Non-Fiction Books

Be it biography, history, nature writing or any other form of true story, non-fiction writing is often loaded with just as much suspense and character as the most exciting novel. Immerse yourself in candid and revealing memoirs, enlightening accounts of the past or passionately argued political texts. Here are the non-fiction books that you really must read.

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Our Best Non-Fiction Books

Why the Germans Do it Better
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The Wild Silence
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Pandora's Jar
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Humankind
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Joe's Family Food
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Fake Law
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Agent Sonya
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Tornado
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BBC Proms 2021
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How to Make the World Add Up
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The Power of Geography
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The Ratline
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The White Ship
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The Salt Path
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Seven Ways to Change the World
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One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time
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Putin's People
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Our Best New Non-Fiction Hardbacks

In the Wars
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Operation Pedestal
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Making It
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Ancestors
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You Will Get Through This Night
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Tom Kerridge's Outdoor Cooking
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The Devil You Know
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SAS Great Escapes
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Unwell Women
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All In It Together
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An Extra Pair of Hands
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Omelette
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Barbarossa Through German Eyes
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Tapestries of Life
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Among the Mosques
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France: A Short History
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The Queen
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William Blake vs the World
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Our Best New Non-Fiction Paperbacks

The Shortest History of England
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Behind the Enigma
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Just Ignore Him
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Hungry
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Zero Negativity
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Who am I, again?
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Broken Greek
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Black and British
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Olive, Mabel & Me
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My Life in Red and White
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Sicily '43
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Hidden Hand
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Limitless: The Autobiography
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Boris Johnson
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The Secret Life of the Savoy
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Clothes... and other things that matter
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Memorial Drive
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Palace of Palms
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Coming Soon - Our Best Non-Fiction to Pre-Order

The Comfort Book
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Living the Chateau Dream
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Burning Questions
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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
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And Away
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This Much Is True
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My Lifey
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A Cook's Book
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Oh Yes, Oh Yes
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Blueprint
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Lawrence (Drag) Queen of Scots
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Powers and Thrones
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Too Many Reasons to Live
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How to Survive Family Holidays
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A Drag Queen's Guide to Life
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The Audacity
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Reflections
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The First 21
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Get Outdoors! - The World is Waiting for You

Take the Slow Road: Scotland
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The Secret World of Weather
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Rewild Yourself
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Take the Slow Road: England and Wales
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The Wild Isles
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The Wild Places
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Birdsong in a Time of Silence
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British Wildlife
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Forage
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Wild Camping
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Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches
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Back to Nature
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RSPB Garden Birds
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Rootbound
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Max's Picnic Book
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Under the Open Skies
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Rewild Your Life
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Our Best Children's Nature Books

Wild Child
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My Big Book of Outdoors
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KEW: Grow, Forage and Make
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The Book of Tiny Creatures
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Slow Down... Discover Nature in the Park
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A Friend to Nature
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The Secret Life of Bees
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What's The Weather?
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Bugs Magic Painting Book
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David Attenborough
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Bug Hunter
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Outdoor Adventure Handbook
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RSPB First Book Of Birds
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RSPB Birds
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RSPB First Book Of Minibeasts
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Signed & Special Editions

Seven Ways to Change the World
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Go Big
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The Comfort Book
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Helgoland
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The Bomber Mafia
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New Yorkers
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Everybody
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I Belong Here
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Speak Your Truth
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No Such Thing as Normal
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Redhanded
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Nina Simone's Gum
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1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
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Homo Irrealis
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And Away
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My Rock 'n' Roll Friend
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A Cook's Book
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Watching Neighbours Twice a Day...
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Great Books You Must Read

Our selection of classic paperbacks

The Salt Path
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Motherwell
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Prisoners of Geography
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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Sapiens
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Invisible Women
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The Power of Now
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Lady in Waiting
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Factfulness
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Shoe Dog
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Man's Search For Meaning
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The Five
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Utopia for Realists
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The Silk Roads
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Notes From A Small Island
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Difficult Women
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Black and British
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Luxury Editions & Gift Books

Island Dreams
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The Flavour Thesaurus
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Murder Maps
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The Collins Garden Birdwatcher's Bible
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A History of the Universe in 21 Stars
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A Perfect Planet
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Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
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STRATA
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Royal Gardens of the World
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The Story of Scottish Art
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365
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Smoke and Mirrors
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Radical Architecture of the Future
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Vitamin D3: Today's Best in Contemporary Drawing
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Anatomica
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Out of Many, One: Deluxe Signed Edition
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Royal Albert Hall
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Scarves
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The Waterstones Round Up: June's Best Books

As we skip nimbly into summer, here is our selection of the best books to read in the sunshine this June.

Jack Guinness on The Queer Bible

Jack Guinness discusses the inspiration behind his groundbreaking LGBTQIA website and book The Queer Bible.

John Kampfner on Why (and How) the Germans Do It Better

John Kampfner, author of Why the Germans Do It Better, our Non-Fiction Book of the Month for June, on why the British still bridle at German success.

'Nature Is All We Have, And All We Are': Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson on Tapestries of Life

The author of the acclaimed Extraordinary Insects discusses her new book Tapestries of Life.