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The Non-Fiction You Need to Read in 2024

Posted on 21st December 2023 by Mark Skinner

Whether it's Salman Rushdie reflecting on his own mortality, Zeinab Badawi marshalling the vast history of the African continent, Ella Mills serving up nutritious and delicious new dishes or Olivia Laing tracing the cultural story of the garden, there is a bounty of non-fiction arriving in 2024 to suit every taste. Explore our hand-picked selection below. 

 

 

Great memoirs and biographies come in many forms in 2024, with Salman Rushdie's eagerly-awaited account of his traumatic attack sharing the spotlight with Sophie Elmhirst's beautifully written paean to the endurance of love in desperate circumstances and Orlando Whitfield's jaw-dropping expose of the glamorous world of art fraud.  

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The Booker Prize winner and internationally acclaimed author of Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses delivers a powerful account of the attempt on his life on 12 August 2022.
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A true story so jaw dropping you won't believe it isn't fiction, this exquisitely written account of unlikely romance tested in the unforgiving waters of the Pacific Ocean is an inspiring and uplifting read perfect for all fans of The Salt Path.
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Coming soon - 28/03/2024
Compelling and disturbing in equal measure, Suleyman's raw and incisive memoir traces the enormous betrayal of her boyfriend and highlights how this individual was able to manipulate and coerce so many highly intelligent and educated women.
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Baek Sehee's second volume of memoirs further explores her psychiatric sessions and struggles with dysthymia with the same empathy, insight and reassurance that made I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki a worldwide bestseller.
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Coming soon - 15/10/2024
A truly fascinating and deeply moving window into one of the most iconic families in the world, Lisa Marie Presley's memoir - recorded on hours of tape and compiled by her daughter Riley Keough after Lisa Marie's death - makes for raw, emotive and utterly compelling reading.
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Coming soon - 09/05/2024
Through the eyes of a quartet of women who were born in China in the 1980s and 1990s, Yang provides a fascinating portrait of womanhood and society in a rapidly evolving - and increasingly repressive - global superpower.
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Both profoundly important and absolutely enthralling, Borger's masterful volume traces the lives of a group of Jewish Viennese children who were rescued from the Nazis through an appeal to the Manchester Guardian newspaper - including the author's own father.
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Coming soon - 05/03/2024
Viscerally thrilling and darkly disturbing, Stevenson's rollercoaster memoir of his life as a ruthless city trader introduces an intoxicating yet amoral cast of characters who deal in trillions of dollars of other people's money every day.
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Packed with page-turning incident and colourful characters, Whitfield's eye-opening window into the glamorous, deceitful world of fine art is a thrilling story of greed, fraud and betrayal.
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A trio of grieving fathers document their inspirational three-hundred-mile journey across Britain in this deeply moving yet ultimately uplifting testament to the human spirit.
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Our 2023 Gift of the Year rides again as Murdle returns to bamboozle and intrigue with more murder-mystery puzzles. Elsewhere, Tom Selleck and RuPaul deliver intimate memoirs that reveal much about life in the limelight and martial arts icon Ronda Rousey tells her hard-hitting story.

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Brimming with terrifically cunning cases, this thrilling instalment of the hugely popular Murdle will put all amateur sleuths' deductive powers to a veritable test.
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The iconic drag superstar and business mogul sweeps aside his enigmatic persona to reveal the tough upbringing and determination to succeed that saw him become a pioneering figure in the LGBTQ+ scene.
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Coming soon - 07/05/2024
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Informal and revealing, Selleck's hugely enjoyable memoir charts his path from college jock to screen megastar in the phenomenally popular Magnum P.I. with candour, charm and hard-won wisdom.
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Coming soon - 10/10/2024
The thoughtful and revealing memoir from the 80s pop icon who became a 21st century national treasure, Never charts Rick Astley's complex journey through fame, shame and ultimate acclaim.
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Coming soon - 11/04/2024
An incredible treasure trove of candid hitherto hidden interviews with the world's most famous band and their inner circle, All You Need Is Love yields unique and rich insights into the story of the Beatles which no self-respecting music fan would want to miss.
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Coming soon - 04/04/2024
In this powerfully honest book, the renowed martial artist and author of My Fight Your Fight chronicles the ups and downs of the past decade of her incredible sports career and personal life.
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A new cookbook from Anna Jones is always cause for celebration and in Easy Wins the acclaimed cook and food writer serves up her most accessible volume yet. Meanwhile, Nathan 'Bored of Lunch' Anthony reveals how to get even more out of your slow cooker and Bryony Gordon revisits the complexities and contradictions of mental health.   

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Coming soon - 14/03/2024
In this sumptuous cookbook, the beloved A Modern Way to Eat author picks her twelve favourite ingredients to elevate your meals and shares a range of irresistible recipes from cheese and pickle roast potatoes to cherry and chocolate peanut butter sundae.
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Coming soon - 05/09/2024
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Comfort food as only Yotam Ottolenghi can craft it, this sumptuous, truly mouthwatering cookbook transforms hearty mealtime staples into bold and adventurous cuisine.
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The beloved chef delivers a fascinating and extremely tasty exploration of how different cultures have shaped modern British cuisine, sharing a roster of delicious new recipes and stories of immigrant home cooks, farmers, young chefs and other food heroes from across the country.
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Coming soon - 06/06/2024
Accompanying a hugely enjoyable television series, Tom Kerridge Cooks Britain sees the much-loved chef travel the length and breadth of the British Isles selecting the best recipes and hero ingredients available.
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The wildly popular Nathan Anthony returns with another smorgasbord of delicious slow cooker recipes coming in at 500 calories or under.
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Focusing on easy and speedy plant-based recipes, Deliciously Ella serves up fresh kitchen inspiration in the form of 75 inventive dishes that contain ten or fewer ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to prepare.
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Coming soon - 04/07/2024
From Spain and Italy to North Africa, the bestselling author of Moorish and Sicilia serves up a host of evocative Mediterranean dishes such as Lebanese seven-spice falafel and Cretan grilled smokey sardines.
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From one-pot pastisio to baklava cheesecake, discover a stunning selection of delicious dishes with Greek roots from the acclaimed food writer and Nistisima author Georgina Hayden.
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Eight years on from the groundbreaking Mad Girl, Bryony Gordon reassesses everything she thought she knew about mental health in this insightful, fearless and brilliantly witty reflection on the eternal quest for a 'happy life.'
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The much-loved presenter and podcaster shares the wisdom she's gleaned about coping with stressful situations in this practical and reassuring guide.
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Filled with practical and helpful advice on various issues from OCD to panic attacks, And How Does That Make You Feel? is a revelatory, warm-hearted and enlightening volume about mental health and what really goes on at the therapist's office from psychotherapist Josh Fletcher.
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From the high drama of a World War II commando raid to a fascinating exploration of medieval mortality, and from a powerful manifesto for revitalising the North of England to a shocking investigation into the cost of human life, discover the history and politics books we're most excited about in 2024.    

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The master of enthralling narrative military history and author of Operation Pedestal brings the heart-pounding, high stakes World War II commando raid on a crucial German radar installation to vivid life.
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The historian, presenter and author of Barbarossa recounts the twists and turns of Operation Bagration – the Soviet offensive that won the Second World War for the allies and cemented Stalin's postwar power – in pacy, page-turning prose.
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The bestselling author of the award-winning Empireland delivers another powerful volume on the far-reaching consequences of British colonialism, this time exploring the UK's imperial legacy on a global scale.
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Hugely important and necessary, Badawi's compelling history of Africa charts a fascinating and informative journey from the origins of humanity to the pivotal new chapter of independence.
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From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, acclaimed historian and author of Istanbul Bettany Hughes charts the construction, fame and legacy of these marvels of the Ancient World in page-turning prose.
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The final revelatory volume in Alice Roberts' spellbinding trilogy, Crypt takes the reader on another evocative journey into the past through pathology and archaeological research, focusing on the lives and deaths of people in the Middle Ages.
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From the Bronze Age to the Age of Exploration, Quinn's revisionist, magisterial volume re-writes the story of 'the West', shedding light on the enormous role mingling of cultures through migration and trade played in creating the western 'civilisations'.
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Zooming in on a group of Hungarian activists to shed light on the world-changing events just before and after the collapse of the USSR, The Picnic captures the wild dreams and disillusionment of 1989 with extraordinary vividness.
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Through a series of extraordinary encounters with everyone from modern-day slaves to Silicon Valley billionaires, journalist and documentary-maker Jenny Kleeman delivers an alarming, funny and eye-opening book about monetization, tech and the price of human life in today's world.
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Coming soon - 18/04/2024
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Reflecting on the idea of Englishness, Lucas’s captivating book examines the more uplifting aspects of the nation’s past such as English people's progressive spirit, radical inclusivity and ancient commitment to nature to envisage where we might go from here.
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Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with both Starmer himself and his friends and family, Baldwin's definitive biography of the Labour leader sheds much needed light on an enigmatic figure.
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Coming soon - 07/03/2024
Providing an immensely refreshing and long-overdue view on British politics from outside the Westminster bubble, this revelatory book from the Mayors of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region delivers a visionary yet tangible roadmap for building a better and fairer nation for all.
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From the activist and author of This is Vegan Propaganda comes an invaluable manual for winning debates with committed carnivores.
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Whilst former Non-Fiction Book of the Month authors Johann Hari and Simon Barnes take an incisive look at the weightloss industry and the natural world respectively, acclaimed writers Olivia Laing and Clover Stroud bring their innate lyricism and insight into works about home, belonging and green spaces.      

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The acclaimed author of modern classic Sapiens turns his attention to the power of information networks and their importance to human evolution in this insightful and entertaining tour de force.
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Optimistic and hopeful, Ritchie's rigorously researched volume demonstrates how far we have come towards creating a truly sustainable planet and what we should be focusing on to ensure further progress.
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A timely and revelatory investigation into the phenomenon of weight-loss drugs from the author of Stolen Focus, Magic Pill draws from both Hari's personal experience and interviews with world-leading experts.
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Blending medical science and ethical philosophy, Ramakrishnan's incisive and revelatory study into ageing and mortality draws from the latest cutting-edge research and thinking.
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Combining history, horticulture, art and biography, this stunning and erudite meditation on the role of the garden through Western culture from the author of The Lonely City ranges from John Milton to Derek Jarman in peerless prose.
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Inspired by the necessity of uprooting her family to America, the author of the celebrated My Wild and Sleepless Nights and The Red of My Blood walks the Oxfordshire Ridgeway in this profound meditation on home and belonging.
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From the bestselling author of Rewild Yourself comes a fascinating and funny novice's guide to discovering the secrets of the plant world that encourages us to notice and relish the daily wonders happening all around us.
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