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Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces by John Sutherland
Blue A Memoir - Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces
John Sutherland
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A candid, objective, cooly passionate, and often unsettling account of policing from a police officer. John Sutherland joined the Met in 1992 aged 22, we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son by Alex Hanscombe
Letting Go A True Story of Murder, Loss and Survival by Rachel Nickell's Son
Alex Hanscombe
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A truly touching, considered, and frank life story. In 1992 Rachel Nickell was sexually assaulted and stabbed 49 times in front of her nearly three year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey by Dion Leonard
Finding Gobi The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey
Dion Leonard
June 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. A book to put a great big beaming (and somewhat tearful) smile on your face. ‘Finding Gobi’ documents the quite amazing story of one man’s...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017

Other Featured Books this Month

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel
Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Christopher de Hamel
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2017. Christopher de Hamel is a man happy in his work – his enthusiasm and love for his subject lights up this account of medieval manuscripts and their history. With first-rate illustrations, we too...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2016
The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer
The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
Daniel Beer
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. One and a half times the size of Western Europe Siberia has acted as an open prison for centuries. Through physical work the mad, the bad and the dangerous were thought to find...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017
Dad, You Suck by Tim Dowling
Dad, You Suck
Tim Dowling
Tim Dowling’s candid and highly humorous weekly Guardian column charts his life with his wife and three sons… unless they are cross with his exposés when they become ‘Sean his life partner and their three adopted research chimps’. Cherry picking...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
Selfie How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What it's Doing to Us by Will Storr
Selfie How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What it's Doing to Us
Will Storr
We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017
The Secret Life Three True Stories by Andrew O'Hagan
The Secret Life Three True Stories
Andrew O'Hagan
The slippery online ecosystem is the perfect breeding ground for identities: true, false, and in between. We no longer question the reality of online experiences but the reality of selfhood in the digital age. In The Secret Life: Three True...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017
In Pursuit of Memory The Fight Against Alzheimer's by Joseph Jebelli
In Pursuit of Memory The Fight Against Alzheimer's
Joseph Jebelli
Far more than the story of a disease, In Pursuit of Memory zooms inside the human brain to see how Alzheimer's works and out again to show, entwined with the history and science, a thrilling hunt for answers. Joseph Jebelli's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2017
Pinpoint How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds by Greg Milner
Pinpoint How GPS is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
Greg Milner
Pinpoint tells the sweeping story of GPS from its conceptual origins as a bomb guidance system to its presence in almost everything we do. Milner examines the different ways humans have understood physical space, delves into the neuroscience of cognitive...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2017
Science in the Soul Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist by Richard Dawkins
Science in the Soul Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist
Richard Dawkins
Science in the Soul is a sparkling showcase for Professor Dawkins' rapier wit, the clarity, precision and vigour he brings to an argument, the beauty of his prose, the depth of his feeling and his capacity for joy. With an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017
Sleep Better The Science and the Myths by Graham Law, Shane Pascoe
Sleep Better The Science and the Myths
Graham Law, Shane Pascoe
This book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examines common myths and stereotypes which may damage your chances of sleeping well.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017
Daring to Drive The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men by Manal Al-Sharif
Daring to Drive The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men
Manal Al-Sharif
A gripping memoir about a young woman from Saudi Arabia who becomes the accidental leader of a wildly subversive movement to put women behind the steering wheel. Daring to Drive is an account of Manal al-Sharif's fight for equality in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017
Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship by Ulrich Raulff
Farewell to the Horse The Final Century of Our Relationship
Ulrich Raulff
Farewell to the Horse is an engaging, brilliantly written and moving discussion of what horses once meant to us. Cities, farmland, entire industries were once shaped as much by the needs of horses as humans. The intervention of horses was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017
All Out War The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class by Tim Shipman
All Out War The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class
Tim Shipman
All Out War is a book about leaders and their closest aides, the decisions they make and how and why they make them, as well as how they feel when they turn out to be wrong. It is about men...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017
Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World by Dr Tasha Eurich
Insight The Power of Self-Awareness in a Self-Deluded World
Dr Tasha Eurich
Integrating hundreds of studies with her own research and work in the Fortune 500 world, organizational psychologist Tasha Eurich shatters conventional assumptions about what it takes to truly know ourselves - like why introspection isn't a bullet train to insight,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science by John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Out of the Shadow of a Giant Hooke, Halley and the Birth of British Science
John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Whilst Newton is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and the father of the English scientific revolution, John and Mary Gribbin uncover the fascinating story of Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose scientific achievements neatly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
Flavour A User's Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense
Bob Holmes
For anyone who wants to be a better cook, get the best restaurant experience no matter where you go, or if you just want to make better decisions in the supermarket or about your diet. Flavour will help you discover...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017
The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll by Tom Fort
The Village News The Truth Behind England's Rural Idyll
Tom Fort
The Village News is a whimsical, funny and informative travelogue by pedal power of a variety of villages across our nation that encapsulate, or showcase, all the best elements of what could be seen as the English village. Littered between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found by Bella Bathurst
Sound Stories of Hearing Lost and Found
Bella Bathurst
Much needed light is shed on the isolating world of the deaf through the author’s own personal journey recounting how she gradually lost her hearing leaving her with rage then hard won acceptance only to find she had a condition...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier by Ali Almossawi

Bad Choices How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier
Ali Almossawi
The wildly popular author of Bad Arguments returns with a funny, smart introduction to algorithms -- those perennially misunderstood, increasingly important problem-solving rules that can save you time and...

The Girl from Aleppo Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom by Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb

The Girl from Aleppo Nujeen's Escape from War to Freedom
Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb
May 2017 Book of the Month. Poignant and honest this is one teenager’s experience of fleeing her homeland, a place that had...

Four Mums in a Boat by Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies

Four Mums in a Boat
Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies
Ordinary women doing the extraordinary. This book is testament to following your dreams and that you can do anything you put your mind too if you work hard enough. Four...

Billionaires' Banquet An Immorality Tale for the 21st Century by Ron Butlin

Billionaires' Banquet An Immorality Tale for the 21st Century
Ron Butlin
This exceedingly original novel evokes the zeitgeist of Thatcher’s Britain with wit, humour and an exhilaratingly zesty touch.Living in mid-eighties Edinburgh, Hume feels somewhat bewildered by the changing...

East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands

East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Philippe Sands
May 2017 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. This immersive book works as both a personal and public examination of the legal attempts to hold Nazi warmongers...

The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning by Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD

The Great Mystery Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning
Alister McGrath, DPhil, DD
Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together...

The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost by Abdul Rahman Azzam

The Other Exile The Story of Fernao Lopes, St Helena and a Paradise Lost
Abdul Rahman Azzam
A tale of a real-life Robinson Crusoe and his total retreat from human society. Based on brand new research by A R Azzam, author of the acclaimed Saladin (Longman,...

We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens by Ian Williamson

We Need to Talk A Straight-Talking Guide to Raising Resilient Teens
Ian Williamson
How do you talk to your teen when their only focus is the screen in front of them? How do you help them to build relationships when their only connections...

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

The Big Picture On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself
Sean Carroll
From Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself, Carroll combines cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought in a quest to explain our world. Destined to...

The Month Before's Featured Books

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...

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day by Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss

Wonderland A Year of Britain's Wildlife, Day by Day
Brett Westwood, Stephen Moss
A life-affirming nature diary - with something amazing to see and experience on every day of the year. Distilling two lifetimes' knowledge, expert insight and enthusiasm, award-winning authors and passionate...

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,...

The Real Pet Detective True Tales of Pets Lost and Found by Tom Watkins

The Real Pet Detective True Tales of Pets Lost and Found
Tom Watkins
The Real Pet Detective is the story of 20 years of missing pets, their owners and Tom's team of expert pet investigators. From recording the owner's voice to lure cats...

Floating A Life Regained by Joe Minihane

Floating A Life Regained
Joe Minihane
Floating is the story of Joe Minihane's attempt to retrace the greatest swimming exploration of our time while facing up to his struggles with anxiety by diving right in. A...

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul
Stuart Cosgrove
Northern Soul isn't just a music genre, it's a way of life and one that intensely encompasses and overpowers those that fall for it's high energy 'stomping' - dancing. Young...

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything by Marcus Chown

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force That Explains Everything
Marcus Chown
Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And, as...

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer

The House of the Dead Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
Daniel Beer
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. One and a half times the size of Western Europe Siberia has acted as an open prison for centuries. Through physical work the...

Henry IV by Chris Given-Wilson

Henry IV
Chris Given-Wilson
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. Not one of the famous Henrys, not a “V” or an VIII”, but a modest “IV”, more unfamiliar to us general readers and...

Sleep in Early Modern England by Sasha Handley

Sleep in Early Modern England
Sasha Handley
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. We face many clashing opinions about sleep today. But spare a thought for the hapless person in pre C18 England, harried by thoughts...

Henry the Young King, 1155-1183 by Matthew Strickland

Henry the Young King, 1155-1183
Matthew Strickland
Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2017. He was the son of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II, brother to the future Richard the Lionheart and “wicked” King John yet...

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