Books Monthly
July 2024

New Nonfiction Books for 2024

Maureen Callahan: The Kennedys and the Women They Destrpyed

Published 4th July 2024

From New York Times bestseller Maureen Callahan, a fierce, character-driven exposé of the real Kennedy Curse―the family's generations-long legacy of misogyny, murder, and mayhem―and the women who have paid the price for our obsession with Camelot.

For decades, the Kennedy name has been synonymous with wealth, power, and―above all else―integrity. But this carefully constructed veneer hides a dark truth: the Kennedy men's legacy of physical and psychological abuse of women, part of a tradition of toxic masculinity that spans generations and has ruined untold lives. Through scandal after scandal, the family and their defenders have managed to keep this shameful story out of the spotlight. Now, in Ask Not, bestselling journalist Maureen Callahan reveals the Kennedys' hidden history of abuse and exploitation, laying bare their rampant misogyny and restoring women to the center of the dynasty's story: from Jacqueline Onassis and Marilyn Monroe to Carolyn Bessette, Mary Richardson, Rosemary Kennedy, and many others whose names aren't nearly as well known – but rightfully should be.

Drawing on years of fierce reportage and written in electric prose, Ask Not is a long-overdue reckoning with this fabled American family, showing how the Kennedy myth and their raw political power has enabled the clan's many predators while also silencing generations of traumatized women and girls. At long last, Callahan also redirects the spotlight to the women in the Kennedys' orbit, paying homage to those who freed themselves―and giving voice to the countless others who could not do the same.

Jon Watts: Speedy Weeknight Meals

Published 29th August 2024

Jon Watts brings you the ultimate cookbook for quick, easy, and delicious dinners under 30 minutes. From classic crowd-pleasers to fresh and healthy flavours, Jon has an answer for every night of the week.
With chapters spanning:

- Family Favourites
- Six Ingredients or Less
- Quick Comforts
- Low Calorie
- Speedy One Pot
- Fast Fakeaways
- Sweet Treats

There's no limit to just how easy it is to put delicious food on the table. 80 tried and tested recipes, with something for everyone and every occasion, like Bang Bang Chicken, Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe, Beef Stroganoff, Creamy Tuscan Cod and S'mores Traybake.

Jon believes everyone can create amazing food from scratch, having worked hard himself to learn how to cook and put himself on track as a chef after serving time in prison when he was young. Jon's cooking and his personal story has already inspired a fast-growing audience to make delicious home cooked meals - so you can rely on him to deliver again and again.

Jane Dunn: Jane's Patisserie - Easy Favourites

Published 1st August 2024

No.1 bestseller Jane Dunn has always made it her goal to share deliciously simple recipes that take the stress out of baking.

With exclusive fan requests, shorter methods and easy-to-use sections covering recipes that are No bake, 30 minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients, Small batch, Crowd-pleasers and more, this is Jane's easiest book yet.

Make a batch of zingy Lemon Meringue NYC Cookies, enjoy moreish Feta and Garlic Muffins warm from the oven, whip up some gooey Hazelnut Chocolate brownies, impress your friends with an easy show-stopping Bourbon Biscuit Cheesecakeor feed your family with no-faff Frying Pan Pizzas.

With air fryer and slow cooker notes and Jane's expert tips and tricks, this book is full of easy favourites that you'll come back to again and again.

Greg Penn: Man With A Hammer

Published 29th August 2024

Many of us dream of a renovation project, but few would be brave enough to take on a 8,200-square-foot, 30-room, 5-storey Georgian mansion on only a shoestring budget. But that's exactly what Greg Penn did, buying the near-derelict Admiral's House and embarking on an ambitious restoration plan.

In this inspirational, informative book, Greg tells the story of his remarkable home, its journey to restoration and the deep history the house and surrounding area offer, alongside snippets of advice, budget-friendly tools and hacks and an exploration of each room as he's unlocked history and restored the house bit-by-bit to its former glory.

Man with a Hammer is a visual feast and a manifesto on 'having a go' and tackling the undoable with understated elegance and optimism.

The Beefy Boys: From Backyard BBQs to World-Class Burgers

Published 15th August 2024

The Beefy Boys are four childhood friends who turned their foodie hobby into a phenomenally successful business. With three packed restaurants, and fans across the world, their signature burger recipes have taken them from back yard barbecue to success in the World Burger Championships.

The Beefy Boys book shows you the secrets of the perfect burger, from steaming to assembling, to patty styles, unique condiments and sauce, through classic recipes for the world-beating Beefy Boy burger, Oklahoma Onion Boy, Peanut Butter and Jelly Boy, Nashville Hot Chicken Burger, Buffalo Chicken Burger and veggie faves Beanie Boy and Leafy Boy. There are also joy-inducing sides including Pastrami Fries, Jalapeño Poppers and Millionaire Fries.

All presented with their unique style and illustrations, with drool-worthy pictures that will have you rushing to the kitchen, The Beefy Boys book is a thrilling and original guide to our favourite food.

Lucinda Miller: Brain Brilliance

Published 29th August 2024

Brain Brilliance offers 60 delicious and nutritious recipes as well as a wealth of diet and supplement tips and hacks for children living with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Autism as well as other unique and special brains. If you are a parent, teacher or carer, you can learn how to help them thrive and live their best neurodivergent life… with a little bit of nutritional know-how.

Brain Brilliance will help you and your children make the important connection between what they eat and their mood, behaviour, and learning – even if they are a highly selective eater and resistant to change. This book provides the most accessible and up-to-date evidence-based nutritional advice to improve a child’s brain function for all ages from toddler to school age to teens, and beyond. Understand the importance of the microbiome and the gut-brain link, as well as the negative role that ultra-processed foods play on the neurodivergent brain. Lucinda also highlights how to rebalance your child’s blood glucose levels to prevent 'hanger' and meltdowns. And learn how inflammation and the immune system can also dysregulate the neurodivergent brain and what to do about it.

Woven throughout this book are gentle and respectful ways at managing mood swings, tics, anxiety, chronic pain, speech delay and learning difficulties through better nutrition. Find easy to prepare Breakfasts, Lunches, Suppers, Drinks and those all-important Savoury and Sweet Snacks – which include switches for all the key 14 food allergens. All the recipes contain brain foods which encourage optimal development, mood and behaviour, whilst being kind to the sensory palate – and they are fun to make and easy to cook.

Luis Elizondo: Imminent - Inside the Pentagon's Search for UFOs.

Published 20th August 2024

The former head of the Pentagon program responsible for the investigation of UFOs - now known as Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) - reveals long-hidden truths with profound implications for not only national security but our understanding of the universe.

Luis 'Lue' Elizondo is a former senior intelligence official and special agent who was recruited into a strange and highly sensitive US Government program to investigate UAP incursions into sensitive military installations and air space. To accomplish his mission, Elizondo had to rely on decades of experience gained working some of America's most sensitive and classified programs. Even then, he was not prepared for what he would learn, and the truth about the government's long shadowy involvement in UAP investigations, and the lengths officials would take to keep them a secret.

The stakes could not be higher. Imminent is a first-hand, revelatory account inside the Pentagon's most closely guarded secret and a call to action to confront humanity's greatest existential questions.

William Hanson: Just Good Manners

Published 12th September 2024

What is the correct way to queue at the bar? And why exactly do the English say sorry so much?

No one makes such a fuss about manners quite as much as the UK, yet in a fast-changing world, no one can seem to agree on precisely what the ‘done thing’ is, either. William Hanson, world-leading etiquette expert is on a mission to reclaim the British crown of good manners. In Just Good Manners, he shares his definitive guidance on how to behave in every situation - as well as celebrating our country’s distinctively British way of doing things!

With the perfect dose of William’s inimitable dry humour, Just Good Manners is the indispensable modern guide to British etiquette and customs – from table manners to top hats.

‘Funny and unapologetic, here is a timely reminder that there is nothing divisive or old-fashioned about good manners.’ Robert Hardman, author of Charles III: The Inside Story