Category Archives: Book Reviews: Non Fiction

Librarian Recommended Reads: That Sugar Book by Damon Gameau

  Sugar has been featuring quite heavily in the media lately with scientists and medical professionals producing new information about its negative effects on our health and the way it is hidden in seemingly healthy foods. We have had a … Continue reading

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Librarian Recommended Reads: Girls will be girls by Emer O’Toole

Emer O’Toole inadvertently shot herself to fame by revealing her un-shaved armpits on television—an act so subversive that the clip went viral and she became entrenched in an epic media storm. In Girls will be Girls Emer investigates how we are socialised … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts

We have a great range of non-fiction titles that deliver information in an engrossing and easily digestible way! Try the following for some interesting fact-bites to drop into conversations:   Deadly : the world’s deadliest everything by Phil Scott If you … Continue reading

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A Fig at the Gate by Kate Llewellyn

‘A Fig at the Gate’ takes us with Kate Llewellyn, now in her seventies, as she embraces a new phase in her life, establishing and nourishing an entirely new garden in which she finds not only delight but a focus … Continue reading

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Travel Writing from Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart writes travel books about his family who relocated to Andalusia, a town in the mountains of Southern Spain. The first title in the series, ‘Driving over Lemons’, was massively popular, and his writing is very witty and humourous. The Last Days of … Continue reading

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The Bookshop That Floated Away by Sarah Henshaw

In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra’s barge. It asked for a £30,000 loan … Continue reading

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