by you ... perfection.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Whiskies Galore by Ian Buxton

Whiskies Galore
Ian Buxton
The Whisky of the Scottish Islands, a tour, an investigation, a fact-finding mission done with the utmost geniality by a man who’s blood is probably a pale amber hue. You...

Things Can Only Get Worse by John O'farrell

Things Can Only Get Worse
John O'farrell
Tells the personal story of one political activist helping Labour progress from its 1997 landslide to the unassailable position it enjoys today. A sequel to the best-selling Things Can...

David Bowie A Life by Dylan Jones

David Bowie A Life
Dylan Jones
Dylan Jones's engrossing, magisterial biography of David Bowie is unlike any Bowie story ever written. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with...

Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography by Patrick Barclay

Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography
Patrick Barclay
Sir Matt Busby, the legendary Manchester United manager who saw the team through unprecedented glory, as well as profound tragedy, made the club the global entity it is today.

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs

The Bright Hour A Memoir of Living and Dying
Nina Riggs
August 2017 Book of the Month The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying is Nina’s intimate, unflinching account of ‘living with death in the room’. She tells her...

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