NEW TITLES: NON-FICTION AUGUST
E DITOR’ S C HOIC E SPORT
DAVE ROBERTS HOME AND AWAY: ROUND BRITAIN IN SEARCH OF NON-LEAGUE NIRVANA BANTAM PRESS,
25TH, P/B, £12.99, 9780593076804
I loved Roberts’ 32 Programmes, and while I haven’t received a proof of this “brilliant” evocation of non-league football, it could find a nice niche in the soccer limelight, what with Leicester City’s recent Premiership win inspired by former non-league players such as Jamie Vardy. Roberts is a devoted follower of Bromley FC. The book covers his travels around England—a country he has not lived in for 35 years—his itinerary dictated by Bromley’s fixtures in the Vanarama National League (including a stop by my local team, Forest Green Rovers).
LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
ANDREW SOLOMON FAR AND AWAY: REPORTING FROM THE BRINK OF CHANGE: SEVEN
CONTINENTS, TWENTY-FIVE YEARS CHATTO, 4TH, H/B, £25, 9781784740115 The Wellcome Prize and National Book Award winning author with an eclectic collection of his journalism and essays from locations around the world. We find him facing down tanks with a band of Russian artists in 1981; on the quest of a rare bird in Zambia in 1998; in Greenland in 2001, researching the high incidence of depression among the Inuit; in Afghanistan as the Taliban fell in 2002; and in Myanmar in 2014, meeting ex-political prisoners. His writing is never less than deeply perceptive writing, and wonderfully humane.
FOOD & DRINK
MICHAEL ZEE SYMMETRY- BREAKFAST: COOK-LOVE- SHARE BANTAM PRESS, 11TH, H/B, £14.99, 9789593077290
One day, Zee—whose day job is at the V&A — decided that he wanted to make breakfast an event for himself and his partner by preparing it with love, and presenting it with style. His perfectly—and symmetrically plated breakfasts, based on the many different ways the meal is eaten all round the world has become an Instagram phenomenon which has gone global in only two years and featured widely in the press. From Hawaiian Loco Moco and Russian blinis, to Spanish churros and New York bagels, the visual feast of a book offers 80 recipes for the most important meal of the day.
young doctor who wins Sarah’s heart?
specifically that of her great-grandmother, a brutalised wife who murdered her husband.
HUGO CHÁVEZ MY EARLY YEARS VERSO, H/B, £30, 9781784783839
Memoir in which the late president of Venezuela tells the story of his life until the moment he was elected leader in 1998. He reveals how his formative and revolutionary early years shaped his time in office.
CATRINE CLAY LABYRINTHS: EMMA JUNG, HER MARRIAGE TO CARL AND THE EARLY YEARS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS COLLINS, 11TH, H/B, £25, 9780007510665
The Sports Book of the Year-winning author of Trautmann’s Journey on Emma and Carl Jung’s highly unconventional marriage, their relationship with Freud and their role in the early years of psychoanalysis. Emma has traditionally been cast as the long-suffering wife in the shadows, but the reality was entirely different, shows Clay. Delayed from April, and now with a revised title.
SIMON COWELL MY WILD LIFE: THE STORY OF A MOST UNLIKELY ANIMAL RESCUER MICHAEL O’MARA, 4TH, H/B, £12.99, 9781782435204
No, not that Simon Cowell, but a former reluctant City trader who left his life of champagne and bonuses to follow his dream of rescuing animals: he set up a wildlife sanctuary in the grounds of his stockbroker-belt home. Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Stephen Fry are among those impressed by this “hilarious, harrowing and always insightful” memoir.
JOHN S CROUCHER AND ROSALIND S CROUCHER MISTRESS OF SCIENCE: THE STORY OF THE REMARKABLE JANET TAYLOR, PIONEER OF SEA NAVIGATION AMBERLEY, H/B, £20, 9781445659855 A gifted mathematician,
astronomer, author and instrument maker, Janet Taylor was one of the most remarkable scientists of the 19th Century; the only woman in over 200 years to patent a nautical instrument. She possessed extraordinary skills as a teacher of navigation and a businesswoman, yet her story has never been told—until now.
FELICITY DAVIS SINS OF THE FAMILY PAN, 11TH, P/B, £7.99, 9781509837007 Said to be the powerful and moving true story of a woman who set out to heal the scars of her childhood by confronting her family’s hidden past;
CHARLES DRAZIN MAPPING THE PAST: A STORY OF IRELAND, EMPIRE AND FIVE BROTHERS HEINEMANN, 25TH, H/B, £20, 9780434012183 Following his mother’s death, Drazin discovered a suitcase in the loft bearing the initials of his grandfather. Inside was a treasure trove of photos of five brothers, in various far-flung locations. He returns to the tiny village in Ireland where his mother was born, and begins a search for the lives behind the images, one which takes us around the world during the dying days of the British Empire.
ROXANE GAY HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY CORSAIR, 4TH, P/B, £13.99, 9781472151117 In essays and through her
compelling Tumblr blog, US writer Gay uses her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties about pleasure, consumption, appearance and health. This New York Times bestseller is her manifesto for a better relationship with food. Delayed from June, when it was a One to Watch.
ANGELA HART THE GIRL WHO JUST WANTED TO BE LOVED: A DAMAGED LITTLE GIRL AND A FOSTER CARER WHO COULDN’T GIVE UP BLUEBIRD, 11TH, P/B, £7.99, 97815098071116 This second book by specialist foster carer Hart focuses on eight-year-old Keeley, who looks like the sweetest of girls but whose demons from the past make her behaviour far from angelic.
DAWN MCCONNELL I OWN YOU: SHE WAS AN ABUSED GIRL AND A
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