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:

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,

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:

And she’s broadened her horizons with something for all aspiring knitters:

Sadly we don’t have a poetry section, so this review ended up in non-fiction:

And finally, Victoria includes a number on non-fiction books in her BookBuzz survey of Brexit Reading.

HarrietHappy reading!


Harriet, Non-Fiction Editor, Shiny New Books

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