HomeNew suggestionsNon fiction → New non-fiction for April 2015

New non-fiction for April 2015

Written by · Published Apr 1, 2015

Very good lives: the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination by J. K. Rowling

Suffolk, East: the buildings of England by James Bettley

Suffolk, East: the buildings of England by James Bettley

Authoritative survey of East Suffolk from the Pevsner Architectural Guides series.

Threads: the delicate life of John Craske by Julia Blackburn

Threads: the delicate life of John Craske by Julia Blackburn

Unconventional biography about the mysterious John Craske, a Norfolk fisherman who fell seriously ill – For the rest of his life he kept moving in and out of what was described as ‘a stuporous state’. In 1923 he started making paintings of the sea and boats and the coastline seen from the sea, and later, when he was too ill to stand and paint, he turned to embroidery.

The Umbrian Thursday night supper club by Marlena De Blasi

The Umbrian Thursday night supper club by Marlena De Blasi

Every month on a Thursday evening, a group of four Italian rural women gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Italy’s Orvieto. Surrounded by candle light and good food, these five friends share all that life has offered them – the good and the bad.

Very good lives: the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination by J K Rowling

Very good lives: the fringe benefits of failure and the importance of imagination by J K Rowling

Published for the first time in book format, J K Rowling’s Harvard University speech from 2008 asks profound questions such as how can we embrace failure, and how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others?

Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon (eBook)

Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon

Includes interviews with some of the last surviving land girls and a wealth of material unearthed in diaries, letters and in stories handed down from generations.

Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey (eBook)

Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

Uplifting account of Anna’s descent into the depths of her illness and how through determination to make her life possible and with the love of those around her, she managed to find light in even the darkest of places.

Brandon King

I work in the Suffolk Libraries Stock Team