The Bookshelf: November Edition

The Bookshelf: November Edition

By Stella Nicholls

It’s November!  That time of year when we tend to rack our brains over what gifts to buy for Christmas.   There’s nothing quite like the smell of a new book, so why not choose one to add to someone’s stocking?  Here are some that have been recommended by people in our business community.


Bookshelf November edition

Roots by Tommy Banks

Recommended by Rob Weeks – Circa 1924

Michelin starred chef, Tommy Banks, shares over 100 seasonal recipes, inspired by produce either grown locally or foraged.  He also shares stories and ideas about growing, foraging and preserving.



Bookshelf November edition


Speeches that Changed the World

Recommended by James Waddington – Circa 1924

A compilation of some of the world’s greatest speeches, from Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King to Elizabeth 1 and Oliver Cromwell.  Speeches that Changed the World presents over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from throughout history.



Bookshelf November edition


I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Recommended by Vicky Eastwood – Brewin Dolphin

A thriller that begins as a challenging investigation will become a terrifying race-against-time. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim.


Bookshelf November edition


Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Recommended by Stacey Hedge – CITY Community Trust

In the last few days before her death, Nel had called her sister, Jules, who hadn’t picked up the phone.  Jules soon finds herself heading back to a place that she hoped to have escaped for good, to take care of her sister’s teenage girl.  But she is afraid. Afraid of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, and of this small town that is drowning in secrecy.


Bookshelf November edition


Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone

Recommended by David Wiltsher – Just Mortgages

Before Grant Cardone built five successful companies, became a multimillionaire, and wrote bestselling books, he was broke and jobless.  This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams.

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