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New non-fiction for June 2017

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Cooking for Family and Friends, Southwold: an early paradise, War and the Death of News

Knowing the Score, by Judy Murray & Alexandra Heminsley

Autobiography of Judy Murray, mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup and Strictly contestant.

Judy Murray is a role model for believing in yourself and reaching out to ambition. From the community courts of Dunblane to the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Judy Murray’s memoir outlines the challenges she has faced, from desperate finances and growing pains to hostile press conferences and entrenched sexism.

Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 lean recipes to enjoy together, by Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks models a white t-shirt this time round on the cover of his latest bestseller. In this one he presents more than 100 delicious and nutritious recipes that are perfect for sharing with the special people in your life.

Sober: staying stopped, by Tony Adams

Sober continues the story former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams began with his shocking bestseller Addicted, 20 years ago.

In his first book Adams gave a brutally honest account of his struggles as a top footballer who is also an alchoholic and the effects on himself and those around him. In Sober, Adams celebrates the new life he has made for himself since beating his demons and enjoying life once more over the past two decades.

Southwold: an earthly paradise, by Geofrey C. Munn

A welcome reprint of the 2006 edition. This book focuses on the social and artistic elements that enrich the community, featuring everyone from Shakespeare to Damien Hirst.

War and the Death of News: reflections of a grade B reporter, by Martin Bell

“Martin Bell has served as a corporal in a colonial army, been embedded with British forces, gone on missions with Americans and crossed the Suez Canal with the Israelis. He has kept the company of soldiers, warlords, mercenaries and militias, and even attended one of Idi Amin’s weddings. From Vietnam to Yemen, Bell has been in the thick of it, witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in how wars are fought and reported.

“Drawing on his experiences as a journalist and a soldier, the respected former BBC correspondent provides a moving, personal account of war - its futility and its failures - and an impassioned take on what we’ve lost in twenty-first century reporting.”

Cook, Eat, Love, by Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton continues with her successful second career as a cook. Fearne follows her 2016 book Cook Happy, Cook Healthy: delicious recipes to make life just that bit healthier and a lot easier with a collection of over 100 recipes that will have you eating happily and healthily at every meal time.

Unexpected Memories of Richard Hawley, by Richard Hawley

“Richard Hawley mines his memory in this hilarious, rich and poignant memoir. Featuring tales about the people and places of his beloved Sheffield, to being on the road with Longpigs and Pulp, to collaborating with the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Guy Garvey, the Arctic Monkeys, and Lisa Marie Presley.”

Brandon King

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