Non-Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Talking About

  • BOLIG
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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.
  • 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.
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    Jamie Oliver is back with even more mouth-watering recipes in Quick & Easy 5-Ingredient Food - a book that proves cooking does not have to be complicated. In fact, it's his easiest cookbook yet!

    All 130 recipes in the cookbook use just five key ingredients and can be rustled up in next to no time at all (none take over 30 minutes to prepare). They're all also very kind on your weekly budget. There are chapters based around chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, veg, salads, pasta, ride, noodles and sweet things.

    Each recipe includes a visual ingredient guide, a serving size, timings, easy-to-follow instructions and essential nutritional information.
  • BPLTX
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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.
  • BPLKT
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    David Jason, the nation's favourite actor, talks about his life in acting and how he brought characters like Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter and Detective Jack Frost to life.

    He reveals behind-the-scenes gossip about each character (and show) and reveals how each one changed his life. David also explains why each one means so much to him.

    Told with characteristic charm and wit, this is a funny and poignant autobiography from a national treasure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BPNMM
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    Julia Boyd's Travellers in the Third Reich looks at the rise of the Nazis from Germany's point of view.

    Based on first-hand accounts from students, politicians, journalists, fascists, tourists and celebrities, it looks at how there were moments of confusion, doubt and hope as the country found itself in the midst of an incredible and disturbing movement.
  • BPOCM
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    This spoof Mr. Men book follows Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood as he has to deal with some of the perils of adult life - including DIY, feeding babies and building train sets.
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    'The best book you will ever read about Britain's greatest warplane.' Patrick Bishop, bestselling author of Fighter Boys. `A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine. By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story. And by recording their bravery, humility, camaraderie, tragedy and sheer joy in flying their beloved Spits he has done them - and us - a valuable service' Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 606 'A superb and compelling book. Brilliantly written with some incredible and astonishing stories; it is gripping, moving, emotional and sometimes humorous - just perfect' Squadron Leader (Ret) Clive Rowley, former Officer Commanding RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight 'A superb journey through the remarkable tale of that British icon, the Spitfire. Brilliantly and engagingly written, this is the most readable story of the aircraft and her pilots that I have ever had the pleasure to read in a period spanning some forty-odd years of personal study and research. Truly stunning.' Andy Saunders, Editor, Britain at War Magazine. 'This is not just a tale of heroism in the skies . . . This is a tale of victory . . . Magnificently told in lip-biting detail' - Daily Mail (The Red Line) The perfect complementary narrative to the bestselling memoir by Geoffrey Wellum - First Light. Achtung, Spitfire! The iconic Spitfire found fame during the darkest early days of World War II. But what happened to the redoubtable fighter and its crews beyond the Battle of Britain, and why is it still so loved today? In late spring 1940, Nazi Germany's domination of Europe had looked unstoppable. With the British Isles in easy reach since the fall of France, Adolf Hitler was convinced that Great Britain would be defeated in the skies over her southern coast, confident his Messerschmitts and Heinkels would outclass anything the Royal Air Force threw at them. What Hitler hadn't planned for was the agility and resilience of a marvel of British engineering that would quickly pass into legend - the Spitfire. Bestselling author John Nichol's passionate portrait of this magnificent fighter aircraft, its many innovations and updates, and the people who flew and loved them, carries the reader beyond the dogfights over Kent and Sussex. Spanning the full global reach of the Spitfire's deployment during WWII, from Malta to North Africa and the Far East, then over the D-Day beaches, it is always accessible, effortlessly entertaining and full of extraordinary spirit. Here are edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition. Nichol takes the reader on a hair-raising, nail-biting and moving wartime history of the iconic Spitfire populated by a cast of redoubtable, heroic characters that make you want to stand up and cheer. `A rich and heartfelt tribute to this most iconic British machine. By focussing on the men (and women) who flew the Spitfire, John Nichol has brought a fresh and powerful perspective to the story.' - Rowland White - author of Vulcan 607
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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.
  • BOOCS
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    Acclaimed historian Damien Lewis' SAS Ghost Patrol: The Ultra-secret Unit that Posed as Nazi Stormtrooper is a book that looks at one of the most explosive moments of the Second World War - the day in 1942 when the SAS donned Nazi uniforms in a mission that was deemed beyond top secret....
  • BPLTR
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    The Sunday Times Bestseller. 'Breathtaking. Kim Hughes is the man who stands between us and oblivion.' Andy McNab (author of Bravo Two Zero) 'An uplifting and enlightening account of the personal courage and dedication required to do a very lonely job in the most extreme of conditions'. John Nichol (The Mail On Sunday) This is a book about science, bombs, and what happens to the human psyche when every day you go to work might be your last. Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a grueling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence. The back drop to Painting the Sand is the Afghan War, the conflict where the cold courage of the bomb disposal operator rose to national prominence. No other field of warfare offers the chance of a single individual to come so close to his enemy and fight out a battle of wits where losing can means death. This is one of the best memoirs that will come out of a ten-year struggle to defeat a hidden, and enduring, enemy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • BOSH
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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.
  • BGZIT
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    Follow the Japanese theory of ikigai (a reason to get out of bed in the morning) and live a longer and happier life.

    This inspiring and comforting book shows you how to find purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into passions and interests.
  • BOILI
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    The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM) The Official Book is the most authoritative and comprehensive preview of football's greatest tournament. Licensed by world football's governing body, it is packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of each team, its star players and its prospects in the finals. Essential reading for football fans everywhere, it also features a guide to all 12 stadiums and 11 host cities, a history of the FIFA World Cup and a tournament progress chart for the reader to complete as the competition progresses. Whether you are watching the games live in Russia, in front of a television at home, with friends at a club, bar or FIFA World Cup Fan Zone, this official FIFA book is the ultimate tournament preview.
  • BPKOB
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    'Fiercely immersive. Truly heroic.' Tom Marcus, bestselling author of Soldier Spy 'Vivid and brilliantly written: a pulsating account of the battle for Musa Qala, the Rorke's Drift of our times.' Martin Bell, OBE, war reporter In Helmand province in July 2006, Major Adam Jowett was given command of Easy Company, a hastily assembled and under-strength unit of Paras and Royal Irish rangers. Their mission was to hold the District Centre of Musa Qala at any cost. Easy Company found themselves in a ramshackle compound, cut off and heavily outnumbered by the Taliban in the town. In No Way Out, Adam evokes the heat and chaos of battle as the Taliban hit Easy Company with wave after wave of brutal attack. He describes what it was like to have responsibility for the lives of his men as they fought back heroically over twenty-one days and nights of relentless, nerve-shredding combat. Finally, as they came down to their last rounds and death stared Easy Company in the face, the siege took an extraordinary turn . . . Powerful, highly-charged and moving, No Way Out is Adam's tribute to the men of Easy Company who paid a heavy price for serving their country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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.