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

Victoria Derbyshire (2018)

 

Renowned as a much-loved and highly respected BBC journalist, Victoria Derbyshire has spent 20 years finding the human story behind the headlines. In 2015 she found herself at the heart of the news, with a devastating breast cancer diagnosis. With honesty and openness, she decided to live out her treatment and recovery in the spotlight in a series of video diaries that encouraged thousands to seek diagnosis and help. Victoria has kept a diary since she was nine years old and in 'Dear Cancer, Love Victoria' she shares her day to day experiences of life following her diagnosis and coming to terms with a future that wasn't planned.

 

Book Details: PB/9781409172963/BIO/920DER/2018

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Chase the rainbow

Poorna Bell (2018)

 

An honest yet uplifting account of a woman's life affected (but not defined) by the suicide of her husband and the deadly paradox of modern-day masculinity. Punk rocker, bird nerd and book lover Rob Bell had a full, happy life. He had a loving wife, a big-bottomed dog named Daisy and a career as a respected science journalist. But beneath the carefully cultivated air of machoism and the need to help other people, he struggled with mental health and a drug addiction that began as a means to self-medicate his illness. In 2015, he ended his life in New Zealand on a winter's night. But what happened? How did a middle-class Catholic boy from the suburbs, who had an ocean of people who loved him, and a brain the size of a planet, end up dying alone by his own hand?

 

Book Details: PB/9781471160721/HEA/362.2809/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

   
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Driving Miss Norma

Tim Bauerschmidt & Ramie Liddle (2018)

 

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last days, Norma - newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage - rose to her full height of 5 feet and told her doctor: 'I'm 90 years old. I'm hitting the road'. This book is the charming, infectiously joyous chronicle of her experiences on the road with her retired son Tim, his wife, Ramie, and their poodle, Ringo - from a hot-air balloon trip and her first-ever pedicure, to meeting strangers who became firm friends and bonding as a family in ways they never expected.

 

Book Details: PB/9780552174251/BIO/920BAU/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Drawing birds

Andrew Forkner (2018)

 

This text is an expert guide to producing beautiful lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitat. Artists of all interests will find a lot to inspire them in this detailed, practical and beautiful guide on drawing birds. The book includes sections on materials, basic techniques and reference gathering, as well as how to draw the key features of birds such as beaks, eyes, claws, wings and feathers. A special section focuses on birds in flight, and this is followed by chapters on the main bird groups including: Waders and water birds, Wildfowl, Birds of prey, Owls, Garden and woodland birds, Seabirds and Game birds. Each chapter covers the techniques specific to the group as well as numerous examples and a full step-by-step demonstration. The absence of colour means that Andrew uses other aspects such as pattern, shading and shape to give his paintings life and interest.

 

Book Details: PB/9781782214922/ART//743.682018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Complete colour mixing guide: a visual reference to mixing acrylics, oils and watercolours

John Barber (2010)

 

John Barber provides a complete visual reference to mixing colour in popular media. Each section presents a gallery of precise colour mixes to enable an artist to re-create what is on the page in the palette and on their work of art.

 

Book Details: PB/9781844486229/ART/752/2010

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Birds of Britain and Europe

Rob Hume (2018)

 

From owls to auks, from kingfishers to pipits, find out everything you need to know about the birds we see every day. It is a necessary addition to any birdwatching enthusiasts collection, from experienced to beginner. Flick through the highest quality photography, bringing over 500 bird species to life on the page, as well as detailed profiles of some of the most well-known birds in Europe, such as swallows, storks and woodpeckers. Includes an audio CD of bird songs and calls.

 

Book Details: HB(Flexibound)/9780241302248/ANI/598.094/2018

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
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Arne & Carlos greatest knits:

Ragnar Hartvig (2018)

[Translated from the Norwegian]

 

Beloved Scandinavian craft design duo Arne & Carlos are celebrating 15 years of Christmas balls, Easter eggs, scarves, hats, socks, slippers, sweaters, jackets, and so much more - and you're invited! This beautiful book brings together Arne & Carlos' favourite patterns, from 55 Christmas Balls to Knit to Field Guide to Knitted Birds, and everything in between - plus brand-new designs you've never seen before. Dive into the eye-catching colours, delightful charm and endless inspiration with this ultimate Arne & Carlos collection!

 

 

Book Details: PB/ 9781782216490 /CRA/746.432/2018

 

[Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]

 

   
 

Remarkable Ham : the untold story

Gordon Elsden (2016)

 

Book Details: HB/9781527207318/LOC/942.195/2016

 [Book selected and purchased by Surrey Library Service]