Favourite Non-Fiction

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Just one or two of my favourite books that I thought you might enjoy too:

Spiritual books

Contemplating the Cross A 40-day Pilgrimage of Prayer by Tricia McCary Rhodes. This is a great book for preparing for Easter.

Books about home crafts

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Non-fiction books for pleasure or to make you think

The Necklace: A True Story of 13 Women, 1 Diamond Necklace and a Fabulous Idea By Cheryl Jarvis. Oh I love this book! It’s the story of a beautiful diamond necklace that an ordinary woman fell in love with when she saw it in the jeweller’s window in the mall. Somehow or other, this lady managed to persuade eleven friends to buy the necklace with her. Each woman then gets a turn of owning the necklace for one month of the year. The necklace changed the lives of the women in wonderful ways. This is a fabulous true story!

The Garden at Highgrove I have read this book from cover to cover, more than once, and I am very glad to have it in my home library. This large estate in Gloucestershire was converted to organic gardening in the late seventies. It is now flourishing, beautiful and successful in every way. The story is totally inspirational and captivating and it was the inspiration to Philip and me to make our own raised bed organic veggie gardens and mini orchard in our comparitively tiny quarter-acre in ‘paradise’.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Sleep Thieves by Stanley Coren

Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard by Ben Crystal

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Never Too Late by John C Holt – the autobiographical story of how John Holt successfully learned to play the cello when he was in his forties.

Life is So Good by George Dawson – the autobiography of a man who learned to read when he was 98. He wrote his autobiography when he was 102 years old.