Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving This Month: December

Non-Fiction Books We’re Loving This Month: December

The Little Big Things – Henry Fraser

Henry Fraser was 17 years old when a tragic accident severely crushed his spinal cord. Paralysed from the shoulders down, he has conquered unimaginable difficulty to embrace life and a new way of living.

5 Ingredients – Jamie Oliver

t’s all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast. We’re talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour.

Guinness World Records 2018

The record-breaking records annual is back and packed with more incredible accomplishments, stunts, cutting-edge science and amazing sporting achievements than ever before.

Blue Planet II

Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate.

Only Fools and Stories – David Jason

In his first book David Jason told us about himself from his early years training as an electrician through to making it as one of Britain’s greatest actors. This autumn, in a follow up autobiography, he tells us about the many other lives he has lived.

Ask an Astronaut – Tim Peake

ow does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet? What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space? And where to next – the Moon, Mars or beyond? Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space.

Paul O’Grady’s Country Life – Paul O’Grady

“Paul O’Grady’s Country Life for the first time gives a glimpse into the home life of one of Britain’s best loved stars, alongside the animals he adores. This is a warts-and-all account of country living, as far removed from the bright lights of celebrity as you could ever imagine. ”

At My Table – Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes.

Life to the Limit – Jenson Button

Jenson Button is one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His seventeen years in Formula 1 have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing underpowered cars around the track to winning World Championships and everything in between.

My Life, Our Times – Gordon Brown

As former Prime Minister and our longest-serving Chancellor, Gordon Brown has been a guiding force for Britain and the world over three decades. This is his candid, poignant and deeply relevant story.

Private Eye Annual – Ian Hislop

The Private Eye Annual 2017 present’s the year’s best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK’s best selling satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.

How to Stay Alive – Bear Grylls

The ultimate survival guide from the world’s leading survival expert. Nobody knows survival like Bear Grylls. There is a barely a terrain he hasn’t conquered or an extreme environment he hasn’t experienced.

Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape – Gino D’Acampo

Just back from his epic journey along Italy’s stunning west coast for the ITV series Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape, everyone’s favourite Italian chef reveals the wonders of one of the richest and most varied cuisines in the world.

Over and Out – Henry Blofeld

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC’s Test Match Special.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives.

The Road to Mexico – Rick Stein

Starting in San Francisco and Baja California, and working his way down to the southernmost tip of Mexico, Rick Stein cooks, eats and experiences Mexican food at its very best and most diverse.

The Christmas Chronicles – Nigel Slater

The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Nigel Slater’s love for winter, the scent of fir and spruce, ghost stories read with a glass of sloe gin, and beeswax candles with shadows dancing on the ceiling.

How to be Champion – Sarah Millican

Part autobiography, part self help, part confession, part celebration of being a common-or-garden woman, part collection of synonyms for nunny, Sarah Millican’s debut book delves into her super normal life with daft stories, funny tales and proper advice.

Adventures of a Young Naturalist – Sir David Attenborough

In 1954, a young David Attenborough was offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo’s collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC for a new show called Zoo Quest.

“Bletchley Park Brainteasers – Sinclair McKay ”

The code breakers of Bletchley Park were united in their love of a good puzzle. If you feel the same, why not dive in, put your mental agility to the test and discover: Would Bletchley Park have recruited YOU?

The Book of Secrets – Dynamo

In this fully illustrated guide to modern magic, Dynamo shows you how you can perform magic yourself. The Book of Secrets will be the first step on an exciting journey for budding magicians, providing hours of breathtaking fun for all the family.

The Clever Guts Recipe Book

In this fabulous companion cookbook to Dr Michael Mosley’s international bestselling Clever Guts Diet, Dr Clare Bailey presents the definitive toolkit for bringing your gut back to optimum health.

Stronger – Jeff Bauman

Jeff Bauman woke up on 16th April 2013, in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs. Just 30 hours prior, Jeff was surrounded by revelry at the finish line of the Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend.

Keeping On Keeping On – Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett’s third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett’s peerless diaries 2005 to 2015.

The Secret Life of Cows – Rosamund Young

Cows can be highly intelligent or slow to understand, vain, considerate, proud, shy or inventive. Although much of a cow’s day is spent eating, they always find time for extra-curricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry-picking or fighting a tree.

Alan The Christmas Donkey – Tracy Garton

Tracy Garton had run the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary for twenty years, creating a safe haven for more than sixty sick, unwanted and mistreated donkeys. But after a devastatingly difficult winter, with sky high bills, she didn’t know if she could afford to carry on.

What Does This Button Do? – Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden’s legendary front man – is one of the world’s most iconic singers and songwriters. But there are many strings to Bruce’s bow, of which larger-than-life lead vocalist is just one.

Secrets for the Mad – Dodie

Find hope in dark times When I feel like I’m going mad, I write. A lot of my worst fears have come true; fears that felt so big I could barely hold them in my head. I was convinced that when they happened, the world would end.