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New non-fiction for March 2015

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I met a monk: eight weeks to love, happiness and freedom by Rose Elliot

Hell and high water: one man’s attempt to swim the length of Britain by Sean Conway

Hell and high water: one man's attempt to swim the length of Britain by Sean Conway

In June 2013 Sean Conway set out from Land’s End in his bid to be the first person to swim the length of Britain. It was a challenge so extreme that most of the sponsors Sean approached turned him down as they were worried that he would die trying.

Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane

Landmarks by Robert MacFarlane

A field guide to the literature of nature, including a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather.

The porcelain thief by Huan Hsu

The porcelain thief by Huan Hsu

In 1938, with the Japanese army approaching from Nanking, Huan Hsu’s great-great grandfather, Liu, and his five granddaughters were forced to flee their hometown on the banks of the Yangtze River. But before they left, a hole was dug deep, in which was stowed the family heirlooms. Huan Hsu’s fascinating record of his family history combines with accounts of great change in China, and perhaps reveals the secret hiding place of his grandfather’s porcelain.

I met a monk: eight weeks to love, happiness and freedom by Rose Elliot

I met a monk: eight weeks to love, happiness and freedom by Rose Elliot

Part autobiography, part self-help book. Vegetarian food writer hones her warm and engaging style to share her fascinating introduction to Buddhism which she discovered late in her life.

So you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson

So you've been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson

In 2012, Jon Ronson’s online identity was stolen. Jon publicly confronted the imposters, a trio of academics who had created a Jon Ronson Twitter bot obsessed by unlikely food combinations and weird sex. At first, Jon was delighted to find strangers all over the world uniting to support him in his outrage – but then things got out of hand.

A curious friendship: the story of a bluestocking and a bright young thing by Anna Thomasson

A curious friendship: the story of a bluestocking and a bright young thing by Anna Thomasson

Set against a backdrop of the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of the Second World War, Thomasson brings to life the fascinating friendship with Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of fifty-one and Rex Whistler, a nineteen-year-old art student.

Bloody British History: Cambridge by David Barrowclough (eBook)

Bloody British History: Cambridge by David Barrowclough

Cambridge has some of the most violent history ever recorded. From invading hordes of Vikings, Saxons and Normans to the secret Allied plans of the Second World War, it will thrill, disgust and delight!

An Outsider Inside, Book 10 Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-79 by John Warwicker (eBook)

An Outsider Inside, Book 10 Protecting the Prime Ministers, 1974-79 by John Warwicker

Covering one of the most turbulent periods in modern British politics, this memoir charts the six years during which John Warwicker was seconded from his high-ranking position at Scotland Yard to take command of the Special Branch protection team at Downing Street.

The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) by Teresa J Rhyne (eAudio)

The Dogs Were Rescued (And So Was I) by Teresa J Rhyne

New memoir from #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Lived (and So Will I).

The Keeper (Young Readers’ Edition) by Tim Howard (eAudio)

The Keeper (Young Readers' Edition) by Tim Howard

Remarkable journey from a challenging childhood, dealing with the onset of Tourette’s in fifth grade.

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