New Adult Non-Fiction Added to Stoneleigh Library Stock - January 2019

The following adult non-fiction books have been added to Stoneleigh Library stock during January 2019. 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 art of sketching : a step-by-step guide

Vivienne Coleman (2018)


This fresh and inspiring art manual covers all aspects of sketching, from pencil and pen techniques to tackling different types of subject matter. It will appeal to complete beginners looking for a way in to drawing, as well as those who want to lighten and refresh their drawing skills. Author Vivienne Coleman shows how readers can integrate sketching into their daily routine by making rapid sketches in just a few minutes. Other examples demonstrate how initial sketches can be developed into more detailed work. From pets and people to landscape scenes and urban sketching, the book shows how versatile and exciting sketching can be.


Book Details: PB/9781788286770/ART/741.2/2018

[Book Selected and Purchased by Surrey Library Services]

Calligraphy style:

65 beautiful writing projects for every occasion

Veronica Halim (2018)


Calligraphy literally translates as 'beautiful writing'; it is a traditional skill in many countries around the world, and it has had a contemporary resurgence as a stylish medium for creating artwork. This book starts with the basic techniques and helps the reader progress through 65 projects, including practical, step-by-step tips on the best materials to use and the stroke sequences for different scripts.


Book Details: PB/9781911130512/ART/745.61/2018

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The Monk of Mokha

Dave Eggers (2019)


Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral home to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains. He collects samples and organizes farmers and is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs the country. Saudi bombs rain down, the U.S. embassy closes, and Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen with only his hopes on his back.


Book Details: PB/9780241975367/BIO/920ALK/2019

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The Ultimate Body Plan

Gemma Atkinsons (2018)



Fed up with dieting? Have you tried everything before and failed? Has your self-esteem and body confidence dropped through the floor?Are you ready to get the body you love and discover a more confident, happy and energetic you? If so, then Gemma’s plan is for you.


The Ultimate Body Plan is a combination of 75 delicious recipes plus a workout plan that can deliver real results. Gemma’s 10 Strength Commandments will set you on your way to success, building your positive mental attitude as you embark on your way to a fit, strong, healthy body!


Here’s your ticket to changing how you look and feel forever and giving the middle finger to anyone who says it can’t be done.


Book Details: PB/9780008309299/HEA/613.712/2018

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