Our selectors have been busy during lockdown adding lots more online titles for you to enjoy at home.
Horses, Heifers and Hairy Pigs: The Life of a Yorkshire Vet. Julian Norton
Vet life is brought to life with warmth, hilarity and also tragedy and drama in this wonderful audiobook. Perfect for animal lovers.
Janis: Her Life and Music. Holly George-Warren
A biography of Janis Joplin, rebellious, curious and troubled, and her journey from middle-class conservative Texas to psychedelic countercultural icon on the West Coast. Her sensibility for the blues and powerhouse vocals defined an era and inspired singers such as Amy Winehouse, Pink and Lady Gaga. Watch the film Janis: Little Girl Blue available from Beamafilm. And enjoy the soundtrack to the film from our CD collection.
Parisian Lives: Samuel Becket, Simone de Beauvoir and Me. Deirdre Bair
Deirdre Bair gained recognition writing critically acclaimed biographies of two icons of the twentieth century: writer Samuel Becket and philosopher and feminist Simone de Beauvoir. In her memoir, she delves into her research and interview notes and gives us a peek behind the curtains into the lives of these two literary giants.
Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe. Rory Maclean
Part travelogue and part contemporary history, Maclean investigates the dark heart of Putin's Russia.
She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life. Donna Ward
This is a beautifully-written memoir by a successful Australian author about living life as a single person in a coupled world. She writes in a clear and very honest way, illuminating her experiences in Australia's society.
The Kindness Method: Changing Habits for Good. Shahroo Izadi
Based on the author's experience as an addiction counsellor, she gives us permission to be generous and considerate towards ourselves as the first step to changing our unwanted behaviours.
The Laundromat: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. Jake Bernstein
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist gives us the shocking truth about the world of secret money. The scale of corruption is laid bare in this meticulously researched, but very accessible book.
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost World. Stephen Brusatte
The author is a paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh, who specialises in the evolution of dinosaurs. This is the book to read about all the current thinking on the dinosaur world in gripping detail.
Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. Deborah Feldman
The author grew up in a closed Satmar community where individual freedoms are sacrificed for the common good. This is an intimate account of her early life and her escape from the repressive group, written in 2012. There have been subsequent accusations of inaccuracies, exaggerations and even lies - have a read or listen and judge for yourself.