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Category: Non-Fiction

5 Star, Non-Fiction

In Pain

Well this was a jaw-dropping account of the opioid crisis. I never knew heroine was once prescribed for coughs, and that the current opioid crisis is repeating past mistakes that were never learned from. In Pain is partly a memoir, detailing the very horrific injury…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

War Doctor

From war zones to natural disasters, vascular surgeon David Nott has volunteered his time to treat the victims in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. His memoir covers just some of his life-long work and the challenges faced in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia,…

Non-Fiction

The Salt Path

After losing their home and business, Raynor and Moth receive more bad news. Moth is diagnosed with CBD. There’s nothing they can do for him. When hiding out from the bailiffs, Raynor spots a guide to walking to South West Coastal Path. What if they…

Non-Fiction

Origins: How the Earth Made Us

Humans are a product of the Earth we live on. In Lewis Dartnell’s latest book, he explores human evolution out of the forests, into the savannah and across the globe. What made us the dominant species we are today? The narrative threads of history and…

Non-Fiction

Non-Fiction Catch-Up

In Miniature Simon Garfield’s latest book examines the world of miniature items, from villages and railways to slave ships and crime scenes. He meets lots of passionate people and talks about miniatures throughout history. I made the mistake of listening to this via audiobook and…

5 Star, Non-Fiction

East of Croydon

Since it’s Nonfiction November I should probably share some non-fiction reviews! East of Croydon follows Sue Perkins on her travels around Asia whilst filming documentaries for the BBC. It also covers her father’s terminal cancer and coming to terms with death of a loved one….

Non-Fiction

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are my favourite celebrity couple. I don’t really have favourite celebrity couples so that’s saying something. Their joint biography is made to be listened to. I’m not really sure how it would work in print, because it’s very conversational and…

Non-Fiction

What the Dog Knows

Cat Warren’s German Shepherd Solo was a singleton, the sole puppy in his litter. He’s just not going to have the same social skills as a pup from a larger litter so she decides he needs work to do. So begins her journey into the…