Tuesday 11th of May 2021
The Arts

November’s Book List

This month’s book list includes insights into life from inspirational people, Enid Blyton’s latest release for adults, useful cookbooks to add to your shelf, poignant autobiographies and also our fave tunes. 


Under Orders: The Diary of a Racehorse Owner’s Husband

Under Orders is a joyous and humorous portrait of horseracing in Britain and a tribute to the owners whose dedication and enthusiasm make the whole thing possible.

Sales of the book will raise money for the Injured Jockeys Fund.


Thenford: The Creation of an English Garden

In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today.


Five on Brexit Island (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups)

In this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friendship: Brexit?


If I Could Tell You Just One Thing…: Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice

Hard-earned wisdom and insights into life and how to make the most of it from some inspirational people such as President Bill Clinton, Clare Balding, Stephen Fry, Dame Judi Dench, James Corden, Margaret Atwood, Sir David Attenborough, Annie Lennox, Andy Murray and Joanna Lumley.


The Good Life Eatery Cookbook: Real, fresh food from London’s go-to healthy café

From the owners and the chef behind London’s revolutionary cafés with over 100 flavour-packed, simple, good-for-you recipes.



The Mistress of Mayfair: Men, Money and the Marriage of Doris Delevingne

A real-life story of scandal, greed, corruption and promiscuity at the heart of 1920s and ’30s high society, focusing on the wily, willful socialite Doris Delevingne and her doomed relationship with the gossip columnist Valentine Browne, Viscount Castlerosse.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . .


A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir – both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft – from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.


The Light Between Oceans by M.L Stedman

A boat washes up on the shore of a remote lighthouse keeper’s island. It holds a dead man – and a crying baby. The only two islanders, Tom and his wife Izzy, are about to make a devastating decision.
They break the rules and follow their hearts.

2.3 million copies sold
The international bestselling book is now a major film.


Calling The Horses: A Racing Autobiography

A very remarkable book by a very remarkable man.


Equus by Tim Flach

“Equus” provides an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.


Great British Bake Off – Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home

Make brilliant bakes at home with this companion cookbook to the 2016 series. 


Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook

All the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers.


Narrowing the Field by A.P. McCoy

Everything seems to be going right for brilliant young jockey Duncan Claymore. A career on the up, a beautiful wife, and all the trappings of wealth. But Duncan is haunted by the death of one of his arch-rivals. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he still has blood on his hands.

What we’re listening to…

the shires

One of the acts helping to make country music cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and we’re big fans!

New Album: The Shires My Universe

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