Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

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    Zoe Sugg - the girl behind YouTube sensation Zoella - offers ideas that will help you make an event and memory out of each and every day.

    This craft book is packed with ideas, inspiration and DIY projects that can turn any day of the year into a big celebration.
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    Gary Barlow is now one of the most successful British musicians and songwriters of all time, but fifteen years ago, as he himself admits, he hit rock bottom - he was out of shape, out of work and depressed. Faced with an underperforming solo career, tireless media taunts and the other the cruel twists of fate that musical stardom can throw at you, Gary turned to food. For nine years, he went on diets and fought with himself before eventually asking a doctor what the 'cure' for obesity was. That was when it sunk in that he would have to be the one to change his life dramatically. So how did he go from an obese and out-of-work pop icon, to becoming a superstar of music and TV and an accomplished musical songwriter and producer who is full of vitality, fitter, happier and more successful than ever before? In this extraordinarily honest memoir, Gary tells of his journey back to professional success, as well as mental and physical health. From returning with a critically and commercially successful Take That and reigniting his own legendary song-writing career, to overcoming his weight problems and crippling obsession with food, and going beyond a recorded music career to forge a career on TV with The X Factor and Let It Shine, this is the story of how Gary found balance in both his personal and professional life. A Better Me is a remarkably frank account of Gary's life as he battled with his demons, endured personal tragedy, and staged one of the most thrilling professional comebacks in decades. In his warm, witty and authentic voice, Gary recounts his story with compelling insight, captivating sincerity and a human side that people rarely see. Here is one of the UK's most beloved pop stars, more open, honest and raw than ever before.
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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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    The 2019 edition of the world's most popular record book, containing thousands of new categories, brand new records, and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs.

    This year's includes a special 'Meet the Makers' chapter which celebrates all the inventors of record-breaking projects, and a 'Making History' chapter that features incredible designs using LEGO to demonstrate record-breaking objects. For example, the Statue of Liberty and the Apollo mission's Saturn V rocket.
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    You will love it when you read Kevin Keegan's autobiography! Love it!

    Fifty years after making his professional debut, Kevin Keegan looks over a glittering football career that saw him win trophies galore while playing for Liverpool and Hamburg and be named as England captain. He also recalls the ups and downs of his managerial career - from being the man in charge of the Newcastle team known as 'The Entertainers' to his unhappy time in charge of the national team.

    For the first time, he also reveals the shattering truth about his return to St James Park during the Mike Ashley era. Honest, brave, bold and funny, this is a moving account of an incredible life in the constantly changing world of football.
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    Jamie Oliver celebrates his favourite Italian food - and shows you how to cook bellissimo dishes in the comfort of your own home - in his latest bestselling cookbook.

    With chapters on antipasti, salad, soup, meat, pasta, fish, rice and dumplings, bread and pastry and desserts, Jamie provides step-by-step recipes for the likes of classic carbonara, baked risotto pie and limoncello tiramisu.

    The recipes can be quick or slow to make and Jamie offers his unique twists on some of the traditional favourites.
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    Sir Max Hastings has authored twenty-six books, some of which have become bestsellers and have been translated all over the world. This masterful chronicle covers one of the most devastating conflicts of the 20th century, the tragedies of Vietnam.

    Hastings spent the past three years interviewing participants and researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents to create this epic narrative that covers all events from 1945 through to 1975. He portrays the battle of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz, as well as less familiar events such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    This magnificent volume is able to blend a political and military narrative of the entire conflict using heart-stopping personal experiences. He marshals testimony from warlords, peasants, statesmen, and soldiers to create this extraordinary record of tragedy.
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    Written by Monty Python star and television globetrotter Michael Palin, this fascinating book follows the story of HMS Erebus and its epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and catastrophe in the Arctic.

    This vivid recount covers all details including the ships launch in 1826, its disappearance in 1848, and its eventual reappearance in 2014. Palin also tells the stories of the incredible people from the ship, including the troubled John Franklin, the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, and the popular James Clark Ross.

    Erebus went on an extraordinary adventure that is brought to back to life by a master explorer and storyteller in this wonderfully evocative account.
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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.
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    From the multimillion-copy bestselling author of Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, this thrilling Cold War story has been shortlisted for the 2018 Ballie Gifford Prize and has been praised as "a timely and insightful page-turner" by Publishers Weekly.

    It's a warm evening in July 1985 and a man is stood on a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow with a plastic carrier bag. Dressed in a grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of the British supermarket Safeway.

    The man was a spy for MI6. As a senior KGB officer, he has supplied his British spymasters with a stream of secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The bag itself was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

    And so began one of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of espionage...
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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 collection of essays curated by Scarlett Curtis explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view by telling the stories of 52 women and their personal relationship with feminism.

    This inspiring book lets you hear from a variety of women - from teenage activists to Hollywood actresses - and how they actually feel about the F word. These include incredible pieces by Emma Watson, Zoe Sugg, Jameela Jamil, Kat Dennings, and Liv Little, to name a few. These voices tackle the contradictions and complications at the heart of the movement, whilst bridging the gap between feminist hashtags and scholarly texts.

    Feminists Don't Wear Pink has been praised as "A refreshing and honest celebration of all that it means to be a woman today" by Fearne Cotton, as well as "Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real" by Reese Witherspoon.
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    Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines the lessons we can learn from the present day in this fascinating and page-turning book.

    Covering all of today's most urgent issues, this book asks how we can protect ourselves from nuclear war and technological disruptions and what we can do to stop the onslaught of fake news...

    We live in a constantly changing and often disorienting world. This book aims to help us understand it.
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    David Attenborough's meeting with gorillas on Life on Earth changed the way we viewed and interacted with the natural world. This beautifully illustrated book (reissued to mark 40 years since its first publication) celebrates that moment and many more of David's interactions with amazing animals.

    It's an astonishing celebration of life on Earth and has been updated so that modern scientific discoveries are taken into account. It's a fitting tribute to an enduring wildlife classic.
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    Bestselling author Chris Lewis and superstar megatrends analyst Dr Pippa Malmgren bring you this strategic book that will help you lead your team through the many changes that they will be faced with, from Brexit and inflation to the unseating of traditional political powers.

    A must-read for aspiring leaders and C-level executives, The Leadership Lab includes exclusive interviews with top executives, in which they discuss what key global trends keep them awake at night and how they respond to them.

    Covering everything from how to build a new type of leadership trust, to robots overtaking companies and worldwide indebtedness affecting business, this book is able to explain why the old rules no longer apply and how to blaze a trail in this new world order.
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    Based on a true story, Cathy Glass brings you the heart-wrenching tale of 8-year-old Melody and her terrible childhood.

    Melody is the last of five siblings to be taken away from her drug dependent mother and brought into care. Cathy is told about Melody's case but there seems to be more going on than what social services are aware of. Melody is angry at being taken away from her mother, but she also has excessive worries - far more than usual. Amanda, her mother, feels the same way about Melody and takes it out on Cathy - something she is very used to as an experienced social worker.

    However, Amanda appears lost and vulnerable and Cathy begins to understand why Melody is so concerned about her mother. And when Amanda misses contact, it is assumed that she's forgotten. But that couldn't be further from the truth...
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    Former Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper Ant Middleton tells his incredible life story in this exhilarating and jaw-dropping autobiography.

    He offers an insight into Special Forces training and how you're programmed to understand failure is not an option. He also talks about the lessons he's learned and the personal tragedies he's suffered along the way.
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    Fear is the Sunday Times bestseller and is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president's first years in office.

    Author Bob Woodward reveals the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and exactly how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.

    Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with first-hand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. He focuses on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
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    This vegan cookbook finds Ella Mills of Deliciously Ella fame showcasing 100 new all-plant recipes for you to try at home.

    From colourful salads to veggie burgers and one-pot stews, there is something for every meal and all tastes - even the most hardened carnivore. All the recipes make use of simple and nourishing ingredients and are perfect for veteran vegans and those who are new to plant-based cooking.

    As well as delicious recipes, Ella talks about her rise to stardom and how a blog that was started while she was suffering from illness became one of the country's favourite well-being brands.
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    Andrew Roberts provides an intimate portrait of Winston Churchill - faults and all - in Walking with Destiny.

    The author draws from over 40 new sources, including the diaries of King George VI to reveal Churchill as a hard-working and humorous individual who had a tendency to burst into tears at unexpected moments.

    It also looks at his life-long desire to please his father and examines his love and adoration of the British Empire and his lasting legacy.
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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.
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    The Flame contains the last words of the late, great poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen.

    It features lyrics, prose and illustrations and reveals hidden depths about the entertainer. From the transcendent to the darkly funny, this is a strange, sad and special insight into the mind of one of the most acclaimed poet and lyricists of the 20th century.
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    Yubal Noah Harari's Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow looks at the concepts and ideas that will shaped the 21st century - including AI. It asks where we go from today's digital world and how we can stop ourselves from destroying this fragile planet.
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    Popular YouTubers Rose and Rosie discuss friendships, fame, mental health and issues that affect the LGBT community in Overshare.

    They reveal personal secrets and look over their experiences as prominent figures in the LGBT community - both individually and together as a community.

    As the duo spread their message of positivity and inclusivity, they hope ti inspire people to feel comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their sexuality. They discuss their relationship with each other and their families, the secrets of a happy marriage and how to deal with mental health issues including OCD and anxiety.