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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.

We Should All be Feminists

We Should All be Feminists

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2014

An absolute powerhouse of a little book proving that feminism should not be considered a dirty word. This is an essay written by the author from a speech she delivered at a conference on Africa. There are a lot of references to aspects of Nigerian culture, however the thoughts and feelings can easily transfer across nations. Several sentences and paragraphs cause intense reactions of understanding and show just how much of an impact words can have. This would be a perfect gift for both men and women, boys and girls and although small in size it is weighty in impact.

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

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

Author: Ian Williamson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Because healthy relationships are key to good mental health, and at a time when mental health issues amongst adolescents are increasing at an unforeseen rate, helping them to build and sustain these relationships has never been more important.

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Walls Travels Along the Barricades

Walls Travels Along the Barricades

Author: Marcello Di Cintio Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

The world's walls are supposed to be coming down. We speak of globalization, international markets and global villages; barriers to trade keep falling, and it is now possible to communicate instantly from nearly anywhere in the world. But just as these virtual walls come down, real walls rise. In this evocative blend of travel writing, history and politics, Marcello Di Cintio visits the world's most disputed edges to meet those who live alongside the razor wire, concrete and steel. Along the way he shares tea with refugees on the wrong side of Morocco's desert wall; he encounters illegal immigrants circumventing high-tech fencing around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla; he walks Arizona's migrant trails, visits fenced-in villages in India, and stands with those who protest against Israel's security barrier to understand what these structures say about those who build them, and how they influence the cultures that they pen in. Venturing beyond politics, he encounters the infiltrators who circumvent the walls, the artists who transform them, and the fenced-in ignored and forgotten people who live in their shadow. The walls discussed are: 1. 'The Wall of Shame' in the Western Sahara, built by the Morrocans in 1987 following their defeat by the Spanish. 2. A high-tech 'fence' around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Meilla. 3. The Indo Bangladesh 'fence', erected in 1947. 4. The West Bank Wall. 5. The 'green line' that separates the Greek from the Turkish-Cypriot quarters in Nicosia, the capital of Cypress, and Lefkosa, the capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. 6. The US-Mexico border. 7. The various barriers throughout Belfast. 8.The l'Acadie fence in Montreal, erected as a wall built of chains in 1960.

Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count

Walking for Fitness Make Every Step Count

Author: Nina Barough Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2017

Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight with Try It! Walking for Fitness. Walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free, for all ages and abilities. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. This book was made for walking!

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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!