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.

  • PNOM

    Pinch of Nom (Hardback)

    Kay Featherstone/Kate Allinson

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    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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  • BXYSB

    The Fast 800 Recipe Book (Paperback)

    Dr Clare Bailey

    In The Fast 800 Dr Michael Mosley brought together all the latest science on intermittent fasting to provide an exciting new programme built around a more manageable 800-calorie fast day. In this fabulous companion cookbook, Dr Clare Bailey, GP and wife of Michael Mosley, has teamed up with successful cookery writer Justine Pattison to create a collection of delicious, low calorie recipes that are all expertly balanced and easy to make. They range from quick breakfasts to deliciously satisfying suppers and follow the Mediterranean style of eating now proven to revolutionise your health. Whether you are embarking on the full weight-loss programme or just looking to improve your general health, this book will help you feel better and change the way you eat for ever.
    • £11.99
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  • BZBES

    Pinch of Nom Food Planner (Paperback)

    Pinch of Nom

    From the record-breaking no.1 bestselling authors of Pinch of Nom comes this six-month journal containing everything you need to chart progress, plan weekly meals and smash your goals. This meal planner is the perfect tool to help you stay on track, set out in a simple format with diet diary-style pages that are easily adaptable to your personal slimming guidelines. With one brand new recipe per week this gives you twenty-six exclusive Pinch of Nom recipes - all delicious, full of flavour and designed to keep you full and satisfied. Whether you want to keep track of calories, jot down your shopping lists, record healthy treats or celebrate key achievements, this book will help you plan for the future and see how far you've come. To give you more pages for writing up your goals and food plans, this book does not have any photographs of the recipes, however you can find them on the Pinch of Nom website. Instead the book is beautifully designed and illustrated with line drawings. The Pinch of Nom food blog has a hugely engaged online following and has helped thousands of people to lose weight and cook incredibly delicious and varied recipes. Packed with advice for keeping to your goals and stories from community members, the Pinch of Nom Food Planner is the ideal companion for tracking your weight-loss journey.
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  • BOKFV

    This is Going to Hurt (Paperback)

    Adam Kay

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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.
    • £5.99
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  • BWMEU

    The Secret Barrister (Paperback)

    The Secret Barrister

    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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  • BXIOU

    The Spy and the Traitor (Paperback)

    Ben MacIntyre

    *Shortlisted for the 2018 Ballie Gifford Prize* 'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRE A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket. The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...
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  • BZASZ

    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference (Paperback)

    Greta Thunberg

    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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  • BTMWA

    The Fast 800 (Paperback)

    Michael Mosley

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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.
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  • BXJUR

    How To Be Right (Paperback)

    James O'Brien

    The runaway Sunday Times bestseller by one of the most incisive broadcasters around. Every day, James O'Brien listens to people blaming benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants. But what makes James's daily LBC show such essential listening - and has made James a standout social media star - is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their arguments live on air, every single morning. In the bestselling How To Be Right, James provides a hilarious and invigorating guide to talking to people with faulty opinions. With chapters on every lightning-rod issue, James shows how people have been fooled into thinking the way they do, and in each case outlines the key questions to ask to reveal fallacies, inconsistencies and double standards. If you ever get cornered by ardent Brexiteers, Daily Mail disciples or little England patriots, this book is your conversation survival guide.
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  • BXKDQ

    How to Be a Footballer (Paperback)

    Peter Crouch

    'Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player' - Sunday Times 'The funniest man in British sport' - Metro Featured on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you're suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate. So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror. We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay GBP250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We'll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson's assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions. I am Peter Crouch. This is How To Be A Footballer. Shall we? Can't get enough of Crouch? Tune into That Peter Crouch Podcast on Radio 5 Live
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  • BUKIX

    First Man In (Paperback)

    Ant Middleton

    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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  • BXKYN

    Erebus: The Story of a Ship (Paperback)

    Michael Palin

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story. _______________ BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK `Beyond terrific . . . I didn't want it to end.' Bill Bryson `Illuminated by flashes of gentle wit . . . It's a fascinating story that [Palin] brings full-bloodedly to life.' Guardian `This is an incredible book . . . The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we've all been waiting for.' Nicholas Crane `Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.' Sunday Times `A great story . . . Told in a very relaxed and sometimes - as you might expect - very funny Palin style.' David Baddiel, Daily Mail `Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.' The Times
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  • BXLIO

    12 Rules for Life (Paperback)

    Jordan B. Peterson

    Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is a book that focuses on the value of individual responsibility and what we can learn from ancient wisdom.

    He offers 12 profound and practical principles that will help you keep your life in order - from getting your own house in order before criticising others and comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.
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  • BYHXQ

    Eat Well For Less: Every Day (Paperback)

    Jo Scarratt-Jones

    Tuck into tasty recipes inspired by the popular BBC show Eat Well for Less.

    Presenters Chris Bavin and Gregg Wallace provide a foreword to help you sort out your kitchen, while the 80 effortlessly delicious recipes are suitable for all the family.

    With ideas for lunch, dinner and snacks, these meals will help get you out of a mealtime rut.
    • £10.99
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  • BWTIU

    The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) (Hardback)

    Philippa Perry

    Full of sage and sane advice, this hopeful book from renowned psychotherapist Philippa Perry tells us the vital dos and don'ts of parenting and what really matters when it comes to making children happy.

    Instead of mapping out the 'perfect' plan, Perry offers a big-picture look at the elements that lead to good parent-child relationships. This refreshing, judgement-free book will help you to:
    - Understand how your own upbringing may affect your parenting
    - Accept that you will make mistakes and learn what you can do about them
    - Break the negative cycles and patterns
    - Handle your own and your child's feelings
    - Understand what different behaviours communicate
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  • BXZDL

    The Prison Doctor (Paperback)

    Dr Amanda Brown

    Horrifying, heartbreaking and eye-opening, these are the stories, the patients and the cases that have characterised a career spent behind bars. Savage beatings, dirty protests, drug addiction, depression and prisoners desperate to turn their lives around, Dr Amanda Brown has seen it all. The no-holds-barred memoirs of a GP who went from working at a quiet suburban practice to treating the country's most dangerous criminals - first in young offenders' institutions, then at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs and finally at Europe's largest women-only prison in Europe, Bronzefield. A doctor devoted to caring for those most of us would rather forget.
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  • ANLDG

    The Official Highway Code (Paperback)

    Great Britain: Department for

    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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  • BUAYI

    The Salt Path (Paperback)

    Raynor Winn

    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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  • BWKWX

    Hinch Yourself Happy (Hardback)

    Mrs Hinch

    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!
    • £7.99
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    Unnatural Causes (Paperback)

    Dr Richard Shepherd

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    Fans of This is Going to Hurt and All That Remains will find themselves fully absorbed in Dr Richard Shepherd's Unnatural Causes - a book where the forensic pathologist reveals which cases and bodies have haunted him the most and how he's lives a life steeped in death.

    Shepherd is a detective in his own right NS has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11.

    He has faced serial killers, natural disasters, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents and put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads.
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  • BYIGM

    On Chapel Sands (Hardback)

    Laura Cumming

    Laura Cumming's On Chapel Sands is a book of mystery and memoir.

    Two narratives run through it: the mother's childhood tale; and Cumming's own pursuit of the truth. Humble objects light up the story: a pie dish, a carved box, an old Vick's jar. Letters, tickets, recipe books, even the particular slant of a copperplate hand give vital clues. And pictures of all kinds, from paintings to photographs, open up like doors to the truth.

    Above all, Cumming discovers how to look more closely at the family album - with its curious gaps and missing persons - finding crucial answers, captured in plain sight at the click of a shutter...
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  • BUHCF

    Everything I Know About Love (Paperback)

    Dolly Alderton

    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.
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  • BURWW

    Factfulness (Paperback)

    Hans Rosling

    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.
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  • BTXIO

    Chernobyl (Paperback)

    Serhii Plokhy

    Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy's Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy is the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018. It's a must-read for anyone with an interest in modern history and those who have been compelled - and shocked - by the stunning Sky Atlantic TV series Chernobyl starring Jared Harris.

    On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate - and the blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation.

    This book draws on recently opened archives to recreate events in all their drama, providing a moment-by-moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of the Cold War tragedy.
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