Non Fiction

//Non Fiction

China as a Global Clean Energy Champion: Lifting the Veil by Philip Andrews-Speed (a 72)

This book assesses China’s reputation as a global clean energy champion, and applies institutional and public policy theories to explain how the country has achieved so much and why there continue to be so many unintended consequences and constraints to progress.  It considers the extent to which […]

David Sheppard: Batting for the Poor

David Sheppard: Batting for the Poor.

Written by Andrew Bradstock.

Published by SPCK, November 2019.

Available in hardback or eBook.

In this first full biography of the celebrated cricketer, bishop and Old Shirburnian David Sheppard, Andrew Bradstock reveals an engaging portrait […]

John Porter, Legendary Trainer, by Jeremy Barber (a 55)


Legendary Trainer and his Legacy,

Newbury Racecourse.

Compiled and written by Jeremy Barber.

Published by Thumbnail Media.

Available from Jeremy Barber, Abbots Litten, Long Street, Sherborne. DT9 3BU.


RRP £ p&p.

While Jeremy  Barber has […]

Studies on Ottoman Nicosia: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Early British Period, coedited by Stephen Boys Smith (a 64)

Preface Contributors Vera CostantInI, An Old Location’s New Life: Early-Ottoman Lefkoşa Recep Dündar, Nicosia according to the Population and Taxation Survey of 1572 Mehmet Akİf Erdoğru, The New Status Quo of the Monasteries of Cyprus after the Ottoman Conquest Mehmet Demİryürek, The Price of the Faith: Mukataa-i Patrikiyye-i Cezire-i Kıbrıs and Mukataa-i Şemʻhâne (1572-1612) Styliani N. LepIda, NicosiaThe Capital City of an Ottoman Province […]

A Book of Borrowed Voices by Roger Norman (d 66)

Richard Hannay and Asquith, Hercule Poirot and Michael Collins, Billy Bunter and the Crash, Winfred Holtby and the Jarrow March, Lord Peter Wimsey and Lloyd George at Berchtesgarden, Colonel Blimp, Miss Brodie and Macmillan, Mountbatten and his Irish chauffeur O’Rafferty on the border of India, Biggles, Harold Wilson and a clockwork orange, Enoch Powell, Churchill and David […]

Electric Trucks: A History of Delivery Vehicles, Semis, Forklifts and Others by Kevin Desmond (g 68)

Welcomed at end of the 19th century as the solution to the severe problem of horse manure in city streets, electric trucks soon became the norm for short-haul commercial deliveries. Though reliable, they were gradually replaced by gasoline-powered trucks for long-haul deliveries-although a fleet of electric milk trucks survived in Great Britain into the 1960s.

Industrial […]

Chasing Balloons by Mark Floyer (h 73)

“Child of India, Oxford scholar, schoolmaster, published poet and father of four, Mark has lived a full life – but somehow his story always returns to cricket.

Chasing Balloons, his delightfully honest memoir, encapsulates beautifully the extraordinary grip this strange game has on so many of us.”

Stephen Chalke, cricket writer

Pulisher: Charlcombe Books[…]

Thinking About Things, Mark Sainsbury, (d 61)

How is this possible? How can we think about things that do not exist, like unicorns and Pegasus? They are not there to be thought about, yet we think about them just as easily as we think about things that do exist.

Thinking About Things addresses these and related questions, taking as its framework […]

The Country Houses of Devon, Hugh Meller (a 59)

This new publication describes more than 400 of Devon’s most notable country houses in lively detail. Their owners & architectural history, their estates, ancillary buildings & gardens are all included. Over 1,000 old and new photographs, drawings, maps and sketch-plans, many published for the first time, illustrate […]

I Am Where I come From – Andrew Garrod (b 56)

I am where I come from“The organizing principle for this anthology is the common Native American heritage of its authors; and yet that thread proves to be the most tenuous of all, as the experience of indigeneity differs radically for each of them. While many experience […]