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23 11, 2018

Book of The Week: Brief Answers to The Big Questions

2018-11-23T16:29:21+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

Brief Answers to The Big Questions by Stephen Hawking In the final book by the groundbreaking and revered astronomer, Stephen Hawking, humankind's biggest questions are given answers. Whether we can predict the future, peer inside a black hole, colonise outer space, travel through time, and investigate the existence of a God, Hawking shows us his [...]

17 11, 2018

BOTW: How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings

2018-11-17T13:03:34+00:00 November 17th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings by Sarah Cooper If you, like this author, find that "every morning I wake up and ask myself the same question: how dare I?", this book is for you! Going over with a fine-toothed comb the secrets to non-obstructive, non-threatening, non-shrill and non-demanding success in the workplace, [...]

10 11, 2018

Book of The Week: The Story of Brexit

2018-11-10T16:33:50+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , , |

The Story of Brexit (A Ladybird Book) We know and love the spoof Ladybird series, and The story of Brexit is one of its many gems. Like always, one finishes the book exactly as mystified as when they began it, and like always, their day is far brighter for it. Not-so-officially explaining Brexit in a [...]

22 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: No. More. Plastic.

2018-09-22T12:03:18+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

No. More. Plastic. by Martin Dorey This book is a must-read, and it's about you, "because you are the one person in the world that you inhabit who can make a difference". Martin Dorey encourages all of us in this pocket-sized motivational handbook to reassess our relationship with plastic - it's everywhere! Rather than blaming, [...]

8 09, 2018

Book Of The Week: The People Awards

2018-09-08T12:27:44+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

The People Awards by Lily Murray   What is award worthy? Discovering X rays? Culture-changing art? Campaigning for human rights? Writing poetry that is treasured for centuries? All of this, and much more. Featuring beautiful illustrations and a one page biography for each notable person, The People Awards is a little anthology of some of [...]

11 08, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Tao Of Pooh + the Te Of Piglet

2018-08-11T12:51:02+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

The Tao Of Pooh and the Te Of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff Blending together two of the most serene and wholesome understandings of life - meaning, of course, Taoism and the personal philosophies of the cast of Winnie-The-Pooh - this book is a gentle and resonant reflection on life, mind, body, and spirit. Using the [...]

4 08, 2018

Book Of The Week: The Pebbles On The Beach

2018-08-04T12:55:36+00:00 August 4th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

The Pebbles On The Beach by Clarence Ellis   "We must always bear in mind that a pebble is a transient thing. It is in the half-way stage of a long existence..." - This book is a reinvigorated classic, a reprinted and reupholstered from the edition first published in 1954. A beautifully written guide to [...]

28 07, 2018

Book Of The Week: How Not To Be A Boy

2018-07-28T12:47:24+00:00 July 28th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb   In this memoir-turned-social-commentary, comedian Robert Webb navigates what it means to grow up male in a world in which doing so has long been a life sentence to repression. Starting in his childhood, Robert explores a lifetime of happenings that lead him to question why [...]

21 07, 2018

Book Of The Week: Think Small

2018-07-21T12:33:24+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , |

Think Small by Eva Katz This compendium of the smallest works of art in the world is mind-boggling. The book itself is tiny! Ranging from crochet to coffee-stain art, to carved pearls and tobacco-tin paintings in which the tin contains the paint and the painting all in one - these examples of attention, imagination and [...]

9 06, 2018

BOTW: The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

2018-06-09T11:58:23+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: Non-Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: , , |

The Things you Can See Only When you Slow Down by Haemin Sunim Described as "essential truths, beautifully expressed", this Sunday Times Bestseller is a manual to peace and relaxation by a Buddhist monk. Sunim's wisdom encompasses advice on love, friendships, self-care and how to engage with the busy world around us. These teachings are [...]