Shiny Index: Non-Fiction

Welcome to the Shiny Master Index – Non-Fiction

The books in this index will have appeared in our Non-Fiction or Reprints sections, together with BookBuzz features & series. 

Entries are categorised in broad categories outlined below, then by author A-Z. If you want to search for a particular title or reviewer, we suggest you use the ‘Magnifying Glass’ search tool at the top right of this page. 

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Arts & Crafts, Architecture

DAVIES, Kate & ARNALL-CULLIFORD, Jen – The Book of Haps (NF10; HA)
CRAWFORD, AllenWhitman Illuminated: Song of Myself (NF4; MD)
DELL, ChristopherMythology – An Illustrated Journey into our Imagined Worlds (NF7; A)
DODD, Luke (ed) Jane Bown: A Lifetime of Looking (NF7; H)
GOMPERTZ; WillThink Like an Artist (NF6; A)
MENDELSUND, Peter
Cover (NF3; H)
What We See When We Read (NF3; RH)
PERRY, GraysonPlaying to the Gallery (NF3; A)
ROE, SueIn Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and Modernism in Paris 1990-1910 (NF3; KL)
Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and DyersA Shetlander’s Fair-Isle Graph Book in Colour (NF12; HA)
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Biography & Memoir

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ACKROYD, PeterAlfred Hitchcock (NF6; V)
ASTAFIEVA, TamaraBorn in Siberia (NF1; KL)
BALE, Anthony (trans) – The Book of Margery Kempe (RP5; H)
BARBER, LynnA Curious Career (NF2; A)
BLACKBURN, JuliaThreads: The Delicate Life of John Craske (NF6; V)
CAMPBELL, HayleyThe Art of Neil Gaiman (NF3; JR)
CAREY, JohnThe Unexpected Professor – An Oxford Life in Books (NF2; RS)
CARLTON, HaroldMarrying Out (RP3; S)
CLAUDEL, PhilippeParfums (NF3; A)
COLLINS, DamianCharmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon (NF11; LD)
CROALL, JonathanIn Search of Gielgud (NF1; H)
CUMMING, AlanNot my Father’s Son (NF4; V)
DEDMAN, Bill & NEWELL, Paul Clark JrEmpty Mansions (NF3; FA)
DILWORTH, ThomasDavid Jones (4/17; RS)
DURELL, GeraldMy Family and Other Animals (RP4; S)
EADE, PhilipEvelyn Waugh – A Life Revisited (NF11, LD)
ESSINGER, JamesAda’s Algorithm (NF13; PH)
FAVIELL, FrancesA Chelsea Concerto (RP13; KMcD)
FITZGERALD, PenelopeCharlotte Mew and her friends (RP2; S)
FLETCHER, Carrie HopeAll I Know Now – (NF5; A)
FULLER; AlexandraLeaving Before the Rains Come (NF5; V)
GAVRON, JeremyA Woman on the Edge of Time (NF8; V)
GRANT, ThomasJeremy Hutchinson‘s Case Histories (NF6; H)
GRENVILLE; Kate One Life: My mother’s story (NF6; V)
HACKETT, JohnI was a Stranger (RP1; S)
HANFF, Helene84 Charing Cross Road (RP8; S)
HARMAN, Claire
Charlotte Bronte: A Life (NF8; BH)
Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography (NF7; S)
HENDERSON, Jennifer MoragA Life: Josephine Tey (NF8; H)
HENSHAW, SarahThe Bookshop that Floated Away (BB1)
HOLROYD, MichaelBasil Street Blues (RP5; S)
JEFFERSON, MargoNegroland (NF11; V)
JENKINS, MichaelA House in Flanders (4/17; HP)
KLIMA, Ivan My Crazy Century (NF2; MD)
KNIGHTS, SarahBloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett (NF6; S)
KYM, MinGone: A girl, a violin, a life unstrung (4/17; H)
LACHMAN, GaryBeyond the Robot – The Life and Work of Colin Wilson (NF12; KL)
LAHR, John Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (NF3; MD)
LASDUN, JamesGive Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked (NF1; V)
LE CARRE, JohnThe Pigeon Tunnel (NF13; RS)
LIPTROT, Amy The Outrun (NF9; RF)
LIVELY, PenelopeAmmonites & Leaping Fish – A Life in Time (NF3; DK)
MACDONALD, HelenH is for Hawk (NF3; HA)
MAXWELL; GavinThe House of Elrig (RP7; HA)
MEADES, JonathanAn Encyclopaedia of Myself (NF2; EKA)
MILNE, ChristopherThe Path Through the Trees (RP2; CH)
MOODY, David A.
Ezra Pound: Poet – Vol II: The Epic Years 1921-1939 (NF4; RS)
Ezra Pound: Poet – Vol III: The Tragic Years 1939-1972 (NF7; RS)
MOORE, JohnBrensham Village (RP10; S)
NEWLYN, LucyWIlliam and Dorothy Wordsworth – All in Each Other (NF13; H)
PADUA, SydneyThe Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (NF6; PH)
PARKER, MatthewGoldeneye: Where Bond was Born (NF3; V)
PERKINS, SueSpectacles (NF7; A)
PETRE; DianaThe Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley (RP9; S)
PHIPPS, SallyMolly Keane: A Life (NF 3/17; LD)
PIZZICHINI, LilianMusic Night at the Apollo A Memoir of Drifting (NF2; DK)
RAKOFF, JoannaMy Salinger Year (NF2, V) Author Q&A (BB2; V)
RANFURLY, HermioneTo War with Whitaker (NF2; CH)
RAPPAPORT, HelenFour Sisters (NF1; H)
RICHARDS, David Taking Command (NF4; TJ)
RHODES, AnthonySword of Bone (RP12; S)
RHODES, JamesInstrumental (NF6; A)
SACKS, Oliver
Gratitude (NF8; S)
On the Move: A Life (NF6; S)
SACKVILLE-WEST; Robert The Disinherited (NF2; V)
SANDERS, GeorgeMemoirs of a Professional Cad (RP5; LB)
SEDARIS, DavidLet’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (NF1; S)
SEWARD; DesmondRenishaw Hall: The story of the Sitwells (NF7; AHo)
SMITH, Emma As Green as Grass (NF3; S)
STROHM, PaulThe Poet’s Tale: Chaucer & the year that made the Canterbury Tales (NF4; V)
TEBBUTT, JudithA Long Walk Home (NF1; V)
THOMASSON, AnnaA Curious Friendship (NF5; S) Author article (BB5)
THORN, TraceyBedsit Disco Queen (NF1; A)
THWAITE, AnnA.A. Milne: His Life (RP2; S)
WARD, JesmynMen We Reaped (NF4; RH)
WEIDERMANN, VolkerSummer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig & Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 (NF9; KL)
WESTIN, BoelTove Jansson: Life, Art, Words (NF1; S); Bookbuzz article on translation by Silvester Mazarella (BB1)
WILSON, AndrewMad Girl’s Love Song (NF1; V)

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Entertainment: Film, Theatre, TV, Music

BILLINGTON, MichaelThe 101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present (NF7; H)
COLEMAN, TerryThe Old Vic (NF4; H)
CROALL, Jonathan
In Search of Gielgud (NF1; H)
Performing King Lear (NF8; H)
DYHOUSE, CarolHeartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire (NF 2/17; H)
HARRIS, MarkFive Came Back; A Story of Hollywood & the Second World War (NF5; V)
KYM, MinGone: A Girl, a Violin and a Life Unstrung (NF 4/17; H)
LAHR, JohnTennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (NF3; MD)
LEPORE, JillThe Secret History of Wonder Woman (NF7; V)
MARCUS, Greil
The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs (NF7; A)
Real Life Rock (NF7; A)
MORAN, Joe Armchair Nation An intimate history of Britain in front of the TV (NF4; A)
MORLEY, PaulThe Age of Bowie (NF12; A)
SHIRCORE, IanLoose Cannon (NF12; RS)
THOMPSON, DerekHit Makers (NF 4/17; A)
THORN, Tracey
Bedsit Disco Queen (NF1; A)
Naked at the Albert Hall (NF5; A)
WELLS, Stanley
Great Shakespearean Actors: Burbage to Branagh (NF5; H)
Shakespeare : A Very Short Introductio (NF6; H)

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Essays & Criticism, Books About Books, Shiny Reading Lists, Publishing

ATHILL, DianaAlive, Alive Oh! (NF7; S)

BELLOS. DavidThe Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables (NF 2/17; A)
BRADLEY, David et alA Eulogy fr Nigger and other essays (NF7: V); Author interview (BB7); Essay Extract (BB7); Interview with NHE Essay Prize Judge Ray Tallis (BB6)
BEDFORD, SybillePleasures & Landscapes (RP2; S)
BIRMINGHAM, KevinThe Most Dangerous Book; The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses (NF; MD)
CAMPBELL, HayleyThe Art of Neil Gaiman (NF3; JR)
CAMPBELL; JenThe Bookshop Book (NF4; H) Author article (BB3)
CAREY, JohnThe Unexpected Professor – An Oxford Life in Books (NF2; RS)
CARSON, SusannahShakespeare & Me (ed) (NF2; S)
DAY, JonCyclogeography (NF6; V) Author Interview (BB6)
DOUGLAS-FAIRHURST, RobertThe Story of Alice (BB9; S)
EDWARDS, Martin
The Golden Age of Murder (NF6; LB)
Truly Criminal: A CWA Anthology of True Crime (NF6; LB)
ELLIS, SamanthaHow To Be A Heroine (NF1; JC)
GARNER, HelenEverywhere I Look (NF12; KF)
GUNN, Kirsty My Katherine Mansfield Project (NF7; S)
JAMES, Clive Latest Readings (NF7; A)
KENNEDY, A.L.On Writing (NF1; S)
LOPATE, PhillipPortrait Inside my Head (NF5; V) Author Interview (BB5)
MALCOLM, JanetForty-one False Starts (NF3; V)
MEAD, RebeccaThe Road to Middlemarch: My life with George Eliot (NF4; LWH)
MILLER, AndyThe Year of Reading Dangerously (NF5; A) Author article (BB5)
MORGAN, AnnReading the World (NF5; RF)
NELSON, Maggie The Argonauts (NF6; RH)
PAMUK, OrhanThe Naive and Sentimental Novelist (RP12; RS
PANTER-DOWNES, MollieLondon War Notes (RP6; S)
PARKS, Tim Where I’m Reading From (NF4; A)
SEDARIS, DavidLet’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (NF1; S)
TAYLOR, Andrew Books That Changed the World (NF1; HA)
TAYLOR, D.J. The Prose Factory (NF9; LD)
WALMSLEY; AnnThe Prison Book Club (NF8; V)
WILDE, Oscar
Beautiful and Impossible Things (RP7; KL) Intro by Gyles Brandreth to NHE new edition (BB7)
Letters to the Sphinx (RP7; S)
WOOLF, Virginia
A Room of One’s Own (RP4; S)
Essays on the Self (RP4; S)

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Food & Drink (aka The Mostly ‘Hayley’ Section!)

DAVIDSON, Alan ed. JAINE, TomThe Oxford Companion to Food (NF3; HA)
GATTRELL, PeterThe Making of The Modern Refugee (NF8; TJ)
HENRY; Diana
A Bird in the Hand (NF5; HA)
Simple (NF12; HA)
MADDAMS, Tim Game (NF6; HA)
MELLER, GillGather (NF12; HA)
POOLE, Dr Simon & RIDGWAY JudyThe Olive Oil Diet (NF 2/17; H)
RANDALL, SarahMarmalade: A Bittersweet Cookbook (NF4; HA)
ROBINSON, Jancis & HARDING, Juliahttp://shinynewbooks.co.uk/non-fiction-issue-7/the-oxford-companion-to-wine-4th-edition-by-jancis-robinson-and-julia-harding/ – The Oxford Companion to Wine 4th Edition (NF7; HA)
ZAK, Zuza – Polska Polska (NF11; HA)
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Misc – Cookbooks for Christmas (NF13; HA)

History, Politics, Current Affairs & Economics

BENSON, RichardThe Valley (NF2; V)
BROWN, Nancy Marie Ivory Vikings: The mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world… (NF7; LD)
BRYSON, BillOne Summer: America 1927 (NF2; H)
EVANS, JamesMerchant Adventurers (NF4; LD)
FIEGEL, Laura
The Bitter Taste of Victory (NF9; RS)
The Love Charm of Bombs (NF1; H)
FISCHER, Erica Over the Ocean (NF2; JM)
FUKUYAMA, FrancisPolitical Order and Political Decay (NF3; EL)
GILDEA, RobertFighters in the Shadows (NF7; RC)
GUEHENNO, JeanDiary of the Dark Years 1940-1944 (NF12; TJ)
HALL, DavidWorktown (NF7; H)
HAMILTON, JamesA Strange Business – Making Art & Money in 19th C Britain (NF2; FA)
HARRIS, MarkFive Came Back; A Story of Hollywood & the Second World War (NF5; V)
JONES, ColinThe Smile Revolution (NF3; H)
KLOSTERMAN, ChuckBut What if We’re Wrong? (NF12; S)
MACGREGOR, NeilGermany – Memories of a Nation (NF4; TJ)
McCARTHY, HelenWomen of the World: The Rise of the Female Diplomat (NF2; V)
MAXTONE GRAHAM, YsendaTerms and Conditions (NF13; S)
NORBERG, JohanProgress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future (NF13; TJ)
NORTON, Elizabeth
The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor (NF12; LM)
The Lives of Tudor Women (NF13; H), Author Interview (BB13)
RAPPAPORT, Helen
Four Sisters (NF1; H)
Caught in the Revolution (NF12; RS)
RENNISON; NickTalks about the Victorians (BB2)
RICHARDS, David Taking Command (NF4; TJ)
SHENNAN, MargaretOut in the Midday Sun (NF9; RS)
STEVENSON, BryanJust Mercy (NF; MD)
TINNISWOOD, PeterThe Long Weekend (NF11; H)
TROLLOPE, FrancesDomestic Manners of the Americans (RP2; H)
TUCHMAN, BarbaraThe Guns of August (NF2; TJ)
UGLOW; JennyIn These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars (NF4; JE)
VAILL, Amanda Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War (NF2; H)
WADDELL, DanField of Shadows (NF2; TJ)
WOLF, HubertThe Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio (NF5; H)
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Home & Garden

CAMPBELL, GordonThe Hermit in the Garden (NF3; BS)
EVANS, PaulHerbaceous (NF2; BS)
FEARON, EthelindThe Reluctant Hostess (RP5; S)
FLANDERS, JudithThe Making of Home (NF3; H)
HIGHMORE, BenThe Great Indoors (NF4; S)
HOPTON, Ralph & BALLIOL, Anne Bed Manners (RP3; S)
INGRAM, DavidThe Gardens at Brantwood: Evolution of John Ruskin’s Lakeland Paradise (NF3; BS)
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita & RAVEN, SarahVita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst (NF1, RF)
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Mind & Body, Psychology, Medicine

BENJAMIN, MarinaThe Middlepause: on turning fifty (NF11; V)
BYRON, TanyaThe Skeleton Cupboard (NF2; V)
CRISP, Richard The Social Brain: How Diversity made the modern mind (NF8; AGo)
DOUGHTY, CaitlinSmoke Gets in Your Eyes (NF6; EF)
FERNIHOUGH, CharlesThe Voices Within (NF11; AGo)
FLETCHER, Carrie HopeAll I Know Now – (NF5; A)
GREENFIELD, SusanMind Change (NF3; SH)
GROSZ, StephenThe Examined Life (NF1; V)
HAIG, MattReasons to Stay Alive (NF5; V)
LAING, OliviaThe Trip to Echo Spring (NF2; MD)
MARSH, HenryDo No Harm (NF3; A)
MONTROSS, ChristineFalling Into the Fire (NF1; V)
MORLAND, PollyMetamorphosis – How and Why we Change (NF11; V)
PERRY, GraysonThe Descent of Man (NF13; LD)
SACKS, Oliver
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (RP5; S)
SHOESMITH, SharonLearning from Baby P (NF12; AGo)
SILBERMAN, SteveNeurotribes (NF8; LD)
SOLOMON, AndrewFar From the Tree (NF1; JB)
YALOM, Irvin D.Creatures of a Day and Other Tales of Psychotherapy (NF5; V)
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Myths & Legends, Fairy Tales, Folklore

DELL, ChristopherMythology – An Illustrated Journey into our Imagined Worlds (NF7; A)
KEANE, MelanieScience in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian Britain (NF5; HP)
KINGSHILL; Sophia Mermaids (NF6; H)
NEWTON, MichaelVictorian Fairy Tales (NF5; HP)
WARNER, MarinaOnce Upon a Time (NF3; HP)
ZIPES, Jack (ed) – The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (NF7; HP)

Misc – Fairy Tales (BB13; HP)
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Nature & the Living World

ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS, HughTide (NF11; TJ)
ATKINS, WilliamThe Moor (NF6; CHa)
AVERY, MarkA Message from Martha (NF2; TJ)
HARRISON, MelissaRain; Four walks in English Weather (4/17, RS)
HEMERY, Gabriel & SIMBLET, SarahThe New Sylva (NF2; HA)
JONES, LucyFoxes Unearthed (4/17; HA)
LIPTROT, Amy The Outrun (NF9; RF)
MACDONALD, HelenH is for Hawk (NF3; HA)
SCALES, HelenSpirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells (NF6; A)
SEDGWICK, MarcusSnow (NF12; A)

SOMERVILLE, ChristopherThe January Man (NF 2/17; JW)
YONG, EdI Contain Multitudes (NF12; TJ)
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Philosophy

KLEIN, DanielTravels with Epicurus (NF2; V)
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Science & Technology

ALTER, AdamIrresistible – Why We Can’t Stop Checking (NF 4/17′ LD)
DARTNELL, LewisThe Knowledge: How to rebuild our world from scratch (NF5; A)
GRIBBIN, JohnComputing With Quantum Cats (NF2; PH)
HIGGS, JohnStranger than we can imagine: Making sense of the 20th C (NF7; PH)
LIGHTMAN, Alan The Accidental Universe (NF2; A)
MILLER, Arthur I. Colliding Worlds (NF3; PH)
MIODOWNIK, MarkStuff Matters (NF1; A)
PADUA, SydneyThe Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (NF6; PH)
RANDALL, LisaDark Matter and the Dinosaurs (NF9; PH)
Various authorsThe Ladybird Expert Books Vols 1-3 Climate Change, Quantum Mechanics, Evolution (NF 3/17; A)
VILLANI, CedricBirth of a Theorem (NF5; A)
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Travel & Places

BRYSON, BillThe Road to Little Dribbling (NF7; H)
COURTAULD, SimonFootprints in Spain (NF13; LD)
ELKIN, LaurenFlâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Venice, Tokyo and London (NF12; HP)
GRANSARD, Marie-JoseVenice: A Literary Guide for Travellers (NF9; H)
HASWELL-SMITH, HamishAn Island Odyssey (NF2; LS)
HESSEL, FranzWalking in Berlin (RP 4/17; Tr; RS)
NAIRN, IanNairn’s London (RP4; KL)
TALLACK, Malachy60 Degrees North (NF6; HA)
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