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Non-Fiction

Bringing Together the Best Non Fiction Books To Read

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  1. Road Series

    In the spirit of Patti Smith's M Train, Road Series is both love story and elegy. Renowned musician Hugo Race's evocations of Melbourne, Sydney, the USA, Europe and Mali, and the life of a rock musician on the road are revealing, incisive and e... More about this book
  2. Chasing the Scream

    This shocking account of the War on Drugs and the alternatives to it is 'superb journalism and thrilling story-telling' - Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

    January 2015 marks 100 years since drugs were first banned. Johann Hari... More about this book
  3. M Train

    The new book from Patti Smith, one of the greatest artists of her generation

    M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village cafe where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it... More about this book
  4. Notebooks

    In this gorgeously illustrated book, join Betty Churcher on apersonal tour of her most beloved works, including masterpieces byRembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cazanne.

    A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the sec... More about this book
  5. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

    A new survey of the masterworks of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, set against the backdrop of Mexican Modernism. Few artists have captured the public's imagination with the force of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Icons respectively of surrealism and th... More about this book
  6. Ten Conversations You Must Have With Your Son

    Making time to talk with your son is one thing; knowing what to talk about is another.

    Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son. But too often they put them off - or don't have t... More about this book
  7. The Art of Happiness at Work

    Following the massive success of The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler now bring their bestselling message to our lives.

    Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, THE ART OF HAPPINESS - written with western psychiatrist Howa... More about this book
  8. The Art of Meditation

    An elegant and inspiring short guide to the art of meditation: another instant classic from the bestselling author of Happiness.

    Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is,... More about this book
  9. Women Who Run with the Wolves

    '"Women Who Run With The Wolves" isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' - Alice Walker. In the classic "Women Who Run With The Wolves", Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild... More about this book
  10. Big Magic

    Named a Hot Fall Read by "USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, ""O Magazine," the"Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, "and the" San Antonio Express-News" "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to... More about this book

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