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New non-fiction for September 2015

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Reckless by Chrissie Hynde

Reckless by Chrissie Hynde

Reckless by Chrissie Hynde

Uncompromising memoir from the singer of The Pretenders.

Sixty years of Airfix models by Jeremy Brook

Sixty years of Airfix models by Jeremy Brook

A rich source of nostalgia for adults of a certain age. Airfix has been at the forefront of the industry since 1955, when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth’s. This book is published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the first Airfix aircraft kit, and tells the full story, year by year, of the company and its products.

The outsider: my life in intrigue by Frederick Forsyth

The outsider: my life in intrigue by Frederick Forsyth

Vivid account of a life lived to the full. Forsyth’s autobiography describes a life that has provided inspiration for thirteen internationally bestselling thrillers.

The cooler king by Patrick Bishop

The cooler king by Patrick Bishop

Tells the story of William Ash, an American flier brought up in Depression-hit Texas, who after being shot down in his Spitfire over France in early 1942 spent the rest of the war defying the Nazis by striving to escape from every prisoner of war camp in which he was incarcerated. He was said to be one of the sources for the character played by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.

Up with the lark: my life on the land by Joan Bomford

Up with the lark: my life on the land by Joan Bomford

Joan Bomford, BBC Countryfile’s Farming Hero of 2015, has lived all her life in the Vale of Evesham. Farming is in Joan’s blood. Generations of her family have worked the land, and in this book, Joan tells us with warmth, wit and great insight what it’s been like to live through an era of such enormous change. Now aged 83, Farmer Joan is still as active; making hay, feeding the farm’s beef cattle and running the riding school that she dreamed of as a child.

Speedway legends by John Chaplin and John Somerville

Speedway legends by John Chaplin and John Somerville

Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the third in their highly praised trilogy. This book deals with their lifelong passion for speedway racing and their admiration for the men who, over almost ten decades, have by their skill, daring and bravery, made it what it is.

As I was saying… by Jeremy Clarkson

As I was saying... by Jeremy Clarkson

He really doesn’t need any more publicity but he has a new book out.

Leading by Alex Ferguson

Leading by Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson dissects his 38 record-breaking years of management to reveal the key tools he used to deliver sustained success on and off the field. From tactics to teamwork, from hiring to firing, from dealing with the boardroom to responding to failure, ‘Leading’ investigates the pivotal leadership decisions of an astonishing career.

The secret war: spies, codes and guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings

The secret war: spies, codes and guerrillas, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings

Written on a global scale, this book brings together accounts from British, American, German, Russian and Japanese sources to tell the story of a secret war waged unceasingly by men and women often far from the battlefields but whose actions profoundly influenced the outcome.

Brandon King

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