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The Real World

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 Curious Gardener

The Curious Gardener

Author: Anna Pavord Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2010

12 chapters - one from each month of the year together with 72 pieces on what to do in each month on all aspects of gardening and how to get the best from flowers, plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables, through reflections on the weather, soil, the English landscape and favourite old gardening clothes, to office greenery, spring in New York, waterfalls, Derek Jarman and garden design.

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Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine

Borderland A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine

Author: Anna Reid Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2015

Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tired of their own corrupt governments, Ukrainians mounted two more revolutions, taking to the streets again to demand fair elections and closer ties with Europe. Russia's response, in the spring of 2014, was to reinvade, capturing Crimea and the coalfields of the Russian-speaking Donbass. Threatened by Moscow, misunderstood in the West, Ukraine hangs once more in the balance.

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The Blunders of Our Governments

The Blunders of Our Governments

Author: Anthony King, Ivor Crewe Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

'Fascinating and zeitgeisty.' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'Must be read by every incumbent and wannabe representative of the people.' The Herald, best books of 2013 'Two of our most brilliant political analysts focus entertainingly on an endless succession of great British cock-ups...thoroughly entertaining and erudite.' Observer 'A powerful new book.' Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Mail 'Illuminating and disturbing.' Philip Johnston, Telegraph 'Timely and intelligent.' Prospect 'Fascinating.' Alan Johnson MP, New Statesman 'Grimly entertaining...This book should be a compulsory text for every would-be minister and permanent secretary.' Financial Times 'Compelling...David Cameron is said to have read about Winston Churchill's early warmongering during his summer holidays. It would have been much better for all of us if he had read this.' Independent on Sunday 'One of the hottest books of the season...a deeply depressing catalogue of major projects championed at the highest level that have turned into turkeys.' Scotsman 'Rivetingly told...a feast of fiascos, a banquet of balls-ups.' Francis Wheen, Literary Review 'This is a very apposite book and should be read by ministers, shadow ministers, parliamentarians and civil servants.' Total Politics

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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!