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Our non-fiction book chart features all of the best books that everyone is talking about! These non-fiction books are all available at fantastic prices from The Book People.

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Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

Our non-fiction book chart features all of the best books that everyone is talking about! These non-fiction books are all available at fantastic prices from The Book People.

  • Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal

    Mrs Hinch

    Product Code: CBHRO
    Hardback
    Pre-order the brand new book from Mrs Hinch - the Instagram sensation and No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author ________________ Hello! Mrs Hinch here! Welcome to your very own Hinch activity journal! This little book is all about giving yourself the gift of time out: time to plan, time to dream, time to relax, time for us to have a bit of a giggle and a de-stress. We all live such busy lives and it can be hard to take a moment just to breathe, but I want this book to be all about YOU. Something that we can all enjoy together. So, make yourself a cuppa and curl up with this journal on the sofa in the mornings, or use it to wind down every evening before bed; whenever you get a spare few moments - just don't forget your crystal pen, as there are loads of relaxing, light-hearted activities for you to have fun with. Plus plenty of pages for you to plan your own hinching lists ready for the week ahead. Read from start to finish or dip in on random pages - there are absolutely no rules here! Think of it as a book-shaped slice of you time. You deserve it! Love, Mrs Hinch xx __________________ 'The sensation' Sun 'We're mad about Mrs Hinch' Vogue 'My new cleaning goddess' Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph
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  • Me

    Elton John

    Product Code: CBVIC
    Hardback
    In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, which is also the subject of the smash-hit film Rocketman. The result is Me - the joyously funny, honest and moving story of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriter of all time. Christened Reginald Dwight, he was a shy boy with Buddy Holly glasses who grew up in the London suburb of Pinner and dreamed of becoming a pop star. By the age of twenty-three, he was performing his first gig in America, facing an astonished audience in his bright yellow dungarees, a star-spangled T-shirt and boots with wings. Elton John had arrived and the music world would never be the same again. His life has been full of drama, from the early rejection of his work with song-writing partner Bernie Taupin to spinning out of control as a chart-topping superstar; from half-heartedly trying to drown himself in his LA swimming pool to disco-dancing with the Queen; from friendships with John Lennon, Freddie Mercury and George Michael to setting up his AIDS Foundation. All the while, Elton was hiding a drug addiction that would grip him for over a decade. In Me Elton also writes powerfully about getting clean and changing his life, about finding love with David Furnish and becoming a father. In a voice that is warm, humble and open, this is Elton on his music and his relationships, his passions and his mistakes. This is a story that will stay with you, by a living legend.
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    Veg

    Jamie Oliver

    Product Code: VGJO
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    'It's all about celebrating really good, tasty food that just happens to be meat-free' - Jamie Oliver.

    Jamie has returned with another fine cookbook to add to your kitchen shelf - and this time he's offering flavour-filled vegetarian recipes that suit every meal ranging from simple suppers to weekend dishes.

    The dishes will tantalise your taste buds and help you up your veg intake. Everyone is sure to finish the meal feeling full, satisfied and happy - and we guarantee the food is so tasty that you won't miss the meat.
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  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

    Charlie Mackesy

    Product Code: BZLGV
    Hardback
    A book of hope for uncertain times. The conversations between the four characters in this book - the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse - have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, turned into tattoos, they inspire parents and grandparents, comfort children, cheer people who feel lonely, are grieving, need courage, or a reminder that they are not alone and to keep going when life is hard. Enter the world of Charlie Mackesy's creations, these four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant and universal life lessons. The book includes Charlie's most loved illustrations and new ones too. 'The world needs Charlie's work right now.' Miranda Hart `My hope is that the book goes some way to helping people live more courageously, more honestly and with more love for themselves and others.' Charlie Mackesy
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  • The Body

    Bill Bryson

    Product Code: BZUQJ
    Hardback
    `We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. `What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson
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  • Guinness World Records 2020

    Guinness World Records

    Product Code: BXMVM
    Hardback
    Celebrate the dawning of a new decade with the fully revised Guinness World Records 2020. To kick off the '20s, we've created an electrifying new cover and curated a record-breaking edition packaged with thousands of new, updated and classic superlatives, hundreds of never-before-seen images, and a selection of eye-opening photo-composites that put a new spin on record-breaking... A new decade means it's time for a fresh approach, so starting with our front cover, we've re-booted record-breaking with an all-new design. There's a new look inside, too, and thanks to our team of digital artists, we've created mind-blowing poster pages that will reveal some of our classic record holders in a whole new light. Our ever-expanding pool of international consultants and experts help us make sense of the world around us, so join us as we explore the vast spectrum of record-breaking in 11 superlative-packed chapters. As always, we're committed to bringing you record-breaking from the cutting edge of science, and this year we've produced a feature chapter on remarkable robots with the help of award-winning tech blogger Evan Ackerman. We've also been out on the road, adjudicating records at events as diverse as the UK National Pet Show, Skill Con in Las Vegas and BubbleFest in Wales. Guinness World Records is nothing without its dedicated record-breakers, so we've also selected the best of the newly approved claims from the 50,000 applications received from the public over the past 12 months. If you want to be one of those lucky few, look out for the Do Try This At Home challenges in the VIRAL SPORTS chapter - you might even make it into next year's edition!
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  • This is Going to Hurt

    Adam Kay

    Product Code: BOKFV
    Paperback
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    Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, comedian Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a fascinating insight into the multitude of work the staff of the NHS has to undertake to keep us all safe and in good health.

    A junior doctor between 2004 and 2010, Adam provides a no-holds-barred account of the 97-hour weeks, life-or-death decisions and the constant tsunami of bodily fluids he had to contend with...

    Looking back on notes scribbled in secret after his busy shifts, Adam also explains how he managed to survive on the low pay and the effect his choice of career had on both his social life and relationships. This is a book that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know - and a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.
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  • Pinch of Nom

    Kay Featherstone

    Product Code: BWUYM
    Hardback
    (2)
    From the UK's most popular food blog Pinch of Nom, this go-to home cookbook is packed with flavourful, slimming recipes that tick all the boxes!

    Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, the founders of Pinch of Nom, have helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight using their delicious home-style recipes. And now they're sharing 100 recipes that have been tried and tested by their loyal community.

    Each recipe is labelled with handy icons to help you choose which ones suit you best - whether it's Cumberland pie for the whole family, a quick chicken balti or something veggie while watching the calories.

    This book includes information on the essential kit you'll need to cook the meals and tasty ideas for breakfasts, fakeaways, quick meals, stews, soups, bakes, roasts, snacks, sides and sweet treats.
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  • Lady in Waiting

    Anne Glenconner

    Product Code: CBHTB
    Hardback
    'I couldn't put it down. Funny and touching - like looking through a keyhole at a lost world.' RUPERT EVERETT 'Lady Glenconner's life story is a combination of royal magic, personal tragedy and resilient survival. With humour, courage and preternatural poise, she at last tells the story of her uniquely fascinating life.' TINA BROWN 'Anne Glenconner has written a remarkable memoir - containing, at last, a genuine portrait of Princess Margaret from one who knew her well. But this book is poignant too, and through the pages shine her courage and good-humoured acceptance of her demons and tragedies.' HUGO VICKERS ~ The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her. Anne Glenconner has been close to the Royal Family since childhood. Eldest child of the 5th Earl of Leicester, she was, as a daughter, described as 'the greatest disappointment' by her family as she was unable to inherit. Her childhood home Holkham Hall is one of the grandest estates in England. Bordering Sandringham the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were frequent playmates. From Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation to Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, Lady Glenconner is a unique witness to royal history, as well as an extraordinary survivor of a generation of aristocratic women trapped without inheritance and burdened with social expectations. She married the charismatic but highly volatile Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner, who became the owner of Mustique. Together they turned the island into a paradise for the rich and famous, including Mick Jagger and David Bowie, and it became a favourite retreat for Princess Margaret. But beneath the glitz and glamour there has also lurked tragedy. On Lord Glenconner's death in 2010 he left his fortune to a former employee. And of their five children, two grown-up sons died, while a third son had to be nursed back from a coma by Anne, after having suffered a near fatal accident. Anne Glenconner writes with extraordinary wit, generosity and courage and she exposes what life was like in her gilded cage, revealing the role of her great friendship with Princess Margaret, and the freedom she can now finally enjoy in later life. She will appear as a character in the new series of The Crown this autumn.
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  • Peaky Blinders: The Real Story

    Carl Chinn

    Product Code: BZPBV
    Paperback
    The Peaky Blinders as we know them, thanks to the hit TV series, are infused with drama and dread. Fashionably dressed, the charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family blind enemies by slashing them with the disposable safety razor blades stitched in to the peaks of their flat caps, as they fight bloody gangland wars involving Irish terrorists and the authorities led by a devious Home Secretary, Winston Churchill. But who were the real Peaky Blinders? Did they really exist? Well-known social historian, broadcaster and author, Carl Chinn, has spent decades searching them out. Now he reveals the true story of the notorious Peaky Blinders, one of whom was his own great grandfather and, like the Shelbys, his grandfather was an illegal bookmaker in back-street Birmingham. In this gripping social history, Chinn shines a light on the rarely reported struggles of the working class in one of the great cities of the British Empire before the First World War. The story continues after 1918 as some Peaky Blinders transformed into the infamous Birmingham Gang. Led by the real Billy Kimber, they fought a bloody war with the London gangsters Darby Sabini and Alfie Solomon over valuable protection rackets extorting money from bookmakers across the booming postwar racecourses of Britain. Drawing together a remarkably wide-range of original sources, including rarely seen images of real Peaky Blinders and interviews with relatives of the 1920s gangsters, Peaky Blinders: The Real Story adds a new dimension to the true history of Birmingham's underworld and fact behind its fiction.
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    Wham! George & Me

    Andrew Ridgeley

    Product Code: WGAM
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Discover how it felt to be Top of the Pops!

    For the first time ever, Andrew Ridgeley shares what it felt like to be one half of Wham! - one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. He reveals all about his first meeting with Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (better known as George Michael, of course) as a teen in 1970s Watford and how a shared love of records inspired them to write and record some of the most perfect pop songs of all time.

    Andrew talks about how he quickly became soul mates with George and offers a glimpse into the high-flying life of a 1980s superstar, revealing all about their glittering trumphs and successes. He fondly recalls their farewell show at Wembley Stadium in 1986 and reveals how their friendship lasted until George's dying day.

    Charting the years of 1974 to 1986 with humour, love and integrity, this is a special memoir that shows what happens when a band Do It Right.
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  • I, Robot

    Peter Crouch

    Product Code: CBHTY
    Hardback
    What happens on the pitch is only half the story. Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football's most heinous crime. In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you're on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale's magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy's dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. Whether you're an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven't put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.
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  • Hinch Yourself Happy

    Mrs Hinch

    Product Code: BWKWX
    Hardback
    Discover how to transform your home and your life with Mrs Hinch. Cleaning - aka hinching - doesn't have to be that job you dread, not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways.

    With over 2 million followers in her hinch army, she has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever tidying tips and passionate belief in cleaning. She'll even share the story of Mr and Mrs Hinch and their 'dorgeous' boy, Henry. With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home.

    Inside you'll find out:
    - How cleaning can soothe anxiety and stress
    - Mrs Hinch's must-haves
    - Step-by-step guides to hinching your home
    - And so much more!
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  • No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

    Greta Thunberg

    Product Code: BZASZ
    Paperback
    The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.
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  • The Fear Bubble

    Ant Middleton

    Product Code: BZMXT
    Hardback
    The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible No. 1 bestseller FIRST MAN IN. Without fear, there's no challenge. Without challenge, there's no growth. Without growth, there's no life. Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner, or the next closed door. In prison, he was thrust into the unknown, cut off from friends and family, isolated with thoughts of failure and dread for his future. And at the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his children and wife without a father and husband. But fear is not his enemy. It is the energy that propels him. Thanks to the revolutionary concept of the Fear Bubble, Ant has learned to harness the power of fear and understands the positive force that it can become. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life's challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard. In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the Fear Bubble, showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Powerful, unflinching and an inspirational call to action, The Fear Bubble is essential reading for anyone who wants to push themselves further, harness their fears and conquer their own personal Everests.
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  • The Secret Barrister

    The Secret Barrister

    Product Code: BWMEU
    Paperback
    The Secret Barrister offers an eye-opening insight into life inside the courtroom. From the devastating to the hilarious, the author recalls some of their most powerful memories.

    They also reveal how hard the job is and recall the difficult conversations, including the way you should talk to clients, no matter whether you believe them to be guilty or innocent.

    This book also examines what the law actually is, why we need it and why barristers wear those stupid wigs...
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    Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2020

    Product Code: BION
    Hardback 14 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    Prepare to be shocked, stunned, appalled and amazed!

    Every year, the wonderfully weird Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual entertains and shocks children (and their parents!) in equal measure. With all-new content for 2020, this year's edition is no different.

    Sure to gross you out, this dip-in annual contains funny, scary and mind-boggling tales from all around the world. You'll get to read about a cat with 28 toes, a restaurant with a signature dish or a burger made from worms and meet the man who lived in a sandcastle for two decades.

    With plenty of peculiar photographs accompanying the outlandish stories, the Ripley's book is perfect for any fact fans who are intrigued by the stranger side of life.
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  • The Official Highway Code

    Great Britain: Department for

    Product Code: ANLDG
    Paperback
    This is a book no driver should be without. It contains all the information you need in order to drive safely and lists all the road signs you will see while on your travels.

    Perfect for learners and those who feel they need a refresher in learning the rules of the road. It also offers advice on looking after your motor.
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  • A Ladybird Book About Donald Trump

    Jason Hazeley

    Product Code: CAXVS
    Hardback
    *PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW* A Ladybird Book about Donald Trump: A charming introduction to the President of the United States, the important jobs he has to do, and the friends he's made all over the world. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Praise for The Story of Brexit - One of the Best Comedy Books of 2018 - The List - The latest offering in the hilarious Ladybird for Grown Ups series is a funny mickey-take of the Brexit debate (and boy, do we need some fun) - Sunday Post - Hilarious - Stylist
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  • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    Jeremy Dronfield

    Product Code: BZHTM
    Paperback
    Pre-order the inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and survive the Holocaust, for anyone captivated by The Choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. 'An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival' i Paper 'Extraordinary' Observer _______ Where there is family, there is hope . . . Vienna, 1930s. The Kleinmann family live a simple, ordinary life. Gustav works as a furniture upholsterer while Tini keeps their modest apartment. Their greatest joy is their children: Fritz, Edith, Herta and Kurt. But after the Nazis annex Austria, the Kleinmanns' world rapidly shifts before their eyes. Neighbours turn on them, the business is seized, as the threat to the family becomes ever greater. Gustav and Fritz are among the first to be taken. Nazi police send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany, the beginning of an unimaginable ordeal. Over the months of suffering that follow, there is one constant that keeps them alive: the love between father and son. Then, they discover that Gustav will be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, and Fritz is faced with a choice: let his father to die alone, or join him... Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archival research, this book tells the Kleinemanns' story for the first time - a story of love and courage in the face of unparalleled horrors. The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz is a reminder of the worst and the best of humanity, of the strength of family ties and the human spirit.
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  • BOSH!

    Henry Firth

    Product Code: BPQAU
    Hardback
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    The plant-based recipes in the brilliantly named BOSH! cookbook are easy to make and unbelievably tasty.

    Inspired by the popular YouTube channel, the meat- and dairy-free recipes are perfect for breakfasts, dinners, desserts and even parties. Sure to delight even the most committed carnivore, the recipes including burrito samosa, the Big Bhaji Burger, satay sweet potato and a salted caramel crunch tart.

    These filling recipes are oh-so-satisfying both to make and eat. With over 140 to work your way through, they're perfect, whether you're already vegan or if you're looking to cut down on meat and dairy.
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  • The Salt Path

    Raynor Winn

    Product Code: BUAYI
    Paperback
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    Raynor Winn's The Salt Path was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2018.

    It is Raynor's first book and it tells the true story of how she and her partner lost everything but went on to find hope and salvation when they decided to walk all the way across the coastline of the South West of England.

    It's an uplifting read for anyone who enjoys nature and motivational tales of the power of love.
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    Official Strictly Come Dancing Annual 2020

    Alison Maloney

    Product Code: SCDT
    Hardback
    Hand-picked favourites
    Put on your dancing shoes - the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 annual is here!

    This official companion gives you the chance to go behind the sequins and get the lowdown on all of the celebs and dancers competing in this year's competition of the BBC's biggest show.

    It's bursting with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes gossip, telling you everything you need to know about the divas, drama and dancers.
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    Greenfeast- Autumn, Winter

    Nigel Slater

    Product Code: GFNS
    Hardback
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    'Much of my weekday eating contains neither meat nor fish ... It is simply the way my eating has grown to be over the last few years.' - Nigel Slater.

    Greenfeast is the second of Nigel Slater's season-led vegetable-based cookbooks. In it he shares over 110 recipes that make use of autumnal produce including mushrooms and rice. You'll feel so snug wrapped up tucking into big soups like tahini, butternut and sesame and crumbles made with leeks, tomato and pecorino.

    Nigel also shares lip-smacking recipes for puddings including ginger cake, cardamom and maple syrup. These plant-based feasts are fantastic!
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