The books here are listed alphabetically by authors' surnames and 'paged' with 10 per group.
A Life on Planet Earth
While the threat of climate change is dire, David Attenborough also encourages us to marvel at the natural world. His message leaves the reader feeling determined, energised and empowered.
A very personal account of grief and loss, exploring how an inability to express emotion leads to destructive behaviours in young men today.
Maggie and Me
Amusing and poignant, this is a memoir of a young boy growing up when life is dominated by Britain's first female prime minister.
Above the Law
A warm, engaging and entertaining personal story of working in police helicopters over Suffolk. Fascinating!
Throughout history we've been taught that humans are inherently selfish and motivated by self-interest. But is it really the case?
Trust me, I'm not a politician
Packed with thought-provoking material, written by the head of news and current affairs at Channel Four, Dorothy Byrne.
An incredibly readable, and fascinating message seeing the world through the eyes of those who might consider themselves introverts, while also having plenty to say to those who would label themselves as extroverts.
Breaking and Mending
A frank, moving and beautifully written memoir exploring, through the highs and lows of her career path as a junior doctor.
A diary in the life of Plum, the dog owned by illustrator Emma Chichester Clark. This is the most beautiful book!
A stimulating, entertaining and engaging look at a subject for our times in the light of familiar stories from the Bible, and films and books which explore this theme.
A beautiful, inspiring and thoughtful book about housing and what it means to be at home.
Everybody died, so I got a dog
Can all of life's problems be solved with a dog? This is a wonderfully funny and terribly sad story of family, loss and healing.
A collection of intriguing words, each with a fascinating and entertaining story behind it. Something for every day of the year.
One of the much-loved voices of the food scene in Britain today, this is Grace Dent's story of growing up with a hunger for life.
My Garden World
The calming voice of Monty Don speaks to us through the pages of this new book with details about the wildlife he enjoys as well as the plants in his garden, through the seasons in this particularly challenging year.
The Pattern in the Carpet
The award-winning writer Margaret Drabble has used her love of jigsaws as a theme for her memoir, a family history.
Gressingham The Recipe Book
A collection of recipes for favourite duck dishes, as well as some surprises, and the story of the farming family behind this special breed.
My Life in Houses
A wonderful account of the meaning of the houses, and homes, to this much-loved author.
A fascinating and thought-provoking account of how algorithms are affecting every part of our lives today.
Dog's Best Friend
A humorous and intriguing discovery of what dogs mean to us, and what we might give them in return.
The Moment of Lift
Powerful, distressing, inspiring, challenging, uplifting, disturbing... This is the most extraordinary book. Read it!
Women and Leadership
Exploring why there aren't more women in leadership roles, by asking women who are leaders.
The experience of rearing an abandoned baby magpie brings self-knowledge and acceptance to the author in this beautifully executed memoir.
Glorious Rock Bottom
A no-holds-barred account of facing and overcoming addiction. It's raw, honest, hopeful, with humour, and spirit. I couldn't put it down.
Reasons to Stay Alive
The most astonishing personal account of understanding and coping with depression. An uplifting, inspiring and moving read which you want to pick up again as soon as you put it down.
The Stubborn Light of Things
Beautiful to look at and to hold, this is a fascinating and engaging diary of nature in both city and countryside from this award-winning writer.
Numb and Number
An entertaining and enlightening presentation of the impact of mathematics on our daily lives and how we might respond to the figures we confront.
One Wild Song
Sailing alone in the Atlantic, Heiney takes time to remember his son's life. A beautiful book which is moving and insightful.
The Bloomsbury Look
With previously unpublished photography and new research, this is an analysis of how the Bloomsbury Group came to be.
A Year of Living Simply
A soothing and inspiring collection of thoughts about how to rid ourselves of some of the clutter of our lives.
Just like viewing an exhibition of diaries collected through the centuries. There are beautiful images and just enough information to tantalise, intrigue and fascinate.
This is Going to Hurt
These diaries of a junior doctor have been described as 'hilarious and heartbreaking'. What will we all think?
After a successful career in journalism, and raising a large and happy family, the author leaves it all behind and becomes a teacher. Brilliantly inspiring and entertaining. Haven't been able to stop telling people about this book!
The Communication Book
This is an unassuming little book which is packed with gems of information. There is something for everyone, whether you want to improve your family relationships or give better direction to the employees of your large company.
Our Bodies Their Battlefield
This is a disturbing, distressing, powerful and challenging read exposing the war crimes against women. Brilliantly written.
The Bookseller's Tale
Part cultural history, part memoir, this book is packed with information and indulgence about publishing, bookselling and reading. Not to be hurried!
Rebuilding the Ruins
A moving, challenging and inspiring account of how a young mother felt led to help the people of Syria, and how the vision grew.
Life in the Garden
This beautifully presented book is full of fascinating information about books, writing, life, and gardening.
A memoir of mental illness which extolls the beauty and value of nature, and celebrates the work of John Clare. So much to enjoy.
Essays detailing a very personal response to the wonders of animals, plants, the natural world - this will delight time and again. A joy to read.
Think like an engineer
Stories about how the vision and application of engineers have influenced so many areas of modern life. Fascinating and inspiring.
Where Memories Go
Sad and funny, wise and honest, this book tells how one family confronted dementia.
A funny, warm and accessible insight into what's involved in interviewing people making the news, from the 'Newsnight' presenter.
With the End in Mind
Written by a palliative care doctor who is also a masterful storyteller, this book explores intimate questions about the process of dying. A powerful, astonishing and moving read.
Helen Oxenbury: A life in illustration
A beautiful record of the work of the award-winning children's book illustrator.
Do no harm
Part memoir, part case studies, this is an inspiring and enlightening compelling account of the life of a neurosurgeon.
The Reacher Guy
An extraordinarily detailed biography of this extraordinarily successful writer. Fascinating.
The Address Book
The story behind house numbers, street names, postcodes but also politics, power, kings and governments, managing disease and overcoming poverty. A great read!
A fascinating and thought-provoking memoir inviting us all to take time out to regroup and recuperate.
My Penguin Year
An extraordinary story of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, beautifully told.
Through a Glass Darkly
A fascinating and very readable account of the pursuit of truth by this respected scientist and theologian.
Glossy: The Inside Story of Vogue
A fascinating history of the magazine and the people who created it.
You're Not Listening
So many of today's problems could be resolved if we'd just listen more carefully to each other. Lots of lightbulb moments in this fascinating, inspiring and enabling read!
How Was it For You?
A fascinating presentation of what the events and movements of this decade really meant to women's lives at the time.
An inspiring, challenging and moving memoir by an NHS surgeon who volunteered in war zones for more than twenty years.
To the Greatest Heights
Reaching a crossroads in her life, Vanessa O'Brien rose to her friend's challenge to climb a mountain.
How Not to Be Wrong
The author, a radio talk show host, encourages us all to explore what to do when our opinion might be wrong.
The Rag and Bone Shop
An in-depth study of the mechanisms of memory which features fascinating examples of lessons to be learnt through literature and authors.
A moving, engrossing memoir where the author explores her conflicting responses to her upbringing in Scotland.
This is the story of a happy marriage
A warm, engaging and fascinating memoir of a writer, and a bookshop owner.
An engaging, entertaining and inspiring account of a young woman undertaking the world's most challenging horse race.
The Best of Matt 2020
A collection of the cartoons from the Daily Telegraph's 'Matt'. Surprisingly uplifting!
A story of a life lived with and through books.
Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden
Glorious pictures with a marvellous account of this famous garden, delighting in the history of its transformation by writer Vita Sackville West and diplomat Harold Nicholson in the 1930s.
Many Different Kinds of Love
A profoundly moving and important record of how the much-loved writer Michael Rosen battled covid, told through prose poems and letters.
Play it Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible
A fascinating and inspiring account of life editing a national newspaper, while seeking to achieve a personal challenge!
This Golden Fleece
Taking a year to explore knitting throughout the British Isles - a beautifully executed account of a journey through social history and creativity.
How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division
An uplifting and stimulating essay delving into the power of stories urging us all to nurture democracy, tolerance and progress.
My name is why
This is such a difficult read which cannot but leave the reader moved and altered.
A Life of My Own
A fascinating and moving account of the life of this respected biographer, beautifully written.
A Walk from the Wild Edge
A very enjoyable account of how one young man took a walk round Britain to get his life back on track.
I Can't Believe You Just Said That!
Why is everyone so rude? And what does this mean for our society, and for our future?
The Courage to Care
A powerful account of how nurses look after us all, and what we can learn from them. Inspiring, disturbing and challenging.
The Little Bookstore in Big Stone Gap
An amusing and charming account of life running a second-hand bookshop in a small town in America.
The Fleet Street Girls
Recalling the lives and times of female journalists who broke down barriers in Fleet Street in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Way of St Benedict
Why the Rule of Life outlined by St Benedict is relevant for us today.
The Wild Silence
The story of before and after the incredible memoir 'The Salt Path' became a bestseller. This is another extraordinary read.
The Salt Path
An extraordinary and inspiring memoir of how a couple face the loss of everything they've held dear by going on a very long walk!
Why be happy when you could be normal?
A memoir revealing how books and writing saved an unloved, adopted child and turned her into a talented, successful, much-loved author.