Pett Community Library: Update

Focus on non-fiction

A Beautiful Question, Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek is a book returned this month with the comment that it was a challenging read, brain taxing but interesting. This book questions, Is the world a work of art? Well, maybe it is. You might like to borrow the book to discover what this author thinks.

On the beautiful theme is Beautifully Real Food by Sam Murphy. Perhaps less challenging, this is a vegetarian recipe book which is reported to have useful vegetarian meals and also to be an interesting read.

Nothing to do with beauty or cooking or even nursery rhymes, The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker by Roger Hutchinson has been borrowed from our Community Library quite often, so we won’t be sending it back to the library store just yet. It is a history of the census, encompassing wide-ranging social history and is easy to read, propulsive (a page turner!) educational and entertaining. A good all-round useful read.

Another fascinating, illustrated, historical book that we currently hold is Warrior The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse by General Jack Seely, who rode him all his life. It mirrors Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, but is the real life story of Warrior from his birth to his death in 1948 with insightful detail of the four years Warrior and General Seely spent in France 1914-18.

Even our children’s selection has some non-fiction. We currently have the stylishly illustrated Wild Animals of The North by Dieter Braun. Appealing to adults and children alike, it is a journey of discovery about wild animals in the northern hemisphere.

We also have a varied selection of craft books and other topics, such as This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay, well-known and a ‘painfully funny’ account of a junior doctor’s working life.

If there is a subject you’d like to read about, come in and see what we have to offer. 10 to 12, first Wednesday every month, alongside the coffee morning.

Anne, Anna, Vivien