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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 Pointless Book Started by Alfie Deyes, Finished by You

The Pointless Book Started by Alfie Deyes, Finished by You

Author: Alfie Deyes Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Shortlisted for the The Bookseller Book of the Year 2015. Bake a cake in a mug; take part in a people-watching challenge; create a time capsule; diarise a week of your life and learn to make origami. Fully illustrated and packed with a host of games, activities and pranks, Alfie invites you to join his online following as he challenges you to complete your journal of pointlessness and do virtually nothing with pride.  

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

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

Author: Ali Almossawi Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2017

What's the best way to sort your laundry? Why is Facebook so good at predicting what you like? How do you find new music? Readers around the world have embraced Ali Almossawi's whimsical illustrations and his funny, clarifying explanations of complex subjects. In Bad Choices Almossawi demystifies a new topic of increasing relevance to our lives: algorithms. This is a book for anyone who's looked at a given task and wondered if there was a better, faster way to get it done. What's the best way to organize a grocery list? What's the secret to being more productive at work? How can we better express ourselves in 140-characters? Presenting us with alternative methods for tackling each scenario, Almossawi guides us to better choices that borrow from same systems that underline a computer word processor, a Google search engine, or a Facebook ad. Once you recognise what makes a method faster and more efficient, you'll become a more nimble, creative problem-solver, ready to face new challenges.

Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2014 The Official Companion to the Hit BBC Series

Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2014 The Official Companion to the Hit BBC Series

Author: Alison Maloney Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2013

Shimmying back on to our screens, series eleven of Strictly Come Dancing is set to reach showstopping new heights of drama, divas, sequins and surprises and this official companion is the perfect partner! Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes, make up and set design as well as exclusive insights from the producers, the official 2014 annual takes you further into the magic of Strictly than ever before. Test your Strictly knowledge with our quiz, peek into Len's Lens and get all the gossip from the dancefloor. With a glittering new cast of celebrities, sizzling professional dancers, interviews from the judges Bruno, Len, Darcy and Craig, introductions from Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly plus an exclusive from the gorgeous winner of last year, Olympian Louis Smith, the Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2014 is simply fab-u-lous!

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!