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New non-fiction for October 2015

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The road to Little Dribbling: more notes from a small island by Bill Bryson

The road to Little Dribbling: more notes from a small island by Bill Bryson

The road to Little Dribbling: more notes from a small island by Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson follows up his hilarious 1995 book, Notes from a Small Island, which has become one of the most loved books of recent decades, and was voted in a BBC poll as the book that best represents Britain.

Michael Foreman: a life in pictures by Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman: an illustrated life by Michael Foreman

Born in Pakefield and with many links to Suffolk, this is a celebration of Michael Foreman’s life as a master storyteller and illustrator told through his own autobiographical tales, diary extracts, original sketches and illustrations from his award-winning publications.

Good night and good riddance: how thirty-five years of John Peel helped to shape modern Britain by David Cavanagh

Good night and good riddance: how thirty-five years of John Peel helped to shape modern Britain by David Cavanagh

Another title with local connections. This book focuses on some 300 shows between 1967 and 2004, giving a thorough overview of Peel’s broadcasting career and placing it in its cultural and social contexts.

Absolute pandemonium: the autobiography by Brian Blessed

Absolute pandemonium: the autobiography by Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed tells his story in his typically understated fashion.

The racer by David Millar

The racer by David Millar

The newly retired and ever forthright David Millar offers us a unique insight into the mind of a professional cyclist during his last year in the peloton.

Truths, half truths and little white lies by Nick Frost

Truths, half truths and little white lies by Nick Frost

Nick Frost’s family life was difficult, blighted by alcoholism, illness and sudden misfortune meaning they lost everything overnight. He left school early and drifted from job to job dogged by his own personal demons. It’s something of a miracle that Nick survived and even more that he would achieve such success with his writing, acting and comedy.

The lost Tudor princess: a life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox by Alison Weir

The lost Tudor princess: a life of Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox by Alison Weir

Former Suffolk Bookfest speaker Alison Weir tells the story of Mary Douglas, Countess of Lennox who helped to bring about one of the most notorious royal marriages of the 16th century. An extraordinary life that spanned five Tudor reigns.

Brandon King

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