Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

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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.
  • BUHCF
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    Award-winning journalist Dolly Alderton brings you this wildly funny Sunday Times bestseller about growing up and navigating all kinds of love along the way.

    Dolly survived her twenties (just about) and in Everything I know About Love, she gives an unflinching account of the bad dates and squalid flat-shares, the heartaches and humiliations, and most importantly, the unbreakable female friendships that helped her to hold it all together.

    Glittering with wit, heart and humour, this is a book to press into the hands of every woman who has ever been there or is about to find themselves taking that first step towards the rest of their lives.
  • BUAYI
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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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    This powerful memoir by the former First Lady of the United States sees Michelle Obama reflect on her experiences in life and how they shaped her world.

    From her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to meeting her future husband Barack Obama while working as an attorney, Michelle revisits intimate moments and uses her lively wit to describe her triumphs and disappointments throughout life.

    She also offers an insight into her role in the White House and what it means to her to be an advocate for women all around the world. Her warm, wise and revelatory words are able to resonate with readers as they enjoy her inspiring story.
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    Tom Kerridge's latest cookbook is packed with healthy home-cooked dishes.

    This brand new cookbook will encourage you to cook from scratch and includes home-made (and healthier!) takes on the most popular fast food meals and processed dishes.

    Tom guarantees they will taste better than the originals and many of them take very little time to rustle up. There are also batch cooking ideas for midweek meals and recipes for weekend feasts.
  • BTMWA
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    Six years ago, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution with the 5:2 Fast Diet, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting. And in this book, he uses a new approach of 'Time Restricted Eating' to create an easy-to-follow programme.

    Studies have shown that 800 calories is the magic number when it comes to successful dieting - it's high enough to be manageable but low enough to speed weight loss and trigger a range of metabolic changes. This new programme is also highly flexible - depending on your goals, you can choose how intensively you want to do it.

    Along with delicious, low-carb, Mediterranean-style recipes and menu plans by Dr Clare Bailey, The Fast 800 offers an effective way to help you lose weight, improve mood and reduce blood pressure, inflammation and blood sugars.
  • BTOQB
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    The Sunday Times bestselling memoir about nursing from award-winning author, Christie Watson. Christie worked as a nurse for twenty years and uses her experience to create this astounding account of a profession defined by acts of care, compassion and kindness.

    We watch as she nurses a premature baby who has miraculously made it through the night, we stand by her side during her patient's agonising heart-lung transplants, and we hold our breath as she washed the hair of a child fatally injured in a fire.

    In our most extreme moments, when life is lived most intensely, Christie is with us. She is a guide, mentor and friend. And in these dark days of division and isolationism, she encourages us all to stretch out a hand.
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    The Chimp Paradox author Professor Steve Peters' My Hidden Chimp shares 10 habits that can help children understand and manage their emotions and behaviour.

    It discusses the science behind healthy habits in a practical way and also reveals exercises and activities that will help children start putting them all into practice.

    The neuroscience of the mind is explained in a straightforward and intuitive way that will help children use it to their advantage.
  • BTZZB
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    Bart van Es' The Cut Out Girl is the winner of the Costa Biography Award 2018 - and has now been published in paperback for the first time.

    The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis.She was raised by her foster family as one of their own, but a falling out well after the war meant they were no longer in touch.

    What was her side of the story, Bart van Es - a grandson of the couple who looked after Lien - wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? Bart managed to track down Lien (now in her 80s) living in Amsterdam. Reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship.

    This page-turning biography is powerful recreation of Lien's harrowing childhood and a story about the love and challenges foster families face.
  • BSYWK
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    Jason Fox, the star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Win and The Real Narcos, reveals what really happens at (and after!) war with Battle Scars.

    All of the events depicted in this book took place during the last decade (Jason's time serving as an elite operator for the SBS) but the names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of all involved.

    He reveals all about the gunfights, daring escapes and hostage rescues and then evaluates the psychological devastation these experiences have contributed to. It's a powerful account of bravery and superhuman courage both on and away from a war zone.
  • VLIF
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    The latest Lean in 15 book is packed with flavourful vegetarian dishes!

    The Body Coach Joe Wicks' vegetarian take on The Shift Plan (the bestselling diet book of all time) contains over 100 veggie dishes, many of which are vegan, ranging from smoky sweet potato chilli to 'creamy' butternut pasta.

    Suitable for anyone thinking of taking up a vegetarian diet or cutting down on meat in 2019, this book also contains make-ahead ideas for easy midweek meals. Joe even throws in three exclusive Body Coach HIIT workouts and a bonus abs workout for good measure!
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    Prof. Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team describes how he helps his clients manage their minds and fulfil their potential in his bestselling book The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness.

    Dr. Peters knows how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can change people's lives in both a professional and personal capacity, and in this book he shares his mind-management programme that has helped everyone from the likes of Steven Gerrard to senior managers conquer their fears and grow in focus and confidence.

    Using real-life case studies and memorable analogies such as the 'chimp' - the seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - to explain seemingly complex concepts, this book will help you understand your own behaviour and natural responses to people and situations, control your emotional impulses and help you live a happier life both at home and at work.
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    Neil `Sam' Samworth spent eleven years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways by Neil Samworth is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high security prison. Sam tackles cell fires and self-harmers, and goes head to head with some of the most dangerous men in the country. He averts a Christmas Day riot after turkey is taken off the menu and replaced by fish curry, and stands up to officers who abuse their position. He describes being attacked by prisoners, and reveals the problems caused by radicalization and the drugs flooding our prisons. As staffing cuts saw Britain's prison system descend into crisis, the stress of the job - the suicides, the inhumanity of the system, and one assault too many - left Sam suffering from PTSD. This raw, searingly honest memoir is a testament to the men and women of the prison service and the incredibly difficult job we ask them to do.
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    Following his foodie trips around France and the USA, James Martin comes closer to home with a culinary journey around Great Britain.

    Accompanying the new ITV series, James shares his favourite recipes and stories from his coast-to-coast trip. He shares classic British meals and more surprising treats hailing from towns and cities including Bristol, Belfast, Orkney and Land's End.

    This is a great cookbook for any proud Brit and it features exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from James' latest road trip.
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    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.
  • ANDDK
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    Yuval Noah Harari's A Brief History of Mankind will take you all the way through human history and explain how we came to live in the world we do today. From being insignificant apes to the discovery of fire, the beginnings of farming and how money and science make the world go round, it's a truly extraordinary tale and all told in witty and accessible prose.

    This incredible non-fiction book has sold over a million copies and can count individuals as diverse as Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Jarvis Cocker among its fans. It's a book you'll definitely remember reading for the first time.
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    This incredible memoir is an award-winning international bestseller written by Holocaust survivor, Edith Eger.

    Edith was sixteen years old in 1944 when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz during the Second World War. After being separated from her parents on arrival, she endured unimaginable experiences including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele.

    When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. The horrors of the Holocaust didn't break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story. It shows that hope can flower in the most unlikely places.
  • BUGHF
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    The Sunday Times bestseller Over her ten years of documentary film making, Stacey Dooley has covered a variety of topics, from sex trafficking in Cambodia to Yazidi women fighting back in Syria. At the heart of all her reporting are incredible women in extraordinary situations: sex workers in Russia, victims of domestic violence in Honduras, and many more. On the Frontline with the Women who Fight Back, draws on Stacey's encounters with the brave, wonderful women she has met over her career to explore the issues of gender equality, domestic violence, sexual identity and, at its centre, womanhood in the world today.
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    This extraordinary memoir sees Tara Westover looking back over her life and how she grew up bottling peaches, rotating emergency supplies and hoping that when the World of Men failed, she and her family would not be affected too much...

    Tara didn't officially exist: she had no birth certificate or school records and didn't even have medical records. As she grew older, her father - who refused to set foot in hospitals - became more radical and her brother more violent.

    At the age of 16, Tara decided to educate herself - eventually ending up at Harvard and Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd travelled too far...Could she still go back home? This is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing close ties...
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    THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER: The Inspirational Life of Finn, Britain's Bravest Dog, Winner of the 2017 Daily Mirror Animal Hero of the Year Award Hertfordshire, October 5th 2016. At around 2 a.m., PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn, were trying to apprehend a robbery suspect when he turned around and attacked them. Finn was stabbed with a ten-inch-bladed knife, both through his chest, via his armpit and then - the knife bound for Dave - through the top of his head. Finn no doubt saved Dave's life, but the race was on to try and save Finn's. Dave Wardell's heartfelt memoir charts an incredible journey of friendship and loyalty. It is a celebration of the bond between one man and his dog, from when Dave collected Finn from his kennels at just nine months old, all the way through to Finn's recent and hard-earned retirement. The book charts the career of a highly trained, highly decorated dog. In his time on the job Finn tracked offenders of all kinds; found missing children; tackled armed offenders; saved lives. But Finn isn't just a police dog - he's also a cherished family pet and this is his remarkable, life-affirming story.
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    As seen on BBC Breakfast and Sky News, this inspiring true story is perfect for those who enjoyed The Cut Out Girl, The Choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

    Vienna, 1939. Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish uholsterer and his son, Fritz, and send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in.

    When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, his son refused to leave his side. Throughout the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. Based on Gustav's secret diary and archive research, this book tells their incredible story for the first time.
  • BSIAZ
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    Stephen Hawking's final book finds the scientist answering questions ranging from 'Is there a God?' to 'Can we predict the future?' and 'Will we survive on Earth?'

    Hawking always believed that science could be used to fix our planet's problems and in this book, he talks about contemporary issues including climate change, dwindling natural resources and the rise of AI.

    This endlessly interesting book is passionately argued and full of wit as Stephen Hawking talks about the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next...
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    This book features 130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

    Yotam Ottolenghi's award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE has recipes containing all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

    Bursting with colourful photography, this fabulous cookbook showcases Yotam's standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy - whether that's a quick 30-minute meal, using just one pot, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead.
  • BRJAX
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    Now a major film, this is a dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians of this period.

    Who was the real Mary Queen of Scots? The most enigmatic ruler of England lived a life of incredible drama and turmoil: crowned Queen of Scotland at nine months old, and Queen of France at sixteen years, she grew up in the crosshairs of Europe's political battles to become Queen Elizabeth's arch rival.

    This book tells the story of the fraught and dangerous relationship between these two women of incredible charisma and power - a relationship that began with both seeking a political statement, but which led them down a path of danger, from which only one could emerge victorious.