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New non-fiction for December 2015

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Alive, alive oh!: and other things that matter by Diana Athill

Alive, alive oh!: and other things that matter by Diana Athill

Alive, alive oh!: and other things that matter by Diana Athill

98 year old Diana Athill reflects on lessons learned and a life fully lived. This is the sequel to the Costa winning Somewhere towards the end.

Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy by Joe Wicks

Lean in 15: 15 minute meals and workouts to keep you lean and healthy by Joe Wicks

Body coach Joe Wicks showcases delicious recipes and a plan for sustainable fat loss that will inspire busy people to keep their body healthy and lean forever. Wicks has more than 400,000 followers on Instagram.

And yet: essays by Christopher Hitchens

And yet: essays by Christopher Hitchens

Collection of previously uncollected essays from the late Christopher Hitchens into a final volume under three themes: Bring It On (religion); Good Stuff (literature) and Inconvenient Truths (world politics).

Winter is coming: the medieval world of Game of thrones by Carolyne Larrington

Winter is coming: the medieval world of Game of thrones by Carolyne Larrington

Game of Thrones is a phenomenon. Larrington, who is an Oxford University fellow in Medieval English Literature, explores — among other topics — sigils, giants, dragons and direwolves in medieval texts; ravens, old gods and the Weirwood in Norse myth; and a gothic, exotic orient in the eastern continent, Essos.

My name is Mahtob: the story that began in the global phenomenon Not without my daughter continues by Mahtob Mahmoody

My name is Mahtob: the story that began in the global phenomenon Not without my daughter continues by Mahtob Mahmoody

If you remember the 1991 film Not without my daughter starring Sally Field, you will be interested in what happened next. Now the daughter tells the whole story, not only of her imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Iran: living in fear of re-abduction, battling recurring nightmares and panic attacks, taking on an assumed name, surviving life-threatening illness — all under the menacing shadow of her father. This is the story of an extraordinary young woman’s triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness.

I quit sugar – simplicious by Sarah Wilson

I quit sugar - simplicious by Sarah Wilson

It’s not even Christmas and the diet books have already started. Sarah Wilson shows us how to shop, cook and eat without sugar and other processed foods; how to buy in bulk, freeze and preserve, with ease and without waste; and how to use leftovers with flair.

The temptation of Elizabeth Tudor by Elizabeth Norton

The temptation of Elizabeth Tudor by Elizabeth Norton

Elizabeth Norton recounts the riveting story of the sex scandal that threatened the life of the young Elizabeth Tudor, and whose outcome was pivotal to the creation of the public persona of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.

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