New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - April 2018
The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during April 2018. Clicking on the book title (red underlined) will bring up a popup window listing which libraries the book is available at. Simply scroll down this list to see if the title is currently available for loan at Stoneleigh or whether it has been borrowed by another library customer.

Great letters, a century of notable correspondence

James Owen (2017)


The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why. As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers, advertising space for decision-makers and noticeboard for eccentrics, nothing rivals it for entertainment value.


Book Details: PB/9780008249496/LIT/070.442/2016

[New Book Donated by FSL]


Cheam, Belmont and Worcester Park : a pictorial history

Frank Burgess (1993)


Book Details: HB/9780850338799/LOC/942.2CHE/1993

[Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]


The day that went missing : a family tragedy

Richard Beard (2018)


Life changes in an instant. On a family summer holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Nicholas and his brother Richard are jumping in the waves. Suddenly, Nicholas is out of his depth and he drowns. Richard and his other brothers don't attend the funeral, and incredibly the family return immediately to the same cottage - to complete the holiday, to carry on. They soon stop speaking of the catastrophe. Their epic act of collective denial writes Nicky out of the family memory. Nearly 40 years later, Richard Beard is haunted by the missing grief of his childhood but doesn't know the date of the accident or the name of the beach. So he sets out on a pain-staking investigation to rebuild Nicky's life, and ultimately to recreate the precise events on the day of the accident. Who was Nicky? Why did the family react as they did?


Book Details: PB/9781784703141/BIO/920BEA/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]


Learn to draw: 10-week course for aspiring artists

Barrington Barber (2018)


Everyone can learn to draw, with a little practice every day. This is the premise of this invaluable drawing manual, containing a structured, ten-week course for aspiring artists to follow.


Book Details: PB/9781784283605/ART/741.2/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



How to draw horses in simple steps

Eva Dutton (2009)


This introduction to drawing horses demystifies the process of building up the images from initial simple shapes right through to the finished animals. The stages are broken down into easy steps in a clear, inspirational way, making them suitable for beginners.


Book Details: PB/9781844483723/ART/743.6966/2009

[Book Transfer From Another Library]



How to paint fast, loose and bold : simple techniques for expressive painting

Patti Mollica (2018)


Every artist strives to achieve the kind of painting that commands attention from across the room and delights the eye up close. In this book, artist and workshop teacher Patti Mollica walks you through surprisingly simple and efficient strategies for achieving that kind of powerful composition, whatever your subject. Complete with timed exercises and start-to-finish painting demonstrations, it is for any artist who feels overwhelmed by where to start or daunted by the urge to paint everything in sight.


Book Details: PB/9781440342103/ART/751.4/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



The missing ink : the lost art of handwriting (and why it still matters)

Philip Hensher (2012)


Writing by hand is something that has shaped and revealed our humanity for thousands of years. In a world where people are increasingly swapping pens, letters and love-notes for typing text messages with their thumbs, 'The Missing Ink' is itself a love letter to the lost art of handwriting.


Book Details: HB/9780230767126/ART/652.1/2012

[Book Donated by Stoneleigh Library User]



Martin Wallen (2006)


Foxes live throughout the world in widely different habitats from forest to desert to the Arctic. What is surprising, though, is that scientists admit that very little is actually known about the lives and habits of foxes. The reason, which this book explores in depth, is that foxes are almost universally despised as being wicked. From the time of Aristotle, naturalists have succumbed to the general bias against foxes, either openly asserting that foxes are barely worthy of consideration or worrying about the health threat they pose. While this low regard is understandable, since foxes steal chickens and have a strong odour, they are strikingly beautiful animals possessed of a startling intelligence. Throughout Europe and Asia, folk tales and myths have built up around the fox, depicting it variously as unrepentant thief and seducer, shapeshifter and deceiver, as an outlaw whose primary purpose is to disrupt human social order. The fear and loathing people feel (paradoxically mixed with fascination) toward foxes are reflected in the many fox-terms that have entered different languages. In Japan, for example, various plants are identified with fox-names to indicate how they are supposedly used by foxes in an alternate universe. The contradictory attitudes toward foxes are exemplified in America and Europe by their classification as vermin at the same time as they are preserved and propagated by foxhunters and fur trappers, and depicted as loveable furry creatures in the movies. Martin Wallen explores the cultural and natural history of the fox, a startingly beautiful yet almost universally despised creature.


Book Details: PB/9781861892973/ANI/599.775/2006

[Book Transfer From Another Library]



Deer watch : a field guide

Richard Prior (2007)


We like to think of ourselves as a nation of animal lovers, yet how many people can name the six species of deer that live in the wild in Britain? With the new right-to-roam laws and the increased population of deer, this book is an invaluable guide to anyone exploring the countryside. The deer are there for those who have eyes to see and know what to look for. In "Deer Watch" you can share the lifetime's expereince of one of the country's leading deer experts. Learn how to match your powers of observation against the finely tunes senses of some of our most elusive and most beautiful mammals.Richard Prior gives details of the origins of our deer, the fascinating history of medieval and later deer parks and the introduction and spread of species like the tiny muntjac through the Midlands.



Book Details: PB/9781846890130/ANI/599.6509/2007


[Book Transfer From Another Library]