Welcome to the non-fiction section of Shiny 11. As always we are covering quite a wide range of themes and topics, though a couple of categories pop up more than once. One such is psychology, into which come three books:
- Polly Morland, Metamorphosis: Why and How We Change
- Charles Fernyhough, The Voices Within.
- Marina Benjamin, The Middlepause: On turning fifty
As always, we have biographies, both of which happen to cover mainly the period between the two world wars:
This era, and indeed Sasson himself, also get an airing in a wonderfully fascinating and well-illustrated book,
- Adrian Tinniswood, The Long Weekend: The English Country House Between the Wars.
WE also love personal memoirs, and Victoria has reviewed a very powerful one, Negroland, by Margo Jefferson.
If you’re interested in nature, tides and the movement of waters, this sounds like a great place to read about them:
- Hugh Aldersley Williams, Tide.
Our trusty reviewer of all things cookery has come up with a hugely desirable book about Polish cooking:
- Zuza Zak, Polska
And she’s broadened her horizons with something for all aspiring knitters:
- Kate Davies and Jen Arnall Cullingford, The Book of Haps
Sadly we don’t have a poetry section, so this review ended up in non-fiction:
- Penguin Modern Poets, vols 1 and 2
And finally, Victoria includes a number on non-fiction books in her BookBuzz survey of Brexit Reading.
Harriet, Non-Fiction Editor, Shiny New Books