Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

  • BOKFV
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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.
  • BLZMG
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    Jordan Peterson is one of the world's favourite popular thinkers and in this book he talks about the value of taking individual responsibility for your actions, explaining how this can help change things for the better all around the world.

    He provides you with 12 profound and practical rules that will help give your life more meaning. He argues you should search for meaning rather than happiness and covers everything from setting your house in order to self-comparison to the person you were the day before. He combined cutting-edge psychology and philosophy with ideas from humanity's oldest myths and stories to come up with these 12 important life lessons.
  • HDME
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    Si and Dave are back in their Hairy Dieters guise in Make It Easy - a cookbook packed full with low-cal, low-carb recipes that are remarkably easy to make and even more delicious to eat.

    The hearty dishes use easy-to-find ingredients and are easy on time, washing up, shopping and your waistline! The recipes range from those that take just 15 minutes to cook to one-pot wonders and dishes that are great for cooking in bulk.

    There's also a selection of guilt-free puddings that will help you lose weight the easy way.
  • BPLTX
    • £16.99
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    The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the vast air armada of Dakotas and gliders,carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He gazed up in envy at the greatest demonstration of paratroop power ever seen. Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But the cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch who risked everything to help. German reprisals were cruel and lasted until the end of the war. The British fascination for heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths, not least that victory was possible when in fact the plan imposed by Montgomery and General 'Boy' Browning was doomed from the start. Antony Beevor, using many overlooked and new sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of this epic clash. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single dramatic battle. It looks into the very heart of war.
  • BOSH
    Henry Firth
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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 recipes to try, they're perfect, whether you're already vegan or if you're looking to cut down on meat and dairy.
  • 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.
  • BMFHG
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    Learn all about why sleep is so important and how a lack of it can be linked to every major disease in the developed world.

    Using cutting-edge research, Matthew Walker delves into the science behind why we sleep and why it matters so much. He reveals what really happens during REM sleep and how caffeine and alcohol affect it. He also examines the ways sleep patterns change over a lifetime. This is an endlessly fascinating and important read.
  • BMJRJ
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    Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is a vital and contemporary award-winner that sparked discussions all over the world.

    This refreshing and thought-provoking book looks at everything from eradicated black history to the links between class and race.
  • BPKMR
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    Wilbur Smith has lived an incredible life of adventure, and now he shares the extraordinary true stories that have inspired his fiction. I've been writing novels for over fifty years. I was lucky enough to miss the big wars and not get shot, but lucky enough to grow up among the heroes who had served in them and learn from their example. I have lucked into things continuously. I have done things which have seemed appalling at the time, disastrous even, but out of them has come another story or a deeper knowledge of human character and the ability to express myself better on paper and write books which people enjoy reading. Along the way, I have lived a life that I could never have imagined. I have been privileged to meet people from all corners of the globe, I have been wherever my heart has desired and in the process my books have taken readers to many, many places. I always say I've started wars, I've burned down cities and I've killed hundreds of thousands of people - but only in my imagination! From being attacked by lions to close encounters with deadly reef sharks, from getting lost in the African bush without water to crawling the precarious tunnels of gold mines, from marlin fishing with Lee Marvin to near death from crash-landing a Cessna aeroplane, from brutal school days to redemption through writing and falling in love, Wilbur Smith tells us the intimate stories of his life that have been the raw material for his fiction. Always candid, sometimes hilarious and never less than thrillingly entertaining, On Leopard Rockis testament to a writer whose life is as rich and eventful as his novels are compellingly unputdownable.
  • ANLDG
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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.
  • AUDLY
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    This incredibly informative book provides an expertly balanced insight into geopolitics and the importance it has on the decisions of leaders of countries all around the world.

    It explains how many choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete and how they should be made based on people, ideas and movements. From why Putin believes Russia needs a navy to the reasons why countries in the Middle East are logically shaped, this is an eye-opening book.

    It uses maps, essays and author Tim Marshall's personal experiences to reveal how the past, present and future can shape the future of our world.
  • AXLUK
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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.
  • LWFG
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    Looking to lose weight in 2018? Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge can help. This cookbook ties in with his latest BBC series and contains 100 recipes that are low in calories but big on flavour.

    Having lost over 11 stone in the last four years, there is no-one more qualified to motivate you to start eating good food as you look to shift the pounds. Better still, Tom's dishes are served in portion sizes that would satisfy even the hungriest person.

    You'll never feel like you're missing out, especially with the likes of warm halloumi salad, sweet potato and black bean burritos and baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust on offer!
  • BMUBS
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    This is Jamie Oliver's simplest cookbook yet. All the recipes only use five ingredients (neatly laid out on the spread so you know exactly what you're looking for!) and taste incredible.

    This is such a great and accessible book that even kitchen novices would be able to make something good and tasty for their dinner by following the step-by-step instructions. It's perfect for Jamie Oliver's long-term fans and those who are short on time but want to start cooking better food.
  • BOGNZ
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    The world is so divisive right now, but Hans Rosling's Factfulness is here to reveal that things are not quite as bad as many think.

    The author talks about how many things that we systematically get wrong (a chimpanzee choosing answers at random consistently outguesses journalists) and why this happens.

    If we worry about everything instead of basing our view on facts, we feel threatened. This book will help you change your outlook on the world.
  • BPJWQ
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    The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller This is the age of addiction, a condition so epidemic, so all encompassing and ubiquitous that unless you are fortunate enough to be an extreme case, you probably don't know that you have it. What unhealthy habits and attachments are holding your life together? Are you unconsciously dependent on food? Bad relationships? A job that doesn't fulfill you? Numb, constant perusal of your phone, looking for what? My qualification for writing this book is not that I am better than you, it's that I am worse. I am an addict, addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, money, love and fame. The program in Recovery has given Russell Brand freedom from all addictions and it will do the same for you. This system offers nothing less than liberation from self-centredness, a new perspective, freedom from the illusion of suffering for anyone who is willing to take the necessary steps.
  • BPNKL
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    The World's Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast's bible. Dubbed the body's complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource for learning all you need to know about building muscle, losing fat, eating (healthy) cake and unlocking your superhuman physical potential. Packed with workouts the author tried and tested in the pursuit of multiple world records, it's more than a book, it's the greatest training tool ever written! Designed for anyone who wants to make permanent and lasting changes to their food and fitness, it's the first book to combine the teachings, tips and tricks of Olympic and World Champions into one, easy to follow resource. This book will show you how it's possible to: Live below 10% body fat with the aid of chocolate and Mayan secrets Add 27% more muscle mass, courtesy of tips from world heavyweight champions Increase speed by 10%, thanks to gold medal winning Olympic sprinters Squat, deadlift and bench weights you never dreamed of lifting, with the guidance of the world's strongest men Improve endurance capacity by 60%, thanks to the knowledge of world champions in multi endurance-based sports ...all of which the author has achieved during the 10-year 'Fitness Pilgrimage' that has taken him around the globe. Aiming to be the most eclectic and comprehensive fitness guide ever created, The World's Fittest Book is the sum and substance of over a decade of research and the collective wisdom of some of the greatest minds and athletic bodies in history. By learning the lessons within it, readers will understand 'fitness' better than the vast majority of the population. Every chapter will have an easy to digest workout within it and can be read individually. But if you want to read the stories and the science behind the routines, that's there too. Until now, there hasn't been a book covering such an ambitious range of areas, catering for the casual fitness enthusiast seeking clarity and guidance in their own gym routine and kitchen habits as well as the seasoned sportsperson who's hit a plateau and is searching for tips, tricks and tweaks they can make to their training and diet. This book changes that, and will take you on a journey to whatever level of fitness you want to find.
  • BPNYW
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    Robert Webb is one of the stars of Peep Show and a regular on television screens all over the country. In his memoir, How Not to Be a Boy, he explores the relationships and experiences that made him who he is.

    Told with heart, wit and honesty, Robert explains all about the lessons he learned while growing up and how he came to realise that it's almost impossible to be Luke Skywalker or any other 'bloke' that society demands men look up to... He talks about friendships, relationships and family in great detail and reveals how experiences with all of these helped him develop in his own individual way.

    Part a memoir, part a call to arms for men to start talking openly about their problems, this is a funny, touching and important read from one of Britain's most popular personalities.
    'Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. I loved it.' J.K. Rowling
    'A truly great read, full of heart' Dawn French
  • BOJSL
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    This book contains all the information and facts you need if you're watching the BBC Proms.

    The world's biggest and longest running classical music festival, the Proms find the world's greatest artists and orchestras coming to London to deliver concerts, talks, workshops and family events.

    This in-depth guide will tell you everything you need to know about the composers, performers and broadcasts.
  • ADJMO 16 years +
    16 years +
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    This is an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness. Jon Ronson meets everybody from a Broadmoor inmate who swears he faked a mental disorder to get a lighter sentence but is now stuck there to the influential psychologist who developed the industry standard Psychopath Test and who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are in fact psychopaths. Combining Jon's trademark humour, charm and investigative incision, The Psychopath Test is a deeply honest book unearthing dangerous truths and asking serious questions about how we define normality in a world where we are increasingly judged by our maddest edges. 'Ronson's new book is provocative and interesting, and you will, I guarantee, zip merrily through it' Observer 'Both screamingly funny and deeply disturbing' Tatler 'Ronson is such a chirpy, inquisitive and funny writer' Mail on Sunday
  • AGIQQ
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    The late, great Stephen Hawking's classic book about who we are, how we came to be and the secrets that still lie at the heart of space and time.

    From the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory, this book uses accessible language to cover the concept of the universe and answer questions including when time began and if it could run backwards.
  • BMKKF
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    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...
  • BMSIJ
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    Dolly Alderton, a journalist who was the dating columnist for the Sunday Times, talks about growing up and the struggles of early adulthood in this honest and hilarious memoir.

    She talks about falling in love, finding a job, getting drunk, being dumped and throwing a disastrous Rod Stewart-themed house party. She also reveals how it came to be that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man she's ever been able to rely on...

    Packed with insight, wit, heart and humour, this is a personal book that doesn't shy away from the more grubby aspects of growing up, growing older and navigating different kinds of love.
  • BMWSV
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    This handy little history book reveals how Germany came to be the liberal and democratic nation we know today.

    From Julius Caesar's invasion in 58 BC through to the wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond, this is a concise and accessible non-fiction book that covers the politically charged history of Deutschland.

    It places the extremes of the German political experience throughout ancient and recent history in relation to the broader climate.