New Non Fiction

Here are the hot picks this week from our library cataloguers extraordinaire. 

Design Outdoors : Projects and Plans for a Stylish Garden by Matt Keightley

Do you want your outdoor space to look as stylish and as well designed as your home?  Here you get the ideas and know-how you need to make that happen.  Award-winning designer Matt Keightley has curated a collection of 35 gardens, created either by him or by other leading contemporary designers, that will provide the inspiration you need to transform your outdoor space.  (Shelved: 712.6 KEI)

Heal : 101 Simple Ways to Improve your Health in a Modern World by Pete Evans

Pete begins with what he knows best - food - and offers suggestions on how to eat and drink in ways that will support your wellbeing. Next, he explores different ways to move and play that are known to positively influence physical and mental health. There are ideas on how to relax your body and mind, including massage and meditation, as well as the best strategies for restorative sleep. Finally, Pete explores activities that promote creativity, self-awareness and connection with other people, which are all essential to emotional wellbeing. (Shelved 613.071 EVA)

How to Escape from Prison : The Remarkable Story of how one Man Defied the Odds by Dr Paul Wood

At 18, Paul Wood thought he had lost everything.  He had committed an act he knew would send him to prison for many years.  To a young man like Paul, it might as well have been for the rest of his life. Plunged into a nightmarish world of extreme violence, solitary confinement, gang allegiances, drugs, vindictive wardens and regular stabbings, Paul spent the next 11 years confined in some of New Zealand’s toughest jails. Based on an account of his experiences he wrote while still inside, How to Escape from Prison chronicles Paul’s road to redemption and a new life as a doctor of psychology, helping others strive to fulfil their potential and develop the resilience to flourish, even in adversity. This is a gripping read about a man who sank to the depths of despair, before scaling the heights of true freedom. (Shelved 365.6 WOO)


My Friend Anna : The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache

Sex and the City meets Catch Me if You Can in the astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City—as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000. (Shelved 364.163 DEL)

The Spy and the Traitor : The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre

A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians.  On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.  The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine.  No spy had done more to damage the KGB.  The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of espionage. (327.1273 MCIN)