New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - Jun 2018
The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during Jun 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.

The Royal School of Needlework book of embroidery

Royal School of Needlework (2018)


New from the world-renowned Royal School of Needlework, this book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading. Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the 'RSN Essential Stitch Guide' series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers. Fully redesigned and integrated, the original eight titles have been given a new lease of life in this larger format.


Book Details: HB/9781782216063/CRA/746.4402/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

The weather detective : rediscovering nature's secret signs

Peter Wohlleben (2018)

[Translated from the German]


In his international bestseller, 'The Hidden Life of Trees', Peter Wohlleben drew on the latest science to tell us about the amazing networks and social behaviour he has observed between trees. In 'The Weather Detective' he uses the same long experience, and deep love of nature, to help us decipher the weather in a completely new and compelling way.


Book Details: HB/9781846045783/SCI/551.6.5/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



The complete guide to drawing:

a practical course for artists

Barrington Barber (2018)


'The Complete Guide to Drawing' is a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. With a wide spectrum of subjects to choose from, it will help the burgeoning artist to learn a broad range of skills and techniques, including the secrets of perspective and composition.


Book Details: PB/9781788284813/ART/741.2/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



The radium girls

Kate Moore (2018)


'The Radium Girls' offers an account of the American women from the roaring 1920s who were poisoned by the paint they worked with, and courageously fought for justice.


‘The first thing we asked was, “Does this stuff hurt you?” And they said, “No.” The company said that it wasn’t dangerous, that we didn’t need to be afraid.’

As the First World War spread across the world, young American women flocked to work in factories, painting clocks, watches and military dials with a special luminous substance made from radium. It was a fun job, lucrative and glamorous – the girls shone brightly in the dark, covered head to toe in dust from the paint.

However, as the years passed, the women began to suffer from mysterious and crippling illnesses. It turned out that the very thing that had made them feel alive – their work – was slowly killing them: the radium paint was poisonous.

Their employers denied all responsibility, but these courageous women – in the face of unimaginable suffering – refused to accept their fate quietly, and instead became determined to fight for justice.
Drawing on previously unpublished diaries, letters and interviews, The Radium Girls is an intimate narrative of an unforgettable true story. It is the powerful tale of a group of ordinary women from the Roaring Twenties, who themselves learned how to roar.


Book Details: PB/9781471153884/HEA/363.1196/2018

  [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]


The stranger in the woods

Michael Finkel (2018)


In 1986, 20-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine and disappeared into the woods. He would not speak to another human being until three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Knight survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water in order to avoid freezing to death in his tent during the harsh Maine winters. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material and other provisions, taking only what he needed. In the process, he unwittingly terrified a community unable to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life and the challenges he faced returning to the world.


Book Details: PB/9781471151989/BIO/920KNI/2018

  [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]


The purrfect guide to thinking like a cat

Emma Milne and Karen Wild (2018)


Getting straight to the point, 'The Purrfect Guide to Thinking like a Cat' doesn't waste time on lengthy and complicated explanations that you will never finish reading let alone put into practice. Instead, in brief instructions the book explains how to understand your cat s behaviour and how you can adapt your own behaviour to make the most of your relationship. Featuring 110 colour photographs, the book deftly addresses all manner of issues, from marking territory to hissing, from scratching to self-harming, from exercising to coping with other cats. Packed with easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply information, this title is an essential guide to forging a lasting, healthy relationship with your cat.


Book Details: HB/9781782746140/ANI/636.8001/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]


Windows 10 plain & simple

Nancy Muir and Michael Miller (2018)


This full-color, visual guide that makes learning Windows 10 plain and simple! Follow the book's easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the most expedient way to perform tasks and solve problems in Windows 10.


Book Details: PB/9781509306732/ELE/005.0461/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]


The electric woman, a memoir in death-defying acts

Tessa Fontaine (2018)


When her mother had a series of strokes, Tessa Fontaine couldn't stand to watch her mother's personality disappear. 'The Electric Woman' tells Tessa's story of joining America's last travelling freak show, and learning to perform death-defying acts in order to come to terms with her mother's illness. In her life-affirming memoir, Tessa finds hope and companionship among sword swallowers and snake charmers.


Book Details: PB/9781912240203/ENT/791.3092/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



If only they didn't speak English, notes from Trump's America

Jon Sopel (2018)


In this fascinating, insightful portrait of American life and politics, the BBC's North America Editor, Jon Sopel sets out to answer our questions about a country that once stood for the grandest of dreams but which is now mired in a storm of political extremism, racial division and increasingly perverse beliefs.


Book Details: PB/9781785942273/WOR/793/2018

  [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]



Paper tapestry: Epsom Wells & the origin of English wallpaper 1680-1720

Sean Khan (2012)


From the Middle Ages the élite of society were accustomed to hanging large textile tapestries on the walls of their homes. Tapestries were extremely expensive and less well-off people turned to wallpapers, or paper tapestries as they were first known as, to brighten up their rooms.



1660 saw the take-off of Epsom Spa (Epsom Wells): many houses were built by people sufficiently well-off to have their walls papered, and this probably explains why remnants of wallpaper found in Epsom houses during restoration or demolition have been so useful to the study of the history of wallpaper.


Book Details: PB/NO-ISBN/LOC/747.3/2012

   [Book donated by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]





Aquae Britannia: rediscovering 17th century springs & spas in the footsteps of Celia Fiennes

Bruce Osborne (1996)


Book Details: PB/9781873809228/LOC/942.06/1996

   [Book donated by Friends of Stoneleigh Library]



Malta and Gozo

Juliet Rix (2013)


Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, Malta has long been a favourite destination for holidaymakers. However, anyone going to Malta only to lie in the sun is seriously missing out. This guidebook investigates Malta's lesser-known charms, such as its temples and summers festas, and the less commercialised islands of Gozo and Comino.



Book Details: PB/9781841624525/WOR/914.585/2013


 [Book Transfer From Another Library]