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Looking to find out something more about the world we live in, instead of gallivanting off into the realm of fiction? Have a look at our hand-picked non-fiction choices.
The story of the man, the journalist, foreign correspondent and broadcaster and although his private life is revealed, it is his work that obviously dominates this 464 page book. He reported from 53 countries, won numerous awards and shines through these pages as a very decent person living an extraordinary life.
Michael Moore says â€œIâ€™m proud to give voice to the troops who have written to meâ€ for this is what he does here as American GIs, their families and supporters tell the real story of Iraq, sans the propaganda, and Michael just links their letters. Itâ€™s powerful, searing stuff.
Compressing a decade of debauchery, bribery, corruption, scandal and dishonesty into twenty-four hours in a luxury London hotel, I am told that all the anecdotes, characters (with name changes) and situations are true. Some are indeed hard to believe. Everyone in the hotel trade is on the make and for guests it’s a licence to steal or behave badly, and it’s all here in glorious technicolour. Wow! Even if it’s not all true, it certainly makes for high entertainment.
How much do you know about the facts behind the Da Vinci Code? Test your knowledge with these 501 questions on Dan Brown's work and the history and myth surrounding the books.
I can’t tell you how important I think this book is. I don’t want to preach but I’ve been an avid recycler ever since I went to Morocco in the 70s and saw how they used everything several times over. This highly readable ‘chronicle of waste’ is a real eye-opener. It’s got some shattering statistics about our domestic trash, the various ways it is dealt with and what we need to do to help stem the flow before it overpowers us. Do please look at it.
Outrageous, irreverent and politically incorrect, a young Englishman copes with the French. The odd spelling as he phoneticizes the French accent takes a bit of getting used to but get passed that, for it really is very funny. The scenario of setting up English Tea Houses in Paris seems, in my mind, ridiculous from the start; in this author’s hands it’s crazy. Real chuckle aloud stuff.Comparison: Bill Bryson, Peter Mayle, Tim Moore.Similar this month: Tom Sharpe, Anthony Horowitz. If you would like to read more books set in and around Paris, then go to the fabulous City-Lit Guide to Paris where you will find a plethora of titles featured.
An Englishman reveals the truth behind La vie Française. Hypocritical, inefficient, aggressive, adulterous, incredibly sexy. Are they or are they not??? That’s the question that Stephen Clarke answers with humour and gusto.
This gripping book has all the power and emotion of Touching the Void. Jamie Andrew’s survival against incredible odds and his determination to recover is truly inspirational.
‘Truth and power at the Coca-Cola Company’,with a new chapter for the paperback to cover the recent Dasani events
Morehead visited war zones camps and prisons to collect these stories and she doesnâ€™t shy away from the difficult questions about who should be allowed to live where
The Da Vinci code, The Rule of Four: behind them all are the true ancient mysteries. This is one such, a 16th Century manuscript that still baffles the experts
This book prompted acres of press on her and her family and the discovery of a cache of letters from the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward-Burns-Jones to her great-grandmother. Josceline then turned detective in this enthralling account of love in a fascinating age.
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!