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Fragile Lives A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table by Stephen Westaby
Fragile Lives A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
Stephen Westaby
February 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Heart surgery is by its very nature a high-risk business and as Professor Stephen Westaby says ‘the grim reaper sits on your shoulder’, but when it is successful it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Nobody's Son by Cathy Glass
Nobody's Son
Cathy Glass
A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care. Cathy Glass is an experienced foster carer, runs training courses on fostering, and writes under a pseudonym. If you’ve not read any of her previous books, this can be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Tom's Daily Plan by Tom Daley
Tom's Daily Plan
Tom Daley
Over 80 quick and easy recipes so you and your family can eat well from breakfast until bedtime, with feasts and treats for every taste. Also included and very useful are some super-effective and fun Daily Workouts as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/12/2016
The Great Pottery Throw Down by Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge
The Great Pottery Throw Down
Liz Wilhide and Susie Hodge
The perfect companion for any potter, or lover of pottery out there. As a novice potter myself, and fan of the TV series The Great Pottery Throw Down, I plucked, well actually I snatched, this book up as soon as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker The Story of Britain Through its Census, Since 1801 by Roger Hutchinson
The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick-Maker The Story of Britain Through its Census, Since 1801
Roger Hutchinson
The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker is a witty, insightful and surprising history of modern Britain, narrated through the colourful stories of the men and women who forged the country. All human life is here, from prime ministers to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2017
The Female Lead Women Who Shape Our World by Edwina Dunn, Brigitte Lacombe
The Female Lead Women Who Shape Our World
Edwina Dunn, Brigitte Lacombe
Illustrated with original photography, this title presents portraits of sixty inspirational women, from many walks of life. All have changed the world in a variety of fields. Among them are politicians and artists, journalists and teachers, engineers and campaigners, fire...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
Love Makes the World Stand Still by Cath Tate
Love Makes the World Stand Still
Cath Tate
Bursting with romantic sentiment, insightful wisdom and a tiny touch of cynicism, this devastatingly funny book, part of Cath's best-selling gift book series, is the perfect Valentine's present for the discerning lover.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/01/2017
Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count by Nina Barough
Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count
Nina Barough
Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. Improve your wellbeing as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2017
Happy Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect by Fearne Cotton
Happy Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect
Fearne Cotton
Written by Fearne herself drawing on her own personal experiences, this is a simple, friendly and beautiful guide to finding happiness, featuring Fearne's charming hand-drawn illustrations throughout.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2017
The Marches by Rory Stewart
The Marches
Rory Stewart
A very personal history of the boundary between Scotland and England, endlessly walking the border country Rory Stewart realises it is really another country, a middleland with its own lost history, our current borders just lines on a map arbitrarily...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2016

Last Month's Featured Books

Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts by Tom Exton, James Exton, Max Bridger, Lloyd Bridger

Leaner, Fitter, Stronger Get the Body You Want with Our Amazing Meals and Smart Workouts
Tom Exton, James Exton, Max Bridger, Lloyd Bridger
Leaner, Fitter, Stronger is about how to make a fit and healthy lifestyle work hard for you; how to have a career, see your friends, go out, have a family,...

The Nature's Remedies An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs by Jean Willoughy

The Nature's Remedies An Illustrated Guide to Healing Herbs
Jean Willoughy
This beginner-friendly guide welcomes a new generation to the trusted tradition of making use of the healing power of herbs to boost our well-being, heal common ailments and enhance everyday...

Science A History in 100 Experiments by Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin

Science A History in 100 Experiments
Mary Gribbin, John Gribbin
A history of science distilled into 100 notable experiments - epic moments that have fuelled our understanding of Earth and the Universe beyond. From the discovery of microscopic worlds to...

Universal A Guide to the Cosmos by Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

Universal A Guide to the Cosmos
Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw
Physics is about asking questions. But what are good questions? How do we understand the fundamental forces of the Universe and its remarkable uniformity? Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects...

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life by Helen Czerski

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
A stimulating, detailed, yet remarkably clear book about physics and how to connect to and understand a little more about our world. If you find yourself wondering about the why,...

All at Sea by Decca Aitkenhead

All at Sea
Decca Aitkenhead
If you need an illustration of how life can turn from happiness to despair in an instant then read All at Sea an account that shows how, in minutes, Decca...

The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel

The Glass Universe The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
Dava Sobel
Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women whose vital contributions to the burgeoning...

Gluten Exposed The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life by Peter Green, Rory Jones

Gluten Exposed The Science Behind the Hype and How to Navigate a Healthy, Symptom-Free Life
Peter Green, Rory Jones
From the internationally renowned expert on celiac disease and director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, here is the definitive book on gluten, uncovering the truth and explaining...

Stephen Hawking His Life and Work by Kitty Ferguson

Stephen Hawking His Life and Work
Kitty Ferguson
In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given a couple of years to live. In January 2017 he celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday. This biography of the brilliant theoretical physicist and inspirational international...

Live Better and Longer by Dr Michel Cymes

Live Better and Longer
Dr Michel Cymes
France's favourite and most celebrated doctor gives the most up-to-date and easy-to-follow advice on living a healthier life, for longer, in this huge bestseller that has taken the country by...

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber, Julie King

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
Joanna Faber, Julie King
From the widely acclaimed HOW TO TALK series, discover tried and tested communication strategies to survive - and thrive - with kids ages 2-7 The all-new content in this book...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The GCHQ Puzzle Book by GCHQ

The GCHQ Puzzle Book
GCHQ
** WINNER OF 'STOCKING FILLER OF THE YEAR AWARD' GUARDIAN ** Pit your wits against the people who cracked Enigma in the official puzzle book from Britain's secretive intelligence organisation,...

The SAS 1983-2014 by Leigh Neville

The SAS 1983-2014
Leigh Neville
Highly-trained and immensely skilled, the SAS are widely regarded as one of the best Special Forces units in the world. This book sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the...

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