Here is a section of titles that caught Sarah’s eye while browsing the Autumn catalogues. They are all scheduled to hit the shelves during September.
Air Force Blue by Patrick Bishop
A very readable history of the RAF. Patrick Bishop tells the stories of individual pilots, through their letters and diaries and interviews. It is more than the air force history in WW2. It is the story from the Chief of the Air Staff, the pilots, engineers. The story of the battles, the tactics, the Spitfires and the Bombers. The triumphs and disasters and the terrible cost borne by the young pilots.
HarperCollins Hardback price £20.00.
Books That Changed History
A selection of 75 books dating from 3000BCE to the present day. The books, the stories behind them, and why are they so important? Are we in the swansong of books, I hope not? Or will the physical books continue to change the world?
Dorling Kindersley Hardback, price £20.00.
Little Big Things by Henry Fraser
On a holiday with his friends 17 year old Henry Fraser dived into the sea. He never walked again, he was paralysed from shoulder down. His remarkable account of how he is living his life now with optimism and enjoyment. An inspirational and hugely impressive young man. He leads his life determined that ‘every day is a good day’.
Orion Hardback, £12.99
Entitled by Chris Bryant
How did a bunch of greedy, powerful, corrupt, arrogant bunch of aristocrats end up owning most of our nation? A fascinating and entertaining history of the British aristocracy.
Doubleday Hardback, £25.00
Inkspired by Betty Soldi
‘Home-made’ is on increasingly popular, and now ‘home written’ is given a fresh make-over. This book gives techniques to make even the most unsure to have confidence to put pen to paper. The results could surprise. ‘It all starts with ink’.
Kyle Books, paperback, £16.99
Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre
A new Smiley spy story.
What a fantastic prospect.
Viking hardback, £20.00
RHS Encyclopedia of Garden Design by Chris Young
New and expanded edition of this classic. For any aspiring gardener, this is the way to transform your outdoors. Plenty inspirational ideas and a lot of hard work. But it should be worth it.
Dorling Kindersley hardback, £30.00
Seagull by Ann Cleaves
Vera, the scruffy Yorkshire detective, meets an old adversary. He opens up a whole can of worms. The past comes to bump into the present with bodies turning up. Vera has her work cut out to disentangle all the threads.
Pan Macmillan hardback, £16.99
Spook Street by Mick Herron
Mike Herron’s group of dysfunctional spies contain some memorable characters chiefly their boss, Jackson Lamb. Shot through with humour and cynicism and also manages to tell a fast-moving complex spy story. Jackson Lamb and his bunch of misfits are one step ahead as the story develops.
John Murray paperback, £7.99