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Real Return to Reading

Anyone want some new books to read? If you've had your fill of books at home--the library has been busy getting some fresh, glossy non-fiction titles ready for your enjoyment.

In our latest, we'll keep it real with some true-to-life winners. Secrets and stories of sports legends, art puzzles, new ways to appreciate wine, garden botanicals and contemporary family memoirs--there is truly something for everyone!

Have a browse online at what's available and coming very soon: https://bit.ly/3fRY3Sm

Let's see what's in store!

Flowers of the field : a secret history of meadow, moor and woodland by Steve Nicholls

Steve Nicholls has a PhD on dragonflies! He's also won awards in the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Focusing on three broad habitats – grassland, open land and woodland – he offers a biologically rigorous but engagingly readable account of our wild flowers and the places that nourish them. He looks into the social and cultural history of wild flowers to tell a plethora of fascinating stories.

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Wine for Normal People by Elizabeth Schneider

From the creator and host of the popular podcast Wine for Normal People, described by Imbibe magazine as "a wine podcast for the people." More than 60,000 listeners tune in every month to learn a not-snobby wine vocabulary, how and where to buy wine, how to read a wine label, how to smell, swirl, and taste wine, and so much more!

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The Art Puzzle Book by Susie Hodge

Think you know your Bosch from your Botticelli? Your Mondrian from your Magritte? Think again... The Art Puzzle Book turns art history on its head and tests your brain power using some of the world's most-loved paintings. Solve riddles based on the peculiar scenes of The Garden of Earthly Delights, find hidden flowers in Botticelli's Primavera and reassemble the Mondrian. Each puzzle will test your brain power and force you to look at art in a new way.

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My Life in Rugby the autobiography by Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015 Eddie Jones has masterminded a complete revival of the national team. In his explosive autobiography Jones shows how his fiercely competitive attitude, his love of coaching and his philosophy of the game were formed while growing up in a tough working-class suburb of Sydney as a small half-Japanese kid, playing schoolboy rugby alongside the legendary Ella brothers.

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Just Draw Botanicals by Helen Birch

Just Draw Botanicals presents a collection of 90 botanical images by artists from around the world. Each image is accompanied by a short introduction, information on the approaches, techniques and tools used, and useful tips.

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Bosh! Healthy Vegan by Henry Firth

80 delicious, low-fat, plant-based dishes. Packed with lighter twists on classic favourites, globally-inspired bowls of goodness, speedy soups and salads, and flavour-packed on-the-go lunches

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Our house is on fire : scenes of a family and a planet in crisis by Malena Ernman

When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents, Malena and Svante, and her little sister, Beata, were facing a crisis in their own home. Greta had stopped eating and speaking, and her mother and father had reconfigured their lives to care for her. Desperate and searching for answers, her parents discovered what was at the heart of Greta's distress: her imperiled future on a rapidly heating planet. Our House Is On Fire is the story of how they fought their problems at home by taking global action. And it is the story of how Greta decided to go on strike from school, igniting a worldwide rebellion.

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Open Side by Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton was not only a titan of Welsh rugby, but an icon of the game. Having represented his country as a player and team captain at all junior levels, he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World Cup. Despite his tender age, Sam's immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013, when, at just 24, he was named the Lions' captain for the extraordinary 2013 tour to Australia. Four years later, after a year 'in the wilderness', Sam was named Lions' captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand, thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional era.

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